Thursday, December 10, 2015

Worth Reading - December, 10, 2015

One of the things I care most about is electoral reform. Maclean's Magazine reports that support for the current electoral system remains quite strong

The Trudeau Government announced their plan for the Senate, Emmet MacFarlane offers his take on how to reform the Senate from the inside. It's far from ideal, but in our calcified system it may be the best we can hope for.

CBC has moved to bar comments on Indigenous stories. The reasoning for why is provided by indigenous CBC personnel reading out some comments

This is a history topic that I always find interesting. New evidence suggests that the Greenland Norse were not driven out of Greenland by cooling temperatures

Right-wing anti-Muslim politicians just aren't gaining ground in the United States. In a recent election the Front Nationale won a significant share of local elections

Jon Ivison suggests that the promise of electoral reform in Canada poses an existential threat to the Conservative Party

Finland is scrapping its social safety net in exchange for giving all its citizens 800 Euros per month.

Finally, Martin Regg Cohn writes that unless the province enforces the Green Belt a dire future is ahead for the suburban ring around Toronto. 

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