The latest revision of Quebec’s electoral map should have taken less than a year, but took four. Efforts by the Commission de la Représentation Électorale to make boundaries reflect population were stymied by the PLQ and PQ. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
By repeating certain themes during provincial campaign rituals, the parties in the prairies established and perpetuated powerful codes that continue to shape the nature of each province’s politics. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
Five of the world’s ten largest cities are in South Asia. They display jarring extremes of abject poverty and extreme wealth, of ancient communal conflicts and newfound industrial productivity. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
The “creative city” touted by Glaeser or Richard Florida may be the exception that proves the rule. A dominant tendency in American culture has been the pursuit of mobility and outward expansion. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
The streetcar city may have been the best way human beings have found to build aspirational urban fabric. Adjusted for our times, the pre-Motordom city can serve as the model for the post-Motordom city. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
The main challenge facing the federal capital region is that it serves many quite different constituencies: various local populations as well as the Canadian citizenry as a whole. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
The capital of a bilingual, multicultural Canadian federation must adapt national symbols, renaming geographic features, support national sports, celebrate culture and promote shared values. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
How Canadians felt about a handful of issues – Afghanistan, the long gun registry, Quebec’s place in the constitution and the role of the private sector in health care – had measurable effects on their 2011 vote choice. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
In the immediate postwar period, Quebec enjoyed substantial advantages. It exploited them to meet short-term objectives as laid out by Fortin. The consequence was the dilapidation of human, social, cultural and economic capital.
Under a Liberal-NDP temporary strategic coalition the parties would agree not to run candidates in constituencies in which the other party is incumbent and, should the parties form a government, they would implement PR.