Rather than allow backbench MPs or future candidates to express ideas that poll one standard deviation off the mean, the political parties are crushing anyone with an original thought.
We now have the Conservative Party of Canada, led by Andrew Scheer, blocking a candidate in southern Ontario from running under the CPC banner. Why? Perhaps because he is a professor with ideas that may be outside the mainstream media narrative which still has the (decaying) power to define the scope of debate, writes Steven Fletcher.
WINNIPEG—It seems that the traditional parties federally and even provincially are blocking freedom of expression and thoughtful public discourse.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.