How to think, talk, and teach about political ideology

In early October a teacher in Kamloops, British Columbia gave a classroom of grade 10 students a worksheet to help them learn about the...

LONG VIEW: Understanding the PEI Election; a Field Guide for Outsiders

Life and politics are full of paradoxes. Politics, for some, is a petty and futile activity. For others, it’s grist for the mill of...

How first-past-the-post distorted New Brunswick’s election results

First-past-the-post is a voting system that consistently and unpredictably skews election results in ways few can predict until the votes have been counted. The...

Highlights from the Ontario Superior Court’s decision to strike down bill to downsize Toronto...

The Ford Government's bill to downsize city council mid-election was ruled unconstitutional by Superior Court Justice Edward P. Belobaba.

Percy Paris and the pressures of being the only black MLA in Nova Scotia’s...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM ‘Here I was, the only African-Nova Scotian in the House and I’d be asking questions to the minister of African Nova Scotian...

Want attack ads to stop? Let’s make our votes work more like our money.

Written by Mark Coffin Originally Published in the Chronicle Herald on Aug 6 2013 Porter Airlines launches a seat sale every few months. Sometimes Air Canada...

What is the notwithstanding clause?

On Monday morning, Justice Edward P. Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court released his decision to strike down the controversial legislation introduced by the...

An important update from Springtide

Today will be Mark Coffin’s final day as executive director of Springtide. It was 2012 when Mark and others first began talking...

How to find political power in Nova Scotia if you’re not an Archibald

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM I’m a young mixed-race woman, raised by a single, immigrant mother. Statistically, the chances of me (or her) walking into the legislature...

Wayne Adams’ term in the white House took strange turns at times

By MARK COFFIN and SANDRA HANNEBOHM “I remember being told by a former MLA, ‘When you get elected, Adams, you'll notice that all your enemies are...