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Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver is facing a critical choice this spring. From March 16 to May 29, 2015 residents of the region...

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Funding shortfalls are common among cities, as this year’s municipal elections have shown. While many governments are turning to public-private...

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

This year the City of Vancouver will be starting community plans for three neighbourhoods: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodlands....

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

After weeks of predicting a tight race in Alberta’s provincial election, pollsters are scratching their heads. Articles such as “Wildrose on track...

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

In my previous post, I wrote that many Canadians don’t know much about municipal planning processes, the implications of the...

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Talk about timing. A few weeks ago, in time for provincial elections in Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador,...

The politics of health care

The politics of health care

Health care is a polarizing issue; it always has been. Because it is a service that is offered privately in...