Why don’t Canadians vote?

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Within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, underneath the Democratic Rights section, sits a right that most Canadians are familiar with: the right to vote. It is a right that was fought for by the likes of Nellie McClung and James Gladstone, both of which fought for women’s and Aboriginal’s voting rights, respectively.

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What about the water? Taking a closer look at the changes to the Navigable Protection Act

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Under the Conservative government, the number of protected lakes and rivers in Canada has dropped substantially from 2.5 million to just 159. To put things in perspective, this means that close to 98 per cent of Canada’s waterways no longer federal protection. This is alarming; Canada is one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water

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Harper’s pipe dream

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On February 24, in an uncharacteristic move, United States’ President Barack Obama vetoed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, snubbing the House of Representatives and Congress on his way. In his rejection, Obama stated the bill bypassed a State Department process that will determine whether the project would be beneficial to the U.S. The decision is one of only three vetoes the president has made throughout his career.

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