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Palin Vs. May ... and Palin will win.

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 13, 2008

We have yet another reason to be disappointed in the federal election debate: the date. Because we allow a media consortium dominated by private media interests to determine the date of the debate, the debate is scheduled for a day that has the least impact on said media interests' bottom lines.

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What's the Matter with Canada?

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 13, 2008

What is the matter with Canada, eh? According to Slate magazine (http://www.slate.com/id/2199929/), and albeit left-leaning American publication, our inability to deal with minority governments, the collapse of the juggernaut of a political machine known as the Liberal Party of Canada, and several of Harper's Conservative policies are all problematic.

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Why we should be skeptical of how the media reports polls.

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 12, 2008

Many things irritate me about mainstream media, and their inaccurate reporting of public opinion polls is rather close to the top of the list. While this article by the CBC's online team is not bad (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/12/elxn-poll.html), there is crucial information that should be included but isn't.

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Pick Your Party on CTV.ca

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 9, 2008

Straight from the horse's mouth! - CTV.ca has a fun yet substantive way to determine which party is right for you. Pick your Party (located on the right side of the site about halfway down) amalgamates party leader quotes on various topics and asks respondents to choose which particular quote best suits their own position.

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The Greens shouldn't have been in the debate anyway.

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 9, 2008

I can't help but find the hew and cry about Elizabeth May's exclusion from the leaders' debates amusing. For example, over 1500 comments have been posted on the original story on the CBC website, which is more than I've ever seen on any other story.

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When Lawn Signs Aren't an Option

By Melanee Thomas on Sep 8, 2008

I am convinced that, as a displaced Albertan, I will always find politics in Quebec somewhat odd.

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