Ethics in Government: Concepts, Issues & Debates

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jan 1, 2007

In modern times, ethics in government have become not only something of great public interest, but also an important area of study in the academic fields of politics and government.

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Same-Sex Marriage in Canada

In July 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world, after the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain, to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide.

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2006 Alberta Progressive Conservative Leadership Race

On December 2, 2006, Alberta Progressive Conservative Party members selected Ed Stelmach as their new party leader and as the new Premier of Alberta.

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Senate Reform in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Oct 1, 2006

Canada has a long and diverse history of Senate reform proposals, dating back to 1874, when the House of Commons heard, and rejected, a proposal to allow each province to select its own Senators.

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Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Aug 1, 2006

The Parliamentary Press Gallery serves as an important link between Canadians and the world of federal politics.

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2006 New Brunswick General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Aug 1, 2006

In September 2006, New Brunswick voters elected the provincial Liberal Party to a majority government, with its leader, Shawn Graham, becoming the new provincial Premier.

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Council of the Federation

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jul 1, 2006

The Council of the Federation is an association of Canadian provincial and territorial premiers created in 2003 to enhance inter-provincial-territorial cooperation and provide a unified front both to deal with the federal government and to address federal issues.

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Legacy of Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

Feature by Greg Farries || Jun 1, 2006

On December 12, 2003, Jean Chrétien officially stepped down as Prime Minister of Canada, after 10 years in the office and more than 40 years of public service.

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