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Kim Campbell reflects on being Canada’s first woman prime minister

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as the Prime Minister of Canada from June 25 to November 4, 1993. This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the end of her time in office. Megan Beretta, a CIVIX volunteer and University of Ottawa student, attended a panel that included Campbell this week. On Wednesday, November […]

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New Staff Profile: Conor Holash

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hey there! I’m Conor and I’m very excited to be starting with CIVIX. I’ve joined the team as a Communications Coordinator and have hit the ground running in more ways than one. After a few interviews with Taylor, our co-founder, I packed up my life in Ottawa and found myself in the CIVIX office the […]

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What Happens When You’re MP-less?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It has been two months since my MP, Bob Rae, stepped down from his position as the representative from Toronto Centre to the House of Commons. Since then, there has been a lot of chatter about who his successor will be, as individuals clamour to get their names known by voters and the support of their […]

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Canada’s Democracy Week: “Connect with Democracy”

Monday, September 16th, 2013

For the third year in a row, Elections Canada is organizing Canada’s Democracy Week, a civic education initiative to promote the importance of democratic involvement and voting. This year’s Democracy Week runs from September 16th to 23rd. The theme for this year is “Connect with Democracy.” Democracy Week is about “connecting with people, places and information […]

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Weekly Round-Up: August 30

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian and international politics. For ongoing updates, follow us on Twitter at @CIVIX_Canada. An “Unofficial” Nova Scotia Leaders’ Debate Three of Nova Scotia’s party leaders met this week for a “moderated chat,” despite the fact that the provincial election has not yet been called. NDP […]

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Is Egypt on the Brink of Civil War?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Civil unrest continues to grow in Egypt following the removal of President Mohamed Morsi by the military last month. Increasing tension between Morsi supporters and the interim government has placed Egypt on the brink of political uncertainty and chaos. Peace talks between government security forces and protesters have failed, and violent public clashes have been the […]

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Weekly Round-Up: August 23

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian and international politics. For ongoing updates, follow us on Twitter at @CIVIX_Canada. House of Commons prorogued until Thanksgiving Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Monday that the House of Commons would be prorogued and would not resume until after Thanksgiving. The House was originally […]

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Communications Coordinator

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

CIVIX is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join its team and assume the role of Communications Coordinator. Background: CIVIX is a national charity that aims to build the capacity and commitment of young Canadians to participate in their democracy.  CIVIX provides experiential learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities […]

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Weekly Round-Up: August 16

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Each Friday, CIVIX provides a digest of the major events in Canadian politics. For ongoing updates, follow us on Twitter at @CIVIX_Canada. Will there be fall elections in Nova Scotia and Quebec? Last week, we wrote about how a Nova Scotia provincial election seemed “imminent.” There still hasn’t been an election call by Premier Darrell Dexter, […]

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An Update on Online Voting (Part Four)

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Here’s the latest news on jurisdictions across Canada that are discussing internet voting for future elections: NO to Online Voting Newfoundland and Labrador Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador will be heading to the polls this fall for a municipal election, but they won’t be voting online. Minister of Municipal Affairs Kevin O’Brien thinks it is better […]

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