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Response to Federal Carbon Pricing: Equalization Reform
March 2017

Since the discovery of oil in Leduc in 1947, it has been in the federal government’s electoral interest to give less to, or take more from, Western Canada, whose relatively small population makes it a marginal concern when it comes to assembling majority governments in the House of Commons.

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Council Tracker: Midterm Report Ottawa
June 2016

An essential part of the democratic process, and of government accountability is the ability of the public to monitor and assess the representation they receive. However, this monitoring is an immense challenge for the public, whose time is valuable and who face many demands.

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Court Tracker: Summary Report
June 2016

The decisions that emerge from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) constitute an expression and application of law that are binding on lower courts and that profoundly impact current and future government policies.

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