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From Enumeration to the National Register of Electors: An Account and an Evaluation

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From Enumeration to the National Register of Electors: An Account and an Evaluation. In a study released today by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), Jerome H. Black says that the new permanent-list system, which replaced the door-to-door enumeration carried out before every election, has had a "debilitating impact on voter turnout" and has increased inequalities in participation across social groups.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

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See You in Washington? A Pluralist Perspective on North American Institutions

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See You in Washington? A Pluralist Perspective on North American Institutions. Canada should build on existing institutions rather than seek an overarching deal with the US. This is the message of a study published recently by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), Robert Wolfe says we do not need a Big Idea to make North American integration work better for the benefit of both Canadians and Americans. In his view, instead of bundling Canada-US relations into one package, Canadians should foster relations through the many North American institutions already in existence.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

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Canada's Democratic Malaise: Are the Media to Blame?

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Canada's Democratic Malaise: Are the Media to Blame? Political journalists are widely criticized. They are accused of exaggerating the negative aspects of the facts, usurping the role of elected officials by giving themselves excessive visibility, redirecting voters? attention towards secondary issues, presenting abridged information on the issues and cheapening the image of politics by placing primary emphasis on partisan conflict. What role does journalism have to play in Canada's political culture? How far are journalists really responsible for increased cynicism? By Richard Nadeau, Thierry Giasson.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

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