Power & Politics

Tough but fair, Power & Politics with Rosemary Barton is the political arena where decision-makers answer the questions that matter to you. Barton takes Canadians through the day's political news, offering a daily topical discussion of key issues. With a regular cast of political panelists, and the ever-unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene, Power & Politics is smart and unpredictable — the must-see political affairs program for Canadians everywhere.

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Episodes

Power & Politics Digital Democracy: E-petitions

The federal government has taken a small step towards decreasing the "democratic deficit". Canadians can now sign and submit e-petitions through Parliament's website. Rosie Barton discusses the initiative with its champion, Kennedy Stewart, BC NDP MP, who believes the change will increase citizen participation in government. He discusses the planning and deliberation by parliamentary committee that helped this measure pass.
  • 2015
  • 00:06:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016