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Citizen disconnect takes hold in major Western countries, according to report by international think-tank Transatlanic Academy.
A national survey in Canada by democracy think-tank Samara finds only 55% of voters believe democracy is working well there, down from 75% in 2004.
In a report by Canadian democracy think-tank Samara, outgoing politicians in Canada say democracy can be improved if elected representatives find new ways to engage with citizens.
Citizen withdrawal from democracy in the US and Canada creates a self-perpetuating cycle writes David Cameron for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
A citizen-driven, wiki-style collaboration exercise underpinned a major rewrite of Alberta’s social policy and programs which was then funded to the tune of $1 billion by the Canadian province’s government.
Heather Bastedo of Queen's University examines why youth voting rates in Canada are lower than in previous generations.
Diane Francis argues in The American Interest that the US should merge with if the two nations merge and adopt a single Canadian-style democracy.
EXPLAINER: The Melbourne Law School's Andrew Mitchell looks at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal which will significantly effect the working of democracy.
Preston Manning and Andre Turcotte write in The Globe and Mail that Canada's political parties are failing to engage with voters on a range of pressing policy issues.
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