Tag Archives: Elections

Party platforms on peace issues

With the notable and limited exception of the proposed F-35 purchase, the issues of war and peace have been almost entirely absent from the current federal election campaign, even though the country is now involved in two on-going wars. The major parties have all published election platform documents, however, and these policy statements do occasionally […]

Liberals release election platform

The Liberal Party released its latest “Red Book”, its election platform document, on April 3rd (Your Family. Your Future. Your Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, 2011). The foreign and security policy elements of the document for the most part reaffirm the positions the Liberals took in the international policy document they released last June, Canada […]

Let's Make the Stealth Fighters an Election Issue

Yes, I can donate $25 to stop the stealth fighters Dear peace supporter, It’s been a pitched media battle with Harper’s Conservatives and his corporate defence lobby since I last wrote you. And as you will read below, it’s about billions of dollars in military sales, deceit, corporate and government collusion, and an orchestrated campaign […]

New reports of fraud in Afghan elections

Internal reports from Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission provide new evidence of fraud in Afghanistan’s recent parliamentary elections, including ballot stuffing, intimidation, and turnouts exceeding 100% of eligible voters–with one district in Paktika province recording a 626% voter turnout.  The widespread problems, combined with an increase in violence from last year’s presidential elections, has raised further questions about […]