While the results of this week’s federal election may not have surprised pollsters, several factors signal a very real shift in the make-up of Canadian politics. First off, we have a re-elected but minority government. With the current first-past-the-post system, we’re seeing polarization across the country; the last and only time a party formed government with less than 35% of the national popular vote was John A. Macdonald in 1867.
Electoral reform is needed. The global climate emergency continues. A number of industries will grapple with automation. Studies show us that charitable donations in Canada are trending downwards. As we head into the 2020s—a new decade with a new government, and a country that has articulated how it feels on a number of issue
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