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Climate protest in the time of COVID-19

The co-ordinated global actions inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg were much smaller than last September's massive demonstrations due to constraints imposed by the pandemic, but participants say the need for them is more urgent than ever.

How ranked voting works

The how and why of ranked ballots, a form of preferential voting that advocates say can encourage a more diverse field of candidates and engender a more collaborative and collegial form of campaigning and governance.

Toronto city clerk seeks pause on ranked ballot plans

The senior city staffer, Ulli Watkiss, is recommending that Toronto council stop getting ranked ballots ready for the 2022 municipal election, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates have pushed for a decade to ditch first-past-the-post voting in favour of a preferential voting system they say increases the diversity of candidates and improves the tenor of campaigns.

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