Election Coverage: Canada’s Democratic Situation

[flashvideo file=videos/election_pilon_prince_2.mov image=videos/election_pilon_prince_2.png /] Click on the video above to watch Dr. Dennis Pilon and Dr. Michael J. Prince answer: “Why do you think citizens should engage in the democratic process and why should they vote?” [flashvideo file=videos/election_pilon.mov image=videos/election_pilon.png /] Click on the video above to watch Dr. Dennis Pilon discuss the state of Parliament, electoral reform, contempt of Parliament, polling numbers and more. [flashvideo file=videos/election_prince.mov image=videos/election_prince.png /] Click on the video above to watch Dr. Michael J. Prince discuss issues like: contempt of parliament, the party system, coalitions and voter apathy/re-surgence.
[flashvideo file=videos/election_pilon_prince_1.mov image=videos/election_pilon_prince_1.png /] Click on the video above to watch Dr. Dennis Pilon and Dr. Michael J. Prince answer: “How would you evaluate the current state of Canadian Democracy?”

Insights into Canadian Politics and the Federal Election with University of Victoria's Dr. Dennis Pilon and Dr. Michael J. Prince

Reporting by Lisa Nickol Karoway Videography by Andrew Ainsley 41st Federal Election This election, B Channel’s coverage looks at the state of Canadian democracy. We spoke to local candidates and Party leaders, we investigated the information and provided our reader’s with comprehensive information. But in order to further understand our complex Democracy; analysis from beyond the parties is crucial. We are joined by Dr. Michael Prince and Dr. Dennis Pilon, professors at the University of Victoria. Experts in the field, they provide a well-informed and clear perspective of this year's election and Canadian government and politics. The first two videos look specifically at the state of Canadian democracy and voting. The extended interviews explore detailed context of Parliament, party politics and insight into the political system in Canada. Though this exploration will not be complete by the time the polls close, it is a vitally important part of the ongoing discussion and dissection of Canadian democracy - a conversation that must continue after the results are in.

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