Tag Archive | voter turnout

Measuring Democracy

by Bobby O’Keefe Last night the Halifax Regional Municipality’s 23 councillors and Mayor Peter Kelly had an extended debate over precisely how many of them should be debating these sorts of issues – along with cat bylaws of course. Many on the “reduce council size” side of the debate suggested there were too many people […]

D250 was a failure – or else just a really expensive party

by Bobby O’Keefe “It’s one of those unknowns” starts the quote from Premier Dexter in the June 30, 2009 Halifax Metro cover article titled Electoral Bleeding. “You don’t know what the participation would have been had the project not gone ahead.” Well, no, not if you haven’t done the one thing that might have answered […]