Dossier: The 2015 Canadian Federal Elections

Dossier: The 2015 Canadian Federal Elections

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On October 19th, Canada will hold its federal elections-what is at stake in these elections, and where is Canada headed? In this dossier, we shed light on some of the main policy debates and developments.

Articles

Could the Elections End Canada’s Carbon Capture?

Since taking office in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has focused on turning Canada into an energy superpower. The strategy behind this is the proposed doubling of the extraction of oil from Canada’s bituminous tar sands, located primarily in the western province of Alberta.

By Liane Schalatek

An Energy Superpower Heads to the Polls

In the nine years under the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada has focused primarily on its oil industry without regard for the environment and local populations. However, that line of reasoning is now losing its force.

By Rebecca Bertram

The Race to Lead Canada

Ahead of the 19 October election, there is a tight, three-way race to run Canada. The embattled incumbent - conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper – is running neck-in-neck with two contenders: Tom Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberals.

By Nancy Alexander

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Introduction

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s North America Programmes

Our activities are focussed on three major international questions: the transatlantic dialogue on security, global environmental and climate protection, and economic globalisation and its international repercussions. The Washington office collaborates with partner organisations from the Middle East, Russia, China, India, Latin America, and Africa. Among its main activities are public debates and conferences as well as visits programmes for individuals active in the areas of politics, science, and civil society from Germany, Europe, the US, Canada, and countries of the Global South. The office represents the Heinrich Böll Foundation in relation to US institutions and international organisations.

Events

Sep 12
Feminist Voices in Shrinking Global Spaces
Berlin
Sep 13
Debate ahead of the International Democracy Day
Sep 27
Berlin in the 20th Century
Berlin
Oct 05
Gas Sector Transformation in the Light of Geopolitical Uncertainty