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Ghost Issues of the 2011 Federal Election

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What if you had an election and no one much talked about why the nation is at war (Afghanistan, Libya), the biggest free trade deal since NAFTA (Canada-European Union Enhanced Trade Agreement), or even the potential end of civilization (climate change)? That's where Canadians found themselves with a week to go in their federal election in the spring 2011. The Tyee noted the fact, and filled in some details, with this series.

In This Series

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Climate Change, Ghost Issue of 2011 Election

First of three stories on matters of huge significance weirdly drawing scant attention.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Apr 2011


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Biggest Free Trade Deal Since NAFTA, Ghost Issue of 2011 Election

Canada is on verge of pact with Europe affecting farmers, local industries. It's invisible on campaign trail.

By Katie Hyslop and Colleen Kimmett, 28 Apr 2011


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Canada at War: Ghost Issue of 2011 Election

Military conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya were no-go zones for politicians, most media. Last in a series about what got ignored.

By Katie Hyslop, 2 May 2011