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
Climate Change, Ghost Issue of 2011 Election
First of three stories on matters of huge significance weirdly drawing scant attention.
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.
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.