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Jian Ghomeshi arrives for day 5 of his trial. Postmedia Network

Brave women deserve better from justice system

“There’s a whole community of women who feel violated by the publicity around this trial who have had their own experiences of sexual assault.” — Amanda Dale, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for women survivors of violence

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. REUTERS

Referendum must decide electoral changes

"No government has the moral right to alter the precious process of elections without the approval of the people." -- Prof. Patrice Dutil, Ryerson University

Pressure-cooker bombs that were part of Canada Day plot. FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

Millions wasted convicting ‘hapless’ pair

“There is evidence that the RCMP’s actions during Project Souvenir constituted the offence of facilitation of a terrorist activity.” — Judge Catherine Bruce

People attend a vigil in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS

Paris terrorists will never win

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.” - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, 1743- 1826

Premier Christy Clark. FILE PHOTO, POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Premier runs shadowy ghost government

“A reformed and modernized system will make this ghost government more accountable to the public it serves.” - Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen, 2012

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. REUTERS

Green breakthrough hopes wither away

“In riding after riding across Canada, Greens have proven that if you vote (in large numbers) for what you want, you actually get it.” - Green Party leader Elizabeth May, June 2015

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. REUTERS

NDP squandered chance of a generation

"I think we emerged from this with a lot of hope for where we can go from here ... We have a lot of opportunity going forward." - Anne McGrath, federal NDP

Stephen Harper on the campaign trail. REUTERS

Stephen Harper — bad man behind blue eyes

Stephen Harper, the bad man behind blue eyes to many – the only choice for others – has dominated this election campaign and our country like no other leader in decades.

Stephen Harper has defended signing onto the TPP agreement. REUTERS

Trust issues and the TPP

“Politics are about people, elections are about choices.” - Enda Kenny, Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister)

Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand speaks during a news conference in Ottawa. REUTERS

How parties win ridings with GOTV

“GOTV is a crucial part of winning close campaigns, and some campaigns do it better than others.” - Aaron Strauss, U.S. political analyst

Many politicians around the world use fear tactics about Muslims to swing voters. FILE PHOTO, POSTMEDIA

Cracking the code of 'old stock' Canadians

“Last month's Muslim rioting in France, this month's clashes between old stock Australians and Muslim immigrants on the beaches of Sydney - these may well be portents of a troubled future.” - Republican strategist David Frum, December 2005