Who's Behind the Dark Horse Report?
The Dark Horse Report is run by a collective of politically engaged individuals who have a passion for politics and Canadian affairs. Our backgrounds are diverse and include members of the communications field, students in law and economics, political staffers, and many others. With Our primary contributors being based in the Vancouver area, there tends to be a greater focus on policies and issues specific to BC. However, we are continuing to expand Eastward and aim to provide political analysis in an easy to follow medium that is both informative and engaging for all Canadians.
We are always looking for more contributors and welcome the submission of opinion pieces. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
What's on the Site?
Politics, but simplified.
Each month two to three 'Reports' will be published which analyse recent key events and issues involving Canadian politics. These Reports are broken down into an easy to understand format that's both interesting and informative. Additional articles aimed at explaining the overall political process, including interviews with political and community leaders, will also be published periodically. While this probably sounds quite boring, it's our goal to make it as engaging and easy to follow as possible to help increase Canadian political engagement.
Can it Get Any Easier?
Yes it can! Simply subscribe and receive the latest Reports straight to your inbox. Reports will typically be delivered Monday mornings so you can start your week feeling informed.
What's With the Name?
The term ‘dark horse’ has traditionally been used in politics to describe a candidate who is relatively unknown but yet is unexpectedly elected into office. However, since many Canadians can't even name their own local representative, this term can also be used to describe many politicians currently in office. While they may not be true 'Dark Horses' as per the traditional definition, they are nonetheless dark horses in the eyes of many who voted for a name they knew little about. The Dark Horse Report uses this term to emphasize the strong disinterest Canadians have toward politics as we help shed light on the many dark horses in the political system.
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