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Readers weigh in: One big idea to fix our democracy

Workers install a protective barrier on the north end of West Block during continuing renovations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday October 15, 2009. West Block, the oldest building on the Hill dating to 1865, was under large scale renovations.

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We want to hear from you. What's your best idea for improving the political process and getting more people involved in our democracy, whether it's taking action on the issues that matter to them, or voting for the party they think has the best vision for Canada? Tell us what you think, in 200 words or less. We'll take the best ideas and print them in the newspaper.

Go to the comment field to submit your responses and see what other readers are saying.

The series

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During the campaign, and until the election on May 2, we're examining issues the federal parties should be talking about. This week's series is on democracy and engagement.

Monday: The cases for and against mandatory voting Consider this: Online voting

Tuesday Why some Canadians vote and others don't: Comparing PEI and Winnipeg North. Does more satire lead to more engagement?

Wednesday: How citizens are encouraging citizens to vote

Thursday: Political parties - the unlikely vote killers

Friday: One Big Idea for increasing engagement, and improving democracy

Check out the rest of the series at

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