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  1. You may wish to implement the model adopted at, http://www.canadaone.com/have_your_say/, to effect communication with Federal Members of Par

    You may wish to implement the model adopted at, http://www.canadaone.com/have_your_say/, to effect communication with Federal Members of Parliament (note: should a "robot program" appear to harass you, place https://4everproxy.com first in your addbar, hit enter, and then add http://www.canadaone.com/have_your_say, in the new addbar provided... and hit enter)!
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    Please!... no emails!

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    • The "Haiku" presented on this site are NOT Haiku. See W. J. Higginson: THE ART OF HAIKU and HAIKU World.

      The "Haiku" posted here are NOT Haiku. See W.J. Higginson" HAIKU WORLD and THE ART OF HAIKU. Check the four masters: Basho, Issa, Buson, and Shiki.

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      • Look into fixing image issue with reddit

        I posted this post to reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/opensource/comments/8nrpp1/first_time_canadian_prime_minister_justin_trudeau/ but Justin's face didn't show up. It picked the first image from the page.

        Is there a way to highlight the message selected in the tweet earlier rather than seeing it in context of the rest from that session?

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        • Provide info graphic ( e.g. pie chart ) re. how whipped the particular MP is

          I can try to look through every vote that my MP has participated in & compare it to the party vote, but that takes a lot of time. It would be great to have a little pie chart with slices like “voted with party”, “voted against party”, “abstained”.

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          • Display a bill's status code in the array provided in the main /bills endpoint.

            If this is implemented, this will allow users to get the status of multiple bills at once with a single http request.

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            • Filter non-relevant words and phrases from world-clouds.

              The world-clouds are cute, but not entirely actionable when regularly-used-but-context-neutral words are counted. We shouldn't see 'here', 'regard', 'take', 'report', etc. as these are just general communication and not subject relevant.

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              • Thank you for all your hard work

                This is a great website and it is working to get people involved

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                • Keep this the same!

                  No idea really - the site is damn amazing as it is! If I was a programmer, I would offer help., but I am not. I will donate though.

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                      When I search Bill C-27, I am getting a feeds for Bill C- (anything). Can you fix the search criteria, so that I get the feeds ONLY for Bill C-27

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                      • show voting record for all bills, even if historical

                        some older bills do not have voting record and it is hard to find them if you are not a good researcher. it is interesting to know who voted for what, so I propose that you (if you can and if you please) add voting record of MPs on all historical votes on openparliament. the data is found on the Lib of parliament.

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                        • Track how members of parliament voted and didn't vote

                          I believe that people should know how their MP voted and didn't vote so MPs be held accountable for laws that either they supported or didn't support and people can decide on Election Day whatever if their MP gets to keep their job or not.

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                          • How many MPs have their riding in their heat map, and to what extent

                            How many MPs are actively engaged in their own home riding based on word heat maps? Looking at the heat maps, I see a number of MPs with low to no reference to their riding in their heat map. There are a few that look to be quite active locally. I realize Ministers will show more to their Ministry but I would think that all should have some level of reference to issues within their riding.

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                            • For each vote, indicate how the parties have whipped the vote. Ideally, have the feature indicate which MPs have dissented.

                              For each vote, indicate whether the vote is a one-line (free), two-line (cabinet), or three-line (whipped) vote for each party for which an MP votes.
                              This would make identifying dissenters easier. An advanced version of the feature would actually indicate the dissenters.
                              This is really important for MP democratic representation as opposed to party discipline.

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                              • Adjust postal code search with changes in the latest boundary adjustments (2011)

                                I am in an area where I am impacted by the adjustments of 2011. When I entered my postal code, I was linked with my previous MP.

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                                • Add section for bills that recently came into effect

                                  It would be useful if you could add a new section on the Bills page for those that have recently come into effect. Thanks for your great work!

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                                    • Provide a diff of the acts changed by a bill

                                      It would be awesome to see the changes a bill makes in some type of online interface. Something like it commonly done for code.

                                      Eg: http://markdotto.com/uploads/2014/09/github-split-diffs-v1.png

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                                      • Have a running total of how all the parties and independents voted on each bill.

                                        Example:

                                        Bill C-44: An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts
                                        Short Title: Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act

                                        CPC LPC NDP Bloc GPC Force indp Total
                                        NV: 17 10 17 1 0 1 1 47
                                        Yes: 146 25 0 0 1 1 1 174
                                        No: 0 0 78 0 1 0 2 81

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