Articles Tagged ‘Election’

  • Death of a Candidacy

    Canadian Politics

    Morgan is a good advocate for challenging the apolitical apathy in youth culture which is so detrimental to NDP fortunes. So why did the party throw their candidate for Kings Hants under the bus with the 2015 campaign just a few days old?

  • The “N” in NDP Now Stands for Neoliberal

    Canadian Politics

    This past week may come to be seen as a watershed moment in the NDP’s capitulation to neoliberal capitalism. The nominally social democratic party effectively supported a major corporate trade accord all the while opposing an IMF call for a more progressive tax code.

  • Why isn’t Harper’s record on democracy an election issue?

    Canadian Politics

    I wish every Canadian knew that the Council of Canadians and the Voices analyses existed, and took a few minutes to check them out online. But maybe I’m dead wrong. Maybe most Canadians couldn’t care less that their democratic rights have been trampled for the past nine years and are certain to be abused even further if Mr. Harper is re-elected.

  • The Harper Doctrine in Red? Justin Trudeau’s Foreign Policy

    Canadian Politics

    With the fall of the Soviet Union and eventual onset of the War on Terror, Justin Trudeau operates within a far different global context than his father. Confrontation is the order of the day with this post-Cold War triumphalism that infects Trudeau as much as it does Harper.

  • Maude Barlow: Harper won’t be PM after the next election

    Canadian Politics

    Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow predicts that Stephen Harper will cease to be Prime Minister of Canada following the federal election that is expected this October.

  • Petition to Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair

    Canadian Politics

    We, the undersigned, applaud Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair for advocating a national childcare plan, a $15/hour minimum wage, and for opposing repressive Bill C-51 and the extension of the bombing of Iraq, and into Syria.

  • The Liberal Party is the Tim Hortons of Canadian Politics

    Canadian Politics

    The Liberal policies that were enacted when they were last in government, like cutting funding to popular social programs to pay for corporate tax cuts, are somewhat analogous to a roll up the rim to win contest: most people lose, some get something minor like a coffee or a doughnut, and a tiny minority get the real prizes.

  • Liberals or NDP need to take control from all-powerful ‘corporate elite’

    With the next federal election a little more than two years away, it is time we started asking the Liberals and New Democrats what kind of government they will deliver if either one can bounce the Conservatives from power.

  • Canada needs a NDP-Liberal-Green Coalition

    There is no question that Canada has a dysfunctional political system in which the views of the majority of Canadians cannot be represented by a single political party. Although almost two-thirds of Canada’s voters in the last three elections opposed the platform, policies, and philosophy of the Conservative party, it is the Conservatives who have formed the government. The majority vote was split amongst four parties, thereby thwarting the predominant will of the people and making a mockery of democracy. And this may very well continue into the future.

  • The Vote Is In—America Needs a New Paradigm

    It seems Americans are in for more of the same legislative gridlock as before the election. How Congress deals with the looming fiscal cliff will be telling.

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