By Frank Moher Yeah, that was a dirty check Trudeau threw at Ruth Ellen Brosseau. It doesn’t look inadvertent to me. Trudeau wades into the gaggle of NDPers blocking Tory whip Gord Brown as he tries to get back to his seat. He reaches for Brown, has a few words with Mulcair, one of the linebackers, then […]
The Mulcair vote: Unfair but essential
By Frank Moher The NDP’s cashiering of Tom Mulcair as leader is both deeply unfair and plainly essential, at least for anyone who wants to see the Party remain able to influence public policy, and maybe one day win an election. As has been widely remarked, Mulcair was for four years one of the best opposition leaders Parliament […]
Strategic voting didn’t defeat Mulcair. Mulcair did.
By Montreal Simon Well as you all know, Tom Mulcair is perched precariously on a narrow plank, over the deep blue sea. With the big question being, will he be standing or swimming on Monday? But even as he marches or limps towards his destiny, some of the old guard are hobbling out to defend him. And this has […]
Why Tom Mulcair Should Go
By Montreal Simon I haven’t written anything about the NDP leadership review, because I know some of my NDP friends are still hurting from their disastrous election result. And I didn’t want to re-open any wounds. And also because I think Justin Trudeau is the best prime minister I have ever known, so it’s not […]
Katrina’s campaign journal: And on the 72nd day . . .
With this sixth installment, we conclude Katrina Kairys’s series on getting to know Canadian politics from the ground up, by volunteering during the 2015 federal election campaign. Our thanks to Katrina for keeping our readers’ spirits buoyed with her enthusiasm and humour throughout. Previous installments can be read here. By Katrina Kairys You win some. You lose some. […]
I voted strategically. I shouldn’t have.
By Frank Moher Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad the Wicked Witch is dead, and may now return to his true calling running far right-wing lobbying organizations and sitting on the boards of oil companies. However, I voted strategically to ensure that happened, and, even though the local candidate I voted for won, I am […]
Katrina’s campaign journal: 20-somethings for democracy
We continue Katrina Kairys’s series on getting to know Canadian politics from the ground up, by volunteering during the 2015 federal election campaign. Previous installments can be read here. By Katrina Kairys “Do we happen to have a sledge hammer? Nope? I guess I’ll have to go grab one tonight.” I give Mira a confused look. […]
Harper and the spawn of the Great Satan
By Montreal Simon Oh dear. I see that Stephen Harper had to take the day off on Saturday. No doubt to try to recover from the brutal effects of the long campaign he inflicted upon himself. And get a full spa treatment. Because let’s face it he needs one … Every day he looks more bagged […]
Katrina’s campaign journal: Election buzz
By Katrina Kairys This is part four in Katrina Kairys’s series on getting to know Canadian politics from the ground up, by volunteering during the 2015 federal election campaign. You can also read installments 1, 2, and 3. With less than three weeks until the election, the federal campaign is coming to a boil. Canadians […]
Harper’s flying monkeys (and the man behind the curtain)
By Montreal Simon I must admit it is getting a bit grim out there. Fall has finally arrived, it’s getting colder and darker, the skies over this ghastly Harperland are filled with flying monkeys. Stephen Harper is a frenzy urging them on to destroy his enemies, with his poisonous wedge issues. And of course this is […]
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