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Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 15
James Laxer | Unable to contain his cat with the cream grin, Stephen Harper gave us a glimpse of our future as he sees it when he was in Fredericton a couple of days ago. "I think the Canadian public has grown more
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog September 15
Sharon Fraser | Reporters, columnists and commentators became starry-eyed cheerleaders for Elizabeth May.
Blog - Robert Chernomas' blog September 14
Robert Chernomas | I recently received an advertisement from my incumbent Conservative MP asking me to check off the box as to which leader will do a better job of fighting crime.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 14
James Laxer | The difference between American and Canadian voters is that in a one on one contest, Americans just might choose the rickety-reactionary McCain-Palin jalopy.
Blog - Ariel Troster's Blog September 14
Ariel Troster | There are lots of ways to make a family. Why don’t you tell us the truth about yours?
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 14
Pierre Beaudet | Stéphane Dion is the darling of Quebec's cartoonists. He is often portrayed as a rat, nibbling at some cheese, conspiring and mumbling against the nationalists.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 13
James Laxer | Big Oil gouged Canadians with those 13 cent a liter increases at the gas pumps yesterday
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 13
Pierre Beaudet | The man that almost brought Quebec to sovereignty back in 1995 is still alive and kicking. Every week or so, he lashes left, right and center.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 12
James Laxer | The journalists on the leaders' tours seem to agree that Stephen Harper's commitment to bring our troops home--IN THREE YEARS-has taken the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan off the table for t
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 12
Pierre Beaudet | These days, Jacks runs around Quebec with a big smile on his face. He goes all over the place with the ex Charest Minister, Thomas Mulcair, who was also the director of the anti-nationalist lobby of t
Blog - Blair Redlin September 11
Blair Redlin | I had to reach for the Gravol when I heard him say it. In one of the current Conservative t.v. ads, sweater-clad Stephen Harper leans forward from the fireplace to assert that "Canada has to stand for
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 11
James Laxer | Yesterday morning, over breakfast with the members of the media who are traveling with his campaign, Stephen Harper announced that the Canadian military mission in Kandahar would end in 2011.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 11
James Laxer | Yesterday morning, over breakfast with the members of the media who are traveling with his campaign, Stephen Harper announced that the Canadian military mission in Kandahar would end in 2011.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 11
Pierre Beaudet | The Federation des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec has decided to officially support the Bloc. Since the 1970s, the FTQ has supported the PQ and since the entrance of the Nationalists in ....
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 10
James Laxer | On Sunday, Stephen Harper described the Conservative Party of Canada as "centrist." For a man who ran the National Citizens Coalition, and energized the Reform Party and the Canadian Alliance, this is
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog September 10
Sharon Fraser | People considering a Green vote because of the initial refusal for Elizabeth May to be in the leaders' debate should think about the issues ... things that matter.
Blog - Ariel Troster's Blog September 10
Ariel Troster | LGBT issues in the federal election
Blog - Blair Redlin September 9
Blair Redlin | It's encouraging that Jack Layton is focusing on the tar sands early in the campaign. It was creative to take the NDP campaign plane to 5000 feet so media could film toxic tailing ponds from the air.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 9
James Laxer | The quality of Canadian democracy took it on the chin yesterday when the Conservatives, the NDP and the Bloc took the position that the leader of the Green Party should be excluded from the TV debates
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 9
Pierre Beaudet | Nationalist forces in Quebec have a hard time. The recent polls in Quebec show the ruling provincial Liberal party way ahead. The Liberals are re-catching the vote that went in the last election ....
Blog - Blair Redlin September 8
Blair Redlin | The 2008 federal election began with a flurry of frames, themes and spin. Party leaders rolled out communications messaging which has been focus group tested in advance. Mainstream media dutifully rep
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog September 8
Sharon Fraser | There are very few politicians across the land who are known by their first names only but - indisputably - one of them is Alexa. (Okay, okay, Alexa McDonough.)
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 8
James Laxer | The days between the dropping of the writ and the election are precious. This is the only time the politicians pay serious attention to what Canadians think.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog September 8
Corvin Russell | Five things the left could do differently to put Stephen Harper on the defensive
Blog - The Regina Mom September 8
Bernadette Wagner | Early in his tenure, PM Steve revealed his hatred of women. He axed funding forStatus of Women Canada (SWC) and stripped the word equality from its mandate.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 8
Pierre Beaudet | Yesterday, with the launch of the campaign, Gilles Duceppe clearly identified the issues confronting the electorate in Quebec. "It's a fight against the neoconservative agenda,"...
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog September 7
Sharon Fraser | In the circles I move in, the issue is leadership all right. From my 13-year-old son who disdainfully imitates the ads that channel Mr. Rodgers, to my 95-year-old mother-in-law who says, in no uncerta
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 7
James Laxer | As recession closes in on the country, Stephen Harper is sprinting for a majority. By next spring, most Canadians who live outside the oil kingdom that is the Harper heartland will have had enough of
Blog - Making Waves
Meera Karunananthan
Blog - The Gaza solidarity blog
Canadian Boat to Gaza

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