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Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 19
Scott Piatkowski | Here is my take on the highlights and lowlights of the 2008 Federal Election results.
Blog - Mai Nguyen October 16
Mai Nguyen | So here we are again…living in yet another Canada under the leadership of the Conservative government. It’s a hard blow for students. But it’s not so much for the corporations.
Blog - Blair Redlin October 15
Blair Redlin | Turns out low voter turnout helps tell the tale of the 2008 federal. At 59%, the turnout yesterday was the lowest yet.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 15
Pierre Beaudet | Stephen Harper has registered an important tactical victory yesterday. While maintaining his positions in most regions, he has made important headways into the urban bastions of the Liberals, notably
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog October 15
Dionne Brand | There should have been not one single pseudo victory/concession speech last night. Stephen Harper should have slunk away in embarrassment. The whole election exercise was redundant.
Blog - Beisan Zubi's Blog October 15
Beisan Zubi | As a member of the oft-ignored youth vote, I see some stirrings on my university campus to get out there and have our voices heard.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 13
Pierre Beaudet | Some times you wake up in the morning and think, ‘why I have put myself in such a lousy situation'!
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 12
Pierre Beaudet | Jeffrey Simpson is an intelligent guy, not one of these cowboys. Yesterday in La Presse, he came out with his usual twist.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 12
Sharon Fraser | VoteforEnvironment and other know-it-alls across the country helped Peter Mackay win easy re-election, by boosting Elizabeth May although the NDP had the best opportunity to defeat him.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 11
Pierre Beaudet | The specter returns, especially in Ontario and BC it seems, where Dion, Jean Chrétien (he dared to) and the other luminaries of the Liberal Party have ‘celebrated' the legacy.
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog October 11
Dionne Brand | In recent days I am struck by how many pictures of distraught stockbrokers, stock analysts, bankers, traders, buyers, sellers, I’ve seen in the news.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 10
Pierre Beaudet | In the Québec City area where Stephen was hoping to consolidate his 2006 gains (he got most of his 11 Quebec MPs from there), it does not look good for the Conservatives.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 9
Pierre Beaudet | As days go by, the Harper revolution is floundering. With the setbacks it suffered earlier on, it is now the target of ordinary people who think that the PM is not responding to the financial meltdown
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 9
Sharon Fraser | Stephen Harper was pretending to be something he is not, during the 2008 federal election.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 8
Pierre Beaudet | For sure now, not considering the results next Monday, the anti Harper camp has established its ‘hegemony'. It is not only (and perhaps mainly) quantitative, in relation to the number of people who wi
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 8
Sharon Fraser | Elizabeth May was running third in Central Nova, but groups from outside the riding endorsed her as the best choice to defeat Harper - and split the anti-Tory vote.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 8
Corvin Russell | Harper's mishandling of the economy, and Judy Rebick's modest proposal
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 8
Corvin Russell | Apparently, it's too risky for left wing parties to do the right thing.
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 7
Scott Piatkowski | The Liberals have been having a great old time blaming the NDP for putting the Martin government out of its misery.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 7
Pierre Beaudet | La crise actuelle est mondiale même si elle est «visible» surtout aux États-Unis. De par la mondialisation des marchés, elle risque de «contaminer» les principaux pays capitalistes en Europe, au Japon
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 6
Pierre Beaudet | In an unusual way during an electoral campaign, over 10 000 people came out in the streets today to denounce Harper. The mood was festive, with lots of singers, poets, writers in abundance, including
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 6
Sharon Fraser | CBC The National cut a strong NDP candidate out of their story on an all-candidates debate in Central Nova,
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 5
Scott Piatkowski | Post-debate polls show the Liberals holding onto second place by as little as two percentage points over the NDP.
Blog - Robert Chernomas' blog October 4
Robert Chernomas | Cutting corporate and upper income taxes means they are free to spend more of their unearned income on things most important to them.
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 3
Scott Piatkowski | Everyone else is offering their post-debate analysis, so here's mine.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog October 2
James Laxer | Stephen Harper played defence for two hours during last night's French language debate
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 2
Pierre Beaudet | Last night was the ‘big debate' on Radio-Canada. It was by and large pathetic, meaningless, and flippant at the best, boring at the worst.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 2
Sharon Fraser | There was no momentum for the Harper Conservatives in Atlantic Canada, where most MPs were likely to be re-elected.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 2
Corvin Russell | Don't trust this blog post
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 2
Corvin Russell | More things that are pissing me off, including the incredibly inadequate political discourse on the financial crisis, and a proposal to address it

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