Sharon Fraser

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Jan 30, 2012
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Personality and winnability are factors that will matter

Sharon Fraser
It can't be easy to be 1/8 of a travelling political roadshow, when you're all in the same party, all have the same goal, and all want you to choose them over the other seven to help attain that goal.
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Jun 17, 2011

Who's really responsible?

Sharon Fraser
This Stanley Cup series was accorded so much more importance than it should have been. The expectations -- on both the teams and the fans -- were far too high.
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May 17, 2011

An issue that deserved some solid feminism

Sharon Fraser
A police officer in Toronto spoke to a group of university students and he told them that if they don't want to be raped, they shouldn't dress like sluts. And SlutWalk was born.
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May 11, 2011

Voting for the faceless stranger

Sharon Fraser
I've voted in many federal elections, always NDP. As often as not, I've marked my X beside a name I didn't recognize, someone who had never knocked at my door, someone who, I knew, lived far far away.
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May 3, 2011

Harper's to-do list

Sharon Fraser
My 16-year-old son, understanding my devastation, said, "What will he do?" So many people scoff at the idea of politics, saying, "What's the point? They're all the same." No. They're not the same.
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May 2, 2011

Looking back, looking ahead

Sharon Fraser
It took a few years for the Toronto Star to catch up with rabble.ca but it moved one step closer last week when it endorsed Jack Layton and the NDP. rabble.ca was way ahead of it.
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Apr 11, 2011

Waiting for the tide to turn

Sharon Fraser
If you hammer on any point long enough, the belief goes, it will eventually penetrate the collective consciousness and be accepted as true.
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Mar 28, 2011

Harper's dirty little game

Sharon Fraser
I have waited patiently for this election campaign to start and I can only hope it's the beginning of the end of Harper.
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Nov 11, 2010

Today: A tool of propaganda

Sharon Fraser
How can people say -- and seem to really believe -- that war is not romanticized, sentimentalized, glorified? Remembrance Day has now become Remembrance Week.
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Mar 29, 2010

Oh, shut up

Sharon Fraser
Ann Coulter's so-called "ideas" should not be ignored, as some people suggest, and they should not be debated, which gives them legitimacy.
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Dec 6, 2009

Back in time: December 6, 1989

Sharon Fraser
In 1989, I was writing a feminist column for The Daily News in Halifax. As I read those columns 20 years later, I am disheartened to find that too much has not changed.
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Oct 16, 2009

The priests and the patriarchy

Sharon Fraser
There has been a backlash against some of the strong language we used as feminists in the '70s. Nowadays, patriarchy is mostly used in speaking of Afghanistan or other cultures that we demonise.
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May 21, 2009

Parsing the punditry

Sharon Fraser
There was a "debate" among the leaders of the three main Nova Scotia political parties on Tuesday evening. Who won?
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Jan 28, 2009

No laughing matter

Sharon Fraser
If you didn't know any better, listening to the CBC would convince you that this budget is none of Jack's business.
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Dec 9, 2008

Stephen Harper's march to majority

Sharon Fraser
The pro-coalition demonstrations last week took me back to February of 2003 and the big world-wide demos against the invasion of Iraq.
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Oct 12, 2008

Without further comment ...

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.
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Oct 8, 2008

Poll puts May in third place

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.
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Oct 6, 2008

CBC news judgement at a new low

Sharon Fraser
CBC The National cut a strong NDP candidate out of their story on an all-candidates debate in Central Nova,
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Sep 15, 2008

The merry month of E. May

Sharon Fraser
Reporters, columnists and commentators became starry-eyed cheerleaders for Elizabeth May.
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Sep 10, 2008

You're voting for her ... excuse me? why again?

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.

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