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Dec 30, 2016

Canadian political surprises of 2016

Karl Nerenberg
Here are a half dozen, from a separatist leader quitting to Trudeau elbowing, with trade-skeptical Wallonians and leader-dumping NDP delegates in between. Plus pipelines, a senator, and more.
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Nov 30, 2016
Image: Canadian Press/Justin Tang

Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers

Karl Nerenberg
Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
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Nov 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen's music stands up even without the words

Karl Nerenberg
On Leonard Cohen's death people are most remembering the poet, lyricist and completely original "singer." That Cohen was also a brilliant composer is something too often overlooked.
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Oct 20, 2016

Can Trudeau get away with killing electoral reform?

Karl Nerenberg
While the PM has not said he is ditching his electoral reform promise, he has taken a big step back from it. But is the voting system a matter about which the public is blissfully indifferent?

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