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Apr 8, 2015

Day One of Mike Duffy trial is bad news for Harper

Karl Nerenberg
On the first day of the trial of Senator Mike Duffy the prosecution said Duffy probably did not qualify to sit in the Senate, while the defence said the PMO orchestrated everything Duffy did and said.
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Apr 7, 2015
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What we can learn, even now, from the Mike Duffy trial

Karl Nerenberg
Senator Mike Duffy's trial starts today, April 7, and will have its full share of drama and revelation. Even at this early stage, however, there are lessons we can glean from the whole affair.
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Apr 2, 2015
Photo: flickr/Rafael Anderson Gonzales

Four things to watch while Parliament is on break

Karl Nerenberg
A budget is coming; there is an extension of war in Iraq (and Syria); Harper's team agrees to at least some changes to C-51; and the IRB has been unfair to the Roma. All in a day's political work.
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Mar 31, 2015

Canada is the 'black sheep' of climate change, says NDP

Karl Nerenberg
March 31 was deadline day for countries that were ready to submit their greenhouse gas reductions to the United Nations. The United States, Mexico and the EU have stepped up. Where's Canada?
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Mar 11, 2015

Harper is not really a Canadian Conservative

Karl Nerenberg
Harper has strayed far from the Canadian Conservative tradition of Borden, Diefenbaker and Mulroney. His style is more that of Richard Nixon with a touch of the old Soviet Union!
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Mar 1, 2015

Mulcair is not soft on C-51

Karl Nerenberg
Elsewhere on rabble.ca Michael Laxer has made the argument that the NDP is soft on C-51 because Mulcair says, in office, the NDP would amend it not scrap it. Laxer is wrong.
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Feb 23, 2015
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The fight for Canadians' right to vote continues

Karl Nerenberg
The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students have gone to court seeking to overturn parts of the Fair Elections Act. If their case is not heard soon, they may seek an injunction.

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