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May 21, 2015

It is time to ditch talk of 'strategic voting'

Karl Nerenberg
The new political and public opinion alignment significantly weakens the argument for holding one's nose and voting Liberal just to get rid of Harper.
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May 15, 2015
Photo: Joe Cressy/flickr

Note to NDP -- take a deep breath and avoid hubris

Karl Nerenberg
An EKOS poll and a poll in B.C. both show a boost in support for the NDP following the election in Alberta. That should not be an occasion for gloating or braggadocio.
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May 8, 2015
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A bad news week for the Prime Minister

Karl Nerenberg
Notley's election in Alberta, videos of military, unspent departmental budgets, the release of Omar Khadr: all bad news. The worst news came from the Duffy trial.
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May 6, 2015
Photo: Dave Cournoyer/flickr

For Rachel Notley the hard part starts now

Karl Nerenberg
Rachel Notley will no doubt be mindful of what happened to the Bob Rae NDP government in Ontario five years after it won a majority victory. But Notley may have assets Rae lacked.
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Apr 20, 2015
Photo: flickr/Jamie McCaffrey

The MPs are back and there will be lots of noise

Karl Nerenberg
The House of Commons returns after a two-week break. There will be a (late) budget, questions arising out of the Duffy trial, sale of the Wheat Board and much more.
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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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