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Jim Prentice
| May 1, 2014
Janet Davidson
| February 1, 2014
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| January 3, 2014
Perfesser Dave
| January 2, 2014

Right wing tributes to Nelson Mandela reveal their hypocrisy

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While many mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela -- a freedom fighter, a symbol of international struggle -- some tributes ring untrue, particularly those of the Conservative and Liberal parties.

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Alison Redford
| November 24, 2013
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| November 22, 2013

Moving beyond our obsession with Stephen Harper

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Remember Brian Mulroney, the PM so many people loved to hate? We need to so we can learn a lesson from that period in our political history: there is a real danger in demonizing prime ministers to the exclusion of other longer-term political objectives. Mulroney's unctuous manner, his arrogance and his shameless toadying to the U.S. and to corporate CEOs made people crazed with anger at the man. I'll never forget the elderly woman who approached me on the street as I was leafleting during the free trade fight: "Someone should shoot him!!"

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