official opposition

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.
Feb 12, 2014
Alice Shen (McGill Daily)

Revisiting the 'Orange Crush' with NDP MP Laurin Liu

Daniel Woodhouse
Laurin Liu is the youngest female MP in Canadian history and was elected for the riding of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in 2011 during the 'Orange Crush.' She takes a look back on the NDP then and now.
Feb 21, 2012
Canadian House of Commons. Photo: scazon/Flickr

Who listens to the Official Opposition?

Duncan Cameron
The clash between government and opposition in Canada's parliament provides for a continual spectacle. Except, is anybody watching?
Jan 23, 2012

The NDP now and after the leadership race

Gerry Caplan
"Frankly, it's doubtful the Liberals or Conservatives could field a group of eight such intelligent [leadership] candidates." No, these are not the words of Olivia or Ed or Roy.
Aug 30, 2011

Stephen Lewis's eulogy for Jack Layton

Stephen Lewis
The full text of the moving eulogy given on Aug. 27 at Jack Layton's funeral by the former Canadian diplomat to his close friend and comrade.
Jun 26, 2011

We finally have a real Official Opposition

Brian Topp
Canadians aren't used to parliamentary government, in part because we aren't used to politics built around real differences between our major parties over real issues. But that all changed May 2nd.
Jun 6, 2011

First steps for Official Opposition in new Parliament

Brian Topp
First moves in politics can telegraph intent and strategy. What then to make of the first, tentative sparring between the re-elected Conservative government and its restructured opposition?
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