Federal Election 2015

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Apr 11, 2016

Did the NDP fire the wrong guy?

Maybe ousting Mulcair will prove to be good strategy and help to rebuild and reinvigorate the NDP. Or, perhaps, there will be real costs, like losing the stronghold in Quebec Mulcair helped to build.
News
Feb 3, 2016
Photo: flickr/ anne campagne

Putting democracy back in the NDP

Tristan Markle
Sarah Beuhler
How can the NDP bridge the gap between its members and the party centre? Make the party "less fucking boring" advocates Brian Topp.
News
Jan 7, 2016
Photo: flickr/ Carlos Gracia

The just way to legalize marijuana in Canada

John Akpata
There are now dozens of models of legalization and decriminalization Canada could follow to regulate marijuana use. In 2016, will Canada finally implement a good policy for this?
Blog
Nov 12, 2015
Photo: flickr/ Jeff Nelson

How not to oppose Bill C-24

Sarah Woolf
Sarah Woolf is one of many affected by Bill C-24. However, she thinks organized opposition is empty of meaning unless we clearly acknowledge and support the communities the bill is really targeting.
News
Nov 3, 2015
Photo: flickr/ filtran

The NDP's queasy opposition on the niqab

Tristan Markle
Sarah Beuhler
Many say it was the NDP's principled stand on the "niqab ban" that did them in. However, it was actually their lack of a focused attack against Harper and his "fear and loathing" campaign.
Blog
Oct 26, 2015
Image: Flickr/pmwebphotos

Finally: A decisive end to the Harper era

Stuart Trew
Canadians have not elected a reflexively progressive party, but we do now have a government committed to implementing a largely progressive platform that will improve many people's lives.
Blog
Oct 26, 2015
Image: Flickr/Can Pac Swire

We have a new federal government. What now?

Seth Klein
Shannon Daub
A minority government would have given progressive movements more leverage to demand timely and effective action, but the Liberal platform nevertheless includes many positive policies and commitments.

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