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The high political stakes of power rate promises for the Nova Scotia Liberals | Apr 15 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Could Stephen McNeil's read-my-lips election promise to "save you $46 million per year" on your power bills become his defining no-new-taxes/no-program-cuts, dead-on-the-doorstep electoral moment?
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Marois, Moses and the law of leadership | Apr 15 2014 | Duncan Cameron | With the defeat of the Parti Québécois government led by Pauline Marois, leading the Quebec Exodus from Canada has just gotten harder.
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Quebec election: Unfortunate outcome to a disappointing campaign | Apr 14 2014 | Eve-Lyne Couturier | A myriad of factors, sometimes contradictory, can explain Quebec voters' renewed support for the party formerly led by Jean Charest.
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Last week's landslide winners in Quebec election? The Federal NDP. | Apr 14 2014 | Gerry Caplan | History was made this week in Quebec when the NDP won an election in which they didn't participate. They had a vital stake in the outcome of Monday's vote and came away winners on all counts.
MPs take a break with a full plate awaiting them back in Parliament | Apr 14 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Fair Elections Act, the omnibus budget bill, reform of First Nations education, contaminated sites and galloping climate change all await MPs when they get back to work.
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Au revoir, Pauline: Goodbye to Quebec's time of division | Apr 11 2014 | Monia Mazigh | Pauline Marois's strategists thought that by raising the spectre of a "Muslim invasion" they would succeed as the Front National in France did. But Quebec isn't France and North America isn't Europe.
CCPA comments: Fair Elections Act takes away right to vote from some Canadians | Apr 11 2014 | Patti Tamara Lenard | The so-called Fair Elections Act is inconsistent with a commitment to political equality -- the equal right of every citizen to cast a vote -- on which Canada's democracy is built.
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A significant 'no': PQ government defeated | Apr 8 2014 | Duncan Cameron | The defeat of the minority PQ government led by Pauline Marois means Quebec will have a majority Liberal government led by Philippe Couillard.
Why I protested austerity in Quebec | Apr 8 2014 | anonymous | On April 3, protesters took to the streets to peacefully protest Quebec's austerity politics. The protest quickly turned chaotic when the Montreal police arrived. This is one person's account.
Harper's (Un)Fair Elections Act could be a useful crisis of democracy | Apr 7 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Perhaps the best possible response of democracy activists to this loathsome piece of legislation would be to treat it as a useful crisis and use it to galvanize the electorate.
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In Quebec: Same old, same old -- or a historic upset? | Apr 7 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Polls show the electorate is moving, but where the people are heading is anyone's guess. The PQ is in trouble, the Liberals could win a majority (or not), and the CAQ is a wild card.
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Québec election day: We've already forgotten Lac-Mégantic | Apr 7 2014 | Nora Loreto | Throughout the 33 days of the election campaign, it seems that the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic has been forgotten. Very little was said by the leaders about rail safety and crude oil transportation. Why?

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Bye bye Rob Anders | Bacchus said... Goodbye MP Rob Anders, Hello Senator Rob Anders? in
Conservative executive director Dimitri Soudas forced out. Join the discussion. | Kaitlin McNabb said... CBC is reporting Soudas was forced out (re: told if he did not step down, he would be fired)...
What's the role of the federal NDP in Quebec if sovereignty remains a hot issue? | DaveW said...  NDP must  take a stand but somehow retain its new 2011 voters, argues Globe writer : The...
Does a PQ win mean a referendum on sovereignty? | alan smithee said... An immense waste of money and time...Support for sovereignty has been shrinking at break neck speed...
PQ Budget Proposes Quebec Government take Equity Stake in Oil and Mineral Projects | KenS said... I dont know if its some kind of poison pill- even guessing the likelihood of that is beyond my...
"Fair" Elections Act | onlinediscountanvils said... Quote: -  Forbids Elections Canada from launching ad campaigns to encourage people to...
What's the deal with the BC Green Party? | TiradeFaction said... I can't speak to BC voters themselves, as I don't live in BC or really know anyone there, but I...
2014 Winnipeg municipal elections | Aristotleded24 said... I'm quite happy to be represented by Councillor Orlikow. He is also likely the only mayoral...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada | socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
Rob Ford wants robo calls on his voting record. "I welcome that" | Brachina said... Sadly I believe he really would love that. in

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