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Harper is election ready. Are his opponents? | Dec 16 2014 | Duncan Cameron | With 10 months to go before the expected October 19, 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives are running full out for re-election. Their strategy is simple.
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New jobs at EI centres not about helping the public service but saving face, says union | Dec 12 2014 | Francella Fiallos | Jason Kenney says new hires at EI call centres are in response to complaints. The union says that is not true, that EI call centres hire extra workers over the holidays every year.
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Harper seeking new voter suppression powers in Bill C-50 | Dec 12 2014 | Dylan Penner | Bill C-50, the so-called Citizen Voting Act, is a transparent attempt by Harper's Conservative government to suppress the votes for other parties. Again.
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John Tory's Toronto and the false promise of political unity | Dec 12 2014 | Michael Laxer | Seeking unity with the right in Toronto is the ultimate waste of time and detour. Instead of bemoaning John Tory making the battle lines clear the left should applaud him and rise to the occasion.
Libby Davies' statement on deciding not to run in 2015 | Dec 12 2014 | Libby Davies | Today, after 18 years as MP, Libby Davies announced she will not be running in the 2015 election.
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Without Libby Davies, what course will the NDP chart? | Dec 12 2014 | Fred Wilson | Libby Davies will not run again in 2015. This puts one of the NDP's most secure seats in play, and leaves a gaping hole on the portside of the party.
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What happens when oil prices go down instead of up | Dec 9 2014 | Duncan Cameron | Because of low oil prices and weakened commodity prices generally, resource exploitation, the motor of economic growth for the Conservatives, is slowing down. Can the Harper government recover?
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What kind of water future would we have with Justin Trudeau? | Dec 8 2014 | Emma Lui | Last month, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau gave a speech to the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships where he promoted P3s as a solution to infrastructure needs.
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Despite being third place in the polls, the NDP should not panic | Dec 8 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Most recent opinion polls show the Liberals coming down a bit and PM Harper's folks going up. What this may mean, however, is that, for now, voters are keeping their options open.
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Jean Béliveau: Remembering a hockey legend and gentleman | Dec 5 2014 | Rick Salutin | Rick Salutin pays tribute to Montreal hockey legend Jean Béliveau, who was known for his consummate grace and class. Then he explains why he is missing Rob Ford already.
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NB Premier Gallant and Liberals dodge abortion first day Legislature sits | Dec 5 2014 | Tracy Glynn | Is New Brunswick stuck in the 1980s when it come to reproductive rights? According to protestors outside the legislature on Dec. 3, yes.
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Stage is set for more voter fraud in next election | Dec 4 2014 | Linda McQuaig | In the name of clamping down on "voter fraud," the Conservatives have brought in election reforms that will actually make it easier for voter suppression to go undetected in the future.

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NDP MP quits for Ontario Liberals Debater said... So another NDP MP leaves the Mulcair caucus. At what point do NDPers have to agree that this...
Federal election - MPs who aren't running this year Stockholm said... I'm not "surprised" Comartin isnt running again. he was first elected in 2000 and he has to be in...
Harper & the Conservatives Poised To Win Fourth Straight Election? NorthReport said... You are absolutely correct in that the Conservatives are going to be a challenge for progressive...
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
Ontario mayoral races Geoff said... In Hamilton, Brad Clark, a former cabinet minister from the Mike Harris government, is running for...
Visions of centralization, social programs and the fiscal imbalance Sean in Ottawa said... The Conservative position avoids the contradictions present in the Canadian federation by reducing...
Toronto municipal election City Coucil ctrl190 said... A couple of interesting races: Ward 17: Alejandra Bravo is running against Ford lackey (and Liberal...
Ontario election results Rebecca West said... Open for business. in
Ontario election leaders' debate: What's riding on it? NorthReport said... Debate Day has already arrived in Ontario. It should be interesting as there is a huge undecided,...
Ontario Minority Scenarios Wilf Day said... Remember 1985 in Ontario when Frank Miller lost his bid to win a majority.   Who won? We...

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