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Next election puts Canadians to the test: Will we throw Harper out? | Jan 26 2015 | Ralph Surette | Thanks to the Harper government's expertise in propaganda and manipulation, the rodent-like gnawing at democratic process and our legal structure has been under the radar. Are we going to catch on?
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Newfoundland NDP leadership up for grabs as election looms | Jan 22 2015 | Cory Collins | Newfoundland NDP leader Lorraine Michael is stepping down. Who will the new N.L. NDP leader be for the federal election this year?
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Are we there yet? Reflections on universal child care in 2015 | Jan 21 2015 | Martha Friendly, Monica Lysack | This year, with a federal election looming and ChildCare 2020 just behind us, the holiday was an opportunity for heavy-duty musings about child care in 2015.
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Canada's Choice 2015: Greens offer detailed policies on the environment -- and more | Jan 20 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elizabeth May's Green Party provides the most detail on climate change and the environment of any party. The Greens also propose some novel and intriguing ideas on social and economic policy.
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Canada's Choice 2015: The NDP's Mulcair treats voters like adults | Jan 16 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | NDP leader Mulcair is talking a lot about the 'middle class' now. Yes, it is an election year. However, the NDP's rhetoric is buttressed by a thorough and detailed book of practical policies.
Will Harper's oil addiction finally catch up to him this October? | Jan 15 2015 | Brent Patterson | The falling price of oil could have a major impact on the electoral prospects of the Harper Conservatives in the federal election expected on October 19.
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Limiting the expat vote: Another (un)Fair Elections Act tactic? | Jan 15 2015 | Raksha Vasudevan | The Harper government is trying to appeal a ruling that would allow Canadian expats living abroad for more than five years to retain their voting rights. So much for democracy!
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Will we seize the opportunity for electoral reform in this election? | Jan 15 2015 | Linda McQuaig | In the heat of an election year, the time may be right to create sufficient political momentum to put in place a more democratic electoral system based on proportional representation.
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Canada's Choice 2015: Trudeau's Liberals are about more than celebrity | Jan 13 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Liberal Party has been out of power for nine years, but has a long record in power, to which voters must pay attention. For recent vintage Liberals that record is a two-headed monster.
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Meet Irene Lanzinger, new President of the BC Federation of Labour | Jan 12 2015 | Ella Bedard | The first woman and first teacher to lead the BC Federation of Labour talks about politics, teaching and next steps for the labour movement.
Take the Voter Pledge! | Jan 12 2015 | The Council of Canadians | Show your love for Canada’s democracy by taking the Voter Pledge and together we’ll vote in the new progressive government we all need and deserve.
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How to 'take back the country' from Stephen Harper | Jan 9 2015 | John Cartwright | It's a federal election year and after ten years under Harper government rule, Canada has become a shell of itself. It's time to bid Harper adieu.

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ditching Harper - election 2015 alan smithee said... Indeed. Priority #1 is letting the door hit the asses of the ideological Canadian Reich on the way...
youth vote 2015 Brachina said... Yep in
Chantal Hébert says this election will be decided by Blue Liberals & Red Tories Stockholm said... If that is the case, why does every poll show such an infintesimal number of people who are CPC...
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...

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