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Voter turnout key to changing governments | May 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Guardian warns of the prospect of a Conservative minority or even majority government come the October 19 federal election.
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The efficient vote to #HeaveSteve | May 26 2015 | Duncan Cameron | In the first-past-the-post system, as in Canada, when voters want to reject a government, they make an efficient vote by turning to the party the best placed to defeat it.
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Are worries about Harper slipping back into power exaggerated? | May 26 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | A great many Canadians are highly fearful that 'vote-splitting' will allow Harper to slip back into power. How legitimate is that fear? It may be overblown.
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Sunshine, ice cream and a mellow multitude of 10,000 or so usher in the NDP era in Alberta | May 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Near the end of her remarks, Ms. Notley observed: "My friends, it is springtime in Alberta and a fresh wind is blowing." That assessment seems about right!
Who's your special interest now? Federal parties ignore women voters at their peril | May 22 2015 | Kate McInturff | Women aren't a special interest. They are half the population. Women voters are paying attention to this election -- it's time for political parties to pay attention to them.
Be a game-changer. Take the Rock the Vote Summer Challenge! | May 22 2015 | Brigette DePape | Will you join us in taking action and collecting vote pledges this summer? Alone we can do very little, but together, we can make a huge change.
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Strategic voting misreads parliamentary democracy | May 22 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.
It is time to ditch talk of 'strategic voting' | May 21 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The new political and public opinion alignment significantly weakens the argument for holding one's nose and voting Liberal just to get rid of Harper.
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Who funded Harper's rise to power? And other questions about election financing. | May 20 2015 | Linda McQuaig | With a federal election looming, two pressing questions involving the role of money in Canadian politics are attracting surprisingly little media attention.
Maude Barlow: Fall 2015 will be a watershed election | May 19 2015 | Redeye Collective | Maude Barlow believes Stephen Harper will be gone after the next election, as long as people mobilize to vote him out. She tells a Vancouver audience why the Conservatives have to go.
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During elections, it's all about the leader | May 15 2015 | Rick Salutin | What matters in politics, in the run-up to elections? Not policies. I think people care about policies, just not during elections. What matters is the leader.
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Note to NDP -- take a deep breath and avoid hubris | May 15 2015 | 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.

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Myth busting: The Great Blue Liberal Stampede of 2011 -- that never happened mark_alfred said... Very interesting.  Thanks. in
The federal election, started May 20, 2015 Debater said... Continued from previous thread: jjuares wrote: Debater is hardly the only one who thinks along...
What lessons can Andrea Horwath learn from Rachel Notley? terrytowel said... What does Rachel have that Andrea doesn't? What lessons can Andrea learn from Rachel for the 2018...
Jim Prentice throws a Hail Mary "If you want to STOP the NDP you cannot vote Wildrose" terrytowel said... "The the only party that is going to stop the NDP in Alberta is the Progressive Conservative party...
Federal NDP candidates 2015 part 3 David Young said... It's going to be interesting to see if (how many?) of the provincial NDP candidates who have also...
PEI election 2015 Orangutan said... NDP has a chance in two seats from what I've read: Montague-Kilmuir and ...
Latest polling thread April 28th, 2015 NorthReport said... Thanks MegB EKOS latest poll Cons - 32% NDP - 24%, only 4% behind the Liberals Libs - 28% in
Alberta politics election thread 2 NorthReport said... Surging NDP changes contours of Alberta race The election is looking nothing like 2012, and that is...
Ont Liberals ask Integrity Commissioner to investigate NDP Jagmeet Singh for conflict of interest terrytowel said... Apparently he allegedly used his constituency office to promote Thomas Mulcair rally More details...
Mulcair opposes C-51 while Trudeau folds like a cheap suit 2 NorthReport said... Excellent! The Chicken Little-in-chief The media share a measure of the blame for this — for...

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