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It's Liberal vs. New Democrat as de facto campaign begins | Jun 25 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | NDPers have been attacking Liberals since Jack Layton skewered Michael Ignatieff for poor attendance. The Liberals' favourite attack on the NDP is the unfair one about "separation based on one vote."
Harper government rejects calls to make voting system fairer | Jun 23 2015 | Brent Patterson | Given our current electoral system produces an unfair reflection of the overall vote, many people feel their vote doesn't count and so don't vote. This is a major concern for the Council of Canadians.
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Twice bitten, the NDP must meet polls with restrained optimism | Jun 23 2015 | Gerry Caplan | For the third time in 78 years, the NDP have reached first place in national political polls. But history warns us to please, approach with care.
Corporate media has lost us too many elections. With your help, we can win it all back. | Jun 23 2015 | Duncan Cameron, Kim Elliott | rabble.ca has launched a summer fundraising campaign to support our election coverage. Find out how you can join rabble.ca's #WIN2015 campaign.
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Canadian wages: Up, down or sideways? | Jun 22 2015 | Angella MacEwen | How we measure wages will affect views of Stephen Harper's economic performance going into the federal election. Angella MacEwen breaks down the ways that we measure income, and what that means.
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House rises and the campaign is on. Beware new voting rules! | Jun 19 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Fair Elections Act is in force for the October 19th election. It imposes harsh, new ID rules that will be difficult to meet for more than four million Canadians.
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Harper's pre-election infrastructure announcements will promote privatization | Jun 16 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government will be using its $14-billion Building Canada Fund to help it win the October 19 federal election. But let's look more closely at the Building Canada Fund.
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The spoiler: Gilles Duceppe returns as BQ leader | Jun 16 2015 | Duncan Cameron | With former leader Gilles Duceppe taking over the leadership of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) from Mario Beaulieu, the only party able to threaten the NDP in Quebec has raised its game.
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New report scorches Harper's record on democracy | Jun 16 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Voices-Voix, a coalition of 200 groups and 5,000 individuals, has issued a new and exhaustive report called "Dismantling Democracy." It provides a detailed and frightening account.
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Harper's voter suppression plan: Coming soon to a polling station near you | Jun 15 2015 | Linda McQuaig | Stephen Harper's re-election strategy depends on a lot of you not voting. And if you mess with his plan by showing up at the polling station on Election Day, he's prepared for that, too.
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Vultures are circling Canada's health care. Are we prepared to pay the price? | Jun 12 2015 | Murray Dobbin | The number of vultures circling the most lucrative public service plum in the firmaments is truly scary. Equally frightening are the consequences for retirement if public health care is eliminated.
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Tory-linked lobbying firm hires former CLC president, B.C. NDP minister | Jun 8 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Some of Alberta's NDP-free lobbying firms are starting to take measures to try to fix that unexpectedly serious deficiency.

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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...
Trudeau = Harper with a smile 2 ygtbk said... I loved their work in "Carry On Up The Rideau". You just don't see comedy like that any more. in
Latest polling thread Feb. 25th, 2015 terrytowel said... Just in case adma misses my response. adma wrote Quote: And a checkmate compounded by how P-HP was...
Don’t allow yourself to be ruled over Todrick of Chatsworth said... With the upcoming election, gain your right to be free. Don't vote at all, do not submit to this...
Proportional Representation: Let's make 2015 the last unfair election Brachina said...  Hugh Segal was wasted on the Tories and Senate. in

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