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Can the NDP and Liberals differentiate themselves enough to beat Harper? | Jul 31 2015 | Rick Salutin | This election, for two-thirds of Canadians, shouldn't have to be about a choice between two flawed opposition parties who don't differ on much. It should be a choice between Harper and not-Harper.
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As an MP, Chow was a passionate advocate for public transit | Jul 29 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | During her tenure in the House, Olivia Chow proposed initiatives to get the federal government involved in Canada's frayed urban transit systems.
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Polls, byelections and ruts: Taking the temperature of politics in Nova Scotia | Jul 27 2015 | Ralph Surette | It's that peculiar time again -- roughly midway (already!) in a government's life -- when the exhilaration of a new voyage hits the potholes.
Eve Adams shows that the Trudeau jig is up | Jul 27 2015 | Michael Laxer | The game, for Justin, is likely over.
Yukon federal candidates in place | Jul 26 2015 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Federal NDP have a candidate in place, as do all the other main parties. Let the politicking commence.
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While Brad Wall is 'showboating,' Rachel Notley moves on | Jul 19 2015 | Susan Wright | Brad Wall tries to take a bite out of Rachel Notley and ends up crumpled on the floor.
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Are the Liberals and NDP the same, but just don't know it? | Jul 10 2015 | Rick Salutin | Does Canada have one main opposition party -- an amalgamation of Liberals and NDP: LibDP? Seems like it.
Murky, contradictory poll results, weird timing, unlikely to divert media from dubious narrative about Alberta NDP | Jul 7 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Given the success of the NDP, you have to wonder if Alberta voters were paying better attention than the media and right-wing outrage industry gives them credit for doing.
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Maclean's pushes non-story about Mulcair joining Harper team in 2007. Why now? | Jul 3 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Maclean's carried two stories on one day about Mulcair's talks with the Conservatives in 2007. A main-quoted source mostly confirms Mulcair's version.
Anne Wilson
New Democrats to have real nomination battle in Calgary-Foothills riding | Jul 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The poll was done the day before the national holiday when the only people at home in Alberta may have been disgruntled Wildrosers with nowhere to go.
Joe Ceci
Happy Canada Day: Alberta has an extra billion, which was good luck for the NDP | Jul 1 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | As NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci said of an Alberta government annual report yesterday, an extra $1 billion sure isn't going to hurt.
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Libby Davies says goodbye with poetry | Jun 3 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Libby Davies, longtime MP for Vancouver East, won six elections in a row, but will not run next time. On Tuesday she chose a unique way to say goodbye to the House and her constituents in Vancouver.

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