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Opposition objections to 'anti-terror' bill go far beyond lack of oversight | Feb 26 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Much of the media has tended to reduce the opposition critique of Bill C-51 to one thing: the need for better oversight. But all opposition parties, including the Liberals, share many other concerns.
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NDP resists Harper's 'anti-terror' bill. Liberals denounce it, but will vote for it! | Feb 19 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's Mulcair says the overly broad wording of Bill C-51 threatens the right of peaceful protest and dissent. The Liberals' Trudeau agrees, but his party will vote for C-51 anyway.
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Which will the NDP put first: Party or country? | Feb 9 2015 | Murray Dobbin | It is obvious to all progressive Canadians that if either the Liberals or the Conservatives win a majority the country is in deep trouble. How can the NDP distinguish itself in election 2015?
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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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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.
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Troubling times ahead for Canada's economy in 2015, says Stats Can | Jan 9 2015 | Francella Fiallos | Jason Kenney's tweets don't show it, but the real numbers show 4,000 jobs were lost this month in Canada. Bank of Canada President Stephen Poloz says expect a faltering economy in 2015.
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Are Canadian politicians up to the challenge of a falling loonie economy? | Dec 16 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?
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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.
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.
Mulcair says EU shouldn't support CETA if investor-state provision included | Dec 10 2014 | Brent Patterson | NDP leader Thomas Mulcair says that the European Union shouldn't support the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement if it includes an investor-state dispute settlement provision.

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Ont Liberals ask Integrity Commissioner to investigate NDP Jagmeet Singh for conflict on interest terrytowel said... Apparently he allegedly used his constituency office to promote Thomas Mulcair rally More details...
Tom Mulcair says "If you want to STOP the Conservatives you don't have to vote Liberal" terrytowel said... Tom Mulcair says vote NDP. Then the NDP form a coalition government with the Liberals to kick...
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice Says He Does Not Like The Niqab terrytowel said... The Montreal MP does not want the niqab in public service, the majority of Canadians either, he...
End federal tax on tampons/pads, says NDP MP Irene Mathyssen mark_alfred said... Good initiative by the NDP.  NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has tabled C-282 An Act to amend the...
NDP caucus instructed not to speak to Halifax Chronicle Herald because of press operators lockout Jacob Two-Two said... I can't see why this would be a problem. Seems like they're doing the right thing here. Am I...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...
NDP #17 NorthReport said... For Tom Mulcair to have a hope, economic sobriety must be a given http://www.canada.com/news/...
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...
Despite Leading in Quebec At Issue Panel Say NDP Is In Trouble Stockholm said... This is a pointless thread that should be cancelled. We can discuss federal politics in the federal...

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