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The 25/60 rule says Harper can be re-elected in 2015 | Sep 2 2014 | Duncan Cameron | Yes, opinion polls have turned against the Conservatives and it's true many Canadians cannot abide Harper. But Stephen Harper and his party can still win the next election, scheduled for October 2015.
Deny the Nomination of Stephen Harper for a Nobel Peace Prize | Sep 2 2014 | We the undersigned don't think he deserves it
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Premiers weak in response to cutbacks, trade threats to public health care | Sep 2 2014 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians was in Charlottetown asking the premiers to take a stronger stand on health care and to defend public health care from the threats posed by so-called "trade" agreements.
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Canadian spy agencies are running reckless | Sep 2 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | How much does it concern you that your emails, texts, social media and phone calls might be monitored? Probably a lot right?
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Rob Ford could win again | Sep 2 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | After a disasterous four years, somehow Rob Ford is still climbing in the polls, due to forgiveness and sheer name recognition.
Changes to Live-in Caregiver Program help no one | Sep 1 2014 | Conely de Leon, Ethel Tungohan, Petronila Cleto | Live-in caregivers are an important part of Canadian society. So why is Chris Alexander eliminating their ability to obtain permanent residency with his "modern" 'Express Entry' program?
From the Peoples' Social Forum to a Peoples' Platform | Sep 1 2014 | Dylan Penner | A federal Peoples' Platform would be a new tool to pressure federal election candidates and parties to adopt more progressive positions and could be a strong part of our on-the-ground organizing.
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The push-polls prove it again, Canadians hate unions … really, really, really they do! Happy Labour Day! | Sep 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Nowadays, the final long weekend of our Canadian summer is devoted to The Seventy-Two Hour Hate, a three-day frenzy of official and media loathing for unions and the working people they represent.
The Canada Revenue Agency doubles down | Sep 1 2014 | J. Baglow | A new document reveals that CRA auditors are testing progressive charities for political orthodoxy. By now, everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
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Opponents beyond PC ranks start to take aim at Alberta leadership candidate Jim Prentice | Aug 31 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If Jim Prentice becomes Alberta PC leader and premier next Saturday, the attacks and implications from political operators of all sorts with all sorts of agendas aren't going to stop.
The Fraser Institute's 'research' is junk -- have a happy Labour Day! | Aug 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The Fraser Institute is now applying the methodology of "creation science" to the study of economics. The results, of course, are much the same.
Voters may be saying 'enough is enough' to Harper's Tories | Aug 29 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | As I read the opinion polls, people are not so much outraged by Stephen Harper and the Conservatives as they are tired of them. The same thing happened to Brian Mulroney at about the same stage.

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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...
NDP MP Sana Hassainia quits party over position on Israel-Palestine conflict Unionist said... Geez, beat me by one minute!   in
By-Elections, 2014 Edition, Vol. II David Young said... Any word on a (so-called) Green candidate in Whitby-Oshawa yet?   in
Libby Davies silent in the mainstream media but not on social media terrytowel said... BTW This thread is in regards to her not being as outspoken as she used to be in the past, now that...
Former CCF leader & feminist Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award Renamed PM Award alan smithee said... Megalomaniac? Check. Empororer? Check. Asshole? Huge gaping one. in
PEN Canada hit with political activity tax audit Arthur Cramer said... And here it goes! in
Senate thread sherpa-finn said... Good luck with this thread, Sean. I am not confident that the broad visceral distaste for the Red...
Graham Lane's at it Again Maradona said... Shame on the Free Press for printing such lies. in
Federal NDP staffers split with union that urged strategic voting in Ontario Pogo said... He talks about the last election being unusual because the Conservatives had an anti-union platform...
The Shirtless Jogger What is Your Take? alan smithee said... Pfff....Change leanings and Ford would be praising him. in

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