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Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! | May 22 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Twitteratic pundits hammer home their case, one Tweet at a time: "Rachel Notley can't swim!"
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Kathleen Wynne sells one public asset to create another | May 22 2015 | Rick Salutin | When she ran, Wynne seemed committed to new tolls or taxes -- to expand public transit. Then she backtracked, and decided to sell off parts of Hydro One instead.
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.
Photo: Ahmad Nawawi/flickr
Can we stop subsidizing executive stock options and enriching the rich? | May 22 2015 | Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks | The overindulged corporate set surely doesn't need additional financial help out of the pockets of ordinary, hard-working Canadians.
Photo: flickr/ mtsrs
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.
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.
Photo: flickr/Takver
When saving lives does not count and government promises are not fulfilled | May 21 2015 | Suha Diab | The Harper government has transformed Canada from a country with a humanitarian tradition of welcoming outsiders and providing sanctuary into one that fears and distrusts refugees.
Image: Flickr/pmwebphotos
Stephen Harper probably wishes the month of May had never happened | May 21 2015 | Gerry Caplan | May has been a splendid month for foes of the Harper government. It's been one humiliation after another, with only two exceptions all of its own making.
Lois Mitchell
Rachel Notley sets transition schedule for NDP government | May 21 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier-designate Rachel Notley gave her first official news conference in the Legislature yesterday. It was a bravura performance.
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.
Stop C-51
Bill C-51: Petition the Senate and join protests on May 30 | May 21 2015 | Fifteen senators oppose the bill, 5 support and 62 are undecided or undeclared.
Scott Crockatt
How weird is this? Calgary Chamber of Commerce spokesperson praises Rachel Notley's NDP government | May 20 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If the Calgary Chamber of Commerce reflects the real attitudes of Alberta's business community outside the oilpatch, we very well could see the establishment of an NDP political dynasty in Alberta!

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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...
Will Harper stack the Senate if he thinks he'll lose the election? David Young said... Conservatives - 51 in
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Coalition talk Pondering said... http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/04/07/No-NDP-Liberal-Coalition/ But the odds of Trudeau warming to...
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