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Will sado-politics win another term for Harper? | Jan 28 2015 | J. Baglow | The Harper government is introducing life without parole. New "anti-terrorism" legislation will follow. Inflicting punishment is an election ploy, appealing to base instincts--pun intended.
Can we have productive political discussions this federal election? | Jan 28 2015 | Doug Howat | It's an election year! A time when we productively share opinions and ideas, and debate policy. Not! But can we actually have meaningful conversation this election?
This International Data Privacy Day, protect what you hold dear | Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Saczkowski | On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.
Syriza rally
What could a Canadian Syriza do? | Jan 28 2015 | Tara Ehrcke | With the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in Greece, it is time to think about building a genuine left alternative here at home.
Photo: British High Commission, Ottawa/flickr
Halifax mayor Mike Savage carries on legacy of activism and politics | Jan 27 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Halifax mayor Mike Savage grew up in a home steeped in social activism and electoral politics, and has spent the first half of his first term as mayor putting the pieces into place.
Raj Sherman
Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman quits, completing last-place trifecta of disastrous party leaders | Jan 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Only the Alberta NDP has managed a leadership transition since the 2012 provincial general election without leaving blood on the floor.
Photo: flickr/Jeremy Schultz
Harper imagines a surplus; Mulcair talks to business about job creation | Jan 27 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) says the drop in oil prices will mean the government will run a small deficit this year. Harper pretends the PBO says otherwise. The NDP has other ideas.
Brian Mason
The dream of uniting Alberta's left, revived in the wake of Raj Sherman's resignation, remains unlikely | Jan 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Even though their platforms are much alike, the rift between the NDP and the Alberta Liberals is probably just too wide to bridge.
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Next election puts Canadians to the test: Will we throw Harper out? | Jan 26 2015 | Ralph Surette | Thanks to the Harper government's expertise in propaganda and manipulation, the rodent-like gnawing at democratic process and our legal structure has been under the radar. Are we going to catch on?
Photo: Mohri UN-CECAR/flickr
The search for a national clean energy policy in Canada | Jan 26 2015 | Brendan Haley | The ideal policy response to Canada's regional diversity involves implementing geographically specific clean energy transition policies. It does not involve giving up on national carbon pricing.
CETA appears 'wobbly' with provincial dispute, but ISDS lurks on the horizon | Jan 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | Following Newfoundland's discontent, all provincial premiers and territorial leaders should also be thinking through the implications of CETA's investor-state provision on their provincial budgets.
Link Byfield
Death of Wildrose founder and journalist-ideologue Link Byfield a major blow to Alberta social conservative right | Jan 26 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Despite winning an Alberta Senate election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper passed over Link Byfield for a Senate seat -- evidence of how far his views were from the mainstream.

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