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Doug Horner
Redford-Hancock Government moves ahead with plan to gut public sector pensions | Apr 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta’s NDP said the party’s legislative caucus will focus on the government’s attack on public service pensions for the rest of the legislative session.
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Ontario budget: Don't throw taxes under the bus | Apr 16 2014 | Trish Hennessy | As Ontario inches toward a potential spring election showdown, Premier Kathleen Wynne is making clear that she wants public transit to become the ballot box question.
Activist Communique: Fighting Back Against Cuts to Disability Benefits | Apr 16 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Fighting Back Against Cuts to Disability Benefits – from U.K to Ontario Austerity is Global – so is our resistance.
Jim Prentice
The 'Self Preservation Society' wants Jim Prentice for 'The Alberta Job' | Apr 15 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | … But can former federal cabinet minister and current baking boss Jim Prentice forgo his ambition to be prime minister?
Photo: Paul B. (Halifax)/flickr
The high political stakes of power rate promises for the Nova Scotia Liberals | Apr 15 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Could Stephen McNeil's read-my-lips election promise to "save you $46 million per year" on your power bills become his defining no-new-taxes/no-program-cuts, dead-on-the-doorstep electoral moment?
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The problem with homeless counts and M-455 | Apr 15 2014 | Leilani Farha, Michele Biss | Conservative MP Peter Goldring introduced motion M-455, which seeks to develop a nationally shared definition of homelessness and a common methodology. The only problem is homeless counts don't work.
Photo: Parti Québécois/flickr
Marois, Moses and the law of leadership | Apr 15 2014 | Duncan Cameron | With the defeat of the Parti Québécois government led by Pauline Marois, leading the Quebec Exodus from Canada has just gotten harder.
Jim Flaherty
Don't airbrush Jim Flaherty's record because of sympathy for his family | Apr 14 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | It is not speaking ill of the dead to say the charming Jim Flaherty held the same beliefs as the charmless Stephen Harper. It is the unvarnished and necessary truth.
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Quebec election: Unfortunate outcome to a disappointing campaign | Apr 14 2014 | Eve-Lyne Couturier | A myriad of factors, sometimes contradictory, can explain Quebec voters' renewed support for the party formerly led by Jean Charest.
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Last week's landslide winners in Quebec election? The Federal NDP. | Apr 14 2014 | Gerry Caplan | History was made this week in Quebec when the NDP won an election in which they didn't participate. They had a vital stake in the outcome of Monday's vote and came away winners on all counts.
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After Jim Flaherty’s death, politicians ask, 'Is it worth it?' | Apr 14 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Parliament has become a very nasty place, and the proposed Fair Elections Act would only entrench current attitudes.
MPs take a break with a full plate awaiting them back in Parliament | Apr 14 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Fair Elections Act, the omnibus budget bill, reform of First Nations education, contaminated sites and galloping climate change all await MPs when they get back to work.

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