This week, Karl Nerenberg wrote about the unofficial start of the campaign season. He noted that Liberal and NDP parties have more in common with each other than they do with the Conservatives. With an election on the way, politics are not on hold for summer 2015. What do you think the summer holds in politics?
It's shaping up to be a tight federal election this year, and it looks like Stephen Harper is trying to get all the help he can by making it harder for certain Canadians to vote.
Recent changes to the Fair Elections Act, proposed after the robocall scandal, still disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Canadians from voting in the next election.
Do you think the Harper government is committing voter suppression?
The question of Senate abolition has been a hot topic in Canadian politics this week. rabble's parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg has been outlining all the possibilities for Senate reform.
What do you think is the best option for Canada's Senate?
Canada's first-quarter GDP report just came back, and it is "atrocious," says Stephen Poloz.
The total real GDP shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 per cent, and if the second-quarter number is also negative, then Canada will be in a recession... just in time for the election.
Do you think Canada will be in a recession by election time?
The Harper government announced this week that it is looking into expanding the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP).
Previously, the Harper government had voted against an NDP motion to expand the CPP in 2013, citing loss of jobs, extra costs and economic hardship as its reasons, and instead favoured tax-free savings accounts and a new pooled registered pension plan.
Why is the Harper government looking into the expansion of the CPP now?
Canada Post says it can't afford to back down on its plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery, despite making millions in profits.
The profits are attributed to an increase in the price of postage and increase in parcel traffic because of online shopping.
Why is Canada Post still ending door-to-door delivery despite huge profits?
A new poll shows a three-way tie between the Liberals, NDP and Conservatives in the race for the 2015 federal election.
Many are suggesting the NDP's recent surge in numbers is because of Rachel Notley's historic win in the Alberta election.
What do you think of the 'three-way tie' prediction for the 2015 federal election?
On Wednesday May 6, the House of Commons passed the Harper government's Bill C-51, with both the Conservatives and Liberals voting in favour of it. Now Bill C-51 will go before the Senate.
What do you think about Bill C-51 passing the House?
What's going on in Alberta, right?! With the Alberta election on May 5 drawing close, many polls are predicting an NDP minority government. But will the PCs have a last minute resurgence?
What do you think will happen in the Alberta election?