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Not Rex at the 2012 NDP Leadership Convention

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Not Rex reports from the 2012 NDP Leadership Convention, where Thomas Mulcair was chosen as new leader of the NDP.

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Postscript on the New McCarthyism

A year ago I wrote a column reflecting on the activities of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA), the Canadian branch of the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism. The latter is an international pro-Zionist group whose sole task is to redefine anti-Semitism to mean virtually any criticism of Israel. It developed at the behest of Israel when international criticism of the apartheid state began to seriously damage the image Israel so carefully established over decades -- you know the one, where Israel is the tiny democratic state whose existence is threatened by its powerful neighbours.

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Imaginary surplus, no problem: Harper dreams aloud

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Is promising Canadians a budget surplus without making new tax measures or additional spending cuts really possible? (No.)

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Harper is election ready. Are his opponents?

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With 10 months to go before the expected October 19, 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives are running full out for re-election. Their strategy is simple. First, satisfy the party base, the some 25 per cent of eligible voters who will turn up on election day and vote Conservative. Second, suppress the Liberal vote.

The current incentive for Conservatives to vote Conservative is the so-called "Family Tax Cut." The Conservative tax relief policy will be compared to the "NDP-Liberal coalition" which wants "to increase taxes and wreck business."

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| November 24, 2014
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