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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.

Image: Flickr/Canadianveggie
| November 24, 2014
Rachel Notley
| October 19, 2014 polls

What do you think about the NDP's national child care plan?

The NDP annouced their national child care plan this week, and everyone's talking about it!

How does it compare to Harper's plan? Who would it actually benefit? Will this work?

What do you think about the NDP's national child care plan?


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| October 15, 2014
Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
| October 7, 2014
Rob Anders
| September 21, 2014
Uncle Steve
| September 9, 2014

Can the NDP challenge Harper on the economy?

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The NDP's announcement that it will push for a national minimum wage if elected is good news and suggests that the party may finally be overcoming its decades-long aversion to engaging its Liberal and Conservative adversaries on the question of the economy. It's too early to tell if they will follow up with other policy commitments and weather the expected attacks. The social bottom-feeders at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, ever eager to promote policies that harm their members' interests, have already attacked.

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