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Why is it Trudeau can get away with this?

Trudeau started his day Tuesday at the Bloomberg Global Forum, where he shared the stage with the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde; the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte; Larry Fink, the CEO of Blackrock USA; and Steve Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group.

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Say Something Nice About Your Leadership Opponent

So the NDP leadership vote is upon us, and essentially all there is to do now is wait for the ballots to be counted. We have had many passionate discussions and disagreements, and there are bound to be people unhappy with the outcome no matter what. That said, we are all (presumably) on the same side and will hopefully all be pulling in the same direction to take on Trudeau and Scheer. In that spirit, I decided to start a thread where we can say something we admire about leadership candidates we oppose. I'll start:

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NDP Showcase Drinking Game

So to have a little fun, I thought I'd put together a little drinking game based on candidate talking points for tomorrow. For those who are drinkers, you have to take a drink when the following candidates say:

Ashton: "millenial" or "precarious work"

Caron: "basic income"

Singh: "love and courage"

Any other lines that would be suitable?

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Liberal MP Arnold Chan dies at the age of 50

Thursday, September 14, 2017

OTTAWA -- Liberal MP Arnold Chan, who had been battling cancer, has died at the age of 50.

Chan's nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a rare head and neck cancer, resurfaced in 2016 after first being diagnosed in 2014.

Chan, 50, represented the riding of Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont. He was the deputy government House leader.

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How many NDP Governments in Canada are required before the CBC News Dept stops being negative about or just ignores the NDP?

I can't remember when I last saw a CBC News Dept clip that wasn't in some way panning the NDP. 

I remember when the NDP was the Official Opposition in Ottawa and the CBC News Dept revered the positions, and treated the Liberals like they were the Official Opposition, and the NDP like they were a third place party. And now that the NDP are a third place party the CBC News Dept treats the NDP like it doesn't even exist.


So just askin' and not, in any way, restricting these comments to just federal politics because it's the same shit provincially in BC.

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Conservative MP Gerry Ritz set to announce his resignation: sources

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

OTTAWA – Long-time Conservative MP Gerry Ritz is expected to announce he’s leaving federal politics, sources tell CTV News.

Ritz’s office confirmed he is making an announcement about the future of his political career tomorrow.

Ritz has been the MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask., for 20 years. His office would not comment on the nature of the announcement, but said Ritz will have more to say Thursday morning.

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NDP leadership Q&A - questions for Niki Ashton here on babble!

Some of you will remember that back in 2012 we hosted NDP leadership candidates for a series of Q&As. Based on the success of that we've decided to do it again. I'm just in the process of confirming details for each candidate. We'll have Niki Ashton here tentatively on September 13th, 8pm. If that changes for any reason I'll let you know.

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[NCAA] Stanford vs Rice Live Stream Football

At long last, the college football season is upon us. Starting this Saturday, NCAA Football gets underway as two seeded teams, South Florida and Stanford, look to build on their successes from last season. Stanford, in particular, is an extremely interesting team to follow early on due to the loss of their phenomenal running back Christian McCaffrey. Although Rice is expected to be a below average team this season, Stanford could potentially struggle adjusting to life without their best player from last season being on the current roster.


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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Live Stream

Tonight's fight looks sure to smash all existing pay-per-view records - and after months of trash-talking, a world tour, and Friday night's weigh-in, fight night is finally here.




Saturday night will see out-of-retirement best boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather facing the UFC's biggest star, Conor McGregor, in Sin City.

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Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing

True dat!

Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing


Let's be clear on why Trump won. (Won the Electoral College, not the election. A strong enough majority of Americans voted against him.) It wasn't because of racism, fear of immigrants or misogyny. White supremacists and Confederate flag buffs didn't do it -- though they backed him.


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