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| June 7, 2013

Who will push back neoliberalism? Winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP

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With the next federal election a little more than two years away, it is time we started asking the Liberals and New Democrats what kind of government they will deliver if either one can bounce the Conservatives from power.

It would be unwise to underestimate the Conservatives' devious political smarts, but it increasingly looks like we may have a dramatic change in Ottawa -- perhaps a Liberal government.

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| June 7, 2013

Open letter to the Prime Minister: Bill C-60 endangers Canadians' basic freedoms

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about provisions in the omnibus budget Bill C-60 that allow for direct government involvement with negotiations between employees and their employers at 49 Crown corporations, including CBC, Canada Post and Via Rail.

The changes Bill C-60 makes to the Financial Administration Act go against the spirit of the Canada Labour Code to support productive relationships between unions and management "in the best interests of Canada in ensuring a just share of the fruits of progress to all…" They stand to take away a fundamental freedom of Canadian democracy: the right to free collective bargaining.

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| June 3, 2013

Scandals galore in Ottawa: Harper's chickens have come home to roost

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In Ottawa, it's raining scandal. Correction, it's pouring, with hurricane-force winds. For a government that thrives on the politics of cynicism, exhibits, at every turn, contempt for democracy and election laws and is preoccupied with punishing those who disagree with their ideology, the past three scandal-clad weeks are as if all of Stephen Harper's chickens have come home to roost.

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From Mike Duffy to Rob Ford, Canada's right-wing is cracking up

The Right is cracking up. So drop 'em in the soup. The latest video commentary from Humberto DaSilva. 

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Mulcair interrogates Harper over Senate expenses scandal

Our parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg described Tuesday's session in the House of Commons as a 'Question Period for the ages.'

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Video: Mulcair vs. Harper on Senate expenses scandal in Question Period

Our parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg described Tuesday's session in the House of Commons as a 'Question Period for the ages.' You can read his full account here

This is a video of the one-on-one exchanges between Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. 

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