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Nov 3, 2015
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The NDP's queasy opposition on the niqab

Tristan Markle
Sarah Beuhler
Many say it was the NDP's principled stand on the "niqab ban" that did them in. However, it was actually their lack of a focused attack against Harper and his "fear and loathing" campaign.
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Oct 30, 2015
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Election 2015: The triumph of voter engagement

Christopher Majka
The key to electoral success in 2015 was voter engagement. Had turnout not increased, Stephen Harper's voter suppression strategy would have triumphed yet again. 2015 marks a victory for democracy.
Blog
Oct 26, 2015
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Finally: A decisive end to the Harper era

Stuart Trew
Canadians have not elected a reflexively progressive party, but we do now have a government committed to implementing a largely progressive platform that will improve many people's lives.
Blog
Oct 26, 2015
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We have a new federal government. What now?

Seth Klein
Shannon Daub
A minority government would have given progressive movements more leverage to demand timely and effective action, but the Liberal platform nevertheless includes many positive policies and commitments.

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