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November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. Front row: Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty. Photo: Government of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It's 2018 and we're starting to get a clearer impression of the true meaning of free trade with the United States. Thanks a load, Brian Mulroney!
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Karl Nerenberg | There are serious candidates or potential candidates for the leadership of both the Conservatives and the NDP who do not speak French. Does that make sense in 2017?
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Get used to it. As Otto von Bismarck famously observed, politics is "the art of the possible, the attainable, the art of the next best."
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | For the NDP to become the real champion of the left, the party will have to finally reform its relationship with social movements.
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David J. Climenhaga | Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith defends the use of a former Calgary Herald strikebreaker to moderate the panel because of his high profile as a political commentator in Alberta.
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Ed Broadbent | On Friday March 27, Ed Broadbent delivered this opening address to the Progress Summit 2015.
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David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to electing progressive parties, Alberta is not Quebec. But it may be a heck of a lot closer to it than it seems.
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Ed Broadbent | For many months, the Conservative government has blatantly attacked Canadians' rights and the Fair Elections Act is just the latest. Ed Broadbent discusses its attack on democracy.
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rabble staff | Ed Broadbent gives the 2 annual Jack Layton Memorial lecture, addressing the topic: are the dreams of social democracy and the cherished social programmes of Canadians still affordable?
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Ed Broadbent | Extreme economic inequality undermines basic human rights and diminishes the quality of our democracy.
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James Laxer | In the 1930s, social democrats nurtured a political culture and an intellectual climate in which socialist ideas would be embraced. But today's NDP has evolved into a party much like the others.
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Gerry Caplan | Jack Layton's NDP is bringing the sweet smell of success to a distraught Vancouver. But the delegates at the convention may want to remember that not all such gatherings have been joyous celebrations.