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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at a COVID-19 briefing, May 7, 2020. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video/YouTube
David J. Climenhaga | The Bloc Québécois leader said oil "is never coming back" while the former Green party leader stated "oil is dead." The Alberta premier called those remarks 'divisive.'
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House about the rail blockades. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For some federal politicians, the crisis engendered by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs' refusal to allow a natural gas pipeline through their territory is also an opportunity.
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Elizabeth May at a Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elizabeth May/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Given the built-in biases of our electoral system, it is a minor miracle that the Greens managed to win any seats at all in the House of Commons.
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Alex Cosh | The Greens' pan-ideological approach might partly explain why the party struggled to make new gains in an NDP-dominated area like Vancouver Island.
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Linda Leon | Could the Green plan meet its goals of "addressing the climate emergency" and "transitioning to a green economy"?
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh before the leaders' debate. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The purpose of a debate should be to force leaders to go beyond slogans, zingers and prepared lines. The voters want to hear party leaders explain in detail what they would do in government.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | As they prepare for the next round of debates, all of the federal party leaders are fighting their own demons.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion at the 2019 CBTU Legislative Conference. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Long before 2001, most of us knew that imitating other cultures or ethnicities was not acceptable. Why didn't the young Justin Trudeau not know as much many years later?
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Karl Nerenberg | Scheer wants to present a reassuring and non-threatening face to voters; Singh stays on message; and May speaks her mind.
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Image: University of the Fraser Valley/Flickr
Rick Salutin | We should consider this election a privilege. For the first time, the top issue in voters' minds is the main threat not only to Canada but to organized human life: environmental crisis.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh at a Labour Day parade in Toronto. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | History teaches that parties can survive all kinds of internal strife and turbulence to do quite well when the voting actually starts.
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Brent Patterson | Travelling by train wouldn't make Trudeau or Scheer climate leaders, but jetting across the country for 36 days is deeply problematic.