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Trish Hennessy | The politics of fear delivered some new voters into Stephen Harper's hands. How did it send new voters into the arms of an orange wave?
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Krystalline Kraus | May 14 is the National Day of Action for Electoral Reform. Check here for cross-Canada locations and times. Toronto rally changed to 3:00 p.m.!
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rabbleTV | On May 12, rabble held a post-election discussion in Vancouver to make sense of the new Canadian political landscape and strategize for what comes next. Watch a clip from it here.
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Sharon Fraser | I've voted in many federal elections, always NDP. As often as not, I've marked my X beside a name I didn't recognize, someone who had never knocked at my door, someone who, I knew, lived far far away.
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Ken Boessenkool and Brian Topp | Those in the Liberal Party and some of their apologists have tried to de-legitimize the election outcomes by pointing to vote splitting. But that is not the story of this election.
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Andrew Jackson | The bottom line for me is that the NDP, if they are to gain a majority, will have to retain the new Quebec base and turn about 50 of their many second-place finishes in English Canada into wins.
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Erin Weir | In every federal election that I can remember, the Liberals have appealed for strategic voting. A major flaw in this logic is that relatively few ridings are close Liberal-Conservative races.
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Murray Dobbin | Almost since he was elected NDP leader in 2003, Jack Layton has mused about replacing the Liberal Party as the official opposition. Just what does it mean for Canadian politics?
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Jim Stanford | Harper's Conservatives can hardly claim to usher in economic stability, when the trajectory of Canada's economy is increasingly determined by developments in global financial and commodity markets.
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Erin Weir | Some progressives worry that the new Conservative majority will dismantle the Canadian state. In fiscal terms, it is looking like the lame sequel to a movie that Canadians have seen before.
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Gerry Caplan | Like so many others, my brain has been scrambled since Monday night. Too much, too fast, too unexpected to digest. Let me try to impose some order on my intellectual chaos.
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James Laxer | Sheriff Stephen can't skate, but he does know how to cull a herd. After his big win, the Sheriff sat on a fence post and mused about the future and the past.