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Karl Nerenberg | Here we are, a mere year and a quarter from the last federal election -- and in the midst of a frightful and deadly pandemic -- yet, believe it or not, Ottawa is full of election talk.
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Karl Nerenberg | The hubris of the federal Liberals and Conservatives brought Canada to the brink of an election, just a year after the last one -- and during the second wave of a pandemic.
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Linda McQuaig | If the NDP could push Justin Trudeau to embrace a Canadian Green New Deal, it could be an inspiring counterpoint to calls for austerity from Bay Street and Conservatives.
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Karl Nerenberg | If there is any threat to Trudeau's leadership, it comes from his own party. A good many Liberals are growing weary of the prime minister's questionable judgment.
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Bob Rae speaking at Queen's University in 2013. Queen's University/Flickr
Yves Engler | Rae's appointment suggests the Liberals are ignoring the lessons of the UN Security Council defeat and calls to rethink Canadian foreign policy.
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Justin Trudeau giving a socially distanced speech on June 10, 2020. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Duncan Cameron | Trudeau's Liberals are largely surviving on the back of the Conservative party's failure to establish itself as a government-in-waiting.
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Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader worries punitive measures could have unintended consequences, and could easily sweep up people who simply applied in error.
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Karl Nerenberg | Don't expect this Liberal government, that likes to be all things to all people, to take on powerful corporate interests, especially at a time of extreme economic emergency.
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Bill Blaikie | Former health minister Monique Bégin worked to get her Liberal colleagues on board with the Canada Health Act in 1984. Who in today's Liberal party is pushing for national pharmacare?
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Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals have abandoned any pretence to the idealistic and aspirational spirit of reform that -- at least rhetorically -- informed their first mandate.
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Karl Nerenberg | Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.
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Zaid Noorsumar | The union's president says the Liberals' offer of a 1.5 per cent annual increase doesn't even account for the cost of inflation, and is lower than the raise given to members of Parliament this month.