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.
Liberal Party of Canada
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.
Rae's appointment suggests the Liberals are ignoring the lessons of the UN Security Council defeat and calls to rethink Canadian foreign policy.
Trudeau's Liberals are largely surviving on the back of the Conservative party's failure to establish itself as a government-in-waiting.
The NDP leader worries punitive measures could have unintended consequences, and could easily sweep up people who simply applied in error.
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.
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?
The Liberals have abandoned any pretence to the idealistic and aspirational spirit of reform that -- at least rhetorically -- informed their first mandate.
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.
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.