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Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period in September 2020. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
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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NDP finance critic Peter Julian. Image: Peter Julian/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | MP Peter Julian has introduced a private member's bill to create a national prescription drug benefit for all Canadians, in conjunction with the provinces.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Video screenshot
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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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Submitted
Dennis Gruending | Canada's NDP has a long tradition of pushing governing parties to do more for people in need and the party is playing that role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | One of the many unprecedented aspects of our current crisis is the way the federal party in power has been ready to quickly accept constructive suggestions from opposition parties.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
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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Madeleine Sauvé and some of her campaign team. Image: Madeleine Sauvé/Twitter
Alex Cosh | The NDP's Madeleine Sauvé is one of several candidates carrying a left-leaning platform deep into B.C.'s right-wing heartlands.
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Karl Nerenberg | Good news both for the traditional party of the left and for the progressive side of the political spectrum: the dark and dour media narrative about the NDP has changed dramatically for the better.
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Paul Manly. Photo: Green Party of Canada/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Does the Green win mean Canadians might be much more serious about climate change than most politicians seem to think? Maybe, but one byelection does not tell the whole story.
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David J. Climenhaga | Decarbonization? No problem! Wait! That was then. This is now.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Justin Trudeau is popular because Canadians still have the image of what a decade of Conservative government looks like, looming large in our collective rearview mirror.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Gee, all of a sudden it seems like the entire prevailing right-wing narrative about Alberta is bunk!