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Karl Nerenberg | In 1998, it looked like Jean Chrétien and his Liberals could remain in power forever. With his response to the near loss of the 1995 referendum, however, Chrétien sowed the seeds of his party's demise
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Karl Nerenberg | Françoise David, who founded the progressive Quebec party Québec Solidaire, has retired from politics, saying she is too tired to carry on.
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Linda McQuaig | There were few in Ottawa inner circles resisting Paul Martin's deep spending cuts as Finance Minister, but one strong dissenting voice came from Douglas Peters, who died last week at the age of 86.
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Pam Palmater | Last week, former prime minister Paul Martin told the media that Canadians weren't racist, it's just that Indigenous people are invisible to many of them. That's a bit rich, argues Pam Palmater.
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Paul Martin with Bill Morneau
Dru Oja Jay | Diversity in government is especially good if it can raise expectations and lead people to demand that government reflect society in other, more significant ways.
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Michael Laxer | When you look a little closely at the Liberal plan the austerity devil is in the details.
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Nora Loreto | Nora Loreto separates the fact from the fiction in the fight between the Liberals and the NDP on child care.
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Nora Loreto | Paul Martin's assertion that the NDP has moved to the "far right" doesn't hold water. Although he would know.
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Olivia Chow
Christopher Majka | Does Olivia Chow bear responsibility for the demise of the national child-care plan of 2005? The Toronto Star's Rick Salutin seems to think so. Let's look at the history and the facts.
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Jim Stanford
David J. Climenhaga | What do you have to do to focus the media's attention on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's horrible economic performance? Draft a Top Ten List?
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Murray Dobbin | Has the Liberal party grown more trustworthy in the 10 years since we had a Liberal government? A trip down memory lane to Paul Martin's government might offer a helpful reminder.
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Danielle Smith
David J. Climenhaga | The closed-door deal has to include cabinet posts for key Wildrosers or, to be blunt about it, they simply wouldn't have come across.