|Blog Dennis Gruending | The Liberals are promising pharmacare but not a universal program. Let's look to the wisdom of medicare founders T.C. Douglas and Emmett Hall on how to proceed.|
|News Ed Finn | Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.|
|Blog Doreen Nicoll | Tommy Douglas is very much alive in Dan Ebbs play "In This Corner: Eight Rounds with Tommy Douglas."|
'Worthwhile Canadian initiative': Rona Ambrose said to be departing politics to help out the Wilson CenterDavid J. Climenhaga | The Wilson Center is tied closely to the U.S. government and housed in the Ronald Reagan Building. As a former Conservative Party leader, Rona Ambrose should feel right at home there.
Happy New Year! In 2016, let’s improve workplace safety, forgive student loans and pull the plug on daylight savingsDavid J. Climenhaga | Sound, popular, progressive legislation is precisely the "nightmare" the full-blown anti-NDP campaign now under way in Alberta is designed to forestall.
|Blog Mimi Williams | Had the NDP not veered to the right in an attempt to capture votes, it might have been able to retain its principles while finally grasping power.|
|Blog Michael Laxer | While it took the NDP many years to transition to a fully Blairite party one can only hope the road back to the left takes considerably less time than it did for Labour.|
|News Ryan Donnelly | Tom Mulcair and the NDP have stood up against Harper's Bill C-51. With support for the bill declining, does this mean support for the NDP is increasing?|
|Blog Rod Mickleburgh | Rod Mickleburgh reflects on a forgotten and endearing nugget of Canadian history: a one-term NDP politician (and uncle) who almost got a national holiday in February -- 18 years ahead of his time.|
Dear Scotland: Do whatever you think is best…but remember, The Globe never has your interests at heartDavid J. Climenhaga | We may have come from all over to Western Canada, but after a generation or two we became Scots without even realizing it.
|Columnists Thomas Ponniah | In a time when the Harper government is cutting funding to Canada's health-care system -- and by extension transforming the national identity -- citizens need to be re-introduced to Tommy Douglas.|
|News Megan Leslie | NDP MP Megan Leslie to rabble columnist Murray Dobbin: The NDP has got big ideas, and we're proud of them!|
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