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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | Many say it was the NDP's principled stand on the "niqab ban" that did them in. However, it was actually their lack of a focused attack against Harper and his "fear and loathing" campaign.
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Stuart Parker | Surely anything but first-past-the-post is better, right? Nope. We need proportional representation to truly have equal and fair voting.
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Humberto DaSilva | Canadians voted for change. What they got was more of the same, but different.
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Elizabeth May | Some of what the Harper administration broke will be easy to fix; much will be very hard indeed. But we must insist the damage be reversed.
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David Macdonald | Transition periods are a whirlwind of activity for any new government. That's why it's important to stay focused on the progressive policies that can be implemented rapidly.
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | The Liberals learned their lesson from the Bill C-51 backlash: this was a "change" election and you win by looking like the polar opposite of the incumbent.
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Stuart Trew | Canadians have not elected a reflexively progressive party, but we do now have a government committed to implementing a largely progressive platform that will improve many people's lives.
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Seth Klein, Shannon Daub | A minority government would have given progressive movements more leverage to demand timely and effective action, but the Liberal platform nevertheless includes many positive policies and commitments.
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Kai Nagata | When the election finally arrived, turnout in B.C. surged from 60.4 to 70.4 per cent. That's what defeated the Conservative Party in B.C. -- not "strategic voting."
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Seth Klein, Shannon Daub | The reversal of fortunes between the NDP and the Liberals deserves careful consideration, as it provides important lessons for progressives.
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Kim Elliott | Now that the election is over, the hardest part begins. The Liberals under Justin Trudeau bring some unique challenges. But rabble is ready to meet them head-on.
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Elizabeth Pickett, Meghan Murphy | The Internet is swooning over our new PM. It's bad, but it doesn't amount to sexism.