This accounting tempest will turn out to be a non-event in the dramatic election campaign -- and in fact, it may counterintuitively help the party's surging campaign, rather than hurting it.
By putting together a policy agenda of bold ideas, the NDP would help Canadians get a measure of the new Liberal government, and give the party a much-needed leadership role in public debate.
What a surprise! The NDP makes a proposal for a very modest increase in corporate tax rates and defenders of all things corporate in Canada turn on their scary corporate tax number-generating machine.
As the leaders of Canada's major political parties continue election campaigning, there appears to be little interest in addressing Canada's role in war crimes and dangerous military escalations. Why?
NDP leader Mulcair is talking a lot about the 'middle class' now. Yes, it is an election year. However, the NDP's rhetoric is buttressed by a thorough and detailed book of practical policies.