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Karl Nerenberg | Gilles Duceppe was once a decent, humane, progressive politician. In the last campaign, however, he lowered himself to the level of a populist demagogue, appealing to fear and resentment of the other.
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The Crystal Ball
Christopher Majka | Although the results of the 2015 Canadian election are not in, there are a few things that can be predicted with the political crystal ball. We're certainly going to be in for a wild political ride.
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Nora Loreto | Sept. 18 was the first French-language debate, which saw all five federal leaders debate a myriad of issues. It was the debate that all of Canada needed to see.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Could Prime Minister Stephen Harper be asking, this time, too much of an electorate he treats like a bunch of dummies? Naw… What could possibly go wrong?
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Duncan Cameron | With former leader Gilles Duceppe taking over the leadership of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) from Mario Beaulieu, the only party able to threaten the NDP in Quebec has raised its game.
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Brian Mulroney
David J. Climenhaga | Will Prime Minister Stephen Harper sup with the separatists? It is said here he is bound to. And don't count on him using a long spoon!
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rabble staff | Voters are receiving automated calls at home that tell them to go to polling stations that have nothing to do with their ridings. The scale of the scheme is national. Innocent mistake? Incompetence?
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Industry Minister Tony Clement, whose riding got plenty of G8 pork
David J. Climenhaga | Details in the Auditor-General's leaked report go a long way to explaining why what has been dismissed as "a 72-hour photo opportunity" for the prime minister was so costly.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | In last night's debate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper relied on the political version of boxing's famous rope-a-dope defence, in which the fighter covers his head and leans on the ropes.
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Former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney
David J. Climenhaga | You can almost hear the creaking sounds of the centrifugal forces inherent in Stephen Harper's uneasy right-wing coalition.
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David J. Climenhaga | If you want the police and the government to behave themselves, then elect a government that's committed to democracy and civil liberties.
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Murray Dobbin | In a fight to frame the election -- ethics and democracy versus the economy -- the budget is a very weak hand.