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Duncan Cameron | It's official: the Canadian economy is in recession. By election day, parties can expect millions of voters to be paying attention to what governments plan to do to create jobs and secure employment.
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Seth Klein | Which opposition party, with a potential to win the election, has the better platform when it comes to tackling climate change and inequality? Seth Klein weighs the parties on these core issues.
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Pro Bono, Brian Iler | A broad range of programs and policies will be essential to achieve meaningful reduction in emissions and, at the same time, ensure that the burdens and benefits of climate action are fairly shared.
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various | We asked CCPA staff members what questions they are hoping to have answered by the debate, and by the campaigns in general. Here's what they said.
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Rick Salutin | What matters in politics, in the run-up to elections? Not policies. I think people care about policies, just not during elections. What matters is the leader.
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Justin Trudeau at Chrystia Freeland's Campaign Office, 2013
David Macdonald | On Monday the Liberals released a portion of their platform for the upcoming federal election. While some ideas are good, things get weird when it comes to their proposed tax changes.
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Erin Weir | To state the obvious, Saskatchewan's provincial election result was not good for progressives. I was especially surprised by the NDP's loss of constituencies like Regina Douglas Park.
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Erin Weir | Regarding the NDP platform's reliance on additional potash revenue, columnist Murray Mandryk asks, "What if potash tanks as it did in 2009?"
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Erin Weir | Saskatchewan's two major parties have unveiled their election platforms. The main difference between the Sask Party and NDP is not the dollar amount but its allocation among various priorities.
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Erin Weir | A common refrain has been that all of Ontario's election platforms are unrealistic given a deteriorating economic outlook. We should evaluate how each party's platform would fare in a downturn.
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Alice Klein | As we head to the polls in Ontario, the irony is that whenever lefties gather these days, someone asks whether it's the NDP or the Liberals who are the most progressive party running in this election.
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Jim Stanford | Hugh Mackenzie of the CCPA has prepared a comprehensive comparison of the election platforms of the three major parties in Ontario's election.