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Rick Salutin | Genuine political anger is an asset in politics but also a rarity. That may be why it’s an asset: it rings true amidst falseness, writes Rick Salutin.
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David J. Climenhaga | Savvy Alberta New Democrats who want to help their provincial party's prospects will support the federal candidate most likely to focus on issues with a positive impact on Alberta.
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Yves Engler | There are important differences of opinion within the NDP regarding foreign policy questions. These issues deserve to be aired.
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Elizabeth May
David J. Climenhaga | Did anyone really expect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his electoral reform promise? Other than the Green Party leader, that is.
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Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau calculates that he can get away with breaking his electoral reform promise. Maybe so. Many who encouraged strategic voting for him are now bitterly disappointed. They should have known better.
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David J. Climenhaga | Readers are welcome to take note and write in December 2017 to remind me of how many of these predictions I got wrong.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | The Fort Mac Fire, pipelines, and leadership races were among the province's most significant stories this year.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Justin Trudeau is popular because Canadians still have the image of what a decade of Conservative government looks like, looming large in our collective rearview mirror.
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Michael Laxer | Wondering if the NDP leadership race may open up the possibility of a radical moment or shift within the party? That just got a whole lot less likely!
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David J. Climenhaga | Call me Pollyanna, but I'm inclined to think this situation, as truly damaging as it appears, can be managed and even exploited.
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Thomas Mulcair
David J. Climenhaga | When a political leader says he'll hang in there if he gets the endorsement of 70 per cent of a convention's delegates, that's usually an indication he expects to get about 70 per cent!
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | After a speech like yesterday's, the conservative refrain that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn't fighting for what Albertans want is starting to wear pretty thin.