Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta’s capitalDavid J. Climenhaga | A lot of the New Democrats who gathered in Edmonton yesterday appear to be in a mood to smash some crockery. Enough aren't, though, to keep it interesting.
|Blog Peggy Nash | Canada still needs the NDP. But it needs an NDP that is both inspiring and competent, visionary and responsible, principled and practical.|
|Blog Craig Scott | In this first of a two-part series, Craig Scott considers how Tuesday's federal budget raises questions about honesty and accountability in our electoral democracy.|
|Blog Gerry Caplan | Mulcair says he's open to new ideas. To save the NDP, now's the time to prove it.|
|Blog Gerry Caplan | I endorsed Thomas Mulcair for NDP leader, but his lacklustre 2015 election campaign has drained me of all enthusiasm.|
Grits in Ottawa and Dippers in Edmonton: Far from the worst combination for keeping Alberta's economy in motionDavid J. Climenhaga | Can you imagine how much more difficult getting this stimulus ball rolling would be with an austerity-obsessed conservative government still camped in Edmonton or Ottawa?
|Blog Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals are happy to be in the middle, between the NDP on the left and the Conservatives on the right. But on the need for a more vigorous approach to First Nations they seem to be with the NDP.|
|News 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.|
|Blog Pierre Beaudet | Le résultat du vote du 19 octobre aura été aussi cruel pour le NPD que les sondages à répétition depuis plusieurs semaines.|
|Blog Mimi Williams | Had the NDP not veered to the right in an attempt to capture votes, it might have been able to retain its principles while finally grasping power.|
|Blog Seth Klein, Shannon Daub | The reversal of fortunes between the NDP and the Liberals deserves careful consideration, as it provides important lessons for progressives.|
|Blog Adam Riggio | The New Democrats won't be viable any longer if they maintain this course of being a squishy centre-left party. We already have the Liberals, who can go squishy centre-left by instinct.|