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Trish Hennessy | The NDP's recent announcement on an affordable child care policy has hit a political sweet spot.
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Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | The new Environment Commissioner, Julie Gelfand, picks up where her predecessors left off. On Tuesday she forcefully bemoaned Harper's abject failure to meet emission reduction targets.
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David J. Climenhaga | Now that he has been handed his great big hat a second time, one would expect Rob Anders just to take his generous Parliamentary pension and go quietly away. Don't count on it.
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Uncle Steve
David J. Climenhaga | According to the mail they constantly send their supporters, the Harper Cons getting ready to go to war … with the media.
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Murray Dobbin | The NDP's announcement that it will push for a national minimum wage if elected suggests that the party may finally be overcoming its aversion to engaging its federal adversaries on the economy.
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Karl Nerenberg | In the run-up to the 2015 election the Liberals are all about their leader's image and the Conservatives are all about resentment and negativity. Will the NDP's calling card be substantive policy?
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Gerry Caplan | The NDP and its leaders face strong pressure from their own supporters to show greater moral courage and to speak out finally with no equivocation or "balance."
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David J. Climenhaga | Born on April Fools Day 1972, "Canada’s Worst MP" has been demonstrating since he was elected in 1995 that he isn’t the sharpest knife in the Parliamentary cutlery drawer.
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Robyn Allen
David J. Climenhaga | You've heard of companies that are too big to fail. Given the nature of the Internet, Postmedia may be a company that's too big to succeed.
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J. Baglow | Paul Manly's candidacy in Nanaimo-Ladysmith was vetoed by top NDP brass. The backstory shows just how far the NDP has drifted from its former principles.
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Gerry Caplan | Thomas Mulcair wants very badly to be prime minister of Canada. But with seemingly embedded resistance to social democratic ideals, will Canada ever let him?
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP MPs housed Parliamentary staff in Montreal and elsewhere. Other parties want to make this into a scandal. Not much there; except, perhaps, for what NDPers said to the Clerk of the Commons.