Frances Russell

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Dec 15, 2011

Harper laws for Harper government?

Frances Russell
The Canadian Wheat Board fiasco: Is Canada governed by the rule of law or by the laws acceptable to the party in power? It is the difference between democracy and authoritarianism.
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Sep 2, 2011

Layton's state funeral could backfire on Harper

Frances Russell
Was the flow of emotions at Jack Layton's death fleeting? Something more profound? If the former, political normalcy will return soon. If the latter, the state funeral could be Harper's Big Mistake.
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Aug 31, 2010

How Fox North became Harper's priority

Frances Russell
The tone of political discourse, already shifted sharply right with the advent of Conrad Black's National Post in 1998, is about to leap further down that road. The signs are numerous and ominous.
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Nov 6, 2006

Harper focuses on pleasing core supporters

Frances Russell
The combined opposition has seized control of Parliament — and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives couldn't be happier. They probably set their opponents up, using “narrowca
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Oct 10, 2006

Cuts targeted to keep the neo-cons on top

Frances Russell
It's every man for himself, the elephant said as he danced among the chickens. That was Tommy Douglas's metaphor to remind audiences that government alone can redress the inherent inequality between
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