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Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 6
Pierre Beaudet | In an unusual way during an electoral campaign, over 10 000 people came out in the streets today to denounce Harper. The mood was festive, with lots of singers, poets, writers in abundance, including
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 6
Sharon Fraser | CBC The National cut a strong NDP candidate out of their story on an all-candidates debate in Central Nova,
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 5
Scott Piatkowski | Post-debate polls show the Liberals holding onto second place by as little as two percentage points over the NDP.
Blog - Robert Chernomas' blog October 4
Robert Chernomas | Cutting corporate and upper income taxes means they are free to spend more of their unearned income on things most important to them.
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 3
Scott Piatkowski | Everyone else is offering their post-debate analysis, so here's mine.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog October 2
James Laxer | Stephen Harper played defence for two hours during last night's French language debate
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 2
Pierre Beaudet | Last night was the ‘big debate' on Radio-Canada. It was by and large pathetic, meaningless, and flippant at the best, boring at the worst.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 2
Sharon Fraser | There was no momentum for the Harper Conservatives in Atlantic Canada, where most MPs were likely to be re-elected.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 2
Corvin Russell | Don't trust this blog post
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 2
Corvin Russell | More things that are pissing me off, including the incredibly inadequate political discourse on the financial crisis, and a proposal to address it
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog October 2
Corvin Russell | Four big ideas missing in action from this election
Blog - Scott Piatkowski's blog October 1
Scott Piatkowski | Pundits' Guide, a project of Ottawa number cruncher Alice Funke, has rapidly established itself as the go to site for policy wonks and election geeks in search of meaningful information.
Blog - Blair Redlin October 1
Blair Redlin | The format of the French language t.v. debate, with leaders seated around a table and with taped questions from electors, allowed for a range of real issues to be covered.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog October 1
James Laxer | Fingers-crossed, here's how things might go in the French leaders' debate tonight and the English debate tomorrow night.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog October 1
Pierre Beaudet | I was never a fan of Bob Rae for obvious reasons. But yesterday he did something important. He unveiled the secret, the taboo, the hidden factor: Harper is a dangerous man. Not only because he is an i
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog October 1
Dionne Brand | God help me I’ve been visiting the Conservative Party web site. Now being an atheist you know when I invoke god I’m truly in trouble, but the web site can generate a Women’s Studies course all on its
Blog - Robert Chernomas' blog September 30
Robert Chernomas | Top ten reasons for thanking conservatives...
Blog - Mai Nguyen September 30
Mai Nguyen | Saying no to war isn’t that easy. When you’ve got a pile of debt from your student loans, it’s hard to refuse when military recruiters dangle a “solution” to your problems.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 30
James Laxer | One Republican Congressman who voted against the Bush administration's bailout package yesterday said it was a choice between freedom and material comfort. He chose freedom.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 30
Pierre Beaudet | Over 400 people ‘welcomed' Harper yesterday in northern Quebec to tell him that he was NOT welcomed there.
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog September 30
Dionne Brand | Conservatives and their satraps religiously haul out the ‘law and order’ stick each election. Fear not remedy is at the base of their deploying this trope.
Blog - Blair Redlin September 29
Blair Redlin | Is it just me, or are the size of these dollar figures starting to make your head spin?
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 29
James Laxer | During this campaign, Stephane Dion has been giving lessons on how to play a bad hand badly.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 29
Pierre Beaudet | The Anything but Harper campaign continues unabated. The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec which has 57 000 members (mostly nurses and health professionals) has called for a ‘strat
Blog - Robert Chernomas' blog September 28
Robert Chernomas | A crisis brought to you from the people who ask you to vote for tax cuts (mostly for the rich and corporations) deregulation and privatization.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 28
James Laxer | Here was the truth about the world as William Aberhart learned it from social credit founder Major Douglas:
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 28
Pierre Beaudet | In Quebec at this juncture, Harper has not secured his big jump. This is the good news. In the last weeks, anything but Harper has made a difference. The Harper revolution has been challenged.
Blog - Ariel Troster's Blog September 28
women's rights are human rights
Ariel Troster | Women and men of all ages united today in Ottawa to tell message to election candidates not to play with women’s rights.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 27
James Laxer | Stephen Harper's Conservative Party of Canada is a hybrid of two parties, the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog September 27
Pierre Beaudet | Over the last period, the public discourse over class has changed. Classes and class struggle are now back on the agenda, but in way that the left had not hoped for.

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