coalition

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Dec 7, 2009

Coming out to the politics of change

rabble staff
Supporters of the coalition created by Jack Layton, Stephane Dion and Gilles Duceppe, commemorate its first anniversary.
Columnists
Dec 3, 2009

Who will stop Stephen Harper?

If neither the Liberals nor the NDP find the courage to present a vision to the country and redefine the political discourse, it is virtually certain that Stephen Harper will stay prime minister.
Columnists
Dec 1, 2009

The instinct for power

When the Toronto trio went off to Harvard to talk Michael Ignatieff into returning to Canada to enter politics, they were looking for a Pierre Trudeau. Instead they found a Robert Stanfield.
Columnists
Sep 24, 2009

Politics with Don Newman

Who doesn't feel queasy about federal politics these days? Add former CBC senior parliamentary editor and Newsworld Politics host Don Newman, who can finally speak his mind.
Columnists
Jun 19, 2009

Coalitions and other lost causes

Today, you say coalition and many Canadians shudder. But a day will come when they will merely shrug because, after all, it's only democratic and not to tremble over. There is a time and tide.
Columnists
Mar 17, 2009

Canada's next government

In order to pass laws, any minority government needs a parliamentary majority. Thus, no prime minister can continue to hold power without creating a formal, or (less often) informal coalition.
Columnists
Feb 6, 2009

All of them must go

As cities around the world are rocked with protests, it's clear governments that respond to economic crisis with the discredited free-market agenda will not survive.
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Feb 3, 2009

Not so strange bedfellows

John Maclennan
Was last week's budget vote the beginning of another long Liberal-Tory relationship in the House, or just the start of a quick fling before another election? (http://johnmaclennan.ca/)
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Jan 29, 2009

A Shakespearean tragedy in Ottawa

rabble staff
To defeat the government, or not to defeat the government, that was the question. Will Ignatieff's decision have tragic consequences for himself and the country? (Image: Tigana)
Blog
Jan 28, 2009

No laughing matter

Sharon Fraser
If you didn't know any better, listening to the CBC would convince you that this budget is none of Jack's business.
Blog
Jan 27, 2009

All I want for Christmas … I mean budget day

Trish Hennessy
The weight of 100,000 (and growing) newly unemployed Canadians was on the shoulders of our federal minority government as they unveiled their budget.
News
Jan 27, 2009

Harper "stimulus" budget falls far short

Toby Sanger
Faced with the prospect of losing their grip on power, the Harper government has made a big show of taking action to address the economic and financial crisis, but it still falls far short.
News
Jan 27, 2009

Debunking 'Constitutional fairy tales'

Helen Forsey
As Parliament resumes after the outrage of last December's prorogation, crucial aspects of our democratic future are once again at stake.
Columnists
Jan 27, 2009

Waiting for the budget to fall

The answer to our current economic challenge is to use government money wisely to make sure that the most vulnerable among us don't drop out of economic activity.
Blog
Jan 27, 2009

The Conservatives haven't a clue

James Laxer
As the Canadian economic crisis deepens the Harper government still has not figured out how serious things have become.

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