It's richly ironic that New Democrats, who laboured for years to shed the albatross of "socialism," finally succeeded last weekend just when the word may no longer be cursed.
The problems facing Justin Trudeau have little to do with his experience, and a lot to do with the party he now leads.
Justin Trudeau's first day as Liberal Leader in the House was inevitably a challenge for him. It was also a challenge for Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair.
Heaven knows where the Liberal Party would be today were it not for Justin Trudeau. We now have the answers to three of the central questions at the heart of Canadian political life today.
Justin Trudeau is about being all things to all people. He is friend to rich and poor, alike. He is for the environment and Aboriginal people -- and for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Personally I think the whole emphasis on leadership in our politics is embarrassing. If we were democratically more evolved, leadership would hardly matter.
I am happy to have a chance to answer the question posed by Gerry Nicholls' March 29 opinion piece, Why Doesn't Elizabeth May Just Join the Liberals?
Defeating Conservative MPs requires on-the-ground action showing the effects of Harper government policies on daily life. Waiting for an election is not the way to do politics.
This isn't the politics of ideas and issues anymore, though it has those. It's the politics of inclusion. Obama's win in the U.S. is the prototype, but only in his second election.
A veritable orgy of Liberal leadership races have transfixed Canadians. Well, three, anyway. In Ontario and the Dominion at large, the thrill is palpable.