Liberal Party

Jan 28, 2013
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Notes on the Liberal leadership races

Gerry Caplan
A veritable orgy of Liberal leadership races have transfixed Canadians. Well, three, anyway. In Ontario and the Dominion at large, the thrill is palpable.
Oct 8, 2012

Justin Trudeau and political amnesia

Any euphoria accompanying Trudeau's leadership bid is rooted in a convenient amnesia about just what the Liberal party is and what it has stood for over the past 18 years.
May 11, 2012
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The NDP: The road travelled from 2006 to 2012

James Laxer
In the 1930s, social democrats nurtured a political culture and an intellectual climate in which socialist ideas would be embraced. But today's NDP has evolved into a party much like the others.
Mar 23, 2012
The empty podiums at the NDP leadership debate in Ottawa, Dec. 3, 2011. Photo: Chris Zacchia/

Why the NDP leadership race matters

Jesse Zimmerman
This Saturday, NDP members will make a decision with historic implications. In this age of austerity, the last thing the party needs is a leader backed by Canada's 1 per cent.
Feb 21, 2012

The world that made Don Drummond

Michael Laxer
In Canada, we can see a neo-liberal ideological shift in many ways. Unlike the U.S. and the U.K., Canada took slightly longer to capitulate in the face of the new hegemony.
Jan 12, 2012

An open question to Lise St-Denis

Ian Capstick
Ian Capstick responds to Lise St-Denis about her decision to cross the floor and join the Liberal Party.
Dec 5, 2011

Hill Dispatches: The ethnic politics game

Karl Nerenberg
In making a target of Liberal MP Irwin Cotler the Conservatives are taking aim at the one Montreal-area riding where they came close last time.
Nov 19, 2011

A word on the Liberal revival

Gerry Caplan
The excitement is palpable, inescapable. It's no exaggeration to say that no one can recall such exhilaration. And why not? The Natural Governing Party is on its way back, and not a moment too soon.
Oct 31, 2011

Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil?

Some people see Ignatieff as "yesterday's man," someone whose political outlook is no longer relevant. Author and activist Derrick O'Keefe disagrees.
Sep 13, 2011

McGuinty's graph misleads on corporate taxes

Erin Weir
Further to Jim Stanford's excellent critique of the Ontario Conservative platform's graphs, I am similarly struck by the Liberal platform's lone graph.


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