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Commons Theater, A Production fresh out of College

20 Nov

Parliament Hill is illuminated at dusk on Nov. 17, 2011. - Parliament Hill is illuminated at dusk on Nov. 17, 2011. | Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian PressThe NDP have added life to the House of Commons on Thursday as they exchanged an array of literature with their Conservative counterparts. After promising to make Ottawa a more civil place, senior NDP MP Pat Martin took it to himself to send F-bombs to all of his opponents and the junior elites have been suggesting books from the “For Dummies Series.”

 

If you missed the show, here’s how it went. Caution: The following remarks may remind you of your college days!

 

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The Call for Smaller and More Efficient Government

20 Nov

The Liberal rebuilding process will be an interesting one to watch. While media commentators have written them off, membership has soared. In my riding, which went from Bloc Quebecois to NDP the last time around, the Liberals had the second biggest burst of membership in the country and doubled what they had before – with more people coming in.

 

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Conservative Economic Record Gets Slammed

10 Nov

Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae criticized the government's fiscal management Wednesday during a speech, and talked about his party's vision for economic prosperity.Liberal Interim Leader Bob Rae slammed the Tory’s recent financial statement and offered up his own recipe to fixing Canada’s ailing economy.

 

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Conservative Majority: Five Months Later; The Reason Why it Came to Be

24 Oct

Stephen harper may proudly pronounce that the Conservative Party is Canada’s party but if we look at the trends and the likely factors that brought the May 2011 result, we can see a different picture arise.

 

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Clueless

23 Oct

With the recent protests against Wall Street and Corporations, the NDP will likely be making political gains – they are after all, the anti- corporation party and most importantly, the “party of change.” However, if you analyze what they represent and what they would do if given a mandate, you can easily see that while they are on the other side of the room, they are more of the same.

 

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Jack’s Final Words

22 Aug

Jack Layton's last letter to Canadians

Jack Layton was a man who genuinely believed in what he stood for and that in politics is rare. Canada has lost an icon today and one that had one goal, not to bask in power, not to make a great salary, but to try to make the world a better place. Regardless where you stood about him, or his party, if one thing is for certain, at least Jack Layton cared.

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Jack Layton Passes Away

22 Aug

NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2011. - NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2011. | Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESSAt the age of 61, cancer won its last battle. At 4:45 am, Layton’s wife and children confirmed that he passed away.

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