Entries by Keith Beardsley from 05/2012

Two NDP Ads Show Two Sides of Mulcair

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Politics

This ad campaign is important as it signals that the NDP is becoming much more professional in how it conducts itself. After a dismal, and boring leadership campaign, the NDP are finally getting back into the game. This is welcome news to that large body of Canadian voters who voted against the Conservatives in the last election.

Is There a Giant Slayer Among the Liberal Leadership Candidates?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada

As we approach the month of June, the Liberal party will soon be making a decision on when to hold their next leadership convention. With roughly a month to go, there doesn't seem to be much interest from the public in what they do or, for that matter, what they decide. Clearly at this point in time the NDP offers voters the biggest contrast with the governing Conservatives; the Liberals still don't seem to fit in anywhere.

It's Almost Summer, And No One Cares About Parliament

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Do our MPs honestly expect that the budget debate was on our minds while we enjoyed the weather this past weekend and fired up the BBQ to celebrate the arrival of summer? How many of us while flipping burgers were bemoaning the details about the omnibus budget bill to our assembled guests and neighbours?