.éLections 2014

Andrea Horwath Is the Election's Biggest Loser

Murtaza Haider | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The biggest loser in this election is not the Hudak Conservatives, but the NDP. Had Ms. Horwath not defeated the May budget and triggered this election, she would have kept the minority Liberals hostage to her dictates. While the NDP is set to gain an additional seat in these elections, it has lost all legislative power it enjoyed only a few weeks ago. Hardly a success by any measure. Tim Hudak's Conservatives ran a far right Tea Partish campaign that took comfort and strength in ideology, flawed as it may be, and not in rationality.

Size Matters When it Comes to Classroom Numbers, Hudak

Murtaza Haider | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Research in pedagogy shows that children learn much better in smaller classrooms. Tim Hudak, if elected, has promised to increase classroom sizes and the student-teacher ratios. The Ontario elections could very well be a vote on the learning outcomes for millions of school-going children. Tim Hudak, the leader of the Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, is campaigning to increase the classroom size by two to three students and the student-teacher ratio, in addition to numerous other proposed cuts to the Ontario's education system. This may require parents to learn more about learning before they vote on June 12.

FINALLY

CBC | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

Nearly six months after launching his backbench bid to rebalance the power dynamics between MPs and party leaders, Conservative MP Michael Chong final...

McLachlin's Conundrum

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When your reputation is being attacked from behind a cloak of anonymity, do you stand down or do you engage?That's one of the top questions s...

The Two Distinct Visions For Ontario's Economy

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

As Ontario inches closer to elections in June, two distinct visions emerge for the provincial economy. The Liberals propose investments in physical and social infrastructure, which will require running a deficit in the short run. The Ontario Conservatives, however, balk at the idea of deficit financing and propose stringent spending cuts.

CPC Executive Director Resigns

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative party lost top 2015 election organizer Dimitri Soudas Sunday, amid mounting concerns he was using his position to help his f...

PQ Integrity Under Attack, Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is facing questions on Saturday as integrity emerges as a key issue in the provincial election campaign.Liberal Leader ...

Water Shortage Affecting Surgeries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A state of emergency due to a lack of potable water in a southern Alberta city is affecting surgeries.Staff at Chinook Regional Ho...

Penguin Books India Gave Up on Freedom of Expression

Prashanth Gopalan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Prashanth Gopalan

Only days ago, news leaked that Penguin Books India had quietly settled a 2011 lawsuit filed against it by a conservative Indian education reform group, which required the publisher to withdraw and destroy all available copies of the Indian edition of University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.

Will the Aam Aadmi Party Contest India's Elections in 2014?

Prashanth Gopalan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Prashanth Gopalan

India's newest underdog party can either stay put and develop a sophisticated political ideology, or contest national elections this year. Either way,...

Liberal Muslim MNA Gives Quebec Values Charter A Boost

CP | Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - In a political boost to Quebec's controversial values charter, the only Muslim woman in the provincial legislature has broken ranks with her ...

Watching the Watchdog: To Bomb or Not to Bomb, Eh Obama?

Tim Knight | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

To bomb or not to bomb: that is the question. If that's the question, what's the answer? U.S. President Barack Obama is desperately trying to find that answer now that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has apparently loosed poison gas on his own people.

Harper Scores Big Honour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper will soon join an exclusive club of statesmen and respected world leaders, even as pressure grows over a Senate expense scandal that is...