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Does The NDP Really Owe Taxpayers Money?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is demanding that the NDP pay taxpayers back for using parliamentary staff to work in party offices outside of Ottaw...

Mulcair Dismisses 'Illegal' Funding Claims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is coming under fire from all sides for using taxpayer-funded parliamentary resources for partisan purposes.But NDP Leader Tom Mulcai...

Mulcair Shuffles His Shadow Cabinet

CBC | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Politics

Just one day after the prime minister rejigged his ministerial roster to fill the seat vacated by Jim Flaherty, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair has pe...

Mulcair Sounds Off On Credit Card Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The leader of the federal NDP says banks are not doing Canadians any favours.Thomas Mulcair was in Winnipeg on Wednesday as part of the par...

Media Bites: So What's In a Name, Mulcair?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If the goal was to make us forget he existed, it quite clearly didn't work. I'm referring to Thomas Mulcair's weird habit of never calling Justin Trudeau by his full name. Judging from the polls, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that this gimmick is paying dividends for the NDP.

Bloc To Trudeau And Mulcair: Go Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Two federal party leaders weighed in on Quebec's controversial religion plan Wednesday despite an admonition by the Bloc Quebecois that the...

Tory Line On PMO Fund 'Doesn't Wash'

CBC | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the Conservative line on a partisan fund run by the Prime Minister's Office "doesn't wash," as a Conservative MP appears t...

Media Bites: Will Tom Mulcair Ever Grow a Personality?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Though we're now almost a year into the Thomas Mulcair reign, it's remarkable how difficult it remains to summarize the guy. Even by Canadian standards, Tom's an oddly forgettable figure. The whole thing evokes memories of Harry Plinkett's famous YouTube review of Star Wars: Episode I. Don't buy it? Try playing Plinkett game with Canadian politicians. Stephen Harper? Cold, stubborn, bossy, practical. Justin Trudeau? Naive, charming, upbeat, eloquent. Tom Mulcair? Um...Does "bearded" count?

Mulcair Slams 'Harper And His Thugs'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has been setting annual targets — with dollar totals — for investigators looking into improper Employment Insuranc...

Feds' 'Lack Of Transparency Is Starting To Reach New Heights'

CBC | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

NDP critics Peter Julian and Hélène Leblanc added their voices Monday to those objecting to the Harper government's "secretive handling" of foreign ...

Motion 312 - Don't Blame Stephen Harper or the CPC

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

Stephen Harper has stayed true to his word, maintaining his stand that the issue of abortion will not be reopened in Canada so long as he is Prime Minister. That being the case, how did we reach the point where the blame for Motion 312 and it's implications on the reproductive rights of women in this country are perceived to be solely with Stephen Harper and the CPC?

Media Bites: Tom Mulcair and Duchess Kate Let it All Hang Out

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Thomas Muclair... wants to raise your taxes! Specifically, he wants to raise a carbon tax, which is a tax on everything you have, want, or could even conceive of! Time-traveling unicorn zombie cyborgs? Oh, you better believe Tom's gonna tax the hell outta those. You know what else was taxing? All the coverage of Kate's topless foray. To summarize, the consensus is that duchesses should not be naked in public.

Bring It On

CBC | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives and the Opposition New Democrats have drawn their political battle lines in time for the return of MPs to Parliament after a two-mon...

Harper, Mulcair And End-Of-Summer Polls

Vincent St. Pierre | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Alberta
Vincent St. Pierre

Polling is a long haul game. Jitters of points inside margins of errors don't showcase who has different levels of support or who is the newest front runner in the media past time of political horse races.

Because of the Environment, I May Not Have Children

Sofi Papamarko | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Sofi Papamarko

I am not exactly an environmental crusader. I turn off the lights whenever I leave a room. I use public transportation. I recycle. For a long time, I thought this was enough. It's not, and over the past few years, I have begun to question whether or not I should ever have children. Here's why.

Mulcair and Harper's Quebec Tug-of-War

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

According to Thomas Mulcair, the recently crowned federal NDP leader, the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper would consult former Tory prime minister Brian Mulroney about Quebec, proves how little he understands that province. Really? Or is this Mulcair just shaking in his boots because this is a plot by Harper to regain support in Quebec?

Mulcair Will Usurp Harper...If the Attack Ads Don't Get Him First

J.J. McCullough | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The polls have spoken -- Stephen Harper is unpopular, and will surely be replaced in no time. But by whom? Thankfully the pundit brigade have lots of fun ideas -- Spoiler Alert: Probably Mulcair. That is, if the Tories' new attack ads against him don't get in the way. Although these televised attacks are a little lacklustre compared to the Conservatives' greatest hits.

In the Prairies, We Can Talk Farm

Ross Macnab | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Living
Ross Macnab

You find Saskatchewan people everywhere. We often stray from the province and find ourselves working, visiting or living our lives in other parts of Canada. When you discover one of us -- as you most certainly will -- there is a good chance that the conversation will turn, at some point, to farming. I guess people just really like to talk about farming and they believe that we're more likely than others to indulge them.

A Former Prime Minister's Advice on Running Canada

Zach Paikin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

At a recent talk, John Turner hoarsely reminded his audience that politics are about people; something which seems to have been forgotten. Unlike the current strategies of Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair, the Prime Minister, in order to win, would have to unite and not divide Canada. Only when every region in Canada is on board with an idea can the country truly tackle the challenges it faces.

Ex-PM Lays Into Mulcair Over Dutch Disease

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Former prime minister Paul Martin added his name Monday to the list of leaders unhappy with recent remarks by federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcai...

Veniez: I See Your Tar Sands and Raise You These Photos

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

On the surface, a call for reason sounds good when dealing with the tar sands, but it comes at a great cost to the environment where irreparable damage is being inflicted everyday. Unreasonable things are happening in Canada's North, and it's not talk that's going to solve these massive problems.

Dear America: This Year, Our Politics Are More Exciting

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

To me, the Romney versus Obama election looks like a dud -- boring, dull and simply, nowhere nearly as exciting as what's going on here in Canada. We have a PM who loves being the villain, a bulldog opposition leader, and a liberal willing to beat the crap out (literally!) of someone for political points.

Why the Media Has Mulcair All Wrong

Mark Crowley | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

The media seem obsessed with the difficulty of creating party unity and "healing the wounds" of the campaign. I really don't get a sense there will be a lot of wounds. The opportunity for growth will surely make the party put aside their differences and work together under Thomas Mulcair's leadership.

The NDP's Sneaky Attempt to Win Over Separatists

Tony Kondaks | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

In January the NDP leadership candidates held a debate in Montreal in which every one of them refused to support the federal government's Clarity Act. It is important to note that independence by Quebec in such circumstances would not only fly in the face of the Clarity Act but stand in opposition to the amending formula of the Canadian Constitution.