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A poll from Abacus Data reveals some of the ideas and images Canadians associate with their political parties.
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National Defence says the sniper is a member of an ultra-secret task force.
The NDP are using a similar ballot to the Conservatives.
"At some point you’ve got to stop backing up."
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Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, he said.
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Only one MP has entered the NDP's leadership race so far.
The party announced Friday that balloting in the leadership contest will begin Sept. 18.
The race is still quite open.
No one should ever fear worshiping their God in Canada.'' — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
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The new year will bring a clearer sense of direction in both substance and style as preparations begin in earnest for the next election cycle.
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"We've got a lot of questions for the Trudeau government."
Luckily for the NDP, unlike the Democrats south of the border, they can scrap their party's name and orange motif without much blowback. And they should. The party's image is irreparable, tattered from years of negative election results and cemented in a state of mediocrity.
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"Any ... pollsters here tonight? " Go f*ck yourselves."
But he says it's "wholly unacceptable."
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Even though an effeminate portrayal of Trudeau has been a common thread in the Conservative party's narrative.
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If you dig a little into the archives of mainstream media websites and clips, you will notice a trend where the identity politics angle is almost exclusively supported by tweets and Facebook posts from unknown individuals instead of the direct questions or opinions from the journalist or reporter covering the story. Nowadays, journalists hide behind anonymous social media posts and pretend those opinions deserve spotlight coverage in hopes of unearthing a controversial sound bite or another clickable headline.
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Something got lost in all this childish behaviour, especially once Tom Mulcair transitioned from apparently laughing at Trudeau losing his cool to losing his own cool and screaming that the Prime Minister was "pathetic" for accidentally elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest... What got lost was the bill they were debating, Bill C-14, the government's assisted-dying legislation. And it fell further from prominence once the NDP, the party that allegedly wants to make this bill better, saw an opportunity to use the accident as political leverage against the Prime Minister and perhaps for their own leadership ambitions.
Trudeau talked about feminism. He took some selfies. He appeared on the cover of several magazines. Then he and Obama made some jokes. Then he did a one-armed push up. Those are just a small sampling of his antics since taking office. And now, I think I've had just about enough. Trudeau is clearly milking his greatest strength. His likability is off the charts, but with so many important issues happening in Canada right now do we really need to constantly be reminded that our prime minister is approachable and hip?
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is sticking around for a while and will keep on bringing down the House. Earlier this month, members of the NDP rejected his bid to stay on as the party's leader, voting 52 p...
I'll remember the absolute grace and humility with which Tom Mulcair addressed the crowd following the vote, calling on us to leave the convention strong and united, and to focus on continuing to be the party that dreams no small dreams.
The belief in a fairer and more just world, never fully prioritized by the other parties, has been the shining "city on a hill" for the NDP for decades and remains a stirring vision. It still sustains them as they move forward and Canadians still require their outlook. The question is: will it remain their principal and overriding passion or will their recent nearness to power have them seeking more power than purpose?
"In every case where we have had a leader who is moving on, that leader has stayed in that position until their successor was chosen."
Rank-and-file members must decide if Thomas Mulcair is the right frontman to revive the party.
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"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
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The delegation from Alberta could be the wild card.
We can, moving forward, outline a clear vision of who we are, what we stand for, and what we can truly offer to Canadians... I want to know how we -- New Democrats -- will do better and I want these plans grounded in evidence-based policy reflective of our values. And I want for our members to chart the course of our party, not for what might be popular at the time or what might gain support in the short-term to guide our decisions.
Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.
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This is the second video of Mulcair praising the former British prime minister that has come to light.
If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.
Some say the NDP needs its own Bernie Sanders.
Several policy issues will be up for debate at the convention.