Tunnel cats.Continue reading
I’ll deal in more detail with the prospect of Pat Martin running for the NDP’s leadership as a pro-merger candidate. But before getting into its ultimate significance, let’s note how the media’s coverage distorts what Martin’s trial balloon actually fi…Continue reading
I suppose it shouldn’t come as much surprise that some Libs are now suggesting they’d prefer torching every existing progressive political structure in Canada to working with the NDP in its current form. But let’s ask whether there’s any truth to the p…Continue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– James Laxer points out how overreach by the wealthy and powerful inevitably leads to backlash – and how we’re just scratching the surface of what’s to come:
(R)ight-wing revolts can get out of hand and can cre…
But “whistleblower protection” and “coverup facilitation” are easily confused, especially when it’s the Saskatchewan Party naming the bill involved.Continue reading
Good of the Harper Cons to be positively outraged that the massive cuts they’ve imposed on Environment Canada might result in cuts to Environment Canada. But who wants to bet they’d have been perfectly happy to see Northern water monitoring slashed if …Continue reading
Miscellaneous content to start your week.
– Ian Welsh reminds us of the golden rule that should govern politics and everyday interactions alike:
To paraphrase many of the greatest religious and moral leaders, there is only one law: imagine you are in …
Loving. Hopeful. Optimistic. UR doin it wrong.
Though from Thomas Mulcair’s standpoint, I’m not sure the anonymous back-biting can’t be turned into a plus: what better way to dispel questions about whether a candidate can keep his cool and rise abov…Continue reading
The Lib take on NDP policy a year ago at what was supposed to be their policy renewal conference:
At the time, those were the two big, important, structural differences in policy — the only two, if I recall correctly, although readers are welcome to …
Having posted about the target groups and issues for the NDP’s leadership campaign, let’s take the next step and put some names to the possibilities. As hinted at in my last post, I’d see the ideal field as involving enough candidates to cover effectiv…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading.
– Chris Selley nicely summarizes Jack Layton’s celebration of life today:
I can just hear people kvetching: Was this a funeral for a great man, or a rally for his party?
But again, this is surely to mi…Continue reading
For those looking to join the celebration of Jack Layton’s life with others, the NDP has put together a list of events happening across Canada. Or for those who can’t, CBC and CityTV are among the networks live-streaming the funeral.
(In Memoriam grap…Continue reading
Following up on my post about the groups the NDP will want its candidates to reach during the upcoming leadership campaign, I’ll follow up with a brief look at some of the issues that I’d also hope to see as top priorities for one or more candidates.
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Adam Radwanski astutely recognizes that the outpouring of sympathy and grief following Jack Layton’s death speaks to the gap between what most political parties limit themselves to pursuing, and what many p…Continue reading
Max Graham feat. Neev Kennedy – Sun in the WinterContinue reading
At long last, B.C.’s HST has met its end. Vaughn Palmer reminds us why, while Iglika Ivanova looks at what comes next.Continue reading
I’m pretty sure I’ve read columns and articles purporting to be written by Murray Mandryk over a period of several years. But I’m having trouble making sense of that recollection after he’s gone out of his way to demonstrate that he was born yesterday….Continue reading
Following up on this post drawing some first outlines of the NDP leadership race, I’ll deal briefly with one of the points that has surfaced in most media coverage: namely, whether candidates should have to be bilingual.
For the most part, every thre…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material to end your week.
– John Moore points out why the Canadian public is mourning Jack Layton with as much sincerity and energy as we’ve seen over the past week:
He wasn’t the only nice guy in politics, but he was one of the few t…
Assorted content to end your day.
– Leftdog points out that the Wall government’s regressive ideology is doing exactly what it usually does – resulting in workers losing ground as a result of stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs even as billions of d…Continue reading