Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the NDP’s federal leadership campaign. (As always, see the reference page for general information.) – Mylene Crete reports on Alexandre Boulerice’s endorsement of Peter Julian – which offers another important piece of evidence that the party’s contingent of Quebec MPs and organizers sees Julian as a viable candidate to succeed in the ...

Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

PHOTOS: Justin Trudeau, back in 2015 before he was prime minister, promising Canadians real change, including electoral reform, if we gave him the chance. We gave him the chance. Below: Opposition Conservative interim Leader Rona Ambrose (CBC Photo) and the New Democrats’ Alexandre Boulerice. Lately it’s been very hard to avoid noisy demands for a ...

Accidental Deliberations: On dividing lines

For the most part, Joan Bryden’s report signals that there isn’t much controversy left arising out of Alexandre Boulerice’s comments about niqabs in the civil service. But it’s worth asking whether the trial balloon floated by Boulerice serves any purpose whatsoever: Martin added that he has no problem with Boulerice’s suggestion that a pan-Canadian commission ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Thomas Walkom points to Ontario’s experience with Kellogg’s as yet another example of the dangers of basing economic policy on blind faith that handouts to big business will benefit workers and the general public: Like Kellogg, the auto companies justify their apparent double-dealing by citing the need ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on Alexandre

Alexandre Boulerice is one of my favourite MPs.He's a big guy, and when he gets up in the Commons and shouts at Stephen Harper, you can see the tyrant flinch wince wobble.Which is a spectacle I rather enjoy eh?So you can imagine how outraged I was to see Great Wobbly Leader launch an all out attack on ...

Canadian Progressive World: Robo-Gate: Harper Conservatives stole the 2011 election from the NDP

The New Democratic Party (NDP) suggested in a press conference today that the Conservatives rigged the May 2011 federal election against the Bloc Quebecois, NDP and Liberals. Call it election rigging western style. Apparently, RackNine …Read More