Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign as the first voting window remains open. – Power & Politics and the Toronto Star have each posted new summaries of the candidates and their plans. Gloria Galloway reports on Charlie Angus’ campaign as focusing on taking the NDP back to its roots. And Maura Forrest interviews ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how Jagmeet Singh looks to be a strong favourite as the NDP’s leadership campaign reaches its first voting window – and how concerns about Quebec secularism may have been laid to rest by the challenger who previously gained the most by emphasizing them. For further reading…– I’ve previously written about Singh’s prospects in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – CBC reports on Nathan Cullen’s endorsement of Jagmeet Singh – which may make for one of the few shows of support capable of influencing members at this stage of the campaign. – Althia Raj highlights Charlie Angus’ rebel yell, while Alex Ballingall writes about the Star ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017: The Ballot

Despite the federal NDP’s candidate showcase there hasn’t been much change since last week’s rankings – and so I won’t update those for this week. Rather than ranking the candidates based on their perceived likelihood of winning, I’ll instead take the opportunity to offer my own endorsement and ballot ranking, along with some explanation as ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign as tomorrow’s showcases approach – and as members begin to fill out their ballots. – The Star’s editorial board has been meeting with the candidates, resulting in articles about Niki Ashton‘s determination that the NDP not be outflanked by Liberal rhetoric on the left and Guy Caron’s ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the Libs’ weakness in closing even modest loopholes is allowing tax entitlement to win out over tax fairness. For further reading…– Justin Ling offers a useful look at the minor moves to rein in the abuse of private corporations in this year’s budget. Konrad Yakabuski rightly argues that the entire fight is ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Rankings – September 10

No, there isn’t any change in this week’s rankings compare to last week’s positioning. But I’ll post nonetheless to discuss how the candidates performed in today’s debate, and how that looks to set up the balance of the campaign. 1. Jagmeet Singh (1) While some different metrics continue to point in various directions, all candidates ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign in advance of tomorrow’s final official debate. (Though the Huffington Post is advertising another to come on the 27th.) – Elizabeth McSheffrey paints Charlie Angus’ purpose as being to rebuild public trust in politics as a means of giving a voice to people. – Jagmeet Singh’s response ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – NDP McGill has prepared handy summaries of the background and policy proposals of each of the leadership candidates. – Tim Harper writes that Charlie Angus is relying on the NDP’s grassroots as the foundation for his campaign – particularly compared to the new members signed up ...

Accidental Deliberations: On discriminatory treatment

Following up on this post, let’s take a look at Tom Parkin’s other recent post which offers plenty of food for thought. Parkin’s view broadly matches Guy Caron’s position on Quebec’s treatment of people who wear niqabs – but seems to me to fall short of making the case for deferring to Quebec’s politicians when ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Rankings – September 3

The major development since last week has of course been the release of the NDP’s national membership numbers. And as would have been expected, they lead to a change at the top – though it’s worth putting their impact into perspective rather than taking every sign-up as an automatic vote. 1. Jagmeet Singh (2) While ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Eric Grenier offers his take on the membership numbers released this week – including Jagmeet Singh’s impressive signup totals. And Sarah Boesveld summarizes the state of the campaign and what’s at stake. – Kevin Taghabon’s detailed interview with Guy Caron is worth a read in full, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Platform Analysis – Guy Caron

If Niki Ashton stands out in having received relatively little attention for her policy development, Guy Caron looks to be on the opposite end of the spectrum. Having justifiably portrayed himself as the policy wonk candidate and built his campaign largely around a basic income proposal which continues to provoke important discussion, Caron hasn’t faced ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Althia Raj reports on the final membership numbers for the leadership campaign announced this week, showing a similar number of eligible voters to the 2012 campaign (at just over 120,000). And Eric Grenier chats with Aaron Wherry about the significance of the membership totals, while Kyle ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Rankings – August 27

We’ll have to wait until next week to learn about the final membership count for the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. But today’s Montreal debate and other developments result in one shift in the rankings – while an opportunity for another one has been lost for now. 1. Charlie Angus (1) While the other three candidates ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Evidence for Democracy has released the candidates’ responses to its questions about science in Canada. And Canadian Dimension offers replies on key issues facing Canada’s left, while Drew Brown suggests that the leadership campaign should be focusing on bringing the NDP closer toward the successes of ...

Accidental Deliberations: On closing questions

Thus far in my posts about the federal NDP leadership campaign, I haven’t said much about my own preferences as between the candidates. And there’s a reason why I haven’t been pushing for any particular outcome just yet, as I’m still far from sure who I’ll place in each position on my own ballot. But ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Bruce Anderson and David Coletto take a look at public perceptions of Canada’s political parties. And the relatively small differences in public views of the NDP as compared to the Liberals may offer either a suggestion as to what grounds of distinction appear most open at ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, following up on my recent posts as to the state of the federal NDP’s leadership race as of today’s membership deadline. For much more material on the leadership campaign, I’ll simply point again to the reference page here. And I’ll encourage anybody interested in the NDP’s place in Canadian politics to sign up and ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Rankings – August 13

As I noted here, there have been a number of key developments in the NDP’s leadership campaign since last week’s rankings. And two in particular have changed my impression as to the relative likelihood of success for the top two candidates, I’ll assemble a new set of rankings for this week – while noting that ...

Accidental Deliberations: On banked support

A couple of weeks back, I examined the role of endorsements in the federal NDP’s leadership race. Now, I’ll take a quick look at where the current fund-raising numbers and distribution stand – and how they figure to relate to the NDP’s previous leadership campaigns. The closest comparison to this campaign is of course the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP leadership campaign as the August 17 membership deadline approaches. (And for those wondering, it’s possible to both check one’s membership status and sign up online.) – Kyle Duggan reports on a new Mainstreet poll showing Charlie Angus with a substantial lead among identified members – confirming where the candidates ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Peter Zimonjic, Katie Derosa and the Canadian Press each offered coverage of the Victoria debate. – Charlie Angus unveiled Christine Moore’s endorsement, providing him with some potentially crucial Quebec francophone support. Ryan Maloney examined Niki Ashton’s racial justice plan. Fair Vote Canada compared the candidates’ positions ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Rankings – August 6

I’ve thus far held off on doing candidate rankings for the federal NDP leadership campaign – and may not end up updating them weekly as I have in past campaigns. But for now, let’s put together a first set – as always, intended to reflect my impressions as to the relative likelihood of each candidate ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017: The Role of Endorsements

In previous leadership links posts, I’ve highlighted a few endorsements which have struck me as particularly significant. That said, I haven’t tried to compile anything approaching a comprehensive list. To put the past endorsements in context, I’ll take a moment for now to look more broadly at where the endorsement count currently stands – and ...