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Mulcair says NDP is the only party with 'backbone' to stand up to Harper and stop TPP deal

BRANTFORD, Ont. — The NDP is the only party with the backbone to stand up to the Conservatives and walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, party leader Tom Mulcair said Sunday as he embarked on a blitz of ridings in southwestern Ontario that went to the Tories in the last election. 363 more words


The Politics of the Niqab

It’s hard to believe that a head covering can become an issue in an election campaign, but the Niqab has managed to do it.

Newspapers carry a couple of articles each day, usually supporting the Conservatives and NDP in their opposition to wearing the Niqab during the Canadian citizenship ceremony, and it comes up in every party leader’s debate. 668 more words

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Stuff Happens, week 38: Too close to call; 'stuff happens' in Oregon; what was the Pope thinking?

The finish line of the federal election is in sight, but we’re no closer to seeing a winner than we were weeks ago. The latest polls indicate that support for the NDP is beginning to fall — turning their famous Quebec ‘orange crush’ into an ‘orange crash’ — while support for the Liberals is rising. 730 more words

'Marijuana is infinitely worse' than tobacco, Harper says as he encourages pot debate to go up in smoke

MONTREAL — Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.

The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders’ French-language debate, in which Harper’s clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of legalization was among the evening’s more memorable exchanges. 638 more words


Barbaric Cultural Practices

On Friday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the Conservatives’ new Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. Marketed as a measure to protect Canadians against harmful cultural practices, it is aimed at preventing child and forced marriage. 416 more words

Election day a potential gong show: Letters

The potential for a gong show

Re: “OPP drop probe into RCMP data,” Sept. 30

Voters who value their democracy must consider the recent track record of the federal Conservatives. 842 more words


National Post View: The Greens’ failure to launch

In all the avalanche of sometimes conflicting election polls, one thing has been made eminently clear: the Green Party has yet to seize the imagination of Canadian voters. 669 more words

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