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Election Call Ends NDP Game Playing

There has always been something smarmy about the New Democratic Party (NDP).  They have never been forced to operate by the same standards as other political parties.  827 more words

Society

Jen Gerson: Thomas Mulcair goes for the Full Pander in ‘Canada’s most important city’

There’s probably more to be read into the location of Thomas Mulcair’s latest play for votes than the comments he made there.

The NDP leader made a big production in Toronto this week of Olivia Chow’s bid to return to federal politics. 683 more words

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There's Room in the Middle: Duverger, Downs, and the Liberal Party

In the run up to the 2015 election there is a debate over whether the Liberals or NDP offer the best opportunity for progressives to replace the Conservative government. 1,727 more words

Tories hoping for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal before campaign launch

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign expected to start as early as Sunday. 593 more words

News

Stephen Harper expected to make early federal election call this weekend

WATCH: Laura Stone reports that according to some sources, Prime Minister Stephen Harper could call a federal election as early as this Sunday.

TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to visit Rideau Hall over the weekend and ask Governor-General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, launching Canada into one its longest federal election campaigns ever, Global News has confirmed. 350 more words

Canada

Stephen Harper to skip 'red Tory' Flora MacDonald's funeral

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not attend the funeral of former external affairs minister Flora MacDonald, a pioneering political figure credited with leading the advance of women in modern Canadian conservative politics. 605 more words

National

Duceppe and Péladeau take pre-campaign bike ride through Quebec

REPENTIGNY, Que. – As rumours of a weekend federal electoral campaign launch continue to swirl, Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe has already hit the road – on a bicycle. 287 more words

Canada