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Stephen Gordon: Yes, some oil will have to stay in the ground

On the face of it, the recent remarks made by Toronto Centre NDP candidate Linda McQuaig should have been uncontroversial. Banal, even. When McQuaig said on CBC television that a “lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground if we’re going to meet our climate change targets,” she was repeating what anyone familiar with the economics of the oilsands already knew. 954 more words

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Graham Thomson: Alberta will provide no breakthrough for federal NDP

The federal NDP have high hopes for their chances in Alberta.

They shouldn’t.

They think that because the Alberta NDP won a majority of seats in May’s provincial election, they are set to win a big chunk of Alberta seats in this October’s federal election. 829 more words

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Thomson: Anti-oilsands rhetoric bound to hurt Mulcair in Alberta

The federal NDP have high hopes for their chances in Alberta.

They shouldn’t.

They think that because the Alberta NDP won a majority of seats in May’s provincial election, they are set to win a big chunk of Alberta seats in this October’s federal election. 633 more words

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Kelly McParland: McQuaig’s latest outburst undercuts Mulcair’s sanitized NDP

Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats have a bit of an issue bubbling away on the Linda McQuaig front. The journalist/activist/author/candidate suggested Friday that “a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground,” if Canada is to meet its reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. 747 more words

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Braid: Notley's NDP mousetrapped by federal campaign and sinking economy

It’s not easy being Joe. NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci has a career-killing job at the worst possible time.

While Ceci blankets Alberta, talking to dozens of groups about the fall provincial budget, the economic news has drifted from dangerous to downright dire. 661 more words

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Editorial: Pipeline paranoia

Granted, it’s not official NDP policy that Alberta’s massive oil reserves should stay in the ground, but it’s worrisome that Toronto-Centre candidate Linda McQuaig should say just that. 424 more words

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ICYMI: A weekend of outrage and denunciation from the campaign trail

So, it’s week two of the never-ending election campaign (at least that’s what it’s beginning to feel like) and the rhetoric is increasingly hyperbolic. Here for your edification – and to prepare you for more to come over the next nine weeks – is some of the evidence from this past weekend. 1,483 more words

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