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'I f--king hate politics. But I like people': Why straight shooter Charlie Angus wants to lead the NDP

Here’s Charlie Angus, the straight shooter, on the impact of the 2015 federal election on the NDP: “We’re still traumatized from having gotten our asses kicked by Justin.” 1,881 more words

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NDP raises alarm over SaskTel sale talks

The Opposition NDP says it has documents proving the Saskatchewan Party government is corresponding over offers for SaskTel.

NDP interim leader Nicole Sarauer says Premier Brad Wall needs to “come clean” about the issue. 338 more words

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Niki Ashton on out-lefting Trudeau, the allegations against Wab Kinew and the media's coverage of her pregnancy

Call Niki Ashton Canada’s answer to Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn and she’ll wear the comparison “as a badge of honour.” The NDP MP from northern Manitoba has in large part run her leadership campaign as an appeal to young voters, especially those with a chip on their shoulder. 1,564 more words

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Your letters for Friday, Sept. 22

No surprise UCP race includes no women

Re: “UCP needs more women,” Editorial, Sept. 19.

In recent Alberta politics, women have seen negative examples of women to follow. 646 more words

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Missing and murdered inquiry 'offloading' responsibility onto communities: NDP MP

In a tense exchange with the chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women Thursday, an Indigenous NDP MP accused the inquiry of “offloading” its responsibilities onto local governments and organizations. 771 more words

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Kelly McParland: Why do tax crusaders Trudeau and Morneau suddenly look so nervous?

It’s beginning to appear that the timing of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s contentious tax changes wasn’t as simple as it initially appeared.

When the changes were first revealed—in mid-July, during the sleepy summer when Parliament wasn’t sitting and Canadians were otherwise engaged—the aim looked straightforward enough: drop a potentially controversial set of rule changes into a dead zone of public attention, the easier to avoid having to answer for them. 989 more words

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Researcher says Sask. survey on recreational pot 'invalid' because it can be taken outside the province

Some critics are calling the Saskatchewan government’s survey on recreational pot “misleading” and “invalid” after they discovered it contains information that is contradictory to messages issued by the federal government. 461 more words

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