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Dale Smith: Who killed Question Period?

The lament for the sorry state of Question Period is well-worn fodder for columnists. Unruly MPs, boorish behaviour, and heckling are usually cause for hand-wringing among the more delicate flowers of the pundit class, apparently unaware that there was no “golden age” of debate, and that early parliaments in this country saw the need to outlaw firecrackers from the House of Commons when they were used to disrupt debate — not to mention the fact that there used to be a pub right inside the Centre Block, making the MPs even more unruly. 858 more words

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House board wants satellite offices case heard quickly

The House of Commons board that monitors MP spending will ask the Federal Court to fast-track a case launched by a group of NDP MPs after they were told to pay back $2.7 million over the satellite office scandal. 482 more words


Kelly McParland: Mulcair's postal vow would cost $250 million a year to keep snail mail alive

To say the snail mail business is a dying industry is to seriously understate the scope of the malady. Deepak Chopra, the president and chief executive of Canada Post Corp., says the rate at which paper letter-delivery is failing is “epic.” From 2011 to 2012 alone, postal workers handled 255 million fewer pieces. 793 more words

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Robyn Urback: Attack ads are the best source of unintended comedy. Why do people hate them?

It’s here again: one of my absolute favourite times of year (or couple of years), wherein television, radio and social media streams are taken over by catchy slogans, evocative music and one particularly effervescent, smiling bearded man. 643 more words

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Ad Wars 2015 - Part I

Today both the Conservatives and the New Democrats released brand new ads, and they make a pretty clear statement that the 2015 election campaign is now unofficially underway. 372 more words

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Kelly McParland: Mad Men meets Rachel Notley as NDP yearns to buy the world a Coke

Every time I see another article about the surge of the NDP, I get a mental picture of the closing scene from the finale episode of… 867 more words

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Mulcairmania sweeps punditland, and Monday's other reasons to fear for humanity

1. Mulcair Mulcair Mulcair. We need more Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair is totally flavour of the week in Ottawa, people. The pollsters and pundits must have all got the same email: Hey, Mulcair’s going to be the next PM! 603 more words

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