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The longest election ever

There are many important differences between Canadians and Americans. One of my favourites used to be that Canadian elections are short and sweet. For most of my life they’ve been between five and six weeks. 477 more words


The Bird

MB follows and reads the posts of a number of bloggers of varying hues and colours. Amongst them is a blog called This, That & The Other Thing. 614 more words

Irish Man In The Middle East

NDP cautiously differentiates itself from Tories and Grits on Palestinian human rights

As a federal election looms, Thomas Mulcair and Paul Dewar have taken positions on human rights for Palestinians in the last few weeks that differentiate them from both the Harper Conservatives and the Trudeau Liberals. 379 more words



You’ve seen those political spots on TV if you ever watch any Canadian station, annoyingly at least once and often more every half hour. There’s a very average looking group of folks who are, I would guess, supposed to be some kind of independent focus group looking at the leaders of the major parties. 492 more words

Sean O’Malley: Let’s make this the Summer of the Joint

It’s been 92 since marijuana was made illegal, so why don’t we say we gave prohibition a fair shot and try something else? This October, marijuana prohibition will be a federal election issue for the first time since 1923, when the substance was first outlawed. 758 more words

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An election with change on the agenda [Poll Included]

Canadians are currently in a position to see real change from their government. With all parties proposing some kind of change on similar issues, this could be the rare opportunity for the public to see the change that a party and its leader promises to achieve during the election. 425 more words


Charge 'Em And They Scatter: The Collapse of Stephen Harper's Shield-Wall

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

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