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He’s not quite “the killer” Stephen Harper was and – some in his party say – not quite ready to be Prime Minister Read more

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Time for everyone to lose their illusions. Facts don’t matter anymore, folks. It’s the Ford shit show now. Read more

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The Conservative leader has called for an investigation into the party's handling of sexual assault allegations against former MP Rick Dykstra during the 2015 campaign – is it possible he didn’t know? Read more

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The fallout from the “Unite The Right” chaos in Charlottesville has turned into something quite unexpected: a wake-up call for Conservatives, but only a purge of the Harper-era old guard will save the party from itself Read more

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Fear not, friends, battle-hardened activists north of the 49th picked up some valuable lessons from fighting our press-hating, government-scientist-muzzling former prime minister Read more

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Political power remains in the hands of those who have an easier time voting – older, white, educated Canadians with money Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

"Racism works because white privilege is real, and if I was a white man, why the fuck would I want to give it up?" Read more

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This year is already just a little bit better than 2015 in that we need no longer seriously concern ourselves with these people Read more

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The Harper Conservatives sent our military to fight wars we could not win Read more

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Despite the mess made of Canada's armed forces, the Conservatives have maintained a near impregnable image as unquestioning supporters of the military Read more

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More concerning to Albertan progressives than a high Conservative seat count, is the drop in federal NDP support to 6 per cent below 2011 levels Read more

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Zach Ruiter

Stephen Harper and the Ford Brothers have apparently reached a point where they need each other. Read more

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No need to worry, we are told, because “You’re richer than you think.” But for most young people economic malaise is all we have known all our adult life. Read more

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Despite my desire to believe that contemporary Canadian politics is more nuanced than a make-believe galaxy far away, I find myself falling back on Star Wars metaphors when discussing the election with my 10-year-old Read more

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If the Cons win a minority - perish the thought - Canadians better pray the current Harper-appointed governor general, David Johnston, will do his duty and allow opposition parties to form a new government Read more

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What's it like being a long shot candidate? The Green party's Daniel Stein discovers on his first foray into federal politics that fear of Harper is like a pox on all our houses – then the money ran out Read more

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Plus: Made-in-Canada refugee crisis Read more

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PM promises to do "more of everything" to bring more Syrians fleeing war to Canada after lifeless body of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi shocks the world – meanwhile hundreds of nationals already here face deportation Read more

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Ethan Eisenberg

In the first debate of the federal election, party leaders couldn't agree who among them had ruined / is ruining / would ruin Canada the worst. Read more

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