The more we discuss alternatives, the more we seem to return to the same old game that’s played with worn-out party logos behind which elites make the decisions.
Against nationwide opposition, the Conservative Government’s impending “anti-terror” legislation passed its third reading in Parliament last week with the support of most Newfoundland and Labrador MPs.
The effects of down-sizing and deregulation on safety are destructive, and they’re finally hitting home.
Amidst mounting tension on Confederation Hill and throughout the province, the Dunderdale administration is seeing the backlash to its own austerity program. Current efforts to manage dissent are being met with growing resistance. In whose hands does the future of Newfoundland and Labrador reside?
This year’s War of 1812 commemorations may amount to nationalist pseudo-history, but don’t laugh too hard. They are part of a more serious campaign: Stephen Harper’s war on knowledge.
The system does need reforms – but not necessarily the ones proposed. Those on both sides need to start thinking sensibly, not just ideologically.
In talking about Senate reform, people are missing the point. In fact, most of the points…
It may be a new year, but the taint of last year’s scandals has not gone away…
But who are they most in danger from?
Conservative plan to undermine our federal representation is something we ought to be worried about
We’re not just coloured houses and puffins, you know…
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An Indy guide to political party plans
In national news — with an election campaign likely to begin on Saturday and the Conservatives enjoying a healthy lead in the polls, talks inevitably surface once again about the possibility of the formation of a coalition government. This idea will emerge in full force near the last days of an election only if the combined support of the Liberals and NDP is greater than that of the Conservatives. Harper will use the idea as ammunition against other parties as he did successfully in 2008, despite the fact other countries like Germany, Australia, and the UK have them and are functioning. For their part, Jack Layton of the NDP is not skittish about publicly discussing a coalition, but Michael Ignatieff of the Liberals sidesteps the question, insisting he is intent on forming a Liberal government. However, it is hard to ignore his mantra in 2008 — ‘a coalition if necessary,…
Making sense of an axed Federal budget and looming election
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