It wasn’t the Liberals’ and New Democrats’ apparent ideological shifts that resulted in #elxn42’s red wave, but a return to the left could turn things around for the NDP.
During the federal election campaign the Liberals were patient and stayed out of the gutter, and delivered a positive message — which is what Canadians wanted.
Now that we’ve had some time to relish in Harper’s defeat, let’s look at some of Justin Trudeau’s promises so that we can hold the Liberal Party to account as they implement their “Real Change”.
Here are two things Justin Trudeau’s Liberals ought to do right away. Plus, a warning for the provincial Liberals.
The next chapter of our story begins with the coordinated and well-executed effort to replace Stephen Harper with Justin Trudeau. But if we want to shape the narrative, we can’t let go of the pen.
If so, George Orwell would probably want it to be done idealistically, not strategically.
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
As politicians bid for votes in the last few days of a seemingly endless election campaign, it deserves to be asked: Is winning the best measure of leadership?
Ed Finn, Newfoundland’s first NDP leader, sat down with The Independent to discuss the biggest challenge facing Canada today — the one nobody’s talking about in the lead-up to the federal election.
While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada taking their freedoms for granted.
‘Professionals’ are killing democracy.
As federal and provincial elections loom, efforts are underway to engage youth in the democratic process. If they do, some say, we could be living in a very different province and country.
Looking at the election platforms of our three major parties, it becomes clear there are issues that the politicians don’t want to talk about. Unfortunately, they are precisely the issues that most affect the livelihoods of Canadians.
“As they come looking for your vote, I beg you to please engage, ask questions, demand answers and stick around for the accountability!”