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.
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.
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.
A recent candidates’ debate for the federal riding of Avalon revealed just how entrenched sexism is in our political institutions, and how old boys’ clubs do no credit to anyone.
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.
In the face of economic and ecological crises, and with a revival of Mi’kmaq identity and culture on the Island’s west coast, one man thinks the time is right for Western Newfoundland to usher in a new era of political representation in Ottawa.
“Canada can move toward a ‘brave new world’ in the 21st century with the election of an NDP Government, one that I believe will be more caring, that will look after the vulnerable in our society and protect Canada’s stature internationally.”
The NDP victory in last week’s Alberta election shook that province and the country. But what does it mean for the federal NDP and the NL NDP here as we approach federal and provincial elections in the fall?
Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair fielded questions from the press late Wednesday morning after his party’s first closed-door session at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s.