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CuriosityCat: John Ivison says the Cullen Plan could take away Stephen Harper’s majority government

Ivison sees trouble ahead for the Harper Tories with the plan launched by NDP MP Nathan Cullen when he announced that he was running for leader of the NDP.  Ivison believes the plan could take Harper’s minority away, because there are 21 Tory MPs … . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: John Ivison says the Cullen Plan could take away Stephen Harper’s majority government

CuriosityCat: Mulcair Story trumps Topp Story in NDP Leadership Race

Mark these words: Underdog, Shoulder to Shoulder, and Winnability.They are the combination of images that most likely will propel feisty Thomas Mulcair to the leadership position of Canada’s federal NDP party.The Top Two Duke it out:Topp burst out of t… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Mulcair Story trumps Topp Story in NDP Leadership Race

CuriosityCat: Is this NDP leader Nycole Turmel’s "Kissinger Moment"?

Nixon and Kissinger: Benign NeglectHenry Kissinger firmly believed that his understanding of Realpolitik reflected the realism of a handful of famous statesmen of bygone decades.Bismarkian in his aloofness, Metternichean in his pronouncements, Kissinge… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Is this NDP leader Nycole Turmel’s "Kissinger Moment"?

CuriosityCat: NDP Leadership election: Mulcair has a point

He says that the low membership in the federal NDP party compared to other provinces puts anyone from Quebec running for leader at a disadvantage.He is right.Mulcair is now calling for a leadership drive in that province, mounted by the federal NDP, an… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: NDP Leadership election: Mulcair has a point

CuriosityCat: Mulcair and Topp – Their challenge: 90,000 new NDP members

Right now, the NDP in Quebec is punching far below its weight when it comes to the number of Quebeckers signed up as members of that party. In fact, it is punching so far below its weight that it really isn’t in the ring at all.The challenge for Topp a… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Mulcair and Topp – Their challenge: 90,000 new NDP members

CuriosityCat: Should Trade Unions get 25% of the votes for the new NDP leader? A solution

This issue is boiling up right now, and on Friday the party brass will decide whether to continue the favoured position of trade unions by reserving one quarter of the votes for them. This amounts to a kind of “affirmative action” whereby some Dippers … . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Should Trade Unions get 25% of the votes for the new NDP leader? A solution

CuriosityCat: Did Canada’s "Arab Spring" start in Quebec on May 2?

The answer is Yes if pollster Allan Gregg’sspeculations are right. The NDP has 33% – tied with the Tories:Jack Layton’s untimely death has triggered another orange wave across the country, a new poll suggests.The Harris/Decima survey conducted for The … . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Did Canada’s "Arab Spring" start in Quebec on May 2?

CuriosityCat: Liberals: Ask your NDP friends to vote for Pat Martin as next NDP leader

Liberals have a golden opportunity to shape the contours of our politics for the next decade by involving themselves in the NDP leadership selection process.They can do this by talking to their NDP friends and trying to persuade them to vote for an N… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Liberals: Ask your NDP friends to vote for Pat Martin as next NDP leader