Against the Grain: Jason Kenney has a Richard Nixon-shaped hole in his campaign

Man, what the fuck is going on in Alberta?  In an email to supporters sent late Sunday with the bland subject line, “A Wildrose Update,” Opposition Leader Brian Jean drops a bombshell with the revelation someone broke into the party’s Edmonton office several weeks ago, stole two laptop computers and tried unsuccessfully to walk off with ...

In-Sights: Let’s not forget, they tried to steal democracy

You can support ‘Election Day in Canada – The Rise of Voter Suppression’ with a contribution to documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski.

Montreal Simon: The Totally Unsurprising Vindication of Tom Mulcair

A few days ago I wrote a post defending Tom Mulcair from a Maclean's story that claimed that he once asked Stephen Harper for a chance to serve him.And only turned down the job because he wasn't offered enough money.Having watched Mulcair in the Quebec National Assembly long before he entered federal politics, something about that ...

Northern Insight: A caution for Canada’s Conservative Party

Six CPC members of Parliament may be deposed if the Federal Court accepts allegations of widespread voter suppression during the May 2011 election. This action, to be heard in December, is separate from the investigation of misconduct by Elections Canada. The CPC faces what one pundit calls “high-stakes drama” but the worst case outcome is ...

Northern Reflections: Coyne On Politics

Andrew Coyne is no Pollyanna. He does not expect much from politicians; and, he says, we should not be surprised by the state of our politics. For politics is rarely noble; and politicians are rarely heroic: Politics has been better before, and it has been worse. But politics, whatever one would wish, has never been ...

Politics and its Discontents: We Want To Make It Easy For You To Vote

Or at least some of you. Only in America, eh? Recommend this Post