Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Guest Blogger: NDP PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME OF FOOTSIES WITH QUEBEC SEPARATISM:

By Ted Chartrand I have, by and large, stayed away from criticizing the NDP but it’s at the point where I cannot remain silent. The NDP is playing a very dangerous game by pandering to the separatist element in Quebec. It’s doing this in two ways: 1. The Sherbrooke Declaration: The Sherbrooke Declaration is long-standing ...

A BCer in Toronto: BrieflyNotBriefly, the deal with all that referendum talk last night

You could have been forgiven for tuning in to last night’s debate and being bewildered by the exchange between Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair about the threshold for accepting a yes vote in a sovereignty referendum. So, as briefly as possible, here’s what’s up with that. • In the 1995 Quebec referendum, the yes side ...

A BCer in Ottawa: BrieflyNotBriefly, the deal with all that referendum talk last night

You could have been forgiven for tuning in to last night’s debate and being bewildered by the exchange between Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair about the threshold for accepting a yes vote in a sovereignty referendum. So, as briefly as possible, here’s what’s up with that. • In the 1995 Quebec referendum, the No side ...

A BCer in Toronto: NDP puts its flawed unity policy on the table for 2015 election

You might say I was against the NDP’s Sherbrooke Declaration before it was cool. Having somewhat of an interest in the unity of Canada, I’ve long been aware of the emptiness of NDP policy when it comes to handling the unthinkable but not implausible – a referendum on a province leaving confederation – and their ...

CuriosityCat: Harris-Decima Poll: Has Thomas Mulcair’s waffling cost NDP support?

Has Mulcair’s waffling caused voters to start a fresh appraisal of the Mulcair-led Dippers? That just might be the case according to the latest poll showing slippage: Waffling Thomas A new poll gives the governing party a seven-point lead over the Opposition New Democrats — a cushion they may need if a second omnibus budget ...

For Stephane Dion, a Quick Math Lesson/Thoughts on Separation

I only like democracy when the numbers are in my favor. Stephane Dion penned an op-ed for the National Post. (there’s an odd combination) detailing how the NDP’s position on Quebec separation, detailed in the Sherbrooke Declaration, threatens national unity. There is one quote I want to draw specific attention to, which to . . . ...