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Blog Archive for April, 2012

Tory stumbles and NDP strength spell trouble for Liberals

BRUCE ANDERSON

If episodes like Oda persist and voters tire of Harper, it's likely Mulcair - not Rae, or whoever succeeds him as permanent leader - that stands to benefit

Liberals across Canada are being hoist with their own petard

BRIAN TOPP

Grits often promote strategic voting - but federally, in Alberta and likely soon in B.C., their own voters prove susceptible to the very same tactic

Taxing Ontario's rich and the menace of creeping Nazism

GERALD CAPLAN

Why is the side that's winning the class war resorting to such inflamed rhetoric in the face of measures geared toward easing it?

Environmental-review debate tests both Tory and NDP mettle

BRUCE ANDERSON

How Canadians perceive the government's motivation - and that of its critics - will be almost as vital as the details of its policy

The lesson Wildrose's fate in Alberta teaches us all

BRIAN TOPP

Finding the balance between respecting and empowering a diverse team and presenting a united front to a punishing electorate is no easy tast

Smith, Harper and the art of closing the deal

ANDREW STEELE

Insurgent parties need to prove they're ready to govern before they're even asked

Why Hollande won the first round against Sarkozy

BRIAN TOPP

The Socialist candidate offered a gutsy platform, ran at an opportune time and turned his populist/conservative opponent's strengths into weaknesses

Chicken Little makes a comeback in Alberta's election

TIM POWERS

Redford's PCs appear to be employing the same sky-is-falling approach that backfired on federal Liberals

Rwanda - that's in Africa, isn't it?

GERALD CAPLAN

As aid budget is slashed, Canada rolls back two policies that were long a thorn in the troubled country's side

Harper and McGuinty should look to Sir John A. on debt

ANDREW STEELE

Canada's current financial challenges should be seen as an opportunity to think as big as its founding fathers did

Harper's handling of F-35 file further erodes accountability

BRUCE ANDERSON

But next to U.S. pulling plug on controversial fighter-jet program, Auditor-General's condemnation is least-bad way for Tories to take the blog and turn the page

Despite rough seas, Harper could still turn the tide on OAS

BRUCE ANDERSON

Though it seldom gets discussed this way, budget's retirement policy might be single best thing Tories will ever do for younger Canadians