An Open Letter from New Democrats Who Have Won Through Cooperation
Today, we are formally endorsing Nathan Cullen for leader of the NDP. His positions on the environment, employment and social justice make him the candidate who best reflects our values; and his wit and humour as a campaigner make him the person best able to fill Jack Layton’s shoes in bringing a positive, upbeat, yet hard-hitting message to Canadians.
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Catch 22 candidate picks unchanged by NDP surge
“NDP moves into tie with Liberals”, screamed headlines in newspapers across the country.
The New Democrats and the Liberals were in a statistical tie moving into the last week of the May 2nd election campaign.
“These polls from…Continue
Looking beyond just the horse race, here is Stephen Harper's bigger-picture game-plan / agenda:
1) Take majority control of the Senate.
2) Take majority control of the appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada.
3) Take majority control of the funding of political parties, riding associations, and candidates.
All of the above will be the case if Harper obtains a majority in this…Continue
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Since the election started all that we have been hearing from the conservatives is how vital it is that every canadian should vote conservative because they are the only party who can get this country out of a deficit, and if we dont give them their majority we will all be doomed to eternal poverty and evil coalition governments. What really bothered me was the attack ads saying that Mr ignatieff is not canadian because he was educated in the United states, its disgusting to see the…Continue
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Murray Dobbin is a member of the Catch 22 team providing research and strategic advice. We're reprinting his blog post from March 31.
The election campaign is less than week old and Stephen Harper seems to be demonstrating that he is even more of a mad hatter than people thought. Despite his superman view of himself – the…Continue
Editorial by John Deverell, Catch 22 team
Stephen Harper, you are either remarkably inventive or arithmetically challenged. You want a majority government and you’ll happily accept it, without majority popular support, as “the will of the people.
If you’re held to a Parliamentary minority, as you were in 2006 and 2008—you’ll trumpet that too as the automatic right to govern, “a democratic mandate.” If the majority of MPs in the next Parliament somehow…Continue
Editorial, John Deverell, Catch 22 central team
As Elizabeth May knows, the standard for “free and fair” elections in Canada is low.
In Canada about one million supporters of her party – one in 12 voters – can mark their ballots for Green Party candidates without electing a single member of Parliament. Their fair representation, if all citizens were equal, would be 24 Members of Parliament.
In an election which could produce a Stephen Harper phony majority, or a Groundhog Day, citizens of Edmonton-Strathcona are setting an example for the entire country.
The district is the only one of 28 in Alberta not held by the Harper Conservatives. The New Democrat MP, Linda Duncan, edged Conservative Rahim Jaffer by a whisker in 2008. She had multi-partisan support then, and again this time she’ll need every Green and Liberal vote she can round up to beat the energetic and focused…Continue
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By Gary Shaul, Catch 22 campaign
Canadians were surprised to learn that a little known Order in Council passed in December by the Privy Council, changed the country's name from "Canada" to "Harper". The change was prompted by several phone calls to the PMO insisting that "Canada" is an antiquated vestige from the 19th century and the country was long overdue for a modern name. Privy councilors loved the idea and readily agreed. The new name was chosen by PM Stephen…Continue
By Gary Shaul, Catch 22 campaign
Public input and regulation of the "airwaves" is one of cornerstones for a well functioning democratic country. We learn much of what we know about the world around us from the mainstream media. We are even more in tune with what's going on with the advent of the internet.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is supposed to have our backs…Continue
By Luke Bradley, Calgary SW
Harper’s legacy may be much more permanent then we expect, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun. Canada’s aging Supreme Court, which Harper has accused of being “too left-leaning”, might soon be experiencing an exodus of judges, many of whom have been serving for more than ten years. A handful of Justices in the Supreme Court are now approaching their mandatory…Continue
By Gary Shaul, Catch 22 campaignContinue
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