24
Sep
What If

The NDP: What if they Form the Government?

With the three major parties still locked in a virtual tie in the polls, it is too soon to predict who may form the government on October 19.  Much is being made, however, of the possibility of an NDP government and what it could mean for regulated industries. Having been far from power in Ottawa in the past, the NDP …

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22
Sep
BreakingAway_NDP_Health

Breaking Away: The NDP Health Platform

In a campaign where the public has identified health care, particularly for seniors, as a priority issue, the federal party leaders have generally avoided the issue.  Until last week, health announcements were few and far between. That changed with the NDP breaking away from the rest of the parties androlling out its health care platform in concert with its fiscal …

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17
Sep
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High Tide: ‘Orange Wave’ Set to Continue in Québec

High tide: ‘Orange Wave’ set to continue in Québec  Québec is an important battleground for the NDP and the Liberals in the 2015 federal election. Following the federal election in 2011, the NDP gained 54 seats in Québec in what has been called the “orange wave,” virtually wiping out the Bloc Québécois in most Québec ridings. Contrary to the situation …

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29
May
NDP In Alberta Canadian Federal Election

Could the “Orange Chinook” Extend into the October Election

The Alberta election results in early May shocked people across the country leading some to wonder if a similar result could be replicated during a federal election in October. Alberta has always been a fortress for Conservative politicians with the past four decades having held power. At the federal level, the Conservatives (under varying names) have held the majority of …

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13
May
NDP Energy

NDP Leader Outlines Vision for Energy and the Environment

Energized by the NDP landslide victory in Alberta, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair outlined his party’s vision for energy and the environment in a May 4 address to students at the University of Ottawa. The party continues to pledge strong support to the renewable energy sector, which the NDP says will create tens of thousands of middle-class jobs. In addition, the …

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