Tag Archives: New Democratic Party

Wrong Bull, Wrong Arena

With great respect to Ed Broadbent I‛d like to suggest he waved the red cape in front of the wrong bull when he ventured into the NDP leadership arena on CBC‛s Power and Politics last Thursday.  The real problem was … Continue reading

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MANDATE ??

I expect that in the coming weeks and, after the summer recess, the  months, we’re going to hear a lot of blather from the Government about “Mandate”. The word mandate always gives me heartburn.  What really does it mean?  The … Continue reading

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A Conservative Thank-You

Every now and then the TV networks almost accidentally give us some genuine behind-the-scenes insight into the political process. The evening of the May 2nd Federal Election was one of those moments. The insight  didn’t come from any of the … Continue reading

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A Nosegay for the — stuff

Oh shucks, I can’t help myself.  A little over two weeks ago in The Neglected Elephant  I unloaded a portion of my little booklet, The Speech I’ll Never Give  or what I would say if I were running for parliament … Continue reading

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Psssst! Jack!

If I had Jack Layton‘s ear – come to think of it that’s an odd expression. His “ear”.  Why not both of them?   But hey, that’s a digression. Even though I’m pretty sure I don’t have either of Jack’s ears … Continue reading

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The Neglected Elephant

In this election there is an  elephant in the room that is being sadly neglected.  There are sideways glances being made by the NDP but not, as far as I have seen, any full face confrontations. The looming presence of … Continue reading

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A Suggestion for Jack

Stephen Harper is a master at carrying out incremental destruction – one step at a time he’s dismantling anything and everybody that gets in his way. But hey, Jack Layton has been advocating a little destruction himself — and not … Continue reading

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