Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Well here we are just a few days from Christmas and as you may have noticed my time for writing has been curtailed. While this is good news on several fronts the events that affect us have not slowed as is demonstrated …
“It isn’t high on our radar, to be honest.” This is what our Prime Minister of the better part of a decade, Stephen Harper, has to say about the need for a national inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women in the country he governs.
In any old province the opposition will from time to time take over the government. But only in Alberta will you find the government taking over the opposition
Many people think the party with the most seats is automatically called upon to form a government, but that’s not actually the case
And the importance of the referendum doesn’t stop at tax-increases: there are two other huge dimensions to it
Peter MacKay’s comments on the Montreal Massacre in the House on Tuesday weren’t just face-palm inducing. They were deeply ignorant and offensive, and they were indicative of a deeper problem.
Harper could cave, and set the stage for every other premier to make demands. Or he could refuse, and be subjected to further abuse from Wynne
It has been three months since the premiers last met, in one of their periodic costume balls as the Council of the Federation
We’ve been burned so often, we now assume they’re all lying. Virtue may be its own reward, but it doesn’t do much for your election chances
In truth we don’t elect MPs solely on the basis of their party affiliation — or there would be no need to elect MPs at all
The officially stated policy of the government of Canada, recall, is to match whatever the U.S. does
If they are prepared to campaign on raising the GST — or on borrowing more — they will be offering a true left-of-centre alternative to the Conservatives
While it is true that income-splitting disproportionately benefits those on higher incomes, that is not all there is to be said about it
Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]
I left work extra late Thursday and it was only when I was whipping down the highway that I remembered it was election day — AND I ONLY HAD 40 MINUTES UNTIL THE POLLS CLOSED. I panicked. I knew I had to get there – every vote counts – absolutely. Neve…