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Finally, the NDP Has a Permanent Leader and Can Get On With Things

Okay, before I talk about the outcome of the NDP leadership race, I should say that the federal budget was released last week, and it’s predictably slashing funding left, right, and centre. Notable among the cuts are the CBC, Elections Canada, and the Chief Electoral Officer (the only officer of Parliament to have funding cut). […]

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Canadian Politics: The NDP Leadership Race Heats Up

The NDP is having a leadership race after the untimely death of Jack Layton this summer, and while the official deadline for candidates to enter the race is January 24th (two months before the election), the second heavyweight threw his hat into the ring last week. There are currently six declared candidates (though I’m not […]

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Why a Liberal/NDP Merger is a Bad Idea

I know there’s Canadians who read Persephone, so let’s talk about Canadian politics! Things’ve gotten pretty interesting in the past few months.