Monthly Archives: October 2015

TRUDEAU’S VICTORY AND THE REVIVAL OF CANADA’S PROGRESSIVE TRADITION

BY Jim Harding We have a new government and there is hope in the air. We can only hope that the politics of fear has been left behind. The generational paradigm shift should bring us out of a decade of … Continue reading

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THANKFULLY HARPER’S TYRANNY OF THE MINORITY IS OVER (Final in “Ten Lost Years” Series)

BY Jim Harding Canada felt lighter on waking up the morning after the federal election. Layers of polarization and manipulation, the destructive fear-exploiting wedge politics that had built up over Harper’s decade, were already lifting. I still lived in one … Continue reading

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TEN LOST YEARS: Will Our Country Be a Better Place On Oct. 20th?

BY Jim Harding What will Canada look like October 20th? Will we face more years of Harper’s negative and divisive politics? Will we have a Liberal government that sometimes agrees with Harper’s policies, though not his fear-mongering? Will we have … Continue reading

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TEN LOST YEARS: WHAT HAPPENED TO HEALTHCARE UNDER HARPER?

BY Jim Harding The “economy” is the highest ranked “issue” in this election. But what does “economy” mean? It’s actually about several issues: job and family security; poverty, wealth and distribution of income; infrastructure, quality of life and of course, … Continue reading

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TEN LOST YEARS: “This time vote for the country”

By Jim Harding Harper’s 2011 majority was won with only 39% of the votes, where only 61% of eligible voters voted. Do the math: that was support from only 24% of the electorate. Our electoral system is neither representative nor … Continue reading

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