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Harder’s “progress report” is a garbage fire - Loonie Politics

  As the final days of the 42ndParliament countdown to dissolution, the Leader of the Government in the Senate – err, “government representative,” Senator Peter Harder, released a “progress report” titled Toward an Independent Senate. ...

Review: Wherry’s “Promise and Peril” too comfortable for comfort - Loonie Politics

  When I reviewed John Ivison’s Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister two weeks ago, I found that its biggest deficiency was its lack of novelty.  Most everything in it was fairly common knowledge to political observers, told in a perfe...

Liberals shut down the Ethics Commissioner - Loonie Politics

  Canada’s federal ethics committee needs a new name.  Certainly its conduct this week doesn’t deserve to be within a mile of the word “ethics.” After a two-hour meeting Wednesday, the Liberal majority on the House of Commons committee ...

Centre-Left Merger is the NDP’s Only Chance in Alberta - Loonie Politics

  If Alberta’s left ever wants to come close to power again, it has no choice but to merge with its smaller competitors and move into the mainstream. In the 113-year history of Alberta, no governing political party – once defeated – has ev...

Kenney tilts blue ribbon panels to achieve desired result - Loonie Politics

  Need to tie up controversial policies with a nice arms-length bow?  Have you tried the blue-ribbon, expert panel strategy? Alberta Premier Jason Kenney can offer some handy suggestions on how to get the desired result.  There’s the one-sid...