So then, let me now reveal that I was working for a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada. In our riding, we received a thorough butt-kicking from the electorate. Deservedly so. When we saw…View More Behind the Lines – Part III: Losing New Canadians
What do you do when every other high school and new Canadian community organization decides it might be nice to host an all-candidates’ meeting? Must we attend every last debate we get invited to by…View More Behind the Lines … From Inside a Federal Campaign – Part 2
Advocates of the Conservative government’s ban on the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies claim that the policy supports women’s rights. For Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe, it’s a matter of “fundamental equality between…View More Mulcair’s Niqab Stance: Principle or Politics?
As I listened to an elderly woman who had walked in to our campaign headquarters, it began to sink in that I was not in my hometown big city Eastern Canada habitat any more. She…View More Behind the Lines … From Inside a Federal Campaign
While most of Thursday’s debate between the leaders of Canada’s main federal parties was spent discussing the economy, the three managed to engage in several minutes of fiery debate on how best to intervene in…View More Globe Debate Stirs Refugee Crisis Discussion
As we trudge along towards an expected fall election, the race is on to gain votes from the “middle class”. In the midst of an economic downturn, both the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Liberals…View More Immigrants Excluded from “Middle Class”