Last week in the United Kingdom, the first of two nationally televised debates on Brexit (the proposed British exit from the European Union) aired, with British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farrage taking pointed questions
In politics, there is always a balance in elections between hard work organizing in advance and the zeitgeist taking over. This is especially true in a “wave election,” like the one on October 19th. The metaphor commonly used goes something
Here is some friendly, but unsolicited advice, for the NDP. As a leftish Liberal who joined the Party in 2011, believe me — I know how horrible losing feels. Worse, like the Grits in 2011 but for different reasons, this
During the past number of months campaigning for local candidates, Canadian politics has perplexed me for a variety of reasons, but one reason stands out the most. Why is the Liberal Party not aggressively campaigning on a cure for healthcare?
In February, I sat in Victoria Station in London, England. A tall black man was shouting something, clearly drunk. I didn’t really pay him any attention. Then I heard the guy sitting across from me shout out, “shut the f-k
“I’m running to govern; I’m ready to win.” That simple statement has been Kathleen Wynne’s pledge in the Ontario Liberal leadership race. There is critical work ahead of us to confront global challenges. Wynne has proposed a plan to govern,
A war story and a poll seem instructive to the Ontario Liberal leadership race, which looks to be coming down to a fight between the two female contenders. First, the story: It was the night of the Kitchener-Waterloo by-election. The
I always knew I’d be supporting Kathleen Wynne for Ontario Liberal leader. But a Conservative proved my choice right before she’d even launched her leadership bid. I’m supporting Kathleen Wynne because of her character and her progressive principles. I’m also