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Weekly Recap

A convenient archive of everything that happened this week, and every past week, in Canadian politics and news.

Democratic Party is Coming to Canada (Maybe)

Ah, so our 42nd Election has come and gone and Canada is back once more to the two party system with a landslide Liberal majority elected on October 19th and the Official Opposition made up of the 99 member Con...

Top 10 Picks For Next Conservative Leader

Let the speculation begin. While Stephen Harper seemed to, er, forget to resign on Monday night, the Conservative Party has made it clear that he's going to be going. Late Monday night, the Conservative Part...

Justin Trudeau: Ready or Not, Here He Comes!

It isn't the first time that JT has brought sexy back, nor the first time we've coronated a monarch based solely on their heritage. In Canada, they say it's only official once Peter Mansbridge has said it. And,...

Mulcair: New Democrat, Old-School Bland Politician

Too bad Tom. The slogan was "Defeat Harper with Thomas Mulcair". For New Democrat supporters this is a bittersweet compromise. They couldn't have their cake and eat it too. Mulcair's speech conveyed this. His p...

Is Canada Ready to Fulfill the Nixon Prophecy?

From the Vietnam War to Watergate (apparently the father of every scandal since), Richard Nixon was a pretty big idiot. Few people dispute this- he frequents lists of the "worst U.S. Presidents." His reputation...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party has been an environmental activist for over 35 years. Her credits include the Sierre Club, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the Ministry of the Environment, and of cours...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Gilles Duceppe

Gilles Duceppe, leader of the Bloc Québécois has an eventful career as a union negotiator, MP, party leader, militant communist, and hairnet fashionista. He was the longest serving party leader for his service ...