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Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election in Dartmouth, N.S. The Greens and the NDP need to work together to ensure they do better than just propping up Liberal minorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

How progressive voters can truly win in future Canadian elections

The progressive left should not content itself with being a junior partner in Liberal minority governments. In the next election, they should seek to propose a principled, realistic alternative.
Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech in Montréal. Now that he’s leading a minority government, Trudeau will have a more difficult job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Justin Trudeau’s job just got a lot more complicated

The urgent issues facing Canada during the election are not less urgent now that the election is over. The prime minister is going to have to reinvent himself and commit to some important compromises.
Justin Trudeau, appearing with with his wife Sophie on election night, saw his majority government reduced to a minority. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Justin Trudeau’s political setback: A surprise to the world, but not to Canada

For international observers, it may be stunning to see Justin Trudeau's government reduced to a minority after his meteoric rise to power in 2015. It happened because he disappointed his progressive base.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Jagmeet Singh of the NDP could all play roles if Canada opts for a coalition government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes/Chris Wattie/Nathan Denette

Why Canada should embrace a coalition-style ‘fellowship of parties’

We’re stuck with first-past-the-post electoral system in Canada, but that doesn’t mean we have to use our vote as nothing more than a veto of the worst possible option.
Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer square off about their climate change proposals and other issues during the recent federal leaders’ debate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Mr. Delay, Mr. Deny’ and Canada’s precarious climate change future

Canada’s first serious attempt, and potentially last opportunity, to implement a national climate strategy hangs in the balance on Oct. 21. The Trudeau government is to blame for its precarity.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen at a daycare centre in Toronto in September 2019. His party is proposing a major investment in child care, but why don’t voters care? Twitter

The baffling indifference of Canadian voters to child-care proposals

If Canadians want to advance financially, few policy innovations would offer the same boon to voters’ bank accounts than a public child-care program. So why doesn't it drive votes?
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has so far failed to propose bold labour initiatives in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

The NDP is MIA on bold labour proposals

The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.
Protesters take part in a pipeline expansion demonstration in Vancouver in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada’s Liberals make it hard for green voters to love them

This election will have a major impact on Canada’s efforts to combat climate change. But how best to approach the available choices on the ballot remains a serious dilemma for Canadian voters.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates his Burnaby South byelection win on Feb. 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Byelection win offers Singh an opportunity to reset his leadership

Jagmeet Singh needed to win the byelection in Burnaby South. Now that the NDP leader will have a seat in Parliament, can he still turn around the party's fortunes before this year's federal election?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in orange headgear, greets members of Sikh community during his visit to Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

Is Sikh extremism really active in Canada?

Recent reports of the presence of Sikh extremists in Canada have put both the prime minister and the federal leader of the NDP party on the defensive about their positions.
Jagmeet Singh won 53.6 per cent of the first-ballot votes on Sunday to become the new leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

What Jagmeet Singh’s historic NDP leadership win means for Canada

Jagmeet Singh has become the first ethnic minority to become leader of a federal political party. Will his message of "love and courage" best Justin Trudeau's "sunny ways" in the next federal election?
New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates with supporters after winning on the first ballot at the party’s leadership convention Oct. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh battles racism in Canadian politics with love

Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Singh brings an unprecedented diversity to the role of being the leader of a major Canadian political party.

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