The latest update from Linda McQuaig's campaign team
I used to say that campaigns run on 2 things: caffeine and volunteers. But this extra long writ period has me changing my tune.
Bread and Roses: Why Colin Phillips is supporting Linda and the NDP
Dear Friends -
When I was growing up, my dad was on the executive of his union local. I would watch him finish a long shift at work, then run to a meeting, work on a grievance, or get ready for contract negotiations. My dad taught me the necessity of working people collectively organizing for our rights. It’s why I’m now active in my own union. It’s also why I’m a New Democrat; labour needs a voice in Parliament, and that voice has always been the NDP.
I am thrilled to announce that Stephen Lewis will be honouring my campaign by attending our Day of Action in Toronto Centre on August 8.
Volunteer and Regent Park resident Samiha Rayeda shares why she's involved in Linda's campaign
As a fourth year university student studying Law and Human Rights in Ottawa, I’m constantly surrounded by politics, but it’s nothing like the community I see when I come home to Regent Park in the summer. Living here for the last 11 years, I’ve seen many changes in my neighborhood. Regent Park is a vibrant, close-knit community, but we are also seeing the damaging effects that decades of Conservative and Liberal politics have done to our country and to a community with a large immigrant population such as Regent Park.
Right-wing pundit Kevin O’Leary perhaps spoke for the Harper base when he suggested on BNN that the way to deal with Rachel Notley’s stunning victory is to bring Alberta "to its knees."
Why are Canadians subsidizing executive stock options?
It’s time to axe an executive tax break that encourages perverse behaviour while enriching the very rich.
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We’ve become used to mean-spirited federal budgets.
But we haven’t encountered anything quite like this before. The sheer mismanagement of public funds, unabashed favouritism towards the rich, indifference to everyone else and to matters of urgent public importance combine to make this latest Stephen Harper budget something of a jaw dropper.