National Affairs Column: Treading lightly as all three smell victory

If Stephen Harperís goal was to spook Canadians about handing our economy to one of the “other guys,” he missed an opportunity Thursday evening.

That doesnít mean that an often noisy 90-minute debate, with too much time spent with opponents talking over each other, was a breakout night for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair or Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. […]


National Column: What the NDP can learn from its own mistakes

We’ve been here before.

There was a time, in the not too distant past, when the NDP led the national polls, it appeared electoral revolution was at hand and the leader of the day, Ed Broadbent, was being spoken of as the next prime minister.