Common Sense Canadian


    Rafe Mair on Trudeau’s surprise comeback, Mulcair’s continued strength

    Rafe Mair on the federal election campaign that continues to surprise, with Justin Trudeau staging a comeback and Tom Mulcair holding onto a strong lead.

    Enbridge battle far from over, even if Harper approves pipeline

    Harper in danger of slipping to third place: New polls

    New polls suggest the Harper Conservatives are in danger of slipping into third place behind the Liberals and NDP, which maintains a healthy lead in the federal election campaign.

    Why privacy matters in this Canadian election

    Stephen Harper is oh-so private with the media but he's handed away your constitutional right to privacy - an important consideration in this Canadian election, says Kevin Grandia.

    The Harper Conservative economic disaster

    From gross fiscal mismanagement to betting everything on the Alberta tar sands, Doug Carrick digs into the Harper Conservatives' economic disaster.

    Rafe Mair's State of the Union on Canadian politics, environment

    Rafe Mair’s ‘State of the Union’ on Canadian environmental politics

    Rafe Mair's "State of the Union" on Canadian politics - from Harper's criminalizing of environmental defenders to Mulcair and Trudeau's weak energy stances and Christy Clark's LNG pipe dreams.

    BC is key in federal election: UBC prof

    With many of BC's 42 ridings in play, issues like pipelines and the economy will be key for either Harper or Mulcair to win a majority in the upcoming federal election, says UBC Prof. Max Cameron.

    Third Party Advertising 101 for the Canadian Federal Election

    On the eve of a likely federal election call comes this helpful guide to third party advertising rules.

    Rafe: Trudeau’s misstep on C-51 will help the NDP in federal election

    Building on missteps by Justin Trudeau - especially his support for Bill C-51 - Tom Mulcair and the NDP are increasingly looking like they could actually win the federal election.

    British Columbians reject premiers’ “Canadian Energy Strategy” – designed to push pipelines

    Prominent British Columbians slam the premiers' "Canadian Energy Strategy" - designed to push through controversial pipelines.

    Peaceful Paddle lands Site C opponents on terrorist watch list

    This year's Paddle for the Peace has landed its organizers and Site C Dam opponents on a federal terrorist watch list, despite a decade of peaceful events under their belts.