Federal Election 2011

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Canada’s social capital could be ripped away

Voters in Northumberland County and across Canada may not realize what a watershed election is about to take place on May 2. And, it is rare when a choice is so clear and the sides so distinct. The results will not just set the path for the next four years or so, but for decades to come. The corporate state is on the verge of realizing its dream. The outcome would be a political system driven solely by ideology and deeply divisive. Continue Reading →

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Local issues must triumph over national campaign

“In fact, the whole town and county is a hive of politics and people who have only witnessed gathering such as the House of Commons at Westminster and the Senate at Washington and never seen a Conservative Convention at Tecumseh Corners or a Liberal Rally at the Concession school house don’t know what politics means”

Stephen Leacock, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

With the federal election well underway, it is difficult not to get swept up on the national campaign, pitting Conservative leader Stephen Harper against Liberal Michael Ignatieff, NDP leader Jack Layton, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe. (more…) Continue Reading →

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