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by Adrian Barnes on Saturday Mar 26 2011

This ongoing feature will attempt to track the statements of A) candidates from the Southern Interior and B) leaders of the four main federal parties throughout this campaign and evaluate them in terms of the quality of their rhetoric. 

Rhetoric is the art of persuasion as first formulated in ancient Athens. There is both good and bad rhetoric, honest and dishonest. Honest and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 25 2011

Forget spring cleaning and the Stanley Cup playoffs, Canadians are going to the polls May 2.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Rideau Hall early Saturday to ask Gov. Gen. David Johnston to dissolve Parliament.

A non-confidence motion supported by the opposition in the House of Commons Friday defeated the federal Conservative government.

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by Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Mar 24 2011

So what do we do now? We’re about to have an election almost no one wants; that likely won’t change the political balance of power; and, despite the rhetoric, probably won’t actually result in substantial policy changes.  And for this non-altering experience taxpayers will shell out $300 million!

Sigh...

I am not a dedicated partisan. Over my life, I have voted for all three major...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

The race for the provincial NDP leadership touches down in Nelson Thursday night as five hopefuls vie for the crown of the official opposition.

The Osprey Room in the Best Western Baker Street Inn (7-9 p.m.) will host the quintet of Dana Larsen, Mike Farnworth, Adrian Dix, Nicolas Simons and John Horgan as they continue their debate on leadership, NDP-style.

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by Erin Handy on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

While party outsiders cannot vote in the upcoming NDP leadership race, those interested in the future of education in the region might consider attending Thursday’s themed candidate debate in Nelson. 

The Nelson NDP Leadership Debate, featuring hopefuls Mike Farnworth, Adrian Dix, John Horgan, Nicholas Simons and Dana Larsen, is being held at Best Western Baker Street Inn at 153 Baker...

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

The drama is over and Jack Layton and the NDP clearly did the right thing, very quickly rejecting the Conservatives’ budget and pledging to vote against it “in its current form.” That held out the possibility of voting in favour of an amended budget which Finance Minister Flaherty quickly scotched with a Bush-like – you either vote for it or against it. An election is a certainty –...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

There is little doubt that a Canadian federal election is in the air as all three national opposition parties condemned the 2011 / 12 budget presented today by the Conservatives. Although both the Liberal and New Democratic (NDP) parties call for more support for Canadian families, less bonuses for corporations and criticized the Conservatives for hiding major spending, watchdog organizations...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with.  For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip. 

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

Last spring my colleague, Carol Hughes, after attending the House of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 14 2011

Premier Christy Clark today announced a new, smaller cabinet focused on creating jobs and changing the way British Columbians engage with their government.

“Together, we will focus on creating jobs and building a strong economy because that is the single most important thing we can do to support families and ensure we can invest in critical services like health and...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 10 2011

 Twelve years of budget increases have left Canadian military spending higher than at any time since the end of the Second World War, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

According to the study, by Bill Robinson, Senior Advisor with the Rideau Institute, Canada will spend at least $22.3 billion on its military forces in 2010-11—an increase of...

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