Mulcair in Washington

 The issue of U.S  approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is a booby trap for Canadian politicians visiting Washington – apart from Conservative Cabinet Ministers and Premiers who are down there selling the tar sands.  Thomas Mulcair, the leader of our NDP, managed to avoid the trap by refusing to answer a direct question on … Read more

“Dutch Disease” or Canadian Politics?

There has been a lot of commentary in the print media about Thomas Mulcair’s remarks on the connection between “Dutch Disease” and the tar sands.  Mulcair claims that the vast exports of fossil fuels have led to a high Canadian dollar.  In turn, a high dollar hurts the competitiveness of Canadian manufactured goods in foreign … Read more

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