coalition government

Justin Trudeau, heir to the politics of coalition

Justin Trudeau, heir to Alexandre Mackenzie’s uneasiness with a coalition government

History, discretion and how to settle an election

What happened after the Saskatchewan election in 1929

Let’s handicap the federal election—in all its infinite possibilities

Aaron Wherry on what it actually means to “win” an election

In this new crisis, the faint echo of a previous crisis

From the coalition crisis of 2008 to the Senate crisis of 2013


Harper on India

The Prime Minister considers the political situation in New Delhi.


Trudeau not for merging

Justin Trudeau apparently isn’t interested in a merger with the NDP.


To 2015 and beyond

Greg Fingas catches the apparent arrival of nuance to Thomas Mulcair’s views on coalition government. Last month, a possible coalition with Liberals was categorically out of the question. Yesterday, in an interview with CTV’s Question Period, Mr. Mulcair committed only to fielding 338 candidates and running to form a majority government. “Anything beyond that,” he said, “is pure speculation.”


Where does Thomas Mulcair stand?

Mr. Mulcair has talked about the need to “renew” and “modernize” the NDP, but much of what he has had to say about said change has involved nothing more than the party’s rhetoric and what he has proposed in terms of policy seems uncontroversial in the NDP context.


‘End of story’

Thomas Mulcair rules out any kind of coalition with Liberals.


Topp on winning

Brian Topp has released a policy paper on building the party, including calls to expand the party’s outreach and fundraising efforts, launch a policy review and commit to working with other parties after the 2015 election.


This is why we can’t have cooperative things

Chris Selley blames Stephane Dion for the continued toxicity of coalition governance.