Coalition

Cartoon: Liberal NDP Merger Talks Spell Trouble for Ignatieff?

Find a political cartoon depicting the rumours of a merge between the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada as being harmful to Michael Ignatieff's leadership of the Liberal Party.

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Thoughts about the coalition and minority government

By Harold Jansen on Feb 11, 2009

Helen Forsey, the daughter of the late eminent constitutional scholar, Eugene Forsey, weighs in on what her father would have had to say about the constitutional "crisis" in December. It's a worthwhile refresher course on the principles of parliamentary government, especially in a minority government situation. You can read it here.

Cartoon: Layton Refused to Support the Conservative Budget

Find a political cartoon depicting the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, Jack Layton, refusing to support the Conservative Party of Canada's federal budget -- unless he gets to be Deputy Prime Minister.

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Cartoon: Layton Destroys any Chance of a Coalition with Ignatieff

Find a political cartoon depicting NDP leader, Jack Layton, destroying any chance of a coalition in the House of Commons with Liberal Party leader, Micheal Ignatieff.

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Ignatieff's balancing act: support the budget, but not too much

By Harold Jansen on Jan 27, 2009

And it all comes down to this: budget day! Things in Canadian politics have been pretty slow over the last month or so. But today we see the budget that will determine not only the way the government responds to the recession we're experiencing, but also the future of the Liberal-NDP coalition. The NDP and the BQ have pretty much indicated that they oppose the budget and want the coalition to proceed. Since Michael Ignatieff has become the leader, he's been decidedly cooler about the coalition idea than his predecessor, Stephane Dion. It seems clear to me that the Liberals are going to support the budget. There's enough there that they can take credt for and support and not enough to justify bringing down the government.

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Cartoon: Layton and Duceppe Tagging Along Behind Ignatieffs Ship

Find a political cartoon that depicts NDP leader, Jack Layton and Bloc Quebecois leader, Gilles Duceppe, tagging along behind Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff's ship.

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Cartoon: Ignatieff and the Unlikely Chance of an Election

Find a political cartoon depicting Micheal Ignatieff stating Canadians need an election like they need a whole in head - while Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe sit patiently for Ignatieff to decide whether he needs them for a coalition government.

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Cartoon: The New Standards of Leadership with President Obama in Charge

Find a political cartoon that depicts the new - and unrealistic - standards of leadership after the election of Barrak Obama as President of the United States of America.

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Cartoon: Ignatieff puts Layton - and his chance of attaining power - out to the curb

Find a political cartoon depicting Micheal Ignatieff, the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada the Official Opposition, putting Jack Layton - and his hopes of being Deputy Leader of the Coalition - out to the curb.

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Cartoon: Prime Minister Stephen Harper Prorogues Parliament to Stop Coalition

Find a political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Stephen Harper proroguing parliament to stop the coalition for the Liberal Party, Democratic Party, and the Bloc Quebecois.

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Cartoon: NDP - Liberal Coalition Makes Harper Eat Humble Pie

Find a political cartoon depicting the proposed coalition partners, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, and Stéphane Dion making Prime Minister Stephen Harper eat "humble pie."

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Cartoon: With Ignatieff as Leader of the Liberal Party, is the Coalition Dead?

Find a cartoon depicting Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Stéphane Dion as being disappointed with Michael Ignatieff being given the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.

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Tactical Lessons, Part II: The Coalition

By Jared Wesley on Dec 11, 2008

What about the coalition?  What can we learn, tactically, from their performance?

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The Liberals Land on Their Feet

By Harold Jansen on Dec 11, 2008

I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately. It's grading time at university which leaves little time for other things. However, I'm procrastinating right now, so it's time to write something.

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With Michael Ignatieff as Leader of the Liberal Party, is the Coalition Dead?

By Greg Farries on Dec 9, 2008

CTVNews is reporting that Bob Rae has told his supporters in a conference call Tuesday that he will end his bid for the Liberal leadership. Considering Rae's departure means Michael Ignatieff is the sole remaining candidate for the leadership position and almost certainly the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, is Ignatieff going to continue with the coalition with the New Democratic Party?

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