'The new leader, as Layton hoped, would have almost four year to prepare for the next election and take a shot at forming the government or, replacing the Liberals for good,' says Angelo Persichilli.
'Turmel admitted that B.C., Alberta and Ontario are under-represented but the solution she puts forward is typical of someone who has no idea how to solve the problem,' says Angelo Persichilli.
When Parliament resumes, the NDP and Liberals will be fighting each other, while the Conservatives have a healthy majority.
Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty stayed out of the last federal election, but he may not be accorded the same in the next provincial election.
We all hope and pray Jack Layton will get through this. But we can safely conclude that the longer the absence, the worse it will be for the New Democratic Party.
In fact, attempts to do so often have a counterproductive effect and, at times, can also accelerate the disappearance of both.
The fight against cancer is too important for our governments to leave in the hands of private fundraisers.
We're willing to accept William as the future head of state, but want to abolish the Senate. I don't get it.
Unfortunately in Canada, because of Quebec, we waste a lot of time, money, and energy because we are trying to do exactly that: manipulate reality.
In this context, back-to-work legislation becomes only a tool to balance out the abused right to strike for the workers and the bad faith of the bargaining team of the companies.
The government could have avoided all this overspending by keeping the summits in one location, instead of holding one in Toronto and one in Huntsville.
Burned out and wanting to spend time with his young family, Dimitri Soudas says he wouldn't trade the last nine years for anything in the world.
Many Liberals believe it's only a matter of time before they'll be back in power. Well, it doesn't work that way.
If the Liberals move up in the polls ahead of the NDP, do you believe that the power-hungry Liberals will ask him to leave his position and bet on Justin Trudeau, Dominic LeBlanc or other unknown entities?
I don't know what provoked the tectonic movement that destroyed the Bloc and reduced the Liberal Party to rubbles. What I do know is that the NDP's stunning victory is like a deck of cards that can collapse even if someone sneezes—unless Jack Layton
Layton is a smart politician. But Layton has to demonstrate to Canadians that he is the leader of this stronger NDP that's ready to lead the country, not the mouthpiece of some camouflaged separatist wing wearing orange masks.
There are at least three components that make up a successful campaign: the popularity of the leader, the quality of the candidates and, most of all, the organization on the ground on voting day.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's happy with his party's campaign, despite the many bumps along the way.
The TV debates should be in both official languages, but the French debate shouldn't just focus on Quebec.
Tory Peter Braid defeated his Liberal opponent in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., by only 17 votes. Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh, known now as 'Landslide Ujjal,' won Vancouver South, B.C., by only 20 votes.