NIEMAN: Is there still a centre in Canada where we can recognize that the greater good stretches beyond personal gain and find compromises?
TAUBE: Can Ryan ride the new populist, nationalist and anti-establishment wave that’s sweeping through western democracies – from a socialist perspective?
KINSELLA: Even in one of the crummiest years in memory, many of Canada’s elected representatives deserve high marks – and we should be thankful
LAFLEUR, CLEMENS: Notley government doesn’t realize the path back to prosperity will only be achieved through improving the province’s investment climate
MCGARVEY: The romance of the Leap Manifesto fails in the face of reality: hard-line socialism defies democracy
WHITELAW: The LEAP Manifesto is a paean to an imaginary world that is, in a counterintuitive way, dismally pessimistic
STOCKLAND: Mulcair was never taken seriously by his opponents as someone who could win
NEIMAN The Leap Manifesto takes the pressure off Trudeau by dividing the NDP