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NDP Leader Jack Layton defends his youngest, least-experienced caucus members after Quebec voters elect three McGill University students and a pub manager who doesn't speak French or live in the francophone riding she'll represent. video
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Citizen blogs roundup
by Your Take Team May. 6, 2011 10:02 AM
Now that the election is over, the Your Take bloggers have been sending in their final posts and giving us a sense of how everything played out in their area. The following are some of the entries we'd like to highlight.
Kincardine: New knowledge
by Your Take Team May. 6, 2011 9:58 AM
"I'm glad for the NDP but I also thought that all the parties deserved more than what they got, especially the Green Party and the Liberals."
Dubai: Post-election thoughts
by Your Take Team May. 4, 2011 4:39 PM
Your Take blogger Anna AbouZeid talks to other Canadians living overseas about their post-election feelings.
Montreal: Bitter Orange
by Your Take Team May. 4, 2011 3:11 PM
Your Take blogger Cédric Levasseur-Laberge gets reaction from some young Quebecers on the bitter orange taste left after election night.
Montreal: 'Hurricane Jack reshaped the Quebec political landscape'
by Your Take Team May. 4, 2011 2:49 PM
Your Take blogger Liam Chapman reports reaction to the NDP wave in Quebec.
What is truth in an election campaign?
by Ira Basen Apr. 30, 2011 3:47 PM
Fail At Reality Check we take what politicians say at face value. Maybe that's a mistake.
The cost of being tough on crime
by David McKie Apr. 30, 2011 9:54 AM
Fail The Conservatives have used their so-called tough-on-crime agenda to drive a wedge between themselves and their political opponents. But the issue here is cost.
The NDP's cap-and-trade plan: Brace for sticker shock
by Reality Check Team Apr. 29, 2011 5:10 PM
Fail The NDP wants to curb GHG emissions and raise billions in revenue by imposing cap-and-trade on big polluters. But these costs will be passed along.
The NDP and price of doctors
by Meagan Fitzpatrick Apr. 29, 2011 4:08 PM
50-50 The NDP is promising to add 1,200 doctors over the next 10 years and has a thought-out plan. But is it really accounting for all the additional costs to the health-care system?
What comes next? Post-election scenarios and the Constitution
by Laura Payton Apr. 29, 2011 1:03 PM
Pass The surprising increase in NDP popularity makes this election harder than usual to predict. But there are three main scenarios that could play out after election day.