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Matt Godwin (NDP)

Matt Godwin (NDP) | My Multi Partisan Valentine – 10 things I love About You

The Olympics seem to bring out the best in everyone. If you have been following the buzz about Team Canada in Sochi, it clearly...

Matt Godwin (NDP) | Canadian Heritage Minutes

I was recently eating in a restaurant in Halifax when I clearly heard the timid voice of a young Irish girl explaining the importance...

Matt Godwin (NDP): One Thing I Admire About Another Political Party

  Now, if ever there was a blog post to keep short! All joking aside, I can’t count the number of Tories who have...

Matt Godwin (NDP) | “If I could say one thing to my party leader …”

As 2013 comes to a close, to say Canadians are disenchanted and disaffected with the state of public affairs would be like saying it’s...

Matt Godwin (NDP) | Remembrance Day

As a Maritimer, with both grandfathers Canadian veterans, there are few greater sources of pride than Canada’s military tradition. We are very fortunate to...

Matt Godwin (NDP) | ‘The Road to 24 Sussex: Success in 2015’

The NDP should have three strategic focuses leading up to the election in 2015: regions, religions and introductions. Canadian politics is a matter of...

Matt Godwin (NDP): | Thanksgiving & Giving Thanks: Gratitude in Canada

UPDATE: Matt Godwin has worked professionally for both the NDP and the Jewish community. He was most recently a senior organizer for the Thomas...

Matt Godwin (NDP): The Strengths and Weaknesses of Partisanship

Partisanship is the evil twin brother of fidelity: One is desirable and the other is better left with the other evil twins, in the...

Matt Godwin (NDP): Is Zionism a Political Position?

In the days of Theodore Herzl, Zionism was a political movement in much the same way as Socialism or Communism: There was a tangible...

Matt Godwin (NDP): “If I was Prime Minister for a Day”

The old adage goes ‘a week is a long time in politics’, but a day? Given that we only have a day to be...

Matt Godwin (NDP): The Biggest Mistake People Make Upon First Meeting a Politician

  Due to a general lack of understanding about how the parliamentary system works, many people will turn to politicians for help, despite the...

Matt Godwin (NDP): The Most Untapped Political Resource

  Sincerity is a resource, better termed an asset, which is rarely seen as advantageous in politics.  Commentators often dance around the subject by...