Canada Conservatives

Are Social Justice Warriors Stifling Free Speech?

James Di Fiore | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

It's not easy to find the right words when writing a piece like this. The new social order has a whole list of things we cannot say if we want to remain in their good graces. This is what it is like to live in polarized times, where you are either a social justice warrior or a closed-minded conservative.

It's Official: 'Mass Extinction' Destroying The Great Barrier Reef

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada

“That is a mass extinction and there is every reason to believe that we are triggering it.”

Political Correctness Is A Right-Wing Myth

Ward Anderson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With the entire continent engaged in some of the most polarizing politics seen in decades, everyone seems to have one thing in common: Everyone thinks people these days are too easily offended. But they aren't. They're no different than they've ever been. And, as for political correctness, it doesn't exist.

Conservatives' Bills Continue To Haunt Immigrants And Refugees

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

They first installed Bill C-31 to target the refugees, then in 2014 enacted Bill C-24 that turned immigrants and their families into second-class citizens. During that time, the Conservatives scrapped 280,000 skilled worker immigration applications. They stripped tens of thousands of foreign students of the opportunity to seek work and stay in Canada. They raised the bar for immigrants to become citizens.

Zi-Ann Lum

Tories' Plan To Win In 2019? Pass 'Rich White Guys' Rep To Liberals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

We spent part of our weekend to hang out with 300 conservatives to get a sense of how the party wants 'reconnect' with Canadians.

A Voter's Guide To This Year's Political Labels

David Martin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

For the average voter, it's hard to analyze this fight over political labels. Republicans and Democrats alike have their arcane political litmus tests. But it's really not that difficult if you use this handy guideline to help ideologically classify the candidates:

A Letter to Kathleen Wynne from Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

To: Kathleen Wynne From: Kevin O'Leary Re: New Cap and Trade Slush Fund Hi Premier, just saw you are setting up a new $1.9 billion cap and trade fu...

These Federal Tories Are Testing The Waters For Leadership

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Five potential hopefuls took the stage.

The Right Needs Principle, Not Unity

Tim Moen | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Tim Moen

There's a lot of talk recently in Alberta about uniting the right, but is there even a right anymore? There was a time when conservatism was synonym...

Top Candidates For Tory Leadership Could Lie Outside Politics

David Martin | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Despite the wealth of available traditional candidates, the race may turn out to be completely different than expected. If what's happening south of the border is any indication, by the time 2017 comes around, we may be looking at an entirely new slate of possible Conservative leaders.

Tories Looking To Rebuild In Liberal-Dominated Maritimes: Ambrose

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"I think we have to learn from our mistakes and look forward and rebuild..."

Wedge Politics Gave Conservatives A 'Wedgie' In The 2015 Federal Election

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

In many countries the admission of immigrants is the object of highly emotional political debates. Several political parties in Europe have adopted an...

LGBT Tories Organize To Change Party Policy On Same Sex Marriage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The party's need to rebuild after the fall election provides an opportunity to get rid of a policy that's offensive, they said.

Journalism Isn't Dying - It's Being Murdered

Dave Yin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Yin

No matter how quickly information can now travel, or how many people are able to share it, when the next terrorist attack is developing at home or abroad, or the next time a public figure's lies need exposing, or even when your own community or job is facing down corporate interests, it won't be a stranger with a Twitter account sticking out their necks for you.

Conservatives Perfectly Suited For Uncovering Liberal Scandals

David Martin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

First it was the Liberals' failed promise to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. Thanks to Tory pit bulls on the Hill, Justin Trudeau has had to admit a delay of 60 long days in meeting his government's target. Who knows? The goal may now not even be reached until the end of March!

Back? Canada Never Left

Erin O'Toole | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

The day after winning the election, Prime Minister Trudeau proclaimed to the world that 35 million Canadians were now "back" and the team behind him seemed to revel in that line. Such a bold claim within hours of an election win deserves some scrutiny to find out where Canada had been if we were now back.

Hold Canadian Mining Companies Accountable For Abuses Abroad

Yves Engler | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Business
Yves Engler

Is Justin Trudeau prepared to defy Canada's powerful mining industry and adopt legislation to constrain their abuses abroad or will he continue to place the full power of Canadian foreign-policy behind this controversial industry?

Justin Trudeau Is No Rock Star

David Martin | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

To attribute Justin Trudeau's ascendancy to a rock star phenomenon such as his father Pierre Trudeau experienced back in 1968 is to misread current Canadian politics. What happened, in fact, was less a cult of personality than a national plebiscite on the rule of the much-hated incumbent, Stephen Harper.

Expect Same Conservative Politics, Fresh Approach Without Harper

Dan Darrah | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Dan Darrah

Although the Conservatives find themselves preparing for a shift back into the opposition benches after nearly 10 years, the party didn't incur a loss great enough to warrant a rethinking of its approach to politics. The loss of seats was, in part, a response to Harper -- it was an anti-Harper vote. So, the loss of seats may not be as devastating a signal for the party's ideology or organization as it might first appear. There comes a time for the electorate when [leadership] turnover is necessary.

Harper's Divisive Politics Cost Conservatives More Than An Election

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

The Alberta battleground riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods became one of only two ridings in the city and one of only four ridings in the province to go Liberal. For the first time in a decade, Edmonton-Mill Woods is not a Conservative domain. This is only one example of a larger trend across Canada.

The Liberals Must Repeal Bill C-51

David Christopher | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Attention is turning to what the Liberals plan to do when they formally assume office in just a couple weeks. Many Canadians will be watching very closely to see what the Liberals are planning on the reckless secret police bill introduced by the previous government.

Restoring Canada Starts With Reinstating the Long-Form Census

Murtaza Haider | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Restoring the long form Census could be the defining characteristics of the new Liberal government. Unlike the Harper Conservatives, who governed by ideology and did not let data or facts dissuade them, the Liberals should embrace evidence-based planning and governance. It will be timely because in the world of big data analytics, turning our back on data, as the Conservatives did, has harmed Canada's competitiveness.

Trudeau's Drama Skills Cast Him as Canada's Next Prime Minister

Harvey Ostroff | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Harvey Ostroff

Politics is theatre on a grand scale. People go to the theatre neither to watch the actors nor to listen to them. They want to be transported into the world of the play: to suspend disbelief. The politician who can evoke an emotional response is the politician we will inevitably favour.

7 Things That Helped Justin Trudeau Pull Off a Historic Win

Bobby Umar | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Bobby Umar

The Liberals led by Trudeau have a lot work ahead of them, but their surprising victory may not be the upset we all thought it was. When you combine a growing need for change with a fresh, newer face, who brings a positive, unifying and consistent message, we can see how the red wave momentum was waiting for us. Perhaps many of us did not see it because this election fired up many negative emotions and divisiveness. However, most Canadians saw right through that. The people of Canada were the one who lit the fire and fanned the flames across the country on election night.

Stephen Harper To Resign As Conservative Leader

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

"We put everything on the line. We gave everything we have to give and we have no regrets whatsoever,'' said Harper.