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The CRA Should Learn That Charities Can Have Controversial Views

Blake Bromley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

CRA is cherry-picking its jurisprudence to justify its program of political activities audits. It is ignoring these recent decisions from Australia, England, New Zealand and even Canada's Federal Court of Appeal. Disagreeing with the government on environmental issues is not necessarily a partisan activity.

Don't Select Charities To Audit Based On Their Political Leanings

Blake Bromley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

How can Canada claim to have a truly independent regulator when the Director General has admitted to the national press that the Directorate is concerned with the particular political leaning of charities, rather than with whether their activities are political at all?

Charges Laid In Death Of Conservative Party President's Daughter

CBC | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Politics

A driver is facing charges after a pedestrian collision in Toronto earlier this month that killed the seven-year-old daughter of Conservative Party of...

Should Charities Be Allowed to Participate in Politics?

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

The "advocacy chill" in Canada is due to the politicization of the regulator rather than the law of charity. I am still only a reluctant supporter of increasing the rights of charities to engage in political activities, and my participation in this debate is firmly rooted in my belief in the rule of law and in opposition to the politicization of the current Charities Directorate.

Daughter Of Conservative Party President Dies After Hit By Van

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Condolences are coming in for Conservative Party president John Walsh, after his daughter was hit by a minivan in Toronto and killed.The fam...

Does the Government Have in Hand in Which Charities Get Audited?

Blake Bromley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

Canada's reputation with regard to the politicization of charity audits for "political activities" has been tarnished both domestically and internationally. One can only hope that CRA audits would be governed by the rule of law rather than a political agenda.

Del Mastro Goes On Defensive

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Politics

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The normally composed Dean Del Mastro lost his cool Friday, lashing out at his accusers during a prolonged cross-examination as h...

FULL TEXT: MacKay's Mother's, Father's Day Emails

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The texts of a Mother's Day message and a Father's Day message sent to employees of the Justice Department this spring:Mother's Day MessageAs...

NDP, Environmental Groups React To Pipeline Decision

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Ottawa approved the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline on Tuesday afternoon. The pipeline is slated to transport oil from Alberta to the B.C....

#WhyIVote: We Ask Ontarians Why They Headed To The Polls

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

Thursday is election day in Ontario. After a long, bruising campaign, Ontario voters will soon find out who'll be running Canada's most populous provi...

A Liberal Climate Change Plan Is Pure Fiction

Leona Aglukkaq | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Leona Aglukkaq

The suggestion that the Liberals have any climate change plan is completely fictitious. So far the only plan the Liberals have put forward is a carbon tax that will do nothing but punish hard working Canadian families by raising the cost of everything. Our government understands that you need to do more than just watch children's movies .It is actually quite rich that Mr. McKay would even raise this issue as he was part of a government that took no action to address climate change.

Banks Should Offer No-Fee Accounts To All Poor Canadians

Janelle Vandergrift | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada
Janelle Vandergrift

The accounts, not to be implemented until 2015, are only for low-income seniors and youth. These banks should extend this benefit to the large number of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 65 who are also currently living in poverty. It is critical that services for low-income people are universal and not create divisions between the deserving and the un-deserving poor.

Giving Money Towards Maternal Health Is Only Part of a Solution

Blake Bromley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

If Canada's $3.5 billion towards maternal health in low income countries is to be effective, we must not only deliver the funds, we must do so in programs that will be accepted by women and children in Africa. The goal must be to ensure that the ultimate measurement of success is that our funding is appropriate and accepted by individual women and children in Africa so that we do indeed enhance maternal, newborn and child health.

Doug Ford Is Wrong: Group Homes Thrive In Neighborhoods

Arthur Gallant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Arthur Gallant

People with mental illness are not violent as Doug Ford suggests. They are deserving of being given the opportunity to live in the community like everybody else. There is no denying there will be the odd disturbance. However, I hope the neighbors give The Griffin Centre a chance.

Doug Ford Defends Comments About Youth Home

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The city councillor brother of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did not back down Sunday from comments about a home for developmentally disabled youth...

Mulcair Testifies NDP Did Nothing Wrong

CBC | Trinh Theresa Do, CBC News | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair is reiterating his party's position that the "satellite" offices set up outside of Ottawa were done transparently. ...

Highlights From The Auditor General's Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Highlights of auditor general Michael Ferguson's spring report to Parliament. ...

LIVE: Rob Ford Updates

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said he will resign to enter rehab. The Globe and Mail reports that there's another drug video. We'll be updating the news ...

Let's Take the Senate Off Life Support

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

Today's Supreme Court ruling, which held it's illegal to hold Senate elections in this country without first amending the constitution. In making this ruling, however, the Supreme Court has offered the extraordinarily regressive declaration that the Senate has a permanent obligation to retain its "independence from the electoral process" and never become corrupted by something as vulgar as a "popular mandate" for the exercise of the chamber's legislative powers. The Senate must remain forever frozen in the elitist "sober second thought" mandate of its 19th century founding.

Five Unfair Things About The Fair Elections Act

Terezia Farkas | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Terezia Farkas

The Fair Elections Act, when you examine all its parts, is designed to fix the next election so the ruling party who are the Conservatives win. That is not fair or democratic for 2015 or any future elections. So here are five things that are unfair about the Fair Elections Act.

Althia Raj

Trudeau Wants Free Vote On Fair Elections Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised Wednesday to repeal the Conservatives' controversial Fair Elections Act if he is elected prime minis...

Meet The Big Earner Topping Ontario's Sunshine List

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Executives at Ontario's government-owned utility, who have been under intense scrutiny for generous salaries and benefits, again topped the ...

Althia Raj

Tories Defend Spending Millions On Outside Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

UPDATE, March 28: The Conservative Government tabled a revised version of their legal costs Thursday, bumping the total number spent on outside legal ...

Seems the Fraser Institute Didn't Quite "Get" My Letter to John Kerry

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

The HuffPost blog from the Fraser Institute's Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies, Kenneth Green, set out to make me look uninformed based on my submission to the U.S. State Department on the proposed Keystone pipeline. From his first words, it was pretty clear he didn't grasp the concept of writing a letter.

Police Documents Describe Rob Ford Crack Video

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

On March 19, Toronto police released a new group of documents regarding the investigation into Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his friend Sandro Lisi, incl...