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Below the surface of the proposed British exit from the European Union is a sense of great consternation in the smaller countries that make up the United Kingdom. Having lived, studied and worked throughout the U.K. for the past two years, the divisions within the country are striking and broader than most North Americans realize.
"It was not part of my dream to become minister of foreign affairs, but now that I have the responsibility, I am ecstatic with it.”
“If he says, say 60 per cent, he’ll be crushed in Quebec.”
LAVAL, - The NDP needs to better explain why it thinks Quebec should have an easier path to independence than the one outlined by the Supreme Court, says Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.Trudeau called o...
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As a proud Canadian, it bothers me that NDP leader Tom Mulcair -- who had no qualms about interfering in previous Ontario by-elections on the side of NDP candidates -- refused to take a side in the Québec election. The NDP dodged a bullet this time -- fortunately! -- but such an irresponsible position should not be rewarded in 2015.
The only way to earn the backing of Canada's eastern provinces for Senate reform would be to rip open Canada's fundamental law once more, putting everything back on the table and possibly plunging the country into yet another national unity crisis. This could set Canada back by years, if not decades.
OTTAWA - The NDP's proposed "unity bill" has sparked some disunity in the party's own ranks.One of the most prominent NDP stalwarts, former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow, says he disagrees with the...
MONTREAL - A split has emerged in the Harper government over a fundamental principle: the rules governing the potential breakup of Canada.The Conservatives' senior Quebec minister has declared in two...
MONTREAL - Leaders of Quebec's sovereignty movement are gearing up for a fight with the federal government over its decision to intervene in a provincial court case challenging a law at the heart of t...
OTTAWA - The Bloc Quebecois has lost its bid to rewrite the rules for Quebec secession — but not before inflicting considerable political damage on the NDP.A Bloc motion calling for repeal of the Clar...
The House of Commons has already recognized Quebec as a nation. Nations decide their own future. I encourage you to rise in support of the Bloc Québécois bill to repeal the Clarity Act. Its passage will not create a legal black hole -- quite the contrary. It will remove a yoke from Quebec's democracy.
Much fuss has been made lately about a proposed NDP motion to water down the rules of Quebec seccession via a couple edits to the "Clarity Act." But this bill has about a cheese curd's chance in gravy of becoming law.
The NDP will oppose the Bloc Québécois bill to repeal the Clarity Act, the law that mandates a clear question and clear majority in any referendum in Quebec on secession. Instead, New Democratic Part...
Mischief might be the primary goal of the Bloc Québécois's attempt to abolish the Clarity Act, but it should not prove as difficult for the New Democrats to avoid the political minefield as some might...