Conservative Party of Canada

Why Are Canadians Griping About Harper In The New York Times?

Patrick Luciani | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Patrick Luciani

I don't fault the New York Times liberal editorial pages celebrating a Liberal victory in Canada. It's their paper and they can print what they want. What got me were the Canadian journalists who rushed to their liberal friends down south with op-eds to complain how awful things were up here under Harper.

As Canadians We Must Challenge Lingering Bigotry

John Cartwright | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

There needs to be a concerted effort to confront the rise of prejudice that was encouraged by the Conservatives in their bid for re-election. Although Steven Harper has been defeated, the lingering "permission" given to bigotry needs to be challenged in every workplace and community across Canada. Canadians have never been immune to the corrosive influences of racism and anti-Semitism. At this point in history we are called upon to specifically challenge Islamophobia. The fact is that our Muslim brothers and sisters have been made to feel defensive about their faith and unsure of how their neighbours accept them.

Maxime Bernier Hints At Tory Leadership Bid

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The 52-year-old has served as Conservative MP for the Beauce riding since 2006 and considers himself as an advocate of personal freedom and individual responsibility.

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.

Tories Preparing For Ottawa And The Search For New Leader

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Politics

Voting for leader will be among the first orders of business at this week's meeting.

Rob Nicholson Wants To Become Interim Conservative Leader | Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics

The Niagara Falls MP said he wants to replace outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an interim basis.

Everyone Freaked Out About Voter Suppression For No Good Reason

Daniel Dickin | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Restrictive voter identification requirements preventing non-Conservatives from voting were a myth. Rather, voter turnout hit 68.3 per cent, the highest turnout in over two decades. It turns out, when you allow 38 different pieces of identification, people will overwhelmingly use those pieces of ID and just get on with voting.

Postmedia, Sun Front Pages Replaced With Full-Page Tory Ads

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

"Voting Liberal will cost you."

Harper Discusses Why He Entered Politics In Final Election Pitch

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is a very, very basic difference and the choice between a Conservative government and a Liberal government."

The Not-So-Different Campaigns of Harper and Mulcair

Terezia Farkas | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Terezia Farkas

During the federal candidates forum in my riding I noticed that both the NDP and Conservative candidates didn't mention their leader's name. It wasn't surprising. It's been hard differentiating between the campaigns of Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper.

In Alberta, It Feels Like We're Voting for the First Time Ever

Mike Morrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Morrison

Alberta is changing. What was once a stronghold now feels like the way we hold someone's hand when we're about to break up with them. In the ten years I've lived in Calgary, this city and this province has undoubtedly changed. So much so that sometimes it feels like I've moved to a whole other world. This is likely the first Federal election where Albertans, especially in the urban ridings, have a chance for their vote to actually matter. And I mean that literally.

The Definitive List of Voting Dos and Don'ts

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcello Cabezas

Without sounding obvious, it all starts and stops with you. Your behaviour does impact what will happen. How you choose to discuss issues with others does have influence. How you choose to collect information to inform your decision does inspire the end result. And in the end, it does come down to this. Choose to vote and something will happen. Choose not to vote and something different will happen.

Grade 6 Student Grills Her Local Federal Election Candidates

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

Emma Sveistrup, 11, interviewed Calgary Centre's Liberal, NDP and Green candidates for her YouTube show, The Owl's Nest.

Tories Expecting Fight In P.E.I. Despite Anti-Harper Sentiment

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Gail Shea remains popular in a riding that she won by more than 4,000 votes in 2011.

Stephen Harper Is Still Not Ready

McLean Greaves | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
McLean Greaves

After months of an on-air campaign claiming Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is "just not ready" to be prime minister, another gruelling 78-day election campaign spewing the now tired slogan and, indeed, almost 10 years in office, it's become evident that Harper himself just isn't ready for an increasingly diverse Canadian future. The duplicitous, short-term Conservative strategy of stoking racial tensions for xenophobic votes will have the long-term impact of alienating future electors who clearly hold the cards on which party will dominate federal politics in the coming decades if not sooner.

Vote Against The Tragedy Of The Commons

Sonny Wong | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Sonny Wong

As the federal election moves into its final stretch, it's useful to remind ourselves of one of the major roles of government: stewardship of the commons. It's no coincidence that the institution where our government transacts its business is called the House of Commons.

The Planet Can't Handle 5 More Years of Harper in Power

Cameron Fenton | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

As election day draws inevitably closer, I'm struggling to decide what to do. The planet simply can't handle another five years of Stephen Harper in power. During his time as prime minister, Canada has become a climate change pariah. He's done about as much as one can, both at home and abroad, to stymie efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Building a just, clean energy economy that works for people and the planet starts with a prime minister that understands the basic math that climate action and tar sands expansion just don't add up.

Liberals Urge Voters To Report Irregularities To Party, Elections Canada

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals say the Conservatives have breached elections rules "time and time again."

How Federal Leaders Will Try To Seal The Deal With Voters

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP appears to be losing steam, the Liberals are holding steady, and support for the Conservatives is on the rise.

Why Do the Conservatives Support Special Forces Operations?

Yves Engler | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Last week former defence minister Jason Kenney said if re-elected the Conservatives would significantly expand Canada's special forces. Why? What do these "special forces" do? Who decides when and where to deploy them? For what purpose? These are all questions left unanswered (and not even asked in the mainstream media).

Justin Trudeau Plays Politics With the Best of Them

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

I was quite taken aback by Justin Trudeau's performance at the Globe and Mail debate. We have all seen how Stephen Harper's Conservatives fail to tell the truth and mislead the public, so it's hard to believe that anyone could do worse. My issue with Trudeau has nothing to do with his performance or speaking skill. It has everything to do with the substance and content of his speech, and this speaks to his integrity.

NDP Question Timing Of Tory Government Decision To Revoke Citizenship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Mulcair accused Harper of making the move in the middle of a federal election as a way of "strutting his stuff'' to his right-wing base.

For Electorate, Strategic Voting a Decision of Biblical Proportions

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

A large percentage each of NDP and Liberal supporters (over 30 per cent) is prepared to vote for the other if it is seen as the better option to defeat the Conservatives. However, the current deadlock has not revealed who that is and any gains made by either are small -- The tipping point, if it in fact occurs, may come down to Canadians making a judgement similar to that expressed in folklore and widely known as the Judgement of Solomon.

Hoax Website Solicits Money For 'Conservative Legacy Fund'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is not a Conservative Party of Canada website."

Tories Promise $100-Million Manufacturing Fund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada Politics

The funds would become available in the 2017-18 fiscal year and be spread over five years.