Conservative Party of Canada

Why the Resource-Rich Canadian Government Is Always Poor

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

Canada has plentiful natural resources and a relatively small population of 35 million. Yet our government always claims it is short of money. Middle East countries are rich because of oil, but Canada has many other valuable natural resources. Why is our government so poor?

The Tories Are Looking For A Few Good Vets (To Sing Their Praises)

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — An email being circulated among former Canadian soldiers suggests federal Conservatives are looking for a few happy, satisfied veterans to...

Harper Government Has Supported the Mining Exploitation of Africa's Resources

Yves Engler | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Canadian policy in Africa can be summed up in nine words: Do what is good for Canadian-owned mining companies. Despite rhetoric about aid to the poorest people in the world, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa's vast mineral resources.

Harper Only Leader To Campaign On Sunday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper is kicking off a quiet day on the federal election campaign trial by promising tax relief for service club members. The Pri...

Harper's Economic Record Is Sub-Mediocre

Ralph Goodale | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Canadians are stuck with $158-billion in new Harper debt -- without much to show for it. There are 160,000 more jobless Canadians today than before Stephen Harper took power. Job quality is at a 25-year low. Household debt is near a record high. Canada's trade deficit this year has topped $13-billion. The Liberal legacy was a decade of balanced budgets, average annual economic growth over three per cent, consistent trade surpluses every month of every year, 3.4-million net new jobs, lower debt, lower taxes, record high Transfer Payments to the provinces. That's what Mr. Harper inherited in 2006. But Mr. Harper blew it.

How Harper Won the Jewish Vote

Yves Engler | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

If Conservative candidate Robert Libman wins in Mount Royal on October 19 it would mark a decisive end to the notion that the Canadian Jewish community is a liberal force in politics. It would also suggest that the political priority of a large number of Canadian Jews is to support a highly militarized state.

Duffy's Repayment May not Have Been a Scandal Without PMO's Bungling

Brent Rathgeber | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Brent Rathgeber

Only in Canada would paying money back to the government qualify as a scandal. But a scandal it is. It takes a special combination of incompetence and lack of ethics to convert a comparably innocuous act into a potentially fatal political scandal.

Former Tory Senate Leader Whisked Away By Staffers At Campaign Event

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The Tory campaign fought Sunday to keep its message on the Mike Duffy affair under control.

New Tory Ad Claims (Again) Trudeau Is 'Just Not Ready'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada Politics

Don't stop us if you've heard this one before...

Canadian Muslims Must Use Their Votes This Election

Steven Zhou | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Steven Zhou

This year's election will probably mark a watershed when it comes to how the Muslims see themselves politically. Different narratives animate various camps within the community, but there seem to be sizeable movement on both ends of the spectrum.

New Tory Attack Ad Is A Masterclass In Repetition

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Politics

An ad uploaded by the Conservative party on Monday takes aim at Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau by recycling old lines into a new video.

Barrage Of Election Ads Has Only Just Begun

CBC | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Money buys repetition, and political advertising is certain to be dominated by those who can afford it.

The Conservatives Are Fawning Over One of the World's Most Repressive Regimes

Yves Engler | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Last week new Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson continued a Harper government tradition of lauding deceased Saudi royalty. In a release the MP from Niagara Falls said he was "deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal" and "impressed by his distinguished career serving the people of Saudi Arabia." Of course, Nicholson omitted any mention of the former Saudi foreign minister's efforts to undermine the Arab Spring democracy movement or arm the fundamentalist opposition to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, which has led to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

What If Trudeau Was Right About ISIS?

Lionel Fritz Adimi | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Lionel Fritz Adimi

Justin Trudeau has said that, if elected, he would end ISIS' combat mission. Further operations in the region will only benefit ISIS, as it has become a major source of attraction for foreign fighters from all over the world, coming to defeat the West and establishing the caliphate. The West is losing the war against ISIS so far.

Harper's Conservative Party Doesn't Uphold Traditional Family Values

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Those who support the Conservatives see their party as practicing and upholding traditional family, moral and biblical values. Even though the Conservative government is extreme and disrespectful of science, knowledge, fact and rationality, its supporters would simply overlook faults even when they are glaring.

Should the NDP Be Allowed to Run This Election?

Daniel Dickin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is already taking measurements for new drapes in the Prime Minister's Office, but he might have a more pressing matter to deal with: whether he should even be allowed to contest this fall's election.

Top 20 Ridings Likely To Receive Most from Increased Child Care Benefit

CP | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Ottawa is increasing the value of the Universal Child Care Benefit starting Monday.

Tory, Suburban Ridings To Gain Most From Enriched Child Benefits

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

An analysis shows that many of the ridings to get the biggest cheques are in suburban Alberta and the ridings that surround Toronto

Timing Of Election Call A Political Calculus For Tories

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Once the election has begun, government institutions can no longer advertise unless they have a legal obligation to do so.

Canada Needs More Political Parties

Quito Maggi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Coalitions are part of our democracy, part of many democracies. Politicians who don't believe in coalitions are like lawyers who don't believe in the law. All of our federal leader have shied away from this aspect of our democracy and shame on them for it.

Tory Supporters Really Like Country Music, Christian Books

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics

You might say they're a little bit country, a little bit Christian.

Trudeau's Record Shows He's Not a Leader

Daniel Dickin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Justin Trudeau is simply not qualified for the job of prime minister. That's the argument of the first hard-hitting book that looks at Justin Trudeau's record as leader of the Liberal Party, The Dauphin: The Truth about Justin Trudeau.

Why Election Campaigns Are Like Shark Week

Quito Maggi | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

To put it in its simplest terms, this election will be like a feeding frenzy -- there is blood in the water and the sharks are circling. There is definitely a megashark in the water, he is ready to rip and tear his opponents apart to assert his role as the apex megashark. He's a shark, it's what they do.

Baird, MacKay Ridings Under Hot Conservative Nomination Battles

CBC | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Politics

The exit of two high-profile cabinet ministers has seen the Conservative Party holding hotly contested nomination battles in Ontario and Nova Scotia, ...

Gilles Duceppe Offers a Win-Win Alternative to Quebec Voters

Jean-François Daoust | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Jean-François Daoust

Now that Gilles Duceppe is back and has declared his willingness to support a coalition that would offer an alternative to the Conservatives and which is in Quebec's interest, the dilemma for voters in the province changes dramatically.