Conservative Party of Canada

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

Cameron Fenton | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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.

Here's Who Really Won The Globe And Mail Election Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!

As a Family Doctor, Ontario's Latest Cuts to Physicians Make Me Want to Quit

Dr. Ming Yu | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. Ming Yu

Ask yourself this: Do you have to pay back part of your salary because your employer is poorly run and losing money? Do you have to start saving six months in advance for potentially not being paid two and half months and not being told exactly how much until only months before you're getting the cuts?

Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Karri Munn-Venn

There is a lot to consider as we approach October's federal election. But most of all, we're frightened about the potential devastation of the Earth itself. This federal election is especially important because Canada's next Prime Minister will represent us at the 21st UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year -- barely one month after our new government is chosen.

NDP Sends Message To Harper's Riding

Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

The campaign has already raised $2,000 for the local NDP candidate.

New Tory Ads Paint Harper As The Safe Choice For Canadians

Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The ads depict Harper as someone reliable, while making Thomas Mulcair look like a risky choice, and painting Justin Trudeau as too inexperienced.

Federal Party Leaders Trying To Shift Focus To Taxation, Health Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Questions surrounding Canada's role in alleviating the refugee crisis in the Middle East continue to dominate headlines.

Why Election 43 Already Matters

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

By ensuring funding for the next election and limiting the campaign abilities of the other parties, the Conservatives will surely win Election 43. Donation limits only refresh annually, not per election, so if another snap election is triggered in 2015, parties would be scrambling to find new donors who had not already contributed the maximum to the current election.

Canadian Labour Unions Prepare To Launch Major Anti-Harper Offensive

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Workers say their assault will begin shortly after Labour Day and will be the culmination of months of preparation.

Tories Promise To Match Private Museum Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Politics

The endowment fund would be based on a similar program already in place for the arts.

In Election Campaign Warm-Up, Tories Try Not To Overheat

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Politics

In an 11-week-campaign, you can't have anyone burning out.

It's Time for Workers to Demand the Change They Want

Sid Ryan | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

Unions are being challenged to reimagine themselves beyond their immediate membership -- to include all working people, the unemployed, the precariously employed, the retired and the many diverse communities who are being marginalized within today's economy.

Harper's Recession Proves Canada Needs a New Approach to the Economy

Jordan Brennan | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Jordan Brennan

With the economy contracting, oil prices sliding and the prospect of a balanced budget looking increasingly unlikely, Conservatives feared damage to their vaunted reputation as competent economic managers. As it turned out, Statistics Canada data confirmed that Canada's economy slipped into official recession in the first half of 2015 -- the damage was done.

My Father Came to Canada as a Refugee and Created a Better Life

Sasha Nagy | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sasha Nagy

I am a first generation Canadian, the son of a refugee, taken in by Canada and given the chance at a better life. It is a testament to my father's success that I grew up in privilege and comfort. I don't know what it is like to have nothing. By any standard, I am blessed. There are no simple answers to the migrant crisis unfolding in many corners of the world. But at its root this is an economic problem. People living in poverty want a better life. They want my life, the life I enjoy because Canada let my father in as a refugee 60 years ago.

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.