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Tory Leadership Hopefuls' French Skills Tested At Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Much of the debate focused on pipelines and job creation.

Canada Could Be Ground Zero For A Trump-Like Revolt

Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
Jesse Ferreras

Try to envision the anxiety that parents must feel when they can't afford shelter; when there's little hope of them doing that in the future; and when governments fail to make their situation any better. Now imagine a politician claiming to understand their pain. Who explains away their suffering using a bogeyman like trade deals or foreigners. And who gives them a sense of catharsis at knowing they have something to blame for their troubles. It seems unlikely now that Canada would ever see a person like Donald Trump running the country. But the seeds have already been planted to support a revolt that would bring a guy like him to power.

Stop Treating Political Parties Like Sports Teams

James Di Fiore | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Politics is the art of managing hypocrisy. We excuse the leaders we like for doing the same things we excoriate other leaders for doing. Sometimes this hypocrisy is so blatant, so pronounced, that it surprises me to know that most of us never see it.

Steven Blaney Joins Conservative Leadership Contest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Politics

He's been an MP since 2006.

Islamophobia Is Now A Canadian Concern

Samer Majzoub | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

As the years have passed, the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF), community organizations, activists, human rights groups, some public figures, intellectuals, elected officials and others have kept their worries very well exposed over the intensification of Islamophobia in the country.

Conservatives Will Lose If We Obsess About Canadian 'Values'

Maxime Bernier | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Maxime Bernier

The mistake during last year's election campaign though, which everyone now recognizes, was to focus our message on identity issues like this one and the misguided barbaric practices snitch line proposal, instead of running on our excellent economic record. Yes, Canadians care about shared values and about these issues. But I would argue that they care a lot more about issues that impact their standard of living and quality of life. They care about whether our economy is strong enough to provide job opportunities. They care about having to pay twice as much as Americans for basic food like milk, eggs, butter and chicken.

Conservatives Double Down On Divisive Policies Canadians Rejected

Michel Picard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Picard

The wedge politics and fearmongering of the Conservatives in the last election were resoundingly rejected by Canadians. Whether it is Kellie Leitch playing to xenophobia with her values test or Tony Clement gleefully trampling our rights, it seems the Conservative Party still hasn't gotten the memo.

Tory And NDP Leadership Races Are Officially Ticking Time Bombs

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

As with most leadership races (regardless of political party) the voting public will be treated to leadership candidates turning on each other like dogs fighting for a bone. While the nastiness and name calling might end in May 2017, the divisions and animosities created will linger on until well after the 2019 election.

Ambrose Against Proposal To Screen For 'Anti-Canadian Values'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2016 | Canada Politics

She said Leitch's proposal was "badly worded.''

Stephen Harper Resigns As MP

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The former prime minister was first elected in 1993.

Contrast Between Photo-Op Justin And Policy Trudeau Is Night And Day

James Di Fiore | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

He won't talk about his government's non-progressive policies, but man does he ever look good with his shirt off. This calculation is duplicitous; it showcases an accessible leader but one with little time to get into the specifics of the policies that run counter to Trudeau's reputation of a real progressive. It is the best of Trudeau, it is the worst of Trudeau, and until his gushing fans and the complicit media start doing their jobs by demanding transparency, we will be stuck having to tolerate both.

Longtime Calgary MP Enters Tory Leadership Race

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai, 66, will be the fifth entrant.

Welcome Back To A (Much) More Progressive Alberta, Jason Kenney

Duncan Kinney | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

A lot has changed here since you left for Ottawa in 1997. Here are the Coles Notes. Almost 980,000 people have moved here since you were first elected as a 29-year old Reform Party MP. And this new mass of Albertans does not have a deep connection to traditional conservative Alberta politics.

Tories Work In Playful Jab At Trudeau During Pride Parade

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose marched in the parade.

All Tory Leadership Contenders Will Be At Pride In Historic First

CBC | CBC News | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Politics

"They're turning the page on these divisive social issues."

Canada's Conservative Wasteland

Aaron Binder | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada
Aaron Binder

White boys rapping, Ready for Raitt, barbaric cultural practices and two Libertarians. All this and more as the Conservative Party of Canada begins e...

Brian Jean Didn't Get The Memo That Conservatives Support Carbon Taxes

Duncan Kinney | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

Conservative leaders across the country are just now poking their heads out of their foxholes and acknowledging that yes, carbon taxes are not the job-killing boogeyman the Harper government tried (and tried and tried) to frame them as. These same conservative leaders are now going on the record on carbon taxes and blazing a trail that Wildrose leader Brian Jean is studiously ignoring.

Listen Up, O'Leary: Democracy Doesn't Fit On A Spreadsheet

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Kevin O'Leary premiers his new reality show this weekend -- an all-too real show, in fact. The man who made a name for himself as the loudest and most offensive cast member of the Dragon's Den reality TV show will be testing the waters at the Conservative Party convention this weekend for a possible leadership bid. He would be a terrible leader. Terrible for the Conservatives and terrible for the national debate in this country. Being offensive and insensitive to the very real needs and wishes of Canadians is not leadership and it's certainly not prime ministerial.

Trudeau Doesn't Know What He's Doing

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

"In a situation where Trudeau isn't qualified or trained to make decisions, he is listening to the guidance of the people who are educated and do this for a living."

Are Social Justice Warriors Stifling Free Speech?

James Di Fiore | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

It's not easy to find the right words when writing a piece like this. The new social order has a whole list of things we cannot say if we want to remain in their good graces. This is what it is like to live in polarized times, where you are either a social justice warrior or a closed-minded conservative.

It's Official: 'Mass Extinction' Destroying The Great Barrier Reef

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada

“That is a mass extinction and there is every reason to believe that we are triggering it.”

Political Correctness Is A Right-Wing Myth

Ward Anderson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With the entire continent engaged in some of the most polarizing politics seen in decades, everyone seems to have one thing in common: Everyone thinks people these days are too easily offended. But they aren't. They're no different than they've ever been. And, as for political correctness, it doesn't exist.

Conservatives' Bills Continue To Haunt Immigrants And Refugees

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

They first installed Bill C-31 to target the refugees, then in 2014 enacted Bill C-24 that turned immigrants and their families into second-class citizens. During that time, the Conservatives scrapped 280,000 skilled worker immigration applications. They stripped tens of thousands of foreign students of the opportunity to seek work and stay in Canada. They raised the bar for immigrants to become citizens.

Zi-Ann Lum

Tories' Plan To Win In 2019? Pass 'Rich White Guys' Rep To Liberals | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

We spent part of our weekend to hang out with 300 conservatives to get a sense of how the party wants 'reconnect' with Canadians.

A Voter's Guide To This Year's Political Labels

David Martin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

For the average voter, it's hard to analyze this fight over political labels. Republicans and Democrats alike have their arcane political litmus tests. But it's really not that difficult if you use this handy guideline to help ideologically classify the candidates: