Harper Has Role To Play In Renewing Damaged Tories: Mulroney

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

"Our new prime minister is 43 years old, sparkling with promise and passion. I know that all Canadians wish him well."

Tories Accused Of Covering Up Edmonton MP's Alleged Spying

The Huffington Post Alberta | Andree Lau | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Peter Goldring allegedly bugged campaign computers in 2011 to hack into someone's private accounts.

What Do We Know About Strategic Voting?

Jean-François Daoust | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Jean-François Daoust

The concept of strategic voting is widely used by political parties and the media since the beginning of the campaign. It is assumed that it is a widespread behaviour because Canada has a "winner-takes-all" electoral system. There are two very simple conditions for a vote to be qualified as strategic: first, a voter must not vote for her preferred party, and second, behave this way in order to block a worse option. As we shall see, this straightforward definition has enormous consequences when it comes to quantifying strategic voting.

Not Our Kind Dear: How the PCs Lost Alberta

Rikia Saddy | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta
Rikia Saddy

Despite the growing dissatisfaction Albertans felt with the ruling party, the election remained Jim Prentice's to lose. Though odds were stacked against him, there were too many missteps, and at the root of each was a failure to respect the intelligence of the Alberta voter.

The App That Could Give Tories 'Maximum' Election Day Advantage

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Politics

A little-noticed provision in the Conservative government's controversial bid to rewrite Canada's election laws could boost usage of a mobil...

Country Singer George Canyon Won't Seek Conservative Nomination

CBC | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Music

Country music singer George Canyon says a recent "health scare" has made him reverse his decision to throw his hat into the ring to run for...

A Tale of Two Conventions

Emma Pullman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Emma Pullman

Beyond the gates of the Stampede grounds, however, the mood was less affable. Hundreds braved a snow storm and icy temperatures to show their dissatisfaction with this convention and government's agenda more broadly. The gathering was part of a three-day conference advocating for democracy, the environment, Aboriginal Treaty rights, and human rights.

Inside CPC13: The Party Is Defensive, Is It Divided?

Emma Pullman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Emma Pullman

For a party that once appeared expansive and confident, the Conservatives now appear divided, shrinking and defensive. Even delegates arriving in Calgary are puzzled why media has been given such limited access to the convention. One quipped, "It's because of the Senate stuff going on."

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Was Rob Ford Talking About Drugs on the Danforth?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

Ford used his party time on the Danforth to seek the spotlight while posing for countless pictures. He knew all eyes were on him because he was smiling for the attention. He knows the cloud of suspicion that surrounds him is darkening the city's reputation and causing dysfunction within city council. He honestly doesn't even seem to care.

Canada's Hidden Fundamentalism

Mark Taliano | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada
Mark Taliano

Canada's head-long rush to the extreme right of the political spectrum is multi-causal. While the economic theory of neoliberalism/neoconservatism ...

Motion 312 - Don't Blame Stephen Harper or the CPC

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

Stephen Harper has stayed true to his word, maintaining his stand that the issue of abortion will not be reopened in Canada so long as he is Prime Minister. That being the case, how did we reach the point where the blame for Motion 312 and it's implications on the reproductive rights of women in this country are perceived to be solely with Stephen Harper and the CPC?

2011: The Year Of The Tory Juggernaut

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No simpler summary of Stephen Harper's style as majority prime minister was offered in 2011."It's time for the wheat board and others who hav...