David Cameron

U.K. Election Results Are a Warning to Justin Trudeau

Christopher Sands | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Canada's Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, has been riding high in the polls and many observers consider him well-positioned for the October general election. Yet Britain's election results contain some warning signs that Trudeau should heed. Voter behaviour in an actual election provides an insight into the complicated mood of a comparable electorate, and it would be a mistake not to observe and learn from Britain's example less than six months before Canadians go to the polls.

Ned Simons

7 Things To Know About The UK Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Politics

No one really knows whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband will be the next British prime minister. And anyone who says they do is probably making it up...

British PM Forgets Which Football Team He Supports In Election Speech

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a blunder during his general election campaign when he forgot which football team he supported....

David Cameron Borrows From Harper's Election Playbook

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

In Canada, Stephen Harper led two minority governments before his 2011 win gave him a solid majority. Britain's David Cameron became prime minister in 2010 by virtue of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats and would clearly prefer a majority of his own. ‎By imitating Harper's Canadian Crunch, he may have improved his chances.

The Battle of Britain Begins

Joseph Soares | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Any potential UKIP induced Labour gains vis-à-vis the Conservatives will be offset by significant projected losses Labour will suffer at the hands of the Scottish National Party or SNP. Its leadership has made clear it will do what it can to defeat a new Conservative government, preferring to hold the balance of power in a potential Labour Government.

Canada Quietly Rebuffs Britain

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has quietly rebuffed a call from Britain to join a multi-national expeditionary force that Prime Minister David Cameron's government w...

Fighting ISIS Includes Standing Up for Human Rights

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

Conservative Muslims strongly denounce terrorism. But do they stand up and speak out for human rights that get trampled every day in Muslim countries? Muslim activists assert their voices at great personal cost. Recently, Pakistani lawyer, Rashid Rehman, who tried to defend a University lecturer against blasphemy charges was murdered. His killer remains on the loose.

British PM's Much-Publicized Visit To Canada Was Apparently 'Top-Secret'

CBC | James Fitz-Morris, CBC News | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics

The Privy Council Office, it seems, is working hard to protect the identity of those who visit the prime minister. According to documents recently ...

With Syria, the US and Britain Are Trapped in the Past

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Errol P. Mendes

I have witnessed some of the best minds at Harvard and former top U.S. officials offer conflicting opinions on how to make the best of a very bad situation. But few have talked about how President Obama and Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron are shackled by the follies of George W. Bush and Tony Blair in Iraq that cost needlessly so much blood and treasure.

Harper's Toughest Words Yet?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russia should not be handed a veto over how the world responds to an unprecedented threat to its security, Prime Minister Ste...

Even Cowboys Get The Blues

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The ghosts of Iraq are looming over both the White House and the American public this week as U.S. President Barack Obama decides whether...

Censorship Can't Be Our Default Internet Setting

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Lindsey Pinto

We've all heard scary censorship stories, in which oppressive governments block access to information, and only allow residents of a nation to see, read, or watch what rulers permit. These stories usually start off slowly -- with justifiable censorship activities taking place for the supposed wellbeing of the nation--and escalate quickly. So why, then, are our governments talking about making censorship the default for the Internet in the U.K. and Canada?

Russia Is Like Nazi Germany, Says British Icon

CP | Rob Harris, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada

LONDON - British actor and writer Stephen Fry has called for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be taken away from Sochi in a protest against Russia's new an...

Banning Child Porn Won't Hide it From Pedophiles

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Graham Templeton

Try to find some child pornography. Go on. Head to Google, or Bing, or even a porn-specific search engine, and try to devise a search string capable of returning pedophilic images or video. I'll wait. Once you're done, we'll meet back up in the next paragraph. In reacting to the story of murdering pedophile Mark Bridger, who was an avid viewer of child pornography, Cameron leapt to abandon his conservative ideals and swing the hammer of censorship without stopping to ask the single most pertinent question: How did Mark Bridger find this child pornography in the first place?

Jason Kenney vs. David Suzuki: The Great Canadian Slap Fight

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

Jason Kenney has ratcheted Canadian immigration to 50-year highs, and his ambitions require the public to never, ever regard this as anything but a Good Thing. But in a country where 41 per cent want immigration lowered, that's far from a cakewalk. Even Tory partisans are becoming skeptical. That leaves a scramble to suggest anyone who has problems with Canadian immigration policy must be an intolerant, racist, bigot. That's why Kenney jumped on Twitter a few days later, Kenney viciously denounced David Suzuki's "stridently anti-immigration views" as "toxic and irresponsible."

Crackdown on Tax Cheats at G8

Diane Francis | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The G8 summit next week could not have come at a better time for Prime Minister Harper, giving him respite from the Senate circus and allowing him to generate photo ops with the Queen and the world's big shots. But challenges await him there too.

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

Calling All High-Profile Doomsters. Please Report to Davos

Diane Francis | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This is the magic of Davos. Participants find themselves seated beside a tycoon at breakfast, a Nobel Prize winner at lunch and a President, potentate or a future crook at dinner.

The Depardieu Saga Is Oscar-Worthy

Diane Francis | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

I've always enjoyed Gérard Depardieu as an actor, but his most recent role, as an international tax dodger, is pure Academy Award quality. For those unaware of his theatrics, Depardieu left France last month in a huff over its proposed 75% income taxes on rich people. This is ironic: His surname in French sounds like it could mean "departure of God" in English.

Has Romney Painted Himself into a Far Right Corner?

Hugh Segal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Hugh Segal

A key challenge facing Republicans is that of moderation -- can they regain its luster and substance to capitalize on Americans' economic frustration? President Obama is ahead nationally and in swing states largely because Republican excess on the far right has put him there. If Republicans are determined to let abortion, apparent anti-immigrant bias and fuzziness on medicare define their conservatism they will be choosing the choppy seas of undulating radicalism as a base from which to win the bridge on the ship of state.

David Cameron Mingles With the Commoners

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding that his cabinet ministers essentially get in line like everyone else when it comes to upcoming Olympic traffic in London. In this case Cameron is being proactive and he is setting a good example in a time of restraint. Not only that, but it won't hurt his ministers to mix with the voting public; at the very least they will get to travel like the rest of us.

SavvyMom Roundup on Peeing, Playing and...A Dingo?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

As the weather heats up, it seems world events keep getting wackier! A dingo, pee-filled swimming pools, David Cameron's lost child, a stress video and more. I saw some pretty good stuff last week. Here are the top five that got my attention.

Part 3: Who Is Queen Elizabeth?

Tim Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Recent polls show four out of five Britons respect her, support her and want their country to remain a monarchy. To many, she's one of the last living symbols of British wartime valour, and the embodiment of the nation's resolute defiance of German bombers during the Blitz.

New Brunswick's Dark Future Looms Across the Pond

Hassan Arif | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The actions of the current Cameron government in the UK such cutting welfare payments, and neglecting job creation are making for an increasingly worse situation for both the poor, and those nearing it. But are things over here in Canada really that much different?

Lobbying Stand Between Good Ideas and Results

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

From a political economy perspective however, the important question is how these debates play out at the policy, and political level. Do what for most detached observers seem like good ideas actually stand up to pressures from lobbying exerted by interests that want to dilute, or further delay the introduction of these regulations (formally expected to be phased in from January 2013)?