Canada Election

BATTLE ROYALE

CBC | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics

The creation of 30 new House of Commons seats and open nomination contests in all ridings for the three major political parties means the lead-up to t...

Sour Grapes?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix says he forwarded information to the RCMP in connection with the Liberal government's dis...

Care About B.C.? Five Reasons Not to Vote NDP

Diane Francis | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

On May 14, British Columbians vote in their provincial election. If the NDP wins power in such a strategically important and rich jurisdiction such as this one -- a keystone within the Canadian resource economy -- B.C. voters will have chosen economic decline.

Tory Attack Ads Demean All Charitable Canadians

Tiffany Glover | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Tiffany Glover

By poking fun at Mr. Trudeau's strip tease, the Conservatives are not only limiting their own MPs' charitable efforts, but by association they are demeaning the many others who do the same. The only judgment that these ads question is that of their creators, the Conservatives.

American Politics Are All Shook Up

Justin Beach | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Republicans have to reinvent themselves. The tactics and issues that have worked for them for more than three decades have failed. Democrats and progressives have a rare opportunity to permanently shift the debate on several key issues. America is at a crossroads, more divided than ever and trying to decide what kind of nation it wants to be now that it is no longer the world's lone superpower.

Welcome to the Age of Meta-Politics

Doug Mann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Doug Mann

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Though image politics is still very much with us, we are entering a third age of democratic politics as a result of the 24-hour cable news cycle, social networking, YouTube, Twitter, mass apathy and at least in the American case, the archaic electoral college system. As a result of all this we get meta-politics, image politics taken to its absolute degree.

Are the Media "Horse-Racing" in This Election?

Alison Loat | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Alison Loat

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Election campaigns have always been fodder for journalists and media watchers to lament the state of political coverage in today's media. Recent research, however, suggests this horse-race preoccupation is misguided.

Why Parents Should Not Vote for Mitt Romney

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

As a voter there are reasons to cast a ballot for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, but as a parent I honestly can't imagine why any mother or father could vote Romney -- and honesty is the reason. Parents teach by example, by being a person who acts with honesty, forthrightness, integrity and responsibility. These are family values. They are also, of course, are the polar opposite of how Mitt Romney has run his campaign and how he would run the United States of America.

How to Talk Politics With Your Kids

Amy Leask | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Amy Leask

I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I tell people I write materials that introduce politics to children. It's a subject that can make even a mature adult's palms sweaty, and on the surface, it seems like the last thing anyone would want to bring up with their child. You really should and here's why.

How Cutting Taxes Actually Helps the Economy

Tim Hudak | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Hudak

Two aspirations for Ontario -- to be the engine of Canadian jobs again and to have world-leading public services -- are interdependent, not separate, goals. We can't have one without the other. And Ontarians deserve both. Instead of grants and handouts to the politically connected, I believe tax cuts create jobs. Tax relief creates jobs, grows the economy, and stimulates new business investments.

Why Romney and Obama Kept Mum on Canada

Christopher Sands | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

In the three U.S. presidential candidates' debates, and in one vice presidential candidates' debate, Canada came up frequently. But in the final debate of this election season -- the one devoted nominally to foreign policy -- Canada did not come up at all. Is this cause for alarm or indignation? No.

Tegan & Sara Say 'Wrong' Republicans Denying Rights

Huffington Post Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music

Mega musical stars like Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z have already declared their support for current President and Democratic candidate Barack Obama in...

Why Canadians Should Root For Romney

Theo Caldwell | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Theo Caldwell

Many Canadians are predisposed to dislike Mitt Romney. He is a Republican, and robotic even by those standards. In this land of centre-left sensibilities, such party affiliation and corporate mien often rankle. But I would urge my Canadian compatriots to reconsider. Romney is running for a foreign office, not joining your curling team, and if he can unseat President Barack Obama, the Great White North will be greater for it.

The U.S. Election is Just Something to Watch When Hockey's Not On

Andrew Pyle | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Pyle

The upcoming U.S. Presidential election in November is already becoming regular water cooler content for Canadians starved for the return of hockey season, even though the outcome may not necessarily change the direction for Canada's economy. The similarities of both parties for Canada suggest that the attention to the election will be more for entertainment reasons on a night we don't want to watch hockey.

If Quebec's Election Was a Carnival, Charest Would Be in the Dunk Tank

Brian McKenna | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Brian McKenna

Over the course of the Quebec election, every time Jean Charest thought he was changing the conversation to Medicare or Le Plan Nord, the CAQ's Jacques Duchesneau would make another accusation and grab the headlines. But last week many thought the ex-police chief went too far. Duchesneau said he had a list of Charest's cabinet ministers who had accepted favours from a construction baron named Tony Accurso. Charest demanded the ex -cop supply names. The ex-cop played coy and refused. How could Charest possibly defend himself and his party against that kind of slander?

'This Isn't About Who Is The Most Macho'

CBC | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics

Jean Charest cancelled a campaign event when a couple of dozen peaceful protesters showed up Wednesday evening in his home riding of Sherbrooke, Que. ...

After the Hurricane, Paul Ryan is the Liveliest Part of the RNC

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

The most exciting thing about the Republican convention which starts today in Tampa, is not Mitt Romney as the Presidential candidate, but Paul Ryan as his VP running mate. There's no guarantee a dynamic running mate will lead to a Romney victory come November 4, but without committed Republicans enthused and optimistic, his chances were slight to non-existent.

See You In December

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The legal challenge seeking to overturn last year's federal election result in seven ridings won by Conservatives will be heard in court in mid-Decemb...

$250k Deposit Please

CBC | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

A lawyer for seven Conservative MPs whose 2011 election wins are being challenged in Federal Court wants to see a $250,000 deposit on costs in case th...

Are You Really Interested in Politics? Or Just Buying Into the Propaganda?

Jordon Froese | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordon Froese

From my vantage point in Toronto, the contrast between the current state of local politics and federal politics is an interesting study. King Harpernicus and Burgher Meister Ford are basically cut from the same cloth, but the results of the tailoring are very different.

Will Canada French Kiss Harper Goodbye?

Christopher Sands | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

In Canada's next election, which isn't due until 2014, the country could follow France, choosing a socialist over a conservative to captain the ship of state -- in Canada's case, perhaps a canoe of state -- through rough seas ahead.

The He Said/She Said Over bin Laden Kill

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

It's been a year since Osama bin Laden went down, but a debate rages on. Republicans accuse Democrats (if not Obama himself) of trying to get political mileage out of the anniversary, while Democrats (and Obama) say that Romney felt it wasn't worth spending billions of dollars to catch one man. Both factions are right, and both factions are wrong.

Liberals Experience the Soft Tyranny of High Expectations

John Laforet | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

People who live 4,500k from the Toronto-Danforth riding read in the Vancouver Sun just last month that the Liberals were in a position to win; they'll now be reading about a "lacklustre, no name, uninspiring dud" candidate who blew the Liberals right out of the water. Imagine what that does for confidence in the Liberal brand.

Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

Adam Scott | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they c...

Santorum's 'Frothy' Google Problem

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Rick Santorum faces a tough battle in the next Republican primary — to stop the Mitt Romney juggernaut, he must unite South Carolina's ...