Canada Election

'It's A New World': Canadian Scientists Welcome 'Unmuzzling'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"It's a new world."

Grassroots Strategy Isn't Just Feel-Good Politics, It Wins Elections

Jordan Ray | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Jordan Ray

The Liberal Party of Canada changed the way that it chose its leader by introducing the free, "supporter" category for new members. The move was viewed by some as dangerous. What the party faithful may not have realized was that the Liberals were kicking off a grassroots strategy that would strengthen the party.

A Tale Of Two Canadian Leaders

Evan C. Schulte | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Evan C. Schulte

After the polls had long been decided, election night between Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau played out like some kind of modern day lore -- an exceptionally crafted story of hero and villain, rising and falling with each playing their part flawlessly.

Many New Liberal MPs Have Compelling Stories

CP Politics | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, born in Grenada, is just one rookie to watch.

Canadians Mixed On Harper Legacy, Poll Suggests

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics

About 39 per cent said the failures of the Harper government will outweigh successes in the long run.

Did Strategic Voting Work?

The Huffington Post Canada | Bryan Breguet | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics

It's possible a lot of candidates would have won anyway, especially the Liberal ones.

Expect Same Conservative Politics, Fresh Approach Without Harper

Dan Darrah | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Dan Darrah

Although the Conservatives find themselves preparing for a shift back into the opposition benches after nearly 10 years, the party didn't incur a loss great enough to warrant a rethinking of its approach to politics. The loss of seats was, in part, a response to Harper -- it was an anti-Harper vote. So, the loss of seats may not be as devastating a signal for the party's ideology or organization as it might first appear. There comes a time for the electorate when [leadership] turnover is necessary.

People Around The World Are Fascinated With Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics

"People have been trying to figure out what the lessons of this are.''

Althia Raj

The Top Contenders To Join Trudeau's Cabinet | Althia Raj | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Politics

With a smaller cabinet, it's inevitable some talented MPs won't make the cut.

Fundraising Results Prove Money Can't Buy You Love

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals raised less money than the Tories and NDP.

Will Justin Trudeau Rebuild Canada's Relationship With Iran?

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Kourosh Ziabari

International relations with Iran suffered under Stephen Harper. There's a noteworthy Iranian-Canadian community scattered across Canada, which has nurtured prominent artists, scientists, scholars, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists and even politicians who maintain close relations with the fellow citizens living in Iran. Now, as the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is soon to be inaugurated, Iranians living in Canada and their compatriots at home are wishing for a quick and immediate normalization of the relations between Tehran and Ottawa.

Mulcair Asks Ex-MPs To Reflect On What Went Wrong

CP | Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics

He stays he intends to lead the party into the next election.

What Is The Niqab?

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living

A brief explainer about what the Islamic practice means.

Authenticity Determined This Election's Winners And Losers

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Todd Rundgren's song, "The Verb, To Love," speaks to authenticity -- the antithesis of the packaging of a candidate for public consumption during an election. Both Trudeau and Harper were authentic to who they are in the campaign, while Mulcair showed up as a packaged pretense of what he wanted people to think of him, not who he truly is.

My Reflections On 9 Years Of Working Together In Ottawa Centre

Paul Dewar | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

Whatever I do and wherever I go, I will benefit from the collective wisdom, experience, enthusiasm and vibrancy of Ottawa Centre. There is so much more to do. But if the last nine years have taught me anything, it is that Jack was right. If we are loving, hopeful and optimistic, we can and will change the world.

Veteran MP Is King Of Tory Caucus... For Now

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Deepak Obhrai says the role is somewhat ironic.

Did 'Scrappy' Third-Party Groups Sway The Election?

CBC | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

They registered in droves and enjoyed record-high spending limits, but did special interest "third-party" groups actually make a difference in the outcome of the federal election?

Trudeau To Move On Ambitious Agenda By Year's End

CBC | CBC News | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

An incoming Liberal majority government will move forward with an ambitious agenda and open Parliament with a speech from the throne before the end ...

It Was 'Mistake' To Focus On Niqab, 'Barbaric' Practices: Defeated Tory

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's handpicked parliamentary secretary says the Conservative Party's focus on identity issues — the niqab, stripping cit...

Recount Ordered After Tory Wins By 108 Votes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Recounts can be done at the request of a candidate if there are questions about miscounted or rejected ballots.

Canada's Ambassador To The U.S. Says His Time In Washington Ending Soon

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics

''I've said informally around Washington... I'm in double overtime, and am not going to go into triple-overtime."

Niqab Stance A 'Defining' Moment In His Political Career, Says Mulcair

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics

"I'd always been a person who stood up for his convictions."

Defeated MP Paul Dewar Named NDP's Senior Transition Adviser

CP Politics | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics

NDP insiders say the caucus responded positively to the decision due to Dewar's positive rapport in and outside the party.

The Liberals Must Repeal Bill C-51

David Christopher | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Attention is turning to what the Liberals plan to do when they formally assume office in just a couple weeks. Many Canadians will be watching very closely to see what the Liberals are planning on the reckless secret police bill introduced by the previous government.

Aboriginal Voter Turnout Fuelled By Anger At Harper, Disenfranchisement

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Some aboriginal communities saw voter turnout spike by up to 270 per cent.