Canada Election

A Wave Of Change In Ontario Health Care

Michelle Cohen | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Michelle Cohen

The government can no longer cling to the falsehood that loud, angry doctors are just tiny splinter group, trying to whip up trouble in name of a bigger pay cheque. The majority of doctors are unhappy with this government and unhappy with the direction of health care. If two critical votes with large voter turnout can't convince you that doctors are pushing for health care reform, then you are relying on alternative facts to bolster your misconception.

There's Some Seriously Unfinished Business In B.C.

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Premier Christy Clark has already taken off the table the one thing that leaves Canada's three other public auto insurers in decent financial shape: no-fault insurance. Makes one wonder who is so strongly opposed to the idea? Likely, a group that does well with the current regime. Lawyers spring to mind.

Monsef Just Insulted The People Helping Liberals Keep Their Word

Althia Raj | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Althia Raj

Maryam Monsef showed no desire to hold a referendum, blaming the committee for not achieving consensus on the issue. She is moving ahead with the next phase of her outreach, she said, announcing the launch of a new consultation process -- in the middle of the holiday season.

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan, Rejects Northern Gateway

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Thomas Mulcair accused the government of having a "Goldilocks approach" to pipelines.

How Will Donald Trump's America Affect Canadian Film And TV?

D.K. Latta | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada
D.K. Latta

How will Donald Trump's America affect Canadian film and TV shows? OK -- that probably sounds like the weirdest angle on the recent U.S. election yo...

How Did Journalists Fail To Diagnose A Trump Win?

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Amitha Kalaichandran

The first common bias that affects journalists is availability bias: the tendency to judge the likelihood of an outcome (a disease or an election) based on what most easily comes to mind. So, for instance, Obama's historical win over the last two elections might be fresh in a young journalist's mind. So too can the diagnosis of asthma in a child -- if the physician previously saw eight cases of the same.

Are You Having Your Own Misogynist Moment?

Jessica Holmes | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

Why do we laugh at a comedian's misogynist joke? Why do we vote for a man who brags about grabbing women by their genitalia? Why would we try to seduce a man who abused us? I don't know whether it's a fear of being disliked or an inferiority complex or a survival instinct or a tainted childhood or a history of women who speak up for themselves being trashed (Trump's relentless "she's a fat, ugly lesbian" attack on Rosie O'Donnell always comes to mind), trying to put an end to misogyny is not for the faint of heart.

Clinton Vs. Trump Is A False Choice

James Di Fiore | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

We shrugged as the media pumped Donald Trump into our homes 24/7. We could have demanded the same coverage for Bernie Sanders, but instead we guffawed at the spectacle. We aided the media's manipulation through apathy, and now we are feigning surprise that it has come down to these two horribly flawed people. Like the war in Iraq, we just swallowed the content and acted like the coverage was simply a reflection of the reality. It wasn't. It was an invention from the start.

So Far, Trudeau's Kept More Promises Than He's Broken

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Politics

A look back at some of the 200 pledges made on the campaign trail.

Liberals Basking In Sun, A Year After Voters Took Leap Of Faith

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics

But Trudeau's lofty vision remains a work in progress.

A Year Later: Trudeau Gov't Is Consulting, But Is It Really Listening?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals have embarked on a flurry of consultations — 84, at last count.

5 Young Canadians Working To Change How We Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Cherise Seucharan | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Politics

They've all got their own reasons.

We Need To Talk With America Before It's Too Late

Louise Wallace | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Louise Wallace

If you think of earth as a giant and complicated neighbourhood of neighbourhoods, it might be said that the Trumpification we are now witnessing in the States doesn't really have anything to do with Trump himself. He is not the cause. He is the opportunistic benefactor. Let's call him dystopia Donald. He's relatively new to this area. But he's still affecting our neighbours to the south, and we have a duty to at least have a chat with them.

Elections Watchdog Says Facebook, Twitter Caused Headaches In 2015

CBC | Elizabeth Thompson, CBC News | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Parliament has to update Canada's election law to respond to new concerns linked to social media like Facebook and Twitter, Canada's election watchdog...

Greens Penalized For Peddling 'Misleading' Poll Data Before Election

CBC | Kathleen Harris, CBC News | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's elections watchdog has sanctioned the Green Party for deliberately pushing "misleading" polling data to sway votes on the eve of last fall's...

Politicians Warned 'Us-And-Them' Narrative Only Hurts Canada

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Politics

The data was presented to the then-Conservative government shortly before the election campaign.

Here's How Much Liberals Spent To End The Harper Era

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Politics

The third party outspent the big blue machine.

A Generic Stump Speech For Today's Candidates

David Martin | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada
David Martin

There's no doubt about it; it's a long presidential campaign. With months still to go until the election, Republican and Democratic candidates have th...

Are You Ready For The American Invasion?

David Leonhardt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics
David Leonhardt

Every four years a huge chunk of the American population professes a sudden urge to move to Canada..."if that so-and-so running for the White House gets elected."Usually "that so-and-so" is a right-wing Republican.

Majority Of Canadians Want To Vote Online: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Cherise Seucharan | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics

About 56 per cent also said they support a new electoral system.

6 Reasons Not To Elect Donald Trump

David Martin | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Politics
David Martin

As the primary season comes to an end, it's time to get serious about this presidential nominating thing. Sure, it's been a real laugh pretending that Donald Trump will be the next president, but there are plenty of reasons you shouldn't allow that to happen.

Althia Raj

Liberals Won Majority Thanks To Young Voters, Poll Suggests | Althia Raj | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics

And millennials could be the biggest voting group in 2019.

Kenney Dished Out $183K For Needy Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics

He sits in one of the wealthiest ridings in the country.

Money Didn't Guarantee Votes In The 2015 Election: Analysis

CP | Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Politics

But not spending enough to at least stay competitive was an almost certain path to defeat.

104 Advocacy Groups Spent $6M To Influence 2015 Election

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Primarily labour unions.