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Erin O'Toole wants to work with the government on the file.
The former PM took part in a panel discussion in Washington.
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'The last six months have been a gamechanger.'
Tories want the focus to remain on job creation, leveling the playing field with Mexican labour.
The party will demand "that they destroy the list.''
The new Conservative leader called the role a great honour, but an even greater responsibility.
Some seemed to tell delegates they have no chance of winning.
Live from the Toronto convention.
The Tory leadership hopeful is also responsible for #SajjanBattles.
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Canada's military veterans are suffering another condition of late: envy. They watch National Defence Ombudsman Gary Walbourne, relentlessly petition government to improve the lives of soldiers. Veterans long for their Ombudsman, Guy Parent, to have the same backbone.
Motion 103 did not come from a genuine desire to have a serious debate on discrimination in the House of Commons. The origin of Motion 103 is found in the e-Petition on which it is based. This seems to have been missed by many observers who think this motion was brought after the terrible attack on the mosque in Quebec.
Erin O'Toole says Conservatives are optimists.
We cannot allow indifference or silence to normalize the language of intolerance in political discourse. I, for one, do not want the next generation of politicians to have to apologize for injustices that I have the ability to prevent.
On January 23rd, I learned that a good friend had taken his own life the day before. The news of his suicide quickly overwhelmed our group of friends with feelings of deep sadness and confusion. We engaged in the heartbreaking exercise of wondering what we had missed and whether we had failed our friend.
What does Frank Underwood think of this?
"This is an opportunity to assess the character of the candidates."
O'Leary reportedly said, "there is nothing proud about being a warrior.''
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Erin O'Toole says Canada needs this new generation of workers to succeed so that the economy can grow and fund social programs.
Notably absent was the most controversial candidate — Kellie Leitch.
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Conservative leadership hopefuls talk carbon taxes, trade, niqabs.
I had the pleasure of moderating a debate - actually, more of a discussion - among six candidates for the Conservative Party leadership. Present were Kellie Leitch, Brad Trost, Erin O'Toole, Andrew Scheer, Michael Chong and Maxime Bernier. There is serious talent in the field.
Some are still working on a bid. Others haven't made up their minds.
Erin O'Toole launched his campaign from his home town.
Durham MP Erin O'Toole has resigned as Conservative public safety critic to explore a bid for the leadership of the party. "I believe the future of our party is bright," he wrote in his resignation l...
Steven Blaney is the second Conservative in two days to make such a move.
"By no means are we giving up on a single seat."
The Ontario MP was first elected in 2012.
The Liberal government is actually taking veterans back to court after a legal truce of sorts reached by the former Conservative government expired in May.
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Mauril Belanger lives with ALS.
If all MPs and all Canadians approach these subjects with respect, we can all feel better about the outcome whether you support Bill C-14 or not. I have been part of a few interviews and discussions with MPs on the issue of assisted suicide and got to know my colleagues across the aisle and understand their motivations better. This is passion and Parliament at its best. Sadly, last week also saw Parliament at its worst when the prime minister of Canada allowed his passion to get the better of him and he stormed across the aisle to yell at, and engaged in a scuffle with opposition MPs.
He was a "force to be reckoned with."
Before it's even been set up...