"Let me say very clearly, I’m incredibly proud to be Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s son."
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Quebec dairy farmers thrust their fight over supply management into the election spotlight today, bringing a pair of cows to the site of tonight's federal leaders debate.
Like most women in Canada, I feel issues that affect me are generally ignored by politicians, especially on a federal level. There was some buzz on September 21st over the #UpForDebate, which was a panel featuring video clips from political party leaders and a panel of women discussing these clips about the neglected issues women in Canada face. As a woman I should perhaps feel positive and hopeful with this progress, that finally these issues are being addressed at least in some capacity. But as a trans woman I already know that issues affecting my unique needs and concerns will be ignored.
Three of Canada's federal leaders are in Calgary Thursday for The Globe and Mail's economic debate. Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, and Liberal Leader Justin Trude...
There was a very telling disconnect earlier this week between what passes for priorities inside the Ottawa bubble and the issues that really matter to Canadians. While federal leaders and backroom organizers debated the debates, Canadians were still stuck in traffic. They still worried about finding a home they could afford. They still faced the frustration of trying to be globally competitive with inadequate and aging infrastructure. These issues are critical to the quality of life of Canadians and they need to be front and centre in this election campaign.
On the subject of democracy, Harper delivered an awkward answer.
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OTTAWA — The first televised leaders' debate of the federal election campaign was disrespectful toward Quebecers, Gilles Duceppe said Friday, because independence was discussed at length without the o...
"Nobody believes you." OUCH.
"We're in a recession under your watch for the second time."
There's no "i" in win — oh wait, there is. And there are also three in "prime minister."
The Green Party leader also accused the Conservatives of “fiddling” with the country’s finances to “fake balance” the budget.
We couldn't agree more that the federal election debates need a refresher. So last week HuffPost Canada and Twitter Canada, along with Samara Canada, submitted a proposal to the federal parties that invited them to a debate worthy of a connected and social age.