Chris Wattie / Reuters
Bloomberg via Getty Images
While both the issues of "cash for access" and electoral reform will continue to dog the government in 2017, it is the drip-drip of the former that could prove fatal to the credibility of the government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should embrace the constructive suggestion of the three opposition parties.
The former prime minister was first elected in 1993.
He's got a soft spot for babies and animals.
egal via Getty Images
This was the former prime minister's first public address since election night.
Isaiah Trickey via Getty Images
In many countries the admission of immigrants is the object of highly emotional political debates. Several political parties in Europe have adopted anti-immigrant platforms and their leaders have succ...
Lucas Oleniuk via Getty Images
Now Justin Trudeau is defining Canada, at home and abroad. But of course, Canada has defined Justin Trudeau. Can we imagine anyone who is more quintessentially Canadian, in his open, compassionate, and thoughtful style; and thoroughly bilingual, to boot?
"I panicked and I asked the ambassador to bring me the literature - the bill - and I read it in prison."
"Our new prime minister is 43 years old, sparkling with promise and passion. I know that all Canadians wish him well."
Getty Images via Getty Images
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.
NICHOLAS KAMM via Getty Images
Canada is selling ultra-modern fighting machines, routinely fitted with large-calibre guns, cannons and mortars -- unequivocally covered by Canada's military export control policy. If the deal proceeds, let us not forget that it did so with full prior knowledge of export safeguards and of the end user's abysmal human rights record.
Jupiterimages via Getty Images
"I think the new government has made it very clear they want to bring the census back."
Bloomberg via Getty Images
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.
"The Conservatives were on the verge of doing much better."
“I think Conservatives have consistently underestimated Justin for years and years and years,” a senior Liberal said.
Wall faces a provincial election in the spring. He is seeking a third term.
Stephen Harper is not telling the full story. He just wants to win the election. And once supply management is dead, how long will our producers be able to count on subsidies from a government committed to balancing the budget by making cuts?
COLE BURSTON via Getty Images
If Canadians don't see a commitment for major change from Monday's winner, the nastiest and most divisive election in our history, by far, will be for naught.
Canadian Muslims have views about gender equity that far surpass the niqab. Canada ranks far lower in gender equity in comparison to some other nations from 20 years ago. The wage gap has not closed. Childcare remains costly. Canadian streets remain unsafe at night. Women's shelters have long waiting lists and some have closed. On Oct. 19, commit the most subversive act you can -- vote.
Climate change ought to be a major issue this election, but I'm saddened to note that it has received little attention. Perhaps a quick update on both the problem and the solutions would add some helpful perspective in these final days of the campaign.
Vepar5 via Getty Images
When I first started wearing a hijab about four years ago, I remember people asking me, "Aren't you afraid?" But I told them I wasn't going to be intimidated. While I don't wear the niqab, I feel as a hijabi that every word Stephen Harper utters against it is targeted to me personally. Telling women what to wear is a slippery slope, it has always been. I know it's only a matter of time until Harper declares wearing a hijab a "barbaric cultural practice." As Harper uses the niqab debate as a political weapon, and as we say the practice makes us uncomfortable and call it strange, let's not forget Harper's words and our own are hurting real women.
These B.C. ridings could make a significant difference in defeating Harper's Conservatives on election day.
The protesters sign read "Climate Justice".
Political coverage in community newspapers, radio stations and television networks rarely breaks into the mainstream — until this week.
The Green Party leader was supporting the scientist who announced his resignation this week after being disciplined for an anti-Harper song.
"The NDP, when we form government on Oct. 19, will not be bound by this secret government that Mr. Harper has been negotiating."
I am a reluctant activist. I don't like rocking the boat. But when our federal election was called in August, it occurred to me that the entries in my blog might be worth sharing. So I'm posting 78 of them to a Facebook page, 78 Days, 78 Reasons. It's my hope they'll help reasonable Canadians, particularly young people and small c-conservatives, see that we deserve better.
The federal leaders didn't hold back.
The Federal Court of Appeal last month upheld a lower-court ruling that said Ottawa failed to consult First Nations when it started disposing of the Kapyong Barracks.
Four other federal leaders took part in the event.
Duff Conacher says that government rules, as they are worded now, “can be abused with no real consequences.”
The information commissioner is asking Federal Court to order the prime minister to disclose any records that don't warrant being withheld.
"In my travels around the globe, I am regularly asked: What has happened to Canada?"