Justin Trudeau Liberal Party

If Trudeau Can't Define the Middle Class, How Can He Work For Them?

Maxime Bernier | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Maxime Bernier

Should we trust a political leader who does not understand basic economic notions? This question is becoming more and more relevant as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, keeps making absurd statements about the economy. He also seems not to understand that government spending does not create wealth and that to stimulate the economy sustainably, we must do the opposite. There's not much harm in it as long as Mr. Trudeau cannot act on his absurd beliefs. But if the Liberal Party of Canada ever comes to power again, these ideas could become a threat to Canadians' economic security. Can we afford to take such a risk?

A Nod To Dad's 'Fair Society'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau wowed his first Liberal convention since taking the helm of the party with an impassioned speech on Saturday that was long o...

Althia Raj

Five Things To Watch At The Liberal Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau’s first policy convention as Liberal leader kicks off in Montreal Thursday. Three thousand delegates and paid observers are expected ...

Trudeau Makes Appeal To Quebecers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Justin Trudeau had a message for Quebecers on Wednesday — that his Liberals are the only party capable of seriously offering them a place a...

Media Bites: Justin Just Reformed the Senate in the Wrong Direction

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Justin Trudeau thinks Canada's Senate has become irreparably corrupted through "extreme patronage and partisanship," and is trying to set a good example by opting-out of at least half of that equation. It's an exceedingly open question if Canadians even want the sort of reformed, "effective" Senate Trudeau's promising amid such great fanfare. The closer you look at the whole plan, in fact, the closer Trudeau's fix begins to resemble the classic solution in search of a problem.

Trudeau: Canada 'Drifting' Under Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau told party faithful in Edmonton that Canada is drifting under the mediocre leadership of Prime Minist...

It's Time for a Closer Look at Trudeau's Strategy

Patrick Gossage | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Patrick Gossage

Anyone who actually analyzes the dramatic uptick in Liberal fortunes, both in the polls and in voters in the recent byelections might conclude that there is in fact an ongoing, well thought out incremental strategy which may well position Justin Trudeau as a real threat to Harper in the next federal election.

Trudeau Confidant Wants Top Job In Party

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A key member of Justin Trudeau's inner circle is running to become president of the federal Liberal party.Anna Gainey, a well-connected, long...

Trudeau A Shrewd 'Political Animal'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is a shrewd "political animal" with "innate political skills," someone whom former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says will ...

Why I'm Resigning My House of Commons Seat

Bob Rae | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

I have decided to return to my profession as a lawyer and mediator, to continue working for the Matawa Tribal Council, and to step down as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. This has been a difficult personal decision. I was first elected to Parliament in 1978, and was deeply honoured to have had the chance to serve again these past five years, as well as to lead the Liberal Party at a time of change and renewal. Helping to improve the life of First Nations people has been a long-standing commitment of mine, and this opportunity to serve is one I felt I could not decline.

WATCH: Trudeau Asks For Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau has been Liberal leader for more than a month but it appears he could use a hand in question period. The new Liberal leader is calli...

5 Suggestions for the Next Liberal Platform

Steve Lafleur | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Justin Trudeau claimed the Liberal Party of Canada leadership in a resounding victory, and if we believe the polls, Canadians are open to supporting their Liberal candidates in the next election. However, there is a lot of work to be done if the Liberals want more than just a temporary splash in the polls.

WATCH: Trudeau's Big Debut

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The box score on Justin Trudeau's rookie debut as Liberal leader in the House of Commons might read as follows:Zero unforced errors, zero hom...

What To Expect From Trudeau

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has made no apologies for offering little in the way of substantive policy prescriptions during the Liberal leadership race.In...

Justin Trudeau's Hair Evolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Style

On April 6, Justin Trudeau will make his arguments to be the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. The 41-year-old politico, who's known for h...

Money MAGNET

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has pulled in $1.3 million so far in the Liberal leadership contest, burnishing his credentials as a political money magnet.Th...

Why Justin Trudeau Has Already Won

Quito Maggi | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Canadians know that Justin Trudeau is passionate. They know that he is eloquent and thoughtful. They know that he is likeable. That is more than Canadians have known about the last two Liberal Leaders and that is why Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party have already won. That is why the Liberal Party's best chance at success in 2015 is with Justin Trudeau as Leader.

Trudeau's 'Muscle-Flexing' Gesture

CBC | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau's campaign has released a total number of potential voters for him in the "supporter" category that likely exceeds the efforts of any o...

Media Bites: Justin Trudeau Is More Than His Bloodline

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgC'mon, give Justin Trudeau a break. Sure, he's overrated, but overrated-ness cuts as hard as it coddles; pricks as much as it praises. As a result, J-Tru gets not only the gushy fawning of fans but also the exaggerated disdain of critics. Justin's bloodline is one asset in his arsenal, but he deserves to (and will) sink or swim on more than that. To tie his prime ministerial suitability to his surname exploitation, or to presume that all his strengths, handicaps, quirks, and annoyances flow from it, is to excuse a lack of deeper introspection from a party that could really use some.

Top Five Reasons To Support Trudeau for Leader

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The most promising candidate to lead the Liberal Party out of its third place standing is Justin Trudeau. No, it is not because of his wavy hair, nor due to some crazy notion that he is his famous father's reincarnation. Despite what the pundits claim, all immigrants' offspring do not blindly follow the Trudeau name. Here are the top five reasons why.

On the Occasion of the Annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference

Justin Trudeau | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada
Justin Trudeau

I am here today because I believe in freedom of expression. I am here today because I believe in freedom of peaceful assembly. I am here today because I believe in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees those sacred things to you, to me, and to all people with whom we share this land. But mostly, I am here today because I believe in you.

Restoring the Canadian Advantage

David Bertschi | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Politics
David Bertschi

2012-11-14-LIBERALBANNER.jpg I am running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada because I believe in our duty to restore the Canadian Advantage; to reward the hard work of Canadian families and tear down the barriers that stand in their way of prosperity; to restore Canada's true strength as a world leader, which comes from our shared values, not Stephen Harper's ideological vision; and to renew the commitment to pass this planet onto future generations in a better state than it was given to us.

Trudeau Should Be Challenged, Not Crowned

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

One can certainly understand why Trudeau and his supporters might prefer a coronation to a true leadership contest. Leadership races can be brutal and very costly in time, effort and money. With a coronation Trudeau will have the added bonus of not having to present a lot of policy options Everyone likes to win, but Trudeau should welcome a tough leadership race and that is what his talk points should be saying. Should he win such a political challenge, then he will have put to rest the whispers that he is a policy light weight, or just a pretty face or just living on his father's name.

Why Justin Trudeau Is the Liberal Party's Biggest Liability

Ike Awgu | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

Justin Trudeau is dangerous because he can be easily caricatured by the Conservatives and the NDP. The Liberal party will have to be incredibly careful in shaping his narrative -- his story, because if they're not, if they allow his opponents to define him, he will do horrible damage to the Liberal brand.

Calling Trudeau's Credentials Thin? A Fat Lie

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Today, Justin Trudeau launches his campaign to become the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. As he does, there is concern that the hyperventilation surrounding Trudeau's candidacy and his status as a bona fide celebrity and political rock star is sucking all life out of this "wide open" race. The hypocrisy of pouncing on Justin Trudeau's "thin" professional record is nauseating. Arguably, Trudeau has a more substantive and varied background and education in the real world than Joe Clark, Stockwell Day, and Stephen Harper combined before they became leaders.