Justin Trudeau Liberals

Althia Raj

So, About Those 'Open Nominations'..

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL – He promised an open nomination process, but Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau won’t necessarily stay out of any riding race when it comes...

Media Bites: Watch Out Liberal Party, Voters Don't Like Elites

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Canadians do not want to be ruled by rich snobs. Such was the conclusion of a big survey commissioned by the Tory government last summer, but only revealed last week. The results exposed a Canadian public deeply critical of what they perceive to be an out-of-touch Ottawa elite comprised of "rich politicians" feathering their nests with perks and privileges "while taxpayers personally struggled to make a decent living." Unfortunately for the Liberals, Canada's got an awful lot more suburbanites than bigshots, and the polls suggest the two tribes aren't exactly on good terms.

Trudeau Makes Appeal To Quebecers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | 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: The Fair Elections Act Still Separates Us From the Yankees

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg What legislation like the Fair Elections Act reminds us is that in the realm of electoral law, America and Canada are, in fact, noticeably different. Though the reasons why are more complicated and nuanced than the simplistic narratives we're usually given.

Trudeau Watching U.S. Pot Experiment

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OKOTOKS, Alta. - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau thinks there are lessons to be learned from the legalization of marijuana in some U.S. states.S...

Media Bites: Bad Boy Trudeau Skips Out on Attendance

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg There are a few conclusions you could draw from the recent revelation that Justin Trudeau has the worst Question Period attendance record of any federal party leader. We're supposed to either swoon with refreshed delight that he doesn't take the Ottawa rat race as seriously as it takes itself, or furrow our brows in anger that he's not taking it nearly seriously enough. I would imagine most of us can find speckles of truth in both perspectives.

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.

Good News For Trudeau, Liberal Party

CBC | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Politics

It was a big win Tuesday for Liberals in Nova Scotia, as they picked up the majority of seats in the province's legislature and ousted the NDP. ...

Like it or Not, Justin Trudeau Has Staying Power

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

What do you do when your opponent has the potential to challenge you in some hard-won ridings, possibly putting your majority at risk? That's the question Prime Minister Harper and his advisers are grappling with. Like it or not, the emergence of Justin Trudeau and his staying power has changed the political dynamics in Ottawa.

Mr. Trudeau's Summer Coup

David McLaughlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics
David McLaughlin

The outlines of the Justin Trudeau Liberal election strategy are now appearing. Purposeful or not (and I think it is), he is getting Canadians to first look, then think, and finally accept him and, by extension, his party as the natural voting alternative to Mr. Harper. Voters do not all wait till election day to make up their minds.

LOOK: Liberals' PEI Retreat Wraps Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

GEORGETOWN, P.E.I. - The federal Liberal retreat in Prince Edward Island will wrap up today with leader Justin Trudeau speaking to the media before he...

Althia Raj

Policy? Hold Your Horses

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Politics

GEORGETOWN ROYALTY, P.E.I. — Don't expect any concrete policy proposals from the federal Liberals until 2015, the party's leader Justin Trudeau warn...

He's Down.. But Still Ahead Of Pack

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Politics

While another poll suggests Justin Trudeau's Liberals are on a downward trend, they are still leading Stephen Harper's Conservatives in national votin...

Trudeau: Harper Tories Sow Divisions Among First Nations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As the Assembly of First Nations and a group of rival chiefs held concurrent meetings Wednesday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau accused the go...

Well, Hello There..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has launched his much-anticipated summer barbecue tour with — you guessed it — another YouTube video with the distin...

The Highs, Lows Of Trudeau Liberals.. So Far

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

As the House of Commons closes its doors for the summer, how have the main party leaders performed? In the first of three articles, we look at Justin ...

'I Make No Promises About Standing On A Pedestal'

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - He grew up just to one side of the national viewfinder, teasing us with the echo of his father's greatness while insisting to anyone who woul...

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...

'We're Just Waiting For Justin'

CBC | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Politics

Despite being the first-born of a famous and charismatic prime minister, Justin Trudeau, for most of his 20s, seemed a highly unlikely candidate to fo...

Would You Support a Liberal Leader Who's Pro-Segregation?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

Can you imagine a leader of one of Canada's main federalist parties supporting laws which give rights to members of one group while denying those same rights to others? I can't. What makes Justin Trudeau unfit to lead the Liberal Party of Canada and the country is his support of segregation.

WATCH: Trudeau Versus Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadians hungry to see what a potential showdown between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper might look like got a small taste Thursday afternoon. S...

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.

Definitely Maybe On Run For Leadership

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau says he will think about running for the permanent leadership of the Liberal Party. Speaking to reporters Wednesday afternoon, Trude...