Liberal Leadership Debate

Sparks Fly At Liberal Debate

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Green party Leader Elizabeth May set the cat among the political pigeons at the final Liberal leadership debate Saturday.Sparks flew over t...

UPDATE: Trudeau, Garneau Exchange Jabs

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Liberal Justin Trudeau accused a rival of resorting to negative tactics during a leadership debate Sunday as he attacked assertions that his...

Rolling Up My Sleeves for One Canada

Deborah Coyne | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

2013-02-26-LIBERALBANNER.jpg As long as Liberals look for short-cuts, we are doomed to wander in the wilderness. Our seat count and support has not eroded in successive elections because the progressive vote is divided. I believe that the way to defeat the Conservatives and elect a truly progressive government is to rebuild the Liberal Party of Canada as the distinctive, clear and principled voice of One Canada.

Justin Trudeau -- Mo' Money Mo' Problems?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

It's no sin to be born into money. But it can be a burden, especially if you're a politician trying to establish a bond with middle class voters, as Liberal leadership frontrunner Justin Trudeau is -- and especially especially if you're counting on young voters. So, while Martha Hall Findlay's sucker-punch during Saturday's leadership debate was crude, it nonetheless represented a real blow the first in this contest, to Trudeau. And if Hall-Findlay's attack stung, wait till the Conservatives and NDP start to take their own jabs at Trudeau's silver spoon.

Liberal Leadership Debate: Six Candidates Should Step Aside

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Saturday's federal leadership gathering made it clear that six of these candidates should step aside and call it a day. They have no prospect of winning and they've made whatever point they wanted to make. Their vanity project has run its course and 15 minutes are up.

Grits Duke It Out

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Politics

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Some of Justin Trudeau's rivals in the Liberal leadership race tried to knock the perceived front-runner off his stride during a ...

Trudeau Attacked On Upper Class Status

CBC | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Federal Liberal leadership rivals used the third of five debates as an opportunity to challenge each other's priorities before a crowd of 900 supporte...

Liberal Candidates Debate In Winnipeg

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2013 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - It was billed as a debate, but the two plush chairs on stage made it clear Saturday's Liberal leadership event would not be your typical ca...

Media Bites: 2 Many Candidates + 1 Boring Debate = 3rd Place Party 4ever

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgThis weekend, I sat through a full two-hour debate with the Liberal Leadership candidates. The sheer number of inoffensive, non-committal cliches and talking-points spouted made for a pretty grim afternoon.

Who Won The Liberal Rumble?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Liberal leadership hopefuls sparred Sunday over an existential issue for their once mighty party: can it win the next election on its own ...

Crowded Liberal Field Prepares For First Debate

CBC | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics

A total of nine candidates for the Liberal leadership will crowd the stage Sunday for a debate in Vancouver, the first in a series leading up to April...