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The Story Behind His Abortion Policy

CBC | Laura Payton | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau paused, looked over the heads of reporters, and started to respond three times before finally spitting out the surprise announcement th...

Trudeau: Abortion Rights Trump MPs' Freedom To Vote Their Conscience

CBC | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Politics

Women’s reproductive rights trump the freedom of Liberal members of parliament to vote their conscience on abortion, Justin Trudeau said, adding tha...

Trudeau Kicks Off Convention With Glitch

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau cast himself Thursday as a purveyor of hope and economic growth as he opened his first national Liberal convention since bei...

Justin Trudeau is a Walking, Talking Attack Ad Against Himself

Michael Eugenio | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

Those who have had the misfortune of witnessing Trudeau speak from the House know how cringe-worthy it is to watch. Trudeau has the unfortunate weakness of seeming incredibly insincere, as well as sounding as if he has continuously just memorized a script. One would think being a former drama teacher would have fixed that problem.

Media Bites: Chrystia Freeland Is Just the Liberals' Next Blue Blood

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Justin Trudeau, the ultra-fortunate son of a G8 prime minister/part-time millionaire trust fund heir, says he's the best guy to defend the interests of Canada's middle class. But don't worry -- he's not sheltered enough to think he can do it alone: he's recruited Chrystia Freeland, a wealthy Oxford-and-Harvard educated international business journalist to help. Recruiting a globetrotting public intellectual to teach her one-percenter boss what middle-income Canadians want? The unavoidable fact is that Canada's Liberals are a party that oozes wealth, power, and establishment cliquishness.

Trudeau: 'There Are No Terrific Scandals Out There'

CBC | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau, who chats easily through an interview that runs twice as long as promised, is prepared, open, knowledgeable and yet, on some subjects,...

Liberal Supporter Numbers Revealed

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Almost 300,000 members and supporters have signed up to choose the next leader of the federal Liberal party — and Justin Trudeau's team cla...

Can Trudeau Handle Political Punches?

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

At any rate, my point is since Trudeau has not yet been truly tested in terms of his political combat skills, we don't know how he will react when he does come under real assault. And make no mistake, if he does, as is widely expected, become the next Liberal leader, Trudeau will be hit hard.

Joyce Murray, I Salute You

Elizabeth May | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

It is clear that, at least for the moment, efforts at cooperation are being thwarted by the NDP and by most of the Liberal leadership candidates. It needs to be mentioned in this context that B.C. MP Joyce Murray stands out as the exception to all the rules. As a contender for Liberal leader, she is advocating many of the same things that I have been doing as leader of the Greens.

NDP And Liberals May Lose Even If They Work Together

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics

A new poll shows the Conservatives remain in the lead in national voting intentions and hints that co-operation between the Liberals and the NDP might...

The Policy That Could Keep the Liberal Party Down

Zach Paikin | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

Largely since the Liberal Party's electoral defeat last year, the Grits have taken up the mantra of being the party of "evidence-based policy." Even if this narrative is true, Liberals need to remove it from their refrain. Three particular reasons come to mind as to why they should do so, including one quality that already led to the party's demise -- arrogance.

What Warren Kinsella Can Teach the Conversatives

Matt Price | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

In his new book Fight the Right, Warren Kinsella gets some big things correct while leaving some big things out. Yes, progressive politicians should take Kinsella's advice about authenticity, simplicity and speaking to the heart. Yes, we need a new progressive narrative as a counterweight to the one that is currently trashing our country and our planet. But, we shouldn't fool ourselves into thinking that we don't have a lot of hard work to do

Is the Liberal Red Fading?

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Naymark

These are not, nor have the past five years, been the best of times to be a card carrying member of the Liberal Party. I'm barely old enough to recall a Canada that come election night was painted a deep Liberal red. Anyone much younger than me has the right to ask: what Liberal Party?

While Other Parties Swerve, Libs Stay in Centre Lane

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

The new conventional wisdom that Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair are jockeying for "the centre" is laughable. The only objective is political power, nothing more. The Liberal Party of Canada is the country's one and only authentic centrist party. Liberals have never strayed far from the sensible and vital centre in economic, social, or foreign policy.

REBRAND: The Liberal Party's Makeover Challenge

Kerry Harris | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Kerry Harris

Shame on you Liberal party: You have taken a party that I cared about for most of my adult life and made me ashamed to say that I vote Liberal. I'm mad at you, damn it, and you should care about that. And so, I'm going to be way presumptuous and give you my five cents on the matter.

A Vote-Drawing Machine, According To New Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new poll suggests Canadians would be almost twice as likely to vote Liberal with Justin Trudeau at the helm than with other lesser-known pr...

Why the Liberals Should Not Merge With the NDP

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Over the weekend a new poll was published that said a majority of Liberal and NDP supporters are in favour of merging. I'm not one of them. This isn't a matter of political expediency. I'm mystified at why so many Liberals appear so ready to fold the tent and call it a day on one of the most impactful institutions in Canadian history.

I am a Liberal. And I am Canadian.

Omar Alghabra | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Omar Alghabra

A compelling leadership requires a relevant vision. That's what the Liberal Party historically has provided Canadians. In the last few years, many Liberals have let their memories become greater than their dreams. Canadians want to hear about our dreams more than they want to be educated about our past.

How to Fix the Liberal Leadership Crisis

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

As a candidate, there was nothing that perplexed and infuriated me more than Liberals asking me: "Dan, what do we stand for?" Why in the world, I thought, would anyone join a political party if they had absolutely no clue what their membership even represents?

McGuinty Defends Donations From Public Utilities

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal Party of Ontario should not be accepting donations from publicly owned or funded agencies including ...

Conscience or Compromise?

Robin Sears | Posted 07.31.2011 | Canada
Robin Sears

A strong new Liberal leader could seize ground back from a fading second-term Conservative government or an undisciplined NDP Opposition. But there is the existential question: What is the vision?