Liberal Party of Canada

Liberals Want Hearings On Canadian Islamic Radicals

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - MPs should urgently study the issue of Islamic radicals returning to Canada from foreign battlefields, says the Liberal public safety critic....

Ontario's Liberals Should Care More About Child Poverty Than Hydro Handouts

Mike Schreiner | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Playing the blame game won't help the 371,000 children currently living in poverty in Ontario. It's time for the Liberals to look in the mirror. The money is there. But the Wynne and McGuinty governments have chosen political self-interest over reducing childhood poverty.

Tories Using Provocateurs To Attack Liberals

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives are putting a new twist on an old tactic: spying on political opponents.They're no longer content to send observers to ...

Althia Raj

Liberals Thinking Really, Really Big For 2015 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON — The Liberals insist they are not being arrogant when they say a majority government is within their grasp in 2015. Speaking to reporte...

Think Long Term on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Matt Grant | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Alberta
Matt Grant

The government created major problems for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program when it began to loosen the rules in 2006; it created an approval process with little oversight that largely amounted to rubber stamping applications, which has directly led to Canadians losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers.

Corporate Gender Quotas Will Not Fix Sexism

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living
Kathryn Marshall

Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette is proposing a private member's bill that will institute a quota system that will mandate that 40 per cent of all corporate board members must be female. Gender quotas result in good numbers on paper, but that's about all they do for the advancement of women. In reality, gender quotas simply reinforce tokenism and push the sexist belief that women somehow aren't "good enough" to earn power on their own.

What the Trudeau Effect Has Done for the Liberal Party

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

The new Trudeau Effect's consequences on Canada's future are far more profound and far-reaching than most of us understand. When this kind of quality, substance, and stature are attracted to electoral politics for the first time, you just know that we are at the dawn of a very new, exciting, promising time in our nations history.

By-Elections: Liberal Momentum Grows While the NDP's Situation Deteriorates

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

In Ontario, in the one riding the Liberals had previously held (Scarborough-Agincourt), the Party was re-elected with Arnold Chan getting some 60 per cent of the popular vote. In the seat previously belonging to NDP powerhouse Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina), the NDP lost to Liberal Adam Vaughan who polled over 53 per cent.

The Harper Government™ Is Just Canada's Ministry of Magic

John McKay | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Astute readers of the Harry Potter series and keen political observers may see parallels to the current Harper Government™ as it seems to operate in a parallel universe clinging to its fantasies, denying obvious facts, and not helping Canadians adapt to the profound changes climate disruption will inevitably bring. Minister Aglukkaq is entitled to her fantasies; however she is not entitled to the facts.

Stephen Harper and the Climate Change Chamber of Secrets

John McKay | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Climate change has emerged as the single most important issue of our time, and it is nothing short of baffling that this government has chosen to bury its head in the sand and hope it goes away. Not only has the Harper government ignored the issue, but it has also gone to great lengths to suppress further research and any meaningful remedial or mitigating action. When Stephen Harper took office in 2006, he promised that we would not recognize Canada when he was done with it. He is on-track to keep that promise. For the sake of my grandchildren and all of us Muggles, I hope that Canadians prove him wrong in 2015.

Forcing Liberals to Vote Pro-Choice Is a Step Too Far, Justin

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, has announced that anyone who wants to be a candidate for the LPC must commit to voting in favour of pro-choice, if and when it comes to proposed measures on abortion. This is a step too far. Ultimately, it must be a truly exceptional situation for one to be willing to allow Party discipline to trump the right of MPs to vote according to their own opinions, particularly on issues of conscience.

Liberal MP Secretly Taped Criticizing Trudeau Over Abortion Stance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Liberal MP John McKay was heard on a tape recording criticizing party leader Justin Trudeau over his edict that prospective MPs must...

Trudeau: Liberal Culture Has Changed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the party's drop in support in the last 10 years or so can be put down to too much navel-gazi...

It's Time to Engage Citizens in our Democracy Again

Deborah Coyne | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

I believe in one Canada for all Canadians. I believe we can and must do politics differently by engaging citizens in our democracy. We all need to work together to build our great country. No one should feel left behind. That's why I'm seeking the Liberal Party of Canada nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean.

The Liberals and the NDP Are Undermining the Left

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Misha Abarbanel

Scandals happen to all governments at all levels, and I might speculate that the only reason the NDP hasn't been implicated in something deemed a scandal recently is that the last time they were elected Provincially was in 1990. They've never been elected federally. Jumping on other parties' scandals, as Ms. Horwath has, is a convenient way to avoid offering substantive policy alternatives and maintain the illusion of principled superiority. Scandal obsession dominates political discourse and freezes our governing institutions in wasteful bickering until the next scandal.

Climate Change Is About To Hit Your Pocketbook... Hard

John McKay | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Very little mitigation or adaptation activity is happening at any level of government. For example, the Mayor of the City of Toronto seems to have much more enthusiasm for tax cuts than installation of storm sewers, notwithstanding last summer's catastrophic storm which the TD economists price at $944 million.

Why Trudeau Has Harper and Mulcair Spooked

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

It was exactly one year ago today that Justin Trudeau was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. A year later, the positive mood continues. Politics shouldn't be a sour competition among unhappy people about who can make voters angrier. It should, instead, be about who and what to vote FOR, and the greater country we can build together for our children. That attitude is Justin Trudeau's greatest advantage.

An Open Nomination Doesn't Mean Liberals Reward Bad Behaviour

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

There seems to be some confusion as to the difference between open nominations and the commitment in the Liberal Party for open and fair nominations. In 2009, when we presented the "Change Commission" report to the Liberal Party of Canada, we really wanted to call it "Stop Rewarding Bad Behaviour." From coast to coast to coast we had heard stories of 'bad behaviour' in nomination and leadership races that were seriously turning people off the political process.

The NDP Is Filibustering Democracy

Daniel Dickin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

At some point, the NDP has to learn that their filibustering tactics only result in further efforts to limit debate through closure and time allocation measures. The NDP aren't defending democracy by filibustering -- they're filibustering democracy.

Today's Liberals Could Ruin Canada

Jason Clemens | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Jason Clemens

The policy direction of the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader Justin Trudeau seem to indicate that the party is rejecting the successful pragmatism of the 1990s. Instead, the federal Liberals favour a more interventionist and activist government, much like that of the current Ontario Liberal government. If such policies are enacted, the results would be ruinous for Canada.

6 Things Liberals Got Out Of The Convention

CBC | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics

The Liberals' three-day policy convention was a chance for rank and file party members to get used to a reborn version of their party. It was the...

Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Pilot To Reduce Poverty

Jesse Helmer | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Jesse Helmer

The point is not that specific credits or programs should be replaced or specific tax increases should be adopted -- but that it will take change on this scale to introduce a basic income that will make a real difference in terms of poverty. If we are serious about reducing poverty, we must confront these choices head on.

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 ...

At the Liberal Convention No Conservative Pettiness Allowed

Deborah Coyne | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

The Liberal policy convention will bring together a wide range of dedicated Canadians determined to address constructively Canada's long-term potential and challenges. I am looking forward to many refreshing debates and discussions, with or without any childish and petty Conservative shenanigans.

Trudeau's Concordia Speech Was Tired and Uninspired

Michael Eugenio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

Trudeau's speech was largely the same old rhetoric you'd expect to hear from any "progressive" politician about "wanting to create a better Canada, a better world." Obviously any politician with four hundred or so students staring down at him is going to say how much the youth are important and how they should go out and vote.