Liberal Party of Canada

Ontario Liberal Scandals Continue to Pile Up

Daniel Dickin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Kathleen Wynne had the opportunity to put Ontario back on track, to right the wrongs of almost a decade of mismanagement, scandal, and corruption under Dalton McGuinty. She has only continued Dalton McGuinty's legacy. Their legacies are one in the same.

NDP Missteps Have Distracted Us From Trudeau's Shortcomings

Daniel Dickin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's political slogan has been "building the team and the plan." So far, his "team" will be forced to be pro-choice and pro-marijuana, and his "plan" is legalizing marijuana, being against fighting terrorism, and placing a price on carbon. The Liberals' position of vacuous nothingness should be garnering far more attention than it has been -- the Press Gallery has only started to actually seriously question Trudeau -- but Trudeau has been ably abetted by a series of New Democrats' missteps.

Online Polls: Good for Lifestyle Quizzes, Not for Politics

Quito Maggi | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Online polls can be fun and if we want to determine the public's opinion on their favourite colour, or why they like Britney Spears better than Madonna, they can be accurate enough to be newsworthy, I suppose. I think we have to look at the differences between American and Canadian politics and culture to understand why online polls don't accurately reflect public opinion accurately enough when it comes to voting intentions.

Forcing Women to Remove Their Niqabs Is Just Another Kind of Oppression

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Perhaps there is an element to which the Conservatives truly believe they are fighting a cultural and religious practice that they find repugnant. Even still, that seems far beyond the point, as has been stated many times by various commentators: a conservative man forcing a woman not to wear a niqab is effectively the same violation of her liberty as a conservative man forcing her to wear the niqab. What could be more Canadian than including someone's harmless religious practices in a citizenship ceremony, or really any other facet of public life?

It's Not What Liberals Gain With Eve Adams But What Conservatives Lose

Gavin Magrath | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Gavin Magrath

With much ado about crossing the floor from the Conservative to the Liberal Party, the talk seems to centre on whether Justin Trudeau's Liberals gained much, if anything. That talk misses the point: the question is not what the Liberals got, but what the Conservatives lost. Coming on the heels of the clearly unplanned departure of John Baird, the real story is not the questionable value of the asset Trudeau has acquired but the fact that a sitting government member has crossed the floor to sit with a third party.

Harper Should Not Brag About His Fiscal Reputation

Ralph Goodale | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) actually shrinking and despite having the worst economic growth record of any Prime Minister since R.B. Bennett, Stephen Harper seems keen to brag about the fiscal reputation of his Conservative Party. Well, let's take a close look. To begin with, here's an interesting question: How many Conservative Prime Ministers in all of the 20th century presented Canada with balanced budgets?

Taking Questions On Economy, Jihadists

CBC | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in London, Ont., for a two-day caucus meeting with his MPs to discuss election strategy ahead of the 2015 election ...

Best Fundraising Results In A DECADE

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Federal Liberals posted their best fundraising haul in a decade last year, filling their party's war chest just in time for this year's...

Why Canada Will Become a Dictatorship Under Trudeau

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The leader of that party does what he wants, when he wants, and no one dares question him. Would a Prime Minister Trudeau arbitrarily whip the vote and outlaw certain moral questions? Could Prime Minister Trudeau be trusted to make decisions for the good of the country, not just for his personal self-worth? Would Trudeau call in the police to enforce his vision? Let's hope we never have the opportunity to ask those questions.

Membership Numbers Have Skyrocketed Since He Became Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Liberal party says its membership has increased nearly five-fold since Justin Trudeau became leader 20 months ago.Trudeau says close to 3...

Trudeau Would Open Up Ultra-Secretive Board Of Internal Economy

CBC | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Just hours after the all-party Board of Internal Economy goes behind closed doors to discuss sexual harassment complaints lodged against two Liberal M...

Why Justin Trudeau Is a More Natural Politician Than His Father Was

Patrick Gossage | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Patrick Gossage

Justin is a natural as a grassroots politician. His father was not. He tired quickly of grin and grips, so we spent public events moving him quickly from one admirer to another. Justin revels in the book describing the thousands he met in Papineau. He credits this skill from observing the friendly political skills of his grandfather, James Sinclair. I gave a fundraiser for Justin for the Papineau campaign. He approached my daughter and immediately remembered they took a film class together at McGill. His father had trouble remembering first names! Justin has deliberately been his own man in some policies.

Althia Raj

2 Liberal MPs Suspended From Caucus After Sexual Harassment Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Liberal Party has suspended two male Liberal MPs from its caucus pending an investigation into two separate sexual harassment allegatio...

MPs Step Into Campaign Mode

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Before question period even ended, members of Parliament were making for the exits, carry-on bags in hand to get home to their ridings for th...

Let Men With Same Sex Lovers Donate Blood

Jonathan Crombie | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Crombie

Over a year ago, Canada lifted a 30-year-old prohibition on gay men donating blood. However, Canada Blood Services still includes a ban on blood donations from any man who has had sex with another man in the past five years. That is why the Young Liberals of Canada want a policy that is based on evidence, because no single, loosely defined group should be discriminated against based on generalized statistics, perceptions or prejudices. A blanket ban on sexually active MSM is not merely discriminatory; it's unsafe.

Ezra Levant Won't Stop Trudeaumania 2.0

Nicholas Ashmore | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Nicholas Ashmore

Two weeks ago, Ezra Levant went on a heated, televised tirade where he criticized Justin Trudeau for supposedly "photobombing" a wedding. Levant, most notably, called Justin's father Pierre a "slut," and insinuated similar things about Justin's mother, Margaret Sinclair. Apart from the fact that Levant's rant was inappropriate and completely misplaced, there is a greater picture here that must be considered -- one of even higher magnitude than Levant's derogatory mislabelling of a deceased, former prime minister. Ezra Levant is trying to dispel Trudeaumania from overtaking the country once more.

The Story Behind His Abortion Policy

CBC | Laura Payton | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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...

Liberals Want Hearings On Canadian Islamic Radicals

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.