Liberal Party of Canada

Liberal Party's Store Is Chock Full Of Shameless Trudeau Trinkets

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau merch-mania is just getting started.

How The Liberal Party Plans To Innovate The Way We Innovate

Greg MacNeil | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Greg MacNeil

More cynical commentators in Ottawa dismissed the newly minted Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister of Science portfolios as a simple rebrand of pre-existing cabinet posts. In some ways, that was an understandable reaction. After all the new Liberal government was widely criticized by opposition parties for being heavy on style and light on substance.

The NDP Is Heading To Edmonton Looking For A Way Out

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

This weekend, the NDP is meeting in Edmonton to decide their direction moving forward. Eugene Levy once complained about filming a season of SCTV in Edmonton because "It's Edmonton." While I'm sure it's a great city, this is a party who is dreading at the Big E. The election of the past year saw an early lead blown, notable key members of the party lose their seats in the House of Commons, and a third place finish for Tom Mulcair's rookie federal election run. As the NDP head to the Gateway to the North, it's time to begin paving the highway towards the future.

Why You Should Start Preparing For Next Year's Tax Filing Now

Caroline Battista | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

If you're in the midst of filing this year's tax return, why should you be thinking about next year's return? Well, as I wrote earlier this month, a lot of families are coming in and being caught off guard because the Enhanced UCCB, combined with the disappearance of the amount for children, is putting people in a position where they may owe tax this year.

Can Open Party Membership Unite The Left?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Anyone who signs up with the Liberals (with no membership fee involved) will have the right to take part in policy development, nomination meetings, conventions and future elections of the leader. The Conservatives have gone in the opposite direction to the Liberals with their new $25 membership fee that has to be paid by cheque or credit card. In effect the Conservatives have managed to make themselves more exclusive rather than inclusive. The Liberals have broadened their tent while the Conservatives shrank theirs. Time will tell who made the right move.

Money Didn't Guarantee Votes In The 2015 Election: Analysis

CP | Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2016 | Canada Politics

But not spending enough to at least stay competitive was an almost certain path to defeat.

Trudeau Wants To Nix Liberal Party Memberships

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2016 | Canada Politics

"Canadians are counting on us to keep building, modernizing and opening up our movement."

Parliament, There Is No Life Like It

Keith Beardsley | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

With Easter weekend behind us, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter especially all of those hard-working back-bench Members of Parliament and ministers and of course the prime minister too. Then again "hard-working" might not be an accurate description of our elected representatives.

Consumer Advocates Question Liberals' 'Very Cozy Relationship' With Bell

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Business

The federal Liberal government is shutting out advocacy groups arguing in favour of greater competition in Canadian internet services while repeatedly...

How Will The Federal Budget's $29.4-Billion Deficit Affect The Economy?

Penelope Graham | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Penelope Graham

According to Tuesday's budget, the Liberals plan to run a $29.4-billion deficit for the fiscal year with no balanced budget planned until at least 2020-2021. The spending is in efforts to amp investment in infrastructure and boost the oil-weary economy.

Why VIA Passenger Rail Is Worth Saving

Bruce Hyer | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Hyer

Across its 4,440-km route, the Canadian provides an essential service to many communities without other public transportation options. It attracts large numbers of international tourists to the Canadian Rockies and communities like Jasper, Alberta. It is a globally-recognized symbol of Canada, and graces our $10 bank notes.

Trudeau Is Bringing Back The Canada The World Used To Know

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

I was in Debre Libanos, Ethiopia, visiting family, when the conversation turned to Canadian politics. My uncle reflected on the Canada he understood and remembered. This included having an international perspective, respect for international institutions such as the United Nations, and a Canadian society that acted like a neighbour when disasters struck.

Building A Ship To Catch The Liberal Wave On Campuses

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

We decided early on that, while we would of course ensure we had messaging towards youth across the country, and support young campaigners in constituencies nationwide, our focus had to be tailored to where we could be most effective. We decided to focus our efforts organizing constituencies with campuses.

The Federal Budget Must Stimulate The Economy

Jerry Dias | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Ever since Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Monday that the federal deficit would top $18.4 billion, all the familiar voices of right wing commentators, Bay Street analysts and Conservative politicians have made their all-too predictable calls for budget cuts and curtailed spending. They couldn't be more wrong. Now, in fact, is the time for some strategic spending to get the economy going, even if it means increasing the federal deficit when the budget is handed down on March 22.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier And Canada's Sunny And Not So Sunny Ways

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

From the late 19th century on, Laurier's sunny ways emerged as a euphemism for finding the political middle ground or compromise when addressing complex issues. The specific compromise in question was on the thorny issue of Catholic and French language education in Manitoba.

Canada Should 'Feel The Bern' Too

Bruce Moncur | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

On February 15, 2016, I went to a Bernie Sanders rally in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is a hero to so many, and even if he does not get the nomination he has begun to make others advocate for what is right. He has done what so many other politicians have failed to do, get the attention of the young voter.

We Are Looking Forward, To Build A Better Public Service

Scott Brison | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Scott Brison

This generation is among the most talented, educated and globally connected ever. While some of the experiences and expectations of these young people are unique to their cohort, they have much in common with Canadian workers of all ages and backgrounds: they are looking for a way to make a difference -- be it at the local, national, or global level. The federal public service must innovate to attract more young people. We need less rigid hierarchies, fewer layers of bureaucracy, more open and transparent decision making, a culture of intelligent risk taking, more opportunity for continuous learning, and greater mobility in and out of government.

Small Steps Towards Re-Engagement With Iran

Navid Hassibi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Navid Hassibi

Re-engaging Tehran does not mean that Canada and Iran will become strategic partners, however, if Canada can engage with Saudi Arabia, a country with which little is shared in terms of values, then surely it can engage with Iran whose population is highly secular and Western-leaning.

Bill C-51: We Don't Have To Choose Between Security And Civil Liberties

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

Bill C-51 is simply unCanadian: it's vague legislation that violates the human rights and freedoms which define us as a country. The Liberal government has committed to rewrite what they describe as "problematic elements" of Bill C-51 and introduce new legislation that strengthens accountability in regards to national security, balancing this with rights and freedoms.

Looking Ahead At The Liberals In 2016

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

So far Trudeau has set a new tone and the media are still wrapped up in the photo ops. But it is substance that he has to worry about and as the year progresses Canadians will have different markers to measure him against -- broken promises being one of them.

Syrian Refugees And The Numbers Game

Peter Landry | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Numbers coming from the government and political operatives should give pause to any observer. Why? Because rarely do either have the expertise or data sources to make reliable predictions. When they do, other factors come into play that skews the totals. The usual culprit is misguided optimism to demonstrate competence or distinguish from the opposition.

10 Big Challenges Facing Trudeau's Government In 2016

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Now comes the hard part.

Political Will Is Necessary To Protect Quebec's Aerospace Workers

David Chartrand | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Business
David Chartrand

On November 3, the Court of Appeal of Quebec asked Air Canada to return the maintenance of its fleet to Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga so that it may respect the Air Canada Public Participation Act. Air Canada has until January 4 to appeal the decision.

Canada's Tax System Is Overdue For An Overhaul

Dennis Howlett | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business
Dennis Howlett

There is little argument that Canadians deserve a fair tax system. It is unacceptable that there be even the slightest perception that corporations and wealthy individuals can avoid tax investigations by hiring a lobbyist or high-priced tax lawyer. The minister should be demanding answers -- on behalf of all Canadians -- from her senior managers.

Liberals To Reconsider Controversial Communism Monument

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — It's back to the drawing board — and a less controversial location — for a much-maligned memorial to victims of communism in the nation...