Liberal Party of Canada

Canadians Think Feds Can Do More To Help Refugees: Amnesty

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics

Amnesty releases a list of most-welcoming countries to refugees and No. 1 may surprise you.

New Child Benefit Will Be Hard On Divorced Couples: Finance Critic

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Raitt said the problem could affect some 1.2 million Canadians.

Gender Equity: We Need A Genuine Shift In The Political Landscape

Reva Seth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Reva Seth

These next few days are like festival season for political people: in Winnipeg the Liberal Party is gathering for the 2016 Biennial Convention while over in Vancouver, the Conservative Party are also in the midst of their national convention. Gender equity and increasing the number of female candidates will be a hot topic for both. PM Trudeau and his core team have this made this a clear priority for this Liberal Party and for the Conservatives, a more gender inclusive party has to be an essential part of their renewal efforts.

Althia Raj

Divisive Issue Threatens To Overshadow Liberal Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping for a modern, transparent convention.

Althia Raj

Liberal Party Document Creating Rifts That Could Leave 'Scars'

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau said the constitution offers Liberals the opportunity to "modernize" the party.

Parliament Is (Still) Broken

Guy Caron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Guy Caron

Few realize that the position of prime minister in Canada has more power than the President in the United States or, for that matter, any government leader in the G7. The current government already has the majority of seats and therefore control of the legislative agenda. It can use its majority to limit debate on any given bill and it also has control over the committees studying these bills.

'Elbowgate' Has Made Mountains Out Of Mole Hills

Reeha Korpal | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Reeha Korpal

The prime minister should not have gone into the crowd in the first place. It is not his duty to get members back in their seats to vote, as he was doing with the Official Opposition Whip Mr. Gord Brown. While his actions were inappropriate: He did not push, attack or harm a woman.

More Scrutiny Will Become A Burden: Security Agencies

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals want to strengthen reviews of national spy services.

Let Trudeau Know Kinder Morgan Is A Bad Deal For B.C.

Kennedy Stewart | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Kennedy Stewart

Don't forget, way back in January 2014 Trudeau said about Kinder Morgan, "I certainly hope that we're going to be able to get that pipeline approved." Unless we make things uncomfortable for him politically, the prime minister will force this pipeline through our communities against our will -- the public's will.

A Real Feminist Wouldn't Oppose Gender Equity In Parliament

Kennedy Stewart | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Kennedy Stewart

One-off symbolic gestures such as appointing gender-balanced cabinets are not enough. Like the dozens of other countries ahead of us on the international gender equality league tables have discovered, the only way to move toward gender parity in parliament is to enact laws to prompt parties into action.

Liberal Party Convention To Focus On Indigenous Peoples

CP | Joan Bryden | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Politics

There's also no shortage of lofty proposals.

Are The Liberals Preparing To Stack The Deck In Their Favour?

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

Prime Minister Trudeau's preferred method of elections, a ranked ballot system where you would indicate your first and second preferences down to last preference that would effectively put the Conservative Party of Canada on the path to irrelevance, is of concern.

Justin Trudeau And The Great Pot Hypocrisy

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Justin Trudeau, in a stunning piece of political theatre, recently stood up in the House of Commons and categorically refused to implement decriminalization, a refusal that will result in a continuation of unnecessary criminal records for a crime that won't even be a crime in a couple years. Given his history on the topic, it's a truly mind-boggling stance for him to take.

3 Promises Trudeau Will Break If He Approves The Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Cameron Fenton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Where Prime Minister Trudeau lands on this pipeline is a crucial decision, and one that not only may have a catastrophic effect on communities around the world, but could also make or break three of this government's biggest promises during and since the election.

Trudeaumania 2.0 Looks Like Cookie Cutters

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.29.2016 | 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.