Liberal Party of Canada

Liberals Say Patronage Appointment Overhaul To Have Gender Parity

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals say appointments including everything from the cabinet to the Supreme Court to boards of Crown corporations will have gender parity and reflect more indigenous peoples and minority groups.

Why Are Canadians Griping About Harper In The New York Times?

Patrick Luciani | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Patrick Luciani

I don't fault the New York Times liberal editorial pages celebrating a Liberal victory in Canada. It's their paper and they can print what they want. What got me were the Canadian journalists who rushed to their liberal friends down south with op-eds to complain how awful things were up here under Harper.

Trudeau Wants You To Buy This Shirt -- For $100

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics

And he's actually late to the party...

Let's Hope Trudeau's New Era Of Media Accountability Lasts

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Sean Mallen

The true test of the Trudeau team's openness will come when actual decisions are being made, when real people start to object, when the human beings running the place start making mistakes. The national press gallery may be charmed for now, grateful that the Harper years of cold war are over. It will not last. Parliament Hill reporters are top professionals who will be ready to pounce when things inevitably go off the rails. When that happens, will the smiling ministers of day one remain available to be interrogated, challenged, or even hectored?

To Those Griping About Diversity In Cabinet - Employment Equity Isn't New

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Sandy Kiaizadeh

As did many other Canadians yesterday, I too watched our newly elected Prime Minister and his cabinet ministers get sworn in at Rideau Hall. It was after all, an historic moment in our nation's history -- certainly one the Canadian public had never before been invited to in years past.

What The Liberals' Tax Promises May Mean For You

Caroline Battista | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

In Canada, our system is unique to the individual, and tax obligations are based on each person's allowable deductions and credits. Knowing what to include is often difficult for filers because, across Canada, confusion about taxes persists. Knowing how influential taxes were in the election, let's make sure we understand what is out there and available.

Grassroots Strategy Isn't Just Feel-Good Politics, It Wins Elections

Jordan Ray | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Jordan Ray

The Liberal Party of Canada changed the way that it chose its leader by introducing the free, "supporter" category for new members. The move was viewed by some as dangerous. What the party faithful may not have realized was that the Liberals were kicking off a grassroots strategy that would strengthen the party.

Justin Trudeau's Rise To Power Didn't Come Easy

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Sean Mallen

Justin Trudeau's rise to the office held by his father was neither inexorable nor inevitable. He could have fallen off the tightrope several times along the way, but benefited from a convergence of talent and luck, wise counsel and an ability to learn. It is often forgotten that he was not handed a seat and did not pick an easy one.

Trudeau Invites May, Other Federal Leaders To UN Climate Summit

CP Politics | Joan Bryden | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The premiers of all the provinces and territories that aren't facing an election this fall have also agreed to accompany Trudeau.

Everyone Freaked Out About Voter Suppression For No Good Reason

Daniel Dickin | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Restrictive voter identification requirements preventing non-Conservatives from voting were a myth. Rather, voter turnout hit 68.3 per cent, the highest turnout in over two decades. It turns out, when you allow 38 different pieces of identification, people will overwhelmingly use those pieces of ID and just get on with voting.

National Security Should Not Come at the Cost of Canadians' Rights

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Shahid Mahmood

In 2004, I was disallowed from boarding an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Victoria. Since then, I have spent many years trying to get answers from the federal government as to why this happened. The NDP have pressed successive Liberal and Conservative governments to provide me answers.

Wynne 'Thrilled' Federal Liberals Willing To Work With Provinces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Wynne says the first real test of Trudeau's willingness to work with the provinces will be as Canada develops a climate-change strategy.

Liberals Offered 'Unicorn And Rainbows,' Says Tory Aide

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

HuffPost Canada's Althia Raj spoke to Kory Teneycke before election day and discusses his thoughts.

Harper Discusses Why He Entered Politics In Final Election Pitch

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is a very, very basic difference and the choice between a Conservative government and a Liberal government."

Strategic Voting Must Include Casting Your Ballot for the Green Party

Ken Wu | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Ken Wu

Right now, there is significant movement among progressive voters to undertake strategic voting to support the leading opposition candidate, generally a Liberal or NDPer, in each riding to ensure the ouster of the Harper Conservatives.

In Alberta, It Feels Like We're Voting for the First Time Ever

Mike Morrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Morrison

Alberta is changing. What was once a stronghold now feels like the way we hold someone's hand when we're about to break up with them. In the ten years I've lived in Calgary, this city and this province has undoubtedly changed. So much so that sometimes it feels like I've moved to a whole other world. This is likely the first Federal election where Albertans, especially in the urban ridings, have a chance for their vote to actually matter. And I mean that literally.

These Are the Defining Issues of the 2015 Federal Election

Don Tapscott | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Don Tapscott

I believe Canada needs a responsive, open and strong government that provides leadership for our transition to an innovation economy and a digital age. This is not a time for tinkering but a time of great change. To me, the defining issues of this election are clear.

Harper Is Right When He Says Justin Isn't Ready

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

We shouldn't be judging a political leader on what he or she has been saying or doing a few weeks before an election. Assessment needs to be based on the prior years. In Mr. Trudeau's case, even putting aside the question of what we should expect to see in someone with such a privileged upbringing, a quick review of the past couple years is evidence enough.

The Definitive List of Voting Dos and Don'ts

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcello Cabezas

Without sounding obvious, it all starts and stops with you. Your behaviour does impact what will happen. How you choose to discuss issues with others does have influence. How you choose to collect information to inform your decision does inspire the end result. And in the end, it does come down to this. Choose to vote and something will happen. Choose not to vote and something different will happen.

Grade 6 Student Grills Her Local Federal Election Candidates

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

Emma Sveistrup, 11, interviewed Calgary Centre's Liberal, NDP and Green candidates for her YouTube show, The Owl's Nest.

Justin Trudeau's 'Star Power' Carries Campaign As Election Nears

CP | Bob Weber | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau believes "better is always possible."

There Is Actually a Way to Guarantee Harper's Defeat

Ali Kashani | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Ali Kashani

We found 16 special ridings that will change the outcome of the election. In these ridings: the Conservative candidate is ahead, one of the progressive candidates is a close second, while the other is a distant third but still has enough support to impact the result. If the Liberal and NDP parties cooperate in all 16 ridings, they will each take eight seats from the Conservatives, stopping the Conservative party from forming the government.

What the Liberals, Greens and NDP Have to Say on Mining in Canada

John Cumming | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Business
John Cumming

With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on October 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada.

Liberals Urge Voters To Report Irregularities To Party, Elections Canada

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals say the Conservatives have breached elections rules "time and time again."

How Federal Leaders Will Try To Seal The Deal With Voters

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP appears to be losing steam, the Liberals are holding steady, and support for the Conservatives is on the rise.