Liberal Party of Canada

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.

In a Stagnant Economy, Spending Is Key to Stimulating Small Businesses

David Gens | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
David Gens

With the confirmation of the Canadian recession by Stats Canada earlier this month and the government's subsequent announcement of a $1.9 billion surplus, spending has become a particular point of interest in our upcoming election. Small business owners, who make up 98 per cent of employer businesses in Canada, will be looking to see which party's proposed spend will have a tangible effect on their bottom lines.

Why the Liberal's Fiscal Plan is the Most Sound

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With almost all of our 2015 election commitments now in the public domain, the Liberal Party published on Saturday the fiscal plan that will guide the implementation of our platform over the next four years.

Justin Trudeau Plays Politics With the Best of Them

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

I was quite taken aback by Justin Trudeau's performance at the Globe and Mail debate. We have all seen how Stephen Harper's Conservatives fail to tell the truth and mislead the public, so it's hard to believe that anyone could do worse. My issue with Trudeau has nothing to do with his performance or speaking skill. It has everything to do with the substance and content of his speech, and this speaks to his integrity.

Liberals Plan To Balance Books By Targeting Tax Breaks, Tax Evaders

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberals plan to find billions in savings from eliminating a number of tax breaks, cutting back on government spending and cracking down on tax evasion.

Canada Must Be a Nation That Supports Arts and Culture

Stéphane Dion | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

In Canada, arts and culture are at a crossroads. They can either move forward or backward, depending on the choices we make. For them to move forward, it will be more than ever necessary for the federal government to play a leading role. The Liberals, under Justin Trudeau's leadership, are determined to make Canada, more than ever, a place where cultural expression is created and enjoyed whatever its roots, foreign or domestic.

Trudeau Shuns Spotlight As Liberals Unveil Costed Platform

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberal leader asked if he's "hiding."

For Electorate, Strategic Voting a Decision of Biblical Proportions

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

A large percentage each of NDP and Liberal supporters (over 30 per cent) is prepared to vote for the other if it is seen as the better option to defeat the Conservatives. However, the current deadlock has not revealed who that is and any gains made by either are small -- The tipping point, if it in fact occurs, may come down to Canadians making a judgement similar to that expressed in folklore and widely known as the Judgement of Solomon.

Here's Who Really Won The Globe And Mail Election Debate

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!

As a Family Doctor, Ontario's Latest Cuts to Physicians Make Me Want to Quit

Dr. Ming Yu | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. Ming Yu

Ask yourself this: Do you have to pay back part of your salary because your employer is poorly run and losing money? Do you have to start saving six months in advance for potentially not being paid two and half months and not being told exactly how much until only months before you're getting the cuts?

Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Karri Munn-Venn

There is a lot to consider as we approach October's federal election. But most of all, we're frightened about the potential devastation of the Earth itself. This federal election is especially important because Canada's next Prime Minister will represent us at the 21st UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year -- barely one month after our new government is chosen.

Corporate Tax Cuts Have Made Canada a Poorer Country

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Canada does not follow the U.S. in spending astronomical amounts of funds to develop and purchase weapons and use them in wars. Our health care expense is way lower than that of the U.S. The U.S. spends about 17 per cent of its GDP on health care, whereas the Canada medical share is around 11 per cent. So where has the Canadian government's money gone?

Canada Can and Must Do Better for the World's Most Vulnerable

Ahmed Hussen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Ahmed Hussen

Having spent the first part of my life living in Somalia, Canada was a beacon of light. I came to Canada in 1993 as a refugee, and was welcomed with open arms. Coming to Canada was not just an opportunity to feel safe -- it quickly became home. Sadly, our nation has lost its way. What motivates me to run in this election is a reflection of my journey from being a refugee living in social housing, to becoming a lawyer, and advocating on behalf of all Canadians. The Canada I knew in the 1990s was one that welcomed refugees and new immigrants openly, striving to ensure equal opportunities for all.

New Tory Ads Paint Harper As The Safe Choice For Canadians

Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The ads depict Harper as someone reliable, while making Thomas Mulcair look like a risky choice, and painting Justin Trudeau as too inexperienced.

Federal Party Leaders Trying To Shift Focus To Taxation, Health Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Questions surrounding Canada's role in alleviating the refugee crisis in the Middle East continue to dominate headlines.

Why Election 43 Already Matters

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

By ensuring funding for the next election and limiting the campaign abilities of the other parties, the Conservatives will surely win Election 43. Donation limits only refresh annually, not per election, so if another snap election is triggered in 2015, parties would be scrambling to find new donors who had not already contributed the maximum to the current election.

Liberals Threaten To Pull Out Of Munk Debate Over Lack Of French

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"We agreed in principle, under the presumption that this was a bilingual debate; however, this is clearly not a bilingual debate."

Eve Adams Had Some Harsh Words For Harper On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Politics

Shots fired.

It's Time for Workers to Demand the Change They Want

Sid Ryan | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

Unions are being challenged to reimagine themselves beyond their immediate membership -- to include all working people, the unemployed, the precariously employed, the retired and the many diverse communities who are being marginalized within today's economy.

Canada Needs a Government That Is Focused on Economic Growth

Bill Morneau | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Bill Morneau

One of the most important steps the Canadian government can take to kickstart the economy is a large-scale program directed at renewing our national infrastructure. It will help drive job creation while generating about $1.60 of GDP for every $1 spent. And it will transform the present value of low interest rates into long-term capital assets underpinning greater Canadian productivity.

Liberals Shouldn't Play Politics With Military Leaders

Bruce Moncur | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

Last week on Power and Politics, retired general and star Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie chided the Minister of Veterans Affairs "to lead or get out of the way." His tone and mannerisms were that of a general berating a captain.

Trudeau's Pro-Economic Growth Platform Is All About Jobs

Ralph Goodale | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With a strong plan to invest in jobs and economic growth, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has boldly distinguished himself from both Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair. Mr. Harper's growth record is the worst of any prime minister in eight decades. There are 160,000 more jobless Canadians today than before he took office. And Mr. Mulcair has strangely sided with the Harper austerity agenda, meaning billions of dollars in program cuts and/or broken promises to concoct the appearance of a balanced budget next year. The Mulcair plan and the Harper plan are formulae for going nowhere. Justin Trudeau is offering the only agenda for real change.