Liberal Party of Canada

Muslim Canadians Must Hold The Trudeau Government Accountable

Nadine Tahan | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadine Tahan

A year has gone since Trudeau first came into office, offering a welcome message of change throughout his campaign. Yet, although Trudeau has had some accomplishments in office so far, Muslim Canadians must remain skeptical of his government and must be prepared to hold him accountable on issues that directly or indirectly impact our community.

Trudeau Gets A 'C' Rating For Failing To Deliver On Promises

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

To be fair no government can deliver on everything in their first year. As the Trudeau Liberals are finding out, promises cost money and even free spending Liberals have to draw a line on what gets spent now and what gets pushed further down the road. Some of that is hidden under the guise of "consultation."

Islamophobia Is Now A Canadian Concern

Samer Majzoub | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

As the years have passed, the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF), community organizations, activists, human rights groups, some public figures, intellectuals, elected officials and others have kept their worries very well exposed over the intensification of Islamophobia in the country.

Federal Government Totally Misses The Point On New Mortgage Rules

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Business
Douglas Hoyes

Under new mortgage rules just announced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, all insured mortgage borrowers must now pass a "stress test" proving that they can carry a mortgage at a realistic rate (the Bank of Canada's conventional five-year fixed posted rate), and not simply the "teaser" rate offered for a short period by the mortgage lender.

LNG Approval Shakes My Faith In The Trudeau Government's Values

Andrew Frank | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Frank

As a progressive voter, it was disappointing to watch the press conference announcing the federal approval of Petronas' Pacific Northwest LNG project, an industrial project that would trample the rights and title of First Nations and make it virtually impossible for B.C. to meet greenhouse gas emission targets.

When Should Taxpayers Be On The Hook For Moving Expenses?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Most Canadians don't get their expenses covered when they move, although you can claim some expenses on your income tax if you moved over a minimum distance to a new job. I wonder what moving expenses media types get covered if they leave Ottawa and move to another city?

Islamophobia Petition Will Not Make It A Hate Crime In Canada

Faisal Kutty | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

This is a wonderful idea with great symbolic and even practical value in this day and age of rampant Islamophobia. I urge everyone to sign this petition. I also encourage your family and friends to do the same. Yet some of the people contacting me believe that the petition will create a new hate offence of Islamophobia

When Will The Liberals Realize Perception Is Everything In Politics

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Politicians need to keep in mind that it is the small things that add up over time and it is the small things that get them booted out of office. It's the continual picking away by the opposition of the day and the media that eventually sours voters on a government. What was Trudeau thinking when he suggested to his top two staffers in their letter of employment that they could access this relocation program in its entirety?

Bill C-221 Will Fight Crime, Create Jobs And Help Reduce The Deficit

Bruce Moncur | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

I can see no benefit to allowing organized crime to collect one dollar let alone 10 billion. Legalizing marijuana and single sports betting will cripple their abilities to operate. Then there is the income it will produce to eliminate Liberal deficits crippling provinces and the country.

Feds Have Ignored Legal Order On First Nations Children: Advocate

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Canadians need to know that the Trudeau government is not following a legal order, Blackstock said.

Open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Part 2

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

Hi Premier Wynne, I'm worried. I asked you to keep me informed about the $1.9 billion you are extracting out of the Ontario economy in new carbon ta...

Ranked Ballot Voting System Might Not Give Grits The Edge: Experts

CP | Joan Bryden | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Assuming a Liberal advantage is "very much wrong-headed'' and "far too simplistic."

Is Justin Trudeau Listening To Pipeline Concerns, Or Just Pretending?

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

During the 2015 election, the Liberal Party promised to listen to Canadians in an unprecedented way, and as we get closer to marking the first year of their government, signs have been good that they're trying to follow through. So much so that when it comes to climate change, it can feel like the government is trying to consult us to death. When it comes to climate consultation, the federal government is great at asking questions, but are they actually listening to the answers? The truth is, I don't know. The government of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr in particular, have made no secret that they want to approve a pipeline.

Do We Have A Pattern Of Police Entrapment In Canada?

Monia Mazigh | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Last week, Justice Catherine Bruce, a judge from British Columbia, made history in Canada and in North America in general. She ruled that John Nutall and Amanda Korody, two Canadian convicted on terrorism charges, were instead entrapped by the RCMP. The unusual factor here isn't that entrapment was used, but the decision of the judge to accept it as one.

New Child Benefit Will Lift Kids Out Of Poverty, Trudeau Promises

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics

He says it's the most significant measure Canada has ever taken.

Taking Public Policy Online Gives Canadians A New Voice In Politics

Victor Choi | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Victor Choi

Under the leadership of the Liberals, our federal government is investing in digital staff and infrastructure (Conservatives have done so as well, but not to this scale and depth). We are catching up to corporations in how they listen to and engage customers to manage issues, drive innovation and build loyalty.

Liberals' Promise Of 'Real Change' Gets Off To A Good Start

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

On October 19th, 2015, Canadians voted to change their government. Prime Minister Trudeau has been in office now for about eight months. The first sitting of Parliament has wrapped up. As MPs head back to their ridings for the summer, this is a good time to assess how real change has been taking shape.

We Have Advanced Key Commitments On National Security

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

As the House of Commons finished its spring sitting last week, the Government of Canada introduced new legislation to make progress, as promised, on critical national security priorities. Publishing the details now will give ample time for these three measures to be studied before they come up for debate and votes in the fall.

Trudeau's Public Spending Push Equals Hot Investment Opportunities

Norman Levine | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Norman Levine

Politics aside, the concept behind infrastructure spending in theory makes sense: with interest rates near all-time lows and little expectation of them going up in the short term, now is probably as a good a time as any to borrow money and put it to work.

Multicultural Communities Are Transforming Canadian Politics

Victor Choi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Victor Choi

We are transitioning to a new era. A new era in which multicultural communities are what Quebec used to represent to Canada as a whole in terms of influence. They are increasingly the bloc of voters that all political parties constantly think about to placate and please, with good reason.

Our Assisted Dying Bill Maintains Respect For Life

Jody Wilson-Raybould | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Jody Wilson-Raybould

Bill C-14 reflects a reasonable, balanced approach to the criminal law dimensions of medical assistance in dying, where Parliament's jurisdiction primarily lies. Medical assistance in dying is different from all other forms of medical care in that, in the absence of an exemption, it is otherwise criminal conduct of the most serious nature. Bill C-14 also includes a critical set of safeguards that are designed to give Canadians confidence that life will only be ended where that is the genuine and firm wish of the person.

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 | Althia Raj | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping for a modern, transparent convention.