Canada Liberal Party

Trudeau Kicks Off Convention With Glitch

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau cast himself Thursday as a purveyor of hope and economic growth as he opened his first national Liberal convention since bei...

Trudeau's BIG Challenges

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says the values imbued by his famous father guided him to enter politics and take the plunge into the Liberal leadership conte...

Why I'm A Liberal -- And Why Liberalism Lives

Bob Rae | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

I am a Liberal because I believe that love is better than hate, because I believe in celebrating success and never resenting it, and because I do not mock failure. I believe in enough government to help us all achieve success, but not too much government to stifle initiative and creativity.

Has the Liberal Party Jeopardized Recent Gains?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Amy MacPherson

With only two days to go before the deadline, the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) is working feverishly to deal with a communications glitch that could jeopardize recent gains. The Libs established a new category of participant in an effort to get the electorate more involved. The only problem is, with this new designation came a new process that appears to be causing some grief.

Media Bites: Liberal Race? More Like a Cakewalk, Am I Right?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Avid news junkies know there's really five other folks "running," but c'mon folks, this is the leadership of the Liberal Party you're running for, a job only the most eminently experienced children of dead prime ministers are qualified to fill. In reality, of course, Wednesday was a date like any other for a nation that's already been toiling under the weight of a Liberal leadership tournament ever since Bob Rae stepped down last June, or at latest since that crisp October evening when Justin Trudeau threw his shimmering locks into the ring.

This Isn't Your Father's Canada

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau may seem to be following in dad's footsteps as he prepares to seek the Liberal leadership, but he's really heading down a vast...

Is the Liberal Red Fading?

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Naymark

These are not, nor have the past five years, been the best of times to be a card carrying member of the Liberal Party. I'm barely old enough to recall a Canada that come election night was painted a deep Liberal red. Anyone much younger than me has the right to ask: what Liberal Party?

While Other Parties Swerve, Libs Stay in Centre Lane

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

The new conventional wisdom that Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair are jockeying for "the centre" is laughable. The only objective is political power, nothing more. The Liberal Party of Canada is the country's one and only authentic centrist party. Liberals have never strayed far from the sensible and vital centre in economic, social, or foreign policy.

REBRAND: The Liberal Party's Makeover Challenge

Kerry Harris | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Kerry Harris

Shame on you Liberal party: You have taken a party that I cared about for most of my adult life and made me ashamed to say that I vote Liberal. I'm mad at you, damn it, and you should care about that. And so, I'm going to be way presumptuous and give you my five cents on the matter.

A Vote-Drawing Machine, According To New Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new poll suggests Canadians would be almost twice as likely to vote Liberal with Justin Trudeau at the helm than with other lesser-known pr...

Why the Liberals Should Not Merge With the NDP

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Over the weekend a new poll was published that said a majority of Liberal and NDP supporters are in favour of merging. I'm not one of them. This isn't a matter of political expediency. I'm mystified at why so many Liberals appear so ready to fold the tent and call it a day on one of the most impactful institutions in Canadian history.

Chretien Pushing Liberal-NDP Merger

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Jean Chretien is still promoting the idea of Liberals and New Democrats merging into one federal party, despite strong objections to the NDP'...

I am a Liberal. And I am Canadian.

Omar Alghabra | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Omar Alghabra

A compelling leadership requires a relevant vision. That's what the Liberal Party historically has provided Canadians. In the last few years, many Liberals have let their memories become greater than their dreams. Canadians want to hear about our dreams more than they want to be educated about our past.

How to Fix the Liberal Leadership Crisis

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

As a candidate, there was nothing that perplexed and infuriated me more than Liberals asking me: "Dan, what do we stand for?" Why in the world, I thought, would anyone join a political party if they had absolutely no clue what their membership even represents?

Rae's The Man 'Til 2013

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Shattered Liberals will wait up to two years to choose a new leader, hoping the delay will give them a fighting chan...