Canada Liberals

We Must Protect The Interests Of Medical Cannabis After Legalization

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Valleriani

My only hope is that the eventual regulating bodies take a broader look at public health outcomes, and we fight against a purely commercial cannabis market. We should acknowledge Canada's distinct history when it comes to reform, cannabis policy and medical cannabis.

Justin Trudeau Is No Rock Star

David Martin | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

To attribute Justin Trudeau's ascendancy to a rock star phenomenon such as his father Pierre Trudeau experienced back in 1968 is to misread current Canadian politics. What happened, in fact, was less a cult of personality than a national plebiscite on the rule of the much-hated incumbent, Stephen Harper.

We Need A Responsible Timeline For Canada's Refugee Commitment

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Unfortunately, there is a stubborn quality to the Prime Minister's current commitment to meet his election promise of admitting 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Christmas. There is an easy solution to this current impasse between the facts on the ground today and an election promise made months ago. Set a reasonable timeline and follow the responsible policies of the American government.

What The Liberals' Tax Promises May Mean For Your TFSA

Caroline Battista | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Parliament will reconvene on December 3. While the priority focus will be on marginal tax rates for the middle class and those making more than $200,000, it's worth paying attention to a proposal that was a key promise from the Liberals: rolling back TFSA contribution limits from $10,000 to $5,500.

Liberals Promise Canadian Scientists Can Now 'Speak Freely'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics

The unmuzzling has begun.

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.

Trudeau To Get To Work Immediately After Swearing-In Ceremony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

They're likely to take action right away to reinstate the long-form census.

What Made This Election A Historic Win For First Nations Issues

Peter Landry | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

The election of Justin Trudeau has been variously described as historic. And it was. Another less talked about historic moment was the election of 10 First Nations MPs. Add to this that a record-breaking 54 Aboriginal candidates put their names forward during the election. Each of these candidates ran in one of the 51 swing ridings identified by Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Chief Perry Bellegarde. Bellegrade was blunt and clear that the Aboriginal vote could make a difference between a majority and minority government.

It's Official: Trudeau To Become Prime Minister Wednesday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Governor General's office has made it official: David Johnston will preside over the swearing in of the new Trudeau government next Wed...

Liberals Need To Act Fast To Restore Long-Form Census: Observers

CBC | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"I think the new government has made it very clear they want to bring the census back."

The Liberals Must Repeal Bill C-51

David Christopher | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Attention is turning to what the Liberals plan to do when they formally assume office in just a couple weeks. Many Canadians will be watching very closely to see what the Liberals are planning on the reckless secret police bill introduced by the previous government.

When a Better Canada Comes Before Politics

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

During the past nine years, reputations have been shattered, national institutions have been destroyed, the rules of parliament abused, the federation itself weakened, and the trust in the institutions of democracy profoundly undermined. Justin Trudeau will have to do a lot of heavy lifting to repair the damage.

Liberal Promises Pave the Way for a Simpler, Fairer Tax Return

Cleo Hamel | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business
Cleo Hamel

There are many expectations for this new government and we are all anxious to see how they deliver on their platform. Saying goodbye to boutique tax cuts that only benefit the few should help more of us and make the whole process of filing your tax return less painful.

Restoring Canada Starts With Reinstating the Long-Form Census

Murtaza Haider | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Restoring the long form Census could be the defining characteristics of the new Liberal government. Unlike the Harper Conservatives, who governed by ideology and did not let data or facts dissuade them, the Liberals should embrace evidence-based planning and governance. It will be timely because in the world of big data analytics, turning our back on data, as the Conservatives did, has harmed Canada's competitiveness.

Why Objectifying Justin Trudeau Is Not OK

Lauren Messervey | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Lauren Messervey

Justin Trudeau is indisputable in the hotness category and the world is paying attention. For the first time ever, Americans are taking to Twitter to submit their approval for our elected representative. People from all over the world are writing articles and verily salivating over the super-fine man in power. At first, I didn't see a problem with this. But you do, don't you?

Trudeau's Drama Skills Cast Him as Canada's Next Prime Minister

Harvey Ostroff | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Harvey Ostroff

Politics is theatre on a grand scale. People go to the theatre neither to watch the actors nor to listen to them. They want to be transported into the world of the play: to suspend disbelief. The politician who can evoke an emotional response is the politician we will inevitably favour.

Althia Raj

How Trudeau Delivered The Liberals To Power | Althia Raj | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

“I think Conservatives have consistently underestimated Justin for years and years and years,” a senior Liberal said.

A Look Back At The Marathon Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Eleven weeks later, here we are.

Candidate With Fewest Votes In 2011 Hoping For Electoral Reform

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Running for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada doesn't grab Mike Taffarel a lot of votes.

Catherine Lévesque

Gilles Duceppe Says The 'Bloc Canada' Is Not Quebec's Friend | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."

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."

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.

A Settling Of Political Scores For Two Liberal Candidates In GTA

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics

Two close Ontario faceoffs are replays of the tough fights that unfolded during the 2011 campaign.

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.

How Parties Try To Recruit Youth To Their Campaigns

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party, for one, is taking shots at "lefties" on campuses and touting its ISIS airstrikes as a recruitment tactic.