Canada Liberals

Canada And U.S. Need To Face Russia Together: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion steered clear of weighing in directly on comments Donald Trump made during the U.S. election campaign.

We Need An Immediate Solution To 'Runaway' Climate Change

Harrison Samphir | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Harrison Samphir

As Justin Trudeau prepares to meet with the premiers in early December to finalize a pan-Canadian climate plan, a key contradiction remains in the Liberal's framework for a low-carbon economy. Namely, that the government's steadfast commitment to expanding fossil fuel exports is fundamentally antithetical to real action on climate change.

Liberals Plan To Phase Out Coal Power By 2030

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The government wants 90 per cent of Canada's electricity to come from sustainable sources by then.

Liberal MPs Defy Government Stance On Two Bills

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Politics

"A free vote is a free vote. It's not just lip service."

Althia Raj

Trudeau's First Year Has Surprised Even His Closest Friends | Althia Raj | Posted 11.06.2016 | Canada Politics

“He is not afraid to walk into the lion’s den.”

Liberals Fight Accusations Of Shady Fundraising Practices

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau himself has defended the fundraisers.

PM Handed 6 Questions To Help Decide Fate Of Contentious Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics

A ruling by the federal government is expected before Dec. 19.

Ottawa Must Allow MPs A Free Vote On Free Trade

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

During the last federal election, the Liberals promised more free votes in the House so MPs could more effectively represent their constituents. The TPP is an issue that demands our representation. It will affect every Canadian, but will have specific and diverse impacts on different parts of the country.

Ontario's Patients First Act Puts Patients Last

Nadia Alam | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

The healthcare system is broken, leaving doctors craving healthcare reform. Ontario funds an inadequate number of medical services for an inordinate number of patients. This mismatch creates a bottleneck in which care is triaged and/or rationed: the sickest are served while the rest wait.

Watchdog Probing Whether Liberal Fundraisers Involved Lobbyists

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics

There are reports that lobbyists may have been in attendance or involved in organizing events or in selling tickets.

No Need For Consultations, Canadians Clearly Want Bill C-51 Gone

Monia Mazigh | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Canadians have spoken out loudly against Bill C-51. Last year, hundreds of gatherings took place across Canada, and Canadians clearly showed and expressed their concerns about its contents and the extensive, unjustified powers it grants to security agencies. So, why is the Liberal government conducting consultations?

Althia Raj

What 3 MPs Were Really Thinking During the Election, One Year Later | Althia Raj | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Politics

In their own words.

MPs Vote To Ratify Global Climate Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics

NDP voted with Trudeau and his majority Liberal caucus.

Liberal Budget For First Nations Doesn't Comply With Tribunal: Advocate

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics

"There's no evidence in these submissions that they ever adjusted Budget 2016 after they settled on it in the fall of 2015."

NDP Calls On Liberals To Repeal 'Immoral' Torture Directive

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals say they will review the directive.

I Helped Joe Comartin Move And It Didn't Cost Taxpayers $200,000

Bruce Moncur | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

Recently, a scandal involving the moving expenses of two of Prime Minister Trudeau's most trusted inner circle surfaced. It cost taxpayers $200,000 to move these two staffers 500 kilometers up the 401. It reminds me of when I helped former deputy speaker Joe Comartin move out of his apartment in Ottawa.

More Liberal Staffers Repay Expense Claims

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Stephane Dion and Navdeep Bains' staff will repay thousands.

Debate Over Liberal Climate Strategy Oddly Reminiscent Of 2008

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Only the players have changed.

Immigration Values Test Shows Conservatives Still Don't Get It

Arif Virani | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Arif Virani

The recent revelations that Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has been consulting conservatives around the country about whether we need to screen newcomers to our country for "anti-Canadian values" prior to permitting them entry is both disappointing and, unfortunately, not surprising.

Government Complacency Has Plunged Northern Manitoba Into Poverty

Bruce Moncur | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame and following a policy of complacency. Apart from pictures in canoes and superficial ceremonies, actual help will not be forthcoming.

Contrast Between Photo-Op Justin And Policy Trudeau Is Night And Day

James Di Fiore | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

He won't talk about his government's non-progressive policies, but man does he ever look good with his shirt off. This calculation is duplicitous; it showcases an accessible leader but one with little time to get into the specifics of the policies that run counter to Trudeau's reputation of a real progressive. It is the best of Trudeau, it is the worst of Trudeau, and until his gushing fans and the complicit media start doing their jobs by demanding transparency, we will be stuck having to tolerate both.

Ontario Doctors Reject Liberals' Latest Fee Deal

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Health Minister Eric Hoskins said he's disappointed by the decision.

Ontario Doctor Deal Achieves Stable Physician Funding And More

Cathy Faulds | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Cathy Faulds

As a member of the Ontario Medical Association's negotiating committee, I find it disappointing to read the misinformation circulating about the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA) now before Ontario's doctors. To say misinformation is to be kind. Some of the information being put out there is just, quite frankly, untrue.

Get Mad About The Ontario Liberals' Controversial Doctor Deal

Nadia Alam | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

They outsource services to the U.S. -- services that now cost more than they would if provided here. They waste much-needed health-care dollars on bureaucracy and failed ventures. They ignore ordinary people as they die on ballooning wait lists. They offer Band-Aid solutions to complex problems. This is not acceptable.

First Nations Housing Crisis Would Be Over If Ottawa Made An Effort

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

Time and time again the issue of the First Nations housing crisis makes it into the media. And every time I see it I ask myself why things aren't done right the first time. The mouldy, boarded up, plastic-covered shacks are literally third-world, yet they are considered housing rather than something to be bulldozed.