Canada Liberals

Liberal Plan To Scrap Balanced Budget Law Slammed By Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics

“Justin is clearly unwilling to meet the requirements of the law because he has no plan nor intention of ever running balanced budgets.”

2 PQ Bureaucrats Fired By Quebec Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Quebec's Liberal government has booted two Parti Quebecois-appointed, high-level bureaucrats from provincially run corporations. Transport Minister ...

The Changing Fortunes Of A Liberal-NDP Coalition

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Politics

It's not an impossibility.

What Do We Know About Strategic Voting?

Jean-François Daoust | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Jean-François Daoust

The concept of strategic voting is widely used by political parties and the media since the beginning of the campaign. It is assumed that it is a widespread behaviour because Canada has a "winner-takes-all" electoral system. There are two very simple conditions for a vote to be qualified as strategic: first, a voter must not vote for her preferred party, and second, behave this way in order to block a worse option. As we shall see, this straightforward definition has enormous consequences when it comes to quantifying strategic voting.

Potential Liberal Candidate Donated To Tories In 2011

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Melanie Joly is seeking the Liberal nomination in Montreal's Ahuntsic-Cartierville riding.

Criticizing Israel's Politics Isn't Anti-Semitism

Tyler Levitan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Tyler Levitan

Anti-Semitism is what many Canadian Jews experienced who faced quotas when applying for professional degrees, or who were barred from joining certain golf clubs. Anti-Semitism is what my ancestors experienced in Eastern Europe with pogroms, frequent assaults and massacres in Jewish communities. Anti-Semitism is the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. How can it be in any way appropriate to use this term to describe individuals who criticize a modern political entity -- the state of Israel -- which systematically violates the rights of Palestinians?

Liberal Candidate Blames Volunteer For Suggesting He's A Separatist

Le Huffington Post Québec | Catherine Levesque | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics

A Quebec Liberal candidate is blaming one of his volunteers for posting comments on Facebook suggesting he was a separatist.

8 Members Of Liberal Riding Association Resign To Join NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Eight of 10 members of a Liberal riding association in eastern Quebec have resigned to join the NDP.

Liberals Promise Commissioner For Children, If Elected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Liberals are promising to appoint a federal advocate for children, to keep an eye on federal laws that could affect children and yout...

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on GMO Labelling?

Rachel Parent | Posted 08.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

Attend an all candidate's meeting in your area, and ask what his or her stance is on GMOs. If enough people ask, they'll know that this is important to Canadians, and that their chances of getting elected will depend on where they stand on this issue! Together, we can make GMO labelling an election issue.

Why We Need to Talk About Copyright Extension and the TTP

Michael Geist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have attracted considerable attention in Canada in recent weeks as the political consequences of dismantling agricultural protections loom large with a national elections scheduled for the fall.

Elizabeth May's Exclusion From Debates an Affront to Democracy

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Elizabeth May has been at the forefront of debate ever since she was elected. There are now two elected Green Party MPs and the party is again fielding candidates from coast to coast to coast. Her exclusion from the leaders debates amounts to an outrageous affront to democracy.

Liberals Won't Promise Balanced Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"If they can't create a surplus this year that is realistic, it's pretty hard to see where anyone else can.''

Teachers Are Spending This Summer Fighting for Your Kids

Ann Hawkins | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Parents
Ann Hawkins

This week, I'll sit down with the Premier and the Minister of Education and encourage them not to balance their books on the backs of teachers. We're doing our best to avoid a strike action this fall, but not at any cost to education. No matter what season it may be -- the summer vacation season or the fall election season -- teachers care deeply about their students and their schools. And Ontario parents should care deeply about the deal teachers get from their government, too.

Should Canada Take a Public Health Approach to Cannabis Legalization?

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jenna Valleriani

One of the most popular topics on the 2015 elections agenda is legalization and cannabis is by far the most widely used illegal drug in the Canada. People often compare a potential legalization model to alcohol. The way alcohol is regulated in Canada provides some really important public health benefits.

Liberals Getting Their Groove Back, Polls Suggest

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Politics

“This is going to be a very interesting election.”

Liberals Unveil Details Of Infrastructure Plan

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal Liberals have revealed more details about how they would boost infrastructure investment if elected — a proposal that would seek to entice large private pension funds to finance small-town projects.

Trudeau's Uninspired Platform Makes Mulcair the Obvious Choice

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In the absence of a clear-cut vision from the Liberals, the NDP has become the reasonable alternative. The party is now on record voting against Bill C-51 and voicing a strong opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Mulcair has advocated for a national child care policy worth $8 billion and proposed targeted tax cuts for families.

"At Least We're Not That Bad" and Other Potential Federal Election Slogans

David Martin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

In anticipation of the next federal election, the Conservatives launched an ad campaign last September with the less-than-inspiring slogan, "We're better off with Harper." No expression of grand ideas for Canada. No glorious visions for our national future.

Is Canada Destined to Be Ruled by the Same Two Political Parties?

Samer Majzoub | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

Canadians throughout the years have been convinced that they have only one choice to choose between either of the Liberals or Conservatives. This particular "doctrine" has ruled out any opportunity for other political parties to rule the nation in any way.

Canada's Battle Against Extremism Should Involve More Aid Instead of Bombs

Toufic Adlouni | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Toufic Adlouni

Bombing only marginally degrades a group like the Un-Islamic State, who take their strategies from the Hezbollah and Hamas playbook: make equipment highly mobile, and positioning them deep underground or among residential areas. To put it bluntly, fighting ISIL is less effective than tackling the humanitarian crisis from which much extremism originates.

Liberals Reveal What They Would Change About The Anti-Terror Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Liberal party's key proposed amendments to the federal anti-terrorism bill:— Creation of a national security committee of parliamentari...

Best Fundraising Results In A DECADE

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON, Ont. - Federal Liberals posted their best fundraising haul in a decade last year, filling their party's war chest just in time for this year's...

Liberals Talking Points Document Leaked

CBC | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberal candidates running in the 2015 federal election have been issued their talking points in a 25-page document marked "confidential" t...

Is Trudeau's Positive Approach His Greatest Asset?

Nicholas Ashmore | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Nicholas Ashmore

Often, the attitude in retaliation to anything -- political strategies included -- is one of "if we can't beat them, we'll join them." So why, then, has Justin Trudeau's Liberal party taken the opposite approach?