Canada Liberals

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.

When It Comes To Payroll, The Buck Stops At Trudeau

Keith Beardsley | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

If you know someone in the Public Service or someone who has recently retired from the government, chances are you know someone who hasn't been paid or who isn't receiving the pay and benefits that they are supposed to be getting. We all have friends in that situation. And it isn't pretty.

Liberals Need The Political Courage To Finally Repeal Bill C-51

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Today, the political landscape has changed. We have a government that promised to conduct public hearings on several issues and to listen attentively to the demands of the population. Nevertheless, when it comes to solid gestures and courageous actions, there seems no political appetite to tackle Bill C-51.

Politicians Warned 'Us-And-Them' Narrative Only Hurts Canada

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Politics

The data was presented to the then-Conservative government shortly before the election campaign.

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.

Trudeau's Liberals Anything But Sunny Ways For Veterans

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

The Liberal government was going to allow the abeyance on the Equitas lawsuit -- the court case in which the government has been arguing the "moral obligation" they have to soldiers maimed in war -- to run out. The biggest piece of the Liberal party platform and mandate letter was the reestablishment of life-long pension, and now they are going to court to argue against it.

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.

Althia Raj

Divisive Issue Threatens To Overshadow Liberal Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping for a modern, transparent convention.

Althia Raj

Liberal Party Document Creating Rifts That Could Leave 'Scars'

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau said the constitution offers Liberals the opportunity to "modernize" the party.

Why Ontario's Autism Debate Drives Parents To Rage And Tears

Janet McLaughlin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Janet McLaughlin

The idea that one group of children must be tossed aside for another is flawed and harmful. The problem of wait lists for autism therapy is simply one of government spending priorities. The only reason every single child with autism cannot immediately receive IBI is because the government is not immediately investing enough money for them to do so. But aren't the Liberals investing $333 million? Why isn't that enough?

Canadians Need A Better Public Pension Plan Not Empty Promises

Susan Eng | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The Trudeau government's first budget offered hope but little change on increasing the CPP in our lifetime. After extolling the virtues of the Canada Pension Plan, we're told that the finance ministers talked about enhancing the CPP last December and set a goal of making a collective decision before the end of 2016.

Know What's Deeply Traumatic, Elbowgaters? Needing Assisted Dying

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Something got lost in all this childish behaviour, especially once Tom Mulcair transitioned from apparently laughing at Trudeau losing his cool to losing his own cool and screaming that the Prime Minister was "pathetic" for accidentally elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest... What got lost was the bill they were debating, Bill C-14, the government's assisted-dying legislation. And it fell further from prominence once the NDP, the party that allegedly wants to make this bill better, saw an opportunity to use the accident as political leverage against the Prime Minister and perhaps for their own leadership ambitions.

More Scrutiny Will Become A Burden: Security Agencies

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals want to strengthen reviews of national spy services.

Let Trudeau Know Kinder Morgan Is A Bad Deal For B.C.

Kennedy Stewart | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Kennedy Stewart

Don't forget, way back in January 2014 Trudeau said about Kinder Morgan, "I certainly hope that we're going to be able to get that pipeline approved." Unless we make things uncomfortable for him politically, the prime minister will force this pipeline through our communities against our will -- the public's will.

Someone Tell The Ontario Liberals That Autism Doesn't End At 5

Janet McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Janet McLaughlin

When the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP agree on something, the issue must transcend ideology. On Tuesday the PCs, supported by their opposition colleagues, will move that the Ontario government restore funding for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) therapy for children five years of age and over.

Liberals Talk Up Unusual Funding Model For Infrastructure

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The idea was put forward by Quebec's massive public pension fund manager.

Trudeau Doesn't Know What He's Doing

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

"In a situation where Trudeau isn't qualified or trained to make decisions, he is listening to the guidance of the people who are educated and do this for a living."

Enough Trudeaumania, Let's See Some Real Progress

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Trudeau talked about feminism. He took some selfies. He appeared on the cover of several magazines. Then he and Obama made some jokes. Then he did a one-armed push up. Those are just a small sampling of his antics since taking office. And now, I think I've had just about enough. Trudeau is clearly milking his greatest strength. His likability is off the charts, but with so many important issues happening in Canada right now do we really need to constantly be reminded that our prime minister is approachable and hip?

It's Time To Rip The Band-Aid Off Canada's Daycare Crisis

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Joshua Ostroff

Extending maternity/parental leave to 18 months doesn't actually solve the problem. It's a ninja turtle Band-Aid that looks cool and will make us feel better until it's peeled off and we are faced with the same bloody daycare crisis. In 2008 UNICEF declared Canada tied for the worst child care out of the world's 25 richest countries. Since then costs have only gone up and access has only gone down. There are available spaces for only one out of every five Canadian kids. It's clearly high time for Canada to build on Quebec's lead and develop a universal child care program that extends across the country just like universal health care, social security and education already do.

Liberal's Statement On Assisted Dying Law Full Of Baloney

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics

"If colleagues ultimately decide to defeat this legislation, they also need to understand the legislative and legal consequences of having a complete vacuum..."