Canada Liberals

Liberals Delay $828M In Infrastructure Spending Pegged For This Year

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics

That's about one quarter of the $3.27 billion budgeted to be spent on infrastructure programs in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Black Lives Matter Toronto And The Fight For Good PR

Jeff Paterson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Paterson

I'm not sure who is advising the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter. Social justice should be about resolving issues that exist and preventing new ones from popping up. Regressive justice and the approach of BLMTO seems to be creating division. They're stepping on others and provoking controversy. Making such outlandish commentary and actions, they become their own worst enemy.

It's Time For Kathleen Wynne To Consider Stepping Aside

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Some decisions in politics are easy. It is not hard to oppose Trump and every vile thing he stands for. In general though political decisions are not often so clear cut. In 2017 -- sooner rather than later -- Premier Kathleen Wynne will have such a decision to make about her future, and in fact the future of the province.

Dear Premier Wynne: I Would Have Fired You Long Ago

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

Thank you for your letter. I have been writing you for a while now and was getting worried you were never going to write back. I'm getting involved in the Conservative leadership race because I can't stand watching incompetent politicians destroy my country. You and Justin Trudeau are two of them. Rachel Notley would be the third.

Trudeau Can Still Protect Canada From Trump's Populist Storm

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

As human tornado Donald Trump begins his apocalyptic presidency and Conservative leadership candidates Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary try to emulate him here at home, it's time for Trudeau to get back to his old ways before the southern storm front crosses our border.

Sexism Lives Within Indigenous And Liberal Organizations

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

There are a lot of kind, educated, empowering and reasonable men in our communities, but sometimes they fail to acknowledge what we deal with. Sometimes there's so few of us working at an organization that we become representative of Native American Women concerning every issue, no matter our personal experiences, or specializations, or politics on representation.

Trudeau's Broken Promises Lead To Tragedies Like Lionel Desmond's

Bruce Moncur | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

My message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is that Lionel Desmond's death and his killing of his family could have been avoided. It's time to stop lying to veterans. It's time to stop fighting veterans.

Canadians Didn't Sign Up For Trudeau's Scandals And Bad Policies

Luke Rebello | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

The Liberal party has a history of fiscal irresponsibility and running large deficits, but this Liberal government has started a trend of breaking major campaign promises.

Trudeau Must Heed Opposition Call To Reinstate Per-Vote Subsidy

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

While both the issues of "cash for access" and electoral reform will continue to dog the government in 2017, it is the drip-drip of the former that could prove fatal to the credibility of the government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should embrace the constructive suggestion of the three opposition parties.

Trudeau: 'I Look Forward' To Talking Fundraisers With Ethics Watchdog

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics

He said part of his government's commitment is to respect rules.

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.