Michael Ignatieff

Tories Release Attack Ad.. Against Ignatieff

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Politics

It seems Tories just can't stop ripping Michael Ignatieff. After it was revealed this week the former Liberal leader is headed back to Harvard Univ...

Turns Out He May Have Been Just Visiting, After All

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics

It turns out he may have been just visiting, after all. Former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is headed back to the United States, just a few yea...

Can He Succeed Where Dion, Ignatieff Failed?

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics

A year ago Monday, Justin Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Slightly more than 80 per cent of the 30,000 Liberals who cast a b...

Where Does Olivia Chow Stand on Israel?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Israel is very relevant to Olivia Chow's candidacy because some of the major proponents of the "Israel as apartheid state" and the BDS movement are key supporters of Olivia Chow and with whom she is identified. It is now time for Ms. Chow to take responsibility for her silence.

The Shady Presence of Politics' Back Room Boys

Glen Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

New democracy is more about citizen activism than backroom shenanigans and pressing for transparency than secret dealings. It ultimately opts for cooperation over contention, public policy over punishing partisanship, and a sense of the integration of power over its ideology. So, can someone send the Old Boys' Club a memo?

Trudeau A Shrewd 'Political Animal'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is a shrewd "political animal" with "innate political skills," someone whom former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says will ...

Michael Ignatieff, We Hardly Knew Ye

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg I must confess that there was an awful lot about Canada's 2011 General Election I simply didn't "get." But I certainly didn't get why Michael Ignatieff, a perfectly ordinary if uninspired Canadian party boss, stirred such loathing his Liberals plunged to a historically unprecedented third-place standing. And neither, it seems, does he.

Ignatieff Taught Foreign Minister A 'Crucial Lesson'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative party may have successfully branded Michael Ignatieff a "just visiting" dilettante before trouncing the former Liberal leade...

Driver Acquitted In Fatal Ignatieff Aide Car Crash

CBC | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

A Gatineau, Que., man has been acquitted in the 2010 crash that killed an aide to former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff. Giuseppe Oppedi...

The Kind of Journalism Worth Defending

Michael Ignatieff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada
Michael Ignatieff

Journalism should be a celebration of life in all its vibrant, chaotic, exuberant variety. It calls people to come out to the circus. It's ruined by pretension and high-mindedness. Journalists are not there to pronounce absolution on a fallen world. They're not there to call us to a better life. They are there to show us who we are and how we live.

Has the Liberal Party Found Its Messiah?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

I gather from all the media hype that Canadians are supposed to be waiting with bated breath and pounding heart for the "Second Coming" i.e. Justin Trudeau's non-announcement this week that he will enter the Liberal Party's leadership race. I say non-announcement as I don't know anyone who pays attention to politics who actually thought Trudeau would sit this one out.

You Can So Teach an Old (Liberal) Dog New Tricks

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

Why is it that some in the Liberal Party of Canada are using the disturbing and polarizing language of ageism? It has become open season on the "old guard". Older people seem to be framed as out of touch and constitutionally unable to cope with change. Of course, fresh thinking and new energy is indeed vital to any organization. However, "fresh" doesn't necessarily mean young. To me, "new" and "fresh" has nothing to do with age and everything to do with mindset, values and sincerity of purpose.

Could Quebec Go the Way of Greece?

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

For decades, the province has been sleepwalking in the illusion of its success as a social democracy. Tragically, that dangerous mindset has become entrenched in the minds of a new generation that has known nothing else. Should the PQ emerge victorious in the upcoming election, and successfully negotiate a separation, Quebec could become far worse than Greece -- and without a European Community equivalent eager to bail it out.

Why the Liberals Should Not Merge With the NDP

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Over the weekend a new poll was published that said a majority of Liberal and NDP supporters are in favour of merging. I'm not one of them. This isn't a matter of political expediency. I'm mystified at why so many Liberals appear so ready to fold the tent and call it a day on one of the most impactful institutions in Canadian history.

Sovereign Quebec Inevitable: Ignatieff

CP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics

Less than a year after he asked voters to make him prime minister, Michael Ignatieff is now warning that Quebec and Canada are almost two separate cou...

When It Comes to Trade, Harper Doesn't Like Three-Ways

Christopher Sands | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Looking at the history of U.S.-Canadian relations, Harper appears to believe that progress in reducing economic barriers for Canadians has been faster and more profound when done bilaterally with the United States. It isn't deepening integration that Harper approaches with caution, but trilateralism.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Historic Federal Election

John Laforet | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

For the first time since Confederation, the once mighty Liberal Party of Canada was neither the government or official opposition. Layton became the first New Democrat to be sworn in as Her Majesty's Official Leader of the Opposition, another historic moment brought to us by May 2nd's election.

Coming Out of the Closet as a Liberal

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

There are obvious potential caveats to the open primary system, but right now, with a party backed up against a wall with no place else to go, there aren't really a multitude of options. I applaud Mr. Rae for having the bold initiative to think outside the proverbial box.

Althia Raj

Can The Commonwealth Stay Relevant?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Will the Commonwealth 54-member nations chose to make their club relevant? Or will its diverse membership take a pass on the difficult subject of huma...

7 Reasons Why the Liberal Party Is Doomed

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

I can safely assert that the Liberal Party is as good as dead. In all their history, the Liberals have never had to face an opponent like Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is intelligent, ruthless and calculating. And right now Harper is using all his power and all his skills to exploit to the fullest every Liberal weakness.

Did Polls Influence The Outcome Of The Federal Election?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - What if there had been no public opinion polls published during last spring's federal election campaign?Would the NDP's orange wave have swep...

Sept. 18: The 10th Anniversary of Parliament's Reaction to 9/11

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Ten years later, my thoughts on 9/11 are the same as they were standing in the House of Commons on Sept. 18,2001: "My son put it best: 'We are all just earthlings and we have to learn how to share this rock.'"

The Resurrection of Stephane Dion

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The Liberal loss in seats in 2008 was widely blamed on Mr. Dion

Hold Page One for the Suits in Foggy Bottom!

Raymond Heard | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada
Raymond Heard

You can bet your bottom Loonie that the biting, elegant prose of the WikiLeaks cable on the Liberal Party has exposed the weakness in political thinking at the very centre of the party under Ignatieff. They also show how astute American officials can be in assessing the political tea leaves.

Where Have the Leaders Gone?

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.05.2011 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

The techniques that Stephen Harper has used to obliterate his opponents resemble the dumbing down, divisive and winner-take-all gladiator political culture of the U.S. That is largely our own fault. We have short attention spans and want quick fixes.