"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.

Mulcair Promises Abortion Funding In Foreign Aid Project

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP would restore funding for abortion and family planning to Canada's keynote development initiative which promotes maternal, newborn and child health.

Mulcair Says Niqab Debate A Matter For Courts, Not Politicians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Questions surrounding the wearing of the niqab should be dealt with by the courts and not by politicians, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesd...

NDP, Liberals Boast Record Fundraising Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Both the federal Liberals and New Democrats posted their best fundraising results in a decade last year — significantly eroding the Conserv...

Canada Should Stop Using Cowardice to Fight the War on Terror

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Ethan Rabidoux

The War on Terrorism has been raging since planes knocked down the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Canadians have long felt insulated from the rush to hysteria and paranoia that has gripped many of our allies but now we're right in the thick of it.

Mulcair, MacKay Spar Over Polytechnique Shooting Comment

CBC | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Politics

The root causes of the 1989 Montreal massacre led to a heated question period exchange between NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Justice Minister Peter MacKa...

Mulcair Reacts To Lackluster Byelection Results

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair is shrugging off the NDP's dismal performance in byelections.The NDP leader says byelection results are not indicators of how a p...

Harper Ignored Mulcair's Objections Over CSIS Watchdog Picks

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government appointed two members to Canada's spy watchdog despite objections raised by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair during formal ...

Mulcair Vows To Raise Wages For Federal Employees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The New Democrats are promising to bring back the minimum wage for employees who work in federally regulated sectors.NDP leader Tom Mulcai...

Althia Raj

Mulcair Vows To Raise Minimum Wage – For Some | Althia Raj | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is pledging to reinstate and substantially increase the federal minimum wage – a low-level benchmark for cert...

Mulcair To Unveil 'Some Very Concrete' NDP Proposals

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Tom Mulcair intends to start this fall nailing down some key planks in the NDP's election platform — a full year before the next schedule...

Mr. Mulcair, the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Is As Important As the Pacific Coast

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

If you hope to repeat the success of May 2, 2011, I invite you to take a firm stand against the TransCanada East pipeline and you must demand that the National Energy Board hold public hearings that are not mere rubber stamps for the oil industry.

NDP Mailings Could Cost Party Millions

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP could be asked to repay potentially millions of dollars worth of mail it sent out into dozens of ridings on the taxpayers' dime, in a...

One Day, Saskatchewan, One Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - Saskatchewan NDP Leader Cam Broten is getting a boost from his federal counterpart ahead of the provincial party's convention this weekend...

Althia Raj

Does The NDP Really Owe Taxpayers Money? | Althia Raj | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is demanding that the NDP pay taxpayers back for using parliamentary staff to work in party offices outside of Ottaw...

Mulcair Dismisses 'Illegal' Funding Claims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP is coming under fire from all sides for using taxpayer-funded parliamentary resources for partisan purposes.But NDP Leader Tom Mulcai...

Mulcair Shuffles His Shadow Cabinet

CBC | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics

Just one day after the prime minister rejigged his ministerial roster to fill the seat vacated by Jim Flaherty, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair has pe...

Mulcair Sounds Off On Credit Card Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The leader of the federal NDP says banks are not doing Canadians any favours.Thomas Mulcair was in Winnipeg on Wednesday as part of the par...

Media Bites: So What's In a Name, Mulcair?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg If the goal was to make us forget he existed, it quite clearly didn't work. I'm referring to Thomas Mulcair's weird habit of never calling Justin Trudeau by his full name. Judging from the polls, there doesn't seem to be any evidence that this gimmick is paying dividends for the NDP.

Bloc To Trudeau And Mulcair: Go Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Two federal party leaders weighed in on Quebec's controversial religion plan Wednesday despite an admonition by the Bloc Quebecois that the...

Tory Line On PMO Fund 'Doesn't Wash'

CBC | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the Conservative line on a partisan fund run by the Prime Minister's Office "doesn't wash," as a Conservative MP appears t...

Media Bites: Will Tom Mulcair Ever Grow a Personality?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Though we're now almost a year into the Thomas Mulcair reign, it's remarkable how difficult it remains to summarize the guy. Even by Canadian standards, Tom's an oddly forgettable figure. The whole thing evokes memories of Harry Plinkett's famous YouTube review of Star Wars: Episode I. Don't buy it? Try playing Plinkett game with Canadian politicians. Stephen Harper? Cold, stubborn, bossy, practical. Justin Trudeau? Naive, charming, upbeat, eloquent. Tom Mulcair? Um...Does "bearded" count?

Mulcair Slams 'Harper And His Thugs'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government has been setting annual targets — with dollar totals — for investigators looking into improper Employment Insuranc...

Feds' 'Lack Of Transparency Is Starting To Reach New Heights'

CBC | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

NDP critics Peter Julian and Hélène Leblanc added their voices Monday to those objecting to the Harper government's "secretive handling" of foreign ...

Motion 312 - Don't Blame Stephen Harper or the CPC

Kathleen Smith | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

Stephen Harper has stayed true to his word, maintaining his stand that the issue of abortion will not be reopened in Canada so long as he is Prime Minister. That being the case, how did we reach the point where the blame for Motion 312 and it's implications on the reproductive rights of women in this country are perceived to be solely with Stephen Harper and the CPC?