Obama Canada

Baird Fires Back At U.S., Says Canada Cleaner On Coal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada can teach the United States some lessons on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Sunday in a bl...

Helping Or Hurting Canada?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - President Barack Obama's push to make the United States "a magnet" for manufacturing jobs won't end up bleeding jobs away from Canada, the U....

WATCH: Canadian Song For Obama Sent To White House

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A longtime Calgary blues guitarist and a pair of Canadian songwriters have created a tune dedicated to U.S. President Barack Obama that is s...

Sunny Freeman

The Road Forward: Canada Looks To Obama For Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO -- As Barack Obama swears the oath of office at his second inauguration Jan. 21, the Canadian government and its people are looking for leader...

Democrats End Up With the Real "Trump" Card

Andrew Pyle | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

: For all the negative campaigning, aimed at shifting an ever-shrinking undecided voter contingent, including Donald Trump's last minute media grab on his $5 million offering for Obama disclosure documents (now there's a man with a real journey into insignificance); America's philosophical divide became even more apparent. Republicans turned out the angry white gentlemen and rural vote, while Democrats solidified their captive hold over urban, Black, Hispanic and female voters.

The Victory Speech We Needed to Hear on Election Night

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

We've all seen how it really played out. But then there is the victory speech in an alternative reality that we probably needed to hear. Imagine the following scene...

What Liberal Parties Everywhere Must Learn From Obama's Win

Michael Ignatieff | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Michael Ignatieff

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngAt a time when politics only seems to divide, President Obama's achievement was a vindication of the power of politics to bring people together.

What the Obama Win Means for Canada

Geoffrey Hale | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Geoffrey Hale

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In sharp contrast to 2008, when NAFTA was a four-letter word for much of the American public, North American issues were broadly irrelevant to the 2012 campaign. Canada remains a fortunate afterthought in American domestic politics -- although particular cross-border issues remain subject to the crossfires of interest group politics.

Media Bites: Why Obama's Win Was Downright Canadian

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Consider the evidence: the Obama-Romney battle was notable for its "courtesy " and "common-sense," and God knows those are terms we all associate with the Canadian political process. Plus, a bunch of voters approved referendums to endorse gay marriage and legalize pot, and I bet those are things Canadians might do too if anyone ever asked! In any case, I'll just note for our American friends that when a columnist giddily claims that "Canadian-ness is spreading like a bad rash," across your country, it's supposed to be a compliment.

Could Canadian Speeches Use the Obama Touch?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

History was made last night when President Obama was re-elected for another four year term. What struck me while listening to his acceptance speech was the fact that his words are now part of his nation's historical record. When you look at the House of Commons today you have to wonder where is that sense of history when an MP stands up to read a Member's Statement, a speech, ask a question or if a minister, answer one?

Will the Fiscal Cliff Unite Romney and Obama?

Diane Francis | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Obama's victory was critical because it's the only way the Congressional gridlock regarding the deficit can be overcome. That is because Obama belled the cat in 2011 with his eleventh hour deal that imposed a deadline now nicknamed the "fiscal cliff."

The Best Line From Obama's Victory Speech?

Sophie Pascal | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Sophie Pascal

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Obama's speech was moving and brilliantly delivered. Here are my choices of such phrases from a beautifully structured, inspiring victory speech that started with the graceful acknowledgement of his opponent's commitment to public service, then heartfelt thanks to the nation's citizens.

How the President Won the Vagina Vote

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg This past election cycle was simultaneously sobering and scary. As access to birth control took centre stage and the terms "trans-vaginal ultrasound," "legitimate rape," "forcible rape," unfortunately entered into the political lexicon, it is patently clear why the President won the vagina vote.

Canadian Economists Cheer Obama Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business

Barack Obama’s re-election to a second term is a better outcome for Canada than a Romney win would have been, numerous Canadian economists said Wedn...

Stay Classy, Donald Trump (and Other Election Highlights)

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Another election is in the books. And personally I'm glad Obama is back in. He's the right guy for this time. But hey, if you disagree with the results, feel free to join Donald on his march for democracy. I'm sure he'll enjoy your company.

"One of the Dumbest, Most Futile Elections in History"

Conrad Black | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngMitt Romney was never going to be a candidate for Mount Rushmore, but barely 40 years after he warned of it, America has become, in Richard Nixon's eerie phrase, "a pitiful, helpless, giant." It is almost irrelevant to the world, except as an engine of fiscal incontinence.

Harper Congratulates Obama

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper formally congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election to the White House in Wednesday's early morning hours.Th...

WATCH: Obama Trounces

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama has been re-elected. “We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the...

Thanks Obama, For Buying Canada Time

Zach Paikin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Thanks to Barack Obama's re-election tonight, Canadian political leaders of any stripe have the geopolitical wiggle-room to prepare Canada's economy for the coming decades.

Who Canadian Papers And Pundits Picked

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The voting may be taking place south of the border, but that hasn't stopped Canadian newspapers and pundits from making endorsements of their own. ...

Michael Bolen

Do Canadians Care More About U.S. Politics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

Do Canadians care more about American politics than what's going on at home? As is custom, a group of Americans have threatened to move to Canada i...

Canadians Would Hand Obama Mammoth Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

A new poll has found Canadians prefer Barack Obama to Mitt Romney by a seven-to-one margin. The Angus Reid survey is just one of a series of recen...

Show Canada Some Love, Obama

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Is Barack Obama squandering Canada's love?The answer is a resounding yes, according to an essay in a leading U.S. foreign policy journal."How...

If Obama Loses In 2012 He Could Always Come To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If things don't work out in next year's U.S. elections, Barack Obama could always come north.Fifty-one per cent of Canadians surveyed in a po...