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Why Maxime Bernier is Consistently Wrong

Stéphane Dion | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

One could wonder how the 1980 and 1995 referendums would have turned out with a Joe Clark or a Preston Manning as Prime Minister rather than Pierre Trudeau or Jean Chrétien. One could point out that Madame Marois was elected in 2012 through denouncing the Harper government's ultraconservative policies. One could well denounce the unilateralism, lack of dialogue and boondoggles that marked federal-provincial relations under Harper, as well as the Conservative government's hodge-podge of ill-advised political decisions with respect to health, justice, training, old age security, immigration... decisions which are proving costly to the provinces.

Why Trudeau Has Harper and Mulcair Spooked

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

It was exactly one year ago today that Justin Trudeau was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. A year later, the positive mood continues. Politics shouldn't be a sour competition among unhappy people about who can make voters angrier. It should, instead, be about who and what to vote FOR, and the greater country we can build together for our children. That attitude is Justin Trudeau's greatest advantage.

Western Promises

CP | James Keller and Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A pair of climate-change protesters wearing cheap, thrift-store dress clothing evaded RCMP officers tasked with protecting Stephen Harper ...

The Ugly Canadian Mindset

VICE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
VICE

I don't understand why we can't just let ourselves be what we are: a weird little country with issues. Like Belgium or Switzerland or something. That's a great thing to be! It makes people curious. It would fit us so much better. Just a funny, comfortable nation that happens to have national debates about things like cereal box fonts. Why do we need to be the sort of place whose flag is featured on beer shirts? I don't know if the world really loves Canadians. I'm not about to get wasted and tell it that. But we haven't pissed it off that much -- not yet. We're kind of under the radar, you know, arguing about street signs and putting gravy on things. It could be worse.

How Do You Like Him Now?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper, we hardly know you.Almost seven years after Harper led his Conservatives to office and ended more than a decade of uninterrup...

If America Fails, He's Got A Backup

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics

BANGALORE, India - Stephen Harper's first call to U.S. President Barack Obama since his re-election earlier this week was a combination of warm congra...