Will Tories Keep Their Promise?

OTTAWA - Conservatives across the country are watching closely to see whether party brass live up to their promise of fair and open nominations, as the first races quietly get underway in the lead-up...

MP Blaine Calkins Shouldn't Be So Trigger Happy

A bit of advice for MP Blaine Calkins, who just this week told Justin Trudeau that, if he wants to confiscate rifles and shotguns from law-abiding firearm owners, he would have to pry them from his cold, dead hands: don't be so trigger happy. Before Mr. Calkins makes any other overly dramatic proclamations during members' statements, I would like to point out two things.

Anders Wants To Bring Back Rape Charge

A Conservative MP from Calgary wants to bring the charge of rape back into the Criminal Code. Calgary West MP Rob Anders also wants there to be mandatory minimum sentences for anyone convicted of tha...

If You Value Free Thought, You Should Value Rob Anders

Rob Anders represents an independent spirit in Canadian democracy that's under attack from all sides these days, from reactionary journalists who seek to turn any controversial opinion into a career-killing "gaffe," to so-called parliamentary reformers like Michael Chong who want to make it easier for party elites to veto the political ambitions of the unconventional or unorthodox. Rob Anders' successful, 17-year career personifies a sharp rebuke to the forces of conformity and hegemony. Anyone who values free thought and dissent within this country's stagnant political culture should find common cause in his plight.

Anders Faces Another Challenger

Long-time MP Rob Anders will face a second challenger for the Conservative nomination in the new riding of Calgary Signal Hill in 2015. A group that includes former Alberta cabinet minister Ron Liepe...