Stephane Dion

Grits Cautious As Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Vladimir Putin has warned of "significant consequences."

$4.3B TPP Payment For Dairy Industry Under Review: Freeland

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business

"I am not going to make commitments for my fellow ministers."

2 Big Economic Challenges Wait For Him At APEC Summit

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Trudeau will be trying to bring Canada back to Asia.

Justin Trudeau Needs To Stand Up To The Oil Industry

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The gap between U.S. President Barack Obama's Keystone announcement and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response is indicative of the fundamental choice that this government needs to make between the oil industry and real climate action. Unfortunately, it's a choice that Trudeau doesn't seem to understand yet.

Trudeau Receives Rock Star Reception From Civil Servants

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Politics

"I'm truly touched by the enthusiasm, by the support, because we're going to have an awful lot of really hard work to do..."

Althia Raj

Canada Greets Keystone Rejection With Disappointment, Annoyance | Althia Raj | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Politics

“It was not necessary to be quite so critical in the way they described our energy product."

Althia Raj

Stéphane Dion Given New Chance To Craft His Political Legacy | Althia Raj | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

"It was not part of my dream to become minister of foreign affairs, but now that I have the responsibility, I am ecstatic with it.”

Stephane Dion Was Always More Than A Shrug, And He's Earned This Moment

Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Ryan Maloney

The man dubbed "not a leader" has been named Canada's foreign affairs minister. It's one of the most coveted and prestigious roles in government. Dion will now get the chance to represent Canada on the world stage, a prospect that might have seemed impossible back when the death of the Liberal party was being exaggerated.

Grits Would Add Promoting, Distributing Canadian Films To CBC Mandate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephane Dion said the CBC's role as a platform for Canadian arts and culture is "paramount," something he said was made clear during recent consultations.

Liberals Coy On Resurrecting National Child Care Program

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Politics

One high-profile Liberal accuses the NDP leader of promising "Tommy Douglas social programs on a Stephen Harper budget."

'Rigorous' Debate Prep Likely Started Months Ago

CBC | Mark Gollom, CBC News | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics

When Stéphane Dion participated in mock debates in preparation for the real thing during the 2008 election campaign, the former Liberal leader said t...

David Cameron Borrows From Harper's Election Playbook

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

In Canada, Stephen Harper led two minority governments before his 2011 win gave him a solid majority. Britain's David Cameron became prime minister in 2010 by virtue of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats and would clearly prefer a majority of his own. ‎By imitating Harper's Canadian Crunch, he may have improved his chances.

Dion Seeks Assurances Ministers Will Tweet In Both Languages

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A veteran Liberal MP wants assurances from Treasury Board President Tony Clement that federal ministers communicate in both official language...

Dion's Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Toronto Star | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL — When a referendum-battered Jean Chrétien plucked Stéphane Dion out of academia in 1995 few would have predicted that the Montreal unive...

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.

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...

The NDP Dodged a Separatist Bullet

Grant Gordon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Grant Gordon

As a proud Canadian, it bothers me that NDP leader Tom Mulcair -- who had no qualms about interfering in previous Ontario by-elections on the side of NDP candidates -- refused to take a side in the Québec election. The NDP dodged a bullet this time -- fortunately! -- but such an irresponsible position should not be rewarded in 2015.

The Fair Elections Act Won't Let Elections Canada Do Its Job

Stephane Dion | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Stephane Dion

Elections Canada is tasked with ensuring that Canada has free and fair elections. Part of this responsibility includes communicating with Canadians, encouraging voter turnout, and ensuring voters can exercise their democratic rights. The Fair Elections Act, however, is an attempt to muzzle Elections Canada's ability to promote voting among our youth and other marginalized groups in society.

How Murray Is Like Stéphane Dion

CBC | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

In many ways, Joyce Murray resembles a former Liberal leadership aspirant, Stéphane Dion, with her sustainable society policy reminiscent of Dion's "...

What Trudeau Lacks in Years, He Makes Up in Spirit

Graham Milne | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Graham Milne

The talk about Justin Trudeau taking the Liberal leadership always comes down to the same points: It's not his time, he's too young, his last name is poison in parts of the country, he hasn't run a successful business, he hasn't accomplished anything noteworthy. If any of these arguments sound familiar, it's because they were the same things said about senator Obama back in 2008. Can Trudeau, like Obama, incite some excitement into Canadian politics?

Hey Parliament, Keep Your Laws Off my Body

Joyce Arthur | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Joyce Arthur

Canadian women won equality rights 27 years ago when the gender equality clause in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms took effect. Yet, several times since the turn of the 21st century, parliament has seen fit to debate whether women's rights should be restricted. How can this happen?

Diary From the Liberal Convention -- What an Atmosphere!

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

It may still be true that changes to voting structures and constitutional changes may not cause millions of Canadians to beat a path to our door -- but for the people here, the enthusiasm is palpable. And it is the enthusiasm of Liberal activists which will garner the enthusiasm and support for liberalism in Canada.

Time For Liberals to Take Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

Jesse Helmer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Jesse Helmer

At this week's Liberal Party convention, my fellow delegates need to confront the uncomfortable causes of our party's steady decline over the past decade. We must acknowledge that we have a serious, self-inflicted credibility problem.

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.