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The Tories Are Looking For A Few Good Vets (To Sing Their Praises)

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — An email being circulated among former Canadian soldiers suggests federal Conservatives are looking for a few happy, satisfied veterans to...

New Tory Ad Claims (Again) Trudeau Is 'Just Not Ready'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada Politics

Don't stop us if you've heard this one before...

Trudeau Will Impress In Debate 'If He Comes On Stage With Pants On'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper's spokesperson is ripping into Justin Trudeau ahead of Thursday’s highly anticipated leaders' debate.

Elizabeth May's Exclusion From Debates an Affront to Democracy

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Elizabeth May has been at the forefront of debate ever since she was elected. There are now two elected Green Party MPs and the party is again fielding candidates from coast to coast to coast. Her exclusion from the leaders debates amounts to an outrageous affront to democracy.

Deficit Prediction Shows Tories Failed To Protect Economy: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says an economic forecast shows the Conservative government has failed to protect the economy and help Canadians.

The UCCB Isn't About Parents - It's About the Election

Brent Rathgeber | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Brent Rathgeber

Both Treasury Board Guidelines and the Ethics Commission state it is inappropriate for a government official to blur the lines between a government and a partisan announcement. However, Minister Pierre Poilievre felt no apparent shame. He was quick to point out that neither the Liberals nor the New Democrats support the UCCB (a half-truth at best). Accordingly, he was not so subtly attempting to persuade an apparently gullible public that only the Conservatives could be trusted to protect families. It's not new for governments to attempt to play politics with taxpayer money; but vote buying has rarely felt more shameless.

Tory Supporters Really Like Country Music, Christian Books

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics

You might say they're a little bit country, a little bit Christian.

Feds Aim To Recollect Almost $400M In Fraudulent EI Claims

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Business

Officials say they believe the total is dropping, however, and will continue to drop as collection efforts intensify.

5 Things You Should Know About Bill C-377

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics

The Senate was locked in debate Friday about the fate of a contentious union finance disclosure bill, known as Bill C-377.

Canadian Business Leaders Aren't Looking for Business Advice from Parliament

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

This is how Conservative MP Laurie Hawn responded to the now 140 plus businesses who have raised concerns in a letter published by the National Post about reckless spying Bill C-51: "[They] should seriously reconsider their business model and their lack of commitment to the values that bind us as Canadians."

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Mandatory Minimum Sentences

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear another case involving a mandatory minimum sentence, a hallmark of the Harper government's ant...

Two Federal Ministers Won't Seek Re-Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is losing two more cabinet ministers, who announced Friday that they're not going to run in the federal electio...

Harper Was Briefed On 'Death By A Thousand Cuts'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity and ...

Tory Plan Benefits This Province Most

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Employment Minister Jason Kenney says the Harper government has no intention of backing away from its income splitting pledge, despite a new ...

4 Hot Tory Topics

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

While many Canadians can't get enough of the Senate scandal, Conservative Party delegates meeting this weekend in Calgary say they are talking ab...

'Significant Challenge' On Tory Horizon

CBC | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Politics

As the Senate scandal continues to dominate the agenda on parliament hill and just days before the Conservative policy convention in Calgary, Conserv...

How Tony Clement Is Trying to Ruin My Retirement

David Martin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Recently, Treasury Board President Tony Clement reportedly floated a trial balloon which would see federal government retirees' annual health insurance premiums double. For my family, that would mean an extra $500 expense -- an amount which will add up to thousands of dollars over my lifetime. I deliberately chose to leave the private sector and join the government based on what was on offer.

The Next B.C. Conservative Leader?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SALMON ARM, B.C. - A Salmon Arm man who ran for the BC Conservatives during the provincial election in May is seeking a higher profile within the part...

The Tories: Canada's Founding Party?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party of Canada was mulling paying off Senator Mike Duffy’s $90,000 in improperly claimed living expenses, but refused when they sa...

Is Justin Trudeau A Conservative?

Tom Kott | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

Trudeau is trying to find a new niche for the Liberal Party. A preliminary look indicated that he is trying to take the Conservative party's old right-of-centre spot on the ideological spectrum. With fewer differences between the two parties, Trudeau's youth and vitality may come as an asset in 2015 when Canadians go to the polls.

There's Nothing Fair About Canada-China Trade

Diane Francis | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Last week, a casualty of China's unfair treatment of foreign investors spoke privately about the new trade deal signed between Ottawa and Beijing. Ottawa capitulated to China on everything. The deal, using a hockey metaphor, allows only a select few to play on Team Canada on a small patch of ice in China and to be fouled, without remedies or referees.

Memo to Harper: Don't Micromanage the Majority

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Ministers, their staff and individual MPs often find it almost impossible to get PMO to move away from a position or talking point that they have adopted. The micro-management style worked initially because in 2006 most staff and ministers were new at what they were doing. Micro-management and message control also worked because of the minority situation the government found itself in. Majority rule has changed that dynamic. All in all, there are Interesting times ahead if you sit on the backbenches of the government side.

When MPs Launch Sneak Attacks

Keith Beardsley | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

In Parliament, the one-minute Standing Order 31 was designed to give MPs an opportunity to highlight something of importance in their riding. By 2008 there was increasing pressure to use more of the SO 31s as attack pieces (sometimes all of them) to get the government talk points out. Today, this has become pretty much standard practice. In my opinion this has been one of the contributing factors to the caustic atmosphere you now see on a daily basis in the House of Commons.

Bring It On

CBC | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives and the Opposition New Democrats have drawn their political battle lines in time for the return of MPs to Parliament after a two-mon...

B.C. Conservatives Biggest Challenge? Themselves

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's upstart Conservatives are facing a familiar political enemy — themselves — as they prepare for what could be their m...