Canada Tories

Harper's Use of Fear as a Political Strategy Is Very Familiar

Adam Bunch | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Adam Bunch

"Fear is not a policy. It is not an election platform," Stephen Lewis, the former NDP leader, recently declared during a campaign speech. "Using fear to get power suggests a deep and abiding cynicism." It does. But it can also be an effective strategy. It has been for centuries. It distracts.

How Federal Leaders Will Try To Seal The Deal With Voters

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP appears to be losing steam, the Liberals are holding steady, and support for the Conservatives is on the rise.

Kenney Says Tories Would Expand Canada's Special Forces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics

The Tories are framing the measure as a way to ensure Canada is able to confront international security threats around the world.

Hoax Website Solicits Money For 'Conservative Legacy Fund'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is not a Conservative Party of Canada website."

Federal Party Leaders Trying To Shift Focus To Taxation, Health Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Questions surrounding Canada's role in alleviating the refugee crisis in the Middle East continue to dominate headlines.

Canadian Labour Unions Prepare To Launch Major Anti-Harper Offensive

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Workers say their assault will begin shortly after Labour Day and will be the culmination of months of preparation.

In Election Campaign Warm-Up, Tories Try Not To Overheat

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Politics

In an 11-week-campaign, you can't have anyone burning out.

Liberal Plan To Scrap Balanced Budget Law Slammed By Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics

“Justin is clearly unwilling to meet the requirements of the law because he has no plan nor intention of ever running balanced budgets.”

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.