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Trudeau's Concordia Speech Was Tired and Uninspired

Michael Eugenio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

Trudeau's speech was largely the same old rhetoric you'd expect to hear from any "progressive" politician about "wanting to create a better Canada, a better world." Obviously any politician with four hundred or so students staring down at him is going to say how much the youth are important and how they should go out and vote.

Trudeau's Abolition of Liberal Senators Changes Nothing

Daniel Dickin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Originally published for the Prince Arthur Herald Justin Trudeau has banished all 32 Liberal Senators from the Liberal caucus, yet he's managed to ...

Why Trudeau's Senate Agenda is Both Confused and Confusing

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

What's all this junk about getting some expert panel to appoint the Senators? Ol' Pepall thinks that sounds like the "Guardian Council in Tehran," and he's not in favour of turning Canada into a fundamentalist Islamic theocracy, which I think we can all agree is the real crux of this issue.

A Troubling 2013 for Justin Trudeau's Liberals

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Trudeau has been completely unable to define the Liberal Party or Trudeau brand under his leadership. On second thought, in Trudeau's first eight months as Liberal leader, he has said a lot. He just hasn't said the right things to make him worthy of leading this country.

It's All Natural

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says he's not about to curtail his unscripted, accessible approach to politics in a bid to avoid making gaffes.And he thinks C...

It's Time for a Closer Look at Trudeau's Strategy

Patrick Gossage | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Patrick Gossage

Anyone who actually analyzes the dramatic uptick in Liberal fortunes, both in the polls and in voters in the recent byelections might conclude that there is in fact an ongoing, well thought out incremental strategy which may well position Justin Trudeau as a real threat to Harper in the next federal election.

Why We Should Admire Justin Trudeau's Answer Instead of Mocking It

Blake Bromley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

My views of China are too conflicted for me to name it as the country I most admire. However, I remain grateful that Justin Trudeau had the intellectual courage to encourage Canadians to learn from China. If we want healthy political discourse in our country, we must listen and learn when politicians answer questions with responses that are honest rather than poll tested. If our politicians are not willing to study and learn from China, Canada is not benefiting from the political leadership we need.

Trudeau A Shrewd 'Political Animal'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is a shrewd "political animal" with "innate political skills," someone whom former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says will ...

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Brand Problems

Daniel Dickin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

One of the first orders of business for new political party leaders is the branding of their party. What will their party stand for? What will they do if elected? How will their policies help Canadian families? The Liberals and the media together have been closely watching Justin Trudeau since he became leader. They want to see what Trudeau's brand will be. So far, his biggest alignment has been with illegal activity. Not a great start.

Trudeau: Canada Should Accept More Syrian Refugees

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Canada should be doing more to admit refugees from the bloody conflict in Syria.Trudeau said Friday he wa...

Bloc To Trudeau And Mulcair: Go Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Two federal party leaders weighed in on Quebec's controversial religion plan Wednesday despite an admonition by the Bloc Quebecois that the...

The Root of Harper's Conservative Strategy

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

Stephen Harper is not interested in root causes or academic debates. When Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suggested in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that acts of terrorism are best seen in the context of their social causes, Harper swiftly rejected the idea which points beyond anti-terrorism legislation and partisan spats to the deeper roots of Conservative strategy.

Harper Fine With Tax-Funded Mail Campaign Against Trudeau

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there's nothing wrong with using taxpayers' dollars to finance a bulk-mail campaign against Justin Trudeau...

Media Bites: the Trudeau Media Bias Is Not What it Seems

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg As we await formal notice of Trudeau II's coronation, take a quick survey our nation's top papers. You'll find (at best) mostly cautious statements of conditional interest in a mildly competent politician whose greatest talent is exceeding low expectations. To be sure, the press does have a pro-Trudeau bias, but it's a bias of interest more than affinity.

Four Myths About Justin Trudeau Debunked

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

Justin Trudeau is about to head into the national Liberal leadership vote heavily ahead of the competition, with little changing since he first announced his running back in the fall. Below are several of the most often used reasons, and perhaps some perspective on addressing those reasons and hopefully alleviating some of the hesitation in supporting another Trudeau to right the ship and lead the new Liberals in the 2015 election.

With Garneau Gone, the Liberal Party Is Truly Lost

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

My congratulations to Justin Trudeau. My condolences to the Liberal Party of Canada. With Marc Garneau's recent withdrawal from the race for the party leadership, the "battle" is all but won. Marc Garneau offered a glimmer of hope for the optimists amongst us who wished to see a Liberal who might give the Conservatives a run for their money in 2015.

Trudeau Gets His Wish: Voter Registration Extended

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Registration to vote in the federal Liberal leadership race has been extended for another week, a move likely to help Justin Trudeau consolid...

Garneau Accuses Trudeau Of Hiding

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Marc Garneau is credible, likable, celebrated, looks like a statesman and when it comes to being experienced it really doesn't get much better than be...

WATCH: Trudeau's Back In The Ring

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics

Look who's back in the boxing ring. Federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau got a few punches in on Friday at Winnipeg's Pan Am Boxing...

The Liberals Deserve Better Than Justin

Werner Patels | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Werner Patels

Justin Trudeau is a leadership hopeful who can't figure out what he wants to stand for. Gun registry? Yes and No. Support Quebec separatists? Yes and No. Albertans good people? Yes and No. Doesn't the Liberal Party deserve better? Shouldn't the race be more than baton-twirling and swimsuit competitions?

Trudeau Ends 2012 With a Photo Finish

Michael Qaqish | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Michael Qaqish

As most of us were busy with family and friends over the Christmas break, one Federal Liberal leadership hopeful was occupied with strategically advancing his lead over the rest. Perhaps most surprising was the fact that it was the perceived front runner, Justin Trudeau.

Shame on Anti-Muslims for Criticizing Trudeau

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Anti-Muslim bigots have gone too far in criticizing Justin Trudeau for his anticipated speech at a major Islamic conference that is going to be held towards the end of the month in Toronto. I find it disheartening to have hate-mongers trying to muzzle a convention like this one where people gather from all over the continent to nourish their souls.

Trudeau's Love of Guns and Lattés Gives Him an Edge

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

After spending his years in Parliament defending the long-gun registry, and voting to keep the registry, Justin Trudeau decided he would call the long-gun registry a failure. With the Liberals in desperate need of resuscitation, appealing to rural voters in this manner does not exactly lend credence to the theory that the man is all hair and no brain. A dynamic, young politician who likes his guns as much as he likes his lattés? Perhaps the Conservatives should be worried.

Long-Gun Registry 'A Failure'

CBC | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau called the long-gun registry "a failure" during an Ontario campaign stop in the Conservative riding of Gle...

Turning The Tables On Trudeau

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau has come under criticism for his comments about Alberta in the place where he made them in an interview two years ago — Qu...