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S-201: NDP Blasts Liberals For Trying To Gut Genetic Discrimination Bill

(8) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 4:33 PM

In an unusual twist, New Democrats were able to ask and answer their own query in question period Friday while calling out Liberals for gutting a bill that seeks to outlaw genetic discrimination.

Veteran NDP MP David Christopherson rose to address the fate of Bill S-201, championed by...

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M-103: Tories Wonder What Islamophobia Means, Months After House Denounced It

(91) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 6:10 PM

Political battle lines have been drawn over the specific definition of Islamophobia, even though the House of Commons unanimously agreed last October to condemn it in "all forms."

In question period Thursday, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly delivered a message to Conservatives who have said they will not support...

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Liberal MP Accuses Tories Of Laughing At Amarjeet Sohi's Past Career As Bus Driver

(130) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 6:03 PM

A Liberal MP called out a few unnamed Conservatives for supposedly laughing at Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi’s past as a public transit bus driver.

Sohi, who immigrated to Canada from India as a teenager, worked as a bus driver for more than a decade before he was elected to Edmonton...

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M-103: Liberal Government Will Support Iqra Khalid's Motion Condemning Islamophobia

(359) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 2:50 PM

Federal Liberals will support a backbencher’s motion calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia and study the best ways to quell an “increasing public climate of hate and fear.”

Motion 103, tabled by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid last December and set for debate Wednesday, has sparked divisions among Conservatives and...

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Justin Trudeau Isn't Trying To Be The World's Anti-Trump

(56) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 10:43 PM

Justin Trudeau never asked to be anointed the "anti-Trump."

After his first face-to-face meeting with the U.S. president in Washington Monday, Canada’s prime minister made it clear that he won’t be the one to pick up that mantle.

But those eager to read between the lines are, it seems, invited...

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Murray Rankin: Trudeau 'Spreading Alternative Facts' After Breaking Electoral Reform Pledge

(71) Comments | Posted February 10, 2017 | 1:40 PM

New Democrats are accusing the prime minister of spreading his own “alternative facts” when it comes to the abandoned Liberal pledge to reform Canada’s voting system.

NDP House Leader Murray Rankin used the phrase, coined by an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in question period Friday. Rankin...

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Harjit Sajjan Pressed By Tories On 'Danger Pay' Issue Impacting Troops In Kuwait

(72) Comments | Posted February 9, 2017 | 5:32 PM

A defence minister who is a veteran of three combat tours in Afghanistan attempted to fend off accusations Thursday that the government he serves is pinching pennies when it comes to soldiers in harm’s way.

Harjit Sajjan was pressured by Conservatives in question period over revelations from CTV...

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Bombardier Deal Shows Trudeau Needs New Negotiating Team Before Meeting Trump: Ambrose

(193) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 5:22 PM

Canada is “screwed” if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau negotiates with Donald Trump the same way he did with Bombardier, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose charged in question period Wednesday.

The remark yielded an unusual reaction from Trudeau, who remained seated after the barb.

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Karina Gould Defends First-Past-The-Post System Maryam Monsef Once Called 'Antiquated'

(12) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 1:11 PM

Call it the tale of two democratic institutions ministers.

As the Liberal government walks away from electoral reform, new minister Karina Gould has taken the uncomfortable step of defending the first-past-the-post system her predecessor called “antiquated,” mere months ago.

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Former democratic...

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Ambrose Presses Trudeau On Greyhound Attacker Seeking Absolute Discharge

(38) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 7:15 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was careful not to directly comment Tuesday on a person with schizophrenia who is seeking an absolute discharge, years after beheading a fellow Greyhound bus passenger.

Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose started question period by asking about the man once known as Vincent Li, who

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Deepak Obhrai Bashes 'Radical Islam' Event At Manning Networking Conference

(31) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 11:27 AM

Tory leadership candidate Deepak Obhrai has called out the conservative think tank named after his one-time leader for an upcoming discussion it will host on the “rising threat of radical Islam.”

Obhrai, a Calgary MP who was first elected under the Reform banner in 1997, sent a letter to Preston...

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New Democrats Try To Use Trudeau's Words On Electoral Reform Against Him

(93) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 5:23 PM

New Democrats are asking how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can walk away from electoral reform when, mere weeks ago, he said that abandoning such a promise wouldn’t reflect how he was raised.

In question period Monday, NDP democratic reform critic Nathan Cullen and MP Alexandre Boulerice got personal with the...

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Andrew Scheer Asks Supporters If 'Decline Of Traditional Values' Is Most Pressing Issue

(34) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 12:47 PM

A Conservative leadership hopeful is asking supporters if they think the most pressing issue in Canada is the “decline of traditional values” or “out of control political correctness.”

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Andrew Scheer speaks at a Conservative Party of Canada leadership forum in Winnipeg on Jan....

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Liberal MP Adam Vaughan Is Tired Of People Insulting Toronto

(26) Comments | Posted February 3, 2017 | 2:26 PM

Toronto may be the city that some Canadians love to hate but it seems at least one MP has had enough.

Liberal Adam Vaughan rose in the House of Commons Friday to defend Canada’s largest city and throw some subtle jabs at a Conservative leadership candidate who has been accused...

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Brad Trost Brags About Voting Against ‘Gender Equality Week'

(53) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 1:39 PM

A Conservative leadership hopeful claims he was fighting back against the “radical, looney left” when he became the only MP to vote against a private member’s bill to establish a “Gender Equality Week.”

Saskatchewan MP Brad Trost made the comment in an email to supporters Thursday, with the subject line:...

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New Democrats Call Trudeau A 'Liar' For Scrapping Electoral Reform

(127) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 5:43 PM

New Democrats embittered by the Liberal government’s about-face on electoral reform have publicly blasted Canada’s prime minister as a “liar.”

It’s a charge that saw one NDP MP lose a question in the House of Commons Wednesday for unparliamentary language, and later apologize for letting anger get the best of...

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Banner Listing Victims Of Quebec Mosque Attack Hung At Kellie Leitch's Office

(24) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 11:59 AM

A banner listing the names of the six men killed in a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque this week was hung from the constituency office of Conservative MP and leadership candidate Kellie Leitch.

Images of Leitch’s office in Collingwood, Ont. surfaced online early Wednesday.

“Hate puts us all...

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Mulcair Pushes Trudeau To Stand Up Against Trump's 'Racism And Hatred'

(38) Comments | Posted January 31, 2017 | 4:53 PM

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is pushing the prime minister to publicly denounce, on behalf of all Canadians, what he has called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

Mulcair rose during question period Tuesday to condemn Trump’s controversial executive order to temporarily halt immigration for people from seven Muslim-majority nations and...

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Trudeau Tells Canadian Muslims: 'We Will Love You And We Will Stand With You'

(133) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 3:29 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the more than one million Canadian Muslims coming to grips with a bloody terrorist attack at a Quebec City mosque must know they are loved and not alone in their pain.

“Thirty-six million hearts are breaking with yours,” Trudeau said in the House of Commons...

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Charlie Angus: Quebec Mosque Shooting A Wake-Up Call About Rising Intolerance

(62) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 11:51 AM

A prominent NDP MP says a horrific shooting attack on a Quebec City mosque is a wake-up call for Canadians patting themselves on the back amid rising intolerance.

Charlie Angus, who is mulling a run for his party's leadership, made the remark in a Facebook post Sunday that...

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