MPs went to Kandahar in search of something that would give this ruinous adventure some deep meaning. The soldiers hated those travelling circuses almost as much as having to cart journalists around.
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae said Wednesday that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is downplaying the potential impact of Europe's economic crisis on Canada as he laid out his own vision for the country...
OTTAWA - Bob Rae is questioning whether payroll taxes are the best way to financially support out-of-work Canadians.The interim Liberal leader said Wednesday that forcing employees and employers to pa...
OTTAWA - Bob Rae is calling on federal Liberals to end decades-old turf wars and leadership feuds and throw open the doors of their party to all comers.The interim leader used blunt talk Saturday in a...
OTTAWA - Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae says he was saddled with debilitating anxiety and depression for the better part of a year when he was 24, but he wants other victims of mental illness to know...
Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel is not catching on with Canadians who rate her poorly on her competence, vision and trustworthiness as she trail
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We all want more social safety, but these initiatives won't get us there. Instead, the Conservatives are prepared to spend billions on policies that have long been discredited, and have no hope of any tangible return on investment.
Canadians remember the discussion that Jack Layton initiated on improving decorum and civility in the House. The question now becomes, how are the honourable members living up to their noble words?
We are a nation that flies economy, drinks Tim Hortons and wears khaki and plaid. But Gen. Walter Natynczyk's situation is, and should be, different. He needs to be a walking paradox -- a warrior and a diplomat, a genius with a common touch, a workaholic who never seems tired.
OTTAWA - Talk of a potential party merger between the federal New Democrats and Liberals is getting a cool reception from Canadian voters, according to a new poll.The Canadian Press Harris-Decima surv...
In the Toronto 18 case in which I testified five times over four years, it was clear that had there been no such legislation, the offences that the Superior Court found to be criminal would probably not have been denounced as required.
There have been some suggestions that the Liberals and NDP could cooperate in Question Period and this is a valid point. A united strategy could offer them the opportunity to hold the government to account. But any NDP leadership candidate proposing a merger will find out how quickly they lose support.
OTTAWA - Bob Rae won't let his controversial record as Ontario premier stop him from lambasting the Harper government's management of Canada's flagging economy.The interim Liberal leader said Wednesda...
OTTAWA - Bob Rae says the Harper government's dogmatic approach to deficit and tax reduction risks driving Canada into an economic ditch.The Liberal leader says flexibility is required to manage an ec...
OTTAWA — The Liberal Party is still a winning brand, MPs at the party's summer caucus insists, and they are setting out to earn the public's trust back. Liberal MPs and defeated candidates are gatheri...
OTTAWA - Veteran Liberal MP Denis Coderre says he favours merging his party with the New Democrats.But the Montreal MP seems to be a lone voice at a four-day Liberal caucus retreat to plot strategy fo...
The body of NDP Leader Jack Layton will lie in state in Ottawa and Toronto before his state funeral Saturday. The lying-in-state will be at the House of Commons foyer in Ottawa and will be open to the...
Minister of Transport Denis Lebel's Bloc Québécois story differs from that of Nycole Turmel's. He walked away from the separatist gang more than a decade ago, not months ago. And, of course, the biggest difference between them is that he's not the leader of the party.
Recently the mayor of Toronto pulled an 'all-nighter' to hear from approximately 300 of the roughly three million people who live in Toronto. But the process for 'meaningful consultation' was fatally flawed.
Bob Rae, a known quantity, versus the NDP's NycoleTurmel, an unknown quantity, should still give him the edge. Even if the media and the other parties allow her a short honeymoon period, the knives will be out soon enough and combat joined in the near future.
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae is on a cross-country tour in a quest to rebuild the party. Considering the disastrous results of the last election, it could be a long trip. Since the 2004 federal elec...
The Dadaab refugee camp is an ongoing saga of desperate human need. And with the $50 million Canada recently pledged being only a beginning to address the needs of the region, we must find other ways to leverage more support. Opening another camp would be a good place to start.
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - The federal Liberal party says uncertainty around the future of Montreal's decrepit Champlain Bridge is quickly going to become an international issue. Liberal interim...
In the end, Stephen Harper's short talk in Calgary was nothing more than a political speech with a bit of humour thrown into the mix. I wonder if the same folks attacking Harper's comments would consider Jack Layton's other comments as arrogant?
THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - When the Conservatives are kicking your butt by $10 million in fundraising each year, it might be time to try something new. For the Liberals, that something new is rippi...
CBC — Liberals are working hard this summer to rebuild the party, which is already thriving in the wake of a disastrous May 2 election result, interim Leader Bob Rae says. "The party is alive and well...
THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail can keep postmen from their rounds but apparently hot air will do the trick. Members of Parliament have already broken the rec...
To merge or not to merge, that is the question. At first glance, a merger of the New Democratic and Liberal parties might seem like the only way to defeat a Conservative majority government, but thing...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Shattered Liberals will wait up to two years to choose a new leader, hoping the delay will give them a fighting chance against rival parties bent on wiping them off C...
When the Speech from the Throne promised 'concrete action' on Aboriginal issues, I thought the proof would be in pudding -- the 2011 budget. But no, the government had totally abdicated their responsibility for our Aboriginal peoples.
You can bet your bottom Loonie that the biting, elegant prose of the WikiLeaks cable on the Liberal Party has exposed the weakness in political thinking at the very centre of the party under Ignatieff. They also show how astute American officials can be in assessing the political tea leaves.
The techniques that Stephen Harper has used to obliterate his opponents resemble the dumbing down, divisive and winner-take-all gladiator political culture of the U.S. That is largely our own fault. We have short attention spans and want quick fixes.