Liberal Convention

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'We Are Not Going To Be Raising Taxes'

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he did not actively court retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie but he's happy the veteran chose to join the Liberal Party. Trudeau, in a wide-ranging inter...
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A Nod To Dad's 'Fair Society'

MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau wowed his first Liberal convention since taking the helm of the party with an impassioned speech on Saturday that was long on values, dotted with partisan jabs but short on d...
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No Tax Hikes, But Maybe Deficits

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau will not raise taxes, but he may run deficits. And that’s OK with many of the candidates who want to carry the Liberal party’s banner during the next federal election. Scott...
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The NDP Are Losers Again

Whomever is in charge of event scheduling for the federal New Democrats ought to be fired today -- how in heavens did the NDP wind up holding its all-important policy convention on the same weekend the Liberals were to crown their new leader? Were Christmas eve and day already booked at the convention centre?
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Wynning

TORONTO - Working with the opposition parties, repairing relations with teachers and dealing with the Liberal government's past mistakes are some of the top priorities for the woman who will become On...
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'Don't Screw It Up'

TORONTO - Following a tribute from his party, an emotional Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has said his final goodbyes at the convention that will choose his successor on Saturday.Surrounded by his la...
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B.C. Liberals Rally The Faithful

WHISTLER, B.C. - British Columbia's Liberals are barely able to contain their glee at what they are calling the implosion of the upstart B.C. Conservative Party, but some Tories aren't prepared to han...
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I am a Liberal. And I am Canadian.

A compelling leadership requires a relevant vision. That's what the Liberal Party historically has provided Canadians. In the last few years, many Liberals have let their memories become greater than their dreams. Canadians want to hear about our dreams more than they want to be educated about our past.
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Why Liberals Should Support Legalizing Pot

The Liberal Party needs to brand itself unambiguously as being the only political party in Canada that is both socially progressive and fiscally responsible. Legalizing marijuana means we'll be spending time and resources chasing real criminals so we can truly ensure safe streets and communities.

Liberal Convention Diary: Wrap-up

After some much-needed sleep, I can now comment on the extraordinary things that happened this weekend at the Liberal Convention. One, the hugely positive buzz of a political party bent on renewal, and the buzz from the results of votes on policy and on people that contributed to that sense of renewal, were amazing. The vote to include "supporters" and not just members in deciding the next Leader is one I'm proud to say I voted for.

Liberals Vote To Legalize Marijuana

The Liberal Party of Canada has voted to legalize pot. Seventy-seven per cent of delegates at the Liberals' biennial convention told their party's leadership Sunday morning that they want a future Li...
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Youth Rocked the Liberal Convention

This did not look like a party on the brink of extinction. Young Liberals at the convention should be proud of their role and organizing ability. Their success should bolster efforts of many to educate young Canadians on the importance of our democracy and their voice within it.