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It remains a highly sensitive subject for Canadians who spent the past decade being told the country was on the path to becoming a global energy super power.
Toronto Centre is a microcosm for a much larger battle.
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"He said, 'I don't need to listen to this sanctimonious crap.'"
If the recent frufrah over NDP candidate Linda McQuaig's comment that "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" is indicative of anything, it's that Canada's election cycle is in full spin. May all reasonableness and sensible dialogue and accountability be damned. Perhaps that's the blunt and singular reason behind the Conservative Party and Stephen Harper's outrage at McQuaig's entirely non-contentious assertion that, because of our international commitments to curtail global climate change, Canada won't exploit the entirety of its oil reserves.
EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate's remarks about leaving Alberta's oilsands in the ground reflects how poorly the issue is understood, say energy experts. To many, Toronto Centre can...
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Harper says comments about oilsands and climate change from NDP's Toronto Centre candidate are proof of party's 'not-so-hidden' agenda.
The Conservatives and Liberals pounced on the remarks this weekend.
Pitting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair against each other
"Premier Notley may be a member and supporter of Thomas Mulcair's NDP but as Premier of Alberta she must actively repudiate this crazy idea in the strongest terms possible,"
NDP hopeful Linda McQuaig may have come up short at the ballot box, but the battle to fill former Liberal MP Bob Rae's seat in the House of Commons resulted in a record haul for the local New Dem...
Liberals say campaign flyers in Toronto Centre depicting NDP Leader Tom Mulcair as "too angry" shouldn't be seen as proof the party resorted to negative attacks to win in Monday's federal byelection....
Justin Trudeau emerged the big winner from Monday's four federal byelections. At first glance, the results simply preserved the status quo: the Conservatives held on to two longtime Tory bastions in M...
OTTAWA — For decades, Ed Broadbent has been trying to get Canadians to care about the growing gap between the rich and the poor and the effect it is having on our democracy. Now, the former NDP leader...
Why is Bob Rae using a "back of the bus" analogy to defend his million-dollar mansion club? Does he realize that a number of Torontonians, and a number of voters, are indeed outsiders when it comes to this level of wealth and privilege? Borrowing the cloak of the less-fortunate to feign victimhood is too much to bear.
OTTAWA — The NDP and the Liberals may be locked in nasty war of words in the Toronto Centre by-election but New Democrats were big fans of Chrystia Freeland before she became the Grit candidate. NDP...
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is throwing cold water on the idea of his party raising taxes on the wealthy if it forms government even though a star candidate in Toronto supports such a tax hike.The...
TORONTO - Two celebrated authors and former journalists will be going head-to-head in an upcoming Toronto byelection, a race that's expected to show whether the Liberals or New Democrats will likely e...
TORONTO - The New Democrats and Liberals will elect their candidates for the upcoming byelection in a downtown Toronto riding Sunday, setting the stage for an epic battle in the next general election....
The NDP recently announced the candidacy of Linda McQuaig in the Toronto Centre byelection. The trouble with McQuaig is that she's one of the most iconic far-left cranks working in the Canadian punditscape today, and therefore a candidate that single-handedly flushes down the john any NDP aspirations of claiming the pragmatic middle of Canadian politics. If you can envision a cartoonishly extreme left-wing position on something, chances are Linda McQuaig's taken it over the years.
Toronto Star columnist and author Linda McQuaig has announced she will seek the New Democratic Party nomination in Toronto Centre. McQuaig is the third journalist to take the leap to politics in the...