2015 federal election

Harjit Sajjan, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, Vancouver

Trudeau appoints two Vancouver MPs to cabinet

Vancouver Granville's Jody Wilson-Raybould and Vancouver South's Harjit Sajjan have big shoes to fill as federal ministers.
Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party, 2015 federal election

How one Liberal political advisor shaped Trudeau's historic win

The Conservatives flagged Justin Trudeau as "just not ready," but Liberal campaign political advisor Gerald Butts had other ideas.
Catherine McKenna, Ottawa, Environment Minister, Paris climate talks

Canada has high expectations for new Environment Minister Catherine McKenna

To start, she'll be in Bonn, Germany next week for international talks about climate change, ahead of the global leaders summit in Paris.
Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada, swearing-in ceremony, Rideau Hall, Otta

Trudeau takes oath of office, announces new cabinet ministers

As promised, half of his 30 cabinet ministers are women.
Sandy Garossino, Vancouver Observer, National Observer

Sandy Garossino new associate editor at National Observer

Since August, her columns have attracted enormous attention. We can take a hint.
Re-elected Liberal MP Hedy Fry triumphant election night Mychaylo Prystupa

Liberals sweep BC in federal election

A red wave of Trudeau optimism swept B.C., boosting the Liberals’ seat count in the province from two to 14, in one of the best showings for the Liberals according to the party. “We did it! We did it...
First Nations, Justin Trudeau, 2015 federal election, Derek Nepinak

Indigenous leaders hope for better relationships with Trudeau government

It's a new government with new possibilities.

Canadian politics plays out on formal US stage: Mayor trashes Harper gov't in DC

WASHINGTON — Federal campaign politics played out on a foreign stage Thursday, with a high-profile Washington audience hearing the progressive mayor of Vancouver express hope of change from Canada's...
Larry Koopman, NDP, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

NDP candidate Larry Koopman urges people to vote for beliefs, not against Conservatives

“I’m a strong believer that people should vote for what they believe in and not vote for something they’re against," Koopman said.

"Indigenous lives matter," says Mulcair at Vancouver rally

Greeted by passionate cheers on his West Coast stop, Mulcair demands inquiry into those slain or vanished and promises to step up efforts to save Syria's refugees.