Bob Rae

Harper's former lobbying group looks to US for thoughts and ideas

Stephen Harper's former employer – the National Citizens Coalition – re-emerged in 2012 with an ad targeting Liberal leader Bob Rae. VO spoke to NCC's leader about Harper, hustings, and hatchet jobs.

#Robocall roundup: election scandal sparks twitter frenzy

A re-cap of the latest headlines, tweets and spoofs circulating the web over the ongoing robo-call scandal.

Liberals gain MP as Quebec New Democrat crosses Commons floor in surprise announcement

The federal NDP holds onto its sizable status in House of Commons, even as a prominent Thomas Mulcair supporter abandons ship for the Liberals.

Occupy Toronto at St. James Park draws thousands of protesters

As the Occupy Together movements happen all around the world, thousands of Occupy Toronto protesters met at the intersection of King St. and Bay St., the city’s financial district, before marching to...

Canada, U.S. reach agreement on $1-billion border security deal

The world's longest undefended border is getting a $1-billion makeover. To be modelled after the Canada-U.S. Smart Border Declaration, a strategy announced in late 2001, the new perimeter security...

Canada's new foreign minister hazy on history of Israeli Palestinian conflict

OTTAWA -- John Baird is acknowledging he's got some homework to do on the Conservative government's signature foreign policy in the Middle East. Baird, named foreign affairs minister by Prime...

Bob Rae named interim leader of federal Liberal party

OTTAWA -- Bob Rae has been chosen as interim leader of the devastated federal Liberal party. Rae had to give up his long-term leadership ambitions to take the interim post. The much-diminished...

Liberals balk at immediate leadership vote; Rae touted as interim leader

Debate begins on how to stretch out a decision for six months, and who should run things meantime.

Walking and chewing gum at the same time

In a speech in Toronto yesterday, Bob Rae, the Liberal party of Canada’s foreign affairs critic, ripped into Stephen Harper’s foreign policy as simplistic and dangerous. He said that said the...

Canada's future in Afghanistan

While Canada’s defence department is mapping out its biggest military exodus in almost 60 years, a spokesperson for BC troops said future training of the Afghan army is a grey area. The decision to...