Canadian politics

What's motivating voters in British Columbia?

Leaders, candidates, ideas, and emotions including a desire for stability, change, and a small dollop of disgust are driving B.C. voters to the polls this election.
Federal minister Greg Rickford

Harper government appoints another oil and mining executive to NEB

The game is "rigged," critics say, and the National Energy Board is now a "pipeline approval" machine. This week, the Harper government appointed a Calgary resource development executive Murray Lytle...
Prime Minister Harper, Bruce Livesey, federal election 2015

Is Harper the worst PM in Canadian history? (Part 2)

Is Harper the best prime minister in Canada's history—or the worst? Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey speaks with legal experts, reporters and Harper observers in part two of this landmark...

Are Canada's emissions too small to matter, or too big to ignore? Take a look

We Canadians are failing to live up to our climate promises. Does it matter? Here's a chart to help you decide.
Canadian politics, NDP, Election 2015, Canada Post

NDP government would end phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery

OTTAWA — Canada Post's plan to end home mail delivery would become a dead letter if the NDP were to win the federal election this fall. The post office is in the second year of a controversial five-...
Stephen Harper, Canadian politics, Canadian economy, Conservative party

Harper worst PM on economic growth since Depression era, Trudeau claims

OTTAWA — "Prime Minister Harper has the worst record of any prime minister on economic growth since R. B. Bennett in the depths of the Great Depression." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Friday, May...
Thomas Mulcair, Tom Mulcair, NDP,

Mulcair vows to repeal Bill C-51 at NDP rally in Surrey

“The Liberals teamed up with Conservatives to pass the dangerous and ineffective Bill C-51... an NDP government would repeal Bill C-51,” NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said, garnering some of the loudest...
Canadian Politics, Canadian military, Sexual harassment, Sexual assault, NDP

More changes coming in wake of military sex misconduct report: ministers

OTTAWA — The military accepts and will implement all 10 recommendations from a hard-hitting report on sexual misconduct in the military, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday. And he said the...
Elizabeth May, Canadian politics, Bill C-51 Protest, Conservative, Liberal

Elizabeth May makes impassioned speech against Bill C-51

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May gave an impassioned speech against the controversial Bill C-51 yesterday, which passed third reading despite significant political opposition and public...
Alberta election, Bill C-51, Canadian politics, Conservative Party of Canada

Prentice's loss signals a tough time for Conservatives in Alberta

From the top down, Alberta's provincial election was tough for Conservatives. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Calgary southwest federal riding is now represented provincially by three NDP MLAs, and...