Conservative Party of Canada

A Multicultural “Calculation” for the Conservatives

Tories once used moral values to win over immigrants - but foreign-born Vancouverites are now choosing the NDP or Liberals - leaving the Conservatives trailing third.

Tory bill for mentally ill man who killed his children tested in B.C. court

B.C. Supreme Court found Allan Schoenborn not criminally responsible for killings - but Crown wants him designated as high-risk accused based on laws passed two years ago.
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...
Child soldier, terrorism, Supreme Court of Canada, Omar Khadr

Ottawa wants Omar Khadr declared adult offender: case in Supreme Court today

OTTAWA — The case of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr returns to Canada's top court for a third time today. This time, the federal government is seeking to have him declared an adult...
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...
Canadian Supreme Court, doctor assisted suicide, right to die

Promised federal consultation on doctor-assisted dying hasn't materialized

OTTAWA — Two months after Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to consult widely on doctor-assisted dying, the federal government has yet to reveal how it intends to canvass Canadians' views on the...
Canadian politics, Conservative Party of Canada, Budget 2015, Joe Oliver

Baloney Meter: Did the Conservatives really pay down $37B in debt?

OTTAWA — "When our government first came to power, we worked hard to reduce Canada's substantial federal debt. We did it in short order, by more than $37 billion." — Finance Minister Joe Oliver's...
Canadian Politics, Budget 2015, Conservative Party of Canada, Joe Oliver, Stephe

Highlights of the 2015 federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Joe Oliver

OTTAWA — Highlights of the 2015-16 federal budget introduced Tuesday by Finance Minister Joe Oliver: — The budget is balanced, with a projected surplus of $1.4 billion this year, increasing to $4.8...
Canadian politics, Budget 2015, Joe Oliver, Conservative Party of Canada, foreig

Budget maintains freeze on foreign aid, but creates new lending institution

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver's election-year budget Tuesday extended Canada's freeze on foreign aid to the world's poorest people, but it also established a new development finance...