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Liberal Party

Candidates Trudeau and Dosanjh rattle Tories' cage on family reunification and citizenship

DECISION 2011: Liberal MPs delight party faithful, woo ethnic vote with attack on Conservative policy.

Lois Lane is a Liberal

DECISION 2011: Canadian actress Margot Kidder urges "closet Liberals" to come out on election day.

Sunday’s Almost-All-Candidates Meeting in the West End

The moderator explained that the missing candidate had a last-minute conflict. So they went on without her.

Project Democracy website educates Canadians on strategic voting in federal campaign

Canadians tend to be a left-leaning bunch. Because of our 'first-past-the-post' voting system, however, we can end up with a Conservative majority government with just 35 percent of the popular vote...

No coalition with NDP, Michael Ignatieff insists

"No coalition with anybody. We want to elect a Liberal government -- nothing else," Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff told The Vancouver Observer yesterday during a talk at Langara College last...

Time for a leader we can trust

DECISION 2011: May 2 will spell an end to a cynical, divisive government.

In Harperland, hypocrisy, cynicism and deceit

Five years ago, a third of the country decided to give the newly branded Conservative Party a trial run. We wanted a change, but we didn’t know if we could trust Stephen Harper. So Canadians gave him...

To Stand on Guard for Thee

 The Harper government announced on February 8th a brand new award, to honour individuals and groups in Canada and around the world who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in...

The deep democracy of a Canadian Town Meeting with Michael Ignatieff

Nothing in me is smug about the safety of Canada. I'm an American on the brink of becoming a Canadian citizen and I’m here tonight to see how we conduct our political discourse.