canadian politics

EDITORIAL: Get tough on ISIS followers

EDITORIAL: Get tough on ISIS followers

Terrorists walk freely among us. That is not a sensational statement. It’s the troubling truth — describing how at least 60 Canadians who went abroad to wage jihad alongside terror groups, such as
EDITORIAL: The ball is in Trudeau’s court to make government work

EDITORIAL: The ball is in Trudeau’s court to make government work

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been meeting with the leaders of opposition parties as well as the Premiers of various provinces to discuss making our fractured politics work. It is our hope that
GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

The success of Canada’s new minority Parliament, which will convene on Dec. 5, depends not on the opposition leaders but on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canadians collectively decided on Oct. 21
Federal staff find ‘doozy’ of an error in carbon tax fact sheet

Federal staff find ‘doozy’ of an error in carbon tax fact sheet

At least they found it. Access to Information documents reveal federal staff found a misquoted line from a study used in a confidential Department of Finance carbon tax “fact sheet” suspected to be
FUREY: What Canadian conservatism really needed was a Barry Goldwater

FUREY: What Canadian conservatism really needed was a Barry Goldwater

After Barack Obama was elected for a second term in 2012, the Republicans did a major post-mortem on what challenger Mitt Romney’s loss meant. The tone was that the GOP was relegated to the dustbin
EDITORIAL: Divided in some ways, but not others

EDITORIAL: Divided in some ways, but not others

There has been a lot of chatter this past week about how Canada is now a divided nation. Let’s take a look at the troubling ways in which this is true. But then let’s pause to recount the ways in
WARREN: It’s time for the feds to act on vaping

WARREN: It’s time for the feds to act on vaping

On Friday, the Province of Ontario announced a ban on vaping advertising in convenience stores and gas stations in response to concerns about the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth. Ottawa Mayor
KOESLAG: The agriculture sector has very real immigration needs

KOESLAG: The agriculture sector has very real immigration needs

Canada’s immigration discussions continue to be centred on numbers. How many refugees? How many economic immigrants? How many family members? At the same time the economic immigration policy has
FUREY: The government is getting more involved in Canadians’ lives – is this what we want?

FUREY: The government is getting more involved in Canadians’ lives – is this what we want?

The thing that really did it for me was the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, where the government chips in up to 10% of a down payment to anyone buying their first property. It’s not just for
TOWHEY: Canada spoke clearly Monday, but nobody heard them

TOWHEY: Canada spoke clearly Monday, but nobody heard them

Everybody lost in Monday’s election. The Liberals lost 27 seats in the House of Commons, compared to their results in 2015, and their majority government. The Conservatives gained 22 seats, but lost
‘THEY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED’: Federal employees sending too many English emails

‘THEY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED’: Federal employees sending too many English emails

A new report from the Official Languages Commissioner claims federal employees are writing too many emails in English, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. In an Access to Information letter,
EDITORIAL: Trudeau needs to learn to play well with others

EDITORIAL: Trudeau needs to learn to play well with others

The country is divided. There can be no denying it. On Monday, a couple hundred thousand more Canadians voted for Conservative candidates than for Liberal candidates. Yet the way the numbers broke
‘I WORK HARD’: Olympian Adam van Koeverden paddles way to victory for Liberals

‘I WORK HARD’: Olympian Adam van Koeverden paddles way to victory for Liberals

A track record of working hard and showing up with energy helped win the Milton riding in the federal election, says first-time candidate Adam van Koeverden. The star Liberal candidate and four-time
LILLEY: Trudeau win means a divided Canada

LILLEY: Trudeau win means a divided Canada

Even with the most seats Monday, the results are nothing short of a loss for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. Like most pundits, I predicted in 2015 that Trudeau would be at least a two-term prime
Controversial Conservative MP Leona Alleslev retains seat

Controversial Conservative MP Leona Alleslev retains seat

Controversial Conservative MP Leona Alleslev won the riding of Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill. Alleslev, who crossed the floor of Parliament in September 2018 to sit with Andrew Scheer’s
PARKDALE-HIGH PARK: Liberal MP Virani holds onto seat

PARKDALE-HIGH PARK: Liberal MP Virani holds onto seat

Liberal incumbent Arif Virani will have a second term in the riding of Parkdale — High Park. He was in a hard-fought bout with NDP candidate Paul Taylor. Virani was declared the winner later Monday
Voters see red in Davenport — again

Voters see red in Davenport — again

Talk about a tight race. Davenport Liberal candidate Julie Dzerowicz reclaimed the riding with 43.6% of the votes, narrowly defeating the NDP’s Andrew Cash who received 40.8%. The midtown,
WARREN: Candidates who will make Canada better for all

WARREN: Candidates who will make Canada better for all

This is the meanest and most personal election I can recall, but the 2019 federal election will end on Monday night. It is one of the shortest elections in Canadian history yet feels like one of the
ELECTION 2019: What could happen following Monday’s federal vote?

ELECTION 2019: What could happen following Monday’s federal vote?

A political party must win 170 of the total 338 seats to win a majority in the House of Commons. That ensures the governing party can pass legislation and implement its promises and mandates
Grit candidate apologizes for defending Trudeau blackface pics

Grit candidate apologizes for defending Trudeau blackface pics

Another member of Team Trudeau is in hot water over the blackface controversy. In a Sept. 28 radio interview posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Judy Sgro, federal Liberal candidate for Humber River-Black