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TOWHEY: 3 must-learn lessons for Canada’s Conservatives

TOWHEY: 3 must-learn lessons for Canada’s Conservatives

Canadian conservatives had high hopes for a win in October’s federal election. They didn’t get one. Now, conservatives are hoping Justin Trudeau’s minority government doesn’t last long and Canada will
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
GUNTER: Conservatives must dump Scheer before next election

GUNTER: Conservatives must dump Scheer before next election

One thing that’s certain, a Liberal minority is going to be expensive. The last time Canada had a Liberal minority propped up by the NDP was under Pierre Trudeau between 1972 and 1974. In order to
BONOKOSKI: If Trudeau had learned a lesson, it totally escaped him

BONOKOSKI: If Trudeau had learned a lesson, it totally escaped him

So, after 40 days and 40 nights of raining the cat calls and dog whistles that led to a minority Liberal government, Canadians who stayed up into the early hours to listen to Justin Trudeau’s speech
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
GOLDSTEIN: Electing Trudeau means more carbon taxes

GOLDSTEIN: Electing Trudeau means more carbon taxes

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau winning the most seats in Monday’s election, Canadians will pay escalating carbon taxes for years to come. That was always true whether he won a majority government,
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
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
EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

In 2015, Canadians took a gamble and elected a Justin Trudeau government. Stephen Harper had been in power for nine years and voters were looking for something new. Trudeau checked the right boxes and
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
MARIN: ‘Austerity’ beats mortgaging your children’s future

MARIN: ‘Austerity’ beats mortgaging your children’s future

Why has austerity become such a bad word in this federal election? Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes it sound like a dirty word in attacking Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s election plank. If
GOLDSTEIN: Elect Trudeau? No more pipelines

GOLDSTEIN: Elect Trudeau? No more pipelines

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s star Liberal candidates — prominent Quebec environmental activist Steven Guilbeault — says it’s unlikely Canada will ever build another pipeline under
BONOKOSKI: Who else but Trudeau finds a new low in honouring Persons Day?

BONOKOSKI: Who else but Trudeau finds a new low in honouring Persons Day?

With only a day left before Canada goes to the polls, the Trudeau Liberals continue to take low-level shots in the strangest of places and therefore where they are least expected to be found. Friday
Race for vote remains tight as election day nears

Race for vote remains tight as election day nears

Voting day is Monday but as of now the federal election remains too close to call, according to polling firm Campaign Research. The company released a poll of 2,000 Canadians on Friday and with an
SIMS: Carbon taxes will cost you

SIMS: Carbon taxes will cost you

Canadians got a hint of what their carbon tax burden could become during the federal election debate when leaders argued over the Paris emissions targets. “We have reached three-quarters of the way to
WUDRICK: A minority government could be an expensive proposition

WUDRICK: A minority government could be an expensive proposition

As Canadians prepare to head the ballot box on Monday, most opinion polls suggest a tight race between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, with either party unlikely to win an
TOWHEY: Affordability is the ballot box question

TOWHEY: Affordability is the ballot box question

The ballot box question in this federal election boils down to this: Which government can I afford? There’s been a lot of talk, a lot of promises, and more than enough scandal. But, before you cast
KINSELLA: Why Trudeau’s popularity is plummeting

KINSELLA: Why Trudeau’s popularity is plummeting

Justin Trudeau is less popular than Donald Trump. Say it aloud, so that those still considering voting for Trudeau can hear you. Because, you know, Donald Trump. The most sexist, most racist, most
OLIVER: Justin Trudeau has lost his legitimacy to govern

OLIVER: Justin Trudeau has lost his legitimacy to govern

Justin Trudeau had remarkable staying power in the face of all the policy failures, broken promises and personal misconduct. However, his tarnished brand has finally lost its lustre, with some polls
BONOKOSKI: The government we end up electing is a mirror of ourselves

BONOKOSKI: The government we end up electing is a mirror of ourselves

A week from now, it will be over except for the crying, and Canada will get the government it deserves. That’s the line, right? It was first coined by the 19th-century French philosopher Joseph de