federal election 2019

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
WARREN: Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

WARREN: Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

Andrew Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made before the election. Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made during the election. But Conservatives should
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
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
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
‘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
MANDEL: Ousted Liberal Jane Philpott fails to win as independent

MANDEL: Ousted Liberal Jane Philpott fails to win as independent

STOUFFVILLE, Ont. — If this federal election were a morality tale with a happy ending, ousted Jane Philpott should have won as an independent after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked her out for
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
Canada gives Trudeau back his job – with conditions

Canada gives Trudeau back his job – with conditions

Canadians gave Justin Trudeau another chance but kept him on a shorter leash. The federal Liberal Party was reduced to a minority government which means it will need to seek support from opponents.
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
PROMISES, PROMISES: A checklist of party promises for voters

PROMISES, PROMISES: A checklist of party promises for voters

Scandals received the most attention during the 43rd federal election, but there’s plenty of ideas to ponder when going through the party platforms. There’s broad consensus on what many of the issues
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