federal election 2019

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
GUNTER: It looks like ‘screw the west’ is back in full swing

GUNTER: It looks like ‘screw the west’ is back in full swing

It’s 1980 all over again. In the federal election that year (the election that returned Pierre Trudeau to power after Joe Clark’s brief national recess), the unofficial motto of the Liberal war room
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
AGAR: Double standard’s obvious on blackface and Trudeau

AGAR: Double standard’s obvious on blackface and Trudeau

What are the chances blackface will be a Halloween costume this year? A week ago I would not have asked that question. A week ago I believed changing your skin colour to impersonate another race is
WARREN: Justin Trudeau deserves another shot – here’s why

WARREN: Justin Trudeau deserves another shot – here’s why

Justin Trudeau is the best candidate for Prime Minister in the 2019 federal election and deserves to be re-elected on October 21st. I have met Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, and Jagmeet Singh and have
EDITORIAL: Jagmeet Singh, a likable guy

EDITORIAL: Jagmeet Singh, a likable guy

The joke on talk radio for the longest time was “Jagmeet Who?” It spoke to what all political observers had been feeling for months. After the NDP leadership race, winner Jagmeet Singh seemed to go
LILLEY: Trudeau drops, Singh bounces as voters turn from Liberals

LILLEY: Trudeau drops, Singh bounces as voters turn from Liberals

It’s a nightmare situation for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals — the Bloc and NDP are rising and taking support straight from his camp. The latest poll conducted for the Sun as part of the DART
EDITORIAL: Scheer offers reasonable solution to Roxham Road

EDITORIAL: Scheer offers reasonable solution to Roxham Road

You wouldn’t know it from what most media and politicians are saying, but the illegal border crossing phenomenon at Roxham Road continues. The latest monthly data from the federal government reveals
FATAH: Jagmeet Singh won the debate – and now he has my vote

FATAH: Jagmeet Singh won the debate – and now he has my vote

Monday night’s debate was at best a comedy of errors. While there have been questions about the dual citizenship status of a couple candidates, it’s only Jagmeet Singh – the Canadian born in Canada –
GOLDSTEIN: Singh’s a rock star, but will it save the NDP?

GOLDSTEIN: Singh’s a rock star, but will it save the NDP?

Suddenly, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, dismissed as an also-ran at the start of the election campaign, has become its rock star. But will he be able to preserve the NDP’s official party status, meaning
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
MULCAIR: Bill 21 could prove decisive for voters even out of Quebec

MULCAIR: Bill 21 could prove decisive for voters even out of Quebec

Justin Trudeau used his willingness to at least consider challenging Quebec’s discriminatory Bill 21 to good effect in last night’s English language debate. He boasted that he was the only person on
EDITORIAL: Trudeau dodged the real issues at debate

EDITORIAL: Trudeau dodged the real issues at debate

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau got off easy on Monday evening’s debate. While the other party leaders certainly took a few shots at the incumbent Prime Minister, for the most part he skated away