federal election 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Trudeau has a short memory when it comes to the fate of Ontario Liberals

GUEST COLUMN: Trudeau has a short memory when it comes to the fate of Ontario Liberals

By AARON WUDRICK and JASMINE PICKEL It’s strange to watch Liberal leader Justin Trudeau focus his campaign attacks on Ontario Premier Doug Ford, instead of his true electoral opponent, Conservative
TOWHEY: Canada’s soldiers never top of mind at election time

TOWHEY: Canada’s soldiers never top of mind at election time

National Defence is not a top-of-mind issue in this federal election. Frankly, it rarely is. Fortunately, Canada does not face regular, imminent perils in this fraught world. But, Canadians have often
MARIN: No mojo Trudeau — Four takeaways from French debate

MARIN: No mojo Trudeau — Four takeaways from French debate

Four take-aways from last Wednesday’s French federal leadership debate: First, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is one heck of a debater. He was articulate and able to speak with
LILLEY: Why Trudeau’s reckless deficit spending matters

LILLEY: Why Trudeau’s reckless deficit spending matters

Deficits don’t matter, that’s what I’ve been told in the week since Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveiled a platform last Sunday with deficits as far as the eye could see. Maybe they don’t matter to
Donato, Oct. 6

Donato, Oct. 6

Andy Donato
MALCOLM: Two-plane Trudeau’s hypocrisy knows no bounds

MALCOLM: Two-plane Trudeau’s hypocrisy knows no bounds

Liberal hypocrisy knows no bounds. Not only are the Trudeau Liberals using two planes to criss-cross the country, they’re excusing their excessive carbon emissions by writing cheques to enviro
SNOBELEN: Trudeau bypassed character tests that prepare people for leadership

SNOBELEN: Trudeau bypassed character tests that prepare people for leadership

American celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz, no stranger to moral dilemmas, has an interesting take on hypocrisy. He observed, “Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground.
BONOKOSKI: Trudeau buys clear conscience with carbon credits

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau buys clear conscience with carbon credits

What the travelling media knew from the get-go — that Justin Trudeau and key political staff have been flying two jetliners as they crisscross the country in their 2019 campaign, just like in 2015 —
Liberal candidate apologizes for past racist, homophobic and sexist social media posts

Liberal candidate apologizes for past racist, homophobic and sexist social media posts

From the party that preaches tolerance, inclusion, and equality, this isn’t a good look. Jaime Battiste, the federal Liberal candidate for the Nova Scotia riding of Sydney-Victoria, has apologized
BONOKOSKI: Trudeau’s ego-driven foreign aid exposed by cavalier $50M tweets

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau’s ego-driven foreign aid exposed by cavalier $50M tweets

One suspects thousands, if not millions, in Canada and around the world who are Twitter addicts spewed their coffees halfway across the room when Justin Trudeau, as prime minister, blasely sent out
EDITORIAL: Realigning foreign aid makes a lot of sense

EDITORIAL: Realigning foreign aid makes a lot of sense

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently made provocative remarks at the United Nations, which bordered on threats of commencing a nuclear war against India. The country has previously been accused
BONOKOSKI: Liberals’ fiscal projections don’t even mention ‘deficit’

BONOKOSKI: Liberals’ fiscal projections don’t even mention ‘deficit’

When the unofficial organ of the Liberal Party — the Toronto Star — has its economics columnist slamming the margin of error in Justin Trudeau’s estimates as “enormous,” it’s time to fact check if you
LILLEY: Doug Ford really isn’t a factor in the federal election

LILLEY: Doug Ford really isn’t a factor in the federal election

Can we all stop saying that Doug Ford will be the deciding factor in the federal election? We are living in a bizarre world where the Conservatives won’t say his name and the Liberals won’t stop
FUREY: Facebook ‘fact check’ censors Sun column critiquing Liberals

FUREY: Facebook ‘fact check’ censors Sun column critiquing Liberals

Every day, social media manager Cathy Leal puts together graphics for a popular Facebook page belonging to a Canadian business advocacy group. The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses
KINSELLA: Why, Andrew Scheer, aren’t you a shoo-in?

KINSELLA: Why, Andrew Scheer, aren’t you a shoo-in?

So, Andrew. You don’t mind if I call you Andrew, do you? It’s better than what I sometimes used to call you, which was Blandy Andy. I stopped calling you that because you figured out a way to make the
MALCOLM: Trudeau’s yearbook tells a bigger story

MALCOLM: Trudeau’s yearbook tells a bigger story

Flipping through the pages of the 2000 and 2001 West Point Grey Academy (WPGA) yearbooks, we see a different side of our progressive prime minister. The shocking image of Justin Trudeau with painted
LILLEY: Trudeau embarks on spendapalooza to win over voters

LILLEY: Trudeau embarks on spendapalooza to win over voters

In the lead up to the 2015 election, Justin Trudeau made two comments that were mocked relentlessly. He said that “the budget will balance itself,” and that he wanted to grow the economy, “from the
HOT RACES: Winning over the 905 opens strong path to election victory

HOT RACES: Winning over the 905 opens strong path to election victory

Surrounding the City of Toronto is a mantle of ridings that almost always ends up draped over the winning party on federal election day. “The 905 remains the gateway to government,” DART Insight and
GUEST COLUMN: Candidates ignore federal budget on campaign trail

GUEST COLUMN: Candidates ignore federal budget on campaign trail

By Tegan Hill and Jake Fuss, Special to Postmedia Network Unless you’ve been living underground, you’ve already heard plenty from party leaders this federal election, which is less than two weeks old.
GUNTER: Trudeau’s camping pledge is peak privilege

GUNTER: Trudeau’s camping pledge is peak privilege

Now Justin Trudeau’s privilege truly is showing. I’m talking about Trudeau’s announcement Thursday that the planet can be saved and the plight of the urban poor reversed if only we would spend gobs of