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Leadership Watch: O’Leary faces questions about campaign finances and the NDP fills out its field

The field of candidates vying to take on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has grown in the last few weeks, with a slew of new personalities elbowing their way into the crowd — and more to come. For the

Green party holds the balance of power for first time in Canadian history after BC election

At the end of an up-and-down election campaign, British Columbia has voted, reducing the Liberals to a minority government and granting the Green party the balance of power. As the votes poured in

Jagmeet Singh ends speculation, jumps into NDP leadership race

The race to lead the federal New Democratic Party has finally gotten a shake-up, as Ontario provincial politician Jagmeet Singh jumped into the fray. At an announcement in Brampton, north of Toronto,

Is there a millionaire vacation double-standard in Canadian politics?

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend Eve, Canadian readers! (See? Being a constitutional monarchy has its perks.) Let’s get right to your questions, starting with the apparently perennially topical

Canada’s new wave of Indigenous politicians are already making their mark

Adorned with statues symbolic of Canada’s colonial history, the Manitoba Legislature building stands on the banks of the Assiniboine River. Wab Kinew was six years old the first time he came to the

It is very hard to use foreign money to influence Canadian elections

Happy slightly belated Victoria Day, Vice-istas! Let’s get started with a perennial-ish topic experiencing a sudden resurgence in the headlines, courtesy of a still-unseen-but-allegedly-incendiary

Green Party and NDP strike deal to remove Liberals from power in British Columbia

Andrew Weaver, leader of British Columbia’s Green Party, is set to remove the province’s Liberal Party from power, after striking a deal with the NDP. The move, which is a rarity in Canadian politics,
Walmart May Beat Amazon’s Sales Growth in Back-to-School Season

Walmart May Beat Amazon’s Sales Growth in Back-to-School Season

Thanks to Jet.com acquisition and low prices.
Walmart May Beat Amazon’s Sales Growth in Back-to-School Season

Walmart May Beat Amazon’s Sales Growth in Back-to-School Season

Thanks to Jet.com acquisition and low prices.

BC confidence vote could prevent destruction of sacred Indigenous sites

A Green-NDP plan to topple the Liberals from power in British Columbia this week has big implications for a controversial hydroelectric project — and could save sacred First Nations sites slated for
What’s the Right Way to Deal With a Racist?

What’s the Right Way to Deal With a Racist?

Jagmeet Singh’s reaction to a heckler has been a viral sensation, but some people of color think the praise has been telling.

New Manitoba NDP leader continues to deny past assault allegations

Newly-elected Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew hasn’t had much airtime to discuss policy since winning the leadership on Saturday as past allegations of domestic assault continue to haunt the 35-year-old
Jagmeet Singh wants to decriminalize drugs, stop racial profiling, and to fight Justin Trudeau

Jagmeet Singh wants to decriminalize drugs, stop racial profiling, and to fight Justin Trudeau

Jagmeet Singh talks about race. That alone, more than his ethnicity and religion themselves, makes Singh a political unicorn. Even in the last few years in Canada, amid high-profile debates on

B.C. official accidentally publishes ‘embarrassing’ costs of Site C dam

Government officials in British Columbia have accidentally published a private assessment showing hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns and other problems hitting the $8.8 billion dollar

Jagmeet Singh becomes leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party

Provincial politician Jagmeet Singh has swept to an impressive victory on the first ballot to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party and Canada’s first non-white political leader of a major

Opposition parties dislike Ontario’s plans for legal pot, but haven’t offered alternatives

It’s been well over a month since Ontario’s Liberal government unveiled plans to regulate the distribution and consumption of recreational cannabis once it becomes legal by next summer. While the
PARKIN: Byelection results a fundraising warning for NDP

PARKIN: Byelection results a fundraising warning for NDP

None of the four Monday byelections held any hope of a win for the NDP and new leader Jagmeet Singh. But the results say something important to the NDP: get money, quick. Three of the four seats were
BONOKOSKI: Jagmeet Singh, the Trudeau Liberals’ new best friend

BONOKOSKI: Jagmeet Singh, the Trudeau Liberals’ new best friend

Even as the last gasps of the year wheezed from the lungs of 2017, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was already a spent political force. Actually, “force” is too strong a word. He’s more of a spent thought.
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 19

BORING HOCKEY It’s good the Maple Leafs have improved and look like a team that could make a run come playoff time. I took my son to watch them play the Blues. Coach Babcock thought the game was
PARKIN: NDP outsider aims to pry open Ottawa’s secret ways

PARKIN: NDP outsider aims to pry open Ottawa’s secret ways

Before she was elected, Ruth Ellen Brosseau sometimes worked three part-time jobs trying to keep afloat, provide for her son and pay back her student loans. But as she says, hard work for low pay is