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Peter MacKay Begins Bid to Lead Canada’s Conservative Party

Peter MacKay Begins Bid to Lead Canada’s Conservative Party

Former Canadian cabinet minister Peter MacKay criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday as he officially announced he is running to be leader of Canada's Conservative Party.
GOLDSTEIN: Climate change — a decade of broken promises and failures

GOLDSTEIN: Climate change — a decade of broken promises and failures

Canada’s record on addressing human-induced climate change over the past decade mirrors the global record of setting unrealistic goals for lowering industrial greenhouse gas emissions and then failing
Joy Reid Hilariously Demolishes The Trumpy Poutrage Over 'Home Alone 2'

Joy Reid Hilariously Demolishes The Trumpy Poutrage Over 'Home Alone 2'

Reid began with a clip of Fox News host Jesse Watters whining that the removal of the cameo was “rewriting history” because Trump was “a tycoon that was admired and embraced by American culture, by
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
Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada

In a tight Canadian election that will be remembered for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s self-inflicted wounds, one thing that seems clear is that neither of the two main parties is poised to win
WARREN: Here are the front-runners to replace Andrew Scheer

WARREN: Here are the front-runners to replace Andrew Scheer

In today’s era of instant information and gratification no politician seems to get a second chance as a political leader in modern day campaigns and elections. For most of 2018, many New Democrats
LILLEY: Trudeau bashes Scheer and Ford at international gathering

LILLEY: Trudeau bashes Scheer and Ford at international gathering

There is an unwritten but well understood rule in Canadian politics, in fact it stands for most Western countries — you don’t attack your political opponent on foreign soil. The idea goes that as much
EXCLUSIVE: Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses new book, populism and more

EXCLUSIVE: Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses new book, populism and more

Stephen Harper has kept a low public profile since the last election. But now he’s back with the release of his new book Right Here, Right Now. The former Prime Minister sat down with Anthony Furey
Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Nafta Snub Tests Trudeau’s Armor Against Trump’s Aggression

Justin Trudeau’s popularity among voters faces a fresh test after the U.S. left his top diplomat out of recent Nafta talks with Mexico.
Trudeau’s Tough Climate Polices Face a Mounting Backlash

Trudeau’s Tough Climate Polices Face a Mounting Backlash

Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a set of aggressive policies to reduce his country’s greenhouse gas emissions, centered on a nationwide price on carbon.

Giuliani Promises Exiles Trump Will Bring Down Iran Regime

The collapse of Iran’s Islamic regime “is around the corner,” and the U.S. will keep increasing sanctions until it happens, President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told an exiled Iranian
Donald Trump Said a Very Dumb Thing to Justin Trudeau

Donald Trump Said a Very Dumb Thing to Justin Trudeau

No, Canada did not burn down the White House in the War of 1812.
Trudeau’s Finance Chief Measures His Legacy in Tiny Fractions

Trudeau’s Finance Chief Measures His Legacy in Tiny Fractions

A decimal point or two on growth is all Bill Morneau wants to be known for when all is said and done on his time as Canada’s finance minister.
Rising Rates and Trump’s Threats Tie Trudeau’s Hands in Budget

Rising Rates and Trump’s Threats Tie Trudeau’s Hands in Budget

Justin Trudeau’s third budget will likely hold few, if any, major changes as a slowing growth rate leaves little room for new measures.
Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Why Trudeau Will Have a Hard Time Financing His Election Agenda

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s low-key budget Tuesday will mark a major inflection point for Canada as the federal government’s interest burden rises for the first time in two decades.
Stephen Harper to chair global political alliance

Stephen Harper to chair global political alliance

Stephen Harper has been elected chairman of the International Democrat Union (IDU), an alliance of dozens of prominent centre-right political parties around the world. Harper, Canada’s 22nd prime
Ontario Party Leader Quits Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Ontario Party Leader Quits Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

The opposition party in Canada’s most populous province will select an interim leader Friday after the former head resigned overnight in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Letters to the Editor, Dec. 18

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 18

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS With the new pot law legalization date fast approaching, I am a little befuddled at the rhetoric emanating from government spokesmen. This “we need to train officers in detecting
EDITORIAL: Feds need to manage public service ranks responsible

EDITORIAL: Feds need to manage public service ranks responsible

As a candidate, Justin Trudeau sold himself to Canadians as a responsible steward of the public purse. He pledged to run modest deficits of no more than $10 billion, but once elected quickly abandoned