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PM Trudeau arrives in London to meet Queen, Cameron

Nov 25 2015 —

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has touched down in London to begin a six-day European visit that will wind up in Paris at the UN climate conference. Trudeau, making his second whirlwind tour on the international summit circuit in as many weeks, is on his way to Buckingham Palace this morning for an audience with Queen […]

Nov 25 2015 — Douglas Todd

Former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh, who was also a cabinet minister in the federal Liberal government, is calling out Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne for characterizing opponents of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s rapid-intake refugee plan as closet “racists.” Dosanjh made his moral outrage clear in a web posting headlined, “Premier Wynne, Did you just call […]

Nov 25 2015 — James Cudmore

Yet another Canadian shipyard has written to the government asking for a competition in the now controversial plan to have a civilian cargo ship converted to a supply ship and chartered to the Royal Canadian Navy. The CEO of Seaspan ULC, Jonathan Whitworth, wrote to Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, expressing his company’s frustration and […]

Nov 25 2015 — Nik Nanos

Nanos Party Power Index – The Nanos Party Power Index which is a composite of a series of measures including ballot preferences and impressions of the leaders still has the Liberals with a very high score on the index but the climb as abated. The Liberals scored 68.3 out of a possible 100 points followed […]

Nov 25 2015 —

After a one-day break, the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy resumes in Ottawa this morning with testimony from George Furey, an independent Liberal senator. Furey, who sits on the steering committee of the Senate internal economy committee, will be asked about the questionable living expenses logged by Duffy, who is charged with 31 counts of […]

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John Milloy

Open government is not always so simple

Nov 25 2015 — John Milloy

Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to make the usually confidential ministerial mandate letters public marked a new era of openness in Ottawa. Ministers were advised to follow an accompanying reference guide entitled Open and Accountable Government. Unfortunately, when I requested a copy from the Privy Council Office, I was told that it was not publicly available. […]


Canadian climate-change love-in produced less than meets the eye

Nov 25 2015 — Tom Walkom

First, the prime minister is heading off to the Paris conference on global warming next week committed only to the weak pledges made by his Conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper. Two, Canada is not on track to meet even these promises. Three, most other countries aren’t doing any better. As scientists told Canada’s assembled first ministers […]


Breaking refugee promise a winner for Liberals

Nov 25 2015 — Michael Den Tandt

They have not, it seems, entirely lost the smarts that won them 184 seats and a whopping majority just over a month ago. In announcing the details of its long-anticipated, feverishly-speculated upon and much-criticized plan to rescue 25,000 refugees from the Syrian war by year’s end, the Liberal government deftly lopped off the last part […]


Hurrah for Trudeau’s first broken election promise

Nov 25 2015 — David Akin

So, barely a month on the job and the Liberals have broken their first election promise. Mind you, they got lucky in that the promise they broke was one everyone, including the Conservatives in the official Opposition, wanted — heck, demanded — them to break. The Liberals announced Tuesday they will not, as promised, have […]


We should welcome refugees. After all, we owe them

Nov 25 2015 — Michael Coren

While I don’t hold to the notion of collective guilt I do embrace the idea of communal conscience and after spending three weeks in Europe I find it genuinely difficult on returning home to understand and even forgive those who want us to halt the immigration of Syrian refugees. The pretext, of course, is that […]


Canadians shouldn’t be satisfied with refugee plan

Nov 25 2015 — Rosie DiManno

The world grows ever darker and foreboding. Canada is a point of light: 25,000 points of guiding light for destitute and displaced Syrian refugees. But not as luminous as had been professed. Not 25,000 Syrian asylum-seekers by the federal’s arbitrary deadline of January 1, backing off a key campaign promise by Justin Trudeau that was […]

Craig Scott

Reining in the Senate

Nov 25 2015 — Craig Scott

In October 2013, the NDP Official Opposition proposed removal of Senators from parliamentary party caucuses as one initial step to de-partisanize the Senate. Three months later, Liberal leader (now prime minister) Justin Trudeau announced the ejection of senators from the Liberal Party’s caucus. A shaky foundation was thereby laid for future internal reforms that could […]

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Adele’s album 25 breaks US record previously held by *NSYNC

Nov 25 2015 —

It’s not that much of a surprise, it was widely predicted, but Adele’s new album is doing quite well (understatement.) It’s broken the record for first week album sales in the US, selling 2.4 million copies since Friday. The record was previously held by boy band *NSYNC and their second album, No Strings Attached, from […]

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