Winnipeg police say they don’t know if a lawyer seriously injured in a bomb explosion at a family law firm was the target of the blast, but investigators say they don’t think the attack represents a danger to the broader public.
Students in the Montreal office of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair vow not to leave until he commits to act on climate. A total of 17 students are now participating in a sit-in at the Montreal office of NDP leader Tom Mulcair that began around one this afternoon. They’re promising to remain there until the NDP […]
“At the end of the day, we will not be judged on how efficiently we manage our budget, but on how effective we are as a legislative body,” Sen. James Cowan ventured this week, moments before the Senate concluded what was surely one of the least flattering terms in its history. “Review of legislation is […]
Lawyers for the federal government say allowing voter information cards to be used as valid ID at the polls could lead to fraud and detract from public confidence in the electoral system. The government is arguing in a Toronto court today against an injunction request to suspend a key identification provision in the Fair Elections […]Read More
The political landscape appears to be shifting in subtle but important ways. The Liberals seem to have stopped the bleeding and are now statistically tied with the floundering Conservatives who are over 12 points back from their majority achievement in 2011. The NDP continues to hold on to a narrow but significant lead which would […]Read More
The Calgary Stampede and politics go hand-in-hand. The leaders of all the major federal parties will be in town shaking hands as part of an “unofficial” campaign for this fall’s federal election. And with the Alberta NDP win in May’s provincial vote, it seems there will be a lot at stake. Thomas Mulcair’s NDP is […]Read More
Messaging is everything in politics and it’s never more important than in an election year. Politicians seeking to cut through the noise to get to voters need not look any further than the example of federal Liberal candidate Ron Planche. Planche, running for the federal Liberals in the riding of Niagara Falls, Ont., is heading […]Read More
Former NDP MP Manon Perreault has been given a $1,000 fine and put on one year’s probation after being previously convicted of mischief. The 49-year-old Perreault has been sitting as an Independent MP since being ejected from the NDP caucus in June 2014. She was found guilty earlier this year of mischief after she falsely […]Read More
A woman has been sent to hospital with serious injuries after a bomb exploded at a Winnipeg law firm. Police say they were called to the Petersen King law office in south-central Winnipeg mid-morningRead More
Political culture, like everything else, has been transformed by the communications revolution of the past few decades. Still, one relic remains as a political communications staple — The Speech. Press releases have been reformatted as “infographics.” Petitions gather names electronically. Political newsletters come as Facebook posts. MPs talk to their constituents through Twitter or email.
The bright orange wave that upended the political order shows no signs of receding. In politics, a rising tide lifts only one boat, and right now it has a Dipper skipper. There are two possible responses for those cast adrift in Thomas Mulcair’s wake: refurbish your vessel, or wait for the next powerful current. The […]
What should have been most special about Canada Day wasn’t necessarily the celebration of the nation’s 148th birthday, but the hope and prayer that – at least for the remainder of the summer – we could enjoy a respite from political ads. Alas, this doesn’t seem to be the case. This is, after all, an […]
What is the purpose of a Prime Minister’s Canada Day speech? For most, it presents an opportunity to rhapsodize on the country’s greatness while inspiring citizens to meet the challenges ahead. But it also allows the speaker to define the terms of that greatness, and the nature of those challenges. In other words, it’s about […]
Ontario could be on the verge of changing Canadian politics. Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to find a principled way to give citizens and stakeholders a more meaningful voice in the policy process. To see how and why, let’s start with two examples where conventional policymaking has failed. In the run-up to the Alberta election, Premier […]
Only Stephen Harper could be cynical enough to dream it up, and only Pierre Polyester sufficiently crass to carry it out. Canada’s minister of Employment and Social Development has had a photo-op with a bunch of government cheques. The usual photo partners — starry-eyed children, carefully vetted students, or alleged constituents lovingly gazing at Poilievre […]
Premier Rachel Notley, one of Friday’s celebrity Stampede Parade riders, has plenty of experience with horses. That’s a good thing, because Calgary shows signs of bucking the NDP into the tumbleweeds. A poll by Mainstreet Technologies says the Progressive Conservatives lead the NDP by nearly 20 points in Stampede city. Wildrose is a strong second. […]
Ches Crosbie has been rejected as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada. No word yet on whether lambs are lying down with lions, or whether pigs are flying. © — Telegram file photo Ches Crosbie. For anyone who’s observed the local political scene going back a few decades, the idea is inconceivable: Conservatives […]
Money ups the odds of a happy retirement, and having a public service pension ups the odds of having enough money to retire in comfort. These are two significant take-aways from a new and detailed poll from the Angus Reid Institute that probed the views of retired and not-yet-retired Canadians. Another big finding — no […]
Olympic bobsledder Kaillie Humphries says it’s a “dream come true” to preside as the Calgary Stampede parade marshal. Crowds lined the streets Friday to celebrate the kickoff to the 10-day event.