Ex-media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau may want to create a sovereign Quebec but a former Canadian prime minister is battling to get the province its second NHL team. Brian Mulroney has emerged as a key player to bring the Quebec Nordiques back to the provincial capital, a project that was previously closely linked to Peladeau. […]
Ontario is worried Korean-made automobiles will flood the country, putting thousands of jobs in Canada’s auto sector at risk, under the terms of a yet-to-be-announced trade deal between Canada and South Korea.
Canada’s pending free-trade deal with South Korea is shaping up to be a tale of two provincial solitudes. Ontario is worried the deal will unleash a flood of Korean-made automobiles and imperil the jobs of the province’s auto workers. But Alberta says it “makes sense” for the province, on a number of fronts, including energy […]
Andrew Leslie has not announced yet, but David Bertschi and Gar Knutson plan to run for the Liberal nomination in Ottawa-Orléans too. Three high-profile Liberals are seeking the Liberal nomination in the Ottawa area riding of Ottawa-Orléans, but the Conservative MP who currently represents it says that he’s not worried because previous “star” Liberal candidates […]Read More
It seems Pierre Karl Peladeau’s jump into politics is sparking an unexpected backlash against one of his companies. The target of the consumer wrath is Videotron, a unit of Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) that provides cable TV, Internet and wireless services. Many people have taken to social media to grouse about Peladeau’s commitment to creating […]Read More
Pierre Karl Peladeau is making the leap into politics more than 16 years after he inherited a printing and media conglomerate from his father and transformed Quebecor into a cable and cellphone powerhouse. Despite some setbacks, including the bankruptcy of Quebecor World’s printing operations, the 52-year-old is arguably the most successful business leader to enter […]Read More
The leaders of Quebec’s four main political parties will square off in a televised debate next week. It will be broadcast on Radio-Canada and Tele-Quebec on March 20. The two-hour event will feature Pauline Marois of the Parti Quebecois, the Liberals’ Philippe Couillard, the Coalition’s Francois Legault and Francoise David of Quebec solidaire.Read More
All four federal political parties have started the nomination process for the next federal election in 2015 which is expected to be “volatile” and uncertain” due to the riding boundary changes across the country, says pollster Nik Nanos. “Under normal circumstances, we’ll probably be able to have a better guestimate of the impact. In most […]Read More
A move the government says is designed to give elections enforcement “sharper teeth” and a “freer hand” could hinder communication between Elections Canada and the Office of the Commissioner of Elections Canada and compromise the elections commissioner’s independence from government, some experts say.Read More
As Bullet Train 2015 thunders down the tracks toward the washed out bridge high above the canyon floor of Canadian politics, what’s that song coming out of the Harper Express? No, it can’t be. Wait, yes it is! They’re singing “It’s my party and I’ll lie if I want to.” Apologies to Leslie Gore. I […]
Before Justin Trudeau won the Liberal leadership, New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair ruled out any co-operation with the Liberals. But now he says he’s open to postelection co-operation. “Canadians decide the type of Parliament that they’re going to give themselves and we’ve proven over the years that we’re always open to working with the […]
Quebec elections are different from other campaigns in the sense that they are the only provincial elections in which the future of the country itself is at stake. So, how’s this Quebec election going so far? There’s no doubt that the Parti Quebecois went in ahead when the writ was dropped last Wednesday, or Pauline […]
Once upon a time, during the years when I served as a scribe, factor, bannerman and foot-soldier in the sprawling empire of Pierre-Karl Peladeau (as of Sunday among the most powerful politicians in Quebec), it was commonly thought in the trenches that this mercurial billionaire often did not do justice to the many good newspapers […]
Pierre Karl Péladeau’s emergence as a superstar Parti Québécois candidate represents a seismic shock for not only Quebec politics. The millionaire media mogul’s decision to actively promote sovereignty threatens to rock Stephen Harper’s government and possibly the entire country.
Quebecers appear to be ready to hand the Parti Québécois a majority government in the election coming April 7. Other Canadians appear more ready than ever before to give the PQ what it has always wanted: independence. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. The campaign in Quebec is just getting started and a lot […]
On Sunday my former boss Pierre Karl Peladeau surprised us when he announced he’d be running under the Parti Quebecois banner in the upcoming provincial election in Quebec. So now it’s being suggested by some that PKP’s proclamation that he’s a sovereigntist will make our columnists cower or that we’ll pull our editorial punches against […]
My understanding of our Senate in Canada growing up was that it was the somber house of last resort; a check to the balance of whatever laws elected officials in Parliament tried to ram through. We of course need a Senate to balance the vagaries of partisan political aspirations in Canada, but somehow we got […]
Week two of the new legislature session starts Monday with the PC government, caucus and party engulfed in speculation about Premier Alison Redford’s future. Surely aware of this, the premier made some startling statements in a private caucus meeting with her MLAs last Thursday, the day of the budget.
Nothing good can come out of the Russian invasion of Ukraine except it reminds us that the world will always be full of authoritarian thugs and murderers. Peaceful and free countries only get to be that way when people fight for freedom and peace, which I know sounds cliché and melodramatic, but it’s true. Most […]
Rogers has handed the “Hockey Night in Canada” reins to veteran CBC-TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos in its first major personnel change since acquiring the NHL broadcast rights in November. Beginning next season, Stroumboulopoulos will anchor the Rogers NHL coverage, including Saturday night broadcasts that have been hosted by Ron MacLean for nearly 30 years.