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B.C. Families Need Affordable Child-Care Relief Now

Apr 27 2017 — Jodie Wickens — This election is about big, bold ideas that will make life more affordable for all British Columbians, and nothing embodies that more than John Horgan and the B.C. NDP’s $10-a-day child-care plan. John Horgan and the B.C. NDP’s proposal for universal $10-a-day child care is sensible, fully costed and will provide immediate relief for parents. […]

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Let’s Talk About The Social Deficit Created By BC Liberals

Apr 26 2017 — Sarah Miller — While Clark appears at photo ops and campaign stops across BC donning her trademark Cheshire grin, behind that smile lurks one of the ugliest campaigns we have ever seen in BC. From wild accusations like the claims of NDP hacking the Liberal website (which was quickly proven to be false) to the nasty Troll truck […]

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Ontario Leaves Many Persons With Disabilities Trapped In Poverty

Apr 25 2017 — Helen Ries and Jihan Abbas — In August 2016, Ontario’s Ombudsman released “Nowhere to Turn,” a report outlining multiple systemic failures in provincial supports and services that lead to crisis for many adults with developmental disabilities. The stories illustrated in the report are often heart-breaking and speak to the many ways that our current system leaves many persons with disabilities vulnerable […]

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Trudeau Government Hasn’t Ruled Out Military Role In Syria: Parliamentary Secretary

Apr 17 2017 — Althia Raj — The Liberal government isn’t ruling out a military contribution in Syria, a government spokesman told Follow-Up, The Huffington Post Canada’s political podcast, this week. And it won’t say whether it will back further unilateral action in the region by the United States to help remove Bashar al-Assad. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated last week […]

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch speaks at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, on Monday March 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Kellie Leitch, Tory Leadership Hopeful, Says You Have Her All Wrong

Mar 31 2017 — Althia Raj — Kellie Leitch wants you to know she’s not a racist. She’s not mean, either. She is intelligent, compassionate, generous, and hard-working. Those are the words she uses to describe herself when asked. Over the course of a 90-minute lunch with The Huffington Post Canada, it is also clear Leitch is ambitious, strategic, protective of those […]

Conservative leadership candidate, Kevin O'Leary, speaks to members and supporters at a meet and greet in Burlington, Ont., on Sunday, March 5, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Kevin O’Leary Appears ‘Confused’ About Notwithstanding Clause, Expert Says

Mar 27 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary does not appear to understand how the notwithstanding clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms works, a constitutional expert says. O’Leary released a video Monday criticizing the Liberal government’s approach to refugee claimants who he says are exploiting a “loophole” in the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and […]

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Katimavik Youth Program Receives 11th-Hour Reprieve From Trudeau Liberals

Mar 25 2017 — Althia Raj — The federal government has granted Katimavik, the national youth volunteer program, half a million dollars — money that could keep it afloat while the Liberals decide whether to make good on Justin Trudeau’s four-year-old pledge to ensure the organization’s survival. The Huffington Post Canada has learned the federal government just granted Katimavik $499,500 under the […]

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is welcomed by her colleagues as she arrives to make an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

M-103: Anti-Islamophobia Motion Easily Passes House Of Commons

Mar 23 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Though largely symbolic, the motion has proven to be deeply divisive and has become a hot topic in the Conservative leadership race. Michael Chong was the only Tory leadership contender to vote in favour of the motion and received applause from Liberals. Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Steven Blaney, Brad Trost, and Erin O’Toole […]