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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to be the sponsor of HMCS Harry DeWolf, lead Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Apr 18 2017 — David Pugliese — Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has agreed to be the sponsor of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry DeWolf, the lead vessel in the Royal Canadian Navy’s new fleet of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. The vessels are being built by Irving Shipbuilding, with the first vessel expected sometime next year. The Royal Canadian Navy asked Grégoire Trudeau […]


Yes, Trudeau’s Canada is ‘back’ — not for the better on the world stage

Apr 14 2017 — Andrew MacDougall — Justin Trudeau’s proposition to the world was the same as his pitch to Canadians: I’m not Stephen Harper. If Canadians choose me, Trudeau promised, the prickly, stubborn Canada you’ve come to loathe will be replaced with the kinder, more co-operative country you’ve traditionally known. Under a Trudeau government, there would be no more foot-dragging on […]


RCMP probe that led to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s removal is focused on $700 million supply ship

Apr 3 2017 — David Pugliese — The RCMP probe that led to the removal of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman as the Canadian military’s second-in-command also involves a high-powered defence industry lobbyist in Ottawa and an executive with a firm affiliated with a Quebec shipyard. Multiple sources have confirmed the RCMP’s investigation is focused mainly on Project Resolve, a $700-million plan to provide […]


Liberals’ botched sexism attack on Patrick Brown is revealing

Mar 27 2017 — David Reevely — Still more than a year away from the next election, the Ontario Liberals are blasting wildly away at Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown. Monday, they hit themselves instead. They have a full operation devoted to tracking things Brown and his lieutenants say and firing out fact-checks and counterspin, which is standard in a campaign but […]

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How Trudeau wants to ride the populism wave, in a ‘middle-class’ Canadian kind of way

Mar 3 2017 — Andrew MacDougall — What a difference a year makes. Last March, the going political concern was the “middle class,” as evidenced by the Trudeau government’s inaugural budget, titled Growing the Middle Class, which mentioned everybody’s favourite ill-defined group 111 times. But following a year of Brexit, Trump and a Conservative leadership race that’s fast becoming an exercise in […]

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Trudeau offered a brilliant defence of Canada in Washington

Feb 14 2017 — Andrew Cohen — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to Washington on the 25thday of the maiden voyage of Donald J. Trump. He found a presidency in disarray. The Senate was considering the nomination of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. He could not meet Trudeau because, like other contentious nominees, he is unconfirmed. Trump has the fewest number […]

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday, September 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tories to force House vote on taxing health and dental benefits

Feb 2 2017 — Kady O'Malley — Even after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemingly assured the House that the upcoming budget will not include a new tax on private health and dental insurance benefits, the Conservatives are aiming to get that commitment on the record by forcing a day-long debate on a motion that would, if adopted, see the House formally call […]