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Stung by byelection loss, Furey has strong words for Trudeau and carbon tax

Stung by byelection loss, Furey has strong words for Trudeau and carbon tax

Pre­mier says Trudeau has tried to ​‘bait me’ with name-call­ing. New­found­land and Labrador Pre­mier Andrew Furey said sev­er­al fac­tors could have played into a polit­i­cal seat going from red to blue in the Fogo Island-Cape Freels…

CAQ whip resigns from caucus, to run for Conservatives in next federal election

CAQ whip resigns from caucus, to run for Conservatives in next federal election

Fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre has dipped into the Que­bec…

Tech industry warns budget's capital gains proposals could cause 'irreparable harm'

Tech industry warns budget's capital gains proposals could cause 'irreparable harm'

The fed­er­al bud­get has not won sup­port from Canada’s tech indus­try. The sec­tor is…

The Canadian Conservative movement is tired of apologizing for their ideas

The Canadian Conservative movement is tired of apologizing for their ideas

Bol­stered by the Con­ser­v­a­tive Party’s record leads in the polls against the…

In extremely rare move, House of Commons set to question ArriveCan contractor

In extremely rare move, House of Commons set to question ArriveCan contractor

An Arrive­Can con­trac­tor who declined to answer ques­tions dur­ing a com­mit­tee…

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Feelings of anger toward the federal government hit new high – Satisfaction reaches new all-time low

Feelings of anger toward the federal government hit new high – Satisfaction reaches new all-time low

Feel­ings of anger toward the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment have increased or held steady in…

Conservative lead Liberals by 16 points – Jobs/the economy and inflation numerically top concerns (

Conservative lead Liberals by 16 points – Jobs/the economy and inflation numerically top concerns (

Con­ser­v­a­tive cur­rent­ly have a 16 point advan­tage over the Lib­er­als.…



Opinion

The federal budget is a Liberal strategy driven by panic

The federal budget is a Liberal strategy driven by panic

Chrys­tia Free­land is so averse to pri­vate enter­prise, she’s now try­ing to put…

The Importance of Journalists in a Dangerous Time

News

Federal lobbying commissioner assessing allegations against firm, top Conservative adviser

Federal lobbying commissioner assessing allegations against firm, top Conservative adviser

The fed­er­al lob­by­ing com­mis­sion­er con­firmed Tues­day that a ​“pre­lim­i­nary…

Will $52.9B in new federal spending make inflation worse?

Will $52.9B in new federal spending make inflation worse?

Head­ing into this week’s fed­er­al bud­get, one ques­tion loomed large: would new…

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The Importance of Journalists in a Dangerous Time

This past week­end, the annu­al Cana­di­an Par­lia­men­tary Press Gallery din­ner was…

The Risk of Manufacturing Chinese EVs in Mexico

The Risk of Manufacturing Chinese EVs in Mexico

The threat posed by the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Chi­na to the rules-based inter­na­tion­al…



Opinion (Continued)

You cannot run a country on outrage and insults

You cannot run a country on outrage and insults

If recent polls remain the same, some­time between now and Octo­ber 2025 Con­ser­v­a­tive…

With its eighth budget, the Liberal government tries to re-win the fairness fight

With its eighth budget, the Liberal government tries to re-win the fairness fight

The Trudeau gov­ern­men­t’s eighth bud­get is aimed explic­it­ly at the fact that, for…

Justin Trudeau has a budget bucket list — and it’s aimed at Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau has a budget bucket list — and it’s aimed at Pierre Poilievre

One big thing has changed between the 2024 bud­get and the one Justin Trudeau’s…

A government with no priorities, no anchors, and when it comes to growth, no clue

A government with no priorities, no anchors, and when it comes to growth, no clue

“The Cana­di­an econ­o­my,” boasts the Trudeau government’s lat­est bud­get, ​“is doing…

Budget 2024: The Cost of Fairness

Budget 2024: The Cost of Fairness

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land tabled Bud­get 2024 on…

What sort of vision for the country can you conjure from inside a very deep hole?

What sort of vision for the country can you conjure from inside a very deep hole?

When you’re new to the job of gov­ern­ing, a bud­get is a man­i­festo writ­ten…

Liberal budget hits a home run on housing, but plays small ball on care economy

Liberal budget hits a home run on housing, but plays small ball on care economy

Chrys­tia Freeland’s Bud­get 2024 lets the fed­er­al Lib­er­als play two styles of…

Danielle Smith’s latest attempt to own the libs will cost Alberta

Danielle Smith’s latest attempt to own the libs will cost Alberta

“Some of you may die, but it’s a sac­ri­fice I am will­ing to make.” That’s the…

Danielle Smith’s Big Pierre Poilievre Problem

Danielle Smith’s Big Pierre Poilievre Problem

Aba­cus Data’s lat­est polling has the fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tives out to their biggest…

Canada’s Arctic defence policy update: All flash, no bang

Canada’s Arctic defence policy update: All flash, no bang

The Cana­di­an government’s recent defence pol­i­cy update, Our North: Strong and Free,…



Israel must ignore the likes of Mélanie Joly and rally to the fight against Iran

Israel must ignore the likes of Mélanie Joly and rally to the fight against Iran

“Take the win.” That was the advice giv­en by For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Mélanie Joly to…

Budget 2024: Brampton calls for collaboration on infrastructure, security, housing and supports for asylum-seekers

Budget 2024: Brampton calls for collaboration on infrastructure, security, housing and supports for…

As the may­or of Bramp­ton, Canada’s fastest-grow­ing large city and a crit­i­cal…

The carbon tax is almost dead, and NDP leaders are helping to kill it

The carbon tax is almost dead, and NDP leaders are helping to kill it

The car­bon price is a dead tax walk­ing. NDP lead­ers Jag­meet Singh and Wab Kinew…

Trudeau's pre-budget dance isn't impressing the audience

Trudeau's pre-budget dance isn't impressing the audience

Since 2015, Justin Trudeau has been a Pied Piper, play­ing a tune jaun­ty…

Canadian conservatives have more than just newfound confidence on their side

Canadian conservatives have more than just newfound confidence on their side

Back when the annu­al Cana­da Strong and Free Con­fer­ence, which wrapped up Fri­day,…

We must demand greater accountability from police

We must demand greater accountability from police

This is your reg­u­lar six-month pub­lic ser­vice announce­ment that the RCMP lacks…

Canada’s salute to militarism is sad

Canada’s salute to militarism is sad

Let us lament the decline of Cana­di­an for­eign pol­i­cy now sub­sumed into Canada’s…

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

Justin Trudeau is doing everything he can to gain traction. Is it working?

The prime min­is­ter is not get­ting ahead in pub­lic opin­ion polls. Could he still be…

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow the leader

Pierre Poilievre had a very good week — thanks to Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh playing follow…

Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre may not have, in his words, Prime Min­is­ter…

The Long Game

The Long Game

This week we learned what Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau knew about inter­fer­ence by…



Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

Banning abortions in 2024? History tells us what this is really about

When Arizona’s Supreme Court rein­stat­ed an abor­tion ban this week, it yanked…

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Political Pulse Panel: Carbon tax partisan split and foreign interference

Fred DeLorey, the for­mer cam­paign man­ag­er for the Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty of Cana­da,…

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

The doctor Trudeau dumped has a prescription for better health care

She has the right to hold a grudge, but declines to take any cheap shots. Dr. Jane…

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Ask Justin Trudeau about foreign interference and he’ll tell you about Pierre Poilievre

Justin Trudeau arrived at the for­eign inter­fer­ence inquiry this week wear­ing two…

Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

Poilievre promises the conservative faithful all their Canadian dreams will soon come true

The more inevitable Poilievre’s vic­to­ry seems, the more point­ed the ques­tions become…

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

It’s no wonder a national security official felt compelled to leak information to the media

When infor­ma­tion about China’s inter­fer­ence in Cana­di­an pol­i­tics was leaked to…

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Justin Trudeau brings That Guy with him to the public inquiry on foreign interference

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau was on the first sen­tence of his first answer at the…

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Conservative MPs display statesmanlike behaviour – not!

Char­lie Angus has been a mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for 20 years. First elect­ed…

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

What happens when Trudeau can't blame the premiers, NIMBYs or disinfo?

An evolv­ing line of defence we see from the fed­er­al Lib­er­als is that they’re…

Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Justin Trudeau should say yes to a carbon tax showdown

Pierre Poilievre and the provin­cial pre­miers are spoil­ing for yet anoth­er fight over…

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

It's a shame we didn't have Trudeau's testimony on foreign interference earlier. Much earlier

A half-hour into his appear­ance before the pub­lic inquiry into for­eign inter­fer­ence,…

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

Reaction in Canada to Israel-Palestine war has me feeling spiritually homeless and disconnected

The last few months have shown me that the Israel-Pales­tine war has changed what…

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Canada must be a leader in response to Ugandan anti-LGBTQ+ laws

Last week, near­ly a year to the day since Ugan­da passed its lat­est dra­con­ian…

News (Continued)

Canada Revenue Agency gets more teeth to catch potential tax cheats

Canada Revenue Agency gets more teeth to catch potential tax cheats

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is crack­ing down on poten­tial tax cheats by intro­duc­ing…

Liberals must now sell a budget they say will help younger Canadians catch up

Liberals must now sell a budget they say will help younger Canadians catch up

It’s now up to the fed­er­al Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment to sell a spend­ing plan it says…

Railway strike looms next month

Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thou­sand pub­lic ser­vice jobs will be cut over the next four years, while…



Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offset drug plan spending in federal budget

Higher tobacco and vaping taxes offset drug plan spending in federal budget

The Lib­er­als expect a new bid to curb smok­ing rates in the fed­er­al bud­get will…

Liberals continue ‘big budget’ spending trend, increasing capital gains tax to maintain deficit

Liberals continue ‘big budget’ spending trend, increasing capital gains tax to maintain deficit

The Lib­er­als are not back­ing down from spend­ing in the new bud­get, but instead of…

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians, firms to pay for agenda

Liberals raise capital gains tax on wealthiest Canadians, firms to pay for agenda

The Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment met all its fis­cal goals in the fed­er­al bud­get today,…

Budget 2024: Liberals to dole out five years worth of carbon rebates to businesses

Budget 2024: Liberals to dole out five years worth of carbon rebates to businesses

Small− and medium−sized busi­ness­es are set to receive bil­lions of dol­lars in car­bon…

Budget 2024: Liberals outline plan to build 250,000 new homes on public lands

Budget 2024: Liberals outline plan to build 250,000 new homes on public lands

The 2024 fed­er­al bud­get includes a new strat­e­gy to free up pub­lic land for…

Budget 2024 tries to sell youth a more affordable life with billions in spending

Budget 2024 tries to sell youth a more affordable life with billions in spending

The Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment deliv­ered a fed­er­al bud­get on Tues­day geared towards…

Budget 2024 prioritizes housing while taxing highest earners, deficit projected at $39.8B

Budget 2024 prioritizes housing while taxing highest earners, deficit projected at $39.8B

In an effort to lev­el the play­ing field for young peo­ple, in the 2024 fed­er­al…

Freeland's new federal budget hikes taxes on the rich to cover billions in new spending

Freeland's new federal budget hikes taxes on the rich to cover billions in new spending

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land’s fourth bud­get deliv­ers a big-tick­et…

What’s in Budget 2024 for the justice system?

What’s in Budget 2024 for the justice system?

The 2024 fed­er­al bud­get con­tains sev­er­al mea­sures for the legal sys­tem, most of…



Police to announce arrests in Toronto Pearson airport gold heist

Police to announce arrests in Toronto Pearson airport gold heist

Police say that arrests have been made in con­nec­tion with a gold heist at Toron­to…

Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

Government documents confirm coal lobbying on Rockies mining, show months of planning

Doc­u­ments released under Alber­ta Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion laws con­firm the Unit­ed…

Gasoline, shelter costs drive inflation up a smidge to 2.9%

Gasoline, shelter costs drive inflation up a smidge to 2.9%

Canada’s infla­tion rate went up slight­ly in March com­pared to Feb­ru­ary, with…

Critics attack long timelines in defence plan as military awaits a budget boost

Critics attack long timelines in defence plan as military awaits a budget boost

There will be mon­ey set aside in today’s fed­er­al bud­get for the Depart­ment of…

Freeland tables her fourth federal budget — this time with a tight focus on housing

Freeland tables her fourth federal budget — this time with a tight focus on housing

Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land will table her fourth fed­er­al bud­get today,…

Why one former Bank of Canada governor thinks Freeland's 2024 budget will be 'the worst' in decades

Why one former Bank of Canada governor thinks Freeland's 2024 budget will be 'the worst' in decades

With­out hav­ing seen it, for­mer Bank of Cana­da gov­er­nor David Dodge believes that…

Watchdog finds 'strong perception of favoritism' toward McKinsey in some government contracts

Watchdog finds 'strong perception of favoritism' toward McKinsey in some government contracts

The fed­er­al pro­cure­ment watch­dog says the gov­ern­ment has cre­at­ed a ​“strong…

Ontario, federal governments reach deal allowing Highway 413 project to proceed

Ontario, federal governments reach deal allowing Highway 413 project to proceed

Ontario has struck a deal with the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to pro­ceed with the…

Trudeau government wants banks to use the word ‘rebate’ when you get your carbon levy refund — but a source says one bank is flat out refusing

Trudeau government wants banks to use the word ‘rebate’ when you get your carbon levy refund — but…

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is frus­trat­ed by dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting banks to adopt…

Federal budget will include tax hike for wealthy Canadians, sources say

Federal budget will include tax hike for wealthy Canadians, sources say

Tues­day’s fed­er­al bud­get will include a tax increase on the rich­est…

Opposition parties want IRGC named as terrorist group after attack on Israel

Opposition parties want IRGC named as terrorist group after attack on Israel

Days after Iran launched an aer­i­al attack on Israel, Canada’s main oppo­si­tion…

Singh defends NDP carbon price position -- without directly supporting a consumer levy

Singh defends NDP carbon price position -- without directly supporting a consumer levy

The fed­er­al leader of the New Democ­rats spent Mon­day insist­ing his par­ty’s…

Joly dispatching foreign affairs deputy to China as part of attempt to thaw relations with Beijing

Joly dispatching foreign affairs deputy to China as part of attempt to thaw relations with Beijing

For­eign Affairs Min­is­ter Mélanie Joly is dis­patch­ing her deputy min­is­ter, David…

Judge orders Alberta to produce massive trove of coal documents after four-year fight

Judge orders Alberta to produce massive trove of coal documents after four-year fight

A judge is order­ing the Alber­ta gov­ern­ment to pro­duce a mas­sive trove of…

Canada’s top soldier touts renewed Arctic strategy amid China and Russia’s push to deepen ties

Canada’s top soldier touts renewed Arctic strategy amid China and Russia’s push to deepen ties

A sharp­er focus on the Arc­tic in Ottawa’s defence pol­i­cy is a strate­gic move…

Poor polling numbers, NDP MPP’s rumoured candidacy, and Mideast conflict turns Toronto-St. Paul’s, Ont., byelection into tight three-way race, say Liberal MPs

Poor polling numbers, NDP MPP’s rumoured candidacy, and Mideast conflict turns Toronto-St. Paul’s,…

With afford­abil­i­ty issues top of mind for Cana­di­ans, poor nation­al polling…

First 2024 Canada carbon rebates will be deposited today for some Canadians

First 2024 Canada carbon rebates will be deposited today for some Canadians

The first instal­ment of the 2024 Cana­da car­bon rebate will be deliv­ered to some…

Parti Quebecois leader pledges referendum, claiming Ottawa poses 'existential threat'

Parti Quebecois leader pledges referendum, claiming Ottawa poses 'existential threat'

Par­ti Québé­cois Leader Paul St−Pierre Pla­m­on­don is reit­er­at­ing his pledge for…

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Trump will meet with Polish President Duda as NATO leaders call for additional support for Ukraine

    Trump will meet with Polish President Duda as NATO leaders call for additional support for Ukraine

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump is…

    Senate will convene the Mayorkas impeachment trial as Democrats plot a quick dismissal

      Senate will convene the Mayorkas impeachment trial as Democrats plot a quick dismissal

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen­ate Democ­rats could end the impeach­ment tri­al of Home­land…

      First 7 jurors are chosen for Trump's hush money criminal trial, with 11 more still needed

        First 7 jurors are chosen for Trump's hush money criminal trial, with 11 more still needed

        NEW YORK (AP) — The first sev­en jurors for Don­ald Trump’s hush mon­ey tri­al were…

          Biden is seeking higher tariffs on Chinese steel as he courts union voters

          SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is call­ing for a tripling of tar­iffs on…

          Anti-Trump Republican Larry Hogan navigates dangerous political terrain in pivotal Senate contest

            Anti-Trump Republican Larry Hogan navigates dangerous political terrain in pivotal Senate contest

            STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Andy DePao­la wel­comed Lar­ry Hogan to his fam­i­ly’s…

            Think Tank

            Widespread shortages, skyrocketing costs: the growing calamity that is government-controlled child care

            Widespread shortages, skyrocketing costs: the growing calamity that is government-controlled child…

            In its 2021 fed­er­al bud­get, the Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment intro­duced its nation­al child…

            Budget 2024: A glaring omission in Canada’s health security defenses

            Budget 2024: A glaring omission in Canada’s health security defenses

            The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment out­lined a num­ber of small steps in pan­dem­ic…

            Budget 2024: A major step forward for Indigenous project ownership

            Budget 2024: A major step forward for Indigenous project ownership

            A doc­u­ment imbued with incre­men­tal­ism offered at least one big ener­gy pol­i­cy…


            Substacks

            A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

            Trouble in the ring at the RCMP's Musical Ride

            Trouble in the ring at the RCMP's Musical Ride

            There’s trou­ble in the ring at the RCMP’s icon­ic Musi­cal Ride, where the hors­es are…

            Diaspora Nation

            Diaspora Nation

            Immi­gra­tion has built Cana­da since its ear­li­est days. While main­tain­ing har­mo­ny…

            Where are the hostages?

            Where are the hostages?

            There is a new polit­i­cal force grow­ing inside Israel, and it may offer the best…

            Podcasts

            At Issue reacts to 2024 federal budget

              At Issue reacts to 2024 federal budget

              The 2024 fed­er­al bud­get includ­ed near­ly $53 bil­lion in new spend­ing and a tax…

              On The Line with General Wayne Eyre, commander of the Canadian Armed Forces

                On The Line with General Wayne Eyre, commander of the Canadian Armed Forces

                On the dete­ri­o­rat­ing glob­al order and threats to Cana­da, why he’s opti­mistic about…

                Gen. Rick Hillier says Canada faces ‘death by a thousand cuts’

                  Gen. Rick Hillier says Canada faces ‘death by a thousand cuts’

                  The Cana­di­an Vic­to­ria Cross has nev­er been award­ed in its 31 years of…

                  Budget! Lack of advertising budget!

                    Budget! Lack of advertising budget!

                    Curse of Pol­i­tics was cre­at­ed by Air Quotes Media with sup­port from our pre­sent­ing…

                    The Implications of the Responsibility to Protect

                      The Implications of the Responsibility to Protect

                      For this episode of the Glob­al Exchange pod­cast, Col­in Robert­son talks with the Hon.…

                      Slash and Burn: How Cheap Debt Killed the News

                        Slash and Burn: How Cheap Debt Killed the News

                        We’ve long heard about how the news busi­ness is fail­ing – lay­off after lay­off, media…

                        Should political parties be exempt from privacy laws?

                          Should political parties be exempt from privacy laws?

                          Canada’s polit­i­cal par­ties are fight­ing a court bat­tle to avoid fed­er­al…

                          Get off my lawn! The fed-prov home building battle

                            Get off my lawn! The fed-prov home building battle

                            Every­one agrees that Cana­da has a hous­ing cri­sis, but com­ing to…