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Conservatives take narrow lead, Liberal seat advantage slips

Sep 21 2019 — Eric Grenier

The Conservatives have moved narrowly ahead in the national polling average, though the Liberals remain marginally favoured to win more seats. A minority government headed up by one party or the other is more likely than a majority government at this stage. The New Democrats have not shown much momentum and on track to lose […]

Sep 21 2019 —

The Green Party would decriminalize all drug possession if elected in October, leader Elizabeth May said Saturday on the campaign trial in Winnipeg. May said legalizing possession of all drugs is necessary to curb the opioid crisis in Canada. “We must stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue. This is a national health emergency.”

Sep 21 2019 —

The Liberal Party pledged Saturday to keep private the details of any conversation between NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Justin Trudeau about the blackface scandal that rocked the federal election campaign this past week. Trudeau has promised to personally apologize to Singh, the first member of a visible minority to lead a federal party, after […]

Sep 20 2019 — Kathleen Harris

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a re-elected Liberal government would ban semi-automatic assault weapons and enable municipalities to restrict or prohibit handguns. Trudeau made the announcement in Toronto’s Greektown, the site of a deadly gun rampage last summer. Faisal Hussain walked through the Danforth neighbourhood on July 22, 2018, shooting at people on the street, […]

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Sep 20 2019 — Marco Vigliotti

The Liberals, Tories and Greens have all fallen slightly in Mainstreet Research’s latest national polling numbers, while the NDP, Bloc Québécois and People’s party enjoyed moderate bumps in support. These latest survey numbers, though, only capture roughly one day of polling since the emergence of photos and videos of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing blackface […]

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Featured Ink

Is Justin Trudeau a racist? No. He is a sanctimonious fraud

Sep 20 2019 — Andrew Coyne

By now it should be clear there is something wrong with Justin Trudeau. We are not unfamiliar with the public figure who, at some point in his past, did something remarkably stupid or offensive like black up his face for a party. We have no experience with a leader, a prime minister no less, who […]

The knight in shining armour falls hard from his high horse

Sep 19 2019 — Don Martin

Roughly ten years ago, I had lunch with then-backbench MP Justin Trudeau to pitch him on a warts-and-all biography. The way I figured it, he was five years away from being Liberal leader and eight from being prime minister so a book could introduce him to voters without sugarcoating. He listened politely before shrugging off […]

Erin Gowriluk

Canada’s grain farmers need improved access to markets abroad

Sep 21 2019 — Erin Gowriluk

The year was 2017. Our future ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, had just released his report to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth citing Canada’s agriculture sector as one which held tremendous growth potential. In turn, the federal budget set an ambitious target to grow Canada’s agri-food exports from $55 billion in […]

All that remains to be seen is whether voters care enough about this to defrock Trudeau

Sep 19 2019 — John Ivison

The reaction on the streets of Saint-Hyacinthe to Justin Trudeau’s recurring tendency of blacking up for his own amusement was subdued. It seems we do not expect much of our politicians, so we are rarely disappointed. There were expressions of exasperation about the mud-slinging that has characterized this campaign. By and large, though, an unscientific […]

Justin Trudeau — a self-appointed moral steward in blackface

Sep 19 2019 — Robyn Urback

It is almost too obvious now to point out the rank hypocrisy of the Trudeau brand: one that has zero tolerance for inappropriate touching, except for his own; one that preaches respect for Indigenous Canadians, except when you can get a cheap laugh at a Liberal fundraiser. One that claims to run government differently, but […]

How could Justin Trudeau have thought this was OK?

Sep 19 2019 — Tasha Kheiriddin

What were you doing when you were 29? Working? Buying a condo? Getting married? Dressing up in blackface and brownface at parties? Yeah, I didn’t think so. As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau tries to extricate himself from an increasingly inextricable situation, one question looms large: how could a grown man, an educated man who sought […]

Sep 19 2019 — Paul Wells

You’ll be relieved to know Justin Trudeau will be talking to his children about all this. The Prime Minister will, he told reporters at the back of the Liberal tour plane in Halifax, be telling his children that when you make a mistake you need to own up to it. I don’t know whether he’ll […]

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Sep 19 2019 — Joe Oliver

The shocking photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Aladdin in blackface is a severe blow to his crumbling authenticity, especially since he incessantly virtue-signalled support for diversity, while keeping his own racially mocking behaviour secret. Up until now, the many other egregious blunders and blatant untruths haven’t fatally damaged his re-election prospects, although he […]

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Sep 19 2019 — John Geddes

When Cheryl Thompson, a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, and author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, heard the news that Justin Trudeau had covered his face in heavy brown makeup to dress up as Aladdin for an Arabian Nights-themed party in 2001, she didn’t think first […]

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Sep 19 2019 — Rick Bell

Justin Trudeau doesn’t have a magic lamp to help him this time. And if he had three wishes, the first one would be for the Aladdin photo never to have seen the light of day and gone around the world. But it did. The photo was from 18 years ago. Trudeau is in blackface and […]

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