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Alain Rayes, Scheer’s Quebec Lieutenant, Admits To Giving The Wrong Impression On Abortion

Aug 26 2019 — Althia Raj — Andrew Scheer’s Quebec lieutenant acknowledged Monday that he has publicly misrepresented the Conservative leader’s policy on abortion. Alain Rayes, the MP for Richmond–Arthabaska tasked with recruitment, has been informing candidates and telling the media that the abortion issue is dead and that MPs will be prevented from reopening it — information that Scheer’s office suggested […]

Justin Trudeau Urges Canadian Muslims To Make Themselves ‘Important’ To The Conservative Party

Jun 23 2019 — Althia Raj — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Conservative Muslims Friday night to get involved in the next election campaign to ensure that the Conservative party “never again” stokes fear and division against the community. “Even though it is going to make my life as Liberal leader a little bit more difficult,” Trudeau said at the Canadian-Muslim Vote’s […]

Premiers Waging War On Trudeau Won’t Be Limited On Campaign-Style Spending

Jun 12 2019 — Althia Raj — As conservative premiers wage war against the federal Liberals’ agenda, Elections Canada reconfirmed Tuesday that the provinces will be able to spend unlimited amounts of money campaigning against Justin Trudeau’s team in the lead-up to the general election this October. The independent non-partisan agency that runs federal contests and is charged with applying and interpreting […]

Trudeau Digs At Conservative Leader For Still ’Consulting’ Harper

Jun 11 2019 — Althia Raj — In a rallying call to Liberal donors Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau painted the next election as a choice between moving forward with the Grits’ progressive agenda or sliding backwards with Conservative cuts and Stephen Harper-era politics. In a seven-minute speech to his supporters, many of whom have contributed at least $1,500 a year to […]

Trudeau Grilled Over ‘Anti-Conservative’ Unifor’s Role In Media Bailout Plan

May 28 2019 — Althia Raj — Without a hint of irony, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited Unifor’s praise for his government’s handling of the NAFTA file Tuesday as Conservative MPs spent question period attacking his government’s relationship with the “anti-Conservative” union. Trudeau was grilled over the decision to appoint Unifor as one of eight groups who will name a panel of […]

Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s Ex-Adviser, Opens Up On SNC-Lavalin Affair, Politics, And What’s Next

May 4 2019 — Althia Raj — Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s longtime friend and adviser, will not be replicating his role in the next election campaign, he told HuffPost Canada’s “Follow-Up” podcast. In a wide-ranging interview — his first since the SNC-Lavalin affair erupted — Butts said he intends to move on from politics and join the private sector. “It’s […]

Canada To Unveil Air Passengers’ Bill Of Rights

Dec 16 2018 — Althia Raj — Frustrated air travellers who’ve been bumped from their flight or stuck on the tarmac for hours because of mechanical failures will soon see their right to compensation enshrined in law, HuffPost Canada has learned. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is scheduled to unveil on Monday the details of the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights. The […]