Feb 21 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — A Liberal MP accused Conservatives of using “Trump-type tactics” in questioning past election results amid new reports of Chinese interference in the 2021 election, during a committee meeting tasked with examining the issue on Tuesday. Jennifer O’Connell made those inflammatory comments as MPs were recalled during Parliament’s two-week break to consider extending the committee’s mandate […]
Feb 15 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — At least one Liberal MP is hinting he might vote against his party’s own bill on official languages if it contains elements of Quebec’s Charter of the French Language. Anthony Housefather, MP for Mount Royal in Montreal, said that would erode the rights of the province’s English-speaking communities.
Feb 14 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Conservatives sided with the Bloc Québécois in voting for the right to provinces to pre-emptively use the notwithstanding clause. The Liberals and the NDP voted against the motion, as did Green Party MPs Elizabeth May and Mike Morrice and independent MP Kevin Vuong.
Feb 10 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — The Bloc Québécois is forcing a vote on the pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clause by provinces. The debate in the House of Commons prompted the Liberals and the NDP to team up to firmly denounce its use and the Conservatives to tiptoe around the issue. Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet chose to use his party’s […]
Feb 7 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Liberal MPs pushing back against a key component of C-13, the official languages bill — after the Liberal government abruptly reversed course on a controversial gun ban and delayed expansion of medically assisted dying — has observers questioning whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is losing control over his caucus. University of Ottawa’s Geneviève Tellier said […]
Jan 24 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is launching consultations on a proposal to let First Nations communities collect more directly the federal tax revenue generated by resource projects on their lands. In an interview with the National Post, Poilievre said he has been listening to First Nations leaders who say they want less red tape and more […]
Jan 12 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — A prominent Quebec author and historian at the head of a Quebec activist group has initiated a private criminal prosecution against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, claiming the prime minister has encouraged illegal immigration into Canada, in violation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Frédéric Bastien, president of Justice pour le Quebec, alleges that Trudeau […]
Jan 9 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to champion North America free trade while settling trade irritants at the “Three Amigos” summit in Mexico City, but his priorities might be drowned out by more pressing border issues between the United States and Mexico.
Jan 1 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — The year 2022 in federal politics started in conflict and is ending in conflict. At the start of the year, the Freedom Convoy led the Trudeau government to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in its history, and the Conservatives ousted their leader, Erin O’Toole, triggering a third leadership race in five years. […]
Nov 1 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Federal opposition parties will be formally asking the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Canada to take a closer look at the $54 million price tag for the controversial ArriveCan app, but could be left waiting months for answers. Officials with the Bloc Québécois and New Democratic Party told National Post on background that […]
Oct 4 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Former Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day said he is concerned about the message being sent to social conservatives by Tory leader Pierre Poilievre with Poilievre placing leadership rival Leslyn Lewis in the back row of the Conservative caucus in the House of Commons. Day said he’ll be watching to see whether Lewis, whom Day supported […]
Sep 27 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Nuclear technology, carbon capture and mining critical minerals are all components of Pierre Poilievre’s approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, but it remains unclear when he will unveil a more fulsome climate plan of his own. Liberal MP Rachel Bendayan said it was “laughable” to suggest that the Conservative party has […]
Sep 26 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — ‘People can attack my politics, they can call me names, they can protest my ideas and what I stand for. But threatening my wife and family is appalling and I will not tolerate it.’ Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has referred rape threats concerning his wife to the RCMP to assess whether criminal charges should be […]
Sep 20 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — The Liberals and the New Democratic Party (NDP) wasted no time in attacking new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre on the first day of the fall session in Parliament. In a rare move, the NDP put out an attack ad on social media on Tuesday responding to Poilievre’s claims that he is fighting for the people […]