May 2 2019 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — A Conservative MP has been told to stop referring to the prime minister as “little potato” in the House of Commons. Pierre Poilievre earned the light scolding from House Speaker Geoff Regan in question period Wednesday. It was the third day in a row the Tory finance critic invoked the unusual nickname. “When leaders in […]
Apr 8 2019 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Federal Liberals are using Facebook’s decision to ban a prominent white nationalist to reignite criticism of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s appearance at a controversial rally. It’s a response that the Tory leader called a “disgusting” attempt to divert attention away from the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Liberal cabinet ministers made the gambit both inside and outside the […]
Mar 26 2019 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t say if his office leaked stories detailing internal disagreement with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment. “Canadians can have confidence in our government’s respect for the institutions, the Supreme Court,” Trudeau said in Winnipeg Tuesday morning. “Canadians have confidence in the strength of our judiciary in […]
Mar 7 2019 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer isn’t itching for an early election, despite claiming that the “government of Canada has ground to a complete halt.” The Tory leader, who a week ago charged that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “lost the moral authority to govern” and must resign, reiterated those demands in Toronto Thursday. Yet, Scheer also […]
Feb 4 2019 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is resisting Conservative calls to fire a parliamentary secretary over a tweet calling on people to “whack” Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Tory House Leader Candice Bergen pressed the issue in question period, days after Toronto MP Adam Vaughan apologized for what he said was just a cheeky reference to whack-a-mole, a […]
Nov 23 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won’t abandon his high-stakes plan to run for a British Columbia seat, even as a prime opportunity presents itself on his home turf. “I made it clear, my decision to run in Burnaby South and I continue to remain clear on that decision,” Singh told reporters in the House of […]
Oct 12 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Former prime minister Stephen Harper says it is “unequivocal” that the United States scored a good deal with the revamped North American trade pact, while Canada tried to mitigate losses. Harper made the remark during a discussion at the Canadian Club of Toronto Thursday promoting his new book, “Right Here, Right Now,” which tackles how […]
Aug 24 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — The deputy Tory leader also took a swipe at the gender-balanced Liberal cabinet. The deputy leader of the federal Conservatives kicked off her party’s policy convention Thursday with an allusion to an old groping allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confronted this summer. Lisa Raitt served as co-emcee with Monica Barley, a New Brunswick lawyer […]
Aug 8 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — An Ontario cabinet minister picked the wrong time to troll her rivals about Toronto. Lisa MacLeod, the minister of children, community, and social services, has sparked plenty of headlines lately by publicly jostling with the federal government over the costs of housing asylum seekers and scrapping the province’s basic income pilot project.
Jun 8 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — A majority win for Doug Ford in Canada’s largest province is “good news for Alberta,” Jason Kenney says. The leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party released a statement Thursday lauding Ford’s victory in the Ontario election, setting up a fight with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the federal government’s plan to impose a national price […]
May 25 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — An Ontario NDP candidate is saying she finds Adolf Hitler “abhorrent” after Progressive Conservatives highlighted that she had shared a meme of the Nazi leader on Facebook years ago. Tasleem Riaz, who is running in Scarborough-Agincourt, released a statement to media saying she is “horrified that an inappropriate meme” appeared on her Facebook page.
May 7 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — In case you were wondering, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer smoked marijuana when he was younger. “I hope my father isn’t watching this show,” Scheer joked Sunday after he made the admission on Radio-Canada’s “Tout le Monde en Parle,” a hugely popular French talk show in the battleground province of Quebec.
Mar 29 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — A week of heated debate over a government official’s briefing to the media ended with federal Conservatives accusing the Liberal government of “muzzling journalists.” Tory MP Mark Strahl made the charge in question period Thursday while pressing Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the Liberals’ refusal to let Daniel Jean testify at committee on the […]
Feb 6 2018 — Ryan Maloney — HuffPost Canada — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has suggested he will only sing a gender-neutral version of O Canada after legislation changing the lyrics becomes the law of the land, something that is expected within days. Scheer was asked by reporters Tuesday if he will sing the new version of the anthem, which replaces the line “in all […]