Jun 22 2022 — Jamie Sarkonak — National Post — For most of us, the events that took place in Portapique, N.S., in April 2020 constituted the worst mass murder in Canadian history. For RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, however, they may have been seen as a marketing opportunity. According to a recent report by the Mass Casualty Commission, the head of our national police force […]
Jun 21 2022 — John Ivison — National Post — Much has been written in recent days about the prospect the Liberals are heading for defeat at the next election. The oracle of Delphi couldn’t come to any firm conclusion on a vote that might be three years away, possibly between politicians not currently leading their parties. But the Trudeau government’s performance in recent months […]
Jun 21 2022 — National Post — Two Canadians were found dead in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo with their throats apparently slit, authorities said on Monday. The victims, who have not been identified, had stayed in Playa del Carmen for several months, but investigators are still determining whether they were residents or tourists, AFP reports.
Jun 20 2022 — Ryan Tumilty — National Post — The Liberals are looking to keep Parliament by Zoom call in place for another year, with a planned motion to extend the hybrid House of Commons again. Liberal House leader Mark Holland announced the government’s plan Monday morning, as the House of Commons enters its final sitting week before summer. He said the hybrid parliament, […]
Jun 18 2022 — National Post — The federal Liberal government plans to shift gears on its controversial proposal to regulate “online harms” to an approach that puts the onus on digital platforms to deal with potentially harmful content. The move comes after critics warned the original plan would amount to censorship, and new documents released from a government-appointed advisory group show […]
Jun 16 2022 — John Ivison — National Post — American writer Carl Sandburg once said politicians should have three hats: one for throwing into the ring, one for talking through and another to pull rabbits from. Chrystia Freeland, having already made clear her ambition to succeed Justin Trudeau as prime minister, made good use of her other two hats in a speech on inflation […]
Jun 15 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre’s campaign issued a formal complaint to the Conservative Party of Canada alleging paid-for party membership fees and other undeclared expenditures by opponent Patrick Brown’s team, the National Post has learned.
Jun 15 2022 — Chris Selley — National Post — By now, the Liberal playbook on untenable pandemic-related policies is clear: They defend each square inch of policy territory like Tony Montana at the top of the staircase until ordered to retreat, at which point they drop their weapons, flee into the night and claim science made them do it.
Jun 14 2022 — Sabrina Maddeaux — National Post — Let’s start with a universal truth: Sending a senior foreign affairs staffer to a party at Russia’s foreign embassy was not just politically dumb, it was offensive and undermines Canada’s mission to hold Russia accountable for its horrific actions in Ukraine. There’s no debate here, for very obvious reasons, and it’d be a waste of […]
Jun 14 2022 — Kelly McParland — National Post — This is just a guess, but it’s my sense that Canadians waste very little time pondering the mystic realities of Ontario. It’s got most of the population, much of the money, the biggest share of the voting pool and a blank sheet of a personality. The West has character, British Columbia has a vibe, Quebec […]
Jun 14 2022 — Catherine Lévesque — National Post — The email, with the title ‘Membership status: incomplete,’ allegedly caused some panicked members to buy a second membership on Poilievre’s portal. “Do you know what’s going on???” This is an example of the flurry of messages sent to Conservative leadership hopeful Leslyn Lewis’ team by supporters who were left confused and panicked by an email […]
Jun 14 2022 — Patrick Brown — National Post — There is an issue with how some treat the participation of minority groups in Canada’s democratic process. It definitely feels as if suspicion is the default position of some in the media and politics. This is wrong. The problematic tropes of “dual loyalties” or “ulterior motives” are two that regularly and unfairly follow members of […]