Politicians

Where polls go, news follows

To a remarkable degree, modern election news coverage is driven by the narrative created by the polls. In the current Ontario election, even stories with no explicit reference to the polls use them as a framing device. Doug Ford and his PC party are described as the “frontrunner.” Andrea Horwat ...

The Art Of The Deal, And Why Canadians Are Awful At It - Loonie Politics

It's so strange.  Here we are in the midst of The Worst Canadian Election Ever (until the next election, which will inevitably be worse) where all the parties have huge financial holes in their platforms, where the promises either cannot or should not be fulfilled, and everyone is massively unpopu ...

Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal

EDMONTON — There won’t be any fireworks between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia at the Western premiers conference this week, because Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn’t going. B.C.’s John Horgan and Notley, who have butted heads over the Trans Mountain pipeline project, were b ...

Ontario Liberals target ‘fiscal mistakes’ made by NDP as campaign heats up

TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberal leader is highlighting the differences between her party and the New Democrats as she attacks the latter for faulty arithmetic. At a news conference on Monday, Kathleen Wynne called the NDP’s $1.4 billion miscalculation a “big mistake” that failed to demonstrat ...

Maduro secures second term, but there will be challenges

May 21, 2018 Civil Liberties Watch Elections Politics in Canada US Politics World Challenges await Venezuela's Maduro as he wins a second term Venezuelans merit attention and solidarity as they try to find a way forward. Democracy is supposed to be about the people ruling. 2018 Venezuela elect ...

Ford says PCs ‘absolutely’ did not obtain data illegally

TORONTO— Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford said Sunday there is “absolutely” no illegally obtained data in his party’s internal database. A police investigation in York Region is looking into an “internal theft” of personal customer data at Ontario’s private highway operator. ...

Do signs of Harper’s return point to a Trumpian turn for Canada

There’s talk aplenty of Stephen Harper making a political comeback. That’s strange. He never really left. The moment Harper vacated the leader’s post after losing the 2015 election, he moved to the body that controls the purse strings of the Conservative Party of Canada. The former PM now sit ...

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath pledges end to gas pump ‘gouging’

The leader of Ontario’s New Democrats pledged in vague terms on Sunday to tackle long-weekend spikes in gasoline prices, alleging that opportunistic gas companies are gouging hard-pressed motorists at the pumps. Campaigning in Ottawa ahead of the June 7 provincial election, Andrea Horwath took ai ...

Video shows how Venezuela's election process is among the most secure in the world

May 20, 2018 Civil Liberties Watch Elections Politics in Canada US Politics World Voting begins in Venezuela's presidential election rabble.ca's correspondent Humberto Da Silva reports as citizens cast their ballots on Sunday, May 20. 2018 Venezuela election Venezuela Election 2018 Live ...

Just how far can Andrea Horwath go?

Ontario New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath speaks at a rally in Paris, Ont., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel) One measure of the opportunity that has opened up, all unexpectedly, before Andrea Horwath is the itinerary Ontario’s NDP leader followed through Southwestern ...