Politicians

The liars ask for our trust - Loonie Politics

  It is not unexpected to have a certain amount of bending the truth at election time, and that there would be a certain amount of spin and torque when it comes to framing one’s opponents.  I can’t recall, however, a time when complete and blatant fictions were being trotted out as serious fo ...

Trudeau government posts $14 billion deficit in 2018-19

The Trudeau government posted a $14 billion deficit in the 2018-19 fiscal year, Finance Canada’s annual report on the federal government’s finances shows. The figure is in the same ballpark of the projected deficit figure in the 2019 federal budget, which was $14.9 billion. In the 2015 federal ...

Alleslev in statistical tie with Liberal rival in GTA riding: Mainstreet poll

Conservative Leona Alleslev faces a tough re-election battle in the Greater Toronto Area riding of Aurora–Oak Ridges–Richmond Hill, with a new Mainstreet Research poll for iPolitics finding a narrow lead against her Liberal rival is within the margin of error. The telephone survey of 554 adults ...

Singh pledges $5 billion in funding in first year and a half of NDP’s affordable housing plan

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh kicked off Day 7 of the federal election campaign by making his second visit in four days to the Ottawa riding held by Liberal incumbent Catherine McKenna, where he spoke about his party’s plan, if elected, to spend $5 billion on new affordable housing within the first ye ...

Trudeau matches marquee Scheer pledge, promises no tax on parental EI benefits

Justin Trudeau is matching one of Andrew Scheer’s marquee platform pledges, announcing on Tuesday that his government, too, would make maternity and parental benefits tax-free — taking the extra step of saying a Liberal government would make those benefits tax-exempt “at source.” “You’l ...

Morning Brief: Trudeau says Liberal gun policies coming soon

Today’s morning brief is brought to you by ASDE Survey Sampler.  Trusted for 25 years by survey professionals and researchers. Click here for more Good morning, readers. CBC News reports that Canada’s intelligence services are monitoring the threat of agents of the Chinese and Indian governm ...

Op-ed: Geoengineering Distracts From Real Climate Solutions While Giving Cover to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Read time: 9 mins This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.   In 2019, I think it's safe to say that humans are capable of wreaking great and terrible changes upon Earth's systems. To name a few: ...

Suppose They Gave An Election And Nobody Came - Loonie Politics

  So I was thinking about the Prime Minister's decision to attend as few debates as possible and delay the start of the election until almost the absolute last second, and I wondered, "Why do we have to go through with this whole messy 'election' thing, anyway?  Wouldn't we all be better off if i ...

Why won’t Justin take questions? - Loonie Politics

  Over the weekend, Justin Trudeau was campaigning mostly in Quebec, where he elected not to take any questions from journalists.  This is the same Justin Trudeau who claimed in 2015, that he was taking more questions than anyone else.  How things have changed!  Is it just the classic front-run ...

Duck!

First the attack of dunces, then the drones. Kicking off the election contest, T2 announced that people without money should be able to buy $800,000 houses and taxpayers oughta handle a hunk of the mortgage for them. Then Don’t-call-me-Stephen Scheer announced a universal tax cut in a country wh ...