Politicians

Scheer promises balanced budget if elected, but doesn’t say by when

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer told a crowd at the Manning Centre Conference on Saturday that a Conservative government would balance the federal budget, but wouldn’t say by when. “Yes, we will balance the budget,” Scheer said to applause at the conservative networking event, during ...

Alberta campaign settles into early ‘grinding’ rhythm

It’s only Day 4 and the Alberta election campaign has already settled into a grinding rhythm as deliberate and relentless as a pile-driver with no off switch. The NDP has launched daily personal attacks against United Conservative leader Jason Kenney over his socially conservative background, a c ...

Sask., Manitoba urge feds to step up diplomatic efforts as canola trade halts

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler is urging Western Canadian canola farmers to stay calm after industry said Thursday that China had stopped buying Canadian canola seed. “Let’s just keep our heads here, let’s not panic,” Eichler told iPolitics in an interview Friday. He said the T ...

Evening Brief: It’s Mueller time

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by GovGUIDE. The ultimate resource for all things #cdnpoli. Profiles on all MPs and Senators, events calendar, brief with the day’s legislative agenda. Click here to learn more! Good evening to you. With the Conservative-orchestrated filibuster to prote ...

Hundreds in Toronto rally against racism and white supremacy

Marites N. Sison About a hundred pairs of shoes sat around an Indigenous medicine wheel banner laid out at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, as nearly 400 people gathered to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Thursday, March 21. Some of the shoes -- ...

The Rebel to Rabble Review: Kenney’s kamikaze mission

With the Alberta provincial election campaign now officially underway, Rebel Media commander Ezra Levant is already prepared to put his prediction on the record. “There are 87 ridings in Alberta,” he notes — and after Alberta New Democrat Rachel Notley’s party managed to win 54 of those se ...

Why is Doug Ford so mean to children?

Education Politics in Canada Why is Doug Ford such a meanie to children? Almost as soon as he became premier, he and his backbench back-up clappers began bullying Ontario youth with cuts to programs, projects and policies aimed at giving them safe, secure, healthy and prosperous futures. Sure, ...

Bernard the Roughneck enters Alberta election

David J. Climenhaga The good news for Alberta's Freedom Conservative Party is that it's recruited a national figure as one of its candidates. The bad news for the FCP may be the national figure in question is Neal Bernard Hancock, better known as "Bernard the Roughneck." A three-paragraph news st ...

Should the Senate investigate the Double-Hyphen Affair? - Loonie Politics

While the Commons’ justice committee may have voted to end their investigation into the Double-Hyphen Affair, Conservatives in the Senate are hoping that they can start their own committee investigation into the matter.  The problem, however, is convincing enough of the Independent senators to v ...

Brussels forum celebrates the role of women in mining struggles

Brent Patterson On March 20, Cristina Auerbach of the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization in Mexico met with MEP Tania González Peñas of the Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left, GUE/NGL, at the European Parliament in Brussels. González, who is with the left-wing S ...