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PCPO is a shitshow - Loonie Politics

  From a government in waiting to a side line circus. A total lack of leadership within the party. On Friday, interim Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Vic Fedeli decided to remove Patrick Brown from caucus indicating that he would have to sit as an Independent.  The only problem with th ...

Singh targets Liberal government’s ‘secret deal’ with Netflix as example of unequal treatment

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh blasted the Liberal government’s “secret deal” with Netflix on Saturday, saying it’s “unacceptable” the government appears to have one set of rules for Canada’s cultural sector and another set for foreign players. Singh made the comments in his keynote address ...

‘Very messy’ leaders race proof PCs not ready to govern: Horwath

Ontario’s NDP leader says the tumultuous Progressive Conservative leadership race – which took a surprising turn Friday when former leader Patrick Brown registered to run for his old job at the eleventh hour – is more evidence that the party isn’t ready to govern. Brown resigned in January ...

PM Trudeau, family, kick off Indian state visit

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India is officially underway as he arrived with his family in New Delhi at sundown on Saturday. The family, including wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and kids Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, emerged from the plane and delivered ...

Former NDP MP Paul Dewar diagnosed with brain cancer

Former NDP MP Paul Dewar has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a post on his Facebook page Saturday morning. “While this cancer is devastating news, I am going to pursue the next phase of my treatment with determination, passion and an appreciation for life,” Dewar wrote. “Since ...

Trudeau in India: looking for greater common ground

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s arrival in New Delhi on February 17 for a week-long state visit marks the 12th visit by a member of his cabinet to India, and given his position, the most important one. The significance of Trudeau’s visit is clear — India matters to Canada, as a friend and a ...

Opposition in the Senate is more vital than you think - Loonie Politics

  On Tuesday evening, Independent Senator Marc Gold gave a speech in the Chamber about the proposal put forward by Government Leader in the Senate – err, “government representative” Senator Peter Harder around his proposals for “sober second thinking.”  Gold saw Harder’s contribution ...

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

WASHINGTON — A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fa ...

Scott Reid urges Brown to drop out of PC leadership race

Conservative MP Scott Reid urged Patrick Brown to “drop out of the race” for Ontario PC leader Friday night. Reid said on Twitter that he had some “helpful advice” for Brown: “Drop out of the race.” “‘I am not actually guilty of sexual assault’ is not a convincing campaign slogan, ...

Loss of per vote subsidy still hurting NDP’s pockets

The NDP still hasn’t adapted to losing access to the per-vote party subsidy cancelled by the Harper government, the party’s treasurer said at the NDP convention in Ottawa Friday. The federal Conservatives had phased out the per-vote subsidy by 2015, which was a party financing policy brought ab ...