Politicians

The Problem with Trudeau’s Never-ending War - Loonie Politics

  This is going to come across as paradoxical, but sometimes the worst thing that can happen to a political cause is winning. After all, once you’ve vanquished whatever evil force it is you’re battling for the good of humanity, it’s possible your side will lose its raison d’être. No enemy ...

Trudeau Liberals seek to capitalize on gains in Quebec

QUEBEC — The replacement of Jody Wilson-Raybould — an Indigenous woman from British Columbia — with Quebec MP David Lametti to head the Justice department appears part of the Liberals’ shift in strategy to get themselves re-elected in October. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made Wilson- ...

Ontario Liberals need to be pragmatic - Loonie Politics

  As the Ontario Liberal Party recovers from the devastating defeat last June, a debate has begun to emerge about whether the party should stick with the aggressively progressive agenda of former premier Kathleen Wynne, or rather adopt a more “centrist” position. I have a particular problem ...

Svend Robinson returns to politics with plans to tackle climate change, housing affordability and Big Pharma

January 21, 2019 Politics in Canada Svend Robinson returns to politics with plans to tackle climate change, housing affordability and Big Pharma Veteran NDP MP Svend Robinson marked his return to Canadian politics Saturday, taking the nomination to run in B.C. riding in next federal election. CA ...

Svend Robinson returns to politics with plans to tackle climate change, housing affordability and Big Pharma

Alex Cosh The Burnaby North—Seymour NDP Riding Association acclaimed former MP and veteran progressive Svend Robinson on Saturday as its candidate for the federal election. Addressing a packed room of activists and constituents at the Confederation Seniors Centre in north Burnaby, Robinson, who ...

What We’re Watching: Liberal MPs descend on the Hill for caucus meetings

B.C. byelection race even more unpredictable after Wang’s exit, but pressure still on Singh to win it As is often noted, a week is a long time in politics. Nowhere has that been more starkly apparent than in Burnaby South. Just last week, the biggest question swirling around the byelection campai ...

Alberta's Derek Fildebrandt wades into gun control debate with defiant Tweet

David J.Climenhaga It shouldn't be a surprise, I suppose, that Derek Fildebrandt has publicly gone all Charlton Heston on us. I speak, of course, of Alberta's recently rebranded Freedom Conservative Party leader's Hestonesque Twitter outburst Friday in response to talk the federal Liberal govern ...

Did Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle make his government better? - Loonie Politics

  Nine months away from the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided it was time to shake things up in his cabinet by shuffling some people around. If this lead sounds familiar, it is because I wrote the same one 6 months ago. Of course, it is said that the Prime Minister had no other choi ...

Evening Brief: Too soon to pick up the phone?

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. The Lead Canada’s ambassador to China says Prime Minister J ...

Brexit chaos belies Quebec sovereigntist promise of painless breakup

How would you like to be a member of the Parti Québécois these days? The question has become increasingly rhetorical over successive electoral cycles. Time and demographics — the enemies of many upstart political movements — have been particularly unkind to Quebec’s formerly youthful party ...