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A whole lot of people owe Kellie Leitch an apology

I mean, here's Scheer getting front-page headlines as public enemy number one and, all of a sudden, former leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is persona non...

Escaping the downward spiral of trust in our institutions

Someone with the Twitter handle “kind and respectful” – a self-described single mother and civil engineer - tweeted at Conservative MP Tony Clement on Tuesday,...

How we can make NAFTA great again

Indeed, there is much to be gained by working to make NAFTA great again. -- MacKay is a lawyer, former cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's...

Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

They need to focus on what government can do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money.

Suzuki is right about Trudeau

Canada's target was tabled in May, 2015 by former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. It's the weakest in the G7. Of course, the previous government made...

It's time to jail terrorists, says Tory leadership candidate Tony Clement

"This is not the time to dial back some of the provisions of Bill C-51," says Conservative leadership candidate Tony Clement. "It's not just about...

Jason Kenney is Alberta's son

And yet, when it comes to Conservative MP Jason Kenney and his bid to reunite the two centre-right parties in Alberta, critics are accusing him...

Did Canada fight for Mohamed Fahmy?

Garry Keller, now serving as chief of staff to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, was at the time of Fahmy's incarceration, the chief of staff...

Canada won't much miss Obama

“It flatlined with Obama taking over,” Conservative MP Gerry Ritz said Friday. As Stephen Harper's agriculture minister from 2007 to 2015, Ritz spent much of...

Choose cop reforms wisely

Our politicians and officials need to choose carefully, with regard to what is best for the police force and the public, as opposed to simply...

A Brexit would inflame Canada's hot housing market

"This is the beginning of change," said Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP from Saskatchewan who, as Stephen Harper's agriculture minister, spent nearly a decade trying...

All hands on deck: Tories push for extra navy and coast guard shipbuilding help

The charge is being led by former Conservative cabinet minister Steven Blaney who just happens to have a major shipyard in his riding of Levis,...

Tories suffering Stockholm Syndrome

He described the fact Tory MP Peter Van Loan and Tory leadership contender Kellie Leitch dated in university as a “barbaric cultural practice”, mocking Leitch,...

Trudeau screwing down message and intentions

OTTAWA — When the late Jim Flaherty was the Harper government's finance minister, and ticked off at the prime minister for occasionally muting his message,...

Tories already embracing renewal

The evidence of renewal in action was all over the place. Delegates voted to at last embrace same-sex marriage with little serious opposition. Leadership candidate...

The non-candidacy of Rona Ambrose

OTTAWA -- As grassroots Conservatives begin gathering today in Vancouver for their annual conflab, many in the bleacher seats will no doubt be pushing for...

The Bernier Advantage

This is likely because he's currently seen as one of the uninspired former Harper cabinet ministers just sticking around for the job because, hey, why...

Tory leadership campaign needs fresh faces

Other rumoured candidates who are supposedly either being courted to run or are courting others to get behind their bids include Jason Kenney, Tony Clement,...

It's time Canada reaffirms the importance of NATO

... ability to affect positive change in the world would be adversely and irreversibly affected. - Peter MacKay is a former Attorney General and Minister...

After six months in office, give Trudeau a 'B', while his cabinet's success is a

In his first year as finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty was widely panned as a promise-breaking lightweight and yet he went on to become...

Conservatives need to be more libertarian on pot

Huffington Post CanadaI nearly cringed when Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch told me she would undo the forthcoming legalization of recreational marijuana, should she become...

Missing for Conservatives in Quebec: Excitement

One might have thought Maxime Bernier would be that candidate. Bernier, a Quebec MP, is one of three confirmed candidates so far, along with Ontario...

Afghan interpreter finally coming to Canada

Former veteran affairs ministers Julian Fantino and Erin O'Toole were helpful. The people who represent German and international interpreters — Andre Lindemann, president of the...

MacKay tops poll for Tory leadership

OTTAWA -- Peter MacKay continues to top the polls as best pick to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, according to a new survey from...

If financing rail safety has no optics, is it worth it?

OTTAWA — When Lisa Raitt was sworn in as Minister of Transport in the summer of 2013, it was less than two weeks after Lac...

Canada unexpectedly claims bronze medal at biathlon worlds

The Canadian underdogs — Nathan Smith, Scott Gow and Christian Gow, all of Calgary, and Brendan Green, of Hay River, N.WT. — soaked up the...

Conservatives are being sore losers

This past week we saw Conservative MP and potential leadership candidate Jason Kenney attack Trudeau for his performance and comments on the American current affairs...

Liberate Queen's Park rally and last Late Shift

Opposition leader Patrick Brown, former councillor Doug Ford, Don Cherry, Kevin O'Leary, Dr. Charles McVety, Julian Fantino, Justin “Shaker” Van Dette, Mayor John Tory and...

Maxime Bernier slams English-only Kevin O'Leary

Quebec Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, who has all but declared his intention to seek the leadership of his party, called O'Leary a "tourist" in a...

Woodstock, conservatives and Bill Morneau

Among the confirmed speakers are Conservative MPs Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong and Lisa Raitt, with acerbic business television gadfly Kevin O'Leary...

No Conservative Valentine love in Atlantic Canada

During the election, when I was still a political staffer in the office of then Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, I spent many off-duty hours in...

Have you seen our keys? Who else has a Key to The Six?

Former McDonald's executive and Ronald McDonald House founder George Cohon. Keys presented by Mayor David Miller. - The Dalai Lama. - Former Toronto Police Chief...

Equalization is broken, and the Tories made it worse

Canada's former finance minister Joe Oliver pointed out this conundrum in a recent column. He persuasively outlined the problems with Equalization and explained how provinces...

A look at the byelection battle in Whitby-Oshawa

Her husband, Jim Flaherty, represented the riding from 1995 before running federally in 2006. Elliott quit to become the province's new patient Ombudsman after losing...

Jason Kenney's request for an 'English to English' translation of Defence Minister Sajjan dubbed racist

Jason Kenney is under fire for his heckling Monday in the House of Commons, when he yelled he needed an “English to English” translation of...

Finance Minister Morneau's missteps costing him credibility

Neither Joe Oliver, Jim Flaherty or, before them, Ralph Goodale ever did that. They went with the consensus forecast. But Morneau apparently knows better. We've...

Give MDs binding arbitration

That was the April, 2013 response by then federal health minister Leona Aglukkaq to a request by Dr. Anna Reid, then president of the Canadian...

Scarborough residents deserve the subway that was promised

Not only was Miller reluctant to sign on to the project, former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was also hesitant. Sorbara describes how the deal...

Tories can gain from opposing Bombardier handout

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, who's the closest there is right now to being a declared candidate, gave a speech in Quebec City in November arguing...

Maxime Bernier and the politics of ideas

“I'm in politics for the ideas,” says Maxime Bernier. And with that line alone he may be starting something of a mini-revolution in the Conservative...

The Loonie's fall from grace

... a diversified economy, a creative and well-educated population, significant natural resources, wide-spread trading relationships and is still in good shape fiscally. But we have...

Time to get behind pipeline creation

... of resource development should be able to block our progress as a nation. At some point, Canadians will demand the government move forward. But...

Story of Afghan interpreter missing a happy ending

Former veterans affairs minister Erin O'Toole and former associate defence minister Julian Fantino, as well as former chief of defence Walter Natynczyk, all want James'...

Trudeau should rethink his ISIS position: Ambrose

The terrorist attack in France should prompt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to rethink his government's plan to withdraw from taking part in coalition air strikes...

Ministers, senior NDPers gone in Liberal sweep

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, national revenue minister, trailing in Delta; behind Carla Qualtrough (LIB), two-time Paralympian. Alice Wong, minister of state for seniors, ... Carla Qualtrough, two-time...

Julian Fantino out but Kent, Van Loan and McCallum hang onto York Region seats

Further north in the riding of York-Simcoe, Peter Van Loan was one of the few Conservatives elected in this 905 region. He's disappointed other ridings...

Liberals oust Chris Alexander in Ajax

Liberal lightning struck in Ajax as Mark Holland won his old job back last night at the expense of Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. Holland, the...

Legal pot would be boon for organized crime: Fantino

When it comes to politicians' free and frequent marijuana use, Julian Fantino says he doesn't mind being a killjoy. “I am opposed,” he says adamantly.

Fantino calls for criminal probe of Liberal co-chair

Cabinet minister and former police chief Julian Fantino says the backstory of Justin Trudeau's campaign co-chairman's resignation should be criminally probed. “It's a serious issue...

Top electoral ridings to watch

The race to replace regional Conservative cabinet minister Shelly Glover should be a squeaker and the results in this riding will be an indicator of...