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Don Martin: Stephen Harper's political children poised for provincial takeovers

(blog) (blog)OTTAWA – Here's some interesting political trivia: No provincial premier has ever become prime minister of Canada. That's what makes the phenomenon of...

Brad Wall airs frustration with Justin Trudeau over CPP, carbon pricing

Macleans.ca"My understanding is the prime minister wanted to attend this meeting basically for a photo op on the [Canada Pension Plan]." Wall says the premiers...

Brad Wall airs frustration with Justin Trudeau over CPP, carbon pricing

CBC.ca"My understanding is the prime minister wanted to attend this meeting basically for a photo op on the [Canada Pension Plan]." Wall says the premiers...

Justin Trudeau booed for speaking English in Quebec City

QUEBEC -- All in all, it was fairly tame compared to the virulent reaction against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's father 48 years ago. Trudeau was...

Justin Trudeau's foreign policy adviser returning to academia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign policy adviser is leaving to return to academia, he announced Monday. Roland Paris is the founding director of the University...

Harper among 9 MPs who still owe disclosure filings to ethics commissioner

More than seven months after he was re-elected as an MP, former prime minister Stephen Harper has yet to complete conflict-of-interest disclosure filings required under...

Justin Trudeau: US, Mexico relationships 'let fray'

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's looking forward to meeting the leaders of the U.S. and Mexico at the end of the month...

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks climate change in Muskoka

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Canada can do much better when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. She was in Bracebridge on Saturday...

'Elbowgate' melee a sign of 'escalating aggressions' in the House: May

A melee this week in the House of Commons - where it's normally heckles, not elbows, flying around - is a sign of the "escalating...

Trudeau accused of pushing, elbowing opposition MPs in House

Tensions were high in the House of Commons Wednesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed through a group of MPs, leading to a shouting match...

Manitoba Green party gets a boost from federal leader Elizabeth May

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba Green Party is getting support from federal leader Elizabeth May in the final days of the provincial election campaign. May is...

Leadership races gears up as Tories plan convention tribute to Harper

OTTAWA -- Like Stephen Harper's favourite band the Beatles once sang -- you say goodbye, and I say hello. Next month's Conservative party policy convention...

Justin Trudeau to attend nuclear summit in Washington

WASHINGTON - Justin Trudeau is speaking this morning to a very different Washington audience than the ones he addressed in his last trip to the...

Elizabeth May outspent Trudeau, Harper, Mulcair to win riding

OTTAWA -- Elizabeth May spent more than any other federal party leader to secure her seat in last October's election. Financial reports filed with Elections...

Mulcair loses support of labour group ahead of leadership vote

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has lost the support of an Ontario labour group ahead of a critical leadership review next month. The 30 members of...

Billboards in Calgary and Edmonton thank former Prime Minister Stephen Harper

The billboards thank Stephen Harper for “Ten Years of Excellence”. One of the billboards can been seen across from the bus station on eastbound 9th...

Liberals plan to ask Harper's patronage appointments to step aside: source

The previous government under former prime minister Stephen Harper made the last-minute patronage appointments in the run-up to October's federal election, which saw the Tories...

But they'll have to work through hundreds of disagreements before they can ...

Negotiators in Paris have come up with a draft deal to try and combat climate change. But they'll have to work through hundreds of disagreements...

Girl, 2, memorizes names of Justin Trudeau's cabinet ministers

If pressed, how many ministers from Justin Trudeau's recently formed cabinet could you name? One? Two? More than five? Well, in a YouTube video released...

Paris last chance for world leaders to tackle climate change: May

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says the fast-approaching Paris climate change summit will be the last opportunity for the world to take real steps to...

May says text of climate change treaty 'weak in about 100 different parts'

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is warning that a global climate change treaty, to be finalized at a major international summit in Paris next month,...

Liberals allow Stephen Harper to use Challenger jet to fly home

OTTAWA - He pulled up for the first meeting of the opposition Conservative caucus in a basic minivan, but Stephen Harper flew home in style.

Trudeau's first month as PM includes four major international meetings

As Justin Trudeau heads into his first full week as prime minister, he is also preparing for the busiest month on the international leaders' agenda.

Elizabeth May's daughter running for Greens, predicts higher youth turnout

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May's daughter, Cate May Burton, is predicting that disenchantment among young Canadians will lead to a higher youth voter turnout on...

Stephen Harper sits down with Mike Ciona

Conservative leader Stephen Harper recently sat down with CTV Morning Live's Mike Ciona during his visit to Saskatoon. Harper was in the city rallying his...

Justin Trudeau promises to sign global arms treaty

LONDON, Ont. -- Justin Trudeau says a Liberal government would start re-engaging Canada with the world by signing a landmark global treaty to regulate the...

Mulcair chooses Starbucks coffee over Tim Hortons

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has revealed that he prefers coffee from Starbucks over Tim Hortons. The revelation came during a light-hearted round of "This or...

In audio recording, Trudeau says Bill C-24 makes citizenship conditional upon ...

has obtained a recording leaked by the Conservative Party of Justin Trudeau's answer in July to a question about Bill C-24, a law that...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to visit Regina on Friday

NDP leader Tom Mulcair will make a stop in Regina on Friday. Mulcair will visit a seniors centre on Winnipeg Street at 11 am. CTV...

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May dominates debate on Twitter

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was not in attendance at the Globe and Mail's leader debate in Calgary on Thursday, but on Twitter she may...

Mulcair under fire for calling Toronto 'Canada's most important city'

That's what happened to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair on Monday, when he called Toronto "Canada's most important city" while answering a question at a campaign...

Mulcair stands behind Donnelly, after Kurdi family confusion

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says he does not believe that B.C. candidate Fin Donnelly did anything wrong in how he handled the story of the...

Trudeau calls for meeting of all party leaders on Syrian refugee crisis

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is calling on the federal party leaders to put politics aside and hold an unprecedented meeting to reach a Canadians consensus...

Elizabeth May unveils Green Party's seniors strategy

FREDERICTON -- A guaranteed livable income and a national pharmacare program are among the highlights of a national seniors strategy announced by the Green Party.

Thomas Mulcair holds NDP rally in Halifax

A noisy crowd of supporters greeted NDP Leader Tom Mulcair as he made his way to the podium in Halifax on Sunday. It was Mulcair's...

Thomas Mulcair holding NDP rally in Halifax

OTTAWA - NDP leader Tom Mulcair is making a foray into Atlantic Canada today in hopes of shaking loose some votes in the region's largest...

Tom Mulcair first federal leader to engage in Facebook Q&A

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is the first major party leader to participate in a Facebook Q&A, in a format that allowed for carefully crafted answers...

Facebook: Elizabeth May sparked most conversations during debate

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was the least-discussed leader on Facebook during the first leaders debate, while Elizabeth May sparked the most conversations on Facebook during...

Election 2015: Elizabeth May aiming for 16 Green party seats

OTTAWA -- Three of Elizabeth May's ancestors signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence. As a girl growing up in Connecticut, she donated her savings to...

Exclusive poll: 66 per cent of voters want change

Straight.comThe NDP's gain on the economic management question appears to come almost equally at the expense of the Conservatives and the Liberals. However, in the...

Why Stephen Harper waited until now for his Senate moratorium

OTTAWA -- When the Calgary Stampede ends and the last pancakes are flipped, the white cowboy hats put away in their boxes, Stephen Harper usually...

Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau look for votes at Calgary Stampede

"It doesn't necessarily mean Thomas Mulcair is going to find super fertile ground here, but I think it means Calgarians and Albertans have said we...

Harper accuses Trudeau, Mulcair of 'irresponsible electoral politics' over ISIS

However, he soon drew NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair into the conversation, too, accusing the two party leaders of “irresponsible electoral politics” in their positions on...

Green party proposes carbon pricing, annual dividend as part of climate change ...

OTTAWA -- The federal Green party says it would charge a fee for extracting fossil fuels from the ground and return the money to Canadians...

A hiring panel might quibble at Stephen Harper's first application for the top job

It's not often the Prime Minister calls in sick. But on Tuesday, Stephen Harper was down with a vicious head cold exacerbated by his aversion...

'That's not true,' Mulcair denies report NDP repayments will start July 1

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in heavy denial Wednesday after a report that the NDP will have to start repaying millions in alleged improper spending...

Trudeau defends abortion position after graphic flyers target Liberal leader

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is defending his party's pro-choice position after a graphic anti-abortion flyer was distributed to Canadians with his face pictured beside a...

Jack Layton hovers over Mulcair, candidate on NDP flyers

The ghost of Jack Layton is apparently watching over NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. At least that's how it looks in a new flyer sent to...

Elizabeth May calls for government action to help Shoal Lake 40 community

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says Ottawa, the province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg should get together to help the people of a...

On Duffy's appointment, Mulcair accuses PM of protecting himself

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is accusing the prime minister of only looking out for himself when he allegedly pressured Mike Duffy to represent Prince Edward...