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Rejecting Keystone XL would be a chance for Trudeau to stand up to Trump, Thomas Mulcair says

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau should be standing up to Donald Trump, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday as he urged the prime minister to push...

Elizabeth May fires three of her shadow cabinet after they publicly slammed BC Green leader

OTTAWA — Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May fired three members of her shadow cabinet today following their harsh criticism of B.C. Green leader Andrew...

Letters: Elizabeth May ignores optics to stay on

There was never any doubt that Elizabeth May would compromise her values to stay as leader of the Green party. After all, what would she...

Kelly McParland: Elizabeth May should have quit rather than stay with tainted Greens

Elizabeth May gets more media attention that she deserves as the leader of a “party” that has only ever elected one member (her) and draws...

He registered a company and has all but left politics. So when will ...

OTTAWA – He has registered his own company with two longtime aides and has all but left politics, but questions persist about exactly when Stephen...

Matt Gurney: Ottawa's “awful” politics get even worse for Elizabeth May

Last week, ahead of the Green party's just-concluded policy convention in Ottawa, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May spoke of the costs and sacrifices of political...

Hurricane Katrina helped Harper win, and other takeaways from Dimitri Soudas' master's thesis

As a top Conservative aide, Dimitri Soudas helped orchestrate the Conservatives' 2006 election victory. Later, as Stephen Harper's director of communications, he oversaw a media...

Elizabeth May: Greens stand firmly against anti-Semitism | National ...

Just as we condemn anti-Semitism, we also condemn those who attack the right of the State of Israel to exist.and more »...

'Uh, certainly, I, uh': Does Justin Trudeau really say 'uh' all the time?

Of all the things about Justin Trudeau that grate on non-Liberals, a big one is his “speech disfluency” — the habit of interlacing sentences with...

'Purged': Public documents on Stephen Harper's 2012 India trip have vanished

Documents about the expenses for former prime minister Stephen Harper's 2012 trip to India, approved for public release this year by the RCMP, have disappeared,...

Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government is working towards gender-neutral identity documents

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals could easily drop any mention of sex or gender from identity documents like passports immediately, notwithstanding concerns civil servants have...

Matt Gurney: Elizabeth May is losing control over her party over BDS

One member who chose to abstain was the Green party's leader and sole MP, Elizabeth May. While May did not record a vote, she did...

Greens draw outrage, 'anti-Israel' accusations, over proposal to add BDS to party policies

Both are “outrageous” propositions, says Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement, and the latter is “tremendously hypocritical,” says JNF Canada, which promotes itself as an...

Kelly McParland: The Harperization of Justin Trudeau's Liberals

“There was never any doubt, of course, that this had become Justin Trudeau's party,” wrote the Toronto Star's Tim Harper after watching events at the...

Code Maple Leaf: The secret plan in case Stephen Harper had medical emergency at Quebec residence

OTTAWA — In the weeks after a high-profile 2014 ambulance call to help a drunken teen at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa paramedics helped draft a...

John Ivison: Stephen Harper had plan to unite Alberta's right as Conservative Party

In the months after the NDP's surprise victory in Alberta, then-prime minister Stephen Harper told his closest political associates that he planned to set up...

Justin Trudeau turns down Russian, US, Mexican offers to help fight Fort Mac wildfire

OTTAWA — Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime...

Stephen Harper declares $4000 in Las Vegas expenses covered by Republican group

An American Republican group covered about $4,000 in expenses for Stephen Harper to speak at their Las Vegas event last month, according to documents filed...

National Post View: Stephen Harper's 'unequivocal act of integrity'

Lawyer Robert Staley's defence of Stephen Harper's handling of the trial of Senator Mike Duffy is written in the sort of legalese you would expect...

How the Supreme Court is dismantling one of the key parts of Stephen Harper's legacy

For two years, the court has been declaring anti-crime laws created under Stephen Harper's Conservatives unconstitutional, and experts believe more will fall. On Thursday, the...

John Ibbitson's biography of Stephen Harper wins the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

John Ibbitson of the Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau has won the 16th annual Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his biography of Stephen...

Three MPs haven't yet said a word in the House of Commons. One of them is Stephen Harper

And the third is Stephen Harper. As Prime Minister, Harper spoke more than 4,200 separate times in the House of Commons. Throughout the 42nd Parliament's...

Conrad Black: Tom Mulcair deserved better

The New Democratic Party's treatment of Thomas Mulcair is disgraceful and cowardly. My own background with Mulcair does not make us natural allies, as he...

The full text of Tom Mulcair's speech at the NDP convention

Tom Mulcair took to the lectern on Sunday to make his pitch to the party before members voted whether to keep him on as leader.

Elizabeth May spent nearly $230000 to regain her seat in parliament — over $100k more than Harper, Mulcair

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...

Stephen Harper in the House to vote but Liberals succeed in formally taking Canada out of ISIL combat mission

OTTAWA — The House of Commons formally took Canada out of the combat mission against the Islamic State in a vote on Tuesday, but it...

Outspoken anti-oilsands group to host Justin Trudeau in Washington

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington next week for a state dinner at the White House will also see him attend two...

Justin Trudeau's brother lobbies Liberals to not deport terror suspect Mohamed Harkat

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brother has written to a federal cabinet minister on behalf of Ottawa's Mohamed Harkat, asking the Liberal government to continue its...

Michael Den Tandt: Justin Trudeau swings for the fences by continuing to outflank NDP on the left

Here's a key to understanding Justin Trudeau's government and the strategy it has employed since assuming power last November: The New Democratic Party is gone.

Ban Ki-Moon's effusive praise of Justin Trudeau was 'trolling' for new UN funding, Tories say

OTTAWA — To hear Ban Ki-Moon tell it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's rapprochement with the United Nations was nothing short of the return of the...

Michael Den Tandt: Trudeau's sunny Liberalism at risk of becoming just a mirror image of Harper's bitter Conservatism

Bitter, unrelenting partisanship was central among the afflictions that caused Stephen Harper Conservatism to collapse under its own weight last year, many would agree. It...

Andrew Coyne: Can Thomas Mulcair admit he might have been his own worst mistake?

What is about to happen to Tom Mulcair, in other words, shouldn't happen to a dog. From here on in he will be fighting shadows,...

David Suzuki thinks Stephen Harper should serve prison time for 'wilful blindness' to climate change

David Suzuki thinks Stephen Harper “should be thrown in jail for wilful blindness” to climate change during the Conservatives' reign. For nine years, Canada had...

Boessenkool & Speer: Conservatives are in a solid position to win again, thanks to the Stephen Harper decade

Canadian conservatives were pleased to see 2015 come to an end. The year was marked by a disappointing election result and closed with the fawning...

Relationship between Stephen Harper and Supreme Court not especially hostile, study finds

TORONTO — The popular view that the relationship between the Conservative government under Stephen Harper and the Supreme Court of Canada was especially hostile appears...

Michael Den Tandt: Tom Mulcair's critics should take another look at their leader

Now that Thomas Mulcair is down, it seems it's time to put in the steel-shanked boots. Everyone is piling on. “Mulcair's next job is proving...

A return to multilateralism: Meet Roland Paris, the man behind Justin Trudeau ...

Now, Paris has the prime minister's ear as Justin Trudeau's foreign affairs adviser. To understand Trudeau's approach to the world is to understand what Paris...

Stephen Harper's unexpected legacy: How the Tories centralized the federal ...

OTTAWA — Several months before then-prime minister Stephen Harper called the 2015 federal election, the size of the federal workforce dipped below 314,000 — practically...

'I'm Stephen, by the way': Canadians report their 'surreal' encounters with ...

As is tradition with Canada's ex-Prime Ministers, Stephen Harper has completely dropped off the political map in the months following his electoral loss. But he's...

Michael Den Tandt: Go ahead and cringe — but Justin Trudeau can't be waved aside

As a catalyst for grumpiness, he's off the charts. As though it weren't enough Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent most of the past month being...

'It's great that he shows up': Stephen Harper, average MP, popping up in ...

Stephen Harper is out as prime minister, but the Calgary MP hasn't been completely out of sight in Parliament. In fact, he's earning some additional...

John Ivison: Tom Mulcair says he will lead NDP into 2019 election, but does he ...

Tom Mulcair knows what is going on — he is going on. The NDP leader has insisted he will stay on as leader. “I've got...

Michael Den Tandt: Justin Trudeau's reaction to the Paris attacks has been ...

Friday, as the mass murder of innocents in Paris was still unfolding, U.S. President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande had addressed their respective...

How Justin Trudeau's cabinet compares to Stephen Harper's first team

One of the first press releases Stephen Harper issued in his role as the 22nd prime minister of Canada emphasized the efficiency of his team.

Former Tory adviser says Stephen Harper and Conservatives 'blew themselves up ...

Long-time Conservative stalwart Geoff Norquay, who worked for former prime minister Brian Mulroney and, later, for Stephen Harper while he was in opposition, has written...

Ottawa junior high teacher — the drummer in Stephen Harper's band — pleads ...

An Ottawa junior high teacher who molested a 13-year-old student in his office and during an end-of-the-year school trip has pleaded guilty to sex crimes...

Kady O'Malley: Stephen Harper hasn't resigned yet, but he intends to on November 4

UPDATE: Stephen Harper has indeed submitted notice that he intends to step down, according to Rideau Hall. Shortly after this story went out, the governor...

Uncertainty and accusations of meddling hovers over process to (temporarily ...

But uncertainty still hovers over the process to replace Stephen Harper and there are tensions over perceived meddling by the outgoing leader's aides. Sources say...

Where in the world is Mulcair? NDP leader's absence since election humbling ...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's public absence since his party was humbled in Monday's federal election has left party officials scrambling to clear up speculation about...

Chris Selley: NDP debacle sure to seal Tom Mulcair's political demise

But it can't feel any better for Thomas Mulcair. Justin Trudeau didn't just won an utterly improbable majority on Monday. He galumphed straight through Tom...