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Why Justin Trudeau is so willing to give us the shirt off his back ...

Like the proverbial groundhog emerging from his den to speculate on the length of the winter, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emerged without a ...and...

Code Maple Leaf: Stephen Harper's secret plan for going to the hospital

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

Elizabeth May accuses the government of being bogged in inertia

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says the federal government should move deputy ministers into new jobs because they are gripped by “inertia” and resistance to...

Staley: Stephen Harper acted honourably in Mike Duffy investigation; now it's time for other authorities to step up

Commencing in mid-2013, I represented Prime Minister Stephen Harper in connection with the RCMP's investigation of Sen. Mike Duffy. So long as Mr. Duffy was...

@Kady's Watchlist for Jan. 21 – It's an Elizabeth May kind of day on the pre-sitting news circuit!

After spending the last few days battling for control of the pre-sitting news cycle, all three major federal party leaders* have abruptly dropped off the...

Pre-election internal poll on tax cuts shaped Tory campaign promises

The previous Conservative government went into last summer's election campaign armed with internal polling that showed Canadians strongly supported Stephen Harper's much-touted tax cuts. The...

What's MP Stephen Harper doing these days?

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...

Mike Duffy testifies he didn't trust Stephen Harper

Mike Duffy decided months before Stephen Harper named him to the Senate that he didn't entirely trust the party leader for whom he'd eventually go...

Trudeau visits Ottawa Sikh Temple to celebrate the start of Diwali

A crush of local Sikhs greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Ottawa Sikh Temple Wednesday during his visit to celebrate the start of Diwali,...

Harper paid economy rates for personal flights on Challenger jets

Former prime minister Stephen Harper paid rock-bottom prices for his personal use of the government's fleet of Challenger executive jets, newly-released documents show. On the...

Gormley: Stephen Harper's long goodbye

Voters may have kicked Stephen Harper out of office a decade after they welcomed him in, but he wouldn't give them the satisfaction of hitting...

Elizabeth May's job safe, even as Green Party flags

Despite declining voter support and the failure to gain more seats in the last election, Green leader Elizabeth May maintains a strong hold on her...

Chapin: The double standard about Justin Trudeau's looks is just fine

This week, the world learned something very important about Canada: our incoming prime minister is a hottie. After Trudeau's surprise majority win, the international media...

Justin Trudeau: A dramatic come-from-behind win

MONTREAL – Justin Trudeau proved them wrong again. In dramatic style. The Liberal leader made history Monday, as his party swept Atlantic Canada and swamped...

Elizabeth May's daughter among Green Party ballot-fillers in Quebec

The daughter of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is among a group of candidates from British Columbia whom the party is using as ballot placeholders...

Stephen Harper writes open letter to Canada's public service, tries to correct ...

After taking swipes on the campaign trail at bureaucrats in Ottawa, Stephen Harper says the Conservatives are the party to best protect the interests of...

Elizabeth May sets her sights on balance of power

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has been at this a long time. She was elected leader of the Greens nine years ago last month, and...

Reality Check: Is Stephen Harper an economist?

How do Harper's credentials compare to other economists? Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, the nation's top economist, has a PhD in economics and more...

Canadians want Greens' Elizabeth May at future debates: poll

May has appealed to debate hosts and other parties to include her in future debates. “Canadians will have a hard time understanding why Elizabeth May...

Jocelyn Maclure: Justin Trudeau plays risky, old-style politics on Quebec ...

Justin Trudeau vigorously attacked the NDP's position on Quebec's right to self-determination during the first federal leaders' debate. His equivocation and sophistry on the Supreme...

Stephen Harper to skip 'red Tory' Flora MacDonald's funeral

Flora MacDonald speaks after receiving the Pearson Peace Medal from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Friday, March 24,...

Loewen: How Thomas Mulcair could become prime minister

Is it time to start contemplating an NDP federal government? Polls show Thomas Mulcair atop the leaderboard, thanks to a rapidly disappearing Liberal vote. Should...

Swift quits C.D. Howe Institute over involvement in Trudeau attack ads

Former small-business lobbyist Catherine Swift resigned suddenly from the board of a conservative think-tank Monday after another group she leads launched a pair of highly...

Harper's absences show 'lack of respect' for Parliament, voters: Mulcair

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's poor attendance record in question period shows disdain for Parliament and breaks his past commitment to run a more accountable government,...

Justin Trudeau's travels show which ridings to watch in 2015

Justin Trudeau's travels since the fall are a reflection of which ridings and regions the Liberal party believes will be critical to winning the upcoming...

Reid: Why Justin Trudeau needs Mike Duffy

After a winter that has been, to put it charitably, uncharitable to the federal Liberals, Justin Trudeau needs the enormous disruption that Mike Duffy brings...

Trudeau taking punches from all corners

Justin Trudeau fancies himself a pugilist, but even his supporters must be wondering whether the last few rounds in the political ring haven't left him...

Text of speech by Thomas Mulcair on the extension of the Canadian mission ...

Thomas Mulcair (Leader of the Opposition, NDP): The Prime Minister has not earned that trust because he misled Canadians from the start. It is simply...

Ashby: Stephen Harper's time warp

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) speaks as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) looks on during a joint news conference July 6, 2006 at...

Trudeau's Iraq dilemma: Oppose the mission, or back the government?

Justin Trudeau's Liberals are faced with a big political decision this week, one that could determine how Canadians vote in this year's federal election. Will...

Harper taking flak for 'vigilantism' over gun remarks

Ontario's former attorney general is accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of irresponsibly counselling Canadians to commit a crime by using guns for their own security.

Harper sparks controversy by linking guns and personal security

Harper's comments are being promoted by the Conservatives' election campaign manager, who says she is “proud” of how Harper said gun ownership is “important for...

Attacker on Parliament Hill came close to Stephen Harper (with video)

On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper walked into Room 237-C in the heart of Parliament Hill's Centre Block for the weekly gathering of the...

Voices from the Ottawa shootings (with video)

Earlier today there was an attack at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those...

Justin Trudeau goes public with personal aspects of his life in new memoir

The revelations are contained in a new memoir, Common Ground, that Trudeau has written in advance of next year's election so that Canadians have a...

Justin Trudeau book excerpt: A commission, a convention – and a decision

Hear Justin Trudeau speak about his memoir, Common Ground. The event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer...

The Gargoyle: Tom Mulcair gets Social on daytime talk show

Tom Mulcair came out against wearing socks and sandals Wednesday while courting a daytime talk show, in a move that had him selling his childcare...

Significant tax package expected to be revealed in fall fiscal update

The Conservative government is gearing up for a bonanza tax-cut giveaway in its fall fiscal update that would see cheques landing on voters' doorsteps next...

Tom Mulcair challenges Speaker's neutrality in question period

NDP leader Tom Mulcair, who has been in hot water with House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer in the past, directly challenged Scheer's neutrality Tuesday,...

The Gargoyle: Surge of the Greens

(Ottawa) September 23, 2014 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands, today congratulates David Coon, Leader of...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper loses another Conservative MP

By the time the next federal election is held, expected in October 2015, Harper will have lost at least nine of his Alberta Conservative MPs...

The Green party: Lost amid the clamour

In a May interview, Green party leader Elizabeth May told the Citizen she's hoping for a minority Parliament in 2015, with a dozen Green MPs...

Pro-life group assails Trudeau for speaking at Catholic school

A pro-life group is condemning Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's decision to speak at a French Catholic school after he demanded all Liberal MPs vote pro-choice...

Fisher: Stephen Harper government muzzles top general on eve of retirement

Beare was muzzled by the Harper government a couple of weeks ago, preventing him from talking to journalists about the challenges that CJOC and Canada...

Fall Books: From Ann-Marie MacDonald to David Cronenberg to Justin Trudeau ...

This fall in books: Stephen Harper's government is under scrutiny; amid comments from opponents that it might be too soon, Justin Trudeau memorializes his 42...

Intruder at Justin Trudeau's home entered by mistake, left note as apology ...

A drunken teenager with a bad sense of direction — and not a violent political saboteur — is being blamed for the security scare at...

Stephen Harper blasted for remarks on missing and murdered aboriginal women

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been accused of being “heartless” and “callous” for saying the death of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl in Winnipeg should be...

Justin Trudeau waiting for RCMP security recommendations

EDMONTON – Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says he will be talking with the RCMP about how to ensure the safety of his family. “I am...

Interview: Justin Trudeau says he won't be knocked off course

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, right, greets spectators during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Organizers expected more than half...

Here's Stephen Harper's plan to win the 2015 election

It will be built on four pillars: Economic management and tax cuts; a hard-nosed approach to crime; a “principled” foreign policy that stands up to...