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Marc Emery: Justin Trudeau's Reefer Madness

When I first heard of the “legalization” task force, I envisioned Order-of-Canada quality people touring the country, listening to Canadians, acknowledging the terrible prohibition mistakes...

Liberal MP Hedy Fry brings greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Vancouver Taiwan Film Festival

It caused an uproar in diplomatic circles. And two days later, Justin Trudeau said that Canadian government officials, including Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, had expressed...

Video: Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose cracks zingers at Stephen Harper's expense

(blog) (blog)And by most accounts, Rona Ambrose's jokes went off well, especially those that involved her former leader, Stephen Harper. One of the most...

Green Party leader Elizabeth May responds to criticism it's too soon to talk climate change and Fort McMurray fire

“In the days that have followed I have tried to make sense of the thrashing I got from the media and the sanctimonious refusal to...

NDP icon Stephen Lewis skewers Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for six policy shortcomings

Former Ontario provincial NDP leader Stephen Lewis outlined six reasons why he's feeling "ebullient" about his party's prospects against Justin Trudeau. That's because in Lewis's...

Federal NDP's Tom Mulcair condemns Liberal budget for not reversing Stephen Harper's corporate tax cuts

In addition, the NDP leader pointed out that the budget did not reverse Stephen Harper's corporate tax cuts for profitable corporations. Nor did Morneau take...

Justin Trudeau and the remaking of Canada's image

The New York Times editorial board has applauded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "personal warmth and leadership" in meeting Syrian refugees at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Thomas Mulcair and NDP can still win October 19 election, say party faithful

Prontzos also believes that Mulcair and his New Democrats may still be able to pull off a victory on October 19. The Vancouver academic told...

Elizabeth May: The Green Party is a party like no other

Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and the party candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Petra Kelly, founder of the Green Party...

Green Leader Elizabeth May slams Thomas Mulcair's flip-flop on women's issues ...

(blog) (blog)NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is getting a lot of heat for backing out of a proposed leaders' debate on women's issues just because...

Tweet this: Social media banned at Stephen Harper campaign events

(blog) (blog)Ahead of the October federal election, it has banned people attending Stephen Harper events from posting messages or photographs to social media, iPolitics...

Justin Trudeau: Bring Mohamed Fahmy home, Stephen Harper

I am writing you today regarding the upcoming verdict on Mohamed Fahmy's re-trial, set for July 30th, which continues to be of great concern to...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper demolishes value of the Canadian dollar to boost ...

So because Harper and his finance minister, Joe Oliver, want to crow about a balanced budget on the campaign trail, the governor of the Bank...

Conservative MP compares Stephen Harper government to Jesus, inspiring ...

The True North Times (blog)Is it time we started referring to Prime Minister Stephen Harper as "Our Lord and Saviour"? Wai Young, the Conservative MP...

Greens' Elizabeth May left out of Globe and Mail federal party leaders' debate

(blog) (blog)The Green Party of Canada is attacking the decisions of the organizers of two upcoming federal party leaders' debates to not extend invitations...

It's too early to write off Justin Trudeau and the Liberals

There's a widespread belief that Conservative attack ads against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have worked. And they've caused the anti–Stephen Harper vote to move to...

New group of conservative politicians ignores Stephen Harper and pushes for ...

“Real Conservatives support legal marijuana,” Mark said quoted there. “Legal marijuana means lower taxes, smaller government and more focus on personal responsibility, all hallmarks of...

Harper rivals Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair focus on different priorities

(blog) (blog)Today out of curiosity, I went to the Twitter streams of the two men who have the best chance of replacing Stephen Harper...

Rob Mason: Why should we include Elizabeth May in the leaders' debates?

Confronting the prime minister of Canada on prime time is a rare and coveted privilege in Canadian politics. As the leader of a party with...

Justin Trudeau won't commit to leaders' debate on women's issues

“We do look forward to the eventual discussions that will be had on the subject of leaders' debates,” Cameron Ahmad, Trudeau's press secretary, told the...

What might Stephen Harper do in his fourth term as prime minister?

The government doesn't trust judges to satisfy Harper's socially conservative base. Therefore, the government has imposed more mandatory minimum sentences and restricted parole in some...

West Coast Environmental Law pokes fun at Stephen Harper on April Fool's Day

West Coast Environmental Law Association applauds the new 2015-16 budget bill, the Sustainable Jobs, Growth within Limits, and a Healthy Environment and Prosperity for Future...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair questions Stephen Harper's stance on Iraq

“I would love it if Canada had the same approach in areas like the Congo where five million people have been killed in the last...

Justin Trudeau tells UBC students he wants supervised injection sites across ...

Ubyssey Online (blog)Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed his support for an expansion of supervised injection services across Canada. At the same event, the...

Justin Trudeau: Liberal party says no to Stephen Harper's motion to go to war ...

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the government's "overheated and moralistic rhetoric is being used to justify more than just air strikes". Stephen Hui. Liberal Leader...

Governor General can boot Stephen Harper's ass out the door

I was most pleased to see Carlito Pablo's story about my petition to the Governor General to dismiss Stephen Harper make the Best of Vancouver...

Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book ...

In Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), Gutstein makes the case that neoliberalism is...

The long road that will inevitably lead Stephen Harper to commiting Canada to ...

As the invasion was being contemplated, then Canadian opposition leader Stephen Harper delivered a speech in Parliament about how dangerous it was to leave Iraq...

Congratulations to Stephen Harper, Canada's eighth longest-serving prime ...

(blog) (blog)Being a journalist and all, I subscribe to the email lists of the Conservative Party of Canada and other political parties. This means...

How Christy Clark's confrontational approach with teachers could tarnish ...

As Mark Leiren-Young reported in this week's Straight, Trudeau has deep roots in B.C. He's probably looking forward to electing many new Liberal MPs from...

Justin Trudeau rejects authoritarian model

When I walk into the quiet upper lobby of Vancouver's Pacific Rim Hotel, Justin Trudeau gets up from the couch and moves toward me like...

Andrew Lodge: Tina Fontaine and how Stephen Harper got it wrong

Is Harper out of touch? Does he not get it? Or does he just not care? It's hard to tell. Tina Fontaine grew up in...

Stephen Harper's tough-on-crime agenda linked to increasingly dangerous prisons

In addition, Robertson stressed that prison staff are struggling with Stephen Harper's tough-on-crime agenda. “We're hit on both sides,” he said. “We realize that they...

Pride 2014: Justin Trudeau marches in Vancouver Pride parade

(blog) (blog)It turned out to be Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. He was meandering around unescorted, mingling with the crowd and having his photo taken...

Justin Trudeau makes an appearance in Douglas Park

(blog) (blog)From the sounds of it, things were a little more sedate today. According to Doug, there was a Liberal rally underway in Douglas...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issues statement supporting Israel's right to ...

The Israeli air force has dropped pamphlets from the sky on northern Gaza warning residents to flee their homes. This comes after a week of...

Reasonable Doubt: Stephen Harper's stand against spam

During Stephen Harper's time in office, he has voiced opposition to commercials that are louder than the TV program you're watching, and annoying spam in...

Reasonable Doubt: Stephen Harper's stand against spam

During Stephen Harper's time in office, he has voiced opposition to commercials that are louder than the TV program you're watching, and annoying spam in...

Tricksters punk Stephen Harper and his Economic Action Plan

Ottawa Citizen (blog)The Conservatives were either too stupid or too cheap to buy the URL for Economicactionplan.ca, which left the coast clear for a mock...

Marc Emery details plans to end marijuana prohibition with Justin Trudeau and ...

In November 2012, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau revealed that he was a “huge supporter of decriminalization”, and that he wanted Canada to take a...

Justin Trudeau is the only hope for sex workers

Leader Justin Trudeau has stated the obvious on pot: legalize it and tax it. He's taken a bold stance on women's right to an abortion.

GreenLibs pick Justin Trudeau to dethrone Stephen Harper

“Tom Mulcair repeatedly says our number one job is getting rid of Stephen Harper, and we've also talked about being willing to be in a...

Reasonable Doubt: Why we should care about Stephen Harper criticizing ...

Outside of political pundits, not a lot of people are excited by headlines like “Prime Minister Criticizes Chief Justice”. Readers might get to that article...

Gurpreet Singh: Stephen Harper celebrates the victory of his right-wing cousin ...

There is nothing surprising about the excitement shown by the Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the victory of Narendra Modi in the Indian election. A...

Why John Horgan is marketed as macho and Justin Trudeau rides roughshod ...

Meanwhile, federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announced that any new candidates in his party will have to vote pro-choice on any abortion bills that come...

Petition asking Governor General to fire Stephen Harper may end up in House of ...

... David Johnston grant royal assent to government bills in 2012. PMO. Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart is willing to present in the House of Commons...

George W. Bush unveils his portrait of Stephen Harper

(blog) (blog)Being an ex-president is tough. You go from running the free world to being a regular joe in the blink of an eye.

Caption the Political Photo: Christy Clark and Stephen Harper have a chat

(blog) (blog)The subjects today are, of course, B.C. premier Christy Clark and Dear Leader Prime Minister Stephen Harper, sittin' on couches, yappin' about documents.

Women's equality still elusive in Parliament of Canada

(blog) (blog)The only woman, Elizabeth May of the Greens, heads a caucus of two. • Only eight of the 25 federal cabinet ministers are...

The Body Shop delivers petition against animal testing to Elizabeth May

(blog) (blog)Today (February 4), representatives from the Body Shop met with Green Leader Elizabeth May on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. According to Marketing magazine,...