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Why is the NDP different from other parties?: Salutin

Article Continued Below. Then in 2015, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised to run no deficits if elected, after the Liberals promised to do so, effectively...

Harper's decade in power was a game-changer in Quebec: Hébert

MONTREAL—Did Stephen Harper's approach to Quebec accelerate the decline of the sovereignty movement, or was the former prime minister just the accidental beneficiary of a...

Your letters: Blame the Mike Duffy farce on Stephen Harper and the Tories

Well, well, the old Duff is back at the public trough. Yes, he was exonerated by the court but only because the Senate spending rules...

Justin Trudeau taps into Kitchener's Oktoberfest spirits

The Amazing Race Canada season 4 winners Kristen McKenzie, left, and Steph LeClair, right, celebrate with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after tapping the keg at...

Justin Trudeau pays visit to Toronto's Taste of Manila festival

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got an enthusiastic welcome at a Filipino cultural festival in Toronto. Trudeau paid a visit to the Taste of Manila celebration...

Ontario Tories hold steady lead in latest poll

New Democrats dumped Thomas Mulcair as federal leader in April and the nascent race to succeed him has generated little interest. “The NDP, in my...

Elizabeth May should stay and fight to save Greens: Editorial

Elizabeth May and Canada's Green party badly need one another. Without the popular May, the Greens would go almost entirely unnoticed in Canadian political life.

Shirtless comedian photobombs Justin Trudeau

JOHN'S—The prime minister's visit to Atlantic Canada has already included one shirtless selfie — but this time, Justin Trudeau is the photobombee rather than photobomber.

Everyone has a stake in national leaders debates: Paul Wells

Much of the impetus for that radical departure from the norm was the belief, shared by Harper and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, that they could...

Justin Trudeau's summer homework: easing Canada's brain drain: Paul Wells

The appointment was right there last Friday in Justin Trudeau's public itinerary, which the Prime Minister's Office sends daily to every Ottawa reporter who cares...

Alberta driver convicted of stunt driving over anti-Harper sign

A judge in Alberta has convicted a man of stunting after he was pulled over by police for driving his car with a sign with...

Justin Trudeau thwarted in bid to crash premiers conference

WHITEHORSE—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hoped to crash the annual premiers conference but was unable to do so because the deal enhancing the Canada Pension Plan...

Military-only response to Russia is dangerous: Mulcair

Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow in February, "has shown himself to be...

Stephen Harper has left the building: Hébert

MONTREAL—By all indications, Stephen Harper has slipped away from the House of Commons without leaving a trace in the official record of parliamentary debates of...

Justin Trudeau and family 'Paddle The Rouge'

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and his daughter Ella Grace Trudeau, paddle in a canoe during the "Paddle The Rouge"...

Justin Trudeau's team in shadow of leader's star, poll finds: Hébert

Fewer still were willing to bet on a majority win for Justin Trudeau. Even as he was ascending in voting intentions last fall, many assumed...

Justin Trudeau vows 'big' infrastructure announcements coming soon: Paul Wells

The federal government plans “big announcements in coming weeks,” in Toronto and elsewhere, to put infrastructure money to work in time for the summer construction...

One of Trudeau's taxpayer-funded nannies has left, PMO says

Caregiver Marilou Trayvilla no longer works for the Trudeau family and will be off the public payroll on July 1, according to an order-in-council. Trayvilla...

Cheri DiNovo making 'unofficial' run to replace Mulcair — to protest cost of real campaign

But yes,” DiNovo said Tuesday, a day after she spread word of plans to enter the race to replace NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, earning coverage...

Canada would face multi-billion dollar penalty if it cancelled armoured vehicle sale to Saudis

When former prime minister Stephen Harper announced the $14.8-billion sale of LAVs to Saudi Arabia in 2014, he and General Dynamics Land Systems officials touted...

Tories lacking leadership in wake of Stephen Harper: Hébert

VANCOUVER—With Stephen Harper's farewell behind them, the Conservatives gathered in Vancouver for a post-defeat convention to begin to take stock of his would-be successors and...

New Democrats set to name Thomas Mulcair's replacement in fall of 2017

OTTAWA—The federal NDP has opted for an extended leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair, as it looks to name a new leader between September and...

Rona Ambrose, Conservatives learn to play on Trudeau's stage: Tim Harper

... Leader Rona Ambrose wipes away tears while paying tribute to the late Conservative MP Jim Hillyer, who was found dead in his office on...

Justin Trudeau commits $840M to TTC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to Toronto on Friday to visit a TTC subway yard, and announced $840 million in funding for upgrades to the...

Justin Trudeau finds his resolve on terrorism: Tim Harper

Trudeau did not bow to the knee jerk reaction that some of his opponents urge, he did not send in the JTF2 or pledge to...

BC strikes down two of Stephen Harper's mandatory-minimum drug laws

B.C. strikes down two of Stephen Harper's mandatory-minimum drug laws. Two-year minimum sentences for drug trafficking convictions that involve someone under the age of 18...

Yes, Justin Trudeau has earned the GQ title of most stylish politician

“It's great because Trudeau wears it for both very dressy occasions and casual occasions,” he said. And while some might think a tattoo is more...

Thomas Mulcair's very Canadian execution

The Globe and MailNew Democrats have fought in conventions over climate change, energy policy, and “true socialist values” long before Thomas Mulcair stopped shaving. Indeed,...

Thomas Mulcair's very Canadian execution

Huffington Post CanadaThomas Mulcair's graceful exit speech, surrounded on stage by a quiet respectful caucus — many of whom had voted to oust him only...

Thomas Mulcair loses bid to hold on to NDP leadership

EDMONTON—The federal New Democrats are searching for a new leader after a stunning vote to oust Thomas Mulcair at the party's Edmonton convention on Sunday.

Thomas Mulcair loses bid to hold on to NDP leadership

“There's a lot of hope and optimism in our party,” Mulcair said, flanked onstage by his fellow NDP MPs, after the vote. “The disappointment from...

How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices

Stephen Harper, meanwhile, was quick to capitalize on the French tragedy. As with the Boston attack, he drew an implausible link to events in Canada.

Justin Trudeau dismisses worries over private fundraiser with justice minister

. With Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould set for $500-a-ticket event, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows little appetite to end private fundraisers. Share on Facebook ...Justin Trudeau...

Did Thomas Mulcair shave off his beard?

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair tweeted this photo of himself on April 1, 2016. TWITTER. Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair tweeted this photo of himself...

Justin Trudeau calls Bombardier CSeries jet 'an exceptional airplane' as government weighs aid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extolling the virtues of 's CSeries plane as the federal government decides whether to offer as much as $1 billion...

Thomas Mulcair gets boost from Quebec caucus

Caucus appears to be circling the wagons around their leader. Last week, veteran British Columbia MP Peter Julian penned an op-ed for the Vancouver-based alternative...

Lukewarm support for NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Forum poll shows

Both Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose and Mulcair appear to be having a difficult time stealing the spotlight from Trudeau. Forum found that while 29...

Tom Mulcair not solely at fault for NDP's disastrous election showing: Walkom

Thomas Mulcair's unrelenting focus on balancing the books was singularly out of touch with the public. Allan Woods / file photo. Thomas Mulcair's unrelenting...

Justin Trudeau shows he fits on the big stage in Washington

Justin Trudeau was in the United States last week. He was made the subject of a profile on 60 Minutes ,the big stage of television...

Thomas Mulcair fights for his job at heart of biggest failure

With his party seemingly swallowed whole by Justin Trudeau's Liberals in recent polling data, coming off a defeat that personally stung the leader and his...

Justin Trudeau must avoid Harkat file due to brother's role, watchdog says

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau should be barred from any role in deciding the fate of terror suspect Mohamed Harkat because the prime minister's brother is lobbying the...

Thomas Mulcair joins rally for Toronto inside workers

Mulcair said in an interview he was in Toronto and thought it important to support Local 79 and the fight against part-time and precarious work.

Burning down the Harper legacy serving Trudeau well: Tim Harper

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign promises are going to come back to bite him on some files because this Liberal government has given itself a...

Justin Trudeau defends Liberal plan to defeat Islamic State

. Opponents questioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons over Canada's Islamic State mission. Share on Facebook ...Justin Trudeau defended the shutdown of...

Justin Trudeau was wrong not to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged this in his statement to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day last month: “The Holocaust is a stark reminder of the...

With no end in sight, Justin Trudeau has expanded Canada's war against ISIS: Walkom

Last March, Justin Trudeau told the Commons that then-prime minister Stephen Harper was using the Iraq training mission to “steadily and stealthily (draw) Canada into...

Let's call our anti-ISIS mission what it is: Tim Harper

The new Canadian role in the anti-ISIS coalition actually takes its roots from a decision taken 16 months ago when Justin Trudeau decided he could...

A political love affair: Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley: Steward

. It's clear Albert Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have forged what they hope will be a winning alliance for both of...

Indian PM Narendra Modi urges Justin Trudeau to visit

. In a 30-minute private meeting the leader of the world's largest democracy said he's eager to work with Canada's new PM to boost trade,...

Why grumpy Bernie Sanders is like sunny Justin Trudeau: Walkom

On the face of it, Bernie Sanders and Justin Trudeau have little in common. Sanders is the self-styled democratic socialist who wants to become U.S.