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NDP leadership race: Who will lead the party?

Yahoo News Canada (blog) - Yahoo News CanadaYahoo News Canada (blog)The New Democratic Party (NDP) is looking for a new federal leader and four candidates...

New Drake Party: Thomas Mulcair gets all the laughs with 'Hotline Bling' dance

(blog) (blog)... Minutes” that aired Tuesday night, the NDP leader can be seen dancing to Drake's latest meme-worthy music video, “Hotline Bling," Huffington Post...

Paper candidacy of Elizabeth May's daughter angers Quebec mayor

(blog) (blog)The Green Party candidate in Berthier-Maskinongé, Que., is not being welcomed warmly by the mayor of the riding where she is running. Considering...

Elizabeth May kept out of leaders' debates by 'old boys' club': experts

(blog) (blog)Whatever the reasons, three of four organizations hosting federal leaders' debates ahead of October's election have excluded Green Party Leader Elizabeth May —...

Elizabeth May: 'The Greens are in the debates in 2015'

(blog) (blog)According to media reports, May and the leaders of the smaller Bloc Québécois and Forces et Démocratie parties could be blocked from joining...

Elizabeth May's voice rings loudest against Bill C-51 in flood of online chatter

(blog) (blog)According to an analysis of social media activity centered around Bill C-51 from March 11 to March 15, May's Twitter account was the...

Why Justin Trudeau is suddenly the underdog

But a swing in perception has been steady over five months, and it's closely matched by a (less spectacular) swing in declared voting intention: After...

First Nation community invites Stephen Harper to live among them for one week

(blog) (blog)Prime Minister Harper wears a headdress after being made an honourary chief of the Blood tribe. (CP). It has all the makings of...

Harper, 'tar sands' a focus for Canadians at New York climate rally

Toronto Star (blog)Canadians were there en-masse unofficially led by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May. "The atmosphere is jubilant because we recognize that a march...

Wayne Gretzky's praise for Stephen Harper and the power of celebrity ...

(blog) (blog)Conservatives are still experiencing an intense afterglow after last week's pseudo-endorsement by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. At the United for Ukraine Gala in...

Can Thomas Mulcair steal the spotlight away from Justin Trudeau?

(blog) (blog)If you're an older sibling, you know what it's like to have your baby brother or little sister get all the attention. It...

Tories change their tune with an upbeat Stephen Harper ad

(blog) (blog)We've all gotten used the Conservative Party's negative attack ads targeting Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Well, here's something very different. The Tories have...

What's behind the Tories' obsession with Justin Trudeau?

(blog)19, Michelle Rempel, a junior minister in the Stephen Harper government who won her Calgary Centre-North riding in 2011 by 20,000 votes, posted a...

Tories seem to have trouble defining Justin Trudeau to voters

(blog)They've since moved on to the narrative about Trudeau and his policy about legalizing and regulating marijuana. The Tories have been circulating leaflets claiming...

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair calls on Stephen Harper to help the children of Gaza

(blog) (blog)He wants Stephen Harper to do the same. The initiative is being spearheaded by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian doctor now based at...

Is Stephen Harper “the best thing to happen” to the environmental movement?

(blog)Stephen Harper visits a stream in New Brunswick (Photo courtesy The Canadian Press)Rick Smith — the executive director of the left-leaning Broadbent Institute —...

Despite growing pressure, don't expect Stephen Harper to appoint any new ...

(blog) (blog)Last August – at the on-set of the Senate expense scandal – Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Globe and Mail that he...

Newfoundland man wants Stephen Harper, John Baird charged with advocating ...

(blog) (blog)Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird at a press conference on July 15, 2014 (Reuters)There's a segment of the Canadian population who think the...

Stephen Harper mentions 'God' twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts

(blog)It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with...

Win for Ontario Liberals could spell challenges for Justin Trudeau next ...

(blog) (blog)The more important question looking forward, however, is how the Ontario election will affect Justin Trudeau's federal Liberals — and the Conservatives for...

Elizabeth May writes scathing letter about Andrea Horwath, explains why ...

(blog) (blog)Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May with Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner (Facebook)Saying that it's "careless" for any federal leader to wade...

Ted Cruz, possible 2016 presidential contender, keeps promise to give up ...

(blog) (blog)Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz's action became official May 14 and that Texas' junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston...

Has Stephen Harper found his conservative soulmate in Australian PM Tony ...

(blog) (blog)If you happened to read the Australian newspapers this morning, you'd think that Stephen Harper was engaged in a burgeoning international bromance with...

Liberal MP questions whether Justin Trudeau had a 'bozo eruption' in leaked ...

(blog) (blog)A lot of people thought Justin Trudeau spoke out of turn earlier this month when he said that any future Liberal candidate would...

Justin Trudeau's confusing abortion stance gets called out by media

(blog)Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau (CP file photo)Shortly after Justin Trudeau won the Liberal leadership in 2013, a Conservative party staffer told me that her...

Indian election results may hold an important lesson for Justin Trudeau

(blog) (blog)But here's why Canadians should pay attention; here's why Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party should pay attention. The Vice President of the...

Thomas Mulcair gets testy ahead of committee probe on NDP satellite offices

(blog) (blog)It seems that NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is on his heels over allegations that his party used up to $3 million of taxpayer...

NDP motion on abortion threatens to end Harper government's no comment ...

(blog) (blog)NDP MP Niki Ashton (CP file photo)It looks like Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attempts at avoiding any debates about abortion in the House...

See a 25-year-old Elizabeth May on the 1979 TV game show 'Mindreaders'

(blog) (blog)It's of a 25-year-old Elizabeth May on a 1970's game show called Mindreaders which, according to Game Show wiki, involved contestants trying to...

Liberals launch attack ad against Stephen Harper's attempts at Senate reform

National Post (blog)"Our radio ad is speaking to Canadians who are disappointed with Stephen Harper's backtracking and flip-flopping on his 8-year-old promise of Senate reform,"...

Stephen Harper's five options following the Supreme Court Senate decision

(blog) (blog)The Supreme Court of Canada offered a historic opinion to the Harper government's reference about what it would take to reform or abolish...

As Queen Elizabeth turns 88, what does Canada think?

(blog) (blog)Those Canadians who are emerging from their Easter reverence or have finally recovered from their chocolate egg overindulgence may be surprised to learn...

Stephen Harper delivers moving eulogy for his friend Jim Flaherty

(blog) (blog)One of the most moving speeches, however came from the Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a eulogy he chose to write himself. Much...

Justin Trudeau's first year as Liberal leader a good one

(blog) (blog)Trudeau - One year anniversaryMonday marks Justin Trudeau's first anniversary as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. While there's been some bumps...

Pierre Poilievre's 'attack-dog' style makes him questionable choice for key role

iPolitics.ca (subscription) (blog)Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre in the House of CommonsWhat was Stephen Harper thinking? It's a phrase we're hearing more and more of...

Does Monday's election result mean the sovereignty movement is dead in ...

(blog)And finally, there was this history lesson by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair who spoke to reporters last weekend, prior to vote. "There have been...

Philippe Couillard's Liberals win majority government in Quebec

(blog)Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair congratulated his former cabinet colleague. "The NDP has taken note of the people's desire to end the old quarrels,...

Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau: The poor judgement scorecard

Canada.com (blog)Nigel Wright (CP)One of the themes emerging for the 2015 federal election campaign is a leader's judgement. We saw a hint of that on...

Justin Trudeau uses foul language at charity boxing event

(blog) (blog)Add this to the Conservative Party's growing inventory of 'Justin Trudeau is in over his head' attack ad material. A hat-tip to the...

Justin Trudeau to release personal memoir, follows in the footsteps of some ...

(blog) (blog)It's not a CBC biopic — I'm sure that's under consideration by someone — but Justin Trudeau is about to immortalize himself with...

Why Stephen Harper deserves praise for his action on Ukraine

(blog) (blog)Maybe there's some political motive involved or maybe Stephen Harper is taking a principled position. Regardless, Canada's prime minister is earning praise —...

Federal leaders fail to solve the 'youth vote' problem at inaugural forum

(blog) (blog)The event hall was packed to the rafters thanks, in part, to an impressive panel which included Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, NDP leader...

You think Stephen Harper likes this whole power thing?

Reuters/Reuters - Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a meeting with Ukraine?s Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko (not pictured) in Harper's Langevin Block office...

Justin Trudeau 'broke his promise, so I'm withdrawing my candidacy' says Zach ...

(blog)Since becoming leader, Justin Trudeau has has to face a flurry of attacks from the Conservative Party and the NDP — by most accounts,...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper to visit Ukraine during overseas trip next week

(blog)OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will briefly visit Ukraine next week during a European trip, the first G7 leader to do so since...

Hadrien or Hadrian? Trudeau shares newest baby photo

(blog)8lbs 3oz, Sophie is wonderful, Xavier and Ella-Grace couldn't be prouder. pic.twitter.com/L8T3CW2kME — Justin Trudeau, MP (@JustinTrudeau) February 28, 2014. Turns out Hadrien is...

Should Stephen Harper speak out against the PQ's fantasies?

(blog) (blog)Perhaps, it's time for Stephen Harper or Thomas Mulcair -- or both, as a united front -- to stand up and say: 'No,...

New poll suggests that Justin Trudeau's Ukraine joke didn't hurt his popularity

(blog) (blog)It appears that the Liberal leader's untimely joke about Ukraine doesn't seem to be affecting his popularity. Late last month, in an interview...

Canada won't recognize Crimea referendum results, Harper says

Toronto Star (blog)Ukraine's prime minister called the referendum illegal; United States President Barack Obama said that it violates the Ukrainian constitution and international law, and...

Justin Trudeau announces birth of third child, Hadrian

(blog) (blog)Haidrian's birth comes on the 30th anniversary of the resignation Trudeau's father, Pierre, as prime minister. Justin was elected leader of the Liberal...