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Elizabeth May struggles to remain hopeful in Trudeau

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal leader Justin Trudeau accepts a joke award for shamelessly appealing to young voters from Green Party leader Elizabeth May at the 2014...

Where in the world is Stephen J. Harper?

(subscription) (subscription)After the former prime minister — always known for shunning the media — left the top job in October 2015, he spent several...

Supreme Court appointments: What does 'functionally bilingual ...

(subscription) (subscription)Is it possible that, 44 years after the Official Languages Act made Canada a country of two equal languages, we're still defining what...

Un-Googled: Trudeau government had Harper web pages removed from search results

(subscription) (subscription)Dozens of government web pages related to former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's time in office have been removed from all Google search...

Verbatim: Justin Trudeau speaks to Winnipeg convention

(subscription) (subscription)Comment ne pas vous amuser : entourés de millers d'amis de tous les coins du pays, des libéraux comme vous, qui ont travaillés...

Elizabeth May and David Frum debate Canada's role in resettling refugees

(subscription) (subscription)The MacDonald-Laurier Institute held a lively debate in Ottawa Monday evening where Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and columnist David Frum considered the...

A Conservative civil war, with Harper back in the trenches? Are they insane?

(subscription) (subscription)Is Stephen Harper about to rise, Lazarus-like, from the political dead? On the face of it, the very idea seems like absurdity in...

A Conservative civil war, with Harper back in the trenches? Are they insane?

(subscription) (subscription)Is Stephen Harper about to rise, Lazarus-like, from the political dead? On the face of it, the very idea seems like absurdity in...

More from L. Ian MacDonald available here.

(subscription) (subscription)One of the most remarkable features about the Trudeau Liberals' first five months in office is the speed and efficiency with which they...

Stephen who? The rapid collapse of the Harper legacy

(subscription) (subscription)One of the most remarkable features about the Trudeau Liberals' first five months in office is the speed and efficiency with which they...

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentarians today paid tribute to one of their own as question period was cancelled on the shocking news that Conservative MP Jim Hillyer...

Thomas Mulcair

(subscription) (subscription)After a week of bad press for Tom Mulcair, his supporters are starting to speak out in favour of the beleaguered NDP leader.

Could Tom Mulcair actually win?

(subscription) (subscription)In the middle of the 2011 election campaign, Jack Layton gave a remarkable interview to Peter Mansbridge. Layton's campaign had looked shaky at...

The EKOS poll: Canadians want Elizabeth May in the debates

(subscription) (subscription)But what about the leaders of the two smaller federal parties — Elizabeth May for the Greens and Mario Beaulieu for the Bloc...

The devil, the details and Stephen Harper

(subscription) (subscription)The starter's pistol for Election 2015 has sounded. The three pillars of Stephen Harper's past successes at the polls are now in place:...

Stephen Harper and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Week

Toronto Star (subscription)It is hard to say what was the worst part of Stephen Harper's horrible week. Was it his appearance at the United Nations,...

Green Party president resigns over Middle East controversy

CBC.ca (subscription)Paul Estrin, President of the Green Party of Canada, has resigned after a week of controversy over public statements on events in the Middle...

Stephen Harper v. Canada

(subscription)When Stephen Harper headed up the National Citizens Coalition, he filed a constitutional challenge against the Elections Act. He claimed the law's spending limits...

Is Mulcair just another Harper with a beard?

(subscription) (subscription)For a growing number of angry, disaffected NDP supporters, Thomas Mulcair is fast becoming Stephen Harper with a beard. That's what we've learned...

Is Mulcair just Harper with a beard?

(subscription)More from Andrew Mitrovica available here. For a growing number of angry, disaffected NDP supporters, Thomas Mulcair is fast becoming Stephen Harper with a...

Morning Brief — July 17, 2014

(subscription)Statistics Canada releases data for international transactions in securities for May, investment in non-residential building construction for the second-quarter and travel between Canada and...

The NDP's simmering civil war over Gaza

(subscription) (subscription)He did suggest, half-joking, that party brass may be holding a grudge because he donated $30 to Elizabeth May's campaign a few years...

Labour and the political left are getting a divorce

(subscription) (subscription)Canadian Labour Congress Ken Georgetti, right, raises the arm of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair following his speech to delegates at the 27th Constitutional...

Stephen Harper and the tactics of indifference

(subscription)It's bad enough when Stephen Harper shows his contempt of Parliament; this week we got to see just how little he thinks of the...

For the Record: Stephen Harper on “Working hard, doing what's right”

(subscription) (subscription)0 Google+ 0 Email to someone. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mrs. Harper take a selfie on Parliament Hill during Canada Day festivities...

Three byelection questions and one frustrating answer

(subscription) (subscription)Why have Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau been spending so much time in Trinity-Spadina? The leaders of Canada's two major opposition parties have...

Stephen Harper's Canada: The Legacy of Tyrants

(subscription) (subscription)Stephen Harper will have been prime minister for almost 10 years, with three electoral victories under his belt, assuming he stays to face...

Evening Brief: June 27, 2014

(subscription)While Peter MacKay's wife sees her husband's recent troubles as the effect of an avidly anti-conservative media landscape, Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair is doubling...

Harper says he loves the Arctic. So why won't he fight for it?

(subscription) (subscription) By Elizabeth May, M.P. | Jun 27, 2014 4:28 pm |. Tweet about this on Twitter 0 Share on Facebook 0 Share...

Stephen Harper, the reluctant populist

(subscription) (subscription)Despite his roots in the old Reform Party, Stephen Harper has never been much of a populist politician. Even his Reform colleagues who...

Did Stephen Harper just lose BC?

(subscription)Speak up, Mr. Prime Minister — we can't hear you. First, you promised to tighten the rules on foreign workers … kind of. Then...

Morning Brief — June 23, 2014

(subscription)But as Green Party Leader Elizabeth May explained in the foyer of the House of Commons on Tuesday, there will actually be a “two-way...

Harper's foe isn't the Supreme Court — it's the Constitution

(subscription) (subscription)What a remarkable joke Stephen Harper continues to play on Canada: The law-and-order party is once again making it clear that it's about...

Conservatives vote down proposed changes to online surveillance bill

(subscription) (subscription)Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was among those who unsuccessfully tried to amend those provisions. The bill would give far too much licence...

Alpheus Daily Watch: Tackling ticks

(subscription)Elizabeth May's bill calling for the implementation of a national strategy on Lyme disease, which has been reported back from committee with several amendments,...

Stephen Harper — the oilsands' last living dinosaur

(subscription)Much has been said about Stephen Harper's paranoia, his ruthlessness, his Nixonian tendencies, his quickness to dump even the most dedicated loyalist who gets...

Morning Brief — May 29, 2014

Toronto Star (subscription)Thomas Mulcair is firmly rejecting the choice and has sent Stephen Harper a letter to lay out his concerns about the appointment. “I...

Morning Brief — May 28, 2014

(subscription)Green Party Leader Elizabeth May gives the keynote address at the 2014 Advanced Biofuels Symposium n Ottawa. The NDP, Conservatives and Liberals hold their...

The gallery gets its groupthink going on 'Angry Tom'

(subscription)I arrived at this understanding after reading and watching the near-universal and derisive response to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair's lively exchange with reporters during...

Mulcair likely involved in setting up satellite offices: NDP MP

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was likely among those involved in setting up a satellite office in Montreal that the Conservatives and Liberals charge...

NDP defends satellite offices ahead of Mulcair's committee appearance

Calgary Herald (subscription)NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is set to appear before the procedure and House affairs committee Thursday, where he'll face up to two hours...

Future Liberal candidates must be pro-choice: Trudeau

(subscription)Individuals vying for Liberal nomination spots must be pro-choice, party leader Justin Trudeau told Ottawa reporters Wednesday. “The Liberal party's official position on abortion...

Morning Brief — May 7, 2014

(subscription)MPs from all parties and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada volunteers kick off 1 Day in May, a campaign to raise awareness about MS...

Mulcair to be called before House affairs committee next week

(subscription) (subscription)Those efforts were for naught and Thomas Mulcair will likely have to face the committee for twice as long Thursday. The motion, moved...

Health Week: Pathogen collision course

(subscription) (subscription)Parliament has given second reading to Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May's National Lyme Disease Strategy Act, which would compel the “establishment...

Morning Brief — May 2, 2014

(subscription)Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May joins Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner in Guelph at the Rally for Democracy. Calgary MP...

Trudeau ready to revisit Senate reform plan

(subscription) (subscription)In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is preparing to modify his plan for Senate reform. Trudeau...

Morning Brief – April 30, 2014

Montreal Gazette (subscription)That's the message from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the provinces, having invited them to push forward Senate reform. He says they should...

Maybe you thought 'Game of Thrones' was harsh

(subscription)Just days ago, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May described the Prime Minister's Office as “a $10-million-a-year partisan operation filled with ruthless, cutthroat psychopaths.” Grant...

Mr. Harper goes to war

(subscription) (subscription)In 2011, NDP MP Alex Atamanenko introduced a private member's bill in the House of Commons, seconded by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May...