October 2, 2015

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NDP government would not honour trade deal, Mulcair says

(blog) (blog)NDP leader Tom Mulclair said Friday he will not be bound by any Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement negotiated by the Conservatives if his...

Conservatives crank up values clash by taking aim at 'barbaric cultural practices'

Joining him was Kellie Leitch, the Conservative candidate in Simcoe-Grey, who said the tip line would mean that "citizens and victims can call with information...

Tight election battles in Toronto-area suburbs show no party has a lock on ...

Further south, Stella Ambler is the Conservative MP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, a riding that has more in common with next door Oakville than its Mississauga neighbours.

Trudeau, Mulcair go on the offensive over niqab issue in 2nd French-language ...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau went on the offensive over the issue of the niqab in the second French-language debate Friday...

First Nations voters mobilizing in Northern Ontario riding

The blue lawn signs of the incumbent member of Parliament, Conservative Jay Aspin, are less common than nuisance bears. Where one could find lots of...

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

It lost some territory in the Baie-des-Chaleurs area on the east side of the peninsula. Notary and Maria resident Philip Toone won the riding for...

Top BC picks for cabinet

CONSERVATIVES. Kerry-Lynne Findlay: If she is re-elected in Delta, the lawyer and minister for national revenue has shown her competence and would be a cinch...

NDP releases campaign platform targeted at Toronto

"Only the NDP, the strong NDP team standing here, can defeat Stephen Harper and bring the change that Toronto needs and wants," said NDP candidate...

Hayes brings in a big gun to talk big gun issue

Sault StarConservative incumbent Candice Bergen, of the Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar, was welcomed this morning during a policy announcement at Conservative Party candidate Bryan Hayes'...

Election 2015: All-candidates forum focus on seniors' issues

Only Conservative candidate Dan Albas wasn't present for the forum, as the candidates from both the Kelowna-Lake Country (KLC) and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola (COSNA) ridings were...

Fireworks at Waterford all-candidates meeting

... and Green Party candidate Wayne Ettinger. The empty chair was reserved for local MP and Conservative candidate Diane Finley, who was a no-show. Also...

#Elxn42: Family issues take precedence in Vaudreuil-Soulanges riding

Friday, candidates gathered for a meet-and-greet at the Prenatal and Young Family Center. Incumbent NDP candidate Jamie Nicholls said his party will look out for...

Stop barbaric practices, says Ajax federal election Conservative candidate ...

AJAX -- Ajax Conservative Party candidate Chris Alexander was joined by Simcoe-Grey Conservative Party candidate Dr. Kellie Leitchin his campaign office to announce that a...

Tories Release Harper Music Video To Woo South Asian Voters

Titled “Harper Sarkaar, Fir Ek Baar,” the video released Thursday pools years of footage and stills taken from the Conservative leader's photo-ops with South Asian...

Notes from the campaign trail: Final leaders' debate Friday - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsNotes from the campaign trail: Final leaders' debate FridayCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsAn Angus Reid poll showed a big NDP drop but still...

The challenge: In search of the real Justin Trudeau

Let's not forget “the budget will balance itself,” though that, too, was forcibly distorted by the Conservative anti-Justin messaging machine; or his overzealous welcome of...

Conservatives pledge tipline for reporting 'barbaric cultural practices'

Stephen Harper had no public events ahead of Friday night's French-language debate, so Conservatives Chris Alexander, Jason Kenney and Alice Wong stepped in to carry...

Five things NDP Leader Tom Mulcair can do in tonight's French ...

OTTAWA — As NDP Leader Tom Mulcair heads into tonight's French leaders debate, recent polls are suggesting his support in Quebec is loosening. Here are...

Canada's Conservatives vow to create 'barbaric cultural practices ...

Prime minister Stephen Harper has risen to the top of opinion polls on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images. John Barber in...

All 4 candidates to attend election forum

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Voters will get a rare chance to listen to all four Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates in the...

Tories would not add more ways to revoke citizenship: Kenney

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has publicly mused whether a future Conservative government would introduce other crimes that would allow the state to remove one's citizenship.

Sign wars: West Vancouver candidate catches vandal in the act

Weston said he's had a number of his signs vandalized during the election, a complaint that's shared by North Vancouver Conservative candidate Andrew Saxton. “It...

NDP unveil 'voter protection act'

CBC.caNew Westminster-Burnaby NDP candidate Peter Julian suggested in each of the last three elections, the Conservatives have brought in unfair changes to the Elections Act...

Capital Journal Friday PM: Some Hillary Clinton Donors Defect to Draft Biden, More

(blog) (blog)Gordon Lubold and Devlin Barrett report. ALSO IN THE ... The Vatican on Friday played down Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis, a...

Calandra defends $192000 in mail-outs to constituents

Conservative Paul Calandra spent the third highest amount on mail-outs of all incumbent MPs in Canada. His Liberal opponent in Markham-Stouffville in this month's federal...

Moral hazard? Public servants running for office face unique ethics rules

Ottawa South Liberal candidate David McGuinty with Chris Rodgers, the Liberal candidate in Carleton riding. Rodgers is a policy adviser in critical infrastructure for the...

Broadcast dates released for Mississauga Council approved election debate

The four candidates taking part in the debate are Conservative Stella Ambler, Liberal Peter Fonseca, NDP Farheen Khan and Green Party Chris Hill. Officials in...

Kitchener-Conestoga likely to remain in Conservative hands on ...

In the 2011 federal election, local Conservative candidate Harold Albrecht won with more than 50 per cent of the vote. Barry Kay, associate professor of...

Donald Trump's Silent Minority

(As Benjamin Wallace-Wells aptly put it, Trump is “an outrage candidate for good times.”) Nor can his appeal be explained away purely by celebrity, although...

BRISON: Timing, business bigwigs on Trudeau's side of deficit debate

Re: Derrick Kimball's Sept. 30 opinion piece, “Deficit spending an addictive drug.” The one-time PC MLA for Kings South expressed alarm that a political party...

Kevin Williamson: A weaker speaker of the House

Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced his intention to retire, which has those members of the House Republican leadership who are fool enough...

Just watch him: In search of the real Justin Trudeau

But that's how it is when you're the leader of the third party – the once-mighty Liberals, who now limp along with 36 seats in...

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Louis-St-Laurent

She lost to the NDP's Alexandrine Latendresse, a student and former child actor, by 1,195 votes. However Latendresse, who deferred graduate studies to serve in...

Joyce Murray: Real change you can count on

Liberals will thoroughly review Harper's legislative and policy changes, working together to rescind or fix problem areas. We must and will re-open the Kitsilano Coast...

NDP promises to strengthen powers of Elections Canada, punish voting interference

The federal New Democrats are promising new powers for Elections Canada and harsher punishments for political operatives found guilty of voting interference. NDP candidate Peter...

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Longueuil-Saint-Hubert

The Bloc held on for one more term until the seat was grabbed up by New Democrat Pierre Nantel, who cane ti federal politics from...

Federal election 2015: NDP's Charlie Angus defends 11 years in Timmins-James Bay

New Democrat Charlie Angus is going for a fifth straight win in the riding of Timmins-James Bay, but his challengers question what the riding has...

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: La Pointe-de-l'Île

Running for re-election is Ève Péclet, once a virtual unknown who appeared in a French-language reality cooking series before she was elected as the NDP's...

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...

Measures to Stop Barbaric Cultural Practices Against ... - Gerry Ritz

A re-elected Conservative Government will take further measures to stop child and forced marriage, and other barbaric cultural practices against girls and women. Every year,...

Sign Wars: West Vancouver candidate catches sign vandal in act

Weston said he's had a number of his signs vandalized during the election, a complaint that's shared by North Vancouver Conservative candidate Andrew Saxton. “It...

Peter Julian: It's time for change

Under Tom Mulcair's leadership, the NDP is offering Canadians a truly progressive choice that will fix the damage brought on by the Conservatives and get...

Column: Flying the flag of election paranoia

Richmond's 2015 federal election candidates, from top left, (and in no order of bias or preference) clockwise: Jack Trovato (NDP), Joe Peschisolido (Liberal), Keny Chiu...

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Cast Your Ballot in Kitsilano

Electoral district. Kitsilano is situated within the Canadian federal electoral riding of Vancouver Quadra, held by MP Joyce Murray and Vancouver Centre, held by MP...

John MacNeil, Lacombe Globe

Red Deer-Lacombe candidates (from left) Doug Hart of the NDP, Blaine Calkins of the Conservatives and Jeff Rock of the Liberals engage in a two-hour...

Candidates to face questions in Gander

NDP candidate Claudette Menchenton, Conservative candidate Kevin O'Brien and Liberal candidate Scott Simms have confirmed they will take to the stage at the Joseph R.

Conservative election candidate denies buying alcohol for minors ...

St. Catharines federal election candidate Rick Dykstra is under fire following allegations he bought alcohol for minors at a local bar. Dykstra, who is running...

Conservatives pledge funds, tip line to combat 'barbaric cultural practices'

Conservatives continued to focus on controversial issues of identity politics ahead of tonight's French-language leaders debate, pledging that a re-elected Tory government would establish a...

With support in Quebec flagging, NDP unveils Toronto platform

Toronto Sun (subscription)NDP heavyweights Peggy Nash and Andrew Cash, vying to hold onto their seats in the Toronto core, released statements with the unveiling of...

Voters put candidates on the spot

Of the five candidates on the ballot, Brendon Greene (Green Party), Ernest Chauvet (Christian Heritage Party) and Rona Ambrose (Progressive Conservative Party) attended the candidate...