Laurin Liu

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Former councillor David Soknacki seeks council appointment for Scarborough East

They include former Conservative MP for the area Corneliu Chisu. The nomination period closes June 19. “I do see it as a stewardship,” said Soknacki,...

Canadian politics and its WrestleMania lookalikes

Meanwhile, the NDP must understand that, like wrestling, politics is more than hard work and technical prowess. Being skillful in the ring doesn't always get...

Laurin Liu: Here is the real tragedy of Canada's Senate

There has been no shortage of outrageous headlines coming out of the Senate during the past few weeks, as Sen. Lynn Beyak 'Ben Carson-ed' her...

Women should never be used as political cover

Laurin Liu was the NDP member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2011-2015). She was the youngest female MP in Canadian history. When the federal government reneged...

Women should never be used as political cover

Laurin Liu was the NDP member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2011-2015). She was the youngest female MP in Canadian history. When the federal government reneged...

Scheer's Conservative caucus support gives him the advantage, but leadership win not in the bag

(subscription) (subscription)PARLIAMENT HILL—Conservative MP and leadership candidate Andrew Scheer may have the most endorsements from his caucus colleagues on the Hill, but that doesn't...

Federal research farm to reopen in Quebec

“In the case of the Frelighsburg farm, permanent jobs and a number of student jobs were eliminated, but most importantly, we lost 40 years of...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Obhrai said that in addition to Mr. Fantino, his former caucus colleagues Corneliu Chisu and Joe Daniel are supporting him. Mr. Chisu...

Polls, endorsements and money: measuring the Tory leadership race

Six contestants are in the running to take over the Conservative Party of Canada: Ontario MPs Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Tony Clement, Quebec MP...

Subhed: Manning, Harper, Kenney cut from same cloth

Jason Kenney was instrumental in this effort and in drafting legislation banning what Conservatives called “barbaric practices” by recent immigrant communities. Former one-term MP, Corneliu...

Why Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai thinks he can lead the party back

Mr. Obhrai has enlisted the help of defeated Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu, elected for one term in the eastern Toronto riding of Pickering-Scarborough East in...

Parliament Hill cocktail circuit creates lifestyle challenges for MPs

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Parliament Hill cocktail circuit comes with lifestyle challenges for MPs

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Parliament Hill cocktail circuit comes with lifestyle challenges for MPs

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Drinks are part of Parliament Hill culture

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Rookie Pickering-Uxbridge MP Jennifer O'Connell settling into new role in Ottawa

“Things have been going really well,” the 33-year-old rookie MP says from her office, between meetings on an April morning. “It's been busy.” The former...

Gender Parity In Politics Can't Wait Another 100 Years

"Gender parity doesn't happen by chance and it doesn't happen automatically," former NDP MP Laurin Liu points out. So, like most things, we need to...

March 16, 2016 in News: Former councillor receives thousands in severance

... level, Pickering councillors are paid one month's salary for each year served after four years, for up to 24 months. O'Connell, running for the...

Opinion: Liberals' foreign policy has yet to match their rhetoric

Laurin Liu was the member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2011-2015), and has served as deputy critic in the Official Opposition for the environment, science and...

Rally held in Vancouver to support people with eating disorders

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu tabled a motion, calling on the Federal government to develop a national eating disorder strategy. But that was last May,...

Jennifer O'Connell is Pickering's newsmaker of the year

In 2015, Ms. O'Connell ran for the Liberal Party in the newly formed Pickering-Uxbridge riding and beat out Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu. “It's been a...

Kelly McParland: CBC calls outrage police on Liberal MP's Halloween costume

Laurin Liu, who previously represented the riding for the NDP, declared that the costume left her “shocked and offended.” “I can't imagine how a little...

Liberal MP Linda Lapointe deletes photos of her 'unacceptable' Halloween costume

They resurfaced Monday in an emotional French-language Facebook post by Laurin Liu, the Montreal riding's former NDP MP and a Chinese-Canadian. Liu, who was a...

Pickering-Uxbridge riding Liberal Jennifer O'Connell eager for Ottawa

The Pickering Ward 1 Regional Councillor won the federal seat Monday night as the Liberals won a majority government, and she ousted Conservative incumbent Corneliu...

Liberal Jennifer O'Connell wins in Pickering-Uxbridge

Liberal Jennifer O'Connell rode the red wave, gaining an early lead over Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu in the redrawn riding of Pickering-Uxbridge. O'Connell, a well...

Liberal Jennifer O'Connell wins in Pickering-Uxbridge

Chisu won his seat in 2011, edging out longtime Liberal Dan McTeague, who had held the former riding of Pickering-Scarborough East since 2004. A professional...

Red wave rolls over the GTA

Liberal Jennifer O'Connell rode the Liberal wave, gaining an early lead over Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu in the redrawn riding of Pickering-Uxbridge. In Don Valley...

Red wave rolls over the GTA

Liberal Jennifer O'Connell rode the Liberal wave, gaining an early lead over Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu in the redrawn riding of Pickering-Uxbridge. In Don Valley...

Jennifer O'Connell wins Pickering-Uxbridge riding for Liberals: 2015 federal ...

PICKERING -- Jennifer O'Connell is trading in her council office for a new one in Ottawa. The Ward 1 Regional Councillor took the seat from...

Election day in Durham, Northumberland

Pickering-Uxbridge candidates are Corneliu Chisu (Conservative), Pamela Downward (New Democratic Party), Anthony Navarro (Green Party), and Jennifer O'Connell (Liberal). Ajax candidates are Chris Alexander (Conservative),...

Election prediction website sees some change in Durham after federal vote

Incumbent Conservative Corneliu Chisu has 35.4 per cent support, Pamela Downward of the New Democratic Party sits with 12 per cent and Green Party hopeful...

Conservative candidates miss debates in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby

17, open to all Pickering-Uxbridge candidates, the riding's Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu did not attend. According to his campaign manager, he had prior commitments. The...

Ajax, Pickering-Uxbridge federal election candidates discuss food security

Neither of the Conservative candidates attended. Pickering-Uxbridge candidate Corneliu Chisu had previous commitments. Ajax candidate Chris Alexander could not be reached for comment. Pickering-Uxbridge NDP...

Dirty politics at play in Scarborough-Rouge Park, audience member at debate ...

The Conservative Party's Leslyn Lewis, left, the Green Party's Calvin Winter and Liberal Gary Anandasangaree sit on the panel Tuesday night for a Scarborough-Rouge Park...

Durham and Northumberland voter turnouts in elections part of an overall ...

Liberal MP Judi Longfield served voters in Ottawa from 2004 through 2006, when voters chose Conservative MP Jim Flaherty, who remained the representative through to...

After 10 years of Harper's failure on climate, Mulcair is ready to lead

NorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)“We have scientific consensus, countries need to cut their emissions in order to keep the rise in global temperature below 2...

Durham Region federal candidates on retirement funds for Canada's seniors

We'd work with the provinces on a plan to increase contribution rates so that Canadians can count on a secure and adequate source of income...

Candidates face off on the issues in Uxbridge

UXBRIDGE -- Candidates debated the issues in front of a packed crowd at the Uxbridge Arena on Sept. 21. In attendance, from left, Conservative candidate...

Pickering-Uxbridge federal candidates discuss airport, jobs, environment

Conservative candidate and Pickering-Scarborough East incumbent Corneliu Chisu wasn't able to attend due to a scheduling conflict, according to his campaign manager. When asked about...

Pickering airport doesn't fly at board of trade federal election forum

Corneliu Chisu, the Conservative candidate in Pickering-Uxbridge, said a decision has to be made. “There's been 43 years of inactivity. It has cost taxpayers $200...

Tom Mulcair promises $200M to boost youth employment

A New Democratic government would "crack down" on unpaid internships in Canada, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Thursday as he unveiled the party's plan to...

Federal Election 2015: Rivière-des-Mille-Îles riding

Summary: After becoming a rookie MP at the tender age of 20, Laurin Liu seeks re-election for the NDP in this suburban riding. Boundaries: A...

Conservatives defend record on veterans

National Observer - but one ex-soldier demands truthNational Observer“I was the only veteran from Afghanistan in the last [federal] legislature. I participated in Bosnia-Herzegovina and...

Notebook: On the road with the Harpers and their 'Griswold family' vacation

Laureen Harper characterizes these first few weeks of the federal election campaign as “our vacation,” jokingly comparing the road trip she is on with her...

Home mail delivery a 'privileged service'

My News Advertiser (Pickering, Aug. 13) included a flyer attacking MP Corneliu Chisu for not saving door-to-door mail delivery and blaming the Conservative government for...

Rookie MP at 20, Laurin Liu now fights to hold NDP ground in Quebec

When Laurin Liu was elected to Parliament at the age of 20, she didn't know how to drive. Soon she became known here, in the...

Scarborough will have six ridings up for grabs in this year's federal election

Conservative Roxanne James won in Scarborough Centre and fellow Tory Corneliu Chisu finished first in Pickering-Scarborough East. Now, three of these four first-time MPs have...

Three candidates set for federal election in new Pickering-Uxbridge Riding

Current Pickering-Scarborough East MP Corneliu Chisu will be running for the Conservative Party, while Pickering Councillor Jennifer O'Connell will try to win the riding for...

Time for some real talk on the Senate

(subscription) (subscription)Peter MacKay joined by Senator Bob Runciman, Tim Uppal, and Corneliu Chisu met with the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Canadian Urban Transit...

The Week Ahead in Parliament

(subscription) (subscription)Peter MacKay joined by Senator Bob Runciman, Tim Uppal, and Corneliu Chisu met with the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Canadian Urban Transit...