Stéphane Dion

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Recent history shows there are no guarantees in O'Leary's kingmaker gambit: Hébert

There is not a Canadian political junkie who does not remember the high drama that attended Stéphane Dion's upset Liberal leadership victory in 2006. Over...

Betrayal and beginnings — welcome to party leadership races: Collenette

Stephane Dion, second from left, celebrates his victory as new leader of the federal Liberal Party with former leaders Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, and John...

'It's still a little bit surreal': Emmanuella Lambropoulos ready for new career in politics

At the beginning of the week, 26-year-old Emmanuella Lambropoulos was a Montreal high school teacher. Today, she was on Parliament Hill as the newly elected...

Canada's Conservatives blast Liberals' silence on Israel

“The deafening silence on this resolution from Canada's Liberal government, and especially from Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, has once again shown that Liberals put...

Liberals steer clear of Kerry's Israel comments, reiterate support for two-state solution

The Liberal government is reiterating its support for a two-state solution in the Middle East but did not go to the same extent as U.S.

Forget free trade, pipelines and carbon prices: Liberal fundraising flak the talk of the fall

Back in April 2008, the Conservative Party of Canada's offices were raided by Elections Canada in connection with the "in-and-out" campaign spending scheme. Five months...

Many in diaspora approve Liberal push for reconciliation in scarred Sri Lanka - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsMany in diaspora approve Liberal push for reconciliation in scarred Sri LankaCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThe ultimate success of Canada's re-engagement with Sri...

MPs to probe Stéphane Dion's reluctance to discuss electoral reform

Conservative MPs are trying to force a showdown between a Liberal cabinet minister and his colleagues on the electoral reform committee, in a bid to...

Canada meets Russian foreign minister for first time in years

Huffington Post CanadaForeign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion sat down Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov — the first meeting of its kind in years.

End the silence

Alison Azer says while officials from both the previous Stephen Harper Conservative government and the Justin Trudeau Liberal government have repeatedly assured her everything possible...

Long after Stéphane Dion's ill-fated Green Shift, a price on carbon might be at hand

​On Tuesday, precisely eight years and one month after Stéphane Dion first vowed that a Liberal government would implement a tax on the carbon emissions...

Dion shuffles diplomatic ranks, replaces controversial Tory appointees

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion made a batch of diplomatic appointments on Tuesday, replacing several controversial Conservative appointees with experienced diplomats and naming two well-known...

3 Yazidis out of 500 refugees were let in by the previous Conservative government, audit shows

"Given this evidence, our government believes that genocide against the Yazidis is currently ongoing," Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in the Commons on June...

Editorial: The balance of foreign policies

That's where we will see the differences between the Harper Conservatives and the Trudeau Liberals when it comes to security in Europe. Foreign Affairs Minister...

Canada Preparing To Commit Troops To UN Peacekeeping Missions: Sources

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion speaks at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland on July 9, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan listens. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/Canadian...

Trudeau pledges troops, frigate, jets as NATO faces off against Russia

Canada is deploying what the Liberal government describes as its largest military contingent to Europe in more than a decade, as NATO prepares for a...

Kevin Libin: Enter Jason Kenney, Canada's fiercest carbon-tax killer

It's Stampede week in Calgary, which means it's the anniversary of that time when Stéphane Dion, leading the Liberals in the 2008 federal election campaign,...

Trudeau called on to retract 'one nation' Canada Day message

Trudeau ended up backing Gerard Kennedy in the leadership race, which was eventually won by Stéphane Dion. Kennedy also opposed the motion. Trudeau had claimed...

Stéphane Dion is cabinet's weakest link

(subscription) (subscription)He's a man of great integrity and intellect, but he's a terrible communicator. Trudeau should shuffle him out of foreign affairs. Stéphane Dion's...

Liberals back down on refusing to refer to ISIS genocide

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion is backtracking slightly on the Liberal government's position on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, admitting...

Stéphane Dion declares ISIS killings of Yazidi people a genocide

Stéphane Dion made the statement in the House of Commons after the release of a United Nations report Thursday affirming what observers have said for...

Wang Yi's 'Temper Tantrum' in Canada

It was a predictable and entirely reasonable question posed by a member of the Ottawa press corps to Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion,...

Canada's elite urges Liberal government to deploy troops to Eastern Europe

This did not change with the election of a Liberal government in Ottawa last year. Foreign Minister Stephane Dion has pledged to implement a free...

The petty politics of Trudeau's 'Canada-is-back' gang

For a domestic audience, Dion and other Liberals who use the phrase “Canada is back” intend it to be interpreted as drive-by sneer at the...

Canada has started 'official' talks with Iran to renew ties, says Stéphane Dion

... of good faith there … move this government toward something more acceptable," Dion said. "Canada needs to be involved and it's what our allies...

18 Of The Best Camping Sites In Quebec

Just one glimpse at some of Quebec's stunning green valleys and vast bodies of water will make you want to set up a tent and...

Stéphane Dion advocated for referendums on electoral reform in a 2012 policy paper

In a policy paper published in 2012, Stéphane Dion — then an MP for a Liberal Party that had descended to historic lows in the...

The West Block Transcript: Season 5 Episode 37

The Liberals backed down. The Opposition parties will have more clout on electoral reform. But former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley points out that as...

Stephane Dion Chastised For Staying Silent As Chinese Minister 'Berated' Canadian Journalist

Opposition MPs have called out Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion for keeping quiet as his Chinese counterpart publicly admonished a Canadian journalist after she asked...

Chinese foreign minister in Ottawa to meet with Justin Trudeau, Stephane Dion

China's ambassador to Canada, Luo Zhaohui, expressed unbridled optimism about the arrival of the Trudeau Liberals during a speech to the Rideau Club in Ottawa...

How I nearly got elbowed out of a Justin Trudeau selfie in Winnipeg

The first political party convention I covered as a reporter was the 2006 Liberal leadership in Montreal when Stéphane Dion came from out of nowhere...

Canada has to help Egypt and Tunisia before it's too late: Dion

(subscription) (subscription)WINNIPEG – Canada has to help support Egypt and Tunisia if it wants to prevent the troubled countries from the world's next hot...

Hypocrisy watch: Dion meets with Saudis to “discuss political, security issues” — but why not feminism?

Justin Trudeau never stops talking about what a feminist he is. But you'll notice he only does this in friendly, Western environments. If the Prime...

Saudi Arms Deal: Defence Industry Backs Controversial Contract

OTTAWA — The association representing Canada's defence industry is defending the controversial $15-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia by an Ontario company.

Kelly McParland: Stephane Dion operates in a world of polite gatherings and unrocked boats

He will be accorded a respectful hearing, his hosts will nod their appreciation, and afterwards Dion's office — ostentatiously renamed Global Affairs Canada by the...

Liberals' replacement for Office of Religious Freedom will promote broader range of rights

Canada has a “duty” to speak up for and help indigenous peoples around the world who may be struggling for their rights, Foreign Affairs Minister...

Stéphane Dion's opposition to Magnitsky law cause for concern: Editorial

Take the case of the so-called Magnitsky law. The legislation, which would impose sanctions on Russian officials believed to be guilty of gross human rights...

Dion rejects law targeting Russian human-rights violators

(subscription) (subscription)Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion is rejecting an all-party effort to enact an American-style Magnitsky Act, which freezes assets and bans visas of...

Michael Den Tandt: Bizarre torpor from Liberals on major, important issues involving Quebec

Justin Trudeau is his own Quebec lieutenant — or “general,” to use the prime minister's term. He has a substantial Quebec caucus, 40 strong. He...

No plan to stop calling Iran a state sponsor of terror, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says

OTTAWA — While Canadian officials have been quietly negotiating with Iran about re-opening Canada's embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says the Liberal...

The unbearable lightness of Stéphane Dion

At the end of May, the Trudeau team and, specifically, its piffle of a global affairs minister, Stéphane Dion, will likely fail two significant foreign...

Dion takes responsibility for pushing through Saudi arms deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says a major economic backlash from Saudi Arabia would result if Ottawa were to cancel a controversial $15-billion arms deal...

Liberals to table long-awaited assisted death bill today

Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion defended last week's approval of export permits. > Retired Mounties and spouses of RCMP...

Stéphane Dion to release Saudi documents amid furor over military contract

Dion went on the offensive against the Conservatives and the NDP, who continued to make political hay out of the controversial deal. "Credibility matters. The...

NDP MP pushes for overhaul of Canada's mental health system

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion quietly issued export permits for the bulk of the shipments tied to a controversial $15-billion sale of combat vehicles to...

La renaissance du NPD-Québec gagne des appuis

Pierre Dionne-Labelle, ancien député de Rivière-du-Nord, espère que les militants s'entendront pour lancer le parti d'ici le début de l'été. « Il y a une...

John Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial, underlines U.S.-Japan alliance

... Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and E.U. High...

Canada wants to revive diplomatic ties with Iran

Now, Trudeau's Liberal Party is running the show in Canada. And the government says it wants to normalize relations ... But Stephane Dion, the new...

Canada's Outlook Positive, But, Trudeau, Beware Of the 'Green Shift'

Canada provides one per cent of the world's so-called carbon footprint, and the Liberal Party is not entirely free of the trauma of Stéphane Dion's...

William Watson: Reviving Stéphane Dion's carbon-tax grab

Postmedia News filesStéphane Dion's 2008 carbon tax proposal crashed electorally precisely because the Liberal caucus salivated publicly over the imminent proceeds, prospectively divvying them up...