Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

Can the Liberal Party really replace Justin Trudeau?

The next election is supposed to be three years away, but we’re seeing a lot of predictions of Justin Trudeau’s political demise. But for his Liberal Party, there is no easy way to leave him behind. Predicting Mr. Trudeau’s next three years seems like a mug’s game when you consider the surprises of his first … Read more

‘I will win this’: Charest says Conservatives need a ‘unifier’

‘I will win this’: Charest says Conservatives need a ‘unifier’

Two years ago, Jean Charest suggested the Conservative Party had changed from what he once knew. Today, he’s seeking to lead it. In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Charest remained adamant he can win the party’s leadership race, despite claims from his rivals that they have signed up hundreds of thousands of … Read more

Poilievre charges an attempt to distract: Brown

Poilievre charges an attempt to distract: Brown

Conservative Party leadership contender Patrick Brown says accusations by Pierre Poilievre that his campaign funded membership fees are an attempt to distract from his rival’s economic policy pledges. Brown said Poilievre is hiding behind the attacks as the world’s cryptocurrency market tanks. “This is Pierre Poilievre trying to change the channel. This week, there was … Read more

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

Bill Morneau’s complaints speak for economic pragmatists that Justin Trudeau’s politics have left behind

In a speech on June 1, Bill Morneau described a political world where the partisan politicking about economic matters got in the way of pragmatic concerns or practical follow-through, writes Campbell Clark.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press A wedge is a simple machine, inserted into a small crevice to open up a wider divide. When Justin Trudeau … Read more

The future of the Ontario Liberals is at stake on June 2

The future of the Ontario Liberals is at stake on June 2

Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca holds a rally in Scarborough, Ont., on May 29.Chris Young/The Canadian Press We can safely predict that the Liberal Party will improve its standing in the Ontario Legislature after the June 2 election. But that may not save its leader, Steven Del Duca. And the party itself could be … Read more

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis speaks about leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as Jean Charest and Scott Aitchison look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The early days of the Conservative leadership campaign have featured top-tier candidates declaring each other unfit to … Read more

Will the standard Liberal tactics of accusing Conservatives of being pro-gun and anti-abortion work on Pierre Poilievre?

Will the standard Liberal tactics of accusing Conservatives of being pro-gun and anti-abortion work on Pierre Poilievre?

Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre arrives for a press conference outside the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, on April 28.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Earlier this week, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre held a press conference and, once again, rubbished the Bank of Canada. The message was confusing – something about prohibiting the bank … Read more

Russian ambassador says he’s ‘on the right side of history’

Russian ambassador says he’s ‘on the right side of history’

Russia’s ambassador to Canada says he fully supports what he calls his country’s “special military operation” in Ukraine. “I’m a patriot of my country, and I stand with my president and I stand with the troops on the ground,” Russian ambassador Oleg Stepanov said on CTV’s Question Period. “Me and my colleagues here at the … Read more

Conservative leadership candidate Lewis says she can unify

Conservative leadership candidate Lewis says she can unify

Leslyn Lewis says that, in making her second attempt to become leader of the Conservative Party, she’s confident that she can unify the party while promoting socially-conservative positions. Over successive leadership races, the Federal Conservatives have been debating what direction the party should be heading, and whether it’s possible to elect a leader that can … Read more