What’s behind Pierre Poilievre’s controversial drug policy?

What’s behind Pierre Poilievre’s controversial drug policy?

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is promising a new approach to managing Canada’s toxic drug crisis, but what he’s saying about that crisis is an irresponsible distortion of the facts, his critics charge. His promises — which include the suggestion he’d scale back safe-supply programs in favor of putting more resources into addiction treatment … Read more

New Conservative finance critic’s story is one of redemption and opportunity

New Conservative finance critic’s story is one of redemption and opportunity

Conservative Party of Canada finance critic MP Jasraj Singh Hallan grew up in Calgary Forest Lawn and now represents the riding in the House of Commons.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail Once an at-risk youth who was involved in Calgary street gangs, the story of Jasraj Singh Hallan, the Conservative Party’s new finance critic, is one … Read more

‘Justinflation’ can’t be said in the House of Commons, but MPs are trying anyway

‘Justinflation’ can’t be said in the House of Commons, but MPs are trying anyway

Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota looks on during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 16.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press The Conservatives’ cheeky term for inflation under the Liberals has got some MPs into trouble in the House of Commons, where saying “Justinflation” has been deemed … Read more

The inside story of how Pierre Poilievre captured the hearts of Canada’s Conservatives

The inside story of how Pierre Poilievre captured the hearts of Canada’s Conservatives

OTTAWA – Pierre Poilievre began his Conservative leadership campaign with a video featuring him alone, dressed in a dark suit and crisp white shirt, seated at a heavy wooden desk, shelves crammed with books and photos behind him. His campaign’s final video showed him on a stage in a rumpled blue shirt, sleeves rolled above … Read more

Did a Conservative leadership hopeful compare COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi atrocities? Leslyn Lewis rejects ‘cowardly’ accusation

Did a Conservative leadership hopeful compare COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi atrocities?  Leslyn Lewis rejects ‘cowardly’ accusation

OTTAWA—Dog whistling to conspiracy theorists. Political cowardice and racism. Human experimentation in Nazi Germany. This was the fodder for a public spat in the Conservative leadership race on Thursday, as two candidates traded allegations of misinformation and dirty politicking in the latter phase of the contest to become leader of the Official Opposition in the … Read more

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Mélanie Joly invites committee to study whether Ottawa knew of Russian threat to Ukrainian embassy staff

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks at a news conference as she meets with her counterparts from the Baltic region in Quebec City on June 2.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she would welcome an investigation into whether Ottawa knew before Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine that locally hired staff at … Read more

Why did Stephen Harper endorse Pierre Poilievre for Conservative leader?

Did a Conservative leadership hopeful compare COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi atrocities?  Leslyn Lewis rejects ‘cowardly’ accusation

OTTAWA—Stephen Harper’s public return to Conservative politics—in the form of his endorsement of leadership contender Pierre Poilievre—caught a lot of attention. But what does it mean? And why, after refraining from publicly supporting anyone in the last two Tory leadership contests, did Harper step in this time? That depends on whom you ask. Many have … Read more

‘Politics is the cancer on government’ — and Conservative leadership candidate Roman Baber says he has the cure

‘Politics is the cancer on government’ — and Conservative leadership candidate Roman Baber says he has the cure

OTTAWA—Pierre Poilievre may be the front-runner in the Conservative party’s leadership race. But when he comes to one of the main themes of this contest, there’s another contender who has walked ahead of him — and in one case, literally. In mid-June, former Ontario MPP Roman Baber walked for 15 kilometers on the shoulder of … Read more

British PM Boris Johnson insists he will not quit despite mounting resignations, rebellion in his party

British PM Boris Johnson insists he will not quit despite mounting resignations, rebellion in his party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, on July 6.Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Britain’s Boris Johnson defied pressure from senior ministers and a mounting rebellion within his party to quit on Wednesday, vowing to stay on as prime minister and fight off any attempts to oust him. After more than 30 resignations … Read more