Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 29, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press After a disappointing federal election result, internal conflicts spilling into the open and a downward trend in fundraising, the federal Green Party named a familiar face as its leader Saturday night, although … Read more

Nancy Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

Nancy Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 17.Carolyn Kaster/The Associated Press House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and making way for … Read more

From Elon Musk to Sam Bankman-Fried, a bad week for market geniuses

From Elon Musk to Sam Bankman-Fried, a bad week for market geniuses

From the FTX bankruptcy and downfall of crypto “rock star” Sam Bankman-Fried to the chaos at Twitter, it has not been a good week for the geniuses of capitalism. Elon Musk’s abrupt and in some cases already reversed decisions since taking over the social media company back up his contention that so far his tenure … Read more

Conservative party internal data shows extent of Poilievre leadership victory

Conservative party internal data shows extent of Poilievre leadership victory

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre began putting his mark on the Conservative party Sunday after a stunning victory in the leadership race which put to bed all questions about how big a mandate he’d get from the membership. Poilievre swept 330 of the 338 available ridings, analysis of Saturday night’s results shows. Among them: those represented … 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

Stephen Harper’s endorsement shows no boost for Pierre Poilievre, new poll suggests

Stephen Harper’s endorsement shows no boost for Pierre Poilievre, new poll suggests

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre holds a campaign rally in Toronto on April 30.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Stephen Harper’s endorsement of Pierre Poilievre for the Conservative Party leadership may have soured some voters on the Ottawa MP, a new poll suggests. The former Conservative prime minister recently said Mr. Poilievre is his preferred choice, … Read more

‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

Conservative leadership candidates Roman Baber, from left, Scott Aitchison and Jean Charest prepare for the start of the leadership debate in Ottawa on Wednesday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Jean Charest took on absentee candidates in the final Conservative leadership debate, declaring that showing up for such events is a show of respect for the party members … Read more