Supreme Court rules on property rights in win for land developers

Supreme Court rules on property rights in win for land developers

The Supreme Court of Canada has given developers and property owners a major victory, making it easier for them to sue governments over regulations that remove all reasonable uses of their lands. The 5-4 ruling on Friday takes aim at governments that in effect steal land, through development freezes, zoning changes or environmental restrictions that … Read more

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London – National

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London – National

If Shakespeare thought misery acquaints people with strange bedfellows, he may well agree that mourning a cherished monarch may also bridge some political divides. At least temporarily. Such was the case Sunday in London, when former prime minister Stephen Harper was invested into the Order of Canada while three of his previous political nemeses looked … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s landslide victory charts new course for Conservatives

Pierre Poilievre’s landslide victory charts new course for Conservatives

Newly elected Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, in Ottawa, on Sept. 10.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters After a landslide victory on Saturday night, new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre began the job of pitching himself and his party to Canadians with a speech that leaned as heavily on the personal as it did on the political. The father of … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s looming ascension to Tory leader has Liberals — and some Conservatives — wary about what comes next

Pierre Poilievre’s looming ascension to Tory leader has Liberals — and some Conservatives — wary about what comes next

OTTAWA — Although three weeks remain in the Conservative party’s leadership race, the talk in political circles has already shifted to what’s next. Pierre Poilievre’s victory is being treated as a foregone conclusion by his rivals and allies alike. He has upwards of $5 million in the bank, more than 300,000 party members signed up … Read more

Trudeau appoints Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin as first Indigenous person to sit on Supreme Court of Canada

Trudeau appoints Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin as first Indigenous person to sit on Supreme Court of Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country’s highest bench.HO/The Canadian Press The nomination of Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin as the first Indigenous person to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada is being … 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

Why did Stephen Harper endorse Pierre Poilievre for Conservative leader?

Why did Stephen Harper endorse Pierre Poilievre for Conservative leader?

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

Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Party leadership candidate, attends a barbecue party in Calgary on July 9, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has endorsed Pierre Poilievre to be the party’s next leader. In a rare public return to party politics, Harper, who didn’t wade into the Tories’ 2017 and 2020 leadership races, … Read more

‘I’m very worried’: Former Tory Senate leader on Poilievre, convoys and the party’s future – National

‘I’m very worried’: Former Tory Senate leader on Poilievre, convoys and the party’s future – National

A former Conservative Senate leader is expressing concern about the direction Pierre Poilievre is taking the party, worrying the Tories might be reaching the point of “fracturing beyond repair.” In an exclusive interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Marjory LeBreton said Conservative leadership candidates jumping on the “grievance brigade” is doing a “disservice” not … Read more