'The Liberals have announced they would continue the ground mission—in fact triple the number of the Canadians on the ground—and call it “advise and assist.’’ It wasn’t “non-combat’’ then and it certainly isn’t now,' writes columnist Tim Harper.
Alberta will be competing against big city mayors, First Nations, the middle class … the list is long. Only then can we measure whether Trudeau put some money where his mouth was this week.
A promised overhaul of anti-terrorism and security legislation in this country, including a parliamentary oversight committee, promised by the Liberal government, is needed more urgently than ever.
The Canadian delegation to Davos illustrated this change of emphasis by Trudeau and the repudiation of the hewers of wood era of Stephen Harper.
The NDP caucus meets today in Montebello, Que., to plot parliamentary strategy.
For the first time, government-sponsored refugees have topped the numbers of privately sponsored refugees, and another 15,000 displaced Syrians—a mix of both programs—will arrive by the end of February.
Ottawa seems determined to prevent people from doing things. If you want to watch the NHL Senators, the arena is 30 kilometres from downtown.
By word or by deed, 12 people, five women and seven men, including a prime minister, a mayor, three premiers, and a First Nations leader, are set to be the most influential dozen political personalities in 2016.
This is where the positive public view of physician-assisted suicide runs into the ethical minefield found in the details that will have to be crafted before the federal Liberal government unveils a response that would guide the provinces and territories on such a highly emotional topic.
The big top has come down, the circus has left town and Mike Duffy is stuck in the witness box in Courtroom 33, showing us pictures of his new foundation and parking pad at his Prince Edward Island home.
It’s a rare government that will hold firm to a promise that could hurt its prospects of re-election, but we’ve been told this is a new era.
We’re going to see a parliamentary configuration not seen in this country for more than a generation, and the opposition is going to have to go slow in trying to dent the Liberal armour.
Canada is accepting Syrian refugees from those in camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Most have been there for years.
Much of this Liberal plan seems modelled on the late 1990s airlift of Kosovar refugees under Jean Chrétien’s government when arrivals were housed on military bases then cleared here, which appears to be part of the 2015 plan.
There’s a seat waiting for Trudeau at the G20 gathering in Turkey, an APEC summit in the Philippines, a Commonwealth meeting in Malta and an international summit on climate change in Paris.
Our neighbours to the south have a name for a late-campaign jolt, the legendary ‘October surprise.’
Instead of flipping 12 Ontario seats into his column, he could depress Liberal support in key ridings, allowing Conservative victories.
Don Valley North candidate addresses refugee crisis at campaign event.
They stem as much from the team around him in 2015 as the ghosts of architects of victories past who are no longer there for the Conservative leader.
But Canadians are now studying a refugee policy that seems unnecessarily hard-hearted.
Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.
Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.
The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.
Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.