The case of the Shenzhen-based telecom giant Huawei illuminates the different attitudes in North America as the Nexen decision looms.
Yes, it can be used to bait or to ridicule, it can drown in the trivial, it can bore with its repetitiveness. But, ultimately, the increased scrutiny makes it the best time in which to write.
The tragic death of four American diplomats in Libya and the storming of U.S. missions in Egypt and Yemen does not justify Baird’s decision to close the Tehran embassy.
This year, not everything can be so easily remedied by that ready smile or the soaring speech that seemed to melt any troubles four years ago.
The party is being held together through its own construction, but also because of a ‘government that overplayed its hands on crucial files, and others come compliments of a Liberal Party still casting about for policy, leadership and its own raison d’être,’ says Tim Harper.
Canadian political heroes should be celebrated, whatever their political stripe
Whatever you wish to call it, talk of cooperation between Liberals, New Democrats and Greens keeps popping up like a stubborn weed in a springtime lawn, only to be rooted out by party headquarters.
There are rookie MPs in Ottawa making a difference, although they all have advantages not afforded the lonely member from Kootenay-Columbia, Conservative MP David Wilks.
In a town where dissenting advice is routinely stifled, where a UN envoy is lectured then given the bum’s rush out of town, Kevin Page is still standing.
The NDP may hold the high ground, but the Conservatives hold the majority and the government is calculating that a series of protest procedural manoeuvres from the opposition will be dismissed by voters as white noise from the nation’s capital.
Defying every pre-election poll—and every expectation—in this province, the Progressive Conservative dynasty lives on.
The NDP, at its federal council meeting in January, set aside millions of dollars in a fund that will be used to introduce its new leader to Canadians, but more importantly, define him or her before the Conservatives move.
No one has a closer look at the way the Conservatives treat Parliament and she has become the equivalent of the Commons mall cop.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has reached out to touch what are classed as the third rail of politics—health care and seniors’ benefits, programs linked to that third rail—regardless of the commonly-held belief that they would scorch any politician so foolhardy as to tinker with them.
There is little doubt that the hand that delivered the coup de grâce to his attempt at reincarnation as Parti Québécois leader was that of a sovereigntist comrade-in-arms.
Stripped bare, former NDP MP Lise St-Denis’ message is that choosing the NDP over the Liberals was a mistake for which her superficial knowledge of the party culture is at least partly to blame.
An NDP victory in British Columbia would give a shot in the arm of the New Democrats on Parliament Hill. Unlike past official Opposition parties, the NDP has no ally in power in the major provincial capitals.
On Nov. 15, edition of the CBC’s Power and Politics, MPs unanimously rejected calls to decriminalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia on behalf of the three main parties. But when viewers were asked to wade in, 75 per cent came out in favour of a radically more permissive approach to end-of-life practices in Canada.