Liberal MPs on Tuesday criticized Liberal leadership candidate Martha Hall Findlay for a lengthy attack against MP and leadership contender Joyce Murray’s central campaign plank calling for electoral cooperation among the opposition parties to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives in the next federal election.
The $1-million that Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau has raised for his campaign since last October and a formidable list of establishment Liberals whose names are sprinkled through his list of more than 7,000 donors have not intimidated challenger and Liberal MP Joyce Murray, the only other candidate to show momentum since December.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top Cabinet ministers, including heavyweight political ministers for the provinces and major cities, were fanning out Thursday night and Friday to begin selling the federal budget before the opposition parties had a chance to leave the starting gate.
Liberal Party President Mike Crawley says he has ‘full confidence’ in the integrity of the voter list being established for the party’s leadership election, in the face of complaints from one of the candidate campaigns about irregularities.
Irregularities in voter registrations for the Liberal Party leadership election are being challenged ‘big time’ as scrutineers for the seven remaining candidates are poring through the qualifications of tens of thousands of potential voters, says an official with one of the leadership campaigns.
Two Liberal leadership candidates whose profiles have grown significantly over the past week are challenging the media and punditry wisdom that Montreal MP Justin Trudeau has sealed a victory with four weeks remaining in the contest, and citing the Trudeau campaign’s last-minute appeal for an extension of the deadline for voter registration as evidence.
Former Liberal leadership contender Marc Garneau’s campaign has admitted a contentious robocall telephone survey it conducted last week did not comply with federal caller identification rules for political polling.
A U.S. Congressional watchdog monitoring the F-35 stealth fighter jet program is warning that persistent testing and development delays could take the sophisticated war plane’s price tag out of the reach of the U.S. military and partner countries, including Canada, that are backing the trouble-plagued project.
Most Canadians, including a majority in Quebec, believe the province’s separation from Canada would require well over 50 per cent of the vote in a referendum on Quebec independence, a Forum Research survey has found.
Reform Party founder recognizes conservative movement’s image problem with many Canadians and outlines strategy for change in annual conservative scouting report.
NCC’s Stephen Taylor says Conservatives are getting ‘complacent’ and the Libs, NDP are catching up.
Conservative MPs Candice Bergen, Joan Crockatt, and Michelle Rempel talk about being female politicians at annual Manning Centre Conference.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says Conservatives should stick to their guns with the kind of crime, refugee, and economic policies that won over swaths of new Canadians in the 2011 federal election.
Using the 2011 election results and data from each riding, Politrain Consulting data expert Mitch Wexler tells Manning Centre Conference attendees that Conservatives would win 189 seats, the NDP would win 108 seats, and the Liberals would win 36 seats in the 2015 federal election with 30 new seats in the House of Commons.
'People either love him or hate him,' says Manning Centre communications director Olivier Ballou, who credits the 50 per cent increase in student attendance to former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
'Some environmentalists, they believe in the environment even more than they believe sometimes in people,' Ezra Levant told the Manning Centre conference on Friday, promoting his 'ethical oil' philosophy.
All 10 provincial governments have served notice at the Supreme Court of Canada they intend to intervene in the federal government’s reference asking for the court’s opinion on whether Parliament has the constitutional power to unilaterally limit Senate terms, hold elections to fill vacancies or even abolish the Senate entirely.
Liberal Party news that nearly 300,000 voting age Canadians have signed up to cast ballots in the party’s April 14 leadership election, with half recruited by leadership candidate Justin Trudeau’s army of volunteers, was sobering for the other candidates on Wednesday, even though Mr. Trudeau’s supporters on Parliament Hill warned against taking anything for granted.
Justin Trudeau has the Liberal leadership race locked up after rounding up the lion’s share of a new class of Liberal supporters who will be eligible to vote in the leadership election without actually joining the party, Liberal MPs say.
The Senate residency form that Conservative Senator Mike Duffy originally claimed was confusing and led to what he said was a ‘mistake’ in claiming a Prince Edward Island summer cottage as his primary residence and allowing him to claim an estimated $30,000 since September 2010 as secondary residence expenses in Ottawa, must be filed every year, according to the detailed Senate rules about housing and travel expenses.