Six Conservative MPs whose 2011 elections are being challenged over allegations of widespread attempts to suppress votes with fraudulent or misleading telephone calls have used delaying tactics to hold off Federal Court hearings on the complaints, a lawyer for voters challenging the election results told court on Tuesday.
One of eight voters in a Federal Court challenge of the results in six ridings from the 2011 general election disputed on Monday arguments from the Conservative Party lawyer that the voters waited too long to complain about allegedly fraudulent phone calls on voting day and were in effect pawns for a public interest group, the Council of Canadians, that has campaigned against Conservative government social and economic policies.
The Conservatives’ plan to haul Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau before the House Natural Resources Committee over statements he made claiming undue Alberta influence over national social and democratic affairs will be delayed until at least February, in the thick of his run for the Liberal Party helm, a senior Conservative says.
Toronto lawyer Deborah Coyne, one of four women vying for the federal Liberal leadership, says no Liberal has to ‘apologize’ for the federal long-gun registry, a political quagmire for the party for more than a decade.
Conservative MPs have pushed through an unprecedented motion at the Commons Natural Resource committee calling Liberal leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau for a grilling over political comments he made two years ago alleging a negative Alberta influence over federal, social, and democratic policies through Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government.
Liberal leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau shrugged off on Wednesday a barrage of Conservative attacks over comments he made in 2010 about Alberta’s disproportionate influence on Canadian social policy under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a political 'game' he won’t play.
The Federal Court has assigned one of its most high-profile judges, who made a key ruling ordering government disclosure of key interrogation video of accused Afghanistan war terrorist Omar Khadr, to hear the first court claims stemming from allegations of voter suppression in the 2011 federal election.
Liberal MP Joyce Murray launched her bid for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party on Monday with a call for “one-time” only cooperation among the three major opposition parties in the next federal election in order to defeat Prime Minister Harper and bring in lasting reform to Canada’s electoral system.
The Parliamentary Press Gallery issued a six-month temporary membership last week to veteran journalist Holly Doan three days before the new online news service she works for as features editor planned to launch an unprecedented lawsuit against senior gallery officials.
Public release of an independent audit of billions of dollars in costs for the acquisition and maintenance of the controversial F-35 stealth warplane could be delayed until after Parliament adjourns for its winter holiday recess in three weeks, according to a statement by the Public Works Department.
One of the Liberal Party’s veteran fundraisers is actively soliciting ‘pre-launch’ financial contributions to finance the Liberal leadership bid by former astronaut and Montreal MP Marc Garneau, according to emails between Mr. Garneau’s supporters and organizers.
Liberal leadership candidate David Bertschi is opposing prominent contender Justin Trudeau’s support for the contentious $15.2-billion bid by the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. to take over Calgary-based oil and gas company Nexen Inc.
The federal Liberals plan to table 3,000 amendments to the government’s most recent omnibus budget bill, setting the stage for the same kind of Commons voting marathon the opposition parties mounted last June to protest the first massive omnibus bill from the spring budget.
Liberal MP Justin Trudeau registered as a candidate a day after former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay announced her candidacy at a news conference in Calgary.
When Public Safety Minister Vic Toews disclosed early this month that the federal government’s promise to destroy millions of records of registered long guns had finally been delivered, with the exception of court-protected data from Quebec, he kept the news in the family.
Stephen Carter, a star organizer in Alberta who ran recent successful campaigns for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, told The Hill Times most observers are pundits overlooking the significance of how the party-wide, one-member-one-vote system will take place.
A Federal Court battle over allegations of voter suppression in six federal ridings during the 2011 election is set to begin five days of hearings on Dec. 10, with the first skirmish over expert testimony from Ekos pollster Frank Graves.
The government’s offer to send portions of its second and controversial omnibus budget implementation bill to 11 Commons committees for detailed scrutiny has been exposed as 'window dressing,' and a 'farce,' opposition MPs say, as most of the committees have been able only to skim over key sections before beginning and completing their reviews by the end of this week.
Ottawa lawyer and former federal Liberal election candidate David Bertschi is entering the federal party’s leadership race, with a campaign kickoff Wednesday evening in Ottawa Orleans, the riding he hopes to win in the next federal election.