There is some irony that the party that arguably invented the permanent campaign in Canada, and appeared to be using it to its advantage, may have diminished that edge by calling a 78-day election campaign.
Conservative Party president John Walsh says in his letter that he will communicate to the 'newly elected House of Commons caucus' to select an interim leader, but Newfoundland Senator David Wells says it should be the 'Parliamentary caucus,' as stated in the party's constitution.
The Tories have targeted the Liberals and NDP almost equally in each of the first nine weeks of the campaign.
The Liberal Party, trailing third place in public opinion polls, says it’s confident it will have the money to spend the national campaign expense maximum of $54.5-million for the Oct. 19 federal election.
And Ned Franks says although the long campaign might benefit the government if voters lose interest, nothing is guaranteed for the government.
The coalition of more than 175 women’s organizations behind ‘Up for Debate’ proposal is planning secondary political activities to push equality issues in the federal election campaign.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to trigger the federal election on Sunday, Aug. 1, but most believe it’s already started.
NDP raise $9.5-million, Liberals raise $15-million and Greens raise $3-million, according to the parties' annual financial transaction reports filed with Elections Canada and made public today.
The government managed to check off most of its promises from October 2013.
Former Conservative MP Bill Casey now running for Liberal nomination against incumbent Scott Armstrong in Cumberland-Colchester, N.S.
Conservative MP Peter Kent, a former journalist, says broadcast consortium doesn't have monopoly on televised federal election debates. 'We quibbled over format, we quibbled over set design, we quibbled over timing,' he says.
Bill Blair led in a public opinion poll in the riding of Scarborough Southwest with 42 per cent support, compared to incumbent NDP MP Dan Harris at 34 per cent, according to a Forum Research poll of 587 voters conducted April 26 and released yesterday.
'I believe the public would like to see them get together, before the election. That would ensure the defeat of the Harper government,' says former NDP MP Ian Waddell.
One Liberal, who did not want to be quoted, told The Hill Times the vacant Liberal seats were signs of division over the anti-terrorism legislation.
'A lot of people who voted Conservative are going to be voting for the Liberals. Our tent is growing, and I think it’s a great sign,' says Toronto Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland about her new caucus colleague, former Conservative MP Eve Adams.
Attendees packed into Social on Sussex Drive last Thursday, a mix of Canada 2020 delegates and Hillites. The bar was lit up red and the party went on well into the wee hours of the morning.
Policy Options Editor Dan Gardner, Environics' Greg MacEachern, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
Canadians for Clean Prosperity’s Tom Chervinsky and Mollie Anderson, with United Way Ottawa VP Adam Smith.
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ Nicholas Todd and Canada 2020’s Alex Patterson.
Adriana Vega, William Norman, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld’s legislative assistant Hillary Buchan-Terrell.
NPR Radio host in D.C. David McGuffin and Liberal volunteer Mike Lapointe.
The Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski and Samara’s Kendall Anderson.
Great Work’s Jen Hunter and Allana Graham, flanking Canadian Home Builders' Association’s Jason Burggraaf.