NDP MPs expect final report on election post-mortem at party's convention in Edmonton in April. 'I think people are upset about the election and they want to be heard,' says an NDP MP.
From a record quarterly high of $9-million in donations in the months leading up to the long campaign and its first two months, the NDP took in only $2.7-million in individual contributions during the last three months of the year.
Due to the distance and number of time zones between Ottawa and their destinations—Sydney, New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania—the three MPs spent $45,489.86 on transportation alone.
St. Andrews mayor Stan Choptiany estimated that his New Brunswick town and its business and residents benefitted from at least $80,000 worth of spending by roughly 200 government, media, support staff and others who visited during a Cabinet retreat.
'I think the issue in the campaign is that we ran an extremely positive platform, the question is: did we sell it as a progressive platform?' says NDP caucus chair Charlie Angus.
Of nine electoral districts the Liberals won with less than 50 per cent of the vote when they swept all 32 ridings in the Atlantic provinces last Oct. 19, six are in New Brunswick, and all of them cluster around historic quaint waterside town near the U.S. border.
A brief motion to reinstate Senator Pamela Wallin's pension passed unanimously last Dec. 11 with no debate.
Craftiest political move goes to the Liberal pledge to never ‘go neg.’
There are 23 MPs in this new 42nd Parliament who won their riding by 50 per cent or more of the vote.
'You’ve got to earn it and in this case, you’ve got to demonstrate that you want it more than the next person,' says former Liberal MP Joe Jordan who won his 2000 election by only 55 votes.
The Crown rested its case against Senator Mike Duffy, on trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery charges. Sen. Duffy is now testifying in his own defence.
Include the participation of indigenous peoples in the first ministers’ meetings that is to take place within 90 days of the COP.
Former Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, who led the province from 2003 to 2013, talks politics, and then some.
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.
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.