To grow, the party will need more than a caretaker, someone who simply ensures that the wheels don’t fall off—they need to immediately show to Canadians that they are ready to address the verdict handed to them on Oct. 19.
They assumed ethnic voters were too stupid to hear the Liberal promise and could be easily scared by hot button words.
In the post-Harper Canada, the country has an opportunity to once again exert its long-sought influence in various aspects of international affairs and put on display Canada’s soft power. Iran is one such area where Canada can show leadership and make a difference.
If we get the balance right, then constitutional unity in Canada could develop organically, rather than confrontationally.
Our ever-deepening ideological commitment to market freedom has obscured the lessons of good science. We’ve become a society that defends a narrow form of liberty at the expense of equality or solidarity. A free and just society depends on liberty; but liberty unchecked abets polarization and social dislocation.
What we know today is that Trudeau is fond of anti-political sentiments, saying other people play politics, but not him.
The Liberals won not so much by converting 2011 voters as by mobilizing new voters. Was that the plan all along?
The Conservatives ran the No Change campaign, which didn’t resonate. Here's how the party can regroup and move forward.
A national water strategy would send a message to the agricultural sector, First Nations communities, municipalities, energy companies and all those whose lives are touched by water, that not only do we take our water seriously, but that we officially recognize the need to work together to understand and manage this essential resource.
On Oct. 19, 46 visible minorities were elected: 39 Liberals, five Conservatives, and two NDP MPs.
Liberals will do well to remember to continue to respect Canadian voters, and if not, to recognize that just as easily as they were given a mandate to govern, that it could just as quickly be taken away, writes Matt Triemstra.
It’s been quite a while since Canadians have taken the opportunity to toss out a sitting prime minister with significant tenure.
Canada’s 22nd prime minister did the unthinkable in 2011 when he managed to form a majority government without Quebec.
Everyone engages in the political process in different ways. Some people don’t need any prodding as they already follow the news, know the issues, check the polls and take incentive to learn about the candidates. Unfortunately, many more need a little more convincing―and we’re hoping this project will speak to them (a little comedy couldn’t hurt, right?).
If the Liberal Party ultimately decides to craft for itself an entirely new political base, then will right-leaning Liberals end up finding a home in the Conservative Party? In other words, will the Conservatives become progressive once again, led perhaps by the likes of Jean Charest?
A few hundred voters in battleground ridings across the country could decide the election’s outcome, writes Evan Sotiropoulos.
The federal government retroactively amended a bill in an apparent attempt to clear the RCMP of actions that would otherwise be deemed illegal. This is a clear violation of the rule of law and Parliamentary practice so the government should be held to account.
Sustainable Canada Dialogues has examined each of the party platforms from the point of view of the 10 key policy orientations we proposed last spring in our consensus paper, Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars.
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.