Leadnow executive director Jamie Biggar says online campaigns needed to fight Conservatives’ elections bill to counter the federal government’s strategy.
A former top campaign organizer for U.S. President Barack Obama, now working on a political action committee backing Hilary Clinton should she seek the presidency in 2016, gave closed-door briefings and workshops to union organizers, activists and NDP volunteers Thursday as part of a Broadbent Institute ‘progress summit’ for political action.
The government came under its most severe criticism yet Thursday over controversial plans to amend federal election law, with a former chief electoral officer for British Columbia accusing the Conservatives of attempting to ‘tilt the playing field’ in their favour.
The government has delayed its current schedule to sign a contract for an initial delivery of Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to Canada until after the 2015 federal election year, The Hill Times has learned.
A second Conservative MP has come forward in Parliament with allegations of suspected wrongdoing over voter ID in a past election, in this case eight years ago, as prominent electoral experts warned MPs that a government plan to eliminate vouching for electors with insufficient ID would be unconstitutional.
The government is retreating from claims that an independent audit of the 2011 federal election indicated the possibility of widespread fraud under a vouching system used by more than 120,000 otherwise qualifying electors who had insufficient ID or none at all.
The Senate is conducting a detailed review of Tory Sen. Don Meredith’s expenses: sources.
But while Jim Flaherty did the heavy lifting to balance the budget by next year, Joe Oliver has to resolve the income-splitting issue and return Canada to long-term economic growth.
But NDP says Bill C-23 is ‘one of the biggest fights of our lives.’
Bill C-23 will actually increase the amount of money that can flow into politics and will create a new loophole in expense rules.
And Liberals challenge NDP to use their supply day motion to force House vote on AG audit of MPs’ expenses.
The Broadbent Institute, the left-leaning think-tank, convenes its inaugural policy conference this week in Ottawa and Julia Gillard and Mitch Stewart are scheduled to attend.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair surprised New Democrats Thursday as he shifted NDP MP Peggy Nash out of her finance critic post and realigned his shadow Cabinet more dramatically than expected in the wake of former NDP MP Olivia Chow’s departure.
A transformation of the old gc.ca into a new Canada.ca has been taking place since December, a massive overhaul that is steadily changing the face of federal portals and appearance department-by-department—with 2016 as the target year for completion.
The opposition parties have former B.C. elections chief Harry Neufeld at the top of their witness lists for testimony on proposed Conservative election law after he warned that ‘well over 100,000’ electors will be denied their right to vote if the government goes ahead with plans to prohibit voter vouching for electors with no official ID.
Elections Canada says a video ad the Conservative government cited as the type of advertising campaign it wants to prohibit the elections agency from using under the proposed new election law was never actually aired.
The government has disclosed the type of Elections Canada advertising campaign the Conservatives want to prohibit under controversial legislation to radically amend federal election law—a 25-second video that contrasts urban pollution and emissions to an evergreen forest as it urges youth to ‘vote, shape your world.’
A controversial government bill amending the Canada Elections Act would prohibit Elections Canada from mounting the kind of electoral and democracy promotion campaigns it has used in the past to inspire aboriginal Canadians, new Canadians, young voters and others into casting ballots, the office of the Cabinet minister in charge has confirmed.
Former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who took the government to court over its refusal to hand over details of federal spending cuts before his controversial term ended last year, is joining NDP Leader Tom Mulcair this week for a public airing of ‘public finance and democracy in Canada.’