Leader Justin Trudeau’s speech to 2,000 Liberals at the party’s biennial policy convention in Montreal Thursday night appeared to electrify Grit delegates as they look ahead to the next federal election.
The Liberal Party is accusing the Conservatives of attempting to set the stage for voter suppression in the next federal election with legislation that would impose new limits on the authority of the chief electoral officer and eliminate voting mechanisms that favour groups of electors who traditionally do not vote Conservative.
Conservative MP Ted Opitz, who reached an agreement with the federal elections commissioner acknowledging that he donated nearly $7,000 more to his election nomination campaign in 2008 than he was legally allowed, had only one other contribution, $50, for the contest, the MP’s new return to Elections Canada shows.
Conservative MPs approved more than $600,000 worth of Commons committee trips across Canada and abroad before the government rejected opposition requests that a committee reviewing controversial changes to federal election law conduct hearings across the country.
The NDP has broken with House of Commons convention to deny unanimous consent for travel outside Ottawa by more than a half-dozen House committees, in response to the government’s refusal to allow Parliamentary hearings across Canada on the government’s new bill with sweeping changes to federal election law.
Facing a virtual opposition revolt over radical changes to Canada’s federal election law and new provisions that threaten the independence and freedom of the chief electoral officer, the government on Tuesday promised at least a dozen witness hearings on the legislation that could stretch into May.
Modest investments in Conservative priorities and no bold new initiatives in government’s 2014-2015 budget, but economists say the real action will be next year .
As the government prepared to cut short debate Monday on government legislation that would severely curtail the independence and authority of Canada’s chief electoral officer, opposition MPs accused the minister in charge of the bill of distorting an independent study of polling booth incidents in the 2011 election.
The government served notice Thursday it intends to limit House of Commons debate on the most significant changes to Canada’s federal election law in a decade, despite claims the measures may favour the governing Conservatives over opposition parties.
The identity crisis gripping former Liberal Senators has reached the point where push comes to shove on one of the most important questions they face: junkets.
The government’s legislation proposing to overhaul the Canada Elections Act after widespread allegations of attempted fraud on voters in the 2011 general election will do nothing to address that kind of wrongdoing and instead make it easier to cover it up, says a lawyer who took part in a Federal Court case over the fraud allegations.
Liberal Senators were meeting privately Tuesday to hash out differences over Senate committee assignments and the status of senior caucus officers who kept their influential roles when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau severed the Senate Liberal caucus from the party’s national caucus last week.
Forum Research has amended the results of a poll it released on Jan. 18 that said more respondents rated NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair as the leader who would make the best prime minister than those who selected either Prime Minister Stephen Harper or Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
Liberal MPs have been using Senate research resources to assist the party’s political apparatus of in the Commons, but will discontinue the practice following Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s decision to break relations between the elected Liberal caucus and unelected Liberal Senators, Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc disclosed Thursday.
Liberal Senators were concerned Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s probe of Senate spending might question an arrangement that involved sharing research and resources between the Senate Liberal caucus and the party’s depleted House of Commons contingent, a Liberal source says.
If Liberals lose a nomination in one riding, they can’t run in another.
The federal Liberals are set to hold candidate nominations for incumbent MPs in March, the first of three phases of candidate selection across the country as the party begins laying ground for the next general election, The Hill Times has learned.
The federal Liberal Party has gained voter support at the expense of the governing Conservatives while public approval of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s performance has plunged, new polls suggest.
Laureen brings the movie treats: President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Balney, Laureen Harper, Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Actor Alexandre Landry, director Louise Archambault, Telefilm chair Michel Roy, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Christal Film president Christian Larouche, and President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy.
Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Laureen Harper and her bag of treats for the movie.
President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, actor Alexandre Landry, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy, Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Christal Film's Christian Larouche, NAC's Rosemary Thompson, Telefilm's Jean-Claude Mahe, and Les Films Seville's Patrick Roy.
Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Rogers Communications' Colette Watson and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
The two stars of the film Gabrielle, Alexandre Landry and Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, pose for a pic with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle's director Louise Archambault pose for another.
Telefilm Canada's mini-designer cupcakes topped with the letter 'T' were a hit at the after party.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy.
David McArthur, chief of staff to Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Bluesky Strategy Group's Sandra Buckler.