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Maxime Bernier shutout is a good sign

By Phil Gurski      

The PPC could make a comeback. At the same time, there is indeed room for a civilized debate on immigration and values, provided that conversation remains 'civilized.' The nation I call home does not need some of the dog-whistle politics we see elsewhere.

People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier, pictured on Oct. 7, 2019, arriving at the English-language televised leaders' debate in Gatineau, Que. Despite the party’s inability to send a single MP to Ottawa it did garner just shy of 300,000 votes (1.6 per cent of the total votes cast). The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

If you have been following elections in several Western countries in recent years, you will have noticed a trend. Several governments have been elected in which the ruling party, or a significant portion of the electorate, espouses what are commonly called “populist” views. Examples include the Fidesz party in Hungary, the PIS in Poland, the National Rally in France, and the U.K. Independence Party. Some would add the Republicans under U.S. President Donald Trump to that list.

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One hopeful Tory candidate wants the Ottawa-Beijing relationship on the ballot

News|By Neil Moss
'In the riding and everywhere in Canada today, there are questions about the rise of China,' says Matthew Fisher, who is hoping to be the Conservative candidate in Kanata-Carleton, Ont.

Senators say publishing details of powerful committee’s internal work part of ‘evolution’ to greater transparency

‘The more we can, the more we want to be open,’ says ISG Sen. Saint-Germain of move to make public details of the the Senate Internal Economy Committee's seven subgroups.

NDP MP Blaikie urges quick response to Elections Canada pandemic-related reform asks

Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perreault is asking for the Elections Act to be amended in three areas to help the agency better adapt the election process to ensure safety and accessibility during a pandemic.

‘We need courage’: Bloc, NDP MPs push for House to recognize Uyghur genocide in face of Beijing pressure

News|By Neil Moss
Chinese Ambassador Cong Peiwu told reporters on Oct. 15 a parliamentary recognition that the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Uyghurs would be met with a 'strong reaction.'

Industry looks to hash out new regulations on cannabis beverages

A year after edibles hit the Canadian market, some outstanding issues remain.

Byelection results should give Liberals ‘pause’ after strong showing from Greens, Conservatives, say experts

News|By Beatrice Paez 6:28 AM ET
'While the Liberal fortress held... based on these results, I’m not certain an early election would produce a majority government,' says professor Tracey Raney.

RCMP neck-hold review ‘ongoing’ four months after Lucki’s promise

RCMP headquarters began tracking the use of the 'carotid control hold' by its officers nationwide in September. It has been used once since then, says a spokesperson.

MPs pass Conservative motion to initiate expansive committee study on feds’ pandemic response, despite Liberals’ objections

News|By Palak Mangat
A number of Liberals abstained from voting on an amendment that extended the government's timeline for disclosing documents sought under the motion.

Liberals fend off challenges in pair of byelections, but shed support in Grit stronghold in process

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