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Racism with a side of brie: the Green Party’s continued self-combustion

By Erica Ifill      

In this time of racial reckoning, it’s difficult to understand how the Green Party can make a case to Canadians that it is as inclusive as its marketing claims, yet refuse to acknowledge its own racism.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is the first Black and first Jewish woman to lead a political party in Canada, and her treatment in the role follows a trajectory of misogynoir that Black women are subjected to when they earn leadership positions, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—The Green Party is internally combusting like the engines its worked so hard to rid Canada of. For the last six weeks, the Conservatives-in-tree-pose party has been embroiled in accusations of anti-Black racism and sexism towards its leader, Annamie Paul, in internal hostilities over the defection of its star MP, Jenica Atwin, to the Liberals. 

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Stakes are high for three federal party leaders in next election but O’Toole ‘under the most pressure,’ say politicos

News|By Abbas Rana
Even if Justin Trudeau is not able to win a majority in the next election, the prime minister will make his own decision about his future as there's no one in the caucus who will challenge his leadership, say pollsters.

Liberals’ ‘just transition’ short on details, but it won’t come cheap, says labour group

The government is now gathering input for legislation to aid energy workers who could be pushed out of work by the move towards a net-zero economy.

National Liberal campaign director Ishmael advises candidates to rent campaign offices for two months: Liberal sources

News|By Abbas Rana
The Liberal Party announced the names of regional campaign directors at a July 19 online meeting of candidates and riding campaign officials, Liberal sources told The Hill Times.

Businesses need federal investment in cybersecurity, says Beatty

News|By Matt Horwood
Businesses’ failure to implement adequate security can lead to ‘profound economic consequences,’ according to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

Qualtrough, a three-time Paralympic medalist, says Tokyo Games can be ‘moment of hope’

News
As Canadian athletes prepare to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, several Olympians and Paralympians who now serve in Parliament reflect on how the Games have shaped their approach to public service.

Sharp-witted ISG Senator Keating remembered as a ‘relentless champion’ with an ‘insatiable intellect,’ sardonic sense of humour

When ISG Sen. Judith Keating spoke, ‘she had something important to say,’ says Senator Yuen Pau Woo, and people ‘paid attention.’

NDP ad previews political fight for progressive votes, makes ‘compelling case,’ say digital experts

News|By Matt Horwood
The 30-second spot portrays NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh as someone who is on Canadians' side and is 'fighting for them,' according to the NDP.

Election campaign call ‘critical’ for O’Toole to break through and bridge gap with Liberals following pandemic, say politicos

News|By Mike Lapointe
According to a July 16 Angus Reid poll, would-be voters put the parties most likely to end up forming government—the Liberals or the Conservatives—in a statistical tie.

Money talks: Bloc’s fundraising may be cause for concern for Grits, Tories in Quebec

Fundraising across the board was down last year, and while it still out-fundraised its competitors, the Conservative Party saw the steepest drop in donors and dollars over 2019.
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