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Top Conservatives Byrne, Patterson, Dodds, Gerstein, Lecce, Mulroney lose delegate election races for party policy convention

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Campaign Life Coalition claims that its endorsed candidates’ performance played a key role in the defeat of the four prominent Conservatives in the delegate elections.
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Liberals should bring the pandemic under control as soon as possible, or the opposition parties will have an opening to raise serious questions about the government’s competence, says pollster Greg Lyle.
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Ontario MP Derek Sloan previously said a decision to bar him from running could lead his base to stay home on election day or to turn to rival conservative parties like the People's Party of Canada or the Maverick Party.
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National council candidates and grassroots members say they want the Conservative Fund to be accountable to the highest elected governing body of the Conservative Party.
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Campaign Life Coalition and other social conservative organizations endorsed delegates riding by riding to their supporters for the delegate election process.
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Ekos Research president Frank Graves says the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a problem for the Liberals, but also says it's not over yet.
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'Getting closer to the centre’ is the only path to victory for the Conservatives, says pollster Nik Nanos.
‘I would like to see somebody holding that position who can help to bring the people of this country together,’ says former senator Murray Sinclair.
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Without becoming the officially nominated candidates, fundraising is a major challenge, especially for first-time candidates, says former Liberal MP Gordie Hogg who wants to run again.
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The Liberals say Ind. MP Ramesh Sangha has been kicked out for making ‘baseless and dangerous’ claims, but he says party leadership cherry-picked parts of his media interview to justify removing him from caucus.
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Justin Trudeau should take his time and follow a proper screening process in choosing Julie Payette’s successor, says Prof. Donald Savoie.
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The Jan. 18 online meeting was a regular monthly meeting aimed to update MPs and riding volunteers about 'party’s tools and resources to stay connected with Canadians in virtual ways that respect public health guidelines,' says Braeden Caley, senior director, communication with the Liberal Party
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Newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden will face a number of daunting challenges, including uniting a divisive America, and the best way to do that is to tackle the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the U.S.
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One of the jobs of a minority government is to look for an opportunity to win a majority government, says Liberal strategist David Herle.
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Political insiders and some Liberal MPs expect the next election to be called on the federal budget which is usually tabled in March.
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NDP MP Charlie Angus described politicians' choice to travel abroad despite public health advisories as ‘entitlement’ and ‘hypocrisy.’
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'We have to take the Maverick Party seriously and we have to take the frustrations that Albertans feel seriously, but it is Conservative MPs who are standing up for the interests of Alberta,' says MP Michael Cooper.
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Potential Liberal candidates in Don Valley East are waiting for the party leadership to say whether they will hold an open contest for the nomination or appoint someone without an election.
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The first anniversary of the lockdowns in March will be a key date for the Liberals, a time when Canadians will evaluate how the government handled the pandemic, says pollsters Darrell Bricker and Frank Graves.
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The documents requested cover a host of issues tied to the pandemic, including deliberations on the vaccine development and approval process and the decision to seal the borders and to limit travel.
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'If people aren't getting needles in their arms by the end of January, it's going to be the most dangerous political issue this government's ever dealt with," says former Martin staffer Scott Reid.
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It's in the best interest of the Bloc and NDP not to defeat the Liberals, but to score some wins for their respective party bases by working with the governing party, says Innovative Research pollster Greg Lyle.
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If Canadians are behind other countries in getting inoculated against COVID-19, the Liberals would not want a spring election, as speculated, since it would mean losing the government, say politicos.
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Quebecers are more upset with Liberal MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos’ comments about decline of French in Quebec than they were with the WE Charity scandal, says one Quebec Liberal insider.
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'It's clear that everybody's already tilting in toward the next president,' said Mr. Heyman, who served as the U.S. envoy to Canada from 2014 to 2017.
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One-term former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes talks to The Hill Times about her life in federal politics and about her upcoming book, Can You Hear Me Now?, and she says she's not ruling out a return to the Hill.
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Anyone who raises questions about the Liberal government’s judicial appointment process is either ‘ill informed’ or playing ‘shameless politics,’ says Liberal MP James Maloney.
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Once the Biden administration takes over in January, the regular channels of communications between Canada and the U.S. are expected to open up and trade irritants to be resolved through proper negotiations.
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In low voter turnout elections, Get Out the Vote is even more important than it is in high voter turnout elections, says Mike McDonald, the former manager of Christy Clark’s successful 2013 election campaign.
An uncertain election result in the United States following four years of an unpredictable Donald Trump presidency have Canadian business groups hoping for a quick resolution.
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An exponential increase in the use of mail-in ballots has dramatically altered the dynamics of GOTV, a critical aspect of any winning election campaign, say current and former MPs and provincial candidates.
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It’s too late now to call a fall election, and spring is the most likely time for Canadians will go to the polls, say pollsters and some political players.

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