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Bernier’s diversity rant adds to Scheer’s headaches

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will have to decide whether to discipline a member of his caucus who, in some circles, is more popular than he is, writes Chantal Hébert.
It would be 'disastrous' for the NDP leader to lose the Burnaby seat, says ex-NDP national director Karl Bélanger, and with another NDP-held seat up for grabs in Quebec a less sure shot.
Communications Security Establishment officials have met with political parties, which are among the most at risk of cyber meddling when Canadians head to the polls next year.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Maxime Bernier has been around the Canadian political game long enough to know that spawning a debate about ‘diversity’ is going to be a big kick in the groin to Andrew Scheer.
Many Ontario residents are non-too pleased that their tax dollars are being spent on pro-government propaganda by the Ontario PC government, which is far from the only government to fund politically-tinged ads.
Opinion|David Crane
Canada's aging society will pressure the new minister to find better solutions for housing, health care, and post-retirement income for seniors, writes David Crane.
If we doom Canada's great visionaries to the dark pages of history, we will have very little to be proud of and celebrate.
News|By Jolson Lim
Political observers said the burst of endorsements from Liberal politicians for John Tory is unusual, but may be a play against Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Much ink has been spilled about the Ford government's tactics for muzzling the media, but there were some signs of progress at a recent presser, according to a Queen's Park journalist.
News|By Abbas Rana
'Norm! You want to come against me? Come and get it my boy,’ says former eight-term Liberal MP Karygiannis.
News|By Neil Moss
Government and Hill spokespeople ducked questions about moving controversial statues on Parliament Hill.
Two ridings are officially vacant—Outremont, Que., and Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ont.—and two more, in Burnaby South, B.C. and York-Simcoe, Ont., will be by the end of September.
A Federal Court ruling could end up seriously curtailing a big source of funding for Canada's art museums.
Mr. Scheer has almost ignored the issue of climate change altogether, with little consequence so far, even as wildfires, floods, and soaring temperatures have become the norm in Canada.
News|By Abbas Rana
The House of Commons is refusing to say if there will be any penalties for Darshan Kang after and a legal panel recently 'affirmed' that he had violated the House's harassment rules.
Opinion|By Warren Kinsella
Canada's first prime minister separated First Nations children from their parents, calling them 'savages' who had to be 'civilized.'
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
The Trudeau government does not need realignment at the ballot box. It needs to take its 2015 promises and start delivering results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A public figure can use Autopen, a signing machine, to offer the aura of personal touch without actually providing it.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
The feds should bite the bullet and contract General Dynamics to build a light armoured vehicle fleet for the Canadian military instead.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Ontario faces a lot more serious choices on problems affecting millions of its residents than beer prices.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Also, Amitpal Singh has left the Prime Minister’s Office to join Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s team as a special assistant for policy.
Now without the MRIA, a lack of oversight will turn the industry into a ‘wild west,’ says one pollster, but another suggests the general public doesn’t care.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, a new book on one of the country's darkest hours is being published, and Canada's longest tenured Senator says goodbye to the Upper Chamber.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
In a time when all politics are global, Riyadh’s tactical tantrum over Canada’s principled human rights stand aims to isolate moral leadership.
Opinion|By Warren Kinsella
Canadians should get behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and refuse to be intimidated by the Saudi government's backlash.
Opinion|By Rosie DiManno
The latest advisories from the Canadian government, 'avoid all travel' includes Burundi, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali, Chad, Iraq, Libya, Niger, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Afghanistan. Don’t be stupid.
Quebec is set to be an even bigger key battleground in the next federal election because of the collapse of both the Bloc Québécois and the NDP in the province.
The party’s decision to take part of the election expense reimbursement from EDAs was ‘no surprise,’ says a Conservative MP, but the Carleton riding association wants it reversed.
Opinion|By Tim Harper
The political future of Jagmeet Singh and the foreseeable fortunes of his federal NDP now sit with voters in the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby South.
Opinion|By Philip Bailey
Like Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh could earn a great deal of street cred if he can indeed win well outside his comfort zone in British Columbia.
‘It all seemed to be, ‘cart before the horse, it will make for a good story’,’ former Conservative minister Peter MacKay says of Border Minister Bill Blair’s appointment without a mandate letter.

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