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Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party is an inconvenient truth

Opinion|By Tim Powers
He may not win many seats this fall, but his nascent political party is so far succeeding in its drive to be a disruptive force.
Senator Grant Mitchell says the interest ‘means the reformed Senate is working,’ while others are reluctant to accept too many meetings.
News|By Emily Haws
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says his office is reassuring parties about the process after concerns were raised over platform security.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canadian diplomats are involved in multilateral organizations to work for our interests.
For all the nonsense the U.S. president spews about ‘the people,’ Florida’s Palm Beach is Donald Trump’s real America. The wealthy are the Republicans’ only true constituency.
Amid the current festival of previously unthinkable geopolitical squabbles, the battle for Canada's roadside moose-statue supremacy is one we can all get behind.
Opinion|Scott Taylor
An al-Qaeda leader’s death should also prompt introspection about the Western world’s role in propping up a corrupt Afghanistan regime.
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Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will host a fundraising yoga event, and Larry Miller will not run for re-election.
Bill C-69 would essentially move the approval for pipelines and nuclear facilities from independent, expert regulators to a new Impact Assessment Agency that reports to the environment minister.
News|By Abbas Rana
Pollster Nik Nanos says he expects protesters will try to disrupt Liberal campaign events during this year’s election campaign and will try to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau off his game.
Opinion|By Warren Kinsella
At least with Stephen Harper, he was always truthful about his disinterest in their issues. Justin Trudeau, they say, cheerily says one thing to them, and then does another.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle was based on bad advice. Whoever recommended the demotion of Raybould-Wilson should bow out. Trudeau made the decision but, ultimately, hubris on the prime minister’s team is costing him.
Opinion|By David Law
Cynics may say that Jody Wilson-Raybould was demoted this week, but optimists hope that veterans got a promotion. With this minister, there is reason to be hopeful.
Opinion|By Ken Coates
Speculation is rife that these steps suggest a downgrading of the prominence to Indigenous affairs, perhaps because the Liberals see their strong support for Indigenous rights as an election liability.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
Whereas war is about using force to impose your will on others, politics is about using the gentle art of persuasion to peacefully convince.
The federal NDP may be having fundraising woes, but the Burnaby South riding association was the party’s best fundraiser overall in Canada in 2017.
News|By Abbas Rana
The Liberals could lose between ‘six to 11 seats’ of the 32 in the four Atlantic provinces: Prof. Donald Savoie.
The government’s elections bill brought in new restraints on third-party advertising before elections, but there's still plenty of room for unions and other big spenders to advertise before the next federal vote.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Though he will take the stage as a change-champion, a growing list of largely symbolic policy 'gestures' will make that role harder to pull off. He may be full of good intentions, but his record i
Opinion|By Ken Rubin
Too many of the signature building projects in Ottawa amount to a poor use of valuable public space.
News|By Abbas Rana
Businessman Azim Rizvee says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party preferred to have Olympic champion Adam van Koeverden as their candidate, and forced him to withdraw from the nomination contest.
News|By Neil Moss
Lu Shaye says Justin Trudeau's lobbying for international support will only 'serve to escalate' the Canada-China spat.
News|By Neil Moss
New U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called the signed deal 'a deal in progress.'
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Ukraine’s embrace of a nationalist hero with Nazi connections doesn't show the type of Canadian values our military trainers were sent to defend.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The winners and losers of the most-recent cabinet shuffle, while fun to talk about, won’t be a factor in whether the Liberals come out on top in the October election.
The feds haven’t done enough to rein in the black market or mount strong public education campaigns.
Promoting Seamus O’Regan and shuffling Jody Wilson-Raybould signals the Liberals are moving away from a 'progressive approach' to Indigenous relations, downgrading its importance, says expert Hayden King.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Pierre Trudeau-era cabinet member and longtime senator Pierre De Bané dies, and Justin Trudeau takes a trip to Dog River, Sask.
The Conservatives have 186 nominees named, the Liberals have more than 160, and the NDP are in a distant third with 21.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Last year’s provincial elections showed the potency of the kind of resentment seen in the yellow vest movement in France.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan has a new press secretary, Daniele Medlej.

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