Highlights / 2019 Canadian Election

Society

Erin O’Toole scores an upset win in Tory leadership race

Erin O’Toole, who ran most of the race just off the pace set by party heavyweight Peter MacKay, has won the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, the country’s Official Opposition. After three rounds of counting, O’Toole emerged the »

Politics, Society

Official Opposition Tories set to name new leader on Sunday

Canada will have a new Conservative Party leader–and leader of the Official Opposition–on Sunday night. Mail-in ballots in a leadership race that began last winter are due today by 5 p.m. ET. The results will be announced by the party »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Morneau to hand down 2020 budget on March 30th

Since winning last fall’s general election, Canada’s governing Liberals have been touting the battle they plan to wage against climate change. Indeed, as the CBC’s Aaron Wherry reported last December, the two most prominent words in Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s »

Politics, Society

Poll finds most Canadians looking on the bright side, except on Prairies

A new public survey appears to confirm what most Canadians had surmized ancedotally–something they saw very much reflected in last fall’s federal election: people on the Prairies are not happy campers. The Angus Reid poll shows that more than 60 »

Politics, Society

Wilson-Raybould is CP Newsmaker of the Year

Jody Wilson-Raybould is The Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year. Wilson-Raybould, the former minister of justice who was expelled from the Liberal caucus in April in a dispute that drew headlines, was the overwhelming choice of editors and reporters from »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Premiers meet and agree on agenda to present Ottawa

The leaders of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories met in Toronto today for the first time since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a minority government on Oct. 21. Aiming to paper over any differences they might have with one »

Politics, Society

Two top Tory staffers are let go in election’s wake

As MPs prepare to return to the House of Commons next week following last month’s federal election, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer has fired two top aides. The departures of Chief of Staff Marc-André Leclerc and Director of Communications Brock Harrison »

Society

Winnipeg girl who inspired Canadians is dead at 18

A terminally ill teenager who inspired Canadians across the country with a video she recorded from her hospital bed urging them to vote in last month’s federal election has died. Her uncle broke the news on Twitter early Sunday morning. »

International, Society

Former superstar Thierry Henry arrives in Montreal to coach MLS Impact

A superstar known around the world arrived in Canada last night to take a new job. The Montreal Impact announced earlier in the day that Thierry Henry had signed a two-year contract with an option for 2022 to coach the »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Meeting with Trudeau, May says she urged tougher climate change actions

Justin Trudeau completed his week of meetings with opposition leaders on Friday, holding talks with former Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. May told reporters afterwards that she made it clear that if the prime minister wants government support in the »