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The race to win the Tory leadership is back on–officially

Canada’s Official Opposition, the Conservative Party of Canada, has resumed its leadership race. In a statement released Wednesday night, the party said that the contest—suspended on March 26 because of the COVID-19 crisis–can resume “effective immediately.” Original plans called for »

Politics

Trudeau calls on House to pass emergency aid bill quickly

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on a special session of the House of Commons convening Tuesday to quickly pass direct financial aid measures for Canadians and businesses proposed by the Liberal government. “When you’re trying to help get money »

Politics, Society

Tory leadership race moves forward minus Richard Décarie

The race to lead the Conservative Party, Canada’s Official Opposition, continues to unfold with what appears–so far–to be a minimum of malice, not especially surprising given the announcement of who will succeed Andrew Scheer won’t be made until a leadership »

Indigenous, Politics

Conservative leader calls on pipeline protesters to ‘check their privilege’

Canada’s outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said protesters, blocking railway traffic across Canada in support of a small group of hereditary Indigenous leaders fighting construction of a natural gas pipeline through their traditional territory, need to “check their privilege” and »

Politics, Society

Another day, another Tory leadership candidate drops out

That road opening up for Peter MacKay in the Conservative Party leadership race is starting to resemble a super highway. Three times this week, a prominent candidate believed–at least by assorted pundits–to be capable of giving MacKay a run for »

Politics, Society

Ambrose makes it official: she’s not running for Tory leadership

Things, it would appear, are opening up for Peter MacKay in his bid to succeed Andrew Scheer as the leader of Canada’s official opposition Conservative Party. The winner won’t be announced until June 27 at a party convention in Toronto, »

Politics

Jean Charest opts out of Tory leadership race

Jean Charest, who was thought by many to have a legitimate shot at replacing Andrew Scheer as the leader of the official opposition Conservative Party, has announced that he will not join the leadership race. That leaves just two candidates »

Politics, Society

Peter MacKay is in the Tory race…who’s next?

Long-time Conservative political star Peter MacKay is in, so let’s see what happens next in the race to succeed the mostly unlamented Andrew Scheer as leader of Canada’s official opposition. MacKay, who served Parliament from 1997 to 2015 and held »

Politics

Brulotte ends his (very) short run for the Tory leadership

It seemed like a good idea in December. That’s when Andrew Scheer announced he would not be running to succeed himself when the Conservative Party picks a new leader in June. Ottawa businessman Bryan Brulotte, a longtime political volunteer and »

Politics

Marilyn Gladu enters the Tory leadership race

Ontario Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu has entered the Conservative Party leadership race. She joins Ottawa businessman Bryan Brulotte as one of only two candidates who have officially declared themselves in the race to succeed Andrew Scheer when the party »