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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 »

Politics

Andrew Scheer stepping down as Conservative Party leader

Andrew Scheer announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as the leader of the federal Conservative Party and asked the party to begin the process of organizing a leadership election. Speaking in the House of Commons, Scheer said he »

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 »

Politics

Canada’s parliament to reconvene on Dec. 5

A new session of Parliament will open on Dec. 5 immediately after the NATO leaders’ summit in London, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. The 43rd session of Parliament will begin with a Speech from the Throne from Gov. Gen. »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Conservatives pledge to tear down interprovincial trade barriers

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will work to tear down interprovincial trade barriers if his party forms the government following the Oct. 21 federal election. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City, Scheer promised to convene a meeting with provincial and »

Federal election 2019, Politics, Society

In a first, Trudeau forced to wear bulletproof vest at election rally

In what Canadian security experts say was an “unprecedented step,” Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday night. A heavily-armed RCMP tactical team also surrounded the prime minister as he delivered a speech »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Four party leaders clash in French-language debate

Four of the major party leaders squared off Wednesday night in a French-language debate that saw them clash over a wide range of topics from abortion rights, federal finances, climate change and the controversial Quebec secularism law among other things. »

Federal election 2019, Politics

4 federal party leaders to face off during French language debate

With nearly half of the campaign behind them, four federal leaders will take the stage in Montreal tonight for the first debate to feature Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the »