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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 »

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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, »


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 »


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 »

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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 »

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Another poll spells bad news for Trudeau

It seems like just yesterday (kinda) that Canada’s newly-elected prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was the talk of the political (and tabloid) world. A young, handsome, photogenic family man, he had the gorgeous family to go with the hype and good »

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Stephen Harper resigns his seat

Stephen Harper, the former Prime Minister of Canada, resigned his seat in Parliament today. In a recorded message on his facebook page, Stephen Harper thanked his MP’s, and listed the Conservative government’s accomplishments, after almost 10 years in power. The »

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Trudeau, Harper meet to begin transition

Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau met Wednesday on Parliament Hill to begin the process of transferring power from Harper’s Conservative Party to Trudeau’s Liberals. Trudeau won a healthy majority government in Monday’s election, relegating the Conservatives to the Official Opposition. »