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Opposition pushes for sweeping parliamentary probe of COVID-19 response

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is calling on the minority Liberals to release a vast trove of documents about the government’s response to the first wave of COVID-19 so that Parliament can draw lessons and better respond to the ongoing second »

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party Erin O’Toole tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  “This evening, Erin O’Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the Conservative party said in a statement. “He is very relieved that his wife and »

Health, Society

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and family being tested for COVID-19

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his family are being tested for COVID-19 after a staff member that had been travelling with O’Toole tested positive for the virus. A statement from the Conservative Party said that while O’Toole has not shown »

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

CBC defends decision to sue Conservative Party over election ads

Journalistic independence is such an important principle that Canada’s public broadcaster had no choice but to launch legal action against the Conservative Party for using excerpts of its on air reports and programs in partisan advertising, says the head of »

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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 »

International, Politics

Conservatives promise to slash Canada’s foreign aid by 25 per cent

A Conservative government would slash Canada’s foreign aid spending by 25 per cent, withholding international assistance from developed countries such as Italy and Brazil and focusing it instead on the poorest countries, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Tuesday. Speaking in »

International, Politics

Canada’s opposition leader lays out foreign policy priorities

The rise of China, the re-emergence of Russia’s Cold War mentality and states that export terrorism and extremism are some of the top foreign threats to Canada’s security and prosperity in the 21st century, says Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer. And »

Politics

Liberal MP Leona Alleslev crosses the floor to join Conservatives

Ontario MP Leona Alleslev delivered a painful blow to the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by announcing Monday that she is crossing the floor from the governing Liberals to join the opposition Conservatives just as the House of Commons »

Indigenous, Politics

Senator Lynn Beyak kicked out of Conservative caucus

A Conservative senator who had previously argued that “some good” came out of Canada’s now-infamous Indian residential schools, was expelled from the Tory caucus after refusing to remove a “racist” comment from her Senate website, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer said »