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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 »

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 »

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 »

Politics

Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics and will resign from her seat when the House of Commons breaks for summer recess. The longtime Edmonton MP confirmed “the worst kept secret in Ottawa” at a breakfast speech this »

Politics

Ontario MP Lisa Raitt joins Conservative leadership race

Ontario MP Lisa Raitt announced Wednesday that she is joining the race for leadership of the Conservative Party. Raitt, a former minister in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, made it official in a video released on social media, adding her name to a growing list of »

Economy, Politics

Opposition leader calls for urgent meeting with Trudeau

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “to discuss the rapidly deteriorating situation” as oil prices and the Canadian dollar continue their tailspin dive. In a statement released Monday, Ambrose, leader »