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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said he will respect Quebec’s secularism law

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says he is going to respect the legislatures of all the provinces, including the laws in Québec protecting secularism and the French language, after meeting with Québec Premier Fraçois Legault on Monday.  I had a frank, »

Politics, Society

Election adverts in Canada – first salvoes fired

With Canada’s general election still several months away in October, the political parties are well into election mode already. Leaders and other members of the various parties have already begun to hold public meetings across Canada. Advertisements have begun as »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Ontario vote will hamper prime minister’s efforts on climate change

Voters in the province of Ontario have sent a stinging rebuke to the ruling Liberal Party reducing it to a rump, and they voted massively for populist Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives. Ford has promised to take Ontario out »

Politics

People urged to join party to influence leadership choice

The opposition Conservative Party is in a campaign to choose a new leader and people from outside the party are trying to stop it from picking someone with populist or anti-immigrant views. There is a social media campaign urging people »

Politics

Political history in Ontario

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has just witnessed some political history. A young university student  ran in a byelection in the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook, and won. Sam Oosterhof, just out of high school, is a first year student at »

Politics, Society

Photographer demands withdrawal of Trudeau shirtless pic

A photographer has demanded the opposition Conservative Party stop using a photo she took of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau without his shirt on, reports CBC. Marnie Recker took the picture during a wedding shoot on a beach in western Canada. »

Society

Supreme Court strikes down tough on crime laws

Two tough-on-crime laws have been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada. Section 12 of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects citizens from cruel and unusual punishment. The two laws were among several punitive bills passed by the Conservative »

Health, Politics

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer found dead in Ottawa office

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer has died in Ottawa. The 41-year-old father of four, who represented the riding of Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner, complained Tuesday of feeling ill. He was found in his office Wednesday morning. Mike Storeshaw, director of communications for the »

Politics, Society

Backlash against former government minister

Over one thousand people have signed a petition demanding a university reverse its decision to appoint a former cabinet minister as chancellor. James Moore held several portfolios in the Conservative government that was defeated in October 2015. He was recently »

Politics, Society

Canadians vote liberal, oust right-wing government

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were soundly defeated in the October 19th federal election and will be replaced by Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Public opinion surveys had pegged the two parties and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party »