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Politics, Society

Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern, at least for now

This is politics so things could change quickly, but for the time being, at least, it appears that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern Canada. There were no early indications today that either the Bloc Quebecois or the New »

Uncategorized

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 »

Society

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, »

Economy

O’Toole downplays possible vote this fall

As a new public opinion poll suggests that the governing Liberals and the Official Opposition Conservatives are deadlocked in popularity, new Tory Leader Erin O’Toole is downplaying talk of a general election this fall. O’Toole told reporters on Wednesday he »

International, Society

Tory MP deletes tweet that critics say pandered to racists

It was just a week ago that Erin O’Toole was basking in his new-found status as leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Most pundits will tell you that if O’Toole is to wrest control »

Society

Erin O’Toole is ready…is the rest of Canada?

Erin O’Toole’s victory on Monday was his second crack at the Tory leadership, a victory that comes just a month before Parliament is set to resume sitting following prorogation with the speech from the Throne. It is unlikely he will »

Politics

The race to win the Tory leadership is back on–officially

Canada’s Official Opposition, the Conservative Party of Canada, has resumed its leadership race. In a statement released Wednesday night, the party said that the contest—suspended on March 26 because of the COVID-19 crisis–can resume “effective immediately.” Original plans called for »

Politics, Society

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 »

Politics, Society

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 »