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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 »

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 »


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 »

International, Politics, Society

Conservatives challenge Trudeau on Africa peacekeeping mission

A plan by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deploy Canadian peacekeepers on a yet-to-be-disclosed peacekeeping mission somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa drew heavy fire from the opposition Conservatives as Parliament resumed Monday. The conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Not surprisingly, new budget has its detractors

Politicians of all stripes have kicked things into high gear in the wake of the governing Liberal Party’s maiden federal budget announced on Tuesday. The budget outlined plans to spend billions on infrastructure projects, a new child-care benefit, tax cuts »

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 »


Rona Ambrose elected interim Conservative leader

The Conservative Party of Canada elected former Health Minister Rona Ambrose as interim leader at a caucus meeting in Ottawa Thursday. “I’m excited that we are going to be moving forward with a strong opposition with confidence and optimism,” Ambrose said »

Health, Politics

New Canadian regulations will require drug manufacturers to report drug shortages

The Canadian government will require drug manufacturers “to publicly report drug shortages”, Canada’s Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Tuesday (February 10). “When drug shortages occur, patients and those who care for them need timely, reliable and comprehensive information to help »