Politics

For Scheer and Singh’s 1st byelection tests, winning isn’t everything – but it helps

The destinies of Canada’s two new opposition leaders — Andrew Scheer of the Conservative Party and Jagmeet Singh of the NDP — won’t be decided when they face their first electoral tests in two byelections on Monday. But history suggests that those who see gains in their first trip to the polls as leaders are more likely to make gains nationwide later ...

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Cash for access fundraising law should be widened, says ethics commissioner

Proposed legislation designed to curb political cash for access fundraisers should be amended to include parliamentary secretaries to cabinet ministers, says Canada’s ethics watchdog. Testifying before members of the procedure and House affairs committee, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said Bill C-50 doesn’t go far enough. “I welcome the move to make all party leaders and leadership ...

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Conservatives name former Rebel Media director as 2019 campaign chair

Hamish Marshall is by all accounts bright and experienced. He has helped Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party win before. But the man the federal Conservatives have hired to run their next election campaign comes with baggage that Scheer himself now wants to avoid — a connection to media outlet The Rebel.  If most Canadians know Marshall’s name at all, it’s probably because of that ...

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As trade irritants pile up, Trudeau calls Trump to sell Bombardier-Airbus deal

Shortly after Bombardier announced its deal with Airbus that would give the European aerospace giant a majority stake in the CSeries jet program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the phone to U.S. President Donald Trump. A senior government source told CBC News that Trudeau made the call to ensure that Trump had “all the facts” about the deal, including that it ...

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Trudeau, Wynne, Tory to announce partner for tech-focused development on Toronto’s waterfront

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory and representatives from Waterfront Toronto will announce plans today for the construction of a cutting-edge community on the city’s eastern waterfront. They’re set to speak along the waterfront starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. In March, Waterfront Toronto, which was created by the three levels of government to oversee transformation of waterfront land, announced ...

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Fighting in Kirkuk threatens U.S., Canadian efforts to defeat ISIS

Western nations, including the United States and Canada, face a new and difficult task in Iraq: getting two former allies who recently turned their guns on each other to refocus their battlefield efforts on a shared enemy, ISIS. Iraqi security forces continue their campaign to restore Baghdad’s full control over the contested region around the northern oil city of Kirkuk. On Monday, ...

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