Politics

Make Prince Harry our king, say Canadian monarchists

Even Canada’s most ardent monarchists accept that the 2,300-mile gulf between London and the Queen’s largest realm is something of a stumbling block.

Harper Makes Surprise Afghanistan Visit to Troops to Mark End of Mission

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise stop in Afghanistan to mark the end of the country’s decade-long military mission in the country, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers.


Canada PM pummeled over ethics in TV debate

David Ljunggren Yahoo! News Canada 13.04.2011
Canada PM pummeled over ethics in TV debate

Canada's three opposition leaders accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of incompetence and deceit during an election debate on Tuesday as they sought to cut into the ruling Conservative Party's big poll lead.

Harper vows to name 18 new senators

BILL CURRY The Globe and Mail 12.12.2008
Harper vows to name 18 new senators

OTTAWA — Conservatives are on pace for a Senate majority by 2010 as Prime Minister Stephen Harper drops his objection to Senate appointments and vows to fill all current vacancies by Christmas.


Ignatieff takes the prize

Bruce Campion-Smith Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star 10.12.2008
Ignatieff takes the prize

OTTAWA–Michael Ignatieff has seized his long-sought prize – the Liberal leadership – raising fresh questions about the future of the opposition coalition that has vowed to defeat the minority Conservatives next month.

Charest leads Quebec polls

Toronto Star 07.12.2008
Charest leads Quebec polls

Liberal Premier Jean Charest is heading to a majority government when Quebecers cast their ballots tomorrow, polls show.


Dion likely gone by Christmas

Les Whittington Toronto Star 07.12.2008
Dion likely gone by Christmas

OTTAWA–Embattled Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion will step aside before Christmas as his party gears up for a possible early election, senior Liberal sources say.

Harper expected to ask GG to suspend Parliament

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to visit Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean this morning and submit a formal request to have Parliament suspended until late January, in an attempt to prevent a confidence motion that could bring down the government...


Political coup in Canada; Dion to replace Harper as new PM

TORONTO: In a political coup, Canada's three opposition parties have joined hands to oust the just elected minority government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Cauchon to announce he will not seek Liberal leadership

CAMPBELL CLARK The Globe and Mail 19.11.2008
Cauchon to announce he will not seek Liberal leadership

OTTAWA -- Former justice minister Martin Cauchon will announce today that he will not enter the Liberal leadership race, which is now set as a battle of three.


Rae, Ignatieff spat over candidates' debate reopens old leadership wounds

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Old wounds the federal Liberals had hoped to put behind them were pried open Sunday, as leadership hopeful Bob Rae boycotted the party's closed-door, all-candidates' forum because his chief rival Michael Ignatieff wouldn't agre...

New Vancouver mayor vows to help homeless

Petti Fong Toronto Star 17.11.2008
New Vancouver mayor vows to help homeless

VANCOUVER–This city's new mayor vowed to end homelessness and reveal details of a controversial loan that may have been the deciding factor in his landslide win.


Loan scandal heats up Vancouver municipal elections

Petti Fong Toronto Star 15.11.2008
Loan scandal heats up Vancouver municipal elections

VANCOUVER–Vancouverites go to the polls for municipal elections today in a campaign that has become red hot over the controversy of a $100 million loan from the city to the developer of the athletes village for the 2010 Olympics.

Harper warns Tories to avoid 'ideological' governing

STEVEN CHASE, BILL CURRY The Globe and Mail 14.11.2008
Harper warns Tories to avoid 'ideological' governing

WINNIPEG, OTTAWA — Stephen Harper warned party diehards at a jubilant Conservative convention Thursday night that the Tories must avoid an ideological approach to governing as the economy loses steam.


Ignatieff feels better prepared for Liberal leadership run

Juliet O'Neill Ottawa Citizen 14.11.2008
Ignatieff feels better prepared for Liberal leadership run

Claiming a "burning desire" to defeat Stephen Harper's Conservatives and the right stuff to lead the Liberals back to power, Toronto MP Michael Ignatieff entered the race to replace Stéphane Dion yesterday.

Ignatieff to renew rivalry today

JULIET O'NEILL The Gazette (Montreal) 13.11.2008
Ignatieff to renew rivalry today

Michael Ignatieff is announcing his second bid for the Liberal leadership today amid a shrinking list of potential candidates to replace Stéphane Dion.


Liberals head to Vancouver to pick their new leader

Juliet O'Neill The Vancouver Sun 10.11.2008
Liberals head to Vancouver to pick their new leader

OTTAWA - Now that the Liberal party has set the ground rules, several potential Liberal leadership candidates plan to announce over the next week their decisions on whether to enter the race to replace Stephane Dion.

First week of Quebec campaign features mudslinging, infighting

RHÉAL SÉGUIN The Globe and Mail 10.11.2008
First week of Quebec campaign features mudslinging, infighting

QUEBEC — It is almost a full week into the Quebec election campaign and the three party leaders have seen their campaigns marred by name-calling and fisticuffs, which has only added to voters' cynicism about an election that many believe is unnece...


27 parliamentary aides to federal ministers named

Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star 08.11.2008
27 parliamentary aides to federal ministers named

OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday announced 27 parliamentary secretaries – some of them rookies, others veterans.

PM moves fast to build bridges with Obama

CAMPBELL CLARK The Globe and Mail 07.11.2008
PM moves fast to build bridges with Obama

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday he will stress to Barack Obama that Canada's relationship with the U.S. is its most important, and that he will make energy and the environment a top priority for dealings with the new administ...



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