Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up

Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay today ripped into his party’s recent election performance under leader Andrew Scheer, comparing it to a hockey player failing to score “on an open net.” During an event at The Canada Institute in Washington, the former long-time MP was asked for his thoughts on how the Conservatives failed to defeat […]

This is How it’s Done

This is How it’s Done

I’ve got a bit of good news to share with you buddy!Do you know about March Madness?It’s when all the government departments figure out how much money they’ve got left at the end of the budget year, and then go crazy trying to spend it. They do it so it looks like they actually need […]

Filings show Conservatives ended 2018 with big financial edge over Liberals

Filings show Conservatives ended 2018 with big financial edge over Liberals

The Conservative Party appears to be in rude financial health as it heads toward the 2019 federal election with more cash in the bank than the Liberals, according to annual financial returns filed with Elections Canada. Those returns show the Conservative Party raised $ 24.2 million from 104,138 contributors in 2018 — up from the $ 18.8 million […]

'We aren't going to turn the page': Conservatives try again to tie Norman trial to SNC-Lavalin fallout

'We aren't going to turn the page': Conservatives try again to tie Norman trial to SNC-Lavalin fallout

Federal Conservatives made a pitch today — in the wake of the SNC Lavalin affair — to turn the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman into the spinoff political scandal of the spring. While the pace of the SNC-Lavalin scandal could start slowing down now, following the ejection of both former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former […]

MP Maxime Bernier quits ‘morally corrupt’ Conservatives, plans to start new party

MP Maxime Bernier quits ‘morally corrupt’ Conservatives, plans to start new party

Divisive Quebec MP Maxime Bernier made a scorched earth exit from the Conservatives today, while announcing plans to start his own federal party. Bernier, who represents the riding of Beauce, made the announcement Thursday morning in Ottawa as the party’s policy convention kicks off in Halifax. “I have come to realize over the past year that this party is too […]

Conservatives out-fundraise Liberals, post best 2nd quarter result outside of election year

Conservatives out-fundraise Liberals, post best 2nd quarter result outside of election year

The Conservatives have posted their best second-quarter fundraising results outside of an election year in their party’s history, taking in just over $ 6 million in the three months ending on Jun. 30 and raising nearly twice as much money as the governing Liberals. According to the quarterly fundraising returns posted to Elections Canada’s website, […]

Want millennial voters? Conservatives must change, researchers say

Want millennial voters? Conservatives must change, researchers say

Researchers brought a sobering message to the annual convention of the right-leaning Manning Centre Friday: most voters under 35 aren’t connecting with the conservative movement, and if it wants to reach them, more than just messaging needs to change. Making Conservative policies more relevant to millennials — a younger demographic not consistently defined, but most often referring […]