How slower economic growth could put pressure on the federal Liberals

How slower economic growth could put pressure on the federal Liberals

This article is part of CBC News’ Minority Report newsletter, which is your weekly tip-sheet to help you navigate the parliamentary waters of a minority government. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox every Sunday. Headlines over the past month have rightfully focused on railway blockades, plane crashes and pandemics. There has been a […]

Ex-PC MPP Amanda Simard joins Ontario Liberals

Ex-PC MPP Amanda Simard joins Ontario Liberals

A former Progressive Conservative MPP who left caucus over the Ford government’s handling of French-language issues is joining the Liberals. Amanda Simard, who represents the riding of Glengarry-Prescot-Russell as an Independent, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. Liberal Interim Leader John Fraser joined her to speak to reporters at Queen’s Park. Simard left the PC […]

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

OTTAWA— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned for re-election on a promise to support abortion rights, a stance that put his Conservative rival on the defensive, and now advocates are anxious to see the Liberals turn those words into action. “It’s good that we are getting the federal support at least in words, but words don’t […]

Ontario proves crucial to propelling Liberals to second term

Ontario proves crucial to propelling Liberals to second term

Ontario once again has picked the party that will form the federal government, as it has done now for 13 of the last 14 elections.  The most remarkable thing about how election night 2019 played out in Ontario is how little things changed from 2015.  Justin Trudeau’s Liberals barely sustained any damage in Canada’s biggest province, with […]

Liberals target NDP seats in opening phase of election campaign

Liberals target NDP seats in opening phase of election campaign

Justin Trudeau’s election bus rolled into Saint-Hubert, Que. on Friday as he sought to woo NDP voters in a riding where even the sitting MP has abandoned the New Democrats. The New Democrats’ sliding fortunes in Quebec prompted the incumbent here, Pierre Nantel, to defect to the Greens on the eve of the election call. […]

After 4 years, the Liberals haven't released their plan for the Arctic

After 4 years, the Liberals haven't released their plan for the Arctic

After four years in power, the Liberal government still hasn’t delivered on a promise of a detailed plan for developing Canada’s North in a time of climate change and economic and military threats from circumpolar powers. “There is so much work that needs to be done,” Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern told CBC News. “For decades, […]

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 […]

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