Category: Politics

Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories
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Positive Poilievre polling leads to talk of easing border restrictions: Tories

Conservative members of Parliament say the Liberals are playing politics with COVID-19 border restrictions, and talk of scrapping those restrictions may have to do with the new Tory leader.  The Liberals are considering whether to make changes to the mandatory use of the ArriveCan app, and rules about vaccine mandates for foreign travellers and random...

New Tory leader Poilievre drops in on Quebec caucus before meeting with MPs, senators
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New Tory leader Poilievre drops in on Quebec caucus before meeting with MPs, senators

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre visited members of the party’s Quebec caucus Monday after nearly sweeping the province in a landslide victory over its former Premier, Jean Charest. Many of the 10 Quebec MPs endorsed Charest in the contest, but Saturday’s leadership results revealed Poilievre won almost all of the 78 ridings. “Having a surprise visit...

Justin Trudeau on the attack against Pierre Poilievre’s ‘irresponsible’ politics
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Justin Trudeau on the attack against Pierre Poilievre’s ‘irresponsible’ politics

Canada needs responsible leadership, not dog-whistle and irresponsible politics, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday in a direct attack on new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. In a speech before the first full caucus meeting of the three-day retreat for Liberal MPs, Trudeau first congratulated Poilievre for winning his party’s leadership on Saturday. Then he threw...

Pierre Poilievre: A look at the Conservative candidate’s key promises
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Pierre Poilievre: A look at the Conservative candidate’s key promises

For Pierre Poilievre, it’s all about freedom. The 43-year-old member of Parliament, first elected in 2004, is running for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada — though he’s said from the beginning that he’s running for prime minister. His platform offers people all kinds of freedoms, from the freedom to choose against getting vaccinated...

Pierre Poilievre: Quick facts about the Conservative leadership candidate
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Pierre Poilievre: Quick facts about the Conservative leadership candidate

One could say Pierre Poilievre grew up on Parliament Hill. Elected as a member of Parliament at just 25, he quickly earned a reputation for being a political pit bull with his ideologically-driven, combative performances in debates. He is deeply popular among the Conservatives’ grassroots and has amassed one of the largest social media followings...

Quarterly federal carbon price rebates appear in bank accounts with vague labels
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Quarterly federal carbon price rebates appear in bank accounts with vague labels

Canadians who pay the federal carbon price got a midsummer money drop today with the first half of their annual “climate action incentive” payment deposited into their bank accounts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting the payments in various whistle stops in the Ottawa area today, calling them a way to “bring Canadians along” in...