Pierre Poilievre’s Big Tent: How Pierre Poilievre won the battle for the soul of the Conservative party

This week on “It’s Political,” we focus on Pierre Poilievre’s leadership. First, we’ll take a look back at the divisive leadership race and Poilievre’s big win. Then we’ll sit down with Yan Plante, the former chief of staff to transport minister Denis Lebel in Stephen Harper’s government, and Melanie Paradis, a long-time advisor and deputy … Read more

Canada to drop COVID-19 vaccine border rules: sources

By the end of September the federal government is planning to drop its COVID-19 vaccine border requirements, and the ArriveCan application will become optional, sources confirmed to CTV News. The government is expected to make this policy change by the end of the month, and the sources indicated the Liberals will also be ending the … Read more

Climate Fixes: How Local Governments Matter

It might feel like David lining up his shot at Goliath when local governments pass regulations to take on climate change. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Come to Our Launch of Geoff Dembicki’s ‘The Petroleum Papers’ It’s one of fall’s ‘most anticipated’ books. You’re invited to The Tyee’s celebration. CONTEST: Win … Read more

Pierre Poilievre needs to move beyond Alberta roots to offer broad vision

It was a big night for Pierre Poilievre and the federal Conservative Party as the Ontario MP won the leadership race with a strong majority vote on Saturday. “He had 68 per cent. His nearest competitor only had 16 per cent – ​​I mean, that’s a trouncing by any mathematical measure,” said pollster and political … Read more

So Many Parties! Your Guide to Vancouver’s Crowded Election

Vancouverites, make sure you do your homework before going to the polls — an all-time record of 10 parties are running candidates in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 15. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Come to Our Launch of Geoff Dembicki’s ‘The Petroleum Papers’ It’s one of fall’s ‘most anticipated’ … Read more

‘Dear Prime Minister’: Open letter urging government to take action on harassment and abuse of journalists in Canada signed by 45 media organizations

This joint letter signed by 45 media organizations and outlets was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, cabinet ministers and other political leaders to demand action on the growing harassment and abuse of journalists in Canada. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are writing in relation to the increasing and alarming online hate and harassment targeting … Read more

Trudeau to swap two ministers in mini-shuffle of cabinet: sources – National

by Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Posted August 31, 2022 7:05 am narrower font Descrease article font size –a Larger font Increase article font size a+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will swap two ministers within his cabinet in a mini-shuffle Wednesday morning. Trudeau is expected at Rideau Hall for the 10 am swearing in ceremony … Read more

Conservative leadership: Kevin O’Leary makes pitch for Jean Charest

OTTAWA — Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary is making a last-minute pitch to Conservative party members to vote for Jean Charest. The reality television star’s nod comes as the race enters its final weeks and all five campaigns are trying to motivate supporters to cast a ballot. O’Leary briefly entered the party’s 2017 leadership race, but … Read more

Passport delays: Feds announce new service sites as backlog continues

OTTAWA — The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a backlog in processing applications continues. Social Development Minister Karina Gould announced Wednesday that people can now apply for and pick up passports at Service Canada centers in Red Deer, Alta., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Charlottetown, PEI Nearly … Read more

Please Advise! Is Vancouver’s Oldest Municipal Party Imploding?

[Editor’s note: Steve Burgess is an accredited spin doctor with a PhD in Centrifugal Rhetoric from the University of SASE, situated on the lovely campus of PO Box 7650, Cayman Islands. In this space he dispenses PR advice to politicians, the rich and famous, the troubled and well-heeled, the wealthy and gullible.] Dear Dr. steve, … Read more