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

‘Complete accident’ vehicle collided with Brampton mayoral candidate’s office headquarters, Peel police say

Peel Regional Police are calling it a “complete accident” that a vehicle smashed through a window of mayoral candidate Nikki Kaur’s office headquarters in Brampton just after 8:30 pm on Friday. The office is located at 100 Peel Center Dr. Twitter users shared photos and videos of the incident online, with several users questioning whether … Read more

Brampton mayoral race: Nikki Kaur vs. Patrick Brown

It is shaping up as the liveliest mayoral election in the entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, one of the best known politicians in Canada, is facing off against five rivals, including Vidya Sagar Gautam, Prabh Kaur Mand, Tony Moracci, and Bob Singh. But the mayoral challenger generating the most buzz … Read more

When is the Toronto municipal election? How do I get a city of Toronto election job? Your municipal vote primer

Next month, Ontario will get to vote in the elections that arguably affect their lives most. Municipal elections have the power to shape cities, and can change how cities treat people. The vote in Toronto comes at a time of declining civic engagement, with a larger percentage of council seats vacant than any election in … Read more

Brampton axe attack: Mother of victim gets heroism award

The mother who confronted three people attacking her son with an ax in Brampton last month accepted an award from the city. City mayor Patrick Brown presented Jasmail Kaur Mann with an award of heroism at Brampton City Hall on Thursday. Peel police said Jasmail’s son, real-estate agent and media personality Joti Singh Mann, was … 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

Brampton councillors sued for $20M in damages over firing

Brampton’s former integrity commissioner is suing the city and the councilors who voted to fire her for $20 million in damages, in a lawsuit that appears to have the support of Mayor Patrick Brown. In a 22-page statement of claim, labor lawyer Muneeza Sheikh said her March dismissal was part of a conspiracy by several … Read more

‘This will be Pierre Poilivere’s party’: Conservatives reckon with a new direction – National

The explosion in Conservative membership sales could significantly shake up the party’s grassroots as well as the long-standing power dynamics between various factions, multiple sources tell Global News. The biggest beneficiary of that shake-up would likely be Pierre Poilievre, the purported frontrunner to lead the Conservative Party of Canada into the next general election. Read … Read more

Patrick Brown announces bid for reelection as Brampton Mayor

Catherine Fenech has closely followed the ups and downs of Brampton politics for years and can’t seem to recall a council quite as “toxic” as this one. With the beleaguered Patrick Brown at the helm, the 11-member council may have started the term off cordially, but, in recent months, city hall has spiraled into complete … Read more