Chrystia Freeland left a meeting with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Monday sounding like a minister in no hurry to ratify the revised North American trade deal while American steel and aluminum tariffs still apply to Canada–U.S. trade. “The existence of these tariffs for many Canadians raises some serious questions aboutRead More →

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says accusations that he panders to groups with hateful or intolerant messaging are unfounded.  In his remarks to the Manning Centre networking conference on Saturday, Scheer said he “unequivocally” condemns hateful ideologies.  “The criticisms are completely baseless.” Those criticisms have been plentiful in the past fewRead More →

The Liberals have stepped in to thwart Conservative plans to stall the federal budget in retaliation if the Liberal majority on the House of Commons justice committee blocks Jody Wilson-Raybould from testifying again.  On Sunday, finance critic Pierre Poilievre said his party would “use every parliamentary tool in the toolkit to end the coverup andRead More →

Jane Philpott, one of Justin Trudeau’s most trusted ministers, announced today she has resigned from cabinet as the Liberal government’s crisis over the SNC-Lavalin affair deepens. “I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities and constitutional obligations,” she said in a written statement. “There can be a cost toRead More →

Longtime NDP MP Nathan Cullen, among the party’s most high-profile parliamentarians, is not running in the next federal election. Cullen, the party’s British Columbia liaison and democratic reform critic, was first elected in 2004. Thirteen NDP MPs, nearly a third of the 44 members who were elected in 2015, have announced they willRead More →

Jody Wilson-Raybould said she left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet with a heavy heart. That forced Trudeau to deny that his government’s alleged heavy-handed efforts to get her to intervene in fraud and corruption charges against Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin had anything to do with it. It was only a day earlierRead More →