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Federal Politics

The most important news from federal politics, the Canadian government and those folks in Parliament.

Is Canada Ready to Fulfill the Nixon Prophecy?

From the Vietnam War to Watergate (apparently the father of every scandal since), Richard Nixon was a pretty big idiot. Few people dispute this- he frequents lists of the "worst U.S. Presidents." His reputation...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party has been an environmental activist for over 35 years. Her credits include the Sierre Club, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the Ministry of the Environment, and of cours...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Gilles Duceppe

Gilles Duceppe, leader of the Bloc Québécois has an eventful career as a union negotiator, MP, party leader, militant communist, and hairnet fashionista. He was the longest serving party leader for his service ...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal party has a unique past in the Canadian political landscape. His father was arguably Canada's most famous and controversial Prime Minister. His childhood, affected early on...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Official Opposition and NDP has a long career dating back to provincial politics, private law, and serving as the executive of a handful of organizations. He served for nearly 15 y...

(TIMELINE) The Chronicles of Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a long, complex history. Whether it was his early political start with the Young Liberals, or his foray into politics as a staffer for the Reform party, Harper has years of exp...

Trudeau Won’t Set Targets for Emissions Reduction

He already holds the title of Canada's favourite bad boy, but, like any great ass, Justin Trudeau just won't quit. Leading in the polls with less than two weeks to go until the October 19th election, J.T. faces...

Harper Promises “Tax Lock”

For months, pundits have accused Stephen Harper of bringing no new ideas to the campaign trail. Harper was caught in a loop, mindlessly repeating the mantra "stay the course...stay the course...stay the course....

French Debate Adds Exotic Flair to Same Old Story

Ahead of the second French debate tonight, let's take a look back at what happened during the last one. We've heard about job ad nauseam, but have we heard of les emplois? No, that sounds fresh and exciting...