OTTAWA — Canada’s Conservatives, after nearly eight years of power, have become the country’s Establishment Party.
Traditionally viewed as a collection of misfits who couldn’t keep power once they achieved it — and who stabbed each other in the back during opposition — the Tories are now a political powerhouse.
Call it the new battle of Ontario.
Preaching his message of change, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau accused Stephen Harper’s Conservatives of all but ignoring Canada’s most populous province in a campaign-style speech in Ottawa’s Little Italy on Monday.
“It’s 2015. It’s an election year. Now election years are the time when, traditionally, Mr. Harper’s Conservatives suddenly locate Ontario on a map of Canada,” Trudeau told Liberal party faithful at Sala San Marco Banquet Hall on Preston Street.
Justin Trudeau made an assured and predictable start to his career as Liberal leader in the House of Commons today, attempting to make Canada’s middle class a battleground between the Grits and the Harper government.
As the Senate scandal’s shadow grows larger over Parliament Hill, the ruling Conservatives are falling further behind the resurgent Liberals among voters.
A new Forum Poll for National Post suggests that if an election were held today, the Liberals would win a large minority government under Justin Trudeau.
Government surveillance flap pits far left and right against a middle that seems calm for now WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations of massive government collections of Americans' phone and email records have reinvigorated an odd-couple political alliance of the far left and right.
Powered predominantly by middle-aged, middle-class Americans with limited political experience, the tea-party movement burst out of economic upheaval and the sense among some conservatives that the Republican Party had discarded them.