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.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO — Ontario’s New Democrats are warning they are prepared to trigger an election if the minority Liberal government raises taxes in the spring budget.
The Progressive Conservatives want an election as soon as possible, so if the Liberals can’t secure another deal with the NDP, the budget — and the government — will be defeated.
Premier Kathleen Wynne has said the Liberals want to find new sources of revenue to fund public transit and to create an Ontario Pension Plan, which would require payments from workers and employers.
Powered mostly 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 GOP had discarded them.