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“See you in September!” The House of Commons adjourns for summer. What’s in store when they return?

The ritual of MPs offering thanks to their staff, clerks and pages, encouraging colleagues to visit their ridings – each invariably touted as “the most beautiful part of the country” – and bidding one another adieu before scrambling for cabs to the airport played out on Wednesday… Continue Reading “See you in September!” The House of Commons adjourns for summer. What’s in store when they return?

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Conservatives Win Quebec By-Election…A Strategic Preview of the 2019 Battle?

When is a by-election not just a by-election?  When there’s a wider strategy at play. Last night, Conservative candidate Richard Martel handily won the riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, receiving 53% of the vote, to the Liberals’ Lina Boivin with 29%.  The NDP finished a distant third with… Continue Reading Conservatives Win Quebec By-Election…A Strategic Preview of the 2019 Battle?

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Notley prepares Alberta’s cabinet for 2019 election with mini-shuffle

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a few very minor tweaks to put a new pre-election face on her government today.  She welcomed one new minister and gave additional responsibilities to an existing minister to replace two ministers who are not seeking re-election. Backbench Calgary-Currie MLA Brian Malkinson… Continue Reading Notley prepares Alberta’s cabinet for 2019 election with mini-shuffle

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Nunavut Premier has been removed from Office – What happens next?

It is not often that Canadians think of politics in Northern Canada, particularly at a time when most political bandwidth is focused on our southern neighbours. However, despite their small population, every once in awhile, the territories give our national political scene a moment of pause. That… Continue Reading Nunavut Premier has been removed from Office – What happens next?

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Doug Ford Delivers Majority Government for Ontario PC Party

After twenty-eight days of a sometimes bruising campaign, Ontarians have voted for a new government after fifteen years of Liberal leadership under Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne. Premier-designate Doug Ford will now form the next government of Ontario, bringing home a win after four previous Progressive Conservative… Continue Reading Doug Ford Delivers Majority Government for Ontario PC Party

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Can Ontario’s 1990 election provide clues for 2018?

Conventional and social media focus on the three parties contesting the Ontario election, and particularly on the Provincial Leaders and their relative popularity.  But we don’t elect parties or leaders in our parliamentary system: as voters, Ontarians elect local representatives (MPPs).  Whichever party does the best job… Continue Reading Can Ontario’s 1990 election provide clues for 2018?

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Ontario PC’s 2018 Platform

“Plan for the People” Economic Policy Healthcare Policy Education Policy Infrastructure & Transit Natural Resources & Energy Environment Governance & Accountability Public Safety

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