John Ivison: With voter support tumbling, a tactical reset is in order for Liberals It seems for a good number of Canadians, the realization has taken hold that this is a PM with no first-hand experience of the lives of the people he champions John Ivison June 21, 2017 8:56 PM EDT OTTAWA — The House of Commons is out for summer and the great chamber will echo the sounds of tour groups, rather than heckling, for the next three months. Most C
Ontario to kick off 150th birthday celebration with giant inflatable duck costing $200GsWhat the duck? The Ontario government will celebrate the country’s 150th birthday with a giant rubber duck — and taxpayers are taking a bath. Ontario PC MPP Vic Fedeli said the $200,000 birthday duck tour — more than half of it covered by Ontario — is a sure sign of a government with “messed up” priorities. “I cannot imagine what the rubber duck’s connection is
Ontario's hydro-bill cuts will cost $21 billion more than they save us — it's terrible public policy DAVID REEVELY FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 01:14 PM EDT The jiggery-pokery the Ontario Liberals are using to cut hydro bills will eventually cost us almost twice as much as it saves, the province’s budget watchdog reported Wednesday. This is the “Fair Hydro Plan,” the Liberals’ answer to the constant drumbeat of “hydro, hydro, hyd...
Wynne’s Liberals: Rules? What rules? If Premier Kathleen Wynne wants to run an open and transparent government, as she says she does, we have a simple question. Why is her government putting inserts into hydro bills touting the province’s 8% HST rebate, which started Jan. 1, but not including the increased cost of cap and trade as a separate item on home heating and energy bills, which also started Jan. 1? Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault claims ad
How the Pierre Trudeau government turned a blind eye to Africa massacres Geoffrey York JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:39PM EDT Last updated Monday, May 15, 2017 1:26PM EDT There was disturbing news in the cables from the Canadian diplomats in Harare. High-level sources had revealed to the Canadians that Robert Mugabe’s soldiers were slaughtering thousands of dissidents in western Zimbabwe
‘You’re privileged’: Mulcair blasts Justin Trudeau for ‘hypocrisy’ on marijuana possession charges Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana as an MP but he has not suffered the same consequences as Canadians who are slapped with simple pot charges, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday –an example, he says, of “abject hypocrisy.” Mulcair took aim at Trudeau for his assertion that he wants to make things fairer for
Trudeau says father used connections to get brother Michel cleared of pot charges TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his younger brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record after he was caught with marijuana because of his father’s connections. Trudeau revealed the little-known fact about his brother, who died in a B.C. avalanche about 20 years ago, during a broadcast interview with Vice Media on Monday night about the government’s
Sunny ways turn to secrecy and control Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun) Justin Trudeau gave voters the impression he was turning a page on what he portrayed as the dark and secretive ways of the former Conservative government. Sunny ways was all the rage. But Prime Minister Trudeau has not delivered. Recent reports reveal he’s treating Parliament as nothing more than a tool to ram through his agenda, opposition support be damn
Wynne's shell game not fooling Ontarians Not everybody is an April Fool. For example the whole lets put Ontario’s excessive Hydro bills on another credit card at a higher interest rate thing didn’t work for Premier Kathleen Wynne and didn’t fool the public. The next batch of opinion polls following that kicking the Hydro can down the road for our kids to pay for showed her at 12% approval and at risk of winning just seven seats in next year’s elec
Trudeau's either clueless or hypocritical on democratic reform Canadians have to wonder not only about the federal Liberals’ commitment to democratic reform, but about their understanding of democracy itself. For the second time in less than a year, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is attempting to change the rules of Parliament to limit the opposition’s ability to hold the Liberals to account and delay the passage of government bills.