BRANTFORD, Ont. — The NDP is the only party with the backbone to stand up to the Conservatives and walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, party leader Tom Mulcair said Sunday as he embarked on a blitz of ridings in southwestern Ontario that went to the Tories in the last election. 363 more words
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It’s hard to believe that a head covering can become an issue in an election campaign, but the Niqab has managed to do it.
Newspapers carry a couple of articles each day, usually supporting the Conservatives and NDP in their opposition to wearing the Niqab during the Canadian citizenship ceremony, and it comes up in every party leader’s debate. 668 more words
The finish line of the federal election is in sight, but we’re no closer to seeing a winner than we were weeks ago. The latest polls indicate that support for the NDP is beginning to fall — turning their famous Quebec ‘orange crush’ into an ‘orange crash’ — while support for the Liberals is rising. 730 more words
'Marijuana is infinitely worse' than tobacco, Harper says as he encourages pot debate to go up in smoke
MONTREAL — Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.
The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders’ French-language debate, in which Harper’s clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of legalization was among the evening’s more memorable exchanges. 638 more words
On Friday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the Conservatives’ new Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. Marketed as a measure to protect Canadians against harmful cultural practices, it is aimed at preventing child and forced marriage. 416 more words