David Akin - May 14th, 2014
ROME – Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, speaks to reporters on March 10, 2013 ahead of participating in the College of Cardinals which would elect Pope Francis. (DAVID AKIN/QMI Agency)
Last week, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said that any Liberal candidate who is not already a sitting MP must be pro-choice. This week, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, sent Trudeau the following letter, a copy of which was distributed to the Parliamentary Press Gallery:
Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
House of Commons, Ottawa
May 14, 2014
Dear Mr. Trudeau,
I am deeply concerned about your decision that citizens who, in conscience, seek to assure the protection of the most vulnerable among us are not acceptable as candidates in your party. Read more…
David Akin - March 17th, 2014
Zach Paikin had planned to seek the Liberal nomination in a Hamilton, Ont.-are riding ahead of the 2015 general election. No longer.
Last week, Justin Trudeau broke a key promise to hold open nominations in every riding by blocking the candidacy of Christine Innes in downtown Toronto.
I cannot, in good conscience, campaign to be a part of a team of candidates if others seeking to join that team are prevented from doing so if their ideas or ambitions run contrary to the party leader’s interest. Therefore, after spending the weekend consulting with friends and family, I am taking what I believe to be a principled decision by withdrawing my candidacy for the Liberal nomination in Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas as a sign of protest. Read more…
David Akin - December 4th, 2013
Earlier I’d posted the official Christmas Card from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his family.
This week, the official Christmas Card from Leader of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau and his family arrived in our office. Here is the front, back and inside. Thank you, Trudeaus — and a very merry Christmas to all of you! Read more…
David Akin - November 6th, 2013
The ad above is not made up. It’s lifted straight from the Liberal Party of Canada web site. It’s for a fundraiser to be held Thursday night..
Michelle Rempel is a) a woman b) a cabinet minister c) a political opponent. She saw this and tweeted: Read more…
David Akin - October 22nd, 2013
“It is increasingly the case that your job prospects are correlated not with how hard you work, not with how well you did at school, but with the job that your father had,” Toronto Centre Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland tells Justin Trudeau. (at 3:05 here)