Since Stephen Harper became leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, he has led his side through 30 by-elections. His party’s record in those by-elections? Pretty good. Conservatives held 7 seats in which they were the incumbent, stole 4 seats from another incumbent party, and suffered 1 loss. In the rest, they were neither the incumbent nor were able to steal. Read more…
“Young people are very involved. They’re the most engaged generation in our history. And yet they don’t see what happens in this place [the House of Commons] as being very relevant. That’s where we come in.” – NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.
Toronto Star columnist Linda McQuaig will announce today she is seeking the NDP nomination in Toronto Centre. The Star‘s Susan Delacourt reports:
[McQuaig] recognizes that the prevailing winds in Toronto Centre and beyond may favour new Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, but McQuaig said that NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is her clear choice.“When it comes to issues, performance, brains, just sheer effectiveness, [Mulcair] just has (Trudeau) totally beat,” she said. “What’s important to me is that Mulcair and the NDP is more progressive.”
OTTAWA– Liberal Democratic Reform and Intergovernmental Affairs critic Stéphane Dion sent the following letter to NDP Justice critic Françoise Boivin today in response to the NDP’s request for Liberal support for the motion passed by the Quebec National Assembly earlier this month:
Ms. Françoise Boivin, MP
152 Confederation Building
House of Commons
On behalf of the Liberal caucus, thank you for your letter dated April 29, 2013. Read more…
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