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What “status quo” is Leona Alleslev rebelling against?

  In the grand scheme of Canadian politics, the Liberal government’s loss of MP Leona Alleslev likely won’t mean much.  Her decision to cross the floor to the Conservatives this week was likely the first time many people outside her riding of Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill had heard of her.  Since first being elected in 2015, she […]

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Rehabilitating the Senate’s reputation

  Last week, Independent Senator Elaine McCoy and pollster Nik Nanos penned a piece in Policy Options to talk about the Senate’s latest poll numbers – by which we mean the polling data on the impression that people have of the Upper Chamber.  And in the three years since prime minister Justin Trudeau declared it to […]

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BREAKING: Max Bernier Takes A Stand Against “Tribalism!”

  “What makes our country strong is the fact that immigrants, while being proud of the culture of their ancestors, integrate into our society, learn about Canadian culture and history, and share our values.  They want to be treated as CANADIANS, not as members of tribes.” – Max Bernier, being Max Bernier, on Twitter, Sept […]

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But are you a real conservative?

  In the course of one impassioned speech, Leona Alleslev went from being an unknown government backbencher to a key player in Canada’s Conservative machine. The Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill rookie member of parliament quite literally crossed the floor this week after speaking in the House of Commons about her dedication to country and service — […]

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Jason Kenney returns to India

  The allure of the mystic east is too much to resist for conservative politicians this fall. Andrew Scheer plans to show just how businesslike he can make a junket to India in October, in contrast to Justin Trudeau’s ill-received debacle of a trip earlier in the year. And Alberta’s United Conservative Party Leader Jason […]

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Doug’s doing this because he can, and he wants to

  What if I told you that the bombastic leader of the most populous province of a small nation held an unprecedented midnight sitting of parliament to ram through a law to overrule the judiciary to interfere in an ongoing election against his political rivals? You would think it was some Banana Republic. But it […]

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In defence of floor-crossers

  After yesterday’s surprise floor-crossing by MP Leona Alleslev from the Liberals to the Conservatives, we have been treated to some of the usual drama queens of parliament collapsing on their fainting couches about how terrible floor-crossers are.  Well, none of them from the Conservative benches, given that they’ve just gained an MP and they […]

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The #Resistance: Right-Wing “Journalists” Threaten Press Freedom!

  Have we said recently that Un-President “Ronald Plump”‘s attacks on the independent and free press are what’s REALLY deplorable here?  We have?  Often?  Despite the fact that he probably doesn’t even know the Canadian media exists?  Or that, on most days, he doesn’t even know that Canada itself exists?  Well, isn’t that just like […]

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