David Eby set to become B.C. premier after New Democrats disqualify leadership rival

David Eby set to become B.C. premier after New Democrats disqualify leadership rival

B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 17, 2022.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press David Eby will be acclaimed as the new leader of British Columbia’s governing New Democrats and is expected to be sworn in as premier soon, after the party’s executive council disqualified his only rival from the … Read more

Emergencies Act inquiry: First witnesses to include residents, city officials

Emergencies Act inquiry: First witnesses to include residents, city officials

OTTAWA — The Ottawa woman who filed for a court injunction to stop truckers from continually honking their horns during the “Freedom Convoy” in February is among the first witnesses at a public inquiry exploring the government’s use of the Emergencies Act. Zexi Li launched a class-action lawsuit against organizers of the convoy on Feb. … Read more

Pierre Poilievre names opposition critics, taps two former Conservative party leadership rivals

Pierre Poilievre names opposition critics, taps two former Conservative party leadership rivals

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 6, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has announced a list of opposition critics that includes posts for his leadership rivals Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, but not former party leader Erin … Read more

Freedom Convoy hearing: Cabinet members expected to testify Thursday

Freedom Convoy hearing: Cabinet members expected to testify Thursday

OTTAWA — Eight federal cabinet members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are among those slated to testify at the public inquiry into the government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act. High-profile members of the convoy that blocked Ottawa streets last winter, including Pat King and Tamara Lich, are also expected to appear during the six … Read more

Kids’ medication shortage: Conservatives call for federal action

Kids’ medication shortage: Conservatives call for federal action

The Conservatives are calling on the federal government to allow the importation and sale of foreign language-labelled versions of the same formulations of over-the-counter paediatric pain medication, in response to an ongoing nationwide shortage. In a letter to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Conservative MPs suggested the move as a way to alleviate parents’ anxieties about … Read more

Poilievre goes after Liberals on inflation in QP debut

Poilievre goes after Liberals on inflation in QP debut

Making his question period debut in the House of Commons, Official Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre focused in on the cost of living and the government’s handling of inflation. Speaking in French, the new Conservative leader asked whether the Liberals would cancel planned “tax increases”—referencing scheduled hikes to the Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premiums— … Read more

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of convention; Bergen won’t run in next federal election

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of convention; Bergen won’t run in next federal election

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen speaks in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, on June 22.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press With its leadership election wrapping up Saturday, the clock is ticking towards the final deadline for Conservative party members to have their say. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m. Ottawa time on Tuesday in order … Read more

When is the Toronto municipal election? How do I get a city of Toronto election job? Your municipal vote primer

When is the Toronto municipal election? How do I get a city of Toronto election job? Your municipal vote primer

Next month, Ontarians will get to vote in the elections that arguably affect their lives most. Municipal elections have the power to shape cities, and can change how cities treat people. The vote in Toronto comes at a time of declining civic engagement, with a larger percentage of council seats vacant than any election in … Read more

Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

OTTAWA — Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has endorsed Pierre Poilievre to be the party’s next leader. In a rare public return to party politics, Harper released a short video on Twitter discussing his endorsement. Harper says the contest to lead the party is filled with candidates, but one stands out. The former prime … Read more

Patrick Brown leadership conservatives | The Star

Patrick Brown leadership conservatives | The Star

OTTAWA — The legs under Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown’s bid for leadership of the federal Conservative party grew shakier Tuesday with the defection of his campaign co-chair to rival Jean Charest. Hours later, Brown’s remaining team said though they’ll continue to fight their disqualification from the race, if that fails, Brown will also back Charest. … Read more