Entries by Althia Raj

Trudeau's Abortion Stance Is 'Undemocratic,' Former Liberal MPs Say

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:19 AM

OTTAWA — Seven former Liberal MPs are calling on Grit Leader Justin Trudeau to reverse his stance on abortion and to allow his caucus to speak and vote freely on the issue.

In an open letter released Thursday, the social conservative MPs who were elected in the 1980s,...

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Tories May Cut Taxes Sooner Than Expected

(145) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:24 PM

OTTAWA — The Conservative government may announce personal tax cuts as early as this fall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggested in a speech Monday.

Speaking to Conservative MPs, senators, their staff, industry lobbyists and some party members, Harper said he was looking forward to “the economic and fiscal update this...

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Mulcair Likens Trudeau To Harper In Major Speech To Caucus

(66) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 1:17 PM

EDMONTON — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair lashed out against Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives Thursday, painting them both as cut from the same cloth.

Mulcair said the NDP is the only party ready to form a “truly progressive” government.

He told the majority of his 96-member caucus, assembled...

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Mulcair And NDP To Ramp Up Attacks Against Trudeau

(140) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 8:49 AM

EDMONTON — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is gearing up to take a tougher stand against Justin Trudeau, after party officials concluded that Tory attacks ads have not worked to blunt the Liberal leader’s momentum.

In a speech to his caucus Thursday, Mulcair is expected to compare and contrast the Liberal...

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Élections fédérales: Thomas Mulcair veut s'inspirer de la campagne électorale de Jean Charest en 2003

(14) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 5:30 AM

Thomas Mulcair fouille dans son passé et dans celui de l’ancien premier ministre du Québec, Jean Charest, pour déterminer la stratégie électorale du NPD en 2015.

Mulcair compte s’inspirer de la campagne gagnante des libéraux qui les a portés au pouvoir en 2003, a appris le Huffington Post Canada.

L’équipe...

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Mulcair Vows To Bring Back Separate Minimum Wage For Federally Regulated Workers

(51) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 10:44 PM

EDMONTON — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is pledging to reinstate and substantially increase the federal minimum wage – a low-level benchmark for certain workers that was scrapped in 1996 with the support of the NDP MPs of the time.

Mulcair, who is in Edmonton to plot next year’s election strategy...

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Mulcair Looks To Mimic Charest's 2003 Quebec Campaign

(31) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:40 AM

EDMONTON — Thomas Mulcair is looking to his and former Quebec premier Jean Charest’s past to plot out the NDP’s election strategy for 2015.

Mulcair plans to mimic Charest’s winning 2003 provincial election campaign, NDP insiders told The Huffington Post Canada. The NDP leader sat in the Quebec National Assembly...

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Mulcair Competes For Space In Harper vs. Trudeau Showdown

(95) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:00 AM

EDMONTON — As Canada’s NDP heads to Edmonton this week hoping to build on its 2011 election momentum, the challenge the party faces is convincing voters – here and across the country – that if they want to defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, it is leader Thomas Muclair and...

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CRTC's Jean-Pierre Blais On Netflix, Shomi And The Future Of TV

(30) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:00 AM

GATINEAU, Que. — Canada’s television regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, starts public hearings today about the future of broadcasting in this country. The Huffington Post Canada sat down with the head of the CRTC, Jean-Pierre Blais, last week to discuss the agency’s controversial proposals, regulating the Internet and...

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Mayors Want More Info On Liberals' Plans To Boost Infrastructure Funding

(29) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:10 PM

EDMONTON — Two big city mayors came to Edmonton Wednesday hoping to get details from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on his infrastructure plans. They left empty-handed.

Michael Fougere, the mayor of Regina, said he asked the Liberal caucus what exactly they meant when the party...

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Liberals Insist Quadrupling Number Of Seats In Next Election Is 'Doable'

(67) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 3:58 PM

EDMONTON — The Liberals insist they are not being arrogant when they say a majority government is within their grasp in 2015.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suggested that the number of Canadians who have a distaste for Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

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Justin Trudeau's Liberals Bet Big On Key Alberta Ridings For 2015

(51) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:06 AM

EDMONTON — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he wants cabinet ministers from Alberta – and it may not be just wishful thinking. The Huffington Post Canada has learned that the party has targeted about eight seats for the next federal election in 2015.

Speaking to his caucus at...

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Justin Trudeau Receives RCMP Security Detail At Edmonton Rally

(6) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:48 PM

EDMONTON — The Mounties have decided Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau needs protecting after all.

Following an incident over the weekend at his Ottawa home, where someone broke in, laid out knives in the back room with a note warning them to lock their doors, Trudeau’s office said it...

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Justin Trudeau's Open Nominations Vow Called A 'Farce'

(103) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 10:29 AM

EDMONTON — Justin Trudeau seems to have every reason to be happy as he heads to Alberta on Monday for summer caucus meetings. But behind the scenes, all is not well in the Liberal family.

Yes, money is flowing in. Party memberships have more than...

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Le gouvernement fédéral a dépensé plus de 400 000$ pour les funérailles de Jim Flaherty

(8) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 9:06 AM

Le gouvernement fédéral a dépensé plus de 400 000$ pour les funérailles officielles de l'ancien ministre des Finances Jim Flaherty, alors que seulement 2571$ ont servi pour celles du défunt député libéral Herb Gray.

Des documents parvenus au Huffington Post Canada en vertu de la Loi sur l'accès à l'information...

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Jim Flaherty's State Funeral Costs Revealed In Government Documents

(203) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM

OTTAWA — The federal government spent just over $400,000 on the state funeral of former finance minister Jim Flaherty, while it spent only $2,571 on late Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray’s service.

Documents obtained by the Huffington Post Canada through the Access to Information Act show taxpayers...

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NDP Suggests Tory, Liberal Staffers Worked On Federal Byelections

(32) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 10:36 AM

OTTAWA — If one political party is involved in improper activities, are the others too?

Two days after the House of Commons’ secretive Board of Internal Economy pointed the finger at the NDP and accused it of possibly using staff, paid for by taxpayers, to run its Montreal byelection campaign...

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Bureaux satellites: le NPD dans l'eau chaude, accusé d'avoir embauché du personnel partisan aux partielles en 2013

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Les députés du Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) devront tous s’endetter de quelques milliers de dollars après que le parti ait induit la Chambre des communes en erreur.

Le comité qui supervise les dépenses des parlementaires conclut que les néo-démocrates doivent rembourser une «importante» somme d'argent pour des salaires injustement versés...

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NDP On Hook For Satellite Offices, Accused Of Using Staff In Byelection

(33) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 2:38 PM

OTTAWA — NDP MPs will be on the hook for several thousands of dollars each after a committee found the party misled the House of Commons about where its staff were working.

The Board of Internal Economy, which is made up of a majority of Conservatives and a Liberal MP...

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Why Jodie Emery, Wife Of Marc Emery, Believes The Liberal Party Needs Her

(65) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 10:40 PM

OTTAWA — Jodie Emery is feeling pretty positive these days. Her husband Marc, Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, will be home Tuesday after a five-year jail stint in the United States.

The Liberal Party of Canada, which is leading in public opinion polls, wants to legalize marijuana – something...

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