2015 08 26
Reality check: on balancing the budget, Justin Trudeau doesn't know where he stands

A timeline of Justin Trudeau’s changing answers on deficits:

 

In November 2008, during the economic crisis, Trudeau said there was no need to run deficits:  ...

2015 08 14
NDP REALITY CHECK: Harper is also on trial – and a jury 33 million strong is watching

As new revelations come to light about the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Ray Novak’s role in the scandal, Stephen Harper continues changing his story.  ...

2015 08 12
NDP REALITY CHECK: A DESPERATE JUSTIN TRUDEAU ATTACKS TOM MULCAIR PLAN FOR CHANGE

As an increasingly desperate Justin Trudeau attacks Tom Mulcair’s plans for change, it’s important to look at the record:

On helping families looking for childcare:  ...

2015 08 12
Memo to Justin Trudeau: Nothing principled about Liberal support of C-51

Earlier today, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau claimed that he and his fellow Liberals voted for Stephen Harper’s C-51 out of a principled belief and a refusal to “play the politics of fear” but earlier this year Trudeau made it clear that fear – of losing votes– was the only principle he cared about:  ...

2015 08 11
NDP REALITY CHECK: Conservatives’ Freedom Road duplicity exposed

In less than 24 hours the Conservative Party of Canada has both promised to fund the long-overdue all-weather Freedom Road to Shoal Lake 40 and broken that promise.  ...

2015 08 11
NDP REALITY CHECK: As Duffy trial resumes … Stephen Harper is running away as fast as he can go.

Stephen Harper made a promise to Canadians he would finally clean up Liberal corruption and scandal.

Instead, we have experienced a decade of Conservative operatives and Senators charged with:  ...

2015 08 10
NDP REALITY CHECK: After breaking all his previous promises, Stephen Harper makes new promises on refugees

Stephen Harper is once again promising to accept more refugees from the Middle East. Let's look at his record:

“Canada to resettle 1,300 Syrian refugees by end of 2014”  ...

2015 08 06
NDP Reality Check: Stephen Harper’s real record on democratic reform

Stephen Harper's party cheated in every election they won.

Stephen Harper gutted Canada’s election laws and tied the hands of Elections Canada, make it easier for them to cheat …and even changed the rules to make it harder for some Canadians to vote.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP REALITY CHECK: STEPHEN HARPER’S REAL ECONOMIC RECORD

While the Department of Finance continues to confirm that the NDP are the best fiscal managers – balancing budgets more often than any other party, evidence mounts for how under Harper’s economic plan, middle class families are working harder than ever but can’t get ahead.  ...

2015 08 06
NDP REALITY CHECK: LIBERALS DON’T THINK ANY WORKERS MAKING MINIMUM WAGE DESERVE A RAISE

Tom Mulcair will reinstate the federal minimum wage – eliminated by the Liberals – and set it at $15 an hour. This will make a real difference in the lives of tens of thousands of hardworking Canadians.  ...

2015 08 05
NDP REALITY CHECK: Liberals putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to bring change to Ottawa

More and more, Liberals are saying Justin Trudeau just hasn’t lived up to their expectations and they’re putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to defeat Stephen Harper and fight for middle class families as prime minister.  ...

2015 08 04
NDP REALITY CHECK: Sustainable economic development is achievable – with the NDP

Over the past 4 years, the NDP fought Stephen Harper’s bad decisions and the damage it has caused the environment. While the Bloc Québécois sat on the sidelines, watching the NDP hold Harper accountable – the NDP has delivered.  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Disgraced Conservative Senators first to benefit from Stephen Harper’s early election call

Canadians are already footing the bill for Harper’s early election call – as much as a billion dollars – but that’s not all taxpayer’s are on the hook for.  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper’s billion dollar campaign?

When Steven Harper’s Conservatives came to power, they promised to do things differently. 

“…fixed election dates stop leaders from trying to manipulate the calendar simply for partisan political advantage.”  ...

2015 08 02
NDP REALITY CHECK: Conservatives criss-cross the country with binge spending announcements

In a cynical cross-country patronage blitz, last Thursday Conservatives handed out over 108 separate government cheques across the country, totalling over $1.1 billion dollars.  ...

2015 07 23
NDP REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper gets an F on fiscal management

Conservatives like to pretend they’re good fiscal managers. The PBO tested their claim – and the results couldn’t be more embarrassing for Stephen Harper.  ...

2015 07 16
NDP REALITY CHECK: Did Conservatives and Liberals ignore constitutional residency requirements when rubber-stamping Senate appointments?

When you go into a job interview, you can normally expect to answer questions about your basic qualifications for a job. In the case of Canadian senators, that doesn’t seem to have happened.  ...

2015 07 14
NDP REALITY CHECK: Retirement security gets the Conservative pre-election treatment

After ignoring the growing retirement security crisis for nearly a decade, the Conservatives have launched public consultations on voluntary Canada Pension Plan expansion with just weeks to go before the election.  ...

2015 07 13
NDP REALITY CHECK: More evidence that the Conservative economic plan isn’t working

Canada’s economy continues to shrink and a troubling 26,300 private sector jobs were lost last month, as experts increasingly warn that Canada may face another recession.  ...

2015 07 06
NDP REALITY CHECK: while economy teeters Stephen Harper boasts

While the Prime Minister keeps declaring “mission accomplished” and serving up an overly-rosy picture of the Canadian economy, evidence to the contrary is piling up faster than pancakes at a stampede breakfast. The fact is Conservatives have an unbalanced approach to the economy and diminished our nation’s fiscal capacity.  ...