2014 10 14
Tired old Liberal Party brings out same old excuses on childcare

“This is the least attractive part of the Liberal party; they just assume that they are the only choice and that Canadians just have to go along with them in government.”  ...

2014 10 10
Trudeau calls in Senate Liberals to the Rescue

Justin Trudeau has faced mounting criticism after weeks of flip-flopping on the mission in Iraq.

“Mr. Trudeau was less than his dazzling persona. Rather than seizing the moment, the moment seized him. He led his party to an absolute no, and to cover so stark a response, sang hymns to generalized humanitarianism.”  ...

2014 10 08
Here are five flops by the Liberals on the Iraq mission

The CF-18s are still on their way to Iraq, and already the Liberals have racked up an impressive array of flip-flops. See how many you can spot:

“My party supports the limited military role recently proposed by the government of sending in a group of advisors in a non-combat advisory role for a set period of time.”  ...

2014 10 07
Shutting down debate, this time on going to war

In 2006 Stephen Harper promised that deployments of Canadian soldiers would be put to a vote in the House. The caveats he didn’t tell us about were:  ...

2014 10 06
Conservative Ministers contradicts each other on extension of mission in Iraq

If you tuned into CTV’s Question Period on Sunday, you would have seen Defence Minister Rob Nicholson refuse to say how long the mission in Iraq would be. As the Canadian Press noted:  ...

2014 10 02
Liberals keep lining up with Conservatives

“From pipelines to international trade, there is no lack of examples of general Conservative policy directions upon which Justin Trudeau has been content to stick a Liberal smiley face rather than chart a substantially different course.”   ...

2014 10 01
Let the Liberal flip-flopping on Iraq begin!

Three weeks ago, Justin Trudeau took a stand on any mission on Iraq:

“Mr. Trudeau, however, did not completely rule out sending jet fighters in the future, such as when Canada sent six CF-18s to take part in airstrikes in Libya in 2011”  ...

2014 09 29
Conservative Question Period mantra – show up if you can…at least when the boss is around!

In responding to the NDP proposal to make government responses to questions relevant in the House of Commons, government House Leader Peter Van Loan had the following to say:  ...

2014 09 25
Conservatives to shut down debate for the 76th and 77th times?

Some conservatives might feel good about supporting Michael Chong’s bill last night, but they’ll line up today to shut down debate on two bills.

As they say: go with what you know. Let’s check the all-time-leader board.  ...

2014 09 24
Six of the dumbest things said by Paul Calandra

The following are six of the dumbest things that Paul Calandra has said in the House of Commons in response to questions. Keep in mind that he is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada, and received an extra bonus of $16,300 in salary this year for his illustrious role:  ...

2014 09 23
Liberals to Conservatives: Stop raiding the EI fund, like we did while in government

Today in debate on their incorrectly costed EI proposal, Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said:

 “The Conservatives are hurting the Canadian economy by cutting infrastructure investments and keeping EI taxes artificially high just to pad their books to try to achieve a political surplus on the eve of an election.”  ...

2014 09 23
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and his brain trust just can’t get their math straight

Today in the House of Commons, Justin Trudeau is pushing a confused and misdirected corporate tax credit. Since proposing this measure last week, Liberals have now tried to use five different numbers to explain it.  ...

2014 09 23
Liberals raid the Employment Insurance Fund – Round 2

Once again, the Liberals are proposing to raid the contributions of workers to give tax cuts to companies. This time it’s for an ill thought out corporate tax credit that isn’t guaranteed to create any jobs.  ...

2014 09 22
While Chrétien sounds a warning, Trudeau’s Liberals fall in behind the Harper Conservatives on Iraq conflict

This weekend, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien pointed out that by agreeing to sending soldiers into Iraq, we’re already involved for the long-haul. He cast doubt on claims that Canada won’t be involved in combat. He also added:  ...

2014 09 18
Harper Hypocrisy Watch: Conservatives boost spending on political staff in satellite offices

You may remember Canada’s Conservatives from such complaints as “how dare you have regional satellite offices”, “regional offices are the worst” and other such bits of fake indignation.  ...

2014 09 17
What’s up with Justin Trudeau and Iraq?

Justin Trudeau has sent some contradictory messages on Canada’s role in Iraq:

“Ten years ago, Mr. Harper was eager to send us into a combat role in Iraq, and we managed to avoid that. I think it would be a mistake to escalate our support.”  ...

2014 09 17
Liberals give up on first economic proposal of the new session – and it’s only Wednesday

On Monday, Justin Trudeau botched his first ever economic policy announcement--an ill-thought-out response to Stephen Harper on Employment Insurance.  ...

2014 09 16
Math is hard if you’re Justin Trudeau

Yesterday Justin Trudeau announced that he would create 176,000 jobs for a mere $225 million in cash from the EI fund.

Hold on a minute. In the last three years, net employment growth was around 134,600 jobs per year. So Liberals are arguing that they are going to more-than-double annual job growth by lowering premiums for some employers.  ...

2014 09 15
Reminder to Liberals - remember that vote on the China-Canada Foreign Investment Protection Agreement?

What have the Liberals been telling Canadians about the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA)?

The agreement locks Canada in to a secret process giving Chinese companies a say in Canadian investments and natural resources.  ...

2014 09 12
Friday Afternoon Harper Special – Let’s Give China Control over Investments!

The word in Ottawa today is that Stephen Harper will quietly ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) before the weekend.  ...

2014 09 12
Bring out your anti-choice, anti-gay MPs and nomination candidates fellow Conservatives!

There’s no moral crusader like an old moral crusader, and the Conservative MP and challenger seeking the nomination in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner have proven that.  ...