Posts Tagged ‘Liberals’

Bullets for Bolivia..

November 28, 2019

Trudeau drives a stake through the heart of any hope for electoral reform..

November 26, 2019

In one of his less-noticed cabinet changes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has abolished the job of minister for democratic reform. He replaced what had been a key role in the Liberals’ first government with a new position bearing the Gilbert-and-Sullivan-ish title of minister of middle-class prosperity.

That change tells us a lot.

Justin Trudeau to meet opposition leaders amid signs he plans to govern from the centre right..

November 9, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to meet opposition party leaders one-on-one on the week of November 11, amid signs he will continue governing from the centre-right after campaigning on the centre-left…

Trudeau commits to Trans Mountain pipeline and cutting income tax..

October 25, 2019

In an olive branch to the West, Trudeau said he intends to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that the New Democrats and Greens want halted.

Widespread support for Liberal-NDP co-operation in Parliament, poll says..

October 25, 2019

After a divisive election campaign that saw the Liberals reduced to a minority government, a new Broadbent Institute-commissioned poll suggests that a majority of Canadian voters either want or could at least accept the Liberals and the New Democrats working together.

Across Canada, challenges await Justin Trudeau..

October 23, 2019

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government victory has watered the seeds of major unity troubles in Canada’s East and West.

And the looming challenges may prove difficult for Trudeau to contain.

Trudeau should now work with NDP and Greens on a progressive agenda..

October 23, 2019

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s plea for progressives to vote strategically — echoed by many voices on social media — appeared to work on election day.

Trudeau will remain prime minister, with a strong minority of seats in the House — 157, thirteen short of a majority — even though his party dropped by six points, to second place in the popular vote.

The Liberals lost seats in almost every part of the country, with the significant exception of Ontario. The unpopular Doug Ford Conservative government in Ontario helped win the election for Trudeau’s federal Liberals.

Liberals fear a progressive challenger more than they fear the right wing..

October 22, 2019

In 2017, journalist Martin Lukacs wrote a column for The Guardian comparing U.K. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Jeremy Corbyn has shown us the meaning of a politics of genuine hope,” Lukacs wrote then. “What Trudeau has deployed has only ever been a politics of hype.”

Greta Thunberg meets Justin Trudeau amid climate strikes: ‘He is not doing enough’..

September 28, 2019

The teen activist Greta Thunberg has urged Justin Trudeau and other world leaders to do more for the environment as she led half a million protesters in Montreal as part of a global wave of “climate strikes.”

The 16-year-old Swede met privately with the Canadian prime minister but later told a news conference with local indigenous leaders that he was “not doing enough” to curb greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.

“My message to all the politicians around the world is the same. Just listen and act on the current best available science,” she said.

Gentrification under Trudeau’s nose: is a Montreal university pushing out the poor?..

September 26, 2019

Parc-Ex, one of Canada’s poorest areas and part of Justin Trudeau’s riding, has just welcomed a new University of Montreal campus that aims to position the city at the edge of AI research – but residents say there’s a huge cost..