The most passionate pushback on Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's twin hot-button election issues is coming from his own backyard.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's outspoken criticism of the Conservative leader's court appeal on the issue of niqabs at citizenship ceremonies and the stripping of citizenship from convicted terrorists in many ways pulls back the curtain on the Alberta that elected him as mayor of its largest city and handed a huge provincial majority to New Democrat Rachel Notley.
The problems inside Stephen Harper's campaign are real and they are deep.
They stem as much from the team around him in 2015 as the ghosts of architects of victories past who are no longer there for the Conservative leader.
About 30 Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP) supporters and interested residents popped by Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Sept. 3. Party leader Rod Taylor, Sturgeon River-Parkland candidate Ernest Chauvet, and Edmonton-Mill Woods candidate Peter Downing visited to speak on the party’s platform.
From a national child-care program to balanced budgets, the abolition of the Senate and the repeal of
the Clarity Act, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has been making some hefty promises on the way to a leading position in voting intentions.
But five weeks into the campaign, he has yet to demonstrate how a New Democrat government would walk its election talk on any of the above.
Can a revolution repeat itself twice in five months? Or is lightning in a bottle, by its very nature, captured but once?
That is the political question in Alberta in this federal election, but the fact that any questions are being asked in Alberta during a federal campaign is news in itself.
Canada’s economy and national security were the main topics of a 20-minute presentation to local Rotarians by Federal Minister of Health and Sturgeon River–Parkland Conservative candidate Rona Ambrose Aug. 12.
The Rotary visit was Ambrose’s second to the Morinville club. Her first visit was where she announced she would be running in the newly announced Sturgeon River — Parkland riding.
Federal Minister of Health and Sturgeon River / Parkland Conservative candidate Rona Ambrose was the guest of the Rotary Club of Morinville Wednesday morning.
Ambrose's roughly 20 minute presentation focused on two topics - the economy and national security.
Below are tow videos of Wednesday's presentation.
Historically, the dramatic visit of a prime minister to the Governor General foreshadows a political
frenzy and sets off a gruelling sprint.
In the middle of a holiday weekend, Stephen Harper sounded the bell on a marathon, and the political
dynamic ushered in on Sunday morning is unlike any we've ever seen.