Columns

National Column: October ghosts’ haunt Liberals, Tories

Our neighbours to the south have a name for a late-campaign jolt, the legendary “October surprise.”

Here in Canada, this year, we have been visited by the “October ghosts” in the campaign’s final hours.

For Justin Trudeau, a stunning lapse in judgment by his campaign co-chair can cause real damage to a surging campaign, particularly in Quebec. Thursday, Trudeau was fighting off the ghosts of Liberal scandals past. […]

Columns

National Column: Fighting politics of fear in PM’s backyard

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. […]

Columns

National Column: Plenty of unanswered questions about NDP

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. […]

Columns

National Column: Another Orange Wave for Alberta?

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.
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Legal

Ambrose talks economy and security with local Rotarians

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. […]

Local News

Rona Ambrose speaks to local Rotarians [VIDEO]

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.
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