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

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe 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. […]


National Column: Trudeau passes a key test on foreign policy

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs we head into the final sprint of a marathon election campaign, Monday night brought two surprises.

Justin Trudeau, whose juvenile musings on foreign policy had cost him dearly in the past, delivered his best performance at a debate confined solely to foreign policy.

And our national security, our place on the world stage, the value of Canadian citizenship, our relations with our biggest ally and our responsibility to help those fleeing war and persecution delivered the most passionate and animated moments of the 2015 election campaign. […]

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Morinville forum draws about 200 [AUDIO]

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhotos by Lucie Roy

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Morinville, the All Candidates Froum was attended by more than 200 residents who came to hear the candidates speak.

For the first part of the program the candidates drew numbers before hand for their speaking order and each was allowed three minutes to speak from the podium to the audience. Afterwards the candidates moved to individually assigned tables located around the hall… […]