Government of Canada

“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…


“Joy Davies Resigns As Liberal Candidate In B.C. After Pot Comments” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Althia Raj (The Huffington Post Canada): Joy Davies has stepped down as the Liberal candidate in the B.C. riding of South Surrey–White Rock after telling The Huffington Post Canada it is safe for pregnant women…



“Former Conservative riding official responds to allegations of racism” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): The Conservative riding official who was fired Tuesday for inflammatory, racist comments about First Nations and refugees has responded, and she isn’t the least bit remorseful. Sue MacDonell was on the board…


“Odds Of Harper Winning Again Falling Fast, Projections Suggest” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Bryan Breguet (The Huffington Post Canada): Are we witnessing a Conservative collapse? Stephen Harper’s decision to have a lengthy campaign may come back to haunt him, recent polls suggest. Although the Conservatives started this election campaign…


“Canadian military could help bring refugees to Canada, Mulcair says” (The Toronto Star)

Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair said he’d be open to having the Canadian military transport Syrian refugees out of Turkey to help resettle them here more quickly. “Having more people on…


“Liberals picking up momentum in Ontario, B.C., according to latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong  (Global News): The Liberal party has gained momentum, according to the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), and is coming within striking distance…


“NDP or Liberal government ‘real possibilities,’ says Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): In the face of declining poll numbers, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he still believes he will win the most seats come Election Day but…


“Three mistakes we keep repeating when it comes to refugees” (The Globe and Mail)

Doug Saunders (The Globe and Mail): We think of ourselves as a haven for refugees, but Canada has consistently floundered in offering help The refugees had piled up in camps by the hundreds of thousands,…