Civil Rights/Liberties


National: NDP 34% | CPC 28% | LPC 27% | BQ 6% | GPC 4% (Forum Research)

NDP slips slightly, Liberals increase: “These findings stand in contrast to last week, immediately after the election was called, when as many as 4-in-10 were prepared to vote NDP (39%) and just one quarter were…




“Fragmented electorate gives edge to parties who take more extreme positions” (The Hill Times)

Greg Lyle (The Hill Times): Canadians are fragmented when it comes to issues. We asked respondents to pick their three most important issues from a list of 15 issues we found in party press releases…


“Greens extend conditional helping hand for potential minority government” (The Vancouver Sun)

Jeff Lee (The Vancouver Sun): Green party Leader Elizabeth May ruled out forming a coalition government with the Liberals or the NDP Monday, but has set four conditions for her party to provide support to…


“Tory Travel Ban Nothing But ‘Posturing,’ Trudeau Says” (The Huffington Post Canada)

The Canadian Press: “Canada is a country that respects people’s rights,” Trudeau said as he kicked off his Quebec component of the federal election campaign. “And any time a government chooses to limit those rights,…


“Canada election 2015: Tories propose ban on travel to terrorist hotspots”

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Sunday if re-elected he would introduce legislation that would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups….


Notes on the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Opinion/Analysis: Olivier Jarvis Lavoie [11:40 PM EST on August 6, 2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper generally held his own. Anyone at all disposed to buy what he sells probably came away satisfied with his performance,…