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Trudeau slams 'disconnected' Conservatives in sharply worded speech to party faithful
News/Politics: In his most sharply partisan speech in months, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Liberal policy convention delegates Saturday they must redouble their efforts to secure victory at the polls to prevent the "disconnected" Conservatives from governing.
Some NDP members call on party to stop clawing back campaign rebate cash
News/Politics: As the federal NDP prepares to spend double what it did in the 2019 election on the next campaign, some grassroots members say it's happening off their backs. New Democrat headquarters in Ottawa is keeping 100 per cent of all Elections Canada campaign expense reimbursements that usually flow to candidates and benefit electoral district associations.
New Democrats reconvene as hiccups, frustrations plague national policy convention
News/Politics: New Democrats reconvened Saturday for the second day of a national policy convention as they struggled to push past the glitches of the virtual event's opening sessions and rally around keynote speaker John Horgan.
Liberal, NDP insiders weigh in on the battle to win the progressive vote
News/Politics: As the Liberals and New Democrats staged duelling party policy conventions today, party insiders said they also signalled they're going to be battling each other over many of the same ideas — and voters.
Liberal delegates endorse a universal basic income, reject capital gain tax hike
News/Politics: Liberal delegates to the party's policy convention have overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution calling for the establishment of a universal basic income (UBI) in Canada, while also rejecting a call to hike the capital gains tax.
Federal NDP chases younger voters by making Singh the online face of the party
News/Politics: The NDP is pursuing a digital strategy to reach younger voters that relies more on the personality and people skills of leader Jagmeet Singh than on granular discussions of party policy.
U.S. taxi services see business boost helping Canadians avoid hotel quarantine
News/Business: Several U.S. airport transport services say they're seeing a boost in business by driving Canadian snowbirds across the U.S.-Canada land border so they can avoid hotel quarantine requirements.
CBC Radio's The House: Campaigning for Canada's progressive voters
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: The B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s Mel Krajden examines the rise in COVID-19 variant cases. Plus: Liberal Party President Suzanne Cowan talks priorities during that party’s policy convention; two NDP MPs reflect on their own policy convention; and Liberal strategist David Herle and NDP National Director Anne McGrath weigh in on efforts to woo progressive voters. Former governor general Michaëlle Jean also shares memories of the late Prince Philip.
Before Liberals get too excited about Mark Carney, they should remember Michael Ignatieff
News/Politics: Eleven years ago, a handsome man in his 50s, who had been a big deal in the U.K., addressed a Liberal policy convention. He was distinguished, impressive and possessed the political allure that comes with having been a great success at something other than politics.
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says he'll do 'whatever' he can to support the Liberal Party
News/Politics: As speculation about his political future heats up, former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney made it clear Friday that he's a big-L Liberal supporter who will do "whatever" he can to advance the party's interests.
B.C. Liberal delegates call for 'green new deal' as party debates future of federal climate policy
News/Politics: As the federal government pushes to lower greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to cleaner fuel sources, delegates at the Liberal Party's policy convention will debate how to craft a "just transition" for energy workers who will lose their jobs as a result.