Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh's question-popping photo op and the vague limits of touchy-feely transparency

Was the media-friendly proposal a victory for the free press? Or a new spin on an old trick?<p>Jagmeet Singh might have announced his impending nuptials …

Andrew Scheer

Jagmeet Singh Announced His Engagement as if He Was a Kardashian

He’s even thirstier than Justin Trudeau.<p>For months now, rumours have swirled around NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s relationship status.<p>When VICE interviewed him last fall, we asked if he was on Tinder to which he replied—on the record at least—that he could neither confirm nor deny that. Then in …

Jagmeet Singh Opens Up About Very Public Proposal To Gurkiran Kaur

OTTAWA — Few personal relationships are the subject of national media scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his new fiancee Gurkiran Kaur say …

Facebook's newsfeed changes mean political parties need to adapt — or pay up

Newsfeed to emphasize content from friends and family over organizations like political parties<p>What if you ran a social media campaign and nobody saw …

Facebook

Pedestrian hit in Newton - Surrey Now-Leader

A teenage pedestrian was struck down by a car, in a marked crosswalk, in Newton this morning.<p>Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in …

Vancouver

5 things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh took to social media to announce his engagement; plus the central bank is expected to announce an interest rate …

Stephen Poloz

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh gets engaged to fashion designer Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu

Canadians are getting used to seeing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tootling around with their wives and …

Andrew Scheer

While you were sleeping: Sundance, Trump's brain, some romance, and a sausage

Here are some things you might have missed, while you were sleeping.<p><b>Which Montrealers are at Sundance?</b> Filmmaker Matthieu Rytz’s visually stunning …

Conservatives surge to within three points of Liberals in newest Nanos poll, though may be too early to decipher trend

The governing Liberals are ceding ground to their rivals in the House in the wake of a series of ethics controversies involving the prime minister …

Canada

In Canadian news today, Jan. 17

Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 17<p>———<p><b>CANADA, U.S. URGE CRACKDOWN ON NORTH KOREA</b><p>Canada and the U.S. led calls Tuesday for the global …

Canada

Liberals aim to 'instil culture of service' with new national youth initiative

Reviving an idea that has intrigued Liberals for decades — but one that has proved difficult to establish — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced …

Nova Scotia

Team Trudeau to unveil plan to boost oversight of Canadian companies operating abroad

Champagne to share details of new corporate responsibility watchdog — Joly to take on harassment in cultural sector in Toronto — More closed-door …

Canada

What Canadians can do for Palestine this February

Last June, a few days after the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, over 80 academics, activists, and community …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Justin Trudeau’s government is just as unpopular as Harper’s was in 2014 – VICE News

The Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who came into office promising to usher in ‘sunny ways’ and a departure from the cynicism of the outgoing Conservative government, now finds itself facing nearly identical approval ratings as Stephen Harper was in 2014, according to a new …

Canada

The Hawaii missile-alert mistake; Canada able to help enforce North Korea sanctions

<b>Canada's navy has the 'capability' to help enforce North Korea sanctions</b><p>Jonathan Vance, Canada's top general, made the comment just as foreign ministers get set to meet in Vancouver on Tuesday to address North Korea's nuclear program. Nobody has asked for Canada's military assistance yet, but …

North Korea

Globe editorial: Quebec hangs onto a troubling rule on head-coverings

It's a good thing federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wants to be prime minister of Canada and not premier of Quebec.<p>Running for the National Assembly would present a quandary, in that Mr. Singh would be obligated to remove his turban for the photo on his candidate form. Hey, it's in the rules.<p>The …

Green Party

Scheer better define himself, say observers, before he's pinned as a 'fuddy-duddy stuck in the '50s'

The Conservative Party’s policy convention is still eight month away, but leader Andrew Scheer is under pressure to define himself and his revamped …

Andrew Scheer

Gurpreet Singh: Indian state apologists must stop twisting facts about Sikh temple bans in North America

The recent decision of numerous North American gurdwaras (Sikh temples) across to ban Indian government officials from speaking has not only angered …

India

Ontario PC membership jumps 1500% in run-up to provincial election

The Ontario Progressive Conservative party has massively increased its membership in the run-up to the June provincial election campaign.<p>While the …

Canada

Trudeau's town halls offer a master class in changing the narrative

What better for a little reputation resuscitation than a talking-to-Canadians tour?<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to kick off 2018 with a …

Canada

Trudeau dons his Teflon suit at town hall meetings

The Prime Minister gets out of Dodge to meet the people, but there is heat waiting for him inside the Ottawa bubble, Tim Harper writes.<p>When we’re …

Canada

Political leaders set tone for party on sexual misconduct: Singh

'It is something that I need to show leadership on,' said NDP leader<p>NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he has personally discussed the issue of sexual …

Federal NDP calls for intervention on Abdi

Federal NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan has added her voice to the mounting chorus of calls for the federal government to halt the deportation …

Immigration

Dawson: Here’s why it’s time to decriminalize all drugs

Picture this: You’re an injection drug user, and, you’re worried the next time to use, you might die. So, you head for the Shepherds of Good Hope, …

Canada’s Politicians Won’t Commit To A Day Against Islamophobia

A year after a gunman killed six in a Quebec City mosque, the province’s leading party is coming out against a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.<p>Canada’s largest Muslim association is calling on Ottawa to proclaim a national day against Islamophobia, set to coincidence with the …

Canada

No seat likely to come Jagmeet Singh's way before 2019 unless one is offered to him

NDP leader says he'd run in Ontario if opportunity arises, but openings look unlikely<p>NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has made it clear he is comfortable not …

Canada

Widening wage gap shows tax fairness is the right priority

Concerns about the corrosive effects of extreme inequality are nothing new. In the 4th century B.C., for example, Plato wrote that no person should …

Social Justice

Coyne: It's too early to write off Singh and Scheer as political duds

In the spring of 1993 Opposition leader Jean Chretien, his Liberal party sagging in the polls and projected to lose to the resurgent Conservatives …

Andrew Scheer

‘I want to have a say’: Muslim youth fellowship at Toronto City Hall aims to break down barriers

In a rare democratic exercise, 13 Muslim youth will soon get to talk directly with a political operative that used to work for Stephen Harper — the …

Kathleen Wynne

LEGER: PM, rivals exude ineptitude as amateur hour grips Ottawa

Doesn’t anybody want to be prime minister around here? With a year and change before the start of the 2019 political season and the three starting …

Andrew Scheer