Liberal Party

Helena Bonham Carter Is Cool Perfection in First Photo as Princess Margaret in The Crown

The first image of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming third season of <i>The Crown</i> dropped on Monday. And now the hit Netflix show has …

Royal Family

GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau smears conservatives everywhere

It’s always good to know what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks of conservatives in Canada and around the world, as he helpfully elaborated on …

Canadian News

EU's 'tax lady' hits Google with record fine

The move comes as Trump is increasingly hostile towards the EU - he called it a "foe" at the weekend - because of the bloc's tax and trade practices …

European News

Canada's Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet Over Trade Concerns

OTTAWA—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday shook up his cabinet to prioritize trade diversification, signaling Canada’s growing unease about U.S. trade policy just as it faces further tariff threats from the U.S.<p>On Wednesday the U.S. Commerce Department launched a probe on whether …

Canada

NSW's Acting Premier calls on embattled MP Daryl Maguire to quit parliament

The acting NSW Premier has called on disgraced ex-government MP Daryl Maguire to quit parliament immediately.Nationals leader and acting Premier John …

Great Britain

'Dangerous' New Zealand boy is allowed to STAY in Australia

'Dangerous' boy, 17, who became the centre of a diplomatic incident between Australia and New Zealand is allowed to STAY<p><b>A New Zealand-born boy, 17,</b> …

New Zealand

'If shuffles had ad slogans, this one would be: Built Ford Tough'

There’s Bill Blair, an old enemy of the Ford brothers, in a job that will inevitably put him soon on a collision course with the new premier. Or as …

Canada

Legalization alone won’t erase Canada’s prejudiced pot convictions. We need mass pardons.

<i>David Moscrop is a Canadian political commentator.</i><p>The march of moral progress is slow. Typically, it is routinely punctuated by halts and detours and backward treks. So, when the Canadian government legalized cannabis last month — setting Oct. 17 as the day the Victorian criminalization of the …

Cannabis Industry

The new Illiberal International

The dream of a united, integrated Europe is collapsing under the pressure of mass migration and the rise of a global populist movement.<p>The two …

Opinion (UK)

Japan approves first nationwide amendment banning smoking in public facilities

Japan, once thought of as a smoker's paradise, just made it harder to light up in public.<p>The country's National Diet on Wednesday approved the first nationwide legislation which bans certain tobacco products indoors at schools, hospitals and government offices.<p>The amendment revises the Health …

Japan

Craig Kelly and why the Right loves rootin’ for Putin

While Liberal MP Craig Kelly tells us to get over Vladimir Putin's crimes, it's worth considering why the Right loves the Russian autocrat so much. …

Vladimir Putin

Canada PM shakes up govt ahead of 2019 elections

OTTAWA (AFP) -<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reshuffled his government on Wednesday, setting the stage for his Liberal Party ahead of legislative elections next year amid tensions on global trade and the rise of populism.<p>The shake-up, 15 months before voters go to the polls in the G7 …

Canada

Careful what he wishes for

It was a defining moment of the 2017 same-sex marriage campaign. You could almost feel the tectonic shift.<p>The Turnbull government had announced the …

Australia

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Has Made Some Big Changes After Shuffling His Cabinet On Wednesday

Justin Trudeau would like to see Canada much less dependent on the U.S. and is refocusing his efforts on borders and trade.<p>On Wednesday (July 18), …

Canada

Crisis? What crisis? Why Varadkar’s right not to panic about Brexit

Stephen Collins: Ireland needs to remain calm while preparing for the worst<p>7 minutes ago<p>Leo Varadkar struck the right note in response to the chaos …

Great Britain

Trudeau shuffles cabinet, moving six ministers to new portfolios and adding new positions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs …

Canada

Call it con-fusion voting: The Joe Crowley-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dispute again reveals deeply flawed New York election laws

In the wake of her stunning upset of incumbent Joe Crowley in Queens’ 14th Congressional District Democratic primary last month, Alexandria …

Government

Why are we surprised by a prime ministerial double standard?

John Milloy<p>The critics are in high dudgeon. Our prime minister appears to be applying rules to his own conduct that are different from the ones he …

Canada

The EU's 'tax lady' strikes again

BRUSSELS (AFP) -<p>Her tough stance towards US firms has earned her the ire of President Donald Trump, but the EU's anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager is showing no signs of backing down.<p>The Danish former minister on Wednesday unveiled a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine against Silicon …

Europe

New Heritage minister will oversee big challenges at NCC

The new minister of Canadian Heritage is a veteran MP born in Argentina who has held one political position after another, but never served in …

Canadian News

Letters to the Editor, July 19 2018

<b>UPON REFLECTION</b><br>Alexander Pope (1688-1744), the great English writer, once said that “words are like leaves; and where they most abound, much fruit of …

Justin Trudeau

Politics Briefing: Trudeau expected to shuffle cabinet

<b>Good morning,</b><p><b>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau</b> is set to shuffle his cabinet today, as the federal Liberals prepare for next year's election with a focus on interprovincial disputes and international trade.<p>The shuffle is expected to increase the size of cabinet, which currently sits at 30 seats, though …

Canada

Melbourne's #SaveOurABC rally: 'Keep your grubby mitts off'

<b>The message at Melbourne's packed #SaveOurABC rally was clear: 'Keep your grubby mitts off OUR ABC'.</b><p>The Melbourne rally held on Sunday (15 July) was …

Australian News

Free Press Head Start for July 18

Nine months after securing the Liberal leadership, Dougald Lamont has won a seat in the Manitoba legislature, invigorating his party. Lamont, 49, …

Canadian News

Mixed reactions as Edmonton's Amarjeet Sohi appointed to pipeline portfolio

A cabinet shuffle that moved an Edmonton MP into the role of federal Natural Resources minister has put the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline …

Canada

Trudeau still optimistic on NAFTA, says Canadians' support key to getting a good deal

Justin Trudeau kept up his optimism for a renewal of NAFTA, and praised Canadians for showing solidarity during tensions with the U.S.<p>“We know we are …

Canada

GOP lawmaker who refused to vote for Trump tries to win re-election in Tuesday runoff

After the infamous <i>Access Hollywood</i> tape dropped in October 2016, Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) said she had enough. Trump’s actions she said, were too …

Chamber of Commerce

Brexiters and the cave of Adullam | Financial Times

George Parker’s admirable account of the Conservative party’s Brexit struggle cites Jacob Rees-Mogg’s historical flourish comparing soft Brexit to …

Conservative Party

State politicians not safe as dual citizenship crisis rolls on

ANALYSIS: Over the past year, 15 federal parliamentarians have been forced out due to dual citizenship. State representatives could also be in the …

Australia

Labor to use rare powers to expel disgraced MP Daryl Maguire

Daryl Maguire could become the first MP in 100 years to be expelled from NSW Parliament under the rarely used standing order.

Australia