The most evocative image coming out of this week’s protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline was that of a Canadian flag hanging upside-down outside the provincial legislature in Victoria, with the words “Reconciliation is dead” scrawled across it. Because it’s 2020, that phrase was a hashtag, too. Between the declaration ofRead More →

Canada’s ambassador to China says there is a chill in relations between the two countries since the People’s Republic imprisoned two Canadians, but his top priority is winning their release and resetting the relationship. Dominic Barton is offering that assessment in testimony this evening before the special House of CommonsRead More →

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer declined Saturday to shed any light on lingering questions about the use of party money to pay for his children’s tuition, an issue that threw his party into turmoil just as he announced his decision to step back from the leadership job. Scheer wrapped up meetingsRead More →

A new special parliamentary committee created to examine Canada’s fraught relationship with China will hold its first meeting today in Ottawa. The committee’s creation was the result of a Conservative motion passed in December, thanks to support from other opposition parties in the minority Parliament. The motion authorizes the committeeRead More →

Canadian social conservatives who say they’re tired of being written off and ignored by Conservative Party politicians are searching for a leadership candidate they can get behind. “We have people that we’re talking to. Nobody has come out to say, ‘Yes. I’m going to [run],’” said Jeff Gunnarson, national president of CampaignRead More →