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  • Meltdown: Justin Trudeau Defends Presence at Elite Fundraisers as Approval Plummets

    12/14/2016 11:41:04 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 14, 2016 | Frances Martel
    Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the nation’s House of Commons Tuesday that he has attended lavish fundraisers for his family’s foundation to “create economic growth for the middle class.” His defense of his participation in fundraisers thrown by the Pierre Trudeau Foundation – which he renounced his official position in upon becoming the leader of the Liberal Party – follows an admission that he allowed attendees to lobby him at these fundraisers, a clear violation of Liberal Party bylaws. The metastasizing cash-for-access scandal follows a calamitous month for Canada’s Liberals in which, partly triggered by Trudeau’s effusive praise...
  • Trudeau: Muslims should also join opposition parties

    12/11/2016 9:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 12/12/16 04:12 | Dalit Halevi
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to continue to welcome Syrian refugees and to strengthen the Muslim community’s involvement in politics. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which aired last week, Trudeau said that “Canada is benefiting from welcoming in people who are so deeply committed to living up to the opportunity given to them.” […] Trudeau, who heads the Liberal party, also encouraged Muslims in Canada to join the Conservative party and other parties in Canada “to make sure that no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group of Canadians and demonize...
  • Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

    07/09/2016 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2016 12:44 AM EDT | Kristen Gelineau
    Australia’s opposition leader conceded defeat on Sunday in a chaotic national election that has left Australia in a state of political paralysis for more than a week, while officials scramble to sort out who, if anyone, actually won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway from the July 2 ballot, but opposition leader Bill Shorten said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ruling conservative coalition would eventually secure enough seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives to retain power. […] With Shorten’s center-left Labor Party out of the running, just two options remain: Either the coalition will form a majority government...
  • Only Tony Abbott can fix what Malcolm Turnbull broke in the Liberal Party (Australia)

    07/03/2016 8:31:45 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th July 2016 | Andrew Bolt
    TONY Abbott must return as leader of the shattered Liberals after Saturday’s election disaster. ..... True, Abbott ideally needs months more to repair the image that a smart-arse media tore to shreds, feeding off his sometimes dumb mistakes. But who else but Abbott could hope to fix what Turnbull has just smashed? This election result has been a near-total catastrophe for the Liberals, who have been left without a mandate, platform, unity, honour or real power after letting Turnbull hijack their party last year. Turnbull, a man of the ABC Left, then ditched the Liberals’ base, Liberal principles and even...
  • Liberals planning to buy Super Hornet fighter jets before making final decision on F-35s

    06/06/2016 4:25:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    OTTAWA CITIZEN ^ | 06.04.2016 | Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen and John Ivison |
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government is intent on buying Super Hornet fighter jets, according to multiple sources. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reportedly discussed the issue last week, and while no formal decision was taken, one top-level official said: “They have made up their minds and are working on the right narrative to support it.” Rather than a full replacement of the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet, it’s believed the purchase will be labelled an interim measure to fill what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has warned is a pending “gap” in Canada’s military capabilities. The Liberals promised during the...
  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. …
  • Legalize incest and necrophilia, says Swedish Liberal Party’s youth wing

    03/01/2016 9:58:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Last week the youth wing of Sweden’s Liberal Party voted to call for the decriminalization of sexual relations between siblings as well as sexual relations with a corpse, on the argument that laws should not be based on “morality” or on a societal consensus on what is “disgusting.”“We are a youth organization and one of our tasks is to think one step further,” said Liberal Youth leader Cecilia Johnsson to  Swedish news site Aftonbladet last week. “I understand that [incest and necrophilia] can be seen as unusual and disgusting but legislation can not be...
  • We All Know What New York Values Are, Why is Trump Insulted?

    01/15/2016 12:53:01 PM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 15, 2016 | Steve Berman
    Donald Trump was offended last night that Ted Cruz accused him of having "New York values." Speaking to the television audience in Iowa, New Hampshire and the rest of the country, and the live audience in South Carolina, Cruz reminded us that we know what that means.When I was barely able to vote, growing up in N.H., I attended a town meeting in Seabrook. This is the oldest form of democracy, and it's still used in the Granite State, where a Board of Selectmen and a moderator have an annual meeting where all residents have a say, and a vote,...
  • Video Shows Canadian PM Trudeau Praying With Muslims at Mosque

    01/12/2016 12:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected, the CIJNews website reported on Monday. Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when he visited the Jamea Masjid mosque in Surrey, British Columbia, in West Canada. In the video, he is seen wearing traditional Islamic clothing as he delivers a speech that he begins with the Muslim greeting “peace be upon you.” In his speech, he thanked worshipers for granting him the honor...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • [Canadian] MP tells niqab-wearers at oath ceremonies to 'stay the hell where you came from'

    03/17/2015 3:54:16 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 17, 2015 | QMI Agency
    OWEN SOUND, Ont. — A Conservative MP has apologized for telling a radio station that Muslim women who want to wear a niqab while taking the oath of citizenship should "stay the hell where you came from." Larry Miller, who represents the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, made the comment Monday in the wake of a Federal Court ruling that struck down a ban on face coverings during citizenship oaths. "I think most Canadians feel the same. That's maybe saying it a little harshly, but it's the way I feel," Miller told 560 CFOS AM. "I'm so sick and tired of...
  • Justin Trudeau elected Liberal leader in landslide victory

    04/14/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | April 14, 2013 | Lee Berthiaume
    The federal Liberals officially named Justin Trudeau their new leader Sunday. He won the support of about 80 per cent of Liberals who voted. Trudeau, 41, secured an overwhelming first-ballot victory, 45 years to the month after his father took the same position.
  • Justin Trudeau's Islamist Revival

    12/21/2012 1:46:45 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 20DEC12 | David B. Harris Special to IPT News
    Nothing says bug-eyed clerical fanaticism more than inviting a hate-spewing Saudi cleric to address your religious revival meeting. But this is part of the under-reported history of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention, a conference that Justin Trudeau, a frontrunner in Canada's Liberal Party leadership race – and son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – will address this weekend in Toronto. It's also why moderate Muslims and non-Muslims are aghast at the prospect of Trudeau's presence legitimizing the conference and some of its notables. Although organizers pitch the gathering as "A Unique Youth Effort" "to help overcome new...
  • (Stephen) Harper To Resign As Conservative Leader After Election Defeat-CANADA

    10/19/2015 9:50:49 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 27 replies
    Huff Po Canada ^ | 10/19/15 | Ryan Maloney
    Stephen Harper, the only leader the Conservative Party of Canada has ever known, is stepping down. It just isn't clear when. Conservative Party president John Walsh made the announcement in a media release Monday night, shortly after Justin Trudeau's Liberals captured a stunning majority government. "I have spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and he has instructed me to reach out to the newly elected parliamentary caucus to appoint an Interim Leader and to the National Council to implement the leadership selection process pursuant to the Conservative Party of Canada constitution," Walsh said in the release.
  • Nanos tracking: Liberals hit election high (Canadian Election-Monday)

    10/16/2015 2:12:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/15/2015 | CTVNews.caStaff
    The latest nightly tracking conducted by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail shows the Liberals have hit an election-high level of support among voters, largely at the expense of the NDP. The nightly tracking is based on a rolling average of 1,200 voters polled on October 11, 13 and 14, 2015. The numbers released Oct. 15 show: . the Liberals at 37.1 per cent support . the Conservatives at 29.4 per cent support . the NDP at 23.7 per cent support . the Green Party at 4.3 percent support . the Bloc Quebecois at 5 per cent...
  • Abbott’s last plea: Don’t destroy the party I love (Australia's former conservative Prime Minister)

    09/18/2015 3:59:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 18th September 2015 | Piers Akerman
    FROM the loneliness of political exile, Tony Abbott is urging conservative members of the Liberal Party not to walk away from the party he led into government two years ago. Aware of the tsunami of anger created by his ousting among party stalwarts, the former prime minister is telling friends that the Liberal Party will always be a better organisation with good people working within it than against it from the outside. ..... It is noteworthy that it took Malcolm Turnbull and his accomplice Julie Bishop two years to achieve what Labor could not do — remove Tony Abbott from...
  • The Age’s front-page smear of a soldier and a Liberal (note, Australia "Liberal" = conservative)

    08/21/2015 5:32:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies ^ | 22nd August 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    I don’t know how much lower The Age can go. This morning’s front-page hatchet job on the Liberals’ candidate in the Canning by-election is a disgrace. We know The Age is desperate to destroy the Abbott Government, and we know it now sees Canning as its big chance. If the Liberals lose, Abbott falls. Hence this attack on the Liberals’ candidate, once an officer in our elite SAS, risking his life to defend the likes of even Age journalists, safe at home to snipe: The former SAS soldier standing as the Liberal Party’s prize recruit in a key federal by-election...
  • GOP wary of new immigration battle [GOP-e surrender monkeys cave again to Obama]

    03/12/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Bernie Becker
    Senate GOP leadership is staying away from a proposal to ensure illegal immigrants don’t get tax break payouts from the government, with the party still smarting from a battle over Department of Homeland Security funding. Senior Republicans generally say they support the goals of the bill from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to keep immigrants protected from deportation by President Obama’s executive actions from claiming several years’ worth of earned income tax credits. But with the most recent immigration fight having just finished, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he’s still examining the...
  • More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

    03/05/2015 7:06:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 105 replies ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage...
  • Bias against Tony Abbott is truly sickening

    02/18/2015 12:29:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 19th February 2015 | Andrew Bolt
    THE ABC is trying to destroy Tony Abbott. Its bias — actually unlawful — has never been so ruthless. Even the ABC’s hand-picked reviewer had to admit this week that the ABC’s coverage of the Abbott Government’s first Budget was marred by anti-Liberal bias — and she hadn’t even looked hard. Colleen Ryan, a former Fairfax editor, had been asked by the ABC to check its reporting of the Budget in the week after it was delivered. This Budget was the country’s first and best hope of reining in Labor’s massive deficits. If it wasn’t a make-or-break moment for the...
  • Tony Abbott leadership spill: Newspoll shows PM faces disaster

    02/08/2015 1:55:31 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 9th February 2015
    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is facing an uphill battle after a Newspoll has revealed the Coalition’s worst polling ­figures, and Liberal MPs are divided on the leadership spill. The latest Newspoll, taken ­exclusively for The Australian, shows the Coalition’s primary vote down three points to an eight-month low of 35 per cent. Labor is up two points to 41 per cent. In two-party terms, the government’s vote went to 43 per cent with Labor on 57 per cent, which is the Coalition’s worst result since November 2009. Tony Abbott has admitted he could be removed as leader on Monday but...
  • Abbott leadership crisis: judgment day as PM faces spill motion (Australia - new Prime Minister?)

    02/08/2015 1:43:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    The Australian ^ | 9th February 2015
    8.31am: Half an hour to go. You can read a handy pointer to how a leadership spill works here (although do note the 102 partyroom has been reduced to 101 after one MP called in sick): 8.28am: Tony Abbott will need to channel John Howard’s historic 2001 recovery in the polls if is to emerge victorious, says Mathias Cormann: ‘Abbott has done this before’ 8.25am: Chris Kenny is saying on Sky that he is hearing there is strong support for the spill. 8.22am: Tony Abbott spoken briefly while leaving the church service.“We want to put the internals behind us and...
  • Tony Abbott survives as Australian Prime Minister.

    02/08/2015 2:14:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    No link yet - this is breaking news based on leaks.
  • Give Tony Abbott more time: John Howard (Australian leadership crisis)

    02/08/2015 2:03:50 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | 9th February 2015 | David Crowe and Dennis Shanahan
    JOHN Howard has urged the Liberal Party to give Tony Abbott more time to improve his performance amid signs the Prime Minister will stare down a leadership spill today but risk an ongoing revolt and subsequent challenge. The former prime minister said that “obviously some things have to change” but that Mr Abbott should be given the chance to fix the problems, in an influential move in the battle over the government’s future. Malcolm Turnbull will contest the leadership if today’s spill succeeds but Liberal MPs said a majority was unlikely to vote for change today despite frustration with Mr...
  • Liberal MP: Islamic State threats to Canada all Harper’s fault

    02/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Mitch Wolfe
    Sgro, Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada are just not ready for prime time Liberal MP Judy Sgro gave an interview to The Hill Times in which she gave her opinion as to why the Islamic State poses a threat to Canada. Seems it is all Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fault. Harper has stood out on the world stage for recognizing ISIS for what it is; Islamic (that’s right composed of Muslims) jihadis tasked with the mission of attacking the West including Canada because of our values and their desire to build a worldwide caliphate. The Liberal MP seems...
  • GOP leaders to grant Obama 'enormous' new power

    01/24/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies ^ | 1/22/2015 | Curtis Ellis
    He’s already boasted of wielding power through a pen and a phone. Now President Obama wants to add a rubber stamp to his desk set – and the rubber stamp would be named “U.S. Congress.” Buried in his State of the Union address, Obama said he will ask Congress to give him “trade promotion authority.” He didn’t say what trade promotion authority would do. But critics charge that it would cede the Republican majority’s control of the congressional agenda to Obama and strip Congress of its ability to vet and amend international agreements. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledges Obama is...
  • Repealing Obamacare is not enough: Republicans must unite around a good alternative.

    01/13/2015 7:50:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/13/2015 | Philip Klein
    For nearly five years, Republicans have been fighting to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law. But repeal is not enough. Even if simple repeal were politically obtainable, Americans would still be left with a broken healthcare system. Government regulations would still be stifling competition and individual choice and government healthcare programs would still be driving the nation’s unsustainable long-term debt problem. If Republicans achieved repeal without agreeing on a way to reform healthcare along free market lines, it’s inevitable that Democrats would eventually lead another overhaul of the system that would grant even more power to the federal government than the...
  • If Palin and Levin Walk, the 2016 Nomination Is Not Worth Having

    01/09/2015 7:04:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2015 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    It's all very simple: the Republicans lost Florida in the 2012 presidential election by 0.88. If conservatives stay at home in 2016 in the same numbers as they did in 2012, then there is no chance of the GOP winning. If conservatives are advised by Governor Palin (unlike in 2012) and Mark Levin to either stay home or vote third-party, then it is impossible to see how Florida could be won by, for example, Jeb Bush. However, for argument's sake, if, because of Bush's Florida connection and a bad economy, Florida is won, then Ohio (-2.98%), Virginia (-3.88%), and Colorado...
  • Christie Administration Proposes More Gun Control For New Jersey

    01/07/2015 1:09:47 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s (R) administration is proposing more gun control in the form of “security requirements” for firearm retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers–and employees of the same–in the state. The proposals originated with the State Police and are the result of “several thefts and lapses in oversight…that led to at least one death” during the past 10 years.
  • Tea Party's Singular Focus on Amnesty Troubles GOP

    11/26/2014 9:29:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 26, 2014 | Melissa Clyne
    President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, has so outraged the tea party faction of the Republican Party that the ultra conservatives are focusing their attention and resources on this single issue, potentially causing a fissure within the party, according to The New York Times. "What started five years ago as a groundswell of conservatives committed to curtailing the reach of the federal government, cutting the deficit and countering the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party has become a movement largely against immigration overhaul," writes the Times’ Jeremy Peters. "The...
  • GOP's John Cornyn Eyes Immigration Reform 'After We Get Majority'

    10/29/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 167 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    During a debate with Democratic challenger David Alameel, Texas Sen. John Cornyn said it is time to reach a "consensus" on immigration reform by "finding parts that we agree on," including providing children of illegal immigrants access to education. "I believe education is the way out," the Republican said. He added that the children of parents "who did not comply with our immigration laws are guilty of nothing," and "it makes no sense to condemn them to a minimum-wage job for the rest of their lives when they could produce so much more, when they could be so much more....
  • Anti-abortion candidates need not apply in 2015, Justin Trudeau says

    05/08/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT · by RansomOttawa · 5 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 07, 2014 | Susana Mas
    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says all candidates running for nomination to represent the Liberal Party in 2015 will have to support the party's pro-choice position, but that the same rule does not apply to sitting MPs. "I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills," Trudeau said Wednesday following his party's weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa. Trudeau said that rule, however, does not apply to current members of Parliament because they were vetted under a different nomination process.
  • Justin Trudeau to publish ‘candid’ memoir charting journey .... this fall

    03/25/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | March 25, 2014 | Mark Kennedy
    Justin Trudeau will tell his “life’s story” in a memoir to be published this fall — one year before he goes to the polls asking Canadian voters to make him prime minister. The Liberal leader’s book will be published by HarperCollins Canada, the publisher announced Tuesday. The “personal memoir” will appear in both English and French. “Mr. Trudeau’s candid memoir will reveal to its readers the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life and show how his passion for Canada and its people took root,” the publisher said in a news release. “Covering the years from...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens

    09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 124 replies
    7th September 2013
    We have had Live Threads here at Freerepublic for the count for the last three Australian Federal elections - in 2004 which ended in conservative victory, then again in 2007 which ended in defeat for the conservatives and a Labor government, and then again in 2010 which gave us a hung Parliament, where Labor continued governing with the support of the Greens and independents. This is the live thread for 2013 - polls close and the count begins in about 10 minutes. Polls and exit polls indicate a victory for the conservative coalition under Tony Abbott is highly likely. A...
  • Swedish Email Subject to US Surveillance: Report

    06/09/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Jun 13
    Emails sent to the Swedish state and government authorities can be accessed by the US security services, according to a report by the Computer Sweden daily. "If you do not want to send information that could end up in US government hands, well then you should not communicate with these authorities," Stefan Thelberg, CEO of IT security firm Stay Secure, said to the newspaper. Several Swedish state agencies have their email systems linked to companies allegedly connected to the recently revealed Prism surveillance system used by the US National Security Agency (NSA). According to Thelberg these include weather agency SMHI,...
  • Updated: Party subsidy to get the axe in June 6 budget (Canada - Goodbye Liberal Party!)

    05/25/2011 9:47:04 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 35 replies
    National ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Mark Kennedy
    The timing of the budget is also reflective of how urgent it is regarded by the government. It comes on the first day that MPs take their seats for a full day of routine proceedings. The previous week, MPs will elect a Speaker on June 2, then the government’s Throne Speech will be read in the Senate chamber June 3 by the Governor General. Then, on Monday, June 6, as MPs start their new session, Flaherty will drop his latest fiscal update in their lap. Traditionally, the budget is tabled in late afternoon. The opposition parties rejected the March budget...
  • Voters switching back to Coalition (more good news for Australian conservatism)

    12/07/2009 4:44:09 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 487+ views
    The Australian ^ | 7th December 2009 | Dennis Shanahan
    THE Liberal Party's biggest gambles in decades - electing Tony Abbott as Leader of the Opposition and rejecting Labor's ETS in the Senate - appear to have paid their first dividends, and in exactly the way the Liberal Party had hoped they would. Two weeks ago Malcolm Turnbull was Liberal leader, the Coalition had embraced Labor's ETS and was about to pass it through the Senate and Turnbull was facing two by-elections which were deliberately designed to wreck his leadership. The Liberal Party was divided over climate change and the leadership, the Coalition was split over the ETS and there...
  • Liberal leadership spill: Tony Abbott wins (a real conservative - John Howard's headkicker)

    11/30/2009 4:07:27 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 58 replies · 3,633+ views ^ | 1st December 2009
    TONY Abbott has rolled Malcolm Turnbull to take over the Liberal leadership in a spill forced by deep divisions on the Opposition's climate change policy. Mr Abbott, Mr Turnbull and Joe Hockey contested a three-way spill at a special partyroom meeting in Parliament this morning. Mr Abbott won by a single vote, 42-41. Everyone had expected Mr Hockey to win in a landslide, but he was eliminated in the first round of voting. That sent Mr Abbott and Mr Turnbull into a head-to-head vote for the leadership. Those deep divisions remain - as shown by the razor-thin margin in today's...
  • Libs Hitler spoof claims second scalp

    11/08/2009 1:44:20 PM PST · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 790+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | November 9, 2009 | Mark Toben
    A staff member of the right-wing NSW Liberal MP David Clarke has stood aside after being linked to a spoof You Tube video involving Adolph Hitler. Charles Perrottet is the second Liberal Party staffer to stand down over the video clip. In the clip, the Hitler biopic Downfall has been re-subtitled to portray the Federal MP Alex Hawke as an enraged Adolph Hitler, making reference to a factional stoush inside the state Liberal Party. A link to the video has been sent to a number of news outlets including the ABC. The war in the Liberal Party's right-wing has been...
  • The audacity of Michael Ignatieff

    02/27/2009 3:38:41 AM PST · by Loyalist · 270+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2009 | Michael Stickings
    Late last month, near the end of a prolonged period of uncertainty in Canadian politics, the Conservative government of prime minister Stephen Harper tabled its 2009 budget, the long-awaited response to the Liberal-New Democrat coalition that had been formed late last year, a last-ditch effort by the government to remain in power. The question, though, was not so much whether the budget's economic stimulus package was good enough but, politically speaking, how the Liberals – and specifically new leader Michael Ignatieff – would respond to it. Now with the power in their hands, would they seek to bring down...
  • Green shift: a loser worldwide

    10/23/2008 6:15:14 PM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 659+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-10-23 | John Williamson
    Remember when Liberal leader Stephane Dion unveiled his carbon tax plan earlier this year? The green lobby was thrilled. It had finally found a mainstream politician ready to fight an election on a promise to implement a tax on heating fuels, diesel and other traditional sources of energy that households consume. Environmentalists were convinced voters would rally around the plan, particularly since the carbon tax and ensuing higher energy prices would be offset with tax cuts targeted to low-and modest-income earners. Canada was set to become a world leader in the climate change debate. Dreams of a carbon tax are...
  • Stephane Dion's Quebec Problem

    03/27/2008 3:21:43 PM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 375+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-03-27 | L. Ian Macdonald
    MONTREAL -In a way, Stephane Dion's leadership problems began on Day One, in December, 2006, when 82% of the delegates to the Liberal convention voted for someone else on the first ballot. When Dion stormed from third place to overtake Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae, there were at least two other guys who thought they should have won. Actually three, counting Gerard Kennedy, who would have been third rather than fourth if a handful of his delegates hadn't parked with Martha Hall Findlay on the first ballot to reward her for an outstanding speech. In that sense, Dion wasn't even...
  • Historic Win For [Ontario] Liberals (Red Tories Crash And Burn Alert)

    10/11/2007 9:10:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 433+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 100/11/2007 | Robert Benzie
    Ontarians have renewed their faith in Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberals. Forgiving his broken promise not to raise taxes shortly after he took office in 2003, voters yesterday handed him the first back-to-back Liberal majority government since Mitch Hepburn won 70 years ago.
  • Return Of Anti-Americanism? (Liberal Party Return To Power In Canada Not Sure Bet Alert)

    12/15/2006 11:20:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | 12/16/2006 | Ted Byfield
    Stéphane Dion, who came from fourth-place standing to win the leadership of Canada's Liberal Party early this month, declared immediate war on the minority Conservative government last week, and made it clear he is determined to force a late-winter election. Implicitly, he made something else clear. He will attack the government on two principal issues, both of them integral to Canadian-American relations. One is the Kyoto Treaty, the other the Canadian role in Afghanistan. If he wins the election, therefore, America's northern neighbor will once again become vaguely hostile territory, as it was under the last Liberal government. On Kyoto,...
  • Dion Surges To Liberal Leadership Victory

    12/02/2006 6:45:31 PM PST · by Loyalist · 17 replies · 590+ views
    CBC ^ | December 2, 2006 | Staff
    Dark horse candidate Stéphane Dion surged from fourth to first to claim the federal Liberal leadership, defeating Michael Ignatieff on Saturday in the final ballot. Dion garnered 2,521 votes in the fourth-round tally, or about 54 per cent of the delegates, ahead of Ignatieff, who received 2,084 votes, or about 46 per cent. "The most exciting race in the history of our party is over," Dion told a jubilant crowd of some 5,000 delegates Saturday evening at the party's convention in Montreal. "Let's get ready for the election." The new leader, who initially was given little chance to win, hailed...
  • Liberals take safe road on social policy

    11/30/2006 10:10:13 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 18 replies · 559+ views
    Globe & Mail (Canada) ^ | 11/29/06 | JEFF SALLOT
    Montreal — Eradicating child poverty and controlling guns are high priorities for Liberal party activists. Lowering the age of consent for anal sex between teens and legalizing marijuana may be good ideas, but not high priorities, delegates indicated Wednesday at the opening of the Liberal convention. Liberals did not swerve too far from the centre of the road in a sparsely attended social policy workshop debate. Youth delegates grumbled that they could not get out the vote for the marijuana resolution because many young Liberal activists are still taking school exams and can't get here until the weekend's main event,...
  • Canada - House passes motion recognizing Québécois as nation

    11/27/2006 6:06:45 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 1,012+ views (excerpt) ^ | November 27, 2006
    Excerpt - The House of Commons has overwhelmingly passed a motion recognizing Québécois as a nation within Canada. Conservatives, most Liberal MPs, the NDP and the Bloc voted 266 to 16 in support of the controversial motion, which earlier in the day had prompted the resignation of Michael Chong as intergovernmental affairs minister. Fifteen Liberal MPs voted against the motion, along with Independant MP Garth Turner. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had introduced the surprise motion on Nov. 22, raising the ante on a Bloc Québécois motion that sought to declare Quebecers a nation without reference to Canada. The motion states:...
  • Canadian PM Declares Quebec a Nation

    11/22/2006 9:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP ^ | 11/22/6 | BETH DUFF-BROWN
    TORONTO -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper stunned Parliament on Wednesday by introducing a motion recognizing the French-speaking province of Quebec as a nation within Canada — a moved aimed at pre-empting Quebec's separatist party which intends to do the same. The Bloc Quebecois said it intends to introduce a motion Thursday that states Quebec is a nation. But the wording of that motion apparently does not include the words "within Canada," leaving federalists to worry it could be misinterpreted. The flap has reignited passions over whether the French-speaking province should be given independence. Quebecers have twice voted down referendums seeking...
  • Ignatieff spurns, embraces paternity of Quebec nation

    11/23/2006 12:47:31 PM PST · by Clive · 23 replies · 595+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-11-23 | Bruce Cheadle
    OTTAWA (CP) - Liberal leadership candidate Michael Ignatieff's on-again, off-again ownership of the Quebec-as-nation push is definitely on again. Ignatieff, the Liberal MP with the impressive academic credentials, has been alternately embracing and distancing himself from the initiative with dizzying regularity. Early Wednesday afternoon in a round-table discussion with The Canadian Press, Ignatieff was emphatic that a controversial internal Liberal party resolution to recognize Quebec as a nation was not his idea. "Just so it's clear, for the 20th time, the (Quebec) resolution was not initiated by the Ignatieff camp," he said. "It was initiated by people who support a...