Federal Politics

Thousands of federal New Democrats gathered online Friday afternoon to kick off a three-day policy convention that has already exposed some internal party divisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

NDP convention targets inequality, as contentious planks threaten to steal spotlight

Barry Weisleder, who chairs the NDP’s unofficial socialist caucus, moved to amend the $15 minimum wage resolution to $20, calling the amount ‘outdated’

 

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivers the 2020 fiscal update in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds to table 2021 budget on April 19: Freeland

It will be the first federal budget in more than two years

 

Singh is renewing his pitch to young voters, pledging that an NDP government would cancel up to $20,000 in tuition. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

NDP announces plan to cancel up to $20K in student loan debt per Canadian

If elected leader Jagmeet Singh says he would also freeze federal student loan payments for a time

 

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservative Party members vote down resolution to enshrine reality of climate change

The motion on climate change had the fiercest opposition from the western provinces

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
John Aldag chats about his time in office and what’s next for him. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
John Aldag chats about his time in office and what’s next for him. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen pressed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to say what percentage of Canadians would need to be vaccinated for the border to reopen during a March 11 federal finance committee videoconference (House of Commons video feed)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen pressed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to say what percentage of Canadians would need to be vaccinated for the border to reopen during a March 11 federal finance committee videoconference (House of Commons video feed)
Cloverdale-Langley City Tamara Jansen clashed with Liberal Justice minister David Lametti during debate over the issue of allowing the mentally ill to seek medical assistance in dying (House Of Commons video feed)

VIDEO: Allowing mentally ill to seek medical assistance in dying condemned by Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen

Will damage ‘the moral fabric of our nation and put countless Canadian lives at risk”

Cloverdale-Langley City Tamara Jansen clashed with Liberal Justice minister David Lametti during debate over the issue of allowing the mentally ill to seek medical assistance in dying (House Of Commons video feed)
Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen said the Liberal government wasn’t paying attention to signs of an impending coronavirus crisis. She was speaking via videoconference during a Commons debate on Tuesday, March 9, (House of Commons video feed)

VIDEO: MP Jansen says Liberals failed to pay attention to warning signs of pandemic in January 2020

Speaking on anniversary of outbreak, Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative decries ‘lack of urgency’

Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen said the Liberal government wasn’t paying attention to signs of an impending coronavirus crisis. She was speaking via videoconference during a Commons debate on Tuesday, March 9, (House of Commons video feed)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen spoke on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, against proposed amendments to MAiD that would make more groups eligible, calling the Senate amendments a ‘Frankenstein bill’ (House of Commons video image)

OPINION: The grim future of palliative care in British Columbia

Takeover of Delta Hospice by Fraser Health is a major step toward the dismantling of palliative care in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen spoke on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, against proposed amendments to MAiD that would make more groups eligible, calling the Senate amendments a ‘Frankenstein bill’ (House of Commons video image)
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LETTER: Move on after ‘ghost town’ comment

Letter writer praises all the efforts being made by her MP

  • Feb 3, 2021
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A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Provinces set back COVID-19 vaccinations as deliveries grind to halt

Vaccine deliveries are expected to be slow in Canada for the next few weeks, officials confirm

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Wednesday December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole walks back words on residential schools amid backlash

He said modern Conservatives have a better record on the schools than Liberals

NDP Ethics critic Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Wednesday December 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals say Tory effort to set up COVID-19 committee will be a confidence matter

The Tories were originally proposing an ‘anticorruption’ committee

Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jansen rises during question period in December of 2019. (File photo by Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services)

Cloverdale -Langley City MP Jansen was not allowed to speak by Liberal finance chair

After the We charity controversy was raised, finance committee meeting was suspended

Jansen rises during question period in December of 2019. (File photo by Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services)
Randall Garrison

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Randall Garrison
Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Jansen appointed to finance committee

Cloverdale -Langley City MP joins several other MPs on bipartisan committee

Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(The Canadian Press)

Here’s what to do as Canada Student Loan payments resume, starting today

Graduates like Cytko have a range of options, from requesting to postpone payments to tackling them on a budget

(The Canadian Press)