Federal Politics

The Trudeaus: Like father not like son

If you want to see the difference between Justin Trudeau and his late father, look no further than the son’s performance in Waterloo on Friday.

Justin was touring the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (a “must” stop for any 21st century political leader who wants to be taken seriously), when a reporter asked him a foreign affairs question with a bit of a smart-ass preamble: “I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing, but …”

Indigenous Origins in the "Americas"

The two main arguments centre around: Indigenous people have always been here since time immorial or that they came from Asia across a land or ice bridge.

By I have never heard anyone make the argument that some Indigenous people came here by boat!

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/4/e1501385.full

Here's the abstract:

The absence of ‘anyone else’ may save Mulcair his job

As recently as seven months ago, he was riding high. The New Democratic Party was leading in the polls and Mulcair was poised to replace Stephen Harper as prime minister. Now he is fighting to keep his job as leader of the third party, while the NDP, the perennial bridesmaid of national politics, heads to convention in Edmonton in three weeks' time.

Byelection loss sinks Wynne’s plan to gain some momentum

The outcome of last week’s byelection in the provincial riding of Whitby-Oshawa delivers at least three warnings for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario’s Liberal premier, Kathleen Wynne.

The byelection was called to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of the popular Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott, widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. Elliott quit after she was defeated for the Ontario PC leadership by Patrick Brown, a right-wing Conservative member of Parliament.