Tag: Liberals

Liberals to Table Bill Responding to Supreme Court Decision on ‘Extreme Intoxication’

Federal Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to table a bill as early as today that would respond to a Supreme Court ruling to allow voluntary extreme intoxication as a defence for serious crimes. In May’s unanimous decision, Justice Nicholas Kasirer wrote that convicting someone for how they behave in a state of automatism, or…


BC Liberals Vote to Begin Name Change Consultations at Penticton Convention

British Columbia’s Liberal party says its delegates have voted to begin a process to potentially change the party name. This comes as about 800 members gathered at a convention in Penticton this weekend to welcome new leader Kevin Falcon and map strategy ahead of the scheduled fall 2024 provincial election. Falcon, who won the leadership…


Quebec Liberals Promise Not to Preempt Court Challenges With Notwithstanding Clause

Quebec Liberal leader Dominique Anglade cast herself as a candidate who can unite Quebecers of all backgrounds as her party presented its election platform Saturday, nearly five months ahead of the October vote. While addressing supporters in Montreal, Anglade promised to turn the page on what she described as nearly four years of divisive government…


Parti Québécois, Quebec Liberals to Vote Against Language Bill for Opposite Reasons

The Quebec Liberal Party and the Parti Québécois say they plan to vote against the government’s new language-reform bill for opposite reasons. Liberals say the bill goes too far and violates the rights of English-speaking Quebecers, while the PQ says the legislation doesn’t go far enough to crack down on the use of English within…


2015 Federal Liberals Moved From Third Place to Government; Can 2022 Ontario Liberals Recover?

Provincial Liberals have drifted to irrelevance in some provinces, such as Alberta and Saskatchewan, and in Manitoba they hold just three seats. But in Ontario, despite falling from the party forming government to third place in 2018, some observers say it’s a different story. “The Liberal brand is very strong in Ontario. After all, they’re…


Liberals Move to Bar Sanctioned Russians From Canada Through Immigration Amendments

The Liberal government is moving to ban Russians sanctioned over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine from entering Canada. The government tabled proposed amendments to federal immigration law in the Senate today to ensure foreign nationals subject to sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act are inadmissible to Canada. The changes would allow the Canada Border Services…


Bergen Says Conservatives Won’t Attract Disaffected Liberals by Being ‘Liberal-Lite’

Interim federal Conservative leader Candice Bergen says the party won’t attract disaffected Liberals into the fold by being “Liberal-lite.” She made the statement in a video speech played to a room of conservative faithful and party stalwarts gathered in downtown Ottawa for a three-day conference. Bergen, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, focused much of…


Liberals Looking at Canada Health Act to Ensure Abortion Right Protected: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. Trudeau spoke to reporters before the Liberals’ weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa. He says the ministers of health and the status of women are tasked with…


Liberals, NDP Vote to Compel Final Hours of Debate on Fall Economic Statement

The fall economic statement is expected to pass Wednesday after the Liberals and NDP voted to force the final few hours of debate required on the bill. The motion to push C-8 to its conclusion passed about 12 hours after the two parties also voted to pass a Liberal motion making it easier to push…


‘Competing Interests’: Liberals Raise Security Concerns With Emergencies Act Review

A senior Liberal minister says the government has “two competing interests” when it comes to sharing information about its use of the Emergencies Act: transparency and protecting national security. Government House leader Mark Holland was responding this morning to questions about what information the Liberals will provide to a judge tapped to lead an independent…