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Maxime Bernier turns his back on Conservative Party

Ottawa - Canadian MP Maxime Bernier has quit the Conservative Party of Canada and says he will form his own party devoted to "more freedom, less government." And he says it will be ready for the 2019 election.

Poll: PM Stephen Harper's Tories hold 10-point lead over rivals

Ottawa - With several months removed from the spring federal election, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are enjoying a 10-point lead over the New Democrats and Bob Rae's Liberals. Jobs and health care remain important issues for voters.

Op-Ed: Canadian political leader Jack Layton, 1950-2011

"Your support and well wishes are so appreciated. Thank you. I will fight this – and beat it," wrote NDP leader Jack Layton on Facebook. Sadly the cancer he so bravely fought claimed Jack Layton Monday in the middle of the night. He was just 61.

Will Canada's Liberals, New Democrats merge into one party?

Toronto - After Michael Ignatieff's Liberal Party of Canada took a severe beating in last week's federal election, there have been talks of a "progressive" merger between the Liberals and the New Democratic Party. But NDP Leader Jack Layton is not interested.

Supporters, Critics Align Behind Alliance Leader Stockwell Day

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As potential Canadian Alliance leadership candidates fall over themselves to disavow any interest in the job, both Stockwell Day's supporters and critics conclude the embattled leader will probably try to keep it. Day has c..

Alliance MP Deborah Grey Calls For Stockwell Day's Resignation

EDMONTON, Alberta — The clinging-by-its-fingertips leadership of Stockwell Day took another boot stomp Tuesday when one of the Canadian Alliance's strongest voices called for his resignation. Deborah Grey, the party's longest-serving MP, cited a l..

MP Could Make 12 For Alliance Dissidents

OTTAWA — Manitoba MP Inky Mark could round out the Canadian Alliance's dissident dozen with a decision next week on whether to abandon the caucus and leader Stockwell Day. Mark's colleague, MP Brian Fitzpatrick, chose to fly the coop Wednesday by c..

Appeal Filed in Stockwell Day's Defamation Suit

EDMONTON, Alberta — A former Alberta Speaker filed an appeal Tuesday of a decision upholding the province's right to pay the costs of Stockwell Day's defamation suit. David Carter argues in his notice of appeal that an insurance adjuster, not the A..

Speculation Of Ministerial Shuffle Arises

OTTAWA — It's the time of year when people on Parliament Hill start watching the calendar — and getting nervous. With just weeks to go before the Commons adjourns for a three-month vacation, there's speculation of a summer cabinet shuffle and a fresh

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