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Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau favours legalization of marijuana

Kelowna - As The Liberal leader finishes up a whirlwind five day tour of British Columbia he tells a cheering crowd that his position on cannabis has evolved from decriminalization to legalization and taxation of the herb.

Justin Trudeau elected to lead the Liberal Party of Canada

Ottawa - After months of campaigning, the Liberal Party of Canada has announced its new leader at an event at the Westin hotel in Ottawa.

Bishop backs Senate bets, President backs priest-candidate

Manila - MANILA – In the Philippines where the principle of the separate of the Church and the State is clearly defined in its 1987 Constitution, politics at times becomes the tool that encourages the clergy to endorse political bets in good standing.

Op-Ed: Justin Trudeau Liberal Leadership race: Week 3

Ottawa - In which the erstwhile reporter teaches Canada's national press the proper definition of icon and Carneys while offering a backwards off kilter not regretful and insincere apology to G&M's John Ibbitson.

Did Liberal MPs give Nazi salutes to Canadian PM Stephen Harper?

Ottawa - During last week's 23-hour voting marathon on the omnibus budget, Conservative Member of Parliament and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he saw two Liberal MPs give Prime Minister Stephen Harper a Nazi salute.

Bob Rae confirms he will not seek Canada's Liberal leadership

Ottawa - After months of speculation, interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae has finally confirmed that he will not seek the party's permanent leadership. Up until as late as last week, Rae had planned to run for leader.

Canada: Liberal party agrees to delay leadership vote for 2 years

Ottawa - Canada's federal Liberal party will wait two full years before choosing its next leader in order to give the party time to rebuild and avoid extinction within the Canadian political landscape.

Liberal caucus appoints MP Bob Rae as interim Liberal Leader

Ottawa - It’s final. After weeks of speculation and rumours, the Liberal caucus has chosen Toronto Centre Member of Parliament Bob Rae as the party's interim leader. Rae will serve until a permanent leader is found to succeed Michael Ignatieff.

Canada Election: 5 Questions with Liberal Candidate William Hogg Special

Sherbrooke - William Hogg is the Liberal Party candidate for the riding known as Compton-Stanstead, an area unique in Quebec's Eastern Townships because of a large concentration of anglophone and bilingual voters.

Ontario: Sarah Thomson seeking Liberal nomination in Toronto

Toronto - Former Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson announced through her Facebook page that she has decided to seek the Liberal nomination in downtown Toronto's Trinity-Spadina riding for October's Ontario provincial election.

UK: Steve Radford becomes new Liberal Party President

Steve Radford, a long-standing elected member of Liverpool Council, in the North of England, has been elected president of the UK Liberal Party.

Minority bloc seeks Supreme Court nullification of NP-NPC merger

MANILA - The Liberal Party (LP) has filed before the Supreme Court a petition seeking the nullification and reversal of the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to recognize two coalesced parties as dominant minority bloc.

Harper moves to prorogue Canadian parliament until March 2010

After being called Canada's news maker of the year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hanging on to his title by proroguing parliament until 2010.

Op-Ed: How to annoy the Australian electorate? Be political drama queens

The Liberal Party of Australia is currently looking like Bambi after that unfortunate remark about Godzilla’s body odor. Not at all well. In an unprecedented display of something, most of the front bench of the Opposition resigned en masse.

Ignatieff: No decision yet on triggering election

New Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is unsure if he will call a federal election in Canada this autumn but Ignatieff told reporters that he would not support a government that is not doing its work.

Is Ontario Liberal party looking other way on eHealth scandal?

Ontario released documents yesterday pertaining to the eHealth scandal, which had come to light earlier this year. The documents show that the value of untendered contracts that were handed out was at least $14 million more than was first thought.

Op-Ed: Is Michael Ignatieff 'Canadian Enough?' Does It Matter?

While Canada Day passed on Wednesday it gave a chance to consider a conundrum that many Canadians are discussing and will be talking about in the months ahead.

Dion to step down, Liberals to choose new leader before parliament resumes

A report in The Toronto Star indicates that Dion will be stepping down and that the Liberals will rush to have a new leader in place by the time the House of Commons is set to resume at the end of January.

New South Wales liberal party dump candidate over text joke

Txt Msg "The video you have ordered about how to have sex with a goat has now arrived" gets politician dumped by party. Investigation into whether he actually made the instructional video mysteriously absent

Trudeau to follow in father's footsteps?

Justin Trudeau, son of former Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau, may run for the federal Liberals.
 

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Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Federal Liberal candidate Rob Oliphant at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Stre...
Federal Liberal candidate Rob Oliphant at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, ON.
Federal Liberal candidate Bill Morneau at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Stre...
Federal Liberal candidate Bill Morneau at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, ON.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant speaking with supporters.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant speaking with supporters.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Liberal Adam Vaughan campaigning at the DANO Korean Spring Festival at Christie Pits Park in Toronto...
Liberal Adam Vaughan campaigning at the DANO Korean Spring Festival at Christie Pits Park in Toronto, Canada.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Ontario MPP Glen Murray at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Street Community Ce...
Ontario MPP Glen Murray at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, ON.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Federal Liberal candidate Bill Morneau at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Stre...
Federal Liberal candidate Bill Morneau at Queer Rights Town Hall. Photo taken at The 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, ON.
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant.
Liberal Member of Parliament Rob Oliphant.