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Jim Carr to cover for Judy Foote

Jim Carr the Minister of Natural Resources is to take on the additional portfolio of Minister of Public Services and Procurement whilst Judy Foote takes a leave of absence. The […]

Canadian PM shuffles ministers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet making six changes. The official press release of the changes as reported on the prime minister’s website is […]

Cabinet of Canada

Justin Trudeau Prime Minister, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Chrystia Freeland Minister of […]

Canada and Ukraine sign Free Trade Agreement

Canada and Ukraine signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), yesterday. The text of the press release published on the Canadian prime minister’s website is […]

Dominic LeBlanc is new Fisheries Minister

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Coastguard, Hunter Tootoo, is the first minister to resign from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet. He was appointed in early November last year […]

Progressive Conservatives seize control of Manitoba

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba have won control of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba after they defeated the New Democratic Party (NDP) in yesterday’s provincial election. The NDP had […]

Manitoba goes to the polls

Voters in the Canadian province of Manitoba go to the polls today to vote for a new Legislative Assembly with 57 seats. In the 2011 election the New Democratic Party […]

Saskatchewan Party take an easy victory in general election

The centre-right Saskatchewan Party led by Brad Wall achieved a comfortable win in Monday’s general election to the 61 seat Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. They took 51 seats (+2) whilst […]

Saskatchewan goes to the polls today

The centre-right Saskatchewan Party will be hoping that it can make it three victories in a row when voters go to the polls for the 61 seat Legislative Assembly of […]

FinMin Morneau delivers first Liberal Budget

Canada’s new Finance Minister Bill Morneau has delivered his first budget to parliament. The speech was probably most notable because the new Liberal government failed to meet its promise to […]

Governor General lays out government programme

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada has delivered his ‘Speech from the Throne’ opening the 42nd session of Parliament in Canada and outlining the new Liberal government’s programme. The speech, […]

Liberals win in Newfoundland and Labrador general election

The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, a wing of the Liberal Party of Canada won a comprehensive victory in yesterday’s general election for the 40 seats in the General […]

PM issues Guide for Ministers

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has published a Guide for Ministers which lays out the individual and collective responsibilities of Ministers. Several weeks ago the prime minister issued individual letters […]

Trudeau Cabinet Announced

Justin Trudeau was sworn in today as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. His thirty-one member Cabinet, fifteen of whom are women, was also announced and sworn in. Immediately after he was […]

Liberals sweep to victory in Canada

Justin Trudeau is certain to be Canada’s next Prime Minister after his centre-left Liberal Party appeared to have won a comprehensive victory in yesterday’s general election. The Liberals are leading […]

Parliamentary 2015

A General Election was held on 19 October 2015. Liberal Party 184 Conservative Party 99 New Democratic Party 44 Bloc Québcois 10 Green Party 1 Total 338 Registered electors: 25,638,379 […]

Canadians vote in general election today

After 78 days of intense campaigning Canada’s voters go to the polls today to elect a new parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the centre-right Conservative Party of Canada has […]

Harper calls election for 19th October

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a general election for 19th October as originally planned. The difference, however, is that the campaign is much longer than usual, eleven weeks. With […]

NDP lead in opinion polls as election nears

The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy has published a projection of the possible outcome of the general election in Canada due to take place in […]

NDP sweep to victory in Alberta

The New Democratic Party (NDP) swept to victory in the Alberta Legislative Assembly yesterday. The NDP won 54 seats in the 87 seat parliament, an increase of 50 seats on […]