More than four in 10 Canadians, 44%, said they would vote Liberal in the next federal election, according to latest Forum Poll for the National Post, compared to 27% support for the ruling Conservatives and 20% for the opposition NDP.
The Liberals would claim 192 seats in the 308-seat House of Commons with that support, leaving the Tories with 77 and dropping the NDP all the way back to 37. (CP)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed temporary legal immigrants, pandas Er Shun and Da Mao, as the arrived via FedEx to Toronto on Monday. Harper officially signed for the pandas, making us wonder, “What other deliveries does he sign for?” Steve Murray has a few ideas.
Shawn Atleo’s leadership as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations also appears to be on the line as chiefs demanded that he boycott the talks.
As arguments heated up over the form the meeting should take, protesting Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence emerged today from the teepee in which she has been undertaking a month-long liquid diet to talk about the hardships native Canadians face and urged the government to “renew” the relationship. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and his windbreaker) photobomb Ottawa wedding As a politician, it’s never a bad idea to surround yourself with smiling faces. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, dressed in a Tory-blue windbreaker, made an impromptu appearance during a wedding shoot in Ottawa over the weekend, posing with a beaming bride and groom after a chance meeting in scenic Rockcliffe Park. (Laura Kelly Photography)
Canadian politics: This is your (TV-movie) life In light of the announcement that Rick Roberts and Sook Yin-Lee will play Jack Layton and Olivia Chow in CBC’s Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story, the Post‘s Steve Murray looks at which other stars should stand in for Canada’s political heavyweights in the inevitable dramatizations of their lives.