"Information about our political views is highly sensitive and it’s clearly unacceptable that federal and provincial political parties are not subject to privacy laws," said federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien on Monday.
Federal Opposition parties are preparing their ammunition for a fall session of Parliament aimed at attacking the Trudeau government's record on pipelines, trade and promises to raise fortunes of the middle class as the opening act in the year-long countdown to the 2019 election.
"The Liberals are failing Canadians by destroying investment confidence in the energy sector in Canada… The reality is this: that under the Liberals more energy investment has been lost than any other time frame in 70 years, $100 billion of energy projects cancelled."
After a bombshell day for the Conservative party, many members attending the annual Tory convention in Halifax expressed quiet relief on Thursday, August 23, 2018, that the long-expected divorce of maverick MP Maxime Bernier from the party was finally out of the way.
Given that she belonged to a social media group that openly discussed plans to attend last week's event, it is unlikely the prime minister's security detail or PMO officials were taken by surprise, he added.
Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a "dangerous path" for Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday, August 20, 2018, as he vowed to steer clear of such roads and to continue calling out those who rely on "extremist" methods to make their voices heard.
Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey of public perceptions commissioned by the federal government suggests — but they are also worried and confused when it comes to the issue of asylum seekers.