Alex Ballingall

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Pierre Poilievre says he’ll ‘axe the carbon tax’ for consumers — but when it comes to the pricing system for Canadian industries, he won’t say

Pierre Poilievre says he’ll ‘axe the carbon tax’ for consumers — but when it comes to the pricing…

He would repeal incom­ing fed­er­al elec­tric­i­ty reg­u­la­tions. He would scrap…

Someone will eventually succeed Justin Trudeau as Liberal leader. Here’s what Canadians told a pollster about some of the potential contenders

Someone will eventually succeed Justin Trudeau as Liberal leader. Here’s what Canadians told a…

Of a slate of poten­tial Lib­er­al lead­er­ship con­tenders large­ly unknown to the…

Liberal MP won’t seek re-election, citing fears for her safety and disgust with toxicity in politics

Liberal MP won’t seek re-election, citing fears for her safety and disgust with toxicity in politics

Describ­ing how pol­i­tics has grown so ​“tox­ic” and ​“hyper­par­ti­san” that she is…

Trudeau government wants banks to use the word ‘rebate’ when you get your carbon levy refund — but a source says one bank is flat out refusing

Trudeau government wants banks to use the word ‘rebate’ when you get your carbon levy refund — but…

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is frus­trat­ed by dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting banks to adopt…

Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major questions unanswered

Justin Trudeau’s big defence policy update took two years to create. But it still leaves major…

The Lib­er­als’ lat­est nation­al defence plan was a full two years in the works,…

Justin Trudeau’s government is $15 billion behind in climate change spending, report says

Justin Trudeau’s government is $15 billion behind in climate change spending, report says

he fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has failed to spend rough­ly $15 bil­lion that it com­mit­ted…

Chrystia Freeland is at the centre of a political storm. The course she charts out of it could save her Liberal government — or make matters even worse

Chrystia Freeland is at the centre of a political storm. The course she charts out of it could save…

It’s 2014, and Chrys­tia Free­land is laugh­ing on the streets of Lon­don. In clas­sic…

Jagmeet Singh was warned about potential threat against his life, inquiry hears

Jagmeet Singh was warned about potential threat against his life, inquiry hears

NDP Leader Jag­meet Singh was among the Sikh Cana­di­ans who were warned about poten­tial…

Justin Trudeau's consumer carbon levy less impactful than other climate change actions, report says

Justin Trudeau's consumer carbon levy less impactful than other climate change actions, report says

It’s the cli­mate pol­i­cy at the heart of the polit­i­cal storm around car­bon pric­ing.…

Justin Trudeau promised them a portion of the carbon rebate. Five years later, the government has collected billions, but they're still waiting for money

Justin Trudeau promised them a portion of the carbon rebate. Five years later, the government has…

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has­n’t decid­ed how it will refund more than $3.6 bil­lion in…

'He's a liar and a hate-monger': Former prime minister Kim Campbell slams Pierre Poilievre

'He's a liar and a hate-monger': Former prime minister Kim Campbell slams Pierre Poilievre

For­mer prime min­is­ter Kim Camp­bell called Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre a…

NDP insiders say pharmacare battle was the closest they've ever come to abandoning Justin Trudeau's Liberals

NDP insiders say pharmacare battle was the closest they've ever come to abandoning Justin Trudeau's…

It was Jan­u­ary, and it was the clos­est the New Democ­rats had ever come to ditch­ing…

It's a Conservative stronghold — but here's why Pierre Poilievre's Tories will be closely watching this byelection on Monday

It's a Conservative stronghold — but here's why Pierre Poilievre's Tories will be closely watching…

Who wins Mon­day’s byelec­tion in the rid­ing of Durham like­ly won’t set off…

One premier is threatening to kill Justin Trudeau's controversial carbon levy. What happens if he succeeds?

One premier is threatening to kill Justin Trudeau's controversial carbon levy. What happens if he…

It has been a sea­son of polit­i­cal dis­con­tent for Prime Min­is­ter Justin…

Canada willing to send troops to Ukraine in noncombat role, Defence Minister Bill Blair says

Canada willing to send troops to Ukraine in noncombat role, Defence Minister Bill Blair says

Cana­da is open to send­ing a lim­it­ed num­ber of mil­i­tary per­son­nel to train…

How Canada's military fell into crisis — and why failing to save it has deep consequences for us all

How Canada's military fell into crisis — and why failing to save it has deep consequences for us all

On paper, she seems to be exact­ly what the Cana­di­an mil­i­tary needs. An…

Justin Trudeau adviser defends use of crude language in online exchange with right-wing group

Justin Trudeau adviser defends use of crude language in online exchange with right-wing group

A senior advis­er to Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is defend­ing her use of crude,…

Justin Trudeau fends off dire warnings, says he won't slash federal spending

Justin Trudeau fends off dire warnings, says he won't slash federal spending

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says he does­n’t believe in slash­ing fed­er­al spend­ing…

Battered in the polls, Justin Trudeau's Liberals look for a boost from … Donald Trump?

Battered in the polls, Justin Trudeau's Liberals look for a boost from … Donald Trump?

The fed­er­al Lib­er­als are turn­ing their minds to how they can strate­gi­cal­ly…

Trudeau government's policies are undercutting Canada's economy, business group charges

Trudeau government's policies are undercutting Canada's economy, business group charges

One of Canada’s lead­ing busi­ness groups has accused the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment of…

Here's where Justin Trudeau's Liberals say they've gone wrong — and how they can turn it around

Here's where Justin Trudeau's Liberals say they've gone wrong — and how they can turn it around

Appar­ent­ly, being Lib­er­al isn’t as fun as it used to be. Sean Casey, the…

Toronto MP Carolyn Bennett to become Canada's ambassador to Denmark: Sources

Toronto MP Carolyn Bennett to become Canada's ambassador to Denmark: Sources

Out­go­ing Toron­to Lib­er­al MP Car­olyn Ben­nett will soon be named Canada’s next…

Trudeau government silent on genocide allegations against Israel at UN court

Trudeau government silent on genocide allegations against Israel at UN court

The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is so far stay­ing out of the lat­est polit­i­cal flash­point…

Justin Trudeau’s foreign minister is grappling with a world of chaos. But is she making a mark?

Justin Trudeau’s foreign minister is grappling with a world of chaos. But is she making a mark?

Giv­en all that has hap­pened since — new and still-rag­ing wars; diplo­mat­ic chills;…

Most Canadians want Justin Trudeau to cut the carbon price on all home heating, poll suggests

Most Canadians want Justin Trudeau to cut the carbon price on all home heating, poll suggests

A new poll sug­gests most Cana­di­ans want more car­bon price carve-outs, and that…

Donald Trump’s return to power could be ‘an absolute disaster’ for Canada. Are we ready?

Donald Trump’s return to power could be ‘an absolute disaster’ for Canada. Are we ready?

This past week, while Cana­di­ans were pre­oc­cu­pied with Thanks­giv­ing prepa­ra­tions,…