Tag: Conservatives

Progressive Conservatives win majority government in Manitoba election

WINNIPEG—Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives have won a renewed majority from Manitoba voters to continue a program of cost-cutting and tax reductions. The Tories were projected to capture more than 29 seats in the 57-seat legislature. But they appeared hard-pressed to match the 40 seats they won in 2016, which was the largest majority…

Conservatives, if elected, would work to restore ties with Saudi Arabia

OTTAWA – A Conservative government, if elected this fall, would work to fix Canada’s relationship with Saudi Arabia by trying to build back rapport with the kingdom in areas that it considers of mutual interest. Erin O’Toole, the Conservative critic for foreign affairs, said in an interview they would try to “win some trust” with…

Conservatives, NDP express qualified confidence in privy council clerk to flag election interference

OTTAWA—Both the opposition Conservatives and New Democrats expressed qualified confidence in Canada’s top bureaucrat to sound the alarm about election interference after his unprecedented — and some suggest partisan — intervention in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Michael Wernick, the clerk of the privy council, delivered remarkable testimony to the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, largely…

Conservatives urge Liberals to ‘do the right thing’ and allow an inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin controversy

OTTAWA—Conservative MPs are turning up the pressure on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to “do the right thing” and allow a parliamentary investigation into whether his senior aides pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to cut a deal to allow SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. Speaking ahead of an afternoon meeting of the Commons’ justice committee, Deputy Conservative…