CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau should resign as PM if this is true

Today we read that PM Trudeau is musing that his government is so popular that they might back off their solemn promise before last year’s election to carry out electoral reform. The NDP reaction was swift: NDP critic Nathan Cullen warned that if the Liberals “think they’re so incredibly popular that people will forgive them any broken promise, ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Four by-elections are a risky mid-term report card for Alberta Tories

TweetAlbertans in four provincial constituencies will go to the polls on October 27, 2014. Half-way through the  PC Government’s current four year term in office, the by-elections will be our own version of the mid-term elections. Yesterday morning three anticipated provincial by-elections turned into four when first-term Ken Hughes announced his resignation as the Progressive Conservative MLA ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Promises, promises… 2003 contracts and tendering edition #nlpoli

In light of the controversy about Humber Valley Paving, here are some of the Conservative promises made in 2003 about contracts and public tendering, controls on political donations, special committees of the legislature, and disclosure of lobbying activities. Each of them bears on the HVP tendering controversy in one way or another.  You humble e-scribbler ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Sad Spaceman regrets the broken promises …

Yes, he’s back. More in the Sad Spaceman Tumblr here. Alltop never went anywhere.

TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…

A great article by Thomas Walkom on the F-35 scandal and how the Conservatives have virtually no credibility to speak of.TheSpec – Walkom: F-35s, robocalls and the erosion of Harper’s…. I’d like to make a note that I for one felt any credibility they had was lost long ago when they started breaking election promises. ...