Federal election 2015


Who lost the last election again?

As the 2019 campaign gets rolling, consider what made the 2015 election so unusual—results that were more than acceptable for all three major parties

Who won Canada’s rural vote?

Tories took the majority of rural seats, but Liberals found their spots
Justin Trudeau

The truth about Trudeau’s tax cuts

How Trudeau’s plan takes from the rich and gives to the almost-as-rich
Stephen Harper

How Stephen Harper forgot his own lessons

Paul Wells on what the former Prime Minister is leaving behind
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Back after exile, veteran MPs return to Ottawa

The class of 2015 has 197 rookies, but it also includes 14 MPs who are returning to Ottawa after an absence
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What comes next? Some thoughts from a rookie Conservative MP.

New Tory MP Garnett Genuis: ’We’re going to need to have some important conversations’
Stephen Harper

How the deficit gambit stunned Conservatives into silence

Conservatives took for granted that they had won the intellectual debate about deficits. So when the Liberal party made its surprising tack left during the campaign, Conservatives simply didn’t have the words.

Can the Liberals bring 25,000 Syrian refugees here by end of 2015?

John Geddes on Trudeau’s risky refugee promise
Justin Trudeau

What decline? New voters flocked to Liberals

Even where they lost big, Trudeau’s team might smile
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair join hands prior to the Munk Debate on foreign affairs, in Toronto

Numbers over narrative: The truth about Oct. 19

The niqab issue may not have sunk the NDP in Quebec, and voters didn’t abandon Stephen Harper. Pollsters sift through the data for nuggets of election truth