May 7, 2014

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Questions Sylvia Mathews Burwell will face on Obamacare

Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who — as the top Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee — will be the first GOP member...

Pops opens its 129th season

And it was that latter Alexander, the one who was captivated by the stage from the moment he saw “The Music Man” at age 5,...

Canada Lacking Rail Referee Needs Stronger Law, Selinger Says

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz introduced the law in Canada's Parliament in March. It would require railways to ship a minimum of 500,000 metric tons of...

John Dudley's NFL first-round mock draft: Clowney is No. 1

ABC News Drew Brees lost a pair of weapons in the passing game in Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. Cooks will help ... The athletic Amaro...

Canada Lacking Rail Referee Needs Stronger Law: Selinger

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz introduced the law in Canada's Parliament in March. It would require railways to ship a minimum of 500,000 metric tons of...

NFL Mock Draft: News' Gary Myers takes you through the 2014 first round

In Rob Ryan's first year in the Big Easy, the Saints defense became much more difficult to score on, cutting points allowed from 454 to...

Fast food workers from around the world set to strike May 15

In Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray said last week that his city plans to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which would be the...

Rail transport of oil skyrockets in BC

On April 8, White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin wrote to federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt to express concerns about increased traffic on the BNSF Railway...

It's time for the NFL draft: Day 1, Round 1

ESPN By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Today, there are reputations on the line, jobs at risk, money and ... Others give LSU wide receiver Odell...

Penguins notebook: Brooks Orpik back in lineup after injury

New York Daily News To make way for Orpik's return, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was scratched. He played in his first ... Moore might not be on...

Review Launched of Canadian Polar Bear Trade

OTTAWA—Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is confident that a new international review of Canada's trade in polar bear parts will reaffirm this country's conservation...

2014 Draft: BT's Crystal Ball

... force a game 7. NBA writer Matt Moore called in to talk about the Oklahoma Thunder's game 6 win over the Memphis Grizzlies...

Kony Ealy on his rough upbringing

NFL Draft prospect Kony Ealy and his father Willie Ealy joined 'TOPS' to discuss his life leading up to the NFL Draft and what it...

Is Teddy Bridgewater NFL ready?

Former Louisville free safety and NFL Draft prospect Calvin Pryor joined 'TOPS' to discuss if his Louisville teammate Teddy Bridgewater is ready to compete in...

Turner Prize 2014: What's the verdict?

The Independent The four artists are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. Campbell has previously tackled subjects such as car maker John DeLorean...

Canada Supports Delaying Russia's Entry into OECD

Montreal Gazette Pro-Russian activists strengthen the barricades in front of the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Slovyansk, Ukraine, May 7, 2014. International Trade...

Abducted Girls: Britain, China, Canada Step In

Mr Christian Paradis, Canadian minister of International Development & La Francophonie, has expressed the readiness of his country to assist Nigeria in the fight against...

Peter MacKay Defends Conservative Government On Its Decision To Revoke Its ...

Here is Monday's selection from Question Period, when Liberal MP Joyce Murray pressed Justice Minister Peter MacKay on why the government had revoked its offer...

Peter MacKay suggests Beverley McLachlin started it - Maclean's

As L'Affair Nadon continues, the Justice Minister suggests last week's controversy started when the Chief Justice's office released a statement.

TOPS: Clowney vs. Mack

The Goodyear Blimp Experience. Blimps play a major role in broadcast coverage of the biggest events in sports, providing coverage from thousands of feet in...

White Rock, BC, urges Ottawa to reroute oil tank cars

But he hasn't received a response to his request last month for a meeting with federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt, and now he is searching...

Chris Lytle 'in negotiations' to box Roy Jones Jr.

By Mookie Alexander  @mookiealexander on May 7 2014, 8:47p 5. Ethan Miller. × ... On tonight's episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that...

All-party shrimp committee comes back from Ottawa without results

Since the announcement about quota reductions was made in April, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea has not spoken with Hutchings, and she was out of...

Friends of Jim Flaherty setting up trust fund for his son

A trust fund in honour of Jim Flaherty is being set up for the long-term care of the late politician's son. "As most of us...

Baird warns UN council about new food envoy

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the United Nations Human Rights Council risks harming its own credibility if it appoints a woman who,...

Railway secrecy concerns mayor

He said he'd like to arrange a meeting between city officials and transport ministry staff soon, following up on a letter sent in April expressing...

James Moore: Dead end for Lord Myners' road map

News > Business > Business Comment. . James Moore Author Biography. James Moore. James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at . More articles from this...

Baird's bravado dubious

He's on great terms with Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt. And she, of course, oversees Via Rail. But instead of doing what he normally does so...

Ottawa quietly taking another look at ballistic missile defence

Staples also points to cost as an issue. Early estimates peg the price of joining a program at $500 million, which could always rise. “We...

NDP MPs' letters contradict party's stand on temp worker program

In a letter dated March 2013 and addressed to then-employment minister Diane Finley, NDP MP Megan Leslie, who said she was writing on behalf of...

Canadian military needs to disclose sexual assault claims

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel last week delivered a clear message: sexual assaults will not be tolerated in the American military. It was similar to...

LIVE: Lisa Raitt faces the House

(subscription)Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will face a parliamentary grilling this evening as opposition MPs launch into their first Committee of the Whole this year.

Could Obamacare's origin mean its end?

Trent Franks, Michele Bachmann, Joe Barton, Kerry L. Bentivolio, Marsha Blackburn, Jim Bridenstine, Mo Brooks, K. Michael Conaway, Steve Chabot, Jeff Duncan, John J. Duncan,...

Website maps businesses using temporary foreign workers in BC and Alberta

A request for an interview with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley or an official from her department was denied. A statement from the ministry pointed...

Website maps businesses using temporary foreign workers in BC and Alberta

A request for an interview with Human Resources Minister Diane Finley or an official from her department was denied. A statement from the ministry pointed...

Canada backs OECD move to delay Russia membership

... for Moscow in this club. The 34-member Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is delaying Russia's accession to its ranks, and International Trade Minister...

Ben Volin's NFL mock draft

2 and 13, thanks to the Robert Griffin III trade) and can snag a top offensive tackle plus an elite receiver. Greg Robinson is tempting...

Jim Rome: Steve Kerr's job prospects

... update: 1/13. College Basketball Insider Gary Parrish joins Erin Sharoni to discuss some NBA draft stock changes he's observed over the past month. ....

Canada offers surveillance assistance to help Nigeria find kidnapped schoolgirls

After meeting with Canadian International Co-operation Minister Christian Paradis, Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo issued a statement expressing his government's "deep concern" over the actions...

The SEC/Big 12 Challenge highlighted by two sensational matchups

Kansas.com ... two players that could end up being top three picks, both the Gators and the Jayhawks are top 15 teams in the preseason...

The Observer's Top 100 NFL draft prospects - News & Observer

News & Observer The Observer's Top 100 NFL draft prospectsNews & Observer12 Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: Very fast with good strong hands, Beckham is the...

Canada offers to military equipment to help Nigeria find abducted teen girls

The behind-the-scenes negotiations were revealed when Nigerian Vice-President Namadi Sambo issued a statement Wednesday after meeting a day earlier with Canadian Development Minister Christian Paradis.

Public Safety tried to pressure First Nations police services to accept 'bogus ...

OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is refusing to meet with Ontario First Nation police services plagued by deteriorating police detachments that have led...

Seattle's $15 minimum-wage proposal: 'victory for the bottom of the pile'

The measure is being pushed by the city's mayor, Ed Murray, and has strong public support. But at council meetings this week, disagreement over how...

'Border Security' TV series films third season despite CBSA concerns ...

But Luc Portelance, president of the Canada Border Services Agency, either had a change of heart or was overruled by federal Public Safety Minister Steven...

'Border Security' TV series films third season despite CBSA concerns, public ...

But Luc Portelance, president of the Canada Border Services Agency, either had a change of heart or was overruled by federal Public Safety Minister Steven...

QP Wednesday: Baird responds to Nigeria's plea

(subscription) (subscription)A few hours later in question period, Canada announced it is standing with the Nigerian people in responding to the vice president's plea...

Skillman Foundation pledges $200K to overhaul Cody High

Cody High School's Donniqua Alexander (from right) along with Christine Gardner and LaShawnda Hartford react to the The Skillman Foundation's $200,00 grant to support Cody...

Mulcair dodges questions about letters his MPs wrote concerning temp worker ...

In a March 2013 letter and addressed to then-employment minister Diane Finley, NDP MP Megan Leslie, who said she was writing on behalf of a...