August 18, 2015

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All Along the Border

The Texas-Mexico border confounds politicians and overwhelms sociologists. Population growth and a merging of cultures and economies do not make for simple solutions to problems.

Vandal fired up and ready to go for federal election

The riding has been held by Shelly Glover (Con) since 2008. Glover will not be seeking re-election. Vandal is running against François Catellier (Con) and...

Virgil van Dijk set to be sold before transfer window shuts, admits Celtic scout

A key member of Celtic's scouting set-up has admitted Virgil van Dijk is likely to be sold before the end of the transfer window. David...

Local church to get improved accessibility

The funding — through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities — was announced by Saint Boniface MP Shelly Glover...

Denis Lebel lance sa campagne électorale

Le lieutenant de Stephen Harper au Québec, Denis Lebel, croit que son rôle national au sein d'un gouvernement conservateur motivera les électeurs à lui faire...

Chip Kelly: DeMarco Murray's workload a valid concern

Armed with the knowledge that All Pro tailback DeMarco Murray was ticketed for free agency, the Dallas Cowboys saddled up their workhorse for the seventh-most...

Sandra Arias officially nominated for NDP

“Does Gerry Ritz really know what people in this riding want? Has that consensus been taken? For me to speak for what the people in...

Baird oversaw special needs cuts

Re: Baird to help agency for intellectually disabled, Aug. 13. Baird to help agency for intellectually disabled, Aug. 13. It was under John Baird's watch,...

Data On Canada Is Drying Up Since The Nation Scrapped Its Mandatory Long-Form ...

When I traveled to Ottawa this year for the International Open Data Conference, I asked Parliament member Tony Clement, the president of Canada's Treasury Board,...

There are people who want to harm Canadians... and it's already happened

But he didn't give more credit to the money coming our way, only to say it pales beside the $50 million spent in Tony Clement's...

Duffy Trial: 8 Things We Learned Monday

“So an office that minister Gail Shea, the regional minister for P.E.I., would have had in P.E.I.,” Wright testified. The minister's regional office staff would...

Conservative Diane Finley (incumbent) Haldimand Norfolk

In July 2013, Finley was appointed Minister of Public Works and Government Services. Previously, she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Social Development in...

Chris Alexander hosts annual draw to see which ethnic group not ...

OTTAWA - In one of the most glamorous events of Ottawa's annual social calendar, Immigration minister Chris Alexander has chosen by lottery which ethn...

Denis Lebel fait le bilan de son mandat

Le député de Roberval et ministre conservateur Denis Lebel a lancé officiellement sa campagne électorale mardi, à Alma. Il a dressé le bilan de son...

Ranking the NCAA tournament's best-ever Cinderellas: The Championship

Cinderella's run hasn't ended yet. In the beginning of this contest, writers and editors selected 16 Cinderellas from the seeding era (1979-present) and seeded...

Insider Buying: James J. Moore Purchases 19200 Shares of Atlantic Power Stock ...

Atlantic Power logo Atlantic Power (TSE:ATP) Director James J. Moore acquired 19,200 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August...

James J. Moore, Jr. Buys 40000 Shares of Alltel Co. (Old) Stock (AT)

Alltel Co. (Old) logo Alltel Co. (Old) (NYSE:AT) CEO James J. Moore, Jr. bought 40,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday,...

Maxime Bernier dévoile une partie des ses priorités pour la Beauce

Élections fédérales du 19 octobre. Le député sortant et candidat conservateur en Beauce, Maxime Bernier, ne voit pas beaucoup de différence dans son travail dans...

How Elizabeth May plans to topple Harper

May begins to list a litany of things Harper's removed. In 2012, federal finance minister, Jim Flaherty, introduced Bill C-38 to act on measures introduced...

Veterans group launches Anyone But Conservatives campaign

(subscription) (subscription)Nine regional offices that served veterans were closed by early 2014 despite complaints to former veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino. But the Conservatives...

National Post View: Extending parental leave to the self-employed an idea that ...

Introducing enabling legislation in 2009, then Human Resources Minister Diane Finley proclaimed that self-employed Canadians “should not have to choose between their family and their...

ICYMI: As the Duffy-Wright show goes on … and on … try Stephen Harper's jokes

From Harper's April 2014 speech at the funeral of longtime finance minister Jim Flaherty. * The nerd who came from nowhere: Stephen Harper knows you...

A thorny history of race-based statistics

Solicitor-General Joan Smith, responsible for law enforcement in the province, castigated Fantino for collecting and releasing data that “accomplishes nothing useful.” Black activist groups and...