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Police record-keeping system must be fixed

- Brandon SunBrandon SunAny system we have in our society is only as good as the people running that system, and the informa... -...

Equalization is political football

Then-finance minister Jim Flaherty listened to those concerns, announcing Ontario would start receiving equalization in 2009. Alberta and Saskatchewan may do the same in 2017.

Environment minister tells AFN traditional indigenous knowledge is key

Former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq raised the ire of some in the conservation movement when she used a similar rationale to defend Canada's polar...

Human rights museum fiscal questions remain

Former Heritage minister and Manitoba MP Shelly Glover was warned in a briefing note in December 2014 that tax payments were becoming a major headache...

Leitch, Maguire sit down with women in agriculture

Kellie Leitch, the minister for labour and status of women, made the trip to Brandon yesterday afternoon following an invitation from Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry...

Raitt says airport security has "non-discriminatory" tools to maintain safety

Raitt says airport security has "non-discriminatory" tools to maintain safetyA Sikh man prays in the sacred pond at the Golden Temple during the Baisakhi festival...

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman praised for taking party in city's gay pride parade

Politicians of every stripe made appearances this year, including St. Boniface MP Shelley Glover, who pointed out she's participated in the parade since before she...

Government making progress on improving veterans issues, ombudsman says

The major stressors were policy and personnel — many veterans felt slighted by then-veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino, who has since been replaced by Erin...

NDP MP says Tories cut and pasted their intern bill into the budget

Labour Minister Kellie Leitch said the budget pledge is meant to "ensure that interns under federal jurisdiction, regardless of pay, receive occupational health and safety...

Canada's turn as Arctic Council head to end at Iqaluit meeting; Kerry takes over

"Canada will use the Arctic Council ministerial meeting as an opportunity once again to deliver our tough message to Russia for their aggression against Ukraine,"...

US Congress again urged to oppose Canadian plan to bury nuclear waste

If federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq then approves the repository, the commission's review panel will decide whether to issue a construction licence. More than 140...

Federal government launches anti-drug campaign without help from medical ...

CBC.ca "We know that prescription drug abuse and marijuana use can have devastating effects on our families and communities," Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who announced the...

Canada urged to cancel Ebola vaccine licence, transfer rights to bigger company

Attaran said he has written to federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose outlining why he believes Canada should strip NewLink of the vaccine licence. Her department's...

Broadcasters, Tories take aim without ammo

The brouhaha started when CTV leaked a cabinet memo linked to Minister of Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. Glover outlined plans to introduce changes...

Who's really being ignorant, Ritz?

It's quite comical to see Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz's staff try to belittle anyone who has an opinion contrary to the minister or anyone who...

Folk Fest gets federal cash boost

The office of Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire announced the funding Monday of behalf Minister of Canadian Heritage Shelly Glover. "Year after year, the Brandon Folk,...

French climate envoy calls Mulcair an ally, is denied a meeting with Harper

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq told last month's UN climate summit that Canada is fully committed to a strong and effective global climate agreement next year...

Ambrose, provinces, to come together to develop national dementia strategy

BANFF, Alta. - Citing the "impending boom" of a dementia health-care crisis, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial and territorial counterparts agreed Wednesday to...

Canada takes two Russian banks off sanctions list after new information: Baird

RT OTTAWA - Canada has removed two banks from its list of sanctions against Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed Thursday, sparking criticism the government...

DND struggles to fill mental health positions nine months after suicide crisis

No one in the administration has been idle, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson insisted Tuesday during question period in the House of Commons. "This has become...

Ritz sets poor example to students by belittling citizen over Wheat Board

Canada's agricultural minister is setting a very poor example to all students in Canada when his letter to the editor publicly belittles a Canadian citizen...

First Nations warn of blockades over feds' threats

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said this week the holdouts will have until the end of November to comply or he will impose penalties, including...

RCMP charge Sen. Mike Duffy with fraud, breach of trust and bribery

An audit on Senator Mike Duffy is handed out to reporters in the Senate foyer on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 9, 2013. THE...

RCMP charge Sen. Mike Duffy with fraud, breach of trust and bribery

An audit on Senator Mike Duffy is handed out to reporters in the Senate foyer on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 9, 2013. THE...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair miffed at being blocked from visiting flood front

A military commander had agreed to allow the federal opposition leader to tour a command post, meet soldiers and get a close-up view of flood...

Tug-of-war between minister, military brass delayed Afghanistan memorial date

The Canadian Joint Operational Command put together a plan in October, supported by then minister Peter MacKay. Natynczyk left his post in December, and was...

'All governments will work together'

Edmonton Journal Harper visited the City of Brandon's emergency operations centre, along with Selinger, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette...

Lac-Megantic, dignitaries honour dead one year after rail disaster

David Johnston and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard lay bouquets of flowers in front of the monument after attending the church service late Sunday morning. Both...

Prime minister, Manitoba premier at City Hall today

He will be joined by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, and Dauphin-Swan...

Prime minister, Manitoba premier at City Hall today

He will be joined by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, and Dauphin-Swan...

Airport expansion cash remains up in the air

Maguire brought Peter Braid, the parliamentary secretary for infrastructure and communities, on a tour of Brandon Municipal Airport in March, and says he has spoken...

'Bullhorn' diplomacy won't free Canadian journalist in Egypt, says Baird

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says bullhorn diplomacy won't secure the release of Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Baird says Canada is pursuing all...

'Thank you Canada.' The tweet jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist never sent

"Canada calls on the Egyptian government to protect the rights of all individuals, including journalists, in keeping with the spirit of Egypt's new constitution and...

With new Quebec government, Bernier says free trade within Canada possibility

OTTAWA - Small Business Minister Maxime Bernier says he is hopeful the election of a federalist premier in Quebec will help break the log-jam toward...

Metis group wants to meet minister to raise concerns about provincial rival

Henry has also written to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt asking for a meeting that day or the next morning, but he says the minister's...

Feds commit another $1M to Lake Winnipeg

ChrisD.ca Manitoba's senior MP Shelly Glover today committed nearly $1 million in federal funding to be used in 16 projects aimed at cleaning up Lake Winnipeg.

Federal justice minister sends Ross case to Manitoba Court of Appeal

Despite these findings, in 2010 then-Justice Minister Rob Nicholson denied Ross' application for a new trial, arguing the non-disclosure would not have affected the verdict.

Rona Ambrose urged by federal Liberals to review New Brunswick abortion rules

CTV News FREDERICTON - Three Liberal MPs say they believe regulations governing abortion access in New Brunswick may contravene the accessibility principle of the Canada Health...

Cool, wet spring delays spring seeding across most of Prairies

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said there's no concern that farmers will over-extend themselves. "The average loan is still less than $100,000, which is interest...

Clement fires back after Wynne accuses Harper of ignoring needs of Ontario

OTTAWA - Treasury Board president Tony Clement jumped into the Ontario election fray Thursday, calling for Premier Kathleen Wynne's defeat and a government run by...

Ebb and Flow evacuation ends

Federal Aboriginal and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt said Wednesday 51 people evacuated from their homes as a result of the 2011 flood will be...

Gas tax funds don't seem to flow evenly

Federal Heritage Minister Shelly Glover announced that Ottawa will guarantee Manitoba municipalities will receive $713 million over the next 10 years — the province's share...

Province to receive $713M over 10 years in gas-tax revenue

Federal Heritage Minister Shelly Glover (St. Boniface) said Ottawa is guaranteeing Manitoba municipalities will get $713 million over the next 10 years, the province's share...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay offers few new details on Supreme Court spat

HALIFAX - Justice Minister Peter MacKay is refusing to explain details of a conversation he had with the chief justice of the Supreme Court where...

Lack of flood-proofing in Peguis: Ashton

CTV News A spokeswoman for federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said Ottawa has taken action in terms of emergency response. "At Peguis First Nation, approximately...

First Nations, town prepare for flooding in western Manitoba

Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's office was not immediately available for comment. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger toured the flood-hit areas Monday, and said while...

Only the elite allowed to shop at government of Canada's official gift store

Leona Aglukkaq as then-health minister always chose sealskin, soapstone and other Arctic crafts, befitting her northern origins. The late Jim Flaherty gave modestly priced gifts,...

Court decision gives ex-Brandon lawyer 'another shot at justice'

Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley delivered a stern rebuke to former justice minister Rob Nicholson last week for ignoring facts and the rule of law...

Ottawa lowballs lab payment

The dispute over the human-rights museum is expected to be settled before the end of June, when the dispute advisory panel makes a final recommendation...

Trade minister touts Ottawa's new trade deals at grains conference

Winnipeg Free Press International Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks at the Canadian Global Crops Symposium about new markets and marketing supporting the grain industry at the...