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Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection required as Gerry Ritz vacates seat

A byelection will be held for the seat of former Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz sometime before spring. Ritz, who held the riding of Battlefords-Lloydminster since...

Jeff Callaway quits bid for UCP leadership, endorses Jason Kenney ...

Jeff Callaway is dropping out of the race to lead Alberta's new United Conservative Party.United Conservative Party leadership candidate Jeff Callaway drops out of race,...

Phoenix business case doomed from start, experts say

Christian Paradis, the former minister of public works under the previous Conservative government, did not respond to requests for an interview. "You look at this...

Byelections for Tory-held federal seats in Quebec, Alberta set for October

Elections Canada has announced the dates for two federal byelections to be held in Quebec and Alberta ridings vacated by Conservative MPs. The votes in...

'Odd' that Canada hasn't joined US missile defence program, ex-top general says

Former defence minister Peter MacKay said recently he laments not joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program when he had the chance. The policy was...

The Conservatives pick their new leader

Before the votes are counted The House sat down with Conservative MPs Candice Bergen, Michelle Rempel and Diane Finley and former MP Peter MacKay about...

Pitching PEI: Conservative leadership candidates make their pitch to PEI voters

"That is why I am grateful for the endorsement of Gail Shea, former regional minister for P.E.I.". "I am a real conservative who believes in...

BC winery owners facing life in Chinese prison for alleged smuggling

... ice wine in Canada" had been declared at around 10 Yuan a bottle (under $2 Cdn), when it was worth many times that amount.

Rona Ambrose was the best leader the Conservatives never had: Robyn Urback

The party's rules prohibit her from seeking the permanent job as leader (though a group of Tories did try to amend the party's constitution as...

Jason Kenney's unite-the-right push has former MLA tearing up PC ...

With Jason Kenney as the presumptive front runner to become Alberta's next PC leader, some longtime party members are openly talking about needing a new ...Editorial:...

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier makes his BC pitch

The candidates for the leadership of the federal Conservative party are coming to B.C. this weekend to make their pitch to British Columbians at two...

Last-ditch bid to turf Jason Kenney from Alberta PC leadership race fails

A last-ditch attempt to get Jason Kenney kicked out of the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race has failed. Party president Katherine O'Neill has ruled a...

Another complaint calls for Jason Kenney to be removed from PC leadership race

The Progressive Conservative party's executive board will meet once again to discuss a complaint calling for leadership candidate Jason Kenney to be booted from the...

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier reverses ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caConservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has denounced a transgender rights bill he previously supported, saying C-16 poses a threat to free ...Dan Delmar:...

O'Leary speaks French, Blaney drinks milk, and other curious ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caThe Conservative party leadership debate in Montreal's West Island was full of political theatre, including a glass of milk used as a prop,...

Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump to meet Monday in Washington

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will discuss Canadian values and jobs with U.S. President Donald Trump when the pair meets in person for the...

Breakfast with the Tories: Lisa Raitt, the Cape Bretoner devoted to stopping Kevin O'Leary

Everybody says Lisa Raitt is a lovely person. "Lovely" is the word you hear most often when her name comes up. And she is. It's...

Kellie Leitch's immigration policy could damage Conservative Party: Peter MacKay

Peter MacKay, one of the people who helped create the modern Conservative Party, says positions on immigration from one leadership candidate may damage the party's...

Aga Khan's Global Centre for Pluralism moves into heritage digs after decade of delays

In January 2014, International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced an additional $150 million for the Aga Khan Foundation, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrote to...

Islanders can help determine next Conservative Party leader: Moore

Even though the Liberal Party of Canada swept all 32 Atlantic Canada seats in the 2015 federal election, Rob Moore says Islanders will play a...

Catherine McKenna calls for review after $6600 photography bill at climate summit

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna defended her ministry's decision to employ a professional photographer to document her work at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last...

Elizabeth May expected to outline her future in the Green party

Elizabeth May is expected to make an announcement about her political future Monday after publicly musing about stepping down as leader of the Green Party...

Tories turfed anti-radicalization specialist, but can't prove they investigated him

Steven Blaney, Canada's former public safety minister, was the one who took Hamdani off the roundtable, but he won't answer any questions about the issue.

Health Minister Jane Philpott accused of misleading Parliament on limo tab

Kellie Leitch. "Obviously, if she's stated one thing and the reality is something different … this is something that's going to be a real problem...

Polls, endorsements and money: measuring the Tory leadership race

Six contestants are in the running to take over the Conservative Party of Canada: Ontario MPs Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Tony Clement, Quebec MP...

'A bunch of losers:' Jason Kenney condemns tweet with Notley in crosshairs

It's being condemned by Twitter users as well as Kenney, a former cabinet minister, who is running for Alberta's Progressive Conservative leadership. Kenney tweeted on...

Jason Kenney defends fundraising while collecting MP salary

Jason Kenney is defending his summer fundraising activities — collecting donations for his PC leadership bid while still sitting as a federal MP. The Alberta...

What Aaron Driver means for the debate on amending Bill C-51

Rob Nicholson, a former minister in the Conservative government, similarly sidestepped making any connection when asked by a reporter in Ottawa on Thursday afternoon about...

NDP wants review of Jason Kenney fundraising, Elections Alberta says it can't

The NDP wants Alberta's chief electoral officer to investigate Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Jason Kenney's political fundraising activities. The NDP says the review should also...

Jason Kenney tweet of toy-gun armed Palestinian children sparks backlash

Jason Kenney, who is campaigning to lead the Progressive Conservative Party and then unite the right in Alberta, tweeted a photo of what appears to...

Atlantic Canada being treated like a 'backwater' with Supreme Court snub: Lisa Raitt

A top Liberal politician in Nova Scotia says Conservative MP Lisa Raitt is "a bit rich" for criticizing Ottawa's handling of Atlantic Canada given her...

Brian Jean to Jason Kenney: My tour is bigger than your tour

CBC.caBrian Jean's province-wide tour to convince conservative Albertans his Wildrose Party is a better choice than the NDP stopped in Calgary Thursday evening.Jason Kenney finds...

Tory MP Lisa Raitt ponders leadership decision at home in Cape Breton

Huffington Post CanadaFormer Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt returned home to her Sydney, N.S., roots this week where she is expected to make a final...

Tory leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier promises to shake up airline industry

Bernier, who raised $57,000 in the last quarter for his leadership campaign compared to $235,000 by leadership rival Kellie Leitch and $85,000 by Michael Chong,...

Kellie Leitch out with early lead in Conservative leadership fundraising

The first look at fundraising data for the Conservative leadership race shows Ontario MP Kellie Leitch off to an early lead over her rivals. Elections...

Alberta PC leadership hopeful Jason Kenney launches 'Unite Alberta Truck Tour'

Former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney is going to spend his summer couch surfing and cadging meals from Albertans. "I hope to be staying as...

Premier calls OmniTrax closure of Churchill port a 'leverage tactic'

Premier Brian Pallister claims OmniTrax shuttered the Port of Churchill in an effort to pry more cash out of the province for its port and...

Freight service to Churchill slashed in half

The port and the Hudson Bay Railway, however, constitute an inefficient and risky means of moving grain, said Conservative Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz, the former...

'Non-negotiable' that next federal Tory leader is bilingual, says Jason Kenney

Former Conservative immigration minister Jason Kenney says he has yet to make up his mind about whom, if anyone, he will support in the federal...

Liberals agree to emergency meeting Thursday over Phoenix payroll mess

MPs will get a chance Thursday to grill senior government officials about the disastrous rollout of the Phoenix payroll system that has left 80,000 federal...

Controversial heritage property Bryn Mawr sold for $2 million

The City of St. John's bestowed heritage status on the house in May, over the objections of then-owner Steinhauer. The municipal heritage designation halted the...

Ottawa announces diplomatic shakeup with 26 new appointments

... Deborah Lyons, will become the country's representative in Israel, replacing the controversial Vivian Bercovici, a former policy adviser who served in the same Ontario...

7 storylines shaping this week's Council of the Federation talks

That's a substantial dip from the six per cent growth in place for more than a decade, a bombshell that stunned provinces when former finance...

Why Jason Kenney could be the best thing to happen to Rachel Notley

Jason Kenney the person will be a major problem for his united right's election hopes, but the frankenparty that results from his machinations might be...

Lisa Raitt 'leaning positively' towards Conservative leadership bid

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt says she is leaning towards entering the race to succeed Stephen Harper as leader of the party. "I'm leaning...

The Pollcast: Tony Clement in, Jason Kenney out of Conservative leadership race

And now Tony Clement. The Ontario MP has been here before — he ran for the party leadership more than a decade ago after the...

Former Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement launched his bid for the party leadership today in Mississauga ...

Conservative MP Tony Clement launched his campaign Tuesday evening to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Clement made the announcement surrounded...

Stephen Harper endorses Jason Kenney for Alberta PC leader

Former prime minister Stephen Harper has endorsed Jason Kenney as the next Alberta PC leader, saying the situation in the province must change,. "This province...

Brexit threatens 'fine balance' of Canada-EU trade deal, Ed Fast says

Conservative MPs Tony Clement and Jason Kenney tweeted congratulatory remarks immediately after the Brexit vote, while former House Speaker Andrew Scheer penned a newspaper column...

Jason Kenney will resign as MP in October, not soon enough for taxpayer group

Financial PostThe fiscal watchdog organization that Jason Kenney once led is calling on the Calgary MP to give up his perks and pay while he...