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Conservatives blast Trudeau's 'obvious ethical missteps' despite promised fundraising legislation

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose, flanked by caucus members Jacques Gourde, from the left, Gerard Deltell, and Denis Lebel, is applauded as she arrives at...

Trudeau gets burned at barbecue forum for Conservative leadership candidates

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, (far-left), hosts a barbecue with Conservative leadership candidates Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt. Co-host with Rempel is Banff-Airdrie...

Calgary MPs talk about state of Conservative party ahead of leadership event

On Saturday, Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel will co-host a barbecue at Symons Valley Ranch featuring declared and undeclared leadership contenders Maxime Bernier, Michael...

Impaired drivers could face up to 25 years in jail if Bill C-226 is passed

Calgary's Grace Pesa and Leduc's Sheri Arsenault, who have been fighting for stricter penalties since their sons were killed by drunk drivers, are applauding Bill...

Will Jason Kenney unite the right in Alberta?

Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney in conversation with a pair of Ontario legislative interns at a reception hosted by the British high commissioner on Thursday,...

Braid: Will Jason Kenney ride in to save Alberta conservatism?

Some feel federal Conservative MP Jason Kenney should step in. Or maybe it will be Rona Ambrose, the current interim leader of the defeated federal...

Keating: Green Line is a team effort

MPs Jason Kenney and Michelle Rempel: Without their support and vision, the federal government likely would not have made its commitment to the Green Line.

Federal court says Alberta judge will not hear cases 'pending further review'

Camp, who was appointed to the Federal Court on June 26, 2015, by then Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay, made the comments...

Liberals fire back at Jason Kenney's comments on Justin Trudeau

CALGARY — Jason Kenney says Albertans have not forgotten the disastrous national energy program of the 1980s and says Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's policies are...

2015 Calgary Negev gala honours Dr. Lorne and Beth Price

Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, delivered the keynote address recently as Jewish National Fund (JNF) Calgary honoured long-time community...

Lakritz: Council's call for an inquiry is an empty gesture

When Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said that the problem of missing and murdered aboriginal women originated in their communities and involved a lack of...

Feds cough up transit funding for Calgary with election around the corner

Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney joined Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi to announce $1.53 billion in federal funding for the new...

Breakenridge: Women's wage gap isn't so wide after all

Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan fired off a letter to Labour Minister Kellie Leitch demanding that Crockatt apologize for her remarks and that Leitch denounce them.

Report gives Calgary low ranking on gender equality

Calgary Centre MP Joan Crockatt, right, and Kellie Leitch, the Minister of Labour and Minister for the Status of Women, speak to media at the...

Ring road deal means $60000 for each Tsuu T'ina resident

The project was last in the news on May 15, when the federal government approved the deal, leaving one last step: the sign-off from Minister...

Controversial law revokes Canadian citizenship for convicted terrorists

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander argued the new rules are meant to confront what he described as the “ever-evolving threat of jihadi terrorism.” “Our government knows...

Calgary pair arrive in Kathmandu after consulate allegedly shrugs them off

“We have a plan,” said Lynne Yelich, the junior foreign minister for consular affairs, told reporters midday Thursday. “We're tracking for remote areas. We're currently...

Indonesian court finds former Calgary teacher guilty of sexual abuse ...

In an e-mailed statement, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich said the Canadian government is aware of the verdict. “The Canadian government...

Hopes for long-awaited Lubicon treaty rise with appointment of negotiator

Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announced Friday that Ralph Peterson will try to help resolve the 80-year-old claim. “I know all our ancestors from...

No indication South Korea ready to lift beef ban

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was in the country this week as part of a trade mission aimed at bolstering exports to Asia. Ritz said he...

Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence opens in Calgary

Marty Carpenter, director Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence, left, shows Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, middle, and Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, right, the cooking facilities...

Group raises concerns about bison reintroduction in Banff National Park

In February, a representative of the Alberta Fish and Game Association fired off an email to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq to reiterate concerns about...

'Dominoes coming down' as three more countries ban Canadian beef

Winnipeg Free PressA spokesperson for federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the Chief Veterinary Office for Canada is in close contact with each of this...

Yedlin: Alberta trails on gender equity at board level

It was in Calgary, no less, at the Petroleum Club where Kellie Leitch, the federal Minister for Labour and the Status of Women, released the...

Stephen Harper intervenes in purchase of new missiles: Source

The decision was taken early this week following a written request earlier this month by three ministers — Industry Minister James Moore, Defence Minister Rob...

National livestock traceability database aimed at improving food safety

Sylvain Charlebois, a University of Guelph professor in food distribution and policy, called the federal government's $7.5 million investment in the data system — announced...

National livestock traceability database aimed at improving food safety

Sylvain Charlebois, a University of Guelph professor in food distribution and policy, called the federal government's $7.5 million investment in the data system — announced...

Alberta Ballet hit by new foreign worker rules

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet met with Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, where Bragg maintains Kenney reportedly expressed sympathy, but also refused...

Video: Jim Flaherty's career and legacy

Postmedia reporter Peter O'Neil recounts the Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty's career and legacy, Flaherty had passed away at age 64 April 10 2014.

McIver brings common touch to high-stakes race

(blog) (blog)He had been a card-carrying member of the Canadian Alliance and the federal Conservative Party, serving on the board of prominent MP Jason...

From rebellious youth to political maverick, Lukaszuk still a scrapper

(blog) (blog)Thomas Lukaszuk grew up in communist Poland, throwing rocks at police cars and deflating their tires as the solidarity movement swept the Baltic...

Western farmers hit by flooding, rail delays given more time to repay cash ...

CTV News Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says grain and oilseeds producers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are being given an extra six months to...

Doctors left in 'untenable' position on medical marijuana, says CMA president ...

The controversy over medicinal pot will be high on the agenda at the annual doctors' meeting, dubbed the “parliament of Canadian medicine,” where confirmed speakers...

City steps up fight against legal residential marijuana grow ops

“Since 2012, (the city) has inspected 28 federally licensed residential grow operations,” Naheed Nenshi said in a recent letter to Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq obtained...

Rules mandating grain shipments off track, railways agree

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the regulations passed Friday - to be re-evaluated in the fall - are intended to maximize grain shipments by...

Rob Reiner recalls famed orgasm scene in 'When Harry Met Sally'

But ever since he helmed 2007's "The Bucket List" starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as terminally ill men, he found himself wanting to do...

Stamps gearing up for first truly meaningful Battle of Alberta game in years

“It's going to be a huge game,” whistles Calgary fullback Rob Cote. “A Western opponent is always huge, and the Battle of Alberta has been...

Crowley: Civil servants' sick days should give taxpayers a headache

The PBO has stepped into a controversy between the Harper government and its civil servants over sick leave. Treasury Board President Tony Clement says that...

Crowley: Civil servants' sick days should give taxpayers a headache

Ottawa Citizen Treasury Board President Tony Clement says that the system is archaic, costly and undisciplined. The public service unions are resisting reform; that's their job.

How much sugar is really in that? Ottawa proposes food label changes

Health Minister Rona Ambrose made the announcement Monday at an Edmonton grocery store. She hopes the changes will make it easier for people to make...

PC leadership hopeful McIver urges Alberta solution to temporary foreign ...

“My two opponents, one claims to be the best friend of the prime minister and the other one claims to the best friend of Jason...

Canadian spy watchdog calls for safeguards on Five Eyes info sharing

A newly declassified report shows the federally appointed watchdog has recommended that Defence Minister Rob Nicholson issue a directive to Communications Security Establishment Canada that...

Hancock says West wants to see free trade across Canada

Small Business Minister Maxime Bernier has said if Canada wants to remove foreign barriers, it must also tear down walls between provinces. Hancock said the...

Beef Centre of Excellence to be established in Calgary

On Tuesday, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced a $3.8 million government contribution to...

Arguments continue over $5-billion ring road price tag

... we have seven years to build the road,” he said. Bernard Valcourt, federal Minister of Aboriginal relations and Northern Development, told the Herald he...

Arguments continue over $5-billion ring road price tag

... we have seven years to build the road,” he said. Bernard Valcourt, federal Minister of Aboriginal relations and Northern Development, told the Herald he...

Braid: Harper's Trudeau jabs belie fear of the young lion

“You know, Justin Trudeau was asked after Jim Flaherty's budget this year, given all his spending promises, how he would eliminate the deficit.” “He said,...

Harper's Trudeau jabs belie fear of the young lion

National Post “You know, Justin Trudeau was asked after Jim Flaherty's budget this year, given all his spending promises, how he would eliminate the deficit.” “He...

Harper's Trudeau jabs belie fear of the young lion

National Post “You know, Justin Trudeau was asked after Jim Flaherty's budget this year, given all his spending promises, how he would eliminate the deficit.” “He...

Minister urges extension of program to get aboriginal youth into workforce

A federal program that helps aboriginal youth on welfare enter the workforce has dramatically changed lives and deserves to be extended, says Aboriginal Affairs Minister...