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Whitney Pier set to celebrate diversity

Sandra Dunn of the Whitney Pier Historical Society shows the letter she received from federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq giving Whitney Pier the national historic...

Bridge to be widened over St. Peter's Canal

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay announced the undertaking in May of this year. The project will be funded by Ottawa's $85-million investment in Parks...

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt named Conservative finance critic

Interim leader Rona Ambrose named Raitt the party's finance critic, Friday. “I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest Official Opposition this...

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt named Conservative finance critic

Interim leader Rona Ambrose named Raitt the party's finance critic, Friday. “I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest Official Opposition this...

Raitt delivers $500000 to port of Sydney in final hours before federal ...

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced Friday $500,000 to market the port of Sydney to strengthen ties within the Atlantic Gateway project. The money is being...

Raitt announces $11 million for Canadian Coast Guard College

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt meets some of the people involved in the renovation of the Canadian Coast Guard Campus in Point Edward, including Sheldon Hanna,...

Raitt announces $11 million for Coast Guard College

Cape Breton Post - Local - Cape Breton PostCape Breton PostTransport Minister Lisa Raitt meets some of the people involved in the renovation of the...

Infrastructure announcement coming Thursday

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will make the announcement on behalf of Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs. Also expected to attend will...

Plaque will mark historical significance of Whitney Pier

In this file photo, Sandra Dunn of the Whitney Pier Historical Society shows the letter she received from federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq giving Whitney...

Taste of war

And national affairs columnist Tim Harper quoted Conservative MP and Treasury Board President Tony Clement on Thursday saying: "I can still hear the gunshots." There's...

Dalbrae teacher, students win national awards

Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Francene Gillis of Mabou is one of 20 high school teachers from across Canada to receive...

Ottawa benchwarmers talking tough about war

If the folks who are now offering to do this to Canadians are not our enemies, then who is? Whoever was an enemy of Canada?...

Communication poor during harbour divestiture: chief

Jana Regimbal, press secretary to Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, said on Wednesday the department is “actively working” to transfer the property to the municipality. There...

Communication lacking during Sydney harbour divestiture negotiations ...

Jana Regimbal, press secretary to Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, said on Wednesday the department is “actively working” to transfer the property to the municipality. There...

Premier says he sent letter on behalf of Mi'kmaq people

CBC.ca McNeil expressed his concern to Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in the Oct. 1 letter to “properly conduct consultation and engagement” on the issue with the...

Membertou and the mayor

If Clarke and federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and whoever else have to postpone some big harbour divesture hootenanny down at the Big Fiddle to...

Glace Bay MLA disappointed by federal stance on rail

TheChronicleHerald.ca We want the federal government to be at the table with their experience and their knowledge with respect to transport files and of course, their...

Cape Breton University gets $595000 boost from ACOA for research and ...

Peter MacKay, regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, were in Sydney Friday to announce the...

Membertou rink project gets $6M from Ottawa

TheChronicleHerald.ca Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Peter MacKay, regional Minister for Nova Scotia, were on hand to make the announcement Friday.

Community keyed up over future of lockmaster's house

Al Calder is preparing to send letters to Leona Aglukkaq, the federal minister for Parks Canada, as well as provincial officials, to seek clarification of...

Community keyed up over future of St. Peter's lockmaster's house

Al Calder is preparing to send letters to Leona Aglukkaq, the federal minister for Parks Canada, as well as provincial officials, to seek clarification of...

Don't shortchange disabled vets

CTV News In a recent letter to the editor, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino alluded to the "negative chatter" on the veterans' file by members of...

Four harbours in Cape Breton get a little lift from Ottawa

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea was in New Waterford, Thursday, to announce the federal government is investing $4 million in harbour improvement projects...

Federal fisheries minister stands by shrimp quota cuts in Newfoundland

Shea met with the provincial committee Tuesday in St. John's. She says the decision to reduce shrimp quotas for the inshore fishery by 10,000 tonnes...

Whitney Pier designated national historic event

Such an application goes to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada which then assigns a reviewer, debates the request and then makes a...

The Pier is dear indeed

And they've raised the leaders, from colourful sportscaster Danny Gallivan to powerful federal cabinet minister Lisa Raitt. Champions of Whitney Pier found out Tuesday —...

Downtown Blossoms unveiled on Sydney streets

Shown hanging one of the final baskets in front of the Civic Centre are, from left, Janelle Osborne, president of the Sydney Downtown Development Association,...

Downtown Blossoms unveiled on Sydney streets

Shown hanging one of the final baskets in front of the Civic Centre are, from left, Janelle Osborne, president of the Sydney Downtown Development Association,...

Raitt to facilitate rail meeting in Sydney Friday

Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is facilitating the meeting at the request of Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke. "Mayor Clarke is very concerned...

Raitt to facilitate rail meeting in Sydney Friday

Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is facilitating the meeting at the request of Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke. "Mayor Clarke is very concerned...

Sydney airport gets runway money

TheChronicleHerald.ca CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Chair Doug Peach and Senator Michael MacDonald pose for photos on a...

Sydney airport gets runway money from federal government

CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Chair Doug Peach and Senator Michael MacDonald pose for photos on a...

Forestry sector, marine training facility receive federal dollars

The announcements were made by Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice, on behalf of Rob Moore, Minister of State for...

Federal byelections a litmus test for voter mood

There could be at least one more hard-fought Ontario byelection battle before the 2015 election: Harper must set a date to fill the late finance...

End of the road for ECBC

In March, Rob Moore, minister of state responsible for ACOA, told the that no rash decisions would be made about the future of properties...

Conservatives are wasting golden opportunities

National Post The party has yet to come up with a popular figure to fill the vacuum created by the loss of Jim Flaherty, especially in...

Wynne gives prime minister someone to fight against

National Post Hudak's resignation means potential leadership candidates from within Harper's cabinet, including the likes of Treasury Board president Tony Clement, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and...

Raitt listed as potential contender to replace Hudak as Ontario Conservative ...

Toronto Sun ... won a majority in Thursday's provincial election. A successor will be chosen at a leadership convention but speculation is already under way about...

Whitney Pier native Raitt listed as among potential contenders to replace Tim ...

... won a majority in Thursday's provincial election. A successor will be chosen at a leadership convention but speculation is already under way about who...

Frank on franking

Leonard MacNeil of Sydney recently penned and mailed a letter to the editor protesting the federal government's plan to phase out its practice of mailing...

More than Lynn culpable in ECBC appointment fiasco

In a subsequent media release, Rob Moore, minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, stated: "This decision was taken as a result of...

ECBC board wanted independent investigation of CEO

The order-in-council notes that on March 28, Rob Moore, the minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, wrote to Lynn, enclosing a copy...

ECBC board wanted independent investigation of CEO

The order-in-council notes that on March 28, Rob Moore, the minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, wrote to Lynn, enclosing a copy...

PM's isolation is a bigger issue than his temper

Doug Finley and the late finance minister Jim Flaherty. Harper's behaviour during the Mike Duffy-Nigel Wright scandal best exemplifies that isolation, although Carson says Harper's...

Fired ECBC CEO will not receive severance

A day after his office indicated it couldn't say whether John Lynn was entitled to severance because it was a personnel matter, Rob Moore, minister...

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TheChronicleHerald.ca - ECBC CEO John Lynn firedCape Breton PostThe Cape Breton Post requested an interview with Rob Moore, minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities...

ECBC CEO John Lynn fired

The requested an interview with Rob Moore, minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Tuesday, in light of the release of a report...

So what if Lynn's been fired?

TheChronicleHerald.ca The asked if Lynn would be eligible for severance pay, and ACOA Minister Rob Moore's spokeswoman Kelsie Corey replied in an email: “Due to...

Canada-US tax deal divides citizenship, imperils privacy

According to Finance Minister Joe Oliver, this was simply the best deal Canada could get. Ottawa doesn't set U.S. legislation, he says. "What we were...

UPDATED: Details of investigation into ECBC's John Lynn to be released

“(ACOA Minister Rob Moore is) aware of this outcome and I don't believe he can turn a blind eye to this, and shame on him...