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Top Conservatives brief caucus on Scheer's leadership vote ...

(subscription) (subscription)Andrew Scheer won the Conservative Party leadership election on May 27 in Toronto. The photograph by Jake Wright. × ...and more »...

As ballots are counted, some Conservatives criticize complicated ranked-ballot voting system, party to review ...

(subscription)“It needs to be reviewed,” said Kerry-Lynne Findlay, former National Revenue minister in the Stephen Harper cabinet, in an interview with The . ....

Conservative leadership convention projects 'united' front, but some attendees admit to nervousness, uncertainty in ...

(subscription) (subscription)... Conservative MP Dean Allison (Niagara West, Ont.); Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw — Lake Centre — Lanigan, Ont.); former Conservative MP...

Liberals edge towards new Pacific trade agreement

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.) welcomed the prospect of free trade with ASEAN, pointing to Indonesia and the Philippines as the...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Then-associate defence minister Julian Fantino, left, playfully pulls his caucus colleague Deepak Obhrai's trademark scarf at a diplomatic reception at the home of...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Then-associate defence minister Julian Fantino, left, playfully pulls his caucus colleague Deepak Obhrai's trademark scarf at a diplomatic reception at the home of...

Summer committee meeting on softwood lumber 'waste of time and money,' says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)The calls on both occasions have come from all four Conservative and NDP members of the Trade Committee: NDP trade critic Tracey Ramsey...

Bernier, Clement lead declared Conservative candidates in survey, but more would prefer someone else

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has a narrow edge over Conservative MP Tony Clement among declared candidates in the Conservative leadership race, according to...

Kellie Leitch's fundraising success indicates deep shift in party dynamics

(subscription) (subscription)A staggering lead in fundraising support for Ontario Conservative MP and leadership candidate Kellie Leitch, combined with the fact Conservatives have not elected...

MPs report no personal paycheque problems under ...

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen's Hill staffer hadn't been paid in three months and NDP MP Erin Weir...

Conservative Party's unity to be tested in federal ...

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)It's the party's second leadership convention since it was formed in 2003 when the Canadian Alliance and...

The team behind Kellie Leitch's leadership 'exploratory committee'

(subscription) (subscription)Kellie Leitch has filed her papers to run for Conservative Party leadership, and Hill Climbers has learned of a number of people behind...

Visual CV: Rona Ambrose

(subscription)The Conservatives were in opposition when Ms. Ambrose first arrived in Ottawa, and leader Stephen Harper immediately assigned her to his shadow cabinet as...

Visual CV: Rona Ambrose

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives were in opposition when Ms. Ambrose first arrived in Ottawa, and leader Stephen Harper immediately assigned her to his shadow cabinet...

Law still doesn't reflect equal status of five female ministers

(subscription) (subscription)During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, spending by the offices of Conservative ministers ranged from $821,685 (house leader Peter Van Loan) to $2.26 million...

Leaders summit still holds weight: politicians, pundits

(subscription) (subscription)“It could be a done deal very quickly,” depending on how Republicans do in the election, said Conservative MP Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.).

Painful to watch Kenney, Clement support Brexit

(subscription) (subscription)But putting your finger in the wind to find out where it is blowing and knowing it represents a storm of no good...

British-born Canadian Conservative MPs use Brexit vote to push for referendum on electoral reform

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Tony Clement, right, says the U.K. referendum on leaving the EU was an 'act of democracy,' while caucus colleague Peter Kent...

Tootoo at same Muskoka rehab centre Rob Ford went to

(subscription) (subscription)cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq in the Oct. 19 election for the Nunavut riding. In the 1997 federal election, Mr. Tootoo ran unsuccessfully as...

Exercise 'good judgment' if confronted with a situation like Duffy affair in future: Gerstein

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.), who said Mr. Harper is a big draw to the party's fundraising events, also said he is...

Sajjan says veterans' pensions 'a top priority,' MPs' pensions three times higher than veterans with similar tenures

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq, who was defeated in the 2015 election after seven years of service, will get a pension of...

SOCAN reception and Hill Movie Night, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)SOCAN's Stan Meissner, performers Karim Ouellet and Sam Roberts, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Heritage Parliamentary Secretary Randy...

Trudeau's cabinet style: he gives his ministers 'as much rope,' but pulls it back if they do something wrong

(subscription)Peter MacKay, James Moore, Joe Oliver, Shelly Glover, Christian Paradis, and Bernard Valcourt. “[Full cabinet under Mr. Harper] would meet maybe a couple of...

Conservatives' higher fee makes attracting new members harder for leadership candidates, say some Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)Potential candidates who are said to be considering to run include: Conservative MPs Lisa Raitt, Jason Kenney, Michael Chong, Michelle Rempel and Tony...

Trudeau's cabinet style: he gives his ministers 'as much rope,' but pulls it back if they do something wrong

(subscription)Peter MacKay, James Moore, Joe Oliver, Shelly Glover, Christian Paradis, and Bernard Valcourt. “[Full cabinet under Mr. Harper] would meet maybe a couple of...

Conservatives' higher fee makes attracting new members harder for leadership candidates, say some Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)Potential candidates who are said to be considering to run include: Conservative MPs Lisa Raitt, Jason Kenney, Michael Chong, Michelle Rempel and Tony...

Engage Canadians on open government: lessons learned from Tony Clement

(subscription)Tony Clement, the former president of the Treasury Board, is credited with hosting the government's first Google Hangout. He was criticized by some for...

Engage Canadians on open government: lessons learned from Tony Clement

(subscription)Tony Clement, the former president of the Treasury Board, is credited with hosting the government's first Google Hangout. He was criticized by some for...

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement an opportunity Canada cannot afford to miss: Ritz

(subscription)... Partnership agreement an opportunity Canada cannot afford to miss: Ritz. With one in five jobs, and 60 per cent of our economy directly...

Conservative MP Wagantall's private member's bill causing fissures in Conservative caucus

(subscription) (subscription)Ms. Raitt, Peter Van Loan (York-Simcoe, Ont.), Julian Fantino, Ed Fast (Abbotsford, B.C.), Peter Penashue, Gerry Ritz (Battlesford-Lloydminster, Sask.), and Gail Shea, voted...

Rona Ambrose

Hill Times (subscription) (blog)Conservative Leader (Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alta.) has made it clear the Conservative party is likely to oppose Mr. Trudeau's motion, after she...

Mark Rowlinson

(subscription) (subscription)The photograph by Jake Wright. Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole...

Alan Shepard

(subscription)The photograph by Jake Wright. Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and...

MPs keep up weekly swim at Chateau Laurier pool, challenge Hill reporters to race

(subscription) (subscription)In the swim: Pictured front left and clockwise, NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Conservative MP David Sweet, Liberal MP Will Amos, Liberal MP Anthony...

Conservatives press Grits for expense detail on COP21 trip

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Ed Fast (Abbotsford, B.C.), former International Trade minister in prime minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet, was among 44 opposition MPs who by...

Meet Heritage Minister Joly, Ottawa's new political powerhouse

(subscription) (subscription)Shortly after being appointed, Ms. Joly met with outgoing heritage minister Shelly Glover to discuss the file. Ms. Joly was also part of...

Trudeau holds Cabinet meeting in New Brunswick as reward for electoral victory ...

(subscription) (subscription)In Prince Edward Island, Liberal Bobby Morris defeated former Fisheries minister Gail Shea with 49.3 per cent of the vote in the electoral...

Politics This Morning: Finance committee should hold hearings before budget ...

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, her party's Finance critic, says the Liberal government should not present a budget before the House Finance committee has...

Liberal government should hold Parliamentary vote on withdrawing Canada from ...

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Tony Clement is calling on the government to hold a debate and vote in the House of Commons on the new...

Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income splitting

(subscription) (subscription)In this federal election, we witnessed a clash of values with real bearing on the life chances of Canadian children. The photo...

Conservative MPs calling on party to hold leadership convention in spring 2017

(subscription) (subscription)The earlier the convention, the better it benefits potential candidates such as Jason Kenney, pictured, who likely already have an organization to run...

Conservatives should pick next leader from Quebec, says Reynolds

(subscription) (subscription)“I would like to see us select somebody from Quebec, someone like Maxime Bernier who is young, free enterprise thoughts,” said Mr. Reynolds,...

Nicholson seeking interim leadership of Conservative Party

(subscription) (subscription). The photographs by Jake Wright. Conservative MPs Rob Nicholson and Diane Finley. By ABBAS RANA | Published: Monday, 10/26/2015 12:00 am...

Ag Minister Ritz blames media for weakening Canada's negotiating power on TPP

(subscription) (subscription)Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz accused CBC and Canada's major news outlets Wednesday of weakening Canada's bargaining power at historic negotiations over a Trans-Pacific...

DND to spend up to $500-million upgrading CF-18 fighter fleet to extend life ...

(subscription) (subscription)PARLIAMENT HILL—Delays in large-scale production of U.S. Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth war planes combined with the Harper government's failure to commit to competitive...

Major disconnect between Conservative war room, campaigners

(subscription) (subscription)The campaign needs a completely different face and could achieve that by putting prominent female Cabinet ministers Lisa Raitt, Kellie Leitch, Rona Ambrose...

With several key Cabinet ministers not running, Conservative slate of ...

(subscription)... regional minister for Ottawa John Baird, Justice Minister Peter MacKay, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Industry Minister James Moore, International Development Minister Christian Paradis,...

Tory Senators make $27.8-million worth of funding announcements weeks prior to ...

(subscription) (subscription)He said he made the announcement on behalf of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea (Egmont, P.E.I.) and had told her three months earlier that...

Political institutions, bureaucracy at risk of becoming irrelevant, warns ...

(subscription) (subscription)MPs have abandoned their roles—from reviewing legislation and spending to debating the important issues of the day—“other than to represent their constituents by...

Canadian fruit and vegetable growers at risk due to lack of government protection

(subscription)Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch. Photo courtesy of...