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Good leaders aren't afraid to cry

Admitting he wept, said Lewis, raised some eyebrows especially considering he was deputy commissioner of the OPP and soon to be appointed commissioner to replace...

Tasty Budd's to reopen this week in London despite police charges

Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson echoed those concerns, blasting the Liberals for leaving cities to deal with dispensaries without guidance. “They said it's a local...

Suzuki is right about Trudeau

Canada's target was tabled in May, 2015 by former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. It's the weakest in the G7. Of course, the previous government made...

It's time to jail terrorists, says Tory leadership candidate Tony Clement

"This is not the time to dial back some of the provisions of Bill C-51," says Conservative leadership candidate Tony Clement. "It's not just about...

A Brexit would inflame Canada's hot housing market

"This is the beginning of change," said Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP from Saskatchewan who, as Stephen Harper's agriculture minister, spent nearly a decade trying...

Kevin O'Leary

Forum asked who would be the best Conservative leader from among a field of seven that includes party stalwart Jason Kenney, the already-declared Maxime Bernier,...

Give the private sector a chance to build infrastructure needed to develop northern Ontario's Ring of Fire

Former Tory Treasury Board Chair, Tony Clement, called it an “economic game changer for Canada.” Former Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty, said it was the most...

Under Liberals, chiefs must be ready for change

The organization's funding was slashed, and then-aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt was refusing all overtures for new funding and parity in programming. The Harper government...

City ready to back research with $10M

Mississauga Liberal MP Navdeep Singh-Bains, the new minister of innovation, science and economic development, takes over in charge of FedDev Ontario, which had been handled...

Can Rona Ambrose find her own voice?

Rona Ambrose's first day as interim leader of the official Opposition got off to an intriguing start. While her caucus colleague Jason Kenney was fulminating...

$100M Toyota aid hailed, dismissed 0

Gary Goodyear, minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announces a $100-million aid package for Toyota in Cambridge Friday.

All Canadian flights to have two in cockpit at all times: Feds 0

TORONTO - All Canadian airlines will immediately be required to have two crew in the cockpit at all times, the federal transportation minister said Thursday.

Canada transport minister says spate of CN Rail accidents no fluke 0

"I'm concerned about it ... three in a row is significant," Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said in an interview in her parliamentary office. "There must...

Hundreds in TO mourn Russian opposition leader

Federal Immigration Minister Chris Alexander slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday at a rally to mourn the assassination of one of that country's key opposition...

London Police Chief Brad Duncan. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)

Former chief Julian Fantino came from Toronto and Al Gramolini who replaced him (but stepped down after it was discovered he had filed false expense...

National Research Council boss says data well guarded 0

John R. McDougall, President of the National Research Council of Canada speaks with Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) during a press conference...

David Akin, QMI AGENCY

What is new and interesting, though, is that Finance Minister Joe Oliver's itinerary has him in one relatively small region for a whole week and...

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Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay landed in the Prince of Pot's hometown Wednesday and made it clear his government won't loosen marijuana laws. MacKay, in...

Hope OPP probing Liberals as dogged as RCMP

Harper may not win the Mr. Personality award, but with his former finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty, he capably steered this country through some...

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. (QMI Agency file photo)

While many have been rumoured to be interested in the job, only Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott, the widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty,...

Air Force chopping two Challengers from executive fleet 0

... two Challengers from executive fleet 0. By David Akin, National Bureau Chief. Friday, June 27, 2014 5:13:43 EDT PM. Defence Minister Rob Nicholson speaks...

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“Manufacturers that get that they have to do research and development in new ways and get the product into new markets, will be the winners,”...

'I feel like a second-class veteran'

In a letter, Veterans Affairs Minister Steve Blaney said the RCMP is not covered by his department's mandate and does not qualify for the same...

Medical marijuana advocate calls proposed rules 'redundant' 0

Last week, Health Minister Rona Ambrose proposed amendments to the existing system that require licensed medical marijuana producers to regularly report to provincial regulatory authorities...

Fed NDP owe $1.17M for breaking House rules on mailings 0

At an announcement Wednesday evening, BOIE spokesman, Tory MP John Duncan, said the decision was made after an "ongoing and lengthy investigation," and that it...

Canadian veteran, 100, returns to mark D-Day 0

... 100, returns to mark D-Day 0. By Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:00:57 EDT AM. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino and...

Julian Fantino, March 7, 2012, in Woodbridge. (QMI Agency/STAN BEHAL)

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has to once again prove that he wasn't being racist when he fired a First Nations police chief.

Trade talks with Russia no longer on the table, say feds 0

Russia's recent behaviour in the Ukraine has pushed back all trade talks with the country, International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Wednesday. Fast led a...

John Baird heading to Egypt

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will spend Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the Middle East. He heads to Egypt on Thursday for...

Heartbleed bug prompts government to shut down websites 0

"This action is being taken as a precautionary measure until the appropriate security patches are in place and tested," Treasury Board President Tony Clement's office...

Tammy Van Troost

She noted Local 328 has been busy at the local level, pointing out that this year they had met with Federal Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Police budget

Fontana didn't offer an opinion on the raises given to Duncan and deputies Brent Shea and John Pare amid the spending crunch, though he noted...

Pay hikes for top cops thorny issue for council

A Free Press analysis of salaries shows the 2013 deficit would be reduced by more than 10% had the pay of Duncan and deputy chiefs...

London police chief Brad Duncan (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Bud Polhill, who has become city hall's loudest critic of police spending, the raise given last year to Duncan, equal to a 6.5% pay bump,...

Big pay raises for top cops despite spending crunch 0

The so-called sunshine list of public employees across Ontario who made more than $100,000 in 2013 shows Duncan made $219,053, up from $205,717 in 2012.

Opposition MPs demand action after UN releases latest climate change report 0

Liberal MP Joyce Murray accused Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq of being "completely missing in action." The IPCC report warns that global average temperatures could rise...

Big Year birder still inspires

... the 2011 film The Big Year, notched 715 bird species in one year. (Paul Nicholson, Special to The Free Press) ... Learn about dragonflies,...

CN Rail, union resume negotiations

"I am pleased that CN and the TCRC have decided to resume negotiations, as the best solution is always the one that parties reach themselves,"...

Aglukkaq in Geneva to fight Europe's seal product ban 0

OTTAWA - Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq is in Geneva, Switzerland, to argue against Europe's ban on seal products. Despite aggressive opposition from Canada and to...

Tories propose tougher sentences for child molesters 0

Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 3, 2014. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie). OTTAWA...