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Roberts: Follow example of Jim Flaherty and get involved

I chose politics because of my experience working for the late Jim Flaherty. Jim, whose own son has special needs, taught me how a public...

Diab documentary highlights "shockingly weak" evidence

Diab documentary highlights "shockingly weak" evidence13, 2014: After failed appeals to then-Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court declines...

Ottawa terror accused Diab released

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger ordered Diab extradited in June 2011 — a decision subsequently confirmed by then-justice minister Rob Nicholson and upheld by...

Bernier bid for Tory leadership focus on freedom, respect

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier nearly jumped off the couch in his Parliament Hill office when I asked him if he could lead the federal Conservatives...

Spare a dollar? Jason Kenney had $183000 for needy Conservative candidates

Jason Kenney Conservative MP Jason Kenney arrives for a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 5, 2015. It's good to be Jason...

If you build injection sites, they will come

I was fortunate to have participated in the press conference held by former ministers Leona Aglukkaq and Stephen Blaney in 2013, outlining the new guidelines.

Conservatives take U-turn, step back from 'business-first' NRC

In May 2013, the former Conservative minister in charge of the NRC, Gary Goodyear, “refocused” the institution as a support to industry. “The refocused NRC...

Peter MacKay says 'smart' Tories can beat Trudeau

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservatives can "absolutely" beat Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the 2019 general election, potential Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay said in an...

Who'd play who in Canada's story?

JUSTIN TRUDEAU: John Cusack. JT might prefer someone like Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp to play him on the big screen. Depp wouldn't be a...

New Conservative leader has big task

Calgary MP and Mr. Fix It Minister Jason Kenney has been preparing to run for the leadership his whole life. For the past decade, Kenney...

10 Dos and Don'ts for Rona Ambrose

Here are 10 ways Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Opposition, can heal conservatives and rebuild the party brand. 1. No political career can survive...

Larocque: The art of building a cabinet

From left to right, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are seen at various points during the Globe...

Out of John Baird's shadow? High-profile MP's departure leaves vacuum in riding

For the first time in 15 years, the Ottawa West - Nepean seat is empty. Left without an incumbent candidate in the wake of John...

Celeb endorsements ring throughout the land

Don Cherry waded into the political arena in 2010 when he endorsed former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino, then the Conservative candidate in a byelection...

Union fighting 'billion-dollar' Conservative machine

"I know the unions like to get headlines and like to publicize their opening bargaining positions, but I'm quite confident that we are not doing...

Glassy tower highlight of NAC facelift, panel suggests | Ottawa & Region ...

NAC - National Arts Centre to get $110M makeover The new futuristic look of the NAC was unveiled at a Wednesday press conference. From left:...

3 Ottawa cops charged after training blast injured officers, paramedics ...

Tony Caldwell//QMI Agency. A pair of Ottawa police officers and three .... Three Ottawa cops have been charged by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit after two...

John Baird joins law firm as senior adviser

Former foreign affairs minister John Baird, who used to be an Ottawa-area MP, has a new job as senior adviser at Bennett Jones, a Canadian...

Northern Lights to brighten Parliament Hill each night

Northern Lights (From left to right) Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Christopher Donnolly, VP and Counsel,...

Life goes on for John Baird

Such is the case for John Baird, who officially retired from political office as the member of parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean on Monday. The day...

Queen's Park to honour WWII veteran Ernest Cote

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ANNE MEYER 101 years old canadian veteran Ernest Cote poses in Juno Beach on April 17, 2014 in Courseulles-sur-Mer,...

New look to RCAF uniform

New look for RCAF uniform Military history was made Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 when Rob Nicholson, minister of National Defence, helped unveil a new uniform...

Army Run kicks off with Princess Pats ceremony

Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, Mayor Jim Watson and Rob Nicholson, minister of national defence, were all in attendance. The parade took place in Nelson...

Top NFL quarterbacks, pass catchers and others who will impress

Robert Mathis, OLB, Colts: He's 33, but better than ever, leading the NFL last year in sacks (19.5) and forced fumbles (8). 4. Geno Atkins,...

Harper: ISIS like the Taliban

Canada has resettled more than 1,430 Syrian refugees and a spokesman for Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said the government is " is reviewing an additional...

Feds mum on call for UN to probe crimes in Iraq

Toronto Star A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wouldn't comment on UN Watch's demands and instead pointed to Baird's response last week regarding ISIS...

PS needs a charter: Prof

He cited the "purely partisan" Economic Action Plan website and auditor general's findings about government cash spread around Treasury Board President Tony Clement's riding ahead...

One soldier dead, four others injured, during training exercise at CFB ...

“I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant-Colonel Bobbitt,” Minister of National Defence Rob Nicholson said in a...

CBC's silly salary secrecy

They know if the full truth about the CBC came to light, the party would be over. All of this makes it doubly ludicrous that...

Via Rail may finally be getting it right

And with Baird being a powerful cabinet minister, he made sure Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt heard the public's angst as well. In his first outing...

Baird's bravado dubious

He's on great terms with Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt. And she, of course, oversees Via Rail. But instead of doing what he normally does so...

Hanibal the wrestler gives football a whirl

As a professional wrestler, Devon Nicholson has had folding chairs cracked over his noggin and a coffee pot shattered into his face -- the end...

Via Rail offers answers to crossing malfunctions

He noted that he had to call Transport Minister Lisa Raitt's office to make sure Via held the session. Via interim CEO Steve Del Bosco...

5 questions for Via Rail

Via brought in Ottawa police at the insistence of Transport Minister Lisa Raitt. Apparently, the government saw some information to suggest the malfunctions might be...

Clement has a 'target' of PS firings

Treasury Board President Tony Clement seems to have a "target" of public servants to sack, charges a union claiming a new performance management system coming...

John Baird confident pipelines will be built

Foreign Minister John Baird said Sunday he's sure there will be a pipeline from Alberta's oilsands to the Pacific coast. Without mentioning the Northern Gateway...

Baird tells VIA to fix crossing now

Key local cabinet minister John Baird has lashed out at Via Rail, giving the company seven days to fix the recurring problems with the railway...

PM's ex-senior advisor 'secret sauce' for energy lobby group

“We could do nothing of this without you,” Black replied to Carson in July 2010 after Carson had e-mailed institute members about a meeting Carson...