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James Smith Cree Nation chief wants meeting with Shore Gold executives

The mine project received environmental approval from the federal government in 2014; former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq said at the time it was “not likely...

Gormley: Spare us the manufactured outrage

Lest anyone think only men are “pied,” Harper's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea was attacked by a pie thrower in 2010 and, more recently, German right...

Hwy 417 lane closed at Kinburn after single-vehicle collision

OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino addresses the media regarding the OPP's new stance on traffic safety as he is flanked by two cruisers with the new...

Doug Cuthand: Bellegarde, AFN chiefs must be ready for change

When Perry Bellegarde took over the reins of the Assembly of First Nations a little more than a year ago, things looked bleak. The organization's...

The refugees: child soldier grateful kids won't face hardships he did

Federal ministers Jason Kenney and Peter Van Loan had heard about the case following public pleas from Veeman, local and national Burmese groups, refugee organizations...

Year in review: UFC makes its Saskatoon debut in August

... that created three urban-only ridings. One of the closely watched campaigns was that of Conservative candidate Kevin Waugh, a television sports broadcaster who unseated...

Block, Ritz among Saskatchewan MPs part of the Conservative's new shadow cabinet

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose announced Friday that Carleton Trail-Eagle Creek MP Kelly Block will serve as the Conservative critic for transport. Former minister of...

Honeymoon over for economic ministers

Ottawa CitizenWhat the PBO doesn't mention is that Morneau will have roughly $40 billion per year less to work with than former finance minister Jim...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich in the party's nomination contest this summer. Georgina Jolibois, NDP MP for...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich in the party's nomination contest this summer. Georgina Jolibois, NDP MP for...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich in the party's nomination contest this summer. Georgina Jolibois, NDP MP for...

New faces in Sask.'s MP contingent

Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich in the party's nomination contest this summer. Georgina Jolibois, NDP MP for...

Sportscaster Kevin Waugh off to Ottawa

There weren't many times I had to introduce myself," Waugh told reporters at his election night party at the Greenbryre Golf and Country Club. Earlier...

NDP cracks tory stronghold

There weren't many times I had to introduce myself," Waugh told reporters at his election night party at the Greenbryre Golf and Country Club. Earlier...

Tight battle for first in new Saskatoon-Grasswood riding

"The channel I really want to be on is CPAC, the Parliamentary channel," Waugh joked during a recent talk at a seniors' home in Saskatoon.

Tight battle for first in new riding

"The channel I really want to be on is CPAC, the Parliamentary channel," Waugh joked during a recent talk at a seniors' home in Saskatoon.

Canada needs fiscal stimulus to stoke growth, economists say

Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver has been more hands-off in intervening in the country's housing market than his predecessor Jim Flaherty, who reduced amortization periods...

Public service 'virtually impotent'

A meeting with thenfinance minister Jim Flaherty was arranged early in 2010 to clear the air between the PBO and the minister. "He (Flaherty) only...

Byrne's brother-in-law broke ethics rule

Kosick had served as a policy adviser to then-human resources minister Diane Finley from 2010 until August 2013, when he joined lobbying and public relations...

BC mom of kids allegedly kidnapped by their father wants Canada to do more

Azer recently travelled from her home in B.C.'s Comox Valley to Ottawa to meet with officials and Lynne Yelich, the minister of state for foreign...

Court battle brews over First Nations finances

"Beginning September 1st, 2015, bands that have yet to comply with the law will see funding for non-essential services withheld. "Further actions may include seeking...

Voter wants some convincing

... reflecting the colours of Canada's three main political parties. The newly created riding is widely considered to be up for grabs after 15-year veteran...

Editorial: Welcome focus on aboriginals

However, CBC News reported Monday that an RCMP database that was to be a key element in the Harper government's $10 million action plan announced...

Voter wants some convincing

... reflecting the colours of Canada's three main political parties. The newly created riding is widely considered to be up for grabs after 15-year veteran...

Weak performance

On July 31, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz gave a windfall to a foreign grain company by allowing the directors he appointed to "sell" the remaining...

Den Tandt: A mad dash for the middle

... were; today's New Democrats are all about cutting small-business taxes and balancing budgets. The Liberals are campaigning on a middle-class tax cut and expanded...

Parties set to launch campaign

"Yeah, people may be tuned out, but other people like to visit," he said. Trost is the only incumbent running in Saskatoon, after Lynne Yelich...

Western livestock producers hit by drought receive tax deferrals from feds

A spring and summer with insufficient rain has withered crops in many regions of Western Canada, including hay used by livestock producers to feed their...

Female candidates outnumber males in city

The article "" that appeared on page A1 of Monday's paper contained incorrect information. Sports reporter Kevin Waugh is challenging incumbent Lynne Yelich as Conservative...

Female candidates outnumber males in city

In Saskatoon-Grasswood - which encompasses the southeast side of the city and parts of Corman Park - Conservative MP Lynne Yelich, who now represents the...

Prime minister loses Moore, can't shake Meredith

Moore follows John Baird, Shelly Glover, James Rajotte, Peter MacKay and Christian Paradis in an exodus of recognizable spokespeople, while the party has failed to...

Kevin Waugh takes aim at Yelich in challenge for federal seat

News Talk 980 CJMELocal sports personality Kevin Waugh announced Wednesday that he plans to challenge incumbent Member of Parliament Lynne Yelich for her position in...

Government stumped as aboriginal wage gap widens

"Our government agrees that economic development is key to improving living conditions of Aboriginal peoples," read a statement by the office of Aboriginal Affairs Minister...

Kevin Waugh takes aim at Yelich in challenge for federal seat

News Talk 980 CJMELocal sports personality Kevin Waugh announced Wednesday that he plans to challenge incumbent Member of Parliament Lynne Yelich for her position in...

Yelich to seek Tory nomination in Saskatoon-Grasswood, Cheveldayoff will not

Conservative MP Lynne Yelich has confirmed she will seek the Conservative Party nomination in the newly formed riding of Saskatoon-Grasswood. A high-profile, long-rumoured opponent will...

Valcourt's overture met with skepticism

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stood all but alone Monday as he marked the end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and called for a...

Valcourt's overture met with skepticism

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stood all but alone Monday as he marked the end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and called for a...

Minister's overture met with skepticism

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stood all but alone Monday as he marked the end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and called for a...

Fantino blamed for worsening 'bad press'

Ottawa CitizenVeterans Affairs Canada officials felt former minister Julian Fantino's public relations' disasters had "intensified" what was already a glut of "bad press" that had...

Tories lose a PC and a Maritime bastion

"It emphasizes for people just how long Stephen Harper has been leader and prime minister," said David McLaughlin, former chief of staff to then-prime minister...

Japan losing interest in trade talks with Canada, memo says

Japan is dragging its heels on a date for the eighth round of bilateral trade talks with Canada, says the note, which was prepared for...

Japan losing interest in trade talks with Canada, memo says

Japan is dragging its heels on a date for the eighth round of bilateral trade talks with Canada, says the note, which was prepared for...

For Canada, U.S. investors are key

Often referred to as to "dog-and-pony shows," Oliver was back in New York on Wednesday - one of a handful of trips to his old...

Conservative candidacy revealed as artist's hoax

National PostAt first glance, the face put forward by Conservative candidate Chris Lloyd on social media was that of a committed Tory looking to unseat...

Conservative candidacy revealed as artist's hoax

The Globe and MailAt first glance, the face put forward by Conservative candidate Chris Lloyd on social media was that of a committed Tory looking...

MacPherson: Elizabeth May might still be talking but for Lisa Raitt

Lisa Raitt is the kind of friend we all should have. Raitt and May are political foes totally opposed to almost everything the other stands...

Bernier defends tax cuts, budget law

Last week's budget will boost economic growth and job creation, not because of anything the federal government has done, but largely because of what small...

Bernier defends tax cuts, budget law

Last week's budget will boost economic growth and job creation, not because of anything the federal government has done, but largely because of what small...

Tax cut will help create jobs: Ritz

"Small businesses are and will remain the lifeblood of the Canadian economy," Gerry Ritz told a business luncheon put on by the North Saskatoon Business...

Cuts to program hurt both victims, offenders

The Conservative MP for Edmonton Spruce Grove, Rona Ambrose, came to CoSA's defence last year, remarking that "sometimes in government, good things fall through the...