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Trudeau rejects new Internet tax to help fund media sector

NDTVConservative MP Peter Van Loan accused the Liberals of trying to impose a hefty new tax on consumers in a failed attempt to protect existing...

Peter MacKay, Jason Kenney say new Tory leader should be inclusive

Former Conservative cabinet ministers Jason Kenney and Peter MacKay are urging the new leader to strike an optimistic, inclusive tone and to continue campaigning across...

Billionaire firm's updated lobbying records corroborate Rona Ambrose's story

An aerospace company owned by a billionaire Calgary oilman who took Rona Ambrose aboard his yacht in the Caribbean has recently updated a lobbying report...

Jason Kenney: Last of the Alberta cowboys?

An all-party committee was looking into just that this summer when Jason Kenney rode into town and announced he was running for leadership of the...

Jason Kenney leapfrogs ahead of race, spooks PC rivals and NDP

Jason Kenney's high-profile and unconventional fundraising campaign has some Alberta Progressive Conservative members pushing the party's brass to change the timeline of its provincial leadership...

The players involved in Ontario's third-party campaign advertising

The group did not disclose any donors in its Elections Ontario filings, but its website shows supportive messages from local movers and shakers, including former...

Maxime Bernier stakes out controversial positions that challenge other Conservatives

Maxime Bernier is either bold or oblivious. Either way, he's the most interesting thing in the Conservative leadership race so far. In mere months as...

Ambrose should stay. MacKay should stay away

Among the party's marquee names, it leaves only Peter MacKay to face the race. He and Stephen Harper teamed up for the conservatives' party merger.

A bold Jason Kenney comes up against a smiling Brian Jean

In early July, federal Conservative MP Jason Kenney formally entered the race to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. His entrance into the race...

East is the new West as Tories line up to lead

It's no surprise, then, that three of the declared candidates – Michael Chong, Tony Clement and Kellie Leitch – have strong ties to the 905.

Stephen Harper supports Jason Kenney's united right plan in Alberta Add to ...

MetroNews Canada SHARE. Replay. NEXT VIDEO IN: seconds. Restart playlist. Video: Stephen Harper supports Jason Kenney's united right plan in Alberta. Jul. 11 2016. Former...

A subdued Stampede for Calgary businesses hit by oil price collapse

He joined Mr. Nenshi, Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, and federal Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch in making the rounds. A few hours later,...

Five challenges Jason Kenney faces trying to unite Alberta's right

At all of them, political observers were talking about only one thing; former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney's plan to unite the right by...

Tony Clement, former Harper minister, to run for Conservative leader

Veteran Conservative MP Tony Clement is set to join the leadership race to take over the helm of his party. The former cabinet minister will...

Threatening lawsuit, Michael Chan demands apology from Jason Kenney

Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan is demanding an apology from MP Jason Kenney, who criticized Mr. Chan's shows of support for the Chinese government. In...

Is Jason Kenney yesterday's Conservative?

(subscription) (subscription)This background is relevant when considering the recent news that former federal Conservative minister Jason Kenney is now himself mulling a bid for...

For Jason Kenney, a surprising path beckons

(subscription) (subscription)That didn't stop leadership backers of his erstwhile cabinet colleague Tony Clement from feeding the Kenney-to-Alberta story to the Toronto Star, an obvious...

The mission to overhaul CPP (and save Gen Y in the process)

(subscription) (subscription)CPP reform proposals foundered in recent years, most notably when former finance minister Jim Flaherty rejected the supplementary CPP notion as unworkable back...

Rogers seeks to revive multicultural OMNI newscasts in CRTC proposal

(subscription) (subscription)Last June, Julian Fantino, who at the time was the Conservative MP for Vaughan, just north of Toronto, led the public outcry against...

Bernier slaying sacred cows in Conservative leadership race

(subscription) (subscription)Maxime Bernier has kept a relatively low profile since he resigned as foreign minister in 2008 after leaving secret documents at the home...

Pregnant mom's killer could be charged for baby's death, too

(subscription) (subscription)“Our government will not reopen the debate on abortion,” then-justice minister Rob Nicholson said in explaining why the government dropped the bill. “The...

Ottawa lagging on infrastructure spending: Quebec

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP and former infrastructure minister Denis Lebel defended his former department, noting that officials are under pressure to act quickly but must...

Canada must phase out supply management, Bernier says

(subscription) (subscription)I don't know if the others will have the courage to speak for 35 million Canadians.” The campaigns of the two other declared...

Conservatives take steps to end official opposition to gay marriage

(subscription) (subscription)Quebec MP Steven Blaney said he is happy to see the Conservatives end their restrictive definition of marriage. “We're enlarging our Conservative tent,”...

Dion's craven Russian appeasement on Magnitsky

(subscription)After that vote, then-foreign minister Rob Nicholson personally promised to make it happen. Then the election came, and the process was interrupted. Given the...

Task force to determine future of Canada Post home delivery

For public services and procurement critic Steven Blaney, who says the party still wants to see home delivery phased out, it's a question of principle...

Canada, in change of heart, decides to keep historic official residence in Rome

The decision in 2013 by John Baird, Mr. Dion's predecessor, to sell the showpiece Villa Grandi triggered a diplomatic storm and a debate over whether...

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When then-minister of state for foreign affairs Lynne Yelich was invited to speak about the deal at a 2015 event to celebrate a Saskatchewan-based company's...

Former CRTC head praises Ottawa for rethinking CanCon

Former Conservative heritage minister James Moore added he is impressed by the ambitious scope of the review undertaken by his Liberal successor, Mélanie Joly, who...

Liberal government killed appeal of residential-school settlement ruling

The Conservatives' justice critic, Rob Nicholson, could not be reached for comment. The Liberals have made a rapprochement with indigenous peoples a centrepiece of their...

Church had moral duty to residential-school survivors, but walked away

Bernard Valcourt, the former Conservative aboriginal affairs minister, found it frustrating that the Catholic Church wasn't living up to its commitments to residential-school survivors. And...

Opioids: A national crisis needs a federal response

In 2012, health minister Leona Aglukkaq deferred federal responsibility for the opioid epidemic by listing strategies that “all clearly fall under provincial and territorial jurisdiction.”...

Trudeau to visit resource-rich northern Ontario to talk infrastructure

... election campaign, Trudeau also promised to work with the Ontario government to bring resources to market from a vast stretch of territory known as...

Canada's trade deal with China has opportunity, but experts urge caution

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay points to commercial real estate, infrastructure, transportation and entertainment as sectors Chinese deal makers have pursued elsewhere.

Peter MacKay remains open to Conservative leadership bid

For Peter MacKay, the next Conservative Party leader doesn't necessarily need to be a political outsider. But he or she has to be a “very...

Supervised injection site Insite gets green light for next four years

In response, federal Conservative health critic Kellie Leitch said the opposition is “very concerned about what this … might mean for the law-abiding residents of...

Liberals to reassess First Nations education funds after removal from last year's ledgers

And Bernard Valcourt, then-aboriginal affairs minister, told a parliamentary committee last May that the money was still available, provided First Nations leaders would agree to...

CP wins appeal of fine for missing grain-shipping targets

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - The ...The Globe and Mail (subscription)CP said it was unable to ship the required 536000 tonnes of grain because...

Rookie MP GĂ©rard Deltell a rising Conservative star

His relations eventually soured with CAQ Leader François Legault, who dubbed Mr. Deltell a “second-line player” in 2014 and subsequently dropped him as his House...

Literary industry hopeful Ottawa will accept Frankfurt Book Fair invitation

... committee was requesting approximately $6.5-million at the time – was denied, even after Ms. Fortin says the director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen...

Trudeau: Google 'Flaherty' for tech policy ideas

(subscription) (subscription)Canada's technology sector has not had a friend in power like Jim Flaherty since the late finance minister left government two years ago.

Hy's Steakhouse closes doors on an era of Parliament Hill politics

After a long budget day in March, 2013, Jim Flaherty was drinking at the bar, surrounded by journalists, when he spoke his mind without an...

Conservatives begin unofficial race for the leadership

In addition to those names, as John Ibbitson reports (for subscribers), Ontario MP Kellie Leitch, a former labour minister, has already begun organizing for the...

A new look at women in politics

Lisa Raitt, the Conservative finance critic and former transport minister, says she's supportive of getting rid of Friday House sittings and other measures to improve...

A workplace designed by men for men? Ask female MPs about it

Lisa Raitt supports getting rid of Friday sittings. For nearly seven years, Ms. Raitt, the Conservative MP for Milton, sat in Stephen Harper's cabinet. She...

Why Quebec must oppose a national securities regulator

(subscription) (subscription)As a result of the strong opposition among the provinces, former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty submitted his bill to the Supreme Court...

Former Minister Peter MacKay To Join Law Firm Baker & McKenzie

- The Globe And MailHuffington Post CanadaFormer federal Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay is joining the Toronto office of the massive United States-based law...

Justin Trudeau's real governing starts with return of Parliament

“There really is no economic plan right now,” Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt said. The NDP will sow disillusionment, arguing the Liberals promised change, and...

The Disneyfication of Canada's national parks

According to the legislation, the first priority of the minister responsible (currently Liberal Catherine McKenna, previously Conservative Leona Aglukkaq) shall be the “maintenance or restoration...

LGBT Tories organizing to change party's policy on same-sex marriage

The group started about a year ago ahead of Toronto Pride, an event that saw — for the first time — some Conservatives show up...