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Tiny Vancouver Island First Nation want court to end 'dictatorship'

In 2013, when Postmedia first reported that Ottawa had poured $9.1 million over a dozen years into a community of fewer than 20 individuals from...

Fisheries minister open to audit

Tootoo, despite his criticism of the former government's public disclosure practices, shares the view of Tory predecessor Gail Shea that the B.C. industry has room...

Tories urge Liberals to reconsider rejection of unsolicited icebreaker bid

www.insideottawavalley.com/OTTAWA - Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Steven Blaney says the Trudeau government was too hasty in dismissing a pair of unsolicited bids from...

Christy Clark government takes on staff from Harper's and Alberta's ousted Conservative ranks

Carter Mann, one-time press secretary to former MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, was appointed the new operations co-ordinator in the Premier's Office. It's not unusual for a...

Jason Wu, Tanya Taylor, Thomas Tait among Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards nominees

Paradis, Matthew Gallagher, UNTTLD and Beaufille. In the accessory field, Arc Jewellery will square off against Daniel Christian Tang, Lauren Klassen and Sully Wong. Image...

Conservatives name five B.C. MPs to shadow cabinet

Five Conservative MPs from the Lower Mainland have been named as critics in the Official Opposition's shadow cabinet. Veteran Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, the former...

Mandryk: PM Stephen Harper bets that cynicism works

There were 27 announcements in Saskatchewan, valued at $98 million, mostly made by incumbent MPs like Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle), Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster), Kelly Block, (Carlton...

Health Canada will actively monitor for marijuana advertising violators

MONTREAL - Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party's pledge to keep storefront dispensaries...

Public safety minister has little to say about threats against RCMP by ...

DELTA, B.C. — Canada's public safety minister shrugged off questions Tuesday about his government's response to threats against the RCMP by the hacktivist group Anonymous,...

Peter MacKay: Unescorted passes ruling for Vince Li 'shocking'

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is criticizing new freedoms given to Vince Li, the Manitoba man found not criminally responsible for beheading a fellow Greyhound bus...

Warship could sink accidentally before it's done on purpose for artificial ...

Martin Peters, lawyer for Save Halkett Bay, said he was waiting to hear from federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq after the group asked her to...

First Nations fight feds over decision to open herring-roe fisheries

The herring fisheries on the west coast of Vancouver Island, central coast and Haida Gwaii were closed for about 10 years because stocks were below...

B.C. government, feds give a green light to Site C dam project

She made the announcement at a news conference, which was interrupted by an Environment Ministry official who confirmed that federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq had...

BC Treaty Commission report points to problem of overlapping First Nations ...

The commission report said a limited federal mandate has also been a significant stumbling block for negotiations, but Pierre expressed some hope that a change...

B.C. Treaty Commission report points to problem of overlapping First Nations ...

The commission report said a limited federal mandate has also been a significant stumbling block for negotiations, but Pierre expressed some hope that a change...

Detainees alerted guards to abnormally long Vega Jimenez bathroom break ...

New Democratic Party MP Randall Garrison, who has criticized the CBSA's handling of the Jimenez case, called on Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney to take...

Employment premiums will be lowered to help businesses cut EI payroll taxes

TORONTO - Finance Minister Joe Oliver says employment insurance premiums will be cut, reducing EI payroll taxes by nearly 15 per cent and saving businesses...

Federal minister's trade mission to India will overlap similar trip by B.C ...

As Ontario-based MP Tony Clement returned from a visit to India last week. and hot on the heels of Premier Christy Clark's Monday announcement of...

'Now is the time': India ready to 'engage' in trade with Canada, Tony Clement says

OTTAWA — For Canada, the election of a new business-friendly government in India offers a chance to make up for lost investment time and opportunities...

Request for additional public comment period for Kamloops mine rejected

City council had also asked federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq to tour the potential mine site, but that request was rejected as well. KGHM Ajax...

Nova Scotia fracking ban a lost opportunity: Joe Oliver

. By Canada.com September 4, 2014 4:04 PM. Tweet. Comment. 0. Story; Photos ( 1 ). The finance minister is defending hydraulic fracturing after Nova...

Vancouver MP calls for affordable housing, park space on plot of federally ...

Public works is the responsibility of Diane Finley, the Minister for Public Works and Government Services. Her office was not able to provide a response...

Ottawa owes B.C. residents $92.3 million

Marcel Poulin, press secretary for Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, said Finley “has instructed her officials to examine options to help...

Surrey gets big slice of $1.9 million arts funding pie from Ottawa

Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced on Thursday at the Surrey Arts Centre that over $1.9 million would go towards 16...

Ottawa owes B.C. residents $92.3 million

Marcel Poulin, press secretary for Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, said Finley “has instructed her officials to examine options to help...

Guest column: Union takes a stand for future young aerospace workers

Good jobs in Abbotsford are slipping away and that doesn't seem to bother Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, MLAs Mike DeJong and Darryl Plecas, or MP...

Joie Warnock: Union takes a stand for future young aerospace workers

(blog) (blog)Good jobs in Abbotsford are slipping away and that doesn't seem to bother Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, MLAs Mike DeJong and Darryl Plecas,...

Parliamentary budget officer to report on public service sick leave

He said he expects the study will pour cold water on Treasury Board President Tony Clement's initial suggestions that the system had to be revamped...

All hail the Transmogrifier

(blog)When Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney shared that Nunavut-sized piece of magical thinking with Canadians last Christmas, those who work, live and volunteer in...

Live From the House of the Dead: All hail the Transmogrifier

When Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney shared that Nunavut-sized piece of magical thinking with Canadians last Christmas, those who work, live and volunteer in federal...

Manitoba government to deliberately flood 225 square kilometres of land to ...

Toronto Star Steven Blaney, minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said the government operations centre is co-ordinating the federal government's response to Manitoba's request for...

Manitoba government to deliberately flood 225 square kilometres of land to ...

Federal Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement late Friday that the military is ready to help. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those...

Defence Department hamstrung in efforts to convert former US presidential ...

CTV News ... strip off the Harper government over the state of the search-and-rescue system. Documents show that even though MacKay became justice minister last year,...

Michael Smyth: How did notorious tycoon so easily end up getting red-carpet ...

Law was part of an Asian trade delegation hosted by Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, the federal minister of international trade. The trade mission travelled to...

How did notorious tycoon so easily end up getting red-carpet treatment?

Law was part of an Asian trade delegation hosted by Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, the federal minister of international trade. The trade mission travelled to...

Smyth: Notorious tycoon from Burma with alleged drug ties welcomed by feds, B.C.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast invited Burma and other Asian countries to Canada and it was up to the visitors to select their representatives, a...

Notorious tycoon from Burma welcomed by feds, B.C.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast invited Burma and other Asian countries to Canada and it was up to the visitors to select their representatives, a...

A selection of key dates and events from latest session of Parliament

March 18: Jim Flaherty, to date the only finance minister the Harper government has known, resigns from cabinet. March 21: The Supreme Court of Canada...

Joe Oliver hints at approval for Northern Gateway pipeline

With a federal government decision on the Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline imminent, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Monday diversifying Canada's energy markets is an...

Today on the Hill: Ottawa-born man fights to get his Canadian citizenship back

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan and chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand appear at the Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee to discuss Bill C-37,...

Lisa Raitt vows Canada Post will recover $1.13 million for NDP mail

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says she will speak with the head of Canada Post in the coming days to ensure that NDP MPs are required...

Justin Trudeau proposes more access to government data

Treasury Board President Tony Clement's office said Clement was travelling in New Zealand on Wednesday and unavailable for comment. The Treasury Board is responsible for...

Immigration minister on the attack as Toronto lawyer threatens legal challenge

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Chris Alexander went on the offensive Tuesday against Rocco Galati, the Toronto constitutional lawyer who plans to challenge the federal government's...

Joe Oliver says national securities regulator could become reality by fall 2015

We're expecting there will be a number of other provinces coming on board soon,” Joe Oliver told the Financial Post on Monday. “I don't use...

Joe Oliver says national securities regulator could become reality by fall 2015

We're expecting there will be a number of other provinces coming on board soon,” Joe Oliver told the Financial Post on Monday. “I don't use...

Parliamentarians pray for RCMP in wake of Moncton shootings

New Brunswick MP and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt. “It's not something you expect to hear about in New Brunswick, especially Moncton or any part...

Seaspan, tugboat workers avert strike with agreement on binding arbitration ...

... its tugboat crews averted job action by agreeing to enter into binding arbitration, but the company could still face a strike as early as...

Seaspan, tugboat workers avert strike with agreement on binding arbitration ...

Vancouver Sun ... its tugboat crews averted job action by agreeing to enter into binding arbitration, but the company could still face a strike as early...

Seaspan, tugboat workers getting contract help from federal labour minister

Seaspan Marine and the union that represents tugboat officers have signed an agreement to enter into arbitration following meetings Tuesday with federal Labour Minister Kellie...

Government mum on when F-35 decision will come

Ottawa Citizen Cabinet ministers are reviewing the information they received in April after ordering military officials back to the drawing board to reassess the F-35 and...