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Can't make the grade

The editorial drew a righteous and angry response from then-federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz: “Our government's No. 1 priority has always been the safety of...

OCI complains of Clearwater monopoly

The increase was announced in July, under former minister Gail Shea. While keeping the quota at 38,756 tonnes, Tootoo has also committed to not allowing...

Harvesters want more quota as cod rebounds: FFAW

(subscription) (subscription) requested an interview with federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, but was told she would not be available. A Department of Fisheries and...

Moore announces money for Happy Valley-Goose Bay

(subscription) (subscription)The news release noted that Moore is the Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, in addition to being the minister...

Minister's partisan St. John's event paid for by taxpayers

(subscription) (subscription)Findlay took four or five shots at the Liberals, and federal leader Justin Trudeau in particular, during a speech about child care tax...

New Coast Guard building announced for St. John's

(subscription) (subscription)Rob Moore, regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and minister of State (ACOA), made the announcement this morning in St. John's. He said...

All-party shrimp committee wants meeting with federal minister

(subscription) (subscription)Politicians on the province's all-party shrimp committee are convinced they have a winning argument to end the federal government's controversial last-in, first-out (LIFO)...

Harper, Quebec announce plans for Gulf of St. Lawrence

CBC.ca From left, Harper chats with Pierre Denis Gagnon, president and director general of the Sept-Iles Port, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, and Jean D'Amour, Quebec Minister...

DND to review policy forcing wounded out of military before collecting pension

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has told a House of Commons committee a working group was set up last summer to study the military's universality of...

Exclusive Association chasing seal meat markets

Surrounded by sealskin jackets and boots in a shop in downtown St. John's in December 2013, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced $498,000 in provincial...

Darn the wind, I'm starving for cod's heads

At least Minister Gail Shea, our wise and benevolent federal fisheries boss, saw fit to grant us three extra days to catch cod, another Monday,...

Association chasing seal meat markets

Surrounded by sealskin jackets and boots in a shop in downtown St. John's in December 2013, federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced $498,000 in provincial...

No more lip service

Chances are, neither Prime Minister Stephen Harper nor any of his ministers of defence — Gordon O'Connor, Peter MacKay and Rob Nicholson — had ever...

Coast Guard to construct new helicopter landing pads in Labrador

“This investment in Canadian Coast Guard infrastructure is important since it will improve safety and give better access for technical crews who have to service...

Divested ports look to spur economic growth

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt (at podium) was in Conception Bay South last week to announce the federal government was divesting its interest in three Newfoundland...

Marshall getting ready to say goodbye

(Federal Finance Minister ) Jim Flaherty heard it, and Flaherty said, 'No, but you take credit for it anyway.'” Marshall said one of his big...

Science Inc.

He also made a point of pushing the “new mandate” for the National Research Council, an agency Harper has been tinkering with since 2008, when...

Science Inc.

He also made a point of pushing the “new mandate” for the National Research Council, an agency Harper has been tinkering with since 2008, when...

Politicians head to dairy farm to talk funding

The program is nothing new — it started a year ago, and funding for this year has already been awarded to farmers — but Dalley...

Finance minister talks of 'prudent' spending, tax relief in pre-election budget

Vancouver Sun Next year's spending plan — Oliver's first since taking over the Finance portfolio earlier this year after Flaherty stepped down — is expected to...

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker shares talent at Tuckamore Festival

On Monday morning, preparatory to Parker's concert in the evening, broadcaster and composer Peter-Anthony Togni, who knows Parker from student days, gave an hour-long talk...

Stephenville Airport gets boost

The announcement was made Thursday by Rob Moore, regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and Susan Sullivan,...

Oliver rejects report calling for spending on jobs, less focus on deficit

660 News In a statement, Oliver said job creation can be accomplished without creating deficits during times of economic recovery. “Our government will not open the...

Ottawa sitting on $730M of uncashed taxes, benefits

Marcel Poulin, spokesman for Public Works Minister Diane Finley, said the minister has instructed officials to “examine options to help Canadians receive the payments the...

Air Algerie jet crashes in rainstorm

Tweets from the account of Lynne Yelich, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said consular officials are ready to provide assistance. Before the plane...

Shea stands firm on LIFO, shrimp cuts

The bottom line, according to Shea's statement, is that the shrimp cuts aren't getting reversed, and she's not changing the controversial “last-in first-out” policy which...

3 Western premiers want overhaul of internal trade deal

Their push should get support from the federal government. Small Business Minister Maxime Bernier has said liberalized trade, both internally and externally, is an important...

New mobile firefighting simulation unit to improve emergency training

Rob Moore, regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, announced $463,000 in federal support for this improved emergency response training Thursday. The money will also go...

Ottawa says national regulator soon a reality

Montreal Gazette This is a day that Jim Flaherty would be very happy about,” Oliver said in a reference to his predecessor, who championed the initiative...

Renewed gas tax fund gives towns more project options

Jackman signed the agreement this morning with MP Rob Moore, the federal government's regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador. “This is an important day for...

Renewed Gas Tax Fund gives towns more project options

Jackman signed the agreement this morning with MP Rob Moore, the federal government's regional minister for Newfoundland and Labrador. “This is an important day for...

Vessel dedication proud moment for family

Senator Elizabeth Marshall, on behalf of federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, officially welcomed the new vessel into service. The CCGS G. Peddle S.C. (the S.C.

Ramadan and the act of fasting

Marking the end of Ramadan is Ed Al-Fitr, also known as the “feast of breaking the fast,” a day with no fasting and with celebration,...

EDITORIAL: Buzzkill

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose dismisses all the concerns as “inconclusive,” but she says she's watching. “We are constantly absorbing new science and reassessing. If...

Buzzkill

Vancouver Sun Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose dismisses all the concerns as “inconclusive,” but she says she's watching. “We are constantly absorbing new science and reassessing.

Protectionist Buy American provisions back

iPolitics.ca (subscription) ... recent legislation in the United States which reflects repeated attempts to impose domestic content requirements for products purchased by federal, state and municipal-level...

SCOC ruling grants land title to BC First Nation

CBC.ca Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said government is reviewing the decision. He and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford both cited four treaties concluded since...

New aquaculture regulations simplify process: fisheries minister

New federal aquaculture regulations announced Thursday would cut red tape and simplify the process for the industry, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Federal Fisheries Minister...

New aquaculture regulations simplify process: fisheries minister

New federal aquaculture regulations announced Thursday would cut red tape and simplify the process for the industry, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says. Federal Fisheries Minister...

Feds OK Arctic offshore seismic tests over local objections

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says he won't deny permission to do seismic testing in the Arctic off Baffin Island, despite concerns of Inuit and...

Rutter receives federal support for tech export

The funding was announced with a formal event at Rutter's offices, with Senator David Wells stepping in for Rob Moore, the regional minister for Newfoundland...

Building displays military's might

Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford attended the ceremony on behalf of National Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. “This, ladies and gentlemen, is a community that...

CFS St. John's officially opened

Norman was in St. John's along with federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, who appeared on behalf of Defence Minister Rob Nicholson. The new building...

DFO has no aid for ice-bound fishermen

Dempster said the only reasonable option is to give financial assistance to people through employment insurance (EI). “I know one of (Fisheries Minister Gail Shea's)...

DFO has no aid for ice-bound fishermen

Dempster said the only reasonable option is to give financial assistance to people through employment insurance (EI). “I know one of (Fisheries Minister Gail Shea's)...

Heavy ice, blocked markets blamed as seal hunt sees big drop

Globalnews.ca Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Thursday in an email that Ottawa's support for Canadian sealers has been “rock solid.” She said the government will watch...

Feds will go ahead with income splitting despite critical report

Toronto Star The lack of broad-based benefits is expected to be a major campaign issue should the Conservatives go ahead with income splitting in next year's...

Updated: Animal welfare groups applaud as seal ban upheld

The EU's ban on seal products was upheld last year by the WTO, but Canada appealed and was represented in Geneva in March by Environment...

Updated: Animal welfare groups applaud as seal ban upheld

The EU's ban on seal products was upheld last year by the WTO, but Canada appealed and was represented in Geneva in March by Environment...

Canada joins malware crackdown as arrests made worldwide

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney issued a statement praising the operation “for preventing further harm from the proliferation of such cybercrime networks.” The FBI said...