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Interrupting women is a social disease that resists eradication: Paradkar

... as Trump said of his rival Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, or less than adult for having a “meltdown” as Canadian MP Gerry...

F1 blog: Ferrari needs Shell, Vettel says

They are the late (from left) Bob McAllister, a.k.a. the “host with the most,” Gary Dolson, who wrote the book on public relations, particularly when...

Health benefits tax off the table, Trudeau says

Trudeau repeated that assertion to Conservative MP Denis Lebel (Lac-Saint-Jean), who asked whether there would be a “new tax on dental and health care?” “It...

Ontario Tories apologize to party activists after controversial youth seminar

“Consider that past CLF graduates include Patrick Brown, Kellie Leitch, Walied Soliman and numerous candidates and campaign managers,” the prospectus continued. “The CLF produces highly...

Man jumps off GO train near Danforth Station, three people jump off to help

“Clearly the person is injured, so we don't know what his motivation was.” Christian Paradis, a 28-year-old landscaper from Pickering, said he was on the...

MP Anita Vandenbeld takes tips from the Tim Hortons caucus: Delacourt

Oddly enough, Vandenbeld said she tended to hear more about Baird when she was abroad in her pre-elected life, travelling to countries where people would...

When lack of faith lost John Tory an election

In 2003, then premier Ernie Eves and his treasurer, Jim Flaherty, introduced a $500 tax credit for any taxpayer who had a child attending a...

A lesson learned from the lure of a high-yield return: Mayers

In his final budget as finance minister in 2013, Jim Flaherty clamped down on these funds by increasing the amount of tax that must be...

Shooting victim wins right to sue Toronto police

In the latest development in years-long legal saga, a Toronto divisional court has struck down an appeal by Toronto police to prevent Patrong, 31, from...

Tory leadership candidate faces near-impossible road to victory

www.muskokaregion.com/In Clement's case, there are five key factors that will haunt his leadership dream and likely will be impossible to overcome. First, Clement deservedly earned...

Christine Elliott shifts from politics to patients

Elliott, an MPP since 2006 when she won the riding previously held by her husband, the late Jim Flaherty, stepped down from her seat last...

Tony Clement to enter Tory race

Former federal and pro vincial cabinet minister Tony Clement will join the Conservative leadership race on Tuesday, sources say. Clement, who finished third in...

Securing solid footing in Quebec could lend weight to Maxime Bernier in Tory race: Hébert

Could Maxime Bernier pull the same trick at the federal level that Patrick Brown did in Ontario? That would depend on whether his campaign has...

Rona Ambrose's vision for her party's future remains upbeat: Paul Wells

Rona Ambrose, the party's interim leader, had a mechanical bull set up in the backyard. For a while the guests circled the thing warily. Fortunately,...

Politics amid tragedy is a high-wire act: Collenette

In an unusual moment, Conservative MP Tony Clement tweeted that he too supported the government's stance on terrorist ransom demands, eliciting a thank you from...

Tax loopholes cost Canada billions in lost revenue

Netherlands Antilles State Secretary of Finance Alex Rosaria, left, and Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty sign a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) in Vancouver,...

Conservative Party doesn't like women at all: Mallick

Interim party leader Rona Ambrose made two more of her peculiar anti-women speeches at the party's equally peculiar convention last week. I'm all for eccentricity...

Conservatives want cross-border beer ruling sent to Supreme Court

Tory deputy leader Denis Lebel says the ruling needs to be referred to the Supreme Court so that Section 121 of the Constitution can be...

Conservatives extol robust war chest as good fiscal management at convention

The number is in line with the Liberal budget projection of a $5.4-billion deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt slammed...

Weeekend Motorsports: Hinchcliffe wins Indy 500 pole, Ranger wins at CTMP; Logano first in NASCAR; other racing

Last years point champion Gary McLean got out to a good lead and the battle for second was the race to watch as the Spiderman...

One year in for Toronto police chief, no sign of 'transformational change': Keenan

Whatever their faults — and there were many for various critics to focus on — Toronto's last two chiefs were expert at projecting the authority...

'Fuddle duddle' — 5 times the House of Commons got a bit nasty

2012: Members from the NDP and Conservative party cleared the benches when government House leader Peter Van Loan strode over to NDP Nathan Cullen's seat...

Rona Ambrose, Conservatives learn to play on Trudeau's stage: Tim Harper

So, you have interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose accepting a hug from Trudeau after she teared up while speaking about the devastation in Fort McMurray,...

Toyota to invest $421 million in Cambridge

From left, Gary Goodyear, minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, and Ontario Economic...

Government won't say what it paid to Lac-Mégantic settlement fund

Wendy Tadros, the then head of the board, said at the time. “That is the role of the government — to provide checks, balances and...

Clement reborn in Opposition

Being in Opposition is working wonders on former minister Tony Clement. He is now a reborn humanitarian and would like the Liberal government to reconsider...

Supreme Court recognizes rights of Métis and non-status Indians

The Conservative government prepared the memo for Bernard Valcourt, who was then minister of aboriginal affairs, in June 2014 when the government was deciding whether...

City takes rail worries to new transport minister

... of the current demands echo those of a letter sent a year ago to then-Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in what was then an “unprecedented...

Kellie Leitch first to launch campaign in Conservative leadership race

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who was first elected in 2011 in Simcoe-Grey,. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who...

Ex-Harper minister Kellie Leitch first to join Conservative leadership race: Tim Harper

OTTAWA—Former cabinet minister Kellie Leitch has become the first official candidate to replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader, sounding the starting gun on a race...

How Kevin O'Leary can follow Trump's path: Hepburn

When Donald Trump's name first surfaced as a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination he was sitting in the single digits in the polls,...

RCMP chief hits media speed bump after traffic stop story

Documents published Tuesday by Postmedia and obtained by the Star show Paulson was ordered to apologize in 2012 for what then-Conservative public safety minister Steven...

In death, our political foes deserve a break

This Honest Mourning policy is not a lefty trend reserved for Rob Ford: we witnessed it in this country in 2014, when former federal finance...

Rob Ford's funeral brings up memories of Jim Flaherty

Although he could not be there in person, one Canadian politician attended the funeral of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in spirit: Jim Flaherty. The...

Rob Ford's funeral brings up memories of Jim Flaherty

Although he could not be there in person, one Canadian politician attended the funeral of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in spirit: Jim Flaherty. The...

Employment minister makes rookie mistake: Editorial

Former employment minister Jason Kenney encouraged employers to bring in hundreds of thousands of “guest workers.” They came eagerly from low-wage countries, displacing Canadian employees,...

Jim Hillyer's death underscores health challenges other MPs face

Lisa Raitt, 47. Was Conservative transport minister in 2014 when she took time to undergo surgery for an ovarian cyst, and to recover. The Cape...

Love-in for Peter Sloly mixes tributes to a 'thought leader' with rage at his rejection: James

Earlier, Sloly, Forde and two other senior officers (Dave McLeod and Carl Davis) had gone to then-chief Julian Fantino to refute Fantino's public stance that...

Rob Nicholson teams up with Rob Oliphant on national dementia strategy

OTTAWA—Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP Rob Nicholson is getting a little help from a Liberal friend in his push for a national Alzheimer's...

Rob Nicholson teams up with Rob Oliphant on national dementia strategy

OTTAWA—Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP Rob Nicholson is getting a little help from a Liberal friend in his push for a national Alzheimer's...

Monday Racing: Scott hopes 3 Goodyears will race at CNE; NASCAR needs speed-control buttons; Supercross coming ...

Scott Goodyear, of course, then returned to race through the streets of Toronto in 1989 with Hemelgarn Racing before — with the initial backing of...

A realistic plan to narrow the income gap: Goar

This refundable tax credit, brought in by former finance minister Jim Flaherty, makes work, even in a low-wage, precarious job, better than welfare. It could...

Liberals might have to bluff a little while playing shaky fiscal hand: Hébert

And Jim Flaherty had to deal with a global economic crisis. But each of them had at least one ace to play. Martin's tenure at...

Heroin prescriptions help Vancouver addicts rebuild their lives

Requests sent to Kellie Leitch, Conservative opposition critic for health, were not returned. Long-time addict Dave Murray is one of five plaintiffs named in a...

Troubling signal for Ontario Liberals: Editorial

The Conservatives led the polls throughout the race. There was a lot of goodwill toward Elliott and her husband, the late Jim Flaherty, in the...

Enough inertia. It's time for gender quotas in the boardroom: Wells

In June 2014, Kellie Leitch, then Canada's minister for the status of women, announced that a reasonable national goal was to “aspire” to 30 per...

Rona Ambrose sticks to partisan clichés: Goar

Yahoo News Canada (blog)Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative party, had to denounce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to trade warplanes in the skies...

Toronto police lose a visionary reformer in Peter Sloly: Editorial

That was the strategy successfully pursued by the previous chief Bill Blair after he lost out to Julian Fantino in 1999. But Sloly's temperament doesn't...

It's time to show you what really happens in the Commons: Tim Harper

Another day he told the opposition side, “This is not the Muppets,'' a reference to cranky balcony hecklers Statler and Waldorf, believed to be —...

Federal IT agency failed to set goals, can't say if it saved money, auditor general says

Tony Clement, the former minister responsible for Treasury Board who announced SSC's creation in 2011, declined a request for comment Tuesday. He deferred to the...