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Some facts about Hunter Tootoo

In the 2015 federal election, Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut. Personal life: Hunter Tootoo is...

Hasty infrastructure spending may waste tax dollars

The last financial crisis and global recession saw Canadian economic policy dealt with by the duo of finance minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada...

Solitary confinement has no place in a just society

In 2014, there was intense media scrutiny and a Senate hearing into the death of Edward Snowshoe while in solitary confinement. Both Steven Blaney, the...

Will Waterloo Region remain a federal bellwether?

The Conservatives retain a stronghold of support in Cambridge, where incumbent MP Gary Goodyear is seeking re-election. But a provincewide surge by the Liberals means...

Gary Goodyear

Educational background: University of Waterloo, kinesiology and psychology; Graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto; Fellowship from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sport...

Hopefuls spar on issues at lively Cambridge election forum

A question to incumbent and Conservative candidate Gary Goodyear about the government's plan to set up a hotline to report barbaric cultural practices got a...

Joe Oliver to take part in debate in Toronto

InsideHalton.comTORONTO — Canada's finance minister is speaking again tonight, this time at a Toronto debate on issues important to the Jewish community. Joe Oliver, who...

Harper campaign gets an assist from Wayne Gretzky

Hockey commentary Don Cherry backed former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino during a 2010 byelection in Vaughan. In automated calls to area households, Cherry told...

D'Amato: Anything can happen in next five weeks of this campaign

All the seats in Waterloo Region are currently represented by Conservatives: Harold Albrecht in Kitchener-Conestoga, Stephen Woodworth in Kitchener Centre, Peter Braid in Waterloo and...

Facts and figures about St. Boniface-St. Vital

Worth watching: The riding is expected to be a close call on election night. Traditionally Liberal and home to the largest francophone population in Western...

Local Conservatives deny report they were told to avoid media, debates

"I have committed to meetings with organizations of influence in the business community and I have responded to media requests from local publications when contacted,"...

No Trans-Pacific trade deal if auto parts sector threatened: trade minister

KITCHENER — Canada will not sign a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that would allow Japanese vehicles into North America with fewer parts manufactured here, says...

Mean-spirited politics

Shortly after he was elected, he had Jim Flaherty tax income trusts, causing thousands of taxpayers' savings to vanish overnight. Harper wanted to abolish the...

Robocalls shouldn't effect Guelph 2015 federal election campaign, Peter Mackay ...

GUELPH — Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the shadow of the 2011 robocall scandal shouldn't impact the local race in the upcoming federal election. 'It's...

Robocalls shouldn't affect Guelph 2015 federal election campaign, Peter ...

GUELPH — Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the shadow of the 2011 robocalls scandal shouldn't impact the local race in the upcoming federal election. "It's...

Defence minister chows down on polls during Kitchener visit

Peter MacKay, John Baird, James Moore, Shelly Glover and Christian Paradis are all out of the running for various reasons. More than two dozen backbenchers...

The ball's in play to improve maternal and child health

In fact, Christian Paradis, the Minister of International Development, spoke at the launch, which was held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Delivering a...

Com Dev gets funding for space junk tracking project

Cambridge MP Gary Goodyear, minister of state for economic development, announced funding Friday for 21 high-tech companies. The money is coming from the Canadian Space...

SNC-Lavalin welcomes Ottawa's review of integrity framework

A spokesperson for Public Works Minister Diane Finley said the review began in March. "Two independent third party experts in the field of procurement ethics...

Harper Tories 'can't handle the truth'

Local MP Gary Goodyear should be concerned about his pals using such divisive rhetoric for political gain. What's more, the privacy commissioner has recently warned:...

Harper now embraces unelected judges

"We obviously believe that judges are best equipped to provide the oversight in advance of actions taken here through the requirement for warrants," says his...

Tories scramble to fix veterans' complaints

O'Toole, who replaced Julian Fantino at the helm of the embattled department in early January, has been busy putting out political fires. They've ranged from...

Debate on controversial gun bill on hold after Parliament shootout

Government House leader Peter Van Loan's office did not respond when asked to explain why Thursday's scheduled debate on C-42 was dropped. In the immediate...

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Albrecht was 'ready' for the worst when gunshots rang ...

MetroNews Canada Albrecht, Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid and Cambridge MP Gary Goodyear, along with many other MPs, sat in the caucus room, waiting for some sort...

Waterloo Region MPs, students in Ottawa, safe after Parliament Hill shooting

MPs Peter Braid, Gary Goodyear and Harold Albrecht were in their party's caucus meeting when shots rang out after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Staff for each...

Waterloo Region MPs safe after Parliament Hill shooting

MPs Peter Braid, Gary Goodyear and Harold Albrecht were in their party's caucus meeting when shots rang out after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Staff for each...

Spending at Kitchener-based federal development agency slows to almost nil

Between April 1 and June 30, the minister of state responsible for FedDev Ontario, Cambridge MP Gary Goodyear, participated in 10 separate news conferences, photo...

Canada must move beyond words on Ebola response

CBC.ca 25, Christian Paradis, the Minister of International Development, announced Canada would commit an additional $30 million to the fight against Ebola. The United Nations also...

Smaller ammo order in 2014 raises questions about Iraq mission

One such document, a memo to Public Works Minister Diane Finley dated Feb. 5, 2014, indicates her department tried to convince defence officials to either...

Clement overlooks Conservatives' record

Federal Treasury Board president Tony Clement released a trial balloon at an editorial board meeting with the Waterloo Region Record in September. Commenting on the...

CF-18 fighter jets to get life-extension upgrades to keep flying until 2025

The jets are an important component of Canada's defence and will be updated to keep them flying for another decade, said Johanna Quinney, a spokesperson...

Make dementia a priority, ministers urged

BANFF, Alta. - Health Minister Rona Ambrose is in Banff for a meeting with her provincial and territorial counterparts amid a growing call for a...

Red Cross hits treatment of migrant detainees

He asked whether Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney would "take his responsibilities seriously" and make sure the Red Cross recommendations are fully implemented. Immigration Minister...

Canada a 'clean energy leader,' Leona Aglukkaq tells UN

CBC.ca UNITED NATIONS - The Conservative government pushed back at critics and declared Canada a “global clean energy leader” doing “its part” to cut carbon emissions...

A natural history of Canada Revenue tax audits

Last winter, the directors of our naturalists' club — the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists — voiced concern to then federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, about the...

'Airport of the future' to be demolished at Mirabel

Montreal Gazette Bouchard and former Quebec premier Bernard Landry are members of the corporation. Bouchard also criticized Denis Lebel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Quebec lieutenant, accusing...

DND struggles to fill mental-health positions months after suicide crisis

No one in the administration has been idle, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson insisted Tuesday during question period in the House of Commons. "This has become...

Canada Post workers present 12, 000 postcards to MP Lisa Raitt

Canada Post Union members and community partners presented more than 12, 000 signed postcards to MP Lisa Raitt Minister of Transport on Friday at her...

Federal political parties revving campaign engines ahead of Commons return

For the Conservatives, the decision to make the outline of the fall agenda a rally off the Hill is a departure from how the government...

Wet weather causes closure of bike park, cancellation of event

CAMBRIDGE – Flooding at Riverside Park has prompted the cancellation of a community barbecue there set for this Saturday (Sept. 13). The event, to be...

Better transparency needed on Iraq

Toronto Star In a letter to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, Easter refers to recent measures announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron, giving the country...

Be skeptical of the benefits of free trade

MP Diane Finley, the regional minister for southwest Ontario, seems to have a short memory and rose-coloured glasses. She appears to have forgotten that the...

Feds may take part in roundtable on missing, murdered aboriginal women ...

Toronto Star "There are root causes of violence in the aboriginal communities that include things like poverty and racism and this is why it's incredibly important...

Foreign workers program fixes backfire

Vancouver Sun What started in April with complaints that three McDonald's franchises in Victoria, B.C., were favouring temporary foreign workers over domestic employees culminated in a...

Directive to delete emails raises red flag for some

... have issued the instructions to delete records in recent weeks as part of a new two-gigabyte limit imposed on email inboxes for all federal...

Please connect the dots on guns and violence

Re: Letter to the editor by Greg Farrant titled Firearms column was fear mongering published Aug.14 (which was itself in response to a Guest Column...

Tax cuts for middle-class Canadians promised by new finance minister

London Free Press WATERLOO — After eliminating the deficit next year, the top priority for the federal Conservative government is tax cuts for middle-income families, Federal...

Tony Clement — champion of open government?

Now — from the minister who saved the government $15 billion without telling Parliament what he cut; the policy-maker who eliminated Canada's information-laden census and...

Protesters interrupt John Baird's speech in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. — Protesters who oppose Canada's position in the Israel-Palestinian conflict interrupted a speech Friday by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in London, Ont.

Cambridge needs more jobs, fewer guns

While the rest of the world advocates stricter gun control, the Stephen Harper government does not. As a Harper government policy, local MP Gary Goodyear...