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Interim Conservative leader Ambrose aims to end trade barriers on beer

That's what the federal Conservatives are hoping happens with their Free the Beer campaign, which is geared to opening up restrictive interprovincial trade barriers. Interim...

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...

Easy ways to improve disability savings plans

Troy Media — According to a 2014 study, only about 15 per cent of eligible Canadians take part in the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)...

Photos: Real Estate Gala

Nancy Drouin and Christian Paradis attend the Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors gala at the Ciociaro Club. (DAN JANISSE/The ) Dan Janisse / . Norm...

Health care issues need PM's attention

Over two years ago, the Canadian Medical Association proposed mandatory binding arbitration as an amendment to the CHA, and sent a letter to Federal Health...

The best finance minister, ever, was . . .

... level it was prior to 1996 for those who were collecting U.S. Social Security at that time. Jim Flaherty was not only the best...

Amherstburg granted almost $6M for wastewater project

(blog) (blog)McMeekin, representing Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and Watson, who spoke on behalf of Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure,...

Splash! Expansion of Lakeshore recreation complex underway

(blog) (blog)To officially celebrate the second phase of construction, dignitaries including Essex MP Jeff Watson (C-Essex) on behalf of Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure,...

Federal, provincial governments share cost of Leamington sewer project

(blog) (blog)Paterson said a request for proposals could be issued as early as the next council meeting on July 13. “The fruits of your...

First step toward building the new bridge coming in next few days

(blog) (blog)The first step toward hiring a company to design and build the new $2.1-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge will start within a few...

First step toward building the new bridge coming in next few days

(blog) (blog)The first step toward hiring a company to design and build the new $2.1-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge will start within a few...

Federal trade minister says more trade agreements needed to boost auto sector

(blog) (blog)Canada's federal government will not reconsider the North American Free Trade Agreement to stem the flow of auto plants and jobs heading to...

FRAPRU gives rowdy welcome to Conservative MP Denis Lebel

Lively discourse is the lifeblood of any healthy democracy and The Star encourages readers to engage in robust debates about our stories. But, please, avoid...

Anne Jarvis: The pseudo announcement

(blog) (blog)Back in Windsor, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley introduced the prime minister as a “champion of the manufacturing sector...

New signs and windsocks for Windsor's airport

(blog) (blog)Windsor Councilor and Airport Director Jo-Anne Gignac, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister...

Video: Prime Minister in Windsor

(blog) (blog)Prime Minister Stephen Harper is joined by MP Jeff Watson and Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley (right) as he...

Canada must find 'solution' to murdered and missing aboriginal women: Sinclair

But Sinclair said he never got his foot in the door, although he said he met on more than one occasion with Aboriginal Affairs Minister...

Shores of Erie festival gets budget boost from feds

(blog) (blog)From left to right, heritage interpreter Paige McDonald, Essex MP Jeff Watson, Shores of Erie chairperson Karen Gyorgy, Minister Peter Van Loan and...

Where is rail vision?

(blog) (blog)Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, right, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder arrive to announce appointments to International Authority and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority during a...

Take responsibility for Ojibway natural shoreline

(blog) (blog)I suggested to Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the new extension parkway from Highway 401 leading to the future bridge, named after dear departed...

New Windsor-Detroit bridge authority stages first meeting (With video)

(blog)Michael Cautillo has been appointed President and CEO of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Governor Rich Snyder during a...

New DRIC bridge CEO described as 'right guy' to get job done

(blog) (blog)Michael Cautillo is appointed President and CEO of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Governor Rich Snyder during a...

Voice of Windsor should be on Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority board

(blog) (blog)Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, left, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announce appointments to International Authority and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority during a press conference...

DRIC board appointees have close ties to political leaders

(blog) (blog)Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, left, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announce appointments to International Authority and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority during a press conference...

Many veterans face low-income levels, poverty after service

(blog) (blog)Julian Fantino, minister of Veterans Affairs, wrote in a letter to the editor that there are many services available to veterans, including career...

Lawyer calls victim surcharge 'grossly disproportionate'

Konyer quoted then federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson introducing the legislation by saying it would send the message that criminals must pay for the harm...

Fantino undecided on future of veterans' medical marijuana program

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has yet to decide the future of his department's medical marijuana program, including whether the benefits the government provides veterans...

Why Joe Oliver's 'nation-building' securities regulator could lead to big ...

Our initiative is important because Canada has a problem, said Mr. Oliver, a former investment banker and securities regulator, who succeeded the late Jim Flaherty...

Unions rejected 'olive branch': Tony Clement

Treasury Board President Tony Clement said federal unions spurned the “olive branch” he extended by inviting them to take part in discussions on a new...

Support programs available for Canadian Veterans

(blog) (blog). In this file photo, Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino places a wreath during a ceremony at the National War Memorial Tuesday,...

Support programs are available for Canadian Veterans

(blog) (blog). In this file photo, Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino places a wreath during a ceremony at the National War Memorial Tuesday,...

Corporate Canada should aim to have 30 per cent of women on boards: Ottawa

Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament...

Feds denied parkway worker's widow entry into Canada to attend funeral (With ...

(blog) (blog)Given the urgency, the local MP went straight to the office of federal Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander (C- Ajax-Pickering) to secure...

MP, Ralph Goodale, Wascana, Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau, Liberals, Jason ...

Q: Jason Kenney (now a senior Conservative minister) was your executive assistant a long time ago when you were the Saskatchewan Liberal leader. Do you...

Oliver should support economy halted by shortage of demand

(blog) (blog). In this file photo, Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver says he will continue to request departmental briefings about a wide range...

Tim Hudak to step down 'for the good of the party' as Ontario Conservative ...

No one has openly admitted to preparing a leadership bid yet, but some of the more prominent names being talked about include deputy PC leader...

The Star's View: Has Ottawa put more than 400 federal workers at risk?

(blog) (blog)Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley had something to say in the House of Commons, but she hasn't uttered a...

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

In September last year, then Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced an initial stage for creating of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulators (CCMR), coming after a...

Local sports roundup: Rivard misses LPGA cut by three shots

(blog) (blog). Tecumseh Vista Academy's Alexandria Caputo, right, battles for the ball with King's Christian Collegiate's Melissa Mitzsal at the Vollmer Centre Friday. (TYLER...

'Save Marty' petition launched in support of Paul Martin Building

(blog) (blog)The “Save Marty” petition, addressed to Public Works and Government Services Canada Minister Diane Finley, can be found at Change.org, a website that...

Bill to mandate implementation of national dementia strategy

(blog)It is also critically important to contact Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose. I had a front-row seat for years...

The Star's view: Ottawa's big, fat lie about the Paul Martin Building

(blog) (blog)Marcel Poulin, press secretary to public works Minister Diane Finley, insisted last January that “it is not true that the building poses any...

Jarvis: You'll have to peel me off the steps

(blog) (blog)“It is not true that the building poses any safety risk to the public…,” Marcel Poulin, press secretary for Minister of Public Works...

Sexual assault and harassment not part of military culture, says top commander

The terms of reference have been drafted and approved by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, but Lawson would not indicate the probe's mandate nor whether it...

Downtown federal building 'rapidly' crumbling, say engineers

(blog) (blog)The press secretary for public works Minister Diane Finley told The Star in January that “it is not true that the building poses...

Red Cross honours gym employees, members for saving life (With video)

(blog)Ed Payne can't think of a way to adequately thank the people who teamed up to save his life after he collapsed at GoodLife...

On the campaign trail Thursday

(blog) (blog)Several federal Tory ministers have shown their support for Hudak, including John Baird, Pierre Pollievre and Tony Clement. Baird introduced Hudak at a...

Coyne: A provocateur gets it right on Quebec's future

It's been a while since Maxime Bernier delivered one of his patented ideological thunderbolts, a speech or article wherein he says a lot of things...

The Star's view: Feds let temporary foreign workers program spiral out of control

(blog) (blog)Employment Minister Jason Kenney is expected to introduce additional measures aimed at quelling the public's justifiable outrage over the federal Temporary Foreign Workers...

Canada pledges to spend $36 million to improve health of African women and ...

Canada plans to spend another $36 million over seven years to help improve the lives of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement was...