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Pallister hires newcommunications director

Winnipeg Free PressPremier Brian Pallister has named Chisholm Pothier as his director of communications and stakeholder... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.and more »...

Shrinking newsrooms need funding, MPs say

Yet Conservative MP Peter Van Loan said that on some blogs, "you get better news" than cash-strapped newsrooms, especially close-knit Prairie communities. "That lends itself...

Letters and comments, June 7

Christian Paradis, senior vice-president of Garda World, makes a case for privatizing aspects of policing. He quotes improvements in crime figures in Lincolnshire, U.K., since...

More options needed as cop costs soar

When we visit the dentist's office, the individuals working there are not all dentists. The reasons for this are obvious: we want to free up...

Climate adviser's connection to pipeline lobby raises concern

The advisory agency's funding was famously cut by the Harper Conservatives after it produced "more than 10 reports promoting a carbon tax," according to then-foreign...

Pallister hires PC campaign manager as climate change advisor

At the time, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the shuttering of the round table had more to do with the content of the research...

Equalization is political football

Then-finance minister Jim Flaherty listened to those concerns, announcing Ontario would start receiving equalization in 2009. Alberta and Saskatchewan may do the same in 2017.

Helpful, but complicated

When envisioned almost a decade ago by then-federal finance minister the late Jim Flaherty, the RDSP aimed to address concerns of parents regarding the long-term...

We are far from a reconciled society

This was, after all, the event where then-aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt refused to stand and applaud with the rest of the room when TRC...

Kinsmen set to build new affordable housing

Brian Mayes (St. Vital); former St. Boniface MP Shelly Glover; lawyer Gord Steeves, a former St. Vital city councillor; and Rochelle Squires, the recently-elected MLA...

MP calls for review of planned takeover

Earlier this week, Conservative innovation critic Diane Finley issued a statement arguing the government should only approve deals that improve competition in the wireless industry.

Door-knocking in Seine River valuable experience: Morley-Lecomte

The Progressive Conservative candidate and new MLA for the riding garnered 5,390 votes in the April 19 provincial election. From left: Former St. Boniface MP...

Tories cry foul over fundraiser ruling

Ex-MP Shelly Glover got in trouble for a 2014 fundraiser. She gave back the cash. OTTAWA — Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson said in 2014 it...

Debating bills and treating wounds

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey) is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Elected in 2011, she has been keeping up her credentials by taking call shifts at...

Tories' tough spot in Opposition

Between 2008-09 and 2013-14, the Conservatives ran six deficits ranging from $5.2 billion to $55.6 billion. They added $144.7 billion to the national debt. But...

Winnipeg shown some love

Both Shelly Glover and Vic Toews, named Manitoba's regional ministers under the Harper government, made no secret of their disdain for the provincial NDP government.

Rona Ambrose at the Free Press News Café Tuesday

. Posted: 01/18/2016 11:03 AM | Last Modified: 01/18/2016 2:42 PM | Updates | Comments: 2. Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. Livestream More on...

FP comments, Nov. 5

Re: Mihychuk, Carr among ministers in Trudeau's cabinet (Nov. 4). Hopefully having these two in cabinet will mean money for much-needed infrastructure projects in Winnipeg,...

Time for Carr and Mihychuk to effectively lead Manitoba caucus

It was a comment that caused some folks in the provincial government to call Toews the "regional minister for Steinbach." When Toews left politics, Saint...

John Baird says he won't run for Conservative leader

. By: The Canadian Press Posted: 10/26/2015 9:44 AM | Last Modified: 10/26/2015 10:32 AM | Comments: 1. Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. OTTAWA...

Vandal rides the red wave in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital

On Oct. 19, former city councillor Dan Vandal was elected as the new Liberal MP in the southeast Winnipeg riding, which had previously been held...

Liberal surge sees party grab half of Manitoba's federal seats

Liberal Dan Vandal claimed the empty Saint Boniface-Saint Vital seat most recently held by Shelly Glover. And in the biggest Winnipeg upset, Liberal Doug Eyolfson...

Manitoba ridings to watch

With Heritage Minister Shelly Glover no longer on the ballot, the Conservatives chose businessman François Catellier to carry their flag. He has run a low-key...

Selby seeking federal seat

... government — is running against François Catellier (Con), Dan Vandal (Lib) and Glenn Zaretski (Green) in the federal riding, which has a population of...

Makeup master has brushes... with greatness

Among the people who will be hunkered down in tuques, mitts and sleeping bags: politicos such as Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari; St. Boniface MP...

What's left of 'the left' in the federal NDP

The Globe and MailOn fiscal policy, Mulcair is starting to resemble the budget-balancing, spending-cuts obsession of former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty. And he's also...

Ouellette alleges Martin used MP office funds for campaign expenses

Not making proper claims nearly landed Conservatives James Bezan and Shelly Glover in court that year, as they argued with Elections Canada about claiming advertisements.

House work: Taking a look at Manitoba MPs' time in the Ottawa spotlight

(MPs Joy Smith, Shelly Glover and Rod Bruinooge are not included, as they are not running for re-election.) The record of Manitoba's opposition MPs will...

Success of strategic voting yet to be weighed

In 2011, outgoing Tory MP and cabinet minister Shelly Glover easily defeated Liberal candidate Raymond Simard in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital. However, when you look at...

Rebel with a new cause, Selby launches bid for federal seat

Shelly Glover, the area's MP since 2008, is not seeking re-election. Asked to comment on the NDP poll, a Catellier spokesperson said: "The only poll...

Zaretski relishing the competition

The musician, entrepreneur and activist will be running against François Catellier (Con) and Dan Vandal (Lib). The riding has been held by Shelly Glover (Con)...

Mulcair exaggerated legal fees

That was coupled with a comment made in the House of Commons in May by AANDC Minister Bernard Valcourt who said AANDC was the defendant...

Strategic calculus might lure Selby

Liberal Dan Vandal, a popular former city councillor for the area, is the front-runner to fill the seat vacated by Conservative Shelly Glover. He is...

Selby says she hasn't made any decision about running in federal election

Rumours about Selby seeking the NDP nomination St. Boniface-St. Vital, which Conservative Shelly Glover has held since 2008, have been circulating for a few weeks.

Vandal fired up and ready to go for federal election

The riding has been held by Shelly Glover (Con) since 2008. Glover will not be seeking re-election. Vandal is running against François Catellier (Con) and...

Local church to get improved accessibility

The funding — through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities — was announced by Saint Boniface MP Shelly Glover...

The election's important, but it can wait

Also the incumbents in both cases, Shelley Glover and Rod Bruinooge, are hanging up their… whatever it is MPs hang up when they leave office,...

Ottawa grants tax deferrals for western livestock producers hit by drought

OTTAWA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Ottawa is granting tax deferrals to western livestock producers in regions hit by drought. The measure applies to...

Quantitative easing 'not on the table,' Finance Minister Joe Oliver says

. By: Michelle Mark, The Canadian Press Posted: 07/21/2015 5:18 PM | Last Modified: 07/21/2015 6:24 PM | Comments: Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email.

Report addresses rail companies having an 'effective natural monopoly' on ...

Canada's major railways must provide more information to shippers about their capacity to haul grain and compensate them when they fail to meet service targets,...

Tory cabinet minister first casualty of new battle lines in Saskatchewan

Justice Minister Peter MacKay looks on as Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich speaks in the Foyer of the House of Commons...

Don't be fooled by spending spree

Regional minister Shelly Glover was in Churchill along with Premier Greg Selinger to announce a $12.4-million Churchill Marine Observatory under the Canada Foundation for Innovation...

Outgoing MP Shelly Glover urges less talk, more action, to help aboriginal women

. By: Mia Rabson Posted: 06/25/2015 2:41 PM | Comments: Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. Shelly Glover, MP for Saint Boniface. WAYNE GLOWACKI /...

Time may be running out for Liberals

Tory incumbents in two of those seats (Shelly Glover in Saint Boniface and Rod Bruinooge in Winnipeg South) are retiring. Tory MP Joyce Bateman has...

The world comes to St. Vital

I have joined with my colleagues Shelly Glover (MP for Saint Boniface) and Nancy Allan (MLA for St. Vital) on a number of fine initiatives,...

Hannah drops out of Tory nomination race in Winnipeg South

OTTAWA – Winnipeg businessman Jarret Hannah has changed his mind about running for the Conservative nomination in Winnipeg South. Hannah released a statement today saying...

Native women mostly killed by native men

Valcourt's office directed questions to Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch, who said in an emailed statement from her spokesman everyone has a role to...

Twitter reacts to Joe Oliver's balanced-budget law proposal

Send a Letter to the Editor. The Free Press welcomes letters from readers. To send a letter for consideration on our Letters page: Fill out...

Ed Fast discusses Manitoba exports at the News Café today at 4:45 p.m.

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade meets with Perspectives and Politics editor Shannon Sampert today at the Free Press News Café, to talk...

Police, Chief Clunis & MP Glover comment on assault on young girl in CFS care

Winnipeg Police made an arrest in connection with the assault on a young girl, under CFS care, in the downtown early morning April 1, 2015.