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LIFESTORY: Dave Godfrey took great pride in 'protecting the flock'

He recounted stories about just how rare Godfrey used to enjoy his steaks and also reminisced about the time he and Godfrey went fishing with...

York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan, King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte weigh in on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's actions ...

When you watch video of the incident, you will notice York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan had a front row seat to the whole thing. He...

MP Van Loan's museum study motion adopted

As the PC critic for Canadian heritage and national historical sites, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan has seen one of his first victories come to...

Peter MacKay joins Toronto law firm

OTTAWA — Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay has joined the Toronto law firm of Baker and McKenzie, but he's refusing to rule out...

2015 Newsmakers in Vaughan: Fantino can't fend off...

That was just one of the early signs that Conservatives were worried Vaughan voters could switch back to supporting the Liberals, which had held the...

York-Simcoe MP Van Loan named critic for Canadian Heritage, Historic Sites

Things are looking a little different in Ottawa this Parliament for York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan. No longer does the Conservative Party hold the keys...

York-Simcoe MP Van Loan hasn't considered run at interim Conservative leader

It's too early for York-Simcoe Conservative MP Peter Van Loan to speculate about if he would put his name forward for interim leader of the...

UPDATED: Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes stop in Newmarket

While Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown introduced Harper, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan encouraged the crowd to get out and vote on Monday. "A vote not...

York-Simcoe candidates tackle tough issues at debate

Last-minute Green Party candidate Mark Viitala joined Conservative incumbent MP Peter Van Loan, Shaun Tanaka of the Liberal Party and Sylvia Gerl of the NDP...

York-Simcoe fedeal election candidates offer different economic views

For incumbent Conservative MP Peter Van Loan, the choice between the parties is stark. “The biggest difference is we will get lower taxes under a...

Verbatim: Q&A with Minister Rob Nicholson

The Globe and MailTORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper kept a lower profile on Wednesday in advance of Thursday's leaders' debate, but Foreign Affairs Minister...

York-Simcoe Liberal candidate opens Keswick campaign office Saturday

... has served in leadership positions with the Maytree Foundation and the National Association of Japanese Canadians. Locally, Tanaka is a member of the East...

Fantino 'diametrically opposed' to Justin Trudeau's platform

Vaughan-Woodbridge Conservative candidate Julian Fantino has been taking jabs at the Liberals, especially party leader Justin Trudeau, since the federal election campaign kicked off. But...

Cartoonist targets Harper far too often

I sincerely believe the Georgina Advocate has become less of a community newspaper and more of a Liberal newsletter. The letters to the editor that...

Vaughan MP Fantino confirms he will seek re-election

It what was probably the worst-kept political secret in Vaughan, Julian Fantino made it official Sunday: he's running for re-election. The 72-year-old MP, first elected...

MP Van Loan among lowest spenders

As the House of Commons prepares to shut down for the remainder of the summer, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan is emerging as one of...

Conservative MP Fantino vulnerable in Vaughan: Trudeau

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau appears confident — despite lacking a star candidate in Vaughan — that his party has a good shot at unseating...

Will this year's federal race be Fantino vs Sorbara in Vaughan?

It's not certain, at this point, if Sorbara will square off against incumbent Conservative MP Julian Fantino in the upcoming election, currently slated for October.

YOUR VIEW: MP, prime minister need to get strong message

I read this story about Peter Van Loan spending $654,000 of our tax dollars on “self-promotion” such as flyers and other advertisements. What really struck...

Newmarket receives $10K grant for Pan Am Games Torch Relay festivities

The torch relay will attempt to forge ties between participants while showcasing Canada's history, accomplishments, cultural diversity and vast geography, Minister of Canadian Heritage and...

Vaughan MP Fantino's anti-Trudeau tweet sets off firestorm on Twitter

Vaughan MP Julian Fantino stirred up a hornet's nest on Twitter Monday night when he tweeted: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has promised new tax hikes...

VAUGHAN LETTER: Politicians at all levels disappointing

Since MP Julian Fantino has been in power, he's been a major disappointment to our vets and has wasted money on his endless newsletters that...

Officials praise regional transit facility in Richmond Hill

... that create jobs, encourage increased ridership on public transit, improve safety and reduce congestion for Ontarians,” Richmond Hill MP Costas Menegakis said on behalf...

Grant to help women entrepreneurs connect

Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women during an event in Markham. “Our community is greatly enriched by...

Tempers flare, zingers fly at Woodbridge West municipal election debate

Carella, a longtime councillor, agreed and said after the election he would start a petition aimed at getting Vaughan MP Julian Fantino to try to...

Georgina arenas get new defibrillators

“Our government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and I am happy to note that arenas across York-Simcoe will be equipped...

Ghosts of Libya campaign haunt Iraq mission

A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said late last week that Canadian commanders will take their day-to-day tactical direction from the coalition in terms...

Council candidates share visions for Georgina

He suggested leaning on York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan, who has been very successful in bringing federal dollars to the area, to get the federal...

Special lapel pin for veterans available in Thornhill

On Sept.10, Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced a new national tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's involvement in the Second World...

DND struggles to fill mental health jobs

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...

It's official: Bevilacqua drops bid for Vaughan's top job

Vaughan MP Julian Fantino, who was rumoured to be interested in taking a shot at the mayor's chair, has confirmed he intends to stay put...

$20 million GO Transit garage opens in East Gwillimbury

A new $20-million GO Transit bus service and storage facility has officially opened in East Gwillimbury. York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan helped open the new...

Coptic pope visiting Stouffville church this week

“His Holiness is visiting one of the most vibrant Coptic communities in the world, here in Canada," said federal Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney in...

Bevilacqua is in for Vaughan mayoral race, is Fantino next?

But there's been a lot of chatter about Veterans Affairs Minister and Vaughan Conservative MP Julian Fantino taking a run at the mayor's chair. And...

Canine cops deserve respect too, justice minister says

MacKay also responded to a question about flyers placed in Vaughan mailboxes by local MP Julian Fantino that criticized Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for his...

Marijuana views show shift

Conservative House Leader and York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan says Ottawa will mull over the chiefs' proposal, while his colleague, Oak Ridges-Markham MP Paul Calandra,...

Home News York police chief, national chiefs' association...

Our government has no interest in seeing marijuana legalized.” When it comes to Chief Jolliffe's position, which is one that is backed by the Canadian...

Home News Federal program helps young people land summer...

Nearly 100 young people in Vaughan have summer jobs this year, courtesy of a federal job program announced by not one, but two cabinet ministers...

Government keeping secrets on espionage

MP Peter Van Loan is aware of all this, since it is his party pushing this agenda, yet he does nothing. That says he doesn't...

Sick leave doesn't cost extra: report

Shortly after its release at least one union was using the report to attack the government's arguments for overhauling the system, although Treasury Board President...

Government seeks input on food nutrition information labelling

If you have an opinion on how Health Canada can improve the all-important details on what we consume, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose wants to...

Home News EXCLUSIVE: Vaughan MP Fantino firing of First...

An Ontario court has upheld a human rights tribunal ruling that the firing of a First Nations police chief without a hearing by then-OPP commissioner...

Home Community One flag's 11-year journey from Parliament Hill to...

Until two months ago when an envelope from Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley arrived at his parents' home addressed to him.

Campaign for Canada's red-and-white birthday cake

Willowdale MP Martha Hall Findlay's staff acknowledged receipt of the cake-themed card. Edmonton-Spruce Grove MP Rona Ambrose commended her “enthusiastic patriotism.” Don Valley West MP...

UPDATED: Local developers fork out $310K to dine with Vaughan mayor

Hundreds of people attended Tuesday's gala at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue including Vaughan Liberal MPP Steven Del Duca, Vaughan Conservative MP Julian Fantino,...

Local developers fork out $310K to dine with Vaughan mayor

Hundreds of people attended Tuesday's gala at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue including Vaughan Liberal MPP Steven Del Duca, Vaughan Conservative MP Julian Fantino,...

Hudak steps down as Ontario PC leader July 2

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

Tory attack on Trudeau features ex-Grit MP

Among those who've put in appearances are Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, former minister Stockwell Day and Employment Minister Jason Kenney, the Tory's wooer-in-chief of ethnic...

'Brazen' murders in Vaughan spark call to action

Vaughan MP Julian Fantino, who is also a former chief of the York Regional Police, also expressed his concern over the shootings. “Some of these...

Feds find funding for 60 summer jobs

“We are investing in our youth and helping them to find jobs that contribute to the community,” York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan said during the...