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Christine Elliott's appointment as patient ombudsman the right move

She and her late husband, Jim Flaherty, co-founded the Abilities Centre in Whitby, which provides programs for people with disabilities. “When this position came along,...

New CEO Nancy Shaw ready to take the reins at Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Shaw, currently the executive officer for the local realtors' association, is no stranger to the area, having served as executive assistant to former finance...

Stop barbaric practices, says Ajax federal election Conservative candidate ...

AJAX -- Ajax Conservative Party candidate Chris Alexander was joined by Simcoe-Grey Conservative Party candidate Dr. Kellie Leitchin his campaign office to announce that a...

Dozens protest refugee crisis at Ajax election office of immigration minister ...

AJAX -- Kaitlyn Teller, student rights and advocacy coordinator with the Student Association at Durham College and UOIT, put up posters at Chris Alexander's campaign...

Mixed reaction to Harper's early election call

The Globe and MailPrime Minister Stephen Harper has done what many have speculated about in recent days — he made an early election call. The...

Oshawa armoury receives $2.4 million upgrade

OSHAWA -- Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino announced a $2.4 million upgrade to the Col. RS McLaughlin Armoury in Oshawa. The armoury is...

Community members meet with Transport Minister Lisa Raitt regarding possible ...

PICKERING -- On the heels of a big announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt met with stakeholders, mayors...

Province calls $26.9-million federal funding for UOIT project 'disingenuous'

Infrastructure Canada officials declined to provide an interview, but federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said in a statement that he hopes the Province will recognize...

Mellower Ashley MacIsaac funny, 'fantastic' in Oshawa

Every one of you contributed to Jim Flaherty at one time,” MacIsaac said, referring to the late Progressive Conservative federal Minister of Finance and Whitby-Oshawa...

Minister Kellie Leitch in Whitby to talk business with chamber members

... taking responsibility to help lead their career path,” said Kellie Leitch, Canada's minister of labour and minister of status of women, during a recent...

Remembering Whitby-Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty one year after his death

But the Whitby-Oshawa MPP recently took a break from her busy schedule to reflect on what life has been like for her and her family...

Endowment fund established in honour of late Whitby-Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty

AJAX -- Robert Fraser gave a toast during the Durham Community Foundation's launch of the Jim Flaherty Endowment Fund Tuesday morning at the Deer Creek...

New scholarship named for late Whitby-Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty

DURHAM -- A new scholarship program named in honour of the late Jim Flaherty will help support academic exchange between Canada and Ireland. The James...

Terrifying unknown lay beyond walls for MPs

"My next thought, was well, if they're right outside our door...the next thing they'd do is that there'd be a dozen terrorists busting through the...

Canada ready for possible Ebola case: Ambrose

CBC.ca OTTAWA - Should Ebola arrive on Canadian soil, Health Minister Rona Ambrose says a team of public health experts and epidemiologists is standing by to...

Three-woman race in Whitby-Oshawa byelection

It's been six months since the federal seat was left vacant following local MP Jim Flaherty's sudden death on April 10. Many expected a byelection...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls Nov. 17 byelection to fill vacant Whitby ...

Mr. Harper also had an opportunity back in May, just weeks after Mr. Flaherty's April 10 death, to announce the byelection, as he did in...

This Thanksgiving, let's think about what we have, and what others don't

I encourage your readers to tweet Minister of International Development Christian Paradis (@christianparad) and their MP to ask that Mr. Paradis attend the ICN2 (Second...

If I had a million dollars ...

And the need to plan and enjoy a long and healthy retirement really hit me hard in April when former finance minister and Whitby-Oshawa MP...

If I had a million dollars ...

And the need to plan and enjoy a long and healthy retirement really hit me hard in April when former finance minister and Whitby-Oshawa MP...

Centre for First Nation, Metis, Inuit students opens at UOIT in Oshawa

“The UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Centre is an example of a community facility that will support students in their educational pursuits, providing them with opportunities to contribute...

There are challenges, but Canada is up to them, Durham business leaders hear

As Mr. Oliver was in Durham, the home of his predecessor, the late Jim Flaherty, he also spoke about this. When he heard Mr. Flaherty...

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks jobs, marijuana, and other hot topics in ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has until Oct. 25 to set a date for a byelection to fill the seat previously held for eight years by...

Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins to carry Conservative banner

The position was previously held for eight years by the late Jim Flaherty. He was elected to represent the Whitby-Oshawa riding in 2006 and remained...

Have You Heard?

Chris Alexander, minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on behalf of Christian Paradis, minister of International Development and La Francophonie, said, “Our government is working with...

Conservative party decision met with backlash from Whitby-Oshawa association ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has until Oct. 25 to call a byelection in the riding, which was held by Jim Flaherty from 2006 until his...

Jim Flaherty remembered at Oct. 7 luncheon in Etobicoke

Etobicoke's Famous PEOPLE Players (FPP) will pay tribute next month to the man without whom the world-renowned, black-light puppetry theatre company would have no home...

Two new mayoral candidates Donna Butler, Bob Hartley and more changes for ...

Current Mayor Pat Perkins withdrew her name from the election late last month after filing nomination papers with the federal Conservatives as a candidate to...

Whitby-Oshawa candidate to replace Jim Flaherty will be selected Sept. 22

WHITBY -- Members of the Whitby-Oshawa Conservative Electoral District Association finally have an opportunity to select a candidate to take the MP seat formerly held...

Home News Whitby mayor drops from municipal race to run...

Mayor Perkins announced last week she has filed nomination papers with the federal Conservatives as a candidate to represent the Whitby-Oshawa riding, filling the seat...

Municipal election candidates in Whitby as of Sept. 3

The seat was left vacant following the death of MP Jim Flaherty on April 10. This brings the list of mayoral hopefuls down to three:...

Home News Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins takes shot at seat left...

WHITBY -- Whitby will have a new mayor after the next election as current Mayor Pat Perkins leaves the post to seek the nomination to...

Home News Whitby-Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty's possessions...

WHITBY -- Jim Flaherty's family and friends took a trip down memory lane recently as they gathered for a special tribute held in his honour.

Justin Trudeau gets down to business in Whitby

Prime Minister Stephen Harper must set a date to fill the seat -- left vacant when Conservative MP Jim Flaherty died suddenly from a heart...

Air Algerie crash; 116 on board, 5 Canadians

Tweets from the account of Lynne Yelich, Canada's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said consular officials are ready to provide assistance. Radio-Canada reported Thursday...

Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott looks to the future

Ms. Elliott was first elected in the Whitby-Oshawa riding (formerly known as Whitby-Ajax) in a 2006 byelection when her late husband, Whitby-Oshawa MP Jim Flaherty,...

Ajax woman setting sights on helping a veteran

She noted Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino recently said the federal government would fund the training of 50 psychiatric therapy dogs. “What about those 17...

Can First Nations salvage education funding?

A spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt would only repeat a talking point from earlier this year when asked if the money is still...

Whitby's Catherine Partlow a truly special athlete

In September 2012, Partlow received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented by the late Jim Flaherty. She also works with coaches Clive Foster...

Canadians making an impact in Montreal

Left back Karl Ouimette and midfielders Patrice Bernier, Issey Nakajima-Ferran and Maxim Tissot helped the Impact pick up a valuable point on the road in...

Christine Elliott expected to announce she's running for Progressive ...

Ms. Elliott, the deputy leader of the Ontario PCs and widow of federal finance minister Jim Flaherty, is expected to make the move Wednesday, June...

Mitzie Hunter to be elevated to cabinet

It infuriated Treasury Board president Tony Clement, who called the Ontario pension plan a "huge tax grab" and publicly announced he wanted Wynne to be...

Home News All eyes on Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott's...

“I think the one thing that the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario would be looking at would be the fact that she's someone who was...

Officials expected sole-source chopper deal

The Airbus factory, which has been in operation for roughly 30 years, is located in Defence Minister Rob Nicholson's riding. Recently, Fort Erie Mayor Douglas...

First Nations leader fires back at Valcourt

OTTAWA - The war of words between some First Nations leaders and the Conservative government is heating up. A member of the Assembly of First...

AFN fires back at Valcourt over stalled bill

OTTAWA - The war of words between some First Nations leaders and the Conservative government is heating up. A member of the Assembly of First...

As customers grumble about Target, we check the aisles

“We know that we disappointed our guests with our experience and our number one goal is to improve our guest experience as fast as possible,”...

Canada honours US Afghan dead

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and the vice-chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, also attested to the closeness of the relationship.

11 minutes ago Widow, soldier suing Omar Khadr for US$45M

Edmonton Journal In a statement, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said the Conservative government supports the Speer-Morris effort to get compensation for their "horrible loss." The...

Decision to send Diab to France upheld

In June 2011, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger committed Diab for extradition to face French authorities despite acknowledging the case against him was weak.