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Scheer names Blaney shadow minister for employment

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Monday that Steven Blaney will take over Dianne Watts' role as shadow minister for employment workforce development and...

Bernier continues to fly his own flag as MPs return to Ottawa

(subscription) (subscription)Andrew Scheer, right, is congratulated by Maxime Bernier after being elected the new leader of the federal Conservative party at the federal Conservative...

Politicos on the move: Chong campaign comms director to work for Pallister

(subscription) (subscription)Pothier is a former communications director to the late Jim Flaherty, and also has worked for former New Brunswick Premier David Alward. Elsewhere...

Bernier's team isn't expecting O'Leary to show at convention

(subscription) (subscription)... at Sun News) makes several allegations about Teneycke meddling in Sun News programming, planning to fire 50 per cent of the staff...

Julian Fantino endorses Kevin O'Leary for CPC leadership

(subscription) (subscription)Former Harper cabinet minister Julian Fantino announced Monday that he's endorsing Kevin O'Leary for leadership. “We are pleased to be receiving the endorsement...

Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - iPoliticsiPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch listens during the Conservative leadership debate in Saskatoon, Wednesday, November 9, 2016.Kouvalis still on campaign team...

Former Ed Fast senior advisor Adam Taylor launches trade firm

(subscription) (subscription)Adam Taylor speaks while University of Waterloo's Political Science professor Bessma Momani, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group's National Coordinator Monia Mazigh, and CBC...

Bernier proposes Economic Freedom Commission

(subscription) (subscription)There's a certain amount of irony in it, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier admitted Monday, as he announced his plan to dismantle internal...

The Sprout: Ontario farmers protest expanded protections for livestock predators

(subscription)On Twitter, former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (who turns 65 today) also waded into the grain transport debate. Higher food costs are again...

Tory leadership: Who's in, who's out, who's still mulling?

(subscription) (subscription)Peter MacKay. The former cabinet minister from Nova Scotia now working as a lawyer in Toronto has long been considering a run. Andrew...

How much do Tory leadership hopefuls need to raise?

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - iPoliticsiPolitics.ca (subscription)The Conservative Party of Canada has only ever held one leadership race — the one Stephen Harper won 12 years ago,...

In or out? Tory leadership candidates say contenders should declare in time for early debates

(subscription) (subscription)The fact that some of the biggest names rumoured to be pondering a run for the Conservative leadership could skip out on the...

The Sprout: Trade committee to weigh ag issues

(subscription) (subscription)The meeting was convened at the the request of former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, former Trade Committee Chair Randy Hoback, Conservative MP Dave...

The Sprout: Trade committee to weigh ag issues

(subscription) (subscription)The meeting was convened at the the request of former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, former Trade Committee Chair Randy Hoback, Conservative MP Dave...

Chong wants debate with Leitch on carbon pricing

(subscription) (subscription)The Wellington-Halton Hills MP challenged his rival Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch to debate carbon taxes after she announced her opposition to them Thursday.

Council of the Federation: Lobbyists say health file may not be that contentious

(subscription) (subscription)Quebec's health minister, Gaetan Barrette, has telegraphed in pre-council interviews this week that the federal plan — first announced by the late Conservative...

Tony Clement, Canada-US parliamentary group head to Republican convention

(subscription) (subscription)As the U.S. Republican Party prepares to nominate its unlikely presidential candidate, Donald Trump, in Cleveland, several Canadian parliamentarians — including Conservative Party...

Tony Clement, Canada-US parliamentary group head to Republican convention

(subscription) (subscription)As the U.S. Republican Party prepares to nominate its unlikely presidential candidate, Donald Trump, in Cleveland, several Canadian parliamentarians — including Conservative Party...

Of children, posties and Jason Kenney

(subscription)As the relentless Ottawa sun roasted overzealous civil servants trying to shut down a little girls' lemonade stand on National Capital Commission property and...

Can Jason Kenney throw a rope around Alberta's unruly Right?

(subscription) (subscription)Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose, I noticed, also seemed at a loss to explain the support for Brexit from the likes of Kenney...

Conservatives were on top of the money game in 2015

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals were outpaced in fundraising and spending by the Conservatives in 2015, although they won the federal election and ultimately outspent the...

Vortex of Jason Kenney leadership speculation, we'll miss you

(subscription) (subscription)Jason Kenney is going to announce in Calgary Wednesday that he intends to make a bid for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive...

Web Design & Development

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Scott Simms represents the Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame; he said there was a time when the Conservative government deemed the cofferdams...

Jason Kenney among MPs on electoral reform committee

(subscription)The complete membership of the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform was revealed Friday, allowing it to begin its work as early as Monday.

House passes grain transport law extension unanimously

(subscription)Conservative agriculture critic Chris Warkentin, NDP agriculture critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau, NDP transport critic Linda Duncan, former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Public...

QP Wednesday: Now we're following Sweden?

(subscription) (subscription)The 2006 softwood lumber agreement expired in October, Deputy Conservative Leader Denis Lebel noted in French. “The former minister of international trade on...

QP Monday: Orlando, electoral reform and more electoral reform

(subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel began by acknowledging the attack. “Mr. Speaker, horrible, barbaric and senseless terrorist acts for which the so called Islamic State...

Niki stumps for Sanders, Conservatives lose their minds

(subscription)open quote 761b1b Not only did 16 Conservative federal candidates use an American firm in their 2011 election campaigns, two of them — Rick...

Fast says Bernier's supply management stand 'not in national interest'

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative Trade Minister Ed Fast, who spent years defending supply management during international trade negotiations, says he does not support Conservative leadership...

QP Tuesday: Assisted dying, electoral reform and listen up

(subscription) (subscription)Denis Lebel jumped in next, asking again whether the government will hold a referendum and, SPOILER ALERT, Trudeau said the government is committed...

The Sprout: Millennials lack trust in Canada's food system

(subscription)The convoy was seen off by Quebec Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis, whose brother Denis Paradis is a Liberal MP in Ottawa. A rally on...

'Back to Blue'?: Conservatives try to exorcise 2015, ponder path to power

(subscription) (subscription)Thankfully, the game show format came to a conclusion, allowing the ringmasters to make way for deputy party leader Denis Lebel. Lebel hosted...

Rona Ambrose is the leader the Conservatives need. Can they get her?

(subscription) (subscription)Many will be asking themselves whether the leader they need is the one they've already got — Rona Ambrose. If this wasn't on...

The Sprout: Apologies with ag connections

(subscription) (subscription)Former Agriculture Minister turned Conservative Trade Critic Gerry Ritz says the federal government is “purposefully delaying” a decision on the Trans Pacific Partnership...

The Sprout: Apologies with ag connections

(subscription) (subscription)Former Agriculture Minister turned Conservative Trade Critic Gerry Ritz says the federal government is “purposefully delaying” a decision on the Trans Pacific Partnership...

The National Prayer Breakfast: a moment of tranquility after the storm

(subscription) (subscription)Like Gladu, Tory MP Rob Nicholson said he was shocked by yesterday's transgression. With over 20 years of political experience, he said he's...

Pole position, or poisoned chalice? The CPC leadership race, by the numbers

(subscription) (subscription)Prospective leadership candidate Lisa Raitt likes to remind Conservative audiences that after Pierre Trudeau swept the country in 1968, he very nearly lost...

QP Monday: Government advertising, electoral reform, and Liberal disclaimers

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel took the lead in question period today, pressing Treasury Board President Scott Brison on changes the Liberal government brought...

QP Monday: Government advertising, electoral reform, and Liberal disclaimers

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel took the lead in question period today, pressing Treasury Board President Scott Brison on changes the Liberal government brought...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier officially launches Tory leadership campaign

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Maxime Bernier leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Bernier has officially launched his campaign to become the...

Enough with the 'nannygate' nonsense, already

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Finance critic Lisa Raitt, herself a mother of two, jumped all over the story. “I believe the child care of the prime...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)Kenney tried again, asking the government to commit to holding a referendum, before fellow Conservative MP Steven Blaney jumped in. “We've gone from...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)Kenney tried again, asking the government to commit to holding a referendum, before fellow Conservative MP Steven Blaney jumped in. “We've gone from...

Fast calls on Liberals to declare TPP position before Obama visit

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives are pushing the Liberal government to declare their final position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and play a leadership role ahead...

As Canada shares mining expertise, critics question GAC's transparency

(subscription) (subscription)The Ethiopian government asked the Canadian embassy in Addis Ababa about CIRDI, and in February 2014, then International Development Minister Christian Paradis met...

Fort Mac, rainy-day billions and this 'balanced budget thing'

(subscription) (subscription)It matters to the Conservatives — who managed to eke out a $1.9 billion surplus in the previous year after forecasting a $2.9...

Fast's former spokesperson defends Saudi arms deal

(subscription) (subscription)Adam Taylor, who is now a director at the government relations firm ENSight Canada, was former International Trade Minister Ed Fast's director of...

Fast's former spokesperson defends Saudi arms deal

(subscription) (subscription)Adam Taylor, who is now director of the government relations firm ENSight Canada, was former International Trade Minister Ed Fast's director of communications...

Shut up, voters. Joe Oliver is still talking.

(subscription) (subscription)If you ever have to give Joe Oliver a lift in the family car, I'd recommend using the backward-facing baby seat. Has Canadian...

Shut up, voters. Joe Oliver is still talking.

(subscription) (subscription)If you ever have to give Joe Oliver a lift in the family car, I'd recommend using the backward-facing baby seat. Has Canadian...