Lisa Raitt

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Coach Mike Babcock says the Toronto Maple Leafs need to play “way better” than in their season opener when they ...

Deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt claims the cancelled Energy East pipeline is a “direct result” of Liberal policies. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the scrapped...

Conservatives savage Liberal government over cancellation of Energy East pipeline

Deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt is blaming the decision squarely on what she described as the “disastrous” Liberal policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Today...

'Life can be okay': Lisa Raitt pays tribute to husband, discusses Alzheimer's battle

OTTAWA – Sixteen months after finding out the love of her life had early-onset Alzheimer's disease, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt says she has learned that...

Tory MP Bernard Généreux Says Lisa Raitt, Not Andrew Scheer ...

As federal Conservatives try to come together after a lengthy and at times divisive leadership contest, a Tory MP would like it known that he...

Why isn't Lisa Raitt the next Tory leader?

The speech was popular; the #CPCldr hashtag crowd was uniformly impressed by the turn onstage of the MP from Milton, Ont. Indeed, after the final...

I'm Asking All Conservatives For One Thing, Unity

Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt speaks during the Conservative Party of Canada leadership debate in Toronto on Wednesday April 26, 2017. (Photo: Nathan Denette/CP). Where...

Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt speaks in Brantford

The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race is expected to heat up in the coming months, and Milton MP Lisa Raitt is hoping to capture...

Lisa Raitt and Bruce Wood's uncertain journey

Milton MP Lisa Raitt and Bruce Wood, CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority, often talked about getting married, but kept putting it off, writes Spectator...

Breakfast with the Tories: Lisa Raitt, the Cape Bretoner devoted to stopping Kevin O'Leary

Everybody says Lisa Raitt is a lovely person. "Lovely" is the word you hear most often when her name comes up. And she is. It's...

Elizabeth May expected to outline her future in the Green party

Elizabeth May is expected to make an announcement about her political future Monday after publicly musing about stepping down as leader of the Green Party...

Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

They need to focus on what government can do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money.

Atlantic Canada being treated like a 'backwater' with Supreme Court snub: Lisa Raitt

A top Liberal politician in Nova Scotia says Conservative MP Lisa Raitt is "a bit rich" for criticizing Ottawa's handling of Atlantic Canada given her...

Lisa Raitt: Liberals Treating Atlantic Canada Like 'Backwater Place'

Lisa Raitt talks with media in Ottawa on June 1, 2015. (Photo: Matthew Usherwood/The Canadian Press). Raitt spoke with CBC Radio's Mainstreet Thursday about the...

Tory MP Lisa Raitt ponders leadership decision at home in Cape Breton

Huffington Post CanadaFormer Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt returned home to her Sydney, N.S., roots this week where she is expected to make a final...

John Ivison: Forget about the rest. MacKay, Raitt are best Conservative choices to unseat Trudeau

... he admits he hates to talk about himself — and he might best serve his party by providing some true-blue credentials to the bids...

Lisa Raitt 'Leaning Positively' Towards Tory Leadership Bid

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt says she is leaning towards entering the race to succeed Stephen Harper as leader of the party. "I'm leaning...

Lisa Raitt 'leaning positively' towards Conservative leadership bid

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt says she is leaning towards entering the race to succeed Stephen Harper as leader of the party. "I'm leaning...

PC finance critic touts party's return to power

Federal opposition finance critic Lisa Raitt is pretty confident the Progressive Conservative party will keep Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to one term in power. "Let...

Business owners air concerns about rising costs

Lisa Raitt, the federal Conservative finance critic, and Brantford-Brant MPP and deputy finance critic Phil McColeman held a round table with local business owners on...

Finance critic Lisa Raitt to visit city

After the formal business is done, Raitt is expected to make a stump speech. She has not yet formally announced whether she will throw her...

The Conservative leadership race: Your guide to who's in, who's out, and who's still on the fence

Lisa Raitt. The popular Tory MP from Ontario and current finance critic musings about a bid have spurred an social media campaign called “Draft Lisa...

Tories Call On Liberals To Hit Pause On CPP Reform

Lisa Raitt speaks with media in Ottawa, March 9. (Photo: Matthew Usherwood/The Canadian Press). She says there should be study on the effect on businesses...

Conservatives call on government to press pause, consult the public on CPP reform

FILE - Conservative MP Lisa Raitt rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa in this May 30, 2016, file photo. The...

MPs give advice to their 20-year-old selves

... behalf of Equal Voice, a non-partisan group dedicated to encouraging more women to run for office. The organization launched a video featuring high-profile MPs...

Tories call boosting CPP a 'drastic step' that will cost Canadians thousands of dollars

"I don't believe that the minister of finance has made a case based on evidence as to why we need to take such a drastic...

Raitt questions federal Liberals on rush for pension plan changes

Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt said the federal government hasn't provided evidence to show that there would be widespread benefits from an expanded CPP, nor...

Supporters urge Lisa Raitt to run for Conservative leadership

OTTAWA - A social media campaign is underway to convince longtime Conservative MP Lisa Raitt to run for the federal party leadership, the latest grassroots...

'Draft Lisa Raitt' Campaign Urges Tory MP To Run For Leadership

Conservative Finance critic Lisa Raitt speaks after the government's fiscal update was released during a news conference, in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (Photo:...

Lisa Raitt, Finance Critic, Says New Child Benefit Will Be Hard On Divorced Couples

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's new child benefit could clog courts with divorced couples fighting over how much one spouse must pay in child support...

Conservatives have 'never been more united,' Kenney says at convention

Kenney, who spoke alongside former minister of transportation Lisa Raitt, said this gives him confidence in the party's ability to form a majority government in...

Conservatives extol robust war chest as good fiscal management at convention

The number is in line with the Liberal budget projection of a $5.4-billion deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt slammed...

Old divisions set to re-emerge at key Conservative national convention this week

Former Conservative ministers Kellie Leitch, Maxime Bernier and Chong have already registered, while former ministers Jason Kenney, Peter MacKay, Tony Clement and Lisa Raitt are...

Transport Minister Garneau To Launch New Campaign Against Pointing Lasers At Planes

However,briefing materials for former transport minister Lisa Raitt, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, indicate that prosecuting offenders has proven...

Ashley Csanady: No, Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi and to suggest as much is insulting to survivors

Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi. To make that comparison, however tangentially, as Conservative MP Lisa Raitt appeared to Thursday morning, of the prime minister's...

Opposition MPs react to Trudeau's 'elbowgate' on Twitter

Bizarre..outrageous behavior by Prime Minister, manhandling MPs before #ClosureVote pic.twitter.com/k3d2NjlAzA. — Hon. Peter Kent (@KentThornhillMP) May 18, 2016. MP Lisa Raitt was not in the...

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...

Outspoken business reality TV star leads in survey of those likely to vote Tory

Forum asked who would be the best Conservative leader from among a field of seven that includes party stalwart Jason Kenney, the already-declared Maxime Bernier,...

PM to introduce transgender rights bill Tuesday

The 2011 vote was supported by nearly all opposition MPs and opposed by most Conservatives. Seven Liberals voted against it. Six Conservatives, including cabinet ministers...

Kevin O'Leary

Forum asked who would be the best Conservative leader from among a field of seven that includes party stalwart Jason Kenney, the already-declared Maxime Bernier,...

Conservative Leadership Race: Maxime Bernier Kicks Off Campaign In Beauce

Ontario MP Michael Chong has scheduled a news conference for Monday where he is expected to enter the race. Other Tories said to be contemplating...

NJPAC announces 2016-17 season schedule; 8 must-see performances

The Christian McBride Trio, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer and Sheila Jordan Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:30pm. Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition – SASSY...

The Bernier Advantage

This is likely because he's currently seen as one of the uninspired former Harper cabinet ministers just sticking around for the job because, hey, why...

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...

Milton MP to host mental health awareness event May 17

“Having these kinds of conversations in our communities all across Canada will go a long way in raising awareness and ending the stigma surrounding mental...

How Conservative and NDP leadership contenders stack up on the money

Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, now Calgary Midnapore) raised $138,979.08 from 809 contributors. Tony Clement (Parry Sound–Muskoka) raised $161,323.93 from 549 contributors. Lisa Raitt (Halton and...

NDP MP's gender equity proposal debated in House

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt says she'll vote against Stewart's bill. She says Parliament needs to be a better workplace before more women want to run...

The challenges of work-life balance for moms on Parliament Hill

For women who aren't moms yet thinking about politics, said Raitt, “my advice would be you can do it all, and you should. If you...

Tory leadership campaign needs fresh faces

Other rumoured candidates who are supposedly either being courted to run or are courting others to get behind their bids include Jason Kenney, Tony Clement,...

Conservative Claim About Leaving Behind Surplus Contains 'Some Baloney'

Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt. "Mr. Speaker, it must be frustrating for the Minister of Finance that the facts keep getting in the way of...

Trudeau nannies on track to cost nearly $100000 a year

(subscription) (subscription)The opposition Conservatives have said the Trudeaus should pay for their own nannies. Lisa Raitt, Conservative MP, a former cabinet minister and a...