February 25, 2014

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Dayman taking his shot at CPC nomination in Souris-Moose Mountain

With current MP Ed Komarnicki not running for re-election in 2015, he decided to jump at the opportunity. “It's awful hard to beat an ...

New legislation permits Qalipu agreement amendment, indemnifies federal ...

Gerry Byrne, the Liberal Commons member for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, said the federal government did not need to pass legislation to make the amendment and...

NDP's Thomas Mulcair open to coalition with Liberals but Trudeau rejects idea

... of a majority. “We've always said we're ready to work with other parties. We're a progressive party. We want to get results,” NDP leader...

Conservative MP under fire for barring Liberal MP from attending charity event ...

Conservative MP Mark Adler avoided questions Tuesday about why he barred Liberal MP Irwin Cotler from an event he co-hosted with an Israeli charity during...

Kenney, premiers, hint deal is looming on Canada Job Grant

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said his provincial and territorial counterparts are “pleased” with the flexibility the Conservative government has shown in negotiations on the once-contentious...

Bevington criticizes Trudeau over Ukraine comments

Yellowknife, NWT - Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington says the latest controversy surrounding Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shows a disturbing pattern. The Ukrainian ambassador to...

Justin Trudeau explained. Sort of.

(subscription)Speaking of patterns: Last week, in an apparent attempt to spoil Trudeau's party in Montreal, the government released embarrassing information about the retired general...

NDP MPs on social media in greatest numbers

The Province (subscription)... Hill have signed up in force — 90 per cent of them represented on Twitter and 98 per cent on Facebook. But...

Rules need to punish the right drivers

Last week, Ontario Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo signed a judicial order hiking distracted driving fines from $155 to $280 as of March 18. There are...

Justin Trudeau speaks, Jason Kenney hyperventilates: Mallick

Jason Kenney, posing plumply in Frobisher Bay on Twitter on the weekend in one of the most frightening photos I have ever seen of a...

Conservative MP Brad Butt: Makin' it up in the House of Commons ...

Brad Butt, (left) the Conservative MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, has admitted he's been making stuff up during debates in the House of Commons. We start on...

Conservative MP Brad Butt: Makin' it up in the House of Commons ...

Brad Butt, (left) the Conservative MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, has admitted he's been making stuff up during debates in the House of Commons. We start on...

NDP MPs beat other parties on social media

But it was a Liberal MP that far outpaced her House of Commons colleagues for volume of tweets — Carolyn Bennett (carolyn_Bennett) posted 10,548 tweets...

Neighbouring MPs announce election intentions

Two Conservative MPs won't be stepping on each other's toes in the next federal election even though both have a home in one of Alberta's...

Can Hillary Clinton win Kentucky in 2016?

(blog) (blog)"Even though Kentucky usually votes red in presidential and Senate races, Kentucky has a moderate Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, and the plurality of...

Jim Flaherty's uncertainty about running again poses dilemma for Harper

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's uncertainty about running in the 2015 federal election has renewed questions about what the potential exit from politics of...

The elusive NDP-Liberal coalition: When one door opens, the same door closes

Vancouver Sun (subscription)“We were willing to make the Liberal leader… Stéphane Dion the prime minister of Canada because our priority was to replace the Conservative...

Conservatives set to introduce tougher child sex offender legislation

The announcement, to be made by Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, builds on a promise made by Prime Minister Stephen...

MP Mike Wallace Stands Up For Victims and Families of Missing ...

Burlington Conservative Asssocation · Home · About Us ... Burlington's MP Mike Wallace has had his Private Members Bill concerning missing persons finally come to...

thousands of rural canadians still without access to ... - Judy Foote, MP

Judy Foote, Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George's, says the Harper government must be held to their commitment to expand broadband internet access to rural...

Watchdogs testify on bill to force disclosure of past partisan jobs

The Province A trio of parliamentary watchdogs appeared before the House Ethics committee Tuesday to share their perspectives on Conservative MP Mark Adler's bill to force...

Brad Butt 'Deliberately Misled' House With Voter Fraud Claim, NDP Says

National Post Mississauga-Streetsville MP Brad Butt on Monday stepped back from his statement to the House that he saw people root through garbage and recycling in...

Travel insecurity

The NDP's multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash raises accountability concerns. "The government has not been very transparent about the process." news@nowtoronto.com. • Feb 25, 2014 at...

Conservative attacks on Justin Trudeau not working, says Stephen Harper's ...

Vancouver Sun OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former campaign manager says the governing Conservatives are falling short in their personal attacks on Liberal leader Justin...

Taxpayers pick up tab for $7000 Tory pizza lunch

Liberal MP Gerry Byrne said that kind of spending — lunch for Conservative political staff only — is clearly offside. "That really does seem to...

Harper says he still likes income splitting

His Alberta colleague Leon Benoit also said he has little doubt about the introduction of income splitting after the budget is balanced in 2015. "We...

Senator Percy Downe wants Ferguson to audit MP expenses

(subscription)Last quarter, Liberal MP Scott Andrews spent more than $28,000 travelling to and from his riding in Newfoundland, and Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner spent...

Future of farming special: Race and farm markets, Young Agrarians, preserving ...

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin has expressed deep skepticism of the government's track record on public input (CP). FEDERAL: CANADA POST CUTS — Canada Post's...

Man pleads guilty in death of Edmonton police dog

Ontario Conservative MP Costas Menegakis has said his bill was inspired by the hit-and-run death of a Toronto police horse in 2006. It states that...

Letters to Ryan Leef

(blog) (blog)The first is that the Conservative government acted unilaterally without consulting opposition members and rammed the bill through by limiting debate. Electoral reform...

Brad Butt 'deliberately misled' House with voter fraud claim, NDP says

National Post A Conservative MP who retracted his claim that he saw voter cards misused has deliberately misled the House, NDP House leader Nathan Cullen says.

Fair Elections Act to introduce extensive changes to electoral process

At least one Conservative MP, Cheryl Gallant, has argued that Elections Canada unfairly targets the Conservative party for investigation. “[I]t seems that Conservatives are held...

Parliamentary watchdogs warn Tory MP's bill could hamper their work

OTTAWA -- Parliament's key watchdog agencies say a Conservative bill aimed at exposing potential partisanship in their offices raises problems of basic fairness and could...

Some Conservatives don't buy party's explanation on Toronto Star leak story ...

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Ron Cannan told the crowd about an incident in his riding of Kelowna-Lake Country, B.C., in 2012 when a young Okanagan...

Man pleads guilty to stabbing death of Edmonton police dog

Ontario Conservative MP Costas Menegakis has said his bill was inspired by the hit-and-run death of a Toronto police horse in 2006. It states that...

QP Live Tuesday

(subscription)And now onto the next round - with Chris Charlton on the fair elections act. Why is the min changing ... 2/25/2014 7:31:48 PM.

More Liberal debt is not the road to growth

The burden of debt diminished considerably during the first three years of the Conservative government — from 34% to 28% of GDP. It has gone...

Man pleads guilty in death of Edmonton police dog

Ontario Conservative MP Costas Menegakis has said his bill was inspired by the hit-and-run death of a Toronto police horse in 2006. It states that...

Brad Butt did not actually see what he said he actually saw - Maclean's

The debate was mostly overshadowed by something that occurred before the debate began—Conservative MP Brad Butt rising on a point of order during debate of...

Parliamentary watchdogs warn that Tory bill could hamper their work

NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus pressed Adler unsuccessfully to provide an example of partisanship at any of the watchdog agencies, which also include the offices...

Conservative MP Brad Butt: Makin' it up in the House of Commons ...

Brad Butt, (left) the Conservative MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, has admitted he's been making stuff up during debates in the House of Commons. We start on...

Past Trudeaumania Faded Fast in BC

Vancouver Sun Currently holding just two British Columbian seats -- Joyce Murray in Vancouver Quadra and Hedy Fry in Vancouver Centre -- polls show there's reason...

Liberals rack up big travel and meal bills

The numbers also show that Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger billed the public $961.17 for nine lunches and one dinner between October and December — often...

Ottawa a 'national embarrassment' on infrastructure funding, Ontario minister says

Federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel fired back, pointing out that the government's New Building Canada Fund is unprecedentedly large. He also slammed Ontario for failing...

Thomas Mulcair's new Commons tactic: ignoring House Speaker to attack ...

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair got into another spat with House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer on Monday, defiantly ignoring his request not to...

Federal Liberals adopt arguments of Quebec euthanasia bill in resolution

Pro-life Liberal MP John McKay, who has consistently voted his conscience on life and family issues, noted the resolution received the most debate of all...

'I misspoke': Tory MP Brad Butt takes back claim about campaign workers ...

Brad Butt, the MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, made the allegation earlier this month during a debate about the Conservatives' Fair Elections Act, which will get rid...

Liberals rack up big travel and meal bills

The numbers also show that Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger billed the public $961.17 for nine lunches and one dinner between October and December — often...

Conservative MP retracted voter-fraud story after complaint to Elections Canada

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux said Mr. Butt's claim was “very clear” and was repeated before he retracted it, and wondered what prompted the correction. “Is...

Trio of parliamentary watchdogs on the Ethics witness list

(blog)from Canadians who are, as per the notice, "opposed [to ]voter suppressing elements of the Conservative government's proposed election law." Meanwhile, back in the...