March 5, 2014

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Strong conservative to seek Souris-Moose Mountain seat

The race to replace retiring Conservative MP Ed Komarnicki continues to build steam with a fifth contender announcing his plan to seek the Conservative Party...

Fed 'screw-up': One-cent cheque sent to fallen soldier's mom

Calgary Herald OTTAWA – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson calls it “absolutely ridiculous” that the mother of a dead soldier received just one cent for her son's...

The tragic farce of the UN Human Rights Council

Irwin Cotler is the Liberal member of Parliament for Mount Royal, former minister of justice and attorney-general of Canada, and professor of law emeritus at...

Who? What? Where?

He was first elected to Parliament in 1972, becoming leader of the Progressive Conservative party in 1976. In 1979 he defeated Pierre Trudeau, ending 16...

In Tarrant, primary marked by 'anti-incumbent sentiment'

Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, and Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, are among more than a half-dozen legislators statewide who lost their posts. “Tarrant County holds its reputation...

Rob Nicholson: 'Screw-Up' Sent One-Cent Cheque To Dead Soldier's Mom

Calgary Herald OTTAWA - Canada's defence minister has apologized to the family of a soldier whose mother received a government cheque for one penny following her...

Ottawa considers softening marijuana laws

“What I find is lots of smoke and mirrors, I mean a lot of talk and not really anything concrete,” NDP justice critic Françoise Boivin...

Military family support line operating 24/7, eight months after being announced

Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis helped them set up a support system where ex-service members volunteer to answer telephone calls. Since 2002, the federal government has...

Tories weighing more lenient pot laws; changes could see tickets over charges

Trudeau wasn't in the House of Commons on Wednesday, but Liberal MP Sean Casey said the Conservative shift "is almost surprising, but it really isn't...

Alpheus Daily Watch: March 5, 2014

(subscription)Later this evening, Members are expected to begin second reading on NDP MP Pat Martin's bill which seeks to strengthen the power of the...

Unanimous support for fuller disclosure of MPs' travel, hospitality expenses - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Unanimous support for fuller disclosure of MPs' travel, hospitality expensesCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsPeter Julian, the NDP's caucus chair, said there's some suspicion...

Leadership debts a burden for potential federal Liberal candidates

. Marc Garneau, left, and Justin Trudeau take part in the the Liberal leadership debate in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Photo: THE...

CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: ObamaCare, ObamaCare, ObamaCare

(blog)The three-day annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins Thursday, with activists gathering at the Gaylord National Resort just outside D.C. Check out 's...

Harper songe à assouplir sa position sur le cannabis

Pour le Bloc québécois, l'approche envisagée par Peter MacKay est en quelque sorte un aveu que la méthode conservatrice de loi et d'ordre ne fonctionne...

Partisan grain games: the war of words between Goodale and Ritz

(subscription)The federal government needs to immediately reevaluate its strategy to deal with the gain crisis that is devastating farmers, a furious Deputy Liberal Leader...

Bernie Sanders: I Would Be A Better President Than Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has at least one candidate in mind to take on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race -- himself. In an...

MPs unanimously back Liberal bid for full MP expense disclosure

In 2012, then-New Democrat Lise St-Denis crossed the floor to the Liberals, which boosted their caucus from 34 to 35 MPs, with a 36th MP...

Ottawa songe à des amendes plutôt que des accusations pour la marijuana - 98,5 fm

Ottawa songe à des amendes plutôt que des accusations pour la marijuana98,5 fmPour le Bloc québécois, l'approche envisagée par Peter MacKay est en quelque sorte...

The art of the filibuster: preparation, focus and a hardy bladder

By Laura Stone Global News. NDP MP David Christopherson filibustered for eight hours straight over the Tories' electoral reform act ;. NDP MP David Christopherson...

Fed politicians tiptoe around Quebec election

"I'm always going to respect the electoral process in the provinces," said Denis Lebel, the Conservative government's Quebec lieutenant. "I haven't gotten mixed up in...

Rob Nicholson Vows One-Cent Cheque Won't Happen Again

Speaking Thursday after question period, Treasury Board President Tony Clement was more pointed, accusing a civil servant of making "a very insensitive and terrible error."...

Rob Nicholson Vows One-Cent Cheque Won't Happen Again

Speaking Thursday after question period, Treasury Board President Tony Clement was more pointed, accusing a civil servant of making "a very insensitive and terrible error."...

Marco Rubio Is On The 'Comeback' Trail Because Of That Time He Totally ...

I did not use that occasion to explain Carroll's reasoning for saying so, but a new piece from McKay Coppins, which rather insistently alleges that...

Olivia Chow all set to enter Toronto mayoral race: Hepburn

Chow, currently the NDP MP for the downtown riding of Trinty-Spadina and a former city councillor, has been the front-runner in virtually every public opinion...

Liberals will Oppose the Conservative Attack on Citizenship

OTTAWA – John McCallum, Liberal Critic for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism spoke in opposition to the Government's new Citizenship changes in the House of Commons...

Leadership debts a burden for potential federal Liberal candidates

McCrimmon plans to seek the Liberal nomination in Kanata-Carleton, a redrawn riding composed mostly of Carleton-Mississippi Mills, where she ran and lost badly to Conservative...

Leadership debts a burden for potential federal Liberal candidates

Bertschi is intent on again winning the party nomination in another Conservative-held riding, Ottawa-Orléans, where Royal Galipeau is MP. Galipeau beat Bertschi in the 2011...

Confusion continues over reclassified rifles as RCMP head takes time off

Blaney's office has not confirmed that detail, neither has it confirmed that the amnesty will be in place for five years as earlier reports have...

The good ole parliamentary game - Macleans.ca

At some point yesterday, the NDP gave David Christopherson a hashtag: #StandWithDavid. Mind you, Mr. Christopherson himself was not standing, but rather sitting, in one...

Ticket system for pot possession pushed by some Tories

Conservative MP David Wilks said officers often turn a blind eye, citing hours of paperwork and backlogged courts as reasons. "If you decide to ...

It's time for action to reduce food waste: NDP

New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier – Maskinongé) tabled a motion in the House of Commons to make reducing food waste a top priority.

The good ole parliamentary game

(blog)At some point yesterday, the NDP gave David Christopherson a hashtag: #StandWithDavid. Mind you, Mr. Christopherson himself was not standing, but rather sitting, in...

Government working on new pot legislation, Peter MacKay says

Step in right direction, NDP says. The New Democrats are in favour of decriminalization, and said this development "might be a step in the right...

Federal politicians keep wary eyes open, mouths shut on Quebec election

"I'm always going to respect the electoral process in the provinces," said Denis Lebel, the Conservative government's Quebec lieutenant. "I haven't gotten mixed up in...

Harper says Mulcair has 'conspiracy theories' on elections overhaul bill

(subscription) (subscription)Sandra Schwartz, vice-president of external relations and communications, Canadian Electricity Association, and Liberal MP Lawrence MacAulay, pictured March 3 at the CEA's reception...

Deux partis appuient la motion du député

Le député du NPD Pierre Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord) a déposé jeudi dernier une motion à la Chambre des communes demandant aux conservateurs de rendre des...

Quebec Election: Tories Mostly Mum, Tom Mulcair Vows To Stay Neutral

Most Conservative cabinet ministers and MPs refrained from commenting Wednesday. Heritage Minister ... Popular Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, the minister for small business and tourism,...

Looser pot laws may be on horizon, MacKay hints - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Looser pot laws may be on horizon, MacKay hintsCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsTrudeau wasn't in the House of Commons on Wednesday, but Liberal...

Op-Ed: Mike Duffy the fundraiser

TheChronicleHerald.ca By Dan Leger, March 5, 2014. Tweet ... The evening featured Highland dancers and a projection screen flashing pictures of Stephen Harper, former Ontario...

Op-Ed: Mike Duffy the fundraiser

The evening featured Highland dancers and a projection screen flashing pictures of Stephen Harper, former Ontario premier Mike Harris, and modern Conservative luminaries such as...

Op-Ed: Mike Duffy the fundraiser

The evening featured Highland dancers and a projection screen flashing pictures of Stephen Harper, former Ontario premier Mike Harris, and modern Conservative luminaries such as...

Pas d'élections au Québec sur le dos d'Ottawa, disent les conservateurs - 98,5 fm

Pas d'élections au Québec sur le dos d'Ottawa, disent les conservateurs98,5 fmMais si le Parti québécois, une fois majoritaire, décide de réactiver le débat constitutionnel...

Column: Courage and conviction in foreign policy

Another clue: Heinbecker was a supporter of Paul Dewar's calamitous bid for the NDP leadership — which is fair enough, but it is also a...

Stocks Close Flat after Report of Modest Hiring

Brown-Forman rose 4 percent after the company reported better sales of its flagship Jack Daniel's brand and other liquors.WASHINGTON ... WASHINGTON (AP) — For the...

Exclusive excerpts from Ernest Tate's 'Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s'

Ernie and Jess were, together with Pat Jordan, the IMG full timers in London, working out of a cramped office and bookshop in Toynbee Street...

Marijuana : Ottawa songe à des amendes plutôt qu'à des accusations - Sympatico Actualités

Sympatico Actualités Marijuana : Ottawa songe à des amendes plutôt qu'à des accusationsSympatico ActualitésPour le Bloc québécois, l'approche envisagée par Peter MacKay est en quelque sorte...

Federal politicians keep wary eyes open, mouths shut on Quebec election

"I'm always going to respect the electoral process in the provinces," said Denis Lebel, the Conservative government's Quebec lieutenant. "I haven't gotten mixed up in...

Federal politicians keep wary eyes open, mouths shut on Quebec election

"I'm always going to respect the electoral process in the provinces," said Denis Lebel, the Conservative government's Quebec lieutenant. "I haven't gotten mixed up in...

Harper et Mulcair resteront neutres pendant la campagne

Journal de Montréal Le Bloc québécois, quant à lui, se range résolument derrière le Parti québécois. Ses membres et ... «Nos militants sont souvent des militants...

Looser pot laws may be on horizon after input from police chiefs, MacKay hints

Trudeau wasn't in the House of Commons on Wednesday, but Liberal MP Sean Casey said the Conservative shift "is almost surprising, but it really isn't...