March 18, 2014

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Flaherty Ends Canada Finance Minister Tenure Amid Policy Clashes

he was asked by Gordon Brown, then the U.K. finance chief. “Your first day and the day you leave.” That day ... His record has...

Former Miss America Comes Up Short in GOP Primary

Adam Kinzinger handily defeated conservative activist David Hale Jr., 78 percent to 22 percent in the 16th District — and state Rep. ... In the...

Romney Hits Obama for 'Failed' Foreign Policy

They all betray genuine anxiety about the party's inability to extend its appeal beyond an impassioned but isolated conservative constituency, and the internal problems that...

Carr to run for CPC nomination

The member of Estevan city council has announced she plans to seek the Conservative Party nomination for the Souris-Moose Mountain Constituency. Carr said she has...

Unsung Anniversaries #6: Ravenous

By his own account in an interview with producer Mike De Luca, Griffin had written about four or five screenplays in total before and while...

Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)At the meetinghouse work site, prosecutors said, three union members cut steel beams and set fire to a crane in...

Jeb Bush ponders trying for a family hat-trick

A more moderate potential candidate, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, has been caught up in a political scandal that has made some Wall Street donors...

Politics Live: March 19, 2014

"An Israeli war veteran who once fought Hezbollah and has also worked for Republican congressman Rick Lazio is the driving force behind Kevin Andrews' controversial...

Why a complex, unjust, expensive, error-prone system might end up providing ...

(blog) (blog)This led to Scott Brown's victory, which deprived ACA of its badly-needed scrub in the conference committee. Many errors and glitches just couldn't...

State news in brief, March 19, 2014

Grand Canyon spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski said authorities had to use a helicopter to remove Anderson's body from a rock outcropping. Shedlowski said Tuesday that it's...

Incumbent officials to face challengers

Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, in the November election, and Carey Mayor Randy Patterson is challenging Larry Schoen for his seat on the Blaine County Board of...

Scare tactic was bang on the money

wrote The Herald's former political editor, Catherine McLeod. "However much taxation was raised in Scotland,the Bank of England could ... The currency union was the...

Harper looking for new economic harmony, Oliver appears to be new songmate

Toronto Star said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison. "It's not clear anybody has the same level of experience that Mr. Flaherty had." John Manley once found...

BC's Horgan rallies support for NDP leadership campaign

The Province Mr. Horgan, 54, said he decided to run after such younger prospects as MP Nathan Cullen and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson ruled out bids.

NFL teams spending at exorbitant rate

Re-signed: LB Jason Worilds ($9,754,000 transition tender); S Will Allen ($955,000, 1 year); OL Cody Wallace ($3.48 million, 3 years, $350,000 guaranteed); LS Greg Warren...

Mulcair's NDP may support trade deal with South Korea

... smartphones now occupy close to a third of Canada's smartphone market share. Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley said in an interview...

Flaherty was the one minister Harper couldn't afford to lose

(subscription)After all, Flaherty is the only finance minister Harper has ever had, and one of the very few MPs in the Conservative caucus with...

Eagles limiting themselves with offseason approach

Young's "Dream Team" never materialized. Steve Smith — the other Steve Smith — was never really healthy. Defensive end Jason Babin didn't even last two...

Exporters mull layoffs as inventory frozen by truckers' dispute

But the federal NDP on Tuesday said the federal government must negotiate to get the drivers back to work. “The first step to resolving this...

Why Stephen Harper talks so tough on Ukraine: Walkom

At one point, both he and Foreign Affairs minister John Baird compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler. Given that some ... Conservative politicians, he...

F-35's French rival pitches 'Canadianized' fighter jet

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's governing Conservatives had picked Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter to replace them, until the government's lack of candour about the cost...

Another Bush run for the White House?

There are no declared candidates yet, but the race for the Republican nomination appears to be shaping up as a contest largely among staunch conservatives...

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty

. OTTAWA — Jim Flaherty is leaving the federal cabinet after more than eight years as finance minister to prepare for a return to the...

Canada's veteran finance minister quits, budget surplus in sight

Leading contenders are believed to be Industry Minister James Moore, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, Foreign Minister John Baird, and...

Flaherty's departure spells political uncertainty for Stephen Harper

“While we had our disagreements on policy, certainly Jim Flaherty has been a strong, strong voice on behalf of the government,” said NDP MP Peggy...

UPDATE 3-Canada's veteran finance minister quits, budget surplus in sight

National Post Leading contenders are believed to be Industry Minister James Moore, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, Foreign Minister John Baird,...

Justin Trudeau Reaffirms Open Nominations Pledge After Blocking Candidacy ...

Trudeau's team last week informed Christine Innes, a two-time Liberal candidate and wife of ex-MP Tony Ianno, that she won't be allowed to seek the...

Who's most likely to replace Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister?

Some longshots: Industry Minister James Moore, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Public Works Minister Diane Finley. A wild card: Mr. Harper, an actual economist, could...

Flaherty re-invented himself in Ottawa

Before he entered federal politics and went on to become a capable finance minister, Jim Flaherty twice ran for the leadership of the post-Mike Harris...

Jim Flaherty resignation splits Tory finance duet

OTTAWA – Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper are the Conservative duo who belted out Taking Care of Business for eight straight years, an economic stability...

Jim Flaherty says he's stepping down from cabinet

In 2006, after two unsuccessful bids to lead the Ontario Conservatives, Flaherty jumped to federal politics, winning the riding of Whitby-Oshawa in the election that...

Quotes about Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's decision to resign from cabinet

Calgary Herald OTTAWA – “As I begin another chapter in my life, I leave feeling fulfilled with what we have accomplished as a government and a...

Flaherty resignation splits Tory finance duet

Calgary Herald said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison. "It's not clear anybody has the same level of experience that Mr. Flaherty had." John Manley once found...

Harper looking for new economic harmony after old songmate Flaherty splits

OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty and Stephen Harper are the Conservative duo who belted out Taking Care of Business for eight straight years, an economic stability...

Federal program spending to plunge by $9.7 billion in next fiscal year, budget ...

Parliamentarians have a right and responsibility to know where tax dollars are going before they're spent,” said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison. PBO Figure 2-2.

Jim Flaherty's exit sets cabinet shuffle in motion

He was credited by Harper for broadening the Conservative party's base of political support in ethnic communities across Canada and the resulting win in several...

John Ivison: Jim Flaherty leaves his successor a budget that's the envy of the G7

John Crosbie, who was finance minister during Joe Clark's brief Conservative government, joked he was in the job “long enough to conceive but not to...

Jim Flaherty's 20 years in politics

June 1995: Elected as an Ontario Progressive Conservative member of provincial parliament for the Durham Centre riding. He was elected just as the NDP government...

Jim Flaherty's resignation and his darkest time

(blog) (blog)The hapless Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion was on his way out, and the NDP's Jack Layton was on his way up, but had...

Jim Flaherty's resignation and his darkest time

(blog) (blog)The hapless Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion was on his way out, and the NDP's Jack Layton was on his way up, but had...

Information act 'terribly outdated,' NDP MP says

OTTAWA – The federal Access to Information Act that is supposed to help citizens obtain records from their government, is “terribly outdated and dysfunctional” and...

George Osborne and Mark Carney issue pre-budget economy alerts

In a budget expected to be replete with pre-election messages tested by the Conservative election strategist Lynton Crosby, George Osborne will claim he is presenting...

Who will replace Jim Flaherty as finance minister?

Jason Kenney: One of the most successful ministers in the Conservative government, Kenney won hearts in suburban ridings as immigration minister, navigating one of the...

Why a complex, unjust, expensive, error-prone system might end up providing ...

(blog) (blog)This led to Scott Brown's victory, which deprived ACA of its badly-needed scrub in the conference committee. Many errors and glitches just couldn't...

Flaherty's Replacement Will Instantly Become Harper's Heir Apparent

The former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and current Minister of Employment and Social Development has been given credit by many for the Conservative majority...

Jim Flaherty steps down as finance minister, plans return to private sector

OTTAWA - Jim Flaherty is leaving the federal cabinet after more than eight years as finance minister to prepare for a return to the private...

Who's Canada's Next Finance Minister, Ottawa Wonders…

(blog)The timing of Mr. Flaherty's departure was the big surprise among people in Ottawa with ties to the Conservative government. The fact Mr. Flaherty...

The Flaherty file: What you need to know

Ran unsuccessfully twice for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. – First elected ... Confronted cabinet colleague Jason Kenney in the House of Commons in...

Rand Paul talks debt ceilings, safety nets and Ayn Rand in Q&A

Rand Paul, R-Ky., waves to the crowd after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.

Canada's foreign policy

The deal is the largest of its kind in Canadian history, and was announced by Trade Minister Ed Fast this past February. .... But for...