August 20, 2014

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25th Anniversary Retrospective

On April 11, 1997, the Ontario Tories ram through their megacity bill after a nine-day NDP-led filibuster, and despite a no vote in a referendum...

Garcia homers, but White Sox swept by Orioles

Cruz is one ahead of Abreu and Miami's Giancarlo Stanton for the homer lead. Noesi (7-9) allowed seven hits, including three homers. The right-hander walked...

Gimmie Something Good (Duerrisms for August 21st)

There are a ton of exciting things this QHS Offense can do that previous, more conservative versions could not. And that is where a lot...

Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace

Dr. Rob Steele, an Ann Arbor cardiologist, is seeking the Republican nomination for a seat on the University of Michigan Board of Regents at the...

CSEC Retained Private Communications of Canadians

(press release)The government should listen to Canadians and support common sense measures, such as those proposed by Liberal MP Joyce Murray, to create stronger...

Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace

Dr. Rob Steele, an Ann Arbor cardiologist, is seeking the Republican nomination for a seat on the University of Michigan Board of Regents at the...

Bloc Québécois: The party's over

Give the Bloc Québécois this much: The party lasted longer than anyone expected. Its arrival in 1990 was a surprise, born out of ... On...

Liberals Insist Quadrupling Number Of Seats In Next Election Is 'Doable'

The Liberals currently hold 37 seats. “The goal is for many more, I am sure,” P.E.I. MP Lawrence MacAulay told HuffPost. “I'm sure we'd elect...

Victorian election: with 100 days to go, what are the big issues?

Denis Napthine and Daniel Andrews Denis Napthine (R) and Daniel Andrews. Political parties often want to ... Photograph: Joe Castro/AAP Image. Outside Melbourne, the job...

News in brief

The Toronto chapter of the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity, led by Akio Maroon, held a Hands Up TO! action in solidarity with the people of...

China's strategy: keep tilting the playing field until someone notices

(subscription)... has been cast aside. Simply put, this fifth generation of China's leadership is shaping up as the most politically conservative since Mao, but...

Justin Trudeau says he wants 170 Liberal MPs in the House

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he wants to win 170 seats in the House of Commons – a majority of the 338 seats that will...

Chow-Tory dust-up portends nothing good

Toronto Sun All the same, the Kinsella affair is bad news at a critical time for the faltering Olivia Chow campaign. We are on the verge...

Justin Trudeau's Liberals 'shoot for the stars' with plan to go from 37 seats ...

Liberal MP Marc Garneau said the Liberals are setting their sights high, but “not unrealistically” so. “We think that we are beginning to resonate with...

John Baird's Twitter Account Under Investigation By Canada's Language ...

Baird's Twitter profile describes him as "Canada's foreign minister and MP for Nepean-Carleton." A majority of his posts are on foreign affairs issues; some are...

Canadian Parliamentarian Quits Over Party's Support for Israel

A Canadian MP for the New Democratic Party (NDP) quit the caucus on Wednesday over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on the...

Polls suggest that Kay Hagan's lead over Thom Tillis fading - Greensboro News & Record

Polls suggest that Kay Hagan's lead over Thom Tillis fadingGreensboro News & RecordTwo new polls show that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's early lead against challenger...

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In ...

Legislation sparked by a media report and a state audit that found female prisoners were being unlawfully sterilized in California's prisons heads to Gov. Jerry...

Baird's Tweets criticized for not being bilingual enough

OTTAWA — A probe by Canada's language watchdog into Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's Twitter is prompting questions about the lines between personal and government...

Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS research: Activism or slacktivism?

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau (R) dumps a bucket of ice water onto Liberal MP Sean Casey for the ALS ice bucket challenge during a break...

Ottawa must work with provinces on immigration, Trudeau says

Employment Minister Jason Kenney's office has said that while median wages in Alberta have increased 31 per cent since 2006, food services wages have risen...

Lost girl: The death and life of Tina Fontaine

(subscription) (subscription)They found her wrapped in plastic. Police are calling it a homicide. In the wake of yet another tragic death of a young...

Dedicated volunteers keep Scott food festival going

When: Sept. 12 to 14 Friday; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Singer Tony...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper brings Conservative message to Chilliwack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, and met with workers at IMW Industries prior to participating in...

Opinion: We can expect more Mount Polley disasters

We must prevent this sort of disaster from being repeated — that is why Canada's NDP are calling on the Conservatives to stop putting their...

Opinion: We can expect more Mount Polley disasters

We must prevent this sort of disaster from being repeated — that is why Canada's NDP are calling on the Conservatives to stop putting their...

Plumbers Warn of Tree Roots Making Homes in Leaky Pipes

Arborist Scott Martin says area trees haven't been this healthy for years. Though trees are sporting healthy, green ... “Under normal circumstances, root wroth is...

Canada's electronic spy agency gets passing grade from watchdog

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson used the CSEC watchdog's report to signal that the Conservative government has. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo. Defence...

The Gargoyle: Justin Trudeau's political style a phenomenon to watch

There is more to the job than glad-handing, they will say. But his supporters will say it's Trudeau's very ability to personally “connect” with Canadians...

David Cameron should do some homework before sounding off about ...

That prompted Jonathan Portes, the director of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, to complain to the UK Statistics Authority watchdog, arguing that...

MP report for #Okanagan-Coquihalla: Opportunity in ... - Dan Albas MP

Dan Albas MP · Home · Disclosure · MP Reports · Petition/Letter Campaign · About Dan · Keep tabs on Parliament · Contact Dan ·...

Denis Napthine: A state premier keen to show he's human | Photos

Minister for Racing Denis Napthine jumps a steeple at the Warrnambool Racecourse mounting yards after announcing the Grand Annual Steeple race prize of $250,000, along...

Denis Napthine: A state premier keen to show he's human | Photos

Minister for Racing Denis Napthine jumps a steeple at the Warrnambool Racecourse mounting yards after announcing the Grand Annual Steeple race prize of $250,000, along...

NDP MP quits party, complains that Tom Mulcair is too pro-Israel

In a draft of that announcement, prepared earlier this month and obtained by The Canadian Press, Hassainia says she wants to spend more time with...

Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

The two-pronged message puts the freshman senator in a unique position to benefit from this conservative state's strong nonpartisan streak, despite its overwhelming votes against...

Brora to host an open access wi-fi zone

The centre of Brora in Sutherland is to become an open access wi-fi zone in a pilot project supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Quebec NDP MP Sana Hassainia defects over Mideast position

CTV News Sana Hassainia, the MP for the Montreal-area riding of Verchères—Les Patriotes, is leaving the NDP to sit as an Independent until the next federal...

Editorial: Wayne Wouters' public service yet to be defined

The specific issue then was the Conservatives' controversial $34-million advertising campaign, web site makeover and signage to pump its economic action plan (Wouters said the...

Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes...

Justin Trudeau hopes for 2015 Liberal majority

The current band of 37 MPs seem to agree that they can now realistically aim for a majority win in 2015 as well. “I like...

Tina Fontaine's death underscores need for inquiry into murdered and missing ...

Still, Justice Minister Peter MacKay reconfirmed this week that the federal government does not intend to set up an inquiry, saying: “Now is the time...

Bloc Québécois: The party's over

After the departure earlier this month of disaffected MP Jean-François Fortin, the Bloc is down to just three members. Last year, MP Maria Mourani left...

Montreal Impact set to enter hostile territory for Champions League matchup

The Montreal Impact are heading into hostile territory for their upcoming CONCACAF Champions League matchup. The Impact will need to contend with the Central American...

Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon

Say a sick pig is loaded onto a transport vehicle, says Jim McGraw, Wisconsin's state veterinarian. It can not only spread the virus to other...

Janice Charette faces challenges as new Clerk of Privy Council

Liberal MP Marc Garneau, who was once a public servant as head of the Canadian Space Agency, said he hopes the new clerk will bring...

Lubbock attorney drops out of District 83 contention as party leaders prepare ...

Party officials were considering six hopefuls but now it is five because Lubbock businessman and attorney Allen Adkins informed them Wednesday morning he no longer...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay should stop blowing smoke and let police ticket ...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is at it again, blowing smoke over making small-time marijuana possession a ticketable offence instead of threatening jail time and stiff...

Canada's Leitch presses businesses on female board appointments

OTTAWA, Canada — Kellie Leitch, Canada's minister for women's issues, said she's contacting the country's largest companies in a campaign to increase the number of...

Justin Trudeau says he wants 170 Liberal MPs in the House

Liberal MP Scott Andrews sits on the election readiness committee. "Everything's on schedule, the fundraising's going well and the organizational piece is coming together, so...

John Baird's Twitter prompts scrutiny of language commissioner

Canada's commissioner of official languages has launched an investigation into John Baird's Twitter account to determine if the foreign affairs minister is running afoul of...