September 19, 2014

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5 Reasons Senate Control May Not Be Decided on Election Day

The dragged-out result deprived Democrats of the 60th vote they needed to cement their fleeting filibuster-proof Senate majority (the election of Republican Scott Brown in...

Umunna caught out on scotland team

... England, well we haven't actually seen any proposals from the Prime Minister at all on that. All we have seen is a proposal to...

Time to move forward after rejection of independence from UK, Scots told

Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, said: "We are delighted to put the uncertainty of the last two years behind us and to resume...

A bitter pill to swallow

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose should be questioned in Parliament and held accountable for Health Canada's continuing secrecy incompetence, coverups, and conflicts of interest with...

Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's week 4 picks against the spread

(blog)Maryland (+2.5) at Syracuse 12:30 p.m. ET: Maryland QB C.J. Brown was a running fool against the West Virginia defense in week three, rushing...

Balanced scoring helps Hadley-Luzerne (Sept. 19 roundup)

BOLTON -- Five players scored for Hadley-Luzerne in the Eagles' 6-2 win over Bolton-Warrensburg in an Adirondack League boys soccer game Friday. Mike Deuel had...

The night Guy was on the menu

The dinner and roast, supported by the Standard-Freeholder, attracted plenty of other politicians, including Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Pierre Lemieux, North Glengarry Mayor...

Scottish referendum: What now for the key players?

As if he didn't have a tough enough time as Chancellor under Gordon Brown during the global crash, Mr Darling then took on the task...

Police say Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife after she refused sexual ...

PHOENIX - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in...

Despite Scottish result, Catalans push ahead with law for independence vote

Mariano Rajoy was beaming on Friday morning, for a while anyway. Within hours of the failure of Scotland's wannabe secessionists to win the independence vote,...

Truce falls apart as PM vows: Now the English voices must be heard

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is said to have warned colleagues Labour's ability to pass a Budget is at risk if plans for fast-track devolution of...

Community Calendar Sept. 21

Larry Ward, pastor of Servant's Chapel Church, will be preaching during the 11 a.m. service, followed by a potluck lunch and continue at 1 p.m.

Jean Chrétien gave UK government advice ahead of Scotland referendum

Chrétien said he invited Liberal MP Stéphane Dion to take part in at least one of those meetings. "They asked me questions about my experience...

First Nation chiefs to stage Site C showdown

... Bob Zimmer and Yonah Martin, deputy government leader in the Senate. On the opposition side they have scored meetings with New Democratic Party leader...

Attention, GOP 2016 hopefuls: Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner ...

(blog)By Robert Costa September 19 at 1:41 PM Follow @costareports. The New Jersey governor ... “If he had been found in the wrong, he...

Maclean's on the Hill: Scotland, Ukraine and Mike Duffy

Each week, the Maclean's politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week's news in Ottawa. This week, Paul Wells reports from...

Federal NDP association heads into game-changing weekend

Earlier this year, Prince Albert's Conservative MP Randy Hoback was acclaimed at the electoral district association level as their 2015 candidate. Hoback has served as...

Parizeau says Quebec sovereigntists 'stand before a field of ruin'

National Post Quebec separatist leaders went to Scotland to find inspiration from the Yes campaign of their nationalist counterparts, but now they jet home to face...

Murdered, Missing Aboriginal Women Debate Catches Tories By Surprise

Toronto Star During the debate, Conservative MP Susan Truppe defended the government's record on murdered and missing aboriginal women. So too did Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq,...

Tory minister Leitch to 'step up', join round table on aboriginal women

In the spring, Prime Minister Stephen Harper transferred lead responsibility for the issue of Canada's murdered and missing aboriginal women to Kellie Leitch, the Status...

SC Common Core opponents target U.S. History course

She also teaches “Malcolm X, and we'd talk about Stokely Carmichael and the shift of the civil rights movement in the '50s and the '60s”...

7 questions you need to ask your financial adviser

For instance, you might have expressed a wish for returns commensurate with an aggressive investing approach, even though you're really comfortable only with a very...

Tom Mulcair visits New Brunswick after rough week for NDP

Globalnews.ca The NDP was in need of a boost Friday and it brought in federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair for some help. The visit came at...

Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Arctic

We've heard stories like in the past, of Russian bombers challenging Canadian airspace,” said James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Defence and...

Europe's Markets Rise, Then Sputter After Scotland Votes No

In addition, Prime Minister David Cameron promised Friday morning to honor the pledge that he and other party leaders made to give Scotland more autonomy...

Remembering Gram Parsons on the anniversary of death

"Now if you go back to the late '60s and early '70s, country on the social side of things leaned towards the conservative, and Gram...

With her dream of being a cabinet minister far off, MPP Lisa MacLeod seeking ...

She has won four elections in Nepean-Carleton but cabinet seems as far away as ever, because her provincial Progressive Conservatives have failed again and again...

Doug Ford to kick off mayoral campaign this weekend - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Doug Ford to kick off mayoral campaign this weekendCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsIn the meantime Olivia Chow and John Tory crisscrossed the city...

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Members of his Conservative Party had suggested that Cameron might have to resign if Scotland won independence. But his promise to grant Scotland — and...

Russian bombers knock on Canada's Arctic doorstep

... businesses and politicians. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada has leveled more economic sanctions against Russia, in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine,...

Los Cabos hurricane: BC mom Audrey Santiago can't reach daughter

(blog)WSJ Live - Mexico's Baja California Peninsula braces for a second hit Thursday as Hurricane Polo heads its way. On Sunday, Hurricane Odile struck...

No charges laid against Suncor over Athabasca River spill, document says

Environment Canada was notified that day and began an investigation, which it closed in November, according to a government document released this week in response...

Canadians deserve answers on political activity audits

In an open letter addressed to Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, minister of national revenue, professors from across Canada raised concerns about the revelation that the CRA...

Boris Johnson slams 'reckless' election promises to Scotland

'There is a strong view in England, among the people of England, as well the Conservative party and I think many liberal democrats as well,'...

Region's MPs react angrily to 'political fix' that could give Tories ...

Labour MPs warned the plan – “English votes for English laws” – would strengthen the influence of the Conservative heartlands over Westminster, while doing nothing...

Wenger has no regrets on ozil price

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he would happily pay out another £42million to sign Mesut Ozil again tomorrow. The German playmaker - the club record...

Richard Dawkins has lost it: ignorant sexism gives atheists a bad name

He's been very busy snarling about how feminists are shrill harridans who just want an excuse to take offense, and how Harris's critics (and his...

UN aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

By Allison Lampert. MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is...

Great Britain Sticks Together—Heading Where?

Mr. Salmond was at his most witheringly sarcastic, sauntering round the stage to sweet-talk the audience one moment, leaning on his lectern the next to...

Le NPD force un débat à la Chambre sur les meurtres de femmes autochtones

Dans le cadre d'un discours haut en émotions à la Chambre des communes, le député néo-démocrate Romeo Saganash a livré un vibrant plaidoyer sur la...

10 Films We Haven't Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders

(blog)Earlier this week our own Oli Lyttelton argued persuasively for the value of the awards season, despite the fashion for rolling one's eyes and...

NDP decries decommissioning of naval destroyers

NDP defence critic Jack Harris said the move "puts the screws to the navy" and its ability to operate. "They simply can't afford to operate...

NDP decries decommissioning of naval destroyers

NDP defence critic Jack Harris said the move "puts the screws to the navy" and its ability to operate. "They simply can't afford to operate...

Canada urges further efforts to stop the Islamic State

OTTAWA—The Canadian government urged further, unspecified action to stop the tide of brutal extremism in Syria and Iraq with a strong denunciation of ISIL by...

Le NPD force un débat à la Chambre sur les meurtres de femmes autochtones - 98,5 fm

Le NPD force un débat à la Chambre sur les meurtres de femmes autochtones98,5 fmOTTAWA - Le député néo-démocrate québécois Romeo Saganash a livré un...

Alberta mayor wants rail lines inspected - MM&D

Alberta mayor wants rail lines inspectedMM&DNDP MP Linda Duncan, who represents Edmonton-Strathcona, said in a statement that the government has stepped up regulation of dangerous...

NDP forces debate on murdered, missing aboriginal women

Romeo Saganash, an NDP member from northern Quebec's Nunavik region, implored the Conservative government to call an inquiry after the New Democrats successfully moved a...

Reid: Time for NFL to pay up, lose exempt status

one of the Senate's most conservative members, has long pushed to close the tax code's 501(c)(6) loophole. Of course the NFL will fight Booker and...

Have Republicans Finally Gone Too Far in Kansas?

Opponents warned the plan would wreak havoc on the state budget; Brownback and his supporters, including influential national Republican policy-makers like Arthur Laffer and Stephen...

NDP forces debate in House of Commons on murdered and missing aboriginal ...

Conservative MPs who were in the House, such as Bob Zimmer and Ryan Leef, opted to vote with the opposition, later using their Twitter feeds...