September 24, 2014

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Woman punched by California Highway Patrol settles

USA TODAY CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the terms for The...

Key decisions from today's Council meeting

(press release)Nga Puna Wai proposes to combine facilities for a number of sporting disciplines including an athletics track, hockey turfs, indoor and outdoor tennis...

Michael Chong's Reform Act Passes Commons Vote 253-17

CBC.ca OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michael Chong's bid to shift the balance of power between caucuses and party leaders easily passed a critical vote in the...

Canada's National Anthem Found Sexist, Should be Updated – Liberal MP

KelownaNow Mauril Bélanger, MP, Ottawa-Vanier, specifically wants to take out the words "thy sons" from the national anthem, saying if there are sons, there should also...

A dedicated, moderate and effecitve legislator

It is already becoming increasingly clear that Democrats will pay no attention to the facts as they attempt to defeat Mike Fitzpatrick in this November's...

Réduire les inégalités sociales en rétablissant le salaire minimum fédéral

Depuis quelques semaines, les députés sont de retour à la Chambre des communes, avec en prime, un nouveau ton préélectoral à moins d'un an du...

Réduire les inégalités sociales en rétablissant le salaire minimum fédéral

Depuis quelques semaines, les députés sont de retour à la Chambre des communes, avec en prime, un nouveau ton préélectoral à moins d'un an du...

New Customs dog graduates

(press release) (press release)“It's great to recognise their hard work and the completion of the training programme”, says Carolyn. “This occasion marks the beginning...

College Connections: Halls of fame honor three Maine coaches

Oliver was named the Northeast-10 Conference men's Golfer of the Week earlier this month after he finished first in the Joe Plante Collegiate Invitational when...

Accountability now! Sort of

(Settle down conservatives, in this case the word “raise” likely only means to collect.) And our good book of ... Awhile after Bezan's breakthrough, NDP...

Economics Daily Digest: Students on food stamps need somewhere to spend them

Caitlyn Becker speaks to Yvonne Montoya, President of the Santa Monica College chapter of the Campus Network, about her chapter's work to get food stamps...

Byrne confirms he wants seat in House of Assembly

Claude Wilton has been a longtime supporter of the Liberal party and he says he now has one more big reason to be excited about...

Photo: The Canadian Press

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, a key member of Gallant's election team, argued the parties should allow Elections New Brunswick to do its work. "The results...

Senators beat Leafs 3-2 in split-squad action

The Leafs nearly tied the game in the dying seconds when Daniel Winnick hit the post. After a scoreless first, the Senators jumped out to...

CBS' Leslie Moonves: Wall Street Hero, 'Pushover' at Home, Future Ambassador?

"I think Colbert is going to be the conscience of America," says Moonves, confident that his new host, who plans to shed his faux-conservative persona,...

Speaker chastises NDP, urges all MPs to elevate tone of Commons debate

Toronto Star NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called Andrew Scheer's impartiality into question Tuesday after Conservative MP Paul Calandra responded to Mulcair's question on the Iraqi mission...

How can we stop the jihadi tourists?

“We need this kind of measure to prevent people from going down this misguided path, and to deter young people from even thinking about it,”...

Chatham Rise hearing: NGOs join forces to oppose

(press release)... of Otago on the effects of uranium, which is present in the phosphate being mined, on the marine ecosystem, from Associate Professor...

Calendar: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Blackwater Conservative Republican Women: 11:30 a.m. today. The speakers this ... 4 election, Carol Boston and Jim Taylor. La Hacienda ... The University of West...

NC campaign ad spending tops $3.7 million

Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe; Michele Presnell, R-Yancey; Mike Stone, R-Lee; and Jamie Boles, R-Moore. The NRDC ... Cook's "push to open North Carolina up to out-of-state...

Moving Ottawa's tourist centre off Wellington and back again cost $367K

“The Conservative government, and particularly its regional minister, have some explaining to do,” McGuinty said, taking a shot at Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, the...

After fiery 1st debate, Ford skips 2 events Wednesday - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News After fiery 1st debate, Ford skips 2 events WednesdayCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThe Ford attack didn't end there. Ford said Tory was “parachuted...

Jerome K. Frost, noted area attorney, 75

Gregory Cholakis was a young public defender in Rensselaer County, just a few years out of law school, when he first saw Jerome K. Frost...

Public Safety omitted explosive RCMP raid on Mi'kmaq anti-fracking camp from ...

Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett said the omission of the Oct. 17 raid compromises the accuracy of Public Safety's list. “This is a glaring...

Canada may take on extended role in Mideast, Stephen Harper says

... and strategic resources to a bolstered mission. Previously, the Conservative government has put military missions to a vote in Parliament when it involved a...

Commons' Speaker calls on MPs to improve tone of debate

Mulcair led off question period Wednesday asking the same lineup of questions that had met with frustration on Tuesday. But he had more luck getting...

Steven Fletcher: Why are MPs scared to talk about doctor-assisted death?

(subscription)NDP health critic Libby Davies and I have held a forum together. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has seconded my bills. I have support...

The Harper justice agenda: When in doubt, blur the facts

(subscription) (subscription)See, there are a few problems with that sentence. First, C-13 is only tangentially about online harassment; it's really a surveillance bill. Second,...

New Democrats oppose bill increasing liability limits for nuclear, offshore ...

But the proposed law "does not include the polluter pay principle on the nuclear liability side," said Jack Harris, NDP MP for St. John's East,...

John McCain joins Pat Roberts in Kansas to say independent Senate candidate ...

That puts him decidedly to the left of the increasingly conservative Roberts. The Roberts camp has pushed hard to paint Orman as a Democrat who...

Ken Cuccinelli: GOP Wasting Money on "Dead Weight" Republicans

Ken Cuccinelli: GOP Wasting Money on "Dead Weight" RepublicansCuccinelli believes Democrats have been able to outraise Republicans because the Obama administration, [Senate Majority Leader] Harry...

Bill to empower MPs passes key Commons vote

The private member's bill had the support of Conservative ministers, the leaders of the opposition parties and ordinary MPs from both sides of the aisle.

Radio Matters: Pete Simon on “My Passion for Radio and Starting WXDR”

Musically, Mitch's offerings were a joy, but also an essential first step toward developing a love and appreciation for game-changing modal jazz introduced by Miles...

Federal candidates for Edmonton stepping forward

Current Edmonton-Spruce Grove MP and minister of health Rona Ambrose is expected to run again for the PC party in the new Sturgeon River riding.

Senate to revisit parole bill, but only some errors removed

The bill has been controversial not only because it would alter the principle of regular parole review, but because it was sponsored by an individual...

Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes -- and that is having a big impact on...

Peter MacKay disputes Bob Paulson comment downplaying marijuana risk

Justice Minister Peter MacKay says he disagrees with the head of the RCMP that smoking pot isn't as big a deal as it once was,...

Government, opposition support MP's bill to restore power to Commons

OTTAWA -- Conservative MP Michael Chong's bid to shift the balance of power between caucuses and party leaders easily passed a critical vote in the...

Federal Reserve Policy Change Puts Ticking Clock on Home Buying

Economists at Wells Fargo are predicting the Fed will be very conservative in raising rates, going half the speed they did during the last rate...

MLA and MP join forces to offer congrats on Communities in Bloom win

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy join in congratulating the City of Castlegar on winning the 2014 Communities in...

Cameron: We're ready to attack IS

However Conservative backbencher Bob Stewart - a member of the Commons Defence Committee and a former British commander in Bosnia - said that IS had...

Tory MP's Reform Act passes key vote in House of Commons

The House of Commons has given its stamp of approval to a Conservative backbench MP's bill that promises to democratize political parties and give more...

Thomas Mulcair gets silent treatment after complaining to Commons Speaker

The NDP leader tried again, this time asking how many Canadian soldiers were in Iraq. And again Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham) responded, complaining about the Tweet.

Oshawa Conservative MP responds to We Are Oshawa campaign to ...

Council unanimously adopted the resolution and forwarded it to other municipalities and our local Conservative MP, Colin Carrie. Colin Carrie responded with a letter to...

Bid to block armed police in Borders

Winding up the debate in the Scottish Parliament, Finance Secretary John Swinney says everyone in the chamber has agreed on the engagement of 16 and...

Byrne Makes it Official, Running Provincially

Gerry Byrne has made it official -- the nearly 20 year veteran MP is resigning his position to run provincially. Byrne gathered with his supporters...

Feds fumbled Navy ship refueling abilities: NDP

NDP defence critic Jack Harris said during question period Wednesday that the government knew for years that Canada's two refueling ships, HMCS Protector and HMCS...

Chong's Reform Act easily passes second reading

... on second reading included Conservative MPs David Wilks, Bev Shipley, Bob Dechert, Roxanne James, Gordon O'Connor and Bryan Hayes; NDP MPs Alain Giguère, Jean...

Reliving 'The Drive' enough to make any Broncos fan smile

Running back Steve Sewell labored as a key member of The Drive, the 98-yard trek that cemented John Elway as a Colorado Folk Hero, propelled...

New Players Flooding into Opposition Research

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made an awkward quip about Asians, a conservative group was on hand to catch the comment on video. As...