October 5, 2014

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Saying sorry properly becoming a lost art

(subscription)Ezra Levant sparked a boycott of Sun News by Trudeau. Paul Calandra had faced days of criticism and appears to have been taken to...

Auditor general should audit Cabinet ministers' regional offices: NDP MP Angus

(subscription). In 2008-09, the 11 MROs cost a total of $2,382,525 in yearly. In 2013-14, the 16 MROs cost $2,747,355. In 2012-13, MROs cost...

Auditor general should audit Cabinet ministers' regional offices: NDP MP Angus

(subscription). In 2008-09, the 11 MROs cost a total of $2,382,525 in yearly. In 2013-14, the 16 MROs cost $2,747,355. In 2012-13, MROs cost...

A successful jobs policy must focus on opportunity for good jobs too

(subscription)Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The online. Quick Purchase. Purchase this weeks' edition of The ...

Tory MP Brown should resign House seat to run for Ontario PC leadership ...

(subscription) (subscription)Opposition MPs say Conservative MP Patrick Brown, who recently announced he's running for the Ontario PC leadership, should resign his House seat and...

Conservative government leaves door open for combat mission ...

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Ottawa. Nicholson is refusing...

The 'Bitter Truth': Empire and the Death of Liberalism

Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, has started a bit of a controversy with his essay "Why Liberalism Means Empire," the thesis of which...

Home»News»National»Conservatives cagey about extending Canada's combat ...

MPs are expected to vote Monday on the Conservative government's decision to join allies in airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the...

Big Spender

Rockefeller had a way of dealing with these tensions: on a trip to London, Smith writes, he went shopping—he loved shopping—and bought Henry Moore's “Seated...

Canada's response to Ebola lacking

Hopefully, Canadians will display better judgment in the next federal election and kick the Conservatives to the curb. Chester Gregorasz, Cambridge. Typhoid Mary has arrived...

New PCO Clerk Charette takes on 'battered' PS, reform issues in federal ...

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal Treasury Board critic Gerry Byrne (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, N.L.) said there's an “inherent conflict” in the clerk's role under a Conservative government...

QP prep a consuming task for Cabinet, PMO staffers, say Conservative sources

(subscription) (subscription)There's been much debate over the state of Question Period recently, spurred on by Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Conservative MP...

House lawyers argue Federal Court has no jurisdiction to interfere with ...

(subscription) (subscription)But the court application from Mr. Scheer and the board, now consisting of five MPs other than Mr. Scheer after former Conservative MP...

House lawyers argue Federal Court has no jurisdiction to interfere with ...

(subscription) (subscription)But the court application from Mr. Scheer and the board, now consisting of five MPs other than Mr. Scheer after former Conservative MP...

Government memo on endangered frog contradicts departmental scientist's ...

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is offering no explanation for a mysterious memo sent from a senior bureaucrat to his environment minister that...

Senators question auditors' knowledge, but could be pre-empting explosive audit

(subscription) (subscription)Day declined to get into specific details of his concerns and spoke only in broad terms, but other Liberal and Conservative Senators offered...

The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Issac Bailey column

That did happen, of course, because local experts such as Coastal Carolina University research economist Rob Salvino participated. "For 17 years, the Coastal Carolina University...

Race has national implications

At West Virginia University, she once sported the Daniel Boone look -- muzzleloader, coonskin cap and all -- as the first female Mountaineer mascot. She...

Race has national implications

At West Virginia University, she once sported the Daniel Boone look -- muzzleloader, coonskin cap and all -- as the first female Mountaineer mascot. She...

In 2014 midterms, Republicans increasingly see parallels to 2006 election

George Allen (R-Va.) turned his race ultra-competitive by referring to a Democratic tracker as a “macaca.” By this time in the 2006 election, it had...

Ford's alleged anti-Semitic remarks land brother Doug in hot water

Among the people coming out for Mr. Tory were politicians from both the Liberal and Conservative parties. They included Peter Milczyn, the former city councillor...

ISIS mission reveals Liberal divide: Party's grandees express support for ...

When Justin Trudeau leads the Liberal Party of Canada Monday in opposing a Canadian military mission against ISIS in Iraq, he will do so against...

Canadian Forces already headed to Middle East

... sources say. The full deployment will be the subject of a debate in the House of Commons on Monday, with the Conservative Party set...

Little change expected for Ohio's Congress seats

(subscription) (subscription)FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, speaks at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally...

“When In Doubt, Blame the Intelligence Community”

Eli Lake, senior national-security correspondent for the Daily Beast, ran an article immediately after President Obama's interview about the multiple warnings the administration received from...

The Truth About Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions

(The one exception: In 1996, Phil Gramm took in slightly more cash than Bob Dole, and Bill Clinton's team worried more about competing head-to-head with...

Many questions remain for USC after Hail Mary shocker

(blog) (blog)It was a game that the Trojans seemingly had in control after Buck Allen had an impressive 53-yard touchdown run with 3:02 left...

5 Reasons Why the Midterms Should Matter to You

These conservative groups have vexed House Republican leadership since the GOP took control of the chamber in 2011. Should Republicans take the Senate, it will...

International Olympic Committee blames media for misreporting 'crazy demands ...

Conservative lawmaker Geir Inge Sivertsen publicly came out against the Oslo bid days before the vote, but said there was no doubt that the latest...

Former prostitute threatens to 'out' Tory clients if they back prostitution bill

“If this law passes I'm going to make you guys forget about Mike Duffy [the Conservative Senator accused of misspending his expense account], because I've...

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, October 5

... and Resiliency; Betsy Mallow, Deputy Director, Governor's Office of Storm Recovery; Daniel Zarilli, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency; Kizzy Charles-Guzman, The...

“It says here to burn the rich and take their shit”: An interview with poet ...

Here you often have to assume a financial burden that will cripple you for decades, while, for instance, Robert Zimmer, president of the University of...

Former Liberal MP says she won't run in 2015, one day after promoting comeback

Dhalla represented the Brampton-Springdale riding from 2004 to 2011, when she lost her seat to Conservative Parm Gill. In 2009, she was accused of illegally...

Point/Counterpoint: Should the minimum wage be higher? Should it even exist it ...

Now, federal New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Tom Mulcair is calling for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage while his provincial counterparts contemplate Newfoundland...

Battle for NY: Economy tops the issues in governor's race

Rob Astorino, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, sees a markedly different economy. He points to the highest taxes in the nation and to reports that show...

Unvetted Quebec judge Clément Gascon takes Supreme Court seat

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, a former justice minister who developed the country's first process for involving Parliament in the selection of Supreme Court judges in...

This is the role of the Speaker

It's Andrew Scheer. But what I mean is, what does the Speaker do? Don't say “not much” or “watches monkeys throw bananas at each other.”...

Tory environmental record hurting trade, says Mulcair

After Mulcair's speech, NDP House leader Peter Julian told reporters U.S. President Barack Obama has also stated that Canada “is not playing the role it...

Former Liberal MP says she won't run in 2015, one day after promoting ...

Dhalla represented the Brampton-Springdale riding from 2004 to 2011, when she lost her seat to Conservative Parm Gill. In 2009, she was accused of illegally...

Critics upset after Manitoba politician who quit got $85K severance pay

WINNIPEG – When Progressive Conservative Larry Maguire quit the Manitoba legislature to run for a federal seat, he received $85,564 in transition pay under a...

Perioperative Fluids: An Evidence-Based Review

23 The rationale of replacement of blood by 3 or 4 times as much crystalloid stems from the fast movement of the latter out of...

Powrie Chosen as Federal Liberal Candidate in Kamloops

... come back to the middle ground." He beat out marketing consultant Niki Remesz in balloting on Saturday. Powrie will run against Conservative incumbent Cathy...

Executive Dissertations: The Parliamentarians-Scott Brison, PC, MP

The Hon. Scott Brison, PC, MP wants to get his party & all party MP's involved in getting young people involved in the democratic process...

WATCH: Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

The Royals won with heavy hitting from Alex Gordon, who hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning. Eric Hosmer had a homerun in the...

Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

The Royals won with heavy hitting from Alex Gordon, who hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning. Eric Hosmer had a homerun in the...

UPDATED: Authorities In Dallas Find Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

The Royals won with heavy hitting from Alex Gordon, who hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning. Eric Hosmer had a homerun in the...

Rascovar: Why Brown could lose race for Maryland governor

Even Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan Jr. agrees on that. The pocketbook issues will decide this election — or as advisers to Bill Clinton put...

Conservatives find replacement

“I am looking forward to the honour of being the North Okanagan Shuswap Conservative Candidate and building on the good work Colin Mayes and our...

Where to Start?

Piling up yardage and scores against a surprisingly conservative Eagles defense isn't an accomplishment onto itself. Winning the damned game against a Philadelphia team favored...

Senate committee begins hearings on transgender rights bill

NDP MP Randall Garrison's bill would add gender identity to the list of issues for which discrimination is prohibited in the Canadian Human Rights Act.