October 6, 2014

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LET'S TALK TV ANALYSIS: Politics makes for strange couch fellows (an insider's ...

(subscription)THE INITIAL CALL FOR THE REVIEW of the broadcasting system and the launch of the Let's Talk TV consultation process was met with both...

Climate Trades

If the U.S. were to embrace a carbon-trading system (with emissions permits auctioned off to businesses) or even a carbon tax—ideas endorsed by both liberal...

Vancouver East MP joins call for “New Hires” database

A Vancouver opposition MP is joining the call for the federal government to give B.C. access to a database that would help it recover child...

Today's letters: The politics of war

Liberal finance critic Ralph Goodale was kind enough to reference my criticism of the recent employment insurance credit given to small businesses. It is correct...

Courts give boost to gay marriage in two states

Conservatives at the time asked Mr. Koster to appeal, but he noted in a statement Monday that the high court's action effectively makes gay marriage...

Notebook: Nicholson out for season

Brigham Young running back Jamaal Williams attempts to leap over Virginia cornerback Demetrious Nicholson during a September 2013 game. Coach Mike London announced that Nicholson's...

'This is truly happening'

Conservatives working to turn back the same-sex marriage movement placed the blame squarely on Chief Justice John Roberts, seen as a leader who seeks to...

The House confronts ISIL and the quandary of saving Iraq

The NDP leader would be followed by Liberal critic Marc Garneau who would assert that the Prime Minister has failed to make the case for...

Lacking Credentials: Worthless Rob Anders

Rob Anders has been the most cartoonishly outrageous member of the Conservative government in its nine years in power. He was first elected to the...

Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five more states

Among the possibilities are that a majority believes it would be premature to intervene and wants to see more lower court action, or that on...

Former presidential candidate visits the Summit City

FORT WAYNE, Ind. () – More than 500 people packed the Grand Wayne Center Monday evening to hear former U.S. Speaker of the House and...

Ottawa votes: Bay ward candidates answer our questions

During Election 2010, mayor Larry O'Brien was lambasted for having “unnecessarily” raised taxes, but taxes still have been raised every year since then by 2.5%...

Injuries strafing Cardinals quarterbacks - Lyndy's Sports Annuals

Injuries strafing Cardinals quarterbacksLyndy's Sports AnnualsThat's a conservative estimate. General manager Steve Keim said on radio Monday he pegged the number at nine. Starter Drew...

ISIS mission gets aid injection as MPs debate air combat role in Iraq

Just three minutes left in the debate, which will give Michelle Rempel the opening slot when the debate resumes tomorrow. ... What Garneau *really* wants...

Canada's newest resource is flexible, sustainable, potentially unlimited

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

Scenes of Exultation in Five States as Gay Couples Rush to Marry

Chicago Sun-Times SALT LAKE CITY — When Gregory Enke heard the news on Monday morning, he woke up Ariel Ulloa, his partner of eight years, and...

Combat mission debate: Canada has moral obligation to strike in Iraq, says ...

National Post Those were the sentiments that emerged from a divided Commons Monday as Liberal and NDP MPs lined up to oppose the Conservative decision to...

Community group to emphasize religion and patriotism in the classroom

American Heritage Forum members want to focus on a Judeo-Christian heritage in the history curriculum, representative Jane Cahaly told the First Monday Club of Anderson,...

Glavin: We're going to war because we've been doing it Jack Layton's way in ...

Never mind too Mulcair's weird claim that NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar was somehow unaware, even after having been recently invited along to Iraq...

Canada wouldn't lose face by refusing to help in airstrikes, say Liberals

National Post "I'm offended by the prime minister's comment that Canada won't be taken seriously if it doesn't participate in air strikes," Liberal foreign critic Marc...

Across the USA: Reaction to same-sex marriage decision

As the Supreme Court refused to hear any cases on same-sex marriage from the lower courts, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the state's Department of...

Four takeaways from Joe Biden's Las Vegas visit

The Economic Policies Institute, a conservative think tank funded by the restaurant industry, says an increase in the minimum wage would cost Nevada 5,300 jobs.

Marriage ruling will impact 2016, not 2014, campaigns

Scott Walker, who had backed the state's ban on same-sex marriage struck down by the federal court, said little about the issue Monday. "For us,...

Canada speeding up Syrian refugee intake

NDP MP Andrew Cash asked. "Response by this government has been incredibly slow and it's not commensurate with the tragedy unfolding." Alexander said the system...

Canada joining the fight against ISIS 'right thing to do': MP Laurie Hawn

Hawn blasted the NDP and Liberals, who are against the Conservative government's decision to support the coalition because they fear the mission could expand into...

Replay: MPs debate Canada's fight against ISIS

Baird is taking direct aim at the opposition with his comments right now. Both the NDP and the Liberals have said they do not support...

Utah clerks issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

To watch Monday's online chat with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, Bill Duncan of the Marriage Law Foundation and University of...

MPs unsure about combat in Iraq

CBC.ca NDP defence critic Jack Harris said that everyone shares anger over those acts, but it does not serve as a justification for combat. “Moral outrage...

MPs to resume debate on Iraq mission Tuesday

Both the NDP and Liberals have said they oppose the mission, citing concerns that once involved in Iraq, it will be difficult for Canada to...

Ruby Dhalla steps up, then steps out of 2015 election

Dhalla's final years as an MP were dogged by controversy — notably allegations that personal care workers had faced abuse while employed to take care...

CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: GOP silent on gay marriage move

(blog)But it's notable that Republicans aren't going on offense on the issue even in those more conservative, religious states. McConnell, Cotton, Cassidy and Tillis...

For once, Jason Kenney and the Tories side with labour

Jason Kenney, the Minister of Employment, is justified in not backing down on the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which limit the numbers...

When Khorasan Went Dark

“I don't put much stock in that [poll],” says Mike McCarville, a longtime Republican pundit, “given Obama's lack of popularity, and Dorman's registration as a...

It's all over but the shouting – Marriage Equality will prevail

Most important was Ohio, where he squeaked out a victory based on evangelical conservative voters. We fast forward 10 years to September, and at the...

Julian Fantino: 2014 annus horribilis

(subscription). Veterans have become less amused as Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino's tenure unfolded. The contrasts with his predecessor, Steven Blaney, are stark. By...

Canadian wireless market: it's always been a matter of trust

(subscription)With Canadian wireless prices still among the highest in the G7, Canadian consumers hope they can trust the government and CRTC to take action.

Canadians deserve to participate in informed conversation on privacy, surveillance

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

Site 'C' proposal puts treaty commitments to test

(subscription)Recent court cases are a wake-up call for politicians. When it comes to decisions that could irrevocably affect them, the days of running roughshod...

Public interest should drive our telecommunications policy

(subscription)But to achieve this, and to make it last, a government should consult with the people, present it to the people, and take it...

How to Keep Ebola Out of Your Neighborhood

Rather than rattling the nerves of hundreds of Dallas parents afraid to return their children to classrooms visited by Duncan's youngest contacts, public health officials...

Canada wouldn't lose face by refusing to help in airstrikes, say Liberals

Ottawa Citizen "I'm offended by the prime minister's comment that Canada won't be taken seriously if it doesn't participate in air strikes," Liberal foreign critic Marc...

Kelly: Foles' struggles easily fixable - Lyndy's Sports Annuals

Kelly: Foles' struggles easily fixableLyndy's Sports Annuals“I think sometimes when that happens, there's a rush and he's trying to slide to the right or left...

Outgoing park commissioner Blyth seeks federal NDP nomination for Vancouver ...

“He said, 'You'll only lose if you don't try.'” Blyth was also contacted by Thomas Mulcair, leader of the NDP Party of Canada, and Libby...

Barack Obama to boost airport screening for Ebola

“We're looking at all options,” said Director Tom Frieden, who attended the White House meeting along with Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense...

Unvetted Quebec judge joins Supreme Court of Canada's bench

The Nadon affair touched off an unprecedented public spat between the Conservatives and McLachlin. As a result, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said Gascon would not...

Ombudsman urged to investigate OPA's secret probe

It should be made public,” Progressive Conservative MPP John Yakabuski said Monday. ... Marin spokeswoman Linda Williamson said the ombudsman “does not have a comment...

Une réponse «décevante» des Conservateurs aux préoccupations ...

Ajouté par Sylvain Chicoine (NPD) le 6 octobre 2014 à 18:00. Enregistré sous Anciens ... De plus, le NPD avait réclamé la bonification de l'allocation...

Canada has moral obligation to strike in Iraq, John Baird says

Trudeau said the Liberals would prefer to commit Canada in other, non-combat roles, including humanitarian aid and logistical support. But before the debate on Monday,...

Mission canadienne contre l'État islamique : Dany Morin et Claude Patry ...

Malheureusement, on déplore l'attitude du gouvernement de miser simplement sur des frappes aériennes. » De son côté, le député du Bloc québécois Claude Patry est...

Dadgum Zing!s

(blog)If certain medical and law enforcement groups, legislators, and conservatives are so opposed to the use of potentially harmful substance, it seems they would...