October 9, 2014

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No distribution of Canadian-made Ebola vaccine until at least 2015: WHO

Scientists still don't know the appropriate dosages, but depending on what it is, the supply provided by Canada could translate into 1,500 to 2,000 doses.

Ritz votes for air strikes on ISIS

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has made known his support for Canada's participation in a combat role against ISIS. Ritz was part of the Conservative majority...

Off the Literary Reservation

... Coeur d'Alene)―Box chooses from a recommended reading list of approximately 70 works by Native American young-adult authors like Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee), N. Scott...

Contenu journalistique et campagnes: inquiétudes quant aux intentions de Harper

La députée du NPD Alexandrine Latendresse a soutenu qu'il s'agit visiblement d'une manoeuvre partisane destinée à procurer un avantage aux conservateurs à l'approche des élections.

2014 Week 6 Rapid Reaction

(blog) (blog)Back in a groove: It's been a while since Larry Fitzgerald saw three digits next to his name in the stat line, and...

Huckabee's Threat Could Damage GOP Chances for 2016

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's threat to leave the Republican Party over the same-sex marriage issue could prove damaging to the GOP as it struggles...

NDP wants auditor general to do report into Canada Post's finances

The NDP wants auditor general Michael Ferguson to produce a report into Canada Post's financial situation. MP Alain Giguere is calling on Ferguson to bring...

Immigration, unemployed workforce keys to solving labour shortage, Kenney says

EDMONTON - Alberta should look to more immigration as well as its 100,000-plus unemployed workers to help solve the labour shortage, says federal Employment Minister...

Letters give rare insight into post-war hardships

Elgin-Middlesex-London MP JOE PRESTON was reported saying there was no doubt he and fellow Tories would vote this week in support of Canada joining the...

Nevada issues first marriage licenses to gay couples; some states push back

CARSON CITY/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Thursday after a district judge removed the final hurdle to same-sex...

Tories cite dismissed terror report to bolster case for more powers

Still, Conservative MP and public safety committee chairman Daryl Kramp used it during question period as fodder to prompt Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney into...

The great Conservative attack ad robbery

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP's Nathan Cullen had this complaint: “If I say something unflattering or if I do something that looks a little embarrassing, suddenly...

Harper, Iraq and the slow collapse of Canadian journalism

Winnipeg Free Press (subscription)Governor General David Johnston, his wife Sharon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen along with Defence Minister Peter MacKay and...

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for the attack ad industry

“Mr. Speaker, I would encourage the member for Wascana to wait patiently,” Kevin Sorensen demurred. “As we travel .... (Or perhaps there is a Conservative...

NDP wants auditor general report on Canada Post finances

The NDP wants auditor general Michael Ferguson to produce a report into Canada Post's financial situation. MP Alain Giguere is calling on Ferguson to bring...

Dunlop's comments unfair: LETTER

I am totally astonished and disheartened at the comments made by Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop regarding Barrie MP Patrick Brown's announcement to run for...

Rec centre in spotlight - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & Times Rec centre in spotlightOrillia Packet & TimesClarke ran in the past two federal elections the Liberal party's Simcoe North candidate, but was...

CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT:: Pressler: 'We're like a deer in the woods'

(blog)KS-SEN (ROBERTS): Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) touted Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) as “the only true conservative” for Kansas during his campaign stop in the...

MacKay unmoved by CAMH's call for marijuana legalization

OTTAWA -- The Harper government's resolve to enforce the law against marijuana use is unshaken by a call to legalize pot from the country's largest...

Conservatives inject 'censorship' into media battle: Tim Harper

It means that every reporter chasing a silent Conservative down the halls of Parliament, every technical crew schlepping cameras and microphones over to the Hill,...

Ending Spending to drop another $2 million against Michelle Nunn

(blog)The conservative Super PAC that has pounded Democrat Michelle Nunn for much of the year is putting up another $2 million on a two-week...

LeBlanc - iPolitics

Speaking to reporters, Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc said the proposal is proof Harper's Conservatives fear they risk losing the next election. “I think it...

Conservatives mull law to use news content in attack ads

... public policy rationale they're attempting to float out there, limiting it only to political parties cannot be defended as something to do with democratic...

NDP wants report on Canada Post finances

OTTAWA – The NDP wants auditor general Michael Ferguson to produce a report into Canada Post's financial situation. MP Alain Giguere is calling on Ferguson...

Time to tackle mental health in public service, expert says

Treasury Board President Tony Clement has previously said he was willing to consider the standard, along with any tools that could improve the wellness of...

Columnist recalls time with editor

I picked up my Sunday edition of The Daily Herald, turned to the editorial page, then sat in stunned silence for a few minutes. Chris...

Tory opposition to pot legalization unshaken

NDP health critic Libby Davies, whose party supports decriminalization of marijuana, said the Conservatives are becoming increasingly isolated on the issue as more and more...

Both parties have candidates on 'endangered governors' list

"Michigan and Illinois, for instance, are not recovering as fast as some states in the country," Duffy said. "I would say that's a big part...

Tory opposition to pot legalization unshaken - www.muskokaregion.com/?

Tory opposition to pot legalization unshakenwww.muskokaregion.com/?NDP health critic Libby Davies, whose party supports decriminalization of marijuana, said the Conservatives are becoming increasingly isolated on the...

Tory opposition to pot legalization unshaken

Winnipeg Free Press Justice Minister Peter MacKay said Thursday the Conservative government has no intention of heeding the call of the Centre for Addiction and Mental...

Kuwait base to host Canada's military planes for Iraq mission

The base will host CF-18 jet fighters, two CP-140 Auroras and a C-150 Polaris. It will be about three weeks before the aircraft are in...

No distribution of experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine until at least 2015:

Scientists still don't know the appropriate dosages, but depending on what it is, the supply provided by Canada could translate into 1,500 to 2,000 doses.

A sweet triumph: Same-sex couples can finally wed on the Las Vegas Strip

To imagine that a conservative group demanding a stay of that decision would withdraw its petition one day after submitting it and make it possible...

Updated: MP questions Kinder Morgan ads during civic election campaign

The NDP MP for Burnaby-Douglas thinks Kinder Morgan might be violating laws governing advertising during elections. Kennedy Stewart says he thinks the pipeline company is...

Express entry system floated as fix to live-in caregiver issues

NDP immigration critic Lysanne Blanchette-Lamothe criticized the government for its "lack of transparency." "They've hinted at changes, while vilifying certain communities they claim are abusing...

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and opponent Pete Crossland meet with the editorial ...

Jim RenacciMark Duncan, Associated Press. CLEVELAND ... He said he decided Renacci was too conservative. "When I found out my ... Renacci was asked about...

Conservative's copyright changes could cast political chill

National Post The NDP and Liberals can taste the counterattack possibilities as well. Glowing Harper tributes by disgraced senators Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau to their...

Childers will campaign in Bay St. Louis on Friday afternoon

Travis Childers, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by incumbent Republican Thad Cochran, addresses the audience at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia,...

Childers will campaign in Bay St. Louis on Friday afternoon

Travis Childers, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by incumbent Republican Thad Cochran, addresses the audience at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia,...

Police, civil-liberties group urge Senate to pass transgender rights bill

One issue that emerged in Thursday's hearing was whether the bill should include a definition of “gender identity,” or whether including the definition may actually...

MacKay unmoved by addiction centre call for marijuana legalization

OTTAWA - The Harper government's resolve to enforce the law against marijuana use is unshaken by a call to legalize pot from the country's largest...

MacKay unmoved by addiction centre call for marijuana legalization

NDP health critic Libby Davies, whose party supports decriminalization of marijuana, said the Conservatives are becoming increasingly isolated on the issue as more and more...

Bill will force criminals to compensate their victims: MacKay

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin said her party supports the bill. She just wishes it went further. "This legislation needs more crunch," Boivin said. "Who...

Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

(blog) (blog)Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) successful 2010 campaign, which stripped Democrats of a 60-seat Senate majority. Some conservatives who attended the rally, however, said they...

A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

"They have been extremely politically conservative in the past, so actually the local Protestant churches are quite divided." Christianity isn't the only belief system that...

Conservatives reject NDP amendments to Korea trade deal bill

(subscription)Having announced their support of the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement a few weeks ago, the NDP did so with reservations and suggestions for...

Five things we learned in QP Thursday

(subscription)It was a quiet day in QP with the leaders away. The prime minister and leaders of the Opposition spent the day out among...

No distribution of experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine until at least ...

In question period Thursday, NDP health critic Libby Davies questioned why the vaccine hadn't yet been distributed and accused the government of breaking its promise...

NEW YORK, NY - US stocks are falling sharply, led by declines in energy ...

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 313 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 16,682 as of 1:13 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. The Standard and Poor's...

EDITORIAL: Ottawa flubs mission launch

No reasonable informed person believes this campaign will be over in six months, the length of time approved by Parliament on Tuesday night in a...