October 27, 2014

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Ward 9: Voters put Payne back in office

(blog) (blog)In second place was Kieran McKenzie, who has long been involved in local politics – notably as Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse's...

Toronto election brings an end to the Ford era as John Tory sweeps into office

The former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative won the mayoralty with about 40.3% of the vote at Monday night in a race that had...

Alberta byelections swept by Progressive Conservatives in first electoral test ...

In the capital, former mayor and now health minister Stephen Mandel also garnered about 40% of the ballots. Gordon Dirks, Mr. Prentice's controversial education minister,...

La GRC veut plus de pouvoirs

(Abonnement) (Abonnement)Aux Communes, le NPD s'interrogeait déjà sur les mesures que pourrait prendre le fédéral. « Quel est le plan du gouvernement pour s'assurer...

'The Voice' Recap: The Knockout Rounds Begin

(blog) (blog)Tonight begins the first of three Knockout Rounds for season 7 of The Voice. We've been through Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds. There...

Joe Cressy wins second time in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

The clear front-runner has been Joe Cressy, Olivia Chow's former federal campaign manager and a former Stephen Lewis Foundation outreach director. Cressy, 30, ran as...

'Humbled' John Tory finally gets to taste victory

“I regret that outcome for other people who are affected one way or the other,” he said in 2007, after leading the Progressive Conservatives to...

Can a Bill Clinton bump stop a GOP tide in Nevada elections?

A conservative group, Crossroads GPS, is running $1 million in ads against him, and his GOP foe, Assemblyman Cresent Hardy, R-Mesquite, goes on air today...

Eisenberger upbeat about return to office

CBC.ca An apathetic electorate welcomed him back Monday — a record low 34 per cent turnout — when he beat out two sitting councillors in Brad...

Seven new faces joining Toronto city council

Stephen Holyday, son of deputy mayor Doug Holyday and a manager with the Ontario Ministry of Energy, campaigned on a fiscally conservative agenda, including a...

Christin Carmichael Greb emerges as winner among 16 candidates in Ward 16 ...

But it was Christin Carmichael Greb, daughter of John Carmichael, Conservative MP for Don Valley West, who narrowly beat out lawyer Adam Tanel, with 17...

Mayor-elect John Tory promises 'better days ahead'

... and Christin Carmichael Greb were elected as councillors on Monday night. Political veteran Jim Karygiannis (a former Liberal MP) was also elected to council...

Mayor Fred Eisenberger take Hamilton back to the future

An apathetic electorate welcomed him back Monday — a record low 34 per cent turnout — when he beat out two sitting councillors in Brad...

Controversial mailer a product of voter-behavior study

“The study is nonpartisan in nature and is not intended to favor any particular candidate, party or agenda, nor is it designed to influence the...

36 incumbents will be back on Toronto council

Former Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis replaces retiring Councillor Mike Del Grande as councillor for Ward 39. Tory does have some friendly faces on the new...

Sarwar seeks to ease tensions among Labour left and right

BBC News He said his priorities as interim leader were to deliver a strong package of powers for Holyrood, keep the pressure on the Conservative and...

Only seven new faces elected to Toronto council

Macleans.ca However, mayor-elect John Tory should find plenty of votes for his agenda. For the most part, city council's political makeup remains the same, with more...

Strategic voting was Olivia Chow's downfall

The 57-year-old Chow was the favourite when this race began a very long 10 months ago, the “progressive” former NDP MP who was the left's...

Key dates in the life and career of John Tory, Toronto's new mayor

10, 2003: Tory is defeated in his first effort to become mayor of Toronto, garnering 38 per cent of the vote but falling short of...

Dramatic changes as half of TDSB trustees are new

Ward 10 (Trinity-Spadina), long held by former board chair Chris Bolton, was won by frontrunner Ausma Malik, a former educational policy worker for the Ontario...

Ward roundup: Close calls for handful of incumbents

Frank Di Giorgio, a veteran city councillor who has represented Ward 12 York South-Weston for 14 years, barely managed to hold onto his riding with...

Stephen Mandel leads in early results from Edmonton-Whitemud byelection

Stephen Mandel has taken an early lead as the first unofficial results in the Edmonton-Whitemud byelection have started rolling in. As of 8:34 p.m., the...

Muslims fear backlash, seek broader dialogue following soldier attacks

... Canadians that right now feel a little bit threatened by everybody saying, 'Oh because it's your fault, it's radical people from mosques' and things...

Watson thanks voters for huge margin in mayoral vote

On Monday, with more than 76 per cent of the votes cast compared to 19 per cent for his closest challenger, fiscal conservative Mike Maguire,...

Poll Bludger: McKay forced to accept a parachute as byelections spell trouble ...

This served to remind voters that their weekend was being interrupted after the malfeasance of outgoing Liberal members Tim Owen and Andrew Cornwell was uncovered...

Kanata South: Allan Hubley wins easily

Hubley dismissed speculation leading up to the election that he would seek the federal Conservative nomination in Kanata to replace MP Gordon O'Connor in next...

Businessman Outspends Both Candidates in Effort to Get Ben Allen Elected to ...

Planned Parenthood's endorsement of Fluke is not surprising because the candidate became a reproductive rights icon two years ago when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh...

Candidates Court 'Basement Grads' Who Struggle With Student Debt

Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah have both expressed support for some form of a college scorecard like the one Mr. Obama...

Bonnie Crombie wins Mississauga mayoral election

He also had the support of some Mississauga political heavyweights from across the spectrum, including Conservative MPs Brad Butt and Bob Dechert, Liberal MPPs Harinder...

Exclusive–Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama's 'Un-American' Amnesty ...

Scott Brown has made it his key issue on the campaign trail—and he's shot up in the polls because of it. Other candidates, like Tom...

Frank Di Giorgio fends off John Nunziata in York South-Weston

Budget chief Frank Di Giorgio stomped on the political comeback of former Rat Pack member John Nunziata in York South-Weston (Ward 12). Di Giorgio attributed...

Jim Karygiannis wins Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt

... a plus in pushing for a Sheppard line subway extension, especially if the Liberals win in the 2015 federal election. Karygiannis told supporters a...

Internet rights group predicts Tories will toughen spy bill

Toronto Star (blog)NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison said he first wanted to study the bill but expressed concerns about the impact on judicial proceedings.

New spy bill would let Canadian agents operate illegally abroad

Liberal MP Wayne Easter said Liberals are “open-minded” about the bill, and believe CSIS should have a way to protect its informants abroad. But he...

Tory elected Toronto's next mayor

Political veteran Jim Karygiannis (a former Liberal MP) was also elected to council for Ward 39. Monday night's win caps off Toronto's 10-month-long election campaign.

John Tory is finally a winner

Four times. Tory lost the mayoral race 11 years ago, finishing second to David Miller. He lost the 2007 Ontario election to then Liberal premier...

John Tory elected Toronto's next mayor

Toronto voters took the Ford brothers for a ride Monday night, parking mayoral hopeful Doug at the curb and giving his controversial brother Rob a...

Canada Introduces New Anti-Terrorism Bill

The NDP, on the other hand, said that it would study the latest anti-terrorism bill closely. Public safety critic Randall Garrison said that the party...

Mustn't 'under-react' to terror: Blaney

"We cannot sacrifice one core value for another," NDP deputy leader Libby Davies said in the House of Commons. Blaney was not prepared to concede...

Liveblog: Municipal Election 2014

9:48 PM: A look at the new councillors: Rob Ford replaces Doug Ford in Ward 2, Stephen Holyday replaces Peter Leon and Doug Holyday in...

CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

St. George Daily Spectrum This point is supported by the fact that of the nurses caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died from Ebola...

Scott Walker moves to smooth Chris Christie flap

Chris Christie. At a morning campaign stop in Mayville, Wisconsin, Walker openly groused that the outside spending supporting his campaign “pales” in comparison to the...

Estee Lauder chairman contributes to Stefanik

(blog)Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus and largest shareholder in The Estee Lauder Companies, contributed $2,600 to Republican, Conservative Party and Independence Party congressional candidate Elise...

Thus Spake Mungo: Gough respected our constitution

From the moment the Labor administration was elected, the conservatives determined to do whatever it would take to bring it down. After 23 years, they...

Harper's Ottawa is Omnibusted

That year, the minority Conservative government tabled an overstuffed turkey that topped out at 880 pages and was served with the threat of an election...

Dan Mathieson re-elected in landslide

NDP MP Paul Dewar took it a step further, saying that it's important to recognize all involved in keeping MPs safe during the shootings. “Kevin...

State assembly candidate forced to return donations

... Anderson. Republican candidate for the 66th district state assembly seat David Hadley returned $40,900 in donations last week as ordered by the state's political...

Petition to award Cross of Valour to Kevin Vickers gets attention

NDP MP Paul Dewar took it a step further, saying that it's important to recognize all involved in keeping MPs safe during the shootings. “Kevin...

I Entered the Mayoral Race, But I Will Not Vote Today

I am one of the candidates who entered the Toronto Mayoral race and I am sadly declaring that I will not vote today, not even...

Man who helped guide Ralph Klein dies - www.kingstonregion.com/

Man who helped guide Ralph Klein dieswww.kingstonregion.com/Conservative Calgary MP Joan Crockatt described how she rode with Love in his red sports car during the city's...