February 24, 2015

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Reservist lobbies for medical coverage after brain tumour misdiagnosed

Liberal MP Joyce Murray raised Young's case during question period Tuesday, asking Defence Minister Jason Kenney if he would “fix this injustice for Robyn and...

Must-see QP: What counts as relevant during question period?

... Rosane Dore-Lefebvre (NDP) Steven Blaney (CPC) Don Davies (NDP) Gerry Ritz (CPC) Malcolm Allen (NDP) Rona Ambrose (CPC) Ruth Ellen Brosseau (NDP) Gerry Ritz...

Stephen Harper's 11th-hour embrace of unelected judges: Tim Harper

It is, as Liberal MP Sean Casey pointed out during debate on the bill last week, the same government that has routinely tried to legislate...

Boosting tax-free savings account may cost billions: budget watchdog

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison told CBC News that his party believes the existing tax-free account structure is helping middle-income Canadians save for retirement, but...

The digital governance dilemma Canada's public sector must confront

Not long ago, Sandford Borins went to a federal government Web site to see what level of digital interaction he could have with Canada's political...

Enter, Stage Right: Justice Scalia and a Search for the Middle

(registration)Take two law clerks—one liberal, the other conservative. Place them inside the chambers of Justice ... An acclaimed Shakespearean actor and four-time Helen Hayes...

Assisted-suicide extension may be requested by government

Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, told MPs the matter of physician-assisted suicide is among the most important issues Parliament will consider.

Conservatives back off on asking for extended doctor-assisted death deadline

Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister Peter MacKay, initially said Tuesday that 12 months is not enough time to deal with such a sensitive...

Citing Federal Control, Critics Slam Education Bill in Congress

While some conservative organizations have highlighted portions of the legislation that would supposedly diminish the giant Washington, D.C., boot print on government schools, critics are...

UPX trains enter intensive, pre-launch testing

Just as the Ontario Liberal government has cleared the tracks for electrification of the new Union Pearson Express (UPX) train, GO train riders can expect...

Veterans Affairs drops survey of vets' satisfaction rates

NDP Veterans Affairs critic Peter Stoffer, however, suggests the survey was stopped because the Conservative government doesn't want confirmation that many ex-soldiers are angry or...

Markets Live: ASX inches closer to 6000

“This may be offset by AGO's [Atlas's] conservative freight and diesel assumptions, but the point is made,” Fitzpatrick said. The analyst said Atlas's cash and...

How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

"In Kansas, it was very much the Koch Brothers group Americans for Prosperity that was driving the charge in the state legislature," said Dave Anderson,...

Kelly Blidook: Our Senate is poised to undo a bill prohibiting discrimination ...

An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity), introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison, was passed in the...

Tory Outlook On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Draft Law Timeline Shifts

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin speculated that the government wants to avoid taking action before the election so as not to alienate "the religious right"...

MP REPORT: Individuals and political parties

by Dan Albas - Penticton Western News ... I mention this as also coming back before the House this week for debate is Conservative MP...

Alaska Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Prompting Sarah Palin's Town To Ban ...

... goods or to offend their neighbors. Libertarian-style conservatism has its limits in the town that launched Sarah Palin's career. They draw the line at...

Dick Durbin: GOP Objections to Loretta Lynch Ignore Lessons of Selma

With just four days to go until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, lawmakers are searching for a way to break the...

EDITORIAL: Parliamentary reform bill weakened, not gutted

(registration) (registration)Has Conservative backbencher Michael Chong's private member's bill to give more power to MPs at the expense of party leaders been so watered...

House conservatives warn Boehner: Don't cave on immigration

In addition to Duncan, at least 20 other Republicans have signed the letter: Reps. Tom McClintock (Calif.), Ryan Zinke (Mont.), Steve King (Iowa), Louie Gohmert...

Feds send mixed signals on assisted death law

Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry, a medical doctor, argued that seeking an extension will mean asking affected Canadians "to wait longer than a year in...

'O Canada,' whom dost thou command?

A pair of Conservatives, Costas Menegakis and Stella Ambler, opposed the bill on the grounds that its changes rudely ignore history and tradition. The bill...

Le député Pierre Jacob pourrait être remplacé

POLITIQUE. L'Association NPD de Brome-Missisquoi avoue ne pas avoir le choix de préparer une investiture avec d'autres candidats au cas où le député Pierre Jacob...

C-51: Conservatives demand limit on anti-terror bill expert testimony

... when it goes to the public safety committee for review, CBC News has learned. Sources say that one of those days would be taken...

Feds send mixed signals on assisted death law

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin speculated that the government wants to avoid taking action before the election so as not to alienate "the religious right"...

Giants OF Angel Pagan on pain-free back: 'I feel like never before'

Pagan also noted that injuries won't cause him to be conservative on the field. He plans to "play at one speed" regardless of ... Manager...

Wayne Easter – Building better anti-terrorism laws

Having been the government during 9/11 and other terrorist events, the Liberal Party is well aware of the tough issues and sensitivities involved. We will...

Ottawa to seek extension for response to assisted-suicide ruling

The Liberals were immediately critical of the government for trying to abdicate its responsibilities on this file. Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett said the Supreme Court...

Federal NDP touts its enviro plan

Halifax MP Megan Leslie, the NDP's environment critic, said the party is in "platform development mode" and she wants to hear from all corners of...

Feds will ask court for more time to produce doctor-assisted death legislation

Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister Peter MacKay, said Tuesday that 12 months is not reasonable given the delicacy of the issue and the...

'This is not some government slush fund:' Critics slam Tories' employment ...

NDP human resources critic Chris Charlton said the EI reforms are simply about saving money, not about giving unemployed Canadians access to the benefits they...

MP Joyce Murray presents a petition on respect for the right of small ...

Ms. Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition today demanding respect for the right of small-scale family farmers to...

MP Joyce Murray speaks on Bill C-51 – Anti-Terrorism Act | Joyce ...

However, there are deficiencies in this bill, many of which have been pointed out to me by constituents of Vancouver Quadra, and the Liberals have...

Catholic Church Urges Britons To Consider Social Issues Before Voting

LONDON (AP) - Roman Catholic bishops in Britain have joined their Church of England counterparts in urging the faithful to vote in the forthcoming national...

Tories' 'regressive' TFSA plan would cost Ottawa billions, watchdog says

Toronto StarIt is not clear what the new limit would be or even if the Conservatives will act on the promise. The opposition ... Kevin...

Survey work begins at Clifford's Tower, and 25 other news snippets you may ... - The Press, York

The Press, YorkSurvey work begins at Clifford's Tower, and 25 other news snippets you may ...The Press, YorkConservative candidate Kevin Hollinrake will go up against...

Former NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly backs Lynch for AG

Conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote a POLITICO op-ed Tuesday morning urging Senate Republicans to kill Lynch's nomination, calling her responses during her confirmation...

First Read's Morning Clips

One condition that became crucial to that package's passage was a measure - designed to appease conservatives angry about President Barack Obama's executive action to...

Ottawa lawyer sues federal Liberals over nomination battle that cleared path ...

... Ontario campaign co-chair David MacNaughton over a letter accusing her campaign of strong-arm tactics and blocking her candidacy. Trudeau's aides faced allegations that they...

Police could still be called in to investigate NDP's alleged misuse of ...

Police could still be called in to investigate NDP's alleged misuse of taxpayer cash for satellite offices. Joan Bryden, Canadian Press ... House of Commons...

Assisted Suicide Law Can't Be Crafted In 12 Months, Say Tory MPs

Guelph MercuryOTTAWA - Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court.

David Barton Lies That Lawsuit Which Did Not Take Place Proves He Doesn't Lie

Interestingly, the very visible and outspoken Barton critic, Chris Rodda, research director at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, was not sued, even though she actually...

Acclamation not in Grits' best interest

Results for Brandon-Souris showed that 44 per cent of decided voters would cast a ballot for incumbent Conservative MP Larry Maguire, while 36 per cent...

Capital Playbook: Taylor Swift's gift to city public schools

LIFE ADVICE -- “NYPD using 'Road House' movie to teach cops how to 'be nice',” by Post's Larry Celona and Bruce Golding: “The NYPD has...

Egypt denies civilian deaths in airstrikes on Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rejected a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in...

NDP satellite offices: Police could still be called in, say sources

But earlier this month, when the board began issuing bills to the 68 MPs for their share of the scheme, NDP House leader Peter Julian...

Tory MPs want more time on assisted-death

CTV NewsOTTAWA - Some Conservative backbenchers want more time to ponder the issue of doctor-assisted dying than the 12 months allotted by the Supreme Court.

What Uncle Sam giveth, he can taketh away: Our rights are from God, not ...

February 23, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- During a recent appearance on CNN, Roy Moore, the chief judge of Alabama's Supreme Court, debated the issue of same-sex...

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair talks dollars and cents to business crowd in ...

Thomas Mulcair spoke to a Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Monday, telling the audience of about 100 that this generation...

Revealed: The British MPs who earned more than £7m outside of Parliament in ...

Gordon Brown, who is leaving Parliament in May's general election, was the top earner but said he does not receive the money personally. The second-biggest...