March 6, 2015

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MP Rodger Cuzner stops thief at Cape Breton mall

A Nova Scotia MP got tough on crime Friday when he interrupted a media interview to chase down a duvet-stealing shoplifter near a local mall.

Federal court asked to stay same-sex marriage order

Granade Friday ordered attorneys for plaintiffs James Strawser and John Humphrey to file Reponses by Friday, March 13. Strawser and Humphrey were one of two...

Patriots, Raiders lead Percy Harvin landing spots

As a running back/wide receiver hybrid, Harvin is perhaps the NFL's most unique playmaker. The 26-year-old isn't without his faults, however. Although he's a more...

Russia-Canada war of words turns hostile amid Nazi accusations

The Russian Embassy also tweeted a picture this week of International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Conservative MPs Ted Opitz and Bernard Trottier meeting Ukrainian-Canadians...

Spend the money

- NDPThe North Bay Nugget“The NODP represents the largest portion of FedNor's annual budget and its purpose is to promote job creation in Northern...

Parliament again comes face to face with Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

“Based on the information that we saw in the video, would you agree that Mr. Bibeau clearly identifies or affiliates himself with known terrorist organizations?”...

The Republican race for Iowa

In past years an establishment favorite like Bush would approach the first caucus state gingerly, unsure whether to expend time and resources in a process...

The POLITICO Caucus: Dems fret over toll of Clinton email stories

Most Democrats and Republicans said it is an “important” issue, but they noted that the state GOP has become more conservative while the state has...

Dear Erskine College, God Does Not Hate Gay People

Wai Sallas wonders, when will love conquer hate? This past week, Erskine ... A third of young Americans say they don't belong to any religion.

Canada Failed To Protect Aboriginal Women: UN Committee

Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt (L) and Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch take part in a news conference following the National...

Whitney Tilson Adds to Lumber Liquidator Short, Provides Update on His Thesis

(registration)After not trading the stock at all since early October last year – I didn't want there to be any questions about my trading...

Liberal MP says he did nothing wrong in spat with Sport N.L. | NTV ...

Liberal MP Gerry Byrne is under fire for criticizing Sport Newfoundland and Labrador while appealing a decision not to put his son on a provincial...

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Cape Breton MPs escort Ottawa beaver to safety

CBC.ca (registration)Liberals Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner were heading home after a late supper when they saw a taxi screech to a halt. When they...

David Cameron will pledge to open 153 new free schools

The prime minister will also announce the names of 48 free schools to open in the summer of 2016 if the Conservatives are re-elected, as...

Marco Rubio has a 'big money' problem

During his time in the Florida House, Rubio started two separate political committees, Floridians for Conservative Leadership and Floridians for Conservative Leadership in Government. The...

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's Video: RCMP Releases Recording 'Terrorist' Made ...

New York TimesIn the Hall of Honour, Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter said he was troubled by the reminder of what happened "right in...

Canadian Forces retreats on suicide report secrecy

Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray had called on Defence Minister Jason Kenney to support the family and reverse the secrecy decree. “These actions are legally...

US-style TV debates are making a mess of Britain's elections

(blog) (blog)When he was in opposition, he repeatedly goaded then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown to a TV debate. “What on ... Last fall, the broadcasters...

A Proustian Character

30: “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought / I summon up remembrance of things past, / I sigh the lack of many a...

MP Rodger Cuzner helps chase down 'duvet bandit'

(registration) (registration)Let the record show: Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner isn't afraid to take charge when the moment calls for decisive action. The veteran...

Joe Oliver says terror threats a growing concern for Canadians

Canada's finance minister is saying publicly what political observers have long suspected: expect to hear the Conservatives talking a lot about national security in the...

Envelopes with white power found at offices of Canadian ministers in Quebec

Canada NewsTORONTO — Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of four...

Canada failed to protect aboriginal women

- UN committeeDaily MailThe report is an embarrassment for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government, which is expected to call an election for October.

Thalidomide victims offered $125K payment

Toronto SunThe federal government is offering a $125,000 lump-sum payment to each Canadian thalidomide victim. Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the offer on Friday, saying...

Tories to campaign on security, economy, says finance minister

CBC.caHowever the change in Conservative messaging also coincides with a dramatic change in the economic landscape. The rosy ... And [Treasury Board President] Tony Clement...

Canada raises C$2.11 billion in wireless airwaves auction

Montreal GazetteIndustry Minister James Moore, part of the Conservative government facing an election this year, said that assisting smaller players fuels competition and helps consumers.

Dunbar Theatre owner Ken Charko eyes Conservative nomination in Vancouver ...

At the municipal level, the UBC bookstore sales associate sought a seat on council. “I have confidence that this time we do have a chance,”...

Memorial to the Victims of Communism: The inside story

Some time after the NCC announcement, the memorial was shifted to a new location across from the war museum — the site now allotted for...

Why a Victoria transgender woman uses the men's bathroom

Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca NDP MP Randall Garrison introduced Bill C-279 in 2011, saying transgender people should enjoy the same rights as everyone else. The bill...

The case for Mulcair as prime minister

I wish the NDP and Liberals would get their act together as NDP MP Nathan Cullen wished, otherwise the centre left is split. Trudeau has...

Protecting Simcoe North from White Collar Crime | Bruce Stanton ...

Protecting Canadians and helping them feel safe in their communities remains an important focus for our Conservative Government. Since coming into office, we have worked...

Lumber Liquidators slides, Tilson adds to short

"I didn't want there to be any questions about my trading in advance of the 60 Minutes story (you think nearly five months is conservative...

Substance in envelopes sent to federal ministers harmless: police ...

The envelopes were discovered Thursday in the riding offices of Denis Lebel, the Conservative minister responsible for Quebec, and three other cabinet ministers -- Christian...

NDP promises help for small business

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made a whistle stop in Victoria yesterday promoting middle-class jobs and vowing to help small businesses. Victoria MP Murray Rankin...

Dark-horse MP may be poised for Ontario Tory leadership

Toronto Sun (registration)If they are not already doing so, it is time for the would-be contenders to succeed Stephen Harper as Conservative leader to pay...

Trudeau promises long form census to Surrey, Lower Mainland's fastest growing ...

Earlier this week Bill C-626, Liberal MP Ted Hsu private member's bill to restore the census by was defeated. The compulsory long-form census in 2006...

Brandon Marshall trade signals that the Jets (thankfully) want a quick ...

The Chicago Tribune, in a tongue-in-cheek column, trumpeted that getting anything "more than a kiss from Joe Namath" for the combustible receiver was a victory...

In this election, is it too much to ask our politicians to inspire us?

Bruce Anderson is the chairman of polling firm Abacus Data, a regular member of CBC The National's “At Issue” panel and a founding partner of...

Conservatives keep millions in their coffers instead of ... - NDP

... annual budget and its purpose is to promote job creation in Northern Ontario, but in 2013-2014 a full 35 percent of this money was...

Bilingual school buses proposed by Dominic Cardy

Thierry Arseneau also tweeted a thought in French, saying "Not really, we're not starting that again?" Michel Doucet chimed in by saying, "I'd like to...

Tampons should be exempted from taxation

The campaign was started in support of NDP MP Irene Mathyssen's Private Members Bill C-282 to remove the tax on feminine hygiene products including pads...

NWT MP Bevington backs strikin...

Northwest Territories MP Dennis Bevington has thrown his full support behind workers on strike in Hay River. More than 30 Town of Hay River workers...

How good can this Red Sox offense be?

(subscription) (subscription)Second, given his major league track record, his projection is going to be more conservative, but even by conservative standards for young players,...

Inside 'The Front Office' Pre-Free Agency 2015 NFL Mock Draft

While he seemed to be too conservative with the ball at times and held on too long, it seemed as if this was coached. He...

Young woman who cannot have children is denied IVF on the NHS

Dr Peter Green, chief officer for the Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, sent a letter telling the couple they weren't eligible. 'The eligibility criteria states that...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

HHH½ Championed by conservative media, Clint Eastwood's latest inquiry into the attractions and consequences of violence has become the surprise blockbuster of 2015, but this...

7 takeaways from Ottawa's wireless auction — and what it actually means for ...

“New competitors, on average, have increased their spectrum holdings by 107%. This is key for ongoing and future competition in Canada's wireless world,” Industry Minister...

Substance in envelopes sent to offices of federal ministers harmless: police

The envelopes were discovered Thursday in the riding offices of Denis Lebel, the Conservative minister responsible for Quebec, and three other cabinet ministers — Christian...

On free trade, tea partyers and the left want the same thing

(blog) (blog)decried in a op-ed (the White House countered that attack, but in another sign of the mixed-up politics of trade, the Cato...

White powder sent to cabinet ministers was harmless, Quebec police say

Canada News... offices of Denis Lebel, the Conservative minister responsible for Quebec, and three other cabinet ministers – Christian Paradis, Maxime Bernier and Steven Blaney.