March 12, 2015

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Lawrence Woo to run for Liberals in Richmond Centre

Conservative Alice Wong is the current MP for Richmond, which will be redrawn to become Richmond Centre in the next election. Wong won the riding...

Provost marshal defends military police after scathing report

Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray said now is not the time to focus on the military police service's successes, and that Delaney's comments “do not...

Deitch: Chip Kelly's roster makeover is pure entertainment

DeMarco Murray, right, talks to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly after a press conference in Philadelphia Thursday. The All-Pro running back agreed to a...

U.S. sway affects Canada CBR safety focus

Ottawa Citizen (blog)The clue is in Transport Minister Lisa Raitt's revelation that Canada could not secure U.S. support for advanced braking systems for oil trains—a...

U.S. sway affects Canada CBR safety focus

(blog)The clue is in Transport Minister Lisa Raitt's revelation that Canada could not secure U.S. support for advanced braking systems for oil trains—a clear...

Second member resigns from Stonington Charter Revision Commission

Gail Shea says she feels she is being “railroaded” as many of the suggested changes brought up by residents will not be considered. She said...

Second member resigns from Stonington Charter Revision Commission

Gail Shea says she feels she is being “railroaded” as many of the suggested changes brought up by residents will not be considered. She said...

Diane Finley's Alleged Interference 'Shocking,' Quebec Centre Says

CBC.caOn Wednesday night, Brazeau tweeted the Jean Bosco Centre in Maniwaki, Que., had been promised funding for a $4-million renovation. He then accused the Conservatives...

The Koch Brother Funded Latino Group That Democrats Fear And Loathe

They've been providing services and building meaningful relationships with Hispanics since 2011 in states like Nevada, Florida, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona — and they're doing...

NDP MP Jean Crowder seeks support to keep shipwreck bill C-638 afloat

Crowder's private member's bill seeks to have one agency—the Canadian Coast Guard—responsible for what happens when there is an abandoned ship. The NDP MP's keeping...

Friday, March 13: Anti-terrorism law flawed, must be halted

Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray has failed to take a stand for her constituents by casually endorsing the government's secret police Bill C-51. Explaining...

Rail safety needs more inspectors, Commons committee says

He did not say how many new inspectors have been hired. There are currently 117 rail safety inspectors and 88 transportation of dangerous goods inspectors...

Should Canada deport accused terrorists without trial?

“If every country that caught a terrorist let them loose, there would be a lot of terrorists running around out there,” said Liberal Public Safety...

Vancouver fire ignites railway concerns in New West

(New Westminster)Allen would like Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian to raise the issue with the NDP and push for changes to federal legislation. “What...

Federal Environment Minister Aglukkaq slams province for trying to change ...

Ontario tried to put “plants before farmers” by proposing last-minute changes to the Rouge National Urban Park bill, says Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. After...

Public Safety minister won't comment on reports of CSIS link to ISIL recruiting

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said the allegations a spy working for Canada may have been involved calls into question whether there is proper...

#No2Trudeau: Anti-Abortion Groups Target Liberal Leader

Two anti-abortion groups are launching what they call the "biggest pro-life campaign in the history of Canada," targeting Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Campaign Life Coalition...

Dementia research is good, but move onto improving care: NDP

(subscription)... the number of cases and the health care costs rise, the NDP will argue in the House of Commons tomorrow. “We have to...

Ridings to watch in the 2015 federal election, according to Stephen Harper's ...

The Conservatives have reportedly been courting popular Victoriaville Mayor Alain Rayes to run for the party in the riding, which is currently held by former...

Dementia research is good, but move onto improving care: NDP

“We have to do something and we have to do something now,” said NDP MP Claude Gravelle, whose two-year-old private member's bill calling for a...

Harper urged to remove MP John Williamson over 'whities' comment

Liberal MP John McCallum says the prime minister should remove New Brunswick MP John Williamson from the Conservative caucus following Williamson's comments about "whities" and...

Windsor-area brewers raise a glass to tax break bill

Some of Windsor's brewers have given their support to legislation introduced by MP Brian Masse which would offer a tax break to microbreweries. The Windsor...

Emeril's restaurants in New Orleans

Chef de cuisine David Slater has been manning Emeril's stove since 2008, bringing a searching curiosity and international flavor to an institutional aesthetic that ranges...

PBO report says number of foreign workers tripled between 2002 ...

PBO report says number of foreign workers tripled between 2002 and 2012 in Canada. John McCallum. Liberal MP John McCallum gestures during a news conference...

Transport Canada proposes tougher rules for rail tank cars

NDP critic Hoang Mai said the safety recommendations of the Conservative majority on the transport committee don't go far enough, adding a lack of oversight...

Ex-Colwood councillor Lukens to run for Conservatives

The riding is represented by the NDP's Randall Garrison, who was elected in 2011 after longtime MP Keith Martin retired. Martin was first elected to...

Editorial: Jason Kenney's social media problem

Conservative Defence Minister Jason Kenney should take one himself, and when he returns, his online presence ought to reflect the solemnity his office deserves. On...

Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

The scientists found Democrats in Congress and liberals in general used a statistically significant amount of more positive language and smiled more with their eyes...

Paul Davis trims provincial cabinet; Judy Manning among casualties

O'Brien is staying on as an MHA, but said he will seek the federal Conservative nomination of Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor, which is currently held by Liberal...

Ottawa: Stop taxing my vagina

Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch has remained silent on the issue and on the private bill, but Mathyssen said she hopes an...

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks...

Niqab debate important for Canadians, religious freedoms, ambassador says

Macleans.caThe Conservative government's decision to appeal a Federal Court ruling allowing a woman to have her face covered by a niqab while reciting the oath...

Transport Canada proposes tougher protections for rail tanker cars

Financial PostNDP critic Hoang Mai said the safety recommendations of the Conservative majority on the transport committee don't go far enough, adding a lack of...

Manning, O'Brien, and Cornect Out After Cabinet Shuffle

... for a seat federally. He intends to run against Scott Simms in Bonavista- Exploits. ... Liberal Leader Dwight Ball says though initially reluctant to...

Conservative MP speaks about his personal battle with addiction

(press release)OTTAWA March 12 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) applauds the courage of David Wilks Member of Parliament for...

Dobbin: Liberals, NDP must unite to defeat Conservatives

Dobbin acknowledged party rivalries run deep and there is little interest between the Liberals and NDP in any kind of co-operation. He was reminded of...

TRU professor says Conservatives' proposed anti-terrorism law could threaten ...

In Kamloops, organization of protests continues, with one event scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. at MP Cathy McLeod's office, 979 Victoria St. It is...

Conservative MP speaks about his personal battle with addiction

(press release)OTTAWA, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) applauds the courage of David Wilks, Member of Parliament for...

Military: 2 soldiers' bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

Military and civilian personnel search the waters Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Navarre, Fla. Searchers struggled Wednesday to find the seven Marines and four soldiers...

Anti-terrorism legislation 'undemocratic': Assembly of First Nations Chief

He asked the Conservative government to withdraw the bill and "consult properly" with First Nations and Canadians to come up with a law that "get(s)...

POLS ON THE STREET: Teamsters' DC 107 Fuels Tony Williams' Campaign For ...

Jimmy-come-lately may have found religion on progressive issues late in his career, but he needs to account for what he once proudly called a 'moderate...

Being a creationist conservative in Canada 'gives your opponents a tremendous ...

In 2009, researchers balked when federal science minister Gary Goodyear declined to say whether he believed in evolution. More recently, Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls...

Will Kate Brown's past be prologue? When the governor was a lawmaker

In 1997, she pushed bipartisan legislation -- working with a conservative lawmaker from Woodburn -- that mandated tougher sentences for anyone convicted of committing domestic...

NDP announce 2015 SDSG riding executive

The local NDP nomination meeting, where a candidate or candidates to run against incumbent Conservative MP Guy Lauzon will be announced, is scheduled for this...

Tom Cotton's Influence

Megyn Kelly, of Fox News, reflecting conservative criticisms, asked Cotton what the point could be of corresponding with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (He said that “experts”...

Some young Conservative voters look to Labour for jobs and homes

Reuters spoke to ten first-time voters in the run up to the last election in 2010, when Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown was defeated, and...

Around Town: Great vibes and scribes at Politics and the Pen

From left, Ken Whyte, founding editor-in-chief of the National Post, with its founder, Condrad Black, and senior Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney at the Politics...

No data to track need for temporary foreign workers: PBO

"Government advertising made it clear to companies that if they wanted temporary foreign workers without a labour market opinion, they should go this route," says...

Elizabeth May: Bill C-53 Just About 'Terrifying Canadians Into Voting ...

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin also released a statement accusing Harper of trying to score political points. "Most dangerous killers are already denied parole and...

Bill C-51: Steven Blaney Says Concerns About Liberties Are

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is trying to assure Canadians that proposed anti-terrorism measures won't run roughshod over civil liberties. In his testimony...