March 17, 2015

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Concerns about "women-hating culture" found in Canada and elsewhere

Concerns about "women-hating culture" found in Canada and elsewhereBut “unveiling” both the prime minister's and Canada's misogyny — citing the rape rate, gratuitous assault (contrasted...

Tory MP's 'inappropriate comments' about women wearing niqab ignites firestorm

Cash pointed to recent racially charged comments from Conservative MP and former Harper communications director John Williamson, who framed the temporary foreign worker program as...

Harper under fire for linking guns to personal security

The next day, Conservative campaign manager Jenni Byrne sent out an email to supporters. “As someone who grew up in a rural part of our...

Utah Shows the Way on Gay Rights

Utah is the second most Republican and fourth most conservative state in the country, according to annual Gallup rankings of states by party and ideology...

Liberal delegation meeting with Six Nations Thursday

Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett and Brantford-Brant candidate Danielle Takacs will lead a delegation of regional party candidates to Six Nations on Thursday to...

Larry Miller and the case against the niqab - Macleans.ca

Larry Miller, Conservative MP for Bruce Grey-Owen Sound, Ont. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press). I wrote last week that the case for banning the niqab during...

NDP leader says politicians should not be deciding limits to religious freedom

Toronto StarOne of Mulcair's MPs from Quebec, Alexandre Boulerice, said last week he was uncomfortable with federal bureaucrats wearing niqabs in the workplace. Mulcair said...

When 'bimbo eruptions' are Conservative party... - www.insidebrockville.com/

When 'bimbo eruptions' are Conservative party...www.insidebrockville.com/(He later apologized). Alberta MP Diane Ablonczy was accused of using “McCarthyesque” tactics during a committee appearance by Ihsaan Gardeen,...

Elizabeth May's voice rings loudest against Bill C-51 in flood of online chatter

(blog) (blog)The Green Party leader was joined at Nathan Phillips Square by Toronto NDP MPs Peggy Nash, Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Andrew Cash. May was...

Conservatives 'beating drum' on terrorism, says civil liberties lawyer

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy (Calgary Nose Hill, Alta.) may have signaled last week the approach the government might take in the terrorist financing...

Anonymous donor to pay railway insurance bill

The passenger train to Toronto from Havelock had been the vision of former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro. After Del Mastro resigned in November, neighbouring...

Support for a New Canadian Anti-Terror Bill Plummets, New Poll Shows

Things have already gotten off to a rocky start. Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, law professors who've become go-to experts on the legislation, pummeled the...

SA more serious and less carefree in World Cups

They took their joy from the longer format, where in 2012 they became the world's best. ODI cricket was an ... South Africa have special...

Conservatives 'beating drum' on terrorism, says civil liberties lawyer ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured with Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, who's the Parliamentary secretary to the Finance minister. 'If a charity is being used by...

LETTER: Time for action - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesLETTER: Time for actionOrillia Packet & TimesCFNP calls Canadians to do better. Simcoe North Conservative MP Bruce Stanton has signed the CFNP...

Mulcair slams Harper's comments about people who arm ...

MONTREAL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has called Prime Minister Stephen Harper irresponsible for encouraging people to arm themselves if they live too far from...

Canada Revenue Agency Cuts Misleading, Confusing Taxpayers, Liberals Say

Emmanuel Dubourg said in a Tuesday morning news conference that $314 million in cuts to the CRA since 2012, along with the decision to close...

GOP confronts rural-urban divide - News & Observer (blog)

News & Observer (blog)GOP confronts rural-urban divideNews & Observer (blog)Now it's the Republicans' turn to take a crack at one of the state's most vexing...

Why doesn't MP Larry Miller stay where he came from?: Mallick

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre“You know, it just baffles me,” Larry Miller, Conservative MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, told radio callers on Monday. “If you're not willing...

Tory MP Larry Miller Apologizes For Comments On Niqab Issue

Liberal Immigration Critic Emmanuel Dubourg says he was shocked and appalled by Miller's comments, and Andrew Cash, the NDP's multiculturalism critic, said the MP's comments...

Port traffic improves, but backlog of problems remains

Mike Hajny, vice president of Wesco International, a hay exporter in Ellensburg, Wash., said he's shipping 20 to 21 containers of hay a day now...

MP who made latest anti-niqab comments known as Tories' 'Keeper of the Flame'

(subscription)Conservative MPs Larry Miller and John Williamson, who have been criticized for making racially charged remarks are close to the prime minister, and certainly...

Patrick Brown accused of shortchanging PC party

“Over the last several months, there appear to be significant discrepancies between the fundraising claims of Patrick Brown's campaign and what they have disclosed to...

Veterans Affairs ads that cost $4.3M fell flat with viewers: report

Peter Stoffer, NDP veterans affairs critic. Production, media buy and evaluation cost taxpayers $4.3 million, and came at a time when then-veterans affairs minister Julian...

Conservatives unveil new benefits for injured veterans, caregivers ...

At a news conference held at a navy dockyard in Vancouver Tuesday, Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced the “The Family Caregiver Relief Benefit.” The...

Erin O'Toole to unveil new support for veterans and their families

... an existing program. Last fall, then veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino faced opposition calls for his resignation or firing over his handling of the...

Erin O'Toole unveils new legislation for injured veterans and their families

In early January, Prime Minister Stephen Harper replaced Fantino with O'Toole and appointed longtime Conservative John MacDonell, an experienced political hand, as O'Toole's top adviser.

Wounded Vets To See Improved Access To Allowance, New Benefit For ...

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MP Larry Miller apologizes for niqab remarks

Toronto StarNDP immigration critic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe said in an e-mail Tuesday, “After weeks of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet stoking Islamophobia, they've truly proved...

Income splitting to drain workers from labour force, particularly women: PBO

NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen called the measure “wasteful and ineffective.” Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said: “Anything that costs $2.2 billion and actually hurts...

Scott Walker Campaign-in-Waiting Leaks Reporter Inquiries on New Pro ...

“There, she earned an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and attended law school, ultimately practicing corporate law in the City...

Income splitting will cost $2.2B, benefit 15% of Canadian families, budget ...

Liberal revenue critic Emmanuel Dubourg called the report "devastating" for the government. "We remember that (late finance minister) Jim Flaherty disagreed with income splitting, so...

Income splitting will cost $2.2B, benefit 15% of Canadian families, budget ...

Liberal revenue critic Emmanuel Dubourg called the report "devastating" for the government. "We remember that (late finance minister) Jim Flaherty disagreed with income splitting, so...

Income splitting will cost $2.2B, benefit 15% of Canadian families, budget ...

Liberal revenue critic Emmanuel Dubourg called the report "devastating" for the government. "We remember that (late finance minister) Jim Flaherty disagreed with income splitting, so...

More federal support for vets to be unveiled in Vancouver

... during back-to-back visits to two Richmond Hill-area companies: CrowdCare Corporation and M.I.S. Electronics Inc. Moving west, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover joins local MP...

Liberals are only half as good as Labor on the question of women

(blog) (blog)I often used to joke that if merit meant academic achievement then I should have been Prime Minister because I was obviously much...

Michael Spratt: Conservatives have neither the law nor the facts on their side ...

Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, had the same concern, declaring “the citizenship judge is required to see that the person is actually...

Community Almanac

#The Tonto Community Concert Association presents the musical review, “Live from Nashville” at 7 p.m., Friday, March 20 at the Payson High School Auditorium. #The...

Mel Woodward remembered as a 'great force,' true Labradorian

Former Liberal MHA and lieutenant-governor Ed Roberts described Woodward as "probably the most successful businessman we've ever seen in Newfoundland and Labrador." ... Yvonne Jones.

The Tories are more trusted with the economy, and have a more favourable ...

Nothing was heard of New Labour under the premiership of Gordon Brown, its supposed co-architect, and Miliband has buried it altogether. Many within ... Lord...

Homes for Britain rally puts housing firmly on election radar

But in a sign of the fast-growing consensus among the political class for the need to at least be seen to be tackling the housing...

"More Than a Score" Presents the Liberal Case Against Standardized Tests

"More Than a Score" Presents the Liberal Case Against Standardized TestsIn truth the test rebellion is an uprising of the prisoners within the progressive educational...

Speech by Tom Mulcair -- Building a better Toronto « Canada's NDP

Speech by Tom Mulcair -- Building a better Toronto. Thank you Jennifer. Hello Toronto! Are you ready to bring change to Ottawa? Are you ready...

Income Splitting Won't Help Poor And Will Cost $2.2. Billion, Budget Watchdog ...

The Conservatives' controversial income-splitting plan will do nothing for low-income families but will cost the government $2.2. billion and will eliminate jobs, Canada's budget watchdog...

Letters: Liberal brass defends Dalton

Regarding Marc Dalton running to be candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada and now sitting as an independent MLA: there have been a few...

Philippe Couillard, Quebec's premier, takes aim at PM on guns

The position we hear from Republicans in the United States is not part of Quebec's values." The PQ plans to introduce a motion in the...

If businesses trashed each other the way politicians do, they'd have no ...

Fast-food chains would denounce each other as pedlars of fatty poison. Car manufacturers would publish dossiers ... Many see David Cameron and Ed Miliband as...