March 24, 2015

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NDP scores a victory for our oceans, lakes and rivers « Canada's NDP

NDP Environment critic Megan Leslie (Halifax) and NDP Great Lakes critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) made the following statement on the support of their motion...

Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win

Yes, there are Democrats who would vote for a dead mackerel over Ted Cruz (though that candidate is currently on the ballot in Chicago) just...

Elizabeth May denied the chance to speak by Tory MPs despite support from ...

(subscription) (subscription)... speak in the House today in response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speech on extending and expanding Canada's mission against the Islamic...

Elizabeth May denied the chance to speak by Tory MPs ... - iPolitics

May said she and Van Loan had “conferred ahead of time,” and that she believed there wasn't going to be a problem. “Some Conservatives were...

Spartans must shift gears against fast-paced Sooners

Added senior forward Branden Dawson, "This will definitely be more of a fast-paced game. Oklahoma likes to get out in transition and run and that's...

Hundreds of Priests State 'Unwavering Fidelity' to Church's Doctrine

(blog) (blog)Asked if the letter was reactionary or merely extreme traditionalism, another priest responded: “Were Saints Thomas More and John Fisher obscurantist conservatives? ...

Hundreds of Priests State 'Unwavering Fidelity' to Church's Doctrine

(blog) (blog)Asked if the letter was reactionary or merely extreme traditionalism, another priest responded: “Were Saints Thomas More and John Fisher obscurantist conservatives? ...

Hundreds of Priests State 'Unwavering Fidelity' to Church's Doctrine

(blog) (blog)Asked if the letter was reactionary or merely extreme traditionalism, another priest responded: “Were Saints Thomas More and John Fisher obscurantist conservatives? ....

Environment Canada to study perils of plastic microbeads, NDP calls for ban

During Tuesday's debate, NDP MPs accused the Conservatives of “gutting” the Environmental Protection Act that protects Canada's lakes and rivers. On Monday, environmental groups urged...

HUFFPOST HILL - Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare, Reportedly Still Alive

Joe Crowley has been burnishing his liberal bona fides after getting dinged for being too moderate early in his career. ... They expect to pull...

Conservatives fail to offer key details in backing NDP's ... - iPolitics

The Conservatives surprised the House by voicing support for the motion, but didn't go so far as suggesting a listing under CEPA. Instead, parliamentary secretary...

'Breakfast Club' still helps generations come of age

•Allison, (played by Ally Sheedy), "the basket case." •Andrew (Emilio Estevez), "the athlete." •Brian (Anthony Michael ... But Jordan said this is common for many...

Budget tough to balance after slow start to year, economists say

Finance Minister Joe Oliver doesn't seem worried about how to keep the Conservative promise to balance the budget this year, although he's not giving any...

Cruz's big-money crisis

“His sweet spot is the conservative grass-roots faithful and it is a fundamentally different makeup and wish list than it is with Ken Langone, Woody...

Anti-terror bill targets aboriginals: First Nations lawyer, MP

NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Romeo Saganash both raised Palmater's concerns in question period later on Tuesday. In response, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister...

Anti-terror bill targets aboriginals: First Nations lawyer, MP

Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy asked Irwin about concerns C-51 would target protesters. "For our system to work, we do need people to protest, we do...

Anti-terror bill targets aboriginals: First Nations lawyer, MP

NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Romeo Saganash both raised Palmater's concerns in question period later on Tuesday. In response, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister...

Anti-terror bill targets aboriginals: First Nations lawyer, MP

NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Romeo Saganash both raised Palmater's concerns in question period later on Tuesday. In response, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister...

Coats's retirement could make Indiana matter in Senate majority battle

Daniel R. Coats (R-Ind.) announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection in 2016, throwing open a potentially competitive seat that could factor into...

Education Next Offers Policy Views, With an Edge

It included scholars such as William Julius Wilson, a Kennedy School expert on urban poverty; Greg J. Duncan, a professor of education and economics at...

NDP, Liberals blame government tactics, late-night notice on ISIL mission, for ...

(subscription) (subscription)at one point admonished his fellow Conservatives, noting that no opposition MPs had interrupted Mr. Harper during his remarks. “It was visceral,” Liberal...

Ted Cruz's strategy: Destroy the 'mushy middle'

Advisers to the 44-year-old say he is not trying to repackage himself as primarily a social conservative. Instead, the senator's team sees four brackets in...

Newsmax's Top 50 Conservative Blogs of 2015

(blog)Hot Air - Founded originally by firebrand columnist and TV commentator Michelle Malkin, Hot Air persuaded veteran blogger Ed Morrissey to archive his own...

Government to study perils of plastic microbeads; NDP calling for ban

OTTAWA – The Conservative government says Environment Canada is studying the dangers posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads found in shower...

Rathgeber hopes to force the government's hand by introducing balanced ...

(subscription) (subscription)Independent MP Brent Rathgeber is preparing to table on Wednesday the first of four new private members bills he's been working on. The...

Parliament's $3-billion renovation running ahead of schedule, Public Works says

Conservative MP Brad Butt spoke positively of the renovations. “I think it's very exciting what's going on around here and that we are wanting to...

Stephen Harper's Syrian gambit clarifies divisions over Canada's latest war ...

Politically, the divisions over Canada's newly expanded Middle East war have become crystal-clear. Six months ago, Justin Trudeau's Liberals tried to stake out a middle-ground...

Tory MPs Deny Elizabeth May A Chance To Speak About ISIL Mission

... Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had both articulated their parties' opposition to the mission's extension. But she was thwarted by a few...

22 Minutes: Milking the vote

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Some 5600 privacy breaches in federal government in 2014: documents

(subscription) (subscription)According to the response in the sessional paper from Conservative MP Scott Armstrong (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, N.S.), Parliamentary secretary to the minister, there were...

22 Minutes: Milking the vote - iPolitics

You haven't really made it in Canadian politics until you've been on 22 Minutes. Mark Critch initiates rookie NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau into this...

Stephen Harper tells opposition that Canada will fight ISIS threat for 'as ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday that Canada intends to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham for as long as the militant group...

Advocates press Legislature, governor to expand Medicaid

Michael Anthony Kerr was pronounced dead at Central Prison March 12 following his transport from Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. An autopsy released Thursday confirmed...

Since term limits took effect, state government has shrunk

... will applaud their state government for its fiscal conservatism; others will criticize it for shortchanging public services. But Floridians have consistently elected fiscally conservative...

Bill requires NC prisons to share records after inmate death

Michael Anthony Kerr was pronounced dead at Central Prison March 12 following his transport from Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. An autopsy released Thursday confirmed...

Parliament's $3-billion reno on time and on budget

“At least you get better light,” said Mathieu Ravignat, the NDP MP for the West Quebec riding of Pontiac. “It doesn't change the face of...

Paul Wells on Justin Trudeau's stand on the war against Islamic State

As trivial pursuits go, it's hard to imagine a more trivial one—I'm trying to imagine how Michael Ignatieff would have handled the challenge another Liberal...

News Release: Eyking Questions Conservatives ... - Mark Eyking

(Ottawa, ON) — Liberal Agriculture & Agri-Food Critic, Mark Eyking, says that the Conservative Government's stalling of Bill C48, Modernization of Canada's Grain Industry Act,...

Iraq mission: Stephen Harper says Canada won't ask Syria's consent for strikes

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair immediately responded that Canada has "no place in this war," to a round of grumbling by the Conservatives. House Speaker...

MATTHEW KELLWAY, WE DON'T NEED A WEATHERVANE ...

BY J.J. …TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS. It doesn't really matter which way the wind blows, NDP Member of Parliament (Beaches-East York) Matthew...

House advances bill to reduce civil service protections

But Democratic Rep. John Carmichael of Wichita said the bill aimed to gradually reduce the number of protected jobs in government and would allow agencies...

Nearly 500 priests in England & Wales strongly reaffirm Catholic doctrine on ...

When asked whether this letter was reactionary or merely extreme traditionalism, one pastor responded, 'Were Saints Thomas More and John Fisher obscurantist conservatives? ... Fr...

Cohen: Canada's Jews don't speak with one voice

The NDP critic, Randall Garrison, said there was nothing equivalent to the Holocaust in the discussion of the bill, and “at best, the reference seems...

GOP lawmaker: I'm short votes for No Child Left Behind rewrite

John Kline (R-Minn.), the chairman of the House education panel, said Tuesday that he is still a “handful” of votes short to pass his GOP...

House advances bill to reduce civil service protections

Kansas state Sen. Michael O'Donnell, a Wichita Republican, speaks to a colleague during the Senate's session, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka,...

Scrap anti-terrorism bill: aboriginal voices

Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy stressed that "jihadi terrorists have declared war on Canada," and she tried to dispel any notion the bill would be used...

House advances bill to reduce civil service protections

Laura Kelly from Topeka said the bill adds to a list of conservative education reforms before the Legislature that, if passed, would make working as...

NDP calls for pathways to citizenship for temporary foreign workers

This Conservative government has broken that promise,” said NDP Citizenship and Immigration critic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds – Dollard). The NDP has sent a letter to...