March 30, 2015

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Tories Unveil Another Lump-Sum Benefit For Wounded Soldiers

The Liberals were quick to downplay the new payments, saying only a few will benefit. "It will affect literally a handful of former service members...

For the record: Tom Mulcair on the fight against ISIS - Macleans.ca

An hour ahead of a vote on the government's motion seeking support for the extension and expansion of a military mission against ISIS, NDP leader...

For the record: Justin Trudeau on the fight against ISIS - Macleans.ca

When Liberal leader Justin Trudeau joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair in addressing the House last week on the government's latest...

Question period Monday: Joe Oliver returns to the House

(subscription) (subscription)Question period on Monday marked the return of Finance Minister Joe Oliver to the House of Commons after a mysterious absence. The NDP's...

Question period Monday: Joe Oliver returns to the House

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MPs Anne Minh-Thu Quach, Peggy Nash and Guy Caron also asked about the economy and the government's jobs plan, demanding that the...

Letter to Minister Leitch regarding sexual assault at ... - Kirsty Duncan

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The TSB has its eyes on the skies. Who's listening?

That bit about the watchlist caught the attention of NDP MP Hoang Mai, the official opposition's transport critic. He followed the TSB's hyperlinks and found...

Kwanlin Dun drummers interrupt premier at S-6 hearings

The First Nations and the premier were questioned by Liberal and NDP members of Parliament, as well as by Yukon Conservative MP Ryan Leef. The...

Sinnott seeks local federal Green Party nomination

... Sinnott will join Russ Christianson (NDP), Adam Moulton (Conservative) and Kim Rudd (Liberal) in the campaign to become the MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South this...

O'Toole announces new $70K lump sum payment for critically wounded troops

The Harper government is offering yet another new lump-sum benefit to the country's most critically wounded soldiers, hoping to silence complaints that the existing pain...

NDP MPs' use riding offices questioned

Conservative MP Randy Hoback said the board "definitely" needs to look at the matter, which he sees as another example of the NDP "flouting the...

NDP MPs' use riding offices questioned

Conservative MP Randy Hoback said the board "definitely" needs to look at the matter, which he sees as another example of the NDP "flouting the...

NDP MPs face questions about alleged partisan use of riding offices

NDP MP 'really proud' of outreach. A notice for a "community canvass" earlier this month with Toronto MP Peggy Nash similarly lists her constituency office...

Government ruling any C-51 amendments to enhance oversight out ...

Published: Monday, 03/30/2015 4:52 pm EDT Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/31/2015 9:53 am EDT. PARLIAMENT HILL—A Commons committee will start its final approval hearings on Tuesday...

Fact-checking a deal with Iran

"John Kerry, when he was a senator, flew to Managua and met with a communist dictator there, Daniel Ortega, and accused the Reagan administration of...

Finance minister to hold pre-budget meeting with economists April 9

The Conservative government's opponents have frequently used the fallout of low oil prices as openings for their political attacks. On Monday, Oliver ... Last year,...

Maple Ridge-Mission MLA targeted for recall... again

“BC Liberal is a coalition of federal liberals and federal conservatives, and I've always been a federal conservative,” Dalton said. "I had not expected to...

The Conservatives are levelling the playing field. Maybe. - Macleans ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces a government initiative to help assist small and medium-sized businesses to open new markets abroad, in Mississauga, Ont., on March...

Group plans Midland demonstration against Bill C-51

He said the protest will be modelled on rallies held across the country March 14, including one outside Stanton's Orillia office. The target of the...

NDP MPs' use riding offices questioned

But at least one NDP MP has used his constituency office as a gathering place for a more overtly partisan event. Mike Sullivan used his...

NDP MPs' use riding offices questioned

But at least one NDP MP has used his constituency office as a gathering place for a more overtly partisan event. Mike Sullivan used his...

NDP MPs' use riding offices questioned | Metro

But at least one NDP MP has used his constituency office as a gathering place for a more overtly partisan event. Mike Sullivan used his...

Canada to vote on extending ISIS mission

... the government in Syria, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said, using another name for the group. Expanding strikes into Syria would be a reversal...

BREAKING: Federal funding rules appear to end event centre plan

Lebel's letter was copied to Greg Rickford, the Conservative government's Northwest regional MP and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative. Rickford did not attend...

WWF to host Ottawa summit on protecting Nunavut's Lancaster Sound

The group, known as the all-party ocean caucus, first formed in 2012 to tackle environmental issues in Canada's oceans, led by Fin Donnelly NDP MP...

Microbrasseries : Annick Papillon part en tournée - Québec Express

Québec ExpressMicrobrasseries : Annick Papillon part en tournéeQuébec ExpressLa députée de Québec, Annick Papillon, a débuté tout récemment une tournée au Québec dans le but...

Daily Beast Editor Likens Mike Pence to Segregationist George Wallace

(blog) (blog)On Monday's New Day on CNN, Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon likened Indiana Governor Mike Pence's defense of his state's new religious freedom...

Round table discusses challenges of connecting small business to overseas ...

Bev Shipley, conservative MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex , left, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, speak after a round table event in Wallaceburg...

Nunavik MP stops in Kuujjuaq on pre-election visit - Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik MP stops in Kuujjuaq on pre-election visit. NDP's Romeo Saganash plans to defend seat in 2015 federal election. JANE GEORGE. Nunavik MP Romeo Saganash...

Conservatives to propose amendments to C-51

NDP MP Andrew Cash says the faults in Bill C-51 compromise the spirit of the constitution. “The charter rights and freedoms are great when everyone...

22 Minutes: MP Peter Goldring's spy pen - iPolitics

Conservative MP Peter Goldring has a spy pen, but he hasn't put it to good use. So Mark Critch of This Hour has 22 Minutes...

22 Minutes: MP Peter Goldring's spy pen - iPolitics

Conservative MP Peter Goldring has a spy pen, but he hasn't put it to good use. So Mark Critch of This Hour has 22 Minutes...

Canada urged to join China's new investment bank

A federal official, asked Monday whether Canada will join the US$100-billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, cited B.C. Conservative MP Andrew Saxton's comment last week that...

Doctors say 8000 Canadians signed petitions for renewed health accord 0

"As a doctor, I work on health care's frontline," CDM chair Dr. Monika Dutt said as she delivered 8,340 petition signatures people from across the...

Bill C-51: NDP outlines plan to scrap 'dangerous provisions ...

NDP public safety critics Rosane Doré Lefebvre and Randall Garrison presented their party's proposed amendments to the government's anti-terror bill at a press conference on...

Bill S-6 faces Monday standing committee hearing in Whitehorse

Debate in second reading and statements in committee from Valcourt and other Conservative MPs didn't indicate any signs of softening on the government's stance. Last...

Harper Government On The Sidelines As UN Climate Talks Ramp Up

The Conservative government, which has repeatedly stressed that Canada's climate policies must be co-ordinated with our continental trading partners, is not party to the new...

Cape Breton Canso Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner says feds need to ...

The Cape Breton Canso MP says more federal help is required for infrastructure needs. Rodger Cuzner says this should be a package deal in helping...

Brentwood municipal election: Meet the candidates

Early voting will run 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 15-30, at the Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; Brentwood Municipal...

George LeBlanc loses bid for Moncton Liberal nomination

... to be that strong voice that we all need in Ottawa." The New Democratic Party has already nominated University of Moncton professor Luc Leblanc...

Defence Minister Jason Kenney Speaks To Supporters In Norwood ...

Northumberland-Peterborough South Conservative Party Candidate Adam Moulton welcomed Jason Kenney, Minister of Defence and Minister of Multiculturalism to the Asphodel Norwood Community Centre on Sunday, ...

Wesley Wark: Getting the balance right on C-51

The Liberals seized at least a temporary, first out of the gate, advantage in what will become the battle of the amendments, following a deeply...

MPs vote to expand Canada's military mission against ISIS into Syria

Conservative MP Ted Opitz also told the House Monday that ISIS poses a “clear” and “continued” threat to Canada. But NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair accused...

David Cameron's seven-day NHS is shameless political game-playing

Speaking at the Conservative spring conference in Manchester on Saturday, David Cameron said: “Conservatives would substantially extend weekend working of NHS services if they formed...

Media Advisory/National day of action to save our public health care system ...

(press release)NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--( - March 30, 2015) - Universal health care supporters coming to several northern Ontario communities, including Sudbury will hold a...

Media Advisory/National day of action to save our public health care system ...

(press release)BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--( - March 30, 2015) - Several busloads of universal health care supporters will hold a rally and make a special mail...

Vote expected late Monday on military mission against ISIL in Iraq, Syria

The House of Commons is expected to vote Monday night on the Conservative government's proposal to extend its military campaign in Iraq for up to...

C-51 pre-study gets underway at Senate committee

Over at Justice, Conservative MP Colin Mayes' proposal to narrow parole eligibility for persons convicted of the abduction, murder and sexual assault of the same...

Vote expected late Monday on military mission in Iraq, Syria

... the development of social infrastructure, supporting the communities themselves, and that means addressing the structural inequalities underpinning the violence in order to eliminate the...