March 31, 2015

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Auditor's spokesman left note before suicide; police say it's not what you think

Schweich believed John Hancock, chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, had been telling people he was Jewish (he was not) and that Hancock had done...

Canada is the 'black sheep' of climate change, says NDP

(blog) (blog)All have submitted greenhouse gas reduction plans to the United Nations in advance of the Paris talks. As for Canada, the Official Opposition...

Treaty 6 Grand Chief demands top Mountie release all data on murdered ...

Quebec NDP MP Mylene Freeman, whose riding includes the Mohawk community Kanesatake, demanded during question period that Valcourt apologize for his “unsourced” claim. “The Minister...

Jeff Browaty wants to be federal Tory candidate in Kildonan-St. Paul

Conservative MP Joy Smith, who currently represents Kildonan-St. Paul announced she wouldn't be seeking re-election, has endorsed the only other declared candidate for the nomination,...

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A local advocacy group gathered in front of Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger's office Tuesday to mark one year since the Conservative government ended the Canada...

NDP strategize in Revelstoke with candidate Wayne Stetski

For local NDP supporters, the task of unseating Conservative MP David Wilks is a big hill to climb. "There's no doubt it's a challenge," said...

Hillier calls out Northern MPs over missed vote

Bruce Hyer, Green Party MP for Thunder Bay- Superior North, voted against the motion, while Jay Aspin, Conservative MP for Nipissing — Timiskaming, voted in...

Ex-General Rick Hillier Angry At MP No-Shows For ISIS Vote

The motion to extend Canada's mission passed by a vote of 142-129, with Conservatives in favour and the opposition parties against. Three members of Stephen...

Anti-terror bill won't target non-violent protest

“If we get over-bureaucratic with this, the intent of the act is lost,” Tory MP Diane Ablonczy declared earlier during debate on another unsuccessful NDP...

Anti-terror bill won't target non-violent protesters | Ottawa Citizen

Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy is among those who defends the government's anti-terror bill at committee. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print.

CFIA cutting back on domestic meat inspections: union

(subscription) (subscription)... back on certain meat inspections because of tight finances, revelations that prompted sharp queries in question period from both NDP agriculture critics.

RFRA Flip-Flop

In a single sentence, if a lengthy one, the paper sums up what changed: “Religious-freedom laws, which were originally intended to protect religious minorities from...

Health care supporters rally at offices of Scarborough Centre Conservative MP ...

A large crowd of universal health care supporters held a rally outside the offices of Scarborough Centre Conservative MP Roxanne James' constituency office on Tuesday,...

Rally in support of new federal health care deal...

Between 60 and 70 protesters came out to MP Bal Gosal's constituency office on Torbram Road on Tuesday March 31 to protest the lack of...

Rally in support of new federal health care deal makes noise at Brampton MP's ...

Between 60 and 70 protesters came out to MP Bal Gosal's constituency office on Torbram Road on Tuesday March 31 to protest the lack of...

As Deadline Looms, NDP Continues To Fight $2.7 Million Tab For Expenses

It is time that this frivolous attack on members of the official Opposition come to an end,” MP Robert Aubin is quoted saying in the...

Editorial: James Lunney's religious freedom | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board More from Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board. Published on: March 31, 2015. Last Updated: March 31, 2015 4:07 PM EDT. An April...

Liberal party offers 'beautiful' Justin Trudeau sketch in fundraising effort

The Liberal party showcased the little-known artistic talent of Justin Trudeau in a fundraiser this week. Donors were promised a postcard-sized version of a sketch...

Scott Brison: Harper's disdain for the Charter

One of the tenets of Stephen Harper's Conservative party, like its predecessors, the Reform party and the Canadian Alliance, is a populist belief in “majority...

Bill C-51 Amendments From Opposition Rejected By Conservatives

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says the legislation is needed to keep Canadians safe from jihadi-inspired attacks like the ones that claimed the lives of...

BC MP James Lunney leaves Tory caucus to defend 'religious freedom'

In a statement released Tuesday, James Lunney announced that he is withdrawing from the Conservative caucus voluntarily so as not to "entangle the most multiracial,...

Nova Scotia NDP revive union campaign for nurse-to-patient ratios

They are paying tens of millions of dollars for staff to come in we are so short staffed," says Robert Chisholm a nurse in Halifax.

Just fix Bill C-51 to address points of concern

If Bruce Stanton and the Conservative Party of Canada are so sure of the merits of Bill C-51, why not just amend the language to...

Workers rally for new health accord

About 50 people gathered outside Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin's office Tuesday calling on the federal government to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces.

MP James Lunney quits Tory caucus so he can defend his faith ...

A Conservative MP has quit the government caucus to sit as an Independent so he can freely defend his religious beliefs and counter attempts to...

MP James Lunney quits Tory caucus so he can defend his faith ...

A Conservative MP has quit the government caucus to sit as an Independent so he can freely defend his religious beliefs and counter attempts to...

Lack of CFIA meat inspectors is putting people at risk: Agriculture Union

NDP Agriculture critic Malcolm Allen said the government is creating a two-tiered food inspection system: one for domestic meat and one for meat bound for...

UPDATE 1-Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says

The cutbacks follow two major meat recalls over food-borne illness in recent years. Ottawa had made some improvements to meat inspections after those outbreaks but...

Conservatives creating a two-tier food inspection system ... - NDP

“Conservatives are reducing the number of domestic inspection resources to pre-listeriosis crisis levels and I find that incredibly worrying,” said NDP Agriculture and Agri-food critic...

Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney quitting Conservative caucus ...

Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney has quit the Conservative caucus, saying he wants more freedom to defend his religious beliefs. Lunney says he's leaving voluntarily to...

Canada reducing number of meat inspections

CBC.caAn excerpt of a 2014-15 CFIA report approved by Ambrose and obtained by the union, estimated that the government would cut spending on food safety...

Timely Topics with Muslim Women - The NewsDesk

March 31, 2015 by Harold Albrecht. A public forum ... The post Timely Topics with Muslim Women appeared first on Harold Albrecht. ... Harold Albrecht...

Conservatives studying anti-terrorism bill reject opposition changes

National PostRoxanne James, parliamentary secretary to Blaney, took particular exception to the notion of a sunset clause, expressing amazement anyone would even suggest it. "I...

Heiltsuk on edge: DFO checks with Ottawa on herring fishery's re-opening

Conservative fishery minister Gail Shea, from P.E.I., is expected to be keenly involved in the final decision Tuesday on the fate of the commercial herring...

Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says

The cutbacks follow two major meat recalls over food-borne illness in recent years. Ottawa had made some improvements to meat inspections after those outbreaks but...

Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says

CBC.caThe cutbacks follow two major meat recalls over food-borne illness in recent years. Ottawa had made some improvements to meat inspections after those outbreaks but...

Pot lobby turns its back on 'Cheech & Chong'

“Having Tommy out in DC for the NCIA Lobby Days will detract from the overall message we aim for with the event, which is that...

Lunney bolts CPC caucus amid social conservative ... - iPolitics

Conservative MP James Lunney has announced that he is leaving the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent MP so he can more freely express...

Lunney bolts CPC caucus amid social conservative ... - iPolitics

Conservative MP James Lunney has announced that he is leaving the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent MP so he can more freely express...

Bill proposing mandatory insurance coverage for railways hauling dangerous ...

"Class 1 railways carry significant quantities of dangerous goods, and they will be required to hold $1 billion in insurance," said Larry Maguire, Conservative MP...

MP James Lunney quits Conservative caucus over perceived threats ...

James Lunney says he is leaving the Conservative party to sit as an Independent MP because “the realm of politics at senior levels” have become...

Suzanne Legault wants to subject ministers to ATIP requests

During the first round of debate last November, Conservative MP Dan Albas indicated that the government would not support it, which means it will be...

Indiana voices: Who supports, denounces religious freedom law

legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said it's likely that a refusal to serve a gay person wouldn't stand under the law, but a refusal to...

Conservative MP John Weston reiterates support for Bill C-51 | 91.7 ...

Late last week, there was word the government was planning four amendments, including clarification that public protests cannot be considered terrorist acts. West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast...

Conservative MP John Weston reiterates support for Bill C-51 - My ...

Late last week, there was word the government was planning four amendments, including clarification that public protests cannot be considered terrorist acts. West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast...

Hiebert's sponsored travel questioned

Travel has once again proven a bugbear for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale Conservative MP Russ Hiebert. Hiebert – who was pilloried in 2010 for having the...

Should Remembrance Day be a stat holiday? Debate continues

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Dan Harris thought he was making headway with his bill to make Remembrance Day a national statutory holiday—until yesterday. Harris testified...

Canada's top agriculture politicians on farm issues

Malcolm Allen is the MP who has spearheaded the NDP's agriculture efforts, serving as critic for the agriculture portfolio since the 2011 election. MP for...

Indiana needs to balance gay, religious rights: Column

Today pro-choice and gay rights groups increasingly view conservative Christians as bigots hell bent on imposing their primitive beliefs on others. Rather than viewing today's...

Jeb Bush's Biggest Weakness May be His Biggest Annoyance

“We don't need another Bush,” said Long, who prefers Texas Senator Ted Cruz or Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. “We need to win, and there's too...