April 2, 2015

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The War on the Private Mind

There are two easy ways to get a Republican to roll over and put his paws up in the air: The first is to write...

McCrory: Left and right have manufactured religious freedom controversy

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law last week. Following the uproar, he said it needs to be clarified. ... The controversy reflects...

The People's Election: Part Five, Midlothian ... home of Gordon Brown's last ...

It was here, on September 8 last year, that Gordon Brown made his promise for greater devolution if Scots rejected independence. Just days .... But...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over ...

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc (CP) OTTAWA — One of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's closest friends is denying all.

Death of five Cree hunters in Quebec fire an 'unfathomable loss'

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who is Cree, rose in the Commons on Thursday to express his condolences. “There is no greater loss that a family...

Indiana debate exposes GOP divisions; Jeb Bush says Gov. Pence 'has done ...

In this March 19, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visits the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Republicans hoped to avoid a debate over...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over Expenses

Earlier in the day, Quebec NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice wrote a letter to the Board of Internal Economy, a secretive committee that administers the House...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — One of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's closest friends is denying allegations levied by the NDP that he inappropriately used his...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — One of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's closest friends is denying allegations levied by the NDP that he inappropriately used his...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — One of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's closest friends is denying allegations levied by the NDP that he inappropriately used his...

Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal MP, Denies NDP's Allegations Over ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — One of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's closest friends is denying allegations levied by the NDP that he inappropriately used his...

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

(registration) (registration)... tax counsel in Milan. K&L Gates, which saw its finances slip slightly last year, added banking and asset finance of counsel TERENCE...

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

(registration) (registration)... tax counsel in Milan. K&L Gates, which saw its finances slip slightly last year, added banking and asset finance of counsel TERENCE...

Laferriere marks birthday with campaign office

Brantford-Brant federal NDP candidate Marc Laferriere has secured a campaign office ahead of this October's election. Laferriere made the announcement at a birthday party fundraiser...

Letters: Remember what they say about history

Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland says income-splitting is good for only “those at the top.” In the same edition, ... Scott Brison argues Prime Minister Stephen...

Lunney quits Conservatives over religious beliefs | James Lunney,

Lunney quits Conservatives over religious beliefs. April 2, 2015. Publication: Alberni Valley Times Byline: Susan Quinn. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, has pulled out of...

Lots of tired arguments in leaders' debate – but a shortage of ding-dongs

Having been forced to suck it up while David Cameron ran rings round the Liberal Democrats in coalition, he now wanted a very public revenge.

100 thoughts about Furious 7

(blog) (blog)The Fast & Furious series is very conservative. The foundational iconography is mid-century Americana, a brand new car and the open road, a...

Canada passed on US-Mexico climate announcement -sources

National PostShane Buckingham, spokesman for Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, declined to comment on the invitation but said Ottawa is preparing to submit its climate...

Cold cheese the perfect appetizer for the Senate scandal

The Conservative senator sniffed that being served cold Camembert and broken crackers during the 50-minute flight from Toronto is beyond her level of culinary tolerance.

OPP report exonerates Hill security in killing of Zehaf-Bibeau

Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter agreed, adding: “The recommendations should be considered and hopefully accepted to improve the security around the parliamentary precinct. “When...

Iran agrees to nuclear framework

Still, the result caught many close observers by surprise after reports from the shores of Lake Geneva suggested talks were heading toward a vague press...

Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner

(subscription) (subscription)Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin. The photograph by Jake Wright. Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.

In opposing Religious Freedom Restoration Act, NASCAR defies stereotype - News & Observer

News & ObserverIn opposing Religious Freedom Restoration Act, NASCAR defies stereotypeNews & ObserverThe critics asserted that the sport was alienating its conservative Christian base. One...

CF-18s ready for missions over Syria

Dan Constable, speaking in a conference call from Kuwait on Thursday, said Canada's allies are "excited" that the CF-18 jets will expand their operations beyond...

CF-18s ready for missions over Syria

Dan Constable, speaking in a conference call from Kuwait on Thursday, said Canada's allies are "excited" that the CF-18 jets will expand their operations beyond...

Minister Rickford blasts Trudeau carbon pricing plan | Calgary Herald

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivered stinging criticism of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's proposed national targets for reducing carbon emissions in Calgary on Thursday but...

Sandwalk: Poor James Lunney resigns from the Conservative Party ...

Some of you may recall James Lunney, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni in British Columbia. He's a chiropractor who spoke out against evolution...

David Cameron Borrows From Harper's Election Playbook

The opposition was led by Stéphane Dion, head of Canada's Liberal Party. Two other parties held seats in Parliament: the New Democratic Party and the...

Editorial: Let's keep fighting for Badawi

Parliament also unanimously endorsed Liberal MP Marc Garneau's motion calling for Badawi's liberation. This is welcome. Too often, because of dependence on its oil and...

PEI election: 6 districts to watch

... from two members of his own party for the nomination in this district. Dumville won re-election by just 63 votes in 2011. Shawn Driscoll,...

Arkansas lawmakers pass revised religious objections bill

The revisions still require approval from the full Legislature and Republican Gov. Mike Pence. The Indiana amendment prohibits service providers from using the law as...

Conservative MP insists RCMP will release data on MMIW

Speaking on Nation to Nation's political panel, Conservative MP Rob Clarke assured host Nigel Newlove that numbers quoted by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt at...

Canada Pension Plan turns 50 - Rodger Cuzner - Liberal Party of ...

Ottawa, ON – Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of Commons today in regards to the Canada Pension Plan...

Michael Den Tandt: Bumbles make the once all-star Jason Kenney seem more ...

Jason Kenney has long been considered the Conservative party's best approximation of an heir apparent; a dauphin, if you will. In a caucus notably lacking...

Federal budget on April 21 will erase deficit, Harper pledges

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison told the Commons that Oliver's $2-billion income-splitting plan is “unfair, fiscally irresponsible, and bad for growth.” Moreover, said Brison, the...

Federal Budget 2015: Conservative Government To Deliver Later Than Usual

... comes later than usual. The government attributed the delay to the volatile oil price situation. Here's a look at recent budget dates. All the...

Capitol Hill Buzz: Gov. Walker helping senators raise money - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportCapitol Hill Buzz: Gov. Walker helping senators raise moneyU.S. News & World ReportScott Walker, a potential Republican presidential contender, is offering...

March held in Kenora for Cindy Gladue

"We're also walking to send a message to Greg Rickford. The conservative government keeps rejecting our calls for a national inquiry that would bring 100...

App to Help Students Study Takes First Prize in College Shark Tank Competition

(blog) (blog)“While Andrew created the mock app using InDesign, we are looking to move forward with creating the app by hiring a developer for...

Victory for belugas and the St. Lawrence « Canada's NDP

New Democrat MPs Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) and François Lapointe (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) are pleased that plans to build an oil port at Cacouna have ...

George Will: The rough math facing Ted Cruz

When Jeb Bush, the most conservative governor of a large state since Ronald Reagan (by some metrics -- taxes, school choice -- Bush was a...

Local MP pleased with long-gun ruling

“Today's decision is a victory not only for the federal Conservative government, but for all law-abiding gun owners in Quebec. Our government recognized long ago...

Canada Conservatives Shun Carbon Price to Shield Fragile Economy

Canada will avoid a national price on carbon to protect a “fragile” economy from higher costs for gasoline and groceries, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford...

Four things to watch while Parliament is on break

(blog) (blog)As the debate on extension of the mission got under way there was a moment of discomfort for the Conservatives when Foreign Affairs...

Supporting our Veterans | Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for ...

Our Conservative Government is committed to ensuring that this support is adequate and available. Indeed, since coming into office, our Government has taken strong action...

Mohamed Fahmy: NDP demands government invoke passport power

During a testy exchange with Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson at a committee Thursday, Dewar noted Fahmy may no longer be in jail, but he...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

Debuting feature director Jefferson Moneo helmed this Saskatchewan-set contemporary “noir Western” about a grifter (Nadia Litz) who will do anything to protect her criminal teenage...

Religious services for Easton area

BRISTOL TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH – Services take place in the chapel at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 143 Lincoln St., North Easton. The Rev. Jan Walden-Priest,...

Federal budget 2015: Joe Oliver finally sets April 21 date

New Democrat Peggy Nash said the government was moving to a "fake balance" and wondered what more they'd cut. Liberal Scott Brison said the Harper...