April 8, 2015

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Barbs exchanged as Chilliwack federal electioneering kicks off

The letter, dated March 18, focused on a recent Liberal fundraising dinner in Chilliwack that raised $15,000 and featured Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry. “True...

Changing Everything

The Nelson Daily - From WithinThe Nelson DailyAcclaimed climate scientist Andrew Weaver is becoming a force in BC legislature, doing pretty well what we might...

Duffy's diaries shed light on life of a Conservative party insider

In the last few days of the 2011 campaign, Duffy was called upon to moderate teleconference town halls with now-Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and MP...

An open letter to all Canada's federal MPs

My MP and I have been batting letters back and forth all summer long. Although Ron Cannan of Kelowna-Lake Country finally acknowledges that criticism is...

Harry Reid Endorses a Successor in Nevada

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto shortly after she announced her bid to run for Reid's seat. "She's...

Alberta election 2015 notebook

After failing to secure the Progressive Conservative nomination for Red Deer North, former city councillor Buch Buchanan announced Friday that he secured the Wildrose Party...

A focus on food

Sophie Ackoff of the National Young Farmers Coalition, Simca Horowitz of Massachusetts Farm to School, and Anim Steel, executive director of the Real Food Challenge,...

John Ivison: Supply management must go if Canada is to be a player in massive ...

The NDP is more lukewarm on trade deals in general, and this one in particular, pointing out the impact on food safety and security. But...

PM Harper failing to fulfill Mulroney's Oka promise on modern treaties

... deal with at any one time. In 1992, the British Columbia-specific treaty table was created and in 1993 former Progressive Conservative Indian affairs minister...

Liberals remain silent on investigation into Vancouver East nomination

“We don't comment about the internal investigation process,” he said, refusing to comment further. “We're ... Vancouver East is seen as a riding to watch...

Ottawa's Refusal to Give Journalist Mohamed Fahmy a Passport Means More ...

New Democratic Party MP Paul Dewar raised concerns in Parliament in regards to Fahmy's predicament, asking what Ottawa has been doing to provide him a...

Conservative government to introduce balanced budget law

“It's an announcement full of bitter ironies,” said Matthew Kellway, NDP MP for Beaches—East York. The global financial crisis and recession of 2008-09 saw governments...

Stephen Harper should never have appointed Mike Duffy a PEI senator: Walkom

As the emails show, those around Harper fretted that the questions aimed at Duffy might spread to other Conservative senators who didn't necessarily live where...

Comparing Mike Duffy's expenses and diary

What his personal diary says: Duffy spent the previous day in Peterborough with then-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro; on June 20, drove to Cambray, Ont.,...

Daily Duffy: Behind the scenes from Day Two of the trial

Brazeau's lawyer, Christian Deslauriers, declined to say what impact he thinks the outcome of the Duffy case will have on his client, although some other...

Minority Interest Holds Uk Political Power In The Balance

#Since the 1920s, two main parties – Conservative and Labour – have traditionally dominated British politics. But this is no longer a two-horse race. ....

Beware of bright, shiny distractions

(blog)It's not hard to foresee Justin Trudeau, while debating Tom Mulcair and Elizabeth May on voting reform, saying: “Olivia Chow, Mike Layton and nearly...

" NBC's Interview With Rand Paul: Anchor Equates Increased Militarism With ...

(blog)" NBC's Interview With Rand Paul: Anchor Equates Increased Militarism With ... (blog)"The ruling clique in Washington is what's called 'the conservative consensus'," Klein...

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock ...

The NDP's Matthew Kellway called Oliver's announcement "full of bitter ironies." Wayne Simpson, an economics professor at the University of Manitoba, said balanced-budget legislation in...

The Conservatives' death bed conversion to balanced budgets‎ rings hollow

So we are highly skeptical about their newfound concern,” said NDP deputy Finance Critic, Guy Caron. New Democrats have had a long standing commitment to...

Supreme Court to decide legality of another federal appointee

Yet another Conservative government judicial appointment involving Quebec is set to go before the Supreme Court of Canada. The appointment in June, 2014 of former...

Tories' Vow Of Balanced Budget Law Called 'Toxic Hypocrisy'

TORONTO - Cabinet ministers would see their pay docked five per cent if the federal government fails to balance its books under proposed legislation critics...

Probe sought into NDP use of riding offices

Deputy NDP caucus chair Ruth Ellen Brosseau counters that New Democrat MPs are simply doing their jobs. "Our days of action are legitimate activities that...

Brison raps balanced-budget provisions as 'hypocrisy'

(registration) (registration)Liberal finance critic Scott Brison slammed the government as “born-again” balanced-budget proponents who came to office running a surplus but have added $150...

Tackling the terrorist threat at home

This Hoback said, is part of what Bill C-51 is about. “We have to break down those silos so that we can identify those high...

Proposed balanced-budget law 'largely symbolic,' analyst says

The NDP's Matthew Kellway called Oliver's announcement "full of bitter ironies." Wayne Simpson, an economics professor at the University of Manitoba, said balanced-budget legislation in...

Rays put Loney on DL with strained oblique

Tampa Bay selected the contract of first baseman Allan Dykstra from Triple-A Durham. The Rays cleared room on the 40-man roster for Dykstra by recalling...

Sen. Mike Lee Still Looking Strong in Utah

“He's a good friend, a good messenger of the conservative cause,” Chaffetz said of Lee. A couple of months before this November's elections, Anderson met...

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In another case, he said Duffy claimed to be visiting Peterborough, Ont., in order to discuss broadcasting policy with then Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro.

Comparing Mike Duffy's expenses and diary

CBC.caWhat his personal diary says: Duffy spent the previous day in Peterborough with then-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro; on June 20, drove to Cambray, Ont.,...

Oliver confirms Tories' plan for balanced-budget legislation

Finance Minister Joe Oliver's speech Wednesday to a Toronto business audience confirmed the Conservative government's plans to bring in balanced-budget legislation. The legislation comes as...

Date Book: Community events in Chilliwack

... on April 15, opening two clubs with Lois Mazuren on April 22, defensive carding with Larry Chow on April 29, slam bidding with Dave...

Balanced budget law matters: Furey

Plus a couple weeks ago independent MP Brent Rathgeber tabled a private member's bill that was near identical. "I'm hoping to force the government's hand,"...

NDP's Alleged Improper Use Of Riding Offices Deserves Probe: Grits

... canvassing blitzes. In a letter sent Wednesday to House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer, the board's chairman, Garneau says at least 43 New Democrat...

Walter Scott family: Only a guilty verdict will satisfy us

Meanwhile, the mayor pledged his support for the Scott family, hours after angry protesters gathered outside City Hall Wednesday morning. “I wont be satisfied until...

Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' allegedly improper use of riding offices

Liberal MP Marc Garneau wants the multi-party board of internal economy to conduct a thorough investigation into what he believes is a "widespread and apparently...

Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' use of riding offices - iPolitics

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Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' use of riding offices - iPolitics

Liberal MP Marc Garneau wants the multi-party board of internal economy to conduct a thorough investigation into what he believes is a “widespread and apparently...

Canadian Food Inspection Agency disputes union comments on food safety

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...

Probe sought into NDP use of riding offices

Deputy NDP caucus chair Ruth Ellen Brosseau counters that New Democrat MPs are simply doing their jobs. "Our days of action are legitimate activities that...

MP Ben Lobb to honour Seaforth veterans

Lobb, a member of the governing federal Conservative caucus, will make the presentations at a gala at Seaforth's Legion Hall on April 25. The event,...

Liberals seek probe of NDP MPs' allegedly improper use of riding offices

Liberal MP Marc Garneau wants the multi-party board of internal economy to conduct a thorough investigation into what he believes is a "widespread and apparently...

Medicaid Expansion Bill Tangled In Fight Over House Rules

Hill says a minority of this body is playing fast and loose with the majority of the House that wants a solution and that this...

Appeals court sends clear message: Yoga 'isn't religious'

(blog)The appeal's court ruling upholds Superior Court Judge John Meyer's decision in 2013 in favor of the school district at the group Yoga for...

Five times politicians failed at food

Facing a tough reelection battle, British Prime Minister David Cameron set out Monday to prove he's a man of the people. He visited a family...

Patrick Brown accuses PC leadership rival of harassing supporters

When they answer Patrick Brown, “the caller reportedly becomes abusive and demands personal financial information from the supporter, alleging something is wrong with the membership...

The 20-year history of Labour's struggle over non-doms

That impassioned denunciation of Conservative ministers over cuts and tax avoidance may sound familiar, yet it is actually more than 20 years old. Those words...

Justin Trudeau won't commit to leaders' debate on women's issues

“Yes, I am surprised, but I'm also horrified that the Liberals are voting for Bill C-51,” the Saanich–Gulf Islands MP told the Georgia Straight by...

Marc Garneau is Westmount social media champion

The MP writes most of his own tweets, helped on occasion by his communications team. His goal is to share positions taken by the Liberal...

The Conservatives' death bed conversion to balanced ... - NDP

So we are highly skeptical about their newfound concern,” said NDP deputy Finance Critic, Guy Caron. New Democrats have had a long standing commitment to...