April 9, 2015

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Will there be a spring federal election?

Former MP Paul Forseth thinks a spring election is not in the works, after hearing from Tory MP Maxime Bernier. "He said once the ...

Easter & Cotler: How the Liberals will fight terror

By October 2004, an all-party group of parliamentarians — including the current Minister of Justice — presented Anne McClellan and Irwin Cotler, the ministers of...

Mike Duffy's calendar diary reveals insight into Ottawa politics

"Dean Del Mastro calls re: cabinet shuffle — Have I heard anything?" Duffy noted in the calendar. During the election campaign, Duffy wrote that Conservative...

Braid: Why Prentice is playing the 'extremist' card

It seems strange for Premier Jim Prentice to brand other parties “extreme” in this election campaign, when the Progressive Conservatives have done nearly everything that...

Louisiana's budget is a fiscal mess: How did we get here?

Named for former Lake Charles lawmaker Vic Stelly, the plan put income taxes on mostly moderate-to-wealthy people and did away with a sales tax on...

Unionist parties clash over how badly they want to renew unusuable Trident

As a war of words kicked off, Ed Miliband firmly backed Tory policy, saying: “Our position is continuous at-sea deterrence, like the Conservative Party, renewing...

NDP seek probe of Liberals

On Wednesday, Liberal MP Marc Garneau asked the board to investigate at least 43 New Democrat MPs who've used their constituency offices to stage door-to-door...

State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans

27, 2012 file photo, Christine Sun, right, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, talks with Michael Ferguson, second right, and his partner,...

Michael Sona won't appeal robocalls conviction but will seek lighter sentence ...

At the time he was director of communications for Marty Burke, the Conservative candidate in the riding who lost the 2011 poll to Liberal Frank...

10 People CCGSD should consider next year for its #DayofPink spokesperson

A long-time Canadian politician and widow to NDP leader Jack Layton, Olivia Chow has made no bones about her connections to and respect for Toronto's...

NDP seek probe of Liberals | Metro

However, deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale says that prohibition applies to individual MPs' offices; it does not apply to caucus meetings, which are inherently political...

City of Vancouver alarmed it wasn't notified sooner of English Bay oil spill ...

VANCOUVER - City of Vancouver officials weren't notified of an oil spill in English Bay until 12 hours after the Coast Guard was first alerted...

National Post View: 'Inclusive prosperity' sounds new, but it's nothing more ...

The speech was organized by a Liberal-leaning group, Canada 2020. Summers was answering a question from Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal party MP and economic advisor...

Kramp responds to Duffy trial.

WE ASKED LOCAL M-P CONSERVATIVE DARYL KRAMP FOR HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TRIAL. “I WOULD MUCH PREFER TO FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE AREAS THAT WE...

Oliver twists, turns on GM share sale's impact - www.norfolknews.ca/

Oliver twists, turns on GM share sale's impactwww.norfolknews.ca/Oliver, who took over the finance portfolio from the late Jim Flaherty last March, has been handed the...

Sale of General Motors shares nets Canada $3.26B - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)Sale of General Motors shares nets Canada $3.26BCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsBut at the end of the day it does show the government's resolve to...

'Religious Freedom Bill' Exposes the Ugly Side of Indiana

(blog) (blog)Hoosiers, it's already been written. What was Mr. Goodman referring to – “According to The Atlantic, “In his 'Segregation Now' speech, George Wallace...

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

Business Insider AustraliaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron, of the Conservative Party, is engaged, in what polls suggest is, a true toss-up as he seeks a...

Conservatives handling of foreign worker issue…

(subscription)Employers who are short workers should “raise wages and hire Canadians” to fill the void, employment minister Pierre Poilievre told reporters April 1. Companies...

Canada's Controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill Is More Unpopular Than Ever

The poll was conducted after marathon committee hearings took place, in which the Conservative majority shot down hundreds of amendments to the bill. More than...

Community Bulletin Board - 4/09/15

Swing Dance. Sun. April 12. Swing Dance to an Exciting Live Band. 6:00: Beginners Lesson; 6:30-9:00: Dance. Admission $12/6 full time students. Arlington Reformed Church,...

Federal Liberals attract two aspiring candidates

Joy Davies and Dr. Peter N. Njenga are both seeking the green light to be the Liberal Candidate for South Surrey-White Rock in the upcoming...

Duffy's diaries: More on Sun News, party squabbles and dangerous cabbage rolls

Mike Duffy sent messages to senior officials in the Prime Minister's Office over the appointment of CRTC officials and took special interest in the launch...

Rempel announces $667K federal investment

The Conservative government has worked hard since it first took office to ensure Canada is one of the lowest tax jurisdictions in the world, according...

Conservative groups attempting to kill prospective ABC show

NEW YORK (AP) - Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son...

Hogan forces small dose of budget frugality in Annapolis

Larry Hogan wrangles with the Maryland legislature over the final shape of his first budget, it's clear that his arrival in Annapolis has re-framed the...

Chris Lewis: In defence of my former command — the OPP

... ability of the OPP to investigate the current Liberal government of Ontario, as they are in at least three current situations, given that the...

Rand Paul struggles to get campaign started smoothly

Yet Paul's prickly demeanor could be an asset in his quest for the nomination, especially among conservative and libertarian activists. Paul's pitch is that he's...

Medicaid expansion battles continue as legislative sessions wind down

... Florida's Senate Health Policy Committee postponed voting on confirming Scott's nominee for state surgeon general, Dr. John Armstrong, after he repeatedly declined to give...

MLA Shin re-introduces e-petition proposal

Last month, Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart's e-petitions proposal received final approval unanimously by Parliament. It came a year after having his initial private member's...

Harper Tories Sure Have Been Criticizing Pierre Trudeau A Lot Lately

Conservatives have vowed the federal budget will be balanced for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Last month, Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier also slammed Pierre Trudeau...

Supreme Court won't hear farmers' appeal of $17B wheat board lawsuit

Four named farmers launched the lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of former wheat board members and other stakeholders who fought the Conservative government's 2011 legislation...

Chianello: Ottawa River Action Plan deserves a little skepticism

... of funding for the last stage of the river clean-up plan was a virtual cross-party love-in, with Conservative Minister Pierre Poilievre giving kudos to...

Election 2015: Ed Miliband is the man Vladimir Putin wants to run Britain ...

John Cleese, the comedian who supports the Liberal Democrats, intervenes in the knifing row. "I think Mr Fallon ...... Derek Mckay, the SNP's Chairman, has...

Government improves benefits

Over the past few months the federal government and Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole have been working on a number of improved benefits and services...

The nominations are - whos, who of the would-be MPs after YOUR vote

Conservative (Con); Labour (Lab); Liberal Democrat (LD); Green Party (Green); United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip); Independent (Ind); North East Party (NEP); Trade Union and Socialist...

Photo: The Canadian Press

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.,...

IMF, Retail Sales, Banks, China GDP, ECB: Week Ahead April 11-18

The Senate may vote this week on confirming federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general to replace Eric Holder. As of April 2, five...

Higginson: Digging up the seeds of SB 101

Mike Pence said that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does...

Plastics waste ban gains momentum in Greater Victoria

Last month, Victoria MP Murray Rankin rose in the House of Commons to justify an NDP-proposed ban on microplastics under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Liberals, Conservatives await go-ahead from headquarters | Your ...

Guelph's Liberal MP, Frank Valeriote, announced in mid-November that he won't seek re-election. Seeking to replace him are former Guelph Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd...

ELECTION: Full lists of Sheffield GE candidates are revealed

They are Steve Andrew - Communist Party, Paul Blomfield - Labour, Elizabeth Breed - English Democrats, Thom Brown -Above and Beyond Party, Dominic Cook -...

Eddie Murphy 'deeply honoured' to receive comedy accolade

The 54-year-old funnyman, who has starred in films including The Nutty Professor, Beverly Hills Cop and Coming To America, will receive the gong by the...

Seven would-be MPs and dozens of council candidates standing in Worcester

The final list of MPs contesting Worcester as expected is Tory Robin Walker, Labour's Joy Squires, Lib Dem Federica Smith, UKIP's James Goad, Green Louis...

The question of a public inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous ...

In October 2010, Canada's Minister for Status of Women, Rona Ambrose, announced a number of changes that would affect how the government would address the...

A 'libertarianish' revolution

“He read every book his father had,” says Mary Jane Smith, a former campaign manager for Ron Paul. The son, who declined to be interviewed...

'There is no way to save this bill': Pamela Palmater skewers Bill C-51

(blog) (blog)Mr. Romeo Saganash: Given that your access to information request has shown that you've already been surveilled for perfectly legal civic actions, is...

2016 Chevrolet Volt To See Major Marketing Push

(blog) (blog)Cited in a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Pam Fletcher, GM's chief electric-vehicle engineer, provides some insight as to how GM...

Fifteen Years Ago, 'Dawson's Creek' Gave Us TV's First 'Passionate' Gay Kiss ...

The episode's director, James Whitmore, told The that he didn't push for anything specific, opting to let Kerr Smith (Jack) take control of the...