April 20, 2015

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Terence Corcoran: Finance Minister Joe Oliver has it right

That did not sit well with Ralph Goodale, a former Liberal finance minister, who belittled the Harper fiscal record and called Oliver's comments “remarkably bitter.”...

David Cameron: We'll check up on Holyrood to make sure rest of the UK doesn't ...

THE Tories have given up completely on Scotland, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney, after David Cameron delivered another vow to Scotland – that...

God and the White House

Longtime presidential adviser and Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen engaged in a wide-ranging conversation Friday with Dean David N. Hempton at Harvard Divinity School...

Mortal Kombat X (Video Game)

Despite my previously stated adoration of the fast 2D Japanese fighters, slower pace and ease of entry meant that me and my friends would play...

Guelph creates policy for cenotaph Roll of Honour

"I think this is a marvellous step," said Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, who is the Liberals' veterans affairs critic. "Our cenotaphs are important reminders that...

Justin Trudeau, heir to the politics of coalition

This much is recounted in an 1892 biography of Mackenzie, which I happened to pick up at a used bookstore a few months ago and...

Candidates cleared in Vancouver East Liberal nomination scandal

The provincial NDP MLA won the NDP nomination for Vancouver East in March and hopes to inherit the riding from incumbent NDP MP Libby Davies,...

Military denies blame for missed tumour

Young was a reservist called up to full-time duty at the time of treatment and that's why she fell under the military medical system. Liberal...

The power players behind Ted Cruz's campaign

The Lone Star State Republican's base begins with the conservative grassroots and with evangelical voters, and several on his team have experience wooing those worlds.

Former Conservative MP joins campaign to legalize marijuana

The Conservatives are against legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana and have accused Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau of wanting to make it easier for kids to buy...

Paul Calandra Deflects Duffy Questions With NDP, Liberal Controversies

NDP MP Charlie Angus then mentioned how 74 Tory MPs leaned on Duffy, in happier times, to attend fundraisers and events. “Why did the prime...

Federal lands bill heard in state Senate

Many Democrats, along with a coalition of outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists, oppose the bill, pointing out that the language of the measure is similar to...

Plans to increase TFSA limit come under fire

“Doubling the TFSA limit does nothing for jobs and growth; it does nothing to help middle-class families,” Liberal MP and finance critic Scott Brison told...

Almost half of Canadians support Ukraine military mission: new poll

(subscription) (subscription)NDP national defence critic Jack Harris (St. John's East, Nfld.) said it's too soon to say whether this mission deserves support. He criticized...

Guelph creates policy for cenotaph Roll of Honour

"I think this is a marvelous step," said Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, who is the Liberals' veterans affairs critic. "Our cenotaphs are important reminders that...

Budget goodies can't guarantee Stephen Harper re-election: Hébert

The Liberals, on the other hand, lost the election to the Conservatives. Martin's ... With the loss of finance minister Jim Flaherty and the untimely...

Roger Ailes: Why He'd Put Brian Williams Back On TV, But Wouldn't Hire Jon ...

Still, there have been changes at the network since the 2012 election, with Ailes clearly wooing a younger brand of conservative. (The network's median age...

Pittance not enough to repair potholes

The City of Timmins believes the new Connecting Link program of $15-million, announced on Monday, is nowhere near enough money to meet the needs of...

Tories still ahead of Labour in latest Guardian/ICM poll

With the Conservative campaign putting heavy emphasis on a Labour-SNP “coalition of chaos” and warnings about SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's influence if her party's votes...

Three ways the federal government's budget doesn't look like yours

OTTAWA - When the Conservative government talks about how it builds — and intends to balance — its budget, it often relates it to the...

Hillary Clinton greets New Hampshire: 'Republicans seem to be talking only ...

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, has complied a series of GIFs to illustrate how “Hillary Clinton Is Lucille Bluth,...

Brief and expert insights into Joe Oliver's budget themes

There will be surprises when Finance Minister Joe Oliver delivers the 2015 federal budget tomorrow—there always are—but some of the Conservative government's main talking points...

Ayn Rand: Good for You, Bad for Everyone

William Arthur Wheatley If it were the conservative way, then conservatives should be calling for the abolition of Fannie, Freddie, the Federal Home Loan banks,...

Law Society Yom Hashoah panel tackles anti-Semitism

(blog) (blog)Zelikovitz also spoke of the importance of Holocaust education for non-Jews, as exemplified by Conservative MP and Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim...

Keynes Is Set To Lose the British Election, but Piketty May Win

That is the difference between the Conservative Party and the Labour Party.” To be sure, the two ... virtually no evidence. And many of the...

QP replay: What's the over/under on #duffytrial mentions?

Maclean's is your home for the daily political theatre that is question period. If you've never watched, check out our primer. Today, QP runs from...

Surrey's Vaisakhi parade draws 300000 for 'a beautiful day and a beautiful time'

Many other local politicians turned out for the festivities, including Liberal MLAs Amrik Virk, Peter Fassbender, Marvin Hunt, Gordon Hogg and Scott Hamilton, and NDP...

Emergency debate on sale of Wheat Board rejected

OTTAWA – The Speaker of the House of Commons rejected a request to have an emergency debate on the pending sale of the Canadian Wheat...

Parties scramble to court seniors' vote in advance of election

(subscription) (subscription)During a news conference held by the alliance and attended by several MPs Monday afternoon, the NDP and Liberals offered a refundable tax...

Parties scramble to court seniors' vote in advance of election - iPolitics

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. (iPolitics/ Matthew Usherwood). A tax credit for families who take care of sick or elderly relatives should be made refundable as...

Rolly: Mike Lee's super-PAC buddy lands in super-hot water

Snowy sprinklers • I wrote in Friday's column that the Salt Lake City IRS office at 50 S. 200 East was seen watering the snow...

Has Marco Rubio Finally Created a Tax Cut So Huge Republicans Don't Like It?

In recent years, a small group of conservative intellectuals have questioned that goal, both on substantive grounds (lower taxes for the rich have less economic...

Rapid Rise in Super PACs Dominated by Single Donors

In one cautionary tale, a reclusive 89-year-old Texas oilman with no political experience launched Vote2ReduceDebt, one of the nation's highest-spending conservative super PACs. A ProPublica...

It's time to stop using our jails as de facto mental institutions

... that work and put ideology on the back burner. It's also conservative to treat people humanely and less expensively. .... On the issue of...

20 of your Tax-Free Savings Account questions answered: Mayers

When Jim Flaherty launched the Tax Free Savings Account in the 2008 budget he called it the most important personal finance vehicle since the RRSP.

Fired staffer accuses Tammy Baldwin's office of coverup in VA scandal

Calls to Baylor and her attorney, Todd Graves of Kansas City, were not returned. Graves is a former U.S. attorney whose firm has represented conservative...

Conservative minister touts increase in Universal Childcare Benefit in Scarborough

Dan Harris, the New Democrat MP in the riding, Scarborough Southwest, which Poilievre visited, said the increased payments for children under six - $1,920 a...

VANCOUVER

Castanet.net - Castanet.netFormer Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty warned ratepayers would be hurt when the previous Tory government tried to sell a portion of Hydro One,...

Time is running short for Justin Trudeau to produce his policies: Goar

Scott Brison, 47, the party's current finance critic. The Nova Scotia MP, a former investment banker, was elected in 2000 as Progressive Conservative but crossed...

NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen on the budget - Macleans.ca

NDP MP Nathan Cullen discusses what his party would like to see in the budget.

CHEAP NIGHT: Enter the magical world of Monkey Kingdom

(registration) (registration)Despite the fame and fortune, he feels something is missing and goes looking for it after his manager shows him a long-lost letter...

Newsmax's Top 100 Christian Leaders in America

Idea leaders whose Christianity drives their effect on American politics are there too, like Reagan Justice Department official Alan Sears. But so are some of...

Canada's Own Oil Pipeline Problem

In September, the president of Enbridge, John Carruthers, said that efforts to win over British Columbia aboriginals have pushed the project back from its 2018...

Sturgeon facemasks can't hide flaws in Tories' Scottish policy

The Independent“Lynton loves his shoals of Salmonds and Sturgeons,” one strategist said of the Conservative party activists who pop up at Labour rallies across Britain...

Oliver sports 'New Balance' shoes ahead of budget - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsOliver sports 'New Balance' shoes ahead of budgetCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsA federal election date may yet be six months away, but Tuesday's...

Law Society Yom Hashoah panel tackles anti-Semitism

(blog) (blog)Zelikovitz also spoke of the importance of Holocaust education for non-Jews, as exemplified by Conservative MP and Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim...

April 20th: The SNP promises to shower money on the UK

Telegraph.co.ukMs Sturgeon has ruled out a deal with David Cameron, and indeed vows to do everything in her power to bring down a Conservative-led government.

Federal budget likely to squeeze programs (and public servants) even more

The Conservatives' clashes with veterans over closed offices, for example, are a textbook case of public servants no longer having the capacity to provide programs...

Duffy's first cousin was paid after clipping, scanning articles from paper

... Charlie Angus asked about Duffy's travels to political events. The Canadian Press reported Sunday that the former Conservative did political work for at least...

Desert Sun letters to the editor for April 19, 2015

Re: “Kids taste sweet victory at Peep eating contest,” April 5. There was ... David Rogers, Rancho Mirage. Defending a record. I honestly would appreciate...