May 1, 2015

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NDP surge in Alberta draws federal fire

In the House of Commons, Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin called the Alberta NDP plan a recipe for economic disaster. "They will kill jobs that...

Charges against officers hailed on Baltimore's streets

(subscription) (subscription)BALTIMORE (AP) — Rage turned to relief in Baltimore Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from...

When will the Canadian Armed Forces become civilized?: Mallick

NDP MP Christine Moore, an Armed Forces veteran, says the diminishing of women was a constant of her military career. “If your husband is also...

Fewer politicians are better

National PostOn Thursday independent MP Brent Rathgeber put forward a private member's bill aimed at reducing the size of the federal cabinet. Right now there...

Alberta's politics have inevitably become more diverse: Hébert

Then there was the taking of an Edmonton riding a year later by NDP MP Linda Duncan with more than 50 per cent of the...

Prentice suggests Mulcair scripts Alberta NDP plan, Notley laughs at ...

On Thursday, Prentice went further, telling a party fundraiser in Edmonton: “We don't need a pipeline policy in this province that feels like it was...

Alberta NDP Win Would Be Disastrous, Federal Tories Warn

Toronto StarSome federal Conservatives are sounding the alarm as polls show the Alberta NDP stands an honest-to-goodness chance of forming government for the first time.

Mulscare: NDP surge in Alberta draws fire from federal Conservatives

In the House of Commons, Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin called the Alberta NDP plan a recipe for economic disaster. "They will kill jobs that...

Canada and US announce new train standards

"Those cars are still on our rails — and they'll still be on our rails for 10 years," said the NDP's Hoang Mai. "So it's...

Patterson tapped as interim CEO for state exchange

He replaces former Local Affairs executive director Reeves Brown, who stepped down in March, and Kevin Patterson, the governor's chief administrative officer, who filled in...

Muslim lawyer says federal election politics behind his suspension

"Perhaps they're not pleased that I'm very critical of Bill C-51," Hamdani said. "Perhaps the government is displeased that I have been supporting Justin Trudeau...

Two candidates vying to represent NDP in Sudbury

Stephanie Harris, chair of the International Women's Week Committee and the Women and HIV Community Development Coordinator with Reseau ACCESS Network, has entered the race.

Slideshow: The most-read stories of April

The liberal Abrahamson is expected to be voted out by the four-justice conservative majority. ... Roggensack is part of the court's four-justice conservative majority. ...

Liverpool vs Queens Park Rangers: Four VAVEL writers pick their Reds' line-ups

But most of all, predictable. With Mario Balotelli's injury and Daniel Sturridge out for the rest of the season, Raheem Sterling is the most likely...

Chianello: Ally for Ottawa or partisan pitbull? Poilievre embraces new capital ...

Just in case anyone has missed the fact that Pierre Poilievre is now the federal cabinet minister responsible for the national capital region, take note...

Canadian Forces to create independent agency to handle misconduct complaints

Conservative MP James Bezan, the parliamentary secretary to the defence minister, said Maj.-Gen. Whitecross is looking at how to “best implement” the recommendations. “Nobody who...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | MAY 2, 2015

It may put his mind somewhat at ease to know that a growing number of people, myself included, don't care a whit if people mumble...

Transgender Jews: Beyond the Rainbow

When Deborah and Rebecca walked into the family service at the Woodland Hills Conservative synagogue, along with Rebecca's younger brother, they were greeted with friendly...

Ryan Zimmerman's 'A Night at the Park' scheduled; other Nationals minor league ...

(blog)Ryan Zimmerman's sixth annual “A Night at the Park,” which raises money for multiple sclerosis research, will be held on June 22 at Nationals...

Analysis: In boosting climate goals, California daring others to follow - Science /AAAS

Science /AAASAnalysis: In boosting climate goals, California daring others to followScience /AAASIn it, San Francisco–based consulting firm Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) used conservative assumptions...

Complicated coalition math and likely hung Parliament loom for UK voters after ...

Just as Bloc Québécois support poisoned Stéphane Dion's attempt to form a Liberal-NDP coalition during the winter of 2008-2009, so SNP support for Labour threatens...

Jason Kenney endorses Mani Fallon for Surrey Centre - Asian Journal

Surrey: Jason Kenney has endorsed Mani Fallon, who is seeking Conservative nomination from Surrey Centre riding. Kenney said, “Mani Fallon would be a brilliant addition...

Loyalty Rewards? Clinton donors, allies on Africa 'safari' with ex-president

Jeff Bechdel, spokesman for the conservative America Rising PAC, said he expects "many of the donors on this trip" to show up as Clinton 2016...

Floyd Mayweather, the gifted, minted king of the ring

Manny Pacquiao, his Filipino rival, is a conservative man who fights extravagantly. On Saturday, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the best boxers of...

Voting starts Sunday to elect new leader of Ont. Progressive Conservatives - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsVoting starts Sunday to elect new leader of Ont. Progressive ConservativesCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThe original field of five candidates has narrowed to...

Brent Rathgeber: Smaller cabinet, better democracy

It has been nearly two years since Rathgeber left the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent, distraught after the Prime Minister's Office ordered the...

Benson re-elected with mandate to fight the Conservatives

The budget move changes the character and even the pace of bargaining, now that the government has laid out the terms of the deal it...

Oil Industry Allies Paint Pope As Bad Catholic For Acting On Climate Change

[National Review, 4/27/15]; Breitbart's James Delingpole expressed support for those who argue that "the very last thing [Pope Francis] should be doing if he means...

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

Jinny Sims, MP for Newton-North Delta, and Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North, led the NDP's charge in the House of Commons on Thursday. “The...

Trudeau's appeal to labour hits rough patch over Liberal ... - iPolitics

But only a few days later, union leaders were infuriated by comments from Liberal House leader Dominic LeBlanc, a member of the secretive board of...

Trudeau courtship of labour at odds with Liberal criticism of NDP union office

TheTyee.caOTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's courtship of the labour movement has hit a rocky patch. He's facing a backlash from labour leaders after Liberals...

Agent: Titans QB Zach Mettenberger seeking to fight for job

"To get two young corners like that and you watch Chicago take the receiver from West Virginia, knowing the receivers that we face in Green...

Tory MP takes aim at Alberta's surging NDP, echoing ... - iPolitics

Tory MP Chris Warkentin waded into the Alberta election campaign Friday, echoing embattled Premier Jim Prentice's warning that a vote for the surging provincial NDP...

Mulscare: NDP surge in Alberta draws fire from federal Conservatives

Toronto StarIn the House of Commons, Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin called the Alberta NDP plan a recipe for economic disaster. "They will kill jobs...

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair praises Notley's superb vision

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is praising his Alberta counterpart for her campaign, saying that Rachel Notley has a “superb vision” for how to help...

Justin Trudeau facing backlash from labour leaders | Metro

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's courtship of the labour movement has hit a rocky patch. He's facing a backlash from labour leaders after Liberals...

Meet the cast of ITV's Home Fires

ITV's new Sunday-night drama Home Fires takes us to heart of a rural Cheshire community during the Second World War, where a group of women...

UKIP Has Changed Britain's Conversation. Now It Needs a Big Win.

RAMSGATE, England — As word spread that Nigel Farage was on his way for a stroll through this faded seaside town, tensions began to flare.

Statement by Liberal Party Labour Critic Rodger Cuzner on ...

OTTAWA –Liberal Labour critic, Rodger Cuzner, today issued the following statement on International Workers' Day: “Today we celebrate and recognize the hard working men and...

Statement by Liberal Party Labour Critic Rodger Cuzner on ...

OTTAWA –Liberal Labour critic, Rodger Cuzner, today issued the following statement on International Workers' Day: “Today we celebrate and recognize the hard working men and...

Out With the Inn Crowd

“The comment . . . is something of a shift for the staunchly-conservative Republican presidential candidate,” wrote Daniel Straus of TalkingPointsMemo.com. But why would anyone...

Thomas Mulcair: Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley Has 'Superb Vision'

EDMONTON - Federal politicians brought bouquets and billy clubs to Alberta's election trail Friday to address the possibility the NDP could wield power after more...

Ritz: Canada can't tell TPP counterparts supply management is off the table

(subscription) (subscription)... federal government's support for supply management, Thursday, but said Canada can't simply tell its TPP counterparts dairy, eggs and poultry are off...

May 2: Thumbs-up & thumbs-down

Stephen A. Lake. Please congratulate the follow new members of the Fort Collins breakfast Rotary Club. Norm Peterson, self-employed consultant; Mike Labate, president of Rocky...

Canada can't tell TPP counterparts supply management is ... - iPolitics

At the House agriculture committee meeting, NDP agriculture critic Alex Atamanenko, who was filling in for deputy agriculture Ruth Ellen Brosseau, wanted to know why...

The Citroën DS 19: Why It's the Ultimate Classic Car

WHY HAVE I commandeered your attention with this strange and irresistible object? It is obviously not a car. It cannot possibly be real. Does it...

Federal NDP leader praises Alberta campaign | Metro

REGINA – Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is praising his Alberta counterpart for her campaign, saying that Rachel Notley has a “superb vision” for how...

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson OK with Leonard Williams pick

"To get two young corners like that and you watch Chicago take the receiver from West Virginia, knowing the receivers that we face in Green...

Local politicians react to balanced federal budget

Wild Rose MP Blake Richards said balancing the budget was an election promise fulfilled by the Conservative government. “That was a key promise to get...

Pesticide approvals should be less secretive: House ... - iPolitics

The Conservatives have six of the committee's ten seats and it is chaired by Huron-Bruce Conservative MP Ben Lobb. When opposition parties break with the...