May 8, 2015

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Don't throw dirt on the grave of Miller Motorsports Park quite yet

Here's the statement from the Miller Group, which built the track: “The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has elected not to renew its lease...

Liberal MPs ready to back SmartTrack

The mayor described the meeting with Vaughan and MPs Ted Hsu, Chrystia Freeland, Judy Sgro, John McKay, John McCallum, Kristy Duncan, Carolyn Bennett, Arnold Chan...

Peter MacKay praises Omar Khadr for renouncing violence, as Stephen Harper ...

Montreal GazetteJustice Minister Peter MacKay showed signs of giving Khadr a benefit of the doubt, which set him apart from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...

Duffy called Del Mastro in Peterborough after he went to dog show, court hears

Alan Wilson, left, applauds Senator Mike Duffy, who is introduced as guest speaker by then Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro during a Conservative party fundraiser...

OpenMedia calls for Conservative MP Laurie Hawn to apologize

(press release)The call comes in response to Laurie Hawn attacking and questioning the loyalty of some of Canada's most accomplished business leaders who signed...

Lawyer with Tory ties helped in U.S. lawsuit against Khadr

National PostA Calgary lawyer with connections to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party consulted with attorneys in the U.S. about collecting on a...

Stephen Harper Prioritizing 'Propaganda' Over Soldiers' Safety, Says NDP MP

“They actually used them and then claimed that they had been vetted by the military and never did correct the record,” said national defence critic...

Harper appears unmoved after Khadr's release, public apology

(subscription) (subscription)Justice Minister Peter MacKay showed signs of giving Khadr a benefit of the doubt, which set him apart from Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

Tory MP Joe Preston Changes Vote, Kills Bill Calling For National Dementia ...

A Conservative backbencher's decision to correct his vote on a sensitive issue put him in an unusually tough spot this week. But longtime Elgin-Middlesex-London MP...

Tory MPs share tales of Duffy's star power as trial set to break

Among them were former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro and current MP Cathy McLeod who testified about events he attended in their ridings. But Mr.

Wong announces new funds to reduce isolation among seniors

Federal Minister of State for seniors Alice Wong announced a new funding program Friday that seeks to reduce social isolation among Canada's senior citizens. Speaking...

Le NPD dénonce haut et fort l'adoption du projet de loi C-51 - L'Écho de Laval

L'Écho de LavalLe NPD dénonce haut et fort l'adoption du projet de loi C-51L'Écho de Laval«Les conservateurs ont essayé d'utiliser ce qui s'est passé à...

Hard National Security Choices

(blog) (blog)David Cameron and his Conservative party won a majority of seats in Britain's Parliament in yesterday's general election. The election, which pollsters expected...

Paul Martin building to see repairs after years of concern

In response to a question from Masse, Diane Finley, minister of public works and government services, revealed in January the federal government has spent over...

HUFFPOST HILL

- Washington Bids Fighter Planes Fond Farewell Before Texas ...Huffington PostJim Messina successfully brought his knowledge of electing people not born in the United...

Citizen Science -

Rossland Telegraph- a Valuable ContributionRossland TelegraphOne of this year's most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited with...

The Gargoyle: Lawyers, knights and hippy moms

NDP MP Peter Stoffer places a wreath on behalf of the Government of Canada during a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic in...

NDP MP demands apology for RCMP Idle No More 'bacteria' comparison

The NDP's Aboriginal affairs critic demanded Friday that Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney apologize for an RCMP comparison of the Idle No More movement to...

Sam: Players field is bunched up

If I need something to kind of give me a kick in the butt, then I can think of that and it will put me...

Duffy called Del Mastro in Peterborough after he went to dog show ...

Corey Larocque @Corey_Larocque. Next witness: Cathy McLeod, Conservative MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in B.C. Duffy spoke at party event in June 2009. #DuffyTrial · ReplyRetweetFavorite ·...

MP McLeod testifies in trial of Sen. Mike Duffy

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod testified on Friday as a Crown witness in the trial of Mike Duffy, testifying about a fundraiser featuring the then-star senator...

Political parties must meet farmers, say ag…

(subscription)The Saskatchewan entourage had meetings with a number of parliamentarians including Liberal agriculture critic Mark Eyking, NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen, and Bev Shipley,...

Liberal MP mistakenly brings down national dementia strategy bill

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Yvonne Jones mistakenly forgot to vote for a private member's bill calling for a national dementia strategy Wednesday evening, causing the...

Wong announces new funds to reduce isolation ... - Calgary Herald

Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong announced a new nationwide funding program for Canadian seniors to initiate projects that reduce social isolation. Calgary's Golden...

Who's on our side?: Here's how your MPs voted on Bill C-51 ...

The brave 96 MPs who said no to the unpopular legislation were the NDP, the Green Party, the Bloc Quebecois, independent MP Massimo Pacetti MP,...

Canadian Senators Ignored Staffers Concerned About Expenses: Documents

He recounted how once Deloitte's report was filed, Conservative senators David Tkachuk and Carolyn Stewart Olsen unilaterally changed the Senate's report on Duffy's expenses. They...

Bill mandating railway insurance coverage reaches third reading

Despite its misgivings, the NDP will support Bill C-52 because "the polluter pays principle is important," said Hoang Mai, vice-chair of the transport committee and...

Alberta PCs say their party is down, but not dead

0. By Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun. Friday, May 8, 2015 12:14:27 MDT PM ... The Progressive Conservative Party says it's down but not out...

Alberta PCs say their party is down, but not dead

0. By Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun. Friday, May 8, 2015 12:14:27 MDT PM ... The Progressive Conservative Party says it's down but not out...

Transcript: Hoback debates private member's bill

Our next questioner from the Conservative Party is Mr. Calkins. Mr. Blaine Calkins (Wetaskiwin, CPC): Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. First of all let...

Conservatives apologize for video of PM's visit to Iraq and Kuwait that ...

OTTAWA – Manitoba MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Defence James Bezan said the government regrets having made public images of Canadian soldiers in videos released...

NDP to use opposition day to push for tax free tampons

(blog) (blog)On Thursday morning, MPs Irene Mathyssen and Mylène Freeman, with a backdrop of a handful of supporters dressed in red, held a small...

Khadr's release caps rough week for Harper Conservatives

Hours later, the Prime Minister's Office and Parliamentary Secretary of Defence James Bezan acknowledged the videos were in violation of the policy and wouldn't be...

Election timing puts Canada gov't in bind on Pacific trade talks

Conservative minister Maxime Bernier said this week the government has always protected supply management and "will continue to defend Canadian industries". Caroline Emond, executive director...

Election results: Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales

Belfast Telegraph - state of the ...Belfast TelegraphLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 08: Prime Minister David Cameron opens the car door for his wife Samantha...

Canada one step closer to having no tax on tampons

(blog) (blog)Conservative MP Patricia Davidson spent most of her time during the debate discussing the government's tax measures and tax cuts — its “tremendous...

NDP decry government 'obsession' with degrading CBC, Radio-Canada

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP are citing a rant against Radio-Canada made by Senator Ghislain Maltais earlier this week as further evidence that the Harper government...

Tories support motion to remove 'tampon tax'

There have been several attempts since 2004 to pass a private member's bill on the subject, including one currently in the queue sponsored by NDP...

Liberals demand MP John Williamson be expelled from Tory caucus over remarks

Conservative MP John Williamson is shown in Ottawa on January 17, 2008. A New Brunswick politician has introduced a motion calling on the provincial legislature...

Mike Duffy Trial: Dean Del Mastro Testifies, Talks Star Power

CBC.caCourt also heard more Friday about Duffy's role raising funds and profiles for local MPs; a review of his diaries has shown he was involved...

Duffy trial wraps up five weeks of testimony - National | Globalnews.ca

Dean Del Mastro, testifying over the phone from Peterborough, Ont., said he discussed the show at an hour-long coffee meeting with Duffy in July 2010...

Tories back gains on South Holland District Council

In Moulton, Weston and Cowbit the three seats were won by Conservatives Anthony Casson (1,953), Andrew Woolf (1,650) and Rodney Grocock (1,326) after a recount.

UK election shock: David Cameron defies polls with clear victory

Telegraph.co.ukWith all the results in, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party have claimed an outright majority in Parliament, with 331 seats out...

Un courtier immobilier candidat pour Forces et Démocratie dans Berthier ...

... du Bloc québécois sera pour sa part connu samedi, à l'occasion d'une assemblée d'investiture où l'ancien premier ministre du Québec Bernard Landry, sera notamment...

Patrick Brown: Once-obscure MP rises from the ranks with Ontario ...

He's a backbench Tory MP who has worked in relative obscurity for nine years on Parliament Hill. But Patrick Brown's sudden emergence as a credible...

Haitian Scholarship Fund reception; invitation from Mauril Bélanger ...

Log in to Liberal.ca. Please log in with your Liberal ID. Your Liberal Extranet credentials can be used. ... Haitian Scholarship Fund reception; invitation from...

Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro testifies at Mike Duffy trial | Metro

The Canadian Press Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro talks to media as he leaves court for lunch break at a sentencing hearing in Peterborough...

Période de questions: Immigration francophone (7 ... - Stéphane Dion

Log in to Liberal.ca. Please log in with your Liberal ID. Your Liberal Extranet credentials can be used. ... Stéphane Dion. ——————. L'hon. Stéphane Dion...

Mich. leaders slap report backing nuke waste near lake

The recommendation came in a report released Wednesday and submitted to Canada's environment minister, Leona Aglukkaq, who has four months to decide whether the project...

Denis Blanchette tables bill for Pont de Québec « Canada's NDP

New Democrat MP Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert) is calling on the Conservatives to prioritize and adopt his Bill C-676 to force CN to repaint the Pont...