May 10, 2015

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David Cameron's wizardry

Telegraph.co.ukWhile they have something to answer for, their miscalculations also reflected the Conservative leader's ability to translate a very modest increase in his share of...

PMO thickens fog of secrecy surrounding residency requirement for senators

OTTAWA — The shroud of secrecy surrounding the residency requirement for Canadian senators just got a bit thicker. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to...

Reevely: How almost everything is Senate business in Duffy's world

Indeed, an actual Conservative MP, Barry Devolin, testified to that on Thursday. “Certainly anything related to fundraising for a (party riding association) or the national...

NDP MP renews call for affordable housing on vacant federal land in Vancouver

The vacant federal land on the Cambie corridor may be prime real estate, but NDP Member of Parliament Don Davies doesn't think it should only...

Federal leaders turn Mothers' Day greetings into political promos

In a fundraising email blast later Sunday, Conservative MP Stella Ambler recalled how much she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and praised the Tory family...

Standing in Support of Ukraine – mySteinbach Blog

Posted on 05/10/2015, 6:00 pm, by Ted Falk. In Canada we are ... I'm proud that our Conservative Government continues to stand by the Ukrainian...

Tories winning fundraising battle in more ridings

The Tories hope their unquestioning support for the government of Israel will appeal to Mount Royal's large Jewish population and flip the seat that will...

Québec Bridge Painting Costs “Very High” says Specialist

Denis Blanchette, the NDP MP for Louis-Hébert, filed Bill C-676 in Parliament on Friday to force CN to paint the Québec bridge. “I invite Denis...

News / Scrum / Federal Conservatives cannot count on Mayor Tory saying their ...

Toronto Sun (blog)... Councillor Shelley Carroll (an enthusiastic Liberal) met privately with GTA Liberal MPs - former councillor Adam Vaughan, Eve Adams, Ted Hsu, Chrystia...

Federal leaders turn Mothers' Day greetings into political promos

In a fundraising email blast later Sunday, Conservative MP Stella Ambler recalled how much she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and praised the Tory family...

PMO's Senator Residency Requirement Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

So NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus figured his best chance at getting an answer lay in placing a written question on the order paper of...

Federal leaders turn Mothers' Day greetings into political promos

In a fundraising email blast later Sunday, Conservative MP Stella Ambler recalled how much she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and praised the Tory family...

Mothers' Day messages go political | Metro

In a fundraising email blast later Sunday, Conservative MP Stella Ambler recalled how much she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and praised the Tory family...

'Hot Pursuit' Studio Split Will Save Warner Bros. – But What About 'Mad Max'?

Bad reviews — it's a bleak 6 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes — appeared to have taken a toll on “Hot Pursuit,” directed by Anne...

First section of Duffy's trial comes to an end; restarts June 1

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

Tories push gun control changes through Parliament

Conservative MP Robert Sopuck says the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act is a "very good. Facebook. Conservative MP Robert Sopuck says the Common Sense Firearms...

Jurgen Gothe's most memorable CBC on-air moments relived

Ada Guan, B.C. woman who gave birth on plane, didn't know she was pregnant · Capsized fishing boat spills fuel into Fraser River · Burnaby...

Ottawa's land-claim failure to benefit Inuit education

That was Nunavut Conservative member of parliament Leona Aglukkaq in the House of Commons on May 8. While the Liberal Party was in power when...

Exit poll: Opposition wins 1st round of vote in Poland

A beaming Duda, a member of the conservative nationalist Law and Justice party, said a change in state leadership is needed to secure a "dignified...

David Cameron to promote women in Cabinet reshuffle

However, sources have indicated that serious consideration is being given to making him Minister without Portfolio, Ken Clarke's previous job, or Conservative Party Chairman. Mr...

Changes to gun licensing system set to pass before Commons recess

Toronto Star... government to put something fresh in the window for its gun-friendly constituency before going to the polls in October. “They seem determined to...

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli hits home run in win over Blue Jays

But we are working him a very slow, very conservative progression because of our belief in what it takes to get back from Tommy John...

A Mother's Day plea for compassion

(subscription) (subscription)So I wrote an SOS to four senior Conservatives – Julian Fantino, Peter MacKay, Erin O'Toole and Jason Kenney. I am the favourite...

Photo: The Canadian Press

Castanet.net - Nathan DenetteCastanet.net... government to put something fresh in the window for its gun-friendly constituency before going to the polls in October. "They seem...

Local Conservatives going to see prime minister in Truro

Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes the hand of Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong during a visit to Amherst in August 2012. The prime...

New Tory leader lacked full support of Niagara ridings

Niagara West–Glanbrook MPP Tim Hudak with his child Maitland on his lap is pictured at Saturday's Conservative party leadership election in Toronto with former premier...

Western Connecticut recognizes graduates

(blog) (blog)... Rebecca J. Young, BA Social Work Bristol: Shannon Bouchard, BA History; Nicholas Robert Briatico, BS Justice and Law Administration; Karen Cabrera, BA...

Ghost-Like Jack Layton Appears In Candidate's Handouts

It's not the first time the NDP has used its popular former leader's image in advertisements. A recent ad seeking support for Quebec MP Alexandre...

«Graham Fraser est déconnecté de la réalité linguistique québécoise» -Louis ...

«Alors que le français continue son déclin dans la région métropolitaine de Montréal, le commissaire aux langues officielles recommande d'augmenter l'immigration anglophone au Québec, a...

Closely scrutinized, Hardy moves carefully in Congress

Democrats mock Hardy as an “accidental congressman” in light of his 2014 upset of incumbent Steven Horsford with help from a late TV ad push...

Election timing puts Canadian government 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 timing puts Canadian government 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...

Pictures: Conservatives gain most seats in North Devon district council elections

Veteran duo John Moore (Ind) and David Worden (Lib Dem) held their seats in South Molton, while there was double delight for the Conservatives in...

Tory gun law set to pass before Commons rises | Metro

MP Robert Sopuck, the chair of the Conservative hunting and angling caucus, said he's heard the mixed reviews from gun owners but calls C-42 “a...

Waiting for Jeb to jump

Almost everyone except John Ellis Bush, who still sits at the water's edge of the 2016 presidential campaign, suit dry except for the stray splash...

Funding for Emancipation Festival

Bruce Grey Owen Sound MP Larry Miller says the festival will receive $2,300 to hold the annual Black History celebration. The Conservative MP says the...

Apparent voting mistake kills NDP MP Claude Gravelle's dementia strategy bill

The MP for Nickel Belt says he's frustrated that a bill to create a national dementia strategy has failed over what appears to be a...

Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan - York Daily Record/Sunday News

Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide planYork Daily Record/Sunday News4, 2015 photo, a culvert that empties flood waters from King Street to Lake...

Seymour M. Hersh is writing an alternative history of the war on terror.

(subscription) (subscription)Only two Seals have made any public statement: No Easy Day, a first-hand account of the raid by Matt Bissonnette, was published in...

MacKay mocked for off-the-cuff 'Albertastan' comment

At least, that's one of the jokes – taken from the script of “Borat” -- going around online, as Twitter users continue to mock federal...

Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre. (Postmedia ...

While touting the “amazing success” of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant program, Conservative cabinet minister Pierre Poilievre challenged Ontario's Liberal government to stop warning about limited...

Four dogs inducted into Purina Animal Hall of Fame for heroism

"Sako basically saved my son's life," said Fawn Adolph, Phillips-Garcia's mother. Comedy stars Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath hosted Monday's ceremony. This year marks the...

Tea party, Baldwin County School Board weigh the prioritization of Bay Minette ...

"We can't look at it as my area versus your area," School Board President Norm Moore said. "I would say ... Gulf Shores Mayor Robert...

Jeb courts evangelicals in Liberty University address

Bush, a convert to Catholicism, is personally devout, and his record as Florida governor is regarded as a conservative one. But nationally, he hasn't discussed...

Big Brother 2015: Housemates revealed and include an aspiring Welsh politician

He is a community councillor in North Cardiff and is secretary of the Cardiff North Conservatives. He also publishes his own magazine which is ...

Omar Khadr, Child Soldier: “Fact” or “Notion”?

Captured at 15 in Afghanistan and jailed by the U.S., Canadian Omar Khadr, now 28, has been released on bail after 13 years of detention.

The David Cameron story

When he was elected Conservative leader in 2005, he was seen as the party's answer to Tony Blair, a young, modern leader, who would shake...

Alex Salmond: SNP landslide brings Scottish independence from the UK closer

Senior Conservative sources said the SNP could table amendments to a Scotland Bill, expected to be included in the new Government's first Queen's Speech, to...

Photo gallery: Star shots | Best from may 9th

A protester demonstrating against the Conservative government stands outside Downing Street on Whitehall in Westminster, London, Saturday, May 9, 2015. David Cameron's Conservative Party swept...

GOP race for governor roiled

I don't know how I will cast my ballot in the May 19 Republican governor primary. The main criterion for my vote is which of...