May 19, 2015

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National Post View: Answering to Parliament is not optional

Since the Harper Conservatives came to office in 2006, the daily ritual has been steadily degraded. From the early days of the confrontational Peter Van...

Senate urged not to 'circle the wagons' on bill to strip pension from ...

NDP MP Charlie Angus holds up a deck of 'Senate Hall of Shame' collector cards as he visits the Ottawa Courthouse in Ottawa on Monday...

Anne Jarvis: The pseudo announcement

(blog) (blog)Back in Windsor, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley introduced the prime minister as a “champion of the manufacturing sector...

RCMP gun registry data destruction allegations handed to police

Patricia Davidson, the Conservative vice-chair of the ethics committee, was not immediately available for comment. However, Scott Simms, the Liberal vice-chair of the ethics committee,...

Seasoned MP visits

Longtime activist and politician Libby Davies made a stop in Salmon Arm Saturday, to talk federal politics and tout Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate Jacqui Gingras. Davies...

First Nations get federal jobs boost

TRURO — The federal Conservative government announced a $328,000 investment Tuesday to help natives in Nova Scotia with training and work experience. “Young First Nations...

RCMP gun data destruction in police hands

Patricia Davidson, the Conservative vice-chair of the ethics committee, was not immediately available for comment. However Scott Simms, the committee's Liberal vice-chair, said it has...

Utah, other Western states decry threatened sage grouse listing

Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, likened the football-sized bird to that of the Pacific Northwest's spotted owl, which conservatives blame...

Laureen Harper scheduled to appear at second fundraiser for Tory MP Armstrong

(subscription) (subscription)PARLIAMENT HILL—Laureen Harper's scheduled appearance at a $150-a-ticket fundraiser Wednesday to help build an election campaign war chest for Nova Scotia Conservative MP...

Economist Withdraws from Trans Mountain Review, Calling It 'Rigged'

Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin said that he wasn't surprised Allan pulled out of process. He said the review is broken, but stopped short of...

Allegations of RCMP wrongdoing on gun registry data ... - iPolitics

Patricia Davidson, the Conservative vice-chair of the ethics committee, was not immediately available for comment. However Scott Simms, the committee's Liberal vice-chair, said it has...

Surrey getting 100 more RCMP officers to fight gang crime

OTTAWA - The Conservative government, under attack from the New Democratic Party in Parliament in recent weeks over a string of gang-related shootings in Surrey,...

Federal government approves 100 new cops for Surrey, but no timeline provided

But local NDP MPs are slamming the government for not revealing when the new Mounties will arrive. “Are they going to be here before the...

NDP launch candidate race

... a single mom and as a member of a family who has suffered with poverty and mental health issues, Lauzon said she is "at...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » Don proposes ...

The federal NDP on Friday held its annual meeting for the Chinese media in Vancouver, and, as usual, went over the expected list of talking...

John Ivison: Justin Trudeau pinning his hopes on a class war is a losing strategy

In a little-noticed gaffe in the House of Commons last week, he responded to Stephen Harper's claim that the Conservative record on tax reduction had...

One Photographer Is Using Social Media To Celebrate 'Queer Icons' Of Color

"I'm absolutely inspired by the stoic portraits of Jan Van Eyck and Albrecht Durer too," he added. For some of the portraits, especially those that...

Parliamentarians must give RCMP gun registry destruction a full airing: NDP

NDP MP Charlie Angus asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

You're now 37% Tory. So am I. And if you don't agree, you're in denial

The uncomfortable truth is that despite knowing precisely what will happen to NHS patients, disabled people, hard non-working families, refugees and whoever else Iain Duncan...

Ancaster trustee Alex Johnstone seeks federal NDP nomination

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)The keynote speaker will be Peggy Nash, NDP MP for High Park. "I had a lot of people asking...

Franchot: Reopen mental health center

ANNAPOLIS — At a Wednesday, May 13 Board of Public Works meeting, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Chestertown's Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center closed “for...

Bank of Canada's Poloz: Economy Is Headed in Right Direction

“The first quarter wasn't as much as one would have hoped, but I think there's a feeling…it will recover and get moving,” the minister, Joe...

Parliamentarians must give RCMP gun registry destruction a full airing: NDP

NDP MP Charmaine Borg's motion for the ethics committee requests that the Justice Department produce "all of its documents relating to this case" and that...

Patrick O'Flynn steps down as Ukip economics spokesman

Constituency, Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP, Green, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Sinn Fein, UUP, DUP .... Beverley and Holderness, -3.8, 1.4, -17.8, 11.5, 1.8, 0, 0,...

Hannah drops out of Tory nomination race in Winnipeg South

He ran for City Council in Winnipeg in 2011, losing the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Whyte Ridge ward by just 56 votes. The Conservative candidacy in Winnipeg South became...

Hannah drops out of Tory nomination race in Winnipeg South

He ran for City Council in Winnipeg in 2011, losing the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Whyte Ridge ward by just 56 votes. The Conservative candidacy in Winnipeg South became...

Rookie NDP MP's reflect on spending their early 20s on Parliament Hill - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsRookie NDP MP's reflect on spending their early 20s on Parliament HillCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThat is what happened in Quebec and I...

Richards named hardest working MP

In the 2014 Politically Savvy Survey, Blake was named the hardest working conservative MP, but placed second overall. This year he has moved up to...

Kansas Lawmakers Talk About Medicaid Expansion But There's A Catch

Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat. “There's been discussion of that, yes,” said Rep. Don Hill, an Emporia Republican. Kelly and Hill, who serve on their...

Sketch: Is this man the next leader of the Tory party? Hmm...

According to bookmakers, Sajid Javid is fourth favourite to be the next Conservative leader. Boris Johnson, Theresa May and George Osborne, the three ahead of...

Grenfell recognizes benefits of collaborating

Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte Liberal MP Gerry Byrne has already had discussions with Wheeler pertaining to such collaborations. He met with Wheeler to discuss such ideas...

RCMP gun data destruction in police hands

Patricia Davidson, the Conservative vice-chair of the ethics committee, was not immediately available for comment. However Scott Simms, the committee's Liberal vice-chair, said it has...

Pitch 22

What we don't know is what this all means: Are more pitchers actually hurting their elbows, or are the sport's doctors just getting better at...

New email, ethics revelations damage Clinton claims

She was referring to a conservative group that won a 2010 decision that ruled the federal government did not have the constitutional authority to block...

Workers' advocate Dan McCarthy seeks NDP... - www.insideottawavalley.com/

www.insideottawavalley.com/Workers' advocate Dan McCarthy seeks NDP...www.insideottawavalley.com/Guest speaker will be Winnipeg Centre M.P. Pat Martin, a long-time friend of McCarthy's, who grew up in a working-class...

Former New Tecumseth mayor acclaimed as Simcoe-Grey Liberal candidate

While MacEachern is the only candidate, he will officially receive the riding's nomination at a meeting being held at Creemore Station on the Green May...

Six months without Pierre Poilievre or Paul Calandra, and Tuesday's other ...

No Paul Calandra treating issues like a joke. Can we possibly stand it? Imagine a hockey ..... from Government. If the Ontario Liberals did this...

Kirstin Alvanitakis and Jennifer Donohue on board at the Ohio Democratic Party ...

Rob Portman, the Republican incumbent who will face Strickland or Sittenfeld next year, is getting an assist from a new nonprofit group tied to GOP...

Belfast baker guilty of discrimination over 'gay cake' snub

Same-sex marriages were legalized last year in the rest of the United Kingdom but remain unrecognized in socially conservative Northern Ireland. Ashers Bakery initially accepted...

Toronto's Maple Leaf Forever tree on tour with Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip

The self described "crazy guitar nut" came up with the idea in May, 2014, when seated with NDP MP Craig Scott during a luncheon in...

Ralph Goodale: Doubling the TSFA contribution limit is the wrong way to ...

... to enable them to fill up a higher TFSA contribution maximum. There are greater, more beneficial priorities to be tackled more urgently. . Ralph...

Unions representing federal scientists protest 'partisan interference'

Representatives from Canada's major public sector unions, including the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the Professional Institute of...

Sexual Harassment Allegations Addressed in Letter from Scott Andrews

In a mailing from MP Scott Andrews, the now ousted member of the federal Liberal Party attempts to explain the events surrounding the sexual harassment...

Notley a leader who won't break promises

“In some ways we are all in the middle” (Liberal candidate Glen Allan) and “parties are getting pulled to the centre” (Conservative candidate Jim Hillyer).

California US Senate Race Heats Up

Her rise in California Democratic ranks has been just as mixed as her heritage, starting in 1994 with help from the influential yet controversial Willie...

Sex on the beach

In the poster for Paolo Sorrentino's , a somewhat haggard Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel appear to be ogling an unclothed young woman from the...

Stephen Maher: Only person who has power to stop Poilievre blowing tax money ...

Everyone knows it's wrong, but few governments can resist. If enough people don't vote Conservative in the next election, Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre will lose...

Sex on the beach

In the poster for Paolo Sorrentino's , a somewhat haggard Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel appear to be ogling an unclothed young woman from the...

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf wants state to share in lottery luck

said Donna Watson of Pittsburgh's North Side, who plays Pennsylvania Lottery games when a jackpot is high. A state tax would make her think twice...

Mega Data 2015: Joe Daniel, Conservative Party of Canada, 1204 ...

Friend, We've accomplished so much together since we were first elected with a strong, stable national majority government in 2011. I'm proud of our record,...