May 21, 2015

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Conservatives failing Canadians on drug safety

“This is becoming an unfortunate pattern with this government,” added Christine Moore (Abitibi-Témiscamingue), NDP deputy critic for health. “From pharmaceutical advertising to clinical trials, the...

Harper government should quit stalling and kill the tampon tax: MP

"There was a vote and it had all-party support but now we have to make them commit to making the change," London Fanshawe NDP MP...

Harper government should quit stalling and kill the tampon tax: MP

"There was a vote and it had all-party support but now we have to make them commit to making the change," London Fanshawe NDP MP...

Harper government should quit stalling and kill the tampon tax: MP

"There was a vote and it had all-party support but now we have to make them commit to making the change," London Fanshawe NDP MP...

Harper government should quit stalling and kill the tampon tax: MP

"There was a vote and it had all-party support but now we have to make them commit to making the change," London Fanshawe NDP MP...

Harper government should quit stalling and kill the tampon tax: MP

"There was a vote and it had all-party support but now we have to make them commit to making the change," London Fanshawe NDP MP...

Pride signups must pledge trans support

Liberal MP Dr. Hedy Fry, NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, and Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer were among the first politicians to sign the pledge on...

Calgary MP's tax trash talk tweet targets city council

Conservative Michelle Rempel, Calgary Centre-North MP and the Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification), posted a message on her Twitter account comparing the state of...

Around Town: May 22, 2015

Lund Shellfish Festival will take place from 5 to 9 pm Friday, May 22, 10 am to 11 pm Saturday, May 23 and 9 am...

Okanagan MP's father fined for professional misconduct

The father of a local Conservative MP has been fined by the Law Society of B.C. for writing himself into a client's will. For two...

Academics slam tactics of Vancouver group behind anti-union law

OTTAWA — A B.C. Conservative MP and a Vancouver-based advocacy group are fighting for a tough union disclosure law using tactics that showed disregard for...

Academics slam tactics of Vancouver group behind anti-union law

OTTAWA — A B.C. Conservative MP and a Vancouver-based advocacy group are fighting for a tough union disclosure law using tactics that showed disregard for...

NDP's Deborah Drever recalls childhood in foster care, calls photo a 'mistake'

Her interest in politics peaked after high school, she recalled, inspired by listening to NDP MP Niki Ashton and reading “Black Like Me,” John Howard...

Senators continue to take pricey flights because they can

On April 18 of that year, Conservative MP Andrew Scheer noted that savings generated by using passes has been significant. "It's probably the largest contributor...

NDP Alberta rookie regrets offensive photo shoot, looks to earn back trust

Her interest in politics peaked after high school, she recalled, inspired by listening to NDP MP Niki Ashton and reading “Black Like Me,” John Howard...

NDP promises to restore door-to-door mail

For them, this service is essential," Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP's Canada Post critic, said in a statement Thursday. Canada Post has faced public relations and...

Boondoggle HQ: The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed

The $25-million price tag is a conservative number. The military also ... Larry Nicholson, who was Millsí predecessor, said he not only didn't ask for...

Chris Selley: NDP comes out strong for two-tier mail delivery

Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP's post office critic, says a New Democrat government would terminate the phase-out plan and restore service to those households that have...

Plug Power's (PLUG) CEO Andy Marsh Hosts 2015 Annual Meeting of ...

Joining us today are Gary Willis, Maureen Helmer, Johannes Minho Roth, where is Minho, Minho, Doug Hickey, and joining us by phone – and Gregory...

Anne Jarvis: Tell your political leaders this

(blog) (blog)If you are losing NDP MP Joe Comartin, one of the most respected MPs across all parties, you are facing the possibility of...

COLUMN: Changing electoral system will fix Canada's problem

In the 2008 federal election, the Conservative party took 37.6 per cent of the House's seats with 39.6 per cent of the popular vote, yet...

Conservatives would cut more taxes if re-elected, Oliver says

Benefits CanadaA re-elected Conservative government would have room for further tax cuts as debt servicing costs decline, Finance Minister Joe Oliver says. Mr. Oliver also...

Pierre Poilievre's So-Called 'Vanity Videos' Reworked By Liberals

Irate Liberals and New Democrats denounced the clips as "vanity videos" in question period last Friday and accused Tories of campaigning on the public dime.

Alberta NDP gives Harper government a lesson in cabinet making

Earlier this week, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz squeezed inside the booth with THREE aides anxiously monitoring his victory declaration over Americans in a meat...

Cabinet to consider commercial ships as stopgap for lack of navy supply vessels

Faced with a navy that can no longer resupply and refuel its warships at sea, the Conservative government will soon decide whether to approve the...

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The federal government is giving $900,000 to Youth Opportunities Unlimited to help combat youth unemployment in London and Strathroy. Conservative MP Susan Truppe (London North...

Use social media to promote life, but don't be a 'slacktivist', Campaign Life ...

Golob recounted how Campaign Life Coalition used YouTube to generate supportive videos for then-Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose when she came under attack from...

We're all paying for PM's favours

Mike Harris criticizes everything about our present government in Ontario. I'd like to ask him how he feels about the selling off of Hydro One?...

Falls candidates gear up for federal election

Nicholson told The Review in January he will once again represent the governing Conservatives in the Niagara Falls riding as the party's nominated candidate. “My...

NDP would win Burnaby North-Seymour: poll

At the time, NDP members opposed the new riding, and pundits speculated it would go to the Tories, as the North Shore tends to lean...

Political drive to save Dorval golf course heads to Ottawa

A busload of supporters, including NDP MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine Isabelle Morin, Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau, golf club president Jean-Guy Aubry and golf club vice-president Bruce...

Ottawa shooting confusion caused by scale of police response, report says

As first responders to the Oct. 22 shooting in Ottawa chased down conflicting eyewitness reports, limited communication between police forces and the difficulty of corralling...

Sheepdogs brothers give musical gift to DSBN Academy

But what is happening here today is pure magic, St. Catharines Conservative MP Rick Dykstra said Thursday. The Sheepdogs soared to success when they were...

Broadcasters to go ahead with traditional TV debates with or without Harper

Stephen Harper's Conservatives say they will be a no-show at two federal political leaders' debates announced by major Canadian broadcasters Thursday. CTV News, CBC News,...

Galdes' contract extended to 2020

The proficient rating is based on the Jim Shipley Systems Check Level III Evaluation for Superintendents, which rated Galdes in areas including leadership and strategic...

Comments on the RCMP and the destruction of firearms data

Toronto StarOTTAWA — The Harper government has put measures into its latest budget bill that would retroactively change the law to put data from the...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » THE NDP WILL ...

”Hundreds of municipalities are speaking out against Canada Post's unacceptable plan to eliminate home delivery of mail – and they want this plan stopped,” said...

Public servants shouldn't have been OK with ... - David McGuinty

Liberal MP David McGuinty argued that Privy Council Clerk Janice Charette, who heads the public service, should justify how public servants could work on what...

NDP MP says $8.5M in FedNor funding went unspent

The NDP MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River is accusing the Conservative government of shortchanging northern Ontario on FedNor funding. At a press conference today, John...

NDP vowing to return door-to-door postal delivery

Deputy party leader Dave Christopherson was joined by Hamilton East MP Wayne Marston as he announced his party's plans to rein in the crown corporation.

Obama trade bill clears big Senate hurdle

The liberal lawmaker implored his colleagues to reject the move to close down debate and accused Democrats of being willing to move forward because they...

NDP Leader Mulcair to release memoir before election

Thomas Mulcair has written an autobiography scheduled for release just three months before Canadians go to the polls. His memoirs, entitled Strength of Conviction, are...

NDP vow to restore home mail delivery

Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP's post office critic, says a New Democrat government would terminate the phase-out plan and restore service to those households that already...

Six candidates now competing for Oakville Ward 6 councillor seat

Lishchyna is best known for challenging Eve Adams for the Conservative nomination in the new Oakville North-Burlington federal riding. Khan's brother and chiropractor Mansoor Khan...

Federal government should take leadership role on fighting MS

(subscription) (subscription)This month, the MS Society, alongside a group of outstanding MS Ambassadors, gathered together on Parliament Hill to launch MS Awareness Month with...

Compromise could be coming to Stewart, B.C./ Hyder, Alaska border battle

That was after questioning the Conservatives in the House of Commons recently about the situation. That's when, for the first time, the minister's office spoke...

Stephen Harper in 'sweet spot' as Canada gears up for October election

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose Conservatives trailed in public-opinion polls for almost two years, is back in the political driver's seat. A slow decline...

Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

Most congressional Democrats and key liberal groups oppose new trade deals. But an uncertain number of House and Senate Democrats ..... In addition to her...

The road to the White House goes through Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsScott Walker just returned from one of the rites of passage for presidential hopefuls, a pilgrimage to Israel. He followed a well-worn...

Governor General asked to clarify Senate residency rules

"The recent Senate scandal has resulted in a growing crisis of confidence in the upper chamber of government," writes NDP MP Charlie Angus, in a...