May 22, 2015

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Foote suspicious of SAR announcement timing

(subscription) (subscription)If the Harper government is serious about providing proper search and rescue services, more commitments are necessary, Foote said. “The closures of the...

Five questions with Thomas Dang, the Alberta NDP's 20-year-old MLA

“I talked to one of the MPs in Quebec, Laurin Liu [a 24-year-old Calgary-born NDP member]. She understood my situation and said, “Be sure to...

Ottawa buildings unprepared for active shooter, report finds

The City of Ottawa has adopted a new policy to prepare for armed attackers after an Ottawa police report found that office buildings need better...

Something to think about if you live in Ward 2

... deputy city clerk, told SooToday. One thing that is certain is that if Sheehan wins the Liberal nomination, he would be challenging Conservative Sault...

Takata's airbag disaster & Air Canada's carry-on crackdown: BUSINESS WEEK ...

"We've seen the government in the U.S. has been moving forward, they've been asking questions, they've been issuing fines," said Brossard MP and NDP transport...

What Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau need to do in the debates

Other members of his family have worked for Conservative and Liberal politicians, and a daughter currently works for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. .... There will...

Letters: Suspension of disbelief over Leafs

Ralph Goodale criticizes our budget promise to increase tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) contribution limits to $10,000. His article demonstrates he misunderstands the new policy and...

National Post View: Conservatives' climate change policy is a classic example ...

How very curious, then, that the Conservatives should have done just that when it comes to combatting climate change. Take Ottawa's most recent greenhouse gas...

Kochs take on Hillary

Democrats in the past couple elections spent significant time and money trying to make a campaign issue of the unprecedented political and public policy spending...

Terror and the campaign to re-elect Stephen Harper: Walkom

The Globe and MailOn Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to Montreal to re-announce increased funding for the RCMP's anti-terror unit. The campaign to re-elect...

Terror and the campaign to re-elect Stephen... - www.kingstonregion.com/

Terror and the campaign to re-elect Stephen...www.kingstonregion.com/A month before the 2006 federal election, the RCMP announced they were undertaking a criminal investigation of then federal...

Harper announces spending to boost Canadian tourism in the US

Conservative Minister of State Maxime Bernier, who is responsible for tourism and the CTC, said those cuts were necessary to help the government balance the...

Alberta's political polarization should worry Justin Trudeau

After all, there is no denying that Justin Trudeau has revived the Liberal Party and made it a force to be reckoned with. Until quite...

At a glance: Some federal ridings at play for the NDP

Conservative MP Brad Butt captured the seat in the 2011 election with about seven per cent more of the vote than the Liberal candidate. The...

Terror and the campaign to re-elect Stephen Harper: Walkom

For Harper's Conservatives, playing the terror card is crucial — particularly in Quebec. The latest CROP poll shows the Conservatives attracting only 15 per cent...

Royal Bank backs off on fee change for payments after client feedback

Andrew Cash, the federal NDP critic for consumer protection and MP for Davenport, said the RBC move is a positive step that could influence other...

Federal Tories, NB Liberals team up for week-long spending blitz

And the Harper Conservatives, facing a tight re-election race later this year, were equally prolific, with what they call "investments" ranging from $1.5 million for...

Gov. Gen. David Johnston rebuffs NDP questions on Senate residency

The Governor General is declining to wade into the controversy over Senate residency requirements, rebuffing a series of questions posed by NDP MP Charlie Angus...

Harper not interested in TV consortium debate | Metro

Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters in a campaign-style visit to the riding of Cumberland-Colchester to support incumbent Conservative MP Scott...

Brian Mason, former bus driver who led the Alberta NDP for a decade, poised to ...

“Hey boss,” a security guard in the Alberta legislature yells at Brian Mason. “How many of us do you need for Sunday?” “I'm not the...

Inuit org wants Valcourt to reject Baffinland request for land use exemption

Bernard Valcourt, the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development minister, now finds himself at the centre of a big regulatory fight over an ambitious and controversial...

Official Statement from the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce concerning Health ...

(press release)In particular, we would like to thank Libby Davies and Murray Rankin of the NDP for their tireless championing of our cause, as...

NDP slam slashed FedNor spending | Fort Frances Times Online

Press releaseThe Conservatives' decision to cut spending at FedNor is punishing the economy of Northern Ontario and hurting growth in the region. Local MP John...

NDP slam slashed FedNor spending | Fort Frances Times Online

Press releaseThe Conservatives' decision to cut spending at FedNor is punishing the economy of Northern Ontario and hurting growth in the region. Local MP John...

Almost two-thirds of Tories oppose Victims of Communism memorial

(subscription) (subscription)“Rarely do you see an idea that's so clearly opposed by the public,” said EKOS pollster Frank Graves. NDP foreign affairs critic Paul...

County College of Morris 2015 graduation (PHOTOS)

RANDOLPH – Hundreds of students from the County College of Morris celebrated their graduation Friday morning. Approximately 400 students attended the college's 46th commencement ceremony...

Should Canada Lobby For UN To Add Asbestos To Its Hazardous List?

Leona Aglukkaq, the Office of Environment Minister, also stated Canada will not oppose the inclusion of asbestos in the UN Treaty. The Conservative government isn't...

Liberal MP John McCallum defends party's math on tax plan

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals' middle class tax plan doesn't have a $2 billion funding deficit, says Ontario MP and former National Revenue Minister John McCallum.

Liberal MP John McCallum defends party's math on tax plan - iPolitics

The Liberals' middle class tax plan doesn't have a $2 billion funding deficit, says Ontario MP and former National Revenue Minister John McCallum. For now,...

Alabama gay marriage ruling: legal, but not yet

In March, the Alabama Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roy Moore, became the first state court in the nation to defy the federal judiciary...

Crackpotism in the GOP

(blog) (blog)Dr. Ben Carson joins Mike Huckabee in refusing to accept that Supreme Court decisions, on gay marriage for example, are binding. Pressed by...

Harper continues pre-election push with visit to Quebec riding lost in 2011

(subscription) (subscription)The riding is part of the so-called Blue Arrow, a swath of seats running from around Quebec City down to the southern shore...

Biography of Theodore Roosevelt: Seven Disputed Facts About President's Life

“Yet somehow (Taft) always came off looking like a conservative.” 4. As President, Roosevelt banned Christmas trees in the White House. ... was played by...

Canadian three-way split might enable Harper to pull a Cameron in ...

Conservative government has got through a tough spring and could, like its UK counterparts, achieve a majority unless Liberals and New Democrats cooperate. Prime Minister...

Yes or no? Catholic Ireland turns out in force to vote on whether to legalize ...

Anne Marie Toole, 34, and Dil Wickremasinghe, 41, proposed to each other five years ago while strolling on a Dublin pier. But they agreed to...

The Gargoyle: Poilievre claims fitness tax credit was his idea

In a video on his MP website touting his accomplishments over the past decade, Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre makes a surprising claim: that he personally...

Funding boost announced for West Coast fisheries research centres

OTTAWA — The Conservatives, capping a weeklong string of funding announcements in B.C. in advance of a summer devoted to electioneering, announced Friday more money...

Supreme Court 'Litmus Test' Emerges in White House Race

(registration) (registration)Holder that found a key section of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, who was a vocal dissenter in...

Feds pony up $4.4 million for Kamloops Airport upgrades

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod announced $4.4 million in funding for the runway on Friday. The cash comes from a $30-million Transportation Canada Airports capital...

Le NPD veut rétablir la livraison de courrier à domicile

Pour notre région des Laurentides, il s'agit d'une priorité absolue, a affirmé le député de Laurentides-Labelle, Marc-André Morin. La fin du service à domicile affecte...

Harper Feted By Montreal's Jewish Community Council

... in this fall's federal election. One of those gains may be a riding in Montreal where he received an award from the city's influential...

FFAW Accuses Feds of Playing Politics with Atlantic Halibut Quota Allocations

The FFAW is accusing the federal government of playing politics in allocating Atlantic halibut quotas for this season. In 2007, the federal government put a...

Pierre Dionne Labelle exige de nouveau un moratoire sur l'installation des ...

COURRIER. (FLG) Le NPD a pris l'engagement de rétablir la livraison de courrier à domicile s'il est porté au pouvoir le 19 octobre prochain. Les...

RFRA and Church of Cannabis: Partake or bust?

Roger Bennett. Lafayette. • This is why we have the Establishment Clause: the minute you start getting the government mucking around with religion — as...

Red tape or repression? NGOs fight for a place in the new Bolivia they helped ...

Prior to coming to power, MAS and its base of peasant and indigenous organizations allied with NGOs in confronting a conservative government that favored the...

Justin Trudeau - IT'S OVER!

Once John Tory took the lead, Olivia Chow could never recover no matter what she did. Now it is the NDP in drivers seat and...

Changes to halibut sharing a 'callous, desperate' ploy for votes, says FFAW

A decision by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to deviate from an established halibut quota sharing arrangement will have a deep impact on fishermen...

NDP MP John Rafferty seeks third term in Thunder Bay-Rainy River

John Rafferty's quest for a third term as Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP began Thursday night as he was officially nominated by local New Democrats. Rafferty...

Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal stalwart Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to push for Senate passage of the...

The EKOS poll: Class conflict and angry intellectuals put Mulcair on ...

Thomas Mulcair Spept.17/14. We've seen the NDP in the lead more than once during the past three years. We've also seen tight three-way races. But...