May 27, 2015

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Harper on defence spending: 'Canada a major contributor'

We've been debating the answer to that question in these pages over the last several days, with contributions from Defence Minister Jason Kenney and his...

Tory shift on CPP forces Liberals to explain position on key election issue

Later Wednesday, Liberal MP John McCallum went a little further, saying the party, if elected, would not rule out proposing a voluntary CPP expansion to...

Canada bars Russia from meeting about weapons of mass destruction

The Conservative government was not immediately commenting on its decision to bar the two Russian officials, which Russia's foreign affairs ministry described as “an openly...

Every candidate an author: The ceaseless boom in books by politicians

A March 2014 BuzzFeed story headlined “Killing Conservative Books: The Shocking End of a Conservative Gold Rush” noted that Jeb Bush's “Immigration Wars: Forging an...

The power players behind Rick Santorum's campaign

Santorum, who is best-known as a staunch social conservative, will also emphasize his belief in a muscular foreign policy. ... Brabender, a veteran political operative,...

Memo to the Senate: Don't delay the Reform Bill

When Senator Mobina Jaffer asked Conservative MP Michael Chong whether the Senate should simply rubber-stamp his private member's bill, he replied: “That is correct.” Frank,...

Feds admit more needs to be done to help domestic violence victims; Tories ...

“In particular, health professionals need better information and training to help identify and support women and children who have been abused,” the document, signed by...

Conservatives vote against ending violence against women ... - NDP

Tonight, Conservatives voted down M-444, A National Action Plan to End Violence against Women. The bill's sponsor, NDP Critic for Aboriginal Affairs Niki Ashton (Churchill)...

Mark Brown: Law school grad is Exhibit A for why Obama immigration policy works

(blog) (blog)Irakere Picon graduated recently from the Northern Illinois University College of Law with an award for his commitment to public interest law. |...

Stephen Harper urged to show 'leadership' on residential schools

Details of the federal participation haven't been publicly disclosed, although it's expected Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt will play a prominent role. On Wednesday, Stephen...

NDP's Mobbley has questions for Clement and Cowie | Muskoka To ...

“If I do I'll be facing two conservative candidates — not one. “A conservative (new Liberal candidate Trish Cowie) who calls herself a Liberal. And...

Un ancien député adéquiste se présente sous la bannière conservatrice

La circonscription de Salaberry-Suroît est actuellement détenue par le Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD). La députée néo-démocrate sortante, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, briguera un nouveau mandat. Pour...

Federal Liberals lose candidate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Earlier this year, Maloney and other Liberal supporters were accused of using a city-funded community centre in the area to help further their political goals.

19 Things That Actually Happened In 1999

To be blunt, Buffett, who turns 70 in 2000, is viewed by an increasing number of investors as too conservative, even passe. Barron's noted that...

Harper government defends First Nations housing fund, despite poor results

Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett said the government "has failed miserably" to alleviate a huge housing crisis on reserves. A CBC News investigation found that the...

Liberals acclaim Kootenay-Columbia candidate

The Nelson DailyHe will be running against Conservative David Wilks, NDP candidate Wayne Stetski and Green Party candidate Bill Green. “What's prompting me to run...

Jason Kenney: Independent Panel Key To Reforming Military Procurement

Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray said the Harper government has made many promises to buy new military equipment, but failed to deliver. "Under Mr. Harper,...

Backdated gun law rewrite no concern: Clement

OTTAWA – Treasury Board President Tony Clement says concerns over a Conservative move to retroactively rewrite the law in order to stop an investigation of...

Les conservateurs devraient avoir «honte», selon le NPD - Le Journal de Québec

Le Journal de QuébecLes conservateurs devraient avoir «honte», selon le NPDLe Journal de QuébecLe NPD a talonné le gouvernement conservateur mercredi, soutenant qu'il devrait avoir...

Tom Mulcair says NDP's rise in polls behind latest threat over office expenses

"Obviously they've chosen to try and push on issues that they think will hurt us," NDP MP Carol Hughes told reporters on her way into...

Canada to consider additional voluntary contributions to Canada Pension Plan - Pensions & Investments

Toronto StarCanada to consider additional voluntary contributions to Canada Pension PlanPensions & Investments“Our conservative government believes all Canadians should have options when saving for their...

Liberal Motion on Science | Kirsty Duncan

Liberal Motion on Science. Posted on May 27, 2015 ... Connect with Kirsty ... to Helping Children in Emergency Situations? Liberal Motion on Science ·...

Liberal Motion on Science | Kirsty Duncan

Liberal Motion on Science. Posted on May 27, 2015 ... Connect with Kirsty ... to Helping Children in Emergency Situations? Liberal Motion on Science ·...

Abortion likely topic in House with MPs set to debate free votes on matters of ...

(blog)The socially conservative of Canada's MPs itching to talk and vote more freely about things like assisted suicide or marriage equality may be welcoming...

Behold, the power of the parliamentary softball

He'd already fielded two questions from Liberal MP Scott Brison. He could have spoken about whatever “voluntary options” he was about to address during either...

Thomas Mulcair: Conservatives, Liberals Playing 'Political Game'

Conservative MP Paul Calandra, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, has repeatedly used the board ruling to deflect a variety of Opposition queries in...

Thomas Mulcair: Conservatives, Liberals Playing 'Political Game'

Ottawa CitizenConservative MP Paul Calandra, the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, has repeatedly used the board ruling to deflect a variety of Opposition queries...

Can Conservatives be trusted on CPP? Ask a Conservative MP - NDP

Mike Wallace, MP (then Conservative member of Finance Committee), Finance Committee, April 20 2010. With a record like theirs, do they really expect Canadians to...

First Read: The Romney-fication of Bill and Hillary Clinton

But you don't say it out loud, which is precisely what Scott Walker did yesterday. “If we chose to get in, I don't think there's...

'That's not true,' Mulcair denies report NDP repayments will start July 1

Some NDP MPs owe around $1,000, while others face six-figure bills. For instance, Montreal MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Isabelle Morin will be asked to repay...

Tom Mulcair denies sanctions pending in NDP satellite office dispute

Several New Democrat MPs echoed those sentiments on their way into the closed-door caucus meeting. "Obviously they've chosen to try and push on issues that...

Independent panel key to reforming military procurement: Kenney

OTTAWA -- Defence Minister Jason Kenney pledged Tuesday that a new independent panel would reform the military's dysfunctional procurement system. Kenney said the announcement of...

Defence officials worry supply ships will be further delayed

“A five-year lease is required if this file is going to go anywhere,” Defence Minister Jason Kenney's office also advised the department in January, according...

Taxes not fees | Lowdown Online

On May 20, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat held a public consultation on the Gatineau Park at Chelsea's Meredith Centre.Photo courtesy Ariann Bouchard MP for the.

Former Columbia Basin Trust CEO to run for federal Liberals

The federal Liberals have announced Nelson resident Don Johnston as their candidate in Kootenay Columbia for the federal election expected in October. Johnston is perhaps...

The Reform Act and democracy math - Macleans.ca

Conservative Senator David Wells tries to undermine the Reform Act with math, but he's using the wrong numbers. ... 0. Michael Chong (CP). The fate...

Ottawa to explore ways to give people option to boost Canada Pension Plan

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison accused the Tories of swiping the idea of voluntary expansion from his party's 2011 election platform. He said the timing...

David Cameron packs plenty into his one-party Queen's speech

He largely regarded the Conservative manifesto as an opening negotiating bid with the Liberal Democrats ahead of inevitable coalition talks with Nick Clegg. Now the...

Milbank: Paul doesn't fit in either party

The most recent national poll, by Fox News, has Paul in sixth place, with 7 percent, trailing Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee...

Rejected ideas new again for Conservatives: Hébert

In the dying days of a third mandate, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver is about to spend the last summer before the October election consulting...

SNP dissatisfied with Cameron's Scottish devolution plans

Daily MailThe Conservative government has begun to deliver on its promise to give Scotland one of the world's most powerful devolved parliaments. But there is...

Cincinnatti Hosts Mapplethorpe Symposium 25 Years After Trial - In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)

In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)Cincinnatti Hosts Mapplethorpe Symposium 25 Years After TrialIn the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)In October of 1990, a jury...

A former Reagan aide says Fox News is bad for Republicans. Is it?

(blog)In a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics," Bartlett writes about the rise of Fox and how it has...

Justice scores a penalty

A quote from Acting US Attorney Kelly T. Currie made clear that the US has an agenda. “International soccer needs a new start,” she said.

NDP on repayments: 'We're going to stare them down'

Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus accused the BOIE of "spreading rumours to journalists" about the status of the repayments. Angus'...

The UK government will soon be able to track your internet activity more than ...

The government also promises that the legislation will respond to issues raised by David Anderson QC, the official reviewer of counter-terrorism legislation, in his assessment...

City of Ottawa to ask feds to move Victims of Communism memorial

During Question Period, NDP MP Paul Dewar once again called on the government to change the location. "A fundamental cornerstone of our democracy is about...

Jenn Jefferys: The tampon tax is unfair

The #NoTaxOnTampons movement sparked by the Canadian Menstruators came to Parliament hill earlier this month thanks to the incredible success of their petition to remove...

NDP Urges Feds to Expand Northern Food Subsidies

Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill, Manitoba, accused the Conservative government of avoiding the issue and acting slowly when communities ask to be added to the...

Tribute to Islander Miles Matheson for Receiving France's Highest ...

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