May 28, 2015

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Notley reverses PC cuts to education with $103-million announcement

At Calgary's McDougall Centre, Notley announced the New Democrats would allocate an additional $103 million to the education budget and restore previous cuts introduced by...

Royals pleased with rehab progress of Kris Medlen, but still unsure of his role

A month later he remains “right on schedule,” general manager Dayton Moore indicated in a telephone interview on Thursday — even if that schedule is...

Canada deciding on heritage status for surplus lighthouses

Under the act, it's up to the minister responsible for Parks Canada, Leona Aglukkaq, to decide by Friday which lighthouses should receive heritage status. But...

China corruption suspect's daughter no longer president of B.C.'s Young ...

In 2008 when Chan lost his seat to Conservative Alice Wong, Michael Ching faded into the background for a few years, one party source said.

Tories' Patrick Brown abused privileges during campaign: NDP MP ...

NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland) has asked House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer as head of the board of internal economy to investigate Brown, who...

PM calls Liberal plan for mandatory CPP expansion 'a $1000 pay cut'

The Prime Minister referenced Trudeau's pension position Thursday in response to a question from Liberal MP Scott Brison, who said the Conservatives had added $150...

As parties feud over Canada Pension Plan, one constant: we're not saving enough

The Globe and MailThe Conservative government has shared scant details about their voluntary plan since Finance Minister Joe Oliver made the surprise announcement earlier this...

Canada's tax on tampons to stop July 1

Tory MP Michelle Rempel tabled a motion in the House of Commons Thursday to exempt feminine hygiene products from the federal portion of the GST,...

MPs' Staff To Be Banned From Working On Campaigns On Taxpayers' Dime

Liberal deputy leader Ralph Goodale said, in his view, the rules in the Members' Services and Allowances Manual were never intended to allow staff to...

Tampon tax to be abolished thanks to NDP efforts

... and put an end to this injustice. That is a victory for all women” said Mathyssen. “Today, the government recognized that feminine hygiene products...

George Pataki Announces Presidential Run

Pataki also faces skepticism over whether he is conservative enough to win Republican primaries. His record as governor of deep-blue New York, and his career...

House financial officer won't say how sanctions will bite NDP MPs

Watters, who was testifying on the main estimates alongside House Speaker Andrew Scheer, was responding to a question from Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux. Lamoureux asked...

Around Town: Riverkeeper Gala an island paradise

From left, Karinne Baker, interior architect and designer Tania Kratt, Lara Van Loon, Penny Schroeder and Ruth McKlusky were the design team for the third...

Tories Scramble After Joe Oliver's Call For Looser Labour Laws At G7

Financial PostLiberal finance critic Scott Brison said he doesn't buy that the minister was talking specifically about Greece. “He was talking about economic policy in...

Canada must improve native education, health care now: Paul Martin

Martin said that even though the last school closed in 1996, discrimination endures to this day — with a “deliberate” decision by Prime Minister Stephen...

VIDEO: Conservatives cost farmers billions: Goodale

(subscription)Ralph Goodale, a senior member of the federal Liberal party, accused the federal Conservatives of making a “colossal mess” of Western Canada's grain handling...

House wants local police forces to patrol MPs' constituency office areas

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter (Malpeque, P.E.I.) told The his concerns over handing command of the Parliamentary service to the RCMP has increased,...

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.

New Democrat MP says Patrick Brown neglected federal duties

NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland) has asked House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer as head of the board of internal economy to investigate Brown, who...

Floyd Mayweather Next Fight: Amir Khan, Chris Algieri Want Shot Against Pound ...

One organization with connections with the Kochs is Libre Initiative, which was the focus of a critical report by the Bridge Project, a group "dedicated...

Back-to-work legislation for Ontario teachers passes, despite NDP opposition

Back-to-work legislation for Ontario secondary school teachers has passed into law, making sure teachers in three school boards won't get a chance to strike again...

Gov't, union exchange accusations over food…

(subscription)Tensions between Canada's health minister and the head of the federal government's national agriculture union have mounted again, after union president Bob Kingston accused...

Liberals need to do more than play blame game

(subscription)In a recent meeting with The 's editorial board, he said all the things that you'd expect from a prairie politician, but it's not...

Feds scrap tampon tax

Last year, Canadian women spent about $519,976,963 on tampons, pads and menstrual cups, which put more than $36,398,387 into government coffers, according to Statistics Canada.

NDP wants Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown's use of House funds reviewed

Former Conservative MP Patrick Brown, pictured here giving his farewell speech in the House of Commons on May 13, 2015, kept his seat throughout his...

NDP want probe into Patrick Brown's PC leadership run 0

Brown, who is currently on a tour in northern Ontario, asked in a statement whether Allen also intended to draw the board's attention to the...

EDITORIAL: Don't bypass human rights in Saudi arms deal

International Trade Minister Ed Fast has indicated that Ottawa sees the Middle East as a growing market for Canadian-made arms. Saudi Arabia's record on human...

GST to be removed from tampons as of July 1, 2015

During session on May 7, the issue of taxation on feminine hygiene products was petitioned by dozens of NDP Members of Parliament, including Libby Davies,...

Tories' CPP Expansion Proposal Is 'Utter Nonsense,' Liberal MP Says

Conservative MP Mark Adler later asked a question to his own party about how they would help middle-class families, offering Poilievre another opportunity to reiterate...

Tory MP Ed Komarnicki To Table Motion Proposing Free Votes On 'Issues Of ...

CBC.caThe legislation that will flow from that decision is a matter of conscience because it deals with the termination of life, and freely being able...

Tampon tax to be abolished thanks to NDP efforts « Canada's NDP

That is a victory for all women” said Mathyssen. “Today, the government recognized that feminine hygiene products are essential products” said NDP Status of Women...

Tampon tax to be abolished thanks to NDP efforts - Canada's NDP

That is a victory for all women” said Mathyssen. “Today, the government recognized that feminine hygiene products are essential products” said NDP Status of Women...

Diane Finley touts pre-election military purchases

But her message is clearly aimed at the general public in an attempt to position the Conservatives as the party that can deliver equipment for...

NDP slams Conservatives over lack of decision on naval supply ship

NDP MP Jack Harris said during question period on Thursday that the failure to make a decision is evidence the government's military procurement strategy has...

John Ivison: From helicopters to fighter jets, problems facing Canada's ...

Fifty two years ago, Bob Dylan released Blowing in the Wind, Lester B. Pearson was elected 14th prime minister of Canada, JFK was shot and...

Feds may have supply management on negotiating table, says Goodale

(subscription)The deputy leader of the Liberal Party of Canada is hearing hints that the federal government is willing to make sacrifices to supply management...

Via Rail siding construction catches residents off-guard - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Via Rail siding construction catches residents off-guardwww.ottawacommunitynews.com/Both Brockington and Ottawa South Liberal MP David McGunity said they only found out about the project at the...

Federal government to remove 'tampon tax'

CTV NewsEarlier this month, the NDP introduced a motion in the House calling on the government to exempt the products from the GST – a...

Investigate Patrick Brown's Expenses, NDP Urges Committee

Ottawa CitizenThursday, the NDP asked the Board of Internal Economy — a committee that administers the House of Commons — to investigate Brown's use of...

NDP wants probe of Patrick Brown's activities during PC leadership ...

Brown remained a Conservative member of Parliament during his nearly eight-month PC leadership bid, which allowed him to keep his $167400 annual MP salary while...

Colby Cosh: The Senate spent three years pondering a one-line bill, which will ...

and C-290, originally introduced by the NDP's Joe Comartin, passed the House unanimously. The delay in the Senate appears to have been partly due to...

Chris Christie, once a fan, denounces Common Core

But he joins other potential or confirmed 2016 Republican candidates who've walked back their support for the Common Core to shore up their conservative base.

NDP wants probe of Patrick Brown's activities during PC leadership race

The NDP wants the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy to investigate former Conservative MP Patrick Brown, who recently became Ontario Progressive Conservative leader,...

What of that $15-billion arms deal with the Saudis?

“Mr. Speaker, we have repeatedly and publicly expressed Canada's strong objections to the imprisonment and punishment of Raif Badawi,” said Tory MP Bernard Trottier on...

Public Works minister Finley touts pre-election military purchases

Finley spoke to the gathering one day after Defence Minister Jason Kenney delivered his keynote address. But while Finley trumpeted military spending projects, it was...

Federal portion of 'tampon tax' to be removed as of July 1

WATCH: NDP house leader Peter Julian announced that the GST portion of the tax on feminine hygiene products will be removed as of July 1.

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

With its addictive grasp on the corporate world (fanatics called it the “Crackberry”), when RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis showed the video to his partner Jim...

Poilievre filmed by Conservative staffers, but use of public servants not ...

Conservative Party officials – rather than public servants – were on hand Thursday to film Pierre Poilievre's latest public event, but the Employment Minister is...

How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

As for details as to how the UK made progress, the Labor Party's strategic agenda under Prime Minister Blair and Labour Party Chancellor Gordon Brown...

Finley touts pre-election military purchases | Metro

OTTAWA – Public Works Minister Diane Finley used a speech to defence industry insiders Thursday to tout the Conservative government's recent record of military purchases...