June 1, 2015

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Castanet.net - City of VancouverCastanet.net"The veterans should not have had to take the government to court and the government should have not used taxpayers money...

Skepticism meets minister's call for partnership with aboriginals

Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett said she hopes to see the Conservative government announce a bold plan for reconciliation Tuesday. “I will be thrilled...

Statement from the NDP on the abolition of the tampon tax ...

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) and the NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement following the vote on the abolition...

Hammond Says Brexit Vote 'Prize' Is Deeper U.K. Engagement in EU

Duncan Smith is one of the Conservative Party's leading euro-skeptics and refused to vote with Prime Minister John Major's government to approve the bloc's Maastricht...

Tory bill a death sentence for drug users

This week the Harper government, and the largely Conservative-appointed Senate, will effectively drive a nail into the coffins of thousands of Canadians living with addiction...

Feds want to be able to order auto recalls

NDP transport critic Hoang Mai said the announcement was a step in the right direction, but that the party was waiting to see the bill...

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Ultimate Frisbee's Hippie-Go-Lucky Culture Hooks Chinese Youth

The co-ed teams cram onto overnight trains and converge on the host city. Games last all day ... Words like that strike terror in the...

Rickford pleased with progress of Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act 0

The Conservative government introduced the legislation also known as Bill C-42 in the House of Commons on Oct. 7, 2014. The government said it's to...

Conservatives to back NDP push for ban on pay-to-pay bank fees

The NDP says this unfairly targets seniors, who might not feel comfortable viewing bills online. Andrew Cash, the NDP's consumer protection critic, tabled the motion...

Feds 'playing Russian roulette' with Canadians' food safety, opposition says

Both Rankin and Fry slammed what they see as government stalling on the Safe Food for Canadians Act, which was passed in 2012 but still...

Canada's Raitt Seeks New Vehicle-Recall Powers to Match U.S.

Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is introducing a law that would allow her to force companies to order vehicle recalls and impose fines. The proposed...

Gallant calls watchdog powers a 'loophole' her... - www.insideottawavalley.com/

www.insideottawavalley.com/Gallant calls watchdog powers a 'loophole' her...www.insideottawavalley.com/... sponsorship scandal more than a decade ago are now considered “bureaucratic loopholes” by Cheryl Gallant. The MP for...

RCMP systematically discriminated against women, lawyer says

In Parliament on Tuesday, NDP MP Rosane Doré Lefebvre said the government has “taken too long to deal with these cases of sexual harassment.” Doré...

Tories to back NDP pay-to-pay bank-fee ban | Metro

Andrew Cash, the NDP consumer protection critic, told reporters he hopes the government passes legislation before the Commons rises for the summer. Asked about that...

LSC-O names local students to superlatives list

... Nicole Hudspeth, Academic Studies in Liberal Arts; DeNay Marie Hutchinson, Process Operating; Monica Yvonne Jones, Medical Office Professional; Heather Nicole King, Pre-Vocation Nursing; Sylenna...

The Trade Debate – Latest Developments

(blog) (blog)But pervasive disapproval of Mr. Obama among Republican lawmakers, particularly in the party's most conservative wing, could make the sort of executive authority...

Inside look into Health Canada's battle with Apotex

Health Minister Rona Ambrose fired off an urgent email to her close advisers. She was readying herself ... By the end of the month, the...

Haïtiens sans statut : le NPD réclame un sursis de trois mois

La levée du moratoire, annoncée en décembre dernier, entre en vigueur ce lundi, 1er juin, et la porte-parole néo-démocrate en matière d'immigration, Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, a...

Canada seeks recall powers akin to U.S.

TORONTO (Bloomberg) -- Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is introducing a law that would give her the authority to force companies to recall faulty vehicles.

Morning briefing: Scott Walker feeling the heat from Iowa GOP

While the polls suggest that Walker appears to be solidifying himself as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, the Republican Party of Iowa's quadrennial presidential...

Neighbours frustrated with delayed Plessis Road project

“Our Conservative government is very disappointed by those delays,” Michele-Jamali Paquette, spokesperson for federal infrastructure minister Denis Lebel, said in an email to Global News.

Réfugiés syriens : le Canada est débordé

Pour atteindre cet objectif, le taux d'admission devra grimper, affirme Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, députée de Pierronds-Dollard pour le NPD . « On suppose qu'à ce rythme-là,...

Reform Act has Conservatives fighting Conservatives: Hébert

This may be a case of the Senate Conservative majority belatedly reconnecting with independent thinking. If so, the timing — on one of the most...

Bachman's candidacy could trigger 3-way race for county District 10

Meanwhile, Schwerd said she contacted the county Board of Elections and asked to be sent nominating papers that would allow her to get on the...

Liberal Loser Contemplates Run for Tories

Kania lost to 38 year old Conservative Kyle Seeback, who famously called his caucus colleague Brad Butt a “bitch,” and who had narrowly lost to...

NDP's national surge due to popularity in Quebec, not post-Alberta honeymoon ...

If the NDP can hold the Liberals at bay in Quebec, the pollster said, they can more or less deny the Liberals a majority anywhere...

'No strike, no lockout' bill clears Illinois Senate

The measure passed on a vote of 38 to 17, with no senators voting present and four members not voting: Neil Anderson, R-Moline; David Luechtefeld,...

Rand Paul's budget contains huge cuts

Rand Paul wants to revolutionize Republican foreign policy; 4. Rand Paul is serious about criminal justice reform; 5. ; 6. Rand Paul is a critic...

Hundreds make final bids to stay in Canada after deportation hold lifted

1,” Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said last month in the House of Commons in response to Quebec Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg, who brought up the...

Lisa Raitt, transport minister, announces car recall legislation to be tabled

"If we compare the system here in Canada with the one in the U.S. their regulatory body has been more proactive going out there issuing...

McGuinty in tough spot as House debates his bill on partisan government ads

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP David McGuinty was put in a tough spot Monday on one of his signature issues. As his private member's bill (C-544)...

McGuinty in tough spot as House debates his bill on partisan government ads

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Ted Opitz argued Monday that government advertising is already guided by the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, which distinguishes between government...

Mountain councillor Tom Jackson not to seek...

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Jackson did challenge incumbent federal Liberal MP Beth Phinney in the 2004 federal election as a Conservative candidate, but...

At every turn, the Harper Government refuses to give Omar Khadr benefit of the ...

(blog) (blog)A series of Canadian governments, both Liberal and Conservative, denied him his rights. He confessed, at his lawyer's ... This has now happened...

Joulia Likhanskaia first Polar Bear to reach championship singles match

Contributors: Julian Andrews (Bull Moose), Olivia Atwood (Little Tokyo), Sarah Bonanno (Farmer's Market), John Branch (Gule of Maine and Shere Punjab), Garrett Casey (The Brunswick...

RCMP systematically discriminated against women, lawyer says

In Parliament on Tuesday, NDP MP Rosane Doré Lefebvre said the government has “taken too long to deal with these cases of sexual harassment.” Doré...

How Timothy McVeigh's Ideals Entered the Mainstream

Mike Huckabee opined: “There is something incredibly wrong when a government believes that some blades of grass that a cow is eating is [such] an...

How Timothy McVeigh's Ideals Entered the Mainstream

Mike Huckabee opined: “There is something incredibly wrong when a government believes that some blades of grass that a cow is eating is [such] an...

Things have gotten a lot tougher for Harper

If you believe, as I do, that the moderate conservative voters who gave Harper a majority in 2011 stand to decide the outcome of the...

The Guardian view on surveillance after Snowden: an outlaw rewrites the law

Elsewhere in the world, this “trust us to protect you” sales pitch would run into suspicion, particularly since the promise to help is often decoupled...

Veteran's spouse delivers tearful plea to senators

(subscription) (subscription)Jenny Migneault became a political symbol for dysfunction in Veterans Affairs Canada when she chased after the former minister, Julian Fantino, in front...

Veterans, government agree to put benefits lawsuit on hold until after election

CBC.caAs of January, the government had spent over $700,000 fighting the veterans in court, money that should have been spent elsewhere, the NDP said. “The...

Leek Town Council has decided to put on hold its next donation to the Foxlowe ... - Leek Post & Times

Leek Post & TimesLeek Town Council has decided to put on hold its next donation to the Foxlowe ...Leek Post & Times... the council last...

Veterans' lawsuit against feds on hold until after election

“The veterans should not have had to take the government to court and the government should have not used taxpayers money to fight them,” said...

EKOS: Canada's elite athletes face financial troubles despite federal aid

(subscription) (subscription)“It's a rare occasion where the government has done a good job,” says NDP sports critic Matthew Dubé. “The federal government is on...

Veterans' lawsuit against Ottawa on hold until after election

Asked for comments, the Liberals issued a brief statement from veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote: “The Conservatives have repeatedly demonstrated where they stand on veterans'...

Embattled CPS CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett resigns in wake of federal probe

(blog) (blog)“It makes really conservative assumptions, and the problem is still huge. And so you make some reasonable assumptions .... to the city's operating...

How does James compare with other NBA greats?

(blog) (blog)We were liberal with these assessments rather than strict, just to give benefit of the doubt to James. We in Production Research came...

From the Archive: MP recounts pain of residential school

Romeo Saganash says he has accepted that he'll never regain the childhood that was taken away from him. Saganash spent the most ... The NDP...