June 3, 2015

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Feds promise eventual regulations to bolster protection for unpaid interns

During Tuesday's committee hearing, Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the finance minister, told the witnesses that more protections will eventually be added, after...

With some donors doubting Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio seizes an opening

Sarasota Herald-TribuneRubio has recently gained the backing of heavyweight players such as Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison — who is hosting a campaign fundraiser...

Feds promise regulations to bolster protection for unpaid interns

(subscription) (subscription)During Tuesday's committee hearing, Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the finance minister, told the witnesses that more protections will eventually be...

Feds promise regulations to bolster protection for unpaid ... - iPolitics

During Tuesday's committee hearing, Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the finance minister, told the witnesses that more protections will eventually be added, after...

Duffy's presence at charity events pricey

He then met six people on Jan. 3, including Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, Saxton's businessman father Andrew Saxton Sr., and other Vancouver professionals. That has...

Forecasts downgraded after grim economic data

Oliver told a parliamentary committee Tuesday he doesn't anticipate a recession, typically defined as two or more consecutive quarters of economic contraction. On Wednesday, NDP...

Tory MP John Carmichael Alleges NDP Has Long 'Anti-Israel History'

A Conservative MP has accused New Democrats of an "anti-Israel agenda" after the NDP's foreign affairs critic questioned why Canada helped thwart an international plan...

Seven in 10 appointees to federal government bodies since 2006 have been men

Figures on the number of female governor-in-council appointees were provided in response to an order paper question by New Democrat MP Mylene Freeman, the party's...

Rick Perry's wife explains 2012 flameout

The preparation started in February 2013 with a series of briefings at the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Since then he's ... Joe Weber,...

Poilievre aide broke conflict of interest rules: ethics commissioner

Rae accepted an invitation from the group to attend a $125-per-plate alumni dinner of the Parliamentary Internship Programme that honoured former Progressive Conservative prime minister...

Harper needs to get this party kick-started

A strange and as-yet-unexplained dichotomy defined the departures from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet of John Baird and Peter MacKay, both senior ministers. Mr. Baird...

Why is Parliament so incurious and credulous over Bill C-59?

... on access to information, privacy and ethics to call the commissioner, the justice minister, the public safety minister and the RCMP commissioner to testify—”I...

Lackey, Cardinals defeat Milwaukee 7-4 to win series

St. Louis Cardinals' Jason Heyward, right, is safe as he scores ahead of the tag from Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, left, and Cardinals Yadier...

Joel McHale Joins The X-Files—And He's Going "Conservative"! - E! Online

E! OnlineJoel McHale Joins The X-Files—And He's Going "Conservative"!E! OnlineThe host of The Soup and star of Community is the first guest star signed on...

Duffy headlines won't rain on Harper's campaign parade - iPolitics

Conservative Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton told the court Duffy had contacted him about arranging a luncheon with business leaders for Jan 3, 2012. One of...

Duffy headlines won't rain on Harper's campaign parade - iPolitics

Conservative Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton told the court Duffy had contacted him about arranging a luncheon with business leaders for Jan 3, 2012. One of...

Opposition slams Conservative MP's attack on supply ... - iPolitics

Opposition MPs jumped to the defence of Canada's supply management system Wednesday, with NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen calling on Federal Trade Minister Ed Fast...

Opposition slams Conservative MP's attack on supply ... - iPolitics

Opposition MPs jumped to the defence of Canada's supply management system Wednesday, with NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen calling on Federal Trade Minister Ed Fast...

John McKay: Getting real on GHG cuts

After Parliament rose for a weeklong recess on May 15, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Canada's new GHG target for 2030: a 30 per cent...

The Gargoyle – Liberal candidate responds to Tories' "Just not ready" ad

The Gargoyle – Liberal candidate responds to Tories' "Just not ready" ad“Nice paper, though,” one says of the resume, responding to the Tory knock on...

Tory MP Rick Dykstra's Caitlyn Jenner Tweet Catches Heat

A Conservative MP is taking heat after re-tweeting a post that was critical of Caitlyn Jenner winning a courage award instead of a U.S. military...

Conservative 'warrior nation' mythology glorifies Boer War against evidence

(blog) (blog)Erin O'Toole said, "Canada commemorates all those who served in South Africa, contributing to our proud military history." But the Boer War was...

How federal privacy bill could make it easier for insurers share suspicious ...

Richard Dubin, IBC's vice-president of investigative services, was asked by Commons industry committee member Cheryl Gallant last March why IBC is supporting a change to...

Lindsey Graham: Playing the role of John McCain 3.0

(Even Ted Cruz is perhaps serving that role specifically within the conservative movement.) Right now, none of these ... There's a variation here on the...

Duffy denounced RCMP 'bluster' over investigation | Ottawa Citizen

Two years after the January lunch with Saxton and his son, Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, Jr., plus a handful of bankers, lawyers and accountants, the...

Lost horizons

Neil Gaiman depicts Baghdad as a magical city ruled by Caliph Harun al-Rashid, the legendary protagonist of One Thousand and One Nights, in his graphic...

Ottawa shooting police reports to be released today

CBCnews.ca will livestream the reports' release, as House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer, Senate Speaker Leo Housakos and the RCMP Assistant-Commissioner Gilles Michaud take questions...

Zimmer sticking to party line

I thought it over for a few nanoseconds whether our member of Parliament, Bob Zimmer, can be as ignorant of the facts surrounding the Omar...

MP breaks ranks over derelict vessels

“Obviously, it's a rare occurrence…but I decided to vote with my constituents on the principle and importance of the matter and not on the flaws...

What PSAC members are saying to their MP's about Bill C-59 ...

To Mark Strahl, Conservative MP for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon. I am writing to you today to express my frustration and extreme disappointment with your Bill C-59.

What PSAC members are saying to their MP's about Bill C-59 ...

To Mark Strahl, Conservative MP for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon. I am writing to you today to express my frustration and extreme disappointment with your Bill C-59.

Gazette Midday: Takeover reports bolster SNC-Lavalin

Terrebonne-Blainville is represented by Charmaine Borg of the NDP, who won the seat in the 2011 election with more than 50 per cent of the...

Kelly McParland: Justin Trudeau commits Liberals to a promise they can't hope ...

Justin Trudeau didn't wait long to sign on for all 94+ recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report delivered Tuesday. While the Conservatives and...

LNG export licence OK'd for Fraser River facility

“It's the first I've heard of this,” said MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody), the NDP critic for West Coast fisheries and oceans. “You're dealing...

Public purse helped underwrite Duffy's presence at charity events ...

3, including Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, Saxton's businessman father Andrew Saxton Sr., and other Vancouver professionals. That has been portrayed by Duffy and by the...

Sign on for Prompt Payment

(press release)As a result of its efforts, Brad Butt, Conservative MP, from Mississauga, ON, has agreed to present a petition on Prompt Payment every...

First Read: Playing the Role of John McCain 3.0

(Even Ted Cruz is perhaps serving that role specifically within the conservative movement.) Right now, none of these ... There's a variation here on the...

Unmuzzle science, says union - www.muskokaregion.com/

Unmuzzle science, says unionwww.muskokaregion.com/Ted Hsu, the Liberal MP from Kingston and the Islands, said that rather than asking for a raise in the contract negotiations,...

Ball in Harper's court as TRC closes up

Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine, right, watches as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanks Beverley Jacobs, head of the Native Women's Association of...

Connecticut Senate passes modified criminal justice reform bill

State Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, said simple possession of a drug shouldn't condemn someone to a life with no opportunity, which has happened to many...

Bill C-50, Citizen Voting Act, Comparable To US Voter Suppression Tactics: Expat

NDP MP Alexandrine Latendresse, the vice-chair of the committee, told HuffPost the government has offered no explanation for the changes. The vast majority of witnesses...

Connecticut Senate passes modified criminal justice reform bill

John Kissel, R-Enfield, said simple possession of a drug shouldn't condemn someone to a life with no opportunity, which has happened to many when they...

Libby Davies says goodbye with poetry | rabble.ca

Perhaps the best-known NDP MP leaving the House is Libby Davies, the MP for Vancouver East and Deputy Leader and former House Leader of the...

Jeff Duncan Mulls 2018 Gubernatorial Bid

In fact he was the only member of South Carolina's so-called “conservative” GOP delegation to oppose the reelection of liberal U.S. Speaker John Boehner earlier...

Sen. Whitehouse: Bring RICO Charges Against Climate Wrongthink

(blog)I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking...

Mike Duffy trial: Senator shopped for puppy during expensed trip, court hears

Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro had also testified that Duffy told him he was in town for a dog show in 2010 when they met...

Father of missing girl to run for Tories in Terrebonne

... Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, was named to the Senate in 2010. The current MP for Terrebonne-Blainville is Charmaine Borg of the NDP, who easily won the...

Why Rachel Notley's Alberta NDP is still considering building an oil refinery

... Accepted oilpatch wisdom suggests the market, which hasn't put up the cash for a new refinery in North America since 1984, has already...

Longtime supervisor, retired cop to run for open Milwaukee aldermanic seat

(blog)Borkowski, 56, confirmed that he is running for the Milwaukee aldermanic seat that opened after the death of Ald. Joe Dudzik from injuries suffered...

Lawmakers eye plan to cut state agency spending

CBS LocalJohn Carmichael, D-Wichita, expressed skepticism that the budget would find support in the House. "I suspect it's going to find itself on rocky shoals.