June 8, 2015

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Federal parties unwilling to examine MPs' alleged improper ...

Since 2010, the board has demanded reimbursement from: — Liberal MP Judy Sgro, $60,000 in improperly claimed living expenses for renting an Ottawa condo she...

Harper faces tough talk on climate change at G7 - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsHarper faces tough talk on climate change at G7CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsForeign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, who was at the table with...

NDP moves to protect Employment Insurance premiums

The motion introduced by NDP Employment Insurance critic Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières) will be debated in the House today. “Currently, less than 4 out of 10...

Managers divided over MSCI A-share prospects

(subscription) (subscription)If the global indices provider follows in the footsteps of its rival FTSE and includes A shares, it will be seen as a...

NDP Satellite Offices: Commons Spending Board Reactivates Court Case

OTTAWA — The body that administers the House of Commons is moving to reactivate a court challenge launched by the NDP against a ruling by...

Raif Badawi: le NPD demande plus action de la part d'Ottawa - Canoë

CanoëRaif Badawi: le NPD demande plus action de la part d'OttawaCanoëLe député néo-démocrate de Sherbrooke, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, a cependant exigé du ministre Nicholson lors de...

Harper's G7 carbon campaigning

And so Harper's Conservatives will play the climate change file the same way the Chretien Liberals did: Look busy, brag about what you might do...

If you stand for democracy, stand with Laurie Hawn

NDP critic Malcolm Allen asked the trade minister to “denounce” Hawn, while Ruth Ellen Brosseau and Liberal MPs Marc Garneau and Mark Eyking also expressed...

Obama Appoints Transgender Attorney Shannon Minter To White House ...

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday appointed transgender attorney Shannon Price Minter to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Minter, who is the...

Harper urged to ask Pope for apology on residential schools

Conservative MP Mark Strahl, the government's parliamentary secretary for aboriginal affairs, responded without providing a direct answer. He noted that Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt...

'Fun Home' Finds That Winning a Tony Is the Best Way to Market a Musical

“This allows us to speak a lot faster to tourists,” said Kristin Caskey, one of the three lead producers, along with Mike Isaacson and Barbara...

MP Scott Simms wants Ottawa to petition return of Beothuk remains

Liberal MP Scott Simms plans to introduce a private members bill to have Beothuk remains on display at a museum in Scotland returned to Newfoundland...

MP Scott Simms wants Ottawa to petition for return of Beothuk remains

Liberal MP Scott Simms plans to introduce a private members bill to have Beothuk remains on display at a museum in Scotland returned to Newfoundland...

'There's strength when you come together:' black leaders gather in Halifax to ...

More than 200 years after black Loyalists settled in Birchtown, Canadian black leaders prepared to tackle issues in the historic town. The first-ever Black Government...

Linn-Benton Community College graduates

... Bradley C. Gardner-Andrews, Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer; Eliza M. Garside, Associate of Applied Science Nursing; Katelyn E. Geissler, Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer;...

Video Captures Justin Trudeau Defending C-51 Position With Edmonton ...

Justin Trudeau's support of the Harper government's controversial anti-terror legislation is a decision that seems poised to follow him on the campaign trail this fall.

MPs' sexual harassment code of conduct outlined in House report

The Liberals suspended ethics critic Scott Andrews and Quebec MP Massimo Pacetti from caucus after the MPs went directly to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau with...

MP: Scandal more proof Senate should be abolished

Marie Charette-Poulin was the senator for Northern Ontario from 1995 until she resigned in April. Charette-Poulin is among the current and former Senators whose expense...

Despite turmoil, Senate still has work to do – and a tight deadline

Agents of Parliament include the auditor general, the information and privacy commissioners, the chief electoral officer and the commissioner of official languages. C-586, The Reform...

NDP statement on World Oceans Day « Canada's NDP

NDP Fisheries & Oceans critic Robert Chisholm (Dartmouth – Cole Harbour) made the following statement on World Oceans Day: “Today we mark World Oceans Day,...

Senate leaders Leo Housakos, James Cowan repaying expenses, dropping ...

Two of the most powerful figures in the Senate have announced they are reimbursing the full amount of their contested expense claims, ahead of Tuesday's...

Yelich to seek Tory nomination in Saskatoon-Grasswood, Cheveldayoff will not

Conservative MP Lynne Yelich has confirmed she will seek the Conservative Party nomination in the newly formed riding of Saskatoon-Grasswood. A high-profile, long-rumoured opponent will...

Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015

(subscription) (subscription)Peter MacKay joined by Senator Bob Runciman, Tim Uppal, and Corneliu Chisu met with the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Canadian Urban Transit...

Turkey's general election upset: the rise of the AKP interrupted

The Conversation is funded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Alfred P Sloan Foundation and William and...

NDP's Pat Martin wants MPs to defund the Senate

"It's almost a tradition," said NDP MP Pat Martin, adding that the idea dates back to the 1920s. "Since then, we've regularly moved to block...

Gilles Duceppe participera à la campagne du Bloc québécois - 98,5 fm

Gilles Duceppe participera à la campagne du Bloc québécois98,5 fmOTTAWA — L'ancien chef bloquiste Gilles Duceppe a accepté de participer à la campagne électorale aux...

Time for the second stage of atheism chic in the mainstream press?

(blog) (blog)The non-believers have been getting their share of soft features, alongside news coverage of ongoing political activism and those caustic “new atheism” best-sellers...

Linda Gray to Guest Star in CW's 'Significant Mother' (Exclusive)

Grey will play Gammy, Lydia's uptight and conservative southern mom. She's described as being sweet as the devil and unafraid ... From original series hails...

Joe Wilson Being Watched On “Obamatrade”

Conservatives have been watching Wilson closely over the last year or so – and view his upcoming Obamatrade votes (one granting Obama “fast track” negotiating...

Q&A: Pierre Poilievre on parents, pensions and taxes

The Liberals, when Stéphane Dion was leader, explicitly said they oppose pension splitting for seniors. They have now announced their intention to scrap income splitting...

Businessman Catellier in the running for Conservative candidate to replace Glover

The Conservatives nominated most of their candidates for Manitoba last fall but since Christmas have seen three incumbents announce they won't run again after all.

Businessman Catellier in the running for Conservative candidate to ...

OTTAWA – There is at least one candidate in the race to try to replace regional cabinet minister Shelly Glover as the Conservative on the...

David Wynn honoured by proposed bail hearing change

A new law has been tabled in honour of an Edmonton-area officer killed in the line of duty. It's called “Dave Wynn's Law” and Independent...

Political Happy Hour: June 8, 2015

(subscription)MAKING NEWS IN BOSTON TODAY, via Evan Allen and John R. Ellement: “Antiterrorism officers backed away from Usaamah Rahim, the Roslindale man who was...

Members Statement – World Oceans Day 2015 | Lawrence MacAulay

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay (Cardigan, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, today is World Oceans Day. I am proud that previous Liberal governments have a strong tradition when it...

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Castanet.net - summitpost.orgCastanet.netLiberal MP Judy Sgro, $60,000 in improperly claimed living expenses for renting an Ottawa condo she had sold to her children. — Liberal...

Parks Canada won't extend comment period on 'Mother Canada' project

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking supports the monument but said the government went about informing the public of the location — and...

Bill S-6 to face final vote in House Monday evening

Third reading debate took place on Friday, under a time allocation motion, passed by the Conservative MPs. It's scheduled for a vote this evening in...

NDP statement on the Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment ...

NDP MP Jean Crowder (Nanaimo--Cowichan) made the following statement on the report on a “Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment” from the Procedure and House Affairs...

New Democratic Party leadership hopefuls courting member support

He was defeated in the last election by another United Church minister, Progressive Conservative Larry Harrison. The leadership convention weekend, when the new ... Some...

Période de questions: Aide aux familles (5 juin ... - Stéphane Dion

Chers lecteurs,. Le 5 juin 2015, à la Chambre des communes, mon collègue libéral Scott Brison et moi-même avons affirmé que si le gouvernement conservateur...

Tories have Israel's back, Joe Oliver tells shul audience

(blog)He referred to John Baird, Canada's former foreign affairs minister, and to current Defence Minister Jason Kenney, who have both been staunch critics of...

MPs spare themselves the spending scrutiny given senators

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, $8,050 in living expenses claimed for a property he no longer owned. Former Liberal MP John Cannis, $106,842 for living expenses...

MLB Draft 2015: Mock drafts link LHP Alex Young to Dodgers

35 pick, obtained as compensation for Hanley Ramirez signing with the Red Sox, Manuel has the Dodgers drafting Young, calling it a "conservative" pick. Jim...

Electing Mike Harris

Though the selection was suggested by one of the premier-elect's aides, it well represented the way Harris and his advisors reshaped the Ontario Progressive Conservatives...

When a party wants to remove its leader, here are the iron laws...

All of this – from Labour's need to adopt a mechanism to remove a leader, to the party's apparent loyalty towards leaders and the Conservatives'...

Irwin Cotler on human rights, Peter MacKay, and why the Liberals maybe ...

OTTAWA – Irwin Cotler arrives for lunch on the same day that Justice Minister Peter MacKay announces he's leaving politics. Cotler, who is also stepping...

NDP MP Pat Martin Aims To Strip $57 Million From Senate Budget

NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat said the institution is “outdated” and that non-elected senators shouldn't be entrusted with similar duties as those of elected officials. He...

The Independent guide to the UK constitution: How is the right to govern ...

It was always clear, though, that the governing party would be the one that reached an agreement with the Liberal Democrats, and it was always...

Hunt: Conservative court win may backfire on Republicans

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee suggests just ignoring a Supreme Court ruling. Former Pennsylvania Senator ... More mainstream Republican conservatives worry more about an anti-gay...