June 11, 2015

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Conservative and Liberal MPs trade allegations of intolerance in the House

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander accused the Liberal Party of "decades of racism" after Liberal MP John McCallum said Alexander "equates terrorism with niqabs."...

Three hot ridings the Tories are keeping mum on

The ridings are Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, where the Tories took 43.1 per cent of the vote to the NDP's 43.6-per-cent share in 2011; Burnaby South, where Tories...

Harper, Pope Francis Meet, PM Raises Residential Schools Commission's ...

... Vatican by his aboriginal affairs minister that merely notified the Holy See of the commission. "Prime Minister Harper also drew attention to the letter...

Around Town: June 12, 2015

Kelly Creek Garden Market takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm every Friday until September 18 at 9560 Nassichuk Road (turn north on Zilinsky road).

No respect: Duceppe channels Dangerfield

Duceppe said Mulcair hasn't done enough to defend Quebec's interests, nor have the Conservatives. "They had a cabinet minister who was in the riding with...

Government proposes changes to drug act

CTV NewsOTTAWA - The Conservative government wants to revamp the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for the first time in nearly two decades, but the...

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander calls Liberals the “racist party ...

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Liberal MP John McCallum traded barbs in the Commons today in a heated exchange that ended with the...

Don Cayo: Tax tools don't work as well as support payments to moderate ...

The root of growing inequality is by no means all bad, as is noted by Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist and now a Liberal MP...

Don Cayo: Tax tools don't work as well as support payments to moderate ...

The root of growing inequality is by no means all bad, as is noted by Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist and now a Liberal MP...

Don Cayo: Tax tools don't work as well as support payments to moderate ...

The root of growing inequality is by no means all bad, as is noted by Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist and now a Liberal MP...

Senate gets into trouble ... again

Nine of them, including Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, who quit the Conservative caucus last week, and Colin Kenny, a Liberal, are reportedly being investigated by the RCMP.

John Ivison: Rivals get serious about NDP threat as Mulcair climbs in polls

If you believe the latest polls, Tom Mulcair is on course to be the next prime minister of Canada. His party has edged into a...

LETTER: Change in plan requires change in leadership - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesLETTER: Change in plan requires change in leadershipOrillia Packet & TimesThe Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) finally woke up, at least a...

Edmonton city councillor calls banning head scarves is a 'slippery slope'

Conservative MP for Edmonton-Sherwood Park and Minister of State for Multiculturalism, Tim Uppal, recently voiced his support for a Quebec bill that would deny anyone...

Loblaw's ban of microbeads, chemicals puts pressure on feds

WATCH: Loblaw is promising to remove some harmful ingredients from its household and cosmetic products. That includes things like microbeads — those tiny plastic beads...

Rama chief, whose family members were placed in residential schools, reacts to ... - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesRama chief, whose family members were placed in residential schools, reacts to ...Orillia Packet & TimesConservative Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton, a...

MP elected chair of Conservative Law Enforcement Caucus

One of Wilks' first roles as chair of of Conservative Law Enforcement Caucus was to today join with the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...

Darlington County Humane Society seeks to avoid funding cut

Hartsville member Mozella “Pennie” Nicholson said council should put services for people ahead of animals when it comes to funding decisions. Council Chairman Bobby ...

Groups press political parties for first women's issues leaders' debate in 30 ...

The NDP's Megan Leslie said the debate is a priority for her party's leader. “It's disappointing that Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Harper have, so far,...

This Homophobic Lebanese Singer Should not Be Playing Canadian Shows

However, a visa has been issued this time, a concern also raised by NDP MP Hélène Laverdière. Singers like Eskandar wield tremendous power through their...

Unions, centre-left interests to begin ad campaign attacking Harper's Tories

A group of high-level Liberal and New Democratic backroom veterans has collected millions of dollars from unions and other centre-left interests to run a pre-election...

Leon Benoit will not seek re-election

Throughout his time as a government official, his own riding changed four times, going from Vegreville to Lakeland, to Vegreville-Wainwright, and now to Lakeland once...

Tom Mulcair says NDP would restore tax credit for investments in ...

A Montreal crowd of business and union leaders listened Thursday as NDP leader Tom Mulcair outlined his party's plan for sustainable economic growth, which includes...

MP's motion for secure ferry funding defeated

A motion by Cardigan Liberal MP Lawrence MacAulay for stable funding for the ferry service between Wood Islands, P.E.I. and Caribou, Nova Scotia was defeated...

Harper disappoints aboriginals by refusing to urge Pope to issue apology

Conservative MP Mark Strahl, the government's parliamentary secretary for aboriginal affairs, noted that Harper had drawn the Pope's attention to the letter about the existence...

It seems 'I don't understand' a lot these days

I don't understand why MP Gary Goodyear feels the need to send out booklets (who's paying for these?) entitled, “Delivering for Canadians”. It should be...

Where is Canada's national debate over trade dispute panels?

(subscription) (subscription)Even the New Democrats seems to follow the prevailing winds, having approved of the Canada-South Korea free-trade agreement with an ISDS. More disconcerting...

Mitt Romney carves out a role for 2016

(subscription) (subscription)By Jim O'Sullivan Globe Staff June 11, 2015 ... As chunks of his network have splintered among various Republican candidates, Romney's closest advisers...

Immigration minister calls Liberals 'the racist party'

CBC.caLiberal John McCallum and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander had such a heated exchange over Muslim Canadians in question period Thursday that, after it was over,...

Federal parties to determine whether new nomination meetings will need to held ...

PETERBOROUGH — Federal political parties will make the final call on whether nomination votes for a Peterborough by-election will stand, if a general election supersedes...

Rep. John Duncan on Fast Track | Conservative Heritage Times

Here is what Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) posted on Facebook re. fast track. If we had more like him, we wouldn't be in such a...

Federal leaders make political hay at…

(subscription)More than a dozen federal politicians showed up, including finance minister Joe Oliver, labour minister Kellie Leitch, western diversification minister Michelle Rempel, international trade...

Would-be Conservative-killers already campaigning in Kelowna-Lake Country

Confidence aside, Bowman does acknowedge the formidable numbers incumbent Conservative MP Ron Cannan racked up in the 2011 election, pulling about 56 per cent of...

Claude Patry serait resté pour Duceppe - Le Journal de Montréal

Le Journal de MontréalClaude Patry serait resté pour DuceppeLe Journal de MontréalLe député Claude Patry n'aurait pas annoncé son départ de la vie politique s'il...

National Post View: A much-needed policy for harassment on the Hill

Last fall, MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti were abruptly suspended from the Liberal caucus. The two MPs were accused of sexual misconduct by a...

CUPW responds to Cheryl Gallant

It's too bad that Ms. Gallant could not attend our public meeting to hear from her constituents about how much they oppose the unnecessary postal...

Steven Fletcher: Death can be a choice, too

Doctor Harvey Chochinov has dedicated his life to the betterment of Canadians, particularly those Canadians at the end of their life. In fact, Harvey is...

Former RCMP inspector, Garry Begg, seeks NDP nomination in ...

If Begg wins the NDP nomination, he will face long-time Conservative MP Nina Grewal. With the recent NDP surge across Canada and all three major...

Simcoe North Greens pick Peter Stubbins as candidate

... was also the candidate for the Green Party of Ontario in the 2011 and 2014 provincial elections. The riding's incumbent member of Parliament is...

The class of 2015: Ohlone College

Scott David Deibert, Domonic H.L. Deleonardis, Amber N. Fritz, Antonio I. Garcia, Cristian J. Gomez, Jesus D. Guerrero III, Jeanae S. Lomack, Hector Perez, Dominic...

Blog - Dominic LeBlanc - Liberal Party of Canada

Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Philippine Independence Day. TORONTO – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau,...

Letter: Harper is most competent Canadian PM

Perhaps they might have mentioned the recently retired NDP politician, Libby Davies, who has never held a private sector job in her life, or perhaps...

The class of 2015: Ohlone College

... Johannah Estacio Taguas. BIOLOGY. Man Kwan Kirsten Chui, Sarah N. Dorman, Jarrel B. Guieb, Dimyana Marie Hanna, Htet Htwe Htwe, John Phu Thien Khong,...

Richard D. 'Dick' Sturm

Richard was an inspiration to all while going through a courageous battle with cancer. Every day he was thankful for “just being here,” after being...

Gun control debate silenced, victims say

On the same day, federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney labelled the Edmonton gunman a “right-wing extremist” and said the Harper government's new anti-terrorism bill...

LETTERS: Wooing the bamboozled

The Daily Courier (subscription)Given the upcoming election in October, it's not surprising the Conservatives are out to woo the bamboozled. ... MP Dan Albas has...

Schellenberger bids farewell to politics

OTTAWA - June 8 marked the end of an era as Perth-Wellington Conservative MP Gary Schellenberger delivered his final statement in the House of Commons.

Un plan audacieux: le plan Trudeau pour la ... - Stéphane Dion

Stéphane Dion. ——————. Un plan audacieux : le plan Trudeau pour la réforme du Sénat. Notes pour une allocution de l'honorable Stéphane Dion, prononcée le...

McCallum offers doomed solution to broken Caregiver Program

(subscription) (subscription)In the dying days of Parliament, Liberal MP John McCallum has introduced a proposed law that few Canadians will likely ever hear about.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair talks economy, tax credits in Montreal ...

MONTREAL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says if his party wins office he'll restore the 15 per cent tax credit for union-sponsored corporations that invest...