June 19, 2015

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Conservative bill would ban niqabs during citizenship ceremony

“This new bill is an important policy initiative that the Conservative government believes is important for Canada's future,” said Joe Kanoza, a spokesperson for Uppal.

Prime minister condemns top general's comments on sexual harassment

"You dumbed down the problem of sexual harassment in the military," said Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant. "You're dumbing down the position of chief of defence...

Internal trade agreements need revamping

According to Industry Canada, all ministers involved have agreed to complete renegotiations by March 2016. Peggy Nash, the official opposition critic (NDP) for Industry Canada,...

The last howls of the 41st House of Commons

Immediately after the leader of the Opposition and Prime Minister finished, Liberal MP Wayne Easter stood and pursued the small question of whether or not...

Liberal hopefuls share Trudeau's fairness plan

Toronto Centre Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland (second from right) hosted a town hall with local federal Liberal candidates, Friday, in Barrie. They include, from left,...

MPs' Travel Expenses Show That They Don't Fly Like The Rest Of Us

Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who represents Vancouver Centre, travels frequently and needs to fly business so that she can get more work done, her executive...

Sudbury Liberal candidate opens New Sudbury campaign office

Former Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci, left, Liberal candidate Paul Lefebvre and Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault give the thumbs up Friday at Lefebvre's campaign headquarters on...

Max Director on Working with Dogs as Stars and the Value of Family Films

By Max NicholsonLast week, had the pleasure of speaking to filmmaker Boaz Yakin, best known for directing the popular football film Remember the Titans.

Conservative senators move to gut caucus colleague's bill to reform politics

Conservative senators put forward a motion Friday that would gut caucus colleague Michael Chong's Reform Act, a bill aimed at rebalancing power between MPs and...

List of high-profile Tories not running in 2015

Toronto StarPeter MacKay — The co-founder, with Harper, of the modern Conservative party cited his young and growing family when he announced late last month...

Conservative MP Fantino vulnerable in Vaughan: Trudeau

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau appears confident — despite lacking a star candidate in Vaughan — that his party has a good shot at unseating...

A list of some high-profile Conservatives not running for re-election in 2015

James Moore — First elected in 2000 at age 24, the Conservative industry minister announced Friday he would not seek re-election in his lower mainland...

Around Town: Wabano Centre gala ignites the spirit

Attendees included former Rideau Hall resident Gerda Hnatyshyn, prominent philanthropist Shirley Greenberg, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, Liberal MPP Bob Chiarelli, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and...

COOL retaliatory tariff timeline still on track despite US delay

(subscription) (subscription)The clarification from the minister's office comes a day after NDP critic Don Davies told iPolitics the U.S request for arbitration likely would...

Tories sitting out byelections to avoid summer ad spending cap

Peterborough has been open since former Conservative Dean Del Mastro resigned after he was found guilty of overspending on his 2008 election campaign. The Liberals...

Position of MP Robert Goguen on the Funding of the Moncton ...

Position of MP Robert Goguen on the Funding of the Moncton Downtown Centre. June 19, 2015 by Find A Conservative. This morning I had the...

Federal government funds faster internet in Nipissing-Timiskaming

Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin announced significant funding to communications infrastructure in northern rural areas to get them up to speed. The press release from the...

TRLPC: US House subcommittee holds hearing on BDC draft legislation

The discussion draft, developed by Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), marks an important step in renewed legislative efforts that would expand access to capital and allow...

Canada Industry Minister Moore Says He'll Step Down

Canadian Industry Minister James Moore's surprise departure leaves Prime Minister Stephen Harper without five cabinet ministers on the Conservative Party ticket heading into a fall...

The Gargoyle: How retiring MPs bid adieu

Gerry Byrne (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte – Liberal). My wife, Denise Gibbons, is probably one of the sharpest political advisers I could ever have from the...

The Gargoyle: How MPs say their farewells | Ottawa Citizen

Marc-André Morin, Laurentides--Labelle NDP. Marc-André Morin, MP for Laurentides–Labelle. In the meantime, we longed for better days and the situation continued to get worse for...

The Gargoyle: How MPs say their farewells

Gerry Byrne (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte – Liberal). My wife, Denise Gibbons, is probably one of the sharpest political advisers I could ever have from the...

The Gargoyle: How MPs say their farewells

Rick Norlock (Northumberland-Quinte West – Conservative): I can remember telling the member for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock (Barry Devolin) at a barbecue that during a question period,...

MP James Moore bows out

He believes some contenders who ran for nomination against Tim Laidler — in NDP MP Fin Donnelly's riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam — may be interested...

New Cyclone Maritime Helicopters Accepted After Years Of Delay

HALIFAX - The Conservative government has formally accepted the first six of the long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. Public Works Minister Diane Finley and Defence...

National Perspective: There were many 1960s

There would be the conservatives founding the Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley Jr.'s home in Sharon, Connecticut, at the beginning of the...

No expense accounts, no Chateau Laurier: How government and corporate ...

The high-end eatery hosted everyone from Wayne Gretzky to air ace Billy Bishop, not to mention every prime minister since Mackenzie King. Treaties and laws...

Canada Conservatives lose another top minister ahead of election

CBC.caA spokesman for Harper had no immediate comment on Moore's announcement, but Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan said the departures were typical of a...

UPDATE 3-Canada Conservatives lose another top minister ahead of election

News1130Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird resigned unexpectedly in February, while Justice Minister Peter MacKay, 49, announced his resignation in May. Liberal Member of Parliament Irwin...

Labrador MP says Rompkey should receive award, despite RCMP investigation ...

Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says it's too early to say whether former Sen. Bill Rompkey should be excluded ... Jones announced the new s of...

Six new Cyclone maritime helicopters accepted by Ottawa after years of delays

HALIFAX - The Conservative government has formally accepted the first six of the long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. Public Works Minister Diane Finley and Defence...

Liberals think financial plan will appeal to Peel voters

MISSISSAUGA — A plan to help middle class families financially along with an energized leader and quality local candidates has the Liberal party poised for...

The Guardian view on the Thatcher papers: too important to be saved by a tax ...

Yet it feels uncomfortably convenient that the sale was accepted on the watch of a Conservative government, just as her old private secretary, John Whittingdale,...

ZYTARUK: Tired of watching the Surrey Mounties tennis match

Surrey's NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu have been relentlessly pounding away at the Conservative government, demanding more police officers for Surrey and a...

Industry Minister James Moore leaving federal politics

Vancity Buzz“After 15 rewarding years, I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life,” he said. Moore joins the ranks of other Conservative...

Kingston and the Islands Federal Liberal... - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Kingston and the Islands Federal Liberal...www.kingstonregion.com/They encourage constituents in the riding of Kingston and the Islands to contact Ted Hsu, your Member of Parliament, for...

Matchmaking Season for Republican Presidential Candidates and Economists

The group is concerned about the party embracing policies that hearken back to the “fortress America” ideas espoused by the onetime presidential candidate and conservative...

Around Town: June 19, 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).

James Moore, Conservative cabinet minister, leaving federal politics

Van Loan said this "is a normal turnover" and the Conservatives have "tremendous bench strength." Looking at the party's prospects past the election, Manitoba MP...

James Moore, Conservative cabinet minister, leaving politics for family

Van Loan said this "is a normal turnover" and the Conservatives have "tremendous bench strength." Looking at the party's prospects past the election, Manitoba MP...

Commons calls it quits with polls showing NDP lead in pre-election steeple chase

She cites the collapse of support for Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow last summer, a polling reverse that could not be linked to any particular...

Conservative Government introduces anti-niqab Oath of Citizenship ...

Tim Uppal Photo submitted. TO further their election propaganda, the Conservatives shamelessly pressed on with their agenda to whip up racism by introducing the Oath...

James Moore won't run in the next federal election

... that he would not run again. Earlier this week, popular Alberta Conservative MP, James Rajotte, also declared he was standing aside. “Easier 2 say...

BC cabinet minister James Moore won't run in fall election, cites son's health

“While I have every confidence that Prime Minister Harper and our Conservative government will be re-elected, and I wish I could be part of the...

BC cabinet minister James Moore won't run in fall election, cites son's health

The loss is particularly tough for Harper in B.C., a key electoral battleground where the Conservatives have relied heavily on Moore's communications skills. Harper's remaining...

James Moore, Conservative cabinet minister, leaving politics ...

Industry Minister James Moore is ending his 15-year career in politics and will not seek re-election.

Moore, MacKay just latest losses for federal Conservatives

Calgary MP Diane Ablonczy will not run after more than 20 years representing the Reform, Canadian Alliance and Conservative parties in the House. Under Harper,...

Industry Minister James Moore not seeking re-election | Metro

OTTAWA – Industry Minister James Moore is ending his 15-year career in politics and will not seek re-election. He is the latest in a string...

James Moore leaving federal politics: 'Balancing family ... - iPolitics

In the latest instance of a high-profile Harper government cabinet minister reconsidering his career options ahead of the looming federal election, Industry Minister James Moore...

The Tories have laid Margaret Thatcher to rest – but Tony Blair still haunts ...

You might have thought that Ed Miliband's shattering defeat, after presenting himself as “not Blair” for five years, might persuade Labour to re-evaluate the man...