June 25, 2015

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Conservative officials angered by creation of 'HarperPAC'

Stephen Taylor, a founding member HarperPAC that launched online three days ago, said he was unaware of the Conservative party's concerns or issues over the...

Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

Leland Summers, the group's leader in South Carolina, now feels betrayed by the same Republicans who courted their loyalties for decades to win the conservative...

Pier 21 immigration museum reopens after $30m in renos

Among the guests at the event were Julian Fantino, associate minister of national defence, and Justice Minister Peter MacKay, representing the Government of Canada. “The...

Retiring BC MP Dick Harris cashes in

OTTAWA — Low-profile B.C. Conservative MP Dick Harris, who is retiring from politics this autumn with one of the fattest pensions in Parliament, has left...

How Barack Obama joined hands with Republicans to conquer his party on trade

Conservative House Republicans were wary of giving Obama more power and teamed up with a bloc of progressives eager to scuttle the trade deal. In...

Trudeau joins NDP in foreign policy hinterland - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesTrudeau joins NDP in foreign policy hinterlandOrillia Packet & TimesIn 2012, after Ottawa closed Canada's embassy in Tehran citing security concerns, NDP...

Politics-playing Harper accuses Liberal, NDP rivals of playing politics

In a statement, Liberal House leader Dominic LeBlanc assailed Harper for making "divisive and hyper-partisan foreign policy" his trademark and insisted Liberals are committed to...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » Vancouver Sun ...

Also at Wednesday's rally, held at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library, were B.C. MLA and federal NDP candidate in Vancouver East Jenny...

Ray Fox steps down as Liberal candidate

Gerry Ritz is currently without opponents in the race for the riding of Battlefords-Lloydminster, following the resignation of former candidate Ray Fox in the wake...

As campaign looms, Harper attacks rivals on Middle East military mission

In a statement, Liberal House leader Dominic LeBlanc assailed Harper for making “divisive and hyper-partisan foreign policy” his trademark and insisted Liberals are committed to...

Obamacare ruling sparks early, major 2016 campaign buzz

“I will work with Congress to repeal and replace this flawed law with conservative reforms that empower consumers with more choices and control over their...

Anti-Union Bill C-377 Sparks Liberal, Tory Showdown In Senate

CBC.caMartin's motion to cut short debate on C-377, a private member's bill sponsored by Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert and strongly backed by the Prime Minister's...

GOP lawmakers: Time to move on from Obamacare repeal

But conservatives like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz insist Congress should use “every single tool at our disposal” now to stop the law, including holding spending...

It's time to ask the hard questions says candidate

Harris joins Joan Mouland for the Liberals, Wayne Ettinger of the Green Party, and Dave Bylsma of the Christian Heritage Party in trying to unseat...

Battle over union bill to keep Senate sitting until next week

(subscription) (subscription)The legislation, originally tabled in the House of Commons by B.C. Conservative MP Russ Hiebert (South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale, B.C.) more than three years...

Opposition MPs accuse Conservatives of stacking NCC board ahead of vote on ...

(subscription) (subscription)... for making decisions around the controversial proposed Memorial to Victims of Communism, was rigged and stacked with loyal Conservatives in advance of...

Peninsula coal foes hear from MP hopefuls

Watts declined to attend in deference to outgoing Conservative MP Russ Hiebert – who also declined to attend or provide a statement, deferring to “the...

A Canadian idea Rubio likes

Two years ago, Stephen Harper's conservative government implemented a so-called “One for One” policy, requiring Canadian regulators to remove at least one regulation for each...

Opposition MPs accuse Conservatives of stacking NCC ... - iPolitics

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct.

Polibriefs: Your call is important to us – if you wait 10 minutes

Under the Access to Information Act passed by Parliament, departments are supposed to respond to requests for government records within 30 days, although in practice...

Outgoing MP Shelly Glover urges less talk, more action, to help aboriginal women

OTTAWA — Outgoing Manitoba Regional Minister Shelly Glover says she has no regrets from her seven years in Ottawa, but she does have one big...

Basil Stewart, former Summerside mayor, named to National Capital Commission

The appointment of Stewart and the four other new board members has been decried as politically motivated by one of the monument's biggest detractors, NDP...

Cape Breton home-care workers target Liberal campaign office

After about a half-hour, Wilton crossed the street with Liberal MP Mark Eyking and spoke to the protesters. “He told me, Dave Wilton did, that...

The key Mike Harris lesson: Do what you said you would do

John Baird, Tony Clement and the late Jim Flaherty, all part of the Class of '95 as I was, and who would serve with distinction...

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Anticipating an appeal, U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern puts in place a stay pending the outcome of the Utah appeal, so same-sex couples in...

Omar Alghabra caught in Orange-Blue vice

In 2011, all six ridings then covering the Mississauga area were won by Conservatives, including Mississauga South, Mississauga East-Cooksville, Mississauga Erindale, Mississauga Streetsville, Mississauga-Brampton South,...

Federal Minister: Law enforcement must shut down Vancouver pot shops

The Vancouver city council decision to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries is not sitting well with federal government ministers. Yesterday after the city council passed the...

Minister, not military, decides who visits Canadian Forces bases, DND records say

Three Conservative MPs joined Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino at an armoury in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, to announce a $1-million investment to fix the...

Former finance minister Goodale to speak at TRU

A former Liberal minister of finance will speak at Thompson Rivers University today before attending a Liberal fundraiser tonight. Ralph Goodale, a senior Liberal MP...

NDP Cabinet

Minister of Agriculture - Malcolm Allen (current Agriculture critic), Ruth Ellen Brosseau (current deputy critic). Minister of Industry - Peggy Nash (current Industry critic), Diane...

Government names special monitor for Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is appointing a special monitor to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian...

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POLITICO Playbook: BOEHNER FINALLY GETS TOUGH on GOP rebels

STORY OF THE DAY - " Behind John Boehner's crackdown on conservatives: The speaker has resisted a get-tough management approach in the past. But the...

Prime Minister Tom Mulcair? New seat projections, poll show NDP surging ...

The Liberals are strongest in Atlantic Canada where they're poised to take 21 seats. In Ontario – the Liberal party's traditional stronghold – they're poised...

Conservative ad uses ISIL propaganda and anthem to attack Trudeau's foreign ...

Defence Minister Jason Kenney called the ISIL materials “brutal terrorist snuff videos” when they were released, making it all the more striking the Conservatives used...

Dean Del Mastro was only the latest. Let him be the last. - iPolitics

Disgraced former Conservative politician Dean Del Mastro arrives at court in Peterborough, Ont., on Thursday, June 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick. More from Tasha...

Quebec City receives $7 million from feds for Tall Ships event

“Everyone was waiting for this,” said federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel. “I'm very proud of what we announced today.” It was also an opportunity for...

Canada's Medical Cannabis Conundrum

Considering the Conservative Party's approach, then, Rona Ambrose's reaction was predictable. She, along with the Tories, start from a position that regards cannabis as a...

The Race Is On

Smith says that while it would be difficult to see the Conservatives losing their stronghold on the rural ridings, seats for some familiar faces are...

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay condemns underground economy, yet ...

(blog) (blog)Let's hope that the NDP and Liberal critics for national revenue, Pierre Dionne Labelle and Emmanuel Dubourg, take note of what the minister...

Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay condemns underground economy, yet ...

(blog) (blog)Let's hope that the NDP and Liberal critics for national revenue, Pierre Dionne Labelle and Emmanuel Dubourg, take note of what the minister...

Supreme Court Upholds Health-Care Subsidies–Live Blog

(blog)It's a 5-4 decision with Kennedy and the court's four liberal justices in the majority. ... Big win for liberals at #SCOTUS as court...

The long and short of C-51, the anti-terror act

The NDP has proposed increasing oversight of national security activities. The Liberals have said they would amend the new laws. Liberal public safety critic Wayne...

Month jail for 'lying' ex-Harper pointman; Del Mastro can't run for 5 years

Federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, speaking in Quebec City, said he didn't think Del Mastro's conviction and sentence would affect the Conservative banner. “I think...

Calais Campbell: Palmer makes Cardinals a contender

Without Palmer available to run Bruce Arians' offense, Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley managed to go just 3-5 the rest of the way. Since Palmer...

Hold, please: EI callers face 12-minute wait

The figures were tabled in response to a written question from Liberal MP Ralph Goodale. The Liberal critic on the EI file, Rodger Cuzner, blamed...

Hold, please: EI callers face 12-minute wait

The figures were tabled in response to a written question from Liberal MP Ralph Goodale. The Liberal critic on the EI file, Rodger Cuzner, blamed...

MP sees first private member's bill passed months before election

When Dave Van Kesteren failed to capture the Chatham-Kent Essex riding in 2004, he was disappointed. Never mind the 407-vote gap or the strongest showing...

Jail time for Dean Del Mastro | The London Free Press

Madam Justice Lisa Cameron also sentenced Del Mastro to four months of house arrest and 18 month of probation, and ordered him to pay $10,000...

A Response to the Washington Post on College Sexual Assault

(blog)As to the latter, a Post reader might assume that the only criticism of the paper's work came from what Anderson calls a “conservative...