June 30, 2015

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Senate passes labour disclosure bill

Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal labour critic and MP for Cape Breton-Canso, called the passing of the bill a huge injustice. “The actions of the Senate...

Dominion Day enthusiasts pine for the past

Meanwhile, the Conservatives contended the word “dominion” was not colonial at all, and opposed changing Canada's past in order to suit its present. Today, the...

Celebrate Canada Fund: Feds Mostly Mum On Where Money Getting Spent

Marisa Monnin, a spokeswoman for Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, said Celebrate Canada funding is "available for all ridings across Canada." "This fund gives an opportunity...

Union finance bill passes, two others left to die as Senate wraps up business

Government Senate leader Claude Carignan delayed debate in his name on a transgender rights bill introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison that was passed with...

MP calling for new fixed link study

(subscription)Jones said a new in depth feasibility study would likely cost several million dollars. The Labrador MP also claims that the NL Liberals, who...

Girl Scouts refuse $100000 with trans limits

By Terence Burlij and Tom LoBianco CNN ... The guidance has upset conservative religious groups, which claimed that the Girl Scouts would be allowing boys...

LGBT Campaigners In Alabama Fear Marriage Equality Opponents Aren't Giving ...

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley also tweeted his disagreement with the court ruling: “Regardless of today's ruling by the Supreme Court, I still believe in a...

Municipalities to follow Vancouver's lead on marijuana, says councillor

Victoria MP and NDP health critic Murray Rankin accused the Conservatives of botching the medical marijuana file. “The mayor of Vancouver is doing what a...

Some NDP MPs to see expense claims denied by Commons

OTTAWA—New Democrat MPs who were planning to buy the hot dogs for Canada Day barbecues with constituents might not be reimbursed as the House of...

MP Van Loan among lowest spenders

As the House of Commons prepares to shut down for the remainder of the summer, York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan is emerging as one of...

NDP candidate confident he can beat Lobb

The re a re many examples, he said, of regressive policies or ones that alienated large numbers of Canadians that have been passed by the...

Conservative EI mismanagement hurts poorest families ... - NDP

This would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic for the families who have faced and still face financial difficulty,” said Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), NDP...

Government stays mostly mum on where Celebrate Canada funding getting spent

(subscription) (subscription)Marisa Monnin, a spokeswoman for Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, said Celebrate Canada funding is “available for all ridings across Canada.” “This fund gives...

Commons to reject expense claims from NDP MPs — unless they pay back $2.7 ...

A spokeswoman for Conservative whip John Duncan says House of Commons officials will begin rejecting claims from NDP MPs who are accused of using public...

Cohen: A memorial to the politics of nastiness

There has been no real consultation and the Conservatives have fixed the process, in league with private interests. That is also ... It is hit-men...

Duncan - iPolitics

Conservative MP and government whip John Duncan. .A spokeswoman for Duncan says House of Commons officials will begin rejecting claims from NDP MPs who are...

Conservative Party Saanich Gulf Islands » Conservative Party of ...

Vancouver, British Columbia – Today The Honourable James Moore, Conservative Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, with The Honourable Ed Fast, Conservative Member of...

Conservative video spreads ISIS propaganda to make Justin Trudeau look weak

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover told the House "Major television networks should not be able to censor what can and cannot be broadcast to Canadians. We...

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 – Hon. Judy Sgro « CTYA`s Blog

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 – Hon. Judy Sgro. SgroJudy_LIB “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree...

PC leader wants Ashton to resign over conflict of interest

The PCs also issued a press release June 24 showing that Ginakes and his sister Phyllis made donations to Steve Ashton's party leadership campaign, his...

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in ...

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media June 30, 2015. Date: June...

Even in victory, the Conservatives must continue to reach out to Labour voters

Even the most tribal MPs at Westminster must quietly have to concede that a whole succession of issues - like the Iraq war, the police's...

Gerry Byrne Can't Campaign As MP, Says Taxpayers Federation

Liberal MP Gerry Byrne says there's no conflict in finishing his federal term of office while planning to campaign for the provincial election in the...

Cruz rejects abolishing the filibuster to repeal ObamaCare

Cruz indicated he could keep up pressure to use the process. “Now we don't need to override the filibuster to defeat ObamaCare,” he said. “Reid...

Gay And Old: 'A Special Class Of People?'

Does funding LGBT-focused senior centers constitute "throwing people's tax dollars down the sewer," as New York State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long recently stated? Earlier...

Largest public servants' union launches court challenge of Conservative ...

Negotiations regarding sick leave have been the leading issue in the current round of talks between the unions and Treasury Board. Treasury Board President Tony...

Thomas Mulcair reportedly held talks on advising Stephen Harper

Several sources told the magazine that the discussions were the first step in securing Mulcair to run as a Conservative candidate in 2008 but the...

Defence minister chows down on polls during Kitchener visit

Doghouse lining or not, the Conservative cabinet veteran seemed happy to bite hard into the early election polls — most notably last week's release from...

Federal public safety minister, RCMP clash over banned rifle

Canada –-(Ammoland.com)- The federal public safety minister's office has asked the Mounties to review its decision to classify a rifle as prohibited after it roused...

Federal Conservative Candidate Selected For West Nova. | CJLS ...

Arnold LeBlanc of Comeauville, who is presently the Regional Executive Assistant to MP, Greg Kerr, was given the nod over opponent Ginny Hurlock, former PC...

Planche wins Liberal nomination in Falls

Planche, who first went public with his desire to be the Liberal candidate in April 2014, will challenge incumbent Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, who is...

A third of Ala. counties don't issue gay marriage licenses

The New YorkerMONTGOMERY — Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license...

Government Eliminating GST/HST on Feminine Hygiene Products Wednesday

After supporting an NDP motion to amend the Excise Tax Act to eliminate the GST/HST applied to tampons, sanitary napkins, sanitary belts, menstrual cups, and...

NBC fires Trump / Trump: NBC “weak”

“In this country, a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay,” Obama wrote in an op-ed for the Huffington Post. “That's at the heart...

These Religious Leaders Are Celebrating Marriage Equality

Several conservative religious leaders such as Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention also expressed dismay, as did former Baptist minister and fellow GOP presidential...

THE ONLOOKER: Canada prepares for (possibly) landmark election

... Canada prepares for (possibly) landmark election. By Mike Jacobs Today at 7:00 a.m. ... An NDP government would have been unthinkable only a few...

The Supreme Court and the End of the Umpire

If you count Roberts, Kennedy, and the now retired David Souter, about half of the Republican appointees became very unreliable conservative votes, to say the...

Fitch Affirms Standard Chartered at 'AA-', Maintains Negative Outlook

This could arise due to a change in Fitch's assessment of SC's conservative approach to capital management, reducing SC's flexibility to service the securities, or...

Let the ABC get on with what it does well

However, when conservatives en masse claim there is a problem, maybe instead of ignoring half Australia's population, ABC management could be good enough to take...

Gerry Byrne can't campaign as MP, says Taxpayers Federation

Liberal MP Gerry Byrne says there's no conflict in finishing his federal term of office while planning to campaign for the provincial election in the...

Chow would be favoured to reclaim seat in Parliament: poll | CP24 ...

Former NDP MP Olivia Chow would be favoured to reclaim her seat in Parliament if she decides to run in the upcoming federal election, according...

What Some Conservatives Aren't Willing To Do To Kill Obamacare

In recent days, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, officially a candidate for president, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who appears likely to make his campaign...

Three private bills up for final vote on last day before Senate rises

One is a transgender rights bill introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison that was passed with bipartisan support in the House of Commons. The other...

Ex-Im Bank becomes the walking dead

Over the past several years, Ex-Im has emerged from relative anonymity to become a top target for conservative Republicans, who say the bank's loan guarantees...

Thomas Mulcair's NDP leads in national polls as climactic summer begins

After focusing their attacks on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau since he took over the party in 2013, the Conservatives may need to start worrying about...

Liberals pledge renewal of ELA

He also pledged to restore $1.5 million in freshwater research funding the Liberals say was cut by the Conservatives and make new investments in the...

Optic Cleansing

The city library's annual “One Book, One Chicago” program would rather select Arthur Miller's The Crucible (defaming religious zealots) and Harper Lee's To Kill a...

Op-ed: If Change Can Come to LGBT America, It Can Happen in the Middle East

The nation is a “relatively” liberal enclave in a very conservative region, and, as such, provides a welcome place of escape for gay men living...

Canada's Auditor General wants answers on Kits Base claims

The daughter of a former ship's Captain at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard base has asked the Auditor General of Canada to look into...

Stampeding politicians see new opportunity in Calgary

Former Liberal MLAs Kent Hehr in Calgary Centre and Darshan Kang in Calgary Skyview have been running high-profile campaigns for months to try to knock...