July 10, 2015

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Braid: On royalties, NDP should slow down and industry should calm down

They were wrong after the first Progressive Conservative premier, Peter Lougheed, raised royalties twice in the 1970s. By 1980, the industry was so rich and...

Are cracks forming in fortress Alberta?

Meanwhile, the Conservatives would actually have to allocate resources to campaigning in Alberta. Both Joan Crockatt and Devinder Shory (who are being challenged by Mr.

Calgary bar lends patio to Cowboy Church during Stampede

Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Human Rights, spoke on behalf of the federal Conservative Party. He reminded the...

The Donald and Bernie Show - News & Observer (blog)

New York TimesThe Donald and Bernie ShowNews & Observer (blog)Scott Walker with 11 percent. The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm...

What makes these two Canadians great?

Martin was in town earlier this week, attending some federal Liberal Party meetings at the behest of his old friend and cabinet colleague, Deputy Liberal...

Playing the Music of Capitalism

In his new book, “The Conservative Heart,” Mr. Brooks puts it this way: “Capitalism has saved a couple of billion people and we have treated...

Harper catches a break on jobs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, stands with Federal Minister for Sport Bal Gosal, left, as he visits Canadian athletes for a photo opportunity at...

Harper catches a break on jobs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, stands with Federal Minister for Sport Bal Gosal, left, as he visits Canadian athletes for a photo opportunity at...

AFL president seeks NDP nod in Edmonton Centre

Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour will seek the NDP nomination for Edmonton-Centre, which will be vacated with the retirement of...

Will she do it? Pupatello has a chance against Masse, poll suggests

If Sandra Pupatello attempted a political comeback in her old riding of Windsor West, she would give New Democrat MP Brian Masse “a run for...

Conservative churches confront the new reality of gay marriage

Associated Press photos Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the congregation of Kimberly Church of God, June 28 in Kimberley, Ala. Moore...

Malcolm Parry: Lawn bowling for research dollars

LAWN AGAIN: It was July, 2009 when Duncan Gillespie and brothers Andrew and Graham Dalik staged a lawn-bowling tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Federal election 2015: Baird, MacKay ridings see hot Conservative nomination ...

The riding was expected to be where former foreign affairs minister John Baird would run until he retired from politics earlier this year. At that...

NDP would embrace trade agreements in office, party's trade critic says

(blog) (blog)A government led by Tom Mulcair would have a dramatically different stance on free-trade agreements than the NAFTA-bashing NDP of the 1980s. NDP...

Embassies given aid duties, but no staff

Memos obtained through Access to Information provide new insight into how the department moved forward with its controversial amalgamation after the Conservatives shut down the...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » NDP embraces a ...

By Peter Henderson. A government led by Tom Mulcair would have a dramatically different stance on free-trade agreements than the NAFTA-bashing NDP of the 1980s.

Mayor Dolce will face Councilman-at-large Rosas in Chautauqua's November ...

Kevin Muldowney will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independent party lines. Muldowney is a former councilman in Dunkirk. The two will ... Terry Niebel...

The Dream World of the Southern Republicans

George C. Wallace — who placed the flag on the Capitol dome in 1963 as a sign of contempt for a visiting integrationist, Attorney General...

Will she do it? Pupatello has a chance against Masse, poll suggests

(blog) (blog)If Sandra Pupatello attempted a political comeback in her old riding of Windsor West, she would give New Democrat MP Brian Masse “a...

Petition deadline closed, see who is running in Madison, Oneida counties

Candidate Patrick O'Sullivan turned in petitions to run on the conservative, independent, and republican ballot lines. Kathleen Rapasadi is running on the conservative and republican...

Counterpoint: Police get OT because it's a big job

Donald Trump has decided to double down on his insults of Mexicans living in the U.S. Talking to CNN's Anderson Cooper this week, he said...

Donald Trump No. 1 in latest GOP presidential poll

Republicans following Trump are Jeb Bush (11 percent), Rand Paul (11 percent), Scott Walker (9 percent), Marco Rubio (9 percent), Mike Huckabee (9 percent), Ben...

Donald Trump Could Seriously Damage The Real Republican Efforts To Reach ...

Latinos on the left worry about the LIBRE Initiative, a Koch-funded project that's doing real on-the-ground work in Hispanic churches and communities, all while espousing...

thwap's schoolyard: Niki Ashton vs. harpercon fuckheads on Greece

Niki Ashton is one of the NDP MP's who I like. Recently she was on Twitter cheering the Greek people's rejection of the austerity conditions...

New Canadian aid posts to come from existing staff: internal memo

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said the government allowed "hundreds of millions of dollars" of budgeted funds for diplomacy and development lapse in recent...

Inside Baseball: Wish lists for 23 would-be buyers; more MLB notes

Outfielder Preston Tucker was joined in the organization by brother Kyle, the No. 5 overall pick, and Preston told folks, "The kid's way better than...

Mother Canada project managers seek more public funding

Peter Stoffer, the MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore and the NDP's veterans Affairs critic, says he will withdraw as an honourary patron of the Mother Canada...

Helen Mirren, John Boehner: Sunday guests

Bret Baier fills in as host for Chris Wallace. ... News; Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Conservative Heart"; historian...

Joe Oliver clings to campaign mantra of $1.4-billion surplus as economy sputters

Tyler Anderson/National PostFinance Minister Joe Oliver reiterated a forecast from April's budget that Canada will post a $1.4-billion surplus in the current fiscal year, which...

San Francisco shooting: a game-changer for immigration policy?

Duncan Hunter (R) of California is planning to reintroduce legislation to penalize sanctuary cities like San Francisco that do not assist federal authorities with deportation...

$43M wastewater treatment project starts in NOTL

"This is a major infrastructure project and I think appropriately so because this helps on every level," said Niagara Falls Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. "it...

In wake of historic redistricting decision, here are maps! maps! maps ...

(blog) (blog)This map would force two Democratic congresswomen, Brown and Graham, to fight for one seat, while the new District 2, having lost key...

Unions will challenge Bill C-377 first in the election, then in the courts

Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert, who introduced C-377 as a private member's bill, has said the law is an instrument of transparency. In fact, under provincial...

England v Australia - as it happened: Hosts setting daunting target for ...

Lyon sends him on his way and almost gets Moeen second ball when he flashes hard and it flies off Haddin's glove past Clarke who...

Public Sector Union Rallies Continue in Lead Up to Federal Election

MPs Ryan Cleary and Jack Harris were in attendance to make their pitch that an NDP government would put those workers first. Cleary says a...

Two injured in Lake Zurich crash Thursday night

Lake Zurich police are investigating a serious crash Thursday evening that left two people hospitalized. Commander David Bradstreet of the Lake Zurich Police Department said...

NDP and Conservatives tied, Liberals fall to third place, poll says

The New Democrats would win 120 seats, and the Liberals 59. In tracking the race between the three leading parties, Forum poll results over the...

Finley to seek re-election in October - www.norfolknews.ca/

Finley to seek re-election in Octoberwww.norfolknews.ca/Diane Finley, Haldimand-Norfolk's representative in Ottawa, is hoping voters award her a fifth term. The Conservative incumbent will be going...

An LGBT-Friendly Guide to Beijing - Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast TravelerAn LGBT-Friendly Guide to BeijingCondé Nast TravelerDespite a reputation for conservative social policies, China's capital city packs an electric gay scene plus excellent...

Justin Trudeau's Liberals lagging in third place: poll | Metro

In tracking the race between the three leading parties, Forum results in the past year have shown the Liberals under Justin Trudeau go from being...

Will Canadian Troops in Ukraine Have to Train Radical Islamist Volunteers Said ...

Now, at least, the Ukrainian problem with neo-Nazis is pretty widely acknowledged even in the most conservative and anti-Russian media, and the Russians' claims about...

Morton Downey, Jr. Comes to CNN in August

(blog)Produced and directed by Seth Kramer, Miller, and Jeremy Newberger of Ironbound Films, the riveting story traces the populist rise and rollercoaster career of...

Oliver clings to pre-election mantra as Canada's surplus erodes

Liberals argue Canada is already in deficit and are pressing the Conservatives to acknowledge that. "They should immediately do a fiscal update to tell Canadians...

How Long Ago Did African Ancestry Enter My Family Tree?

In the case of you and your brother, both of you have almost entirely Northern European ancestry with just that tiny bit of West African,...

Calais chaos: 'Militant mob' sparks Dover blacklash

At the Kent Press and Broadcast awards in Canterbury last Friday, Port of Dover chairman George Jenkins said: "The behaviour in France has been, frankly,...

My question is what HAS to happen f...

It is beyond redemption, even though they elected what appears to be a fairly conservative Presiding Bishop in the person of Michael Curry Bishop of...

Open letter to Blake Richards

You never gave me the opportunity to explain why I do not support the Conservative government because you persisted in interrupting me every time I...

Report: Scott Walker picks campaign chairman

Michael Grebe, the president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, is expected to be named Walker's campaign chairman, according to the Weekly...

New Documents Link Justice Department to IRS Scandal, But How Ted Cruz ...

When the news broke in mid-2013 that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had spent much of the past three years singling out conservative groups for...

MP urged to vote against fox-hunting - Weston & Somerset Mercury (registration)

Weston & Somerset Mercury (registration)MP urged to vote against fox-huntingWeston & Somerset Mercury (registration)The Conservative manifesto for 2015's election stated that parliament would be presented...