July 13, 2015

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In Waukesha, Scott Walker says he loves America, is running for president

But Casey Randall, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, is still impressed by Walker's record on jobs. Until Illinois elected Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner ... Sean Duffy...

Did Conservatives sign Vancouver Pride trans pledge?

The Conservatives have been at the core of debate over trans rights since NDP MP Randall Garrison championed Bill C-279 to recognize and protect gender...

Alberta not likely to vote NDP in federal election

In Calgary Centre popular former MLA Kent Hehr has a good shot at beating Conservative Joan Crockatt who squeaked in during a fiercely contested byelection...

NDP to be strong federal partner for producers and the 'family farm'

“Under Stephen Harper, more than 22,000 family farms have disappeared and farm debt has nearly doubled,” said NDP Agriculture critic Malcolm Allen (Welland). “Deteriorating rail...

A leader who fails on multiple fronts — Northern Journal

Soon after she was elected the Conservative MP for Nunavut in 2008, Leona Aglukkaq was appointed to Cabinet by the Prime Minister, and many Northerners,...

John Ivison: Tories might be in trouble if voters are no longer scared of the ...

Liberal MP Marc Garneau was on to something, when he said on his Twitter account: “For [Stephen Harper], if there is positive economic news, he...

The Gargoyle: New NDP attack ad targets Conservatives over ethical lapses

Former MP Dean Del Mastro is led away in handcuffs and shackles from Peterborough courthouse on Thursday June 25, 2015. Del Mastro, 44, was sentenced...

The Gargoyle: New NDP attack ad targets Conservatives over ...

Former MP Dean Del Mastro is led away in handcuffs and shackles from Peterborough courthouse on Thursday June 25, 2015. Del Mastro, 44, was sentenced...

Canada Revenue Agency writes off billions in 'uncollectible' tax debts

Murray Rankin, the NDP's deputy revenue critic, questioned whether the government is doing enough to collect the substantial sums owed to the federal treasury. “They...

Opposition targets government's economic sales pitch on childcare benefit

"They've had almost 10 years to roll out their plan and it has been hurting more than helping," Cullen said. "That's the reality, the numbers...

Walking through the NDP's latest attack ad on Conservative ethics ...

PETER PENASHUE New Democrat Jonathan Genest-Jourdain and Conservative Peter Penashue became the first-ever Innu members of Parliament in the 2011 general election. But Penashue resigned...

New money for Valemount salmon habitat

After the meet-and-greet and surprise announcement of funding for Valemount's sewer infrastructure, MP's Cathy McLeod and Bob Zimmer made another announcement of funding at the...

MP David Wilks rejects NDP debate challenge

The MP for Kootenay-Columbia has rejected a challenge issued by his NDP rival to hold eight debates throughout the riding during the upcoming election campaign.

Conservative 'Super PAC' bankrolls ads for David Fox

An out-of-state conservative "Super PAC" has bankrolled a wave of new advertising to boost the Nashville mayoral campaign of David Fox. Right-leaning Citizen Super PAC...

Zurich registers as lobbyist amid data breach risk concerns

"Given the large number of individuals who could potentially be affected by a data breach, this is a very serious penalty indeed," Conservative MP Phil...

BC Liberal candidate wants to represent the Greens, too

(subscription)“It's very frustrating, especially in a riding like Kelowna-Lake Country where it's been a safe Conservative or Reform or Alliance seat,” he said. The...

BC Liberal candidate wants to represent the Greens, too

(subscription)In April 2008, then-Liberal leader Stephane Dion announced the Liberals wouldn't run a candidate in Central Nova, where Green Party leader Elizabeth May was...

Fermeture de la cartonnerie de Jonquière

Le député de Jonquière-Alma, Claude Patry, a aussi parlé d'une « véritable catastrophe qui s'abat sur la région » à la suite de l'annonce de...

Green-Port Environmental hosts special Liberal...

MP John McKay, Liberal Environment Critic in the House of Commons toured hi-tech, clean energy business in Georgetown on Monday, July 13. He was accompanied...

The 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates

David Keene, former NRA chairman from 2011 to 2013, former chairman of the American Conservative Union, and an outspoken proponent of gun owners' rights. 9.

N.Y. Times stands by Ted Cruz decision

(blog) (blog)Conservative authors have routinely ranked high on our lists — Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, most recently Ann Coulter, just for a few examples,"...

Minister of Labour and Status of Women lends support to Stubbs

Shannon Stubbs, the Progressive Conservative candidate, arrived at Lakeland College around 2 p.m. with Dr. Kellie Leitch, the Minister of Labour and Status of Women.

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

NDP Trade critic Don Davies says news that Japan is targeting the British Columbia timber industries' log export control in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks is “concerning,”...

Glitches, staffshortages hinder answering calls, docs say

Ottawa CitizenVeterans Affairs Canada has been struggling to answer the thousands of phone calls it receives from current and former military personnel each month because...

$540K Armoury Upgrade To Help Morale

Commanding officer of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment Major Mark Douglas. (Photo by Mike James). Upwards of $540,000 worth of upgrades and repairs is...

The Sprout: Washington ramps up pressure on Ottawa over TPP

(subscription) (subscription)As The Hill Times reports, NDP Agriculture Critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she expects supply management will be a “big election issue,” while...

The Sprout: Washington ramps up pressure on Ottawa over TPP

(subscription) (subscription)As The Hill Times reports, NDP Agriculture Critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she expects supply management will be a “big election issue,” while...

Canada's Untested New Democrats Take Early Lead in Campaign

... the current federal corporate tax rate when asked about his plan to increase it. Nonetheless, his candidates say they sense the wind in their...

Canadians give thumbs-down to grandiose memorials planned for Ottawa and ...

But the project has many distinguished patrons, as it turns out, among them former Liberal prime minister John Turner, former Liberal Quebec premier Jean Charest,...

Conservatives' snub of First Nations gathering a sign of campaigning to come?

(blog) (blog)Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says he would repeal the...

Beefed up child benefit cheques start arriving as economy wobbles ...

OTTAWA – All but overlooked in the past week of troubling economic news was federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver's unexpected nod to government stimulus spending.

Conservatives To Fund For Family Benefit Package And Infrastructure Spending ...

Among Canada's downgrades of growth prospects, the conservative has decided to plan a re-election in order to fight the prevailing recession. Last Tuesday Finance Minister...

Flotilla Protesters Buoyed by Delay to $1.7 Billion LNG Plant

Insights West's July 10-published poll for the anti-tanker Dogwood Initiative found that the debate over Woodfibre LNG could decide the fate of Conservative MP John...

Harper's minions opt for Trump-style racism to get votes

(subscription) (subscription)After all, Mandela was viewed at the end of his life as a terrorist by Conservative MP Rob Anders? Would it still be...

The Walker timeline

ABC NewsFebruary 1988: Runs as a conservative for student body president at Marquette but loses to a liberal, John Quigley. ... Scott McCallum. March 1,...

Who should Labour speak for now?

While Ed Miliband tried to steal the Tories' old one-nation banner, the Conservatives were on to something altogether cleverer. In 2013 a new ginger group...

'Inflammatory' Senate security report raises question of how far is too far

(subscription) (subscription)It's exactly the same emphasis on global Islamist fundamentalism, as they call it,” said Randall Garrison, NDP public safety critic. “While threats are...

Federal NDP to decide Ottawa West-Nepean candidate

... NDP will choose between former Ottawa city councillor and MPP Alex Cullen, Ottawa West-Nepean riding association president Marlene Rivier, and Shawn Sutherland, a former...

Don't Underestimate Religion's Role This Election

Iftar is an evening meal during Ramadan to mark the end of fasting. (Muslims do not eat between dawn and dusk during month-long Ramadan.) U.S.

The NDP vision for sustainable development

(subscription). An NDP government will ensure that reviews are meaningful and account for a project's impact on our climate and respect our new international...

NDP worries removing log export controls in TPP could cost jobs

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Trade critic Don Davies says news that Japan is targeting the British Columbia timber industries' log export control in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks...

Feds' job to ensure environment and economy go together

(subscription)Pretending that we have to choose between responsible development of our natural resources or protecting our pristine environment is just plain wrong. By LIBERAL...

NDP worries removing log export controls in TPP could cost jobs

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Trade critic Don Davies says news that Japan is targeting the British Columbia timber industries' log export control in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks...

Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions

(subscription)NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé, Que.), deputy agriculture critic, said the government has been sending “mixed signals” as to whether it would make...

Opposition parties to leverage 'social licence' when tackling pipeline politics

(subscription) (subscription)Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, Liberal MP Joyce Murray and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Pipeline politics could be a significant factor in...

Death of a Prosecutor

With a large staff and a big budget, he cultivated relationships with American intelligence analysts, conservative think-tank experts, and the staff of Senator Marco Rubio,...

Stars and Bars: Heritage to some; hate to others

(subscription)On the same day that a Confederate flag was lowered from the pole outside the South Carolina Capitol, another copy of the Stars and...

The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

These gestures had moved conservative Christians in a very religious state. Coates believes in the power of ..... Paris carries with it reminders of the...

Veterans Affairs failing to answer phone calls quickly: Documents

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote said responding quickly to veterans' phone calls is imperative given how many of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress...