July 16, 2015

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Conservative MP's take on wage-gap? Choose better-paying jobs

WATCH: A new survey looking specifically at women and work in Canada found there is a still a big gender gap when it comes to...

Protecting door-to-door mail delivery

The billboard displays a photo of a smiling Lauzon alongside the statement: 'Conservative MP Guy Lauzon has not (in italics) spoken out to save your...

Environment Canada drops department name from Facebook page

iPolitics.ca (subscription)The page now has more a unwieldy title: “Conserve, Restore, and Connect with Nature.” The change this week means there's scant evidence of the...

Anti-abortion flyer campaign unrepentant in its tactics in Oakville

Oakville MP Terence Young said he was disgusted by the flyers and emphasized they have nothing to do with the Conservative Party or himself. Young...

Tories say they've approved majority of Ontario's infrastructure requests

... majority of Ontario's initial infrastructure requests as it fires back over provincial complaints that the Conservatives are playing politics with the billions set aside...

MP Mike Sullivan says NDP would partner with city on TCH repairs

York-South Weston NDP MP Mike Sullivan says his party would be best prepared to partner with the city to fix the gaping structural problems at...

Mexico rejects U.S. help with drug lord search

Some experts suggest that under the previous government of conservative President Felipe Calderon, which was much more cooperative with Washington, Guzman would have been extradited.

Town hall meeting to be held to oppose conversion to community mailboxesLOCAL

That's concerning to MP John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay-Rainy River), who insists no matter how it is presented, they are still cuts. “The fact of...

Liberals promise open government, voting changes

(subscription)On June 16, Justin Trudeau released a comprehensive platform to modernize Canadian democracy. The plan builds on legislative proposals already presented to Parliament and...

Military to get logistics trucks 11 years after first being proposed

The Conservatives first identified trucks — often known as the B fleet — as a priority in 2006, but have failed twice to deliver, including...

LTTERS: Disappointing legacy

How sad that the last piece of legislation to be passed by Russ Hiebert's Conservative government is such an atrocity. It's an obvious attack on...

Milton group protests proposed CN rail yard

Lisa Raitt, both the Conservative MP for the area and the minister of transport, stressed the need to strike a balance between CN's business needs...

Slade wants to paint town blue Oct. 19

The Sudbury StarThe Conservative Party candidate was a distant second to then NDP candidate Glenn Thibeault in 2011, but said at his campaign launch Thursday...

TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

Josh Duggar apologized for unspecified actions on a Facebook post and resigned from the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group, where he had worked...

New stringent immigration laws will hurt Britain's economy

It is public ire over this migration that has driven the rise of the UK Independence Party, and is also at the root of the...

Pence orders investigation of Planned Parenthood

Mike Pence has directed the state Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities in Indiana in cooperation with the Indiana attorney general to see...

Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Parks get $156 million in infrastructure ...

From left: Dr. Colin Carrie, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, David Wilks, the MP for Kootenay-Columbia, and Nicholas Iriving, the superintendent...

Home Sales, Cuba, Obama in Africa, Golf: Week Ahead July 18-25

Sales of existing U.S. homes rose at a slower pace in June, while purchases of new properties held close to a seven-year high, data in...

LETTER: Recession spin bad for Canadians - Orillia Packet & Times

Toronto StarLETTER: Recession spin bad for CanadiansOrillia Packet & TimesWhen the Harper Conservatives came into power, they inherited a $13-billion surplus, the ninth-straight Liberal surplus...

Fête des voisins le 1er Août 2015 Au Parc Elvyn Baldwin | Loisirs ...

Sans vous, cet événement ne serait pas possible. UN MERCI SPÉCIAL À : Jean Rousseau, NPD Député Compton-Stanstead, Guy Hardy, PL Député de St-François Ville...

Kamloops imam calls Senate committee proposal 'discriminatory'

“Just look at how much talking [on the Internet] goes on without qualification.” Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said she disagrees with any recommendation that...

Fingas: Will Prime Minister Stephen Harper kill off his own party?

Years of branding based on economic management are at risk as Harper and company deny, then evade, an economic downturn for the second time. And...

HMCS Frederick Rolette name of navy's new Arctic patrol ship

Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Defence Jason Kenney on Thursday at HMCS Hunter in Windsor, Ont. According...

Students occupy MP's office to protest tar sands

SHEDIAC, N.B. – About a dozen university students walked into Beausejour MP Dominic Leblanc's office in Shediac Friday afternoon, demanding he sign a letter pledging...

AT RANDOM: Life as a second-class Canadian citizen

And frankly, after reading local MP Ron Cannan's response to questions he says he has fielded about the issue, I don't feel any better. That's...

ABCA Gets Federal Funding For Water Quality

Huron-Bruce Conservative M-P Ben Lobb has announced $105-thousand in funding for the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority. The money will help improve water quality and ecosystem...

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Despite Kenora possibly being one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds of the 2015 federal election with political heavyweights Conservative MP Greg Rickford, Liberal Bob...

How Fair Housing Will Turn Liberal Cities Conservative

That question is practically rhetorical. By the time that HUD released its final rule on the Fair Housing Act—a 377-page tome on homes titled Affirmatively...

Military to get logistics trucks 11 years after first being proposed

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Public Works Minister Diane Finley jointly announced, through a press release, that a U.S. company had won two competitive contracts...

Pot reform high priority for British Columbians

Relatively few (35% or less) agreed with concerns expressed by federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose – that legalization would increase risks of mental illness such...

10 takeaways on the BBC fight

5. Decriminalization has not gone away. Backbench Conservative MPs have been campaigning to remove the criminal sanctions for non-payment of the license fee, claiming that...

Ontario Tories slam Liberal government for 'worrisome' office art containing ...

“Regardless of the aims or intent of the artist, Ontarians expect their government to lead by example in combating the sexual objectification of women,” Scott...

@Kady: A guide to election debate-a-palooza | Ottawa Citizen

Not invited: Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe, Forces et Démocratie Leader Jean-François Fortin. Venue: The Toronto studio of City, “sister media brand” to Maclean's. Time:...

@Kady: A guide to election debate-a-palooza | Ottawa Citizen

Not invited: Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe, Forces et Démocratie Leader Jean-François Fortin. Venue: The Toronto studio of City, “sister media brand” to Maclean's. Time:...

Clement goes postal in new attack ad aimed at Lauzon

CORNWALL, Ontario - MP Guy Lauzon has graced the cover of countless Conservative mail-outs delivered in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry riding during his four-term stretch. But...

Brian Gallant won't campaign for federal Liberals during election

When federal Conservative MP Rodney Weston announced $68 million in funding for the Port of Saint John last week, several Tory MLAs tweeted demands that...

Ideas pitched for Shannon Park, CFL-sized stadium panned by many

Community gardens, affordable housing and a multi-purpose sports complex were just a few of the top ideas pitched for the redevelopment of Shannon Park. On...

From Their Lies To His Ears: The Right-Wing Media Myths Making Up Trump's ...

(blog) (blog)Trump's misinformation originated from conservative media's attempt to blame Clinton for the 2013 mass shooting at Washington D.C.'s Navy Yard facility, seizing on...

US House nixes funding for Komen over Planned Parenthood ties

Behind the GOP were two powerful social conservative organizations: the Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Council. FRC's chief, Tony Perkins, applauded the ... Featured...

UCCB a Tory marketing ploy

Candice Bergen, minister of state for social development, sat down with me earlier this year to talk about the UCCB and she said repeatedly the...

Universal Child Care Benefit: is your family missing out? Brad Butt, MP

On July 20th, millions of families across Canada will receive more money in their bank account or mailbox because of our Conservative Government's boosted Universal...

Robocalls shouldn't affect Guelph 2015 federal election campaign, Peter MacKay ...

MacKay made the remarks in a brief interview with the Mercury during a visit to Guelph to support local Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach. About 50...

Meet your candidates

- David WilksThe Free PressAfter serving the Kootenay-Columbia riding for the past four years, Conservative candidate and current MP David Wilks hopes to continue...

Meet your candidates

- David WilksThe Free PressAfter serving the Kootenay-Columbia riding for the past four years, Conservative candidate and current MP David Wilks hopes to continue...

Newspaper apologizes for involving MP in ad controversy - Maclean's

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Joyce Murray is apologizing for a newspaper advertisement in which she appears to be feeding racial stereotypes about aboriginal people. But...

Robocalls shouldn't effect Guelph 2015 federal election campaign, Peter Mackay ...

The calls were later traced back to the local Conservative campaign office and former staffer Michael Sona was found guilty of wilfully preventing or endeavouring...

Tom Mulcair's NDP seeks advice on preparing to govern after election

Emissaries of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair have been quietly seeking the advice of former senior federal bureaucrats on how best to manage the transition from...

WHAT'S GOING ON: July 17, 2015

“Simply Diamond” will perform tributes to all of the most popular Neil Diamond songs at 6 p.m. at Etra Lake Park in East Windsor. In...

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate, dollar plunges to lowest since 2009

“If the outlook of the Bank of Canada is confirmed, then we risk actually starting an election campaign in a recession, and the government will...

Netanyahu, British FM spar over Iran deal disagreements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister and the British foreign secretary have publicly sparred over the deal on Iran's nuclear program. Speaking to journalists ahead...