July 24, 2015

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Feds cough up transit funding for Calgary with election around the corner ...

With a federal election call just weeks away, the federal Conservatives ponied up $1.53 billion for Calgary's planned Green Line transit system Friday — a...

Peter MacKay Not Seeking Re-Election, Remains A High-Profile Justice Minister ...

Now that the senior cabinet minister is leaving politics, pundits say the Tories will be facing long odds in Nova Scotia, where Conservative MPs Gerald...

Conservatives dole out cash to community groups as election looms | Calgary Herald

Linda Duncan, Edmonton-Strathcona MP and NDP critic for the western economic diversification portfolio, said the tight timelines discriminated against smaller volunteer groups. “The very entities...

BC evolving away from Creationism | Vancouver Observer

Almost four months have passed since James Lunney, the Member of Parliament for Nanaimo—Alberni, decided to quit the Conservative Party caucus due to what he...

Dismissal of Crosbie candidate feeds Tory distaste in Newfoundland

The Globe and Mail - The Globe ...The Globe and MailTheir star candidate is Seamus O'Regan, the former CTV broadcaster and close friend of Mr.

The unlikely politician | Orillia Packet and Times - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesThe unlikely politician | Orillia Packet and TimesOrillia Packet & TimesWhen Garfield Dunlop announced he was resigning as Simcoe North's MPP, the...

NDP uses mother's donation to raise money - www.insidebrockville.com/

NDP uses mother's donation to raise moneywww.insidebrockville.com/It reproduces an email sent to Ottawa MP Paul Dewar by Ella, in which she says she was disgusted...

NDP uses mother's donation to raise money

- The Brampton GuardianBrampton GuardianBut deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale said the pitch is "tawdry." "You're turning a social support program into a political...

Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

Politico - Kyle Cheney and Rachana ...Politico“We include viewpoints all across the political spectrum and that includes everything from the most liberal viewpoints to the...

Celebrity Paparazzi Photos — July 2015 | OK! Magazine

Actress Yara Shahidi of the hit ABC comedy series Black-ish is spending time this summer mentoring at the Saving Our Daughters' Cinderellas Performing Arts class...

Montreal couple's weekly discussion nights are legend | Montreal Gazette

Former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion and former PQ premier Pierre-Marc Johnson — whom Diana describes as a dear friend —...

The Tories on big-city transit: Buy support now, pay later

Macleans.caThis invisible novelty-size cheque from Calgary MPs came the same week an Ottawa Conservative confirmed up to $1 billion available for the capital city's next...

Oliver criticizes Liberals, but doesn't respond to call for fiscal update

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison has called on the government to back up that claim by making public the Finance department's latest budgetary projections in...

Congress members concerned over Canadian oxy

In 2012, Ambrose's predecessor Leona Aglukkaq was harshly criticized by members of the medical community, police chiefs and provincial health ministers for giving Health Canada...

PM Harper slaps moratorium on Senate appointments ahead of ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is slapping a moratorium on new Senate appointments just weeks before a federal election campaign, looking to shore up his party's...

Liberals' policy a better way to support middle class families

- The Southwest ...Southwest BoosterNo wonder the late Jim Flaherty, while he was Finance Minister, said “I'm not sure that overall it benefits our...

Mulcair smiles while Tories attack Liberals | The London Free Press

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is joined at the podium by NDP London Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen, London West NDP candidate Matthew Rowlinson, and London North...

Parks Canada receives over $20M in Halifax infrastructure investments ...

“I'm honoured to be here today to announce over $20 million for infrastructure investments for a number of key projects for Parks Canada sites here...

Peter MacKay not slowing as political career winds down

Huffington Post CanadaHALIFAX – Canada's high-profile justice minister isn't running for re-election, but Peter MacKay is showing no signs of slowing down as a party...

Best news for the steel plant in decades (4 photos)

Included among those gathered were Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Sault MP Bryan Hayes,...

Congress members concerned over Canadian oxy

- InsideHalton.comInsideHalton.comIn 2012, Ambrose's predecessor Leona Aglukkaq was harshly criticized by members of the medical community, police chiefs and provincial health ministers for giving...

Oliver blasts Grits, offers no budget update

But in a letter to Liberal finance critic Scott Brison, Oliver doesn't say whether he'll provide an update of the government's fiscal projections before the...

Atamanenko's outlook on future

- Castlegar NewsCastlegar NewsWhen Alex Atamanenko first arrived in Ottawa nine years ago, he recalls Canada being a more caring and compassionate country that...

John Fountain: Council's 'Chiraq' debate is a waste of time | Chicago

The son of working-class parents — his father was a gas station mechanic, his mother a factory worker — he attended Gordon Tech High School...

Trump 'Towers' over the GOP: Why Donald Dominates | The National Interest

Waxahachie Daily LightThe tea party, as Williamson points out, wasn't first and foremost an uprising against Democrats, but against the Republican establishment. Jaded after eight...

Stalking Jeb Bush in New Hampshire

Politico - Eli Stokols - POLITICOPoliticoIf he catches on here, Kasich poses the biggest direct threat to Jeb Bush, another establishment-friendly candidate with a centrist...

Fernie Museum receives grant for new exhibit

- The Free PressThe Free PressDavid Wilks, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, was at the museum on July 23 on behalf of Shelly Glover, Minister...

Vancouver Pride revives its tough political edge

(blog) (blog)The Vancouver Pride Society asked then-cabinet ministers Bill Graham, Allan Rock and MPs Stephen Owen and MP Hedy Fry for their opinions on...

State Debate: Milwaukee's drowning in violence and Scott Walker's making it ...

Kilkenny, who also runs a conservative online blog, notes that Scott Walker wants to do away with the GAB, but the real target is Kennedy,...

Stephen Harper's courts: How the judiciary has been remade

The Globe and MailThe Conservative government has now named about 600 of the 840 full-time federally appointed judges, or nearly three in every four judges...

Elections Act not so fair | Windsor Star

(blog) (blog)Elections Act not so fair. In this file photo, NDP MP Libby Davies attends a small rally held in opposition of the Fair...

The making of Tom Mulcair: How the NDP leader played the long game and became ...

A leadership race was called in early September and it brought out some of the party's top members: MPs Nathan Cullen, Paul Dewar, Niki Ashton...

Gawker Took Only One Day to Report and Vet the Story That Blew Up in Its Face ...

"Somewhere along the way, what was once a scarlet letter became just another consonant in the personal resume," wrote the late New York Times media...

Loewen: Comparing plans for electoral reform

(To get more clarity on the parties' positions, I corresponded with Craig Scott, the NDP MP and democratic reform critic, and Robert Asselin, an advisor...

Yatsenyuk signs free trade deal with Canada's Harper | The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)Yet it's a riding the Conservatives fought hard to win in the 2011 election –...

NDP urging wealthy parents to donate cash from child benefit cheques to the ...

The NDP's fundraising missive cites an email purportedly sent to Ottawa MP Paul Dewar by a woman named Ella. Ella says she was disgusted by...

Romeo Saganash wants to mobilize the Aboriginal vote for federal ...

MP Romeo Saganash marked the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign with a cocktail party and fundraiser July 6 in the Old Port of Montreal.

Eyes on Toronto riding as Tory defector Eve Adams fights for Liberal nomination

TORONTO - A former Conservative MP, personally welcomed into the Liberal fold by Justin Trudeau, finds out this weekend if she gets to take on...

NDP, Liberals Want Joe Oliver To Appear Before House Finance Committee ...

In July 23 letter to Conservative MP James Rajotte, chair of the Commons finance committee, NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen noted that a recent report...

Mulcair to “champion” manufacturing in southwestern Ontario | River ...

While in Amherstburg, Mulcair also took some swipes at the incumbent MP for Essex – Conservative Jeff Watson. “This riding is definitely in play,” the...

Conservatives deny reports of Harper calling for abolition of Senate

660 News - 660 NEWS660 NewsThen later Friday morning, Minister of National Defence and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney who was in Calgary for a funding announcement,...

Pre-election campaign trail: Leaders face questions on Senate, possible NDP ...

North Bay, Ont.: Conservative MP Jay Aspin unveiled that Foraco Canada Ltd., a mineral drilling company, will receive up to $170,000 in funding through the...

One Last NFL Top 100 List

- Daily NorsemanDaily NorsemanAfter Peterson's quasi-suspension, the Vikings installed a conservative, ball-control attack for Teddy Bridgewater, integrated Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright into the...

NDP urges parents who don't need child care cheques to donate ...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has promised that a New Democrat government would keep the enriched UCCB in place. The fundraising missive comes during a week...

Tom Mulcair says NDP would legislate door-to-door mail delivery if ...

OTTAWA—The New Democrats would force Canada Post to bring back door-to-door delivery of the mail through legislation if there was no other way to reverse...

Justin Trudeau targeted in anti-abortion group's flyer campaign

CBC.ca - Calgary ...CBC.ca... quickly threw my bag over it and hustled the boys out the door so they wouldn't see it," she said. She...

'Christmas In July' Benefit A Boon For Tories, Poll Suggests

Huffington Post Canada - Huffington PostHuffington Post CanadaIndependent MP Brent Rathgeber, a former Tory, called the hype around the cheques a pre-election opportunity for “shameless...

Around Town: July 24, 2015

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church,...

The Conservatives Are Fawning Over One of the World's Most Repressive Regimes ...

rabble.ca (blog)Last week new Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson continued a Harper government tradition of lauding deceased Saudi royalty. In a release the MP from...

Editorial: Canada's trade record at risk | Ottawa Citizen

International Trade Minister Ed Fast is pictured in the East Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 5, 2015. Sean Kilpatrick ... So...