July 28, 2015

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Olivia Chow launches federal run for NDP in Spadina-Fort York

Globalnews.ca“I have worked so hard for 30 years, for children, for a nation child-care program,” Chow told reporters Tuesday in a downtown condo filled for...

Just when you think the conflict-of-interest stench from the Harper ...

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq and Nunavut Conservative Association director Greg Cayen. An $85-million construction contract to build the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) was...

Statement from Agriculture and Agri-food Critic Malcolm Allen on the ...

News. 2015 07 28. NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food critic Malcolm Allen (Welland) made the following statement after the Agriculture Union held a press conference to...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister's Swipe At Trudeau, Mulcair 'Totally Inappropriate ...

CBC.caLiberal MP Carolyn Bennett says it's “totally inappropriate” for Canada's aboriginal affairs minister to take political pot shots when talking about the First Nation Financial...

Polling evolution in western Canada

The article noted that James Lunney, a Member of Parliament representing a federal electoral district in British Columbia, quit the Conservative Party earlier in 2015...

Fox lowers threshold for early debate - Mike Allen - POLITICO

The announcement by Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President, News, means that all 16 announced candidates will qualify for Cleveland — either the 5...

Feds Caved to Let Richard Bransons Unsafe Spaceship Fly

Branson was not exactly accurate when he said Virgin Galactic was the only private company sending people into space—another California-based company, XCOR, has a much...

Gas prices don't make sense

Months ago, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen was chiding the federal government over a lack of funding to help preserve some buildings at Wolseley Barracks. She...

Boy Scouts end ban on gay leaders, leave loophole for conservative churches

"This policy is good, I think it respects everybody's views," Armstrong says. "They very wisely kept some of the First Amendment protections for some of...

MP David Wilks admits $32.6 million 'mistake' after Revelstoke Mountaineer ...

“It's not David Wilks. He's not doing the [French] translation. I think that's your first tipoff. This is the Conservative M-O. They fudge the truth...

The Gargoyle: Agreement confirms Blaney responsible for Hill security

A written agreement between the RCMP and the Speakers of the House of Commons and Senate makes clear that Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is...

Naomi Lakritz: Child care money is just more Tory sexism

(blog) (blog)Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre, right, talks about the increased payments to families as part of the Universal Child Care Benefit as Conservative MP...

Chicken owners asked to register birds with state

A Robeson County conservative activist has a Facebook page up called “NO to NC Chicken Registration,” urging people to contact Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and...

No easy return home for Olivia Chow: Tim Harper

Whether the worst is over for the Liberals, that is no longer within easy grasp. Chow is now taking on ... Trudeau's other “star'' candidates...

Conservative cash drop in Quinte West

In Trenton Thursday afternoon, Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre was at the YMCA, once again touting the government's taxable Universal Child Care Benefit.

Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church

The congregation's more conservative, evangelical members, including the congregation's senior pastor, Eric Laverentz, voted in October to disaffiliate themselves from the Presbyterian Church USA because...

Federal funds for Albion sports fields

MP Randy Kamp and Mayor Nicole Read both announced Friday that Maple Ridge will get $500,000. What's still to be resolved is the actual layout...

Olivia Chow to run for NDP in new Spadina-Fort York riding | G98.7FM

After much speculation, Olivia Chow has officially announced her return to federal politics. The former Toronto mayoral candidate says she will run for the NDP...

Northumberland start-ups get federal funding

Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), made the announcement Tuesday in Cobourg. The money is part of nearly $1.1...

MP Royal Galipeau kicks off electioneering in Orléans

The federal Conservatives continue throwing money around Ottawa in the lead-up to the fall election. On a scorching-hot Tuesday, Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau donned an...

Canada Conservatives likely to lengthen election campaign: sources

Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said on Monday that a longer campaign would allow the Conservatives to better lay out the contrasts between their policies and...

Kevin O'Leary on Alberta: 'The person running the energy sector doesn't know ...

Global energy producers have shelved $200 billion US worth of spending on over 45 major projects since the dramatic collapse in the price of oil,...

Canada Conservatives likely to lengthen election campaign -sources

News1130Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said on Monday that a longer campaign would allow the Conservatives to better lay out the contrasts between their policies and...

Never mind the budget, here's a happy family with a tax credit

“We're in the Parliament of Canada,” the NDP's Guy Caron said when presented with the suggestion that this was merely an exercise in politics. “We...

Welland MP worried about the number of Canadian meat inspectors

NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food critic Malcolm Allen is expressing his concern over the shortage of meat inspectors. The Welland MP making the statement after the...

NDP Satellite Offices Front And Centre Of New Tory Attack

When the matter was raised in the media, the Board of Internal Economy — a committee that meets behind closed doors and consists of four...

NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen says NDP all about job creation

NDP Finance Critic Nathan Cullen passed through last week on a tour of local chambers of commerce. That alone may surprise some people, but heading...

Olivia Chow To Launch NDP Bid In Spadina-Fort York Today

Olivia Chow will announce Tuesday that she will be running for the NDP in the upcoming federal election in the same general downtown Toronto area...

Conservative insider won huge contract to build Harper's Arctic project

A hugely expensive public contract to build an Arctic research station —promoted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper —went to a joint venture that included a...

Though The Republican Base Has Shifted South, NH Primary Keeps A Role

When Republican candidates are not in New Hampshire, they often show off their socially conservative credentials. Not so much in the Granite State. Here, GOP...

Mulcair thrilled as ex-NDP MP Olivia Chow tries for a comeback ...

NDP MP Olivia Chow, wife of the late NDP leader Jack Layton, holds a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Oct.1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.

Olivia Chow returns to NDP to run in federal election | Metro

Former MP Olivia Chow is making a comeback to the NDP ahead of the upcoming federal election. Chow says she's running in the Toronto riding...

Olivia Chow returns to federal NDP with Toronto run | Metro

The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair joins Toronto candidate -- and former MP -- Olivia Chow in announcing her return to federal politics...

As opposition questions Conservative claim of surplus, economy poll puts NDP ...

New Democrat MP Guy Caron told reporters after Monday's meeting that it would be “interesting to hear the finance minister actually explain how he can...

Olivia Chow launches federal comeback in new Toronto riding

If a national “orange wave” happens, such as the one that swept through Quebec the previous time and made the NDP Official Opposition, Mr. Nanos...

A 'happy' Jeb Bush takes presidential campaign to Central Florida

(blog) (blog)We shouldn't be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message." "I'm not a grievance candidate," he told more than...

Conservative MPs Block Move To Hear From Joe Oliver On The Economy

The Globe and MailA Conservative-dominated parliamentary committee voted against a process Monday that would have likely called on Finance Minister Joe Oliver to testify in...

Legal skill would come second in Liberals' supreme court … and other reasons ...

The Conservatives say if they're re-elected they'll introduce legislation that will require a referendum before any party can drop first-past-the-post. It's pretty obvious that the...

Maguire rolls out funding for ACC, defends timing

It's the latest in a series of funding announcements by Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire. This month alone, there have been eight announcements for Westman,...

Olivia Chow to re-enter federal politics as NDP candidate ...

Former Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow is set re-enter federal politics as the NDP candidate in the riding of Spadina-Fort York.

MP Niki Ashton renews calls to save home mail delivery

“Hundreds of people in Flin Flon and Thompson have spoken out in favour of home delivery,” said Ashton in a news release. “This is a...

Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks peak as Canada eyes election timing

And yet, that's exactly the timeline unfolding. "The election timing is clearly on our bargaining partners' mind," said NDP trade critic Don Davies. "I see...

Readers sound off on guns, politics and Uber

Tarrytown, N.Y.: Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder, a probie firefighter at a desk job, earned $81,376 including overtime last year? Maybe it would be ... Iowa City, Iowa:...

Chris Selley: Norm Kelly's Twitter renaissance a lesson for all politicians

... playground equipment and to multicultural groups; dismissed calls for a “cosmetic” pesticide ban (correctly) for lack of evidence, boasting his lawn was “99.9 per...

Mulcair promises tax cut for Sudbury's 'job creators'

"Starting here today, we want small businesses to know that the NDP is serious about giving them a break. With Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle,...

Trudeau didn't have to put his party through this defeat

Mendicino had won the endorsement of the party's former interim leader, Bob Rae, York West Liberal MP Judy Sgro, former MP Maria Minna and, most...

Marco Mendicino faces tough fight against finance minister Joe ...

Fresh from his win Sunday over Eve Adams in a scrappy nomination battle, Liberal Marco Mendicino now has his sights firmly locked on defeating Conservative...

Boy Scouts end ban on gay leaders, leave loophole for conservative churches

"This policy is good, I think it respects everybody's views," Armstrong says. "They very wisely kept some of the First Amendment protections for some of...

Local Conservative Candidate Adam Moulton Ready for Election ...

(Cobourg, ON) - Today, Adam Moulton, local Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Northumberland- Peterborough South, held the grand opening for his campaign office. He...

Money for museum

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives will be getting some much-needed funding from the federal government and Regional District of North Okangan. Retiring Conservative MP...