July 30, 2015

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Find out what N.S. politicians have in their campaign coffers

On the other end of the spectrum, the Cape Breton-Canso federal NDP association, where candidate Michelle Smith will take on Liberal incumbent Roger Cuzner, had...

Sneed: Blago to appeal remaining convictions

Politically conservative TV talkie William Kelly, who will be a featured speaker at the Illinois Libertarian Convention on Friday, is exploring a U.S. Senate bid...

New $12-million air cargo terminal opens in Hamilton

With a federal election looming, government MPs were quick to praise the Harper Conservatives for backing an important infrastructure project. "Canada's prosperity depends on a...

Ottawa announces funding for Iqaluit port

Nunatsiaq NewsFederal environment minister and soon-to-be federal Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq called the project a "game-changer" that will bring big benefits. "As it is now,...

Olivia Chow's return to federal politics surprised...no one

Olivia Chow is back in the news. After resigning as a federal NDP MP last March, running a poor campaign to become Mayor of Toronto...

With election rumours flying, MP announces $100 million in projects

With rumours of an early election flying, Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer seems to be gearing up for the hustings. In seven days, the...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair visits region key to party's hopes of forming government

The soil-rich farmland south of Montreal called the Monteregie is currently an NDP bastion with nearly all of the region's ridings under the party banner,...

GOP support grows for hardline Planned Parenthood strategy

With conservatives hungry for a confrontation over Planned Parenthood, and Democrats moving to protect the organization, the battle is brewing over a must-pass spending bill...

George Osborne must take on Tim Nice-But-Dim

To answer those who still think the Tories heartless, Iain Duncan Smith and his compassionate Conservative agenda on welfare, once scorned by the Treasury, are...

Jason Kenney announces federal cash for Calgary ring road ...

Jason Kenney, the Conservative's political minister for southern Alberta, said Ottawa is funding the Calgary projects based on merit, not electoral considerations. “This is not...

Abortion pill approved in Canada

Local Conservative MP Harold Albrecht wants Health Canada to reconsider its decision, saying his biggest concern with the drug is safety. The Kitchener-Conestoga MP has...

Three federal parties each promise $1 billion in funding for Ottawa LRT

Minister of State (Social Development) Candice Bergen would not speculate on the Conservative party's plan for affordable housing because the campaign was not officially underway.

Federal government investments signal election campaign, say pundits

(blog) (blog)Three new funding announcements for Essex County municipalities in just two days should not be considered a bid to buy votes, says Conservative...

Outgoing minister Peter MacKay to support Conservatives 'where I'm requested'

CALGARY – Regrets? He's had a few, but outgoing Justice Minister Peter MacKay says he's ready to leave the day-to-day politicking behind and focus on...

NDP candidate nominated in Lakeland

Zaraska was also upbeat about his chances in the Lakeland riding, where he will be facing off against Conservative candidate Shannon Stubbs, who has been...

2016's must-have presidential campaign tool: Super PACs

Scott Walker, were involved in setting up the groups and spent money on early voter contact, including trips to primary states. Bush, in particular, was...

Ottawa announces $64M for deepwater port in Iqaluit - iPolitics

Federal environment minister and soon-to-be federal Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq called the project a “game-changer” that will bring big benefits. “As it is now, many...

Kieron Testart drops out of NWT Liberal race, supports Michael McLeod

The race for the Northwest Territories' Liberal Party nomination has been reduced to two, after former N.W.T. Liberal Association president Kieron Testart dropped out of...

Federal election could be called on weekend

He expects the Conservatives will have a candidate, either Mike Murray or Marc Dalton, chosen by mid-August. Murray is executive-assistant for current MP Randy Kamp,...

Cabinet ministers don't say much on abortion pill

CBC.caConservative cabinet ministers shied away Thursday from questions about Health Canada's decision to approve the abortion drug known as RU-486. Justice Minister Peter MacKay declined...

Department of National Defence funding to the tune of $1.2 million for ...

Members of the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment, The Elgins, and outgoing Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston were on hand for the official announcement Thursday. Preston said...

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie won't back federal candidates

Guthrie called the robocalls Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote made supporting then mayor Karen Farbridge during the fall municipal campaign "interference." "There was a huge...

Back to the beginning: the Conservatives burst a hiring bubble of ...

When it became apparent a couple of years later that the world hadn't ended, the Conservatives reasserted a party imperative: the budget must balance. The...

Horne, Shen to try for MP Moore's job

The deadline is next Thursday for Conservative candidates to submit their papers for the new riding of Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, which is up for grabs because...

Ready to hit the ground running

Conservative incumbent Guy Lauzon believes the region is ready to face a longer election. "Most candidates are campaigning all the time," Lauzon said. NDP candidate...

Kingston remains a safe place

"We don't' see the situation (in Canada) rising to the level of what is happening in Europe, where European Jews are afraid to walk around...

Per diems denied: House of Commons board scrutinizing MP residency claims

No one on the notoriously secretive board would say exactly how the policies have been changed, but litigation filed by Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott indicates...

IRS to Sen. Mike Lee: We won't target churches over gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY — The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning...

Per diems denied: House of Commons board scrutinizing MP ...

No one on the notoriously secretive board would say exactly how the policies have been changed, but litigation filed by Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott indicates...

Opinion: GOP's unruly mob takes on Dems' regimented army

Donald Trump's incendiary statements on immigration appealed to voters tired of being told that Arizona's attempt to enforce federal immigration laws was bad and San...

Scarborough MP Harris calls House ruling on owed money an 'egregious error'

MP Dan Harris says a House of Commons board committed an “egregious error” in ruling he owes Canadian taxpayers $141,467. The Board of Internal Economy...

Evolution of the dirty-double floor-crosser

(blog)Churchill spent four years in British Parliament as a Conservative, before crossing the floor in 1904 to join the Liberals. Twenty years later he...

Candidates say regardless of when the writ drops, they're prepared for federal ...

Thunder Bay-Rainy River NDP MP John Rafferty said a longer campaign means more money, both for parties to spend but also for the cost of...

#TBT: 1930 election turned on free trade

(subscription) (subscription)In 1930, the Conservatives grabbed a solid majority under their newly-minted leader R.B. Bennett. Bennett was originally elected in 1925 to represent Calgary...

#TBT: 1930 election turned on free trade

(subscription) (subscription)While the current Conservatives may have high hopes of announcing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal ahead of an upcoming election call, 85 years...

More fair support for middle class

Recently Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz has been heavily promoting the government's plan. Its cornerstone is “income splitting”, which gives a $2000 tax break to those...

Ottawa promises $46M for underpass in key Winnipeg riding

Conservative MP Joyce Bateman announced the long-sought federal share of funding for a new underpass on Waverly Street, a major rush-hour thoroughfare. The underpass will...

OUR VIEW: The nation's eyes may be on Burnaby

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that every single candidate in the riding is new, since the city's New Democrat incumbents are running elsewhere...

Ottawa, Queen's Park to announce Toyota investments

OTTAWA—The federal government will announce a multimillion-dollar investment in Toyota's Ontario manufacturing plants Friday, an announcement that was moved up ahead of the expected election...

See inside the just-opened Toronto island airport tunnel that burrows 30 ...

Comment. Let it never be said that old fights die easy here. In Canada, political battles, dormant for decades, are always prone to reappear. So...

Harper pins election hopes on stewardship of Canadian economy

Montreal Gazette"The Conservatives have shown now for the past decade their dismal performance as economic managers is exceeded only by their dismal performance as economic...

Max Scherzer, Jonathan Papelbon lift Nationals past Marlins

Washington Nationals closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon reacts when Michael Morse strikes out for the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday,...

The Demise of American Democracy and the 2016 Election

In an April 21 op-ed "Obama's Republican Collaborators," conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan asks: Why would Republicans, who have fought Obama tooth and nail on every...

Capitol, Hamilton Twp. park get grants

VALERIE MACDONALD / The federal government has announced a $33,129 grant to Hamilton Township to upgrade a June Avenue park. Township Mayor Mark Lovshin...

Why an early election helps Stephen Harper - Global News

While campaigning might not start in earnest until September, the long campaign is likely to help Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party – both in...

Anti-abortion flyers targeting Justin Trudeau land in Toronto mail

Some Toronto residents are complaining that flyers similar to this one criticizing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's pro-choice stance, have appeared in their mailboxes. (CBC). Canada...

Germany's triumph: from the ruins of war, how a new European empire was built

Brendan Simms is Professor in the History of International Relations at Cambridge and the president of the Project for Democratic Union (democraticunion.eu). His books include...

Election call coming? Some Sask. candidates still to be nominated

"Most people would argue there's never a good time for an election," Gerry Ritz, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster, said. "Other people would...

3 NFL Teams You Won't See Returning to the Playoffs in 2015

By that measure, listing three teams is probably a bit conservative. On the other hand, this is sort of the opposite of an original take.

Small Arms transformation getting $1M from federal fund

... approved up to $1 million for restoration of the historic facility. Local MP Stella Ambler of South, who broke the news, joined by...