August 1, 2015

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Racist backlash against help for refugees in Kent

Peter Oakford, Kent County Council cabinet minister for specialist children's services, said: “It has been very sad and unbelievably unpleasant in the last week or...

Bald truth about Justin Trudeau

Sure, things had gone a little wrong with their last three leaders, Paul Martin, Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff. And it's true Trudeau beat a...

Chris Rosenblum: Bookstore opens doors into magical world

My teachers were Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, John Le...

The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill

Although it remains to be seen what the more conservative House of Representatives will do with the bill when they take it up this fall,...

Harper's campaign kickoff in Liberal stranglehold a strategic decision: ex-senator

(blog)Past representatives of the Mount Royal riding include: former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former House of Commons speaker Alan Macnaughton, and the current...

'I am ready': Trudeau responds to Tories in new ad

Justin Trudeau has released his first election campaign ad, in which the Liberal Party Leader responds to Conservative criticisms of his experience. The 30-second video,...

Survol du paysage électoral à l'aube du déclenchement de la campagne

La députée sortante du NPD Rosane Doré Lefebvre brigue un deuxième mandat. Angelo Iacono est le candidat libéral, l'entraîneur d'athlétisme Daniel St-Hilaire représente le Bloc...

Donald Trump's greatest hits

Donald Trump has gotten popular, in part, by challenging the media. But he has praised journalists on occasion. His 2011 book, Time to Get Tough,...

Justin Trudeau surprises Hudson crowd, answers pipeline questions

The riding is currently represented by NDP MP Jamie Nicholls, who was part of that party's “Orange Wave” in the 2011 federal election. The last...

Political sugar daddies in Florida bankroll Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio

Braman gave the Conservative Solutions committee backing Rubio a tidy $5 million, according to a financial report the group filed Friday. "I believe he's the...

Ont. premier to call byelection that will give new PC leader chance to seek seat

Toronto StarThe announcement saw Wynne change course after recently rejecting Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown's request for an early byelection in the riding. Wynne initially...

Rona Ambrose Orders Health Canada To Actively Monitor Marijuana Advertising

MONTREAL — Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party's pledge to keep storefront dispensaries...

Health Canada watching for marijuana advertising violators

MONTREAL -- Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party's pledge to keep storefront dispensaries...

Patrick Brown will have chance to join Ontario legislature - iPolitics

Conservative MP Patrick Brown gives his farewell speech in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Veteran Progressive Conservative Garfield Dunlop is...

It's easier to go out on a date on Friendship Day

As teenagers sneak out on dates on the pretext of friends' get-togethers today, Friendship Day is fast becoming a toned down version of Valentine's Day...

Kathleen Wynne to call byelection to give Patrick Brown chance to ...

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press file Conservative MP Patrick Brown gives his farewell speech in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Related:...

Former Conservative staffer ordered to pay rights lawyer $10000 for defamation

He previously worked as a senior policy adviser in the office of then environment minister Peter Kent. In an email Friday, Veck said he did...

Liberal campaign busy at the doors

... people so passionate.” Takacs will be vying for the Brantford-Brant seat in Ottawa against Conservative incumbent MP Phil McColeman, second-time NDP candidate Marc Laferriere,...

Sunday shows preview: 2016ers push as first debate looms

(blog) (blog)Wallace also welcomes Michael Needham, CEO of the Heritage Action for America super-PAC. Needham, an expert on conservative voter concerns, will give his...

Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving

Out of the $16 million raised by Conservative Solutions PAC, which is supporting Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, $12.5 million came from just four donors,...

5 Terrorism sound bites for Rob Nicholson

(blog) (blog)Between now and the fall election, a crucial part of the Conservatives' strategy will be convincing voters they are working to keep them...

Five terrorism sound bites for Rob Nicholson and the Conservatives ...

As part of this strategy, Foreign Affairs was ordered to produce three terrorism-related statements for minister Rob Nicholson to make to the media each week.

Fool Me Once

Congressional investigations into the attacks in Benghazi have been plagued by a series of inaccurate, partisan leaks designed to attack former Secretary of State Hillary...

Tories enter spending spree before election call

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Aug 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM | 0. Conservative MPs, including FedNor Minister Greg Rickford (pictured), have announced...

News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

Fox News LatinoTD Ameritrade's billionaire founder Joe Ricketts, his wife, Marlene, and their son Todd together gave just over $5 million to a super PAC...

Federal government moving to ban microbeads in personal care products

The New Democrats introduced a motion in March calling for a ban on plastic microbeads, and NDP MP Megan Leslie pointed to McGill University research...

NDP candidate puts focus on First Nations issues

That's something federal Brantford-Brant NDP candidate Marc Laferriere wants to address. He and British Colombia MP and former aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder spent Tuesday...

Judge wants Clinton certification on emails

(blog) (blog)U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the order Friday in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial...

Mid, small cap stocks cruising the tailwinds

CIMB Research analyst Terence Wong said, “We believed larger-cap defensive stocks can provide investors a margin of safety but it is still the smaller caps...

Trans-Pacific talks fail, weakening Conservative hopes as election looms

“I think what everybody would agree is that once the writ is dropped, that without a TPP deal, the Conservatives' bargaining position certainly is weaker,”...

Nose Hill trail improvements, Waterton park upgrades to be funded by Ottawa

Calgary Centre-North MP Michelle Rempel doled out more federal funding for several projects around the city on Friday. The secretary of state for western economic...

Trans-Pacific deal not reached, leaving Conservatives in awkward position ...

Now the Conservative government finds itself in a rare position: instead of campaigning on a free-trade deal, it might have to negotiate one in the...

Poll Tracker: Harper, Mulcair in close race as campaign set to begin

With the federal election campaign set to officially begin this weekend, Stephen Harper's Conservatives and Tom Mulcair's New Democrats are neck and neck in national...

Sean Casey Can Probably Get His Job Back At Stewart McKelvey ...

Sean Casey put a lot of partisan liberal paper, financings, fees and, PNP units while he was practicing 'law' (remarkably) at Stewart McKelvey LLC, while...

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on GMO Labelling?

The NDP have been clear about their position. NDP MP Murray Rankin, health critic for the opposition is very supportive of mandatory GMO labelling, so...

ACR train should be be election issue

Sault Star - MILLSSault StarMarie and Hearst it would be the upcoming federal election. Stephen Harper's Conservative government seems determined to hold on to the...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair target of new Conservative attack ads

After carpet-bombing the airwaves for weeks with ads asserting that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is "just not ready," the ruling party is poised to start...

Canada Sanctions Iran, Chooses Principle Over Profit

Amid such enthusiasm for the deal, Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson gave a noticeably cold and pragmatic response to this development when he said: “Iran...

Ben Carson Says The 'Black Lives Matter' Movement Is 'Silly'

Since the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, Trayvon Martin in Florida, and countless others, “Black Lives Matter” has become...

Local candidates prep for the dropping of the writ

While incumbents such as Winnipeg North Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux and Selkirk-Interlake Conservative MP James Bezan say they will likely wait until after Labour Day...

Federal parties ready to launch election campaign

Everybody has known that the campaign would come in this time period, roughly speaking," said Saskatchewan's lone Liberal MP, Ralph Goodale, who represents the Wascana...

Congressman files motion to strip John Boehner of speakership

His attempts at punishing some conservatives by taking away their seats on choice committees because of their opposition has done nothing except fuel resentment against...

Tories, B.C. Liberals rarely invite NDP MLA

Nanaimo - In over 10 years as the MLA for Nanaimo I have rarely been notified let alone actually invited to funding announcements by the...

New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Senate, election law, Khadr

National Post (blog)In another post regarding successors to outgoing Liberal leader Stephane Dion, Brown disses potential contender Justin Trudeau. "As someone who hopes the Grits...

Tories pour out $4 billion ahead of election call

Many of the announcements have resulted in positive media coverage for the Conservatives in local media. The Pembroke Daily Observer, for example, published a photo...

Parties set to launch campaign

Maggi said the Saskatoon-University riding - where incumbent Conservative Brad Trost is taking on Liberal Cynthia Block and the NDP's Claire Ward - could be...

Justin Trudeau visits east-end Montreal riding cool to the Liberal Party

MONTREAL – Shoppers at a public market in east-end Montreal were all smiles when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid them a visit, but behind the...

Seems like money can buy political love

Winnipeg South Centre MP Joyce Bateman announces federal funding for the Waverley underpass with Mayor Brian Bowman and MLA Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government.

Timing is everything for overpass

To be fair to Mr. Maguire — and by extention the Conservative government — the Daly Overpass project has been on the Tory MP's radar...

Some MPs apparently happy with offering bare minimum to constituents

This week among the avalanche of press releases issued by the federal government, any semblance of authentic or original though in quoted statements from Conservative...