August 6, 2015

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Let the race begin for Sea-to-Sky candidates

Conservative incumbent John Weston is facing a high-profile Liberal challenger in former West Vancouver mayor Pamela Goldsmith Jones. ... The North Shore's new riding has...

Harper government reversed RCMP's ban on two rifle brands on eve of election

The Mounties did not respond to a request for comment Thursday, but over the last several days Canadian gun owners have rejoiced on social media...

Conservative MP David Wilks issues Kootenay-Columbia debate conditions

The debate over election debates continues with MP David Wilks issuing his conditions for a series of all-candidate forums in the Kootenay-Columbia riding. In a...

Ottawa MPPs back Premier Kathleen Wynne's anti-Harper comments

Ottawa–Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde said Ontario needs a “friend” at the federal level, although she did say she has “excellent relationship” with Conservative Ottawa-Orléans MP...

Delay in NCC approval pushes victims of communism memorial beyond election

“We continue to ask the government of Canada to consider a more appropriate location for this memorial,” he said. Ottawa Centre New Democrat Paul Dewar,...

How a politician's spouse can help them get elected - National ...

Laureen Harper, wife of Conservative leader Stephen Harper, greets workers while visiting the riding office of Conservative candidate Stella Ambler Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in...

Timing questioned as MPs' householders land after election call

Then the householder is proofed, printed and mailed out. Poilievre was not the only MP whose householder was in the mail before the writ was...

ZYTARUK: Voters starving for sincerity in 2015 Canadian election campaign

Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry ventured into the surreal years ago when she likened the situation in one Canadian Alliance stronghold, Prince George, to apartheid...

GOP takes on Donald Trump

Boston Herald"If it weren't for me, you wouldn't be even talking about illegal immigration, Chris," Trump said to Fox host Chris Wallace. "This was not...

Fraser River runners welcomed in lakecity

“This year we have seven participants with local people hopping on and off as we go along,” said Fin Donnelly, NDP MP Port Moody-Coquitlam who...

'The X-Files' new clip gets mixed response; Rob Lowe and John Stamos face off ...

In the scene, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, wearing a red wig) arrives at the door of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny.) She's agitated, and ... Well,...

NDP ad says Harper want to keep moms at home

“As a mother, I was offended that Thomas Mulcair would demean parents who choose to stay home and raise their children,” Conservative MP Stella Ambler...

Stuck at 'Kiddie Table,' Fiorina and Republicans Act Their Age

Perry and Santorum, who have run before and have extensive debate experience, handled themselves well, said David Winston, president of the Winston Group, a Washington...

Supply management, TPP deal possible election…

(subscription)Maxime Bernier, the minister of state for agriculture, was recently greeted at his campaign office by more than 1,000 dairy farmers demanding supply management...

Un conservateur largué pour avoir fait la promotion du NPD - Le Journal de Montréal

Un conservateur largué pour avoir fait la promotion du NPDLe Journal de MontréalLe Parti conservateur a retiré de la campagne électorale un candidat de Montréal...

Three-way political race called to question

Both Conservative incumbent Randy Hoback and NDP candidate Lon Borgerson still see the race as being limited to their respective political parties. “Voters in the...

Hotel owners angry over TFWP changes

(subscription)“My wife and I personally met with Jason Kenney when he was in St. Paul (for a meeting on the TFWP),” Jones said. “He...

Alberta Premier Notley aims for diplomatic approach to backing NDP in federal vote

Notley said she supports the federal NDP and Leader Thomas Mulcair and now has a sign on her lawn endorsing her riding's incumbent, New Democrat...

Rob Anders' farewell: thanks gun clubs, homeschooled kids, grandmother

After losing the nomination to Liepert, Anders had several unsuccessful attempts to keep his political career going in Alberta. He also lost the Conservative nomination...

Election 2015: Tam candidate for Greens again

The Green Party announced its candidate this week – Peter Tam – while the Liberal and Conservative parties are now into the nomination process. Tam...

Jen Gerson: One federal party actually did float the idea of a 'Netflix Tax ...

So it could be argued that it was actually the Conservatives themselves who floated the idea of a Netflix tax. Yet they're unlikely to concede...

Elizabeth May, vote splitting, and the national party leaders debate

B.C.'s only Green MLA, Andrew Weaver, defeated a B.C. Liberal cabinet minister, Ida Chong. In all three of these elections, voter turnout increased significantly, in...

Candidates prepare for leader's debate

Incumbent Conservative Bryan Hayes was out of town and did not return phone calls or emails. Sheehan says taxpayers are taking the unnecessary brunt of...

NDP candidate chosen for the Lakeland riding

Conservative MP Brian Storseth is the current federal representative for the Lakeland riding. Zeraska is confident is his campaign and believes he has a real...

Robert Griffin III says he's playing free in Year 2 of Gruden's offense, not ...

But his outlook was resolutely positive about his own development, the performance of teammates around him and the largely conservative role coaches are asking him...

Local candidates kick-off federal election campaigns

It was a sentiment echoed by Member of Parliament Blake Richards, who will run for re-election as a Conservative in the district. “Certainly I've been...

Seven police forces now investigating child sex abuse claims against former PM ...

At least five other forces are understood to be investigating allegations involving the former Conservative PM and leader. The areas where information has been received...

" 'Green News Report' - August 6, 2015 "

" 'Green News Report' - August 6, 2015 " (blog)Huge opinion from conservative court on day before 50th anniv. of Voting Rights Act... Cartoonist Ted...

An indigenous guide to the 2015 federal election

Since Conservative Angus Mckay -- who was Métis -- became the first indigenous person elected to Canada's parliament in 1871, Indigenous Peoples have entered the...

The Latest: Trump doesn't have time to become more polite

John Kasich (KAY'-sik) received a rousing round of applause during Thursday's first presidential debate when he said he can disagree with someone on same-sex marriage...

Is it good news or bad news for the Conservatives if Stephen Harper ...

If the Conservative War Room was any doubts about it, Harper apparently does not. He has, literally, doubled down with vituperative attacks on premiers Rachel...

Tom Mulcair paints NDP as only alternative to Conservatives ahead of leaders ...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he's looking forward to debating Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper in Toronto tonight during the first leaders' debate of an...

Twitter, Mulcair laugh off Harper's warning about 'Netflix tax'

Twitter users are mocking Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's suggestion that other parties would place a tax on Netflix, while NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has already...

Candidates gear up for 11-week campaign

caught up with incumbent Conservative MP John Weston on Aug. 5 while he was spending a few days with his family before delving into...

Fun With Funding

Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was in Regina July 23 to announce the federal government's contribution to the construction of a $38.4 million International Trade...

The one question to ask a Conservative candidate in this election

(blog) (blog)Joan brightens. She just remembered that the dairy farmers put pressure on Harper not to reduce the quotas and tariffs on foreign milk,...

Can Gilles Duceppe make a political comeback and erase the memory of the Bloc ...

Louis Plamondon, one of two remaining Bloc incumbents and the only one standing for re-election, said he expects more talk about sovereignty this campaign than...

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 Turns 50 Today. Here's Why It's Still Fighting ...

He begins his op-ed with a brief history lesson, outlining circumstances which led to thousands of eligible voters being turned away in places like North...

NDP to nominate federal candidate Aug. 16

... to be their candidate, but he withdrew in June due to controversy over a posting on his Facebook page. As of the election call...

Re-Elect Robert Sopuck – Sopuck celebrates successful record of ...

Over $1 billion delivered to Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette since 2010. Neepawa, MB – Today Robert Sopuck, Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, is celebrating...

Does Canada's New Democratic Party support GMO labeling? Voters and farmers ...

Last year Murray Rankin, NDP MP from Victoria, introduced a motion in the House of Commons asking the federal government to introduce mandatory labeling of...

The Gargoyle – Tories stand to benefit from advance polls on Thanksgiving Sunday

In the Ottawa-area riding of Carleton – Mississippi Mills, held by Conservative Gordon O'Connor, 14 of the 25 advance polls in 2011 were held in...

Here's the One Fox Republican Debate Question Each Candidate Doesn't Want

Donald Trump is leading the Republican field now, but he wasn't always an outspoken conservative. Hillary Clinton attended his most recent of three weddings, and...

Le NPD affirme n'avoir aucune intention de taxer les services comme Netflix

Le chef néo-démocrate a par ailleurs été questionné au sujet de l'expulsion du député lavallois José Nunez-Melo, qui souhaitait se présenter dans la circonscription de...

Julian critical of early election call

Peter Julian, the NDP incumbent now running in New Westminster Burnaby, criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper for calling the election early, after the writ dropped...

Ready, set, go — let the race begin

The local candidates are John Duncan (Conservative), Gord Johns (NDP), Carrie Powell-Davidson (Liberal), Glenn Sollitt (Green) and, according to Wikipedia, Troy Degerness (Libertarian). None of...

Stephen Harper fired 1st shot, now comes Rachel Notley's turn

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she rejects comments made this week by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, who called her NDP government "a disaster." At a...

NDP's $15 Minimum Wage Pledge: Party Says Promise Isn't Misleading

“Tom Mulcair's plan will not give them an extra cent, because it only applies to people under federal regulations who meet minimum wage. And NDP...

Election debate: What is at stake for the leaders

Coming so early in the official campaign, the first televised leaders' debate may not be enough to sway voters, but it could give the four...

Emails Show IRS's Lois Lerner Had Choice Words for Conservatives ...

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting controversy, once famously referred to conservative talk-show listeners as “crazies” and...