August 13, 2015

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Stephen Harper zings Manitoba's NDP government during Winnipeg campaign stop

He was introduced at the beginning of the event by Joyce Bateman, the Conservative incumbent in Winnipeg South Centre, and Gordon Giesbrecht, the party's candidate...

The Gargoyle: The perils and benefits of Jason Kenney, guest speaker

Most neophyte Conservative candidates would be thrilled to attract a political heavyweight such as Jason Kenney to speak at their campaign launch. And Abdul Abdi,...

Nomination Meeting announced for Federal NDP Candidate in OWN ...

... and at Queen's Park as MPP. A long-time member of the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP, currently he is the Parliamentary Assistant to York South-Weston MP...

The Gargoyle: NDP's Nycole Turmel kicks off officially in Hull-Aylmer

NDP candidate Nycole Turmel officially got her re-election show on the road Thursday, swinging open the doors on her campaign office on Boulevard St-Joseph near...

Southern states set to play major role in GOP race

“I think one of the real consequences of Super Tuesday being dominated by the SEC is that it puts those states in a position to...

Nicholson - iPolitics

For some, nine years of Stephen Harper's leadership has felt like quite a long stretch of time. For others, like Niagara Falls Conservative candidate Rob...

Kady liveblog in review: Nigel Wright cross-examined at the Mike Duffy trial

... Bayne going back, albeit only briefly, he assures the court, to Wright's comments on pre-budget consultations, and specifically, his total lack of recollection of...

SPOTLIGHT: A long canoe trip down the Fraser

Led by New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly — the official opposition's deputy critic for Fisheries and Oceans — the team spent 25 days paddling...

Reader has pipeline questions for Burnaby mayor

Context: I have written my MP, Kennedy Stewart (NDP), for clarification on the federal NDP's policy on the Kinder Morgan's proposed expanded pipeline. He has...

Approving Nunavut uranium project would be a “political disaster:” wildlife board

Bernard Valcourt, the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, may be busy campaigning in the federal election, but he's also had a lot of...

Nomination date set for Conservative candidates

Voters will know by next Tuesday who will be the candidate trying to retain the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge seat for Stephen Harper's Conservative party. Mike...

Lehoux bring veterans issues to the forefront of the election campaign

He slammed former Conservative Veteran's Affairs Minister Julio Fantino for his contemptible treatment of vets, literally turning his back on them. He was personally incensed...

Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary's $350B college subsidy plan

The current record-holder is Lewis Cass, who lost to Zachary Taylor in 1848 at the age of 66. Other than Martin O'Malley, who blew his...

Letters to Ryan Leef

(blog) (blog)In 2011, only five individuals, from Guelph where the robo-calls originated, had access to the Conservative Party Constituent Information Management System (CIMS), Andrew...

Letters to Ryan Leef

(blog) (blog)In 2011, only five individuals, from Guelph where the robo-calls originated, had access to the Conservative Party Constituent Information Management System (CIMS), Andrew...

Some super mailbox issues solved by Canada Post, St. John's officials say

St. John's South-Mount Pearl NDP MP Ryan Cleary said there is a lack of communication between Canada Post and residents. He has forwarded concerns from...

Meet the candidates for Yellowhead MP

Nine months after being elected to represent Yellowhead in a by-election to replace long-time Conservative MP Rob Merrifield, Jim Eglinski is confident he's proven himself...

King-Vaughan federal candidates work for your vote

In this election, four newcomers to federal politics are running for the four major political parties: Konstantin Toubis for the Conservative Party, Deb Schulte for...

Federal Election 2015: Trudeau Pledges Millions For First Nations Education

The party's candidate, former Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations top chief Lawrence Joseph, came within 800 votes of beating Conservative incumbent Rob Clarke when Joseph...

NFL Preseason Storylines Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns: Will Johnny ...

The Redskins signed Terrance "Potroast" Knighton, Stephen Paea, and drafted 2nd rounder Preston Smith. These are talented players who can instantly make an ... The...

Early polls show tight race between Albas and Wood - Merritt Herald

The current polling for the Central Okanagan-Samilkameen-Nicola show incumbent Conservative MP Dan Albas leading polls with 37.9 per cent with New Democrat challenger Angelique Wood...

Meet your candidate: Dan Albas - Merritt Herald

The incumbent MP for the Nicola Valley is Dan Albas with the Conservative Party of Canada. Originally a business owner, Rotarian, and chamber of commerce...

Harper highlights support for savings and retirement security | Erin O ...

Under Prime Minister Harper's proven leadership, our Conservative government has cut taxes and is making life more affordable for all Canadians. By reducing taxes year...

Veterans declare war on Harper

The Anyone But Conservative (ABC) Canadian Veterans Campaign 2015 will be targeting swing ridings as well as areas with military bases. ... Critics have derided...

ELECTION 2015: Slow and steady starts the race in Chilliwack-Hope

The longest and costliest federal election campaign in more than 100 years isn't exactly out to a sprint here in Chilliwack but there are some...

ELECTION 2015: Slow and steady starts the race in Chilliwack-Hope

The longest and costliest federal election campaign in more than 100 years isn't exactly out to a sprint here in Chilliwack but there are some...

Dennis Coderre, Montreal Mayor, Wants Federal Leaders To Weigh In On Home Mail ...

''We strongly disagree with Harper's decision to ask Canadians to pay more for a reduced quality of service,'' David McGuinty, the Liberal candidate in Ottawa-South,...

Conservative leader Stephen Harper ramps up Canada's marijuana ...

Conservative leader Stephen Harper made a campaign stop at the Vancouver shipyards on Wednesday, a day after he announced an increase of funding for the...

Editorial: Lies and Politics

During a parliamentary session in February of 2014, Brad Butt, the conservative MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, said on mail delivery days when voter cards are delivered...

Federal candidates off and running in marathon 2015 election campaign

In Perth-Wellington, incumbent Conservative MP Gary Schellenberger has retired from politics, leaving the field to Conservative candidate John Nater, Liberal Stephen McCotter, Ethan Rabidoux of...

Farmers seek clarity over NDP stance on GMO labelling

(subscription)A member of Rankin's campaign team said mandatory GMO labelling is part of the NDP's policy book. However, Malcolm Allen, NDP candidate in Niagara...

Agriculture, rural issues ignored in political…

(subscription)That was all, despite the fact that the federal Conservatives cut risk management programming significantly under Growing Forward 2, a move farm groups have...

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The long election campaign hasn't thrown any of the local candidates off their game plan. Once Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger announced his retirement last fall,...

Liberal leader visits North | Northern Pride - Meadow Lake, SK

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau – flanked by La Ronge mayor Thomas Sierzycki, Regina Liberal MP Ralph Goodale, Lac La Ronge Indian Band chief Tammy...

Mountain Liberals set nomination meeting

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)The Liberals are hoping to upset the NDP which saw incumbent MP Chris Charlton decide not to run in...

Law Society of BC Fines Father of Conservative MP for Misconduct

(press release)VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/15 -- The Law Society of BC fined Charles Albas, father of Conservative MP Dan Albas, for...

Law Society of BC Fines Father of Conservative MP for Misconduct

(press release)VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/15 -- The Law Society of BC fined Charles Albas, father of Conservative MP Dan Albas, for...

Robert Goguen says election result won't affect downtown centre funding

Robert Goguen, who is running for re-election in the riding for the Conservatives, said Ottawa isn't funding the centre directly, but has provided "replacement funding"...

Four-party race looms for new riding

Mike Lake, current Conservative MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, will be attempting to retain the riding for his party. Jacqueline Biollo, a former two-term Town of...

PM's former top aide Nigel Wright tells his story at Sen. Mike Duffy trial

National PostStewart Olsen agreed with this approach and he cited it as being in conformity with what he called the Judy Sgro precedent," Wright told...

Manon Perreault, Ex-NDP MP convicted of mischief, running in 2015 election

The head of Forces et démocratie said Wednesday he doesn't believe the conviction will hurt her chances of being re-elected in the riding northeast of...

Stephen Harper making Sask. stop for Conservative campaign

The prime minister will speak to reporters Thursday morning at a farm northwest of Regina. He is to be joined by Tom Lukiwski, candidate for...

Mike Duffy then and now: 3 Conservative contradictions

Then: "Our understanding is there is no document," then-foreign affairs minister John Baird said on May 21. "In fact, no one in the government knows...

Too young to vote, yet: Meet the 17-year-old who wants to be an MP

The seat for Longeuil-St. Hubert is currently held by NDP MP Pierre Nantel, who won 50 per cent of the vote in the last federal...

Harper hits Winnipeg today

The seat, won by Conservative Lawrence Toet in 2011, had been NDP for three decades prior to that. The NDP have put up Daniel Blaikie,...

Trudeau vows to mend Canada's 'broken' relationship with ...

Just a few hours before the incident outside the pub, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau landed in the remote community to tour the swaths of forest...

Singh vs Singh in Canada polls

Hindustan TimesTORONTO: Canada, which created history by electing the western world's first turbaned Sikh - Gurbax Singh Malhi - as an MP in 1993, may...

Spending limits double for Durham federal election candidates

Meanwhile in Oshawa the Conservatives spent their dollars holding the seat for incumbent Colin Carrie. The campaign spending limit in Oshawa was $93,641.27 and only...

W. BRICE MCVICAR: Downtown's social issues

The County man took his problems to the office of MP Daryl Kramp earlier this week as a lone-man protest. Seems our coverage wasn't appreciated...

The Double Standard on the Third-World Colonization of Canada

Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra, Joyce Murray, has her twitter name in two languages but only one of them is official. She has her name...