August 14, 2015

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A Conservative collection of Harper government scandals

MAXIME BERNIER: The debonair Quebec MP showed up at Rideau Hall in 2007 to be sworn into cabinet with girlfriend Julie Couillard on his arm.

Can Thomas Mulcair translate NDP poll support into more seats in the Commons?

"Boy, if there's anyone to take on Stephen Harper, it is Thomas Mulcair — we've seen that in the House," said former NDP deputy leader...

Liberals unsure if Wynne a boon or a bane for Trudeau in Ontario

With their fate resting largely on their ability to break through in the country's largest province, Justin Trudeau's Liberals need what Kathleen Wynne has. They...

Conservative Andrew Scheer admits election mistake

Conservative Andrew Scheer's campaign manager admits a mistake was made in a “Meet your MP” invitation sent out to voters advertising a barbecue. On Thursday,...

Conservative Andrew Scheer admits election mistake

Conservative Andrew Scheer's campaign manager admits a mistake was made in a “Meet your MP” invitation sent out to voters advertising a barbecue. On Thursday,...

Adam Vaughan on Toronto transit plans

As well, Thomas Mulcair's NDP candidates in Scarborough disagree with their own leader. MP Dan Harris opposes the subway, while Rathika Sitsabaiesan is in favour.

Rugby World Cup warm-up games are like school exams

Telegraph.co.uk - and England players ...Telegraph.co.ukIn the forwards, George Kruis, Calum Clarke, Kieron Brookes, Rob Webber. Many will have created a friendship for life in...

Mark Critch launches Twitter campaign against MP Paul Calandra ...

Paul Calandra stands in the House of Commons during Question Period on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Ottawa. .... Chances are you were...

Hamilton Mountain to finally get Liberal candidate

It was held by the Liberals for 18 years until New Democrat Chris Charlton won it in 2006. The nomination meeting will be Aug. 20...

Election 2015: Five candidates aiming for a political comeback

Nault will be running as the Liberal candidate against the NDP's Howard Hampton and Conservative incumbent Greg Rickford. Nault has said he is returning to...

Grassroots Nullification: Ky. Clerk Says “No” to Homosexual “Marriage” Licenses

Yet not everyone, even in Rowan County — one of Kentucky's more conservative — stands with Davis. As the ... The county judge executive's secretary,...

The one Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry election question

Incumbent Conservative Party of Canada MP Guy Lauzon didn't show himself to be too involved in that process or the end result. Granted, he may...

Anti-Justin Trudeau line not the only slogan on voters' lips: Delacourt

Hollett, for instance, is up against a formidable rival — the incumbent Liberal MP, Chrystia Freeland, an author and former journalist. She, too, was out...

9 parties and their stance on Canada Post

(blog) (blog)CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA: Neither the party nor its leader has made clear pronouncements about the cuts, which is expected to save some...

Ocean County spends $1 million on mystery study

Freeholder Jack Kelly, director of law and public safety, insists there is nothing secret about the study, over which he has had direct oversight. He...

Million dollar bungalows, hasty exits and sweetening cola's image

“If, in fact, foreign speculators are driving the cost of housing to unaffordable levels, that is something the government can, and should, find a way...

Two weeks on the hustings: What the leaders' travels tell us

Richmond Hill, which also has been visited by a solo Laureen Harper, switched to Conservative from Liberal in 2011, but the incumbent Tory MP, Costas...

Mark Critch launches 'u are a tool' campaign against Paul Calandra

Comedian Mark Critch pledged money to a Newfoundland and Labrador not-for-profit group if people tweeted at Paul Calandra that he is a "tool," after the...

5 major sexual harassment cases in Canada

(blog) (blog)In March 2014, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau evicted MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from the party after seeing an independent report on...

William Johnson: Parties continue to play politics with unity

In the past, she wrote, Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chrétien and Stéphane Dion “spoke to the immediate threat of a referendum debate, a Parti Québécois government...

Federal election panel discussion Friday night in Toronto-Danforth riding

The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada. The screening will get underway at 7 p.m. at MCC Toronto, 115 Simpson Ave., which is near Gerrard...

Southern Gimmick: Alabama senator starts GoFundMe page for state budget

... of the state legislature. Lawmakers ultimately failed to agree on a budget. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley requested $300 million in revenue to address a...

Larry Horwitz will not seek Conservative nomination in Windsor West

Larry Horwitz will not seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the riding of Windsor West. The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association's president made...

Democrats undeclared on Iran deal heed voters, not ads

Bob Casey, D-Pa., Coons and Cory Booker, D-N.J. "Sen. Coons is paying closer attention to the calls, emails and letters the office is receiving from...

Editorial: Election spells democracy, no?

She had run as a Liberal candidate in 2008 and 2011, in the Vancouver-Kingsway riding, both times losing to NDP Don Davies, but still garnering...

Democrats targeted for lobbying on Iran deal pay closer attention to voters ...

NewsweekWASHINGTON — Opponents of President Barack Obama's nuclear pact with Iran tried turning up the heat this week on undecided Senate Democrat Jon Tester with...

Signs, door-knocking imminent as second week of campaign closes in Chatham-Kent

“We want to encourage people to get out and vote.” In the Lambton–Kent–Middlesex riding, Bev Shipley isn't holding back at all. The nine-year Conservative MP...

Mark Critch Pledges $1 For Every Tweet Calling Paul Calandra A 'Tool'

One of the stars of CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" has pledged to donate $1 for every tweet lobbed at Paul Calandra — as...

Sounding Off: Addison, East Dallas, North Dallas, Park Cities readers discuss ...

Richard Mayotte, Uptown: This state's voter ID law, like those in most other states, is clearly intended to restrict minority voters' access to the ballot...

Media perspective missing on Conservatives' economic record

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said, “Their economic record is in tatters.” Such over-the-top commentary is just part of the political game, especially so close...

Notebook: Liberal Premier picks fight with Mulcair, and the cost of a seat on ...

Mr. Gallant is a close friend of New Brunswick MP Dominic LeBlanc, who is a long-time friend and adviser of Mr. Trudeau. His provincial riding...

Woman upset over Tory voter solicitation for dead daughter

Blokhuis said she has repeatedly tried to get her daughter's name removed from voter-contact lists and in 2007 called up the office of her local...

NDP would let Scarborough subway go ahead, Mulcair says

In an interview with the Star last month, Mulcair said an NDP government would increase funding to provinces and municipalities for transit and other infrastructure...

LAUTENS: Santa Monica future awaits in West Vancouver

Sharply contrasting with federal and provincial stonewalling of CAAD, Ottawa and Victoria are showering $2.5 million each on the Polygon gallery. Coincidentally, low-flying, high-powered North...

Election called for Oct. 19

St. Paul Journal (press release) (subscription) (blog)The new Lakeland riding will replace the former Westlock-St. Paul federal riding represented by Conservative MP Brian Storseth. Storseth...

Tories to track foreign ownership

Thomas noted Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart introduced a motion to the House of Commons last fall calling for an affordable housing strategy that would...

'No one likes being taken for granted'

The Liberals delivered the largest budget surplus in our history; Harper's Conservatives delivered the largest budget deficit in our history. ... Kellie Leitch, by contrast,...

Africa Update for August 13, 2015

On August 6th, United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue that was suspended last month and...

Ontario: Some 37 South Asian candidates in three major parties ...

New MPs: NDP's Jinny Sims (Newton-North Delta), NDP's Jasbir Sandhu (North Surrey), Conservative Bal Gosal (Bramalea-Gore Malton), Conservative Parm Gill (Brampton-Springdale), and NDP's Rathika Sitsabaiesan ...

Fumbling in the Dark

Life in the Dordogne region of France looks positively idyllic in Martin Walker's enticing novels featuring Bruno Courrèges, the chief of police of St. Denis.

Federal NDP opposition to petroleum industry lives in Twittersphere ...

In the twittersphere, The NDP make no bones about their stance on oil and gas in Canada. NDP MP Dennis Bevington expressed his misunderstanding on...

Only PEI's Progressive Conservatives don't ream me out

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pours ice water on the head of Charlottetown MP Sean Casey for the ALS ice bucket challenge during a break at...

Enforce Radiation Devices Act for wind turbines: MP Larry Miller ...

August 13, 2015, Owen Sound, ON –. Larry Miller, Conservative candidate and incumbent Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is taking Health Canada to task...

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa candidates adjusting to new boundaries

Conservative incumbent Robert Sopuck has opened a campaign office in Russell, and plans to open offices in Dauphin and Neepawa as well. Sopuck said he...

Updating the Mount Rushmore for all 30 NHL teams

Wisconsin twice in June for an Andy North charity golf event and Blake Geoffrion's charity hockey game, then off to Los Angeles for an ESPYS...

Hunt: Anyone remember Mike Mansfield?

William McGurn, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, hailed an unlikely new conservative hero this week: Sen. Charles Schumer, who opposed the Iranian...

Federal Election 2015: Voting Winds Could Be Shifting In Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — If the recent past is a guide, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Conservative incumbent for the vast riding of Nunavut, shouldn't have...

Former Sask. finance minister to run for NDP against Joe Oliver ...

Tom Mulcair says Andrew Thomson is the right candidate to challenge Conservative Joe Oliver. ... Mulcair says he's confident Thomson can do the trick against...

Quiet day on the campaign trail as Wright continues testimony in Ottawa courtroom - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Toronto StarQuiet day on the campaign trail as Wright continues testimony in Ottawa courtroomCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsAnd with his ethics point man Charlie Angus securely...

Franklin Expedition search cost twice as much as Harper government claimed

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Joyce Murray accused the Harper government of trying to conceal the amount it spent on its search for the Franklin expedition...