August 16, 2015

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CUPW Save Canada Post Caravan rides into Nelson Monday

Speakers include CUPW National President Palecek, NDP Opposition Critic for Canada Post, Peter Julian, local NDP Kootenay/Columbia candidate Wayne Stetski, Senior's advocate Joan Richardt and...

Marching out of step? Critics question Crockatt's Pride Parade participation

Craig Sklenar Pride Calgary's Director of Government Affairs, says the organization has reached out to Crockatt for an explanation on her opposition to Bill C-279.

Laura Washington: No predicting the strange trip of a presidential race

Trump says he “loves” women, but Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly outed him as a misogynist in the Aug. 6 Republican debate. That gave Fiorina...

Harper-Wynne pension feud offers no save-face middle ground | Toronto Star

In its place, Harper has just lately been floating the notion of voluntary further contributions to the CPP. That's an choice his earlier finance minister,...

US PGA Championship 2015: Jason Day wins

The Guardian - as it happenedThe GuardianAw. This is as sweet as sport gets. He was in tears at St Andrews a month ago, when...

Key developments from the campaign trail

TheChronicleHerald.caMulcair was also asked about May's announcement Sunday that former NDP MP Jose Nunez-Melo had decided to run for the Greens in a new Montreal-area...

CUPW Save Canada Post Caravan rides into Nelson Monday

Speakers include CUPW National President Palecek, NDP Opposition Critic for Canada Post, Peter Julian, local NDP Kootenay/Columbia candidate Wayne Stetski, Senior's advocate Joan Richardt and...

Michael Den Tandt: Why everyone's making a mad dash for the middle — of the ...

The Liberals are campaigning on a middle-class tax cut and expanded child benefit drawn directly from the late Conservative Jim Flaherty's populist playbook. This isn't...

Pride Calgary keeps Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt in parade after review

Organizers of the annual Pride Parade, which now requires participants to sign a “declaration of support for the LGBTQA community,” said Crockatt was already an...

Struggling Harper needs supporters to suspend disbelief in Wright/Duffy debacle

(subscription) (subscription)From Paul Calandra to Nigel Wright, the political washing machine is always set on spin. But the real question arising out of Nigel...

Mark Adler Notes He Is 'Son Of Holocaust Survivor' On Tory Campaign Sign

A Conservative candidate in Toronto is raising eyebrows with a campaign sign that notes he is "the son of a Holocaust survivor." First elected in...

Morgan Freeman's granddaughter stabbed to death in Manhattan

Actor Morgan Freeman takes part in a SiriusXM Town Hall with Morgan Freeman hosted by Entertainment Weekly writer Kyle Anderson on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio...

Japan's Plutonium Problem

For this, one can thank a powerful network of utility companies, conservative politicians and bureaucrats in Japan, who peddle the notion that plutonium constitutes a...

Rocked by scandal, senators wrestle with their role in election campaign

Smith, who lives in the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale, where Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland is running for re-election, said those calling him have been “mainly...

Duel: freedom of speech includes criticizing Israel 0

An aide to Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney even threatened BDS with Canada's recently expanded hate crime laws. The government ... The Conservatives, however,...

NDP leader Mulcair in Niagara Falls Monday

Mulcair's visit is on Day 2 of the 2015 Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Locally, Ioannoni is up against...

Trudeau trying to sway NDP vote in northern New Brunswick

At every opportunity, Trudeau introduced Serge Cormier — his party's candidate in Acadie-Bathurst — a riding held by the NDP's Yvon Godin since 1997. But...

Paul Martin to make a stop in Winnipeg

The campaign team for Winnipeg South Centre candidate Jim Carr said Paul Martin, Canada's last Liberal prime minister, will be at Carr's campaign office at...

For New Orleans Jews, Katrina — 10 years on — still fosters communal bond

(Alexander Barkoff). In a sense, Beth Israel is emblematic of how New Orleans' small Jewish community recovered from Katrina, rebuilding from the ground up in...

Stephen Sambu (32:17) & Diane Nukuri (36:47) Streak to Titles at 43rd Falmouth ...

... faster than the one before it. After the race was delayed 10 minutes by an accident on the course, Sambu and fellow Arizona alum...

When the PM is gone, his philosophies will remain

As the many memoirs attest, Blair was anxious that Gordon Brown would turn away from New Labour, and so allow the party to backslide. ...

Heroin arrests have quadrupled in Indiana

Heroin-related deaths themselves are increasing twice as fast. Merritt also finds that the issue gives him a platform almost everywhere he goes, connecting him with...

Stephen Harper peppered with more questions about Mike Duffy affair

Harper was at the event in Ottawa to promote the Conservatives' home ownership incentives—including bringing back the home renovation tax credit and doubling allowable contributions...

'We're not worried,' Mulcair says as NDP lags behind in Alberta nominations

Speaking to Global News late last week, Edmonton-Strathcona MP Linda Duncan said she is confident the NDP will have a strong representation in Alberta. “What...

9 similarities between Stephen Harper and Vladimir Putin

Two B.C.-based MPs, New Democrat Nathan Cullen and Liberal Joyce Murray, have also invoked the Nixon analogy. But if you really want to get under...

Ottawa Centre profile: NDP candidate Paul Dewar

. Paul Dewar is seeking a fourth mandate from Ottawa Centre voters, and would be a key figure if the NDP were to form government...

Stephen Harper's kids draw curiosity of young fans

A small group of supporters gathered outside a Conservative rally in Brampton, Ont., this week hoping to get a quick glimpse of Harper. "I just...

NDP catching up in Alberta – Sunday morning federal nomination ...

NDP candidate Brian Fleck (centre) with NDP MLAs Christina Gray, Bob Turner, Richard Feehan, Thomas Dang and Edmonton-Strathcona MP Linda Duncan at the Edmonton-Riverbend NDP...

Écarté par le NPD, José Nunez-Melo passe aux verts

La chef du Parti vert du Canada, Elizabeth May, a annoncé que M. Nunez-Melo sera le candidat de son parti dans la nouvelle circonscription de...

prime minister harper highlights conservative plan for affordable ...

“We have a long record of making it easier for millions of young families to purchase their dream home,” he noted. “A re-elected Conservative government...

My complaint filed with the CBC Ombudsman against Mark Critch for ...

... professional obligation, as a CBC representative, to avoid clear and unambiguous partisan activity. On August 12, Mr. Critch wrote a series of tweets intended...

harper conservatives to improve benefit for military veterans

HARPER CONSERVATIVES TO IMPROVE BENEFIT FOR MILITARY VETERANS. OTTAWA – Today Minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O'Toole, announced that a re-elected Harper Government will improve...

Gordon Brown: Labour must seek power with a purpose

Not just because I still want to defeat my political opponents, although when it comes to the current Conservative Government, that is a good reason.

Battle for Westmount riding has begun

In that same election, the riding of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce got swept up in the Orange Wave, which saw the NDP take 59 of Quebec's 75 seats.

Jose Nunez-Melo, Former NDP MP, To Run For Greens

May announced in Montreal that Jose Nunez-Melo will run under the Green banner in the new suburban Montreal riding of Vimy. Nunez-Melo was elected to...

Gordon Brown tries to save his party

(blog) (blog)Gordon Brown has just given one of his saving-the-world-at-the-last-minute speeches. He was speaking just as the ballot papers for his party's leadership election...

Gordon Brown tries to save his party - Spectator Blogs

Gordon Brown has just given one of his saving-the-world-at-the-last-minute speeches. He was .... The damage caused by Kinnock, who everybody could see ditching policies and...

Gordon Brown tries to save his party - Spectator Blogs

Gordon Brown has just given one of his saving-the-world-at-the-last-minute speeches. He was .... The damage caused by Kinnock, who everybody could see ditching policies and...

Erin O'Toole, Tories Hold Out Carrot To Veterans

The Conservatives have been severely bruised politically over how they've handled Canada's veterans. They were ... Veterans were also irate over the way they were...

Federal Election 2015: Tories Aim To Win Seats In Quebec City Area

While the Conservatives don't have any seats in Quebec City proper, the party holds four ridings south of the provincial capital. The Tories' fifth seat...

Former Quebec New Democrat MP Jose Nunez-Melo to run for ...

May announced in Montreal that Jose Nunez-Melo will run under the Green banner in the new suburban Montreal riding of Vimy. Nunez-Melo was .... Mulcair...

Erin O'Toole, Tories Hold Out Carrot To Veterans

TheChronicleHerald.caThe Conservatives have been severely bruised politically over how they've handled Canada's veterans. They were ... Veterans were also irate over the way they were...

Former NDP MP Jose Nunez-Melo to run for Greens in Quebec

"I am very pleased to welcome my friend Jose Nunez-Melo to the Green caucus!" May said in a release posted to her party's website Sunday.

Postscript: Gambles and gambits in the federal election

In Edmonton-Centre, there's no incumbent because Conservative MP Laurie Hawn isn't running again. The NDP is running Gil McGowan, who is known as the head...

Canada election 2015: Where the leaders are Sunday

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. Ottawa: Will deliver remarks 11:00 am. (The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr.). Will be joined by Conservative candidate for Ottawa-Vanier...

The Conservative Plan For Affordable Home ... - Lawrence Toet

Today, Lawrence Toet highlighted the Conservative plan to encourage affordable home ownership for young Canadian families, including right here in Elmwood-Transcona. “Investing in a home...

ICV observed Pakistan Minority Day

Honourable MP's Bob Dechert and Brad Butt also addressed the community, speaking of the fortitude of religious minorities in Pakistan and honouring the sacrifice of...

Jo-Ann Miller accused of snubbing visiting Canadian pro-shooting MP

A VISITING Canadian MP has branded Jo-Ann Miller rude for snubbing his request for a meeting, in the latest controversy to engulf the Police Minister.

Crowded field dulls Rand Paul's Nevada edge

And at a sold-out gathering here of 1,500 conservatives Saturday — the first-ever Basque Fry, hosted by state Attorney General Adam Laxalt — it was...

Former Laval New Democrat MP to run for Greens, Elizabeth May ...

Jose Nunez-Melo, elected the NDP MP for Laval in 2011, is shown outside the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. FRED CHARTRAND /...