August 22, 2015

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After stretch of campaigns, Bell looks to capitalize on experience

It's there that Bell, who headed the Interfraternity Council and pushed to form a student government, began to truly shift across the political spectrum away...

Mulcair Calls Attacks Desperate, Pledges Positive Campaign

Mulcair had in mind a statement from Quebec Conservative incumbent Denis Lebel, who accused the NDP leader of being "an impostor without principles.'' The comment...

Political Horizons: Norquist's ghost, a fee that nobody sees

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Taking a quick sandwich break Wednesday, LSU president F. King Alexander, second from right, chats with student volunteer...

As support for strong Pre-K education grows, some funding successes have followed

(subscription) (subscription)“All the research seemed to indicate that children born into poverty were going to stay in poverty unless education broke them out,” said...

Mulcair will get us moving

Toronto voters are ready for change and I'm proud to be running with Tom Mulcair, a leader who has the experience and concrete plans to...

We oughta look at Donald Trump, but through which lens?

(blog) (blog)A normal candidate whose campaign contributions helped elect Democrats and bring Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to power would be flatly unacceptable to...

Tom Mulcair: 'We'll leave the attacks to others' - Macleans.ca

On the anniversary of Jack Layton's death, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promises to run a positive campaign.

Metis leaders ask members to watch election season closely

Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown attended the meeting, along with conservative MP Bruce Stanton. Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer was also on...

Canada election 2015: Liberals, NDP spar over child care

Liberal candidate John McCallum, the incumbent in Markham-Unionville, called NDP financial policies in general "a mirage," and suggested NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is not being...

Election 2015: Mike Duffy and the pursuit of control

That—from Conservative MP Brad Trost, commenting two years ago about both Michael Chong's reform efforts and the Duffy affair's root cause—seems right. There is a...

Le député Sylvain Rochon réitère son appui au Bloc québécois

Je ne crois pas que les Sorelois puissent attendre quoi que ce soit des candidats parce qu'ils placeront toujours le Canada d'abord et le Québec...

As a Tory I believe in equality under the law: MacLeod

As a Progressive Conservative I was brought up to believe that government needs to live within its means, you help those who cannot help themselves,...

The Gargoyle: Student learns hard lessons as Bloc candidate in Hull-Aylmer

This, even though the Hull-Aylmer battle is pretty much a duel of the titans between NDP incumbent Nycole Turmel and Liberal heavyweight Greg Fergus. Those...

Mulcair promises positive NDP campaign in face of 'desperate' attack ads

ST JEROME, Que. -- On the anniversary of Jack Layton's death, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised to run a positive campaign despite attacks from his...

“What would Tommy Douglas say?” Liberals target NDP's ... - iPolitics

Liberal MP John McCallum addresses media during a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, June 11, 2015. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood. The Liberals brought three of their...

Bernie Sanders dings Nikki Haley on Medicaid

SUMTER, South Carolina — As he campaigns through South Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking more than a few shots at Gov. Nikki Haley and...

Liberals aim to debunk 'myth' of Conservative economic management

Toronto candidate Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist and author of books on income inequality, says Harper's government has run eight consecutive deficits and, whether or...

Liberals aim to debunk 'myth' of Conservative economic management

Freeland was joined at a news conference by Toronto MP John McCallum, a former bank economist, and Montreal Liberal candidate Marwah Rizqy, a tax policy...

Mulcair campaigns in St. Jerome on 4th anniversary of Layton's death

In this 21st day of federal election campaign, Mulcair made the stop in the Laurentians at the annual corn roast held by the NDP's Riviere-du-Nord...

PRIMARY SOURCE: The first (strangely California-focused) "death threat" letter ...

(blog)PRIMARY SOURCE: The first (strangely California-focused) "death threat" letter ... (blog)This week, a controversy over whether Shaun King, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist,...

Federal parties still choosing candidates in Alberta as third week of election ...

Neither the Greens, NDP nor Liberals have nominated candidates for Red Deer-Mountain View to run against Conservative incumbent Earl Dreeshen. Also, Conservative incumbent Rona Ambrose...

Harper Announces Additional Measures to Protect ... - Erin O'Toole

Stephen Harper's Conservative Government has been committed to partnering with organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Canada's natural environment. The Harper Government has taken important...

Harper Announces Additional Measures to Protect ... - Erin O'Toole

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced additional steps to restore and enhance salmon habitat and protect the marine environment, as part of the Conservative government's...

MP's new book tells story of girl who stood up to Ottawa on First Nations ...

She died in a car accident in 2010. NDP MP Charlie Angus knew Shannen. She stayed with him in New Liskeard, Ont., after she left...

Trump's Trump Card: The Conservative Mob

That's what the GOP actions of the Obama Years mean: the Republicans' more than 50 attempts in Congress to try to block Obamacare, despite their...

Peter Goldring, Edmonton MP, Denies Hacking Into Private Emails

Actions speak louder than words and we need to know that these kinds of things just won't happen again," he said. HuffPost Canada's requests for...

Another orange wave for Alberta?

Edmonton-Griesbach is also a potential NDP gain and the party will almost certainly hold its only seat, Linda Duncan's Edmonton-Strathcona. St. Albert-Edmonton is also in...

Thune continues to connect with rural South Dakota

Mike Rounds has had 19 visits in his first eight months on the job. And while all three members meet with constituents frequently ... After...

Donald Trump and the Long Tradition of American Populism

Going further back, historians and pundits have spied populism everywhere from the racist shade of George Wallace and other stiff-necked Southern segregationists, to the red-baiting...

Little League World Series 2015 scores: SC pitcher throws no-no in packed ...

After inclement weather forced the opening day of the 2015 Little League World Series to be rained out, Friday's slate treated fans in Williamsport, Pa.,...

The Mike Duffy trial and Stephen Harper's best-laid plans: Analysis

It's not yet clear if this saga is set to become Harper's sponsorship scandal, a turning point in the Conservative leader's bid to win a...

Van Kesteren Opens One Campaign Office

Sign preparation well under way at Incumbent Dave Van Kesteren's Chatham-Kent campaign office. Aug. 17, 2015. (Photo by Simon Crouch). The Conservative campaign of Chatham-Kent...

Van Kesteren Opens One Campaign Office

Sign preparation well under way at Incumbent Dave Van Kesteren's Chatham-Kent campaign office. Aug. 17, 2015. (Photo by Simon Crouch). The Conservative campaign of Chatham-Kent...

Summer musings

Wayne Easter, the Liberal incumbent in the federal riding of Malpeque, can churn out political outrage with the best of them. But he is spot...

PEI politicians continue game of playing politics

The question was posed this week: Are Conservative candidates in P.E.I. trying to distance themselves from their leader, Stephen Harper? The issue was ... The...

Banksy's Dismaland at Tropicana could give West economy £10 million lift

But tourism leaders and local authority chiefs are already estimating a £7 million boost to the Weston-super-Mare area, and agree that is a conservative estimate.

Liberal candidate steps down after years old social media mistakes

Buzreba had been running against Conservative junior cabinet minister Michelle Rempel. The Calgary-Nose Hill riding, long a Conservative stronghold, has been held by Diane Ablonczy...

Le logement social, un enjeu oublié ?

... se retrouver à la rue, seul le NPD, dont la porte-parole en matière de logement est la députée d'Hochelaga, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, semble réellement conscient...

Blair vs. Corbyn: How to Think About Where You Stand

Recently, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote an op-ed for The Guardian arguing that Labour voters should reject Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for Labour leader...

Canada election 2015: What we learned this week

... of Quebec's largest and sovereigntist-leaning labour federations dropped its long-standing endorsement of the federal Bloc Québécois, with some of its members shifting their support...

Candidates gear up for Rock the Vote

Conservative incumbent Larry Maguire, Liberal candidate Jodi Wyman, NDP candidate Melissa Wastasecoot and Green party candidate David Neufeld will all have booths set up at...

Maguire defends appearance at citizenship ceremony during election campaign

“I'm not surprised that a Conservative MP contravenes the rules as the PMO models this kind of disrespect,” Neufeld said via email. “But I am...

Maguire defends appearance at citizenship ceremony during election campaign

“I'm not surprised that a Conservative MP contravenes the rules as the PMO models this kind of disrespect,” Neufeld said via email. “But I am...

Group encourages strategic voting

One expert, however, calls the Leadnow strategy "cynical," and Conservative candidate Brad Trost has said the campaign is nothing more than "a front group for...

Mulcair And NDP Candidates Stress Families First During Surrey Media Roundtable

Mulcair was introduced to the media by Jasbir Sandhu, the candidate for Surrey-Centre. Jinny Sims (Surrey-Newton), Garry Begg (Fleetwood-Port Kells) and Amandeep Nijjar (Vancouver South)...

Court Challenge Slams Conservatives' New Citizenship Act As 'Anti-Canadian'

Toronto StarThe Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander vigorously defended Bill C-24 both when it was first introduced and as it was debated in Parliament. The...

UFC Saskatoon: Punch Drunk Predictions

(blog) (blog)Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira square off in a pivotal featherweight contest in Sunday's UFC Fight Night 74 main event. (image credit FOX...

Britain: Labour leadership beset by talk of splits, coups and legal challenges

New StatesmanHaving embraced much of the Conservative Party's austerity policies, Labour was all but wiped out in Scotland and lost support in England and Wales.

Reid: Sebastian Coe's relationship with Nike casts doubt over changes at IAAF

Or to borrow from the former Conservative Parliament member: the sport for all sorts of reasons needs Coe to come through in Beijing and beyond.

Ceremony for Island Jewish centre

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, NDP MPs Murray Rankin and Randall Garrison and NDP MLA Gary Holman are to be among...