August 28, 2015

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"It's time for change," says Vancouver South NDP candidate Amandeep Nijjar

"It's time for change," says Vancouver South NDP candidate Amandeep NijjarThe feedback would seem contrary to testimony from Conservative incumbent Wai Young, who recently told...

Federal Election 2015 – What the candidates are saying : Prince ...

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Kasich's aerial attack

PulseBut what's gotten less attention this summer beyond frustrated conservative circles online is another media engine driving Trump: good old-fashioned talk radio. For weeks, some...

Climate change activists interrupt Trudeau Montreal rally demanding ...

A pair of climate change activists put Justin Trudeau on the spot, unfurling a banner on stage and demanding action during his Friday evening rally...

May to make first N.S. campaign stop

He'll share the ballot with incumbent NDP MP Megan Leslie, Irvine Carvery for the Tories and Liberal Andy Fillmore. The Green party currently has candidates...

Readers react to green energy, Missouri highways and Kansas Democrats

I do not have a dog in the fight between the farmers in Missouri and Clean Line Energy's request to build the Grain Belt Express...

Lawn signs first, registration second for health care advocacy group

He said that politicians of all stripes were invited to the event, though no Conservative candidates appeared to be present. Jeff Watson, a Conservative candidate...

Conservative election signs vandalized in Port Moody

The campaign manager for NDP candidate Fin Donnelly noted some of his signs have been knocked down, but not vandalized or damaged. “It's not unusual,...

What was said on the campaign trail Friday

"Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Thomas Mulcair's NDP have proposed massive increases in government spending and permanent, large deficits, paid for by tax hikes on middle...

Who is Tom Mulcair? 5 questions Canadians asked Google

Tom Mulcair and the NDP are on the up and up. Well, if you believe the polls, that is. But unlike his main opponents, Conservative...

Chris Vander Doelen: Unifor's 'non-partisan' election rally

(blog) (blog)Breaking the same rules led to Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro of Peterborough being hauled off to jail in handcuffs this year. His...

Group that filed FEC complaint against McCaskill adds Akin in filing

The conservative Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust earlier this month filed a complaint alleging that McCaskill, D-Mo., broke federal campaign laws covering in-kind contributions...

Margaret Atwood: Preston Manning, Man of the Future

Isn't Preston Manning a man of the past? Wasn't he a man of the future a long ... the Avro Arrow. And I joined the...

NDP launching blitz against Liberals over anti-terrorism law

Olivia Chow, the former MP and failed Toronto mayoral candidate, has gone a step further and created an online attack ad accusing Trudeau and Vaughan,...

Donald Trump recalls how actress Candice Bergen turned him down for a date in ...

Donald Trump loves to talk up his time at the prestigious Wharton School of Business — but he admits there was one deal even he...

On the hustings Weeks 3 and 4: Ontario continues to dominate campaign

Harper visited the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni, where longtime Conservative John Duncan, a former cabinet minister and government whip, is said to be in a...

Mystery shrouds child care benefit push

CTV NewsThe Conservatives launched a frantic campaign in the early part of the summer to have an estimated 200,000 families sign up for the payments,...

Conservatives response to First Nations water problems 'a crime', Howard ...

The campaign office for Conservative candidate, Greg Rickford, sent a written statement to CBC. It said, in part, "since 2006, we have invested approximately $3...

Steven Fletcher's new book could make assisted suicide an election issue

OTTAWA — Incumbent Winnipeg Conservative MP Steven Fletcher could force the issue of assisted suicide onto the election agenda with a new book documenting his...

Maybe we're on TV

(blog) (blog)John Fea wrote a nice remembrance here, ending with a photo of perhaps the most appropriate way of remembering Dawkins. Grab a ball...

Mulcair draws hundreds to NDP rally in Brantford

Laferriere made a strong showing in the election with 16,351 votes, coming second to incumbent Conservative Phil McColeman's 28,045 votes. It's fair to say Mulcair...

Everyone Knows She's a Liar, But She'll Be the Democrat Nominee Because There ...

For crying out loud, you see what happened with Ed Rendell, Fast Eddie? A couple of days ago -- we've even got ..... But once...

Is there a teaching moment in the Ashley Madison hack?

Some observers have gleefully outed AshleyMadison.com users who are conservative defenders of family values, while others worry about adverse consequences for people suspected of adultery...

The big turnoff: How the way we do politics is killing democracy

(subscription) (subscription)In fact Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley found ample evidence of a determined campaign by the Conservatives to misdirect voters in the 2011...

Nunavut's food crisis is becoming an election issue

And that's something that's not happening right now under the Stephen Harper and Leona Aglukkaq Conservative government. I've heard people saying that, under this Nutrition...

I Didn't Understand Pop Culture—Until I Read the Bible

Brian Grasso, a freshman at Duke University, started a discussion this week when he published an op-ed in the Washington Post defending his decision to...

Stephen Harper touts $5B surplus; Liberals call it 'phoney'

Stephen Harper trumpeted a new economic report Friday that he said validates his government's policies, but questions quickly emerged as to whether the Conservative leader...

Support Journey for Justice as it marches through Raleigh - News & Observer

News & ObserverSupport Journey for Justice as it marches through RaleighNews & ObserverYet two years ago, the Supreme Court's conservative majority gutted key protections in...

Mulcair overtakes Harper as top choice for prime minister: poll ...

Tom Mulcair is now the leader seen as the best choice for Prime Minister of Canada over current PM Stephen Harper, according to a new...

Liberals announce candidate

The Liberal Party of Canada has found their candidate for the Souris-Moose Mountain constituency in the upcoming federal election. Steven Bebbington, an employee with the...

Cannan won't duck forums

Incumbent Conservative candidate Ron Cannan doesn't plan to shy away from the media or all-candidates forums. The question was posed to the Cannan campaign after...

Money for Osoyoos

(subscription) (subscription)25 breakfast will be Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr, NDP candidate Norah Bowman and current MP and Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan. The chamber is...

Richmond Hill Conservative candidates say they are not 'muzzled'

Costas Menegakis, running as the Conservative candidate in the new Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill riding, says he's "surprised to see muzzling stories" and is "happy to...

Richmond Hill Conservative candidates say they are not 'muzzled'

But Richmond Hill's local Conservative candidates say there is little substance to the rumours that Tories are dodging the spotlight. Costas Menagakis and Michael Parsa...

ELECTION 2015 | YOUR LETTERS

The media should get off its butt and start reporting the news, not stoop to tabloid status. The media influence ... The party's pro-Israeli stance...

Politics 204 for August 28

We tackle a recent news release from Winnipeg South Centre Conservative MP Joyce Bateman in which she needles Liberal candidate Jim Carr for his tax-increasing...

MacDougall: Justin Trudeau, outsourcerer in chief

By turning the vice of personal inexperience into the virtue of teamwork, Trudeau hopes to reassure Canadians that the economy – and other files –...

Letter: Exclusion not part of the plan

It's apparent that the Conservative Party, the Minister of Multiculturalism Jason Kenny, Richmond Centre MP Alice Wong, and Steveston-Richmond East candidate Kenny Chiu remain unconcerned...

UCLA Football Season Preview: Part 2

But a huge portion was also due to a conservative scheme and style installed by Jeff Ulbrich that, at least through the first half of...

All else is moot - www.muskokaregion.com/

www.muskokaregion.com/All else is mootwww.muskokaregion.com/Matt McCarthy spoke of the NDP's cap-and-trade program and along with Trisha Cowie maligned subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. Tony Clement...

Veterans fight Stephen Harper's pro-Armed Forces stance

To Peter Stoffer, the Official Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs and the NDP incumbent in the newly drawn riding of Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook, downsizing and de-personalizing face-to-face...

Federal Budget Surplus Shows Govt Plan Is Working - Re-Elect ...

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Propaganda fact-check: Joyce Bateman on Jim Carr's tax increasing ways

A semi-regular feature scrutinizing candidate campaign bumf. Today, we tackle a recent news release from Winnipeg South Centre Conservative MP Joyce Bateman in which she...

Labour did too little to safeguard civil liberties, says Yvette Cooper

In the latest sign of candidates trying to draw a line under the past, the shadow home secretary criticised the governments of Tony Blair and...

Outgoing Manitoba MP Rod Bruinooge won't seek provincial nod

Manitoba Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge, who is not seeking re-election this fall, is also ruling out a foray into provincial politics. Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge...

Lenny the call-bot tortures telemarketers — just ask the woman calling on ...

If the caller for Poilievre, former Conservative member for Nepean-Carleton, now running in the new riding of Carleton, later realized she'd been pranked, we'll never...

Why Bernie Sanders Will Win This Election—Even If He Doesn't Win the White House

And while George W. Bush did govern as a right-wing radical in many ways, he explicitly ran on a platform of pragmatic, “compassionate conservatism” in...

The World's Strongest Man Eats 7360 More Calories Than You Do

Shaw is 10 and a half inches taller than our Joe Average, who stands at five feet, nine and half inches, making Shaw about 15...

GOTR afterglow: Most Walla Walla businesses did well providing for Stopover crowds

With the more conservative estimate of visitors and multiplied by three days each, that total is $9.9 million. #Some of the ... #Across the street...

Sci-fi fans vote for diversity at 2015 Hugo Awards

Science fiction has changed a lot since 1960s sci-fi authors like Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke were perfecting the craft and winning Hugo Awards...