August 29, 2015

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Thursday's campaign news, at a glance

National PostThose remarks repeated the same message we've been hearing since the first day this election campaign began – only a Conservative government can keep...

Election 2015: BC candidates talk housing, affordability

Joyce Murray is the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, and she said a Liberal government would double what the Conservatives are spending on infrastructure,...

Justin Trudeau vows to repeal '2-tiered' citizenship law

In an accompanying news release, Trudeau said his government would repeal the Conservative government's controversial Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, saying it "devalues Canadian citizenship by...

Robert B. Simpson: Unwell words

Some people who find it outrageous that they have to live in a world in which not everybody is as politically conservative as they are...

Campaign office grand opening a big success – mySteinbach News

More than 400 Conservative supporters attended the official grand opening of Ted Falk's campaign office this past Thursday evening.

Parm Gill Tory Donation Shows Up On Liberal Supporter's Credit Card

BRAMPTON, Ont. — A faithful Liberal supporter is accusing Conservative MP Parm Gill of charging his credit card for a substantial donation without his knowledge...

Politics and its Discontents: Olivia Chow's Video About Bill C-51

The weekend blitz will focus on ridings with incumbent Liberals who voted for the Conservatives' “spy bill,” NDP sources say, including Toronto MPs Adam Vaughan...

LGBTQ community hopes for more representation in next Parliament

The Liberal Party is fielding at least three LGBTQ candidates, including their only openly gay incumbent, Scott Brison, who is running for re-election in Nova...

Bloc, PQ unite over separatism

It has been since 2011 when Guy Caron won the riding - Rimouski-Neigettes - Témiscouata - Les Basques - in the big orange wave that...

The Fight to Unmuzzle Canada's Scientists

“My bet is that most people will not use science issues in order to determine their vote,” said Member of Parliament Ted Hsu, a Princeton...

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...

Thomas Mulcair has Halifax NDP rally set for Sunday

The location was kept secret until the day before. New Democrat candidate Megan Leslie is the incumbent in the riding for Halifax. Leslie contrasts how...

ANNE RECTOR: No room for warmongers

Conservatives even refuse to accept Canada's Supreme Court as essential balance, embracing only those sharing their extreme, us-and-them thinking, and corporations; their people. Meanwhile, Canada...

Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists to Three Years in Prison

This decision severely undermines confidence in the rule of law in Egypt,” said Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign and Consular Affairs...

Bloc, PQ unite over separatism

It has been since 2011 when Guy Caron won the riding - Rimouski-Neigettes - Témiscouata - Les Basques - in the big orange wave that...

Coalition governments explained

In 2008, he faced the possibility of losing his job to a Liberal-NDP coalition led by Liberal leader Stephane Dion with support from the separatist...

Bloc, PQ unite over separatism

It has been since 2011 when Guy Caron won the riding - Rimouski-Neigettes - Témiscouata - Les Basques - in the big orange wave that...

Let the games begin

The NDP office in Medicine Hat should be open after the Labour Day weekend, said Weir, who lives in Raymond. Her neighbour in Raymond, Conservative...

Postal workers say changes were rushed

“I don't know how Conservatives they can say that they are job creators when they're cutting jobs, good jobs in every community.” Attempts to reach...

Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt

That was down from 26 percent in early July. The second-biggest party, the conservative New Democracy, appears to be catching up, with 19.5 percent of...

Pat Bainter and Co. form group to fight Fair Districts

(blog) (blog)A trio of Republican political consultants involved in the ongoing redistricting saga have formed “The Conservative Coalition for Free Speech and Association.” Its...

Surrey is the powerhouse for South Asian candidates from Alberta!

Now two South Asian candidates from Alberta's Calgary-Skyview federal riding – Conservative Devinder Shory and Liberal Darshan Kang – are expected to hit the airwaves...

Mulcair's Manitoba problem

In the last federal election, the NDP was only able to secure two seats out of the handful that were in play at the time.

Labor Day scores and times

9:40 — James Cruse-David Zirt; Stephen Carroll-Walker Cress. 10:10 — Brad Bebber-Jeff Warren; Bubby Herndren-Derek Overcash. 10:20 — Scott Fagg-Brian Jones; Jason Bernhardt-Andy Lombard. 10:30...

Labor Day golf

Your low conservative Liberty Score ... Read more | Add your ... The low score on Friday was 69 — shot by the teams of...

Its Time For Gays To Forgive Chick-fil-A

Conservative media outlets love stories like Denver City Council's recent vote and for good reason: At a time when LGBT leaders are still looking to...

Federal election forums

CARP Waterloo Region will host an election forum Sept. 3 in the CIGI campus auditorium, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo. Party representatives are: Richard Walsh...

Chilcot: limit legal advice payments, says Tory MP David Davis

The government should limit the amount of money spent on legal advice for politicians, officials and military figures as part of the Chilcot inquiry, a...

O'HARA'S FINAL THOUGHTS: More carries possible for Abdullah

Mike O'Hara shares his final thoughts heading into the Lions-Jaguars preseason matchup including Ameer Abdullah's playing time, offensive goals and more. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Final...

Kenney 'not made aware' of Iraq air strike allegations against Canadian ...

Late Friday evening the Forces acknowledged they did not tell Mr. Kenney, saying they told his predecessor, Rob Nicholson. A cabinet shuffle in early February...

Local Conservatives deny report they were told to avoid media, debates

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht has agreed to one debate and said he has never been told which interviews to do or which meetings to attend.

Six key ridings to watch going into the federal election

This particular riding is a fight between two journalists: Liberal Seamus O'Regan is best known as the former host of CTV's Canada AM morning show,...

Rights group decries federal survey on doctor-assisted death

Conservative MP and assisted-death advocate Steven Fletcher predicts the most likely outcome to the court decision is there will be no new federal law and...

Tom Mulcair says there's too much poverty for tax dollars to go to pro sports

In 2011, then known as Westmount-Ville-Marie, the riding was won by the incumbent Liberal Marc Garneau by just a few hundred votes. In 2008, Garneau,...

NDP launching blitz against Liberals over anti-terrorism law

Peter Stoffer will be in Lunenburg tomorrow to help Alex Godbolt in his campaign here in South Shore-St. Margaret's. They's start at the monthly breakfast...

Can Thomas Mulcair and the NDP agree? An open letter to the NDP leader

Here is a list of some of the well-known views you have expressed as NDP leader. 1) You are a federalist, dedicated to Canadian unity.

Parm Gill Supporter Denies Wrongdoing After Liberal's Donation Given To Tories

Etobicoke, Ont., resident Harbhajan Singh previously raised funds for a Liberal MP in Scarborough–Agincourt but now works with Conservative Parm Gill, the incumbent MP for...

Doubting Thomas | thewalrus.ca

Last week, decade-and-a-half-old footage emerged of Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the federal NDP, praising—of all people—Baroness Margaret Thatcher. “A government should never pretend it...

MP Rod Bruinooge won't take provincial run

Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge won't be dipping his feet into provincial politics anytime soon. On Friday Bruinooge, who will not seek re-election in the Winnipeg...

The Fox News Thorn in Hillarys Side

The 44-year-old Henry, the chief White House correspondent for the conservative-leaning “fair and balanced” channel since July 2011, seems to have gotten under Obama's skin...