September 3, 2015

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Canada 'does not bear responsibility' for helping stop refugee ships ...

But in April, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Canada had no responsibility to help on the migrant issue. “This is a challenge for .... This...

Harrietha says Liberals would repeal Bills C-377 and C-525

Fort McMurray-Cold Lake Liberal candidate Kyle Harrietha and Rodger Cuzner, Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso, listen to a constituent while canvassing Timberlea on September 2,...

Infrastructure spending plan key to growth: Goodale

The best way to give Canada's moribund economy a shot in the arm is to increase federal spending on public infrastructure, especially in an era...

Election 2015: Revelstoke federal election debate is on

Revelstoke MountaineerAll four major candidates have confirmed attendance at the federal election debate in Revelstoke on Sept. 21. Clockwise from top left: Conservative David Wilks,...

Conservative Minister Lisa Raitt evades questions about Paris climate talks

When asked what a re-elected Conservative government would bring to the table at the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt completely...

Election campaign no walk in the park, local candidates say

She says having a strong pool of volunteers to draw from was a key factor in helping her campaign get off the ground. “The support...

For the record: Stephen Harper on Syrian refugees - Macleans.ca

I want to welcome all of the Conservative candidates that are here. It gives me great pleasure at this point in time to introduce our...

Harper not shy touting mining credit, Jay Aspin

The Conservative leader, accompanied by Nipissing-Timiskaming Conservative candidate Jay Aspin, spoke at Premier Mining on Kirkpatrick Street following a brief private tour of the operation.

Niagara candidates discuss refugee crisis

Niagara Centre incumbent NDP MP Malcolm Allen said the Conservative government is not on pace to reach the number of refugees it said it would...

Justin Trudeau will visit PEI Monday

The four Liberal candidates running for election Oct. 19 will be at the rally with Trudeau. Robert Morrissey is running for Egmont, Wayne Easter for...

Breitkreuz ends 22 year career as MP

Breitkreuz is best known for his opposition to the long gun registry, which was reflected in the speeches of the different friends, colleagues and family...

Should that NDP MP resign? | Warren Kinsella

“Fin Donnelly, NDP MP New Westminster—Coquitlam, reportedly “hand delivered” the family's application to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. Donnelly told the Citizen that Alexander...

The arguments against Idris Elba playing James Bond are bullshit

It was Dr. No's director, Terence Young, who was the spiritual prototype of the urbane and sophisticated film version of 007. ... James Bond endures...

Where federal parties stand on physician-assisted death

The party didn't respond to the DWD request for a position, but Leader Elizabeth May gets points for being proactive on the issue, for endorsing...

Joe Oliver headed to G-20 finance ministers, central ... - iPolitics

With questions being raised about Joe Oliver's minor role in the federal campaign thus far, on Thursday the finance minister and Conservative candidate announced he'll...

Aunt of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, says 'they didn't deserve to die'

NDP MP Fin Donnelly said he wrote to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on Tima Kurdi's behalf, asking for both brothers and their families to be...

Ellspermann helped Fiorina get CNN debate rules changed

“A transparent effort by your network to benefit candidates from and of the political establishment will not be acceptable to conservative grassroots voters,” the letter...

Montreal mayor pledges safe injection sites

Stephen Harper's Conservatives are adamantly opposed the sites. Health Minister Rona Ambrose has used the issue to take aim at Trudeau for pledging to open...

The pointless campaign to 'save marriage'

The agitators can be effectively neutralized, but it will require changes in the fixations and habits of conservative Christians—changes that are healthy in themselves and...

Peter Penashue, Ex-MP Who Quit Over Expenses, Listed As Conservative Candidate

Penashue lost a subsequent byelection two months later to Liberal challenger Yvonne Jones. Reg Bowers, Penashue's former official agent, was later charged under the Canada...

Chris Alexander's response on Syrian refugees: Transcript - Maclean's

Barton: Joining me now, John McCallum, a Liberal candidate joining us by Skype tonight, Conservative candidate Chris Alexander, who's also the minister, and here in...

'More about change': New Ipsos poll shows most voters ok with Mulcair, Trudeau ...

Justin Trudeau took the reins from Michael Ignatieff after the Liberals' disastrous showing in the 2011 election, and Tom Mulcair took over from Nycole Turmel,...

Conservative Heads Explode Over Kentucky's Bigoted County Clerk

As David Ermold and David Moore, who have been turned away four times, and April Miller and Karen Roberts, who have been turned away three...

Alan Kurdi drowned off the shores of Turkey. His family was trying to reach Canada

... involved in refugee applications from Turkey. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander could not be reached for comment, but Port Moody – Coquitlam NDP...

Justin Trudeau making campaign stop in PEI

Bobby Morrissey is the Liberal candidate running in the riding of Egmont, which includes Summerside – a seat currently held by the only Conservative party...

Halifax West Liberal MP Geoff Regan, staff reuse Trudeau quote in release

For the second time in Nova Scotia, a fill-in-the-blanks press release has been sent using recycled quotations from other politicians. Last month, the office of...

Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of...

The Latest: Judge says he didn't think fine would work

Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that have gathered outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky.,...

Living in the bubble

This must grate bubble boys like Brampton South MP Kyle Seeback (Conservative) whose letter expressing “grave concerns” about the province's sexual-education curriculum has raised the...

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee - A South Korean Army Surion helicopter fires flares during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon,...

BREAKING: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis jailed for refusing to issue gay 'marriage ...

In 2008, Alberta Conservative MP Ken Epp saw his bill titled The Unborn Victims of Violent Crime reach second reading before it was squelched by...

Federal Election 2015: How Data Mining Is Changing Political Campaigns

In the upcoming federal election, Liberal candidate Salma Zahid is trying to wrestle the riding of Scarborough Centre away from the Conservative incumbent, Roxanne James.

Demande d'un moratoire sur l'installation des boites postales communautaires

Le député sortant de Rivière-du-Nord et candidat du NPD, Pierre Dionne Labelle, appuie le maire Stéphane Maher et le conseil municipal de Saint-Jérôme dans cette...

Local Tories not muzzled; plan to attend debates, interact with media

WELLINGTON CTY. - It's election business as usual for federal Conservative candidates in two county ridings. Local candidates are continuing to respond to media inquiries...

USC Acquires Archive of Architectural Photographer Wayne Thom

USC's libraries will be acquiring the archive of architectural photographer Wayne Thom, reports Allison Engel in USC's newspaper. “Wayne's work captures ... Yager is currently...

All-candidates event set for this month at Dr. G. W. Williams S. S. in Aurora

Participating candidates include Liberal Party candidate Leona Alleslev; Conservative candidate Costas Menegakis; and NDP candidate Brenda Power. To date, there is no Green candidate confirmed.

Harper's solo act is wearing thin

(subscription) (subscription)It's an edge Stephen Harper and the Conservatives dearly need working for them in this campaign — and they've been watching it slip...

Tom Mulcair vows action to expand Canada, Quebec pension plans

A New Democrat government would work with the provinces to bolster Canadians' retirement security rather than charting a course alone and saddling future generations with...

Conservatives postpone immigration announcement amid criticism of response to ...

On Wednesday afternoon the party sent reporters a press release indicating that Conservative candidate Jason Kenney would be in Brampton, Ont. on Thursday to “make...

Peter Penashue to run in Labrador riding in federal election

... be the candidate #nlpoli #elxn42. — @CochraneCBCNL. The former Conservative cabinet minister previously stepped down over illegitimate campaign expenses in 2013. He later lost...

Donning camouflage, Conservative candidate Leef nabs ... - iPolitics

Ryan Leef. WHITEHORSE – A Conservative federal election candidate in Yukon donned camouflage gear and hid in the bush on a dark, rainy night to...

Conservative candidate defends record - My Creston Now

SHARE ON: — September 3, 2015. david wilks mp head shot. The Federal Conservative candidate defending h record in the Creston Valley. Here's incumbent MP,...

Government says it never got refugee application from family of ...

She said a B.C. politician personally delivered a letter to Chris Alexander, the citizenship and immigration minister, asking for help from his office for young...

Judge sees rocky road for feds' plan to coordinate Hillary Clinton email lawsuits

(blog)"I don't know how successful you will be," U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton said during a hearing on a lawsuit brought by the...

Conservative Ryan Leef Arrests Campaign Sign Vandal In Yukon

WHITEHORSE — A Conservative federal election candidate in Yukon donned camouflage gear and hid in the bush on a dark, rainy night to catch someone...

EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 3 and beyond (Surrey, Delta, White Rock)

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors...

PGA cancels Grand Slam at Donald Trump course

“Arne called and said: 'Let's do it,' ” said Pfleger, who will also be accompanied by Duncan's basketball buddy, Ariel Investments guru John Rogers. Pfleger...

Mulcair is everyone's target. Here's how he plans to win.

“I can tell you in this riding, there are two choices to defeat Joe Oliver,” Thomson said, acknowledging the Liberal, lawyer Marco Mendicino, who defeated...

OUR VIEW | Sarasota statesman

John McKay — helped secure the then-struggling John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's future by persuading lawmakers to make it a part of Florida...

Chris Alexander's campaign office remains open while he focuses on migrant crisis

WATCH ABOVE: Political correspondent Laura Stone breaks down Chris Alexander's decision to return to Ottawa Thursday. Despite Chris Alexander, Conservative candidate for Ajax, saying he...