September 6, 2015

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New poll suggests Justin Trudeau 'Just not ready' ad is effective ...

A Conservative campaign ad that stresses Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to lead Canada appears to be resonating with voters according to...

Dean Allison - Allison, Dean

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government will introduce an endowment incentive fund with matching federal dollars to help support local...

Hurrah for the workers' party: The Conservatives!

Harold Albrecht of Kitchener, Ont. was a dentist. Colin Carrie of Oshawa, Ont. was a chiropractor. You'll find prison guards, realtors, a martial arts instructor,...

Nurses want supervised injection sites to be an election issue this fall

“We cannot just willy-nilly put heroin injection sites across the country like Justin Trudeau wants,” said former health minister and Alberta Conservative candidate, Rona Ambrose.

With Bold Words And Baby Steps, Pope Finds Fans Beyond His Flock

The phrase "papal encyclical" isn't one you'll commonly find in headlines in the secular world. But that's exactly where news of Pope Francis' 192-page letter...

Compassion can't just be an election slogan

(subscription) (subscription)There is, for example, the often disgraceful treatment of Canada's war veterans by the Harper government — which spawned the Anybody But Conservative...

Compassion can't just be an election slogan

(subscription) (subscription)There is, for example, the often disgraceful treatment of Canada's war veterans by the Harper government – which spawned the Anybody But Conservative...

NDP's Fin Donnelly needs to own up to his mistake #elxn42 ...

NDP's Fin Donnelly needs to own up to his mistake #elxn42. Where's Fin Donnelly? The NDP candidate in Port Moody—Coquitlam is kind of a big...

Refugee health-care flyers draw fire to Conservatives

Mailouts that accuse refugees of unfairly gaining access to health services have appeared elsewhere. One surfaced in 2012 sent by Kelly Block, now a Saskatchewan...

Labour unions preparing to launch anti-Harper offensive | Toronto Star

Toronto Star (subscription)MONTREAL — Canada's largest unions say if sufficient of their members vote strategically in key ridings throughout the nation, Stephen Harper and the...

Punjabi flavour to Canadian poll, 40 candidates in the fray

One of the prominent faces in the poll fray is Bal Gosal, a minister who is contesting as a candidate of the Conservatives Party from...

Punjabi flavour to Canadian poll, 40 candidates in the fray

The Liberals have put up Raj Grewal from Brampton East, Sonia Sidhu form Brampton South, Kamal Khera from Brampton and Raj Saini from Kltchender Centre.

Labour unions across Canada preparing to launch major anti-Harper offensive

MONTREAL – Canada's largest unions say if enough of their members vote strategically in key ridings across the country, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives will...

Ready to vote?

Treivus and Lacy noted that five students counted among the NDP's elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in 2011, including Pierre Luc-Dusseault, who at age 19,...

United Nations official: Europe should have seen refugee crisis coming

Kurdi said his grandfather reassured Ghalib not to worry and that he'd be OK. Umm Hussein said she can't afford to send her children to...

New Democratic Party opens Nelson campaign office

Beside Stetski was his campaign manager Joy Orr, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, as well as previous Nelson-Creston MLA Lorne...

6 'Trumpisms' that would spell trouble for anyone but Trump

John McCain may not be some conservatives' cup of tea, but he nonetheless spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war after his plane...

Bart & Fleming: Spielberg's Disney Exit; Football 'Concussion' Clash; Idris ...

But then I recalled how many times Oliver Stone had been put through this barrel and survived it after leaked scripts fueled press reports on...

Germany Feels Backlash for Welcoming Migrants

—Deborah Ball, The 's Italy bureau chief, will be answering questions on the refugee crisis at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday. Follow this link to ask...

Meet the Press Transcript - September 6, 2015

Joining me for insight and analysis this Sunday morning are Tom Brokaw of NBC News, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, MSNBC's Joy Reid, and radio...

Key themes emerge in first half of marathon election campaign

The story became politicized on the campaign trial after NDP MP Fin Donnelly said he hand-delivered an asylum request to the immigration minister for a...

Mike Huckabee Defends Actions of Jailed Kentucky County Clerk

There were some dissenting voices in the conservative movement. I want you to respond to something in the American conservative. He says that the supreme...

'Janis: Little Girl Blue': Venice Review

Lovely snapshots from Joplin's early years in San Francisco during the Haight-Ashbury era after she first fled Texas show her joy at being part of...

Adult Fitness Tax Credit: The Promise Tories Hoped You'd Forget

The adult fitness tax credit was a popular promise in 2011. Newmarket–Aurora Conservative candidate Lois Brown praised the move at the time as "great news"...

Op-Ed: On character — Scandals, cynicism and Stephen Harper

At the TRC [the Truth and Reconciliation Commission], I sat just down the aisle from and had a direct line of sight on Minister of...

Thunder Bay-Rainy River candidates square off on door-to-door delivery

A day doesn't pass without about a dozen people approaching NDP incumbent John Rafferty, calling for door-to-door mail to be reinstated. Rafferty pointed out the...

Gas prices, refinery issue emerges

The issue arose last week with NDP candidate Nathan Cullen promising that an NDP government would aggressively pursue lower pump prices, fining gas companies found...

The long decline of B.C.'s unions ... and how they could rediscover their strength

Earlier this summer, Bill C-377, a private member's initiative by B.C. Tory MP Russ Hiebert imposing stricter financial reporting on unions, was passed by parliament.

'This Week' Transcript: Mike Huckabee and John Kasich

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands. KARL:...

Food banks are 'storing-up a health nightmare for the future' due to food's ...

The research also reveals the extent to which Iain Duncan Smith's strict clamp down on benefits has driven people to food banks, with two thirds...

Decision on where to hold Freddie Gray trials to define case, stir emotions

Larry Hogan called in the National Guard and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a weeklong curfew across the city. lRelated ... Officers Edward M. Nero and...

The Pope vs. The Donald

While liberals welcome the visit of a pope they consider a kindred spirit, conservatives say, they, too are, glad Francis is coming. They also note...

Fixing What Ain't Broke in Alaska

John G. Schmitz, the colorful and quotable arch-conservative who represented Orange County in Washington and Sacramento from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, was asked...

Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland exhibiting signs of Harper ...

Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland exhibiting signs of Harper Derangement Syndrome ... worst climate villains: http://t.co/Ezjuonc1GT pic.twitter.com/ncqeXboleR. — Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) August 19, 2015. Posted by...

POLITICO Playbook, presented by Qualcomm – HILLARY CASTS AGENDA as women's ...

--SPOTTED: WMAL's Chris Plante, Brian Wilson and Larry O'Connor, WBAL's “C4” (Clarence Mitchell) and Bryan Nehman, former Rand Paul staffer Brian Darling, Heath Hall, former...

Labrador MP says Infrastructure Needs Remain First Priority

Liberal MP Yvonne Jones says government must spend to stimulate the economy, and turn the current economic recession around. Jones says infrastructure needs remain the...

Labrador MP says Infrastructure Needs Remain First Priority

Liberal MP Yvonne Jones says government must spend to stimulate the economy, and turn the current economic recession around. Jones says infrastructure needs remain the...

Secret OICs sign of a 'sick' PMO: Dion

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Stephen Harper's use of secret orders-in-council is an indication of just how “sick” the prime minister's office has become, says former...

Canada's good news/bad news economy serves all political narratives

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative candidate Tony Clement painted the data in a better light. “Exports are up — particularly in manufacturing — and now we've seen...

Climate change

In an act of incredible chutzpah, a recent article by Conservative MP Colin Mayes misrepresents the Harper government's blatant neglect of climate change as bold...

Sudbury job losses PM's fault: NDP

Sudbury and northeaster Ontario are bleeding jobs and it's Prime Minister Stephen Harper's fault, the area's NDP candidates charge. In a release, Claude Gravelle (Nickel...

College Football Rewind: SEC West gets its mojo back in Week 1

Malzahn had to be conservative late with Johnson. The last time Auburn threw three interceptions in a ... When you've got playmakers like Christian Kirk,...

La gauche canadienne, en tête pour les élections d'octobre, promet l ...

La porte-parole du NPD en matière d'affaires étrangères, Hélène Laverdière. Au Canada, le Nouveau Parti démocratique (N.P.D., gauche) propose de recevoir 10 000 réfugiés syriens...

NDP's Fin Donnelly needs to own up to his mistake - CNews

Where's Fin Donnelly? The NDP candidate in Port Moody—Coquitlam is kind of a big deal right now. He's the reason why Canada has had such...

NDP's Fin Donnelly needs to own up to his mistake - CNews

Where's Fin Donnelly? The NDP candidate in Port Moody—Coquitlam is kind of a big deal right now. He's the reason why Canada has had such...

Alan Kurdi, Ghalib Kurdi, Drowned Syrian Boys, Mourned At Vancouver Memorial

Kurdi said his grandfather reassured Ghalib not to worry and that he'd be OK. In the background, he could hear Alan laughing. "He never cried,...

London North Centre: A tale of two cities | Toronto Star

Toronto Star (subscription)Like many individuals on this driving — which Conservative Susan Truppe narrowly gained in a 2011 upset of Liberal MP Glen Pearson as...

London North Centre: A tale of two cities

In the 2011 federal election, the Conservatives won 37 per cent of the vote, compared to 33.8 per cent for the Liberals, 24.7 per cent...

NDP's Fin Donnelly needs to own up to his mistake

Where's Fin Donnelly? The NDP candidate in Port Moody—Coquitlam is kind of a big deal right now. He's the reason why Canada has had such...

A gun registry? No. Yes. No. Martin Patriquin on the Tom Mulcair's flip-flops

This part of the act was an abiding thorn in the side of NDP's northern, working-class supporters, and for the most part the party wasn't...