September 7, 2015

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Thousands flock to Toronto's Labour Day Parade

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. •“My Union (ACTRA) is part of the vital ... Norn Kennedy, of the Iron Workers of Toronto. •“This shows that...

ON TARGET: Tories rack up challenges to logic

While the cynical among us have long since known that politicians are masters of deflection and distortion, over the past week the Harper Conservatives have...

Re-elect – Dean Allison

Prime Minister Harper announced that a re-elected Conservative government would increase the maximum annual Canada Disability Savings Grant for low- and middle-class families from $3,500...

OCT. 19 FEDERAL ELECTION: Farm field yields political message

Brantford-Brant Conservative candidate Phil McColeman, who represented Brant in the last parliament, first became aware of the photo on Monday morning. He saw it on...

Chess game at the ballot box — strategic voting

Because there are more parties on the centre and left of the political spectrum, resulting in the risk of splitting the non-Conservative vote between the...

Mount Royal riding: Is it the end of the Liberal era?

When Cotler was first elected in 1999, he captured almost 92 per cent of the vote. An observant Jew in a riding that is roughly...

Racing commission fight driven by powerful lobbies

(subscription) (subscription)This year, a budget surplus and starkly conservative Legislature led many in the coalition to give up hope and lay off their lobbyists.

Parties may be facing a new political landscape

And, yes, for a lot of New Democrats, the Liberal Party is home to conservatives in hipster hats — offering Harper's same government-by-gerontocracy, supporting Bill...

Potential NDP/Liberal vote-swappers confound election predictions

Conservative incumbent Erin O'Toole sees the loose NDP and Liberal voter affiliations a little differently. O'Toole, who was Veterans Affairs minister in the last government,...

Harper 'isn't perfect' new Conservative ad admits, but he is ... - iPolitics

“Stephen Harper isn't perfect, but when it comes to the economy — we can depend on him,” an elderly woman concludes. Though the Conservative Party...

Federal election: NDP's Larry Koopman

Koopman acknowledges that as a Gibsons resident, he is not as well known as his opponents — incumbent Conservative MP John Weston, former West Vancouver...

Outgoing MP Joe Comartin thanks local labour...

Though the federal election was the main discussion topic at the 2015 Labour Day parade in Windsor, much attention was paid to outgoing Windsor-Tecumseh MP...

Federal court halts Waters of the US rule in 13 states

Ultimately, says James M. Taylor, the vice president of external relations for the conservative Heartland Institute, it's a strategic tactic to get their way no...

Orange is the new blue for Hamilton's workers

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Other politicians in attendance included Hamilton Mountain NDP MP Chris Charlton, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek NDP MPP Paul Miller, Hamilton Mountain NDP MPP...

Aspin not welcome in parade

Federal Conservative candidate Jay Aspin was asked by organizers to leave the Labour Day parade before festivities kicked off Monday morning. Every year union members...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau coming to the Maritimes

... which has been a thorn in the side of P.E.I. Liberals. Summerside is in the riding of Egmont, the only Conservative-held riding on the...

Un candidat conservateur baragouine le français - Métro Montréal

Métro MontréalUn candidat conservateur baragouine le françaisMétro Montréal... de la situation, lundi, le candidat qui se présente pour le Bloc québécois dans cette circonscription montréalaise...

Duceppe Open To NDP Or Liberal Coalition, Anyone But Tories

MONTREAL — If Canadians elect a minority government on Oct. 19, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois says his party would be open to supporting...

Refugee-support rallies held across Canada

Rose Davies is a student at Brock University in the Niagara region of southern Ontario. She is one of the organizers, associated with 'No One...

Federal Election 2015: Vote-Swappers Confounding Poll Predictions

Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole sees the loose NDP and Liberal voter affiliations a little differently. The Conservative incumbent says he's getting plenty of questions...

Kim Davis, Kentucky clerk jailed over refusal to issue same-sex marriage ...

U.S. District Judge David Bunning said Davis would remain behind bars until she complies. Five of her deputies agreed Thursday to issue marriage licenses in...

'We expect the highest standards': Harper after two PC candidates dropped

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThe revelation came just before Prime Minister Stephen Harper said re-elected Conservatives would improve a federal disability grant program, one championed by...

Thomas Mulcair courts union vote at Labour Day parade

With many Canadians returning to work from summer holidays, the election campaign is expected to kick into high gear this week ahead of the Oct.

Pool of possible NDP/Liberal vote-switchers confound election predictions - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsPool of possible NDP/Liberal vote-switchers confound election predictionsCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsVeterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole sees the loose NDP and Liberal voter...

Sole NPA survivor needs to learn lessons from the past - CityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs Source

Sole NPA survivor needs to learn lessons from the pastCityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs SourceTwo great examples are former city councillor Jenny Kwan and Libby...

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

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...

[Opinion] Corbyn victory could split main UK parties

The second is that without an effective opposition, particularly in the period of time leading up to the EU referendum, the Conservatives will turn on...

Down the drain: Canadian candidate out after urinating video

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto businessman who had been running for Parliament with Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party made the wrong kind of splash...

Ottawa-Vanier profile: Liberal candidate Mauril Bélanger

There are Ottawa-Vanier residents old enough to vote who have had Mauril Bélanger as their MP for their entire lives. In his eighth election campaign,...

History of labour movement noted during annual Labour Day picnic

Also speaking on Monday was Monica Dutt, the newly selected NDP candidate for Sydney-Victoria in the upcoming federal election. Mark Eyking, the sitting MP in...

David Cameron: Britain will accept 20000 refugees

"That has to happen and happen quickly. Also, look at the question of finance, money .... to Syria after the refugee crisis escalated. Conservatives have...

Courting unions on Labor Day, Obama pushes paid sick leave

“The Republican Party is out of step with similar conservative governments around the world,” he said. Roughly 44 million private sector workers don't get paid...

Shy Trucker Emerges as Democrats' Pick for Mississippi Governor

Only three people who had ever met this man, Robert Gray, knew that he was running in the primary for governor of Mississippi. There were...

Canada's First Nations must vote, to save their sovereignty

... to call a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, and invest in essential funding for First Nations education and infrastructure – a...

Mayor Scissorhands can't be trusted with cash, says NDP MLA - CityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs Source

Mayor Scissorhands can't be trusted with cash, says NDP MLACityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs SourceThe award for Best Olympic Village Debate Quote has to go...

Ottawa-Vanier profile: NDP candidate Emilie Taman

Incumbent Bélanger has particularly strong support among the riding's large francophone population. Taman, who is fluently bilingual, also said she's looking forward to meeting with...

Andrew Saxton we have had enough of your Conservative Party's ...

Andrew Saxton we have had enough of your Conservative Party's destruction of our middle class! Cartoons, Editorial ... Andrew Saxton you must be so proud...

Vision of a sustainable society

by Joyce Murray · Joyce and grandchildren • What drives me is a vision of a sustainable society that lives in harmony with and protects...

Justin Trudeau sells three-point election pitch

As Canada marked Labour Day on Monday, Trudeau was asked about the Liberals' appeal to unionized labour. He said the Liberal party would work with...

The Daily 202: What to expect from Stephen Colbert's new show

Jeb Bush will be Colbert's first guest in the remodeled Ed Sullivan Theater, signaling that Colbert plans to be a major force in humor about...

Green Party running Tentink

With her nomination, the Greens now have a full slate of candidates in Saskatchewan. It brings to four the number of nominated candidates in Battlefords-Lloydminster.

Passport for Thunder Bay woman denied due to lack of name change

John Rafferty, who is running for the NDP in Thunder Bay-Rainy River, says the issue could be addressed, if the federal government created logical security...

Will the BC NDP go the way of COPE? - CityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs Source

CityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs SourceWill the BC NDP go the way of COPE?CityCaucus.com - Canada's Urban Affairs SourceBorn in the late sixties as a...

NFL preview: How the AFC teams match up

The team has a bolstered running game with the addition of first-round pick Melvin Gordon, and a healthy Danny Woodhead. On defense, the secondary was...

'We expect the highest standards': Harper on candidates dropped over ...

In his comments on Monday, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said that he expects his party will find new candidates to run in Scarborough Rouge Park...

Fantasy Football Week 1: Awards Predictions Heading into the Regular Season

Every time I see a random "702" phone number pop up on my phone, I know it's almost football season. I also know to never...

POLITICO Playbook, presented by Comcast – SABATO at Labor Day: Trump 'has all ...

By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com). Good Monday morning. “Thank you” to .... the perfect but a medicine for the sick.'...

The Rebellious Spirit of the First Labor Day Is Spreading Anew

He was an extreme laissez-faire conservative, a "Bourbon Democrat" who never lifted a presidential pinkie to ameliorate the plight of exploited workers. To the contrary,...

Lend a hand by lifting refugee intake

As NSW Premier Mike Baird – the country's most popular conservative leader – said over the weekend: “That photo isn't just a story of one...

A Special Invitation from Bal Gosal - The NewsDesk

... Invitation from Bal Gosal. September 7, 2015 by Find A Conservative ... To help Bal win in Brampton Centre we are inviting you to...