September 9, 2015

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Unions complain Tories breaching international labour conventions ...

Treasury Board President Tony Clement THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. An international labour federation is filing a formal complaint against the Conservative government...

Harper received by welcoming crowd in Kitchener

He was joined by local Conservative candidates Peter Braid (Waterloo) and Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener-Centre). Cambridge-North Dumfries Tory incumbent Gary Goodyear was there as well. “I...

What are you reading? – 10 September 2015

Sir David Eastwood, vice-chancellor, University of Birmingham, is reading Memory Hold-the-door: The Autobiography of John Buchan (Hodder & Stoughton, 1940). “Fine men are too often...

Kennedy Stewart, NDP Candidate, Rescues Teeny Chihuahua

On Tuesday, Kennedy Stewart, the NDP incumbent in Burnaby South, was out door-knocking when he found a chihuahua running in the middle of the street...

Kennedy Stewart, NDP Candidate, Rescues Teeny Chihuahua ...

... at least one does, anyway. On Tuesday, Kennedy Stewart, the NDP incumbent in Burnaby South, was out door-knocking when he found a chihuahua running...

Battered battleground: Federal leaders focus on vote rich Ontario heartland

Malcolm Allen, an Ontario NDP candidate, called on Trudeau to apologize for “smearing” small business owners as tax cheats. Green party Leader Elizabeth May released...

Outgoing MPs can expect financial windfall, even if they plan their exit

If MPs are at least 55 years old and have six years' service, they are eligible for a pension instead of severance. Five sitting cabinet...

Lionel Albert: Why do Trudeau and Mulcair agree with the Bloc on Champlain Bridge?

Since April, local NDP MP Hoang Mai, the party's point man on this subject, has not complained in the House about the toll — and...

Deltell dégouté par l'appui de la FTQ au NPD - Le Journal de Québec

Le Journal de QuébecDeltell dégouté par l'appui de la FTQ au NPDLe Journal de Québec... Caron (Louis-Saint-Laurent), Denis Blanchette (Louis-Hébert) et Élaine Michaud (Portneuf –...

Local NDP candidates slam federal Liberals' EI record

(subscription) (subscription)But St. John's South-Mount Pearl NDP incumbent Ryan Cleary said federal Liberals have no credibility on EI. “This is the party that cut...

NDP pledge national auto strategy

(blog) (blog)Local NDP candidates Brian Masse (Windsor West), left, Tracey Ramsey (Essex) and Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh) are shown at a media conference on Wednesday,...

La FTQ arrête son choix sur cinq candidats néodémocrates

(Abonnement) (Abonnement)... qu'elle a ciblées, à savoir Raymond Côté dans Beauport-Limoilou, Anne-Marie Day dans Charlesbourg Haute-Saint-Charles, G. Daniel Caron dans Louis Saint-Laurent, Denis Blanchette...

Dance Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

The inaugural lineup is on the conservative side: San Francisco Ballet's “Romeo and Juliet” (Sept. 24), a quadruple bill from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...

Harper, heckling & hiding: a morning with the Conservatives

Conservative campaign spokesperson Kory Teneycke after blocking journalists from speaking with Foreign Affairs Minister and candidate Rob Nicholson. Still, we tried again. As handlers herded...

Payroll Tax Cut For Canadians and Business - Re-Elect John Weston

Since forming Government in 2006, the Conservatives have reduced the Employment Insurance (EI) rate, saving Canadian workers and businesses money each month. During the global...

Tory supporters shout down reporters asking Harper about refugees and security ...

but the questions were ignored. The event was held near the riding of Niagara Falls, held by Conservative candidate Rob Nicholson. Nicholson, who served most...

Joel Plaskett Declares Support For Thomas Mulcair's NDP

Actress Jane Fonda also attended the rally, which took place before the Climate Summit of the Americas. NDP candidate (and musician) Andrew Cash, running for...

Meet the candidates in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: Randall Garrison – NDP

First and foremost, Randall Garrison is running in the 2015 federal election to replace Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The NDP MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke said he...

Re-elect – Dean Allison

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government will cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs...

Candidate spotlight: Randall Garrison, NDP Party

As the election campaign heats up, so does the race between the parties for the Sooke-Esquimalt-Sannich riding. This week's profile is on the NDP Randall...

Wilks' Conservative HQ opens in Cranbrook - e-KNOW.ca

Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks and his election 2015 team opened their campaign headquarters in Cranbrook this afternoon.

Canada Arctic drilling rules may stifle development, gov't told

The advice was prepared for the government's point man on the issue, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, before Imperial Oil Ltd lobbied...

Conservative candidate from Brampton South draws the ire of residents over sex ...

Christopher Karas and Cheryl Costello seen here at the Pride festival in Toronto. The duo are among a number of people outraged by a letter...

MV Miner cleanup primed for election spotlight

Liberal candidate Rodger Cuzner, who has represented the riding since 2000, has indicated federal involvement on the file is necessary because it was Transport Canada...

Stephen Harper defends his government's handling of the Syrian refugee crisis

WELLAND—At a federal election campaign event, Canada's foreign affairs minister fled reporters and Conservative supporters heckled journalists Wednesday for trying to ask questions of Stephen...

In Conservative country, demands for a more humane ... - iPolitics

Several Edmonton-area federal candidates were spotted in the crowd, including Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, NDP MP Linda Duncan, Green Party candidate Heather Workman and former...

Harper rallies in St. Catharines

The rally was held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre on Ontario Street, where Harper was joined by Niagara's four Conservative MP...

Brianne Goertzen enters Winnipeg South race for NDP

The riding was held by Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge, who is not running for re-election. That leaves Portage-Lisgar as the only remaining riding in Manitoba...

NFL Preview: Cowboys are NFC East pick

PRACTICE SQUAD: LB Dakorey Johnson, RB Gus Johnson, WR Vince Mayle, QB Kellen Moore, S Tim Scott, QB Jameill Showers, WR Rodney Smith, LB Joe...

Stephen Harper begins Thursday PEI visit in New Annan

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Stephen Harper will be campaigning Thursday morning at P.E.I. Potato Solutions in New Annan, P.E.I. .... Only leader committed to...

Eve Adams' cryptic Harper tweets set political tongues wagging

(blog) (blog)That can certainly be said of Conservative-come-Liberal MP Eve Adams, who has set political tongues wagging with cryptic tweets taking aim at her...

Is this Stephen Harper's last stand?

The Conservative leader's campaign stops are almost unfailingly cheerful and upbeat, at least until the moment when, in morning events, travelling and local reporters are...

Il faut défendre l'unité nationale, dit Trudeau | #ONfr - TFO

Le chef libéral fédéral Justin Trudeau avec le député franco-ontarien Mauril Bélanger. (Photo: Étienne Fortin-Gauthier) TORONTO – Les francophones.

More politicians, officials criticized for questionable social media use

In what might be becoming a trend of the 2015 federal election campaign, more candidates and party officials have been criticized for questionable or controversial...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Announces Payroll Tax Cut For ...

Since forming Government in 2006, the Conservatives have reduced the Employment Insurance (EI) rate, saving Canadian workers and businesses money each month. During the global...

Prime Minister Harper Announces Further Support For Families ...

Building on a strong record of supporting Canadian families who are saving for a child's education, a re-elected Harper Conservative government will enhance Registered Education...

Trudeau among wealthy Canadians he says benefit from small ...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau can draw on personal experience when he claims that a large share of small businesses are used by wealthy people to...

NDP announce plan for stronger pensions

According to an NDP news release, Thomas Mulcair has committed to convening a First Ministers' meeting on retirement security in his first six months, with...

Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP's Tough Guy

Fred was among the first of the great wartime developers to figure out the import of Federal Housing Authority programs, vast new pots of government...

Mandryk: Heart of the Conservatives has become rather heartless

Does anyone remember this mailout from incumbent Conservative MP Kelly Block, now running in Carlton Trail - Eagle Creek in October 2012? It was headlined...

Mandryk: PM Stephen Harper bets that cynicism works

For all the talk of Conservative leader Stephen Harper being at war with Canada's left, much that's happened before and after this campaign began suggests...

National Geographic and 21st Century Fox Expand Media Partnership

In a meeting with staff members on Wednesday, Moore said the partnership with 21st Century Fox and its vast media holdings will allow to...

House work

With the 2015 campaign in full swing, the Free Press is summarizing legislative work by Manitoba's members of Parliament during their time in Ottawa since...

Re-Elect Robert SopuckConservative Party announces payroll tax ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government will cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs...

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises new affordable housing

Some of the housing investments are part of the Liberals' previously announced plan to boost infrastructure spending by $60 billion over the next decade. One-third...

Several Alberta seats could be up for grabs, poll analyst says

One of the seats that could change hands, Grenier said, is in St. Albert, where former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber is seeking re-election as an...

Carson: It's going to be hard to ignore me

“Dr. Carson has had stable and consistent support despite being dismissed by the media, so we think he'll continue to surge as he gets more...

PM arrives in Ladner swinging

Harper, who received several boisterous chants of "four more years" from the converted, was also highly complimentary of Delta incumbent Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who was at...

Election strategy

Conservative MP Colin Mayes' recent announcement of the federal donation of $100,000 to the museum in Vernon sounds like a benevolent and noble gesture. However...

A Further Perspective A Short Route to Chaos

As Kim Davis sat in jail, she received criticism from not only the usual liberal suspects but also conservative-leaning Christians who take an oddly absolutist...