September 17, 2015

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Groups preparing policy options for campaigns

The Committee of 100, which says its mission is to “attract and retain industry” in Louisiana, has hired the Tax Foundation, a conservative-leaning Washington, D.C.

Obama, Democratic leaders huddle as shutdown threat looms

26, 2015, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference...

North Carolinas Duggar-Approved Sex-Ed

Under a new North Carolina bill, sex-ed curricula would no longer require approval from a certified sexual health educator. The legislation, which passed North Carolina's...

The Federal Election and Wild Salmon | Watershed Watch Salmon ...

Unfortunately, after repeated meeting requests via email and phone, we did not get a response from John Duncan, Conservative, Vancouver Island North. Our approach was...

Sweet incumbent and newcomer in freshly drawn riding

About 40 per cent of the Conservative candidate's new riding forms part of his former electoral district. The other 60 ... But as Sweet introduces...

ELECTION 2015: What to do with Canada Post?

Blaney was joined by house leader of the official opposition Peter Julian (MP New Westminster–Burnaby) who was on hand as part of his tour of...

It's all about timing: political satire opens in Vancouver

Presented by Touchstone Theatre and Patrick Street Productions, the musical - which has its world premiere at the York Theatre on Saturday night - is...

ELECTION 2015: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer a question on healthcare

The Green Party will reverse the Conservative's $36 billion cut to health care over 10 years and shift the focus towards prevention. Preventative care includes...

Fire Fin: After lying, and smearing Canada -- NDP's Donnelly must go

The Rebel (satire) (registration) (blog)Fin Donnelly is the NDP Member of Parliament who was caught spreading false information about the biggest story in the world...

Forestry needs active voice, Sundhu says

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Sundhu was echoing a plan put forth by NDP House Leader Peter Julian, a Lower...

ELECTION 2015: Busy schedule of all-candidates meetings in South Surrey-White Rock

. Conservative MP Russ Hiebert – who is not seeking re-election this year – fields a question at an all-candidates meeting in 2011. — image...

Faith no More

“A lot of them are afraid to be known as an atheist in Anchorage and Alaska because it's such a strong conservative state. It's kind...

Canada election 2015: CBC hosting 2 live election debates

One of the districts featured is St. John's South-Mount Pearl, where Liberal Seamus O'Regan is trying to unseat NDP candidate Ryan Cleary. Cleary made history...

Who is Jack Mintz? The name on every politician's lips.

Last fall there was briefly a dispute between Liberal critic Scott Brison and Employment Minister Jason Kenney as to whether or not Mintz supported the...

Replay: Federal leaders debate in Calgary | Calgary Herald

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau faced off in Calgary this evening during a 90-minute debate focused on...

Conservative candidate felt political call at early age

One of the highlights of his career, which he mentions on his website, was working with South Shore MP Gerald Keddy and drafting legislation that...

Editorial: Death penalty doesn't belong in a doubtful case

On their way out, Miller and Roberts passed David Ermold and David Moore, 17 years a couple. “Denied again,” Roberts whispered in Moore's ear. ...

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz takes part in farming roundtable in Douro with ...

Skinner and Moulton both have extensive business backgrounds while former broadcaster Schmale has worked for retiring Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin for more than a...

National Post View: MPs should sometimes run Prime Ministers out of town

In recent years, there have been efforts to correct this, most notably the Reform Act, the brainchild of Conservative MP Michael Chong, which, in its...

Clinton calls on GOP to avoid government shutdown

Hillary Clinton urged Speaker John Boehner and Congressional Republicans to not shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding, even as she accused the GOP...

Report: Police blaming Crown for stalling byelection case

News reports Thursday on Sudbury's lingering byelection scandal (pictured from left is Glenn Thibeault, the eventual winner, NDPer Suzanne Shawbonquit and independent candidate Andrew Olivier,...

New Paltz Republicans nominate Bob Gabrielli, Ray Lunati, Rosanna Mazzaccari ...

“This conservative wants early intervention,” he said, to prevent such consequences for the young. Terry Bernardo, the party's candidate for county executive, was enthused by...

Blaney met with police lobbyists during campaign

Early in the election campaign, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney met with a police group that is registered to lobby him, despite a convention that...

Where's Joe Oliver? Finance minister says he's just been busy in his riding

The Liberal candidate is Marco Mendicino, who defeated former Conservative MP Eve Adams for the nomination. “I've issued statements, and I've had quite a number...

On the economy, the ballot question is all about trust

(subscription) (subscription)These are both valid points: estimates on the number of jobs that could be lost to the NDP's proposed corporate tax increases range...

Up for debate: some candidates not invited to election events

Last week he attended the riding's first all-candidates debate, alongside incumbent Megan Leslie (NDP) and fellow challengers Andy Fillmore (Liberal) and Thomas Trappenberg (Green). Conservative...

Victoria group drums up support for voting reform

With the federal election roughly a month away, a local group is renewing the call to change the current voting system to more accurately represent...

RAW: Pat Martin's 'son of a bitch' remark 0:54

Tempers flared at a federal election forum in downtown Winnipeg, where NDP incumbent Pat Martin was heard saying "son of a bitch" while being grilled...

Are core Conservatives washing their hands of Harper?

(subscription) (subscription)And he chose Dean Del Mastro as his parliamentary secretary — a man who recently left court in shackles after being convicted of...

Bruins come to camp in 'impressive' shape

(blog)“This is the most fit team and group of guys that I've been a part of since I've been here and that's great to...

The Night the GOP Establishment Lost

KCTV Kansas CityHe entered the debate seeking to articulate a legal case -- he was opposed to Chief Justice John Roberts as insufficiently conservative (!)...

Joe Oliver's expensive travel costs undermine Conservatives' fiscally ...

Other ministers including health minister Rona Ambrose and agriculture minister Gerry Ritz flew to Calgary for under $1,300 in 2015. On a number of occasions,...

Stephen Harper targets hunters with new environmental election promise

“If you love the outdoors, you protect it — for your children and grandchildren,” said Manitoba's Candice Bergen, Conservative candidate for Portage-Lisgar, in a supporting...

In the GOP debate spin room, the truth goes for a whirl

I asked top Jeb Bush strategist David Kochel, a spin room vet from Des Moines who worked on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. “Gov. Bush, hands...

NDP defends math on corporate tax revenue projections

(subscription) (subscription)With roughly half of their forecast incremental revenues and savings ($3.7 billion annually) coming from that increase, on Thursday the NDP's “Economic Team”...

NDP defends math on corporate tax revenue projections - iPolitics

With roughly half of their forecast incremental revenues and savings ($3.7 billion annually) coming from that increase, on Thursday the NDP's “Economic Team” — Guy...

Evangelical Trump Supporters Are Betraying Their Values, Russell Moore Says

As polling data suggests that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to attract the support of about a fifth of Evangelical voters, prominent Christian ethicist...

Liberal candidate and Conservative MP trade blows over Mike Duffy

The jabs started with Liberal candidate Kyle Peterson, who called on Conservative incumbent MP Lois Brown to immediately return $5,922 in "dirty" money raised to...

NDP, Conservatives deliver pre-emptive strike against Liberals before economy ...

Literally between them in a room at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair tried to split the difference, arguing it's time...

The Gargoyle – NDP finance spokescandidate is past Liberal donor

Later, in 2012, Thomson gave to the NDP via donations to the leadership campaigns of Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar ($200) and the eventual winner,...

Hamilton Mountain candidates are off and running

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)NDP candidate Scott Duvall is hoping to hang on to the Mountain seat that Chris Charlton held for the...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | SEPT. 18, 2015

In response to John G. McKay's Sept. 17 letter, “PM Right on Migrant Threat,” terrorist groups do not have to sneak ... Lee's Atticus Finch...

Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases

With Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and John Hawkes. Written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. In Imax and 3-D. (2:01) PG-13.

Anti-pipeline activist Carleen Thomas carrying the NDP banner in North Vancouver

She is up against Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal), Claire Martin (Green) and incumbent Andrew Saxton (Conservative). Thomas is a teacher by training. She served as a...

Lowering taxes for small businesses! | Lawrence Toet

Today, Lawrence announced that a re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four...

Opinion: Stephen Harper most certainly hasn't shamed Canada ...

More from Stephen Schecter, Special to Montreal Gazette. Published on: September 17, 2015 | Last Updated: September 18, 2015 7:58 PM EDT. Conservative Leader Stephen...

Photo: Twitter

- Tom MulcairCastanet.netThe main pre-debate target, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, appeared to send a message he was rising above it all, staging a solo,...

Marc Trestman needs to be more aggressive

Because of injuries, the Raiders are expected to start two new safeties this week in Taylor Mays and Larry Asante. But to run deeper routes,...

Chong says 'stay the course'; challengers call for...

Wellington AdvertiserFederal election candidates hoping to unseat Conservative Michael Chong used Monday's All Candidates' meeting in Erin to launch a volley of barbs against Prime...

Nancy Greene Raine visits Nelson

During a campaign appearance in support of Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks on Wednesday morning at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, Olympian skier and Conservative...