September 25, 2015

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On Boehner's home turf, some say good job, others good riddance

Other constituents criticized the man who has been a Republican for nearly 40 years as an ideological impediment to more conservative Republicans and tea party-backed...

Canvassing for votes in Canada's unemployment capital

Longtime NDP MP Joe Comartin, who represents Windsor-Tecumseh, is retiring. Vying for his seat are NDP candidate Cheryl Hardcastle, Liberal candidate Frank Schiller, Conservative candidate...

London, Ont., beneficiary of Saudi arms deal jobs, has no comment on controversy

(subscription) (subscription)Her federal counterpart, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen — who won by 7,395 votes ahead of the second-place Conservative candidate in the 2011 election...

London, Ont., beneficiary of Saudi arms deal jobs, has no comment on controversy

(subscription) (subscription)The federal NDP initially declined on Friday to offer a comment from their local candidate, Irene Mathyssen – who won the riding by...

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Pierrefonds-Dollard

Longtime Liberal Bernard Patry saw nearly 20 years of domination at the polls on election day dissolve at the hands of a virtual unknown: NDP...

Miller Promises To Make Diefenbaker's Neustadt Home an Historic Site

“I am very pleased to see that the government is committed to purchasing and making the Diefenbaker House in Neustadt accessible to the public for...

'Round And 'Round We Go – Writing To The Conservative Government

The responses thus far have indicated that the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food under MP Gerry Ritz is responsible for ensuring adherence to regulations, but...

Union investigating whether members verbally abused Watson's staff, volunteers

(blog) (blog)Unifor Canada has launched an investigation into the conduct of its members at a rally Wednesday night outside the office of Conservative MP...

Conservative minister Jason Kenney takes aim at Liberal immigration policies

Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney, architect of many of the government's immigration changes, says voters won't be swayed by Trudeau's promises. He says new Canadians...

Prime Minister Harper Announces New “Tax Lock” Law - Gerry Ritz

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Conservative government will pass legislation imposing a “tax lock” that prohibits increases to federal income taxes...

The Conservative Wheelman

Culver City, Calif. Pat Sajak was tweeting Hillary Clinton jokes again. Days before I was scheduled to interview him after a taping of “Wheel of...

Last Man Standing season 5: Tim Allen talks guns, conservatism ...

Season 5 of Last Man Standing premieres Friday, and we caught up with star Tim Allen in August for our Fall TV Preview mega-issue to...

Sondage local: le Bloc québécois en tête dans Montarville - Le Courrier du Sud (Communiqué de presse)

Le Courrier du Sud (Communiqué de presse)Sondage local: le Bloc québécois en tête dans MontarvilleLe Courrier du Sud (Communiqué de presse)Le sondage relègue la candidate...

The Drudge Report Rips John Boehner with 3 Words That are Just Too Perfect

The New YorkerThe Drudge Report savaged outgoing Speaker John Boehner in what was obviously not a fond farewell to the embattled leader of the House...

Green Party candidate pledges to walk across South Shore riding

... you can get. I want to get out there and meet the people in a more traditional way." Conservative Richard Clark, New Democrat Alex...

Federal candidates weigh in on MV Miner

“Especially with (Liberal candidate for Cape Breton-Canso) Rodger Cuzner's response, he went questions by question, and really laid it out.” Additional responses were received from...

Have Protest

Shoreline Beacon - Will Travel in Saugeen ShoresShoreline Beacon... at the UNIFOR Family & Education Centre in Port Elgin, protested against a proposed auto parts...

Election 2015: NDP's river promise gets local political backing

Local government leaders join Cowichan's two NDP MLAs, Bill Routley and Doug Routley, sitting Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder, NDP candidate Alistair MacGregor, and federal NDP...

Nationalism, niqabs and Duceppe the spoiler: the view from Quebec

(subscription) (subscription)The very next day, Stephen Harper's Quebec lieutenant, Denis Lebel, announced a re-elected Conservative government would appeal to the Supreme Court and re-introduce...

Mike Duffy scandal fires up Tory-Liberal election fight in Red Deer, Alta.

In the blood sport that is politics, sometimes, the best way to make a story go away is to ignore it, particularly if it's a...

Jonathan Genest-Jourdain répond à ses détracteurs

Le candidat du NPD et député sortant de Manicouagan Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, qui a été la cible des critiques un peu plus tôt cette semaine, a...

Conservatives A No-Show at National LGBTQ Leaders Debate ...

At the start of the debate, Toronto-Danforth NDP incumbent Craig Scott turned the empty Conservative seat around, facing away from the crowd—a gesture which amused...

Liberals and NDP battle for public service vote ahead of ... - iPolitics

The Liberals are dialing up their message to public servants as part of an aggressive campaign in ridings such as Ottawa Centre, held by the...

Bonavista-Burin-Trinity is a four-way contest again

The battle for the federal riding of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity is a four-way contest once again. TC Media has learned that Mike Windsor will be competing for...

Evidence suggests harassment robocalls in 2011 election came from Harper ...

(blog) (blog)Elsewhere (for example in Ted Hsu's riding of Kingston and the Islands), there were surges of complaints from Christian voters who had been...

Mulcair says he'll help Northern Ontario forestry

NorthernLife.caNews Release: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's plan to invest in Canada's forestry sector to create jobs and support innovation is good news for the industry...

Federal election riding 2015: Banff-Airdrie

The area includes Banff National Park, Canmore, Rocky View County and Cochrane. Part of the new area includes the former Wild Rose riding, which has...

Council organized federal election debate to air...

Conservative Stella Ambler, Liberal Peter Fonseca, NDP Farheen Khan and Green Party Linh Nguyen will be featured. Officials in Crombie's office reached out to regional...

Do we need LGBT members of Parliament?

The mood in the room at the queer non-partisan results party I was at was decidedly mixed: revulsion at the Harper majority, elation at the...

Do we need LGBT members of Parliament?

The mood in the room at the queer non-partisan results party I was at was decidedly mixed: revulsion at the Harper majority, elation at the...

Do we need LGBT members of Parliament?

The mood in the room at the queer non-partisan results party I was at was decidedly mixed: revulsion at the Harper majority, elation at the...

Stephen Harper Says NDP Leader Owes Apology To Chris Alexander

CTV NewsAlan Kurdi's name was brought up during a French-language debate in Montreal Thursday in a fiery exchange between the Conservative and NDP leaders about...

Conservative Candidate Joe Daniel Offers Thoughts on Muslims

Others, like Conservative candidate Joe Daniel, are taking the higher road by suggesting that there is a Muslim conspiracy to resettle refugees in western countries.

Rankin lays out Medicare plan

Toronto Star (registration)NDP Health Critic Murray Rankin laid out Tom Mulcair's plan to include universal prescription drug coverage in Medicare last Friday in Victoria. “An...

Federal election riding 2015: Battle River-Crowfoot

Snapshot: Battle River-Crowfoot is a new riding created after the re-mapping of Canada's electoral boundaries in 2012, changes that come into effect for the first...

Conservative David Tilson declines face-to-face meeting with Dufferin-Caledon ...

Through his re-election campaign co-chair Kevin Weatherbee, however, Tilson officially declined to meet face-to-face with reporters on Friday (Sept. 25). According to Weatherbee, the Conservative...

Liberals, NDP vie for the public servant vote in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen

In an open letter to Canada's public servants, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised to run government differently and treat public servants as partners, not adversaries,...

Here Comes the Pope

The vacancy rates of our best hotels for the papal weekend are higher than Tommy Chong on a good day. Our fine restaurants are also...

Lively audience puts Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill candidates on hot seat

Fielding questions from a large audience in Aurora last night are candidates in the Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill riding, Liberal candidate Leona Alleslev (from left), NDP's...

Galipeau had dispute with tax agency, called community group ...

In a draft application to become a Conservative Party candidate, MP Royal Galipeau referred to Liberal supporters who work with community groups in Orléans as...

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Papineau

A journalist and one-time candidate for the NDP (in Westmount–Ville-Marie), Anne Lagacé Dowson will attempt to unseat the Liberal leader, propelled by the party's strong...

Two women who could forge a Liberal-NDP deal: Delacourt

Immediately after the 2008 election, Anne McGrath was working in leader Jack Layton's office and Katie Telford was working for Liberal leader Stéphane Dion. Both...

What happened on the hustings, Week 8

Mulcair stopped in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, where NDP incumbent Robert Chisholm is in a hard fight with Liberal Darren Fisher. He headed to Ottawa-Vanier where the...

Election Candidates Talk Great Lakes

Asian carp is something Conservative candidate Ben Lobb sees as the greatest threat to the Great Lakes. Lobb tells us the Department of Fisheries and...

Trudeau's immigration plan: focus on family reunification - iPolitics

Brampton Centre is a new riding formed out of Brampton-Springdale and Bramalea-Gore-Malton — which elected Conservative candidate Bal Gosal in 2011. Gosal is seeking re-election...

Harper's research station a 'cloak' for Arctic oil push, says climate expert

"It's a big facility. It's paid by the taxpayer. And it's made almost entirely to benefit the extractive industry,” said Dennis Bevington, NDP MP for...

All on the table at Madoc debate

Community PressNDP Betty Bannon, Green party Cam Mather, Conservative Daryl Kramp, and Liberal Mike Bossio, were front and centre at the Madoc Kiwanis Club as...

MMIW advocate Michèle Audette has a tough road to get to Ottawa

Her opponents are Michel Boudrias of the Bloc Quebecois, Michel Surprenant for the Conservatives, and incumbent Charmaine Borg, who was only 20 years old when...

Debate is good news for Estevan

This riding has been a Conservative stronghold since its formation in 1988. The exception was 1993 to 1997, when Liberal Bernie Collins was the representative...

Notebook: Liberals look to take long-time Tory stronghold in Nova Scotia

Central Nova is one of the bluest Conservative ridings in the country, represented by the father-and-son Tory team of Elmer and Peter MacKay for nearly...