September 28, 2015

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Letter: Revealing omission in election pamphlets

Oddly, federal Conservative incumbents Ron Cannan [Kelowna-Lake Country] and Dan Albas [Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola] chose to distribute similar glossy brochures that failed to identify by name,...

Chrystia Freeland and Jennifer Hollett on: Gender, taxes, housing and Liberals ...

The Liberals tax plan involves lowering income taxes for those earning between $45,000 and $90,000 while raising tax on the country's biggest earners. The policy...

NDP to court public service with promises of no cuts | Ottawa Citizen

“We said we would increase corporate taxes and stabilize the public service and you're not stabilizing the public service by letting people go, which is...

Local Liberal candidates want to welcome more immigrants

Kevin Lamoureux, Liberal MP for Winnipeg North, concurred. "Immigration is critical to job creation and long-term economic growth for the middle class, right here in...

LPOA holds candidates meeting Oct. 7 in Lea Room

The debate is scheduled to begin at 7.30 p.m. The candidates are John Carmichael, Conservative, Rob Oliphant, Liberal and Syeda Riaz, NDP. The debate is...

Ed Holder, Tory Candidate, Called Out For Skipping Election Debates

Registered Friday, the site is the latest example criticizing the Conservative Party's strategy of getting candidates to turn down participating in local debates and brush...

Our economy will grow just fine — even Liberals say so

This was described as “tepid” growth by Liberal MPs Ralph Goodale, a former finance minister, and John McCallum, a former Bay Street chief economist. Their...

#Elxn42: Pierrefonds-Dollard riding turning out to be a tight race

When Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe won the Pierrefonds-Dollard riding in 2011, she was only 27 years old. But this time around, ... In the 2011 federal election,...

Happy Hour Roundup

(blog) (blog)In an interview with Mike Isikoff, Carly Fiorina says that the torture technique of waterboarding kept America safe after September 11. The next...

Nichols, Eyolfson turn out for 55-plus forum

Some residents expressed disappointment that incumbent MP Steven Fletcher (Con) wasn't in attendance. "Fletcher is continually missing meetings," community resident Al McCaughan told The Metro...

NDP to unveil plan for public service on Tuesday

The announcement at Ottawa—Vanier NDP candidate Emilie Taman's campaign office will seize on the $6.5 billion in savings included in the Liberal fiscal plan, which...

Francophonie: le NPD précise ses engagements | #ONfr - TFO

Cheval de bataille de leur ancien porte-parole en matière de langues officielles, Yvon Godin, le bilinguisme des juges à la Cour suprême du Canada sera...

Conservative fortress Calgary could see first breach in 47 years

In Calgary Centre, incumbent Conservative Joan Crockatt has an eight-point lead over Hehr, a lawyer and former provincial politician, according to one poll. Harper appeared...

Kerry, Hillary, Kennedys Offer Sanctuary to 'Refugees' — In Your Town, Not Theirs

In Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said that “opening the floodgates” to thousands of Muslims would be “too great a risk” for a country already...

The Daily Jewel: Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani played with the conservative silk scarf, reimagining it with a clasped necklace decorated with beading and giant tassels. The idea is quite practical:...

Opposition grills Kathleen Wynne over Sudbury byelection charges

Brown and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath repeatedly zeroed in on Wynne, who would not give specific answers. ... 5 byelection this year, smoothing the way...

NDP to review role of Canadian military if elected

An NDP government would conduct a full review of the role of the Canadian military once elected, according to the party's former foreign affairs critic...

Two candidates appear to be taking a pass on upcoming Scarborough Southwest ...

Conservative candidate Chuck Konkel and Liberal incumbent John McKay, running against each other for the third time, are both expected to show up to the...

Munk Debate: Leaders To Square Off On Foreign Policy

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has framed his party as the one best positioned to protect Canada from terrorism, both at home and abroad as troops...

$1B for Ring of Fire, national dementia strategy highlight NDP plan for North

NDP candidates Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), left, Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury), Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie) and Kathleen Jodouin...

$1B for Ring of Fire, national dementia strategy highlight NDP plan for North

NDP candidates Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), left, Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury), Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie) and Kathleen Jodouin...

Eye on Elmwood-Transcona as close election race could unfold in riding

A full roster of federal party candidates will be vying for votes in Winnipeg's Elmwood-Transcona riding. Incumbent Conservative Lawrence Toet, Daniel Blaikie for the NDP,...

PSAC prepares to battle Conservative government over sick leave ...

Treasury Board President Tony Clement had previously expressed a desire to have a deal in place before the October 19 election, though imposing it may...

Khalil Ramal “will vote to protect womens' right to choose”: Trudeau Spokesperson

Ramal, a former two-term Liberal MPP, is seeking a seat in parliament in the riding of London–Fanshawe, currently held by the NDP's Irene Mathyssen. Monday...

Falls candidates take part in lively debate

Welland TribuneWe reach out to those countries to see that they can comply with all the international rules on that, and Saudi Arabia is no...

Your vote gets a better CPP or bigger TFSA, not both: Mayers

The late Jim Flaherty called it the “single most important personal savings vehicle since the introduction of the RRSP.” Wealthy Barber ... Along party lines,...

Federal election 2015: Jobs, economy, and incumbency define election in Cardigan

While the riding contends with high unemployment and relatively low wages, the incumbent Liberal Lawrence MacAulay says the Conservative government in Ottawa has been chipping...

Main pic: Charles Mordret, Bloc Québécois 2015 Canadian federal election ...

The riding was held by the Bloc for nearly 20 years before NDP candidate Annick Papillon won it in the Orange Wave of 2011. Before...

Buffalo Bills: Tyrod Taylor stepping up as QB

What was striking was the way offensive coordinator Greg Roman opened up the playbook and did not play it conservative even though Taylor was making...

Federal election candidates in Calgary debate energy, environment

The targets are specifically a 34 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and that is an aggressive but realistic goal, and far...

Boehner's Resignation Is Just A Symptom of GOP's Rot

King, it bears mentioning forever, is a long-time supporter of the IRA terrorist organization and an apologist for its one-time political leader Gerry Adams. He...

Welcome immigrants with smile, not scowl: McCallum

... candidate Gordon Giesbrecht comparing abortion to 9/11 and the Holocaust. Incumbent Tory Rod Bruinooge isn't running again. Winnipeg Centre. Former mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette...

Potentially scandalous probe into muzzled scientists not likely out by Oct.19

Liberals are committed to re-establishing a respectful relationship with government scientists and making their publicly-funded research accessible to Canadians,” said Liberal critic for Science and...

Campaign manager to replace NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson in Winnipeg

Incumbent Steven Fletcher is running for the Conservatives. Liberal Doug Eyolfson and Green Kevin Nichols are also running in the riding. Pollsters tell CBC Fletcher's...

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat

WASHINGTON — A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world's climate is changing and that mankind plays...

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... have been invited to attend, including Melody Aldred of the Christian Heritage Party, Green Party candidate Mike Farlow, NDP candidate Zoe Kunschner, Liberal Party...

Actor Tim Allen: Gun-grabbers have it all wrong

His character in the ABC TV sitcom “Last Man Standing” is conservative in nature. “I think we are the only one,” Allen said, when asked...

Chuck Norris hearts Mike Huckabee, but which other GOP candidates have celeb ...

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is barely registering in polls of the GOP presidential field. But hey, at least he's got Chuck Norris on his...

Liberal candidate wonders where Mike Wallace is on the US Steel ...

Conservative incumbent Mike Wallace, who served as chair of the parliamentary steel caucus which was formed in the late 1970s and has strong Burlington roots,...

NFL DFS News and Notes: Week 3 (part 1)

116 yards TD) still looks slow (he has knee issues) but he's still such a better WR then the recently departed Preston Parker that he...

NDP reveals regional platform, promises $1 billion for Ring of FireFEDERAL ...

Net NewsledgerFoulds and Thunder Bay-Rainy River candidate John Rafferty on Monday unveiled the NDP's Northern Ontario platform , a 16-page document that touched on national...

The State Of Pentecostalism In Southeast Asia: Ethnicity, Class And Leadership ...

By Terence Chong*. The independent Pentecostal movement has been growing rapidly in Southeast Asia in recent decades, benefitting from the broader expansion of charismatic Christianity...

Plenty of political campaign talk on tap

Richmond's 2015 federal election candidates, from top left, clockwise: Jack Trovato (NDP), Joe Peschisolido (Liberal), Keny Chiu (Conservative), Lawrence Woo (Liberal), Vincent Chiu (Green), MP...

Fewer women running federally in Manitoba; no increase in indigenous candidates

The Conservatives do not appear to have any indigenous candidates, now that Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge and Saint Boniface MP Shelly Glover, both Métis,...

Conservatives denounce Liberal plan to weaken crime laws; raise ...

Today, Julian Fantino, Conservative candidate for Vaughan-Woodbridge, responded to Justin Trudeau's pledge to repeal mandatory prison sentences for serious.

Conservative rally held in Lloydminster

Lakeland candidate Shannon Stubbs delivers a short speech at a Conservative rally in Lloydminster, while fellow Battlefords-Lloydminster candidate Gerry Ritz looks on. Photo by James...

A Socialist, Marxist, Priest Is Scaring the Crap Out Of The GOP

I've never been particularly religious despite having grown up going to church on Sundays, singing in the choir, and doing a short gig as an...

Anti-Terror Bill Decides Montreal Muslims Vote

"All my information is that there are no Muslims who are supporting the Conservatives," Montreal Muslim Hanadi Saad told CBC News. Anti-terror legislation Bill C-51...

Noah Richler's Parody Of Trudeau's Escalator Ad Injects Some Humour Into The ...

The NDP's candidate in the riding of Toronto-St. Paul's has shared his own take on Justin Trudeau's escalator ad. Noah Richler, an author who is...

Ottawa-Vanier, a Liberal stronghold, targeted by NDP in federal election

Candidates. Mauril Bélanger, Liberal, Incumbent. Coreen Corcan, Libertarian. Nira Dookeran, Green. Christian Legeais, Marxist–Leninist. David Piccini, Conservative. Emilie Taman, NDP. Pitches. Media placeholder. Play Media.