September 30, 2015

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Second all-candidate forum announced

From left to right, Conservative candidate Tom Lukiwski, NDP candidate Dustan Hlady, Liberal candidate Perry Juttla, Green Party candidate Shawn Setyo and Rhino Party candidate...

Trudeau vows to renegotiate health transfers with provinces

In contrast to that approach, the Conservative government's then-finance minister, the late Jim Flaherty, surprised his provincial counterparts at a December, 2011, meeting in Victoria...

"engage" in campaign says Conservatives John Duncan

And despite some Conservative candidates coming under fire recently in choosing not to take part in various all candidates debates, meetings and election forums, Duncan...

RCAF retires only 4 Sea Kings in near future

Ottawa CitizenThe Conservative government, which has struggled to deliver replacement maritime helicopters, went to great lengths last spring — before the election call — to...

Laureen Harper visits Niagara wine country

Hamilton SpectatorOn a swing through Niagara with Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, Conservative incumbent MP for the Niagara Falls riding, the only questions were about...

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Honoré-Mercier

Pablo Rodriguez, who represented the riding as a Liberal MP from 2004 to 2011, is running again in Honoré-Mercier this election and will attempt to...

A look at Manitoba's political dynasties

Clockwise from top left: Niki Ashton NDP for Churchill; Jason Schreyer, son of former NDP Premier Ed Schreyer, is the newly minted city councillor for...

Only four Sea Kings due to retire in near future despite retirement party

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)It held a media event at the military air base in Shearwater, N.S., that included...

Noah Richler sorry for calling Harper a 'pathological psychopath,' not sorry ...

Richler is attempting to unseat long-time Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett. The NDP has already faced criticism over its plan to stop bombing ISIL and withdraw...

Rob Merrifield, Departing Alberta Representative To U.S., Blasts NDP

CBC.caRob Merrifield said Wednesday that Premier Rachel Notley's decision to dismiss him comes as Washington grapples with key economic and trade issues that are critical...

Agriculture, trade focus in Niagara West debate

Conservative incumbent Dean Allison, Liberal candidate Phil Rose and New Democratic Party candidate Nameer Rahman took part in the match-up hosted by Postmedia's three Niagara...

Election: Where the candidates stand

(press release)I think that the Conservatives are getting the focus there, but I think that it goes far greater than that. I know we...

Which will it be, party or candidate?

In Dufferin-Caledon, history alone would suggest that Conservative incumbent David Tilson will have little difficulty in being re-elected, if only because of his close attention...

Champions League Results 2015: Latest Table, Scores Post-Wednesday Group Matches

Manchester United gained their first win since their return to the UEFA Champions League, beating Wolfsburg 2-1 at Old Trafford in Group B. Manchester City...

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel

After Gagliano's departure, the void in the riding was filled by Massimo Pacetti, who was re-elected four times. However, Pacetti was kicked out of the...

Vancouver candidates promise to track down Canadians flouting foreign-asset ...

"Our government has zero tolerance for tax evasion," said a spokesman for B.C. Conservative MP (Delta-Richmond East) Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is Canada's minister of national...

Pierrefonds-Dollard: Liberals lead NDP & Tories | West Island Blog

The Suburban's poll in Pierrefonds-Dollard riding indicates that Liberal Frank Baylis leads incumbent NDP MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe and Valérie Assouline of the Conservative Party of...

Alberta's outgoing U.S. envoy Merrifield blasts NDP government

Although he was only appointed as Alberta's envoy a year ago by then-premier Jim Prentice, Merrifield had played a similar role as an MP in...

Canada to pay farmers for any losses under trade deal – minister ...

OTTAWA — Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz maintains that if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is signed this week supply managed sectors will be protected.

Saskatoon-University candidates to square off on CTV Morning Live

Saskatoon-University candidates Cynthia Block (Liberal), Claire Card (NDP) and Brad Trost (Conservative) have confirmed their participation. The three will be in studio, starting at 7:35...

Gerretsen 'will never give up' in election

Last summer, Gerretsen was planning to run for re-election as mayor when the current Liberal MP, Ted Hsu, suddenly announced he would step down as...

Change is in the air in Conservative Alberta and opposition parties stand to gain

Calgary, Edmonton could show cracks in Conservatives' fortress Alberta · Poll Tracker: Follow the latest polling trends · Conservative Devinder Shory a 'no-show' at Calgary-Skyview...

No defence for Harper at all-candidates forum

Conservative Party candidate Adam Moulton declined their invitation. As a result, no ... The excuse for eliminating it was Harper cabinet minister Tony Clement stating...

Ag Minister Ritz blames media for weakening Canada's negotiating power on TPP

(subscription) (subscription)Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz accused CBC and Canada's major news outlets Wednesday of weakening Canada's bargaining power at historic negotiations over a Trans-Pacific...

Lise Thibault ordered to repay $300K, serve 18 months

Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in jail and was ordered to repay the government $300,000 after pleading guilty...

NDP MP Don Davies rejects claims Liberals have outflanked New Democrats on the ...

“So I don't know how anybody rationally or objectively could think that the Liberals are anywhere but to the right of the NDP.” First elected...

NDP MP Don Davies rejects claims Liberals have outflanked New Democrats on the ...

“So I don't know how anybody rationally or objectively could think that the Liberals are anywhere but to the right of the NDP.” First elected...

Canada's trade minister pushing for TPP deal at Atlanta talks

... Trade Minister Ed Fast began meetings Wednesday in Atlanta where 12 countries from Chile to Japan are making a push to clinch a massive...

Federal Election: Mississauga-Erin Mills: Bob...

I joined the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party as a student in 1972, and served actively in the PC Youth Federation, PC Campus Association and in...

Laureen Harper, foreign affairs minister Nicholson visiting Hamilton candidate

Laureen Harper, the prime minister's wife, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson are dropping by the office of Conservative Hamilton candidate Vincent Samuel Friday afternoon.

St. John's East candidates square off in CBC debate

Federal candidates in St. John's East will face off tonight in a live public debate, featuring the NDP's Jack Harris, Liberal Nick Whalen, Green Party...

Jack Harris, Nick Whalen deal feisty exchanges at St. John's East debate

Harris also talked about the need for a national pharmacare plan, on which the NDP says it would spend $2.6 billion. While the Communist and...

Vitter, Inhofe announce growing Republican support for chemical safety reform

“We've worked hard to make sure the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has common sense conservative reforms, including holding federal...

The aesthetics of voting

During a question period last year, when Mulcair was questioning parliamentary secretary Paul Calandra on the subject of troop deployment in Iraq, Calandra repeatedly responded...

Candidates face off at first all-candidates discussion

... Women's Sexual Assault Centre moderated an all-candidates discussion on Tuesday evening, Sep. 29, giving voters an in-person look at the five local candidates (seated,...

Only four Sea Kings due to retire in near future despite retirement party

The Conservative government, which has struggled to deliver replacement maritime helicopters, went to great lengths last spring — before the election call — to demonstrate...

Oshawa federal election candidates talk youth issues at Boys and Girls Club ...

OSHAWA -- The Boys and Girls Club of Durham organized a political roundtable centered on youth issues. All four federal candidates from the Oshawa riding,...

Ex-foreign minister Baird campaigns for Tory hopeful

(blog) (blog)MONTREAL — Former foreign affairs minister John Baird had encouraging words for Mount Royal Conservative candidate Robert Libman, who according to one poll...

Quit picking on Chloe already (aka How to stop expecting democracy and embrace ...

The Record (New Westminster) (blog)If you spend much time lurking around Twitter these days, you'll know there's a lot of animosity towards the missing Chloe...

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The Record (New Westminster) (blog)If you spend much time lurking around Twitter these days, you'll know there's a lot of animosity towards the missing Chloe...

Candidates share their views at Chamber forum

With just less than a month until the next federal election Oct. 19, candidates Mike Lake (Conservatives), Jacqueline Biollo (Liberals), Fritz Bitz (NDP) and Joy...

Alberta representative in US criticizes NDP on way out

Edmonton SunFormer Conservative MP Rob Merrifield is fighting back on his last day on the job as Alberta's senior representative to the United States. In...

NDP candidate Noah Richler sorry for anti-Harper Facebook tirade

Richler is attempting to unseat long-time Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett. The NDP has already faced criticism over its plan to stop bombing ISIL and withdraw...

Alberta's outgoing U.S. representative Rob Merrifield blasts Alberta NDP on ...

Alberta's representative in Washington Rob Merrifield was announced as Senior Representative to the United States by Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, during a press conference at...

Politics 204 for September 30

The Conservatives check in: While Conservative candidates such as Gordon Giesbrecht and Lawrence Toet have come under fire for skipping debates, that's not the case...

Keeping Palmer in, and not letting up

(blog) (blog)The Cardinals had built a 31-7 halftime lead over the 49ers, but Bruce Arians was blunt with his team, and was willing to...

Joe Oliver says focus has been on his local campaign, not national one

The race for the Liberal nomination included former Conservative MP, turned Liberal, Eve Adams who lost out to Toronto lawyer Marco Mendicino. The NDP are...

Canada to pay farmers for losses under TPP deal: Minister

NDP candidate Malcolm Allen said during the Ottawa debate that putting all issues on the table is “the way you lose” negotiations. An NDP government...

Mulcair says NDP would end muzzling of scientists

It's not the first time the NDP have said they would establish a Parliamentary Science Officer. In 2014, NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, the opposition science...

Canada to pay farmers for losses under trade deal

"If there is loss on your farm, (or) the processing side, you will be compensated," Ritz said in the debate in Ottawa organized by the...