October 5, 2015

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Three things about the day that was in the election: Oct. 5 - Maclean's

With news of the 12-nation agreement, one farmer was evidently unhappy enough to let the Conservative MP in Brandon, Man., Larry Maguire, see it first-hand.

Prosecutor turned politician Marco Mendicino criticizes Conservatives' stance ...

Marco Mendicino was a relative unknown – at least in political circles – when he edged out Conservative floor-crosser Eve Adams for the Liberal nomination...

Hillary Clinton's tradecraft

D-DAY IS COMING: POLITICO's Mike Allen scoops that JOE BIDEN is days away from a decision. “Confidants … expect him to .... The Conservative Opportunity...

Justin Trudeau counters Tory trade coup with Liberal platform pitch

Trudeau's bid to counter the Trans-Pacific Partnership news saw him adopt a go-slow approach to the trade pact, which he acknowledged was “a very big...

Notes from the campaign trail: Political impact of TPP - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsNotes from the campaign trail: Political impact of TPPCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsForum has the new riding of Markham-Stouffville going Liberal with the...

Why are Conservatives skipping some all-candidates debates?

A Conservative party spokeswoman said there's no party strategy on local debate attendance. Spokeswoman Meagan Murdoch also emailed a list of several Liberal and NDP...

Canada's Women's Minister is pro-life

Lifesite - brieflyLifesiteCOLLINGWOOD, Ont., Oct.2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) --It's election time and Conservative MP and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch wants to be known as...

B.C. dairy farmers offer tepid response to trade deal

Conservative candidate Mark Strahl called the TPP trade deal historic, and added that "Canada's negotiators held firm and protected the system." It's all good news...

Conservatives in Manchester: Cameron presents fruits of his labour to ...

But eurosceptics in the Conservative party want the legal status of judgements from the European Court of Human Rights to be downgraded to being merely...

Canadian Medical Association holds candidate forum on Seniors Care in Regina

The Canadian Medical Association held a candidates forum for the Regina-Wascana riding this morning, with a focus on Seniors Care. Present at the forum was...

Housing, transit dominate city issues in federal election

That's not a surprising sentiment in Vancouver-East, where the riding has been an NDP stronghold for decades, with the retiring Libby Davies holding the seat...

Canada Election 2015: Is The TPP Deal A Political Play For The Conservatives?

Toronto SunNot exactly showing a poker face in the negotiations, Trade Minister Ed Fast announced early he was ready to fly to Atlanta to get...

Manitoba riding could be one to watch on election night

A Conservative Winnipeg stronghold could be a dark horse to watch on election night. Tory MP Joy Smith has held Kildonan-St. Paul for more than...

Dairy industry spared in TPP says Chilliwack Conservative incumbent

Conservative incumbent and candidate for Chilliwack-Hope Mark Strahl said the government promised to promote free trade and protect supply management "and we've kept that promise...

Battleground Surrey: Former mayor Watts in surprise tough campaign battle

Ken Hardie is the Liberal candidate in Fleetwood-Port Kells, a riding which has been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 2004. The...

Edmonton municipal issues focus of federal election forum Tuesday

NDP incumbent Linda Duncan from Edmonton-Strathcona will also be there and Karen Leibovici, a four-term former city councillor, will represent the Liberals. Leibovici is running...

Jason Kenney under fire for praising 'perfect, unaccented English ...

Canada's Minister for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, caused an upset Monday after praising an 11-year-old Iraqi refugee who "already speaks perfect, unaccented English" after arriving from...

Riding profile: St. Albert-Edmonton

That's because Brent Rathgeber, the outspoken MP who split from the Tory government, is attempting to accomplish the rare feat of winning as an independent.

In the land of milk and money, dairy farmers breathe a little easier

The political lawn sign at the end of Scott Rathwell's driveway urges passersby to re-elect Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux. But Rathwell, a 45-year-old Navan dairy...

TPP: Will Canadian companies take advantage of the ... - iPolitics

International Trade Minister Ed Fast has acknowledged the Conservative government, which has signed trade deals with more than three dozen countries over the last decade,...

Tory stalwarts, including former NS cabinet minister, support Liberals

The son of former Tory premier G.I. Smith has been canvassing for his local Liberal candidate, Geoff Regan. Smith shares Olive's concerns about the way...

«Arrêtons d'acheter des armes et plantons des arbres» - Bladimir Laborit - Le Journal de Montréal

Le Journal de Montréal«Arrêtons d'acheter des armes et plantons des arbres» - Bladimir LaboritLe Journal de MontréalLe candidat de Forces et Démocratie dans Beauport-Limoilou, Bladimir...

Le local de Pierre Dionne Labelle a été inauguré - TopoLocal Saint-Jérôme

TopoLocal Saint-JérômeLe local de Pierre Dionne Labelle a été inauguréTopoLocal Saint-JérômeC'est le jeudi 17 septembre 2015 qu'avait lieu l'ouverture officielle du local de campagne électorale...

Hoback Hopes to Hold PA Seat

With a background in farming, agriculture is at the top of the priority list for Conservative hopeful for the Prince Albert riding, Randy Hoback. Hoback...

Hoback Hopes to Hold PA Seat

With a background in farming, agriculture is at the top of the priority list for Conservative hopeful for the Prince Albert riding, Randy Hoback. Hoback...

Eglinton-Lawrence MP Joe Oliver says Conservatives will bring harsher ...

MetroNews CanadaA re-elected Conservative government would increase resources to fight fraud and introduce tougher minimum sentences on those who commit fraud, Eglinton-Lawrence MP Joe Oliver...

Ben Sasse, unplugged

(blog) (blog)Then came his Sunday-night tweet-storm, in which the Nebraska Republican opined that the next House speaker "needs to have the ideas of Jack...

Liberals would meet with provinces on health care: Dion

Former Liberal Party leader Stéphane Dion, centre, joined Sudbury and Nickel Belt Liberal candidates Marc Serré and Paul Lefebvre at Finlandia Village Monday, where he...

Wynne should step down: Readers

The Liberals, he was told, had found a star candidate, who was subsequently revealed to be Glenn Thibeault, whom they had wooed away from Parliament...

Will Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry stay anything but blue?

Looking at the results from the 2011 federal election, you'd be hard-pressed to say Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry would vote anything but blue. An analysis of the...

At a glance: developments on the campaign

News of a tentative agreement on the far-reaching, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership sucked much of the oxygen out of the federal election campaign on Monday. A...

A brief history of health care spending

These galloping increases continued until the Conservative majority of 2011, after which then-finance minister Jim Flaherty came to Victoria to inform provincial finance ministers of...

Bruce M. Hicks: A campaign full of violations of the caretaker convention

This was announced by infrastructure minister Denis Lebel in Quebec (not that if the ministers of justice or immigration had made the announcement in Ottawa...

Ambrose to rally volunteers in McLeod camp

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Federal cabinet minister Rona Ambrose is scheduled to visit Kamloops Thursday in support of Conservative...

Élections 2015: Jonathan Genest-Jourdain souhaite «élever le ...

À deux semaines des élections fédérales, le député sortant, Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, dit vouloir «mettre carte sur table» et «élever le débat» de la présente campagne.

Andy McSmith's Diary: Demonstrators' shouts of 'Tory scum' reach unlikely targets

The demonstrators' practice of shouting “Tory scum” at anyone seen entering the Conservative conference enclosure is getting silly. Those words were hurled at Owen Jones,...

Windsor West candidates debate issues important to students

A debate focused on students and student issues, involving candidates in Windsor West, was held at the University of Windsor on Monday night. "Everything is...

Conservative leader Harper sets out NWT plans in letter

The Liberals and NDP have the wrong plan for Northerners.” Michael McLeod opposes Roland for the Liberals in the NWT, while New Democrat Dennis Bevington...

Municipal partnerships on NDP agenda

More than 1,000 delegates from across Alberta gathered together at the three-day Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) convention that was held from September 24 -...

Meet the ex-Conservatives working to defeat Harper

Brampton native Tony Brar is another veteran volunteer, having previously helped Conservative MP Parm Gill win office in the 2011 election that saw the Liberals...

Rogers posts Brantford-Brant TV debate online | Brantford Expositor

Conservative Phil McColeman (left), Liberal Danielle Takacs, Libertarian Rob Ferguson and New Democrat Marc Laferriere take part Thursday in a debate for Brantford-Brant candidates that...

Niagara West candidate Q&A

The Standard sat down with Niagara West candidates from the major parties to talk about election issues. Today we present some of the responses from...

Trident Nuclear Deterrent Issue in UK May Trigger 2nd Scottish Referendum

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — If the Conservative UK government forces through a renewal of the country's unpopular nuclear deterrent system, it may trigger a...

Reevely: Kathleen Wynne mounts her harshest attack yet on Stephen Harper

The speech never mentioned Conservative Leader Stephen Harper or his party, but it was really all about him. It itemized failures Wynne sees in federal...

Why the House speaker's race just got nasty

Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced a long-shot campaign for the post on Sunday, asserting that more than 50 house Republicans won't back the current frontrunner, Majority...

Canadian Veterans' Group Launches Campaign To Counter 'Anyone But Conservatives'

Humphrey, who said his group's Facebook page has 3,700 followers, said he is under no illusions that the Conservatives have done a great job. But...

McKee 'elated' with ambassador title win in New Zealand

He gave out promotional items supplied by Tourism Brantford and special Canada pins from Conservative Phil McColeman's constituency office, as well as plugging local points...

David Jeremiah Says He Met With Donald Trump Because He 'Cares Deeply About ...

After causing a stir among some in the Evangelical community for his earnest prayers to God to send help for 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald...

Stephen Harper praises 'historic' TPP deal as Canadian election approaches

In second place two weeks before Canada's election, the Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, praised a “historic” accord creating the world's largest free trade area,...

Vancouver house prices: federal parties talk affordability

... affecting the market. We want to make sure to take the appropriate measures to help Canadians to achieve their goal of owning their home,"...