October 8, 2015

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Why Ben Carson Is White Americas Perfect Black Candidate

“I don't think he has ever met or had a conversation with [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell or [Speaker of the House John] Boehner,” said...

NDP leader Tom Mulcair to visit Victoria on Saturday

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair will make his first visit to Victoria this weekend since the election was called in August. Mulcair will host a Victoria...

“We will seek to improve this record by creating another 1.3 million ...

Stella and her husband Richard live in Lorne Park with their two children. Stella Ambler Conservative candidate for Mississauga Lakeshore in an exclusive interview with...

Election poll in Essex shows NDP, Conservative candidates in dead heat

(blog) (blog)Essex candidates Jeff Watson, Tracey Ramsey and Audrey Festeryga (left to right) take part in the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce federal election...

“NDP criticism of Liberal platform defies logic,” John McCallum | The ...

“It's no wonder the NDP is attacking our strong plan to invest in the middle class and the economy – it's because they're reeling from...

Q and A: Tom Mulcair on why the NDP can win | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen parliamentary bureau chief Mark Kennedy sat down for an interview with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to discuss the election campaign. Here is a...

Q and A: Tom Mulcair on why the NDP can win | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen parliamentary bureau chief Mark Kennedy sat down for an interview with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to discuss the election campaign. Here is a...

Jim Hillyer, Conservative Tory, Called Out By Alberta Conservative Colleagues

Two Conservatives singled out a colleague this week for his track record, dissing him as a "no-show" through his four years as a Lethbridge MP.

Jim Hillyer, Conservative Tory, Called Out By Alberta Conservative ...

By Sarah Rieger A unified Conservative front is certainly not holding up in southeastern Alberta. Two Conservatives singled out a colleague this week for his.

OCT. 19 FEDERAL ELECTION: Plight of aboriginal women in spotlight

Green Party candidate Kevin Brandt, Libertarian Rob Ferguson, Conservative Phil McColeman, Liberal Danielle Takacs and New Democrat Marc Laferriere took turns explaining how they would...

Canadians Backing Pot Legalization, Top Adviser Tells Steven Blaney

It's a message that runs counter to the Conservative government's firm opposition to softer penalties for recreational pot smokers — an issue that has flared...

Conservative candidates pipe up about Saskatchewan's natural resources

Andrew Scheer, incumbent and candidate for Regina-Qu'Appelle, said the local impact of certain issues sometimes get lost during national campaigns. “In Ottawa or in national...

Rep. Duncan: GOP turmoil will be short-lived

But the Knoxville Republican, the longest-serving Tennessean in Congress, offered words of caution to the party's hard line conservatives whose die-hard opposition to McCarthy caused...

Niagara NDP Candidate Malcolm Allen Stands With Seafarers ...

News from the Campaign Office of Niagara Centre MPP Malcolm Allen Thorold, Ontario, October 8th, 2015 – NDP candidate Malcolm Allen and the Seafarers International...

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THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION: "None of the program cuts will be compromised. We are maximizing service and...we have to be prudent with the money we have."...

Anyone-but-Miller group to recommend rival

OWEN SOUND - A local Facebook group which wants to unseat four-time Conservative MP Larry Miller in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound will recommend a candidate with the...

Jabs landed in spirited candidates' debate in Pierrefonds-Dollard riding

NDP incumbent Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, a social worker and teacher, was polite but firm. Liberal Party candidate Frank Baylis, a businessman and entrepreneur, was a force...

Conservatives' silence puts Toronto's only national park at risk

The Conservatives, however, stayed silent. All 16 candidates surveyed – including high-profile MPs like Paul Calandra and Chris Alexander – did not respond. “I'm not...

Nenshi Wishes Niqab Wasn't An Election Campaign 'Flashpoint'

Calgary's mayor toned down his harsh criticism of the Conservative government Thursday for its handling of the niqab issue. Naheed Nenshi ripped the Conservatives' position...

YOUR VIEW: Brown plays on people's home security fears

Conservative MP Lois Brown was quoted as saying, “Without security, there can't be liberty.” Legislating more power for law enforcement is a narrow definition of...

ELECTION 2015: Surrey's hamster wheel of crime keeps spinning

Conservative MP Nina Grewal, Fleetwood-Port Kells, said the money would provide some 400 at-risk Surrey youths aged 11 to 19 with life skills to help...

NDP releases Atlantic platform at key moment for party

In Saint John, Liberal candidate Wayne Long has been openly telling voters that he is ahead in polling done by a strategic-voting lobby group, LeadNow,...

Pont de Québec : le NPD se targue de proposer la meilleure solution - Le Journal de Québec

Pont de Québec : le NPD se targue de proposer la meilleure solutionLe Journal de Québec«Le plus grand symbole du besoin de changement à Québec...

The Gargoyle – Consultant with U.S. firm helping CPC candidate Dykstra

A political consultant whose firm works with the U.S. Republican Party is helping Conservative candidate Rick Dykstra deal with unproved allegations about underaged drinking at...

Harper would consider niqab ban for public servants

The Liberals haven't had sole possession of the lead in a Forum poll since mid-June, and the last time the party was out in front...

Calgary Forest Lawn candidates contend with low voter turnout

Seven candidates are facing off in Calgary Forest Lawn, but they're also challenging a greater opponent: apathy. The federal constituency runs east from Deerfoot Trail,...

Calgary Centre will be a riding to watch this election

Calgary Centre is the site of the most closely-watched campaign in the city as the federal election plays out its final weeks before the Oct.

NDP will surprise naysayers, says Tom Mulcair | Ottawa Citizen

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he is still “confident” he will win a majority government in the upcoming federal election, insisting those who count him...

NDP will surprise naysayers, says Tom Mulcair | Ottawa Citizen

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he is still “confident” he will win a majority government in the upcoming federal election, insisting those who count him...

Jack Harris still believes NDP can form government despite slide in ...

Federal NDP candidates made some big-spending promises while announcing their platform for Atlantic Canada on Thursday. The party's support has been declining in recent national...

Things to Do in New Jersey, Oct. 9 to 18, 2015

Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. Highland Park Conservative Temple, 201 South Third Avenue. 732-545-6482. NEW BRUNSWICK Rutgers University-New Brunswick .... CAPE MAY East Lynne Theater...

NDP rolls out plan for Atlantic region

Funding for ACOA, infrastructure, child care and health care underscored the NDP's Atlantic Canada platform announcement, delivered Thursday by Dartmouth-Cole Harbour incumbent candidate Robert Chisholm.

NDP rolls out plan for Atlantic region

Chisholm was joined by Halifax candidate Megan Leslie and Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook candidate Peter Stoffer, both incumbents, at his campaign headquarters to release the 22-page document, which...

When it comes to assisted dying, whose choice is it?

Yes, says Conservative MP Steven Fletcher. He believes it will take “a legislative miracle” to produce and pass a law by Feb. 6, the first...

Rural focus at Keady meeting

Candidates for the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound riding at an all-candidates meeting in Keady on Wednesday evening. From left are Liberal Kim Love, Conservative Larry Miller, NDP...

Look for the Blair necessities

Moderator Cynthia Mulligan attempted to swing the conversation to child care, but Dan Harris, the riding's NDP incumbent, also wanted a turn. He's spoken to...

Signs of the times

Designed to handle high winds and inclement weather often found in the region during this time of year, the sign team for Conservative incumbent Bryan...

These People Haven't Had Clean Water to Drink for 20 Years in Canada

Reporters fired questions at Canada's minister for natural resources, but as he walked across the iceless hockey arena, Greg Rickford ignored them. Instead he strode...

New poll finds three National Capital Region ridings are too close to call

There is also an intense battle between the Liberals and NDP in the Pontiac, where NDP incumbent Mathieu Ravignat has 28 per cent of the...

Comparing the major party platforms on culture - TV, eh?

TV, eh?Comparing the major party platforms on cultureTV, eh?I've added in clarifications from the NDP and Liberals (no response to my enquiry to the Conservatives)...

Merrifield isn't giving up on Canadian interests in the U.S.

Merrifield, a former Conservative MP, was appointed to the post last year by former Progressive Conservative premier Jim Prentice. Merrifield said in a phone interview...

No PMO vetting of refugees, say Conservatives - National ...

The Prime Minister's Office did not vet refugee applications for the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring, says Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, and...

Winnipeg North candidate Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal)

. By: Staff Posted: 10/8/2015 1:40 PM | Comments: 0. Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. The Times posed four questions to all the candidates...

Opinion: Justin Trudeau has confounded his critics | Montreal Gazette

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau steps off his campaign plane arriving in Fredericton, Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press. Share Adjust Comment...

As Kevin McCarthy bows out in speaker's race, how about Mac Thornberry?

(blog) (blog)Kevin McCarthy's decision to bow out of the race to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner. So who's left among powerful, ... Williamson notes...

Winnipeg North candidate Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal)

The Times posed four questions to all the candidates running for election in Winnipeg North. Here are the answers of Liberal Party of Canada candidate...

Orléans candidates argue over moving federal department

LEFT- Liberal candidate for Orléans Andrew Leslie, RIGHT- Conservative candidate for Orléans Royal Galipeau at the debate for Orléans Chamber of Commerce held at Shenkman...

Elmwood-Transcona candidate Lawrence Toet (Conservatives)

Lawrence Toet is the MP for Elmwood-Transcona, and is seeking re-election as a Conservative. The Herald posed four questions to all candidates for election in...

Elmwood-Transcona candidate Lawrence Toet (Conservatives)

Lawrence Toet is the MP for Elmwood-Transcona, and is seeking re-election as a Conservative. The Herald posed four questions to all candidates for election in...

Federal contenders talk affordable housing

Incumbent Conservative Diane Finley said the current federal government has committed $2 billion to provinces to address affordable housing. “Our government has supported the provinces,...