October 23, 2015

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Judge orders recount in riding where Conservative Tim Uppal lost to ...

EDMONTON – A recount has been ordered for the federal riding of Edmonton Mill Woods. Jonathan Denis is the lawyer for Conservative candidate Tim Uppal.

Conservative Tim Uppal granted judicial recount in Edmonton Mill Woods ...

EDMONTON — Conservative candidate Tim Uppal has called for a judicial recount in Edmonton Mill Woods after Amarjeet Sohi won the seat for the Liberals...

Diane Finley on what went wrong for the Conservatives

Diane Finley, who intends to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party, is speaking out about what might have gone wrong for the Conservatives...

Canada's unlikeliest MP: Ruth Ellen Brosseau went from 'Vegas Girl' to NDP ...

We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for...

Morrissey Says Seal-Killing Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea Is "78% Pork ...

Morrissey Says Seal-Killing Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea Is "78% Pork ...The latest post, which is titled "Gail Shea is in search of a new...

Conservatives circle wagons – and shoot inward

(blog) (blog)Hail-Harper MPs like Paul Calandra, Roxanne James and deep-blue Calgary's Joan Crockatt were pink-slipped by voters sick of their over-the-top partisanship. Even Conservative...

Rob Nicholson wants to become interim leader of the federal Conservatives

. The Niagara Falls MP told The Niagara Falls Review Friday afternoon he wants to replace outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an interim basis...

Rob Nicholson wants to become interim leader of the federal Conservatives

. The Niagara Falls MP told The Niagara Falls Review Friday afternoon he wants to replace outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an interim basis...

Diane Finley on the Conservative Party: 'Softer image might not hurt'

Ontario MP Diane Finley, a veteran politician and the outgoing public works minister, has launched her bid to become interim leader of the Conservatives, promising...

York-Simcoe MP Van Loan hasn't considered run at interim Conservative leader

It's too early for York-Simcoe Conservative MP Peter Van Loan to speculate about if he would put his name forward for interim leader of the...

Peter MacKay Says Conservative Party Needs To Be More 'Inclusive'

The Globe and MailA former high-ranking cabinet minister considered a potential successor to Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party says an “insular” culture...

Too clever by half: How the NDP missed its moment

(subscription) (subscription)He had kicked off the campaign by shit-canning a handful of candidates for their statements on Palestine (reminding many of us of the...

Alberta appoints longtime diplomat as Washington envoy

Gitane De Silva, who served as Alberta's deputy minister of international and intergovernmental relations since 2013, takes over Alberta's top job in Washington from Rob...

Women still face misogynistic culture in politics

(blog) (blog)Last November, Trudeau kicked two male Liberals out of caucus after allegations they sexually harassed two female NDP MPs. Both Massimo Pacetti and...

It wasn't just Harper: Why the Conservatives lost, and how they can win again

Was it all Stephen Harper's fault? Yes, the defeat of the Conservative Party in Monday's election certainly had something to do with the fact the...

Conservative caucus unrest mounts

580 CFRA RadioThe member who most closely fits that description is Jason Kenney. Kenney will have competition. Simcoe–Grey MP Kellie Leitch, not one of the...

Peter Julian to continue as NDP House Leader in next Parliament

Meet the Class of 2015: Notable rookies headed to Parliament Hill; ANALYSIS | Election 2015: How shifting voting patterns got the better of seat projections...

Reevely: Pierre Poilievre, Ottawa's last Conservative standing

After John Baird left politics last spring, Stephen Harper made Pierre Poilievre the face of the Conservative government in local Ottawa affairs. Now, as the...

Reevely: Pierre Poilievre, Ottawa's last Conservative standing

Instant autopsies on the Harper government across the land mention Poilievre by name as an avatar of Conservative jerkiness. Well, him and Dean Del Mastro...

Pro-life wins and losses: taking stock of Parliament after Liberal sweep

TORONTO, October 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – With the defeat of Stephen Harper's Conservative government October 19, the number of federal pro-life MPs fell to what...

'We have to be an inclusive party': Peter MacKay says Tories have to appeal to ...

After nearly a decade in power dedicated to tipping Canada's political scales to the right, Conservatives were defeated by tax-and-spend Liberals Monday. With 32% of...

'We have to be an inclusive party': Peter MacKay says Tories have to appeal to ...

After nearly a decade in power dedicated to tipping Canada's political scales to the right, Conservatives were defeated by tax-and-spend Liberals Monday. With 32% of...

Deepak Obhrai To Chris Alexander In C-24 Debate Last Year: 'A Canadian Is A ...

So, when re-elected Tory MP Deepak Obhrai told The Calgary Herald Wednesday that he always opposed Bill C-24, the so-called Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, the...

10 strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere

As it steamed toward the picturesque resort coast of southwestern Mexico on Friday, Patricia broke the record for the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in...

Where in the world is Mulcair? NDP leader's absence since election humbling ...

NDP deputy leader David Christopherson represented the party at the ceremony. Mulcair issued a written statement, saying the “horrifying attacks shocked our country,” and paying...

At large candidates talk jobs, drugs, crime

Republicans Misty Hollis, Jamie Lopeman and Ron Oler will face Democrats Ron Deane, Al Glover and Sandra Shelly in the general election. Voting begins today...

Q&A: Brent Rathgeber on his ill-fated run as an Independent

Unlike the vast majority of candidates in the 42nd general election, Brent Rathgeber can take full credit for the ballots cast for his candidacy. Those...

Conservative MPs sweep area rural ridings, Liberals claim majority ...

If, for the last eight years or so, three-term Prime Minister Stephen Harper couldn't find time to visit a riding overseen by long-serving, loyal Conservative...

Freeland, Wrzesnewskyj among Ukrainians elected in Liberal Party landslide in ...

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)The UCC identified four Ukrainian Canadians who will return to Ottawa to serve in the...

Conservative MPs sweep area rural ridings, Liberals claim majority ...

Locally, incumbent Conservative candidate Ben Lobb edged out Liberal challenger Allan Thompson by 2,677 votes, receiving 45 percent of votes cast. NDP candidate Gerard Creces...

The Gargoyle: Diane Finley officially announces intentions to be ...

Diane Finley, a senior cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government, has officially announced her intentions to seek the interim leadership of the Conservative party —...

Continue the fight for civil, political and environmental rights

(blog) (blog)Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert, who introduced C-377 as a private member's bill, has said the law is an instrument of transparency. In fact,...

Where in the world is Mulcair? NDP leader's absence since election humbling ...

NDP deputy leader David Christopherson represented the party at the ceremony. Mulcair issued a written statement, saying the “horrifying attacks shocked our country,” and paying...

Joe Oliver Says Conservative Defeat 'Significant' But 'Not Devastating'

Oliver lost his Toronto–area seat in a hard-fought campaign to Liberal Marco Mendicino, the lawyer who won the nomination over Eve Adams, a controversial former...

POLITICO California Playbook, presented by PhRMA: AIRBNB blowup -

- TONY V ...PoliticoSources say Westly “left no doubt” he's running for governor in 2016, “pitched himself as the conservative alternative” to Lt. Governor Gavin...

Conservative MP turns tables on political misogyny

Yahoo News Canada (blog)Ms. Rempel, 35, has never shied away from pointing out sexism on the Hill. She's bold, gutsy and, along with Transport Minister...

Casey wants Canada Post to reverse plans to end door-to-door delivery

Charlottetown MP Sean Casey says he is "extremely frustrated'' with Canada Post continuing with plans to end door-to-door delivery despite a change in government. ...

POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES – FRESH FACES ON PARLIAMENT ...

... East-Cooksville from Conservative Wladyslaw Lizon; A cabinet minister in the Chretien and Martin governments, Denis Paradis, is returning to Ottawa in the riding of...

Reid: The NDP has to put Mulcair's leadership on the table | Ottawa ...

Scott Reid handout photo Scott Reid More from Scott Reid. Published on: October 23, 2015 | Last Updated: October 23, 2015 9:30 AM EDT. NDP...

Canada elects Trudeau Liberal majority, SDSG chooses Lauzon

The Globe and MailHere in SDSG, the majority of voters supported long-time Conservative MP Guy Lauzon. “It feels wonderful,” said Lauzon as he arrived, shortly...

Politics Notebook: Trudeau is the first Liberal PM who's never been in cabinet

Hamilton SpectatorThere are others with cabinet experience, including Scott Brison, Stephane Dion, Carolyn Bennett, Wayne Easter and Lawrence MacAulay. Meanwhile, expectations are that the first...

Voters split along urban, rural lines

In the rural areas, Conservative incumbent Larry Maguire secured all but one poll — Oak Lake Reserve — which went to Wyman. "That's not surprising...

Joe Oliver says Conservative defeat 'significant' but 'not devastating'

Monday's election outcome was not a referendum on the Conservative party's promise of tax breaks and a balanced budget, but rather a vote in favour...

Insiders: Trump nomination looking more likely

Presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the fight between Gennady Golovkin against David Lemieux for their WBA/WBC interim/IBF middleweight title unification bout at Madison Square Garden...

A running start is best bet for Trudeau government

Beyond giving private members more authority and parliamentary committees more responsibility, the government should find a new Speaker of the House. It should be Mauril...

Insiders: Trump nomination looking more likely

“It's going to take a sustained, multi-pronged paid media effort to educate voters that Trump is not a conservative and has flip-flopped on practically every...

Today in history

In 1963, the Neil Simon comedy “Barefoot in the Park,” starring Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, opened on Broadway. ... Ten years ago: Warsaw's conservative...

Harper in downtown Calgary to await election results

(blog)And the party will need to recruit a team of House and committee strategists who know how to work every available angle from behind...

Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta Series Turns 25

Patricia Cornwell's new book, Depraved Heart, (Harper Collins) marks the 25th anniversary of her Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, which basically introduced readers to the world...

Canada's unlikeliest MP: Ruth Ellen Brosseau went from 'Vegas Girl' to NDP ...

Vegas Girl, aka The Accidental MP, aka Ruth Ellen Brosseau, the 31-year-old non-fictional NDP Member of Parliament from Berthier-Maskinonge, hammered her Bloc Quebecois and Liberal...