October 25, 2015

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Downtowns get surprise funding from state budget - News & Observer

News & ObserverDowntowns get surprise funding from state budgetNews & ObserverSenate budget writer Harry Brown directed millions to his district. The earmarks made it into...

Harper fuelled turnout of aboriginal voters

A record 10 aboriginal MPs were elected when the Liberals swept to power Monday, ending the Conservative rule of almost a decade. In Kenora, where...

Liberals make major breakthrough in Quebec

Those results include a sweep for the Liberals in all 32 Atlantic seats, with Conservative cabinet ministers Gail Shea and Bernard Valcourt and Halifax NDP...

Ryan Fitzpatrick up, Brandon Marshall down in Jets' loss

(blog) (blog)Tom Brady took his sweet time and eventually threw a touchdown pass to a wide-open Rob Gronkowski with 1:13 to go. It wasn't...

HOWE ROOM: Cuzner had faith in Trudeau from get-go

If prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau were a stock, veteran Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner was in on the ground floor. Cuzner, who was re-elected last...

7 insights into the surprising results from the Canadian election

Locally, Conservative David Tilson retained his Dufferin-Caledon seat but we wonder how much good he will do sitting in the opposition. It's early yet, but...

Two Members of House Freedom Caucus Explain Why Majority of Group Supports ...

Wallace asked Jordan if the group will retaliate against Ryan if he is “insufficiently hard-line.” “We're going to work with him, ... Mike Needham, the...

Defeated Canada PM Quits, But Doesn't Tell Party Supporters

Bills Insider (blog)Harper's departure will signal the beginning of a tumultuous time in the party – he has been the only leader of the organization...

It's back to square one for Conservatives without Stephen Harper: Tim Harper

(blog) (blog)It was an unprecedented rejection of Harper and the course his party has set in recent years, and one that Liberal Laurie Blakeman...

Pot stocks soar following Justin Trudeau, Liberal win

That the markets reacted so dramatically on the morning after Canadians elected a Liberal majority government, with leader Justin Trudeau campaigning on a promise to...

Celine Cooper: In the federal election, Quebecers signalled they are looking ...

... Duceppe — who has now steered the Bloc Québécois through seven federal elections — stepped down as party leader for the second time after...

What went wrong? Joe Oliver reflects on the Conservative campaign

Outgoing Finance Minister Joe Oliver says that at its core, the Conservative defeat in last Monday's federal election was about a failure to communicate. Speaking...

Galipeau: life after politics - Orléans Star

Orléans StarGalipeau: life after politicsOrléans Star... to find out whether the east will stay Conservative or jump back to Liberal. Once the votes rolled in,...

Autopsy finds Bogan High School football player died of head trauma

A 17-year-old Bogan High School football player who was injured on the final play of Bogan's game Thursday night against Chicago Vocational at Amos Alonzo...

George Osborne considering plans to ease impact of tax credit cuts on poor

The Labour motion, pushed by former minister Patricia Hollis, will be backed by the Lib Dems and calls for 'full transitional protection for a minimum...

Stephen Harper to step down as Conservative leader, party says

... because I'd thought in Calgary he was nearly godlike", Mr. Liepert said to The Calgary Herald this week. "All those questions will be for...

Stephen Harper To Step Down As Conservative Leader

Hill Times (subscription)That leaves a long list of potential candidates, ranging from re-elected MPs such as Maxime Bernier, Lisa Raitt, Rona Ambrose, Candice Bergen, Kellie...

Stepping Up: Jackman-Atkinson

Incumbent Conservative candidate Robert Sopuck was re-elected, but the election was closer than it has been in previous years. We know that we are a...

Goodale: Tax cuts and new benefit cheques will be first priorities

Before being elected to a majority government on Oct. 19, the Liberals promised major policy changes both domestically and abroad. But once the business of...

Despite "Code Red," Gruden, Cousins remain under blanket of security

Despite "Code Red," Gruden, Cousins remain under blanket of security31, when Gruden named him the starter over Robert Griffin III: a work in progress. Still,...

Letters: October 24, 2015

I wish to thank my former MP Rod Bruinooge for his hard work and dedication and wish him well for any future endeavour he chooses.

Dissecting Justin Trudeau's Liberal sweep of New Brunswick

When Kim Campbell's Progressive Conservatives were decimated in the 1993 election, the Tories still managed to win the riding of Saint John and earned 27.9...

Smyth: How the Liberals' backroom strategies won B.C. for Justin Trudeau

On the day Justin Trudeau was scheduled to hike up the leg-liquefying Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, Liberal communications director Mike Witherly was trying to...

Canada election 2015 recap: 5 top Toronto storylines

NDP MP Peggy Nash, who was the party's industry critic, lost to another Liberal candidate Arif Virani in Parkdale–High Park. Incumbent Matthew Kellway lost his...

Election recap: Top stories from Toronto and the GTA

Andrew Thomson lost in Eglinton–Lawrence — he came in third place behind former finance minister Joe Oliver. Liberal Marco Mendicino won that riding. Incumbent NDP...

GOP field: Moderates polling downward, while hostile conservatives holding on

They read Mike Huckabee criticize President Obama's appointment of openly gay Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army, saying, “It's clear President Obama is...

Don Davies for Vancouver Kingsway « Canada's NDP

Don Davies for Vancouver Kingsway | NDP. ... RT @bersonphoto: Community builder, mentor & mensch, re-elected @DonDavies is again the voice of Vancouver Kingsway in...

Anne Minh Thu Quach Twitter - Politwitter

ndpÀ Howick pour ses 100 ans! Avec la mairesse de Ste-Barbe Louise Lebrun et Richard Raithby, maire de Howick! https://t.co/fMCmoygKvDOct 24, 2015 2:00 pmtranslate. reply...

Zuma's #FeesHaveFallen conundrum

This after President Jacob Zuma on Friday caved in to university students' demand for a zero percent increase in student fees. Cosatu spokesman Sizwe Pamla...

Tennessee corrections chief should resign

The issues involving lack of safety, transparency and poor financial practices call into question the competence of the leadership at the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Canadian government hinders scientists from talking about climate change

Multiple attempts to speak with a researcher based at the St. Andrews Biological Station here about temperature-driven changes in marine species distribution were blocked, even...

Connections: Canada's Election and the Parliamentary System

CBC.caLocally, Conservative David Tilson retained his Dufferin-Caledon seat but we wonder how much good he will do sitting in the opposition. Now Prime Minister-designate Justin...

NDP's Erin Weir wins Regina-Lewvan riding by 143 votes

(blog)Randy Hoback (Prince Albert) and Kelly Block (Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek) all won their ridings while Cathay Wagantall was named victor of Yorkton-Melville riding, which...

NDP must recommit itself to becoming the government

In the next few months, the federal NDP faces a big character test. If it passes, Thomas Mulcair's party can yet be a strong competitor...

AIDS Interviews With Duran, Osborn, Weinstein and Me Prompt Tears, Anger, Love ...

(blog)It's hard realizing that we presumptuously “ageless” LGBT Baby Boomers are fading away, on the cusp of dust in the wind—our stories about the...