October 28, 2015

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Conservative MPs calling on party to hold leadership convention in spring 2017

(subscription) (subscription)Support for a later-rather-than-sooner leadership vote also came from a prominent re-elected Conservative, former Parliamentary Secretary Tom Lukiwski (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, Sask.), who told...

Liberals still vowing 25000 Syrians refugees by year's end

Refugee advocates continued to question Wednesday the wisdom of Justin Trudeau's pledge to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before New Year's Day. But veteran...

Reid returns for sixth term

Scott Reid returns to Ottawa later this year, albeit on a different side of the House. The longtime Conservative MP was re-elected in the redesigned...

Crown now seeking 9-12 months in jail for former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro

Former Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro arrives for his bail hearing on Friday June 26, 2015 at Superior Court of Justice in Peterborough, Ont.

Peter Stoffer, Ryan Cleary Share Touching Moment In Front Of Cameras

A day later, CBC Politics' Facebook page shared a candid clip of another outgoing NDP MP Ryan Cleary popping in to say a quick hello.

Election 2015: Q&A with Binghamton Council candidates - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Press & Sun-BulletinElection 2015: Q&A with Binghamton Council candidatesPress & Sun-BulletinAddress: 30 Burr Ave. Hometown: Weston/Westport, Conn. Education: bachelor's degree in communication from SUNY Cortland;...

Ryan Cleary in talks to run for Tories in Windsor Lake, PC sources ...

Defeated NDP MP Ryan Cleary has had talks with the premier's office about running for the Tories in the upcoming provincial election, NTV News has...

Defeated NDP MP Ryan Cleary in talks with PC Party

Confirmed. Defeated NDP MP Ryan Cleary has been speaking to PC party - yes PCs - about running for them. #nlpoli #cdnpoli. — @CochraneCBCNL. Cleary...

From House bills to gas bills: What's a jobless politician to do?

Like the 120 other unsuccessful incumbent candidates in the federal election, Harris, the former NDP MP for Scarborough Southwest in Toronto, must now draft his...

Tories divided over timing of picking new leader

No Conservative has yet announced their candidacy for the permanent job. Potential candidates include former Harper lieutenant Jason Kenney as well as Maxime Bernier, a...

Dewar lands temporary gig with NDP - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Dewar lands temporary gig with NDPwww.ottawacommunitynews.com/Former NDP MP Paul Dewar, seen here on election night Oct. 19, has landed a new temporary gig as an...

Ten promises Justin Trudeau's Liberals could deliver in their first ...

In fairness, the Liberal platform states they would like to fix problems with C-51 and introduce a better oversight regime for Canada's security agencies, but...

Nicholson hedges on senators' role in interim leadership ... - iPolitics

Rob Nicholson is shown in the House of Commons last spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand. Conservative MP Rob Nicholson is on the fence about whether...

Ontario's policies driving away business: Brown

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown takes part in a conversation with Allan O'Dette, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce,...

Scott Duvall bids farewell to city council tonight

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Scott Duvall retained the Hamilton Mountain riding for the NDP in the Oct 19 federal election. ... Duvall has...

What does the Liberal win mean for Jewish groups?

The election also saw the defeat of Stephen Harper, Canada's most vocally pro-Israel prime minister ever, as well as a loss by Joe Oliver, Canada's...

How the Conservative campaign got it so spectacularly wrong

It was the much larger issue of how the campaign unfolded and the successful ability of the other parties, and in part the media, to...

'All Science Fiction Is Satire': An Interview With 'Prez' Writer Mark Russell

Created by writer Joe Simon and illustrated by Jerry Grandenetti, the first iteration of Prez ran for four issues, from 1973 to 1974, and thrust...

La Rive-Sud vire au rouge

Ses collègues néodémocrates Djaouida Sellah, Sadia Groguhé et Hoang Mai, avec lesquels il formait une équipe tissée serrée, ont tous été battus pas des candidats...

Phil Bryant: Tea Party Governor

#In any case, the strategy for Cole and other Democrats is to hammer away at Bryant for playing it safe and strictly by playbooks handed...

Denley: If Tories are smart, they'll elect a woman as their next leader

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt speaks to the media along with Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney following the release of the Transportation Safety Board's final...

Exit Interview: What Dennis Bevington Learned in 10 years as MP

When the NDP showed an early surge in the polls this fall, many believed the 2015 federal election could be Dennis Bevington's breakthrough after spending...

Capital Journal Daybreak: Budget Deal Stirs Anger on the Right, More

(blog) (blog)It also revealed the GOP split over spending levels, infuriating conservatives, who accused congressional leaders of caving to the administration and its allies...

Paul Calandra Says It Was A 'Mistake' To Focus On Niqab, Barbaric Practices

It was not that voters disagreed with what the Conservatives had enacted, but that they were "confused" about how widely the law could be applied,...

Newly elected MP Raj Saini ready to 'give back' to Kitchener

Saini was part of a Liberal surge that swept across Waterloo Region, unseating three Conservative incumbents, and taking a fourth seat in the new riding...

A new political pecking order

While local candidate Dr. Robert Kitchen made quick work of the opposition and retained the high level of support his predecessor, Ed Komarnicki enjoyed, his...

Chris Alexander – MPs and the media called me a “baby killer ...

Global News had an interesting interview with defeated Conservative cabinet minister Chris Alexander last night. During the interview Alexander complained about various issues that he...

“Diversity a given” in Trudeau cabinet

Seen here are many likely candidates for visible minority cabinet members, including Navdeep Bains, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Emmanuel Dubourg and Harjit Sajjan./ Photo Credit: Hand-out picture...

Blake Richards elected to third term in Banff-Airdrie

Blake Richards got a big hug from five-year-old Danica Lumley, who – along with her family – showed their support for incumbent Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP...

Island vote important to NDP win in AMK

MANITOULIN—Manitoulin Island turned out to be very important to Carol Hughes' campaign for re-election with voters giving the NDP incumbent almost half of her plurality...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

... political spectrum who feel their voices goes unheard in such a system, including the thousands of voters who supported parties like the Liberals, NDP...

Liberals optimistic about First Nations promises despite critics' concerns

Carolyn Bennett, the most recent Liberal critic for aboriginal affairs under the previous Conservative government, said her party learned that much can be accomplished in...

Council quick hits: Halifax councillors debate housing issues, park funds

Local voters in last week's federal election decided to send Fisher to Ottawa as their newly elected Liberal member of parliament. Fisher beat out the...

Canada to get new sports betting bill; Nova Scotia online gambling poll

CalvinAyre.com (press release) (blog)CalvinAyre.com (press release) (blog)Former New Democratic Party (NDP) legislator Joe Comartin introduced the private member's bill and current NDP legislator Brian Masse...

Outgoing NDP MP Peter Stoffer, collector of hats and friends, packs up

He even had kind words for former Conservative MP Rob Anders, whom Stoffer called a “d–khead” after Anders' suggested NDP leader Tom Mulcair hastened the...

Outgoing NDP MP Peter Stoffer, collector of hats and friends, packs up

Veteran Nova Scotia Member of Parliament Peter Stoffer is packing up his office after nearly 20 years on Parliament Hill. Filled wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with...

Barbara Kay: How the Tories abandoned desperate fathers

ESP has allegedly been part of the Conservative party platform since 2004. About 80 per cent of Canadians (almost 90 per cent in Quebec) have...