October 30, 2015

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Dionne makes inroads with the Liberals

While confident in Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback's ability to advocate for his constituents, there's no harm in making inroads with the nation's leading party.

Getting warmer: More Republicans are starting to take climate change seriously

Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Mark Kirk (Ill.). Kirk, like Ayotte, is ... Last month, as noted by 's Ben Adler, Gibson and 10 other House...

Candice Bergen, Who Once Mocked Trudeau's Intelligence, Now Urges 'Respectful ...

Conservative MP Candice Bergen wants her party to be more respectful to Justin Trudeau, less than two years after she expressed doubt that he would...

Hil for Prez.

And now we are told that Lois Lerner will not be charged with any wrongdoing. The announcement was accompanied with the "squishiest" justification you could...

Iraq training mission expected to grow as Canada withdraws from ISIL bombing ...

NDP MP Helene Laverdiere said she hopes Trudeau will order a halt to the bombing campaign and changes to the special forces mission as soon...

Liberals mull keeping some new powers for spy service

Both Easter's failed Bill C-551 and Murray's Bill C-622 proposed a committee of parliamentarians to oversee the government's expanding spying operations. They suggested a committee...

NDP Rebrands Itself Canada's 'Progressive Opposition'

... Democrats to push the Liberals to work harder against climate change, to keep their word on democratic reform and to finally establish a nation-to...

Megan Leslie: I didn't expect to lose

Leslie says while she's heartbroken by the NDP loss, there's one consolation prize: Harper is gone. "We've been under Harper for a long time. It's...

The science of cabinet making

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, front centre, poses for a group photo with the federal cabinet announced during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa...

RNC suspends NBC after criticized debate

The New Yorker26, at the University of Houston — was the only Republican primary debate set to be co-hosted by a Hispanic news organization, with...

Honneur au Député fédéral Emmanuel Dubourg - CANAL MUSIQUE

Le député libéral Emmanuel Dubourg sera donc le premier ressortissant haïtien à recevoir, du Consulat Général d'Haïti à Montréal, ce prix portant le nom de...

NDP supporters come out swinging at Ryan Cleary amid political shakeup

Social media was alit with anger, disappointment, hope and a few jokes, after the worst kept secret in Newfoundland and Labrador political news was confirmed...

Group threatens Liberals with new legal challenge over sex work law

“I am not at all convinced that this bill would protect the women and men who are engaged in sex work,” Charlottetown Liberal MP Sean...

How the deficit gambit stunned Conservatives into silence - Maclean's

As David Frum has written of the Liberal electoral proposition: “The government he [Mr. Trudeau] leads will repudiate the legacy not only of the incumbent...

Harper's Divisive Politics Cost Conservatives More Than An Election

Toronto SunCanadians in media across the nation lambasted Stephen Harper for muzzling scientists and restricting journalist access. This was not an election lost due to...

Canoe Country Shoulder-season Tips - CANOE & KAYAK

CANOE & KAYAKCanoe Country Shoulder-season TipsCANOE & KAYAKDave and I have just passed the one-month mark for our Year in the Wilderness. ... We've also...

Rona Ambrose, Mike Lake Running For Conservative Interim Leadership

OTTAWA — Alberta Conservative MPs Rona Ambrose and Mike Lake are running for the interim leadership of the Conservative party — a wide-open contest that's...

Ryan Cleary says fears of Liberal juggernaut 'kept him awake'

Ryan Cleary says his jaw-dropping decision to defect to Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservatives was motivated by his fears that the Liberals might form a...

Ex-NDP MP Ryan Cleary seeking provincial PC nomination in Newfoundland

A former federal New Democrat MP has switched his allegiance to the provincial Progressive Conservatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ryan Cleary announced Friday he will...

Ryan Cleary, Ex-NDP MP, Seeks Provincial Tory Nomination

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A former federal New Democrat MP has switched his allegiance to the provincial Progressive Conservatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ryan Cleary...

How Conservatives can avoid another beating in four years' time

(subscription) (subscription)Now that you are in opposition, make sure that all Conservative spokespeople are competent. That means you should have exiled Paul Calandra to...

CPC weighing preliminary vote on Senate role in interim ... - iPolitics

“The reality is that our constitution does give the vote to the senators, but Michael Chong's reform law supersedes (that),” says Conservative MP Diane Finley,...

Alberta MPs Rona Ambrose, Mike Lake enter Conservative leadership race

Two Alberta MPs have declared their candidacy to become interim leader of the Conservative Party, making it at least a six-way race. Rona Ambrose and...

Drex Live: James Moore on the future success of the Conservative Party

Outgoing Cabinet Minister James Moore tells The Vancouver Sun, “the party must embrace a broader and more optimistic nation-building vision to appeal to all Canadians,...

SURETTE: Red Tories might as well chuck it in, join Liberals

Peter MacKay, who delivered the moderate Progressive Conservative party to Harper to be ground up into right-wing bits, should be the least credible candidate. Indeed,...

The Incredible True Story of the Tea Party's Rise to Power

“What set off what we now consider the Tea Party movement was certainly the Rick Santelli rant,” said Sal Russo, a longtime conservative political consultant...

Sendzik expects 'GO' announcement soon

Less than two weeks ago, two incumbent Niagara Members of Parliament were replaced by voters. The Niagara Centre riding elected Liberal candidate, former Port Colborne...

Capital Journal Friday PM: US to Send Special Forces to Syria, More

(blog) (blog)Adam Entous, Gordon Lubold and Carol E. Lee report. More on the .... The 79-year-old businessman and his brother preside over a network...

NDP-turned-Tory Ryan Cleary's political future is up for ... - iPolitics

NDP MP Ryan Cleary holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, February 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick. Defeated NDP MP...

Alberta MP Rona Ambrose to run for Conservative interim ...

Alberta MP and former cabinet minister Rona Ambrose says she will run for the interim leadership of the Conservative party. She is the fifth candidate...

Alberta MP Rona Ambrose to run for Conservative interim ...

OTTAWA -- Alberta MP and former cabinet minister Rona Ambrose says she will run for the interim leadership of the Conservative party. She is the...

Edmonton's Mike Lake pitches for interim Tory leadership with sharp ...

Mike Lake, a four-term MP from Edmonton, has joined a crowded race to be the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. The leader...

Alberta MP Rona Ambrose to run for Conservative interim ...

Alberta MP and former cabinet minister Rona Ambrose says she will run for the interim leadership of the Conservative party.

Rona Ambrose running for interim leadership of Conservative Party

Ambrose, who is bilingual, says she has the energy needed to travel across the country to rally volunteers and to fundraise — including in the...

Rona Ambrose, Mike Lake to run for Conservative interim leadership ...

OTTAWA – Alberta Conservative MPs Rona Ambrose and Mike Lake are running for the interim leadership of the Conservative party — a wide-open contest that's...

Part 2 of How Working Class Ocean Beach Spoiled the Establishment Plans and ...

This is Part 2 in our 2 part series – a reprint of a chapter in the recently-released “Sunshine/ Noir II – Writing from San...

Ambrose to run for Conservative interim leadership - iPolitics

Alberta Conservative MPs Rona Ambrose and Mike Lake are running for the interim leadership of the Conservative party — a wide-open contest that's also showcasing...

Eva Nassif takes Vimy for Liberals

Incumbent José Nunez-Melo, who switched to the Green Party after being dropped by the NDP, finished second to last with 1,280 votes. Pro-life activist Brian...

Ted Cruz Is Right: Let Limbaugh and Hannity Moderate a GOP Debate!

Republicans are also lying about the first Democratic debate's being a love-fest between Anderson Cooper and the candidates. Clinton's first question involved her alleged shape-shifting...

Thibeault defends Liberal's Hydro One sell-off

A report critical of the provincial government's plans to sell 60 per cent of Hydro One did not take all the benefits of that sale...

Hardwood Paroxysm presents: Early season NBA overreactions

Defensively, the Blazers kept the same conservative scheme and packed the paint to keep Ish Smith out of the lane and make life difficult for...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Two of those came to victory this month after defeating Conservative incumbents. Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich...

Interview: Writer/Director James Vanderbilt on Truth

The film stars Cate Blanchett as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes (upon whose memoir the script is based), and movie legend Robert Redford as news...

What's the Ethical Limit of a Boundary-Pushing Haunted House? Ask Scare Expert ...

Through her research at The Basement, Kerr and her lab partner Greg Siegle have discovered that being scared—and again, being scared in a fun way—leaves...

Fear and voting on the Christian right

In July, one of his super PACs took in $15 million from the Texas billionaire brothers Farris and Dan Wilks. Dan explained the gift by...

Spreading the Free-Market Gospel

The Kochs are among many wealthy political patrons who give money to education, including conservative Robert McNair, independent Michael Bloomberg, and liberal billionaire financier George...

Lone Liberal represents Sask. - The Western Producer

Saskatchewan has gone from 13 representatives on the government side of the House of Commons to just one. But that one is Ralph Goodale, in...

Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulates Trudeau and Liberal Party on ...

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)... Manitoba); James Bezan, Conservative (Selkirk-Interlake, Manitoba); Rona Ambrose, Conservative (Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alberta); Jim Eglinski, Conservative (Yellowhead, Alberta); Mark Warawa,...

Theres Still a Chance for the 219 Girls Taken by Boko Haram

Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff at the Orange County district attorney's Office, told The that “we're open to anyone coming in and reviewing...

Lawrence Solomon: Stéphane Dion's lesson for Justin Trudeau

Maybe so, but Trudeau has an equally important lesson to learn from another Liberal leader, Stéphane Dion – not on how to win big but...