November 2, 2015

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Justin Trudeau's very Liberal hiring policy - Macleans.ca

Justin Trudeau is looking for a few hundred good men, and women. Canada's incoming prime minister unveiled a new website this past weekend—www.transition2015.ca—aimed at filling...

PC leader moves to kill death tax in Ontario

A highly-taxed death is a certainty in Ontario, Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says. Brown is introducing a private member's bill that would abolish the...

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc to be the next Governor General!!!!

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc to be the next Governor General!!!! IMGP0571 I don't believe this one because it would be WAY TOOOOOO BOOOORRIINNNNGGGG!!!! Then again?...

It will cost $100K to replace Scott Duvall in a March byelection

10. Advance polls will be March 10 and 12, and election day on March 21. The $100,000 will come from a reserve. Duvall spent nine...

Oncologist stresses follow-up care for breast cancer survivors

The last place Joy Smith ever expected to find herself was sitting in a chair receiving infusions of powerful chemotherapy drugs. ... She said it...

Stephen Harper will address Conservative caucus on Thursday

When Conservatives meet this Thursday for the first time since losing the election, outgoing leader Stephen Harper will be the first to address them, CBC...

Dutchess County Candidates Ready For Election Day

Republican Tracy MacKenzie is also eyeing the position: "I currently serve in Family Court as Judge Watson's law clerk, so I've had the opportunity to...

POLITICO California Playbook, presented by PhRMA: HP spinoff -

Politico- SF BALLOT ...PoliticoBiggest story in Silicon Valley this week focuses on the latest dramatic development for the dean of Silicon Valley, that Palo Alto...

Reform act gave MPs more power over their leaders – but the parties might not ...

Former MP James Rajotte says the contest is a chance for the caucus and the party to choose how it wants to define and present...

Will new MPs support Michael Chong's bill to rebalance parliamentary powers?

Already, the NDP is signalling that it likely won't support all or any of the new provisions in the Parliament of Canada Act, which originated...

Ben Nind Joins the Race in YK North

Over the past three years, Nind was NDP MP Dennis Bevington's constituency assistant, although he's perhaps best known, at least in recent years, for his...

Ex-Conservative MP Mike Allen considers provincial leadership run

Former Conservative MP Mike Allen is considering a jump into provincial politics after being approached by Tory supporters to run for the vacant leader's position.

Chong's bill offers MPs new powers. Do they want them? - iPolitics

Already, the NDP is signalling that it likely won't support all or any of the new provisions in the Parliament of Canada Act, which originated...

Mets fans take to social media to commiserate after World Series loss

After the 7-2 loss in Game 5 that ended early Monday, Rob, from New York, @R0BaTO, posted at his Twitter account: "Not gonna lie. Shed...

Ryan Cleary's defection reveals much about PCs and NDP

The public commentary in the hours after Cleary's defection reveals those internal fractures. Former NDP candidate Peg Norman, who stepped aside to let Cleary run...

Cruz's silent super PACs a growing worry for campaign

Cruz is trying to establish himself as a top conservative contender for the nomination, but he will likely eventually need some cover on the airwaves...

Denley: If Tories are smart, they'll choose a woman to replace Harper

If the party is smart, that leader will be a woman. There are many reasons why. First, the Conservatives have women with ministerial experience and...

MPs from all parties getting cold feet on adopting new powers

Already, the NDP is signalling that it likely won't support all or any of the new provisions in the Parliament of Canada Act, which originated...

Letters, Nov. 2

The "kinder, gentler" Conservative way Candice Bergen offers is cold comfort for most Canadians (Bergen seeks job as interim Tory leader, Oct 28). James Bezan...

LEGER: Best East Coast prospects for Trudeau's fledgling cabinet

I'm guessing that Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison will also play a prominent role in the new cabinet. Another early Trudeau supporter, Brison has cabinet experience...

John Fogerty on Fascinating Donald Trump, His Disappointment with Obama, and ...

I'm not a Republican or a conservative, so it's not something that really affects me. I do find [Trump] especially fascinating and the rest of...

Rookie Tories prepare for life in Ottawa

National PostAbout a third of the new Conservative caucus is comprised of rookies, some coming from other political careers like Watts, while others like Karen...

Liberal cabinet expected to be mix of new faces, veteran MPs

“It's been a little anxious, and as the days wear on, it only gets worse, but those conversations are being had,” said Rodger Cuzner, the...

Seneca Falls, two other supervisor races contested in Seneca County

Another contested supervisor race is in the town of Junius where incumbent Democratic Supervisor Ron Serven is facing a challenge from Republican Greg Wadhams and...

Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income splitting

(subscription) (subscription)In this federal election, we witnessed a clash of values with real bearing on the life chances of Canadian children. The photo...

Appoint defeated NDP MPs to Senate

... excellent but defeated NDP MPs to the Senate, particularly since historically the NDP hasn't been represented in it. A few examples of outstanding candidates...

Trudeau's smaller Cabinet could 'frustrate' numerous Liberal MPs in long term

(subscription) (subscription)Prof. Savoie said he personally would be “taken aback” if people like Ralph Goodale, Scott Brison, Dominic LeBlanc or Chrystia Freeland weren't included...

Punjabi now third language in the House

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives who lost include Bal Gosal, Parm Gill, Devinder Shory, Tim Uppal and Nina Grewal. The two NDP MPs who lost are...

Liberal cabinet expected to be mix of fresh faces, veteran MPs

“It's been a little anxious, and as the days wear on, it only gets worse, but those conversations are being had,” said Rodger Cuzner, the...

Hillary Clinton plans 3 fundraisers in Chicago on Monday

Ricketts, a Cubs board member who is the CEO of the conservative Ending Spending super PAC, was the co-national finance chair for Wisconsin Gov. Scott...

Trudeau must get tough on Putin

Among them are six from the west; three from Manitoba including the well-respected Conservative and former parliamentary secretary for defence James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake) along with...

Brant sees advantages of added voices in Ottawa

Brant is now represented by two veteran Conservatives - Phil McColeman in Brantford-Brant and Dave MacKenzie in Oxford - and rookie Liberal Bryan May in...

Conservative MP pulls no punches on campaign's failure

who want to be interim leader of the Conservative Party. Also running: Rob Nicholson, Diane Finley and Rona Ambrose, three who were in Stephen Harper's...

Justin Trudeau piques curiosity in Amsterdam, Paris, Washington

The history of his party will sound familiar to Canadian Liberals. Traditionally mighty, recently struggling, the Dutch Labour party swerved left in the 1970s; spent...

Conservatives, take heart; it could be worse

The Harper-era stars believed to be holding their fire in anticipation of possible runs for the "permanent" leadership -- Jason Kenney, Lisa Raitt, Tony Clement,...