November 3, 2015

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Harper's Last Day As Prime Minister Spent Thanking Public Service

OTTAWA — On his final day as prime minister, Stephen Harper extended an olive branch of sorts to the public servants with whom his government...

Observers ponder Liberal Ralph Goodale's next political gig

He hasn't made it, but a senior post in Justin Trudeau's new cabinet — to be unveiled Wednesday — seems certain for Goodale, an experienced...

Three Montrealers in the mix for Trudeau's first cabinet | Montreal ...

Of all the Montreal Liberals elected to the House of Commons, three are likely to make it into Justin Trudeau's first cabinet, as he tries...

Some new faces in Conservative ranks

Waugh beat former Conservative junior cabinet minister Lynn Yelich for the party nomination in the riding. Rachel Harder, Lethbridge, Alta. One of the youngest new...

A quick snapshot of the new NDP caucus

MacGregor served as former NDP MP Jean Crowder's long-time assistant. He has also worked as a tree-planting supervisor and millworker. Sheri Benson, Saskatoon West. Benson...

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...

John Ivison: Expect a Liberal cabinet full of unknowns if Trudeau keeps vow to ...

If this list is anywhere near to being correct, veterans like Wayne Easter, Lawrence MacAulay, Geoff Regan, John McCallum, Carolyn Bennett, David McGuinty, Hedy Fry,...

Joe Oliver Hopes Liberal Finance Successor Will Curb Deficits

OTTAWA — Outgoing finance minister Joe Oliver says he hopes his Liberal successor won't allow the party's promised deficits to spiral out of control. Oliver's...

Conservatives prepare to pick interim leader, welcome large crop of new MPs

But I think that there's a lot more that we can do,” said Candice Bergen, one of the candidates for interim boss. “Many times Conservatives...

Conservatives prepare to pick interim leader, welcome large crop of ...

But I think that there's a lot more that we can do,” said Candice Bergen, one of the candidates for interim boss. “Many times Conservatives...

NDP MPs old and new return to much-reduced caucus

(blog) (blog)Kwan was a provincial MLA in B.C. before winning the nomination in her Vancouver riding, which was held for years by Libby Davies...

Small business to the Trudeau government: Here's what we can agree on

Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg's Bill C-691 proposed changing the Income Tax Act to ease the tax burden on business owners seeking to pass their business...

Krayden: Andrew Leslie would be wrong man to lead DND

Leslie was in a tight race with Conservative incumbent Royal Galipeau who had held the seat since 2006. ... Harper made the same error in...

Stephen Harper sends 'farewell' letter to public servants

After years of acrimonious relations with the federal public service, outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper has issued a letter to Canada's "world-class public service" thanking...

New Government - Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills

My newly elected Conservative colleagues and I now have the responsibility to hold the newly appointed government accountable between now and the next general election.

Bill Tierney: Now with Trudeau in office you can almost hear the Train de l ...

And there was Francis Scarpaleggia, our re-elected Liberal MP, chatting with our very own train hero, Lincoln, and Frank Baylis, the new Liberal MP for...

The NDP's queasy opposition on the niqab

A few NDP MPs in Quebec publicly broke from the party's position. MP Alexandre Boulerice said on French TV on March 5 that he was...

Man jailed after bombing at Tupelo Walmart

TUPELO – A Tupelo man is facing life behind bars after allegedly setting off an explosive at Walmart early Sunday morning. Marshall W. Leonard, 61,...

Report: Kane accuser not cooperating with prosecutors

Maybe Rick Morrissey is the one who is tone deaf, not the Blackhawks ["Were Blackhawks tone deaf with ceremony honoring Patrick Kane?"]. He states that...

Brace for the Nonstop Football League

Last week T.M.Q. proposed that besides paranoia, liberal arts education and other factors, the secret of New England's success is that players never stop moving.

Fresh faces: A look at the rookie MPs heading to Ottawa

MacGregor served as former NDP MP Jean Crowder's long-time assistant. He has also worked as a tree-planting supervisor and millworker. Sheri Benson, Saskatoon West. Benson...

A look at the rookie MPs joining the ranks of Conservative, NDP benches

About one-third of the 99 members comprising the new Conservative caucus are federal rookies, though many come from political careers in other levels of government.

Ladies: Take Jeremy Renner's Equal Pay Advice

Unlike Bradley Cooper, the fellow costar who rushed in to help the damsel in distress by saying he'd work with female costars to help them...

A look at the rookie MPs joining the ranks of Tory, NDP benches

CTV NewsThe former sports director for CTV Saskatoon spent 40 years in broadcasting before making the jump to federal politics, though he had local experience...

@Kady: A guide to the Reform act for newbie (and not-so-newbie) MPs

As yet, the Liberals haven't set a date for their first caucus meeting — and at press time, no one is willing to predict that...

Steve Deace and the Power of Conservative Media

While Deace won't name the backers, citing nondisclosure agreements, public records indicate one patron is David C. Kutscher, a conservative businessman from West Des Moines.

Bill Young: Ste-Anne's Veterans Hospital: We have promises to keep

And, fortunately, his local team includes the well-regarded veteran Liberal member for Lac-Saint-Louis, Francis Scarpaleggia, and the new but experienced Liberal deputy for Vaudreuil-Soulonges, Peter...

Expect Brison to bring sunny ways to finance

Over dinner one night, Liberal MP Scott Brison ticked off the big players who, he claimed, the Conservatives have ticked off: the United States, China,...

A message of fairness

This past federal election was one of the most negative I've ever witnessed. I got the impression from Woodworth's letter that he was trying to...

Punjabi now third-most spoken language in Canada's parliament

TORONTO: Four years after Punjabi became Canada's third most common language, it has now attained the same status in the country's new Parliament, after English...

Liberals stand by vow to block jets at Billy Bishop

Vaughan made similar remarks about the airport in a September letter to the anti-jet group CommunityAIR and at his election night victory party. But the...

Justin Trudeau: Start of a Canadian Legend, Canada Out of War on Syria By Eric ...

Canada's first Muslim MP, Rahim Jaffer, ironically was elected to the Conservatives in Edmonton in 1997. Wajid Khan was ... In 2008 he was defeated...

Justin Trudeau: Start of a Canadian Legend, Canada Out of War on Syria By Eric ...

It was Canada's turn to join the UN Security Council in a rotating regional seat in 2010, but UN members snubbed Canada, acknowledging the affront...

New Rochelle Patch Voter's Guide 2015

Six candidates are running for Rye City Council, Jim Culyer, Emily Hurd, Richard Mecca, Leon Sculti, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeff Taylor. Town of Rye Supervisor's...

So why does everyone want to be Tory interim leader now? - iPolitics

Conservative interim leadership hopeful Michelle Rempel. iPolitics/ Matthew Usherwood. More from Tasha Kheiriddin available here. A top-up salary of $80,000 a year, a car and...