November 5, 2015

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John Ivison: Harper exits, while selection of Rona Ambrose as interim leader ...

In what may be one of the final forays of his political life to Ottawa, Harper gave a speech that the new Conservative interim leader,...

Republicans pick Ryan as 62nd House Speaker

Bidding farewell Thursday, outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who cast the final vote for Ryan, said he leaves the House as “the same regular...

MP McLeod's choice, Ambrose, takes interim helm of Conservatives

Alberta Conservative MP and former health minister Rona Ambrose (left) is the new interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ambrose visited Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative...

Rona Ambrose named interim Conservative leader

Mulroney's comments echoed defeated and newly elected Conservative MPs who met in Ottawa Thursday for the first time since the Oct. 19 loss. All underscored...

Meet the New Ayn Rand-Loving Leader of Canada's Conservative Party

Ambrose was up against party stalwarts Diane Finley and Rob Nicholson, newer entrants Erin O'Toole, Mike Lake, and Candice Bergen, and even the tag team...

Tories look past Nicholson for interim leader

After an unsuccessful bid to become interim leader of the federal Conservatives, Niagara Falls MP Rob Nicholson says he has no plans to seek the...

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks Feels Rona Ambrose a ...

MP Rona Ambrose has been elected the interim leader for the Conservative Party. Conservative senators and MPs voted to make Ambrose their interim leader while...

Huron-Bruce MP Applauds Choice Of Interim Conservative Leader

She's committed to touring the country coast to coast to make sure all of the voices are heard,” says Lobb. Lobb says a shadow cabinet...

Huron-Bruce MP Applauds Choice Of Interim Conservative Leader

She's committed to touring the country coast to coast to make sure all of the voices are heard,” says Lobb. Lobb says a shadow cabinet...

Ben Carson Appeals to Black Voters, but His Campaign Doesn't, Yet

“He could do something for the country that has not been done for a long time: give American blacks an option in the primary,” said...

The long-form census is back – with penalties still possible if you ignore it

Liberal MP Ted Hsu, who did not seek re-election, also tabled a private member's bill earlier this year that called for the mandatory long-form census...

Le Bloc veut plus de ressources - Métro Montréal

Métro MontréalLe Bloc veut plus de ressourcesMétro MontréalSean Kilpatrick / La Presse Canadienne Claude Patry, André Bellavance, Jean-François Fortin, Maria Mourani, Louis Plamondon, Daniel Paille.

Canada Conservatives Choose Rona Ambrose as Interim Leader

CTV NewsAfter the election defeat of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada's Conservative Party has chosen Rona Ambrose as its interim leader. Ambrose, 46, was...

Selling off Hydro One is a horrible idea

The Oct 30, 2015 Northern Life article, “Thibeault defends Liberal's Hydro One sell-off” really makes my blood boil. Let's look at the ... Glenn Thibeault...

Rona Ambrose Chosen As Interim Conservative Leader

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel and Quebec's Denis Lebel ran on a joint ticket. A key political task ahead of Ambrose will be to rebuild the...

From the Herald archive: Marco Rubio spent big with little scrutiny

"Every single thing Marco Rubio did was in accordance with both the letter and spirit, not only of Florida law, but of the policies and...

Conservatives select Rona Ambrose as interim leader

Other contenders included Alberta MP Mike Lake; Diane Finley, Rob Nicholson and Erin O'Toole from Ontario; and Manitoba's Candice Bergen. Calgary MP Michelle Rempel and...

Rona Ambrose chosen as interim Conservative leader

Former long-time Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay said Ambrose is intelligent and capable. Her conciliatory approach will serve the party, and Parliament, well. "She has...

Steven Fletcher optimistic about Liberals' stand on doctor-assisted death

(subscription)Former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher may not be returning to the House of Commons, but he said Thursday he's pleased that the Liberals are...

Rona Ambrose chosen as new interim leader of Conservatives ...

Rona Ambrose has been chosen as the new interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Steven Fletcher optimistic about Liberals' stand on doctor-assisted death

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher may not be returning to the House of Commons, but he said Thursday he's pleased that the Liberals...

With text published, Freeland promises serious TPP consultation

(subscription)“Prime Minister Trudeau can't promise open consultations here and then tell others behind closed doors that he'll be able to push the deal through,”...

Liberals back Keystone XL pipeline, Stephane Dion says

Canada's new Liberal government backs TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline, but does not want the project opposed by environmentalists to spoil relations with the United...

Love/Hate for Week 9: Thomas Paine was ahead of his time

I hear you, Jeff. I hear all of you. Your cries for help, for solace. I'm right there with you myself. Lost Le'Veon and Arian...

Beef with 'Rief: Will Bama roll or will LSU end its losing streak to the Tide?

Over the years, we have seen LSU get very conservative at times in big games. The Tigers would run the ball over 60 ... I...

What the World Congress of Families Tells Us About the Global 'Pro-Family ...

Warren Cole Smith, a vice president of the Colson Center and co-author of “Restoring All Things,” recounted the story of a friend who received a...

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Harley-Davidson 165-hp V-Rod Destroyer “Congratulations ...

That is sweet indeed. Better yet, I kept flogging the Destroyer, and on my sixth and final run, I clocked a 9.783 at 133.88 mph,...

Bryan Cranston: Trump a 'maverick' who's 'becoming a politician'

Actor Bryan Cranston said Thursday that it's "great" that Donald Trump is running for the White House, and also was glad that Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Conservatives debate new tone in selecting interim leader

Saskatchewan Conservative Andrew Scheer, who served as Speaker in the last Parliament, said a post-mortem is important. “A lot of analysis has to be done,”...

La candidate du NPD confirmée élue dans Hochelaga | JDM

Au terme d'un dépouillement judiciaire dans la circonscription de Hochelaga, à Montréal, la candidate du NPD Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet a été déclarée élue par le Directeur...

Tory MPs unusually talkative as post-Harper era begins

Almost none of the party's big names dodged reporters, with most talking openly about the Conservative defeat and where the party should go from here.

Looks like Canada

CBC.caWhen asked why half of his 30-member cabinet comprised women, Canada's young Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, remarked: “Because it is 2015.” His diverse, gender-equal cabinet...

5 turbaned Sikhs among 19 Indo-Canadians elected to Canadian Parliament

In 2011, almost all the Indo-Canadians MPs were Conservatives, with no Liberals elected, reflecting the overall mandate. The triumph of Justin Trudeau catapulted at least...

Arctic MP named to federal cabinet in Canada

CBC.caLeona Aglukkaq, also a former Nunavut MP, served both as minister of Health and minister of Environment under the previous Conservative government. Tootoo defeated Aglukkaq...

ABA taps Chamber's Sharp

Chiefs of staff including Jen Daulby, Stoney Burke, Al Lytton, Mike Platt, Ben Falkowski, Greg Brophy, Andrew Duke, Andrea Waldock, Surya Gunasekara, Brandon Renz, Derek...

Trudeau inducts record four Indian-origin Canadians in cabinet

OTTAWA: In a red-letter day for Indian-Canadians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has inducted a record four members from the community in his diverse cabinet that...

Updated: Canada reinstates mandatory census, to delight of social scientists - Science /AAAS

Science /AAASUpdated: Canada reinstates mandatory census, to delight of social scientistsScience /AAASThe move was deeply unpopular with social scientists, as well as municipal and provincial...

Judicial recount confirms NDP's Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet won in Hochelaga

New Democratic candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet has been confirmed the winner in the riding of Hochelaga after a recount, Elections Canada said on Thursday. On the...

Liberals' Indigenous Affairs Name Change Called 'Important' Symbolic Gesture

Bennett replaces unseated Conservative MP Bernard Valcourt as indigenous affairs minister. The name change to indigenous affairs will restore the department's former acronym, INAC. The...

How to spot buyout clues in today's resource market

Joe Mazumdar, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, anticipates an overall increase in M&A for undervalued, quality projects in manageable jurisdictions that are advancing to commercial...

Pleading the Fifth: A congressional ritual for senior feds in times of scandal

Jeffrey Neely (who partied in a hot tub at a junket in Las Vegas), Lois Lerner (at the center of the IRS controversy over targeting...

Troubled South Bend abortion facility to cease abortions Friday

He tweeted shortly after Trudeau's May 2014 edict that “Despite my personal beliefs, I understand that I will have to vote the party position should...

New Canada government starts rolling back Conservative policy by resurrecting ...

Former chief statistician Munir Sheikh resigned his position in 2010 after Conservative Industry Minister Tony Clement suggested that bureaucrats supported the idea of a voluntary...

Enbridge Buys U.K. Offshore Wind With Eye on North American Seas

Enbridge Inc.'s investment in a U.K. offshore wind farm may help Canada's largest pipeline operator bring giant turbines to North American waters. Enbridge is paying...

Scott Brison to tackle cost of campaign promises as Treasury Board president

Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison is now one of the people that must try to come up with the cash to fund all the promises the...

Conservatives meet to select 'interim leader' - iPolitics

Rona Ambrose is the new interim leader of the Conservative party, and David Sweet is the party's caucus chair. Ambrose, the last health minister in...

Like Netanyahu, Canada's main Jewish organizations exploit the Holocaust for ...

Indifferent to the Conservatives' Holocaust minimization, CIJA and B'nai B'rith denounced others for lesser transgressions. During the 2012 Québec student strike some protesters responded to...

Justin Trudeau's cabinet is half women 'because it's 2015': What they're saying

Trudeau's Liberal Party won a stunning majority in October's elections, sweeping out the longtime Conservative government of Stephen Harper. Trudeau promised to lead a government...

Rona Ambrose elected interim Conservative leader

He was seen leaving Parliament through a back door shortly after the meeting began. The new interim leader struggled when asked questions in French, but...

Liberal gov't restores mandatory long-form census

Thursday's announcement to resurrect the long-form census was applauded by NDP MP Charlie Angus, who said the Liberals' decision will help governments and businesses make...