November 6, 2015

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Rona Ambrose will support inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women

The Conservatives will support a public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says interim leader Rona Ambrose. Her comments mark a reversal of the...

Obama shows “poor judgment,” says Hoback

President Barack Obama showed a “lack of leadership” by denying the Keystone XL Pipeline, Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback asserted on Friday. The Keystone XL...

One manager, two winning campaigns

“Having the opportunity to go run the campaign and possibly beat one of the top Conservatives around, that's an opportunity that doesn't always present itself,”...

Rona Ambrose Says Conservative Party Doesn't Need 'Angry' Tone

Her public profile was muted compared to colleagues who entered cabinet at the same time as she did — John Baird and Jason Kenney being...

Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday

Former NDP MP Dan Harris, who was defeated in the last federal election, had introduced a private member's bill to make Nov. 11 a holiday...

Liberals promise democratic reforms

With the glee of frontrunners — at least according to the latest polls — Liberals gathered at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook this morning,...

Right-Wing Activist Poses as Student, Secretly Films Professors

In a video posted on the conservative website Campus Reform Tuesday, an associate of O'Keefe posing as an Oberlin student named “Angela Boynton” asks College...

Earle McCurdy avoids war of words with Ryan Cleary | NTV ...

NDP leader Earle McCurdy says he doesn't want to get drawn into a war of words with PC candidate Ryan Cleary. That's after Cleary changed...

Quebec engineering firm admits illegal donations to federal parties

Similar allegations are at issue in an ongoing case against a cousin of former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. David Del Mastro and the comptroller...

Enough pork, please. This time, let's do infrastructure right.

(subscription) (subscription)... when the global financial crisis provoked a rapid drop in economic activity, infrastructure spending was a big component of the Conservative government's...

Capital Journal Friday PM: Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

(blog) (blog)That prompted a backlash from conservatives, who said critics were opposing a valuable, job-creating project. The president said the pipeline had occupied an...

Five story lines to follow in Sunday's Redskins-Patriots game

Assuming the 5-foot-10, 178-pound speedster rejoins the lineup, he'll add a deep threat to a passing game that has grown conservative and predictable in his...

Trudeau seeks fresh start with Obama after Keystone rejection

Brad Wall, the conservative premier of oil-producing Saskatchewan, criticized the move. "The U.S. administration chose to put political interests ahead of the ... Obama "has...

Moitié moins de RTT pour les agents du département des Alpes-Maritimes

Malgré l'opposition des conseillers de gauche, la mesure annoncée par Eric Ciotti a été votée ce vendredi soir. Elle a vocation, selon le patron des...

15 Canadian women make history in Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet

And it was likely one of the first of many steps that Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal party hope to make to change the...

Trudeau Seeks Fresh Start With Obama After Keystone Rejected

Brad Wall, the conservative premier of oil-producing Saskatchewan, criticized the move. “The U.S. administration chose to put political interests ahead of the ... Obama “has...

Lawmakers urge Ryan to allow ISIS war vote

Thirty-five House members — including liberals, GOP leadership allies and members of the conservative Freedom Caucus — banded together in a Friday letter to Ryan...

Reps. Kristi Noem, Mike Pompeo endorse Marco Rubio

South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo are supporting Marco Rubio's presidential bid — the latest in a string of congressional endorsements...

Analysis: Canada has a new agriculture minister…now what?

(subscription)Under the Conservatives, the file was primarily handled by outgoing Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, in partnership with International Trade Minister Ed Fast. Both Ritz...

God Rocks: SPIN's 1993 Feature on the Siege in Waco, Texas

Koresh joined the group in 1984 and had an affair with then-prophetess Lois Roden, who was 67. When Lois died, her son, George Roden, challenged...

Loewen: Given opportunity for accountability, MPs passed | Ottawa ...

Conservative MP Michael Chong takes his seat at the Senate rules and procedures committee to discuss his private member's bill on Parliament Hill in Ottawa...

Henderson: Windsor's isolation could last a long time

Area Liberals concede the party's riding infrastructure has crumbled over the years and must be rebuilt from the ground up. Against the labour/NDP machine here,...

Why 2015 could prove to be a great year for conservatives

It may not seem like it on first glance, but 2015 could prove to be a bright year for the future of conservatism. Later this...

Community Roundtable: Should debate moderators be partisan?

But the answer is NOT to have only conservative pundits questioning Republicans and liberals the Democrats: that would be a disaster and turn the debates...

Falk Reflects On Interim Leadership Vote

Falk says they opted to stick with the constitution of the Conservative Party of Canada, meaning the entire caucus voted on the interim Leader, including...

Canadian Mining Companies Better Beware, the Liberals Are Coming for Them

A regime change in Ottawa means that the government of Canada will be breathing down the necks of its mining companies operating in the the...

The Broncos defense is so good it's boring

However, facing an offense like the Packers' and a quarterback with the rare skill set of Aaron Rodgers can tempt even the most conservative of...

Long-form census back, along with possible penalties

National PostThe previous Conservative government talked about changing this, but never did. Liberal MP Ted Hsu, who did not seek re-election, also tabled a private...

Flamborough-Glanbrook MP David Sweet elected...

The Flamborough Review (press release) (registration)The Flamborough Review (press release) (registration)“I'm very grateful that my colleagues put their trust and confidence in me – it's...

Sandwalk: Canada's new Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, is NOT ...

Canada has a new government under the Liberal Party and a new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. I'm very excited about this change. I'm a member...

Could be between 18 and 24 months to fill Tory leadership: Lauzon

CORNWALL, Ontario - It could take up to two years for the federal Conservatives to find a new leader - and that's just fine with...

Customs duty hangs over northwestern BC LNG project

NDP MP Nathan Cullen says he'll be contacting AltaGas to find out more about the $100 million federal customs bill. While Cullen acknowledged that the...

Stephen Harper leaves a mixed-bag legacy for those on the political right

On his last day addressing the Conservative caucus as party leader, Stephen Harper delivered a "well-received" speech, took responsibility for the party's loss in the...

Political Notebook: An old family friend becomes Trudeau's right-hand man

The whispers so far are that three Liberals are interested in the post: Mauril Bélanger, 60, a long-time MP from Ottawa; Newfoundland and Labrador MP...

Canada's Parliament to Consider Resubmitted Sports Betting Legislation

The earlier version of the bill was championed by House of Commons member Joe Comartin, but the Ontario legislator retired last year. Who's on tap...

Liberals say they'll retroactively fix gendered pay inequity in cabinet ...

Kirsty Duncan, Science. Marie-Claude Bibeau, International Development and La Francophonie. Patty Hajdu, Status of Women. Carla Qualtrough, Sport and Persons with Disabilities. Qualtrough, for example,...

'I raised that': Ryan Cleary admits he wanted Bob Buckingham out

Cleary said he was seriously considering running for the NDP, and questioned how the party's candidate for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, high-profile lawyer Bob Buckingham, could contest...

Reid: Trudeau has lots of friends, now it's time to pick some fights

The new Conservative caucus Chair in the Senate, Linda Frum, commands the institution's majority. She has yet to tip her hand as to how she'll...

Le Bloc québécois veut plus de ressources | TAG Shawinigan

OTTAWA — Le président du caucus bloquiste, le vétéran député Louis Plamondon, demandera aux autres partis fédéraux un partage plus équitable des ressources parlementaires. Celui...

Capital Journal Daybreak: Bush Raises Stakes in Attacks on Rubio

(blog) (blog)Gordon Lubold reports. Also: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent a blunt message to China on Thursday by joining the American aircraft carrier...

Women in Trudeau cabinet may get paid less than men, and other reasons to fear ...

The NDP's Charlie Angus released the following statement Thursday on the reinstatement of the long-form census: “From the muzzling of scientists to the stifling of...

Inside the Very Charmed World of British Noble Annabel Astor

At 67, she looks a decade younger, her light-brown hair worn loose with bangs, her sea-green eyes sparkling with curiosity, her wide, ready smile “the...

The divided soul of the post-Harper Conservative party - iPolitics

Before and after Mulroney's address, the room buzzed with leadership talk of a more immediate kind — namely, who will become the next permanent leader...

Move gets thumbs-up from Westman MPs

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Conservative MP Robert Sopuck was “delighted” to see Rona Ambrose step into Stephen Harper's leadership shoes Thursday — albeit on an interim basis...

This Week In Crazy: We Wish You A Joyous And Very Secular Late Autumn Period

(blog) (blog)A lot of these things, like the other 'this week in crazy' stories, are because conservative Republicans don't like what's in the constitution.

Pro-family voters score 'massive victory'

"That's not true," Anderson wrote. "At least not in the swing states of Kentucky and Ohio, and not even in the liberal city of Houston.

Once climate villains, Canada and Australia could become allies after coups

Harper, from the Conservative Party, had pulled Canada out of the Kyoto Protocol, the predecessor to the "Paris protocol" hoped to be agreed this December,...

Some White Guys Love to Mansplain Away Sexism When It Comes to Hillary Clinton

This week Salon writer Daniel Denvir wrote about how Hillary Clinton “sold out working women” by supporting welfare reform during her husband's administration. ... Some...

Qualtrough named to cabinet

Qualtrough beat Conservative cabinet minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay by more than 9,000 votes in the Oct. 19 federal election, making her the first Liberal to represent...

PM looks back for path to the future

Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews is opposed to a GST rise, preferring a 1 per cent Medicare levy rise, while his Queensland counterpart Annastacia Palaszczuk...