November 13, 2015

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Liberal government backpedals on Veterans Affairs minister's comments

But Cape Breton Liberal MP Mark Eyking isn't too concerned. Eyking, along with fellow island parliamentarian Rodger Cuzner, have been pushing for the re-opening of...

Nearly 100 Dead After Paris Concert Terrorist Attack

"At first we heard gunshots," eyewitness Jenny Watson, who was on the first floor of the venue, told France 24, according to The New York...

Trudeau Gives Justice Minister Mandate To Legalize

(blog) (blog)She used her Twitter account to rebut statements by former Toronto police chief and Conservative cabinet minister Julian Fantino: "Fantino completely distorts LPC...

A David Cameron aide, a man 'bullied to death' and a dad's plea for justice

One theory for why the bullying of Elliott Johnson started was that he refused to write articles about Clarke for the Conservative Way Forward website,...

Paris Shootings: Eyewitnesses Capture Explosions, Sirens After Shootings

At least 120 people are dead in Paris after a series of shootings, explosions and a hostage-taking unfolded Friday evening. Approximately 70,000 spectators were evacuated...

Judy Foote gets her orders on defence procurement

Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote as the Liberal government is sworn in at Rideau Hall. Assignment - 122050 Photo taken at 13:44...

Capital Journal Friday PM: Carson Shrugs Off Trump Attack

(blog) (blog)SUPREME COURT TO REVIEW TEXAS LAW ON ABORTION PROVIDERS: The Supreme Court Friday agreed to review a Texas abortion law opponents say could...

Burnaby MPs get former positions in NDP's shadow cabinet

Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, is the NDP's house leader, while Kennedy Stewart, MP for Burnaby South, is the shadow science critic. Both are...

Trudeau meets world: What you need to know about the mighty leaders the PM ...

Under Pierre Trudeau, the then-nascent economy was targeted as a prime recipient of Canadian aid. And Trudeau's new environment minister, Catherine McKenna, used to work...

How Conservative leadership hopefuls are jockeying behind the scenes

Kellie Leitch, the MP for Simcoe-Grey and former minister of labour, has angered some Conservatives for being so quick out of the gate. In fact,...

Feds will reopen Veterans Affairs office in Sydney: department spokesman

The Liberal campaign platform document explicitly commits to reopening the offices, a promise Cape Breton Liberal MPs Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner have reiterated a...

Ashton named NDP's economic critic

Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP Niki Ashton has been named the NDP's shadow cabinet critic for jobs, workforce and economic development, the party announced Nov. 12. Ashton...

Now for the hard part: The road ahead for eight Trudeau ministers

Meet the eight Liberal cabinet ministers with the toughest jobs in government: delivering on an electorate's sky-high hopes. ... Another veteran MP, Indigenous Affairs Minister...

O'Toole unsuccessful in leadership bid

That is because Erin O'Toole, who launched a bid to become the interim leader of the Conservative Party, lost in a vote at the first...

The Sprout: Stores caught selling food with non-compliant ... - iPolitics

As The Manitoba Co-operator reports, Maurcil won the Montreal-area riding of Mirabel October 19, defeating NDP Incumbent Mylene Freeman by 897 votes. The Bloc announcement...

Looking Forward - mySteinbach.ca

Posted on 11/13/2015, 8:00 am, by Ted Falk. Last week was a very interesting one as Conservative Caucus members, both past and present, gathered together...

Bennett rejects Conservatives' view that aboriginal men are to blame for ...

Then-Conservative aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt sparked controversy when he told the Citizen last year that some aboriginal men have a “lack of respect” toward...

New Hampshire judicial nominee rejected because she did her job

It was picked up by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (because Hassan is preparing to run for the U.S. Senate) and gained currency in other...

Sunburn for November 13

SaintPetersBlog (blog) - Fantasy LandSaintPetersBlog (blog)Through this week, the pro-Bush Super PAC Right to Rise has spent a total of $17.5 million in TV ads,...

BRICE MCVICAR: Kramp fails to meet expectations

During last month's federal election many people were disappointed because they expected the Conservatives to remain in power, or were disappointed because the Liberals won.

Saskatoon man's claim for thalidomide compensation up in the air

Still, he began pursuing the matter this past spring, soon after the former Conservative government in Ottawa announced a $180 million compensation package for thalidomide...

Red Deer-Lacombe MP endorses new Tory leader, slams Obama

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins emerged from a Conservative caucus meeting last week in Ottawa expressing satisfaction with the choice of Edmonton-area MP Rona Ambrose...

Liberals, PCs respond to NDP's pledge for new Transition House

“My concern is, we may be lowballing the figure,” said Byrne. “Once a figure is floated out there … that then becomes a benchmark.” Corner...

Canada will implement UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous ...

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the new Liberal government will rebuild the relationship with First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Island MPs given roles in NDP shadow cabinet

Vancouver SunAll six of the Island's NDP MPs were handed posts. Returning MPs Murray Rankin (Victoria) and Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke) will keep an eye on...

Candidates for Texas House District 5 talk problems, solutions

Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, who is running for Sen. Kevin Eltife's senate seat. Eltife has said he ... Hayes, 24, a former Hideaway alderman, touted his...

Billy Bishop airport expansion off the table, Garneau says

Canada's new transport minister took to Twitter to do an about-face on Billy Bishop City Centre Airport, announcing the Liberal government has no intention of...

331 MPs Gazetted so far, final seven expected early next week, well before ...

(subscription) (subscription)All but one of the 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs elected on Oct. 19, veteran MP Louis Plamondon (Becancour-Nicolet-Saurel, Que.), a former Progressive Conservative...

Canada will implement UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Carolyn ...

Bennett said she was pleased to see Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose lend her support to the inquiry, and noted that NDP MPs Niki Ashton...

Rookie MP named Bloc's agriculture critic

Simon Marcil won the newly created riding of Mirabel in last month's election by a spread of 837 votes over Mylene Freeman, the incumbent NDP...

Scott Brison says government's brand is Canada, not Trudeau ...

The Government of Canada is back. Canada's public servants will no longer have to “brand” all government communications by using the prime minister's name, said...

Chris Selley: A double standard on science, with Kirsty Duncan as 'Exhibit A'

In Wednesday's , Tom Blackwell reminded us that Kirsty Duncan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's science minister, until very recently stumped for Paolo Zamboni's always dubious...

Canada will implement UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Carolyn ...

Bennett also stood by the Liberal commitment to remove the 2-per-cent cap on annual increases to federal transfers to First Nations communities, which has not...

Security agencies up to the task of screening Syrian refugees, Ralph Goodale says

Goodale was speaking after cabinet got its first look at a plan hammered out by new cabinet committee to meet the end-of-year target. The details...