November 17, 2015

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Play pokes a hole in the ego of the modern 'starchitect'

Which is pretty much the same sentiment as that found on the opposite political pole, the ever-conservative National Review. Last month, “roving ... Before Trump...

Overnight Defense: House rushes vote to block Syrian refugees

CNNTHE TOPLINE: With a majority of Americans fearing a Paris-style attack at home, House Republicans are rushing to vote this week on a bill to...

Change coming to Toronto's port authority, MP Adam Vaughan says

Fireworks exploding in the late-night sky are symbolic of relations between the City of Toronto and the port authority guided primarily by federal Conservative government...

Geoff Regan seeks Speaker seat

Liberal MPs Mauril Belanger, Denis Paradis, Yasmin Ratansi and Scott Simms have all expressed interest publicly. Regan said he knows he's up against some excellent...

How the Kochs dole out money

Three-quarters of that haul came in last year, almost entirely from six-figure membership dues of wealthy donors whom the Kochs convene twice a year for...

Libby Davies retires from politics but not from activism

Despite losing such a longtime MP, the NDP managed to keep the Vancouver East riding in the October 19 general election. First-time MP Jenny Kwan...

With the ESEA Conference Set to Kick Off, Is the End Near for NCLB?

Education Week (subscription) (blog)Education Week (subscription) (blog)Thumbnail image for 3-chairman-john-kline-retirement-600.jpg ... That language is largely seen as a rebuke to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who...

Cohen: In foreign policy, the Liberals can break quickly with the past ...

Andrew Cohen More from Andrew Cohen. Published on: November 17, 2015 | Last Updated: November 17, 2015 4:05 PM EST. Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane...

Attorney General: There is 'no data' backing existence of a 'Ferguson effect'

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that there is “no data” to support the idea that the police are not aggressively protecting communities since the...

Former Harper aide not guilty of influence-peddling

But in the end, Carson attempted to influence the wrong people, because those officials had no direct ability to sway First Nations communities to purchase...

Stetski named as National Parks critic in NDP shadow cabinet

“In 2013 the Environment Commissioner warned that Conservative cuts were jeopardizing the environmental health of National Parks. Fifty per cent were determined to be not...

Candice Bergen Tweets She's 'Embarrassed And Sickened' By Trudeau

A former Conservative cabinet minister has taken to Twitter to say she is "embarrassed and sickened" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But Candice Bergen also...

Yvonne Jones slams 'very racist, very hateful' comments against Syrian refugees

Jones says that as a military community, Happy Valley-Goose Bay has a responsibility to step up when Canada is responding to crises, and that as...

Comment: Tanker ban a sure way to protect north coast

More recently, Liberal MP Joyce Murray introduced a bill to ban oil tankers in 2010. In saying no to Enbridge and oil tankers, British Columbians...

The GOP Clown Car Rolls On

Did a Republican candidate just try to sell a crowd full of New Hampshire conservatives on a government safety net? He has one near-excellent moment,...

New DVD releases: 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' 'We Are Your Friends'

TERMINATOR GENISYS Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, twice, in this "reset" of the "Terminator" franchise — as a cyborg sent back in time to protect Sarah...

The Republican Wall of Climate Denial Is Starting to Crack

On stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in mid-September, two-plus hours into the second GOP presidential debate, the candidates were shifting under the glare...

Sam Youngman: Did 4 out of 10 Kentucky Democrats vote for Mitch McConnell last ...

(blog) (blog)The first is that the unique voter targeting and turnout strategy Holmes and his team deployed to attract conservative Democrats worked beyond their...

Income inequality or growth? Early-state insiders clash

DES MOINES, Iowa — Income inequality is the most pressing economic concern for Democrats, while Republicans are focused on growth, even over traditionally conservative priorities...

Cabinet's national security committee – an uber group for ministers

The Conversation AUThis week two Abbott loyalists, Tasmanian Liberal Andrew Nikolic and former defence minister Kevin Andrews, urged that Dutton should be a permanent member,...

Are we ready for him?

The only insult I see here is Bauer's criticism of a very honourable man, outgoing Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth. I voted for Kitchener-Conestoga...

Mandryk: Harper labours while Wall learns

By appointing a series of obstreperous attack dogs (jailed Dean Del Mastro, Pierre Poilievre, Paul Calandra) to obfuscate during question period to legitimate questions to...

Mandryk: Tories' problem? It is all about Stephen Harper

The problem with the Conservative campaign is certainly not the lack of hardcore supporters who traditionally vote Conservative, anyway. It's all about those reluctant to...

Mandryk: Right supports nanny state, too

It can be a daily occurrence in government, although purported nanny-state haters – largely, freemarket, free-enterprise conservatives – don't make quite as much of a...

Politics This Morning: The Hill celebrates Diwali

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai will host the 15th annual national Diwali celebration on Parliament Hill today, starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening will...

Liberal MP Linda Lapointe deletes photos of her 'unacceptable' Halloween costume

They resurfaced Monday in an emotional French-language Facebook post by Laurin Liu, the Montreal riding's former NDP MP and a Chinese-Canadian. Liu, who was a...

Speech: Let's end business subsidies « Maxime Bernier blog

Speech at Conservative Party of Quebec convention: Let's end business subsidies. Maxime Bernier Quebec City, November 14, 2015. Dear Quebec Conservative friends,. It gives me...

Studies continue on “dead” island airport jets proposal

Last week, Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt), another jets proponent and also a former Liberal MP, said of Garneau's pronouncement: “This (move) doesn't rest...

Race is on to be the next Commons Speaker

The race to become the next Speaker of the House of Commons is heating up, with Ottawa Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger lobbying heavily for the...

Race is on to be the next Commons Speaker | Ottawa Citizen

The race to become the next Speaker of the House of Commons is heating up, with Ottawa Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger lobbying heavily for the...