November 24, 2015

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Charbonneau report raises questions about federal contracts

(subscription) (subscription)Former spokespersons for the Conservative government repeatedly suggested there was no cause for concern on Ottawa's side. And yet the voluminous report, detailing...

Craig Scott: Reining in the Senate

In a three-part series, former NDP democratic reform critic Craig Scott proposes how and why Canada's democracy can be strengthened. In October 2013, the NDP...

Oshawa MP Colin Carrie to serve as deputy health critic

Mr. Carrie served as the parliamentary assistant to the minister of health from 2008 to 2013 before moving on to the environment portfolio. With the...

Campus carry

Brent Eisberner generally feels safe on the UW-Madison campus. But the possibility of an attack is always on the law student's mind. A former Marine...

Quebec's corruption probe report raises questions on federal contracts

Toronto StarA Canadian Press analysis in 2012 showed that dozens of employees from the same Quebec engineering firms highlighted during the inquiry also donated to...

Coun. Mike Layton welcomes first child into the world - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsCoun. Mike Layton welcomes first child into the worldCP24 Toronto's Breaking News... child in the hospital, noting that his “heart may just...

Canada to resettle 25000 Syrian refugees by end of February

“We are pleased that Mr. Trudeau has today listened to Canadians and abandoned a timeline that was not workable,” federal Conservative lawmaker Michelle Rempel said.

Resurrecting the Wildrose

The future and wellbeing of society depends on conservative values according to former Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield who spoke at the the Galloway Station Museum...

November 24, 2015 in News: O'Toole, Carrie named to shadow cabinet

Colin Carrie shakes the hand of a supporter after learning he had been re-elected as the MP for Oshawa. Carrie, along with fellow Conservative Erin...

Joy D. Gaudreau, a homemaker and writer, has died

In 1946, she married Mr. Gaudreau, by then a civil engineer who had joined the architectural firm of his father, Lucien E. D. Gaudreau, as...

Manmeet Bhullar Was 'Brother, Best Friend, Hero': Tim Uppal

Former Conservative MP Tim Uppal has written a touching memorial to Calgary MLA Manmeet Bhullar, who died Monday after stopping to aid a motorist on...

Strahl named Fisheries critic in shadow cabinet

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl was one of five Conservative MPs to make the shadow cabinet picked by interim leader of the Official Opposition, Rona Ambrose.

Politico's Mike Allen Promised to Give 'No-Risk' Interview to Chelsea ...

In emails obtained by Gawker through Freedom of Information Act requests, Politico chief White House correspondent Mike Allen promised to not to ask any.

TaskRabbit hires Heather Podesta

ANOTHER FOR NAVIENT: Navient Solutions, the student loan servicer in the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, hired Mike McKay and Burgess Chaka of...

Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' is a blistering look at Chicago violence, faith and ...

Rattling off enough social-justice talking points to irritate conservative commentators at least through the holidays, Lee's movie has already drawn the ire of Chicago mayor...

A Year After Ferguson Burned

Ed. note: Please welcome our newest columnist, Kayleigh McEnany, who will be writing about law and politics from a conservative perspective. “When the ... Holder...

Trudeau says Canada is 'back'. What should that mean?

(subscription) (subscription)Paul Dewar was the NDP Foreign Affairs critic from 2007 to 2015. Gavin Charles has worked on Parliament Hill as a legislative assistant...

MP Cheryl Gallant Joins Shadow Cabinet - The NewsDesk

MP Cheryl Gallant Joins Shadow Cabinet. November 24, 2015 by Cheryl Gallant. I was pleased to join the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official...

Musical Chairs

Gwen Graham (D-FL 02), already representing a GOP-leaning district, will be in a district that is significantly more conservative. She will have to decide soon...

On the road in Oldham West and Royton: can Ukip win?

While Bickley's analysis is astute – Labour's scaremongering about the apparent looming privatisation of the NHS by the Conservatives was emblematic of their paucity of...

CRA poll: Liberals poised to sweep NL election

The poll was conducted by Corporate Research Associates, and puts the Liberals well ahead at 67 per cent, a significant improvement from the party's 48...

Chiwetel Ejiofor To Receive BIFA's Richard Harris Award | Deadline

Chiwetel Ejiofor will be this year's recipient of the British Independent Film Awards' Richard Harris Award. ... 'Blue Is The Warmest Color's French Visa Revoked...

Conservatives under scrutiny over election aide Mark Clarke

The Mail on Sunday reported that Robert Halfon, deputy chairman of the party, alleged that he was warned before the election that Clarke could try...

Federal minister applauds Brandon airport project

Mihychuk joined provincial Municipal Government Minister and Brandon East NDP MLA Drew Caldwell and Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest, along with several other local representatives, including...

Achieving Joined-Up Government

This article is the second in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for GaaP (government-as-a-platform). Technology, connectivity and applications that are noninvasive...

Joe Barry and Washington Redskins Need a Change of Philosophy on Defense

All NFL systems look good when you draw them up. But every scheme is ultimately only as successful as the sum of its parts. It's...

"Five things I think I think:" What Giants need to do to reach playoffs

"Five things I think I think:" What Giants need to do to reach playoffsThat's a whole lot of references to the word "finish," but that's...

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

The attitude of Conservative Western governments fuels this false sense of security. In 2013 after the Boston ... A spokesperson for former Public Safety Minister...

Canada's Syrian refugee plan: What we know and don't know

National PostImmigration Minister John McCallum will release details today of the Liberal government's plan to resettle 25,000 refugees across the country. Some information has already...

McColeman named deputy finance critic

BRANTFORD — Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman has been named the Conservative Opposition's deputy finance critic in the House of Commons. "I am excited about the...

Conservative Group 'Empower Texans' Faces Political Persecution

My friend J. Christian Adams has reported on a confidential listserve being used by state speech and campaign finance regulators. The listserve is being used...

North selectman hopeful firmly against tax hike

NORTH ATTLEBORO - When residents head to the polls in April, Brett Weston says he wants to give them a chance to vote for a...

How did Liberals turn Tory surplus into a deficit? former minister ...

A former Conservative cabinet minister is alleging that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's two-and-a-half-week-old government has turned the Tory “surplus” into a deficit, and wants to...

Alberta addresses battered environmental reputation with climate plan

CALGARY The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing...

Cancel Harper's “future appointments”: Boulerice

(subscription) (subscription)... Justin Trudeau should cancel 49 “future appointments” and early appointment renewals left behind by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government and introduce...

Cancel Harper's “future appointments”: Boulerice

(subscription) (subscription)... Justin Trudeau should cancel 49 “future appointments” and early appointment renewals left behind by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government and introduce...

Mauril Bélanger, Liberal MP, May Withdraw Bid To Be House Speaker Due To Voice ...

OTTAWA — Veteran Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger says he may pull out of the race to be speaker of the House of Commons if his...

Craig Scott: It's time to reform the role of Speaker of the House of Commons

In a three-part series, former NDP democratic reform critic Craig Scott proposes how and why Canada's democracy can be strengthened. If electoral reform is to...

Chargers sinking as effort is questioned

Being a pro coach of a losing team is no joy ride. So while the Chargers toboggan toward irrelevancy, McCoy's job ... PASS DEFENSE: D.

Alberta addresses battered environmental reputation with climate plan

The Globe and MailCALGARY Nov 23 The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan...

Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards promises access to teachers in first address since ...

LAKE CHARLES — In his first address since winning election, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards told teachers Monday ... Though not their first address after being...

Albas: Reform Act abandoned by Liberals and NDP

All the major political parties have now had their first full caucus meetings in Ottawa. These first meetings are important for a variety of reasons...