November 26, 2015

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'Progressive' Liberals may muscle out NDP

“We may be the third party but we've established ourselves as the third national party,” NDP house leader Peter Julian told me over the phone...

A small group took to Calgary City Hall to push for legislation on doctor ...

Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc, in an interview with CBC Radio's The House, said an "immediate objective" is to create a joint committee with members...

The Gargoyle: Stephane Dion on bureaucracy: "very important" to be impartial

The Gargoyle: Stephane Dion on bureaucracy: "very important" to be impartialLet's say that I have full confidence that the civil service of Canada, including at...

Sopuck named Wildlife Critic

Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, has been appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Wildlife Conservation and National Parks by the Honourable Rona...

Hot off the email: Member of Parliament Kennedy Stewart and ...

After narrowly winning his seat in the Oct. 19, 2015 election, Kennedy Stewart is busy back at work as science critic/shadow minister for the NDP...

James Moore becomes chancellor of UNBC

Former federal Conservative party cabinet minister James Moore has been named chancellor of the University of Northern B.C.. Moore becomes the sixth chancellor at UNBC...

MP spouses often lead even lonelier life

(blog) (blog)Keith Hughes, husband of NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) echoes that sentiment. “I do wish we had more time away from politics to...

York-Simcoe MP Van Loan named critic for Canadian Heritage, Historic Sites

Things are looking a little different in Ottawa this Parliament for York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan. No longer does the Conservative Party hold the keys...

Former cabinet minister James Moore named chancellor at B.C. ...

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Former federal Conservative party cabinet minister James Moore has been named chancellor of the University of Northern B.C.. Moore becomes the...

Wagantall named to shadow cabinet

(press release)The 29-year-old defeated the NDP incumbent Raymond Coté by approximately 2,600 votes. It was one of the few pickups for the Conservatives in...

Chancellor Moore: Ex-industry minister named UNBC's ... - iPolitics

Former Conservative MP James Moore, left, speaks as Stephen Harper's wife Laureen Harper listens during a photo opportunity on the training route Terry Fox used...

Canada Should Stand With UK Allies in Taking the ... - Kellie Leitch

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets in London with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Conservative defence critic James Bezan called on the government to stand...

The niqab issue unveiled our fundamental values

(blog)The niqab issue started and ended in . It began when former MP Wladyslaw Lizon complained that he saw women with face coverings taking...

Inside the Brain of BCast: Making sense of it all

I know Michigan has a good pass defense, and Jabrill Peppers is dangerous in the secondary, but you would think Meyer and his coaches realized...

The stakes are so small

Allegations emerged in September after the suicide of Elliott Johnson, a 21-year-old Conservative activist who had complained of being bullied by Mr Clarke, the organiser...

Cows coming home? Prison farm supporters say five... - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Cows coming home? Prison farm supporters say five...www.kingstonregion.com/A committee of farmers worked with former MP Ted Hsu to draw up a business plan for the...

Scandal rocks the Tories

At the center of the storm is Mark Clarke, a former Conservative parliamentary candidate who worked as an organizer during the general election campaign, busing...

MP Dan Albas should support 'Buy Local'

(subscription)As for free trade, Albas sought to illustrate the relationship between international free trade and interprovincial free trade by referring to the TPP trade...

'I left them in the dust': Trudeau uses BBC interview to rebuke Tory critique ...

TheChronicleHerald.caTrudeau, 43, endured more than two years of Conservative party attack ads declaring him “just not ready” before sweeping prime minister Stephen Harper from power...

For Carly Fiorina, Peripatetic Childhood Helped Build Worldview

He was one of the country's most esteemed conservative law professors, a Duke Law School dean whom President Richard M. Nixon appointed as a deputy...

New term, new role, same outlook for Tony Clement

Clement was re-elected as the Parry Sound-Muskoka MP in the Oct. 19 election, winning over Liberal candidate Trisha Cowie by 2,268 votes. While he regained...

SPOTLIGHT: MPs sworn in, Hyde Creek salmon fest

NDP MP Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) was back at Centre Block last Thursday to take the oath of office. Donnelly, a former Coquitlam city councillor...

Justin Trudeau's backtracking on refugee promise casts shadow over other ...

Ottawa's decision to back away from its ambitious refugee pledge reveals two things about Justin Trudeau's new Liberal government. First, it is willing to change...

The price of opposition?

By contrast, the CBC reported last year that NDP-held ridings were more likely to receive more funding from FedNor, the federal government's economic development agency...

Andrew Coyne: Liberals can admit they were wrong, but not that their critics ...

The closest Immigration Minister John McCallum came at Tuesday's press conference was to say that “Canadians want us to do it right,” and that “in...

Premier says B.C. ready for refugees but Kelowna MP says municipalities are not

Fuhr said the refugee issue has been the issue he has heard the most about from constituents since settling into office following his surprise election...

Finley gets post in Conservative shadow cabinet

Reduced to opposition status with 99 seats, the Conservative Party of Canada is determined to figure out what went wrong. In the new year, the...

Cut! Jets' Fitzpatrick trims bushy beard to change 'mojo'

The New York Jets quarterback trimmed his overgrown facial hair Tuesday for his 33rd birthday, cutting it down to a closely cropped patch — making...