December 11, 2015

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Refugees' smiles tell the story

... who's now the Liberal MP for Scarborough-Southwest. Appointed parliamentary secretary to Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Blair was grilled in question period by NDP MP...

2015 Preps All-Scholastics

See the athletes and coaches chosen for this year's All-Scholastic team. Football. Class A. Abu Daramy. Choate. Class B. Jeff Costello. BB&N. Class B. AJ...

Rona Ambrose seeks to 'support those who want to run' for Tory leadership

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says she definitely won't seek her party's permanent leadership, but has spoken to all the “obvious candidates,” encouraged them to...

Rona Ambrose seeks to 'support those who want to run' for Tory ...

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says she definitely won't seek her party's permanent leadership, but has spoken to all the “obvious candidates," encouraged them to...

Aldermen: City needs campaign finance rules

“I see all kinds of practical problems (with the proposal), but if you can come up with something, fine,” Randy Scannell, a member of the...

Whirlwind week for first and only 2015 session of 42nd Parliament

Brison, known in opposition for his sharp partisan quips, wasn't just mouthing ministerial boilerplate. "A very solid week," observed Conservative MP Peter Kent. "It's definitely...

Justin Trudeau Vogue photo enrages the slobs: Mallick

In 2012 Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth, stalwart of the Kitchener anti-abortion movement and since defeated, tried to take me to the Ontario Press Council for...

Justin Trudeau Vogue photo enrages the slobs: Mallick

In 2012 Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth, stalwart of the Kitchener anti-abortion movement and since defeated, tried to take me to the Ontario Press Council for...

Mike Duffy floods court with details, recollections in his defence

For instance, former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro said Duffy went to his riding in 2010 to attend a dog show and the two met...

Clinton ally's Cruz attack plan

David Brock, one of Clinton's most important allies and fundraisers, is preparing a campaign against the Texas conservative that will attack his character as well...

MP Cathy McLeod Provides Parliamentary Week in Review

It was the first week back in session for Canada's Parliament, and MP for Thompson Nicola Cariboo Cathy McLeod took a look back at the...

Canada to launch inquiry into murdered aboriginal women

CFJC Today Kamloops (blog)Cathy McLeod, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP and the Conservative's Critic for Indigenous Affairs, says her party realizes they can not ignore the overwhelming voices...

Feds launch phase one of inquiry

The new federal government's brief speech from the throne should have mentioned seniors, Langley-Aldergrove Conservative MP Mark Warawa said. "It's an agenda endorsed by Canadians,...

Will Scott Walker support Trump if he's the GOP nominee? 'That's a long ways off'

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he will not support Donald Trump for president, "no matter the circumstances," adding that he is...

How Congress finally killed No Child Left Behind

John Kline, education chairman in the House, also spoke with Ryan about the merits of the bill — which had drawn major opposition from the...

Mulcair hopes to lead NDP in 2019 election

Tom Mulcair says he intends to lead the NDP into the 2019 election, squelching speculation over whether he'll resign before the party's spring leadership review...

The Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 5 Possible Outcomes

Fisher's saga as a litigant began in 2005, when a former stockbroker and failed Republican congressional candidate named Edward Blum (no relation to yours truly)...

Watch Darren Criss, Estelle & More Parody Climate-Change Deniers in Funny or ...

“We spent billions of dollars assembling the world's hottest conservative pop stars to sing a song that we wrote,” said the Koch Brothers (both played...

Liberals' CF-18s Withdrawal Makes Canadians Look Like 'Cowards,' Tories Say

Toronto StarAt one point in the debate, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch said the Liberal policy is making the Canadian military look like "cowards" on the...

Around Town: December 11, 2015

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church,...

David Lane is Halfway to “Pastors in the Pews” Goal of 1000 Pastors Running ...

Reuters reports that the funding for Lane's operation is coming from the billionaire Wilks brothers, one of whom, Farris, is a pastor at the Assembly...

Illustration by Paul Lachine/Special to Postmedia Network

You'll be forgiven if you don't know who Patrick Brown is. Nearly half of those polled by Forum Research last month didn't know either. Brown...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black ...

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., on Thursday blasted Scalia for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest...

Insider: County registrar cleans up the voter rolls

The city announced Thursday that the Chinese government is paying to bring council member Joe McKee, Planning Commissioner Dirk Voss, and Public Works Manager Daniel...

QP Friday: No leaders, but no shortage of questions

(subscription)Conservative member of Parliament Denis Lebel took the lead in Ambrose's absence. Lebel said the prime minister “loves to make lofty speeches about the...

Posted on December 11, 2015 in Letters

After reading John Peate's polemic against Erin O'Toole and Colin Carrie, it is easy to see that Mr. Peate is, shall we say, somewhat selective...

Chrystia Freeland's ostrich logic

Chrystia Freeland, the new Minister of International Trade of the Trudeau government, recently appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. ... Pluralism is a vital...

Democrats gain some in redistricting

It's more than safe to assume that most activists in the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and others who were involved in the redistricting...

Canada Clamps Down on Runaway Toronto, Vancouver Home Prices

Morneau's predecessor under the previous Conservative government -- Joe Oliver -- had rejected a similar proposal earlier this year, according to people familiar with the...

Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson's Syrian refugee petition contained fewer ...

31,” the Conservative MP said in a news release. “Many felt that goal was too ambitious and didn't take into account the need to properly...

Conservatives Provide Real Leadership in Fighting ... - Erin O'Toole

Conservatives Provide Real Leadership in Fighting Terrorism House to vote on Conservative motion to keep RCAF CF-18s flying. OTTAWA – Today, the Conservative Party critics...

Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition and ... - Kellie Leitch

Statement by the Leader of the Official Opposition and Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada on South Africa's Recognition of Brian Mulroney. December...

Liberals' 1st money bill sent to Senate missing essential information

Poilievre reminded his fellow MPs that just yesterday "as is our practice," he asked Treasury Board President Scott Brison whether the bill "was in its...

If Trudeau's serious about science, he'll prove it with the Experimental Farm

(subscription)The debate underway over the future of a field at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm promises to shed light on the new Liberal government's promises...

Reality confronts Liberal promises as Trudeau rides wave of popularity

The Forum Research survey shows Justin Trudeau — greeted abroad like a global rock star and gracing the pages of Vogue magazine like a model...

Trial of Kathryn Knott begins in Philadelphia

In November, Judge Roxanne Covington ruled that tweets from Knott's social media that the prosecution deems homophobic will be admissible in trial, Philadelphia Gay News...

Gadfly: To Mitchell and back

(subscription)Instead, it's read largely by retired majors in Wahroonga, ancient climate-deniers, New Guard conservatives, boots-on-the-ground advocates and David Flint. Back to top ... In-house...

Comstock picks up Democratic challenger in 10th District

As currently configured, the 10th District includes portions of Fairfax and Prince William counties and all of Clarke, Frederick and Loudoun counties and the cities...

50 Years Ago in Hockey: Russians Blank Canadians Without Top Line

Instead of sticking to set plays and patterns in a more conservative style, they now use a more flexible attack, not unlike the better NHL...

The Oscars Best Picks for Best Picture

Still the dominance of “Cuckoo's Nest' at the 1976 Oscars wasn't indicative of the competition it faced: Stanley Kubrick's “Barry Lyndon,” Sidney Lumet's “Dog Day...

Former Pennridge, Central Bucks West coach Randy Cuthbert named AD at Wissahickon

(subscription) (subscription)Randy Cuthbert has loved being a high school football coach, serving 17 years as the top man at Central Bucks West, Pennridge and...

What the 'Big Short' Movie Gets Right—and Wrong—About the Financial Crisis

There is “only so much you can do” in a two-hour movie, Mr. McKay says. “I'd love it if this movie gave a kick in...

NDP To Stephane Dion: Liberals Should Create Envoy To Promote LGBTQ Rights

The NDP lay out the case for such an envoy in a letter sent this week to Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. U.S. President Barack...

Black Inc releases Australia's best essays, short stories and poems

There are of course numerous pitfalls in relation to such subject matter, polemical ranting or reverse sexism not being the least of them, but Annette...

Storm Desmond: 'The kitchen is like a river'

Conservative Carlisle MP John Stevenson said the charity would help people "right across the county", adding he had written to Mr Cameron to ask for...

Des députés québécois du NPD utilisent leur budget pour soutenir des organismes de charité

Par exemple, Robert Aubin, député néo-démocrate de Trois-Rivières, a obtenu un remboursement de 7632,50 $ pour des dépenses faites entre le 1er avril 2014 et...

Canada should upgrade its subcommittee on international human rights

(subscription) (subscription)Justin Mohammed is a Canadian lawyer based in Nairobi and former SIHR analyst. Wayne Marston is the former Official Opposition NDP critic for...

Philpott wants to move into Stouffville town offices

Health Minister Jane Philpott wants to move her constituency office into Whitchurch-Stouffville's town hall. She is currently set up in former Conservative MP Paul Calandra's...

Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Climate talks endgame, Saudi women to ...

They are also being allowed to stand as candidates in a nationwide municipal election tomorrow (paywall), only the second such election ever held in the...

Politicians take heat over taxpayers funding up to $340K for MLA holiday cards

So far this season, Debbie Discher has received two cards, one from provincial Progressive Conservative MLA Dennis Smook and one from federal Conservative MP Ted...