December 15, 2015

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Assisted Dying Consensus Reachable, Dominic LeBlanc Says

LeBlanc says the last-minute rush could have been avoided had the previous Conservative government adopted a Liberal motion last March to create a special parliamentary...

Orangeville musician says his Syrian refugee petition represents riding better ...

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...

'Sieg Heil': DC Media and Black Lives Matter Collaborate to Disrupt Trump Events

Liberals are not the ones running around talking about victimizing refugees even more than they already have been. Or talking about setting fire to Black...

Rona Ambrose: Donald Trump's Politics Not Welcome In Conservative Party

OTTAWA — Donald Trump may be running to lead America's right-wing political party, but his views aren't welcome by Canada's right-wing party, the interim leader...

Ben Carson wants US troops patrolling Canadian border

U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress "should immediately deploy the National Guard and military troops to patrol the U.S. southern border as well as designated...

No room for Trump's politics in Conservative party, Rona Ambrose ...

The interim leader of the Conservative party says Donald Trump may be running to be the presidential candidate for the American right but his views...

A Look Back at How Canada Fucked Up the Environment in 2015

Many people, ranging from arch-conservative activists to radical leftists, have attempted to attribute the trend to the Alberta NDP and fervent environmental activism, respectively. However,...

Reevely: 'Despicable' behaviour by Harper, aides pushed me to repay expenses ...

CBC.caHe even related a chance conversation he said he'd had with the late Jim Flaherty, then the Conservative finance minister, right after a meeting in...

Final report on residential schools signals time for gov't to act

NDP MP Charlie Angus said the commission, by calling out a policy of cultural genocide, has made it impossible not to act. "Action is going...

Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais Demands Mulcair Apologize For NDP Ad

In 2014, he bashed then-MP Charmaine Borg for sending a flyer to her constituents advocating the abolition of the Senate. Dagenais sent a letter to...

Kelowna Newsmakers of 2015 | Conservative MP Ron Cannan Ousted

Following a 12-year Conservative reign and nearly a decade of leadership under former Member of Parliament Ron Cannan, Kelowna-Lake Country's blue streak came to a...

Cruz in the spotlight as Republicans take the debate stage

More broadly, Rubio's campaign is eager to cast Cruz, who prides himself on being a conservative "truth-teller," as a politically expedient flip-flopper who is willing...

Expanding northern Utah County cities thirsty for new water sources

Pleasant Grove Public Works crewmen Jerry Clark (front), Bruce Black and Mike Green with the cutter, work to install valves to stop mud from getting...

Where's the line? Legislative intervention in UT matters deeper than diversity

Bill Haslam and UT President Joe DiPietro, say the board of trustees — whose members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature...

Trump towers over GOP, shrinks against Hillary

Trump must take seriously the threat Cruz poses and will predictably find ways to scare conservative voters away from Cruz. One would ... David Drucker...

Experts: King's close race not a sign of GOP resurgence in Houston

He didn't run as a Republican but happily accepted the support of Republicans," University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray said. ... King, who entered...

New fast-growth northern Utah County cities work for water

Pleasant Grove Public Works crewmen Jerry Clark (front), Bruce Black and Mike Green with the cutter, work to install valves to stop mud from getting...

Your politics don't translate to your kids

The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote -- Pictured: (l-r) John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina,...

Merkel guarantees to "noticeably scale back" refugee influx

Merkel guarantees to "noticeably scale back" refugee influx"We have not yet overcome the crisis", Merkel said in a speech to her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU)...

Car Wars: Uber Forces Democrats to Fight Over the Soul of the Party

His name: David Plouffe. Hillary Clinton and her consultants know that Uber and these other companies are popular among the young, urban, Democratic-leaning constituency that...

@Kady liveblog: Mike Duffy trial, Day 58

Also in that section: a reference to a discussion with Michael Chong, who, Duffy noted in his diary at the time, knew all about being...

A Solution for Awful NFL Officiating? Simplify the Rules

Football happens fast — “bang-bang” is the apt description. College action is faster than high school play, while ... People who become N.F.L. officials usually...

A Brave GOP Congressman Refuses to Back Trump and Sets an Example for Tonight ...

The worst of the lot, House Speaker Paul Ryan, says Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from the United States is “not conservatism” and “not what...

The Daily 202: Trump may benefit from emphasis on terrorism in tonight's CNN ...

THE BIG IDEA: — Terrorism has emerged as the top concern among Republican primary voters, and Donald Trump is seen as the candidate best equipped...

Mayor Henry already working to build bridges to more-conservative new council

First District City Councilman Tom Smith, left, talks with Paul Ensley at Republican headquarters shortly after Ensley defeated him in the May Republican primary. The...

Falk Reflects On New Parliament

The new Session of Parliament adjourned Friday for the Christmas break. Provencher MP Ted Falk says there was a good atmosphere in the House of...

Youthful brains wired for invention

Northern B.C. MP Nathan Cullen is using the contest in his riding. Cullen told us about a “Create Your Canada” bill on asbestos exports that...

Jeremy Corbyn and Momentum must hold their nerve

Much like the Conservative press machine, much of the internal dissent has had the effect of focussing the national debate onto security and foreign policy...

Cameron's 'Brexit' riddle: Row with EU or row with Eurosceptics?

"I just don't think its realistic for Britain to carry on with a small fix when the European Union is so obviously transforming itself in...

Dec. 15: Climate's paper tiger. Plus other letters to the editor

Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty offers an explanation that defends his (and later Liberal) governments' decisions on power generation and distribution (Clean And Green Comes...

Tim Peake launches Britain and Europe into a new age of discovery

Based on analysis of Rubio's public statements, OnTheIssues.org places him further to the right on social issues than any of the other Republican candidates except...

China stock stars set for big bonuses, bond traders for payout cuts

Overall, bonuses in the equities investment banking business are expected to be broadly flat this year compared to 2014, as banks take a conservative position...

Jack Knox: Ferries make headway as B.C. lobbies for federal cash

Last week, B.C.'s minister of transportation and infrastucture, Todd Stone, made the pilgrimage to Ottawa, where he met Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Transportation Minister...

Inside the 2016 black market for donor emails

Sharron Angle, the tea party Republican who lost her 2010 challenge to Harry Reid, reported $214,000 in PAC income from renting out her aging supporter...

A year of tough choices ahead in defence for Justin Trudeau's Liberals

He'll need every ounce of that special understanding as he guides Justin Trudeau's Liberal government through reshaping the country's war against the Islamic State of...

Obama tries to seize the messaging war

He was flanked by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Vice President Joe Biden and four uniformed commanders: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Vice Chairman Gen.

Why the press can't (and shouldn't) quit Trump

Joe McCarthy's approval rating hit its peak, McCarthy's critics had urged the TV press to stop covering the senator for a week because all the...

Liquor stores not the place to sell pot, says Rona Ambrose

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says any plan to sell pot in liquor stores like the LCBO would not guarantee it will be kept out...

FACT CHECK: Rubio's single-handed 'Obamacare' win questioned

"For over a year, Marco sounded the alarm about the bailout that was coming, introduced legislation to stop it, rallied support from conservative organizations and...

Four west coast MHAs in new cabinet

Long-time Liberal MHA Eddie Joyce, Humber-Bay of Islands, will serve as minister of Municipal Affairs, minister of Service NL, minister responsible for Fire and Emergency...

Governor General reads throne speech today as Justin Trudeau's Liberals begin

Huffington Post CanadaBut the speech did not outline to what extent the government is willing to get involved - Trudeau has said in the past...

Clouds gathering behind Liberals' sunny ways

The domestic security pledge received only lip service in the Throne Speech, but the mandate letter for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale specifically refers to...

How Donald Trump took the Republican Party by storm

Add in two failed presidential campaigns by nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney -- whom many conservatives saw as dinosaurs of the Republican establishment --...

How Donald Trump took the Republican Party by storm

Add in two failed presidential campaigns by nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney -- whom many conservatives saw as dinosaurs of the Republican establishment --...

Lawsuit of the week: Embattled former MP sues rival's campaign adviser after ...

According to the lawsuit, McIvor worked as a campaign adviser to Conservative John Weston and “began communicating with various parties with the express or implied...

Mandy Patinkin Says Ted Cruz Missed The Point Of 'The Princess Bride'

During the Eisenhower era the rich were taxed up to 90%. Ronald Reagan signed on and supported immigration reform. I support those conservative values. This...

US faces $1 billion in trade penalties for meat labels

(blog) (blog)Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, whose Liberal party took power from the Conservatives in October, said last month that Canada would retaliate if...

Quotes of the day

Regardless of what you think of Cruz – and plenty of good Republicans in Washington, particularly his colleagues in the Senate, don't like him –...

E-petition calls for Ottawa to ban Donald Trump in the wake of anti-Muslim ...

It's sponsored by MP Kennedy Stewart. If it gets enough signatures, it must be ... We should start a petition against David Black and Kennedy...

Mike Duffy testifies he had no part in 'repayment' plan that led to $90K cheque

Duffy hoped Bourrie's wife would write a lawyer's letter to YouTube about what Duffy called a defamatory headline on a video online that called Duffy...