December 17, 2015

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Five anticipated films

The film is projected to gross $790 million domestically, according to Daniel Garris of boxoffice.com — a conservative estimate at best — and reactions will...

Kinder Morgan urges NEB to approve its pipeline expansion

NDP Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart said that by not re-starting the pipeline hearing, Liberals were misleading the Canadian public. "I would go as far...

Former MP demands inquiry on Afghan torture in e-petition

His petition, which has the support of B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, calls for not only an investigation into the government's policy, but also whether...

Political forecast: Sunny ways with a chance of clouds in the crystal ball

(blog) (blog)In a political stunner, Conservative heir apparent MP Jason Kenney announces he won't run for the party leadership, citing the need for fresh...

The tangled web of the Commerce Clause

John Yearwood is a Williamson County private property owner who has committed himself to giving back to his community. A lifelong veteran, Yearwood runs a...

Harjit Sajjan, New Defence Minister, Says Canadians Are Smart Enough To 'Call ...

Harjit Sajjan was recognized by Gov. Gen. David Johnston in March 2013. (Photo: Cpl. Roxanne Shewchuk/Rideau Hall). A decorated reservist, Sajjan is a rarity among...

HBO hitches its wagon to J. Cole and leaves us wishing it had picked Kendrick ...

Earlier this year, Shea Serrano published a deeply Grantland-y piece for the now-shuttered ESPN site about his mission to find out why J. Cole fans,...

B.C. union leader David Black launches petition to ban Donald Trump from Canada

Most B.C. New Democrats know David Black as the president of MoveUP, the Movement of United Professionals. Formerly called Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union...

Del Mastro appealing conviction and sentence at January hearing

Dean Del Mastro walks into Peterborough court with his wife Kelly Del Mastro on June 25 for a sentencing hearing. ... Justice Lisa Cameron also...

Conservatives continue support for Victims of Communism Memorial ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA – The Hon. Peter Van Loan, Official Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage, today noted his disappointment that the Liberal Government has...

'Ip Man 3': Film Review

Bolstered by Yuen Woo-ping's exhilarating action choreography and some stunt casting in the shape of Mike Tyson and Zhang Jin (the breakout star in Wong...

Opposition attacks over ag omission in throne…

The Globe and Mail (subscription)Conservative agriculture critic Chris Warkentin went as far as calling the speech “a betrayal for Canadian farm families.” “Canadians were promised...

Blackmail, Threats, and Fear: Young Tories Discuss the UK Conservative Party ...

Shortly before his death, he'd reportedly made an official complaint to the Conservative Party alleging bullying behavior at the hands of Mark Clarke, the so-called...

Blackmail, Threats, and Fear: Young Tories Discuss the UK Conservative Party ...

Shortly before his death, he'd reportedly made an official complaint to the Conservative Party alleging bullying behavior at the hands of Mark Clarke, the so-called...

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

Others in arts and entertainment who died this year include: actors Christopher Lee, Maureen O'Hara, Dick Van Patten, Yvonne Craig and Martin Milner; musicians B.B.

With Congress voting no gun control, focus shifts to states

In the 12 months after the shooting, 20 states – including conservative ones like Georgia and Alabama – passed 41 gun control laws, according to...

The Liberals' TPP consultation: more questions than answers

(subscription)In a Wednesday teleconference from Nairobi, Kenya, where Freeland was attending a WTO ministerial, she reminded reporters that the Liberals only got to see...

Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks wary of upstart Oilers

Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin (72) beats Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson for a second-period goal in the Hawks' 4-3 overtime victory on Nov. ... And Rob...

The Conservative Government's Bill For Political Advisers Has Hit £8.4 Million

Despite this his aides insisted he still employs fewer people than Gordon Brown did when he held the same position under Tony Blair. Labour attacked...

Dem PAC launches attack on Toomey

(blog) (blog)Toomey, seeking re-election in a state that tilts blue in presidential election years, has presented himself to voters as a conservative who is...

Sutcliffe: Liberals misfire in asking several senior executives to ...

Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc answers a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 11,...

Dangerous derelict vessel on shore highlights need for political action

Former NDP MP Jean Crowder's private members' bill to make the Coast Guard the “receiver of wrecks” and give it full responsibility was defeated before...

'The Moth': close to the flame

Monday's house was sold out, and filled to the rafters with an audience that seemed to contain most every kind of literary appreciation: conservative-suited Ernest...

Swastika Incident Reverberating At Fieldston

Founded in 1878 by Felix Adler, the son of a rabbi, to serve Jews and other minorities who were discriminated against at other private schools,...

Under cover of Trump flak, a conservative battle of ideas

WashEx's Susan Ferrechio explains why Speaker Paul Ryan was able to get a spending bill passed when former Speaker John Boehner would not have been...

Justin Trudeau denies electoral reform designed to keep Liberals in power

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 17, 2015 12:18 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015 3:35 PM ET. Electoral reform will be...

Aboultaif Calls On Minister To Investigate Allegations | Erin O'Toole ...

Erin O'Toole – Conservative Candidate for Durham/ · Meet Erin · Delivering Results ▾ · For Durham · For Taxpayers · For Families · For...

Heritage Minister Joly announces relocation of controversial memorial

(subscription) (subscription)Joly said the goal is to “make sure that the monument is completed by 2018.” Peter Van Loan, the Conservative opposition critic for...

Heritage Minister Joly announces relocation of ... - iPolitics

Peter Van Loan, the Conservative opposition critic for Canadian Heritage, took aim over the fact the changes announced today will delay the project. “The Government's...

Charges laid against former McGuinty chief of staff in gas plants ...

Ontario Provincial Police have charged two former Ontario Liberal party staffers in connection with deleted emails allegedly linked to the $1.1 billion gas plants scandal.

MP Stephen Fuhr 2015 Newsmaker of the Year

(subscription) (subscription)... who scored a dramatic victory for his party in the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country, a rock-solid conservative riding if ever there was...

Tories want probe into public workers who leaked complaints about Harper ...

NDP revenue critic Pierre-Luc Dusseault said the Liberals should bring in independent investigators to fix the problems plaguing the tax system flagged by employees in...

Conservative Party will have to decide what the attributes of its next ...

Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement would neither confirm nor deny his intentions of running for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Calvacade. Doppler contacted Clement...

Morning Digest: Democrats get another candidate for must-win Iowa House seat

MO-Gov: While retired Navy SEAL Eric Greitens is working hard to portray himself as a reliable conservative ahead of the crowded GOP primary, his foes...

Justin Trudeau: Electoral Reform Not Aimed At Keeping Liberals In Power

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no interest in replacing Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system with one designed to favour the Liberal party.

MP, MPP could move into Stouffville town offices

Philpott is currently set up in former Conservative MP Paul Calandra's old office on Main Street east of Ninth Line. Some councillors, however, were concerned...

Do you trust Gordon Brown with the economy?

... the UK economy. Unfortunately for David Cameron, who has gone fairly quiet on the public front over the last few days, many UK voters...

Cameron to 'follow example of Thatcher' by standing up to EU leaders, as ...

"On the British side, Downing Street knows that a protracted negotiation will not help Mr Cameron minimise splits in the Conservative Party or – given...

Alberta's dirty little progressive secret

Add to that the fact that the province was run for nearly half a century by the Progressive Conservative Party, and it is easy to...

Road to isolated Shoal Lake First Nation a long-awaited step in tangled history

Over the next few years, it began negotiating with the federal government — first the Liberals, then the Conservatives — for a deal on a...

Fitch Affirms NongHyup Bank at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Korean banks, including NHB, have been focusing on mortgages since 2010 as they turned more conservative in lending to the slowing corporate sectors. ... 2...

Warr getting his feet wet before outlining priorities - Nor'Wester

Nor'WesterWarr getting his feet wet before outlining prioritiesNor'WesterEarlier during Warr's campaign with MP Scott Simms, who was re-elected as the Liberal federal representative for the...

Justin Trudeau denies electoral reform favours Liberal party ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no interest in replacing Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system with one designed to favour the Liberal party.

Waterless Reserve Celebrates New 'Freedom Road' Funding

During the election campaign, the Conservatives noted Shoal Lake's plight but only committed to backing Freedom Road "in principle" and pledged only $1 million towards...

Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Saturday's Democratic debate a key contest for O ...

Daniel Benjamin, who was Ambassador-at-Large and coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, is now director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International...

No One Is Going to Enforce the Paris Climate Treaty Through the TPP

(blog) (blog)By K. William Watson on 12.16.15 | 11:16PM ... Conservative protectionists adopted the term “Obamatrade” to refer—interchangeably, in order to profit from confusion—to...

Richards receives tourism award

Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards has received an award for his contribution to tourism. The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has recognized Richards, who...

Tories call for probe of public servants who aided report on tax agency

The NDP also wants an investigation, but it wants a probe of the report's allegations that corporations successfully lobby to avoid prosecutions and stop audit...

Edmonton-bound refugee family delayed again

But he adds he's still had trouble getting answers. “We don't want an exception, because that would cast doubt on all refugees following the process,”...

2016 TV Premiere Dates: Your Everything Guide to the Midseason Schedule

This family sitcom for the modern era comes from the mind of sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, so get ready for some controversial comedy that's already...