December 21, 2015

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Health Minister could easily make Health Canada more transparent on drugs: expert

(subscription)Those provisions are in “Vanessa's Law,” Conservative MP Terence Young's drug safety bill aimed at strengthening the government's ability to recall drugs with harmful...

Busy MP will chair Commons committee

(subscription) (subscription)He's using the same suite of offices former Conservative MP Ryan Leef used – and which Bagnell was based in before Leef's 2011-15...

KGHM Ajax will delay submission of mine application

Previous requests for a panel review were turned down by Conservative environment ministers Peter Kent and Leona Aglukkaq, but council hopes the new Liberal government,...

Canada 'Spanking' Law To Be Repealed By Liberals, Following TRC Recommendation

National PostCathy McLeod, the Conservative opposition's indigenous affairs critic, told The Toronto Star that this recommendation should see heavy consultation before it's carried out. "This...

The Big Short

By John Mulderig . 12.21.2015 4:19 PM ET ... NEW YORK (CNS) -- The run-up to the financial crisis that began in 2007 provides the...

KGHM delays mine application submission

(blog) (blog)“Why have our MP, Cathy McLeod, and our MLAs, Terry Lake, Todd Stone, and Jackie Tegart, failed to secure a panel review and...

Liberals put halt to controversial finance disclosure rules for unions

Former Conservative MP Russ Hiebert first introduced C-377 in the House of Commons four years ago this month, but it wasn't until the bill hit...

Liberal mixed messages on ISIS combat mission confusing and ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA – Conservative Defence Critic and Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, James Bezan, is again pointing out the mixed messages from the...

Bill C-377: Liberals Halt Controversial Finance Disclosure Rules For Unions

Former Conservative MP Russ Hiebert first introduced C-377 in the House of Commons four years ago this month, but it wasn't until the bill hit...

Is Howard Stern going soft or just getting sharper?

It seems clear that the longtime rebel and cultural outsider — who routinely hosted strippers on his show and showed off his butt cheeks at...

Nathan Cullen, NDP's Democratic Reform Critic, Backs Referendum With A Twist

OTTAWA — Canadians should be able to reject any new voting system in a future referendum — but only after trying it out first, says...

Thomas Mulcair Apologizes To Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais For NDP Ad

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair appears to have avoided a lawsuit by apologizing to a Conservative senator for a campaign ad that alleged he was...

Ron Atkey's Advice To Liberals On Syrian Refugee Resettlement: 'Move Quickly'

“From day one, we have repeatedly said that we will not compromise the quality of the security work that must get done,” said Goodale. Atkey...

Cary's Greg Brannon files for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Richard ...

Brannon, an obstetrician, said in a news release that “politicians love to use words like 'the Constitution' or 'conservative' during election season to distract us...

Apology for 1912 anti-French law important: Thibeault

Bisson does not view the apology as important,” Thibeault said in a news release. “This is something our community has been asking for. While French...

Kelly McParland: Ottawa pleads openness while reducing First Nations transparency

On Friday, the new Liberal minister, Carolyn Bennett, revealed she would quit enforcing the act and release all the money held back from bands that...

Asking athletes about politics can be a good question

Indeed, in 1959 Malcolm X was a central figure featured in a week-long New York television documentary narrated by Mike Wallace titled "The Hate That...

Putin, Trump and America's Europeanized politics

It's not in the traditional American understanding of the left/liberal-right/conservative political spectrum. The European right tends to be fiscally liberal and in favor of activist...

Here's How Trudeau Transformed From Teacher To Prime Minister

February 2015: Trudeau's promise to forgo cynical politics takes a hit after he welcomes Tory defector Eve Adams into the Liberal caucus. Adams had been...

Congressional Dems--Except Markey--Pleased With Omnibus, Tax-Extender Compromise

Although the most conservative Republicans voted against the spending bill, there were plenty of supportive Democrats to make up for that. And unsurprisingly ... In...

Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race

(blog)Of course, Graham has never been a favorite of conservatives. Our old friend Quin Hillyer called him the "Worst Republican Senator" back in 2008.

Dimitri Lascaris reduces class action workload, and other legal ...

Liberal candidate Kate Young took the riding, unseating Conservative incumbent Ed Holder. Lascaris has also tried his hand at journalism, appearing in videos produced and...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Now consider the sworn testimony of Trooper Eric Vander Weil, an Iowa State Patrol officer who stopped John Saccento and Robert Pardee in June 2012...

Coal Mining's Financial Failures: Two Thirds of World's Production Now ...

(blog) (blog)The estimate may be conservative, as the group excluded some costs incurred during mining, and focused primarily on the sharp drop in the...

Cruz consolidates support from key Christian conservatives

Some of the 100 or so leaders flying to the ranch, owned by conservative billionaire Farris Wilks, are still considering other candidates, including Sen. Marco...

Old Louisbourg road to Gabarus should be resurrected, petition says

... between Gabarus and Louisbourg. Fiander says since it's a coastal road, drivers would be treated to beautiful ocean vistas along the way. He plans...

F-35 Investment "Worthwhile"

F-35 Investment "Worthwhile"The controversy over Canada acquiring the F-35 stealth fighter continues, and the Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce defends the multi-billion dollar cost. Ben Lobb...

EU referendum: Heseltine warns of Tory 'civil war'

Conservative MP John Redwood hit back at Lord Heseltine's comments, telling : "I don't think he understands how well people get on with each other."...

Local Angle: Homegrown Opportunities

Niki Ashton's NDP has also been critical of the TFWP, though it should be noted that, according to the National Post, our MP wrote to...

Gerry Ritz MP for Battlefords Lloydminster

First elected to Parliament in 1997. He was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. He was named Secretary of State (Small Business and...

Illinois could tap $4B worth of special funds in budget mess

For example, one of the funds helps counties pay the salaries of state's attorneys; Williamson County in southern Illinois filed a lawsuit Friday seeking its...

The Future of Life Depends on Bringing the 500-Year Rampage of the White Man ...

As idigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz points out in her book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, “The most prominent struggle has been the...

Sinclair hopeful Canada's 'at threshold of a new era' with indigenous peoples

(subscription) (subscription)... Commission's final report isn't just about history but “the ongoing, systemic discrimination against [indigenous] children today,” says NDP MP Charlie Angus, and...

NDP MP Moore, who gave birth during campaign, wants MPs to 'aim higher' on ...

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Christine Moore and her husband Christian Mongrain-Thériault thought they had the timing all planned out: their first child would be born...

Posted on Twitter - Family Sponsorship Canada

Liberal Critic for Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, John McCallum speaks about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program during a news conference Monday May 5, 2014 in...

Year in Review: Trump Upends GOP; Clinton Sees Challenge

When 2015 began, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton loomed as legacy candidates with daunting financial resources marching toward their parties' presidential nominations. It ends with...

Senator Mike Duffy earned $91000 for speaking at events hosted by lobby groups ...

As the event in Edmonton conflicted with a Conservative caucus meeting in Ottawa, a reminder was left in Duffy's calendar to send a note to...

Sweet: Donald Trump tops new Illinois poll

Salt Lake TribuneThe billionaire real estate tycoon and reality show star, the national front-runner, polls first in Cook County, the collar counties of Lake, DuPage,...

Hanna: I won't run again

Hanna has often diverged from House Republicans in an increasingly conservative district. The 22nd ... Tenney defeated Democrat Daniel Carter in 2012 to represent the...

Liberals agree to revoke spanking law in response to TRC call

That is the position that Conservative MP Rob Nicholson took when he was justice minister in 2011 and his views have not changed, said his...

How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream

If you'd like the case against them, here is a recent memo from the Anti-Defamation League describing its “anti-Israel agenda” and detailing allegations of ties...

Ted Cruz Sharpens Tone While on Tour, in Nod to Donald Trump

George Wallace's famous 1963 refrain in praise of segregation during the civil rights movement, Mr. Cruz pledged to oppose legal status for undocumented immigrants “today,...

As Rep. Brady rises on Capitol Hill, he faces primary challenge at home

And now Brady, who would seem to be at the pinnacle of his career, is facing what could be his toughest campaign, against a former...

Immigrant members of Parliament talk about their plans for 2016

The election of more than 60 immigrant federal members of Parliament, three of whom have been appointed federal ministers, is positive proof that multiculturalism in...

Immigration Minister John McCallum visits Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan

John McCallum was in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday, meeting with Syrian families preparing to board flights to Canada. He told one family:...

No abortion clinics cited over disposal of fetuses

Because there is no evidence a state requirement for “humane” disposal of aborted fetuses was ever enforced, an announcement on Friday by Attorney General Mike...

Ted Cruz supersizes his campaign

In Alabama and elsewhere in the South, Cruz has brought on board leading conservative activists and is organizing intensively on the ground, aggressively list-building at...