December 22, 2015

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The Force Awakens' on

Fellow alum Hamill and Carrie Fisher were each reportedly paid in the “low seven-figure” range. He wrote: “Universal Pictures, Steven, Frank and Colin congratulate Star...

Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent mum on whether he will resign

NDP veterans critic Irene Mathyssen said Parent has done some good work and knows the file. “I think he should re-apply and the Liberals should...

Ottawa stands firm on surf clam fishery review

“The Arctic surf clam stocks are healthy and growing,” Conservative fisheries critic Mark Strahl recently said during question period in Ottawa. “The Liberal government needs...

Beifuss: 'Mad Max,' 'Brooklyn' among 2015's best movies

Most of the digitally animated action takes place inside the literal Headquarters of an 11-year-old girl's mind, where plucky Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), morose...

Year in Review: A look back at well-known people 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.

Sanctuary seekers in Metro Vancouver to share their stories

Other speakers will weigh in on the legal and theological aspects of sanctuary and two politicians — MPs Don Davies and Peter Julian of the...

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust: The Baby Has Been Thrown Out With The Bathwater

CORR has both a conservative balance sheet and dividend payout ratio. CORR's assets are generating roughly $73-74 million of cash flow annually. As of September...

2015: The CJN's year in review

(blog) (blog)In Toronto, Canada's first Jewish finance minister, Tory Joe Oliver, was defeated in the Liberal sweep, as was York Centre MP Mark Adler,...

The 10 Best 2015 Investigative Reports on Political Money

The investigation by John Chase, Jeff Coen and Bill Ruthhart found that Emanuel's 103 donors were responsible for $14 million (or almost half) of his...

Property Rights and Religious Liberty

LARRY P. ARNN is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government...

Rona Ambrose: Conservatives Must Win Over Young Canadians, Women

OTTAWA — The Conservative party needs to do a better job of engaging with young people, interim leader Rona Ambrose says. In a wide-ranging year-end...

Talkback: A collection of the memorable quotes from the past year

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks during an onstage interview following a business luncheon in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Notley's was among a...

Ted Cruz goes over the edge on immigration

(blog) (blog)who is certainly smart enough to know the late Alabama governor George Wallace's rallying cry, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” Cruz will...

Charges Against Former Exec Director a Blow to BC Libs

Miller served as former Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty's deputy chief of staff, while her co-accused David Livingston was chief of staff when the gas...

Buyer's Remorse? National Review Slams Omnibus After Backing Paul Ryan As Speaker

USA TODAYMo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), [Louie] Gohmert, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), and Rep. Marsha...

The rarity of the three-goal comeback

Last game for fun: Edmonton/Montreal, another game from back in October and more likely known as Leon Draisaitl's coming-out-party. Brendan ... The Oilers furiously rallied...

Direct democracy arrives at the House of Commons

They're moving away from politics in droves,” says Kennedy Stewart, the NDP member for Burnaby South, who spearheaded the drive for federal e-petitions. “And this...

Canada's Defense Minister Is Looking at 'Wider' Islamic State Threats

James Bezan, defense critic for the opposition Conservatives, attacked the government on Monday afternoon. "The mixed messages coming from the Trudeau government are extremely difficult...

Morning Digest: Republican retirement creates competitive House race in ...

NY-22: Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, a relative moderate who had always seemed out of place in today's hard-right GOP world, announced over the weekend that...

Ted Cruz's Biggest Financial Backers Oppose the Celebration of Christmas

Here's the Texas compound of the Wilks Brothers, who are hosting a crucial Christian Right gathering for their candidate, Ted Cruz. Just don't expect them...

Canada's top scientist faces tough challenge

Kirsty Duncan, the medical geographer who last month became Canada's first Minister of Science, has a big mandate: to ensure that scientific considerations again figure...

Ted 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...

Admit It. You Just Want Your Own Dictator

“There is danger from all men,” wrote John Adams, in what might be the most genuinely conservative of all positions. It crossed my mind recently...

Jewish lawmakers trade ideas with Israeli officials on Diaspora, security matters

Twelve Jewish parliamentarians from around the world held a series of meetings with senior Israeli officials and top MKs at the Knesset on Monday, as...

Business in Vancouver's Newsmaker of 2015: Justin Trudeau's new economic course

The Liberals' opposition to the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline and Ottawa's ban on oil tanker traffic along B.C.'s northwest coast have caused “nervousness” among businesses...

The year in outrage: 24 times 2015 totally lost its shit

If Donald Trump is the manifestation of every poorly fact-checked chain letter American conservatives have forwarded over the past decade, then The Fat Jew is...

Bill Kristol: 'We'll Have to Start' New Party If Trump Wins Nomination

As Greenfield points out, when iconic conservative Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) won the nomination for president, many of his rivals refused to endorse him for...

Implementing diversity and inclusion in Parliament: A more complete picture

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP made the most effort in recruiting female candidates, many of whom were successful, and thus close to gender parity was not...

Making news in 2015

UNBC president Dan Weeks: It was the best of times and the worst of times for UNBC this year. On the plus side, the university...

Movie review: The laughs are scarce in 'Sisters'

A few years ago those darlings of the awards show circuit, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, starred in a clunky, unfunny comedy call “Baby Mama.”...

Tory insiders weigh in on where to go from here

Huffington Post CanadaA thousand kilometres to the west, former Tory cabinet minister James Moore has also been thinking about where the Conservatives go from here.

Rona Ambrose: First Nations Chiefs Must 'Step Up' On Missing, Murdered ...

Ambrose said she still believes the Tories had a "valid argument," they wanted to focus on action rather than more study. She hopes the Liberals...

Low loonie hitting charities hard

Brian Masse, NDP MP for Windsor West, said the federal government should consider changes to income tax rules governing charitable donations. “There can only be...