December 29, 2015

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Year in review: Does Canada need the Conservative Party?

One of the more surprising aftermaths of the election of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals was seeing the speed with which former Conservative cabinet ministers...

Best Photos of 2015 – Aryn Toombs

Olivia Tracy, 5, watches one of the zoo's two hippos chow down on a pumpkin feast at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary on Saturday, October...

Vote-fixing: The Liberal plan for electoral reform in 2016

Before overhauling the way Canadians elect their MPs, the new Liberal government hopes to somehow win over the opposition parties to the changes. House leader...

Fort McMurray's 2015 in pictures

Kyle Harrietha, Liberal candidate for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake, and Rodger Cuzner, Liberal incumbent for Cape Breton-Canso, pose for a photo with local volunteers after canvassing...

Top 10 news stories of 2015

(press release)Although Wagantall's margin of victory was less than prior Conservative victories, she still bested the competition—Doug Ottenbreit (NDP), Brooke Brooke Malinoski (Liberal) and...

Christensen: Recalling those who passed in 2015 - News & Observer (blog)

News & Observer (blog)Christensen: Recalling those who passed in 2015News & Observer (blog)Hardison is a reminder that conservative Democrats of yesteryear were not much different...

Cloutier: Predictions I Got Wrong for 2015

I failed to predict Pat Martin (NDP) and Steven Fletcher (Conservative) would lose. They did. I was wrong about Todd Dube and the impact of...

MP looks forward to holding Liberals to account

(press release)“Obviously the riding has been a strong Conservative riding, but the campaign and the election showed that nothing can be taken for granted...

Government urged to act on Canadian kids abducted to Iraq

In a video posted on Harper's website on April 1, Azer praised the Conservative government for extending Canada's military mission in Iraq. He also met...

MP Harold Albrecht critical of US court ruling on woman's suicide

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht has criticized a U.S. court ruling overturning the conviction of William Melchert-Dinkel, who was accused of helping a woman commit suicide...

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Bills bolster passing game with Laquon Treadwell

Philadelphia Eagles - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida: The Eagles invested a lot of money in Byron Maxwell and a second round pick in Eric...

Some Canadian newsmakers who died in 2015

24 - Link Byfield, 63, a conservative columnist, politician and publisher whose Alberta Report magazine was once a leading voice of Canadian conservatives. He was...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

5 – After an 18-month tenure marred by controversy, confrontation and cries of incompetence, Conservative Julian Fantino was removed from the Veterans Affairs portfolio and...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

Kenney's former job as minister of employment and social development was handed to Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre. .... 8 – Team...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

9 – Controversial Toronto-area Conservative MP Eve Adams crossed the floor to sit with the Liberals. She had dropped out of a bitter Conservative nomination...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

5 – After an 18-month tenure marred by controversy, confrontation and cries of incompetence, Conservative Julian Fantino was removed from the Veterans Affairs portfolio and...

For Trudeau, 2016 will be all about unfinished business

(subscription) (subscription)The $1.4 billion surplus forecast by the Conservatives in their last budget turned into a $3.5 billion deficit when the Liberals took office...

Chris Lackner: Some New Year's resolutions on Parliament Hill

Heading back to Europe for the next big climate meeting? Enjoy your multi-week voyage via the Liberals' new replica 18th-century sailing vessel! Public Safety Minister...

Year in Review 2015 Mountain View Gazette

In the Oct. 19 federal election, the Liberals led by Justin Trudeau defeated the incumbent Conservatives led by Stephen Harper. Conservative Earl Dreeshen was elected...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

8 - Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, who oversaw the funerals of NHL great Maurice (Rocket) Richard and former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during his 22...

'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Arrested on Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

Former Glee star Mark Salling has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, The has confirmed. The 33-year-old actor, best known as...

'Fuddle duddle happy' and other things people said in 2015

"Majorities in Ottawa and right here in Newfoundland and Labrador would not work for democracy, and would not be in our best interest." — Defeated...

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Castanet.net - Ron Cannan oustedCastanet.netIt seems Ron Cannan's Kelowna-Lake Country seat in parliament was not safe after all. The veteran MP got swept up in...

Watch: Oregon Bakers Mock, Laugh At And 'Pray For' Their 'Ignorant' Critics By ...

According to Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, now married, Rachel and her mother walked in to Sweet Cakes By Melissa to order a cake. Aaron Klein...

Boston On The Silver Screen, Female Empowerment And A Return Of Big Hitters ...

Co-writer/director Adam McKay adapted the book and bundled an all-star cast around this mind-blowing true story of a few men who predicted the collapse of...

Year in Review: A local look back at 2015

(blog)... the federal Conservatives kept their stronghold in southern Alberta ridings. Rachael Harder was elected Lethbridge riding's new Member of Parliament, succeeding Jim Hillyer,...

Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2015

(blog) (blog)Newsweek fired de Borchgrave in 1980 because it concluded that his conservative opinions were seeping into his coverage of the Soviet invasion of...

Airdrie's year in review

She earned 35.13 per cent of the vote, beating the NDP's Chris Noble, who earned 29.83 per cent of the vote and PC candidate Mayor...

Top stories of 2015

Conservative-turned-independent James Lunney, the Nanaimo-Alberni MP, and Jean Crowder, the NDP MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, had both announced previously that they wouldn't be seeking re-election. Furthermore,...

Opinion: Looking back on my sound, albeit cynical, advice for Stephen Harper

19, 2015, I wrote a column suggesting the Harper Conservatives were, or ought to be, considering overriding the fixed-election law to call an early election...

Sunburn for Dec. 29 – 'Tis the season

(blog) (blog)... the lawyer who served as counsel to the Mitt Romney and George W. Bush presidential campaigns, says that because this GOP election...

Here's who we think will make Ireland's 23-man Euro 2016 squad

Greg Cunningham: Last played for Ireland in 2013, however he has featured in recent squads and the Preston player's ability to play in the problematic...

Parksville Qualicum Beach year in review: April-June, 2015

Duncan's NDP opponent in this riding, Gord Johns, is urging the federal government to stop its planned closure of Marine Communications and Traffic Centres in...

Diamond Sales Light Up Solid Season for Jewelers

Here in the Midwest, we are always conservative—we never have the extremes highs and lows. But our clients are feeling comfortable ... —David Gaston, sales...

MP John Nater to focus on issues of local importance in 2016 as representative ...

"I've been hooked ever since," he said. His extensive background includes work as legislative assistant for retired MP Gary Schellenberger, as executive assistant to Perth-Wellington...

Previewing Alabama vs. Michigan State: The Spartan defense - Roll 'Bama Roll

Roll 'Bama RollPreviewing Alabama vs. Michigan State: The Spartan defenseRoll 'Bama RollThe Star is none other than heralded redshirt senior Darien Harris (6-0, 220 pounds),...

Top 10 Nebraska news stories of 2015

He said inmates intended to give Corrections Director Scott Frakes a copy of a petition, and then things went wrong. "They came with the force,"...

Justin Trudeau chosen as national newsmaker of the year in reader poll

"The narrative of Trudeau's trajectory was surprising and dramatic as he took his Liberals from rump to ruling party," summed up Paul Samyn, editor of...

The 20 Best Quotes of 2015

17) “Republican leaders believe the goal of the Republican Party is to gain and maintain power; conservatives believe the goal of the Republican Party is...

New Year's resolution: Time for Alberta's conservative leaders to speak out ...

(blog) (blog)Alberta conservative leaders like former Reform Party leader Preston Manning, former prime minister Stephen Harper, federal Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose and Calgary Midnapore...

Daily Kickoff: Town & Country profiles Ivanka Trump | Who's Who in St. Bart's ...

Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has introduced legislation that would block lifting sanctions until after the administration handed over a wide-ranging report on military aspects of Iran's...

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

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

How Fox News' Primetime Lineup Demonized Black Lives Matter In 2015

(blog) (blog)Ron Hosko is the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a conservative nonprofit that "prop[s] up right-wing organizations to which they...

Cheers and Jeers: 2015 Flashback, Part I

Senator Harry Reid recovers from broken ribs and facial bones he suffers while using a piece of exercise equipment that snaps. The good news is...

Don Dunphy shooting: Our audience's pick as top story of 2015

A fatal shooting that involved a self-described "crucified injured worker," two police forces, social media and political overtones has emerged as the most compelling story...

The NS liveblog, retro edition: 1979

04:31: The Conservatives gain the Wrekin - David Butler says it is certain that the Conservatives will get to the 330 mark - a comfortable...

“Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia” in Minneapolis

Over the decades, we've begun to consider the 1960s as more aberration than foundation—a time of experiment, rupture, and fantasy that was smothered by subsequent...

Michael Sheen slammed for saying UK's foreign aid shouldn't be spent on flood defence

Actor Michael Sheen infuriated flood victims yesterday by saying he was sick of hearing foreign aid should be diverted to help them. As guest editor...

Lobb Supports Anti-Terror Bill

The Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce defends a controversial piece of legislation passed by the former Harper government this year, designed to blunt the threat of...

15 things we learned this year

Few anticipated that Adele would emerge from self-imposed domestic exile with fabulous feline flicks and a lachrymose ballad that would touch the parts even the...