December 30, 2015

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Here are your top Ottawa stories of 2015

Dr. Christy Natsis and her trial for deadly drunk driving (5.7%): It was a long time coming, but after nearly three years of court proceedings,...

Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness says CBRM is underfunded

John R. Macdonald of the group Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness said they plan to meet in the new year with Cape Breton's two Liberal...

New Year Honours list features Jacqueline Gold and Lin Homer

She inherited a department which was already in chaos, with asylum claims piling up, but on her watch the following year it emerged 1,000 foreign...

The Best NYC Meals of 2015

Rarely have I been in a restaurant full of such unanimous joy, and it emanated from the kitchen. In restaurants ... Matt Buchanan, editor at...

Prison's Opening Delayed For Year Because Cell Doors Wouldn't Lock

Scott Armstrong, a former Conservative member of Parliament who announced the prison's expansion in 2010, suggested a positive reason behind the empty units in September.

New Year's Honours list 2016 in full

Director, Scottish Conservatives. For political service. (Edinburgh). Professor David Kenneth Miles. Formerly Member, Monetary Policy Committee. For services to Monetary Policy. (Somerset). Andrew Noel Moffat.

New Year honours 2016: the full list

Peta Joyce Ash. Chief executive officer, Southampton Voluntary Services. For services to the voluntary sector. Richard James Atkins. Principal .... Director, Scottish Conservatives. For political...

Newsmaker: Badawey pushing for 'Canada's Canal Corridor'

In addition to fellow Liberal MP Chris Bittle representing St. Catharines, Badawey said he wants to work with Conservative MPs Rob Nicholson from Niagara Falls...

2015 in Review: Headlines and time lines

Three residents affiliated with the conservative political action committee New Mexicans for a Better Tomorrow initiated a process to recall Las Cruces city councilors Olga...

What's the 411?

Cookie is boo'ed up on the beach. “Empire's” leading lady Taraji P. Henson was photographed with NFL player Kelvin Hayden. The 45-year-old Oscar and Emmy...

Other notables who died in 2015

National affairs. Wendell Ford, senator, governor. Robert Kastenmeier, representative. Advertisement. Louis Stokes, representative. John Galvin, NATO commander. Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist. Grace Lee...

Do endorsements matter anymore?

He opted to endorse Rubio instead, giving the Florida senator, who is struggling to gain traction with the GOP's Tea Party base, a conservative ally...

Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio ...

There's only one problem with that scenario: Under Republican caucus procedures, there's no way the disgruntled social conservatives can achieve their alleged goal without damaging...

Liberals want some Tory appointees grilled by MPs, say others offered to quit

That's a sharp reversal from earlier this month, when government House leader Dominic LeBlanc announced he'd sent letters to 33 people who had been given...

Chilliwack Year in Review

- April 2015Chilliwack Times... are disappointed with Mark in general,” De Jaeger said in response to questions about a Conservative riding association fundraising letter...

Bill to End Dolphin and Whale Captivity Reintroduced In Canada

A federal bill to end dolphin and whale captivity throughout Canada was reintroduced by Nova Scotia Senator Wilfred Moore in early December. The bill first...

The Film Room: The Past, Present, and Future of the Titans' Offensive Line

(blog) (blog)Under Munchak, Tennessee adhered to the Trinity of Conservative 1998 Football while they waited for Jake Locker to develop. Run the ball a...

New MP embraces role in Ottawa

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

Year in Review 2015

- Part 2Coast Reporter•The B.C. government's seniors advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, visited Sechelt, where she addressed over 100 people with the problems, and proposed solutions,...

Mayor reflects on fiscally solid 2015

(subscription) (subscription)But that would be only one of the roadway projects Mayor Gary Golinski is pleased to see completed this year. The Game ...

Newsmakers of the Year

Rounding out the polls was NDP candidate Joanne Boissonneault with 3,951 votes (six per cent) and Green Party candidate Mike MacDonald with 2,383 votes (four...

Changing of the guard

Not only did the human-rights lawyer, Paralympic swimmer and mom of four bounce back from an unsuccessful run for school board last year to beat...

Liberals want some Tory appointees grilled by MPs, say ... - iPolitics

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Dominic LeBlanc talks with media in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood. OTTAWA —...

Farewell: Notable Utahns who died in 2015

John Preston Creer • A former Salt Lake County commissioner who unsuccessfully pursued the Democratic nomination for governor in 1976, died Jan. 30 in Salt...

Labour 'must stop infighting and focus on May elections'

He urged his party to think strategically and to target a politically vulnerable George Osborne as the likely Conservative leader at the next election. Ashworth...

2015: a year of politics, crime, sorrow and celebration

Travel once again proves a bugbear for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, who faces flak in the House of Commons for being the...

Liberals tap bannock lady for Point Douglas run

During the autumn federal election, voters in Winnipeg Centre voted for change in electing Liberal Robert-Falcon Ouellette over NDP incumbent Pat Martin, who'd held the...

The quagmire of electoral reform and the hunt for legitimacy

The Conservatives, temporarily meek about criticizing Trudeau on more value-laden matters, have latched onto electoral reform as a low-cost way to harry Trudeau. On the...

Politicians say the darndest things: 10 quotes from 2015

Heading into the 42nd Parliament, party leaders promised to adopt a more constructive tone, but it didn't take long for Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose...

Charlottetown residents get door-to-door delivery after car hits community mailbox

"If somebody was standing in front of the mailboxes they could have been hurt very badly," he said. Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, part of the...

Richest Americans mold tax system to help them save billions

Some of these same families have also contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to conservative groups that have attacked virtually any effort to raises taxes...

Scott Brison urged to take fresh look at real-estate dispute with soldiers

A Canadian soldier at CFB Halifax is urging Canada's new Treasury Board president, Liberal MP Scott Brison, to take a fresh look at a dispute...

2015: News in review

Not one to let pesky details get in the way of a good old-fashioned hunch, Presnell has discounted things like engineering reports, financial economies of...

A Legacy of Shame: Canadian Mining Companies leave behind decades of violence ...

In 2009, Liberal MP for Scarborough-Guildwood John McKay introduced Bill C-300 as a private members bill to the Canadian House of Commons. The bill called...

Tomlin Admits Steelers Early Run-Focused Offense May Have Hurt Roethlisberger ...

On Tuesday during his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin didn't totally dismiss the possibility of that. “There's a potential .... This happens far...

Politics dominated Caribbean life in 2015

Among them, Timothy Harris and his opposition coalition which shattered Dr Douglas' hopes and dreams of becoming the first CARICOM leader to win five consecutive...

COLUMN: New 'open carry' legislation takes effect on Jan. 1

SB 11, according to the DPS, “authorizes a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about the license holder's person while the license...

Do We Need a New Constitutional Convention?

Sanford Levinson's An Argument Open To All: Reading The Federalist in the 21st Century is an engaging interpretation of the eighty-five original Federalist essays written...

Top 15 Long Island News Stories of 2015

Down the stretch no other horse could come close to beating this great American Thoroughbred. American Pharoah won the 2015 Triple Crown in terrific fashion,...

Merck Awards "Neighbour of Choice" to two worthy West Island NGOs

Merck Awards "Neighbour of Choice" to two worthy West Island NGOs(from l to r) NOVA Board of Directors President Tom Thompson, Jacques Cartier MNA and...

State Debate: 'We lost,' David Blaska blogs on teachers' suit; James Rowen ...

(blog)Madison's rightie blogger David Blaska posts a short piece today with the succinct headline: "We lost." He's referring to the case he and the...

Rona Ambrose: How she plans to build bridges in 2016

As the interim Conservative leader, Alberta MP Rona Ambrose will be the main voice of the official Opposition until Tories pick Stephen Harper's successor, likely...

Thomas Mulcair: How he's ready to spar in 2016

The cruel truth for Tom Mulcair is that his NDP started the election campaign of 2015 leading in many polls and ended up, when the...

Inside Gitmo: America's Shame

It takes three hours and 20 minutes to fly to Guantanamo via military charter from Andrews Air Force Base. A 20-minute ferry ride then takes...

Why Some of the Worst Attacks on Social Science Have Come From Liberals

No, it isn't about climate change, but my dad could be excused for thinking any book about the politicization of science must be about conservatives.

Biblical scholars are arguing about whether Eve was created from Adam's penis ...

Zevit's philological theory didn't get a lot of attention when it was first published in the Biblical Archeology Review's September/October issue (title: “Was Eve Made...

Oliver Letwin: a career in gaffes

Gordon Brown, then the chancellor, taunted the Tories over his low profile, quipping: “Let Letwin speak. We should free the ... The following year Letwin...

The Daily 202: Will the GOP establishment candidates kill each other?

Rubio has begun trying to position himself as the most conservative of the four establishment figures. The campaign is ... David A. Fahrenthold and David...

2015: Tragedies and tumbles

Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images). 11 Which state has a female premier and deputy premier? 12 Scientists discovered a reservoir of partly molten rock, big enough...

2015: Tragedies and tumbles

Pope Francis. 7. Indonesia. 8. Mark “Chopper” Read. 9. Barnaby Joyce. 10. Andy Murray. 11. Queensland (Annastacia Palaszczuk, Jackie Trad). 12. Yellowstone National Park. 13.