December 31, 2015

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Gloom at Fitz, the never-ending Thibodeau case and more from the year that was

(subscription) (subscription)Assemblyman Will Barclay, Congressman John Katko and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer were among .... State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, unsuccessfully challenged Hanna...

The biggest news of 2015

The federal riding of Prince Albert retained its Conservative MP Randy Hoback while the nation as a whole switched gears and elected the Liberals. Local...

Looking back instead of ahead to ring in the New Year

Many wanted to see the Conservatives and Stephen Harper's government fall. He fell. And so too did Kenora MP Greg Rickford, but Kenora continues to...

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.

Agriculture, TPP Left Out Of Throne Speech

Alberta MP Chris Warkentin says the speech on behalf of the new Liberal government made no mention of agriculture of farm families. ... The office...

California politicos to watch in 2016

The Palo Alto physicist has made a habit of pouring his fortune into conservative causes and candidates, a vital boost for the California Republican Party's...

Mining magnate Peter Munk admits donating more than legal limit to Conservatives

In 2015, the company hired former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird as an international adviser. A review of financial reports on the Elections Canada...

Syrian Refugees In Canada: Here's What We've Done Since 2012

The Harper Conservatives promise to admit 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, with the majority sponsored by private groups. The 200 spots available...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Canada misses Syrian refugee deadline 1:24

Immigration Minister John McCallum said 25,000 Syrian refugees have been identified, as promised, more than 10,000 applications have been fully processed, as promised, and the...

Bernie Sanders' message gets megaphone in 'Big Short'

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, Mr. McKay — who also has donated to other Democratic candidates, including President Obama, according...

CTV Atlantic's 2015 year in review: A to Z

Some longtime members of Parliament were ousted, including NDP members Megan Leslie and Peter Stoffer. Longtime Conservative MP and cabinet minister Peter MacKay stepped away...

Campaign shake-up: Three top aides for Ben Carson resign

Three of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's top aides resigned Thursday, causing a big shake-up in the campaign just a month out from the nation's...

New Perth-Wellington MP looks forward

"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...

Steinberg: Have a Boswell New Year

He was always making resolutions to be a new man, and that new man was Johnson, or Hume, or Adam Smith. .... Too gross an...

How the politics of education changed in 2015 (and what it means for 2016)

Fast-forward 7 years and the consensus has all but evaporated, as has candidates' interest in campaigning on K-12 education reform. Earlier this month, Congress passed...

How the Politics of Education Changed in 2015 (And What it Means for 2016)

Though support for NCLB began to fray almost as soon as the law touched American schools, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan essentially...

Opinion: GOP road to White House goes through Pennsylvania

Ronald Reagan successfully melded conservative appeals with positive messages to create coalitions of voters that had similar aspirations if not identical views. It's still the...

Nathan Cullen: New Democrats Not 'Settled' After Election Loss, But Respect ...

Cullen, who agreed to speak with HuffPost in part because NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair declined an interview request, said the NDP is probably as happy...

Best of the rest

It's that time of the year, when best-of lists are flying fast and furious. In that spirit, Free Press staffers were asked to pick some...

Editorial: Winners and losers of 2015: an incomplete list

Winner and Loser: Conservative MP Mark Warawa, who beat back the Liberal tidal wave to win another term as Langley-Aldergrove MP. But as an opposition...

Top Ben Carson Aides Resign

Barry Bennett, who oversaw Carson's rapid rise to the top tier of Republican contenders and his equally precipitous fall, said he quit over differences with...

Newsmakers of 2015: Conservative party ousted from Kelowna

In addition to the simple fact it's difficult to find anyone with an unkind word about Cannan, he was running in a region that has...

11 Great Movies From 2015 That You Can Stream On Netflix Now

ABC News desperately needed to juice ratings during coverage of the 1968 Nixon-Humphrey presidential election. Enter conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. and his liberal...

Gallery: Notable people who died in 2015

Sports · Kings · Kings Corner with Jason Jones · NBA News · 49ers with Matt Barrows · Raiders · NFL News · High School...

The Carson Campaign's Year-End Collapse

Bennett and Watts reportedly resigned over tension with Armstrong Williams, a conservative figure and Carson svengali. Carson's campaign is in large part Williams's creation—he cultivated...

Politics, Peel and effects of crime among year's big Yukon stories

Former Liberal MP Larry Bagnell ousted incumbent Conservative Ryan Leef joining the rest of the North in a Liberal sweep.It was also a lively election...

YEAR IN REVIEW: Our top 10 stories of 2015 in Surrey and Delta

The election in Surrey saw NDP MPs Jasbir Sandhu and Jinny Sims lose their seats, as did veteran Conservative MP Nina Grewal, in Fleetwood-Port Kells.

2015 Year in Review

2 – Huronia Historical Parks welcomes Will Baird as new general manager. 3 – Sacred Heart School of Midland captures ... 5 – Simcoe North...

2015 IN REVIEW: West Shore news moments encapsulated

(registration)21 – A Liberal majority still yields federal seats for the two NDP candidates in the West Shore. Incumbent MP Randall Garrison hangs onto...

Producers look ahead to New Year filled with uncertainties

Ritzville, Wash., wheat farmer Mike Miller said he plans to be more conservative on the farm as margins shrink. He also hopes to adopt a...

Young, old made headlines in 2015 in Stouffville

Stouffville family physician-turned-federal Liberal candidate for Markham-Stouffville, Jane Philpott, beat out Conservative incumbent Paul Calandra in October. During the campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau came...

Ben Carson Looks to Reset Amid Campaign Turmoil

NBCNews.comWith the Iowa caucuses typically favoring more hard-line conservatives, and New Hampshire often leaning toward more moderate, pro-business Republicans, South Carolina views itself as most...

NEWS 1130's top story of 2015

Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts ran and won as a Conservative in Surrey White Rock, while Jenny Kwan ran and won for the NDP, replacing...

Bradford Council receives more than £600000 to help flood victims as massive ...

... adding that the money demonstrated a "significant package of support." He praised the "invaluable" updates from Conservative MPs Philip Davies (Shipley) and Kris Hopkins...

Federal politics 2015: The year in 12 chapters

John Baird's resignation from his post as foreign minister at first seemed shocking, and then, on second thought, maybe the sort of thing that should...