January 4, 2016

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Biskupski takes office as SLC mayor

SALT LAKE CITY — With her fiancée by her side, Jackie Biskupski took the oath of office becoming the second woman and the first openly-gay...

Offshore Biz Dips, Local Pics Dominate Ahead Of China 'Star Wars' Debut ...

The most recent guestimates I'm hearing are in the $175-$200M range — which may be conservative by the time SWTFA ends its 30-day run and...

Liberals scrambling on family-immigrant targets

Immigration Minister John McCallum's office said Monday that McCallum remains committed to fulfilling the election promise, and will be consulting with cabinet in the coming...

GOP contenders tread carefully in Oregon standoff

The answer, said conservative activist Chuck Muth, president of the Las Vegas-based Citizen Outreach, is to generally ignore the specific crisis altogether. "I'd speak about...

Liberals' Family Reunification Plan Called Into Question Thanks To Website

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel posted on Facebook: "Keeping a realistic goal of 5,000 applications a year was part of our Conservative government's initiative to be...

Megyn Kelly Thinks She's the Next Oprah Winfrey. Here's Why She's Not.

(blog) (blog)Kelly garnered sympathy and solidarity from scores of feminists when she called out Donald Trump's record of sexist insults last year and got...

The $5-latte problem and a radically conservative solution

The idea - for the young at least - is that by focusing too much on whether we should have a coffee or not, we...

Mario Canseco: In BC, politicians ignore environment at their peril

In Vancouver Island, they failed to win a single seat, even with former cabinet member John Duncan contesting in a newly drawn constituency. In Metro...

Racial surveillance has a long history

The path from Laquan McDonald's summary execution by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to the reluctant release — over a year later — by...

BC Conservatives look for leader

The B.C. Conservatives were briefly represented in the B.C. legislature in 2012 after Duncan, a long-time Reform and Conservative MP, orchestrated the defection of Abbotsford...

Commons finance committee boasts economic heft

Veteran Ontario Conservative MP Phil McColeman is also on the committee, as is NDP finance critic Guy Caron, a Quebec MP who is an economist...

Nick Clegg has worst voting record in the House of Commons since the general ...

Philip Hollobone, the Tory MP for Kettering, has the best record after making 99.3 per cent of all votes, followed by David Nuttall, the Conservative...

Barry Humphries: 'Caitlyn Jenner is a publicity-seeking ratbag'

But the far Left is so conservative, paradoxically, inflexible, doctrinaire and humourless. You can't describe the world as it is any more. ... He arrived...

Ban taxpayer-funded partisan federal ads: Editorial

Canada's new Liberal government seems serious about cleaning up a practice that amounted to publicly funded political propaganda. It's an attitude to be ... Thankfully...

Del Mastro back in court to appeal election spending case

An Ontario court will hear former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro's appeal this week of his conviction for breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro, once...

Del Mastro back in court to appeal election spending case | Ottawa ...

An Ontario court will hear former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro's appeal this week of his conviction for breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro, once...

Brown: Rauner endorses recall bill; 'very disappointed' in Rahm

Homicide rates climbed in 2015, with the deaths of 7-year Amari Brown and 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee making national headlines. The city's credit rating kept plunging,...

2015 Newsmakers: Liberal Leona Alleslev first MP elected in new riding

She is the first to hold office in the newly created federal riding and it was a close race against Conservative Costas Menegakis, who previously...

Pro-Rubio super PAC aims attack ads at Christie

The super PAC, Conservative Solutions, will go on the air with two ads, one attacking Christie as far too similar to President Barack Obama on...

3 Ways Federal Government Can Improve The Registered Disability Savings Plan

The RDSP was the brainchild of non-profit organization, PLAN and was championed by the late Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, who made it a reality in...

Why it might matter that Dan Brooks has resigned as leader of the B.C ...

And for good reason. That's because the vast majority of British Columbians have no idea that the northern wilderness and tourism resort operator has been...

Welcome to NYC real estate in 2026

In addition, Heritage Equity Partner is developing Brooklyn's first speculative office building in decades: a 400,000-square-foot office at 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. These new...

Canada to review why six-year-old boy was put on no-fly list

Speaking on Monday, public safety minister Ralph Goodale called the family's experience on their recent flight to Boston “a cause for concern” and said the...

The 9th Circuit's Donor Privacy Case: Nixon In State Clothing

Following revelations in the Watergate investigations that Richard Nixon and his staff used tax return information of individuals for political purposes such as auditing his...

Lottery boosts Canada sports bet hopes; PlayOLG plan mobile app, peer-to-peer ...

CalvinAyre.com (press release) (blog)CalvinAyre.com (press release) (blog)Masse had previously vowed to reintroduce a version of retired NDP MP Joe Comartin's C-290 and now says he...

Pushing for TFW solution

Morrissey recalls former Conservative Minister of Employment and Social Development, Jason Kenney one time using a statistic that suggested there were 1,000 people in the...

Justin Trudeau, friends wish Seamus O'Regan well as he enters 'wellness program'

O'Regan was elected as MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, beating out incumbent Ryan Cleary, who ran for the NDP. Meanwhile, O'Regan's constituency assistant told...

Feds must work with partners to limit threats to safety: Transport Canada

(subscription)The Transport Canada briefings outline several key concerns for Liberal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau as he adjusts to his new portfolio, among them the...

TIM HARPER: 12 Canadians who'll wield influence in 2016

Jason Kenny gives a speech in Dartmouth last year. ... If he decides not to pursue the federal Conservative leadership, he will crack that race...

Year in review

Petrolia Topic - July to DecemberPetrolia TopicConservative Bev Shipley would ultimately go on to be reelected for a fourth consecutive term. In other local news,...

Oscars: Why You Can't Rule Out a Best Picture Nom for 'The Hateful Eight ...

The film is lusciously shot (Charlotte Bruus Christensen's look reminds me of 1979's The Black Stallion), gorgeously costumed (hat-tip to Janet Patterson) and sweepingly scored...

Single-event sports betting bill to be introduced after NDP MP wins 'lottery'

Retired NDP MP Joe Comartin first introduced Bill C-290 back in 2011. It passed the House with all-party approval and arrived in the Senate in...

Here's what made the news in the second half of 2015

The boarded-up storefront, and the rest of the site, taking an entire city block, was seen by many as an obstacle to downtown revitalization. A...

Climate change threatening remote communities says Ontario chief

NDP Indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus, who represents a northern Ontario riding that includes a number of First Nations communities, believes money needs to be...

Passages of 2015: Stephen Harper

I first met Stephen Harper when he was running for the Canadian Alliance leadership in 2002. Speaking to a group of Fraser Valley party members...

Millennials in Richmond area politically independent, CNU poll says

Millennials in Virginia are not wedded to the two major political parties and those in the Richmond region are particularly independent, according to a survey...

Ted Cruz kicks off Iowa bus tour, from Storm Lake to Pocahontas

(blog) (blog)It's fertile turf to hunt conservatives, though Cruz will be steering clear of major population centers in favor of stops at places like...

Buyouts of banks top local stocks

After the merger, Robert W. Baird analyst David Koning met with Peter Gunnlaugsson, senior vice president of investor relations, and said he is maintaining an...

Vandals smear Conservative MP's Orangeville office with blue paint

Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson's constituency office in Orangeville was the victim of some mischief early last week. Sometime overnight Tuesday (Dec. 29), the front door...

Heroes and Villains of 2015: Hall of Villains

Before we plunge into 2016, it's time to reflect on the year that was. In our Hall of Villains, we honour the people, places, things,...

Canadian 6-year-old listed as airline “security risk”

The tweets were retweeted several times eventually coming to the attention of the family's local Member of Parliament, and to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

The Genocidal Unconscious of American Sports' Naming Practices

In the decades before the American Revolution, rangers relied on their Native-American allies to learn small-unit, mobile-warfare tactics, how to move through the landscape stealthily,...

The Oregon standoff

A group of armed protestors, including Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, occupied a building that was closed for the holidays in the Malheur National...

In 2016, presidential election, hot legislative issues top agenda in Wisconsin

Although the job is nonpartisan, the state Republican Party is working on Bradley's behalf, sending out appeals for petition signatures to get her on the...

Macpherson to step down from Treasury

During a Treasury career spanning 31 years, Sir Nick worked closely with Conservative chancellor Kenneth Clarke, as his principal private secretary, and became the Treasury's...

Pats lose to Miami in Week 17. Lose #1 seed in the process, 1-4-15

The dish in the first apple Blake not a conservative. And in the second apple blocked it with a throw the ball get a chance...

'13 Hours': Can Michael Bay Pull Off a Gritty Movie About Benghazi?

Behind his antique Balinese gate is a coral-bedecked pool that looks like it should have a shark swimming in it, and two dogs the size...

Ryan's leadership team meeting in Annapolis to plot 2016 plans

... Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, has signaled two main goals for 2016: He wants the House to serve as a breeding ground for conservative...

Single-event sports betting bill to return after NDP MP wins parliamentary ...

Retired NDP MP Joe Comartin first introduced Bill C-290 back in 2011. It passed the House with all-party approval and arrived in the Senate in...

Hillary about to bring more taxes on the wealthy

Here's conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on “Fox News Sunday,” not sounding all that different from that David Axelrod tweet as she wonders whether the...