January 7, 2016

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Bittle busy learning the ropes

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for Chris Bittle. The lawyer from St. Catharines has been busy learning the ropes since defeating...

Afghan interpreter receives application from Canada

Hats off to McCallum and former Conservative Veterans Affairs minister Erin O'Toole for making this a human issue and not political. No matter what happens,...

Liberals face increasing pressure to spend on infrastructure

It is slow growth and it is of great concern, especially here in Ontario, but saddling Canadians with more debt isn't the way to grow...

Liberal Politicians in Canada Are Being Told to Snitch on the Guy Sending Them ...

Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry found little humor in the stunt, however, telling the Vancouver Sun she was concerned the package could land in the...

Former Toronto NDP MP cleared of $140K in satellite offices dispute

Former NDP MPs Isabelle Morin and Jean Rousseau were among the highest-owing party members in Quebec, with outstanding expenses of $169,117 and $122,122, respectively. Both...

ROAD AHEAD: York-Simcoe MP Van Loan gets different view

While York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan didn't suffer the same fate as many of his Conservative colleagues, he will spend the next four years in...

Illinois mega donor Uihlein backing Cruz

According to Lynn Sweet's Sept. 8 column (“Influential money man”), mega donor Richard Uihlein is a “free market, small government crusader.” Friend and beneficiary Dan...

Ex-MP Dan Harris 'exonerated' in NDP satellite office controversy ...

Dan Harris, who was defeated by former Toronto police chief turned Liberal Bill Blair last October after serving one term as the MP for Scarborough...

2015 Year in Review - October - Sun sets on bridge, rises on Liberals

On election day there was a new government, with Justin Trudeau's Liberals winning the day. Locally, Conservative Guy Lauzon, 71, was back in office, but...

The path to Alberta's climate deal

Alberta's new NDP government had barely landed in office last spring when it announced a sweeping review of Alberta's climate change policy, sending shock waves...

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Former premier Lorne Calvert says his government's determination to seek equalization relief was prompted by a 2004 report by economist Tom Courchene called Confiscatory Equalization:...

Ex-MP Dan Harris 'exonerated' in NDP satellite office controversy ...

Dan Harris, who was defeated by former Toronto police chief turned Liberal Bill Blair last October after serving one term as the MP for Scarborough...

An Urgent Warning About the Future of the Traditional Latin Mass

(blog) (blog)If we who love the Traditional Latin Mass want to be near the top of the bishop's priority list, we're going to have...

Are you aware of possible change to spanking law?

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said Canadians deserve to be consulted before the Liberal government removes a section of the Criminal Code that allows parents...

Ex-MP Dan Harris 'exonerated' in NDP satellite office controversy

The MPs include leader Tom Mulcair, the NDP's House leader and many who represented Quebec ridings after 2011 but who, like Harris, lost their seats.

Ex-MP Dan Harris 'exonerated' in NDP satellite office controversy ...

By CBC News Life after politics just got a little easier for a former Toronto NDP who learned last month he was no longer on...

2016 ARC Industry Forum to Focus on Disruptive Technologies, Innovation, and ...

(press release)Faced with business challenges, even manufacturers and other traditionally conservative industrial organizations tend to be receptive to new business approaches and disruptive technologies.

House Conservatives Won't Criticize Oregon Protests

“One of the reasons people are frustrated by what they see happening to the individuals in Oregon … is because they see the Hammonds going...

TransCanada Fights Keystone Denial With $15 Billion Appeal

TransCanada has a legitimate argument that Obama ruled on Keystone XL based on political considerations, not on the pipeline itself or the merits of the...

Turnover at DND, marathon election campaign hamper military purchasing plans

Conservative MP James Bezan, who was parliamentary secretary to the defence minister until the election, defended the Conservative record, saying they introduced accountability. He also...

Supreme Court threatens to sue Liberal government over IT rules implemented by ...

A spokeswoman for Public Services Minister Judy Foote, who oversees Shared Services Canada, has yet to respond to questions about what the Liberals plan to...

Dairy farmers seek more processing

... to help compensate dairy farmers for any losses they experience from the TPP and the earlier Canada-European Union trade agreement, but it is unclear...

Dairy farmers seek more processing

"There is some money set aside there -- if the Liberals choose to do what the Conservatives set out -- for new initiatives or upgrades,"...

Best of 2015 Movie "Meh"-hem - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteBest of 2015 Movie "Meh"-hemChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteBrooklyn — Based on the novel by Colm Toibin, John Crowley's recreation of New York City circa 1952 and...

Liberal Government's Assisted Dying Committee Still Waiting For Members

At the time, government House leader Dominic LeBlanc said it was urgent that the committee get to work quickly, since it would have only until...

Election-time patronage hiring of Conservative insider raises governance concerns

(subscription) (subscription)He said he had been thinking about a change of job for some time but had to be so discreet about his job...

The A-List Interview: Olivia Wilde

After rocking bisexual roles in The O.C. and House, Olivia Wilde takes another spin on the small screen as a suburban wife and former Warhol...

Indigenous women disappear on ships on Lake Superior, Carolyn Bennett told

Federal cabinet ministers say they learned more about the specific safety concerns of indigenous women in northern Ontario — including reports that women have disappeared...

Industry reacts to Liberals' plan to quash Bill C-377

Labour leaders are applauding the first steps by the Trudeau government to do away with federal legislation that would have required extensive public disclosure of...

NDP angst goes public as MPP Cheri DiNovo calls for Tom Mulcair's head: Walkom

Can Tom Mulcair hang on as leader of the federal New Democrats? I'm no longer sure he can. In Toronto at least, the mood among...

Alberta NDP defies voters by continuing to govern as if it won the election ...

(blog) (blog)Premier Notley did take some Broadbent Institute advice, he observed, but only in the sense the institute's submission to Dr. Andrew Leach's Climate...

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Then he thanked outgoing NDP MP Alex Atamanenko. “Alex has been a real mentor to me and an inspiration over the past couple of years,”...

This Is Bernie Sanders

In 1963 he was an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, whose leadership subsequently grew increasingly militant, eventually culminating in the racist excesses of...

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Peterborough-Kawartha Liberal MP Maryam Monsef and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Conservative MP Jamie Schmale heard a variety of concerns after they addressed Peterborough County councillors for the...

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. often sounded conflicted last year while deciding whether to run for president. Nearly three months after saying he would...

Imagining Obama

In the portrait Seesaw, Washington, D.C., painter Preston Sampson contends with that historical background, using collaged fragments of actual slave quilts to form Obama's collar—at...

Good News! Frm NDP MP Dan Harris CLEARED In Satellite Offices Dispute

Which did seem large for an Ontario MP. The other MPs who owe six-figures are Quebec MPs. But Harris seemed quite large for the only...

Braid: Greg Clark and his mighty little opposition party

He actually dreams of moving straight from his lone legislature seat to the premier's office. The Alberta Party hopes the appeal lies in mildly conservative...

Chilliwack Year in Review

- October 2015Chilliwack TimesBut the absence of incumbent Conservative Mark Strahl was again the focus of other candidates and many who asked questions of...

Chilliwack Year in Review

- September 2015Chilliwack TimesFlanked by Chilliwack-Hope NDP candidate Seonaigh MacPherson and Liberal candidate Louis De Jaeger, Conservative Mark Strahl's empty seat pointed to the...

North Korea bomb claim a new challenge for Clinton campaign

They've been a headache for every Republican," Michael Rubin, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said of the North Koreans. "North Korea may...

Flashback: 2015 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Local Conservative MP Randy Kamp announces he's bowing out of politics, and will not seek a fifth term in the fall election. A 50-foot section...

Are blue skies back for Canada's scientists?

(THE) (THE)And the Liberal Party of Canada's pledges to redress the situation are considered to be one factor in its landslide victory, in which...

The electoral treachery of Justin Trudeau

The Liberals of Justin Trudeau have made it abundantly clear – repeatedly -- that they have absolutely no intention of holding a referendum to ask...