January 13, 2016

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American billionaire set to open Cape Breton coal mine

Such arguments hold no sway with Sydney's White, nor Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal MP for Cape-Breton Canso. White calls the mine a needed boost to...

Liberals defend Conservative crime laws in court – for now

So NDP justice critic Murray Rankin is confused: Why was the federal Crown defending mandatory minimums at the Supreme Court on Wednesday? “I think this...

50 reasons why L.A. is America's coolest Jewish city

If the Orthodox PJC is not your thing, Conservative Mishkon Tephilo and progressive Open Temple on Abbot Kinney Boulevard are also in Venice and beach-adjacent.

Chrystia Freeland won't commit yet to Feb. 4 TPP signing

Canada's international trade minister says her government hasn't decided whether it will participate in an expected signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland, New...

How Ted Cruz Built His Christian Connection

Wilks “supports Sen. Cruz because he's a committed conservative with a strong faith,” says Laura Barnett, a spokeswoman for the super PAC. “He's not afraid...

Tories consider kicking off leadership race next month

CTV NewsFormer Conservative cabinet ministers Jason Kenney and Peter MacKay are still considered the leading contenders should they enter the race, but there are growing...

Canes take advantage of 3-on-3 overtime rules - News & Observer

News & ObserverCanes take advantage of 3-on-3 overtime rulesNews & ObserverJust because we're going with one forward and two D doesn't mean we're trying to...

Catching up with Edmonton-Wetaskiwin MP Mike Lake

We spoke to Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for the new riding of Edmonton-Wetaskiwin, about his plans for 2016, his adjustment to the opposition benches,...

Report: More infections from dirty scopes at US hospitals

Traditional ad-buys make sense this election cycle, particularly for Republicans in Iowa, said Larry Grisolano, a partner at Democratic communications group AKPD Media and director...

Politics 204 for January 13

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire after being told by the family of a Brandon woman who became ill in Cuba that the Canadian consulate ignored...

Can Tories hold on to Jewish voters?

(blog)In 2015, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau fought hard for those Jewish votes, repeatedly emphasizing that there was no daylight between Liberals and Conservatives in...

John McCallum lauds Canada's response to Syrian refugee crisis

"A significant milestone was reached late yesterday evening," McCallum said in a written statement Wednesday. Canada welcomed more than 10,000 Syrian refugees as of Tuesday...

Gauthier, Dubois et Girard en première ronde? - Le Journal de Québec

Gauthier, Dubois et Girard en première ronde?Le Journal de QuébecMalgré l'excellent Championnat mondial de hockey junior qu'il vient de connaître, le Finlandais Patrik Laine est...

NDP's Request On Raif Badawi Case Should Sound Familiar To Liberals

Marc Garneau, who now serves as Trudeau's transport minister, also raised the issue three times in question period last year. "The time has come for...

Government mulls waiving taxes and duties on smaller-value online purchases

Liberal Scott Brison, now president of the Treasury Board, told the CBC in 2014 that the current level seems “completely out-of-whack with other countries” and...

15 Great Filmmakers Who Have Never Received An Oscar Nomination For Directing

(blog) (blog)And he should probably have won — the Screenplay nod is an acknowledgment that it had pinged on the Academy's radar, the film...

MPs, senators who comprise newly formed joint committee on assisted death

Ottawa CitizenOTTAWA — A list of the members of the joint parliamentary committee on physician-assisted dying, including 11 MPs named to the committee Tuesday: Sen.

Exclusive: Scottish Conservatives consulting with controversial Hometown ...

Asked about concerns voiced by the EIS teachers union general secretary Larry Flannigan that Hometown and their education policies represent an “anti-public sector ethos”, Smith...

@Kady – E-Petition Watch: Do we need a federal parliamentary ombudsman?

Other new additions to the e-petition list include a plea to abolish temporary residency requirements and certain Visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens, which has been...

David Cameron: Labour doesn't believe in work, Jeremy Corbyn doesn't believe ...

One former Labour Minister told The Telegraph: "People in Wales will be furious if they try to stitch it up for Katy or someone like...

Québec's seat of many colours reverts to red

But it reverted to Liberal this fall when star candidate Jean-Yves Duclos, former head of Université Laval's economics department, edged out NDP one-termer Annick Papillon.

Tory MPs try to rebrand party after defeat

“That's a good way to put it,” said re-elected Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback in an interview Tuesday. “It's a little like being down 10-0...

Ralph Goodale: Infrastructure Monies To Be Earmarked For Disaster Preparation

CTV NewsDevoting a portion of planned infrastructure spending to disaster readiness will not only stimulate the economy, but ensure communities are better able to deal...

POLITICO Florida Playbook: 'Sanctuary Cities' crackdown – Rick Perry, Florida ...

JEB WORLD V. MARCO– The Bush-backing Right to Rise super PAC is under fire from conservative commentators and some Bush supporters for its proposed $3...

Frameworks of Comparison

(subscription)On the far right was Elie Kedourie, who was born and raised in the old Jewish community of Baghdad, moved to London as a...

The Conservative future, Part 1: Policy

While Conservatives like Michael Chong have managed to salvage the Conservative record on this front and secure all-party support for bills like the Reform Act,...

Dreschel: NDP split in Ward 7 byelection

Problem is, among the other candidates competing for the job is Geraldine McMullen, first vice president of the Hamilton and District Labour Council, a community...

Nunavut's Conservative senator enthusiastic about working with Liberals

Just a few months ago, Nunavut senator Dennis Patterson was going door-to-door campaigning alongside Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq. Now, in the aftermath of the Liberal...

Republicans in Texas Senate race host first forum in Salado

“I'll be one of those political honey badgers,” said Mayes, speaking of how he'll fight federal overreach with Bible-based governance and staunch conservative values. Cobb...

Theresa May questioned by MPs on draft 'snooper's charter ...

Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Theresa May being questioned by...

Joint committee on doctor-assisted dying sets first meeting for Monday

The panel includes several rookie MPs, a former Conservative cabinet minister and a veteran New Democrat. One of the Conservatives, B.C. MP Mark Warawa, sparked...

NHIAA Roundup: Gendron's late basket lifts Bedford boys

Brad George, Epping, 17-7.25; 3. Uri-Jaun Hall, Manchester Memorial, 17-2.25; 4. Joey Baylus, Merrimack Valley, 16-11.75; 5. River Mathieu, Belmont, 16-10.5; 6. Devin Schroeder, Phillips...

Ottawa weighs skipping budget hearings amid pressure for stimulus

Turmoil in financial markets, a fading dollar, a further drop in oil prices and reduced expectations for economic growth in 2016 are all contributing to...

Notre Dame Prep exits Catholic League over crossover game

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep has opted to leave the Catholic League rather than play a crossover football game next season against Birmingham Brother Rice. Representatives...

Guests for Obama speech reflect diverse views

(blog) (blog)He said his office had given the ticket to the Family Research Council, a conservative activist organization that opposes same-sex marriage. The presence...

Tumbling oil prices put pressure on finance minister to act

NDP Finance Critic Guy Caron, meanwhile, told CTV Power Play that he agrees with the Liberals' plan to invest in infrastructure and tax cuts to...

Programs to honor King

... Liberal Arts building. Emcee and performer for the King Day program will be actor/motivator, Sonny Kelly of Fayetteville. Other participants during the MLK Day...

Programs to honor King

... Liberal Arts building. Emcee and performer for the King Day program will be actor/motivator, Sonny Kelly of Fayetteville. Other participants during the MLK Day...

Liberals accused of 'arbitrarily' withholding assisted suicide report by expert panel

Six Liberals, three Conservatives and two New Democrats will sit on the committee. They include several Liberal rookie MPs, veteran Liberal and United Church minister...

Conservatives say security committee is a 'radical departure,' breaks election ...

Conservative critics are panning last Friday's announcement that veteran Liberal MP David McGuinty will have a "leadership role" on a new statutory committee of Parliamentarians...