January 14, 2016

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Kevin O'Leary doesn't speak French—but says he could still be PM

Quebec NDP MP Hélène Laverdière says a prime minister has to listen to Canadians. If O'Leary doesn't understand French, he's going to have a problem...

Michigan expects $575M one-time budget surplus

“We want to make sure we're being conservative in spending the money to make sure we're smoothing” lower estimates in the current year, Roberts said.

Immigration reforms made it difficult for businesses to attract high-skilled ...

Canada risks losing its competitive edge because of immigration reforms brought in under the previous Conservative government for political expediency, says a new report by...

Trumpmania stomps on GOP strategy session

BALTIMORE — House and Senate Republicans arrived here for their annual retreat to think big thoughts about the year ahead: How to use their majorities...

Agencies target child poverty in Cape Breton

Mark Eyking, Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, said the new federal child benefit program will get cash into people's pockets, likely by the summer. It will...

Goldman Says It Will Pay $5.1 Billion in U.S. Mortgage Probe

Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush declined to comment. “These are a continuation of .... On a visit to one last month, young women took off...

Head of heir location firm to plead guilty in antitrust case

Richard A. Blake Jr., whose firm is in Braintree, Massachusetts, has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department probe and a sentence will be determined...

Things to Do in New Jersey, Jan. 16 Through 24

Highland Park Conservative Temple and Center, 201 South Third Avenue. 732-545-0277. .... CAMDEN “House of Blue Leaves,” a comedy by John Guare. Through Jan. ....

MP wants action to follow missing women inquiry

The Conservative MPs made a formal request to attend the meetings and Thompson-Kamloops-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod attended the meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday. “We've come...

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Five Saudi Imperial Projects the West has Slept Through

After the piece was posted, one of the friends I heard from was Terence Ward, author of the internationally praised memoir, Searching for Hassan. Terry...

Tim Robbins on what 'The Shawshank Redemption' taught him about prison

These are conservative, salt-of-the-earth, probably Republican prison guards who were telling me there should be two separate prisons: one for violent offenders, and one for...

Federal government reviewing crime prevention projects

However, CBC News reported in October that the Conservative government allowed $28 million in promised spending for the National Crime Prevention Strategy to lapse over...

#OscarsSoWhite, but here are 8 great 2015 performances by black actors

Maureen embodies the kind of upper-class liberalism Ricki despises, and Maureen feels she's done the difficult work of parenting that Ricki blithely walked way from.

René Angélil, Celine Dion's husband and ex-manager, dies at 73

One of his friends in school was Pierre Labelle, who would later go on to join Angélil as one of the popular singing Baronnets. A...

Smaller GOP field prepares for battle at sixth 2016 debate

With Donald Trump and Ted Cruz running neck-and-neck in the critical early-voting state, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Jeb Bush —...

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and ex-manager, dies at the age of 73

Rene Angelil, the entertainment maestro who guided Celine Dion to superstardom and then married her, has died, according to Francine Chaloult, a spokeswoman for Dion.

10 possible contenders as Conservatives plan leadership race

At the same time, there's a push among Alberta conservatives for Kenney to return home and lead a united right-wing party that could unseat Rachel...

Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil dies at 73

One of his friends in school was Pierre Labelle, who would later go on to join Angelil as one of the popular singing Baronnets. A...

Cuomo Cuts Could Hit NYPD Hiring Plans, de Blasio Says

Governor Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal, which seeks $800 million of cuts for New York City's higher education and Medicaid programs, could jeopardize the jobs...

Liverpool's inconsistency is Jurgen Klopp's biggest challenge

(blog) (blog)United have been cagey for most of the season and have come under heavy criticism from their own supporters for being too conservative,...

The Simple Truth About China's Market

That's the fundamental problem,” says Patrick Chovanec, New York-based chief strategist for Silvercrest Asset Management Group. ... With oil having plunged to about $30 a...

Why is Canada making arms deals with the Saudis?

Speaking to the CBC, Canada's former foreign minister John Baird said Saudi Arabia and Canada don't share many values but have common interests. A list...

Xavier Barsalou Duval intéressé par la chefferie du Bloc - L'Oeil Régional

Xavier Barsalou Duval intéressé par la chefferie du BlocL'Oeil RégionalIl a été président du Forum Jeunesse du Bloc Québécois et du Bloc Québécois de la...

Stéphane Dion offers support to Indonesia after attack that killed Canadian

We offer our full support to the Indonesian authorities during this challenging time," Stéphane Dion said in a statement Thursday. An earlier report from Indonesia's...

Politics 204 for January 14

It's official: No big surprise, but Steven Fletcher, the former Tory MP has made the jump to provincial politics. He's been chosen as the provincial...

Ontario PCs hold early lead in Whitby–Oshawa by-election campaign, poll suggests

A new poll suggests that the Ontario Progressive Conservatives are well-placed to hold the riding of Whitby–Oshawa in the by-election scheduled for Feb. 11, but...

'13 Hours' Review: Michael Bay Reduces Geopolitics to a Recruitment Ad

... machismo. The film may seek cover by claiming that it's really just supporting soldiers, but that claim rings hollow when the director is more...

State Sen. Jeff Stone to run for House seat: 'Vastly different' from Rep. Dr ...

Jeff Stone announced he will challenge U.S. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz for his Congressional seat. Ruiz was elected in 2012 when he upset incumbent Rep.

Guelph Politico: Fair Vote Waterloo Hits the Ground Running on ...

The toughest meetings though are next week, as Fair Vote gets to together with Conservative MPs Harold Albrecht of Kitchener-Conestoga, and Michael Chong of Wellington-Halton...

Albas: International trade top of mind

Trade is not a subject I have heard much feedback on in our new riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola and as such I welcome your comments,...

Statement from Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic Tony ...

OTTAWA – Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic, Tony Clement, offered deepest condolences to the family of a Canadian citizen killed today in the city of...

Dog Bites Man: Hollywood Reporter Notes Benghazi Movie Marketed to Conservatives

(blog) (blog)THR noted that “prerelease surveys show the film has the least traction in liberal areas of the Northeast and Northwest.” The article quoted...

Kevin O'Leary mulls leadership run as Conservatives regroup

Reached by Global News on Thursday, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt confirmed she is “definitely” also interested. Jason Kenney has long been considered an heir-apparent to...

EPA cleared of bias in Alaska mine controversy despite lost emails

Despite acknowledging it could not obtain more than two years of emails from a key employee, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General on...

Cruz mega-donors' path to 'kingdom building'

Dan Wilks' worldview deserves more scrutiny than his past, argued David Lane, an influential Christian conservative organizer who has hosted a series of closed-door meetings...

Visa issue not discussed with Canada Prime Minister...says Brantley

Following Canada's Conservative Party's members, Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel, letter to that country's Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion on the issue, locals had called...

NDP election complaint taking precedence over more important matters, Liberal ...

Rebecca Chartrand, who finished a close second in the Churchill Keewatinook-Aski riding as a Liberal party candidate in the Oct. 19 federal election, says NDP...

Is 2016 the year Canada will develop a national…

(subscription)The speculation stems from specific instructions agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay received from prime minister Justin Trudeau in November. In his mandate letter, Trudeau asked...

The Most Exciting New Television Shows Set To Premiere In 2016

FX President John Landgraf has estimated that there were over 400 television series in 2015 between cable, network, and streaming options, which works out to...

Conservatives want House tax reform vote

Lauren French, who formerly owned this space, and Bloomberg's Billy House both hit at the same theme Wednesday — that members of the conservative House...

A History Of Turbulence

After being made aware of the above, Joly reiterated in a statement that she “strongly supports” O'Neill's reappointment. NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel says the...

Liberals take first step to amending C-51. What comes next?

(blog) (blog)In a subsequent media interview, Cotler specified what the Liberal party objected to, and what it would do about it. The former Liberal...

Tories demand Liberals do what they didn't: share details of Saudi arms deal

Left, Conservative MP and global affairs critic Tony Clement demands the Liberal government release more details on Canada's $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

13 British celebrities turning 50 in 2016, including Helena Bonham Carter ...

13 British celebrities turning 50 in 2016, including Helena Bonham Carter, Gordon Ramsay and the PM. Helena Bonham Carter.Save the Children's Secret Winter Gala 2015.

'13 Hours' Benghazi Movie Being Marketed to Conservative Moviegoers

The post, from publisher Jack Fowler, reveals that he attended a screening of the Paramount Pictures movie shortly after Christmas, and he tells his conservative...

8 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

Ah, Austin, that little beacon of psychedelic light in a sea of ultra-conservative Texas darkness. ... From opener “Sweet Madeline” to the tongue-dissolving “Escape Velocity,”...

Kevin O'Leary circling as key Conservatives test Tory leadership waters

The Conservative leadership race has yet to start, but potential candidates are gearing up, including celebrity businessman and ex-Dragon Kevin O'Leary and some high-profile former...

How Ted Cruz wins debates

Wolf Blitzer didn't think Ted Cruz had sufficiently answered his question. Neither did Hugh Hewitt. Or Maria Bartiromo. Or Dana Bash. So each moderator at...

Tony Clement and the Conservative Party's reckoning with itself

Tony Clement might be commended for his mental dexterity. He could be celebrated for his ability to risk public mockery so that he can properly...