January 15, 2016

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The federal NDP wants Ottawa to ban plasma clinics that pay donors, but the Saskatchewan health minister says he's OK with plans for one in...

Rona Ambrose 'in communication' with Kevin O'Leary on leadership bid

Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary is having conversations with interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose, continuing his informal moves behind the scenes at a bid for the...

Eat well without spending a lot during East Passyunk Restaurant Week

In one of the odder celebrity pairings we've seen lately, Einstein Healthcare Network invited Diana Ross and Jason Alexander to the first event in their...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused "huge uncertainty" in the oil and gas industry by banning tanker traffic on B.C.'s...

Kansas anti-discrimination bill seeks to protect to LGBT

John Carmichael of Wichita, said after Thursday's hearing. Sandra Meade, a Navy veteran and transgender ... "And it's risky in a conservative environment because of...

Brison to 'work closely' with commissioner on Access to Information Act review

(subscription) (subscription)In Mr. Brison's ministerial mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged that he should empower the information commissioner and include ministers' offices and...

Will Trudeau finally let Parliament watch the watchers?

For many voters, the Liberal Party stumbled badly last year when, still in opposition, it voted in favour of the Harper government's Anti-Terrorism Act. Also...

Ontario, yours to recover

... turn exacerbates the debt problem. And so it goes in a vicious cycle that leads to credit downgrades, loss of investor confidence, job losses...

Lawsuits filed to stop building of Harold Way complex

Kelly Hammargren, one of the most active opponents of the planned 18-story high-rise at 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley, filed a lawsuit Wednesday charging...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused "huge uncertainty" in the oil and gas industry by banning tanker traffic on B.C.'s...

Christie in damage-control mode over past talk of Planned Parenthood donation

. By Eliza Collins and Daniel Strauss ... The New Jersey governor told MSNBC's “Morning Joe” hosts that he didn't donate “not as a private...

Rona Ambrose 'would do anything' to unite Alberta's right

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose would "do anything" to unite the right in Alberta — anything, that is, except run for leadership of the PCs...

Why doesn't Stéphane Dion talk about the death penalty anymore?

(subscription)The more salient history at this point is that it was Dion himself — as Liberal leader in 2007 — who voiced the loudest...

Review: Michael Bay's 13 Hours Is A Coded Message To Benghazi Conspiracy Theorists

(blog) (blog)Larry Miller, 1) you are exploiting the deaths of 4 Americans. 2) you are only using a partial quote. 3) you don't give...

LEGER: First Trump, now O'Leary; will Cherry blossom next?

Toronto StarI can guarantee you that last Thursday morning, good and faithful Conservatives across Canada spit coffee across the breakfast table when they saw the...

Capital Journal Friday PM: Bush, Rubio Trade Insults, More

(blog) (blog)On the sidelines of this year's joint House-Senate GOP retreat in Baltimore, conservative House Republicans signaled that they were balking at the fiscal...

CKNW: Don Davies begins fight against for-profit blood donor clinic

CKNW: Don Davies begins fight against for-profit blood donor clinic. The federal NDP's health critic is calling on the Liberals to adopt a national ban...

Supreme court gives Parliament 4-month extension on doctor-assisted dying law

NDP MP Murray Rankin, who is also on the committee, said that four months is reasonable. “It does keep our feet to the fire but...

NDP: Plasma Clinics That Pay Donors Should Be Banned By Federal Government

SASKATOON — The federal NDP wants Ottawa to ban plasma clinics that pay donors, but the Saskatchewan health minister says he's OK with plans for...

Martin Luther King Day Based on MLK's Image, Not Reality

Today, many conservatives cite King so much that one might get the impression that he was a conservative Republican. Historian Thomas Woods directly addressed this...

Ex-Navy chief says he'll resign whip if Labour opposes Trident

A former Labour defence minister and ex-head of the Navy has threatened to resign his party's whip if Jeremy Corbyn reverses its policy on Trident.

Which members of Congress become lobbyists? The ones with the most power. Here ...

Examining the Lobbying Activity of Former Members of Congress,” Amy McKay, Lindsey Herbel and I undertake the first systematic examination of which former Congress members...

Tech Talk: Social media playing a role in politics

Dan Albas, who was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Central Okanagan - Similkameen - Nicola in the federal election, said social media is...

MLB opens DC office

Horizon Government Affairs hired Katie Allen as director of government affairs. Allen was ... Mike Rogers for a decade. Now his consulting practice, the Skipper...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland noted during a panel discussion in Toronto on Friday that "one of the top instructions in my mandate letter is...

Kansas gay rights bill sparks debate in legislative committee

WIBWJohn Carmichael, D-Wichita, who sponsored the bill, said the Kansas Act Against Discrimination already exempts churches, religious groups and fraternal organizations. He conceded, though, that...

The Good, Bad and Ugly in Oregon Standoff Coverage

In Oregon, Mike Beach started issuing an instruction booklet on how to form a local group. The rising .... Is this the scenario we will...

'The X-Files': David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson joke about their chemistry ...

24 on Fox, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson playfully bantered about their chemistry as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Duchovny, Anderson and "X-Files"...

The Technology To Prevent Deadly Train Crashes Exists. Why Is It Taking So ...

PTC can stop train-to-train collisions, prevent trains from going too fast and keep a train from moving in the wrong direction. The National Transportation Safety...

A look inside Arizona's QB challenge -

ESPN (blog)- and the costumes it producesESPN (blog)"It was funny because a couple coaches were out there on the field and this outfit that Matt...

Fact check: The 6th Republican debate

Two days later, Obama spoke at a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base when the remains of the Benghazi victims were returned to the U.S.

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused “huge uncertainty” in the oil and gas industry by banning tanker traffic on B.C.'s...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

(subscription) (subscription)International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland noted during a panel discussion in Toronto on Friday that “one of the top instructions in my mandate...

Peter Stoffer, Ex-NDP MP, Joins In Launch Of Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation

Peter Stoffer, the former New Democrat MP and veterans affairs critic who lost his Nova Scotia seat in the October election, will sit on the...

ORDER, ORDER! House of Commons speaker answers probing questions from Bradford ...

HOUSE of Commons speaker John Bercow today answered probing questions from an enthusiastic audience of students. Mr Bercow was invited by Shipley MP Philip Davies...

Around Town: January 15, 2016

Malaspina Naturalists Club meets monthly between September and May at 7:30 pm on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, Trinity Hall, United Church,...

Carr on pipelines: 'Nobody is lollygagging' - www.muskokaregion.com/

Carr on pipelines: 'Nobody is lollygagging'www.muskokaregion.com/Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused "huge uncertainty" in the oil and gas industry by...

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt 'seriously considering' bid for party leadership - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsConservative MP Lisa Raitt 'seriously considering' bid for party leadershipCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsThe Conservative Party is expected to release the rules for...

Wal-Mart to close 8 Louisiana stores

Associated Press photo by ANDY JACOBSON -- A customer loads groceries after shopping at a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Friday in Dallas. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is...

Benghazi attack film 13 Hours is marketed to conservative audiences

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore as saying: “Movies that honour the military ... definitely do better in Texas, Arizona and Nevada...

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...

Local MP begins fight against for-profit blood donor clinic

The federal NDP's health critic is calling on the Liberals to adopt a national ban of for-profit and paid-donor blood clinics in Canada. Vancouver-Kingsway MP...

'Of course' allies want Canada's fighter jets to stay, says defence minister

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said Sajjan's stance on the CF-18s hasn't been explained thoroughly. In a statement released Friday in response to The House...

Iowa's Heartland Beyond the Campaign Trail

This ritual encounter begins in Iowa — blessedly so, I might add, despite the frequent lament that the state's Republican voters are too conservative, that...

Records: Texas lottery was in hot pursuit of fantasy sports game

His efforts came as the games became the focus of legal questions around the country — and despite conservative state leaders' long-standing aversion to any...

BC seeks relief for aging population costs

After the Conservative majority government was elected in 2011, then-finance minister Jim Flaherty tied health care increases to economic growth, with a minimum increase of...

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Cloutier: Party Like It's 1988

The Liberals, led by Sharon Carstairs became the Official Opposition. She performed well in the leaders' debate, and the Liberals won 19 out of 29...

Hamilton residents tell Liberal MPs fulfill campaign promises for city

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Hamilton Centre NDP MP David Christopherson, whose riding the event took place, applauded the Liberal MPs for inviting him...

Pot activist demands moratorium on marijuana arrests

On Friday, marijuana activist Jody Emory will meet Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry, to urge the Liberal government to place a moratorium on pot...