January 25, 2016

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Next Conservative leader needs to build broad coalition

Did the Tories just lose the most electable man on the Conservative scene today? On Monday former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announced he was joining...

Surging real estate makes $2.3M for BC cabinet as affordability worsens

Only three MLAs don't own property, according to disclosures: Liberal MLA and former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, NDP MLA Mable Elmore, and former NDP leader...

MP Mauril Bélanger makes 2nd bid to change O Canada lyrics

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is losing his own singing voice, but that's not stopping him from trying — for a second time — to change...

Liberals, Conservatives Spar On Israel As Parliament Returns

In December 2012, then-foreign affairs minister John Baird also told the House of Commons that a new plan then by Israel to build settlements was...

Withhold health subsidies from provinces that refuse right-to-die services, parliamentary committee told

NDP MP and health critic Murray Rankin, at a hearing of the special joint House-Senate committee on assisted dying, pressed witnesses Abby Hoffman, assistant deputy...

Planning to start for Dawson airport improvements

(subscription)Former Yukon MP Ryan Leef vowed during the 2015 election campaign that a re-elected Conservative government would invest millions of dollars into the Dawson...

Tory MP says Stéphane Dion statement on Israel 'outrageously vague'

... Palestinian pursuit of unilateral statehood recognition as impediments to peace. Dion was responding in the House of Commons to strong criticism from the Conservative...

House of Commons pauses for moment of silence for La Loche victims

Parliament must take action, because all too often the young people feel left alone - NDP MP Charlie Angus. "For the families and loved ones...

Del Mastro's cousin on trial over illegal donations next week

A total of $22,000 in contributions to the Peterborough Conservative riding association or the Del Mastro campaign flowed from Deltro staff members or people they...

On guard for keeping 'thy sons' in anthem

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger vows to reintroduce his private member's bill changing the pivotal line about true patriot love from “in all thy sons command”...

Commons colour code missing in action as House opens all black and blue

Peter Julian, the NDP House leader, wore an eye-watering orange tie. But partisan plumage was not the norm for opening day. Chrystia Freeland, the minister...

Cecil Parkinson: From Margaret Thatcher's right-hand man to a career-ruining affair

But none could match the smooth appeal of the boy from Carnforth, which endeared him so spectacularly to the Tory blue rinse brigade and to...

QP Monday: Opposition targets Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre

(subscription)Conservative member of Parliament Candice Bergen picked up for Ambrose, asking what the Liberal government is doing to help Alberta's energy sector. Specifically, she...

The Talent of Paul Newman

If that scene is not finely tuned acting–well understood, carefully planned, technically primed, then set ablaze with talent–the acting world is a lot poorer than...

Actress Isidora Goreshter -- 'My Audition for Shameless Was One of My Worst Auditions!'

Isidora Goreshter began her acting career in the theater at the Stella Adler Conservatory and graduated from Long Beach State with degrees in Art History...

Liberals defend Dion's message to 'good friend' Israel after criticism

The statement came a day after Foreign Minister Stephane Dion was criticized for saying Palestinian initiatives toward statehood in international forums and continued Israeli settlements...

All eyes on India's indie cinema

The story of a young village lad who goes to the US and describes its culture through letters he writes to his family back home,...

Barber briefs Trudeau, Cabinet ministers on how to implement ambitious government agenda

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has an ambitious agenda ahead, but it got a run-down from world-renowned management consultancy expert Sir Michael Barber...

Liberal government warns Israel against settlements, Palestinians ...

Released by Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion as the wave of violence that has swept Israel and the West Bank reached its 100th day, the...

Liberal government warns Israel against settlements, Palestinians ...

Released by Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion as the wave of violence that has swept Israel and the West Bank reached its 100th day, the...

Iran President Visits Europe to Seal Post-Sanctions Deals Worth Billions

—Asa Fitch and Benoît Faucon contributed to this article. Write to Robert Wall at robert.wall@wsj.com and Deborah Ball at deborah.ball@wsj.com. Corrections & Amplifications. Italian steel...

NDP Works Kevin O'Leary's Name Into Fundraising Push

He hasn't officially declared his candidacy for Conservative Party leader, but Kevin O'Leary's admission he's considering a bid is enough political ammo for the federal...

Peter MacKay won't rule out Conservative leadership run

While his name has been floated as a possible federal Conservative leadership contender, former justice minister Peter MacKay says he is now focused on his...

Ryan-McCarthy joint fundraiser

SALESMANSHIP: Last week the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on competition in car sales, drawing fire from Americans for Tax Reform and four other...

O Canada Gender Debate Back in Focus

Ron Cannan, who was the MP for Kelowna—Lake Country at the time, voted against making the anthem gender neutral, along with the majority of other...

Conservative MPs urge Trudeau to 'call Montreal's mayor' over Energy East

Conservative natural resources critic Candice Bergen echoed Ambrose, saying that when Coderre came out against Energy East, the prime minister “was in Davos being star...

Rubio Not Only Candidate With 'Billy Graham' Evangelicals, Cruz Campaign Says

After leading Baptist ethicist Russell Moore stated earlier this month that Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is "leading in the Billy Graham wing" of Evangelicals,...

Peter MacKay says current focus is on new gig as lawyer with Baker ...

Peter MacKay recently topped a national poll as Canadians' first choice to be new leader of the Conservative party. But he says is current focus...

How to Double Your Team's Productivity in Minutes

When I was 16 years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. “That's great!” he said. He jumped up from the...

Tony Clement and Peter Kent react to statements issued earlier by ...

OTTAWA — Conservative Foreign Affairs Critic Tony Clement and Deputy Critic Peter Kent reacted today to statements issued earlier by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion: “Minister...

Tony Clement and Peter Kent react to statements issued earlier by ...

OTTAWA — Conservative Foreign Affairs Critic Tony Clement and Deputy Critic Peter Kent reacted today to statements issued earlier by Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion: “Minister...

OBAMA: I hope the GOP picks someone more 'constructive' than Donald Trump

You know, John McCain was a conservative, but he was well within, you know, the mainstream of not just the Republican Party but within our...

Conservative leader Rona Ambrose offers sympathy for shootings in Saskatchewan

The Globe and Mail (blog)OTTAWA — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she is heartbroken over the deaths and injuries resulting from last week's shooting...

Championship games offer lessons for Colts

(blog) (blog)Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware combined for three sacks and 11 hits on Brady, who felt contact from Denver pass-rushers fully 20 times.

How Bernie Sanders Could Actually Pull Off an Upset in South Carolina

Yet appealing both to an often angry and culturally conservative group of white workers and to the black workingclass can be like walking a tightrope.

Trudeau plans repeal of Tories' union, citizenship laws as Parliament returns

... the Philippines, London, Malta and Paris. And now, fresh from his efforts to rebrand Canada with billionaires and business leaders at the World Economic...

Canada to agree to terms of TPP but ratification not guaranteed: minister

CTV NewsOttawa is poised to affix a Canadian signature to the text of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership accord next week, but International Trade Minister Chrystia...

Ex-Conservative chairman Cecil Parkinson dies aged 84

"But Cecil Parkinson was in reality a Thatcherite while John Major, as Margaret Thatcher eventually discovered, was not nearly as close to her, as she...

Video by Sean Casey and Mike Dillon | Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert

"We've heard from many students who commented on how the program helped them learn how to explore their career interests, while appreciating the value of...

Kady O'Malley: From the Senate to Conservative contenders, 11 things to watch for as Parliament resumes

(Jason Kenney, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt and Michelle Rempel, come on down! When you're ready, that is. No pressure!) For those of us watching from...

Media Party whore Michael Chong goes on CBC to bash Kevin O ...

Conservative MP Michael Chong is a Media Party darling because he feeds them anti-Conservative story angles but is smart enough to not stray too far...

Liberal government's stance on TPP 'flim flam': Mulcair

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is criticizing the Liberal government's decision to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership without committing to ratifying the deal, calling their position...

Billionaire donors aided Ted Cruz's rise in 2016 race

The long-believing benefactors are New York hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, Texas natural gas billionaires Farris and Dan Wilks, and private-equity partner Toby Neugebauer. They...

Scottish Tories study proposals to cut tax for higher earners

It is perhaps important to distinguish between the Scottish Unionist Party (actually an offshoot of the Whigs rather than the Tories) which later merged with...

MP's Return To Work Monday

Pipelines will be an issue early on in Ottawa, Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer has said the Official Opposition plans to make pipelines a priority.

Kevin O'Leary's Trump-Like Politics Not Welcome In Canada, Says Michael Chong As He Mulls Tory Leadership Bid

Hill Times (subscription)Chong welcomed the idea of other high-profile Conservatives, such as Jason Kenney, Peter MacKay and Lisa Raitt, vying to take over the leadership.

Labour 'in denial' about record warns election study

The study, conducted by Gordon Brown's ex-pollster Deborah Mattinson, suggests voters believe Labour is "in denial" about its "appalling" economic record. ... It found that...

Mauril Belanger, Liberal MP, To Try Again To Change Lyrics To Canada's National Anthem

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Mauril Belanger is losing his own singing voice but that's not stopping him from trying — for a second time —...

NDP names Karl Bélanger national director

(subscription)Since then, he's held a number of high-profile positions within the party. He's worked for Alexa McDonough, Jack Layton and Nycole Turmel before becoming...

Income Inequality Back In Focus For Liberals, NDP As Parliament Returns

NDP MP Niki Ashton said she is concerned that the Liberals are already moving away from many of their election promises relating to income inequality...