January 28, 2016

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Liberals oppose Conservatives' pro-Energy East motion

The Liberal government says it opposes a Conservative opposition motion that calls on the House of Commons to express support for the proposed Energy East...

Senior Tory quits party's bullying scandal inquiry

The CommentatorA senior Conservative official has quit his role overseeing the inquiry into bullying within the party, following an investigation by night. Newsnight had revealed...

Five things to know about the ongoing parliamentary debate over pipeline policy

Calgary HeraldThat prompted NDP critic Nathan Cullen to say the government can't tell “what a pass or fail would actually look like. A test only...

MPs debating whether to take Friday off

The Globe and MailThe suggestion was part of a package of ideas presented Thursday to a House of Commons committee by Government House Leader Dominic...

Massive Shakeup At Politico With Co-Founder Jim VandeHei, Mike ...

Politico CEO Jim VandeHei and chief White House correspondent Mike Allen will leave the news organization they helped launch nine years ago and built into...

Five things to know about the pipeline debate

Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer opened Thursday's question period in the House of Commons by saying the younger Trudeau plans to "devastate the western economy...

Five things to know about the ongoing parliamentary debate over pipeline policy

(blog)Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer opened Thursday's question period in the House of Commons by saying the younger Trudeau plans to "devastate the western...

QP Thursday: Energy East, TPP, Union laws and Syrian ... - iPolitics

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, who led question period in Interim Leader Rona Ambrose's absence, raised the subject of the Conservatives' pro-Energy East motion and asked...

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong has...

Word that Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong is mulling a run at the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada likely proved comforting to those...

Rick Dykstra's Vision for the PC Party of Ontario - The NewsDesk

I will develop a process to meaningfully engage all levels of our Party Membership which is key to developing an election platform as we prepare...

LOS ANGELES LINKS CELEBRATE 63rd ANNUAL COTILLION

Jeremy Lewis, Cameron Hayforth, Jordan Nathan Foster Savage-Schiller, Darren Glenn Dixon, Ryan Browning, Justin P. Jenkins, Aaron Clarence Butler, Shane Williams, Lee Pitts, Joseph Bryant...

Liberals committed to Saudi arms deal even after concerning UN report, Dion says

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said the Liberal government remains committed to a contract to sell $15-billion in weaponized armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia even...

Rubio's Deep Sugar Ties Frustrate Conservatives

The sugar question highlights a recurring concern about Rubio on the right: that he's willing to betray conservative values when they conflict with the views...

Conservatives against Trump

Many of these politicians are calculating, cynical charlatans, running as one thing only to govern in a completely different direction. See: McConnell, McCain, Hatch, Boehner,...

Sheryl Saperia: What to do about Iran?

In May 2015, former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler led Iran Accountability Week, in which parliamentarians from across the political spectrum gathered “to sound the alarm...

The Gargoyle: Rookie Liberal MP took free Israel trip after seven days of sitting in House

In 2014, a dozen MPs took sponsored trips to Israel, among them: Liberals Carolyn Bennett, Mauril Bélanger, Gerry Byrne, Irwin Cotler, Marc Garneau, Yvonne Jones;...

Campaign aims to drop Conservative Party platform's opposition to same-sex 'marriage'

Among Tories who marched in the Pride Parade were Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown, Ontario MPP Lisa MacLeod, and MP Kellie Leitch, rumored...

Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening

The NationAs wartime commanders must often do, Nicholson walked a fine line during his confirmation hearing. He supported the Obama administration's exit strategy, which critics...

Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening

The NationAlthough American forces are no longer engaged in direct action missions against the Taliban, Nicholson said he could not envision U.S. troops remaining on...

Diplomats welcome Canada's shift on Iran

OTTAWA - Some of Canada's top allies are welcoming the Liberal government's decision to re-engage with Iran because they say the hardline stance of the...

President Reagan's Challenger Speech, 30 Years Later

Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, “Give me a challenge and I'll meet...

Donald Trump's Hostile Takeover of the GOP

Four years later, when John McCain defeated George W. Bush in New Hampshire, many pundits argued that McCain's reform conservatism, which coupled a hyper-interventionist foreign...

Who is to blame for the soaring price of cauliflower?

"The upcoming budget will be an opportunity for the Liberals to take concrete action to reduce inequality," NDP finance critic Guy Caron was quoted as...

Your Comments Run an Offseason (Free Agency and the Draft)

I've decided not to re-sign Audie Cole (who will likely get some pretty good offers anyway) in order to take a chance on a young...

Liberals To Repeal Controversial Tory Union Bills C-377, C-525

Her parliamentary secretary, Rodger Cuzner, said the government plans to "move forward with labour policy reform" that would include hearing from unions, employers, other levels...

Statement by Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official ... - Kellie Leitch

Statement by Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Interim Leader of the Conservative Party, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 28, 2016. FOR...

Conservatives to Press Liberals on Support for ... - Kellie Leitch

Conservatives to Press Liberals on Support for Natural Resource Sector. January 28, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Ottawa, ON- The Conservative Party will be introducing the...

Ag minister's chief of staff appointment raises…

(subscription)Still, both Conservative agriculture critic Chris Warkentin, whose own extended family grows grain east of Grande Prairie, Alta., and NDP agriculture critic Ruth Ellen...

Canada's electronic spy agency broke privacy law by sharing info: watchdog

Communications Security Establishment Commissioner Jean-Pierre Plouffe waits to appear before the Senate national security committee on the Anti-terrorism act, Bill C-51, Thursday, April 23, 2015...

Liberals operating ad hoc cabinet committee on defence procurement

(subscription) (subscription)Judy Foote, the minister responsible for procurement, is also sitting on the committee, her office confirmed. Though Ms. McKenna's office confirmed she sits...

Mauril Belanger, Liberal MP Battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, Makes History In House Of Commons

And Mauril Belanger made history in the process. Though he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) last fall, Belanger has stayed on as an...

MP Michael Chong ponders leadership bid, hopes for renewal of party

“After the election on Oct. 19, several hundred people contacted me and encouraged me to seek the leadership,” Chong said. “In early December, I decided...

Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening

Although American forces are no longer engaged in direct action missions against the Taliban, Nicholson said he could not envision U.S. troops remaining on the...

CNN Highlights How Trump Is Driving Conservatives' "Anger Against Fox"

(blog)CNN Highlights How Trump Is Driving Conservatives' "Anger Against Fox" (blog)John McCain, and others -- are no random acts of emotion, conservative pundits and...

Diplomats welcome Canada's shift to engage Iran, as Tories pile on questions

Peter Kent, the Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic, flatly rejected the criticism from the diplomats. “I believe that some European countries put aside their concerns...

NDP's Assertions On Cauliflower Prices Earn A Rating Of 'Some Baloney'

"The upcoming budget will be an opportunity for the Liberals to take concrete action to reduce inequality," NDP finance critic Guy Caron was quoted as...

FBI arrests 3 more Oregon protesters as standoff winds down

(Photo: Rob Kerr, AFP / Getty Images). CONNECT TWEET ... "They have chosen to threaten and intimidate the America they profess to love and through...

The Joan Baez 75th Birthday Concert: Four Days Before The Iowa Voting, A Double Shot Of Espresso

"I never dared to be radical when young," Robert Frost said, "for fear it would make me conservative when old." Joan Baez is Exhibit A...

Irene Mathyssen Pens Open Letter to Council, Decommission Springbank Dam

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has written an open letter to city council, asking them to not fix the dam. “We know that the Springbank...

Baloney meter: Who is to blame for the soaring price of cauliflower?

“The upcoming budget will be an opportunity for the Liberals to take concrete action to reduce inequality,” NDP finance critic Guy Caron was quoted as...

Baloney meter: Who is to blame for the soaring price of cauliflower?

“The upcoming budget will be an opportunity for the Liberals to take concrete action to reduce inequality,” NDP finance critic Guy Caron was quoted as...

Armstrong Williams: The man of political mystery behind Ben Carson

... and conservative radio show hosts. Williams, by then a radio show host, was still a television commentator and a PR wizard whose client roster...

@Kady's Watchlist for Jan. 28 — Let the hyperpartisan pipeline politicking begin!

As foretold by the daily notice paper, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his party will soon have to publicly take a stand on the proposed...

Here's Why the Republican Populist Revolt Will Backfire

In fact, Clinton provided a welcome reminder of the important stakes for the GOP and conservatives in this election, especially those who do not feel...

John McCallum 'honoured' to be at helm of Syrian refugee file

McCallum has been so preoccupied with the refugee plan he is only now beginning to look at implementing some of the other promises the Liberals...

6 Questions Ahead Of The Trump-Fox Split-Screen 'Squirmish'

Breitbart NewsHe pulled out of the debate after getting into (what Trump-endorser Sarah Palin might call) a "squirmish" with Fox over its insistence on keeping...

Dominic LeBlanc asks committee to consider Liberal reforms

Dominic LeBlanc will appear before the Commons procedure and House affairs committee this morning to promote the Liberal vision of how Parliament could work better.

Are we there yet?

For example, in 2012, a New Democrat MP Sana Hassainia (Verchères-La Patriote) was asked to leave the House of Commons because she brought her son...

Emerson report on transportation to be tabled by spring

(subscription) (subscription)He chaired a review of Canada's aerospace policy in 2012 for then-industry minister Christian Paradis. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains...

Will Trump Voters in Iowa Balk?

(blog)Just a few days ago, Bryan Moon didn't need to go candidate shopping. Moon, a Des Moines native who works as vice president of...