January 29, 2016

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James Moore's UNBC appointment protested at board meeting

About two dozen professors and faculty, some with duct tape over their mouths, protested at a meeting of the University of Northern British Columbia's board...

Alberta royalty review could make B.C. more attractive for drilling: industry group

Art Jarvis, of Energy Services BC, says that to stay in the game, some service companies in the B.C. Peace are lowering fees for service...

Sexism on the left: Will feminists defend Rona Ambrose after catty attack by lefty male journalist?

Well, conservative women any way as in today's prime example from author, columnist and unhinged conservative hater Michael Harris who went after Rona Ambrose; not...

Updated New Hampshire Primary Source: Prominent conservative activist McGinley endorses Rubio

New Hampshire Primary Source covers breaking and behind-the-scenes news and analysis on the New Hampshire presidential primary and all things political in the Granite State.

Candice Bergen, Tory MP, Accuses Liberals Of Sidelining Scientists In New Pipeline Review Process

candice bergen Conservative MP Candice Bergen responds during question period in the House of Commons 2013. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press). A former Conservative minister...

Cracking down on hecklers and the Liberal McGill Mafia: A week on the Hill

... are McGill grads and 21 of them are Liberals, including cabinet ministers John McCallum, Jim Carr and Catherine McKenna. On the opposition benches, McGill...

Caught in the Middle: What Is Indiana's Brand?

Hoosier indignation was minimal, partly because we could acknowledge that Woody Boyd's dumbness likely had as much to do with his rural origins as being...

Super Bowl Re-Imagined - Cam Newton as a Bronco?

(blog) (blog)Fox is a conservative, 'run-the-ball-and-play-good-defense' style of coach. Remember that the Broncos defense ranked 32nd - dead last - in 2010. And the...

Private member's bill aims to lower federal voting age to 16

A Vancouver Member of Parliament wants to reduce the legal voting age to 16, arguing that young people often work, pay taxes and take a...

Mother Canada petitions of support presented to Parliament

The controversial statue's future is being reviewed by the Liberal government — and no decision has yet been made, Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking told CBC...

John McCallum Says No To Ontario's Idea On Government-Assisted Refugees

The Liberals promised to relocate 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the middle of February, after finding the timeline too tight to meet that mark...

Gay-friendly senior homes still on Liberal list

The federal government has not set a timeline on its promise to create housing for LGBT seniors but the Liberals say they're sticking to their...

Gay-friendly senior homes still on Liberal list

The federal government has not set a timeline on its promise to create housing for LGBT seniors but the Liberals say they're sticking to their...

Gay-friendly senior homes still on Liberal list

The federal government has not set a timeline on its promise to create housing for LGBT seniors but the Liberals say they're sticking to their...

Cruz has $19 million in the bank, top aide says

Ted Cruz's campaign had $19 million in the bank as of Dec. 31, campaign manager Jeff Roe told reporters on Friday at a Bloomberg Politics...

Liberals' Survey On Federal Budget Doesn't Pass 'Ethics Test': NDP

Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP's ethics critic, released a statement this week calling out the Liberals for a so-called "consultation survey." The online questionnaire includes seven...

Ted Cruz's controversial super-PAC leader divides evangelicals

David Barton also never told the crowd inside the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center his name, even though he introduced other speakers and served as...

18 hours on the Iowa caucuses campaign trail

10:13 p.m. — Hillary Clinton finally appears in the gym at B.R. Miller Middle School, where she was scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. A...

The People v. O.J. Simpson Review

Similarly, when I see Leo constantly jawing about climate change, if I'm a conservative, I might back away from the box office and reconsider seeing...

First in PI: A&P's new clients

WHAT'S IN A NAME: All of the donors to a super PAC called Black Americans for a Better Future are conservative white men, according to...

QP Friday: Helping Alberta, Energy East, and financial woes - iPolitics

In an exchange with Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, Morneau said he spoke with Alberta's finance minister on Thursday and he understands that Alberta can apply...

Around Town: January 29, 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,...

Farmers pay but have no say

Interestingly, the CGC became a Special Operating Agency (SOA) in 1991 under the Mulroney Progressive Conservative government. It said the ... “I'm a firm believer...

Manitoba Election 2016: NDP Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh Won't Run Again

The NDP has been lagging in opinion polls, and political analyst Paul Thomas says the resignations of senior party members hurts the governing party. "It...

Aislin looks back at Stephen Harper

“That same year, the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative parties joined forces and became the Conservative party. Here's an avid Westerner and a business-like...

Chris Alexander: Tories Didn't Cherry-Pick Syrian Refugees

Former immigration minister Chris Alexander is defending his government's approach to resettling Syrian refugees, denying that the Conservatives cherry-picked cases by prioritizing religious and ethnic...

Conservatives Urge Government to Advocate for ... - Erin O'Toole

Conservatives Urge Government to Advocate for Kevin Garratt's Release. January 29, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA – The Government of Canada must act to secure...

Searching for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's partner on the wing

No matter how sweet even a single win in the NBA playoffs might be (something that hasn't happened in Charlotte since 2002), not making the...

Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the Right to ... - Kellie Leitch

OTTAWA – Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Interim Leader and Status of Women Critic for the Conservative Party, issued the following statement...

Conservative Party Stands up for Jobs and Economic ... - Kellie Leitch

Ottawa, ON – Today the Conservative Party of Canada introduced a motion in the House of Commons asking that Justin Trudeau recognize the importance of...

Conservatives didn't cherry-pick religious minority refugees: ex-minister

OTTAWA -- Former immigration minister Chris Alexander is defending his government's approach to resettling Syrian refugees, denying that the Conservatives cherry-picked cases by prioritizing religious...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O'Toole - the hint is in the name

Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O'Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada's diverse economy, and...

PS unions want more than 'review' of contentious labour bill

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, seen here serving doughnuts to public servants soon after the Liberals took power, is trying to repair relations with the...

Fight Over Repealing Union Bills C-377, C-525 Could Spill Over To Senate

Manitoba Conservative Sen. Don Plett, the party's whip, told HuffPost that he worked hard to pass C-377 and believes it is a "good piece of...

Trump Debate Flap Throws Republican Party Into Deeper Chaos

For months, Trump has chosen to operate in his own political universe, violating the conventional wisdom that governs presidential campaigns, thumbing his nose at conservative...

Gov. Snyder heckled in downtown Ann Arbor

(blog) (blog)The embattled governor faces a hostile international press, a campaign by Flint native MIchael Moore to have him arrested that has attracted almost...

Don Davies, NDP MP, Wants Canada's Voting Age Lowered To 16

An NDP MP believes 16-year-olds should be given the right to vote, not only to increase engagement, but to ensure politicians are accountable to young...

2015: Ukrainians and Canada: A solid partnership

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)While outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper was a huge supporter of the Ukrainian government and its fight against Russian-backed...

Liberals resist Conservative calls to show their cards on pipeline approvals

Calgary Herald (blog)A voteable Conservative motion was debated in the Commons throughout the day Thursday, with the official Opposition demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly...

The Twitter trial you never heard about: Toronto man found guilty of harassing Michelle Rempel

Damany Skeene, a 40-year-old Toronto man, was convicted of criminal harassment and uttering threats last October. Skeene was sentenced to six months of house arrest...

The Twitter trial you never heard about: Toronto man found guilty of harassing Michelle Rempel

Damany Skeene, a 40-year-old Toronto man, was convicted of criminal harassment and uttering threats last October. Skeene was sentenced to six months of house arrest...

Morning Reads: Trump Wasn't at the Debate, But He Won It

Reverse trends –> At a time when many conservative politicians are pushing controversial voter ID laws — some of which are being challenged this week...

MacAulay comfortable with plans to legalize marijuana

He's never even touched the stuff, but Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay can appreciate the irony of a new nickname. ... Forty-three years later, Liberal leader...

Mary Beth Hrin: Candidate for Yavapai County BOS, District 1

Hrin moved to Yavapai County in 2002, and describes herself as a lifelong Republican with a proven record of fighting for conservative principles. Hrin explains...

Which players could be gone from playoff teams?

Recent history tells us that teams that win the Super Bowl follow that triumph by losing a number of key players, often because of the...

McCrimmon repays Sens' $600 gift - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/McCrimmon repays Sens' $600 giftwww.ottawacommunitynews.com/In response to critical remarks by the NDP's ethics critic, MP Alexandre Boulerice, McCrimmon said, “There are a lot of gotcha...

To reform Parliament, MPs might start by holding their applause

"Being a new member of Parliament, I was a bit surprised by the tone in the House," Liberal MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor confessed at a...

Liberals dropping the ball on internal trade barriers, Conservatives charge

(subscription) (subscription)With ministerial mandate letters and the speech from the throne ignoring the subject altogether, however, Conservative MP Dan Albas, the party's interprovincial trade...

British News Roundup: Martin Murray Helps Train Students

By Terence Dooley. Boxing can help people get fit, escape poverty and increase their self-confidence, it could and should also be used to fight extremism...

Area students named to dean's lists

Clark University junior Joseph Atkinson, of Milford, completed a small business internship at Workplace Resources, which was funded through Clark's Liberal Education and Effective Practice...