February 1, 2016

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International expert applauds Trudeau's approach on indigenous issues

There's no question the social and economic conditions of aboriginal women and girls in Canada pose problems, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said outside the...

Jason Kenney's Heckling Of Harjit Sajjan Angers Liberals

Bezan accused the rookie minister of blaming allies last week for the spread of terrorism — a reference to Sajjan's speech at the Canada 2020...

Melanie Joly, Heritage Minister, Vows CBC Help After Years Of 'Planned Demolition'

“For 10 years the CBC was attacked and needs some oxygen,” NDP opposition heritage critic Pierre Nantel said in question period Monday. “The government made...

Melanie Joly, Heritage Minister, Vows CBC Help After Years Of 'Planned Demolition'

“For 10 years the CBC was attacked and needs some oxygen,” NDP opposition heritage critic Pierre Nantel said in question period Monday. “The government made...

How a 'Half-Baked Little Operation' Turned Into a Billion Dollar News Channel

Fox News is poised to win its 14th straight year as the No. 1 cable news channel when January ratings are released tomorrow. The winning...

The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta

Now imagine the reaction to that argument in London, because whatever Coke's ideas may have been in 17th-century England, by the eve of the American...

QP Monday: Speaker Regan's valiant anti-heckling efforts, foiled

(subscription)Conservative member of Parliament Candice Bergen also piled on, “Here's a quote – 'Let me be very clear on Energy East. I am pro-pipeline.

QP Monday: Speaker Regan's valiant anti-heckling efforts, foiled

(subscription)Despite Speaker Geoff Regan's valiant efforts to encourage members of Parliament to refrain from heckling in the House of Commons, Monday's question period was...

Tattoo tales: Politicians show off — and explain — their ink

“I tried to get (Conservative MP) Pierre Poilievre for two years to accept my challenge, but he would never agree to it,” Moore laughs. “Maybe...

MPs spend more than $60000 to travel to Australia on Parliamentary junket

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Cuzner was one of the MPs on the trip, as were former Conservative MP Joe Preston, who was the chair of the...

The Daily 202: 10 things to watch in tonight's Iowa caucuses

THE BIG IDEA: -- Caucus day has finally arrived, and both the Republican and Democratic contests are true toss-ups. -- Today is the first time...

Brown slams homophobia after Indian newspaper targets Wynne

. No place for homophobia, says Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, after Indian newspaper says Premier Kathleen Wynne would be shunned India's Golden Temple as...

Missing From Bernie's Revolution: Welfare Reform

For liberals holding out hope that the Clinton administration would mark a departure from a decade of conservative assault on the social safety net, welfare...

MPs, here's some advice to resurrect Parliament's reputation

Led by the Prime Minister himself, the Harper Conservatives rarely showed anything but contempt for the institution of parliament and for the job of a...

Palin: Steve King is 'huffing ethanol'

(blog) (blog)“But why would a good conservative guy like Steve King from the heartland of America want to say something that he knows isn't...

Canadian Forces investigating 8 sexual misconduct complaints

Canada's top general says the Canadian Armed Forces's new sexual misconduct response centre has fielded more than 100 complaints of sexual assault or harassment since...

Employee pleads guilty in Del Mastro election scheme as former MP's cousin goes on trial

In an agreed statement of facts, Manchulenko – who worked as controller of Deltro's accounts and payroll – admitted she “helped make an illegal contribution...

Trudeau promises aid for Alberta as he plans western trip | Calgary ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government has Alberta's back, as Ottawa promised Monday to take quick action on employment insurance to help laid-off...

What Exactly Do Americans Consider 'Success?'

Ben Britt of Atlanta measures the changes that have transformed the American economy over the past generation in the distance between his life in his...

Forget champagne, tennis connoisseurs turn to ice-cream

... absolutely monstered a Connoisseur ice-cream – from a distance, thanks to our new Leica binoculars, we clocked it as Murray River salted caramel), with...

Harper wanted to pull out of European security organization, diplomats say

Their account flies in the face of a heated denial issued by former foreign affairs minister John Baird in April, 2013 during testimony before the...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to visit La Loche

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is scheduled to visit La Loche on Tuesday. The village was devastated last week when a gunman killed four people, including...

Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta

(subscription) (subscription)27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ...

Federal panel report calls for palliative care framework

Caption: Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley, BC) says the Criminal Code exists to protect the vulnerable. Warawa, who is pro-life, says he will advocate for...

Donald Trump's laughable sexual discrimination defense: He actually wants us to believe he's never rude to women

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump's campaign is being accused of sex discrimination by Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who was a field organizer...

Dropping Nova Scotia's voting age? Change proposed by Liberal advocates

Encouraging youth to get out and vote is something Canada has been trying to do for years, but one group in Nova Scotia is hoping...

Kansas House GOP testing support for Supreme Court changes

Supporters of the judicial selection current process believe the conservative Republican governor and his allies are trying to push the Supreme Court to the right...

Ohio Politics Now: A look at Iowa and beyond to New Hampshire

Those giving to New Day for America include: Abigail Wexner, philanthropist and wife of The Limited founder Leslie H. Wexner; Michael Goguen, a venture capitalist...

Military still has work to do in rooting out sexual misconduct: report

(subscription)NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said those long time lines are concerning and he wants to know the government will commit to making sure...

Beware Strangers Bearing Literary Quotes

He's convinced of his own intelligence, John Stuart Mill levels on his telling, and seems fatalistically cynical about life, a trait shared with his adversary.

Brison warns public service bargaining must be 'realistic' in face of deteriorating economy

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, whose federal negotiators meet with public service unions Monday, is warning that bargaining must be “realistic” in the face of...

FedNor needs a Northerner

Bains' FedNor predecessor was former Kenora Conservative MP Greg Rickford. Like Bains, Rickford also held a more senior portfolio - Natural Resources - which required...

Patrick Brown where are you? « Babel-on-the-Bay

Patrick Brown MPP needs to decide whether he is his provincial party's leader or its chief apparatchik. In politics, an apparatchik is a ... You...

The Daily 202: 10 things to watch in tonight's Iowa caucuses

THE BIG IDEA: -- Caucus day has finally arrived, and both the Republican and Democratic contests are true toss-ups. -- Today is the first time...

Daily Kickoff: Rubio's 'Boot Shabbos' | RJC vs. J Street | Meet NYC's oldest kosher butcher

Cruz goes Yiddish on Trump: “He knows this loan story is complete nonsense,” Cruz said about Trumpś attacks during an interview on Fox News Sunday.

NFL Super Bowl Week Hangover: Cam Newton vs. Peyton Manning vs. America

It did not come up so much in connection with Russell Wilson because: a) Wilson has an extremely conservative demeanor; and b) we had Richard...

Peter MacKay and the Conservative Leadership

Polls over the past couple months have been gaging interest in various names as the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Most of...

Melvin Silverman: We're losing the science race

The Prime Minister's mandate letter to Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan exhibits the government's commitment to science. Increasing the budgets of the federal research councils...

German politician Frauke Petry says migrants should be shot at border

The leader of a right-wing party in Germany has come under fire for suggesting refugees who try to cross the border illegally should be shot.

Lobb Endorses Pharmacare Plan

The Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce is putting his support behind a program championed by the New Democrats and the Green Party during last year's federal...

Report Finds Racist Law Enforcement in England…Again

“The language of gangs is conflated with serious violence,” report co-author Becky Clarke said when presenting findings of the report during a presentation at Parliament...

Is the Is Are

On Oshin, the moments that moved away from this style were just that: moments, accents, nothing that would indicate a less conservative approach to songwriting.

Iowa votes: Highlights from last day before election

According to the reports, New Day raised $3.45 million during the final three months of last year compared to $14.4 million collected by Conservative Solutions...

America will love Heintje: 11 failed English-language crossovers

And though he's long since returned to being Akvarium's sole constant member, he never cut his ties with the English-speaking world, enlisting like-minded Westerners (including...

Cruz super PACs spent $9.2 million in second half of last year

Keep the Promise III, led by Texas' Wilks family who made a fortune in fracking, raised $398,394.01, mostly through a transfer from the original Keep...

Rival Factions of Top Donors Get Behind Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

Mr. Cruz's backers include the Wilks family of Texas, who made a fortune in the shale oil boom and are prominent donors to anti-abortion groups;...

MPs keep up weekly swim at Chateau Laurier pool, challenge Hill reporters to race

(subscription) (subscription)In the swim: Pictured front left and clockwise, NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Conservative MP David Sweet, Liberal MP Will Amos, Liberal MP Anthony...

Readers will determine success of Postmedia newsroom merger, says outgoing Citizen editor

(subscription) (subscription)Among those in Ottawa whose jobs were cut, based on social media, were: Matt Day, Dani-Elle Dubé, Mike Sutherland-Shaw, Chris Hofley, Corey Larocque,...

Liberal MPs put heat on McCallum to address immigration processing 'mess,' say lengthy delays 'unacceptable'

(subscription) (subscription)Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum has been under intense pressure at recent national caucus meetings from Liberal MPs who want...

Liberal MPs put heat on McCallum to address immigration processing 'mess,' say lengthy delays 'unacceptable'

(subscription) (subscription)It's the amount of time it takes to get any family members here,” said Liberal MP Judy Sgro (Humber River-Black Creek, Ont.) in...