February 2, 2016

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Conservatives go hunting for a Liberal scandal

"Mr. Speaker, in 1990, a minister had to resign for making a telephone call to a judge," Blaine Calkins explained solemnly, a third of the...

NDP Revenue Critic Writes to Minister of Revenue | Maple Sandbox

The NDP's Revenue Critic, Pierre-Luc Dusseault's Assistant forwarded to me a copy of a letter Mr. Dusseault sent to Liberal Minister of National Revenue, Dianne...

Conservatives - iPolitics

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins said the Harper government didn't break any rules when it made the appointments scheduled to take effect after the election. “Those...

Tories Ask Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan If He Believes Afghan War Was A 'Mistake'

Bezan asked. "Does the minister believe these successes, as we fought the Taliban, were all just a mistake?" Sajjan, in turn, reminded Bezan that he...

Anti-scab 'opposition bill' to take NDP private member's slot

Conservative Ted Falk pulled the number one ranking for the 42nd Parliament. Last month, the MP told CBC News he was excited about the prospect...

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown wades into Midland hospital debate

Brown said such recommendations would have “grave repercussions” for quality of care. “This hospital is critical to the quality of life and well-being of my...

Opposition parties demand Liberals share anti-ISIS plan

With the deadline to withdraw Canada's fighter jets from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria coming up next month, the NDP and Conservatives...

QP Tuesday: Alberta, unions, defence and the Muppets

(subscription) (subscription)He said. Trudeau said they are concerned with what the AG brought forward and the government will work hard “to repair errors made...

Oklahomans have embraced free, universal early education — and it's working

“I think it is popular because it is funded,” said Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. “As more attend ... At Nance Elementary School, the town's...

Was Jason Kenney being a racist with his comments about Defence ...

Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney in conversation with a pair of Ontario legislative interns at a reception hosted by the British high commissioner on Thursday,...

Liberals mull Senate role on spy agencies' oversight committee

The Grits plan to enact legislation by June for an “all-party committee of parliamentarians,” chaired by Ottawa Liberal MP David McGuinty, to monitor the effectiveness...

Shared Services IT initiative could cost feds millions more than planned, Foote says Liberals committed to deliver

(subscription) (subscription). 'A recent independent review in July 2014 of the ETI that was commissioned by SSC found that the unaccounted costs incurred by...

Business of Supply | Erin O'Toole | Member of Parliament for Durham

A number of the important programs to promote diversity and equal opportunity women outlined in her remarks today were in fact started by the previous...

The Latest: GOPers roll out endorsements after fight in IA

Miami HeraldDuncan represents one of the most conservative districts in South Carolina. His fellow South Carolina congressman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, has lined up with Marco...

The Latest: GOPers roll out endorsements after fight in IA

Duncan represents one of the most conservative districts in South Carolina. His fellow South Carolina ... Coming next is Ben Carson with three, followed by...

South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan endorses Ted Cruz

Cruz hailed Duncan, who was first elected in 2011 to represent South Carolina's 3rd congressional district, as a “tremendously important” champion for conservative principles. “I...

Illinois on course to be $6.2 billion more in debt in 2016

The staggering contribution came from the coffers of the Illinois Opportunity Project, cofounded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate and conservative radio host Dan Proft, in...

Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump's Stride

Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida — have been working to regain their...

Trudeau Government Accused of Ethics Breach After Pressuring Judge to Resign

Those letters may break federal ethics guidelines, and a possible violation of those rules has led to the opposition Conservative Party calling for minister's head.

CPP disability claims delayed by massive backlog, auditor finds

"The Social Security Tribunal is a complete disaster," NDP MP David Christopherson told reporters Tuesday. "This is one of those that really matters, because it's...

Government has no idea how much overhaul of computer systems will cost

(subscription) (subscription)The federal government cannot say exactly how much its massive overhaul of government computer systems will cost, Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy...

The Latest: Clinton: 'Work to do' to attract young voters

For the GOP, South Carolina is the first opportunity to compete in a large electorate that reflects the wider Republican spectrum of bubusiness-minded conservatives, tea...

Manchester United vs Stoke City, Premier League: live

Having said that Darmian looks so conservative when he plays on the left at times that it's like playing with a man down. And in...

How do Bush and Christie put Iowa behind them?

(blog) (blog)Bush had Iowa guru David Kochel; Christie had Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's team. So what do they say? Christie was spinning this morning.

The Latest: Bill Clinton says IA was difficult, 'jump ball'

For the GOP, South Carolina is the first opportunity to compete in a large electorate that reflects the wider Republican spectrum of bubusiness-minded conservatives, tea...

More money buoys California schools but challenges remain

“We're really cautioning districts about the out years because it's starting to look a little scary,” said longtime school lobbyist Kevin Gordon of Capitol Advisors.

Ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership asap, says beef group

Alberta Beef Producers is urging the new federal Liberal government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal “as soon as possible.” The producer group...

Oregon standoff holdout David Fry says: 'This is the time to break the law'

... Though they claimed most of their communication channels were cut off overnight Saturday, they were able to call into the show hosted by...

Liberals call Jason Kenney a racist for requesting 'English to English' translation of Minister Sajjan

Jason Kenney is fighting back against allegations he shouted something racist at his Liberal successor as defence minister during question period Monday. Kenney, the Conservative...

Kansas House GOP testing support for Supreme Court changes

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

Critics Slam Alberta's New Royalty Review as a Public Policy Disaster

Two of the review panel's key members -- Dave Mowat, president of the Alberta Treasury Branch and Peter Tertzakian, managing director of Arc Financial Corp...

Canada Human Rights Ruling Fuels Change

Canada's Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett (R) and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould arrive at a news conference regarding a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights...

Here are the biggest endorsements left in the 2016 campaign

Tim Scott (S.C.), a well-liked, conservative lawmaker and the only serving black GOP senator, planned to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) .... But the three...

Liberal Government refuses to stand up for Canada's ... - Kellie Leitch

Kellie Leitch | Conservative Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey/ · Meet Kellie · News · Contact ... Kellie Leitch and the Conservative Party of Canada.

The Latest: Trump complains of unfair media coverage

For the GOP, South Carolina is the first opportunity to compete in a large electorate that reflects the wider Republican spectrum of bubusiness-minded conservatives, tea...

Super Bowl Ads Have Gone Soft

This year advertisers may be even more conservative given growing tension about race relations and other national concerns. “There's a lot of sensitive issues facing...

The Ontario PCs Are Shaping Up To Be A One-Man Show

I attended a media roundtable on black Canadians with Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown at Queen's Park. Brown is a hardworking and ambitious leader,...

The Iowa Caucuses: Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz Win and The Donald Is Trumped

Yet what actually had everyone jazzed was talking about what losing would mean for Trump, whose aura of “winneriness” (as Nicolle Wallace termed it) was...

Huckabee Is Out of the Race; Huckabeeism Is Alive and Well

(blog) (blog)On issues like trade and entitlements—and even more than that, with the endorsements he sought and the rhetoric he used—Huckabee aimed for voters...

Publication ban lifted on some evidence in trial of David Del Mastro

Postmedia News has successfully challenged a publication ban placed on some evidence heard at the trial of former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro's cousin. Ontario...

Energy sector leads another decline in stocks as oil falls

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell...

Will Trudeau's Canada Still Support Israel?

Irwin Cotler, Canada's most renowned Jewish Liberal, attributes the success of the Conservatives in recent elections to the fact that Israel is such a key...

Kenney tweets defence of 'English to English' heckle of Sajjan

Conservative defence critic James Bezan and associate defence critic Pierre Paul-Hus both asked questions on the Liberals' election promise to withdraw Canada's fighter jets from...

Federal IT agency failed to set goals, can't say if it saved money, auditor general says

Tony Clement, the former minister responsible for Treasury Board who announced SSC's creation in 2011, declined a request for comment Tuesday. He deferred to the...

Albas: A national unity crisis?

As a result, the subject of pipelines has featured prominently in Ottawa this week including on Wednesday when the Liberal government will announce a new...

POLITICO California Playbook: 'FEELING THE BERN' in CA? -- MANDARIN madness -- ELLEN PAO'S awkward Lyft

Ben Adler @adlerben -- "Whoa. @cmaphysicians just endorsed November ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California." -- Phil Willon @philwillon -- Cash on hand...

The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Liberals and conservatives alike were joined in their backlash against an overweening security state, revealed by Edward Snowden. Newfound skepticism ... Trumpism became the flavor...

The future of work

New Statesman - and why Labour would be wrong to ignore itNew StatesmanBlairism, now identified in the eyes of its critics on the left as...

Details scant in Virginia girl's death; police, mom to speak

(Edmee Rodriguez/The Roanoke Times via AP). In this Jan. 31, 2016 photo, Blacksburg Lieutenant Mike Albert announces that Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers was arrested...

Willie breaks ranks, predicts more winter

There was Willie's 2016 Shadow Cabinet, which included Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, local Tory MPP Bill Walker and Conservative MP Larry Miller, South...