February 4, 2016

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Liberals to roll back Tories' $900M federal sick leave changes

Treasury Board President Scott Brison has tabled legislation in the House of Commons to repeal controversial Conservative changes to the sick leave program for federal...

Trudeau's Energy Development Stance Sows Confusion Over First Nations Veto Pledge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response to a question about a much-debated pipeline on Wednesday sowed some confusion over a pledge he made during the election...

Boy Scout Speaker's aims to bring adult supervision to MPs

He's got politics in his DNA as a long-time Halifax Liberal MP whose father was a former Nova Scotia premier and wife is a current...

McCallum confirms 'future appointments' of IRB members

(subscription)Conservative MP Blaine Calkins challenged the government to identify problems with the IRB members the Conservatives renewed early. “This is outrageous,” Calkins said. “This...

Theater Listings for Feb. 5-11

Steven Rattazzi plays Nick, an author who has retreated to farm life after his inflammatory book about the failure of liberalism caused a stir. His...

Chief of staff appointment raises conflict issues

(subscription)Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin is calling on the federal agriculture minister and his chief of staff to appear before the House of Commons'...

Federal Budget 2016: Finance Committee To Hear From 90 Witnesses In 4-Day Blitz

"I have no illusions — I know this is going to put a big stress on our clerk and staff to make this happen," Conservative...

Federal Budget 2016: Finance Committee To Hear From 90 Witnesses In 4-Day Blitz

... Morneau has already held pre-budget consultations across the country and he said he was happy the committee came up with a "modest contribution in...

New agriculture committee has one Prairie member

(subscription)There was some expectation that one of the handful of farmers in the Liberal caucus, including former agriculture critic Mark Eyking, a former produce...

Canadian Forces' armoured vehicle program delayed again

At one time, the $1.2-billion Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program was seen as a Conservative government procurement project that was proceeding smoothly. The government...

Finance MPs to hold marathon hearings ahead of federal budget

The committee also elected Conservative Ron Liepert and NDP MP Guy Caron as vice-chairs. The House of Commons is scheduled to sit the weeks of...

Finance MPs to hold marathon hearings ahead of federal budget

The committee also elected Conservative Ron Liepert and NDP MP Guy Caron as vice-chairs. The House of Commons is scheduled to sit the weeks of...

NDP urges government to cede majority control of electoral reform committee

(subscription)The NDP is urging the governing Liberals to surrender majority control over the special Commons committee that's supposed to recommend an alternative to Canada's...

Business of the House | Erin O'Toole | Member of Parliament for ...

In fact, knowing that the Conservative government had set a plan in place during the global recession to get Canada back to a balanced budget...

Goodale hosts discussion forum on campus | The Carillon

Discussion focuses on Liberal budget plans & student issues. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, stopped by the University on Jan. 22.

Who's who on the new House agriculture committee

(subscription)Only two members of the previous committee – NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau and former committee chair Bev Shipley – are returnees. So, who...

Who's who on the new House agriculture committee - iPolitics

Jacques Gourde Riding: Lévis-Lotbinière. First elected in 2006, Gourde is the Conservatives' deputy agriculture critic. A hay producer, Gourde has previously served as the parliamentary...

FDA Will Act on Pain Pill Abuse After Senate Blocks Nominee

The plan didn't impress one of the lawmakers seeking to block Califf's nomination, Democratic Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, who said it fell short of...

NDP wants Liberals to surrender majority on electoral reform committee

Responding to Cullen's suggestion during question period Thursday, Monsef said any reforms to the electoral system must be “designed to address the needs of all...

John Fea on Ted Cruz's Dominionism

(blog)People are not paying enough attention to Cruz' backers like the Wilks Bros, the Hobby Lobby Greens and all their Oral Roberts' cronies and...

Age and wisdom

(blog) (blog)David Garrow, a law and history professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, reminds us in an op-ed at the Los...

@Kady replay: New head of Senate advisory panel faces MPs at PROC

MPs may get a peek inside the ongoing process of filling the 20-odd empty chairs in the upper chamber when the newly installed chair of...

Sheehan: 'important' committee appointment coming

I am keeping very busy and I am focusing on the needs of my constituents,” he said. Sheehan beat out former Conservative MP Bryan Hayes...

In aftermath of gay rights debate, Senate leader David Long faces primary challenger

Social conservatives have been looking for a challenger to Long ever since he announced in November an effort to expand the state's civil rights laws...

Grylls sets course with State politics

Mr Joyce has also been in talks urging Mr Grylls to enter Federal politics but the WA MP has resisted the move saying the Federal...

Canada's Sikh Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan Heckled With 'Racist' Remarks

The 45-year-old was named Canada's Defence Minister in November as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 30-member Liberal cabinet was sworn in. He is a combat veteran...

Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The lone ... "We want to get this solved," she said,...

Conservatives Urge Minister McCallum to Keep ... - Kellie Leitch

Conservatives Urge Minister McCallum to Keep Roosh V Out of Canada. February 4, 2016. February 3, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Today, Michelle Rempel, Immigration, Refugees,...

“English to English translation” to understand Indians causes racist stir in Canada

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

Liberals making up inherited deficit numbers, Raitt charges

Toronto Sun (subscription)But that number, Conservative Party finance critic Lisa Raitt claimed Thursday, was a fabrication. The one that really matters is the department of...

American Jason Kenney fields Twitter scorn directed at Canadian Jason Kenney

"The confusion has been happening for a lot longer than social media," said the American Jason Kenney. "More than a decade ago I got an...

Eurosceptics worry about lack of leadership

“If you put Dominic in a room on his own he'd start a fight with himself,” said one Conservative. Of the other cabinet Eurosceptics, culture...

CEO Trump: I'd Have Spent More On My Iowa Ground Game, But People Told Me It Was Fine

... of Cruz mocking Trump's histrionics, questioning his temperament (joking that Trump might "nuke Denmark" is a sly way of underscoring a more serious point...

Custom Trading Strategies Pay Dividends

(press release)BIGFORK, Mont., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The benefits of a custom investment trading strategy paid off for one investment advisor who engaged...

How the Red Scare destroyed a small-town teacher

The goal of these proceedings was the same as the congressional hearings run by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others: to test the loyalty of Americans...

Whose patriot love? York Region leaders weigh in on proposed anthem change

York-Simcoe Conservative MP Peter Van Loan doesn't support changing the lyric. “Our party is not proposing any changes to the national anthem. Our focus remains...

Editorial: IT behemoth needs repairs urgently

The response of the Liberal government has been to blame the Conservatives instead of presenting a plan to fix SSC. Public Services Minister Judy Foote...

Insiders: Trump will rebound in New Hampshire

... in the polls, which is far larger than his advantage in Iowa; the number of other candidates focusing on New Hampshire, including John Kasich,...

Project Rural Set To Launch

A federal Liberal task force on rural outreach should be ready to launch within the next several weeks. Former Grit candidate in Huron-Bruce Allan Thompson...

National food strategy: Are we there yet?

With a new federal government and new Agriculture Minister (Lawrence MacAulay) in Ottawa, many people are deliberating on the notion of a national food strategy...

The AV Club's 2016 Spring Holiday Movie Guide

Plus, doesn't a man who lost two presidential elections sound precisely like the sort of likable liberal loser that the Coens love to build movies...

Defence asks judge to toss evidence in Del Mastro case

BRAMPTON - Banking records, emails and other documents uncovered during an Elections Canada investigation into former Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro's cousin were improperly...

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss pauses before answering a question after giving his State of the ...

John Carmichael, D-Wichita, spoke against a state constitutional amendment offered by Rep. James Todd, an Overland Park .... Supporters of a new model, often conservative...

Commissioners snub new Deeley attempt at accountability

In recent weeks, Clark has come under criticism for routinely being absent from his office, not voting in six recent elections, and signing up for...

Reviving Bill C-590

Now, he's doing his part to work through the list of recommendations, with his first goal reviving Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback's private member's bill,...

What will it take to make Ottawa take science seriously?

(subscription)One hundred-plus days into the Liberal mandate we can ask ourselves: What has the new government done to improve the climate for evidence-based decision-making?...

Canada among bottom third of allies in defence spending, NATO says

“Their (the Conservatives') promises of increased funding are not credible in light of (past) promises and cuts,” then-Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray told The Canadian...

Trudeau proves me a fool. A naive fool. | David Akin's On the Hill

The government of Conservative Stephen Harper may have thought so too but the perception was that the Harper government was too much a cheerleader for...

Rona Ambrose et son caucus conservateur rejettent la motion pour l'équité salariale du NPD

Ce sont les mêmes conservateurs et ce sont leurs valeurs », a critiqué Thomas Mulcair, en point de presse. Sa députée de Salaberry-Suroît, Anne Minh...

Liberals To Look Into Rejected Residential School Cases, Indigenous Affairs Minister Says

OTTAWA — Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says her department will look into the cases of about 1,000 residential school students who have been disqualified...