February 11, 2016

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Railroad Commission candidates Q&A

The MRT received responses from eight candidates: Republicans Wayne Christian, Gary Gates, John Greytok, Ron Hale, Doug Jeffrey and Weston Martinez; Democrat Lon Burnam; and...

Federal NDP pulls out of NEB hearing

The federal NDP is pulling out of the National Energy Board review for the Kinder Morgan pipeline, even though the hearings are almost over. New...

Liberals to whip the vote in favour of assisted-dying law

Liberal John McKay, an anti-abortion incumbent MP, said he is surprised to hear the government has decided to whip the vote before the law is...

Theater Listings for Feb. 12-18

Mr. Orloff, a confessed New York liberal, set out to learn whether Tea Party followers were really the caricatures they seemed to be on TV.

2016 NFL Combine: 10 surprise invitations and 10 snubs

Sometimes referred to as the NFL Draft Underwear Olympics, the NFL combine is an opportunity to match quantifiable data with a prospect's scouting report, including...

His Star Faded, Chris Christie Faces the Challenge of a More Modest Political Stage

With his star power and influence diminished after a desultory performance on the presidential campaign trail, Gov. Chris Christie has returned to New Jersey to...

News13 Exclusive: Bob Juback sits down with Sen. Ted Cruz

As courageous conservatives showed up in record turnout.” Juback: What is a courageous ... Everyone said 'fine, Iowa is a conservative state but a conservative...

Transport minister makes national debut

The Hub (Hay River) (blog)The Hub (Hay River) (blog)That includes Marc Garneau, the federal minister of Transport, who has only been in the job since...

How do Trudeau's first 100 days stack up?

Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has moved on several fronts during its first 100 days, including the long-form census, a tax cut, Syrian refugees, a new...

US Digital Protective Relay Market

(press release)LONDON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancements in Protection and Control of the Transmission and Distribution Grids Drive Adoption. While grid modernization is...

Union makes unusual endorsement of Koch-backed lawmaker

Several times in the last year, Assemblyman Eric Linder, R-Corona, pushed the green “Yes” button on his desk when most of his Republican colleagues pressed...

Most gripping GOP primary race in 40 years?

The former Speaker's circle can fume and vent, but the new Speaker Paul Ryan is wisely tapping into the GOPe outside the beltway and combining...

Rebecca Blaikie, NDP President, Thinks Mulcair Needs 70 Per Cent Support To Stay On As Leader

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair needs to obtain at least 70 per cent of membership support if he wants to remain leader, party president...

February 11, 2016 | Carr stresses credibility of assessment process, clean environment at energy forum

Meantime, in one of his latest reports to constituents, Conservative MP of Prince George-Prince River-Northern Rockies Bob Zimmer says it is unfortunate a new level...

Irving Shipbuilding's $26-billion warship procurement deal under review, senior source says

However, that process stopped “dead in its tracks” after the new Liberal government indicated its plans for a new ad hoc Cabinet committee, chaired by...

David Cameron warned he risks destroying Tory party if he ignores grassroots ahead of EU referendum

David Cameron risks “the long term future of the Conservative party” if he ignores grassroots members ahead of the EU referendum, more than 130 Tory...

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to...

Trudeau Liberals Misfire On Promised Gun-Marking Regulations

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has broken a promise to immediately implement firearm-marking regulations to help police trace guns used in crime. On the eve...

EW Staff Picks: Which other TV shows deserve the reboot/revival treatment?

Fuller House. X-Files. Twin Peaks. Star Trek. Gilmore Girls. McGyver. Prison Break…the list of old TV shows suddenly getting the reboot or revival treatment goes...

Environmental group that targeted Tories enters compliance agreement with Commissioner of Canada Elections

(subscription)Those ridings are currently represented by Conservative MPs Kellie Leitch and Alex Nuttall. Any third party that incurs election advertising expenses over $500 is...

Liberal house leader Dominic LeBlanc subject to ethics 'screen' involving powerful Irving family

Federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson has told Liberal house leader Dominic LeBlanc he must avoid participating in any decisions involving the powerful Irving family of...

Oregon standoff: All occupiers surrender

Authorities identified the last four occupiers arrested Thursday: Fry, 27, of Blanchester, Ohio; Jeff Wayne Banta, 46, of Yerington, Nevada; and Sean Larry Anderson, 47,...

Fletcher: Let people in pain determine their own fate

Share Adjust Comment Print. Excerpted from a presentation by former Conservative MP and quadriplegic Steven Fletcher to the special joint parliamentary committee on physician-assisted suicide...

Last occupiers of Oregon standoff surrender; Cliven Bundy arrested

“The FBI has negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully,” said Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the...

Canada's Secretive No-Fly List Is Only Getting Worse

"[It's] no fault of their own," says Ralph Goodale, the minister of public safety. Having a name that is similar to ... A number of...

The Next Obama

Further, Harris's younger sister, Maya, the former head of the Northern California chapter of the ACLU, is married to Tony West, who served as one...

Paul Dewar: It's time to build the proposed National Aboriginal...

(blog)As Ottawa Centre's former NDP MP, I had to file an access to information request to learn that the depth and breadth of consultation...

Who is KrisAnne Hall? Conservative activist joins Oregon standoff negotiations

Conservative activist KrisAnne Hall tries to talk David Fry into surrendering On Gavin Seim's live-streamed group call with David Fry and others on the morning...

Who is Michele Fiore, the politician who supports Oregon refuge occupiers?

Michele Fiore is the outspoken politician who has become involved in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation by attempting to end the standoff peacefully. Here...

Meeting with Federal Interim Leader of the Conservative Party Rona ...

Speaking at a Canadian Club luncheon event, The Honourable Rona Ambrose, addressed the Conservative party's most recent electoral loss, pointing to some of the challenges...

Deepak Obhrai: Kevin O'Leary Might Be A Better Fit For The NDP

OTTAWA — If Kevin O'Leary thinks Canada should stay out of the military mission against the Islamic State and stick to peacekeeping, then he should...

Radio India Managing Director Maninder Gill's trial: Verdict now on March 10

Maninder Gill with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal that was presented to him by then-NDP MP Jinny Sims (Surrey) in 2013. Singh claimed that then-Surrey...

Kansas House passes budget on heels of court ruling on school funding

John Carmichael, D-Wichita, referenced the estimated cost of additional funding for schools and said that in his law business, if he had received a $54...

Republicans eye updating law that imperils Todd Young campaign

The Indiana Democratic Party is challenging Young's candidacy, saying he gathered less than 500 signatures in the 1st Congressional District, a heavily Democratic area that...

Indigenous Sixties Scoop adoptees want meeting with Canada's new government

A group of indigenous people adopted during the Sixties Scoop says no members of Canada's Liberal government have responded to its request to meet with...

Langley residents speak up about assisted suicide

Caption: Shelley Wepruk explains her concern about assisted suicide to two MPs and about 150 people at a public consultation. Her uncle died in 2013...

Lack of experience among ag committee worrisome

(subscription)Shipley and Ruth Ellen Brosseau, the NDP ag critic, will be tasked with providing continuity between this committee and the last, as the only...

Industry eager for TPP deal; NDP wants impact…

(subscription)“Will the Liberals commit to completing a thorough impact assessment and then making the study public?” Mulcair asked in question period Feb. 3. With...

Baird says securing Farm land for Civic was for "greater good"

Baird says securing Farm land for Civic was for "greater good"Former Conservative cabinet minister John Baird, who helped secure Central Experimental Farm land for a...

EXCLUSIVE – Ex-Squaddie Who Urinates Blood Told He is Fit to Work

A former squaddie has slammed the government's attitude towards benefit claimants after he was left in limbo with his rent before undergoing a number of...

NDP MP tables motion to establish right to palliative care

Rankin said his motion is consistent with the NDP MP Charlie Angus' (Timmins-James Bay, Ont.) Motion 456 calling for a pan-Canadian palliative care and end-of-life...

SEC Country: Ranking the SEC West's Presumed Starting QBs for 2016

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly (4,042 yards passing, 41 total TDs last year) enters the 2016 football season as the SEC West's best passer —...

Conservative Leaders Support Energy East Pipeline | Erin O'Toole ...

Conservative Leaders Support Energy East Pipeline. February 11, 2016. February 10, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA, ON – Official Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose along with...

Trudeau shies away from Liberals' balanced-budget vow, cites fading economy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is backing away from a campaign vow to balance the public books before the end of his government's four-year mandate —...

MP Blaine Calkins visits City council

(registration)Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins visited Lacombe City Council Chambers on Monday night to touch base with the municipality and discuss some issues the...

Politics and Religion: Trump and the Evangelicals

used Twitter to ask Trump if he had "repented to harmed children and spouse" for extramarital affairs, perhaps a preview of the coming anti-Trump campaign...

Iowa...South Carolina: Evangelicals and Trump

used Twitter to ask Trump if he had "repented to harmed children and spouse" for extramarital affairs, perhaps a preview of the coming anti-Trump campaign...

Jim Carr's Claim That No New Oil Pipelines Built Since 2011 Contains 'A Little Baloney'

Manitoba MP Candice Bergen, the Conservative energy critic, told the House of Commons last month that "four major pipelines were built between 2006 and 2015...

Economist delivers potential solutions to Canada Post's troubles in new study

(subscription)CALGARY – A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post's woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should be higher in...

Canada Aid Could End Up Helping ISIS Fighters, Acknowledges Minister

Conservative defence critic James Bezan, however, said he believes aid dollars should not support ISIS militants in any way. “We are dealing with one of...