February 16, 2016

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State Of Canada's News Media To Be Studied By MPs Again

Now Liberal MP and heritage committee chair Hedy Fry is about to add her name to the list of Canadians who have led federal studies...

Bill Morneau Ducks Lisa Raitt's Question On Budget Deficit Cap

Maxime Bernier, Tory critic for innovation, even poured cold water on Trudeau's announcement last week that the government will spend $339 million over the next...

The romantic or the killer: Which Trudeau will emerge?

On Monday, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett made the breathtaking statement that there are many more missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls than...

Liberal 180 on Canadian Wheat Board 'shocking': Mulcair

(subscription)The Liberal party's stunning shift in position on the dismantling of the now-defunct Canadian Wheat Board is incomprehensible given how hard the party fought...

PM defends possible funding for UN group Tories say helps terrorists

The prime minister responded Tuesday to allegations from the Opposition that the United Nations secretary general has convinced him to restore funding to a UN...

Liberals' repeal of Conservative laws about 'repaying political favours,' says Conservative MP Scheer

(subscription) (subscription). This week, the House is to debate the government's labour, sick-leave reforms, Conservative opposition motion and will face questions over economy ...

Conservatives: Trudeau's plan for massive deficits threatens the ...

Opposition Finance Critic Lisa Raitt slams on Tuesday, February 16, the Liberal government for blaming others of the deficit instead of acknowledging Justin Trudeau's “spending...

MPs will study local news media crisis

NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel sais he welcomes the study, and would especially like to see a recognition of the information needs of Canada's linguistic...

Panel of MPs to examine issue of local news crisis, media concentration

Committee chair and Liberal MP Hedy Fry says she's confident the committee can stimulate definitive action, even though previous parliamentary studies on the subject can...

What surprises could the Liberals' 2016 budget hold for Canada's tech industry?

... and labour minister MaryAnn Mihychuk, minister of public services and procurement Judy Foote, and finance minister Morneau himself, with documents outlining some of the...

Ladies and Gentlemen: Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team

When Cragg, Flanagan, and the rest of the lead pack made a surge early on, Linden opted to let them go and maintain a more...

Washington Times Reporter Fails To Disclose Maxed-Out Donation To Carly Fiorina

Other Jeb donors include conservative media watchdog Kenneth Oliver of the liberal-busting Media Research Center and Wall Street Journal contributor and NYU professor Thane Rosenbaum.

Inside the Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse at Sovereign Grace Ministries

Some of the leaders at Sovereign Grace Ministries had outsized influence in evangelicalism at large—Joshua Harris, one of their former pastors, wrote a book I...

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C., a member of the Judiciary Committee, cautioned Republicans Tuesday against flatly ruling out any Obama nominee because of the possibility that the president selects...

A big-money, two-party race for City Council heats up in Southeast Baltimore

The race will also test just how conservative Southeast Baltimore has become. In the 2014 gubernatorial race, 1st District voters chose Republican Larry ... Joe...

NDP health critic shot down on request for emergency debate on Zika

(subscription)NDP health critic Don Davies was shot down on his request for an emergency debate on the Zika virus today in the House of...

Wynne Says Jobs Will Be Top Priority When Ontario Legislature Resumes Tuesday

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says jobs and the economy are her top priorities when the Ontario legislature resumes sitting Tuesday, but the opposition parties...

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NDP STATEMENT ON THE ZIKA VIRUS OUTBREAK. NDP Health Critic Don Davies made the following statement after requesting an Emergency Debate in the House of...

Texas Board of Education candidate claims Obama was 'a male prostitute in his twenties'

Save for some flare-ups in the past few years over what to put in social studies textbooks — and how to handle an error in...

Windsor-made videos ask young people to 'Make it Happen'

“One's kind of entrepreneurial, one is more the sporting not-for-profit element, but both have a great, unique story to tell,” said Pilon, who produced the...

QP Tuesday: Defending the mission against ISIS

(subscription)“During the election, Canadians were led to believe that under a Liberal government, the mission in Iraq and Syria would be scaled back and...

Conservatives accuse Liberals of pulling out of combat mission

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel later told CTV's Power Play that she and Liberal MP Marco Mendicino had recently travelled to the Syrian border. “Our contribution...

Conservatives accuse Liberals of pulling out of combat missing

Conservative defence critic James Bezan later told the house the Liberal plan is “a non-combat mission, so we're not in the fight” and that pulling...

Parts of Canada-EU trade deal still being revised, says chief negotiator

(subscription)OTTAWA — Canada is working with the European Union to revise controversial investor protection provisions in their landmark free trade deal at the direction...

@Kady: NDP bid to limit committee secrecy finds unexpected ally in the Liberals

A quick recap for those who missed the opening moves of this procedural chess match: Last month, veteran NDP MP David Christopherson served notice that...

GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee automatically

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and John McCain of Arizona said...

Ted Cruz's Hugely Expensive Plan for a Huge Military

For one thing, Reagan's military approach wasn't especially fiscally conservative: He tripled the national deficit during his tenure. For another, the threat that the U.S.

Inquiry to go beyond missing, murdered indigenous women: Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Bennett made headlines earlier this week when she said the number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada is likely much higher than...

Feud Goes Nuclear as Trump Repeatedly Calls Cruz 'Unstable'

Even the people that are very conservative, strongly conservative aren't giving him their support. So, he can stand in the middle of the Senate ....

CETA could be implemented in early 2017, chief negotiator says

(subscription)With public opposition in Europe to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the agreement casting doubt on implementation prospects, however, Conservative MP Randy Hoback...

The Beetles: Eighty-Nine Million Acres of Abrupt Climate Change

The total of 89 million acres of mortality, at a conservative 80 trees per acre, amounts to 7 billion red conifers. And all this is...

CETA could be implemented in early 2017, chief ... - iPolitics

With public opposition in Europe to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the agreement casting doubt on implementation prospects, however, Conservative MP Randy Hoback asked...

Prince William signals support for Britain staying in the EU as David Cameron holds last-ditch Brussels talks

The timing of his comments, just days before the Prime Minister's expected announcement of the EU referendum date, echo the Queen's intervention on the eve...

OFL Applauds Ontario's New Anti-Racism Directorate, Calls for Resources and Labour Representation to Challenge ...

(press release)The OFL has been calling for the re-establishment of an Anti-Racism Secretariat ever since it was abolished by the Mike Harris government in...

GOP Threats To Block Obama From Naming Justice Scalia's Replacement Have A Haunting Precedent

Prior to Scalia's death, the Court maintained a 4-4 split between conservative and liberal jurists with Justice Anthony Kennedy serving as a swing vote. He...

Bork to the Future

Scalia pulled no punches and pushed the envelope in his writing, honoring his staunch conservatism through caustic sarcasm, the likes of which had rarely before...

Experts, lobbyists begin pre-budget testimony before parliamentary committee

Finance Minister Bill Morneau won't appear before the committee Thursday as planned, but will instead deliver a pre-budget presentation next Tuesday, said Liberal committee chair...

Many Donald Trump fans in South Carolina wish the South had won the Civil War

Conservative internet publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who inspired the Right and infuriated the Left, collapsed and died early Thursday, at age 43. Breitbart, who...

Milbank: The ugly political spectacle around Scalia's death

NewsweekThe conservative Twitterverse erupted with demands that the Senate refuse to confirm anybody nominated by President Obama to replace Scalia. Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz, the...

Trudeau didn't cut and run in the fight against ISIS

When veteran Liberal MP Irwin Cotler abstained on his party's ISIS position in the House of Commons, I knew: Trudeau had made a big, big...

Emma Thompson kicks off luvvie campaign to keep Britain in Europe

Daniel Hannan, a Conservative MEP tweeted: 'In what sense is Britain a “tiny little island”, Emma Thompson? Geography? Economics? Diplomatic reach? Which are the bigger...

Help from Trudeau, the deficit and cap-and-trade: What to watch in Ontario

Hamilton SpectatorGerry Lougheed, a Liberal fundraiser in Sudbury, has court dates scheduled for March 31 and May 10; the court has also blocked off a...

Clean Water Act trial beginning for ex-BP rig supervisor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP rig supervisor was scheduled for trial Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge connected to pollution from the April 2010...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton could blow it in Nevada

After a seven-year hibernation, Jeb Bush's older brother made a folksy and resolute return to the political arena, Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker report: “Though...

Weekend politics wrap

McKay weighs in on Sanders' Democratic primary battle with Hillary Clinton, evaluates the Obama administration's record on Wall Street prosecutions, and reveals how Elizabeth Warren...

Black History Month: Port Royal Experiment (1862-1865)

More conservative northerners were increasingly uneasy about the precedent set by large-scale land confiscation. It was the death of President Lincoln in April 1865, however,...

Conservative group to challenge Van Hollen on campaign finance

(blog) (blog)Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid enthusiastically endorsed Van Hollen Friday, March 6 for the U.S. Senate, an early attempt by a key Democrat...

Full City Council Meeting Preview

Opposition to fixing the dam has been getting louder, including calls from local First Nations communities, the World Wildlife Fund Canada, and London-Fanshawe NDP MP...

Canada should provide Ukraine with lethal weapons

Ukrinform News - James BezanUkrinform NewsThe NATO countries need to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, which will allow it more effectively resisting the Russian aggression.

Compromise sought on 'backpacker tax' as working holiday-makers threaten to leave Australia

DOMINIQUE SCHWARTZ: Victorian Liberal Dr Sharman Stone says backpacker labour is vital in her electorate of Murray. SHARMAN ... BARNABY JOYCE: I'm confident the seasonal...