February 17, 2016

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John Ivison: Liberals losing their grace under pressure

In the wake of Bombardier's announcement that it would cut its workforce by 2,830, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said Canadians are losing confidence in...

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

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are shown speaking in the House of Commons Tuesday. (Photo: The Canadian Press). Morneau, in turn,...

Fares on 'ghost train' Union Pearson Express being cut

... to ride the train. Metrolinx spokesman Anne Marie Aikins said the successful free ride promotion last weekend — which saw more than 40,000 riders...

Federal payroll foul-up should have been disclosed, Liberals and Tories agree

Sean Casey, the Liberal parliamentary secretary to the current justice minister, echoed that view, saying: "I think it would have been preferable, and in the...

Ontario Conservative Party Leader Outlines Recommendations for ...

News from the Office of Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown Posted February 17th, 2016 on Niagara At Large Queen's Park, Toronto – This February 17th,...

Air pressure: clamour for federal help for Bombardier grows amid layoffs

Montreal GazetteAnd while Quebec Conservative MP Maxime Bernier called the layoffs "very tough news" for affected families, he said over the long term it might...

Doctor assisted dying a charter issue, all Liberal MPs must support ...

Oliphant did not take issue with the government's decision to force Liberal backbenchers to support whatever legislation eventually emerges. However, another Liberal MP, Wayne Easter,...

All Liberals Must Support Doctor Assisted Dying Law, Government Deems It Charter Issue

... Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, and current Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, the man...

February 15th, 2016 · 2 min read

The idea was that the Conservative government's Arctic record was empty rhetoric on investment in northern communities and on security in the face of Russian...

CF-18s coming home: Canada ends combat mission in Iraq

“Canada has the capacity to continue to contribute to air strikes alongside training and humanitarian support,” Yurdiga said. Former fighter pilot, former Conservative MP and...

Honorary colonel visits troops in Kuwait

Honorary Colonel Laurie Hawn gave the squadron a visit in Kuwait on Jan. 10. “It was great to be out there, watch those guys and...

Canada's Liberal Government Admits Humanitarian Aid Can Reach Terrorists

asked Conservative Deepak Obhrai from Calgary. The parliamentary secretary to Development Minister Karina Gould defended Bibeau's comments, suggesting the policy of impartiality in development assistance...

What's His Number? NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair Won't Say

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair demanded to know last August during the first leaders' debate of the 2015 federal election. "You're not answering. You haven't answered.

Mairie de Victoriaville : les candidats croisent le fer au Cégep

Pendant 90 minutes, mercredi avant-midi, les quatre candidats à la mairie de Victoriaville, André Bellavance, André Guillemette, Gilles Lafontaine et Simon Roux ont croisé le...

Liberals Grilled Over Concerns Canadian Aid Could Help ISIS

In the Commons, several Conservative MPs suggested that permitting such treatment would be an outrage. Could ... On the other hand, this Liberal government turns...

Preemption of Democracy by ALEC, its Corporate Funders, and Republican & Democratic Corporatists

A primary goal of ALEC and its local government subsidiary, the American City County Exchange (ACCE) has been to limit voting and subvert democracy, while...

The Liberals' meeting madness: Trudeau builds a consultation nation

The list of consultations on key files, either already launched by the Liberal government or about to be, is long. It ranges from focused studies,...

Heroin prescriptions help Vancouver addicts rebuild their lives

Requests sent to Kellie Leitch, Conservative opposition critic for health, were not returned. McGarragan and other opioid addicts credit prescription heroin for the stability that's...

MN Supreme Court deals financial blow to part-year residents

(blog)Justice David Lillehaug acknowledge that the Marks' contention that “an individual whose domicile changes during a tax year is only a 'resident' for the...

Patrick Brown pulls Ontario Tories towards political centre

To that end, Brown wants Sousa's spending plan to feature some kind of relief for electricity ratepayers, including a stop to the sale of further...

The inside story behind the bungled Bombardier C Series

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau speaks to staff at Bombardier's CS100 plant Friday, December 18, 2015 in Mirabel, Que. After years of delays and cost...

Manitoba lawyer regrets mishandling of survivor's case

WINNIPEG – A veteran lawyer was found guilty of professional misconduct Tuesday for failing to properly represent a residential school survivor. Moses Okimaw was handed...

Supreme Court May Face Extended Period With 8 Justices

Adding spice to the mix is the unusual makeup of the court, with four liberal-leaning Democratic appointees and four conservative-leaning Republican appointees. One of the...

Liberal Plan to Combat ISIS Incoherent and Lacking Transparency ...

OTTAWA – As Members of Parliament prepare to debate the future of Operation Impact later today, Conservative National Defence critic James Bezan and Foreign Affairs...

Conservatives to Host Iran Accountability Week | Erin O'Toole ...

“Conservatives remain strongly opposed to the rapidly changing policy of the Government of Canada on Iran, including the lifting of sanctions and the re-opening of...

Raitt: Trudeau's plan for massive deficits threatens jobs and growth ...

Ottawa, ON – Today the Liberal government continued to blame others instead of acknowledging Justin Trudeau's “spending problem”, said Opposition Finance Critic Lisa Raitt. “The...

Garneau 'saddened' by Bombardier cuts, Mulcair cites 'incompetence'

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he is “saddened” by job cuts announced by Bombardier Inc. on Wednesday morning, but that Ottawa had no role...

Here's why Trump resonates with SC's evangelical voters

Yet Thomas, a former state senator, is a conservative Christian Sunday school teacher and the exact sort of person who many political pundits say should...

Ban Ki-Moon flattered Trudeau to get funding for controversial UN group, Tories say

Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said Ban's effusive praise may have been a play for more UN funding for the environment and peacekeeping,...

Rachel Reeves declines invitation to join Labour's economic review

The shadow chancellor, who is spoken of by insiders as an increasingly dominant figure, also proposed that the Treasury be broken up into an economic...

Conservative, NDP candidates ramped up ad spending in final weeks of election in face of increasing Liberal support ...

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Oliver lost to Toronto lawyer Marco Mendicino, a Crown attorney who had to fight off former Conservative MP Eve Adams—who had deserted...

Conservative, NDP candidates ramped up ad spending in final weeks of election in face of increasing Liberal support ...

(subscription) (subscription)From Oct. 1 to voting day, former NDP MP Paul Dewar's campaign spent more than $55,000 on advertising, including $28,000 for radio and...

Scalia Was Not a Hero. He Was a Bigot.

Since Justice Antonin Scalia's death on February 13, 2016, liberal politicians and media (alongside their conservative counterparts) have been lauding him as a constitutional genius.

Windsor West MP Brian Masse will roll the dice today in Parliament on single-event sports betting

The NDP MP said he plans to re-introduce a private member's to legalize single-game sports betting today in Parliament. Masse's Safe and Regulated Sports Betting...

Q Poll: Cruz falls under Trump pummeling

Trump's strongest suits remain male voters, those without college degrees, and voters whose self-identified political views range from “somewhat conservative” to “liberal.” Trump trails Cruz...

'Footloose' has feet of clay: 1984 review

(Originally published by the Daily News on Feb 17, 1984. This story was written by Kathleen Carroll.) For openers, “Footloose” cuts loose with snappy close-up...

Seeking Cruz's friends in Washington, check the House - News & Observer

CNNSeeking Cruz's friends in Washington, check the HouseNews & ObserverMeadows and Duncan attended the Republican debate in South Carolina Saturday and spoke to reporters afterward...

MP asks Competition Bureau to investigate Northern gas prices

TIMMINS - MP Charlie Angus (NDP—Timmins-James Bay) has written to the Competition Bureau asking them to investigate gas prices in Northern Ontario. Angus, in a...

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

MPs over the years have been reluctant to try to regulate the print media sphere. NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel says he welcomes the study,...

NDP Leader Challenges Liberals On Fate Of Canadian Wheat Board

Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay responded to Mulcair, making note that his government didn't sell the wheat board. "I think we are all aware who...

Mississauga MPs still without office space

But she told The News the decision not to take over the existing space of former Conservative MP Stella Ambler on Lakeshore Road was because...

In our Opinion: No thumbs up from Cullen

When will Nathan Cullen actually champion a project that will create the economic benefits this area so badly needs? While Cullen continues to toe the...

Winners and losers in Tuesday's primary election

(blog)Ald. Bob Donovan -- The south side conservative rode his law-and-order platform to a solid second-place finish in the Milwaukee mayor's race and a...

More Friedrichs

MORE FRIEDRICHS: D.C. Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan, whom Obama is said to be considering seriously for the Supreme Court, has some conservative credentials that make...

Campaign live: Cruz dares Trump to file defamation lawsuit

Utah senator Mike Lee, possibly Cruz's only friend in the Senate, plans to campaign in South Carolina tomorrow alongside Marco Rubio. But Lee will campaign...

UPDATED – @Kady: Tories to ask government to 'condemn' backers of Israel boycott movement

This goes against our fundamental freedoms and the NDP will be voting against it.” In 2010, Mulcair was quick to distance himself from comments made...

Branding in the Age of Social Media

Classic ads like Alka-Seltzer's “I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing,” Frito-Lay's “Frito Bandito,” and Farrah Fawcett “creaming” Joe Namath with Noxema all snuck...

Three Liberal budgets: Who's balanced and who's in the red

And former NDP MP Ryan Cleary shares his experience running for re-election last year and why he joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservatives. “As...

The Daily 202: Republicans try to out-hawk each other in South Carolina

Now, as Saturday's GOP primary approaches in the Palmetto State, Trump's rivals are going out of their way to show that they are even more...

Could the Supreme Court be the key in the battle for control of the US Senate?

Washington TimesRepublican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will block any attempt by Obama to nominate a Supreme Court justice — a move that...