February 18, 2016

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Lobbying and ethics commissioners should merge: Dawson

(subscription)“In one way it makes a lot of sense,” responded NDP MP David Christopherson. “If there are problems with overlapping, let's get it all...

Canada Stops Trying to Jail Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Omar Khadr

CBC.caUnder the previous Conservative administration, the federal government appealed the bail conditions and tried to get Khadr locked up again. "We are disappointed and will...

Biden says Obama won't be able to pick the 'most liberal jurist'

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama cannot select the most liberal possible candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court and should seek a "consensus"...

Liberals didn't sign off on Saudi arms sale but will let it stand - iPolitics

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says the Liberal government does not necessarily approve of Canada's sale of $15 billion worth of light armoured vehicles to...

Stephane Dion: Liberals Don't Love Saudi Arms Deal, But Will Let It Stand

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says the Liberal government does not necessarily approve of Canada's sale of $15 billion worth of light armoured...

Goodale: McGuinty likely chair of national security committee - iPolitics

Liberal MP David McGuinty talks with media in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he envisions Ottawa...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » New For-Profit ...

OTTAWA – NDP Health Critic Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) is calling on the federal health minister to take measures to close Canada's first paid-donor, for-profit...

Liberal government fully restores refugee health care program

All refugee health care benefits will be fully restored to pre-2012 levels by April 1, Canada's Liberal government announced Thursday. Refugees from any country of...

Liberals didn't sign off on Saudi arms sale but will let it stand: Dion

OTTAWA -- Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says the Liberal government does not necessarily approve of Canada's sale of $15 billion worth of light armoured...

Despite spending billions, Wal-Mart still outshined by Amazon

“Their eyes were very big, and you can't necessarily blame them for Brazil or the U.K. or China, but they weren't careful and conservative in...

Not trusting 'the feds,' Kansas House gives first approval to new constitutional convention

TOPEKA — Conservatives in the Kansas House advanced a resolution Thursday calling for a constitutional convention of the states to reign in the power of...

Changes coming soon to Citizenship Act, John McCallum says

But McCallum said the Liberal government has two main goals when it comes to making its changes to the Citizenship Act. "We would make it...

Some Canadians say reforms by the previous Conservative government to the temporary foreign worker program ...

Conservative MP Jason Kenney, who was employment minister when he introduced the temporary worker reforms in 2014, was not available for comment. NDP MP Irene...

Dusseault donne son appui à une pétition en faveur de Raif Badawi

(SHERBROOKE) Le député de Sherbrooke Pierre-Luc Dusseault donne son appui à une pétition électronique lancée par Ensaf Haidar, épouse de Raif Badawi, demandant au gouvernement...

Kelowna MP Elected Chair of National Defence Committee

In the fall, he won his seat in the Okanagan, up against long-time Conservative MP Ron Cannan, and is the first Liberal to be elected...

Liberal government restores health care for refugees - iPolitics

The Liberal government will restore all refugee health care benefits that were cut by the previous Conservative government by April 1st. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship...

Inside the Broke University of Oregon Co-Op Being Used to Critique Socialism

Last week, conservative news outlets, including the Independent Journal, The Libertarian Republic, and Total Frat Move, which exists, published articles about the Campbell Club's inability...

FCC Votes To Bust Cable's Set-Top-Box Monopoly

"It could open MVPD [cable and satellite] networks to serious security vulnerabilities exposing them to network damage and content theft," said conservative Commissioner Michael O'Rielly...

Liberal government neglecting northerners: Yurdiga | Erin O'Toole ...

OTTAWA, ONTARIO- Conservative MP and Official Opposition Critic of Northern Affairs, David Yurdiga is calling on Minister of Finance Bill Morneau to reverse his decision...

What really went wrong in Jian Ghomeshi's trial

This compromised the quest explicitly expressed in messages between two of the witnesses, texts they should not have been exchanging, read aloud for effect by...

The Sprout: NDP demand tabling of rail system review

(subscription)NDP Transport Critic Linda Duncan says the fact a highly anticipated review of Canada's rail system has not been tabled in the House of...

Purchase of aircraft: no pressure Ottawa on Air Canada said Marc Garneau

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier said his party is opposed to any form of direct subsidy to companies. He argued that the Minister Marc Garneau served...

Ontario Farmers Fight to Send a Herd of Ex-Cons Back to the Pen

While the new government has yet to make any firm commitments, the new Liberal member of Parliament from the Kingston area campaigned to bring farming...

'The Rebel' Ban Sparks Debate Over What Constitutes Journalism In The Digital Era

TORONTO — Neither governments nor industry professionals can seem to agree on exactly what constitutes journalism in the digital era — all they know is...

New-look Nationals leadership has to be seen to deliver for bush

Mr Joyce and Fiona Nash — the Nationals' first female deputy — will steer the party through this year's federal election. Polls willing, it's ...

Welcome to the Trump revolution: The Donald's last challenge is Ted Cruz — and Ted Cruz is in trouble

There are a number of other polls which still show Trump at number one and some explanatory data about that NBC/WSJ poll which shows that...

Temporary foreign workers program faces federal review

Nova Scotia Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, who is also Ms. Mihychuk's parliamentary secretary, said the program needs to be overhauled to take into account the...

Marc Garneau: Canada's Senate To Study Rules Surrounding Driverless Cars

Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has asked the Senate to study issues surrounding driverless cars. (Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP). Among other things, Garneau says the committee...

Edmonton Oilers sign Make A Wish child Kohen Flett, have him practise with team

The plan was to give eight-year-old Kohen Flett a memory he would never forget by bringing his dream of becoming an Edmonton Oiler to life.

NDP call on Garneau to table grain rail report - iPolitics

Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Print this page. NDP MP Linda Duncan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick.

Justin Trudeau, the Conservatives and the politics of deficits

A few months later, then finance minister Jim Flaherty projected deficits going forward of $33.7 billion, $29.8 billion, $13 billion and $7.3 billion. By 2015,...