February 19, 2016

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The next Stephen Harper?

(blog) (blog)I only just started at the LPC National Office this week, but I've already circled that date on my calendar. Because that's the...

Liberals Back Off 'Premature' Decision To Whip Vote On Doctor-Assisted Dying

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is backing away from a decision to whip a vote on physician-assisted death, saying now that it will wait to...

Alexandre Boulerice takes the 60-second challenge

His impromptu poetry recital and sly allusion to a certain alter ego—Smokey Sussex—made headlines around the world. We asked Trudeau's parliamentary colleagues from every party...

Erin O'Toole takes the 60-second challenge

His impromptu poetry recital and sly allusion to a certain alter ego—Smokey Sussex—made headlines around the world. We asked Trudeau's parliamentary colleagues from every party...

Lisa Raitt takes the Maclean's 60-second challenge

We asked Trudeau's parliamentary colleagues from every party to take the same challenge. Conservative MP Lisa Raitt played along, and guess what? On the question...

Former prime minister Stephen Harper alienated many Canadians ...

16 column, Barry Cooper seems to suggest the recent defeat of Stephen Harper's Conservative government was engineered by elitist central Canadians who authors John Ibbitson...

Stephane Dion: Tories' BDS Motion (Which Liberals Will Support) A Failed Attempt To Divide

In question period on Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion accused the Tories of trying to drive a wedge between members of Parliament on the...

Start your engines: Tory leadership contenders hit the speaking circuit

(subscription) (subscription)Most of the confirmed speakers have been widely reported as interested in the job, including Peter MacKay, Tony Clement, Maxime Bernier, Kellie Leitch...

NDP blasts government for denial of medical procedures to aboriginal kids

Aboriginal children are denied critical medical and orthodontic procedures as a matter of standard government practice, says NDP indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus, who is...

Liberals post details of 2012 budget cuts withheld by Conservatives

Treasury Board President Scott Brison spoke about the government's decision to make past spending details available following question period Friday. "The previous government cut by...

Liberals suspend decision to whip vote on assisted-dying bill

In an interview with , Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc said the decision about whether MPs will be forced to toe the party line will...

HUFFPOST HILL- Jeb Confronting Certain Doom, Life Of Leisure

Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns: "South Carolina will render a brutal and perhaps final verdict on Jeb Bush's campaign if he does not at least...

Canadian military to chop Montreal's only French-speaking curling club

Club members, military officials and local politicians, including local MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet of the NDP, recently met to discuss the situation. After meeting with the...

Checks: Political Money & Democracy

(blog) (blog)The group has also shelled out $50,000 on ads opposing Shelby's toughest GOP primary contender, McConnell, a conservative Birmingham businessman who is running...

Liberal Members of Parliament are ordered to support euthanasia law.

Last week the Globe and Mail reported that Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc confirmed that the Liberal vote will be whipped to support the euthanasia...

Damian McBride: Former Gordon Brown spin doctor set for surprise return to frontline politics

Gordon Brown's former spin doctor Damian McBride is to make a surprise return to frontline politics working for Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry. Mr...

US's positive tweets on Canada's new mission against ISIL show feds 'increasing combat role': NDP MP

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, B.C.) told The he's not surprised by the delicately timed tweet, and other positive comments from the...

Liberal support for LGBT Syrian refugees lacking, says NDP

“The government continues to express its good intentions while the lives of LGBT Syrians remain at serious risk,” NDP MP Randall Garrison said Feb 18,...

Liberal support for LGBT Syrian refugees lacking, says NDP

“The government continues to express its good intentions while the lives of LGBT Syrians remain at serious risk,” NDP MP Randall Garrison said Feb 18,...

Jonathan Vance, Defence Chief, Denies Tailoring Combat Definition To Suit Liberals

Ottawa CitizenVance's predecessor, retired general Tom Lawson, endured a House of Commons committee grilling that featured Marc Garneau, the Liberal foreign affairs critic at the...

50 Straight People Who Nabbed Oscar Noms For LGBT Roles

Gay — lesbian, bi, and trans — is gold! At least if you're talking about those statues handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture...

Conservatives Disappointed by Liberal Government decision to drop ...

Conservatives Disappointed by Liberal Government decision to drop appeal in Khadr case OTTAWA – In response to the Liberal Government's decision to drop the. ...

Canadian parliament set to pass motion rejecting BDS

YnetnewsThe motion was introduced by two Conservative lawmakers in parliament. Both the New Democratic Party and Green Party have indicated that they will oppose the...

No time to waste in choosing hospital site, says MPP Lisa MacLeod

The hospital is now reconsidering the former site of the Sir John Carling building, at the east edge of the farm but not on research...

Conservatives Disappointed by Liberal Government ... - Kellie Leitch

Conservatives Disappointed by Liberal Government decision to drop appeal in Khadr case. February 19, 2016. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA – In response to the Liberal...

Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway » Blog Archive » Don Calls on ...

NDP health critic Don Davies is calling for Health Minister Jane Philpott to shut down a for-profit plasma-donor clinic that opened Thursday in Saskatoon. Davies...

Rubio, Trump call Cruz a liar, but his fans aren't moved

Washington PostA Quinnipiac national Republican poll released Wednesday found Trump leading the race and dominating with all ideological groups except "very conservative" voters, who preferred...

Scalia and the Jews

Justice Antonin Scalia When Associate Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Saturday at the age of 79, the Supreme Court lost its longest standing and...

NDP stands up to the Liberals for better protection for interns

Niki Ashton, NDP wrote: Mr. Speaker, youth unemployment is soaring in our country, and as a result many young people are being pushed into exploitative...

Bush machine running on fumes

In private conversations, Oliver and two others close to Bush have been insisting that Bush will continue through Nevada and the Super Tuesday contests on...

Cree Nation fishers cut off EI

NDP MP Niki Ashton, her party's employment critic and the MP representing the fishers, asked about the issue in the House of Commons Thursday, saying...

Liberal plan up in the clouds

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to say Thursday whether planned changes to federal legislation will eliminate the requirement for Air Canada to keep...

US Military Still Failing PTSD Suffers Says Think Tank

Brad Carson, a US military executive, said, “We just don't have enough mental health professionals to meet the demand.” Staffing for mental healthcare workers is...

Without jumping in, Bloomberg criticizes tenor of presidential race

“The list of supposed villains we hear about is long,” Bloomberg, a billionaire who served three terms as mayor of New York, said at a...

Edmonton Oilers winger Teddy Purcell ready for possibility he could be dealt at deadline

Minnesota controls game from start to finish in win over lacklustre Oilers · Gunter: Shake my head at Northlands Vision 2020 · Former Edmonton Oiler...

From 'Vegas girl' to MP, Ruth Ellen Brosseau had to prove her legitimacy

With the nickname “Vegas girl,” Ruth Ellen Brosseau was something of a joke on Parliament Hill in the days after the 2011 general election, and...

Illinois students rally against higher education spending cuts

“For far too long, we have depended on lawmakers to have our best interests at heart,” senior Charles Preston, leader of a group from Chicago...

NDP health critic targets minister over for-profit plasma clinic

680 News (subscription)NDP health critic Don Davies is calling for Health Minister Jane Philpott to shut down a for-profit plasma-donor clinic that opened Thursday in...

NDP health critic targets minister over for-profit plasma clinic

CTV News (subscription)NDP health critic Don Davies is calling for Health Minister Jane Philpott to shut down a for-profit plasma-donor clinic that opened Thursday in...