February 22, 2016

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NDP environment critic Nathan Cullen puts federal feet to the fire on Site C dam

This hasn't the only NDP salvo on indigenous issues. Last week, NDP House Leader Charlie Angus previously demanded to know why wheelchairs, medication, and emergency...

Happy Hour Roundup

(blog) (blog)All they need is some super PAC ads saying Trump isn't a real conservative. That oughta do it. * And yet, as Roberts...

How the birthplace of the U.S. labor movement just turned on its unions

Millions of dollars from the state's industries and outside conservative groups poured into the 2014 race: $500,000 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for...

Dem: GOP trying to delegitimize Obama by blocking court pick

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in...

For Voters, Facts Should Be the Lifeblood of Democracy

Both liberals and conservatives in the group seemed willing to let the facts shape their opinions. When conservatives became informed about the benefits of child...

Ottawa hires retired British admiral as shipbuilding expert adviser

"Steve Brunton's extensive experience and expert capability make him particularly well-suited for this work, and provide excellent value to Canada," said Judy Foote, Minster of...

Mike Duffy trial, Day 61

Holmes says a parade of witnesses - Gary Lunn, Andrew Saxton, Dean Del Mastro - have offered completely different takes on everything Duffy remembers happening.

Maine officials hike revenue projections

Associate Commissioner for Tax Policy Mike Allen, the chair of the panel, said the committee tends to be conservative in its approach to projecting revenue.

Christians Intercede for Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim at Canadian Parliament Hill

Tony Clement, a conservative member of the Canadian Parliament and a foreign affairs official, was also present at this prayer meeting along with Yonah Martin,...

Scalia's Death a Respite For Labor in Dues Case

While President Obama is preparing for what could be a lengthy Senate confirmation battle when he nominates a successor to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin...

Simcoe lawyer heads up local Liberals

... Liberal Association continue the “momentum” it gained in the last federal election in October. Candidate Joan Mouland, also a lawyer for Brimage, finished second...

Canadian Parliament passes a motion condemning BDS by a vote ...

Tom Muclair, leader of the NDP, opposed it as well as Bloc Québécois and three MPs of the Liberal Party (René Arseneault, Larry Bagnell and...

Antonin Scalia, Judicial Activist? In Defense of the Late Justice--and the Rule of Law

During his lifetime, Justice Antonin Scalia was revered by conservatives as a stalwart defender of the rule of law and a determined foe of "judicial...

Hillary Clinton's Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

On 13 August 2009, Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research headlined a Sacramento Bee op-ed “Obama Tacitly Backs Military's Takeover of...

Senators-Oilers Preview (Feb 22, 2016)

Anderson has yielded five goals while starting all three victories and has posted a 1.69 goals-against average and .947 save percentage in seven outings since...

Liberal plan to tax stock options a 'job killer', says Tory MP

“If the Liberal government taxes stock options out of existence, promising startup enterprises will lose one of their best tools to attract bright young people...

HEBERT: Trudeau's dithering costing his government credibility

But the consultations have led Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to conclude that the tragedy is greater than she initially believed. As a result, the...

Religious services in Easton area

Bernie Powell, pastor-teacher; Richard Moskos, pastoral assistant; Steve Cox, director of adult ministries; Chris Anderson, director of student ministries; and Rita MacKinnon, director of children's...

Harper Lee embodied her panhellenic creed

Canada's Minster of Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay, an Alpha Gamma Delta; and Dr. S. June Smith, Alpha Sigma Alpha sister and founder of the June Smith...

Shake Ya Ass, But Watch Yourself! On Beyonce

Meanwhile, Conservative glove puppets- like Power 105.1 FM, The Breakfast Club's Donkey of the Day, Tomi Lahren who has voiced the questionable concern that Beyonce...

Cameron's ministers take their positions for Battle of `Brexit'

BBC NewsAlongside him is Justice Secretary Michael Gove, who has a reputation in the ruling Conservative Party as one of its smartest thinkers. Chancellor of...

Vulnerable Senate Republicans decide blocking Obama's nominee is safest bet

Endangered Senate Republicans have received their marching orders: block President Obama's Supreme Court nominee no matter what. Even at the expense of ... The deadline...

Top 10 stories of the week at helenair.com: Feb. 15-21

The county coroner says brothers Robert Alan Mishler, 40, and William Andrew Mishler, 42, were fatally shot in a Helena apartment building Saturday night. Lewis...

Massive additional Liberal borrowing a sign of bad ... - Kellie Leitch

“The Liberals inherited a balanced budget because of good Conservative economic management. They blew their budget in less than 100 days solely because of their...

Deadline to file campaign expenses was last Friday

They are Conservative Bev Shipley, who was re-elected in the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and NDP candidate Tony Walsh, who ran in Chatham-Kent-Leamington. But the absence...

Three steps to improve First Nations education

The much-applauded appointment of Carolyn Bennett as the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's inaugural cabinet opened real possibilities for...

Federal budget coming March 22 4:11

Voiceonline.comInterim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose fired back calling into question the competence of the new Liberal government, blaming the soaring deficit on "uncontrolled, permanent, new...

Female politicos, PM, pack Rideau Club for Equal Voice's celebration of women elected

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Christine Moore and her baby Daphnée with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the event on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Rideau...

1913 Indy 500: Peugeot's technology revolutionizes racing

When the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway drew up the plans for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The was there and we've covered every...

Spook Central: John Le Carré's London

All of this is brought brilliantly to life in the first half of the classic 1965 film starring Richard Burton — surely one of the...

The Nevada expectations game

This will be Trump's first interaction with the sizable Mormon block of the GOP. ... Erickson won't back Trump as nominee - Conservative tastemaker Erik...

Federal government projects $18.4B deficit next year

NDP finance critic Guy Caron, meanwhile, told Power Play his party is not opposed to “smart spending” on things like employment insurance, increasing the Guaranteed...

Weekend Round-up Zing!s

(blog) (blog)Jeb! can't win without Katherine Harris or that Rhenquist fellow to pull a fast one in the dark of night. Why single out...

The Brexit debate offers a flimsy illusion of choice – we need some detail

When Gordon Brown signed the Lisbon treaty, he pledged participation in an “ever closer union”. ... “Britain will go racist, or socialist, or moderately nationalistic...

LEGER: Sync or swim is the challenge for feds and Atlantic premiers

To that end, Brison, along with Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, Public Services Minister Judy Foote, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and ACOA/Industry Minister Navdeep Bains...

10 Chain Dishes We Secretly Love in Philly

Why we love it: This mega-menu-ed chain makes an appearance on this list for their incredible and unlikely Southwest fusion starter, avocado egg rolls (pictured...

Low loonie hits Ottawa's foreign pocketbook for $143-million

“Obviously, when that happens for a six-year-old child [it] can be a pretty traumatizing experience for them and their families,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale...

Affluent suburb behind push to dismantle Michigan historic districts

McAlvey, a former legislative liaison for John Engler, said residents of East Grand Rapids, including attorney and Kent County Republican Party chairman John Inhulsen, approached...

Wall Street pines for Bloomberg

Under this very unlikely scenario, many bankers say, the conservative GOP House would hold its nose for Trump or Cruz rather than select a pro-gun...

BERNIE HAS A BIG HEADACHE besides delegate math – TRUMP'S HUGE FOOTPRINT in March states – ZUCK's new ...

MARCO THE MAGICIAN -- “Rubio super PAC compares him to Harry Potter,” by Anna Palmer: “Leaders of a pro-Rubio super PAC [Conservative Solutions] sent a...

Hogan's foot-in-mouth disease

From Larry Hogan's Facebook page: “Had a productive day in the office today! During my interview with the Washington Post, ... First, Hogan went on...

Rubio's wizarding world – 5 people to blame for Jeb's flameout – CD-26 battle splits congressional Dems – skinny ...

THE WIZARDING WORLD OF MARCO RUBIO – “Rubio super PAC compares him to Harry Potter,” by POLITICO's Anna Palmer: From Conservative Solutions: “In Harry Potter...

Liberals launch feeble attempt to save country's 'endangered' media

Take the case of 74 year old Dr. Hedy Fry who has been the Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre since 1993. Born and raised in...

Feb. 22: Really, Mr. Dion? Plus other letters to the editor

Sending a politician of integrity like Stéphane Dion to defend the Saudi deal – in the process having him performing a stellar imitation of former...

A Magnitsky law: My call for action on Russian sanctions

During this year, I met Canadian human-rights legend, Irwin Cotler, the former Liberal justice minister who famously represented Nelson Mandela and Natan Sharansky when they...

Cabinet appointment orders fraught with errors

(subscription) (subscription)4 order-in-council, issued the day the Liberal cabinet was sworn in, gave the authority to set status of women policy to Canadian Heritage...

Burning down the Harper legacy serving Trudeau well: Tim Harper

OTTAWA—As the Stephen Harper years piled one onto another, debate grew in the capital over how much of his Conservative legacy would become a fundamentally...

Full transcript: POLITICO's Glenn Thrush interviews Al Sharpton on 2016, Donald Trump and the Democratic primary

SHARPTON: Well, the whole fight with--from Ed Koch into Giuliani, all of that. And I think ... Are you going to continue what Attorney-General Holder...

Scott Brison sets out to stop the budget's March madness

This week, Treasury Board President Scott Brison will table the new Liberal government's first main spending estimates, laying out the broad strokes of where taxpayers'...

MP's animal welfare bill the latest attempt to ban import of shark fin

In 2013, NDP MP Fin Donnelly proposed a federal ban. That bill was narrowly defeated, but supported by both the NDP and Liberals. The Tories...