February 23, 2016

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Deepak Obhrai calls on the Liberal Government to provide more assistance to victims of Fiji cyclone

CONSERVATIVE Party International Development Critic Deepak Obhrai on Tuesday called on International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to provide more humanitarian assistance to the cyclone victims...

Safe Schools program: why zealots are trying to drag us back to the dark ages

For this reason, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has championed the program, last year fulfilling an election promise to spend $1 million rolling it out in...

Christy Clark government takes on staff from Harper's and Alberta's ousted Conservative ranks

... the Rockies in search of greener pastures. Judging by a recent string of political appointments, British Columbia is also a hot destination for recently...

Sinn Féin Joins List of Surging Anti-Austerity Forces in Europe

Polls over the weekend gave Sinn Féin anywhere from 15 percent to 19 percent of the vote, tied with the more socially conservative Fianna Fáil.

Students Endorsed Boycotting Israel and Got Condemned by the Canadian Government

The smaller NDP and Bloc Quebecois voted against the motion, which called on the legislature to reject the movement, "which promotes the demonization and delegitimization...

Col. Gerry Blais Resigns Amid DND Overhaul Of JPSU System

OTTAWA — The director of casualty support management for the military has stepped down amid an overhaul of the system that looks after ill and...

MP Masse brings back single-sports betting legislation

Windsor West MP Brian Masse is trying his luck by introducing a private member's bill to allow single-event sports betting after the last bill stalled...

Tory MP: Give cops freedom to give random breath tests

Former Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has tabled a private member's bill aimed at cracking down on drunk drivers across Canada. The bill, tabled in...

Overspending or investment? Conservatives, Liberals spar over deficit

Conservative MP Kevin Sorenson, who is currently Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts, challenged Morneau's statement, stating that the Conservatives...

MP Roxanne James – Would U Let Undocumented Refugees Stay ...

Conservative MP Roxanne James running for re-election in SCARBOROUGH CENTRE. Roxanne James PUSHES BACK at critics who suggest we should let refugees enter Canada without...

HEBERT: Morneau dealt a fiscally weak hand

And Jim Flaherty had to deal with a global economic crisis. But each of them had at least one ace ... The Conservatives and the...

Full Pundit: Bombardier breaks it. You buy it.

The problem with the feds driving a harder bargain — insisting upon “such harsh requirements as viability and efficacy,” or perhaps asking for “unspecified changes...

Joe Oliver: Don't blame me for deficit - iPolitics

“We left them with a significant surplus so it's not a matter of judgment, it's a matter of fact according to the department of finance's...

Albas: Spending priorities - Merritt Herald

Also a reminder for those who cannot make these town halls I am always available for your comments, questions and concerns at: dan.albas@parl.gc.ca or toll-free...

Manitoba Election 2016: Daryl Reid, Another Longtime NDP MLA, Won't Run Again

He is the latest in a list of many long-time NDP politicians who will not campaign again, including Stan Struthers, Theresa Oswald, Gord Mackintosh and...

State Roundup, February 23, 2016

RETIREMENT PLAN BILL: Legislation to require businesses to offer retirement plans to employees or push them into a state-managed plan will not be as wide-sweeping...

Rodger Cuzner 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...

Michelle Rempel takes the 60-Second Challenge

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel played along. Her favourite part about Twitter? “Turning it off,” she said, with no hesitation. Maclean's and l'actualité will celebrate a...

Mike Duffy trial, Day 62

Bayne says that Duffy never padded travel claims, and took all of the trips he billed for unlike former senator Raymond Lavigne who actually committed...

EU referendum: How football can influence voters (or not)

But when the voting verdict came in, Mr Wilson found himself being bundled out of Downing Street, and the Conservative leader, Edward Heath, taking his...

The Election Pileup

McConnell, who usually thinks long, had reason to expect strong pressure from the right against allowing Obama to fill this crucial seat in a Court...

Mike Duffy trial: Senator directed payments in 'slush-fund scheme,' Crown says

National PostResting the case with closing arguments, Crown attorney Mark Holmes called Duffy's credibility as a witness into question, noting the former celebrated Conservative caucus...

GOP operative mulls run against Steck in Assembly

While he hasn't held elective office in more than a decade, Guidarelli is a behind-the-scenes operative with the Republican and Conservative parties. He and county...

Prairie farmers seek answers to the $6.5 billion question

Mulcair went on to ask whether or not the governing Liberal party “would help farmers and restore the Canadian Wheat Board.” The question was met...

South Africa's policy towards Zim: A synopsis

On the very day that Zimbabwe achieved its independence in 1980, the President of the ANC, the late Oliver Tambo, met then Prime Minister Robert...

Senate advances Obama's nominee for ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's push to confirm Mr. Obama's pick stood in stark contrast to the bitterly partisan battle over how to replace late...

Budget to remove 2-per-cent funding cap for on-reserve programs, says Carolyn Bennett

OTTAWA—Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the Liberal government remains committed to lifting an unpopular 2-per-cent cap on funding increases for First Nations programming and...

Kasich talks national security, conservatism at UVa stop

Chris Schrimpf, Kasich's campaign spokesman, later responded in a statement by saying Kasich's campaigns have “always been homegrown affairs” and that many of Kasich's early...

Honeywell Developing VR Windshield | JSTARS Contract May be Delayed by USAF Six Months | SIPRI Report Shows ...

While details of the committee have not been disclosed, it will include high ranking members of the Liberal government including Procurement Minister Judy Foote, Defence...

The Massive Land Deal That Could Change the West Forever

Utah congressman Rob Bishop, a conservative Republican who has long opposed federal management of western lands, has emerged as the unlikely architect of a grand...