February 25, 2016

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Costly shipbuilding fiasco could swamp Liberals

Immediately upon taking office last November, Harjit Sajjan, minister of defence, and Judy Foote, minister of public services and procurement, were set the task of...

Bill Blair Tries To Clear Up 'Confusion' On Liberals' Marijuana Legalization Plan

Then the Conservatives took their best pot shots. Kellie Leitch, the party's health critic, reminded MPs that Health Canada spends hundreds of millions of dollars...

Around Town: Community listings

Powell River Festival of Performing Arts vocal soloists will sing starting at 9:30 am Saturday, February 27, at Evergreen Theatre. The final session for Broadway...

Murray Rankin on assisted dying's trickier questions

As a former law professor, Victoria MP Murray Rankin, the NDP's justice critic, brought a particular perspective to his work on a special committee of...

Richards hosting public meeting in Cochrane

Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards is hosting a series of constituency consultations across the riding, beginning Feb. 29 in Cochrane. These public meetings are focused...

Greens' May, NDP prod Liberals on Site C dam review

In the House of Commons this week, Green Party and NDP MPs prodded the new government to further review Site C, citing concerns from local...

Andy McSmith's Diary: Blairites get their message across – to each other

The room in which the new online magazine The Argument was launched on Wednesday evening resembled the land of lost Blairites. This initiative has been...

What should a Conservative look like in 2016? - Macleans.ca

Surrounded by members of caucus, Rona Ambrose speaks after being named as the interim leader of the Conservative party following a caucus meeting Thursday Nov.

Did the Liberals really mean it? Advocates respond to Dion's anti ...

Some people in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement are prepared to cut foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion a bit of slack despite the...

QP Thursday: Incoherence and fed-prov besties

(subscription)Conservative member of Parliament Rob Nicholson accused the government of “making a mess of the marijuana file.” “In Vancouver, there are more pot shops...

QP Thursday: Incoherence and fed-prov besties - iPolitics

The parliamentary secretary to the minister of health, Kamal Khera, said it is vitally important that those who need marijuana for medical use have access...

Eight months after gay marriage ruling, the Earth is still turning

(blog) (blog)A spokesman for the conservative legal group Liberty Counsel said the social uprising following same-sex marriage “could cause another Civil War.” Roy Moore,...

Thomas Mulcair joins rally for Toronto inside workers

Mulcair said in an interview he was in Toronto and thought it important to support Local 79 and the fight against part-time and precarious work.

Mature minors, mentally ill should have right to doctor-assisted death, report advises

Conservative MP Harold Albrecht said there are no safeguards for those who are suffering from depression. "While they may not be irremediable in the sense...

Chief in public eye used to pressure

The move to second permanent secretary at the Treasury followed a succession of Whitehall roles — including in the Treasury during the 1990s when Ken...

Dominic LeBlanc's Staffer Met With Irving Shipbuilding Days Before Hire

The Conservative opposition had posed a question about another meeting, which took place between the Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, and James D. Irving, President of...

AGO announces 'Mystical Landscapes' major exhibit of works by famous artists

Claude Monet'sWater Lilies (Nymphéas) from 1907. Edvard Munch'sThe Sun, created to inspire ... A series of lithographs by the recently rediscovered French artist Charles-Marie Dulac,...

'A Canadian is a Canadian': Toronto 18 ringleader first to lose citizenship, now set to get it back

The federal government is scrapping measures brought in by the Conservatives that allow Ottawa to revoke the citizenship of Canadians convicted of terrorism and other...

Sandoval doesn't want to be considered for Supreme Court seat

... in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. (Cathleen Allison/) ... Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will not consider...

Liberals backtrack on requiring party members to support party line ...

Liberal MP Dominic Leblanc. OTTAWA – In the face of political and public criticism, a Liberal directive that would have forced its MPs [Members of...

Liberals not meeting pledge to restore Canadian Wheat Board

Editor: On February 16, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair asked Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay “When he would restore the Canadian Wheat Board”, now that the evidence...

Magnitsky activist hopeful that Liberals will sanction ... - iPolitics

He successfully campaigned to get the U.S. Congress to pass its own Magnitsky Act in 2013, and last March a motion put forward by former...

UNBC senate pass non-confidence motion over James Moore chancellor appointment

Moore's appointment, which was announced in November, will not be reconsidered, Matheson said in a statement. "It's clear that there are some who are against...

Irish Election 2016: Everything You Need To Know

The campaign has already featured the country's political leader Enda Kenny apparently referring to some voters as “whingers” and the publication of a book of...

'A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian': Liberals repeal Conservative Citizenship Act

Michelle Rempel, the Conservative Party's parliamentary critic on citizenship and immigration matters, called the planned changes to the Citizenship Act “very short-sighted” and “disappointing.” “It...

Bill C-24: Liberals Seek To Repeal Tories' Controversial Tory Changes On Citizenship

But the Liberal plan promises to be controversial in its own right, since it would, if passed, restore the Canadian citizenship of Zakaria Amara —...

Liberals seek to repeal Tory changes on gaining, losing ... - iPolitics

In an email to The Canadian Press ahead of the announcement, former Conservative immigration minister Chris Alexander said the changes his government made were in...

Canada Defends Record On Economic, Social Rights At UN

Craig Scott, a York University law professor, and former NDP MP, suggested Canada was perhaps being a bit more honest with the UN committee than...

Vancouver group can help bring in LGBT Syrians, government says

“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,...

Revenue cap for railways on grain shipments should go: Emerson report

(subscription)NDP Transportation Critic Linda Duncan has asked the House of Commons Standing Committee to study and review Emerson's report. In all, the review –...

Revenue cap for railways on grain shipments should go: Emerson report

(subscription)NDP Transportation Critic Linda Duncan has asked the House of Commons Standing Committee to study and review Emerson's report. In all, the review –...

Parliament's physician-assisted dying report offers ... - iPolitics

A dissenting opinion put forward by the Conservative MPs on the committee — Michael Cooper, Gérard Deltell, Harold Albrecht and Mark Warawa — tore into...

Senate Reform: Maryam Monsef, Dominic LeBlanc Grilled By Senators On Plan's Details

But in some instances, they said it's up to senators themselves to figure out how to change their rules and procedures to accommodate the new...

Judy Foote isn't going to like next week's Hill Times | Warren Kinsella

For months, some of us – including our riding's hard-working Liberal MP, Nate Erskine-Smith – have been attempting to get Judy Foote's attention about all...

Maguire attending Arctic conference in Stockholm

Larry Maguire will be heading to Stockholm in March to attend a conference about the well-being of the Arctic. The Brandon-Souris Conservative MP was chosen...

Man incubates packet of supermarket quail eggs and a chick emerges a month later

In 2008 Caroline Aspin was stunned when she bought two dozen eggs from her local supermarket and one of them hatched. She decided to test...

Liberals set to unveil changes to how to get, lose Canadian ...

Canada's Immigration Minister John McCallum speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Canada November 24, 2015. (Chris Wattie/Reuters). OTTAWA – The federal Liberals are to...

Monster Energy Arenacross Tour set for grand finale

The determined youngsters are not prepared to give up any time soon and both nine-year-olds, Kiean Boughen, from Lancashire, and Ollie Colmer, from Tyne &...

So you think you can lead the NDP?

I ended up heading down to the legislature, and remember sitting in the gallery listening to our leader at the time, Robert Chisholm, give a...

How the “Knoxville Seven” Brought Modern Art to Knoxville—and Help Define KMA's Mission Today

Sublett and the six other artists who are featured in Knoxville Seven—Robert Birdwell, Richard Clarke, C. Kermit “Buck” Ewing, Joanne Higgs Ross, Philip Nichols, and...

Ice roads, access for First Nations debated in House of Commons

Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP MP Niki Ashton echoed those concerns. "Northern Manitobans and people in northern Saskatchewan need action now from the federal government," she said.

John Ivison: Trudeau Liberals much more adept at selling their message than implementing it

OTTAWA — Kirsten Mercer was Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's justice policy adviser at Queen's Park. When Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister, surrounded by a...

New Sexual Ethics Course Offered Amid Campus Discussions

. By Jonathan Adler, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER 9 hours ago ... Mark D. Jordan, a women and gender studies professor, teaches the course. He is...

Conservative McLeod outspent all others en route to election victory

Re-elected Conservative MP Cathy McLeod increased her campaign spending last year by about 70 per cent compared to the 2011 federal election, according to information...

Waverley underpass project will be included in this year's budget

The project had been trumpeted at a news conference in July, where then Conservative MP Joyce Bateman said Ottawa would be fund it. Municipal minister...