February 26, 2016

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Stephen Harper's former chief of staff says forget about election, think policy

Stephen Harper's former chief of staff says his party should focus on getting its policies right before thinking about fighting another federal election. Nigel Wright...

Canada 'condemns' Israel boycott

“To say that you're personally in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions for the only democracy in the Middle East is, as far as I'm...

Federal conservatives meet with PCs and Wildrose leaders in bid to unite the right in Alberta

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose hosted Alberta PC Leader Ric McIver, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and other federal and provincial conservatives at Stornoway on...

John Ivison: Jason Kenney's newfound energy signals that the Tory leadership race has started in earnest

Jason Kenney is feeling better. That doesn't mean he will run for the federal Conservative Party leadership – “I haven't decided,” he said Friday –...

MP voices concerns over right-to-die report

“First of all it's important to realize that this is a report making recommendations for legislation,” McLeod said. “I think the dissenting report submitted by...

NDP's Kennedy Stewart Thinks Money Can Push Parties To Nominate More Women

Image for Dion Calls On UN To Rethink Canadian Professor's Appointment Dion Calls On UN To .... Stewart said he thought of modelling legislation on...

NDP's Kennedy Stewart Thinks Money Can Push Parties To ...

By Althia Raj OTTAWA — NDP MP Kennedy Stewart is hoping financial incentives might induce political parties to run more female candidates. "You don't have...

Budget fédéral - Des investissements pour la lutte à l'itinérance ?

Le RAPSIM était présent à une conférence de presse tenue aujourd'hui par le RSIQ avec la députée du NPD Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet pour réitérer les demandes...

Peter MacKay says 'smart' Tories can beat Trudeau

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservatives can "absolutely" beat Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the 2019 general election, potential Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay said in an...

Peter MacKay would help unite Alberta's right

OTTAWA -- Peter MacKay says he's standing by ready to help unite the right in Alberta -- but only if he's asked. MacKay, in an...

MP asks ag committee to undertake food cost study

(subscription)Rising food costs, particularly for fruits and vegetables, prompted Quebec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau last week to ask for a study about the...

CSIS skirts the law, Parliament blinks. So much for 'oversight'.

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP and co-vice chair Matthew Dubé praised the RCMP for the “fantastic” job the Mounties are doing combating radicalization. The easily-impressed Dubé...

CSIS skirts the law, Parliament blinks. So much for 'oversight'.

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP and co-vice chair Matthew Dubé asked Paulson and Coulombe about their anti-radicalization efforts and seemed quite content with their anodyne replies.

'My dad was a winner' Former Alberta premier Don Getty has died at 82

Getty, one of six Conservatives elected in 1967 along with leader Peter Lougheed, played a key role in the 1970s as the cabinet minister who...

Catherine McKenna Cracks Up After 'Sunny Ways' Quip In House

"It's so nice to see members getting along so well, but please let's have a little order," House Speaker Geoff Regan interjected. McKenna then rose...

Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that

On top of that, the change means everyone is competing on various and shifting platforms for the same audience. There is little difference between broadcasting,...

Harper, Chinese Ambassador Meet Amid Uncertainty Over Ex-PM's Future After Politics

Conservative MP Ted Falk's name was drawn first in the lottery. As for Harper, a spokesperson from his office told HuffPost in January he “intends...

Scotties scandal, taxation uproar and First Nations issues: Politics 204 for Feb. 26

Winning the lottery: Manitoba Conservative MP Ted Falk may be the luckiest politician in Ottawa. Falk, who represents Provencher, drew the No. 1 slot for...

What's making news in Atlantic Canada

Members of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union are demonstrating outside Liberal MP Judy Foote's Newfoundland constituency office in Grand Bank. The south coast...

MP Charlie Angus wants FedNor to show northern Ontario the money

The federal Liberals don't dispute assertions from NDP MP Charlie Angus that FedNor's budget shrank under the previous Conservative government. And while the parliamentary secretary...

Ralston armoury to be part of defence review

Work on the building was announced in 2010 by former Conservative MP Scott Armstrong and some work was completed in 2011, including stabilizing some of...

A Man Who Beheaded a Bus Passenger in Canada Is Allowed to Live on His Own Now

"At the end of the day we do not have a legal mechanism in Canada that requires him to take his medication, treat his illness.

Conservative Leadership Race Will Be Top Of Mind At Manning Conference

O'Leary has come under fire from some in the Conservative party who view him as an interloper who hasn't done his time building the party...

Why Is Sean Casey MP Ignored In Ottawa? Shady Past At Stewart ...

Charlottetown MP Sean Casey is treated like a 'melon head' in Ottawa, it may have to do with his shady background as a hack lawyer...

Adopting UK model won't be enough for Canada to address spy oversight woes

(blog) (blog)Now, for Canadians weary of the long series of spy agency scandals, such oversight can't come soon enough. But will the Liberals' plans...

Death and Politics: Did a Vicious Campaign Drive a Candidate to Suicide?

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign — had crafted a vicious ad mocking Schweich's appearance that aired on the eve of the largest Republican event of the...

QP Friday: Kenney leads off and fun with pot puns

(subscription)Conservative MPs focused on the state of the government's fiscal situation in Friday's QP, and MP Jacques Gourde said he wonders about “these titanic...

QP Friday: Kenney leads off and fun with pot puns - iPolitics

Conservative member of Parliament Ed Fast and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna appear to have quite a bit of fun in their exchanges. Not unlike in...

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition on the ... - Kellie Leitch

OTTAWA — Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition and interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, made the following statement today on the...

Review Calls for Phase Out of Rail Grain Revenue Cap

APAS President Norm Hall was part of a delegation that met with federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay in Ottawa on Thursday. The Liberal government is...

Former Eskimo Don Getty dies at 82

She noted that Getty served with her father, Grant Notley, who was leader of the NDP at the time. "There was a tremendous level of...

Coalmine approvals based on flawed models

(subscription)Abbott was thundering on about the pesky conservationists who were mounting a legal challenge – “lawfare”, in his parlance – to Australia's biggest coalmine,...

Manning passes torch to young Conservatives in opening conference address

(subscription)Manning said the departure of many former cabinet members and older MPs following the election is giving younger Conservatives a chance to shine, and...

Manning passes torch to young Conservatives in opening conference address

(subscription)I'm sure Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Michael Wilson, Don Mazankowski and Co. are pleased as punch that Preston Manning is glomming onto their record...

McCallum calls terrorists “criminals”; Liberals to reinstate of ...

On February 25, Immigration Minister John McCallum announced that the Liberal government will repeal certain parts of Bill C-24 in the coming days. Bill C-24,...

Don Getty, former Alberta premier, dead at 82

EDMONTON -- Don Getty, the broad-shouldered, bristle-topped kid who came west to champion Alberta in football and ended up as premier has died. Getty's family...

Morning Digest: This Illinois Senate candidate's ad on gun violence is one of the best we've seen

Napoleon Harris is also competing for the right to take on GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. Senate: ... Ron DeSantis' path to the nomination, which is...

Possible leadership contenders Kevin O'Leary and Michael Chong to speak Friday at 2 pm

... Run, Here's How I'd Do it' (Part 1): Kevin O'Leary, Michael Chong; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: 'Conservatives and the Media: Not a love...

Assisted dying report 'thoughtful'

OTTAWA — A former Winnipeg MP who tried to get his government to legalize doctor-assisted suicide says a report by a parliamentary committee advising the...

Unger drops lawsuit over state Senate meeting on Sunday

“Now, faced with a Legislature making conservative changes to fix eight decades of his party's failures, Unger is trying to close the entire senate and...

NDPs wants Ottawa to address Marathon request to up emissions

Now, NDP MPs Brian Masse and Tracey Ramsey have also written to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, in support of the town. They want the minister...

Pope calls Italy's foremost abortion promoter one of nation's 'forgotten greats'

But four of the committee's MPs, Conservatives Mark Warawa, Michael Cooper, Gerard Deltell, and Harold Albrecht, opposed the recommendations, stating in a dissenting report that...

What is the point of Malcolm Turnbull ask voters?

The PM's office itself – whether furnished with the original bespoke orange armchairs, John Howard's chesterfield or Malcolm Turnbull's work table – is a quiet...

Kevin O'Leary Predicts Trudeau Won't Last 4 Years As PM

OTTAWA — Kevin O'Leary thinks Justin Trudeau won't survive his four years as prime minister and the Liberals will be looking for a new leader...

Turnbull counts mounting cost of leadership change

(subscription) (subscription)In recent weeks the polls have turned, three ministers have fallen, policy has been in retreat, the backbench has started to revolt, Scott...

Trudeau's Liberals: Just not ready for legal marijuana?

... sounding for all the world as if the marijuana file had been dropped in his lap five minutes before showtime and, to a certain...

Why Hogan is so Popular

More significantly, Hogan has painted a political bulls' eye on Baltimore City as a means of appealing to his conservative constituents in other parts of...

Ice roads problematic this winter

Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton said Thursday there are complaints across the north about the winter-road network this season. She said some roads have been...

Murray Rankin: Assisted-dying law will require careful balance

Macleans.caIt's our hope that it will do so in a way that is balanced, that takes real action on palliative care as a priority for...

Sarah Palin's Mustache

We were given about 15 minutes to snap Senator John McCain and his running mate, whose identity was at that time a guarded secret: The...