February 27, 2016

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'We can and must win in 2019,' says potential Conservative leadership candidate Raitt

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MPs Lisa Raitt, Tony Clement and Maxime Bernier spoke at a Manning Centre Conference event called 'If I Ran, Here's How I'd...

Hugs for sympathy, solidarity at conservative conference

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there were a lot of hugs going around. For some, they were in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Rep. Elise Stefanik tallies miles, cash

Mike Derrick of Clinton County who is running against U.S. Rep. ... If nothing else Stefanik has proven herself a road warrior, traipsing about the...

Local Dems consider crossing over — to help Straus, not to stop Trump

(subscription)They want to protect Texas House Speaker Joe Straus from being unseated by Jeff Judson, a tea-party conservative who has bashed Straus for not...

Tim Tebow would consider the CFL, Urban Meyer says

Tebow, the former Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles quarterback, would consider playing in the Canadian Football League, according to his college coach Urban Meyer. When...

What steps should be taken to make Parliament more family-friendly?

However, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt warns against a four-day week, saying it would be unacceptable to most Canadians. Other suggestions include allowing breastfeeding in the...

'You've failed quite badly haven't you?'

But we had to accept that if John Key was positioning himself to be New Zealand's Lee Kuan Yew he wasn't going to be the...

It's confusing, contradictory, nonsense: Europe minister dismisses case for Brexit

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown went through 12 Europe ministers in 13 years, with some lasting just a few months before being thrown on the...

For Super Tuesday, former Gov. Frank Keating endorses Marco Rubio, among tide of support from Republican officials

With so many pressing issues facing our nation abroad and at home, we need a true conservative leader who is prepared, can win in November,...

Falk wants tax credit increase for charities

Winnipeg Free PressProvencher MP Ted Falk believes federal tax credits for charitable donations should match those handed out for political contributions. On Friday, the Conservative...

Hugs for sympathy, solidarity and strength abound at conservative conference

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Clinton, Sanders supporters flock to South Carolina primary polls

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waits to be introduced as she attends Solicitor David Pascoe's Annual Oyster Roast and Fish Fry while campaigning in Orangeburg,...

Hugs for sympathy, solidarity and strength abound at conservative conference

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Conservatives meet in Ottawa to plot a course back to power

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Conservative conference bittersweet

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Status quo the enemy, say legislative candidates

Skillicorn, an East Dundee trustee and current vice chairman of the Kane County Republican Party, calls himself a "conservative reformer." He cited the "gridlock" that...

MPs looking for work-family balance may say goodbye to Friday sittings

A House of Commons committee is exploring the idea of making Parliament a more family-friendly workplace. MPs are looking at everything from voting over Skype,...

Dublin Rathdown results: Alan Shatter loses Dáil seat as Green Party returns

Fine Gael's Alan Shatter has lost his Dáil seat with the Green Party's deputy leader Catherine Martin leapfrogging him on the last count to record...

Liberals Need to Back Off the Trump Love

He'd appoint folks who make Michael Brown look like Jeff Bezos. He would ... No liberal wants to see a conservative in the Oval Office.

Canadian Gvmt Panel Pushing the 'Near-Worst-Case Scenario': Wide-Open Euthanasia, Even For Kids

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...

Pennies for Progress – Wrong for Gaston County

Two of our self-proclaimed conservative county commissioners (commissioners Philbeck and Car-penter) have just announced a new tax (“pennies for progress”) they want to strap on...

TRUMP SEEN AS 'PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE' by high-ranking Republicans: Hill staffers start sending resumes ...

The group behind what's expected to be the most expensive and sustained assault ― a super PAC dedicated to Rubio called Conservative Solutions PAC ―...

“We Would Prefer Not To”: “The Big Short” and Liberalism's Myths

by John Thomason .... So if it seems a stretch to argue that The Big Short is deliberately invoking past filmic portrayals of Wall...

Ministering to the dying gives MP perspective on doctor assisted death

Liberal MP Rob Oliphant takes part in an interview on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Oliphant and Conservative MP Rob Nicholson...

MacKay: On pipelines, Conservatives should be 'thoughtful ...

Peter MacKay, seen in Toronto on Thursday, February 25, 2016, says Conservatives are right to be champions of energy and pipeline development but should do...

Boris Johnson U-turn as he admits Brexit vote WILL be final

The Mayor of London had been criticised by David Cameron after appearing to publicly back a fresh national ballot when he announced his decision to...

Tory MP calls out Trudeau for refusing to call ISIS attacks on Christians 'genocide'

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...

The letter from a Conservative activist that proves how angry Tories are with Cameron

It's making me question why I would continue supporting a party who are doing nothing to help me or my family and who are as...

Citizenship changes restore tolerance

(subscription)The Ottawa press gallery and Conservative critic Michelle Rempel seemed focused on McCallum's move to end two-tiered citizenship. The last Tory immigration bill allowed...

MP wants tax credit boosted

In 2008, former NDP MP Pat Martin asked the Library of Parliament for an analysis of the cost of matching charitable donations to political ones.

Women in Film celebrate Oscar nominees, call for equality

More than a dozen women nominated for Academy Awards this year attended the private event at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California,...

Fear and loathing over Trump among GOP in Congress

(AP Photo/LM Otero, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2106 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Fort Worth, Texas. Fear and...

Bridget Christie: David Cameron is under pressure. Could that be sympathy I'm feeling?

Don't panic, I don't fancy him (much as he tries to make me by ranting on about women's rights) and I'll never vote Conservative. I'd...

Rookie Liberal MP Willing to Challenge Party Line

Brent Rathgeber was roundly praised when he chose to leave the Conservative party in 2013 rather than accept the neutering of his private member's bill...

The Bloc Québécois Faces Challenges After 25 Years | David McKie

Louis Plamondon, who were part in the foundation of the Bloc and MP for it since 1993, said that the party “still had to fight...

Manchester Memorial High School Honor Roll

GRADE 9: Tiba Al Jumaili, Julie Baker, Kostandina Bicja, Jenna Bienvenue, Jason Bouchard, Quyen Bui, James Buttrick, Ryan Cardow, Jonathan Casoni, Olivia Daley, Hunter Davies,...

Manchester Memorial High School Honor Roll

GRADE 9: Tiba Al Jumaili, Julie Baker, Kostandina Bicja, Jenna Bienvenue, Jason Bouchard, Quyen Bui, James Buttrick, Ryan Cardow, Jonathan Casoni, Olivia Daley, Hunter Davies,...

Cobb retirement long overdue, says Labor candidate Jess Jennings

... says the man he defeated at the last federal election. Labor candidate for Calare Jess Jennings today welcomed Mr Cobb's retirement announcement, saying it...

High school wrestling results for February 26

138: Gould, Leavenworth, m.d. Andrews, Schlagle, 13-5; Nuckles, Ark. City, p. Gilkey, Wichita Heights, 5:36; Tujague, St. James, p. Fehlhafer, Bonner Springs, 0:59; .... Monarrez,...

Ottawa cautioned on new engagement with Russia

A year ago the House of Commons passed a unanimous motion tabled by Liberal MP Irwin Cotler and aimed at “any foreign nationals who were...

MPs give themselves and House officers a $25M boost to office budgets

The board consists of the Speaker, Geoff Regan, who acts as chair, two members of the Privy Council, the leader of the Opposition and additional...

How Houston's richest neighborhood River Oaks is paying the price for cheap oil

Prices of mansions are tumbling, top restaurants are offering cut-price special deals and even the Opera house is handing out free tickets. Houston is suffering...

Michael Chong spins a tale he hopes will land him the Tory leader's ...

Michael Chong speaks during a session entitled “If I run here's how i'd do it” during a conservative conference in Ottawa Friday, February 26, 2016.

Hill Times Publishing

(subscription)While this might be true for Mr. Collenette and Mr. Gray, Mr. Gagliano seems to be on shakier ground lately. His outbursts in The...

O'Leary shakes up Manning conference, predicts economic collapse, Liberal turmoil

(subscription) (subscription)Google Canada's Colin McKay spoke about digital tools for politics. ... Mr. O'Leary singled out Ms. Notley's policies in the face of Alberta's...

Premiers vow action on missing, murdered women

“Today is actually the day we get to deliver, because we know that it will be a national inquiry,” Minister Carolyn Bennett told reporters in...

Doctor assisted dying draws mixed reaction in Kamloops

... age for consent has raised red flags amongst Conservative Members of Parliament who feel the report doesn't protect the vulnerable population. The MP for...

Election Day brings big changes for East Texas delegation in the state Legislature

Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, have put ... Philip Hayes, 25, of Hideaway, suspended his campaign after revelations that he lied about...

Hy's Steakhouse closes doors on an era of Parliament Hill politics

After a long budget day in March, 2013, Jim Flaherty was drinking at the bar, surrounded by journalists, when he spoke his mind without an...