March 1, 2016

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blogovich: Stephen Woodworth, ad nauseum....enough! - Typepad

I've read and heard more from defeated Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth since the election than I ever heard from him as my MP in Kitchener...

MP picks up cause for those afflicted with FASD

(subscription) (subscription)In 2014, the Liberal MP for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, brought forward a bill that bore a striking resemblance to Leef's. It was to...

Trudeau's brother asks government to keep Harkat in Canada ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brother has written to a federal cabinet minister on behalf of Ottawa's Mohamed Harkat, asking the Liberal government to continue its...

ISIL, Alberta and being a woman in politics dominate Ambrose ...

Conservative interim Leader Rona Ambrose took the plunge and held her first live Twitter question-and-answer on Tuesday. From Twitter's Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ambrose took...

20% MP office budget increase 'reasonable'

... adding he thinks the increase is “reasonable” when considering the number of years it was frozen. “I have not made any commitments with respect...

Leomie Anderson Calls Out 'White Only' Makeup Artists, Creates 'Black Model Survivor Kit'

The Victoria's Secret model, who voiced her complaints about a makeup artist not having a foundation to match her darker skin tone via Twitter earlier...

The Latest: Lawmakers survive challenges over Medicaid plan

Circuit Court Judge Dan Kemp will be Arkansas' next chief justice, winning a race in which conservative groups spent a record amount of money targeting...

Can Thomas Mulcair make NDP supporters proud of their party ...

Both Tom Mulcair and his team revelled in this expectation. The leader waxed excitedly about the huge turnout for his meetings in Quebec, surely presaging...

Gary Schellenberg, 1966-2016 - Macleans.ca

After getting his certification, they moved to Falcon Lake, Man., where Linda got a job cleaning rooms and serving at the Falcon Lake Resort; Gary...

Sheryl Saperia: The real roadblock to better relations is Tehran

How could the JVTA have been a Harper booby trap, when Liberal minister of justice Irwin Cotler had introduced an even stronger version of the...

Judges fail to apply for vacancy at top court

In the 2012 round of interviews, when Justice Raymond Zondo was appointed, the JSC had to re-advertise. In that round, there were again only four...

NDP leader Mulcair in Victoria, Nanaimo for budget-consultation tour

In Victoria, Mulcair will be joined by NDP MP Murray Rankin and Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison. Mulcair had promised a balanced budget as part...

March 2016 Film Preview

(blog) (blog)March's female-centric and/or women-directed films spread wide across all genres, ranging from comedies and the return of a cult favorite to suspenseful action...

Opposition parties decry Liberals' approach to parliamentary security committee

In a letter Tuesday, Conservative public safety critic Erin O'Toole said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale should know from his consultations in the United Kingdom...

Opposition parties decry Liberals' approach to parliamentary security committee

Ralph Goodale Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday February 24, 2016 in Ottawa.

Photo: The Canadian Press

The NDP riding association in Vancouver East has proposed a similar vision backed by former MP Libby Davies. At the time of the manifesto's release...

Yukon MP Larry Bagnell to introduce FASD criminal code amendment

Bagnell is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Conservative MP Ryan Leef, who brought forward a similar private member's bill in 2013. A parliamentary...

Is former PM Stephen Harper still working? How attendance is counted in the House of Commons

Since stepping down as Conservative leader last fall, Stephen Harper has — as promised — been showing up regularly to vote in his role as...

Conservatives Blast Liberals' Approach To Parliamentary Security Committee

The committee would operate outside the normal House of Commons committee structure, given the sensitivity of the material before it. That's why, the Liberals say,...

Too few safeguards included in assisted-dying report: Lauzon

CORNWALL, Ontario - Local MP Guy Lauzon believes there are too few safeguards included in a parliamentary committee report on assisted dying. Lauzon said the...

Conservatives decry approach to parliamentary security committee Liberals are ready to politicize watchdog committee ...

OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives are accusing the Liberals of politicizing a watchdog committee on national security and intelligence before it has even been set...

The Conservative Case for Donald Trump Is Laughably Thin

Moreover, as Jonathan Adler points out, most constitutional originalists (particularly conservative and libertarian ones) oppose Kelo. Pro-Kelo Trump appointees are likely to be either living...

Examining the Qualifying Offer Period - Today's Knuckleball (blog)

Today's Knuckleball (blog)Examining the Qualifying Offer PeriodToday's Knuckleball (blog)Because while Fehr was off leading the NHLPA to a third lockout in 20 years—because good-faith labor...

BlackburnNews.com - NDP should review Leap Manifesto: former MP

OTTAWA – The Leap Manifesto, which is being embraced by more than a dozen NDP riding associations ahead of the party's April convention, should serve...

NetNewsLedger - Thunder Bay News - Patrick Brown - Liberal ...

QUEEN'S PARK – The Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says the Ontario Budget is “All smoke and mirrors”. Last week, the Wynne Liberals tabled Budget...

#CETA: Liberal success of Justin Trudeau and Cecilia Malmström ...

ALDE Leader Guy Verhofstadt commented on it: “I warmly congratulate liberal Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Canadian liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for successfully completing...

Former NDP MP Isabelle Morin's debt to House shrinks by $140000

Like Morin, fellow former NDP MPs Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe of the nearby Pierrefonds-Dollard riding and Jamie Nicholls of Vaudreuil-Soulanges also owe about $30,000 each. The MPs...

Morning Brief: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - iPolitics

It's a good question and one Conservative MP Ted Falk can't find a good answer for, which is why he's making it his mission to...

Beyonce must be banished from Canada by a Toronto politician

Worried about the coming of the diva for her concert on 25 May, Councillor Jim Karygiannis lobbied his fellow citizens (us) to lodge complaints with...

BC's 'Bright Spot' Economy Not So Sunny in North and Interior

By Andrew MacLeod, Today, . Share article via email ... The NDIT, which was set up more than a decade ago with an infusion of...

Peter MacKay still very much involved in policy debate

With the Conservative Party leadership still more than a year away, the list of contenders remains vague. We wrote back in January about Peter MacKay's...

In this week's Hill Times: does Judy Foote care about Holocaust ...

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...

Kady O'Malley: Tory convention could see return of social conservative movement after decade on the sidelines

The two veteran Conservative MPs who signed onto the dissenting report — Harold Albrecht and Mark Warawa — have both spoken at previous marches, while...

NDP miffed at Liberal silence on MP security oversight panel

8, Trudeau named Ottawa MP David McGuinty as committee chairman. Three other Liberal MPs appear to have been tapped to serve on the committee. And...

25000 Syrian refugees have landed, now for Phase 2, says John McCallum

Immigration Minister John McCallum offers praise and congratulations to everyone inside Canada and out who helped the federal government bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees, but...

Tired of having to cheer while his supporters beat protesters, Donald Trump preemptively removed 30 black students ...

According to the Des Moines Register, Secret Service agents escorted the students out of an auditorium at Valdosa State University on Monday afternoon, before the...

Small business owners wait to see if Ottawa comes through on tax pledge

Conservative MP Phil McColeman had asked Mr. Morneau whether he would stop professionals from incorporating as a small business under a category called Canadian-controlled private...

Judge blocks Indiana's Syrian refugee order

An attorney for the Indiana plaintiffs, Kenneth Falk, said he believes Pratt's ruling is the first action taken by a judge in such a case.

Hoback responds to TPP delays

The Liberals are dragging their feet on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback lamented on Monday. At latest update, the House...

This Day, March 1, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

286: Roman Emperor Diocletian raises Maximian to the rank of Caesar. Diocletian was determined to restore greatness and stability to the Roman Empire. He was...

Molly and Cassie's Law aims to strengthen legal protection of unborn children

Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall's Bill C-225 is aimed at protecting unborn children in the womb from crimes of violence perpetrated against their mothers. It's the...

NDP should review Leap Manifesto: former MP

OTTAWA – The Leap Manifesto, which is being embraced by more than a dozen NDP riding associations ahead of the party's April convention, should serve...

John McCallum marks arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees - Macleans.ca

John McCallum, left, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, greets Khloud, centre, along with her family at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday, February...

Tory MP Ted Falk's Tax Bill Could Make Huge Difference For Charities

Falk, who represents the riding of Provencher, one of the most generous regions of the country in terms of charitable donations, said it was ingrained...