March 2, 2016

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Bill allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control advances

Steve Dickerson, cleared the Senate health and welfare committee on a 7-1 vote after members of the panel heard testimony from Dr. Leonard Brabson, the...

Spending limits rise substantially from last election

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley's re-election campaign expenses totalled $117,289.88, according to financial information posted to the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca. However, campaign spending limits...

NDP MPs call on government to make it easier to set up harm-reduction sites

(subscription)NDP health and justice critics are urging the Liberal government to dispense with a Harper-era law that they say restricts the establishment of new...

Ben Carson's 'ungodly' campaign

All of them, though, played second fiddle to Armstrong Williams, the conservative media maven whose voice seemed to ring a little louder in Carson's ears...

Liberals' ISIS Plan Accepted By Most Canadians, Poll Suggests

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who is a mulling a run for the party leadership, said last December that Liberals were making Canada look like "cowards"...

MMIW Inquiry Support Strong Among Canadians, But Doubts Linger: Poll

Developing an inquiry into a sociological phenomenon called a “national shame in Canada” is a top priority to to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn...

Meals Tax Could Get Back on Table for Fairfax County

Jeff McKay (D-Lee) said he would need reassurance that 100 percent of meals tax revenue would stay in Northern Virginia, and that Richmond lawmakers would...

Nicholson calls for national dementia strategy

He also credited former Nickel Belt NDP MP Claude Gravelle for raising the issue in the past. “There is probably no family in the country...

Nicholson calls for national dementia strategy

Niagara Falls Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, right, and Liberal MP Rob Oliphant take part in an interview on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They are coming...

Letters: March 3, 2016

Agathe could be so bad. My point being the Selinger government has to go. I'm tired of all their spending on so many wrong areas.

MP seeks mandatory jail time, tougher sentences

Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards said he hasn't fully digested the bill and understands there are a few differences than the previous legislation tabled by the Conservative...

Douthat's Flawed Critique of “Conservative” Catholicism - Patheos

Douthat's Flawed Critique of “Conservative” Catholicism. March 2, 2016 by Dave Armstrong 0 Comments. Newsflash!: God Continues to Supernaturally Guide His Church, Despite Manifest Sins...

Energy East Injunction Sought By Quebec Government

(Photo: Jacques Boissinot/CP). Heurtel's press secretary, Mylène Gaudreau, said she would not disclose more about the announcement until then. The province may join a motion...

Salazar, Lopez in runoff for sheriff

Wolff, who faces a Democratic challenger, Brandon J. Johnson, in November, said voters in the GOP primary sent a statement that they want rational leadership,...

Wave of public servants becoming political staffers

(subscription) (subscription)Dan Brien—While the Liberals were in power, he worked from 1994 to 2006 for ministers including Herb Gray, Andy Scott, Lawrence MacAulay and...

Tories play pipeline politics with new transport review

(subscription) (subscription)Before entering federal politics, Linda Duncan, the NDP's transport and infrastructure critic, was an assistant deputy minister for renewable resources in the Yukon...

Detailed look at polls in fall election reveals parties' support

(subscription) (subscription)Scott won eight polling stations in Glenrosa to Albas's five; in Lakeview Heights, she won four polls to Albas's three; in central Westbank,...

42 essential arts events of the spring and summer

A patriotic beauty queen named Katherine, intent on rounding up bipartisan support for her bid to rewrite the US Constitution, locks herself in a hotel...

2015 federal election: How did your Manitoba neighbours vote?

... held on to support in Winnipeg, is really the suburbs and the outlying areas of Winnipeg, and that's where Steven Fletcher held on to...

Poll: Views On Canada's Mission Against ISIS | Abacus Data

For a time, it was evident that a fair number of Canadians had doubts about whether the Liberals and Mr. Trudeau were advocating the right...

@Kady's Watchlist for March 2 – First Nations leaders, first ministers descend on Vancouver

In Calgary, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay drops by the headquarters of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council with fresh federal cash earmarked to help the “beef...

Liberals exposed as no friends of the west

In October 2011, former Liberal agriculture and agri-food critic Frank Valeriote and Liberal deputy leader and former minister responsible for the CWB, Ralph Goodale said,...

Update: King, Buckingham to square off in Senate District 24 runoff

Well after midnight, the Texas Senate District 24 primary was a close race between two Texas Republican women, after six GOP conservatives campaigned across the...

As Feds' Media Study Begins, Critics Question Timing, Direction

A national study determining whether Canadians are being well served by local news media began collecting testimony last week, but critics say the panel led...

Energy East dust-up more than just an East-West tiff

Competing regional interests are an important factor in the pipeline debate, but ideological differences are also at play, added Castro-Rea, an expert in Quebec politics...

Outspoken Education Board Candidate Headed to Runoff

While runoffs can be toss-ups regardless of what happens in the regular election, Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said Bruner will probably have an...

Unite the right? No thanks

LaVar Payne, former Conservative MP, recently became a member of the board for the Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat riding. When asked if he is considering being...

Elliott Johnson inquest 'should recognise Tory party bullying'

Former Conservative party joint chairman Grant Shapps resigned as a minister after the Guardian showed that he had failed to act on earlier warnings from...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair brings budget consultation tour to Vancouver Island

Mulcair then headed to Victoria for an event this evening where he appeared with MP'S Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin. The tour comes ahead of...

In Virginia, the GOP establishment sees worst fears realized

(blog) (blog)If the rest of the nation goes the way of Virginia, it's going to be a long primary for the Republican establishment. Marco...

Yearly cuts to FedNor to stop, says new minister

Parliamentary secretary for the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Greg Fergus says the federal Liberals plan to halt the trend of the previous...

Rubio gasping after Super Tuesday

John Kasich should drop out so that center-right conservatives can consolidate behind him. Trump taking six Super Tuesday states and Sen. Ted Cruz winning Texas...

SDG MP calls for free vote on physician assisted death

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon waded into the conversation on physician-assisted dying this week, issuing a press release Tuesday. In the release, Lauzon calls on...

After Trump's Super Tuesday romp, GOP establishment seeks unity to slow surge

Donald Trump won GOP primaries in seven states and Sen. Ted Cruz took three in a Super Tuesday rebound, sparking renewed calls from some Republicans...

Hamilton pensioners prepare next move in fight with US Steel

A major fear of opponents has been that if the American company is given the strength of the largest secured creditor, it would shape a...

Proposed euthanasia regime would be 'most extreme in the world': Canadian MP

OTTAWA, March 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Saskatchewan Conservative MP Brad Trost has excoriated the parliamentary committee's proposed regime on euthanasia and assisted suicide as “the...

Kingston woman inspires bill to reform maternity leave benefits

She then approached Ted Hsu, then-Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands, for help. Hsu did not run for re-election but new MP Mark Gerretsen...