March 9, 2016

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Exodus of top Trudeau advisors for Washington trip risky: critics

CBC.ca (subscription)The order of precedence, one of the first things adopted when Trudeau's cabinet was sworn in, outlines that Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale would...

Contract delays caused layoffs: IMP Aerospace | The Chronicle Herald

IMP Aerospace said Wednesday that 44 workers laid off last week were cut because of a delay in renegotiating their Canadian Forces Cormorant and CP-140 ...and...

Conservative Leadership $5-Million Spending Cap Raises Eyebrows

National PostThe spending limit is more than five times the $950,000 ceiling set by the Liberals in their last leadership contest in 2013, and it...

Voices on the Hill pay tribute to Mauril Bélanger | Ottawa Citizen

Voices on the Hill pay tribute to Mauril Bélanger. Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen More from Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen. Published on: March 9, 2016 |...

Senate Republicans Help Advance Obama Education Nominee Who Supports Common Core

The Senate HELP Committee approved President Obama's nomination of John King Jr., to serve as secretary of education. Educators, parents and public officials in New...

Pimicikamak declares state of emergency to deal with suicide crisis

The acting chief of the northern Manitoba community of Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake) has declared a state of emergency after the deaths of six...

Abbott and Credlin: mutually assured destruction

His hero and mentor was the crusading conservative Catholic B.A. Santamaria whose favourite political tactic against the evil forces of the Left was to create...

Canada's Unmuzzled Scientists Call for Protection From Future Muzzling

PIPSC, as well as the science-advocacy group Evidence for Democracy (E4D), released an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as to science...

LGBTory makes progress with Conservatives on gay marriage

(blog) (blog)Lorenzen says his group has met with at least a dozen MPs who pledged support for the motion, including leadership candidate Maxime Bernier,...

LGBTory makes progress with Conservatives on gay marriage

(blog) (blog)Lorenzen says his group has met with at least a dozen MPs who pledged support for the motion, including leadership candidate Maxime Bernier,...

LGBTory makes progress with Conservatives on gay marriage

Lorenzen says his group has met with at least a dozen MPs who pledged support for the motion, including leadership candidate Maxime Bernier, who is...

North County Report: Unemployment's Low But Rent's Still High

Six people have entered the City Council race in Oceanside, Ed Sifuentes writes in the Union-Tribune, which could further the liberal rift developing among the...

Bureaucrats propose to release government secrets: leaked ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeaau and cabinet members in Ottawa on February 16, 2016. Photo by Mike De Souza. Previous story. Canada's public servants are ...Leaked federal...

5M Conservative leadership spending cap raises ... - iPolitics

Lisa Raitt speaks with the media in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa Thursday, February 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld. A...

QP Wednesday: Bélanger takes the Speaker's chair

(subscription)Meanwhile, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice said that “the sector is fragile and job losses are growing,” and asked when the government will come up...

QP Wednesday: Bélanger takes the Speaker's chair

(subscription)Meanwhile, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice said that “the sector is fragile and job losses are growing,” and asked when the government will come up...

Blaine Higgs, Mike Allen ponder Tory leadership bids

Two high-profile Tories say they are inching closer to jumping into the race to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. Former finance minister...

Mike Lee Will Let Federal Aid Flow to Flint If It Doesn't Add to Deficit

Mike Lee is willing to drop his objection to the Flint, Mich., federal aid package under one condition: It can't add to the deficit. The...

Liberals get unsolicited bid for icebreakers

The prices are blacked out from a copy of the Feb. 24 cover letter to Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, which was obtained...

'We're not realtors!' Former 'wholesaler' reveals hidden dark side of Vancouver's red-hot real estate market

The calling cards of wholesalers — hand-written flyers offering homeowners “confidential” and “discreet” cash sales — started flooding westside Vancouver homes over the past 18...

Mike Wallace and the Vikings: What went wrong?

wallacevikings Exactly one year ago from this coming Sunday, news broke that the Vikings had traded for wide receiver Mike Wallace. Minnesota ... 3) The...

Letters: March 10, 2016

NDP's time over. Re: "Soaring deficit," March 9. So it looks like the NDP continues to run this beautiful province to the ground and it...

MPs pay tribute as Belanger takes Speaker's chair

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gives the thumbs-up as he wears the House of Commons Speaker's tricorn hat as Speaker Geoff Regan (right) looks on on...

Nicholson, Oliphant push dementia plan

The pitch for a national dementia strategy has been on Nicholson's mind ever since former NDP MP Claude Gravelle brought forward an unsuccessful proposal on...

Marco Rubio's Biggest Fan

“I haven't had a cause, a political cause, since Kemp passed away,” Braman said, referring to the former New York congressman, presidential candidate, and Compassionate...

Coal's tipping point as gas eats margins

Bloomberg Government (press release) (blog) - Bloomberg GovernmentBloomberg Government (press release) (blog)Gas is set to outstrip coal as the top source of electricity this year,...

Denley: Patrick Brown walking a tricky path with PC future

Conservative parties are in decline countrywide and the party's core message about debt and deficits doesn't seem to resonate, judging by the recent federal election...

Buckingham Palace makes official complaint as Queen is drawn into The Sun's Brexit row over EU referendum

Mirror.co.ukAdams cartoon, March 10 A sneak preview of Telegraph cartoonist Christian Adams' take on today's events. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "We can confirm that...

12 Questions with Joey Logano

USA TODAY - USA TodayUSA TODAYOur series of weekly NASCAR driver interviews continues with Team Penske's Joey Logano.and more »...

Joe Oliver joins the Montreal Economic Institute

Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, Mr. Oliver added that will also act as spokesperson to the media and he co-sign some publications.

Leader: In defence of Project Fear

New StatesmanThe aftershocks of the Scottish referendum continue to reverberate. The vote on 18 September 2014 settled nothing in Scotland; rather, nationalism was ...and more »...

Stocks open higher as oil, global equities rally

And the real killjoys say everyone has overdone it. “Consolidation and reflection seems to be the name of the game, after a strong run in...

Federal scientists want integrity safeguards to stop 'future attacks' on their work

The union representing 15,000 federal scientists penned an open letter with science advocacy group Evidence for Democracy to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal science...

Conservatives issue rules for leadership contest to replace Stephen Harper

Running to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the federal Conservative party promises to be an expensive proposition. Rules released by the party on Tuesday...

How public servants are learning new ways to 'nudge' citizens

When I recently spoke to Scott Brison, the lead Liberal minister for the public service, for a story on innovation in the bureaucracy, he said...

Liberals to reduce intake of workers, increase family and refugees in 2016

National PostThe Liberals are nearly doubling the number of humanitarian admissions, including tripling the number of spots for private sponsors, compared to the previous Conservative...

MP Mauril Belanger, robbed of his voice by ALS, to be Speaker of the House of Commons for the day

His chief of staff, Alexandre Mattard-Michaud, said Belanger is determined to continue serving as an MP until he is no longer physically able to do...

TRUMP ROLLS, GOP bigs creep toward Cruz, Rubio in rut – SANDERS wins upset, Clinton wins delegates – B'DAY ...

Now, like a lot of voters, they are watching to see who can unite the party, represent conservative values and serve as president of all...

First Read's Morning Clips: Primary Night Storylines

Patriot PostAnd here's Alex Seitz-Wald: "The Michigan victory, Sanders' first in a big and relatively diverse state, buys his campaign a lifeline and puts him...

Electorate warns 'disturbing' mine could cause Joyce's downfall

In July 2015, federal environment minister Greg Hunt allowed Chinese mining firm Shenhua Watermark Coal to build an enormous open cut coal mine in Mr...

Conflict over WFN lobby?

In a recent debate in the House of Commons, Conservative MP Jacques Gourde raised the issue. "Mr. Speaker ... Picking up the debate, MP Blaine...

Canada has more women in cabinet, but fewer sit on Commons committees

“I am sorry that there are fewer women on committees,” said Irene Mathyssen, the NDP deputy whip. “As glamorous as it is to be strutting...

London Moves Closer To “One River”

The meeting included one surprising revelation courtesy of London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. Acting on her behalf, Shawn Lewis read a letter from ... Back...

London Moves Closer To “One River”

The meeting included one surprising revelation courtesy of London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. Acting on her behalf, Shawn Lewis read a letter from ... Back...

London Moves Closer To “One River”

The meeting included one surprising revelation courtesy of London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen. Acting on her behalf, Shawn Lewis read a letter from ... Back...

Liberals vote down bid to call Bombardier executives before ...

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs have voted down a Conservative attempt to bring executives from Bombardier before a House of Commons committee to talk about the...

Barnwell grades free-agent deals

At 6-foot-4, Smith is the smallest of the bunch, but his listed weight of 300 pounds seems like a conservative interpretation. At his best, Smith...

@Kady's Watchlist for Mar. 9 – Over to you, Honourary House ...

The halls of Centre Block will be lined with well-wishers in advance of the Speaker's Parade as long-time Liberal MP Mauril Belanger begins his tenure...

Tory MP links Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's killing with Easter ham fundraiser

The slaying of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo while he stood guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa galvanized the country, but now a Conservative MP...

The Latest Porky Adventure of the Con Clown Cheryl Gallant

If by chance you've never heard of the Con MP Cheryl Gallant, this is all you need to know: She's a religious ... When conservative...