March 14, 2016

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School district votes to close two schools

Funny how conservatives from the 1990's to today have said Hillary is guilty of crimes but 100% of conservatives are too stupid to prove even...

Bousquet: Before vetoes, Gov. Rick Scott says he will listen

(One reason why Scott's top health adviser, Dr. John Armstrong, was ousted from office by the Senate last Friday was because of concerns that the...

It took one massacre: how Australia embraced gun control after Port Arthur

Next month survivors and family members of the victims will gather on the lawn outside the Port Arthur site to mark the 20th anniversary of...

HUFFPOST HILL - Happy Pi Day, Our Political System Is Breaking Down

NewsweekThe White House got a visit from the cast of Hamilton, the musical that allows everyone to pretend they know more about Alexander Hamilton than...

vladimir putin

(subscription)Conservative MP Dean Allison accused Dion of “cozying up” to the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Could the minister of Foreign Affairs please...

The Canadian Press Politics

(subscription)The NDP expressed concerns in its letter that the interests of the most vulnerable — including indigenous peoples and low-income Canadians — would be...

John McCallum

(subscription)Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose began question period by urging the Liberal government to go ahead with a national Afghanistan war memorial – a...

vladimir putin

(subscription)Conservative MP Dean Allison accused Dion of “cozying up” to the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Could the minister of Foreign Affairs please...

U.S. stocks finish higher; Dow logs highest close of the year ...

U.S. stocks finished marginally higher on Monday, with the Dow logging its highest close of the year despite a drop in oil prices. The Dow...

Canadian Screen Awards 2016: Murdoch Mysteries' Yannick Bisson Is The Fan's Choice

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: Yannick Bisson, winner of the Fan's Choice Award, poses in the press room at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards at...

Judy Foote

(subscription)NDP MP Ryan Cleary, who represents the Newfoundland and Labrador riding of St. John's South—Mount Pearl, said he was concerned and somewhat angry, but...

Judy Foote

(subscription) (subscription)Homer wrote about war and weapons, not military procurement. But if ever a government program had the potential to turn into Greek tragedy,...

safe injection sites

(subscription) (subscription)It follows the federal Liberal government signalling an about-face from the previous Conservative government's stance on harm reductions sites. While the Harper ....

health minister

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Health Critic Don Davies said the clinic opening has more to do with the ideology of the conservative Brad Wall government in...

Toronto city council

(subscription)Liberal trade critic Wayne Easter, who also had questions for the minister about the municipalities, started off by acknowledging the committee's complete disregard for...

Toronto city council

(subscription) (subscription)TORONTO – Rob Ford says he's due for a fifth round of chemotherapy next week but that if he beats cancer he'll take...

Brexit campaigners hope to win over young voters in EU referendum with top pop names at music festival

Brexit campaigners are hoping to win over young voters with a host of stars lined up as the headline acts for a concert in support...

Q&A recap: Scientists lament CSIRO cuts as politicians stay home

Just as NASA announced the world had smashed the record for the most anomalously warm month on record by a “shocking” amount, Q&A had a...

public works – iPolitics

(subscription) (subscription)A major independent study of federal government contract pricing and policies has warned that the current system provides “perverse incentives” for industry ...and more »...

Our Politics

(subscription)Former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird appointed Bercovici to the post in January 2014. The Toronto lawyer was one of the more contentious...

Stéphane Dion

(subscription)James Cowan, the former Liberal leader in the Senate, noted that Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion recently took questions in the Senate where he...

us presidential primaries

Washington Post (subscription)A January report on the impact of Chinese imports, from David Autor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gordon Hanson of the University...

donald trump

(subscription)Near the apex of their movement's popularity in 2010, 57 per cent of Tea Partiers said they considered themselves Republicans, while 28 per cent...

Featured Opinion

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals, after all, are trying to amend Bill C-51, a controversial piece of anti-terrorism legislation that Canadians don't like. No wonder. What's...

Stéphane Dion

(subscription) (subscription)James Cowan, the former Liberal leader in the Senate, noted that Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion recently took questions in the Senate where...

The Labour Party is increasingly anti-Semitic

Does Labour, my party, have a problem with anti-Semitism? When someone like Gerry Downing, a member of the Socialist Fight organisation, can demand that the...

Rona Ambrose says Trudeau should have pressed Obama on Keystone

MONTREAL — Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is hoping Canada will receive some concrete benefits from the new relationship between Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama.

Everything you need to know about the Budget 2016

The word budget comes from the French 'bouge', meaning small bag, and the speech has been known as 'The Budget' since 1733 - when the...

Joe Oliver: While Canada's PM posed for selfies, John Kerry slapped us in the face

When he was prime minister, Stephen Harper hosted Obama in Ottawa for the president's first foreign trip, and during almost a decade of Conservative government...

Nobel winner Arthur McDonald upbeat about science under Liberals

HALIFAX—A Canadian scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics says he's encouraged by how the federal Liberal government is embracing science and innovation.

Conservative critic on Parliament Hill has deep farming roots

Warkentin said he plans to be a strong advocate for farm interests in the face of a new Liberal government that has shown little early...

The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome Is Changing the Weed ...

03_25_weedscientist_05 A Seattle cannabis worker cradles the resin-dusted bud of a strain called Blueberry Cheesecake, a sativa-dominant hybrid. Pot is often ...and more »...

Weekend round-up Zing!s

(blog)I like Donald Trump and will probably vote for him, but if he even THINKS Rick Scott would make a good running mate, I...

DMZ and TechGirls Canada panel tackling STEM's diversity problem says 'get the hell out of the way'

Moderated by Saadia Muzaffar, founder of TechGirls Canada, the event kicked off with Muzaffar sitting with former NDP member of parliament Olivia Chow. “I see...

The crucial word missing from most debates about policing | Fusion

This one crucial word has been noticeably absent from the conversation.and more »...

Scottish Borders £92m digital deal promises 200 new jobs

Tim Gregory, UK president of CGI, said it was delighted to be involved. "As part of our commitment to ... Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk's SNP...

Preacher accused of 'dehumanising' people

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda has condemned statements made about the LGBT community by a conservative Christian preacher from the United States. Assertions spread by...

@Kady's Watchlist for Mar. 14 – Harjit Sajjan heads to Ukraine as House goes on hiatus

Meanwhile, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan drops by the 101 National High Field Magnetic Resonance Centre at the University of Alberta to reveal new funding for...

Your letters for Monday March 14: Mauril Bélanger, and women on our money

Re: Poignant honour: Veteran MP Mauril Bélanger serves as Speaker for a day, March 9. Bravo to Mauril Bélanger, our MP since we came to...

Hill Republicans on the hot seat

But Price, sources said, spent much of the recess speaking with leaders of the moderate Tuesday Group, the conservative Freedom Caucus and defense hawks to...

Sports Minister Qualtrough hires director of parliamentary affairs, issues, policy

(subscription)Mr. Hobbs has also been policy adviser to Gerry Byrne as the minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. In 2004, he ran unsuccessfully...

New timeline for completing IT modernization still months off |

(subscription)Last week during a Public Accounts Committee meeting, Shared Services execs were grilled over their department's 'boondoggle' and took heat over findings of ...and more »...

Mulcair faces 'fight of his life' at convention, says Capstick

(subscription) (subscription)More than 1,200 people are expected at the NDP's convention in Edmonton next month and with a leadership review vote on the agenda...

Ailing Grit MP Bélanger gets turn in House Speaker's chair, MPs cry

(subscription) (subscription)... Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Jennifer O'Connell, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Randy Boissonnault stopped by, as did Conservative MPs David Tilson, Garnett Genuis, and Deepak...

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami serves up its sixth annual A Taste of the Arctic

(subscription)Attendees included Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, and her parliamentary secretary Yvonne Jones, Liberal MPs...

Some House committees in 'chaos,' says NDP MP Julian

(subscription) (subscription)NDP House Leader Peter Julian says there is 'chaos' in House committees due to rules not being followed, a move away from procedural...

Some House committees in 'chaos,' says NDP MP Julian

(subscription) (subscription)NDP House Leader Peter Julian says there is 'chaos' in House committees due to rules not being followed, a move away from procedural...

Leapin' Leprechaun 5K results

Molly Maltby of Cheboygan runs down Garland Street at the start of Saturday's Leapin' Leprechaun 5k in Traverse City. . Record-Eagle/Jan-Michael Stump. Runners head down...

The Empire's New Clothes

Guo A is a counterrevolutionary—a conservative whose work rejects not just the austerities of Maoism but also the youthquake of the nineteen-sixties. She borrows her...

The Great Divide

They have a mountain of student-loan debt. They've ... Felicia Wong, the president and C.E.O. of the Roosevelt Institute, a leading progressive think tank, noted...