March 16, 2016

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Charlie Angus joins Niki Ashton in steering clear of NDP leadership review

The only person who can convince New Democratic Party members to keep Tom Mulcair on as their leader is Tom Mulcair, according to Timmins –...

Charlie Angus

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP took time out of his constituency week break to rip into how the justice system has handled former CBC star...

DND spent $6.4M renovating buildings for refugee housing that went unused

The federal government spent $6.4 million renovating accommodations on five military bases to provide temporary living arrangements for Syrian refugees, but none of the facilities...

Pennsylvania House clears way for medical marijuana

To settle the discord, Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, established a bipartisan committee to develop amendments to the Senate bill that could pass the House...

Spring fashion trend report: Stripes and boho are back

Fashion shows these days are almost more about the social media and street-style stars than the clothes themselves. But there's no denying there will always...

Mike Duffy

(subscription)Duffy maintained to the court he took the Vancouver trip to attend a partisan event at the Saanich fair on Vancouver Island in support...

patrick brazeau

(subscription)The PCO refused to release 27 of 28 pages on embattled Senators Mike Duffy, Mac Harb, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin and when Prime...

Liberal Party of Canada

(subscription) (subscription)Former top Liberal Party official Jamie Carroll has been found guilty of violating Canada's federal lobbying law. In a ruling handed down April...

Tech startup lobby hires Liberal staffer 'to help Canadian companies scale up globally'

The Council of Canadian Innovators has hired Benjamin Bergen, 31, previously an executive assistant to Liberal MP and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and before that...

New Democratic Party

(subscription) (subscription)I would suggest to you if we are sitting at 11.7 per cent two years down the road, the discussion will be much...

Senate should give Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing

The conservative blog Powerline summed up the issue for Republicans this way: "Compared to a nominee selected by Hillary Clinton next year, Garland would be...

Elaine Michaud

(subscription)Former Bloc Québécois MP André Bellavance, who now sits as an independent and has announced he won't run again, has already spent $8,548 or...

Nathan Cullen

(subscription) (subscription)While some NDP MPs have recently expressed their support for Mulcair publicly — most notably , who ran against him for the leadership;...

Thomas Mulcair

(subscription) (subscription)That, NDP finance critic Guy Caron acknowledged in a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau last week, will cost more (they don't say...

Tag: Federal budget

(subscription) (subscription)After practising law and a stint in the government of Mike Harris, Tasha became the Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and...

Who should lead the federal NDP?

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's job could be on the line when the party holds a policy convention in early April. Several dozen prominent party supporters...

elizabeth may

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is up 2.6 percentage points to 42.1 per cent while the opposition Conservative Party, under the interim...

Privy Council

(subscription) (subscription)An NDP government would review a series of secret orders in council adopted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government and, if necessary, overturn...

Tony Clement

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government should scrap a controversial deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia unless it can prove the vehicles...

Saudi Arabia

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative motion put forward by Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel also called for the government to “condemn any and all attempts by...

New Democrat

(subscription) (subscription)“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change. What I can say is they must change if they are to...

Trudeau Says He'll Call Himself A Feminist 'Until It's Met With A Shrug'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau applauds International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland at a news conference in Toronto on Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: Chris Young/CP). Trudeau said...

Andrew Scheer

(subscription) (subscription)“You can't create jobs by inventing new obstacles and barriers,” Scheer replied. Conservative member of Parliament Candice Bergen and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna...

Phil McColeman

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Member of Parliament Andrew Scheer said the Liberal government's refusal to table December's Fiscal Monitor is an attempt at “revisionist history.” Scheer,...

Lisa Raitt

(subscription)Conservative MP Phil McColeman, who also has asked that December's Fiscal Monitor be tabled, said he's holding on to a “glimmer of hope” that...

Quebec doesn't need its own NDP

(blog) (blog)... Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. We are a village gaulois of left party supporters. Federally, Alexandre Boulerice of the NDP, Québec, Françoise David of Québec solidaire...

Steven Blaney: Liberals Too Hasty In Rejecting Unsolicited Icebreaker Bid

OTTAWA — Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Steven Blaney says the Trudeau government was too hasty in dismissing a pair of unsolicited bids from...

Liberals urged to reconsider icebreaker bid

OTTAWA -- Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Steven Blaney says the Trudeau government was too hasty in dismissing a pair of unsolicited bids from...

Rally planned in Thorhild to support councillors fired by province

Larivee said after the report, the province worked with the council to fix its problems but said hiring former Conservative MP Brian Storseth – who...

Moretz, Edwards come up big in local Republican primaries; Jones falls short in Lt. Governor bid

He will now square off against Democratic incumbent John Ager in the November General Election. “I look forward to meeting ... ramifications of his win.

Reevely: Patrick Brown tries to sell carbon pricing to conservatives

Those loyalists were stunned when leader Patrick Brown announced his support in a major Ottawa speech for using carbon permits to fight climate change. His...

green party

(subscription) (subscription)The detailed policy plank — which fulfills a 2011 NDP election promise — was released in June 2014 by Agriculture Critic Malcolm Allen.

Gina Grad peppers top shows with Jewish flavor

Serving as an on-air Jewish ambassador is an entirely comfortable role for the Kansas native who was raised Conservative and is a Birthright alum. “If...

Middle East

(subscription) (subscription)Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, Veterans Minister Julian Fantino and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt were...

The Daily 202: The Stop Trump movement's last realistic hope is now a contested convention in Cleveland

Ted Cruz over-performed and solidified his status as the main alternative to the polarizing front-runner. He's neck-and-neck .... (Spencer S. Hsu). -- Metro has closed...

Nouveaux joueurs à Place Ste-Foy - Le Journal de Québec

Nouveaux joueurs à Place Ste-FoyLe Journal de QuébecLe directeur général, Donald Larose, s'est réjoui de l'arrivée de ses nouveaux joueurs. «Nous sommes très fiers de...

James Bezan

(subscription)That's left opposition members feeling slighted. A handful of Conservative MPs have said they feel the Speaker is hardest on them. Conservative member of...

Rona Ambrose

(subscription)Conservative Interim leader lead with a question about Yazidi girls in Iraq who are being captured, raped, tortured and forced into sex slavery...

Many Conservatives wistful for an Ambrose party leadership bid

(subscription) (subscription)Former cabinet minister and Conservative MP Diane Finley agreed. “I think she's doing a great job holding the Liberals and Trudeau to account,...

Peter Kent

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic said Ban's effusive praise may have been a play for more UN funding for the environment and...

Rona Ambrose

(subscription)Conservative MPs and strategists alike have been singing 's praises since she quickly found her footing in her new role as interim leader. Conservative...

Liberal Claim On Tories' First Nations Education Funding Contains 'A Little Baloney'

—Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, March 11, 2016. Bennett signalled last Friday the Liberal government is scrambling ahead of the release of the federal budget,...

FedNor jobs dropped by 30% under Conservatives, NDP MP says

The New Democrat MP for Timmins-James Bay continues to pick away at government statistics that show the former Conservative government undermined the regional development agency...

Relief 'mad' backpacker tax to be reviewed

(subscription) (subscription)Rural Coalition MPs including Sharman Stone, the Liberal member for the Shepparton-based seat of Murray, had expressed public and private concern about the...

Manitoba NDP face tough fight for re-election

But Svend Robinson and Libby Davies both felt the sting of Layton's determined efforts to moderate the party's image on the Middle East, and their...

The Daily 202: The Stop Trump movement's last realistic hope is now a contested convention in Cleveland

Ted Cruz over-performed and solidified his status as the main alternative to the polarizing front-runner. He's neck-and-neck .... (Spencer S. Hsu). -- Metro has closed...

2015 Super Bowl Odds Updated After the 1st Week of NFL Free Agency

The first week of the NFL's 2016 free-agency period is officially in the books. Over the past seven days, a number of notable players have...

RIP GOP ESTABLISHMENT: Trump snuffs Marco – CRUZ, KASICH plot convention sorcery – HILLARY CEMENTS IT ...

--“Koch donors divided over failure to stop Donald Trump,” by Peter Stone in The Guardian: “After pushing for a Koch network blitz against Trump, the...

Lynne Swanson

(subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has reversed its position on the controversial transfer of Canadian banking information to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and...

Pierre-Luc Dusseault

(subscription)NDP Revenue Critic , who placed the question on the order paper, is concerned that the CRA is not advising people whose records were...