March 18, 2016

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BC needs a strong presence in Conservative leadership race, says Ed Fast

OTTAWA — B.C. must have a candidate in the upcoming Conservative leadership race, former federal trade minister Ed Fast said Friday. Fast, who didn't rule...

Ottawa holds back on describing Islamic State atrocities as genocide

However, the NDP also refused to describe the Islamic State horrors as genocide. Rather, foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière called them war crimes. “ISIS has...

NDP, Tories question whether PM's new Senate picks can be truly independent

Conservative MPs Scott Reid and Blake Richards also criticized the appointment process, saying regardless of the appointees' merits, they were still appointed from secret short...

Parks Canada announces money for Franklin ship visitor centre in Nunavut

Parks Canada announced $16.9 million over five years in funding Thursday for the investigation into Franklin expedition ships and for a visitor and field research...

Trudeau Senate appointees include aboriginal judge, Paralympian, ex-NDPer, journalist

Trudeau appointed Peter Harder as the government's representative in the Senate to work with Liberal House Leader Dominic Leblanc to ensure legislation gets tabled through...

NPD: Ruth Ellen Brosseau appuie Mulcair

Ruth Ellen Brosseau, qui avait fait les manchettes en 2011 lorsqu'on a appris qu'elle était partie en vacances à Las Vegas au beau milieu de...

The Week in Culture, “Southern-Fried Machismo” Edition

(blog) (blog)And in case you believed the court's conservatives have maybe come around on Obamacare—well, no. They still hate it. But now ... Chief...

Brosseau, Dubé back Mulcair ahead of NDP convention in Edmonton

(subscription) (subscription)Jamie Nicholls, Elaine Michaud and Helene LeBlanc said they did not feel represented in the NDP electoral platform they had to defend last...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription)Two Conservative MPs are taking issue with the Prime Minister's new senate appointments, saying the new selection process was too secretive. In a joint...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription) (subscription)Two Conservative MPs are taking issue with the Prime Minister's new senate appointments, saying the new selection process was too secretive. In a...

Don Davies

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

Kellie Leitch to speak in Peterborough on April 23

One of the Conservative MPs who has been touted as a potential candidate for the federal Conservative party leadership will be speaking in Peterborough next...

Tag: Jeff Leal

(subscription) (subscription)However, the spending authorities for the compensation package were never authorized by the federal cabinet — which meant the Liberals were not bound...

Dairy farmers hopeful for CETA compensation in Tuesday's budget

(subscription) (subscription)International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters February 29 the pending trade deal with the European Union – which includes concessions on cheese...

Category: Our Country

(subscription) (subscription)Indeed, iPolitics has learned that several Quebec-based NDP youth groups are urging the party's national youth wing to adopt a resolution (see below)...

Labour and the left have an antisemitism problem

As the Conservative party divides its time between running the country and tearing itself apart over Europe, Labour has been consumed with a rather different...

Court rejects Wittich's appeal in dark money case

He ruled against the appearance of a Wittich witness who would have testified about liberals attempting to defeat Wittich's conservative causes and against Wittich being...

Infinite Scroll, Cruz 2020, and Divorcing While Female

Does it seem like Democratic presidents have been picking relatively centrist judges for the Supreme Court lately, while Republicans have tapped unabashed conservatives? Lawrence Baum...

Matthew Dubé

(subscription) (subscription)Two young Quebec MPs who were supported by Mulcair at the start of their political career say they will back the NDP leader...

Matthew Dubé

(subscription) (subscription)Of course, Dang doesn't beat federal NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault who, with a handful of other students, rode the Orange wave of 2011...

Ruth-Ellen Brosseau

(subscription) (subscription)After a week of bad press for Tom Mulcair, his supporters are starting to speak out in favour of the beleaguered NDP leader.

Mulcair supporters speak out after bad press

OTTAWA — After a week of bad press for Tom Mulcair, his supporters are starting to speak out in favour of the beleaguered NDP leader.

It pays to be in power: Ontario Liberals nearly double other parties' major contributions in 2015

Premier Kathleen Wynne might have a 20 per cent approval rating, but initial 2015 fundraising tallies show it pays to be in government. The Ontario...

Sen. Mark Kirk to GOP colleagues: 'Man up and cast a vote'

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk chided his Republican colleagues on Friday for their unwillingness to put the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland through a vote...

Justin Trudeau's Senate Appointments Include Murray Sinclair, Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Justin Trudeau's Senate Appointments Include Murray Sinclair, Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

A budget fit for a Capital

Some 127,000 federal government workers last month were based in the capital region – a couple of thousand fewer than when the Conservatives assumed power...

Bill C-24: Slim Majority Wants Trudeau's Liberals Not To Repeal Changes, Poll Suggests

Former Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shake hands following the Munk Debate on Canada's foreign policy in Toronto on Sept. 28,...

Scott Reid

(subscription) (subscription)Two Conservative MPs are taking issue with the Prime Minister's new senate appointments, saying the new selection process was too secretive. In a...

Democracy Watch

(subscription) (subscription)Legault's office refused to comment, however, on the provisions contained in the government's budget implementation bill, saying only that the commissioner “reserves her...

Updated New Hampshire Primary Source: Prominent businesswoman, activist jumps from Sununu to Gatsas

There are four announced candidates so far – Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern and former state securities bureau chief Mark Connolly on the Democratic side,...

Remember Those Who Have Died For Religious Freedom

In the following year, 2012, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the 2012 John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award to the...

Post-defeat Harper a polite, peripheral presence on the Hill

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Phil McColeman reiterated his colleagues comments that Harper has been to caucus, but he's not an active participant. “But he is...

Post-defeat Harper a polite, peripheral presence on the Hill

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Phil McColeman reiterated his colleagues comments that Harper has been to caucus, but he's not an active participant. “But he is...

Quebec Man Arrested For Drunk Driving At 8:20 a.m. On St. Patrick's Day

MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais police say the man was on his way to work during the time of his arrest. | MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais/Facebook. Share 7...

Chantal Petitclerc, Murray Sinclair among 7 new Trudeau-appointed senators

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau put on a new pair of Canadian-made shoes on Friday, ahead of tabling the Liberal ...

Under the previous Conservative government, for example, then-finance minister Joe Oliver bought a pair of New Balance running shoes, before tabling a balanced budget. Oliver...

The View From Canada

National PostShe was a federal NDP candidate in the 2015 Canadian election, as well as the digital director for Olivia Chow's 2014 Toronto mayoral campaign.

The Stupid Party

By Wednesday, a day after Trump's victories put GOPe favorite Marco Rubio out of the race and made Ohio governor John Kasich a mathematical certainty...

Should murderers have access to social media?

Robert James Andrews, incarcerated at Port Lincoln Prison, talks about his horseracing past and writes: “I have been totally let down by the 'Criminal Justice...

GOP Slowly Caving In to Trump

As Geoffrey Kabaservice documents in his illuminating book, "Rule and Ruin," the party had prided itself on its progressive stand on race from Abraham Lincoln...

Byelection a chance to recharge council

Mind you, that assumes voters won't respond negatively to such partisan blessings. Or that the NDP and labour vote won't fatally split between Qureshi and...

Seven new senators appointed by Trudeau

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Prime Minister

(subscription)Conservative MP Dan Albas (Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola) and others are having a little fun with the international media's habit of gushing over our haute couture, fashion-forward...

Maryam Monsef

(subscription)During the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, NDP's David Christopherson said the Senate is “legal but not legitimate in the eyes of...

York Region Tories outspent rivals in federal campaign

Campaign expenses for three of the riding's five candidates — then Conservative MP Lois Brown, Liberal Kyle Peterson and New Democrat Yvonne Kelly — have...

Grading the free-agency stragglers: Which teams have been smart to sit out?

Lost in the clamor of NFL free agency is that it's often best not to get involved in the first place. Think about the teams...

The Daily 202: A deep dive into an angry, and divided, America

“GOP operatives, conservative leaders meet to thwart Trump,” by Robert Costa: "A secretive group of Republican operatives and conservative leaders convened Thursday morning for more...

Inside the Doomed Conservative Dump-Trump Plot

Quin Hillyer, a National Review contributing editor, fielded questions afterward from print reporters and a Chinese camera crew, explaining that the group hoped all the...

Lukewarm support for NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Forum poll shows

Both Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose and Mulcair appear to be having a difficult time stealing the spotlight from Trudeau. Forum found that while 29...