March 21, 2016

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Hunter Tootoo

(subscription) (subscription)A letter from First Nations, legal groups and environmentalists is urging Fisheries and Oceans Minister to repeal changes to the Fisheries Act...

Rebecca Blaikie

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP currently holds 54 of Quebec's 75 seats and to date, only two of the NDP's Quebec MPs have announced they don't...

Steven Fletcher

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative MP , whose personal story as a quadriplegic made him a compelling champion of assisted dying during his time in Parliament,...

Rona Ambrose: Liberals Have 'No Real Plan' To Create Jobs

Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said the Liberals will hurt the economy by sinking the country further into debt. "We know at least three things in...

Conservative convention

(subscription) (subscription)Prior to that, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth called for a committee to look at what point a fetus legally becomes a human being,...

Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore...

2011 federal election

(subscription) (subscription)Apparently, New Democrats are more inclined to let their hair down than the people I usually meet at Conservative soirées. At any rate,...

Revenue Canada

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative government isn't taking offshore tax evasion seriously and isn't giving the Canada Revenue Agency enough resources to fight it, the opposition...

Beyond the Border

(subscription) (subscription)Federal party candidates are in Ottawa for a campaign debate on agriculture. The debate, organized by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, feature Agriculture...

Trump sees "easy" path to nomination after meeting with key Republican lawmakers

Trump sees "easy" path to nomination after meeting with key Republican lawmakersTrump said he wanted to "start getting together" with Republican leaders, and said that...

david tkachuk

(subscription) (subscription)On his second day of testimony at his criminal trial, Senator Mike Duffy told the court that Conservative Senator David Tkachuk instructed him...

tax avoidance

(subscription) (subscription)In a dissident report, Rankin and the NDP members of the committee Peggy Nash, Guy Caron and Raymond Côté, proposed several more recommendations,...

Parliament Hill

(subscription) (subscription)Narrowed eyes peering through frosted glass had become a morbid tradition at my office door. The eyes always spelled trouble. The Director of...

Liberals to vote against motion extending mandate of Office of Religious Freedom

(subscription) (subscription)The government will vote against a Conservative motion to renew the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion...

QP Monday: budget, atheists and provincial politics that don't belong

(subscription) (subscription)Speaker Geoff Regan interrupted Trudeau amid hollering from the opposite side, and asked for order in the House. Conservative MP Denis Lebel quoted...

Opportunity knocks … but Jeremy Corbyn fails to answer

David Cameron had ostensibly come to the Commons to give a statement on the EU summit on migrants, but his more important mission was to...

Dallas International Film Festival announces full line-up

The first episode of Queen of the South, the new USA network series shot in North Texas, will premiere as part of the Dallas International...

How DFER Leaders Channel Out-of-State Dark Money in California, Colorado, and Beyond

DFER has supported a number of Democrats in elections but its name could have been "Hedge Funders for Education Reform" (HFFER)--in much the same way...

QP Monday: budget, atheists and provincial politics that don't belong

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel quoted Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette, who said the Conservatives did in fact post a balanced budget last year.

Budget translations started before public consulting ended

"This translation process then continues throughout the development of the budget as policy and fiscal decisions are made and chapters receive their final approval," spokesman...

Conservative refugees find asylum in BC

Sebastien Togneri: The controversial aide to ex-Conservative Public Works Minister Christian Paradis was forced to resign after an investigation into his ordering a media freedom...

Steven Blaney

(subscription) (subscription)Blaney, now Conservative critic for public services and procurement, held a press conference to introduce the bill, flagged by fellow Tory MP Mark...

Canadian Heritage

(subscription) (subscription)It also reveals significant shifts between the priorities the Liberals are setting and those that guided former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration.

arnold chan

(subscription) (subscription)A lawyer but training and elected last June in a byelection that replaced longtime Liberal Jim Karygiannis, Chan served as vice-president and general...

Students push governments across Canada to convert loans to grants

“We recognized that student loans were relatively high and having an impact on post-graduation transitions,” says Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland's minister of advanced education. Students eager...

Stephen Crabb announces there will be no further cuts to welfare

Telegraph.co.uk - after David Cameron praises George Osborne and ...Telegraph.co.ukThe Conservative backbencher Sarah Wollaston said Mr Osborne was facing "very serious charges" and should come...

Jim Hillyer

(subscription) (subscription)Alexandrine Latendresse, the NDP MP for Louis-Saint-Laurent, says she'll be stepping up the number of events she attends and will make sure to...

Ticket to Nowhere

Just as a liberal third-party candidate would likely help the Republican nominee by drawing more votes from the Democratic one, it seems probable a conservative...

Corbyn calls on PM to let go of Osborne over budget turmoil

Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA. Others, however, said those on all wings of the Labour party would take heart from the Conservatives' plight. Stephen Doughty, MP for...

office of religious freedom

(subscription) (subscription)She also remembered Conservative MPs Mark Adler and Ted Opitz. Postmedia columnist Father Raymond de Souza was also there, along with Frank Diamant...

Garnett Genuis

(subscription) (subscription)At the Manning conference, the wife of a Conservative MP described the niqab as “the nail in the coffin”, without explaining why, and...

Budget 2016: PM vows 'historic investments' for First Nations

In addition to Mulcair, other NDP MPs also used their time in question period to focus on the crisis declared in northern Ontario last month.

Fletcher eager to serve again

Fletcher said knowing the ins and outs of politics, combined with his work in the Assiniboia area, will give him a boost in the April...

Liberals pressed on PACA pledge for produce growers

“It is unacceptable that, despite months of warnings, the government dragged its heels and still has not resolved this dispute,” Nova Scotia MP Mark Eyking...

Ian Binnie

(subscription)Joe Comartin, a senior NDP caucus member and justice critic in the last Parliament, said the party will fight for aboriginal representation because the...

Daughters of the American Revolution 2016 Good Citizens announced

She plans to attend Loyola University, Chicago, and study social sciences, liberal arts, or humanities. Keaton Allan Zvara from Bay City Western High School is...

justice department

(subscription) (subscription)Federal government departments breached the privacy of more than 45,000 Canadians last year but only a small fraction of those breaches were ever...

Short Relief: Always look on the bright side of the law

I understand Republicans' opposition to holding a hearing and confirming President Obama's nominee to replace conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. In...

The Daily 202: Why Donald Trump will probably win Arizona but get crushed in Utah tomorrow

(AP Photo/John Locher). “The LDS church has spent years lobbying for 'compassionate' immigration reform,” McKay Coppins, who himself is Mormon, writes on BuzzFeed. ... It...

Vladimir Putin is no master of strategy — his Syria plan was a disaster

As Russian pilots fly home from Syria, they can look forward to triumphant welcomes. Their commander-in-chief, Vladimir Putin, is the focus of almost as much...

sexual assault

(subscription) (subscription)Compare it, for example, to what can happen with such allegations outside the courtroom — with the case of Liberal MPs Scott Andrews...

Oneil Carlier

(subscription)EDMONTON – A multi-million dollar agency designed to help Alberta's livestock industry diversify and innovate is being dismantled so that it can be put...

Today in History

(subscription)Five years ago: Canadian opposition parties brought down the Conservative government in a no-confidence vote, triggering an election that gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

Today in History

Five years ago: Canadian opposition parties brought down the Conservative government in a no-confidence vote, triggering an election that gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper a...

'Moon shot' takes friendly fire

'They … Do Whatever They Want to Do Towards Women Like Me'. By Mike Ross ... 'MOON SHOT' TAKES SOME FRIENDLY FIRE — A letter...

Trump puts GOP House control in question

GUESS WHO'S BACK, BACK AGAIN — Sharron Angle, the arch-conservative who lost to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in 2010's Nevada Senate contest, will run...

Supreme Court of Canada

(subscription) (subscription)“We will miss him greatly.” Cromwell, born in Kingston, Ont., said that as his time as a judge draws to a close, he...

Conservative Catholics Endorse Ted Cruz As Trump Alternative

More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore...

Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and Journalism: While We're Waiting…

“The Fall of Johnny Football” by Emily Kaplan (MMQB): “With a post-rehab glow and Scott at the helm, coaches noticed Manziel was studying the playbook...

Opportunity knocks in energy industry crisis, say lawyers - Lexpert, a Thomson Reuters Business

Lexpert, a Thomson Reuters BusinessOpportunity knocks in energy industry crisis, say lawyersLexpert, a Thomson Reuters Business“There are good opportunities in a crisis. So don't waste...