March 22, 2016

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Federal Budget 2016: What's in it for Quebec

The first budget from Justin Trudeau's government forecasts big deficits over the next five years and beyond to finance a new tax-free monthly child benefit,...

Canadian scientists smile as Liberals deliver a déjà vu budget

Former Liberal Finance Minister Ralph Goodale had promised in 2005 to provide $766.22 million for institutions to renovate everything from libraries to access ramps for...

Babbling baby interrupts Bill Morneau's budget speech

The culprit may very well be baby Daphnée, the daughter of NDP MP Christine Moore. The baby was spotted on Moore's lap inside the House...

Budget 2016: Cities herald new 50% funding formula for transit projects (updated)

The Liberals have promised to fund “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects this year, but the most capital-intensive transit projects on Metro Vancouver mayors' wish list — a...

CANADA BUDGET 2016: Who got what?

National Post (subscription)The Liberals have allocated $41.5 million in cash starting in 2016-2017 to modernize and repair select Agriculture Canada and CFIA research stations in...

Liberals' Deficit-Heavy Budget Draws Praise from Labour Leader

Vancouver-Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies called it a mixed bag, and though it had some good things in it, big ticket items were nowhere to...

Federal Conservatives call Liberal budget a 'nightmare scenario'

Niagara Falls Conservative MP Rob Nicholson tells CKTB's Larry Fedoruk the 2016 Budget will put Canadians deeply in debt. Nicholson says that driving the country...

Federal budget 2016: Liberals push deficit to spend big on families, cities

The first budget from Justin Trudeau's government finds the Liberals compromising some of their election promises to keep others, laying out a longer and larger...

Liberals' maiden budget showers spending, deficits to spur growth

Cardigan MP and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, centre, watches as Minister of Finance Bill Morneau hands the budget to House of Commons staff prior to...

Long lines bog down Arizona presidential primary

He has focused on border security - a perennial issue among conservatives in Arizona. He and Cruz campaigned here in the leadup to the primary,...

conservative mp

(subscription) (subscription)Security officials gave Tory MP Bob Dechert a thumbs up months after he sent flirtatious emails to a journalist working for a state-run...

Tristan's Twenty: High-value picks for fantasy baseball in 2016

There's a significant difference between Richards' fantasy value entering 2015 and 2016: Last season, he entered spring training recovering from a torn patellar tendon in...

agri-food

(subscription) (subscription)This discrepancy in payment times is worrying, NDP Agriculture Critic Malcolm Allen and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking told iPolitics. “All farmers deserve...

Budget largely silent on agri-food commitments

(subscription) (subscription)The lack of a PACA fix drew ire from both Conservative Agriculture Critic Chris Warkentin and NDP Agriculture Critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Tuesday.

New Veterans Charter

(subscription)The Liberal government will reopen nine Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by the Harper government in Charlottetown, Sydney, Corner Brook, Windsor, Thunder Bay,...

Beverley Mclachlin

(subscription) (subscription)When the Supreme Court strikes down a piece of legislation because it's in conflict with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 23...

Adam Vaughan, Rob Ford's Former Foe, Pays Tribute To Him In House Of Commons

Conservative MP Erin O'Toole also lauded Ford in the House and shared condolences for his family. O'Toole's father served with Doug Ford Sr., the patriarch...

Rob Ford Dead: Former Toronto Mayor Succumbs To Cancer

TORONTO — Rob Ford, a man simultaneously adored by his fans and abhorred by his foes as his scandal-packed term as mayor of Canada's largest...

Conservatives try to justify obstructionism - Foster's Daily Democrat

Conservatives try to justify obstructionismFoster's Daily DemocratWe expect them to simply follow the process outlined in our Constitution and nowhere does it say the Senate...

Telefilm Canada presents 2015 Guichet d'or Award to the directors and writers of La Guerre des Tuques 3D

MONTRÉAL, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - This morning at the Musée Grévin Montréal, Telefilm Canada honoured La Guerre des Tuques 3D (Snowtime!) with the 2015...

NFL chat with Jim Thomas

Based on the relatively small investment the Rams have made (conservative scheme, rookie coaches, unheralded players), it seems Fisher doesn't agree with conventional NFL wisdom...

College and University Graduates

... Patrick Davis, B.A. in history; Morgan Dawson, B.S. in psychology; Nathan Eisner, B.S. in computer science; Teresa Fluegel, B.A. in sociology/anthropology and B.S. in...

The Worst Republican Responses to the Brussels Attacks (So Far)

Conservative tweets and speeches show they're not really opposed to politicizing a tragedy that doesn't involve the NRA. ... More than half the nation's governors...

Doug Ford's heart 'ripped out' by brother Rob's death

The brother of the late Rob Ford told CP24 he was devastated by the former mayor's death. "My heart is ripped out," said Doug Ford.

“Cannabis has been left behind”: the extraordinary life of Lee Harris, the hippie London mayoral candidate

He also worries about “criminalising whole generations of young people”, and says that as Mayor he would issue an apology to the Afro-Caribbean community for...

Rob Ford: 1969–2016

Ottawa CitizenWhat surprises most in retrospect are not the words themselves. After all the endless replays, all the late-night jokes, even they can't shock anymore.

Harper and Prentice Refugees Find Jobs in Clark Government

Vanessa Schneider: An ex-staffer for federal Conservative cabinet ministers Gary Lunn and Denis Lebel and also an ex-Fraser Institute staffer, Schneider is now communications director...

freedom of expression

(subscription) (subscription)An Alberta MP, Brian Storseth, may have done more to consolidate and satisfy the Conservative base than anyone else in the Tory caucus.

George Osborne rejects claims he does not care about poor Britons and says their 'aspirations' would be 'crushed ...

Backbench Conservatives rallied around Mr Osborne has he gave his Commons speech, which was seen as an attempt to save his ambition to be the...

James Hansen's Bombshell Climate Warning Is Now Part of the Scientific Canon

(blog) (blog)Last summer, James Hansen—the pioneer of modern climate science—pieced together a research-based revelation: a little-known feedback cycle between the oceans and massive ice...

sponsored travel

(subscription) (subscription)Saudi Arabia rivalled Taiwan as the most generous sponsor of free trips for Canada's MPs last year, according to the report for...

pipeline debate

(subscription) (subscription)“There's a big discrepancy about this, about the oil,” former New Brunswick NDP MP Yvon Godin said. “But it's something that we have...

George Osborne refuses to apologise for trying to push through 'terrifying' benefit cuts

The Chancellor said there we “no plans” to cut welfare further this year and said the £4.4billion cost of the planned benefit cuts could be...

New Veterans Charter

(subscription)He made that clear in 2012, when MPs were debating Conservative backbencher Stephen Woodworth's motion to examine whether a child is considered human at...

Kansas Senate advances bill on impeaching Supreme Court

KSNT (press release) (registration) (blog)KSNT (press release) (registration) (blog)But it's the latest initiative from GOP conservatives in recent years putting Kansas at the center of...

health committee

(subscription) (subscription)Leona Aglukkaq was on hand to answer questions about department expenditures and main estimates for 2012-13, but found herself beset by challenges from...

agriculture industry

(subscription) (subscription)Canada's has been pushing the federal government to create a permanent immigration stream for low and high-skilled farm workers for more than...

Which Ex-President Cost the Government the Most in Fiscal 2015?

... do the same thing to Clinton. If you think it's attacking conservatives just because it starts with Bush than you need to grow some...

Federal Budget 2016: 5 Things To Watch For Today

The Liberals were banking on $1.7 billion in funding from the previous Conservative government to carry out an election pledge to close a $2.6-billion funding...

This is the moment to attack the Tories' undeserved reputation for competence

New StatesmanGranted, the Tories only won over 36.9% of those who voted, but it is likely at least some of those who believe the Conservatives...

Des centres d'entrainement dénoncent une compétition malsaine du Pavillon du cœur

Contacté à ce sujet, le maire de Saint-Georges Claude Morin dit bien comprendre la problématique que vivent les propriétaires de centres d'entrainement, mais pour l'instant,...

public transit

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative: Merv Tweed (Chair), Mark Adler, Dan Albas, Pierre Poilievre, Blake Richards, Jeff Watson, Chungsen Leung NDP: Jamie Nicholls, Isabelle Morin, Mike Sullivan,...

Canadian federal election

(subscription)As the NDP heads into a policy convention this weekend licking its election wounds and collecting its thoughts on party direction, the Green Party...

main estimates

(subscription) (subscription)Over at the Natural Resources department, however, spending is scheduled to drop 36.7 per cent from last year's total estimates as the government...

LOUIS DESJARDINS: Pull over to text

Veteran Conservative MPs Scott Reid and Blake Richards released a statement last Friday decrying the new senatorial selection process. “Regardless of the merits of those...

Council Putting 'One River' to Final Vote Tuesday

London-Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is among those who have urged Council to pursue an environmental assessment study that focuses only on the dam, with...

Austerity is making people physically sick

If you'd followed some of the political fallout of Iain Duncan Smith's resignation over the weekend, you'd be forgiven for thinking the main casualty of...

Magazine|How Can Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Both Be 'Populist'?

The word “populist” mostly disappeared into academic studies until the 1950s, when Joseph McCarthy, a previously obscure Republican senator from Wisconsin, rose to prominence with...

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)Liberals should follow the lead set by the Conservatives and continue to criminalize various acts related to terrorism, O'Toole urged. Asked about the...

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)Liberals should follow the lead set by the Conservatives and continue to criminalize various acts related to terrorism, O'Toole urged. Asked about the...