March 23, 2016

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Bennett blames Kashechewan health crisis on poverty, overcrowding

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett says a mysterious outbreak of rashes and painful sores among children in a remote Ontario First Nations...

Mixed reviews for federal budget

The new federal budget, unveiled Tuesday in Ottawa, has received mixed reviews in Grande Prairie. Conservative MP Chris Warkentin blasted the Liberal's "massive deficit and...

Small business leaders disappointedthere was no tax cut in budget

Small business leaders say the Liberals broke a promise in the budget to cut the tax rate for companies with less than $500,000 in gross...

Canada Says It's in a 'Fight' With the Islamic State — But Not a 'War'

Huffington Post Canada"We prefer to say that it's a fight," Stéphane Dion told reporters on Wednesday outside the House of Commons. He added that ...

Stanton, Riley discuss pros and cons of federal government's budget - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesStanton, Riley discuss pros and cons of federal government's budgetOrillia Packet & TimesThe Conservative MP for Simcoe North and his Liberal opposition...

Dying while in office: Numerous MPs have died while still in the public spotlight

Elected to the riding of Whitby-Oshawa, Jim Flaherty was finance minister in the Harper government from the 2006 conservative victory to his resignation in 2014.

'Stop Trump' forces see an opportunity in Scott Walker's Wisconsin

“The GOP's current dumpster fire was set and largely fueled by some national talk show hosts who have decided that their infatuation with Donald Trump...

Federal budget 'slim pickins' for farmers

There was no mention of the $160-million Agri-Food Value Added Investment Fund, which was promised by Liberal Agriculture Minister Lawrence Macaulay. Also absent was an...

Trade minister defends federal budget as being good for Windsor

There was no national auto strategy or new dollars to advance the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, but Tuesday's federal budget still had something in...

Sheehan touts family-friendly budget

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP MP Carol Hughes NDP said there are some good things in the budget, but it was a missed opportunities by the governing Liberals.

Liberals criticized for underfunding of First Nations child welfare

OTTAWA - The federal government is determined to overhaul the First Nations child welfare system, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says — even as critics...

UCONN Scholar: 'Donald Trump is Part of the Dark US Fascist Tradition'

' Scott Harris spoke with Christopher Vials, director of American studies at the University of Connecticut and author of "Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left...

Don't fool yourself: Stephen Harper was no friend of pro-lifers

(blog) (blog)One of the reasons I had hoped Stephen Harper might squeak out another minority government in 2015 was the spectre of a Trudeau...

The Edge: Cruz Snags Another Bush

The former presidential candidate announced his support for the Texas senator in a Facebook post, saying Cruz was a “principled conservative” who could overcome “the...

Lainie Kazan happily goes 'Greek' again for comedy sequel

She said she found playing Maria for the second time “so easy, like wearing an old shoe. I knew who she was, and I could...

Letter: We need full assessment of pipeline project impacts

Re: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski's March 11 letter about the Energy East pipeline. Unlike the former (Harper) government's willingness to push blindly forward and waste...

Leaders pay tribute to Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer after his death

OTTAWA — A day that normally would have seen parliamentarians pulling out their sharpest partisan darts was instead replaced Wednesday by a rare coming-together of...

Liberal MP Chan faces second battle in two years with rare cancer

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and MP Dominic LeBlanc, right, escort new Liberal MP Arnold Chan in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa...

Deschutes' timeline reflects conservative approach to growth, officials say

She is survived by her son, Kent (Cheryl) Murphy and their children, Brent Murphy and Brice Murphy; daughter, Vicki Austin and her daughter, Whitney; four...

Rob Ford funeral, visitation details released

In 2011, thousands filed past the flag-draped casket of the late federal NDP leader and former Toronto councillor Jack Layton. ... That tribute had the...

Cruz gets Jeb Bush backing as Republican elites try to stop Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the backing of former rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday as prominent Republicans overcome their aversion to the conservative...

Labour Frontbencher Attacks Brown's Policies

Channel 4 NewsIn a Commons speech immediately seized upon by Conservative MPs, Treasury spokesman Rob Marris accused Mr Brown of arrogance in ignoring warnings before...

Fort Bend businessman running for Texas Railroad Commission Seat

Gates, who identifies as a “Conservative Republican” and considers himself the most conservative candidate in the March 1 GOP Primary, is the only Fort Bend...

From property rights to criminal justice and abortion, Jim Hillyer didn't mince words

(subscription) (subscription)In an MPs pamphlet criticizing a motion put forward by NDP MP Niki Ashton that would have recognized access to abortion as a...

HUMA committee to study Temporary Foreign Worker Program

(subscription) (subscription)The pending HUMA study on temporary foreign workers comes after Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay found himself in the hot seat Monday, facing multiple...

HUMA committee to study Temporary Foreign Worker Program

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative agriculture critic Chris Warkentin asked MacAulay, who was testifying at the committee for the first time. “Because the rumour is floating around...

Parliament Hill shocked by death of MP Jim Hillyer, 41

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative turned Independent MP Brent Rathgeber sat with him briefly on the Library of Parliament committee. In an interview, Wednesday, Rathgeber remembered...

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer dead at age 41

Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose wiped away tears as she rose, referring to Hillyer as a colleague and friend with a goofy sense of humour...

MP's death shocks Hill

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer is shown leaving the centre block as newly-elected members of Parliament take part in an orientation session on Parliament Hill...

Election Commission requesting $125K for staff increase

(Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal). Posted: 3:36 p.m. ... "Supposedly he was being conservative, but it was a mistake," Lester said. "Once you let a...

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer dead at 41

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Jim Hillyer," Ambrose said. "Jim was a valued and hardworking...

Martha's Vineyard basks in solar energy initiatives - Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard TimesMartha's Vineyard basks in solar energy initiativesMartha's Vineyard TimesPhoto by Sam Moore. The Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program must sign off...

Currier: Conservatives NOT Happy With Federal Budget

... did not react well although many of the measures in it will benefit lower and middle income Canadians. Predictably, the opposition doesn't like it.

Cape Breton veteran confident of Liberal plan to reopen Veterans Affairs offices

Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking said the Veterans Affairs minister has told him the department is closing in on a couple of possible sites. "We're coming...

Letter from Chris Warkentin, MP, Grande Prairie-Mackenzie

Our Conservative Party knows that Canadian farmers produce some of the best quality products in the world and we understand the importance of getting these...

George Osborne is reaping a political whirlwind of his own creation

It is easy to forget just how dire Britain's economy looked back in 2010, in the dying days of Gordon Brown's government. The Western world...

Trudeau, Dion reject 'at war' with Daesh following Brussels attacks

OTTAWA—The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL — a view not shared by ally France.

Scarborough MP Chan reports that his cancer has resurfaced

“I am confident that I will beat this challenge,” Chan, a lawyer, won the June 2014 byelection in Scarborough-Agincourt for the Liberals after Jim Karygiannis...

Event offers a chance to 'meet the candidates'

He also discussed his 'no gift policy' related to lobbyists. For more information on Miller, visit http://pete-miller.com/. John Crane used his five minutes to talk...

NFL, Apple object to Ga. religious liberty bill

New York TimesATLANTA (BP) -- Georgia Baptists acknowledge the religious liberty bill passed by their state legislature isn't perfect. But they're urging their state's governor...

Pretrial date for ex-McGuinty aides charged in gas plants scandal set in April

Lawyers for Laura Miller — reappointed executive director by the B.C. Liberals last week — and David Livingston appeared Wednesday in the Ontario Court of...

Tory MP Hillyer a fighter, passionate advocate, 'Parliament is better for having had Jim serve it,' says Ambrose

(subscription) (subscription)Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer was a “fighter,” who had a “strong sense of duty” as a parliamentarian, say colleagues. Just 41 years...

Lack of CETA compensation in budget angers dairy farmers

(subscription)However, the spending was never authorized by the federal cabinet — which meant the Liberals were not bound by the promise. Freeland has since...

Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Coucnil

(subscription) (subscription)The pending HUMA study on temporary foreign workers comes after Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay found himself in the hot seat Monday, facing multiple...

The Big Short: Big policy initiatives but short on fiscal prudence

(subscription) (subscription)For its first budget, the Liberal government leveraged its 2015 electoral platform to deliver on promises to be a more interventionist government. Several...

MaryAnn Mihychuck

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative agriculture critic Chris Warkentin asked MacAulay, who was testifying at the committee for the first time. “Because the rumour is floating around...

Les priorités essentielles du Québec sont ignorées

«Le déséquilibre fiscal continue d'affaiblir nos services publics et le fédéral persiste et signe dans son désinvestissement, a dénoncé Louis Plamondon. Québec a demandé à...

Hillyer's campaign manager: 'He was like my brother'

Former Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne said the news was a shock. “My wife and I certainly want to send our condolences to his wife,...

SPOTLIGHT: MP Donnelly tours sea lion centre

NDP MP Fin Donnelly (left) visited Port Moody's Open Water Stellar Sea Lion Research Station at Reed Point Marina this month. He met Sitka the...

Support for EU membership ebbs in Britain as Cameron's party rows

Global Risk InsightsCameron faces one of the deepest crises of his decade-long leadership of the Conservatives after senior cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith, a staunch...