March 26, 2016

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Conservatives Accuse Liberals Of Engaging In Class Warfare

... it,” Daniel Lauzon wrote in an email. “We make no apologies for that – because we know that making life better for Canadian families,...

Obama court choice a deft navigator of Washington's legal circles

Several people used similar, somewhat surprising, language to describe the tough-minded legal advocate: “a sweet spirit,” Frank Keating, the former Oklahoma governor and a Republican,...

Category: Party Lines

(subscription)Mr. Vellacott made a totally free, uncoerced decision in 2012 not to run in the October 2015 election, and announced it July 25, 2013,...

Euan McColm: open season on Labour's 'righteous bystanders'

Creasy's colleague, John Woodcock – another Labour MP who holds the seemingly unfashionable view that his party should probably try to win an election by...

“David Lynch should be shot”: Looking back on the madness and chaos of “Blue Velvet” and Ronald Reagan's '80s

Jeffrey's skinny tie and pierced ear, which goes unremarked, are very much of the 1980s, but Sandy and her classmates favor the long skirts of...

Understanding HB2: North Carolina's newest law solidifies state's role in defining discrimination

Conservative religious groups within North Carolina are taking some credit for getting HB2 passed into law, and pro-LGBT rights advocates note there is financial support...

Kremlin slams Western 'hysteria' in Ukrainian pilot court case

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says "hysteria" in Ukraine and the West over imprisoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko is interfering with resolving her court case.

Blue, McLaurin bow out; Harris files for 9th District congressional seat

Mark Harris, the senior pastor of Charlotte First Baptist Church, filed for the 9th District seat Friday. He plans to make a formal campaign announcement...

Never mind benefits, the problem is UK productivity

With the majority of Conservative voters likely to back Leave, the government badly needs the backing of Labour, Lib Dem and SNP supporters who might...

Hicks on Biz: Alberta is already a world leader in reducing CO2 emissions

All along the innovation chain, from laboratory research to proof-of-concept to pilot plants to limited commercial production to full commercial production, Alberta's experts are moving...

Living the dream Tauranga style

Our harbour bridge - that's the Harbour Link - is faster to get across and, even though they hardly ever play here, our Chiefs are...

Anti-Trans Bills Flourish Nationwide as States and Cities Spar

The passage of H.B. 2 situates North Carolina in the midst of a broader conflict between predominantly conservative states and their cities' efforts to enact...

Top local stories of the past week

There are a handful of classrooms throughout the district that are slightly above the state-mandated class size but Smith said the state isn't completely inflexible...

Huguette Labelle: Senate Advisory Board Didn't Ensure Nominees Met Property Requirements

The issue instead is, as Conservative MP and democratic reform critic Scott Reid noted in the Commons Thursday, whether the independent board Labelle chaired followed...

Zootropolis zing: Just why did the movie's makers cast Jason Bateman?

SNAP PA. Last updated: 26 March 2016, 14:01 GMT. Print this story. Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore discuss how they chose Jason Bateman and...

Dion urges UN Human Rights Council to review appointment of Canadian investigator

(subscription) (subscription)LONDON, Ont. – Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has added his voice to those expressing concerns over the appointment of a Canadian law...

IN THE HOUSE - RCMP bill 'reasonable' but...

(press release) (press release)Excerpts from a speech in Parliament this week by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod on Bill C-7, amendments to the Public Service...

Unite to Defeat Radical Jihadism

All this for days has had me thinking of Gordon Brown, which is something I bet you can't say. On April 28, 2010, ... Some...

OPINION: MP MacAulay delivers again on ferry service

The look of absolute glee on the face of Lawrence MacAulay said it all. There, on the front page of The Guardian on Wednesday morning,...

Johnstone: Liberal budget reminds us what 'activist government' looks like

But Morneau is doing exactly what his Liberal predecessors, Ralph Goodale and Paul Martin, did when they were in his finance minister's shoes: under-promise and...

A Quebec newcomer could tick the Tory leadership boxes

Jason Kenney has the strongest potential machine of social conservatives, right-wingers on the economy, old Reform Party advocates and a Rolodex of ethnic supporters from...

It's time to get used to the idea of living under Prime Minister Boris Johnson

That was a Labour MP talking about the imminence of Gordon Brown as prime minister 10 years ago, in October 2006. But it was just...

In conservative Indiana, Medicaid expansion makes poorest pay

Healthy Indiana pushes Medicaid's traditional boundaries, which is why it has the attention of other conservative states. The plan demands something from all enrollees, even...

Lobb Proposes Cut in Excise Tax

Conservative Ben Lobb has authored Bill C-232, which looks to reduce the excise tax paid by brewers and distillers across Canada. Currently, brewers in Canada...

Plymouth news briefs

It is an independent, traditionally conservative Bible-believing fellowship with a pastor emeritus. Contact Deacon Mark at markrswan@gmail.com or by phone at 781-775-7767. .... April 8:...

Rob Ford: A world of trouble

Evidence of that came in the summer of 2011, when Ford hosted a backyard barbeque for prominent conservatives that included federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty...

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...

Former Independent editor Simon Kelner: 'The paper had a real soul'

Journalists including Chris McKane (centre, seated) during the launch of the Independent in 1986. Photograph: Herbie Knott / Rex Features. It seems incredible to reflect...

Sudbury's Sunshine List gets bigger

Pan Am CFO Barbara Gail Anderson was paid $862,000, executive vice-president Allen Vansen $817,000, senior vice-president Karen Hacker $804,000 and vice-president Katherine Henderson more than...

The first Liberal budget

When they took office in 2006 the Conservatives inherited a Liberal budget surplus of $14 billion, which they turned into an additional $150 billion of...

Liberal budget a boost for Toronto, finance minister says

OTTAWA—With its big-ticket investments in transit, affordable housing and homeless shelters, and the pledge of more cash for families and seniors, the Liberal budget will...

John Ivison: Liberal budget goes a long way to closing native education funding gap

Of course, even under the Liberals, Ottawa is still in control. Carolyn Bennett, the Indigenous Affairs minister, made clear that there is recourse to deny...

Tories in revolt over plan to force all schools to become academies

It hoped to work with leading Tories on Conservative-held county councils – who also voiced disquiet at the plans yesterday. Melinda Tilley, cabinet ... Roger...

What if Donald Trump wins?

After the inauguration, the president signed an executive order repealing Obama's executive order that allowed as many as five million immigrants without documentation to stay...

PS needs to pick up pace of reforms: Privy council clerk

The Liberals have courted public servants, promising to restore respect and rebuild a relationship damaged during the Harper era. Treasury Board Scott Brison, who leads...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes his talking points on whirlwind tour

An Abacus Data poll published on Thursday found that 49 per cent of Canadians thought the budget was better than those under the previous Conservative...

Conservative Futures

To end off the forum, I got to hear from the MP for Beauce, Maxime Bernier. His presence there was great as it showcased how...