March 28, 2016

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Goodale responds to counterterrorism funding critics

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is responding to suggestions that his government is barely increasing funding for counterterrorism, saying last week's Liberal budget actually includes...

Deceit and democracy: Do broken election promises matter? Part 2: The role of the media

(blog)This is the second of a two part series by Osgoode law professor and former NDP Member of Parliament for Toronto-Danforth, Craig Scott. Read...

Who has White House ambitions? Iowa visits offer hints

He won points with anti-establishment conservatives for declining to endorse U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and for helping stage the coup on...

Smith keen to tip the balance of change in Southdale

Smith, 34, is running for the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba in the provincial riding of Southdale. The Southdale resident told The ... For the...

Montana lawmakers rarely refrain from voting on personal interests

David “Doc” Moore of Missoula was not on the fence about the issue. He and several others agreed the Legislature was ... Joe Balyeat, who...

Canada's trade deal with China has opportunity, but experts urge caution

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay points to commercial real estate, infrastructure, transportation and entertainment as sectors Chinese deal makers have pursued elsewhere.

Private sector workers £40 a month worse off after opting out of state pension scheme

Patricia Mock, of accountancy firm Deloitte, said: 'Lower earners are being taken out of income tax but not out of National Insurance. The reason why...

Catholic TV pioneer Mother Angelica dead at 92

Photo courtesy of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (RNS) Mother Angelica, the conservative nun who founded the Eternal Word Television Network, died on Easter...

RIP, Georgia's “religious freedom” bill

Well, that was fast. At 10 o'clock this morning, just three days after the legislative session ended, Gov. Nathan Deal announced he would veto Georgia's...

Federal Budget 2016: what about health care?

“We have seniors being kept in hospital beds simply because we do not have the resources to care for them in our communities,” NDP health...

Public lands bill advances in Colorado Legislature

A fire burning in the summer of 2013 near the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks on the west side of U.S. Highway 550,...

Tories accuse Liberals of reneging on $4.3B compensation for supply-managed sector

But the spending was never authorized by the former government, meaning the Liberals are not bound to fund the compensation package. International Trade Minister Chrystia...

Vols Offense: Preview

(blog) (blog)Josh Malone and Preston Williams will be expected to make a significant leap this year. Both have all the tools necessary, but drops...

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer died of heart attack: autopsy

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack at his desk in his Ottawa office in the early morning hours of March 23, according...

More thoughts on budget

And, speaking of the latter, the free trade deals that Liberals enthusiastically embraced once back in power have contributed not only to the erosion of...

Canada Isn't a Fan of the UN's Pro-Palestinian Choice for a Human Rights Watchdog

Canada's foreign affairs minister is joining a growing chorus of Jewish and conservative groups calling on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to reconsider its...

Mainstream and right-wing media are melting down as they fumble coverage of Donald Trump

In his inaugural column as the late David Carr's successor, The New York Times' new media maven, Jim Rutenberg, examined just how big a stake...

Why Conservatives Are Terrified of Single Women

Traister recently spoke to Rolling Stone about conservative fear of unmarried women, why Bernie Sanders can't entirely take credit for the recent national interest in...

Police wound gunman at U.S. Capitol security checkpoint

Calls for more security at the Capitol arose after two Capitol Police officers were killed by a single gunman in 1998. Russell Eugene Weston, who...

Some memorable North Winnipeg MLAs

One of the notable exceptions was Liberal MLA Kevin Lamoureux, who served on and off for almost 20 years, in what was once called the...

Maison Radio-Canada has no heritage value, says Phyllis Lambert

The NDP quickly criticized the minister's decision to keep mum.Hélène Laverdière, NDP Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier–Ste-Marie, which includes the building, said...

Wall a leader

Ruth Ellen Brosseau, NDP agriculture critic, came to the meeting to discuss the situation. The premier's response via twitter was not about any agriculture point,...

The future of college sports media rights: How will deals evolve with the landscape? Punt, Pass & Pork

John Ourand and Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal, who cover this topic better than anyone, reported last week that the Big Ten has...

Rob Ford Funeral: Scores Pay Final Respects As Former Mayor Lies In Repose At City Hall

Late Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty's funeral was also held at St. James. Ford served as mayor from 2010 to 2014 but his re-election bid...

JP Morning Read 3/28/2016: Want a US Visa? Invest $500000 in RE; Israel Calls on Its Citizens to Leave Turkey Now

They say Trump's outsized presence in New York — which includes his business deals, relationships and branding on buildings like the famed Trump Tower —...

HARPER: Deficit support appears to have age divide

A Commons intervention by Conservative Jason Kenney and his national petition to save us from structural deficits (complete with donation button) look suspiciously like an...

The Push for GMO Labeling Isn't About Facts. It's a Religious Movement.

Pamm Larry, the rural grandma who launched California's labeling initiative in 2011, told the Atlantic's Molly Ball that the plan came to her in a...

Trudeau headed to Halifax for N.S. Liberal Party's 2016 convention

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to make his first stop in Nova Scotia since the election campaign. A source within the party confirmed Monday that...

What would Scalia do?

(blog)As a part of the Court's conservative wing, Scalia was tremendously impactful in the shaping of Supreme Court jurisprudence — including on an issue...

Cast of characters

The Winnipeg Transit bus driver ran in Winnipeg Centre and famously goaded former NDP MP Pat Martin during a debate at Portage Place to the...

Plymouth darts in mourning following death of 'Sir Robert of Devonport'

His early years saw him play in the Plymouth and District Social Clubs League for the Friary Social Club and Ford Conservative Club where he...

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Friday, April 15, 2016

Meanwhile, Ryan helps Eve with her assignment to debate from the opposite side of her politically conservative beliefs, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, APRIL 15...

Georgia Governor to Veto Bill That Would Shield Gay Marriage Opponents

Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said the Georgia bill was “significantly watered down” from prior versions and shouldn't be...

Labour and the Tories are in turmoil - and, despite what many say, it's nothing to do with Corbyn's leadership

While Conservative MPs turn to the next leadership contest in the hope of a cathartic outcome, Labour MPs are mostly united in their disdainful opposition...

Ten Resurrected Philosophies

Ivan Stang of the Church of the Sub-Genius, punk, Alexander Cockburn—they all knew, in their different ways, that seeing the absurdity all around you is...

How GOP elites lost the party's base to Trump

As the Republican Party collapses on itself, conservative leaders struggling to explain Trump's appeal have largely seized on his unique qualities as a candidate: his...

Campaign winners don't always spend most

NDP candidate Andrew Foulds' campaign was the next big spender in the riding with a total of $119,946, which resulted in a second-place election finish.

The Gentle Giant's Climate Problem

In 2011, Canada's Parliament unanimously passed the Transboundary Waters Protection Act, a proposal put forward by the Ontario Conservative politician Larry Miller. The law essentially...

Ireland's Unfinished Revolution

Its telling is narrow and nationalist, tying leader Pádraig Pearse and his contemporaries to the conservative Catholicism of the twentieth century. .... They were divided...

Reflections on a Council By-Election Campaign

... Liberal Party), Uzma Qureshi (endorsed by MPs Scott Duvall, David Christopherson and MPP Monique Taylor with an NDP campaign team) Howard Rabb (endorsed by...

Reflections on a Council By-Election Campaign

... (CHCH news personality with Conservative Party campaign team), Doug Farraway (AM radio host with connections to the Liberal Party), Uzma Qureshi (endorsed by MPs...

Who's who in Albany Democrat-Herald history

Charles D. Alexander, linotype operator, editor of the first Sunday edition of the Democrat in 1920, retired in 1962. He continued editing a literary page...

News roundup: Conservative groups ready to pounce if Senate takes up Supreme Court nominee

Conservative action groups are galvanized by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's quick and forceful insistence that the Senate will not take up a high court...

Milton's Conservative MP weighs in on federal budget

And when it comes to local infrastructure, Raitt said she thinks Halton Region will be pleased that more money is being allocated for affordable housing.

Nunavik Inuit: optimistic, but cautious over federal budget

It's still only a small portion of the 900 units the region has estimated it needs to properly house its population but Tukkiapik sees it...

Fields Set For June 7 Congressional Primaries In New Districts

Challengers include former state Senator Malcolm Graham and Representatives Rodney Moore and Tricia Cotham. In the Republican primary for the new 9th district, incumbent Robert...

Marco Rubio's secret (money) legacy

In fact, the Conservative Solutions Project was the second biggest TV advertiser of the 2016 campaign last year — trailing behind only Jeb Bush's super...

Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump–Sanders Election

It is not hard to see that the Repubs are coming apart around the cultural contradictions of capitalism, especially the supposed “values” of “conservatives” (the...

Debating bills and treating wounds

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, an MP since 1997, did the required work to maintain her physician's licence until last year when she decided to...

Cast of characters

The Winnipeg Transit bus driver ran in Winnipeg Centre and famously goaded former NDP MP Pat Martin during a debate at Portage Place to the...