March 29, 2016

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Health minister vows to support disenfranchised young scientists

Philpott, whose department oversees the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), told the Citizen Tuesday she hopes the message scientists have been hearing from the...

Justin Trudeau to visit Edmonton families on Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making his way north Wednesday to visit local families in southeast Edmonton. Trudeau was in Calgary on Tuesday speaking...

Concussion bill Rowan's Law in jeopardy if Liberals prorogue

Ironically, back in 2012, the same very same thing happened to a concussion law when Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature. If it happens again, it...

Thousands of jobs in doubt as Tata 'sells off UK assets'

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, who is with the union delegation in Mumbai, had urged Tata to "hold its nerve " in the face of the...

NDP big spenders in new fed riding

He finished a close second on election night, netting 15,547 votes, fewer than 600 votes short of the winner, the NDP's Kennedy Stewart. Stewart won...

Chilliwack's medical marijuana dispensary hit with daily fines

MP Mark Strahl believes the confusion surrounding regulation and legalization have opened an opportunistic door for dispensaries. Stephen Harper's Conservative government was working toward regulating...

'The Ranch': TV Review

While not as dramatically daring as CBS' Mom or as perception-challenging as The Carmichael Show, The Ranch is part of a new breed of multicams...

Backlash hits GOP governors over 'religious freedom' legislation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Religious liberty” laws and bathroom bills were supposed to be conservatives' counterattack to the growing codification of gay and transgender rights, including...

Former cabinet member Jean Lapierre, wife and siblings among seven dead in tragic plane crash

Many well-known Quebec journalists posted messages on social media during the day, begging Lapierre to say something to deny rumours he was on board the...

Lobby groups spent thousands in Tri-City federal ridings

... released by Elections Canada, advocacy groups spent thousands of dollars to get their messages out in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam — seats won...

Conservative Ag Critic Gives Federal Budget Failing Grade

Opposition agriculture critic Chris Warkentin says the investment in genomic research isn't anything new. "This is something the government has always done," he says, "it's...

Angels, Protesters and Patriots: What a Long-Ago Skirmish Says About Love of Country

As UC Berkeley linguist and NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg notes, “To describe oneself as a patriot is to suggest that others are less so.” A...

Rona Ambrose, Canadian Muslims condemn Lahore terrorist attack; Foreign Affairs Minister Dion finally reacts on ...

RONA Ambrose, Conservative Party Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition, on Sunday condemned “in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack which took place...

Can He Be Stopped?

As long ago as last November, I was hearing from conservative sources that the big Republican money people were drawing up plans to mount an...

Jean Lapierre and family dead in Iles-de-la-Madeleine plane crash

"I am completely devastated by this news that will leave a void in politics, the media and Quebec society," said Julie Tremblay, president of TVA,...

Top ethicists: Skip the lethal injection, we'll get better organs from the sick by harvesting them to death

I can attest that, in “fashionable” Catholic circles during the eighties and nineties of the last century, it was almost de rigueur to make fun...

A man shouldn't hit a woman…unless she's asking for it?

(blog) (blog)... of social conservatives who insisted that Harper was on our side, simply because they wanted it to be true. Such voters are...

Kathleen Wynne's Approval Rating In Tank, But Patrick Brown Not Well Known, Poll Suggests

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, meanwhile, has the approval of 26 per cent of voters, even though his party leads the poll with 40 per...

Mounties have moved on from harassment and bullying says RCMP boss

OTTAWA — Canada's top Mountie told the federal government last spring the RCMP had “moved beyond” internal issues of harassment and bullying through “concrete actions”...

Canadian physician assistants org wants members to administer euthanasia drugs

March 29, 2016 (NationalReview) -- How radical is Canada's pending euthanasia scourge likely to become? Beyond anything I would have predicted even a year ago.

Kelly McParland: Ontario stands to supplant Manitoba as Canada's least popular government

The latest surveys suggest Selinger is headed towards a crushing defeat. He started the campaign 20 percentage points behind the Progressive Conservatives, and has gained...

House and Senate Approve Bipartisan Budget Deal By Wide Margins To Close This Year's Budget Gap

In a 33 to 3 vote in the Senate, Democrat Dante Bartolomeo of Meriden and Republicans Joseph Markley of Southington and Art Linares of Westbrook...

Marni Soupcoff: Liberals flip-flop on privacy rights

In 2014, MP Marc Garneau, who's now the transport minister, also voiced his disapproval of the agreement by pointing out that the IRS was trying...

Ontario man detained as prevention measure now charged with terror offence

by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press. Posted Mar 29, 2016 9:55 am ... Instead Mohamed found himself charged with a crime that carries a maximum...

Nick Fontanelli's preliminary hearing set for November

Crown prosecutor Louis Bouthillier asked Quebec Court Judge Hélène Morin to set aside two weeks for the preliminary hearing and said he will call 25...

Liberal post-budget party at the Sir John A Macdonald Building, March 22 2016

(subscription) (subscription)Jake Wright. Liberal MPs Gudie Hutchings, Michel Picard, and Celina Caesar-Chavannes. Jake Wright. Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara. Jake Wright. Mike McNair and Liberal...

Locals differ on GOP's delay strategy with Garland

“I think this could be looked upon as being a defect in the document,” said Dr. Daniel Savage, chair of the NSU Department of Geography,...

Can Tom Mulcair Accomplish Political Mission Impossible for NDP?

Mulcair has strong supporters in the NDP, including B.C. MPs Peter Julian, who penned a defence of his leadership, Nathan Cullen, and others who have...

3 Political Podcasts Keep Listeners Savvy About Election

A variety of political podcasts covering the 2016 election range from conservative to liberal. All use ... Leaning mostly Democratic and hosted by David Plotz...

Tory campaigner speaks of increase in Ukip support in Newport

Mr Chilton of Stanhope, Kent, is the general secretary of anti-EU pressure group Labour GO. The Labour MP also said he believed there ... Also...

How Sandra Day O'Connor became the most powerful woman in 1980s America

In addition to the surgery and subsequent chemotherapy, there was the fact that her husband, John, after seven years at the Washington firm of Miller...

Stephane Dion gives Liberal foreign policy a brand name: responsible conviction

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has given a label to Canada's new Liberal foreign policy: responsible conviction. Dion says it is the guiding...

Stéphane Dion: On 'responsible conviction' and Liberal foreign policy

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right to left, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister...

Darling: Brexit could lead to higher borrowing for households and businesses

But John Redwood, the former Conservative cabinet minister who is in favour of Brexit, said the FPC “have had to be very careful to remain...

Steel crisis a community affair

PETERSON REPORT SWEET ON BIOLOGICS DEAL: The Peterson Institute analysis also reported favorably on the TPP's compromise on intellectual property protections for biological drugs. U.S.

Flush With Tech Wealth, San Francisco Warms to Fashion

“It's a very minimal, pared down, kind of conservative approach. .... You may drive a Prius, but you live in a $6 million home,” says...

PCs targeting private sector for scholarship, bursary cash

The NDP called the plan "bad for students, bad for families, and bad for colleges and universities" in an emailed statement sent by spokesman Andrew...

Street looks to make inroads for Tories in Point Douglas

Her stepfather is Robert Sopuck, Conservative MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa. She spent a few summers in Winnipeg, and lived there in the late 1990s. "I'm...

Write-in efforts start for state Senate after community backlash

Whitsett is a Republican whose Senate district includes Crook and Klamath counties and parts of Deschutes, Lake and Jackson counties. He and his wife, Rep.

The Daily 202: GOP governors forced to choose between big business and the religious right

By giving the donor class more influence, the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United has further empowered fiscal conservatives at the expense of social conservatives.

Tom Mulcair gains support from union leaders ahead of leadership vote

Jamie Nicholls, Elaine Michaud and Helene LeBlanc said they did not feel represented in the NDP electoral platform they had to defend last year. And...

EU referendum: Criminal dossier 'scaremongering of the worst kind'

Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown also looks likely to play a central part in the campaign. Miliband's words will be interpreted as an oblique...

Flint Is a Casualty in the Right Wing's War on Local Democracy

... manager law is a cornerstone of the right wing's war on labor and local democracy in Michigan, which has been orchestrated by a network...

Postmedia's symbiotic relationship with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation fails to offer much illumination

(blog) (blog)Even Brad Wall's Saskatchewan -- which nowadays is Canada's happy hunting ground for bad Conservative ideas for front groups like the CTF --...

DESJARDINS: NDP need leader decision

It might help to consider how he would do against Justin Trudeau and interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose were an election to be held...

Trudeau defends extra EI cash for some regions but not others

. Josh Dehaas, CTVNews.ca. Published Tuesday ... Conservative MP Andrew Scheer told Power Play he thinks failure to extend benefits to areas like southern Saskatchewan...

Dolphins getting older in 2016 after youth movement in 2015

... defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, cornerback Cortland Finnegan, and safety Louis Delmas. The 2013 offseason was inspiring, with the addition of wide receiver Mike Wallace,...

Bernie Sanders Could Reshape SF Politics

Progressive strategists Aaron Peskin and Chris Daly realized during their tenures on the Board that the DCCC was more conservative than the electorate. As Hogarth...

Tom Mulcair Gets Support From 5 Union Leaders Ahead Of Leadership Vote

NDP MP Niki Ashton refused to categorically state whether she wants Mulcair to stay on as party leader. (The Canadian Press). "If he sort of...

The Shark Tank's in hot (legal) water – Biden: Trump could be 'extremely competitive' in FL – Castro blasts Obama ...

STOPPING SCUM -- “Human trafficking: As Bondi's panel meets, court documents underscore complexity,” by POLITICO Florida's Daniel Ducassi: Over the span of a few short...