March 30, 2016

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Port of Saint John awaiting federal commitment on modernization deal

At the time, Conservative MP Rodney Weston spoke of the funding being approved. "This is the only project that we've had so far approved under...

Baricevic challenges Mike Bost

Baricevic is a partner in a Belleville personal injury law firm and the son of John Baricevic, the St. Clair County chief judge and St.

Senate Stink Redux still fails the sniff test

This is the same entitled senator who, in 2013, launched a very public assault on then 23-year-old rookie NDP MP Charmaine Borg, one of the...

BC Health Minister won't ban pay-for-plasma blood donation

“If a company wants to come to British Columbia and employ British Columbians and use British Columbia residents to provide the plasma product we don't...

BC Health Minister won't ban pay-for-plasma blood donation

“If a company wants to come to British Columbia and employ British Columbians and use British Columbia residents to provide the plasma product we don't...

Trump's 24 hours of mayhem

He's not a conservative, he's not a Republican, he's someone who's simply for himself,” said Ryan Williams, a GOP consultant and veteran of Mitt Romney's...

Let's Make The NDP Convention About Equity

The airwaves are buzzing about the upcoming NDP Convention coming to Edmonton this April 8-10. Where the media is obsessed with whether Mulcair will survive...

PM says 'evidence' determined regions getting extra EI money

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer told Power Play Tuesday that he thinks failure to extend benefits to areas like southern Saskatchewan and Edmonton region is “mean-spirited”...

Investigating Hillary Clinton's Emails Costs As Much As $13000 A Day

While Hillary Clinton waits for a heavy dose of conservative criticism on her email habits in the upcoming general election, American taxpayers will be stuck...

The Trail 2016: Trump steals the show

(blog)DON'T EVER GIVE UP: 's Alexander Bolton reports: Grassroots conservatives are seething at their beltway counterparts as talk about Trump's potentially disastrous general election...

Mother Angelica, Franciscan nun and media mogul, dies at age 92

(blog) (blog)Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty ... This was...

'He had a vision of what Canada could be' — Jean Lapierre, 1956-2016

National Post (subscription)His resignation in 2007 — after Martin lost power and Stéphane Dion was chosen Liberal leader — opened the door for Thomas Mulcair...

The Sprout: Pork producers fight to keep truck-washing program

(subscription) (subscription)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says an undisclosed compensation package for Canada's dairy industry for the sectoral impact of the Canada-Europe trade deal was...

'He had a vision of what Canada could be' — Jean Lapierre, 1956-2016

National Post (subscription)His resignation in 2007 — after Martin lost power and Stéphane Dion was chosen Liberal leader — opened the door for Thomas Mulcair...

Terrorists and thugs

It was left to Rev. Andrew Asbil, rector of St. James cathedral, to note the improbable heights of both adulation and infamy that Ford scaled...

Growing number of small liberal arts college face closure after the Great Recession

Despite a bucolic waterfront campus on Long Island property once owned by the Vanderbilts, things have not been pretty at Dowling College. The school, 60...

Canada having more free-trade dialogue with China -minister

CBC.caTORONTO, March 30 (Reuters) - Dialogue with China about a free-trade agreement has increased since Canada's new Liberal government took office late last year, Canada's...

The family values sham: Research shows that most of these '90s fears were nonsense

Quayle, then the vice president, criticized Candace Bergen's journalist character Murphy Brown, arguing in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of California that she was...

Maine's do-nothing Board of Education needs to take on school mascot disrespect

But I believe here in Maine, probably as a direct result of five combative, wholly divisive years of ultra-conservative LePage administration policies, we have come...

NDP leader Tom Mulcair calls Donald Trump a fascist

NDP leader Tom Mulcair called Republican nomination candidate Donald Trump a fascist at a closed-door NDP staff meeting last Tuesday in Ottawa. “Donald Trump is...

MacKay tops poll for Tory leadership

Who would make the best Conservative leader? Respondents are only those would vote Conservative today: Peter MacKay: 36%. Kevin O'Leary: 27%. Jason Kenney: 12%. Lisa...

Meet the lawyer who paid $7million for the Rolling Stones to play in Cuba

Wall Street Daily Subscription Peter Schiff: Timeline of Social Security's CollapseWall Street Daily Subscription ...... wine He's a former army man; Harry Potter star Devon...

FDA backs expanded use of medical abortion pill

Trial results for its anticoagulant Betrixaban were a mixed bag, but it could still find its way to market and if not, another drug with...

Reevely: Lamenting the role of money in politics, Wynne hosts gigantic fundraiser

The Progressive Conservative riding association for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, which includes some of Ottawa's east end, is having a $200-a-ticket fundraiser in Toronto in a few weeks.

Liberals Hoping Full Slate of Candidates Lands Some Seats in Legislature

The Saskatchewan Liberal Party doesn't have a seat in the provincial legislature but they are hoping a full slate of candidates for Monday's election can...

Letters on the Ghomeshi trial: Upholding the presumption of innocence

So former NDP MP Craig Scott rises in defence of the six-year appointment of his associate, Michael Lynk, to report on the Middle East for...

Greg Kesich: Trump over Clinton? It's time for liberals, such as actress Susan Sarandon, to get real

In 1996, Moore offered $1,000 to fly a lobster from a California restaurant back to Maine to be released. She didn't actually ... Do ensure...

If you live in a city, this PBS quiz tells you you're an elitist. Don't believe it.

But other questions totally miss the mark and reflect the biases of the cranky, old, conservative, white man who dreamt them up. Consider a few...

Rob Ford's daughter tells funeral he's 'the mayor of heaven now'

Ford was an intensely polarizing politician, a populist conservative bulldozer famed for forging personal connections helping the “little guy” while alienating and often scorning perceived...

Finley slams 'irresponsible' Liberal budget - www.norfolknews.ca/

Finley slams 'irresponsible' Liberal budgetwww.norfolknews.ca/Diane Finley has her doubts that a Liberal budget that promises to create jobs and spur economic growth will do any...

MacAulay defends lack of CETA compensation for farmers in budget

(subscription) (subscription)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says an undisclosed compensation package for Canada's dairy industry for the sectoral impact of the Canada-Europe trade deal was...

MacAulay defends lack of CETA compensation for farmers in budget

(subscription) (subscription)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says an undisclosed compensation package for Canada's dairy industry for the sectoral impact of the Canada-Europe trade deal was...

Terry Glavin: The Liberals and their 'magic' morality

Back then, the opposition Liberals were every bit as militant on the subject as the ministers and MPs on the government benches. The top-drawer neophyte...

Budget sales job won't include paid ads, Bill Morneau says

TheChronicleHerald.caThere's no pricey government ad campaign in the works to promote the first federal Liberal budget, says Finance Minister Bill Morneau. But that doesn't mean...

Losing Count: US Terror Rules Drive Money Underground

OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN—The carry-on bags in the luggage bin above seat 7G on a recent U.S. flight to Dubai contained thousands of bills—$20s, $50s...

'I'm gonna miss you like crazy': Rob Ford's brother Doug vows 'Ford nation will continue'

The young Ford's speech was one of several tributes to the former Toronto mayor during the service Wednesday, including former Premier Mike Harris, Ford's brother...

John McCallum touts education, integration at UN refugee conference

The Liberals are committing to finding new ways to get Syrian refugees to Canada and into other countries as the United Nations seeks nearly half...

Capital Journal Daybreak: Today on the Campaign Trail, More

(blog) (blog)Scott Walker to state legislators to the powerful conservative talk-radio voices on Milwaukee radio, have been winning pitched battles together in defense of...

Boy from the bush is a hot chance for Murray

Which is what Murray will be. Before Drum's announcement, the hottest electorate in Australia in the looming federal election was to be deputy prime minister...

The devil went down to Georgia

March 29, 2016 (FRC) -- The devil has gone to Georgia again, but this time it was in the form of Big Business and cowardly...

Full candidate slate little to boast about

Street, who is currently employed as a mental health proctor, is no stranger to political campaigns, having worked on Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire's federal...

Interview: Richard Di Natale, Greens Leader

TONY JONES: Well the Liberal Premier of New South Wales, who's been arguing long and loud that there's a multibillion-dollar black hole in his state's...

Trump's campaign manager lawyers up over charge he grabbed reporter

Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, Florida, also criticized Trump's remaining rivals for the GOP nomination, noting that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had opposed 2012...

Plymouth news briefs

It is an independent, traditionally conservative Bible-believing fellowship with a pastor emeritus. ..... Dr. Gordon Postill will present the 2016 Poetry Excursion, “Let Us Go...

March/April 2016 Cover Story: A sick inequality

Before the vote, Conservative MP Steven Blaney, who spoke on behalf of the Conservative government, told the House that the feds were already working hard...

Fundamentalist Backlash Against LGBT Community in Full Swing

Rob Portman, who has a gay son; to evangelical clergy such as Rev. David Gushee, Rev. ... Not only are we seeing these shifts in...

The Liberal privacy campaign that died with the election: Tim Harper

“We must deny the Conservatives permission to allow the transmission of personal information without the authorization of a judge,'' wrote Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa),...

China's Alibaba Pictures Swings to 2015 Profit

The Alibaba unit has yet to release a film of its own, but a raft of projects are shooting or in development, including Ferry Man,...

Tories rejected departmental, diplomatic advice to join UN Vietnam program

(subscription) (subscription)An August 2013 memo to then-development minister Christian Paradis proposed a grant arrangement with the UN Development Program to contribute $14 million over...

Why Voters Are Turning Off

Going back to the 1850s, we have the infamous incident of Congressman Preston Brooks entering the Senate chamber and beating abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner with...