April 1, 2016

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Mulcair se montre confiant une semaine avant le congrès du NPD

La députée montréalaise Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, qui se range derrière son chef, reconnaît que ce n'est pas le cas de tous les membres du parti. «...

California politics updates: Gov. Jerry Brown signs expansion of paid family leave, calls Ted Cruz's ideas 'lame'

The law signed by Brown boosts that to 70% of the salary of those making minimum wage and slightly more, and 60% of salary for...

Pauloosie Keyootak, Nunavut MLA, Built Igloo With A Knife To Survive

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Lost on the tundra and low on fuel, Pauloosie Keyootak knew there was only one thing he could do to keep himself,...

NDP hope to hold on to Assiniboia after longtime MLA steps down

Meanwhile, the conservatives are aiming to take the seat back. The party has a well-known Manitoban in their corner. Steven Fletcher held the federal seat...

Hundreds mourn Alberta MP Jim Hillyer

A funeral service was held Friday in Raymond, Alta., for Conservative MP Jim Hillyer. The 41-year-old was found dead of a heart attack last week...

Wins in cities paved way for California's minimum wage hike

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign a historic bill to make California the first state to raise its minimum wage to $15 an...

North Carolina's LGBT law may have impact on women, minorities - News & Observer

North Carolina's LGBT law may have impact on women, minoritiesNews & ObserverRep. Elmer Floyd, D-Cumberland, center, poses a question during a 2015 meeting of the...

La police enquête dans la maison de Kathleen Wynne à Toronto

... parce que Mme Wynne est restée muette sur la question depuis le début de son occupation devant le quartier général de la police de...

Canadian army generals to get maple leaf insignias back

Almost three years after the Conservative government ordered Canadian Army generals to abandon the maple leaf insignia in favour of British-style pips, the army is...

North Carolina's LGBT law may have impact on women, minorities

The law that made North Carolina the recent talk of the nation about bathroom rules for transgender people also could disproportionately affect women, the black...

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer laid to rest

Among family and friends at there ceremony were fellow dignitaries from coast to coast. Former prime minister Stephen Harper and Conservative Party interim Leader Rona...

Joseph Stiglitz told Freeland that Canada should reject the TPP

OTTAWA—Economist Joseph Stiglitz says he has told his “friend,” International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, that Canada should reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it's a badly...

Military watchdog blasts pension wait times after daily complaints by soldiers

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said his office also receives a flood of complaints every week about the issue. Not only is he concerned about...

Judge tosses evidence in David Del Mastro trial

David Del Mastro, accused of making illegal contributions to the campaign of his cousin, former Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, leaves the courthouse in...

Lexi Thompson, Ai Miyazato share ANA Inspiration lead

Short off the tee and in stature at 5-foot-2, Miyazato is far more conservative than Thompson at tree-lined Mission Hills. "I don't really want to...

Dana Perino: Inside the Bush White House and on the Future of the GOP - Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@WhartonDana Perino: Inside the Bush White House and on the Future of the GOPKnowledge@WhartonHe lost big-time to [Arizona senator and presidential candidate] John McCain, and...

Irwin Cotler links pursuit of justice and Jewish values

(blog)At a gala event at which he was honoured, hosted by The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy, Irwin Cotler emphasized the connection between his...

CBC is forced to face ugly truths about its French-language headquarters

“Some people” include local NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, who days before had expressed disbelief that the CBC would dare to get rid of a structure...

Police post advice on how to post things safely on the Internet

Another user latched on to the term 'hurtful', used by police, posting a picture of Michael Portillo, the former Conservative politician, wearing a purple blazer...

Scarborough MPs to take part in Federal Budget Breakfast at JC's Banquet Hall

MPs attending are Gary Anandasangaree, Scarborough-Rouge Park; Bill Blair, Scarborough Southwest; Arnold Chan, Scarborough-Agincourt; Shaun Chen, Scarborough North; John McKay, Scarborough-Guildwood; and Salma Zahid, Scarborough...

In death, our political foes deserve a break

This Honest Mourning policy is not a lefty trend reserved for Rob Ford: we witnessed it in this country in 2014, when former federal finance...

Canadian politicians show their sense of humour this April Fool's Day

Politicians are proving they have a sense of humour. From interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose announcing Stornoway is listed on Airbnb to NDP Leader Tom...

Raoul Lowery Contreras commentary: Trump attacks Mexico, stabs farmers on trade

FEDEX's Frederick Smith told a Yale graduation about the year he graduated in 1966: “Long-distance telephone calls were expensive, international calls prohibitively so. From furniture...

Canada-Europe trade deal on track for scheduled implementation

A senior European Union politician says he's hopeful the Canada-Europe free trade agreement will come into effect on schedule, sometime in 2017. Bernd Lange, chair...

Ducks hit with rash of injuries, David Perron out 4-6 weeks

An often slow-to-heal injury that could be made worse if Perron returns too early, the Ducks are wise to put a conservative timeline on this.

The Guardian view on the steel crisis: Port Talbot matters more than China

Underlying that is the suspicion that the Conservative government will now always go to extreme lengths to avoid offending China, and will be particularly insouciant...

Dias: Mulcair deserves two years' grace; party should focus on 2018

Hill Times (subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice said he understands why some people are frustrated and angry when they had hoped to form government but...

Dias: Mulcair deserves two years' grace; party should focus on 2018

(subscription) (subscription)I would suggest to you if we are sitting at 11.7 per cent two years down the road, the discussion will be much...

Canada should reject TPP: Nobel winner

OTTAWA — Economist Joseph Stiglitz says he has told his "friend," International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, that Canada should reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it's...

Looming inquiry into federal judge exposes flaws with Canada's judicial appointment process

Former Liberal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler says he would re-vet candidates even after a JAC had already assessed the application. “I would vet every candidate,”...

Capital Journal Friday PM: US Economy Showed Broad Strength in March, More

(blog) (blog)Scott Walker to state legislators to the powerful conservative talk-radio voices on Milwaukee radio, are united against Donald Trump in a way he...

MP Pay Raise A 'Cruel Joke' In Light Of Economic Struggles, $29B Deficit: Taxpayers' Group

All 30 Liberal cabinet ministers earn $81,500 on top of their MP salaries — $251,900 a year — which represents a $4,400 jump from last...

The Coming Week: Senate Could Move on FAA, Puerto Rico Talks Continue

The political world's eyes will be fixed squarely on Wisconsin's Republican primary Tuesday, as the GOP's anti-Trump movement hopes the home state of House Speaker...

Liberal Party Unveils Justin Trudeau-Inspired Dildo

“While some people say Justin Trudeau has flip-flopped on election promises, we want to point out how firm our Prime Minister stands.” Following Lauzon's remarks,...

Everything you should know about the Reds' spring - Today's Knuckleball (blog)

Today's Knuckleball (blog)Everything you should know about the Reds' springToday's Knuckleball (blog)Keep in mind, this was a bullpen that lost 30 or more games two...

Albas: Increasing gov't debt imposes real costs

When any level of government releases an annual budget, often the focus tends to be largely and understandably on what programs and projects an elected...

Why the New Sea Level Alarm Can't Be Ignored

In fact there was something almost reassuring about it: Extrapolating out to 2100, it projected a sea level rise of just three to four feet—in...

A safe injection site debate primer

Former Conservative Health Minister Tony Clement once called the facility “a failure of ethical judgment,” but his government's attempt to close Insite was rejected by...

Jody Wilson-Raybould: The justice minister without precedent

Even within the context of the Liberal government's ambitious, and decidedly liberal, new agenda, Ms. Wilson-Raybould brings a unique vision to the justice portfolio. Although...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair calls Donald Trump a 'fascist'

The 38-second video montage was taken last week during a speech and question period with New Democrat MPs and staff members, an NDP spokesperson said.

Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells to Lead 'Falsettos' Cast

29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, with opening night set for Oct. 27. Additional casting is to be ... While Trump has registered growing quiet...

Former Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq may have found second Franklin shipwreck in ice dive

NUNAVUT- Nunavut's former MP, Leona Aglukkaq, thinks she may have found artifacts associated with the HMS Terror, one of the two ships lost with Sir...

How Mexico was able to become an automotive superpower

No one from the government has explicitly stated a similar strategy but the study references a letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Federal Minister...

The week ahead

“On Friday, Next (LON:NXT), the most conservative of operators, sent sound shocks through the market, suggesting trading conditions might be as bad as they were...

UPDATE: Rhoose councillor Phillip Clarke dies after bike crash with van

Fellow Rhoose councillor Councillor Jeff James said: "I'm deeply saddened to hear that my fellow Rhoose Ward Councillor Phil Clarke has died tragically in a...

Trudeau's preferred voting sytem

(subscription) (subscription)Though the Conservatives have demanded a referendum on electoral reform — several of which, at the provincial level, have resulted in keeping FPTP...

Saying goodbye to Jim Hillyer

Federal politicians gathered in Southern Alberta Friday morning for the funeral of Conservative MP Jim Hillyer. Okanagan-Coquihalla Tory MP Dan Albas sat beside Hillyer in...

A composer offers the field just what it needs

But there's another, more conservative reason: that classical music and its audiences love young dynamos who satisfy the urge for innovation while continuing the traditions...

VA scandal: 'Drastic' proposal stirs fears of privatizing veterans' care

Gilford Anderson, a Vietnam War veteran, had died earlier that month after what his wife described as poor care from the Phoenix VA. Tom Tingle/The...

More Drugs, Weapons Showing Up Around Parliament Hill

4 seizure of a hallucinogen mailed to Kerry-Lynne Findlay, then a Conservative MP and minister of national revenue. A vigilant employee screening mail at a...