April 2, 2016

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Liberals will 'bake' own election reform preferences in Cabinet, says MP Rempel

(subscription) (subscription)... with 56.53 per cent of the vote. Ms. Rempel ran in Calgary Nose Hill, formerly held by a long-time Reform Party and...

Liberals will 'bake' own election reform preferences in Cabinet, says MP Rempel

(subscription) (subscription)Postmedia columnist Andrew Coyne, former PCO clerk Alex Himelfarb, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel and Postmedia columnist Tasha Kheiriddin participated in the Broadbent Institute's...

A look at who's advising candidates on national security

Most of their conservative ties predate the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, by decades. Allen, who was a chief foreign policy adviser to ...

Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2016 in photos

(subscription) (subscription)Former NDP MP Megan Leslie, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Sukanya Pillay, Ontario MPP and NDP deputy leader Jagmeet Singh, Assembly of First Nations...

Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2016 in photos

(subscription) (subscription)The Broadbent Institute held its annual Progress Summit from March 31-April 2 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. Themed "Shaping the Future,"...

Nick Krawetz Wants Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainian Visitors

A Manitoba man is waiting for his petition to be discussed by the federal government. Nick Krawetz, who lives in Winnipeg and works in Portage...

Putting on a brave face at Broadbent

(subscription) (subscription)A Saturday afternoon debate on democratic reform saw columnist Andrew Coyne and former clerk of the Privy Council Alex Himelfarb hold for proportional...

Maclean's on the Hill: Can world leaders prevent a dirty bomb?

The heated rhetoric in the election south of the border has spawned fears in Canada that American political fights may lead to political and economic...

J&C voter guide: Meet the candidates

In my 20-plus years in the clerk's office, I have made sure that our financial records are always balanced at the end of each day,...

If Donald Trump Loses Wisconsin To Ted Cruz, Trump May Lose The GOP Nomination

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images). After Donald Trump's series of victories in the Republican ... Reid Epstein of the Wall Street Journal last week reported...

Nigel Lawson on Brexit: 'I love Europe! That's why I live in France. But the EU has no purpose'

Conservative colleagues including Philip Hammond and William Hague have issued quasi-apocalyptic warnings that Brexit could trigger the collapse of the EU. But if that were...

Trudeaumania: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes to Halifax

Although Trudeau came here on business – attending the Nova Scotia Liberal Party annual general meeting – he took some time to make a stop...

Guatemalan Women's Claims Put Focus on Canadian Firms' Conduct Abroad

... behaving poorly failed by a narrow margin in 2010 after facing fierce opposition from the extractive industry. John McKay, a member of Parliament from...

Les funérailles nationales de Claire Kirkland-Casgrain sont célébrées

Quelques centaines de personnes ont rendu un dernier hommage, samedi, à une pionnière de la politique québécoise, Claire Kirkland-Casgrain, à l'occasion de ses funérailles nationales,...

Business outcry doesn't stop Missouri religious-objection bills

Washington TimesDespite mounting opposition from top business groups to religious objection bills that have been proposed in several conservative states in the past year, some...

The Top 10: Bizarre endorsements

Norman Tebbit for Scottish Labour, 2015. It was “logical” to vote Labour where Conservatives stood no chance, he said. Thanks to Mike Martin.

Teachers, film industry workers and quarry opponents share views outside Liberal AGM

Protesters turned out for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party annual general meeting in Halifax Saturday — and for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit. Nova Scotia...

2016 MLB preview: Can the Cleveland Indians finally live up to their hype?

(blog) (blog)FanGraphs is a bit more conservative at 86-76, but still thinks the Indians will win the division by five games. They certainly have...

Editorials from around New England

Justin Trudeau, the country's Liberal prime minister, seems to feel this way. Shortly after the Brussels terrorist attack, he told the media, "A war is...

Justin Trudeau draws crowd during visit to Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Tony Morrison says he has memories of his grandmother giving Pierre Trudeau a knitted handbag when he was prime minister. On Saturday, it was his...

Gingrich: 'If You Are a Conservative and You Sit Down with Chris Matthews, You Should Have Your Head Examined'

“On the other one – man, if you are a conservative and you sit down with Chris Matthews, you should have your head examined,” Gingrich...

Takeaways from Tallahassee – Almost as funny as an April Fools' Day joke

(blog) (blog)Top Republican leaders in Florida – including Scott and Bondi were up in arms last year over heavily-edited leaked videos that purported to...

WWE Hall of Fame 2016: Full Preview (Sting, The Godfather, The Fabulous Freebirds, Stan Hansen, Big Boss Man ...

He was the first to stand up to the “Outsiders” Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and eventually became one of the biggest rivals to the...

Will Britain leave or remain in the European Union?

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)Gordon Brown, as chancellor of the exchequer, wisely kept Britain's pound. Earlier this year, Prime Minister David ... So does...

Plymouth news briefs

April 8: Session Americana, 8 p.m., $25. April 9: Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., $20. April 14: Greg Brown, 8 p.m., $40. April 15: The Sweetback...

MP Sheehan gets raise

It's also a sensitive time for the Liberal government as it negotiates new collective agreements with the 17 federal unions. To date, the government has...

10 candidates to watch in Saskatchewan's election

She was also the subject of a controversial remark by Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, who either said he would work to help incumbent Greg Lawrence...

Satanic book, biblical sex tracts at school; 13 aliases; 'Burn' STD ads

Motorists pass by a billboard above a gas station that reads "Feel The Burn," Friday, April 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. Several billboards scattered around...

Five reasons to kill the Saudi arms deal: Burman

Another influential critic is former Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler. An acclaimed law professor and human rights lawyer, Cotler has stated that Canada should not...

Obesity. It's time to tax soft drinks

Its treasurer, George Osborne, is part of a Conservative government that instinctively shares Hockey's reluctance to tax and regulate. Yet in his March 18 budget...

Obesity. It's time to tax soft drinks

The last civil exchange I had with Joe Hockey on Twitter was about soft drinks. I had noticed that Mexico ... Its treasurer, George Osborne,...

The Dion doctrine: Do the right thing, sometimes

This was thus an awkward week for Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion to make a major speech defining Canada's new approach to the world. ... He...

Justin Trudeau visiting Halifax, speaking at Nova Scotia Liberal's AGM

The Nova Scotia Liberal Party is hosting its annual general meeting this weekend and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is addressing the crowd Saturday before lunch.

Bill C-51 anti-terror arrests without a crime concern legal experts

Although the contentious Bill C-51 was passed under the previous Conservative federal government, the new Liberal government indicates it is unlikely to change Section 810.011...

Leaked Brexit email claims David Cameron has 'starved' NHS

The inclusion of a line directly criticising the Conservative leader has triggered a furious reaction among some of the party's MPs because Vote Leave has...

Deveryn Ross -

- Election is closer than numbers suggestBrandon SunRecall the 2013 Brandon-Souris byelection, in which Forum claimed Liberal Rolf Dinsdale had a lead of almost 30...

The Tories' 30-year civil war is about to reach a bloody climax

Looking back, it is extraordinary how many of the protagonists from the Nineties are still around, and I am not talking only about veteran Eurosceptics...

Opportunity knocks in energy industry crisis, say lawyers - Lexpert, a Thomson Reuters Business

Lexpert, a Thomson Reuters BusinessOpportunity knocks in energy industry crisis, say lawyersLexpert, a Thomson Reuters Business“There are good opportunities in a crisis. So don't waste...

Could Paul Ryan Be the Koch Brothers' Dream Candidate?

In short, he is the anti-Trump, and much of his speech to the interns could easily be retread into an acceptance valedictory at a nominating...

Australian political crisis deepens with humiliating defeat of PM's state taxing plan

Sydney Morning HeraldIn reality, Turnbull's “grand idea” was a scheme by his Liberal-National Coalition government to make the state and territory leaders bear the blame...

Canada's unions hail Mulcair in run-up to NDP leadership vote

National PostNikki Ashton, who represents a northern Manitoba constituency and ran unsuccessfully against Mulcair in the race to replace deceased party leader Jack Layton in...

Rush Limbaugh: Trump's abortion comments 'hugely damaging' to GOP in November

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Donald Trump's comments that women who have abortions should be punished by law were "hugely damaging" to him,...

Conference with links to Liberals gets money from Trudeau government

Canada 2020 says it has received funding from other governments, including the Conservatives, and has featured Conservative and New Democrat MPs as speakers. Former cabinet...

Community Calendar April 3

First Monday — Arkansas Conservative Forum meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at China Town Restaurant on Skyline Drive. For more information, call Bob...

Imagine Donald Trump with the immense power of the presidency

What isn't normal is for a serious presidential contender, after being heckled by a protester, to tell a campaign rally: “I'd like to punch him...

Why Should 'Never Trump' Mean Ted Cruz?

With more than half of the 2016 presidential primary races in the history books, Republicans desperate to deny Donald Trump their party's nomination now say...

RCMP chief hits media speed bump after traffic stop story

Documents published Tuesday by Postmedia and obtained by the Star show Paulson was ordered to apologize in 2012 for what then-Conservative public safety minister Steven...

Garrison Forest girls lacrosse upends Mount de Sales for first league win in nearly two years

Five seconds after Scott-Lynch corralled Marina Lazarides' draw she scored after racing straight to goal. Brocato kept the momentum on Garrsion's side when she made...

Tell Justin Trudeau to stop the pay hikes for politicians!

CTV NewsWell if you are Liberal cabinet Minister Judy Foote, you do it with gusto. Trudeau's Minister of Public Works, the Minister in charge of...

Calgary Real Estate Market Worsens Again. But How Bad Can It Get?

Chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie is blaming employment levels for the falling numbers. "With no improvement in the labour market, it's no surprise that we continue...