April 4, 2016

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Letters to the Editor: Trump is not a joke

This letter is a response to the March 29 Letter to the Editor "Vote for JoAnne Kloppenburg," written by Bob Jome. ... Don Zimmer. Manitowoc.

John Ivison: Canada's opioid-abuse carnage to continue under Liberals

The Conservatives suggest internal trade is not a high priority for the government. “It wasn't in the Throne Speech, it wasn't in the minister's mandate...

Hedy Fry becomes longest serving female MP in Canadian history

Hedy Fry, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Vancouver Centre, has become the longest serving female MP in the history of the Parliament of Canada.

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A local NDP politician is throwing her support behind city hall's proposal to turn a London-made military vehicle into an Afghanistan war monument. The support...

Government 'bungled' its handling of the resource sector downturn: Scheer

The Liberal government has “bungled” its management of the resource downturn by withholding extended employment insurance benefits from the hub of Saskatchewan's oil extraction industry,...

8 Saskatchewan ridings to watch on election night

Party candidate Muhammad Fiaz goes up against the NDP's Heather McIntyre and Darrin Lamoureux, Liberal Party leader and brother of Manitoba MP Kevin Lamoureux. It...

Canada: Conservatives deplore Azerbaijani attack agaisnt Karabakh

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic, Tony Clement, and deputy critic, Peter Kent, expressed deep concern today over the lethal armed clashes that erupted this weekend...

Three candidates running for NDP presidency

(subscription) (subscription)At the NDP's convention later this week in Edmonton, the party won't only be evaluating Tom Mulcair's leadership — it'll also pick a...

Three candidates running for NDP presidency

(subscription) (subscription)At the NDP's convention later this week in Edmonton, the party won't only be evaluating Tom Mulcair's leadership — it'll also pick a...

Poilievre asks minister to derail idea of reducing lanes on parkway

The former Conservative minister for the National Capital Commission wants his Liberal successor to kibosh any plans to reduce the number of lanes along the...

Conservatives pounce over Garland meetings

“These courtesy meetings are kind of nonevents,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, which has pumped $4 million into an ad...

Finley hopes leadership race will renew Conservative party - www.norfolknews.ca/

www.norfolknews.ca/Finley hopes leadership race will renew Conservative partywww.norfolknews.ca/Diane Finley is committed to helping the Conservative Party of Canada reclaim top spot in the national political...

Radio host Ronn Owens staying at KGO, after all

In addition to the layoffs at KGO, Cumulus trimmed personnel at sister station KFOG, including four of the station's six full-time DJs -- Annalisa, Renee,...

Cotler calls for changes to Supreme Court selection process

Following news of the impending retirement of Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, former Liberal minister of justice and attorney general Irwin Cotler is...

Shellfish operations in jeopardy: two derelict boats sink in Deep Bay, another taking on water

Through a private members' bill, MP Sheila Malcolmson (NDP — Nanaimo-Ladysmith) has been trying to get both the former Conservative and current Liberal governments to...

Shellfish operations in jeopardy: two derelict boats sink in Deep Bay, another taking on water

Through a private members' bill, MP Sheila Malcolmson (NDP — Nanaimo-Ladysmith) has been trying to get both the former Conservative and current Liberal governments to...

Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes

Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the NDP national revenue critic, urged the government to move quickly with its promises to fight tax evasion. "If the government doesn't take...

Is Colin Kaepernick or Ryan Fitzpatrick worth $10 million per year to the Broncos?

Denver Broncos / NFL. ..... It will be interesting to see how (if) Von's contract gets done. It carries a $14M cap hit now,...

Is Canadian science back?

In late 2015, Kirsty Duncan, Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Etobicoke North, was appointed Minister of Science in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's...

When past becomes present

Although the current Liberal government has pledged to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women over the summer, Indigenous activists first had to...

The Drilldown: Former NDP MPs Davies and Scott push for Leap Manifesto

(subscription) (subscription)Former NDP MPs Libby Davies and Craig Scott are pushing for the party to adopt the principles behind the Leap Manifesto, a set...

One Person, One Vote, Eight Justices

Abbott, was brought by two Texas voters, Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger, who challenged the apportionment of Texas Senate districts. With the exception of the...

Officer rips 'Making a Murderer' filmmakers

The "Making a Murderer" filmmakers "made a mockery of the justice system," a police officer has written on PoliceOne.com. The sub-headline on the story reads,...

Pre-convention push for NDP to embrace Leap Manifesto intensifies

Former MPs Libby Davies and Craig Scott, as well as the head of the influential Toronto-Danforth riding association and documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis, are circulating...

NPI makes a comeback..sort of

The New Politics Initiative (NPI) believed that the NDP was moving too close to the right, and was dangerously close to becoming another Liberal Party.

Stephen Harper's last heroes take aim at provincial power

Manitoba Conservative and opposition leader Brian Pallister speaks to media after Manitoba Finance Minister Greg Dewar read the 2015 budget for the province at the...

Tony Abbott's harmful legacy lives on in climate silence

Australia had a bipartisan consensus on climate change under John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Brendan Nelson and Malcolm Turnbull. The consensus was that climate change was...

A ministerial ocean sciences tour

Minister Kirsty Duncan (centre) and Halifax MP Andy Filmore (right) check out some of the latest ocean sciences technology with DFO mechanical engineer from BIO...

Cash a factor in 2015 election campaign results

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, for instance, spent almost $180,600 on his campaign in Burnaby South, while his Liberal opponent, Adam Pankratz, spent $33,902. Pankratz lost...

Notable Quotables: Does Castro 'Have a Point' on Health Care?

(blog) (blog)Posted below: the April 4 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC's bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue:...

Wisconsin voters step into the national spotlight Tuesday

That includes about $1.7 million from Our Principles and Club for Growth Action, a conservative group that has endorsed Cruz. “We always saw this as...

UK's Cameron under fire over Panama Papers link as government vows to probe data

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government sought on Monday to deflect any criticism of Prime Minister David Cameron over his late father's inclusion on a...

Top Republicans talking up Paul Ryan as nominee

Breitbart NewsAnd Karl Rove told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt last week: "A fresh face might be the thing that would give us a chance...

Push For NDP To Embrace Leap Manifesto Intensifies Ahead Of Party's Convention

OTTAWA — The federal NDP should embrace values contained in a dramatic plan for change — including a call to shift the country off fossil...

Lovett: NY Assembly blocks pol from showing 'Spotlight' to push child-rape law

ALBANY — A state assemblywoman's desire to use the Academy Award-winning movie "Spotlight" to boost her fight to help child sexual abuse victims has run...

Liberals waver on trade deal compensation Tories negotiated with farmers

The new Liberal government's spending estimates and first budget don't include even a portion of the previous pledge. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the...

Hillsborough inquests updates: Coroner's summing up

Liverpool Echo - Monday 4 April 2016Liverpool EchoThe new inquests into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough on April 15th...

Pitts: 'Are you liberal or are you conservative?'

(blog)She was born to John Lewis and Lessie Burris Brown on November 13, 1933, in Roanoke. She is preceded in death by her parents,...

Bob Ellis: Man of a million words

In May 1999, a lawyer, Wayne Cooper, named Ellis as the father of a girl born to his wife, lawyer-turned scriptwriter Alexandra Long, in a...

NDP convention 'one for the ages,' many eager for vote on Mulcair's leadership

(subscription) (subscription)B.C. NDP MPs Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby, B.C.) and Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkely Valley, B.C.), and Quebec MPs Ruth Ellen Brousseau (Berthier-Maskinongé, Que.) and...

'Very, very few' Syrian refugees came to Canada from refugee camps: CBSA official Bolduc

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Erin O'Toole (Durham, Ont.), also a member of the Public Safety Committee, noted that in November, Mr. McCallum, Defence Minister Harjit...

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

(blog)They seemed like fair enough questions, but Pam Bondi never met a controversy that she couldn't answer with strident responses to questions that weren't...

Judge to rule on ex-MP's appeal Tuesday

Dean Del Mastro will learn on Tuesday whether an appeal judge thinks he should go to jail. His appeal was heard ... The former Conservative...

Food Bank Society's Two-Tier Membership Shuns Clients, Critics Say

One ran as a candidate for the Conservative govt. Some have roots in Western alliance reform doctrine. ... Did people fall for the credentials, not...

Ted Cruz Launches Final Push Ahead of Wisconsin Primary

Wall Street JournalScott Walker. Trump was mistaken "thinking he could just waltz into our state and put another check in the box," she said, urging...

A Nation of Laws—Sort Of

Yet in a bout of prosecutorial (and politicized) overreach, Fitzgerald had known all along—but kept quiet—about Secretary of State Colin Powell's aide Richard Armitage being...

Kevin Andrews prepared to take on Malcolm Turnbull for prime ministership

(subscription) (subscription)Interviewed by his suburban Melbourne newspaper, Mr Andrews today described himself as an “intellectual leader” of the Liberal Party and revealed his frustration...

Money no guarantee of success in 2015 elections, analysis says

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, for instance, spent almost $180,600 on his campaign in Burnaby South, B.C., while his Liberal opponent, Adam Pankratz, spent $33,902. Mr.

The Trump-ification of Ted Cruz

While he placed himself firmly in the talk radio-amplified conservative mainstream, his antigovernment stances also gave him a whiff of libertarianism, even if it wasn't...

Police chiefs aim to mark their mark

In neighbouring Cambridgeshire, the new Chief Constable, Alec Wood, has called in for a chat at the office in Cambourne of the PCC, Sir Graham...