April 6, 2016

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NDP's Mulcair heads to Edmonton in hopes of quieting critics, keeping job

Peter Stoffer, a Nova Scotia MP who was among several NDP stalwarts who lost his Commons seat last October, said he will support Mulcair, calling...

Graham Thomson: No apologies from NDP over Kaminski departure

The problem with Kaminski's complaints is that they sound like sour grapes from someone who was hired by a Progressive Conservative government but couldn't wrap...

Garland Fight Overshadows Effort to Overhaul Sentencing Laws

“If this is going to happen along with 12 appropriations bills, we are going to have to elbow our way into the queue,” said Senator...

Kellie Leitch first to launch campaign in Conservative leadership race

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who was first elected in 2011 in Simcoe-Grey,. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who...

Date set to choose BC Liberal party candidate for Peace River North

Davies also ran for the federal Conservative nomination for Prince George – Peace River in 2011, which he lost to current MP Bob Zimmer. In...

Whyalla steelmaker put into admin

Liberal Senator Sean Edwards, chair of a senate committee inquiry into the steel industry, said Arrium's management must explain how its debt had been handled.

Scottish Labour leader accuses SNP of 'dirty tricks' after email leak

The Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, has accused the SNP of using “dirty tricks” after it appeared that correspondence sent more than a decade ago...

Windsor, Essex MPs express support for Mulcair ahead of convention

With all three ridings in the region going to the NDP in last fall's election, the area is an NDP stronghold in a part of...

Mulcair should survive, but not for long

OTTAWA – Despite the fact Thomas Mulcair blew the election campaign, and was unable to make inroads with a very populist and compelling back story,...

GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights

In this photo made Thursday, March 31, 2016, gay-rights supporter Rick Andris holds up a sign during a rally against a proposed constitutional amendment that...

Everything on the table during upcoming review of military, defence minister says

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said Kenney's comments “demean the careers of some of the public servants involved, and definitely demeans the career of Madame...

Television Networks Ignore Hillary Clinton Saying Unborn Have No Constitutional Rights

One Planned Parenthood employee made a fuss over Clinton “further stigmatiz[ing] abortion” while a pro-life conservative columnist called the her statements “incoherent and evil.” But...

MP calls for urgent government action as abandoned tugboat takes on water in Deep Bay; Minister Tootoo issues ...

CHEK“Going out there on the boat, seeing the Silver King ready to go down, the sense of urgency is even higher,” said Johns, (NDP, Courtenay-Alberni).

African-Americans, 2016 elections

Nonetheless, numerous militants from the period such as Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael criticised the Kennedy administration for its failure to protect Civil Rights workers...

Opinion: Stéphane Dion's complicated dance to justify Saudi arms deal

Invented by Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and first performed at the University of Ottawa, it is a heroic attempt at reconciling the desire by...

Trudeau shrugs off law firm's fundraiser featuring attorney general

“This kind of event clearly crosses the line,” Ralph Goodale, the party's deputy leader at the time, said in January 2014 when it was revealed...

Steven Howard column: Emotional return to Borussia Dortmund could be too much for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

ROY HODGSON hates being described as a “conservative” manager. And not because he is a “big Labour fan” according to former PM Gordon Brown. No,...

Stackhouse Soapbox

- Election inspires boxing analogiesYorkton This Week (press release)During the federal election, Canadians were, greatly, influenced by left leaning media and as the reports...

Right-Wing Media Hit Back At Trump Ally Roger Stone Over Plan To Release Anti-Trump Delegates' Hotel Room ...

(blog) (blog)Conservative media personalities are criticizing Donald Trump's campaign and ally Roger Stone after Stone said he would "disclose the hotels and the room...

MacLaren won't be turfed from Tory caucus over vulgar 'joke' about MP

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is standing by an embattled Tory MPP who made sexist remarks about a female Liberal MP at a 350-person cancer...

Bright files bill that would restrict transgender bathroom access

Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson. Bryant asked to be added as a sponsor to the bill upon its introduction Wednesday. Bright, a staunch social conservative, is currently...

Liberals launch review to decide future size and shape of Canada's military - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsLiberals launch review to decide future size and shape of Canada's militaryCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsConservative defence critic James Bezan said the Liberals...

Rekindling The Old Ways

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 pm at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. More information at .... In her landmark 2005 book Tending the...

Mulcair Needs To Be Replaced As Leader, NDP Youth Wing Says

OTTAWA — The NDP's youth wing is urging delegates at the party's convention in Edmonton this weekend to dump Thomas Mulcair as leader. In an...

JENNY BETH MARTIN: Paul Ryan for President? Balderdash

How else to explain the ridiculous notion, apparently now circulating inside establishment GOP salons (it led Mike Allen's “Politico Playbook” on Monday, so it must...

After 148 years, shacking up is legal again in Florida

Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, of Tallahassee, and Richard Stark, of Weston, led the charge this year. During the 2016 session, they were finally successful ... Five...

Undercover journalism in the battle for life Robert Colquhoun

April 6, 2016 (RobertColquhoun) -- Just recently, for the third time in five years, I'm approached by someone pretending to be somebody they are not...

PM shrugs off T.O. law firm's private fundraiser featuring AG - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsPM shrugs off T.O. law firm's private fundraiser featuring AGCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsNDP ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice said this week's fundraiser "raises...

Ontario pledges to reform political donations but BC won't budge

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the NDP prepares to introduce legislation to limit corporate and union donations, it appears the BC Liberals are rolling in...

WeeMedical Chilliwack forced to close doors

And MP Mark Strahl said much of the confusion surrounding regulations stems from the vast differences between the Conservative strategy that had been in motion,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 3-9

Singer Tony Orlando is 72. Bassist Curtis Stone of Highway 101 is 66. Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue is 60. Actor Alec Baldwin is...

ALBAS: Federal debt is concern now and in the future

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...

Champion, Catherine Shaw

Ever the physical conservative, she put her business background to work in real estate and politics. She was a multi-million dollar sales and award-winning agent...

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...

Dominic Cardy refuses to endorse Tom Mulcair, skips party convention

Huffington Post CanadaNew Brunswick NDP Leader Dominic Cardy is skipping the federal party's weekend convention that will be voting on Tom Mulcair's future as leader...

Two extremely hopeful signs on public attitudes toward climate change — including one in NC!

Whichever the case, it's good to see that many young Christians are increasingly abandoning this destructive stance and getting back to what was once the...

MP heartened by condemnation across parties of politician's vulgar joke

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath, the province's NDP leader, are among those who denounced MacLaren's comments and expressed...

Supreme Court nominee moderate who can go hard left or right

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 10 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this photo taken March 16, 2016, Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland arrives with...

MP heartened to see all-party condemnation of politician's vulgar joke

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath, the province's NDP leader, are among those who denounced MacLaren's comments and expressed...

Bruce/Grey MP Larry Miller disappointed by federal budget

Second, I was disappointed to learn that this budget promises to reverse responsible decisions that were made by the Conservative government surrounding the Old Age...

Ranking Wisconsin's worst losses

Ron Dayne led to Melvin Gordon … Coach Barry Alvarez to Athletic Director Barry Alvarez … Bo Ryan ... The Badgers controlled things for a...

Duggan on the Donald

Blanche Lincoln for her award at the Bryce Harlow Foundation dinner later this month. Former House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, now with PwC,...

Trump, Clinton look to regroup in New York primary

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosts a Women for Hillary Town Hall meeting with New York City first lady Chirlane McCray and New York Congresswomen...

Trump, Clinton look to regroup in New York primary

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosts a Women for Hillary Town Hall meeting with New York City first lady Chirlane McCray and New York Congresswomen...

Why Trumpvangelicals Don't Need Ted Cruz: Conservative Christianity's Authoritarian Streak

Here on RD, Daniel Miller has provided an important corrective to the notion of “politicized religion,” which implies that “real” religion is not politicized. As...

Kellie Leitch to officially launch bid for Conservative leadership

While she has been active in politics since she was a teenager, she was drawn into office by former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty and...

GOP Opposition to Obama's Nominee Persists, but Grassley Agrees to Meeting

Dallas Morning NewsBut the veteran lawmaker known for his independence is standing firmly with his leadership to block action on Garland. Senate Minority Leader Harry...

Study: How Utah voters and guv candidates compare

(Lennie Mahler | The ) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vaughn Cook answers questions from the audience at a Utah Foundation luncheon Thursday, March 24, 2016, at...

OP/ED: ELECTORAL REFORM AND DEMOCRACY

The runner-up this time was Alice Wong, Alliance Party, with 29.59%. Only six other candidates participated in 2000, sharing the remaining 27.34% of the votes...

OP/ED: ELECTORAL REFORM AND DEMOCRACY

Of those, a plurality of 39.47% voted for Liberal candidates, followed by 31.89% for Conservative Party candidates, 19.71% for New Democratic Party candidates, 4.66% for...