April 7, 2016

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Report: Conservatives want Trump to push Mike Lee to Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY — Conservatives are pushing for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to commit to nominating Sen. Mike Lee to fill the U.S. Supreme...

Police shoot and kill man in Algonquin community of Lac Simon, Quebec

(Members of Lac Simon, Que say Sandy Michel was killed by local police Wednesday night in the community. Photo from facebook). Tom Fennario LAC...

Liberals 'absolutely' committed to military but it needs a tighter focus, defence minister says

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said every government faces the challenge of separating what the military wants from what it needs. But he worried the...

Republican US Rep. Tom Cole announces re-election bid

... and military installations. Cole said he will spend time during the coming months traveling in the district to meet with voters. Cole will be...

We don't have to break it to fix it

Scott Walker, many conservative radio talk show hosts and the entire party apparatus. He directly accused Cruz of “coordinating with his own Super PACs ...

Wildrose and Alberta NDP tag-team Tom Mulcair

The Wildrose had expected to make the Alberta NDP squirm at an association with Mulcair's new environmental rhetoric, not smash the association—let alone to compare...

Maxime Bernier enters Conservative leadership race

Maxime Bernier, a Conservative Member of Parliament from Quebec, announced today he is entering the leadership race. He is the second person to make it...

How to Be a Yankee Fan In Toronto -

Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)- 2016 EditionBleeding Yankee Blue (blog)The $50 is red, and features William Lyon Mackenzie King (the longest-serving Prime Minister, 1921-1926, 1926-1930, 1935-1948,...

Ruth Ellen Brosseau intéressée par chefferie du NPD? - Écho de Maskinongé

Écho de MaskinongéRuth Ellen Brosseau intéressée par chefferie du NPD?Écho de MaskinongéCertains membres ont d'ailleurs décrit le NPD comme le parti du «changement prudent». Ruth...

John Ivison: Ethics commissioner a docile watchdog

Candice Bergen, the former Conservative minister for social development, recalls approaching the office of ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to seek advice on whether she would...

Life or death, the Mulcairerendum needs a clear answer

Toronto Star (blog)Of course, if they dump Mulcair now, the NDP is doing so without an heir apparent for the un-enticing job. With the exception...

Rudy Giuliani says he'll vote for Donald Trump, then totally ruins Trump's negotiation strategy.

David Cameron says, oops, I did actually benefit from that offshore Panama Papers trust fund. For the past few days ... This revelation means that...

Paraswimmer won't compete in Rio

Her plight attracted the attention of several politicians, including former NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel and current Liberal MP Greg Fergus, who have advocated for...

Conservatives appeal to ethics commissioner over justice minister's $500-a-head law firm visit

In 2010, she found that Conservative labour minister Lisa Raitt did not violate federal conflict-of-interest guidelines when her local riding association held a 2009 fundraising...

Bill Morneau disagrees with PBO report that budget was not 'fully transparent'

The previous Conservative government accused former budget watchdog Kevin Page of operating "outside his mandate" and said he'd "overstepped" his bounds by asking federal departments...

TPP would 'dilute' powerful position Canadian business has in US market: memo

(subscription) (subscription)Canada signed the treaty in February, but International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland described the move at the time as a “technical step” that...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier makes Conservative party leadership bid official

(subscription) (subscription)Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there may be...

Editorial: The Liberals, the budget and the PBO

Just last week, for instance, Treasury Board President Scott Brison launched an “open by default” government initiative but said an overhaul of the ossified Access...

Canada Shuts Down Religious Freedom Office; USCIRF Says It's 'Unfortunate' Message to Send World

Inaugural meeting of the External Advisory Committee.(From L to R): Minister Rob Nicholson, Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Corinne Box of the Bahá'í...

McCallum sending more staff to Jordan and Lebanon to boost refugee intake

Sponsorship groups have given Immigration Minister John McCallum and other Liberal MPs an earful in recent weeks after efforts to resettle Syrians were scaled back...

Behind Kellie Leitch's 'sort-of' campaign for Conservative leader

She and Chris Alexander—a cabinet minister who subsequently lost his Toronto-area seat—were trotted out to introduce a tip line for so-called “barbaric cultural practices.” The...

Heroin in New Paltz: Rapid rise of heroin use tied to prescription opioid abuse

by Terence P. Ward on Apr 7, 2016 • 3:00 pm No Comments. Eighty decks of heroin with spoons ... Classically conservative and liberal values...

No, Ted Cruz Is Not an 'Economic Populist'

Not so fast. There are few words in the political lexicon more frequently misused and abused than populist, particularly in times of strong public hostility...

Rory Posin on mansionization restrictions and Ari Emanuel

I sold a home to and for Rod Stewart's ex-girlfriend, Kelly Emberg. The mother ... They will literally move a couple of blocks to be...

Leicester City Shock The Premier League Establishment As Biggest Underdog Story In Sports

Meanwhile, returning goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has had a breakout season, ranking sixth in saves (86) and tied with Manchester City's Joe Hart for shutouts (13).

Maxime Bernier makes Conservative party leadership bid official

Ontario MP Kellie Leitch filed her papers on Wednesday. Others contemplating a run include Ontario MPs Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt and Michael Chong; Saskatchewan MP...

Conservatives take U-turn, step back from 'business-first' NRC

Gladu, the MP for Sarnia-Lambton, said in an interview that she and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan both want to balance the NRC's applied industrial work...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier officially enters Conservative leadership race

OTTAWA—Why wait? Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there may be...

Christie's mojo in Trenton is fading as popularity sinks | Moran

In 2011, Christie got his way on nearly everything by winning strict obedience from Republicans, and drawing enough conservative Democrats to get a majority. That...

Thumbs up, thumbs down

This story hits the sweet spot. Thumbs up to the Heritage High baseball team, Coach Rob Querry and his wife, Julia, for getting us all...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier makes Conservative party leadership bid official

OTTAWA — Quebec MP Maxime Bernier has formally launched his bid to lead the federal Conservative party. He's the second official candidate in the race...

TPP Trade Deal Will 'Dilute' Canada's Business Position In U.S.: Memo

The October briefing note, prepared for then-finance minister Joe Oliver, framed Canada's participation in the 12-country Pacific Rim pact as a defensive manoeuvre, at least...

America's Bizarre, Brawl-Filled History of Contested Conventions

"The cacophony continued for an hour while furious McAdoo delegates formed squares around their women," according to historian Mike Wallace. Later the bands ill advisedly...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will 'Dilute' Canada's Business Position In US: Memo

Canada signed the treaty in February, but International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland described the move at the time as a "technical step" that didn't necessarily...

Lettters to the editor

As farmers we have had our income drastically reduced by the arbitrary removal by the (former federal ag minister Gerry) Ritz/Harper government of the single...

USDA proposes new standards for animals certified 'organic'

The Obama administration is proposing new requirements for how animals are to be treated when their meat is sold with the certified organic label. The...

A Conservative Wish List of SCOTUS Candidates Shows the Influence of the Libertarian Legal Movement

(blog) (blog)Credit: Library of CongressThe U.S. Supreme Court is on the verge of a major shake-up. When the next president takes office in January...

Supreme Pharmaceuticals welcomes visitors to Kincardine medical marihuana facility before getting down to growing

Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb praised the leadership and staff of the facility for enduring the "very long process" of the Conservative-created MMPR and change in...

Bernier makes Conservative leadership bid official

OTTAWA -- Why wait? Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there...

MP McKinnon pitches bill to Tri-City politicians

McKinnon, who replaced former Conservative MP James Moore in last fall's election, is expected to meet with Coquitlam city representatives soon, his office said. "This...

Conservatives take U-turn, step back from 'business-first' NRC

Gladu's remarks are a major change from the way the former Conservative government ran the NRC. In May 2013, the former Conservative minister in charge...

Hey, big spenders

Incumbent Conservative John Weston spent $199,351.34 in a losing bid for re-election. That puts him among the top 10 of all candidates, and the fourth...

Jody Wilson-Raybould's Attendance At Fundraiser 'Incomprehensible': Ex-Grit MP

She is the Attorney General of Canada and in (a) significant number of her functions she must remain and be seen to remain independent of...

Local Elections 2016: List of candidates revealed

Washington West: Olwyn Bird (Con), Lynn O'Neil (UKIP), Bernie Scaplehorn (Lab), Jo Thomas (Lib Dem), Benjamin Wells (Green). On the same night, voters will also...

Longtime NDP MLA faces new challengers in Selkirk

He said he wants to make see the end of construction at Selkirk hospital and find some means to extend bus service between Winnipeg and...

Pitt fills-in with agricultural support

He and the Agriculture and Water Resources Minister have avoided making public comment on how the new job would align with Mr Joyce's duties and...

Democrats block SEC nominees over political money fight

Peirce, a conservative lawyer, was recommended by Republicans. Shelby planned to advance them together but held off after Schumer, Warren and Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.,...

NDP wants tropical paradise as 11th province

Former Conservative MP Peter Goldring also pushed to get the islands in confederation. Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing has said he hasn't closed "the...

Thurrock local elections 2016-Some fascinating battles ahead

Robert Ray has bowed out. There are no independent candidates. Ukip have the housing specialist Luke Spillman. Labour have Judith Pothecary,, who is the mother...

5 things to watch for at the NDP convention

On the convention agenda for Saturday is a discussion about how the NDP can build a “nation to nation approach” with Canada's indigenous communities. Scheduled...