April 9, 2016

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Inside Thomas Mulcair's Battle To Stay On As NDP Leader

Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart told HuffPost he and his riding delegates are going to listen to Mulcair's speech, talk to people on the floor...

Health-care cuts are unacceptable, says Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown

Health cuts, such as chopping the number of registered nurses in hospitals, are unacceptable and will hurt local health care, Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown...

Community cats: A problem that has our city having kittens

Conservative estimates place the local population between 25,000 and 36,000, said Robin Cupell, assistant director of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. Housing a feral cat at...

Concerns voiced over Scottish NHS 'marking its own homework'

Health Secretary Shona Robison put forward plans for an independent whistleblowing officer last November but legal experts warned the new role must have the power...

Falk Calls For Clarification From Liberals

But, Falk says it is the understanding of the Conservatives that what the Liberals are actually suggesting is that this 'bail-in regime' applies to long...

FROM A-ROD TO THE ZOO: The wildest tales in Yankees history

But in the new book, “Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees' Bad Boys, Blunders and Brawls,” veteran Daily News writers Robert...

Trump supporters lose in St. Charles County caucus despite primary victory in county

... in county. By Mark Schlinkmann St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Chad Adler (center) and others show support for their Republican presidential candidate during a local...

Manifesto prompts accusations of betrayal at NDP convention

The plea was accepted by some New Democrats, including its only Alberta MP, Linda Duncan, a long-time environmental advocate, who thanked Phillips for making an...

The joy of voting in the Democratic primary as a conservative Republican

Well, it's finally coming. The New York primary. I'll bet you're all wondering who I'm voting for. No longer will the world be denied the...

Canada's strange quest for its own Hawaii

“Canada really needs a Hawaii,” said Conservative politician Peter Goldring in 2014. “The United States has a Hawaii. Why can't Canada have a Hawaii?” The...

NDP should vote out Mulcair: union president

Many of their members live in the National Capital Region, which saw well-liked NDP MPs like Paul Dewar and former PSAC president Nycole Turmel defeated...

NDP should vote out Mulcair: union president

Many of their members live in the National Capital Region, which saw well-liked NDP MPs like Paul Dewar and former PSAC president Nycole Turmel defeated...

NDP Convention: NDP entrenches its opposition to the TPP

(subscription) (subscription)Saturday's resolution stipulates the NDP must “demand that the Liberal government renegotiate the TPP and create a new agreement that protects end-to-end supply...

NDP Convention: NDP entrenches its opposition to the TPP

(subscription) (subscription)Saturday's resolution stipulates the NDP must “demand that the Liberal government renegotiate the TPP and create a new agreement that protects end-to-end supply...

Local MP weighs in on Conservative leadership race

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch each hope to be the next leader of the federal Conservatives. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is...

Un week-end important pour le NPD

«Il y a beaucoup de frustration, a reconnu l'ancien député néo-démocrate dans Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, Alain Giguère à . «Ce que je crains, de renchérir l'ancien député...

'Workers need to fight to take political power'

BY JOHN STUDER. “It's an outrage that people in this country have to work for just $8 or $10 an hour. You can't survive on...

Trudeau talks infrastructure and reconciliation with First Nations leadersFIRST NATIONS

THUNDER BAY -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Northwestern Ontario's Indigenous leaders have set the table to serve the Liberals' ambitious infrastructure agenda. Their meeting...

NDP's Next Pick For President To Signal How Party Will Rebuild

In March, she made headlines after penning a letter with other former MPs, Jamie Nicholls and Hélène LeBlanc, saying the NDP had forgotten its reason...

After a Decade of Fighting Tax Havens, Canada Has Only Managed to Prosecute 71 People

That didn't stop the government from doubling-down on the fight against tax havens. In 2013, then-National Revenue Minister Gail Shea earmarked $30 million to try...

Conservative PCC Candidate Tony Harper Launches his Plan for Notts

“Nationally, the Conservative Government has protected overall police spending for the next four years and reformed policing to make forces more accountable, effective and better...

Katrina vanden Heuvel: How a $15 minimum wage went from 'extreme' to enacted

Three years ago, fast-food workers walked off the job in what began the "fight for $15 and a union." With the federal ... The Service...

NDP youth divided over Tom Mulcair's future

Mulcair's NDP started the marathon 2015 election campaign last August with many polls showing the party could win. But instead, the federal Liberals overtook them,...

Supreme Court nominee moderate who can go hard left or right

FILE - In this photo taken March 16, 2016, Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland arrives with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden...

Letter: 'Take back' decency in governing, not public lands

Several front groups supported by the money and philosophy of outside billionaires operate in Utah. Americans for Prosperity praises and directs our local legislators. FreedomWorks...

Canada's Outlook Positive, But, Trudeau, Beware Of the 'Green Shift'

Canada provides one per cent of the world's so-called carbon footprint, and the Liberal Party is not entirely free of the trauma of Stéphane Dion's...

Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta's ...

(blog) (blog)Meanwhile, cabinet and caucus members of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's NDP Government are far from happy with Mulcair's equivocal attitude about a pipeline...

The many faces of Tom Mulcair, and what the NDP wants from a leader

During the election, he was adamant that the NDP would balance the books. However, in a scrum the day before the first Liberal budget was...

PEI MP Wayne Easter quoted in fundraising email warning of GST hike

The Conservative Party of Canada is speculating the federal Liberal government is getting ready to increase the GST and is using comments from P.E.I. MP...

Not everyone in Bakersfield is a Trump-supporting xenophobe, readers say

An article on Monday that led off with the quote “I don't like Mexicans” from a Donald-Trump supporting resident of Oildale elicited a strong reaction...

Plymouth news briefs

Dr. Gordon Postill will present the 2016 Poetry Excursion, “Let Us Go Then You and I,” a recitation of several poems, at 7 p.m. April...

Sen. Ted Cruz's father visits Kokomo to promote his son for the presidential election

Cruz last year was reported as openly condemning nondiscrimination ordinances for the LGBT community by a Buzzfeed News reporter at the World Congress of Families...

Trudeau Liberals continue to soar high, poll shows

Early in the 2015 federal election campaign, when expectations for the third-place Liberals remained decidedly modest, Justin Trudeau told the Star “Canadians respond well to...

NDP ready to take the Leap?

Lewis and former NDP MPs Craig Scott and Libby Davies endorsed a resolution jointly proposed by the Vancouver East and Toronto–Danforth riding associations that rejects...

Tories cry foul over fundraiser ruling

"It needs clarification," said Manitoba MP and former Conservative cabinet minister Candice Bergen. "The Liberals are having a different standard applied to them." The fuss...

Scottish Conservatives hail return of Perthshire councillor after by-election win

Both Mrs Baird and Ms Lumsden were well ahead of the other candidates in terms of votes cast. Dave MacKenzie, of Scottish Labour, received 219,...

Scottish Conservatives hail return of Perthshire councillor after by-election win

Both Mrs Baird and Ms Lumsden were well ahead of the other candidates in terms of votes cast. Dave MacKenzie, of Scottish Labour, received 219,...

Bernie vs. Ted unlikely but intriguing

. By David Horsey / Los Angeles Times. Saturday, April 9th ... I got a text from my wife: “Bernie/Ted general election?” My sweet spouse...

Dean Del Mastro vows to get back to working for the community in open blog to Peterborough

June 6, 2012: Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro comes under scrutiny after the Ottawa Citizen reveals that Elections Canada is investigating his 2008 federal...

Right-to-die crusader 'fundamental' in changing Canadian law: ethicist

Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin, vice-chairman of the special parliamentary committee dealing with the government's response to physician-assisted dying, believes the new bill will be...

Carl Leubsdorf: Did McConnell miscalculate by blocking Supreme Court nominee?

ReutersConservative groups have countered them by accusing GOP senators agreeing to meet with Garland of being RINOs (Republicans in name only), warning Garland would be...

Sudbury byelection good for Liberal coffers

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduces Glenn Thibeault as the Sudbury Liberal candidate in the Feb. 5 byelection in ... NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has called...

Fundraising under fire

The Ontario Liberal government has been shown to be corrupt, something I have suspected since the premiership of Dalton McGuinty. But I thought the many...

Le pétrole risque de diviser le NPD

(Abonnement) (Abonnement)C'est le cas de l'ex-députée de la région de Québec Alexandrine Latendresse. « Moi, je voudrais qu'il puisse continuer à nous mener jusqu'en...

Political 'Hunger Games' roils Trump's inner circle

That stretch coincided with his daughter Ivanka Trump having a baby, which limited her availability as a trusted adviser to her father. He was even...

A morning kiss, an evening blessing - Pope Francis addresses family issues in long awaited 'exhortation"

A morning kiss, an evening blessing - Pope Francis addresses family issues in long awaited 'exhortation"The 256-page "Amoris Laetitia," Latin for "The Joy of Love,"...

New Democrats reflect, vent on 2015 election loss

National ObserverEDMONTON—NDP activists finally had their public funeral for last year's disappointing election loss. ... The report was based on wide consultations with the party's...

Miller used state, campaign funds on trip to compete in rodeo

It is unclear if he used campaign funds or his own money. The travel-related issues follow other questions about Miller's spending. The first-term Republican, a...

Contentious Bill S-6 amendments to YESAA to be repealed

The federal government will repeal four contentious amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act, Indigenous Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett announced today in Whitehorse.

NDP delegates divided on Mulcair ahead of leadership review

British Columbia MP Nathan Cullen, who ran for the NDP leadership in 2012, told reporters he is supporting Mr. Mulcair. “He ticks the boxes for...