April 10, 2016

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Mulcair showed graciousness, courage and leadership in defeat says caucus leader Charlie Angus

When asked what he thought of the leadership review vote, Timmins – James Bay MP and NDP caucus leader Charlie Angus maintained a neutral position,...

Willett wins as Spieth collapses

You go away from the game plan and start playing conservative. A few weak swings and suddenly I am not leading any ..... 1979 -...

I wish I had had this book when teaching social policy

As the disaster of Adani's Carmichael open-cut mega-mine looms it is worthwhile recalling, as Denniss reminds us that "99 per cent of Australians don't work...

Who will replace Tom Mulcair as NDP leader? It could be a crowded field

She has since had an opportunity to raise her profile in as the NDP critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development. Robert Chisholm – Former...

Winnipegger petitions feds to lift visa requirement for Ukrainian visitors

Manitoba MP James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake) has sponsored the petition. He said he agrees if Canada believes in free trade with Ukraine, it should also believe...

The Leap Manifesto, and where the NDP will land

“The NDP just passed the Leap Manifesto,” tweeted Michelle Rempel, a Conservative MP from Calgary. Megan Leslie, the NDP's former Halifax MP and deputy leader...

Canada's New Democrats reject Mulcair leadership in party vote

The NDP's constitution stipulated that Mulcair needed a simple majority to stave off a leadership vote, and he had said he would consider a higher...

NDP Convention 2016: Party Agrees To Debate Leap Manifesto

Adoption of the principles of the Leap Manifesto came just hours before delegates to the NDP's national convention voted to replace leader Tom Mulcair, who...

Tories, Liberals look to claim seats at NDP expense

“I'm even including places like Kildonan and Transcona, if it was a runaway for the Conservatives.” Meanwhile, things ... And former Tory MP Steven Fletcher...

Thomas Mulcair Rejected As NDP Leader, Delegates Vote For Leadership Race

EDMONTON — Members of the NDP have soundly rejected Tom Mulcair's bid to stay on as the party's leader, voting 52 per cent in favour...

The Guardian view on the pope and marriage: making good again

Against them were ranged a coalition representing the conservative ideal, that the church ought to respect only the opinions of good Catholics, as defined by...

Latest national punch line: North Carolina

Over at NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” did a lengthy piece that concluded with the host comparing McCrory to former segregationist governors George Wallace,...

Will Turks and Caicos become the 11th Canadian province?

And, more recently, former Conservative MP Peter Goldring proposed the idea in 2013. When Goldring resurfaced the idea of incorporating Turks and Caicos under the...

Future of Canada's energy industry front and centre at NDP convention

(subscription) (subscription)“There's a big discrepancy about this, about the oil,” former New Brunswick NDP MP Yvon Godin said. “But it's something that we have...

83 Things To Do in Edinburgh this week

Drawn from Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling novel series, The Absent One 'combines a riveting race-against-time mystery narrative, ultra-stylish filmmaking and surprising emotional weight to deliver a...

What Do We Do Now?

As National Review's Kevin Williamson observed, “I'd bet a fair sum of money that the man who proposes to revamp the rules under which American...

Obama plays the Trump card on the GOP

SAN FRANCISCO — Add this to Donald Trump's list of accomplishments on the campaign trail this year: He's absolved President Barack Obama of responsibility for...

MPs weigh in: where should the NDP go next?

Leadership questions and debates over the future of the party are on the agenda this weekend at the NDP convention. After a disappointing finish in...

Labor overturns decision by Matthew Guy, slashing millions off prime city site

Millionaire property developer Harry Stamoulis (left) in 2014 with then planning minister Matthew Guy and then premier Denis Napthine (right) at the opening of the...

View from the Street: With friends like these, who needs an Opposition?

The Ghost Who Walks. Tony Abbott's continued campaign to bring down his greatest political foes - the federal Australian Liberal Party - is continuing to...

Bill Shorten is back in the game as the Liberals short-circuit

Shorten is also now a hero for all whose cut of their clothes is less important than the contents of their heads, thanks to Scott...

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 icon Stephen Lewis skewers Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for six policy shortcomings

The economist, Joseph Stiglitz recently said that he'd met with Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Minister for International Trade, at the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Dianne Williamson: Hillary's my man because she isn't

That doesn't mean Ted Cruz doesn't espouse conservative values. And look on ... John Kasich, meanwhile, has my vote: "I've heard he's just as nutty...

Rising fees and tensions plague federal Conservative Party

Forcing would-be federal Tory leaders to cough up $100,000 and charging higher membership fees isn't helping the party pick up the pieces of its 2015...

Cook: Jed Mescon and the discipline of kindness

In order to live with mercy, beauty and joy, we must resist the defeatist narrative of terrorism. "Live one's life as fully as possible," says...

Four in race to become next NDP president after disastrous election, 'I think it's important we get the right people ...

(subscription) (subscription)Marit Stiles, pictured at the microphone, is one of four candidates running to be the NDP party president. She's running against former NDP...

Four in race to become next NDP president after disastrous election, 'I think it's important we get the right people ...

(subscription) (subscription)Marit Stiles, pictured at the microphone, is one of four candidates running to be the NDP party president. She's running against former NDP...

Cruz backers, allies beat Trump in St. Charles County caucus despite Trump primary win

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

In defeat, New Democrats try to see past the doubts

iPolitics.ca (subscription)​Concluding her remarks to the NDP convention in Edmonton on Saturday afternoon, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley invoked the final words of the late Jack...

Richard Denison made history, helped preserve it

Although 30 years younger than Denison, Kleinshmidt said the men shared many conservative views. They met regularly for lunch over the years, talking about history...