April 12, 2016

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Tom Mulcair, beaten and rejected, stands tall in House

The Conservatives theatrically groaned in jest. Mulcair laughed. Liberals stood to applaud. "The minister of justice is doing certain things differently," the NDP leader continued.

Social Conservatives Try New Tack With State-Level Efforts on Religious Freedom

“What you're seeing here is states saying, 'OK, you made a rule, but there still are things I can control, and I will control them,'”...

NDP still a little 'shocked' after membership votes for leadership race

During the convention, the party voted to extend the deadline for a leadership convention to two years.According to CTV News political analyst Scott Reid, the...

Villanova Theatre Maps Language of Love and Loss in Brian Friel's TRANSLATIONS

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges - the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova...

Indian Act turns 140, but few celebrating

The Act has been amended multiple times, most recently in 2002 with a private member's bill introduced by Conservative MP Rob Clarke. Those amendments repealed...

Opposition says Liberals trying to shield revenue minister from KPMG questions

(subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter, chairman of the finance committee, says he is convinced there will be hearings into the deal between the CRA and...

Mulcair returns, and hammers Trudeau Liberals over broken promises

OTTAWA -- Two days after being given the pink slip from his own party, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair delivered a furious denunciation of Prime Minister...

Opposition says Liberals trying to shield revenue minister from KPMG questions

(subscription)“They are talking about accountability and transparency and there is a principle of ministerial transparency,” NDP Finance Critic Guy Caron said after the meeting,...

Panel sees issues with assisted dying

Arnold and fellow Conservative MP Mark Warawa also sat on the panel. “This piece of legislation coming before us may be the most important piece...

Hutchinson: No highways session if Arkansas Medicaid plan not funded

Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol on Tuesday, a day before the start of the 2016 fiscal session. Also...

Dairy farmers warn of more cows on the Hill over milk protein issue

(subscription) (subscription)“This issue was inherited from the previous government, and we are working with the industry to resolve this issue,” he said in response...

Dairy farmers warn of more cows on the Hill over milk protein issue

(subscription) (subscription)For the past six months, the Liberals, including Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, have said the milk protein issue is “a priority” for the...

diafiltered milk

(subscription) (subscription)The federal government must stop U.S. milk proteins being used as milk in Canadian cheese from crossing the border into Canada, NDP agriculture...

Military search and rescue won't be privatized, defence minister says

The previous Conservative government raised the idea of privatizing military search and rescue five years ago, before letting it die amid a public outcry. Liberal...

Chrystia Freeland Hits NDP On 'Leap Manifesto,' Says Party Wants To Shut Down Energy Industry

In a debate in the House on Monday, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told NDP finance critic Guy Caron she was "heartened" to learn that...

Blue crab population increases 35 percent

Chris Moore, a senior scientist with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said the results are encouraging, but show the need for further monitoring. "Continued conservative management...

Premier asked to apologize for 'botched' Bill S-6 affair

(subscription) (subscription)Last Friday, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was in Whitehorse to formally announce the federal government would revoke the S-6 amendments.

Ryan's presidential denials won't dim establishment hopes

"I take them at their word," said Republican strategist David Catalfamo, who also was involved in the draft-Ryan super-PAC. Ryan admirers still hope he will...

Nathan Cullen mulls possible bid to succeed Mulcair as NDP leader

. Cullen, who placed third in the 2012 NDP leadership contest, says he was taken aback when his colleagues voted out Mulcair on Sunday. Share...

AGRI considering subcommittee to study grain transportation, Emerson report

(subscription) (subscription)Transport Minister Marc Garneau has promised public consultations on the Emerson report, with the government's response expected sometime in the fall. The idea...

HUFFPOST HILL - Paul Ryan: I'm In

Paul Ryan, refusing his party's presidential nomination, said it should go to someone who participated in the primary — clearly laying the groundwork for Draft...

Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg (agg: 3-2): Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals memorable comeback

Mirror.co.uk - 5 things we learnedMirror.co.ukThe Portuguese struck twice in the first 17 minutes to cancel out Wolfsburg's 2-0 first-leg lead, but decided the tie...

After leadership vote loss, Mulcair gets standing ovation in Parliament

“Let's try to calm down, everybody,” said House Speaker Geoff Regan, standing to quiet the room. Mulcair then dug into the Liberals. He implored Prime...

Trudeau attacked from all sides over pipeline stance

In the Commons, Conservative MPs, led by natural resources critic Candice Bergen, attacked Trudeau for not doing more to promote more oil and gas expansion.

Canadian marijuana legalization appears to be on fast track, says Clarus

medical marijuana canada Clarus Securities analyst Noel Atkinson says comments yesterday from Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale are a sign that marijuana legalization...

Push for 'bullet' trains for Coast

His comments came as fellow Liberal MP John Alexander said a high-speed train from Melbourne to Sydney could be operating within a decade. Gold Coast...

In the Republican Primary: Donald Trump for President

Mr. Trump convinced Mayor Ed Koch—over a great deal of opposition—to allow him to take on the project. Mr. Trump offered to risk his own...

Justin Trudeau got court extension after missing Elections Canada deadlines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and three of his Liberal MPs asked a court for more time to file post-campaign financial reports after failing to meet...

BC MP Nathan Cullen hints at a possible bid for NDP leadership

Nathan Cullen is leaving open the possibility that he will seek the leadership of the federal New Democrats. Cullen, a veteran MP who was first...

Paul Ryan just gave a big speech to officially rule out a late bid for the presidency

Politico's Mike Allen reported last week in his newsletter that "top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal" of the possibility that Ryan could wind up with...

Kasich criticizes campaigns that demean, weaken America

Kasich is running a distant third to the businessman and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the hunt for delegates and early preference polls show Trump...

Carl P. Leubsdorf: How Cruz became the GOP's anything-but-Trump candidate

But he faltered in South Carolina, finishing third amid signs he was having trouble broadening his base beyond evangelicals and other conservatives whose influence diminishes...

Justice Minister under fire for shady Bay Street fundraiser, plays race and gender card

But she went even further at one point by invoking gender and race when Conservative MP Jacques Gourde asked her to simply admit she was...

Traveling Back through the archives: April 13

Births: sons to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Billerbeck, Ephraim, April 12; M/M Richard Whitt, Green Bay, April 12; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Monfils,...

Nathan Cullen Hints At Possible Run For NDP Leadership

NDP MP Nathan Cullen is shown in a Tuesday, January 29, 2013 file photo in Ottawa. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP). Cullen said he supported Tom Mulcair's...

Letters: The justice minister must be above suspicion

The federal NDP left Edmonton wounded, leaderless and rudderless; basically a party at war with itself. What a mess. All I could think of Sunday...

The Canadian government's double take on Israel

The Liberals first signaled a shift away from the Conservative government's past approach when Dion called the expansion of Israeli settlements “unhelpful” and said that...

'Politically motivated' changes in Bill C-6 ease language rules for immigrants: Tories

According to committee member and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, that was a policy decision the Liberals made without any data to back it up. Rempel...

Head of Canada left-leaning NDP urges unity, split may help Trudeau

But federal NDP legislator Peter Julian, tipped as a potential leadership candidate, noted the party had years to rebuild and laughed off suggestions it was...

Mulcair returns to House following convention

NDP House leader Peter Julian said he continues to support Mulcair and isn't aware of any caucus members who want him to step down. "I...

Kasich criticizes campaigns that demean, weaken America

Kasich is running a distant third to the businessman and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the hunt for delegates and early preference polls show Trump...

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel to host job fair Saturday

CALGARY- Calgary Nose Hill Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel is hosting a job fair this weekend for out of work Calgarians. Joining Global Calgary Morning...

Le soutien à la communauté, un besoin d'engagement réel!

Le Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) sera toujours prêt à travailler pour la communauté, pour les gens. Nous avons déposé des motions pour financer le logement...

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel to host job fair Saturday

CALGARY- Calgary Nose Hill Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel is hosting a job fair this weekend for out of work Calgarians. Joining Global Calgary Morning...

Cohen: Who's in and out in the diplomat shuffle

Appointed in 2014 by John Baird, she has been a fierce partisan, keen to share her undiplomatic views on social media. Last summer, for example...

Dean Del Mastro out on bail

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont., courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Jan. 5, 2016. THE...

Probably improbable: The wildest week I can remember

Apr 10, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) hits a solo home run in the eighth inning against the San Diego...

GOP candidate John Kasich is finally taking big swings at Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

The long-shot presidential candidate came out swinging in a Manhattan speech against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who have come to dominate the primary race.

The unsanitized story of Jackie Robinson

Robinson was such a powerful force during the 1960 presidential campaign between Nixon and John F. Kennedy that the Kennedy camp feared his influence with...

Ex Tory MP Dean Del Mastro out on bail

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont., courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Jan. 5, 2016. THE...