April 13, 2016

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Blog: Lake politicians balk at paying for endorsements

(blog)Lake County Recorder Mike Brown and Darren Washington, a candidate for the 3rd District State Senate seat, complain they have the support of a...

Ethics commissioner clears Wilson-Raybould, but Conservatives press attack

asked Alberta Tory MP Blaine Calkins. LeBlanc shot back that the MP “should be ashamed” for raising “fabricated allegations,” and then pointed to the letter...

Burnaby politicians react to pipeline story

Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart called the story “distressing” and argued the move would go against an election promise by the Liberals to have...

Mulcair reaffirms plans to stay put as NDP leader for now, has caucus support

It is important to remember that delegates who voted in favour of a leadership review can still agree that Mulcair brings many skills to the...

There is a third choice

“Everyone has this misconception that Hendricks County is too conservative for a Libertarian or Independent to win when that's just not the case. If everyone...

House GOP abruptly cancels vote on package for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday abruptly canceled a committee vote on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $70 billion debt in...

Harjit Sajjan Beats Back Tory Accusation Liberals Have 'Visceral Hatred' Of Military

Earlier, Tory MP Cheryl Gallant called the budget a "deceitful betrayal" of every Canadian who has ever served in the military. She also called the...

Hate Crimes Against Muslim Canadians Doubled Over Three Years

A new private members bill tabled by NDP MP Randall Garrison aims to recognize gender identity based discrimination under the law. In Canada, most police-reported...

Attawapiskat: After a 6-hour debate, what did MPs accomplish?

“As leaders within our communities, as leaders within our nation, as leaders in the House, let us step away from our speaking points and talk...

Closure of four Yorkshire Bank branches in Bradford area branded 'terrible news' and 'blow' to high streets

Steve Fletcher, head of customer banking networks, said: “I understand this will not be welcome news for those who use these particular branches. "These are...

Stéphane Dion to release Saudi documents amid furor over military contract

Dion went on the offensive against the Conservatives and the NDP, who continued to make political hay out of the controversial deal. "Credibility matters. The...

Transcript: The House of Commons' emergency Attawapiskat debate

We have to end the culture of deniability whereby children and young people are denied mental health services on a routine basis, as a matter...

Scrap the Saudi arms deal, says Clement

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government should scrap a controversial deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia unless it can prove the vehicles...

Full of beans: Kitniyot OK for Conservatives

Rabbi Benjamin Adler of Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville acknowledged that he has already eaten kitniyot on Passover, beginning 11 years ago while he was...

Megan Leslie rules out NDP leadership bid: 'I don't want it'

Former NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie will not be running for the party leadership. "I am not," she told host Chris Hall in an interview...

'The First Monday in May': Tribeca Review

The signs are there in the first few minutes: perky pop song over the opening credits, hokey voiceover, people rushing through morning routines (no one...

Thomas Mulcair Says NDP Caucus Wants Him To Stay On As Leader For Now

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair makes his way past the party caucus to speak with the media following a party caucus meeting in Ottawa, Wednesday, April...

London calling Mercury

To lobby on the FAA bill, Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport hired George Kopp, an adviser to the 1992 Clinton campaign, and...

PART ONE: Federal Study Centre eyed as 'community's living room' in Alta Vista - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/PART ONE: Federal Study Centre eyed as 'community's living room' in Alta Vistawww.ottawacommunitynews.com/Ottawa South MP David McGuinty, whose riding includes the study centre, said he...

@Kady: Senator Peter Harder takes on government representative role with 'spirit of independence'

Will the Liberal government be required to follow up?” ... Transport Minister Marc Garneau is scheduled to take the hot seat on Wednesday afternoon —...

Need for broader palliative raised in debate on doctor-assisted death

Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman is promising to raise the need for greater availability of palliative care as part of the debate on Canada's upcoming law...

The NDP has a dream leader. One problem: She's not running.

Former MP Andrew Cash, an ex-punk-rock musician who lost his downtown Toronto riding as the Liberals ran the table in the country's biggest city last...

The Carmichael Show Is Great Because It's a Single-Camera Sitcom Dressed Up as a Multicam Sitcom

(blog) (blog)When NBC's The Carmichael Show, currently in the midst of its second season, premiered, Reddit and YouTube commenters were put off by its...

Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren in trouble again over fake testimonials on website

While some PC activists are alarmed at the damage MacLaren's antics are causing, Brown insisted he isn't worried about the party's reputation taking a hit...

Rental players who could help their team to Stanley Cup

Acquired from Toronto (and Jeremy Morin) in exchange for Ben Smith, Alex Stalock and 2018 fourth-round pick. The Sharks had previously acquired defenceman Roman Polak...

Joe Oliver: Supply management is milking the poor — and no party will stop it

So should the NDP, because it disadvantages poor people the most. Conservatives should take a stand against it for those reasons, but also because families...

Tom Mulcair meets NDP caucus after bruising convention in Edmonton

Quebec MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault also said he's not sure if Mulcair should remain in the position. “I have not made up my mind yet on...

Charlie Angus On Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis: 'This Is Our Moment'

NDP MP Charlie Angus speaks during an emergency debate in the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 12, 2016. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press).

Jean Chrétien's comments on Attawapiskat criticized in Commons

Earlier in the day in Ottawa, Chrétien had suggested "people have to move sometimes" — a comment NDP MP Niki Ashton denounced as "assimilationist." MPs...

The Canadian wine you buy might not be as Canadian as you think

Michelle Rempel knows how to spot a good bottle of wine, but the Member of Parliament wants her fellow wine lovers to know they're actually...

MP Mauril Bélanger recovering in hospital after bad reaction to medication

Ottawa-Vanier Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger is recovering in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to a new medication three weeks ago. Bélanger was taken to...

EU referendum 2016: Who's who guide to Brexit campaigns

Six cabinet ministers - John Whittingdale, Theresa Villiers, Michael Gove, Chris Grayling, Iain Duncan Smith and Priti Patel - took part in the Vote Leave...

NDP caucus asks Tom Mulcair to remain leader until successor is chosen

Carefully choosing his words, B.C. MP Don Davies said caucus emerged united after all positions were "vigorously expressed." On Monday, he said he thought it...

Canadian Politicians Debate Until Midnight the 'Staggering' Indigenous Suicide Crisis

Huffington Post CanadaIndigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett listed a series of factors that were contributing to harsh living conditions on reserves, including racism...

Study centre eyed as 'community's living room' in... - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Study centre eyed as 'community's living room' in...www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Ottawa South MP David McGuinty, whose riding includes the study centre, said he plans to advocate on a...

City of London seen as tax haven at centre of worldwide system, says McDonnell

When I mentioned this to particularly Conservative colleagues they always worry about privacy and the like, but if that's the case and those arguments are...

The NDP's hard left turn into an existential crisis

Some former MPs helped bring Lewis's manifesto to the convention floor: Vancouver veteran Libby Davies and Craig Scott of Layton's former seat of Toronto–Danforth, which...

NY Polls, National polls, and John Kasich wants you!

o The documentary created by the conservative think tank Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, will also be screened nationwide in a one-night engagement in select...

Billy Ray Cyrus & More Country Artists Condemn Anti-LGBT Laws, But Labels Stay Silent

New laws in North Carolina and Mississippi have drawn the ire of businesses and celebrities alike, with Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams canceling shows in...

Zeke Wiedenfeld announces candidacy for DA

Sheriff Kurt Picknell, former Sheriff David Graves, Elkhorn Police Chief Joel Christensen, Lake Geneva Police Chief Mike Rasmussen, town of Delavan Police Chief Ray Clark,...

Peabody Energy, World's Biggest Coal Miner, Files For Bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world's largest private sector coal miner, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Peabody-1 Amidst an industry which is...

Hamilton railway crossing among most accident-prone in country

Her husband, Wayne Marston, is a former NDP MP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and also worked in the signals department for Canadian National Railway in...

The Tories might have found their antidote to the 'party of the rich' virus plaguing them

Forget David Cameron versus Jeremy Corbyn, or George Osborne versus John McDonnell. If you want to peek into the future ... the Panama Papers leak.

White House demands super PAC pull Maryland Senate ad

With Kevin Robillard, Scott Bland, Daniel Lippman and Elena Schneider. The following newsletter is an abridged version of ... Chris Van Hollen, Edwards' opponent, taken...

Trump Son-in-Law's Newspaper Endorses Trump in Trumpiest Editorial Ever Written

He seems like a decent enough fellow with a record of conservative political achievements. But he's been finishing fourth out of three candidates and his...

Scrap the Saudi arms deal, says Clement

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government should scrap a controversial deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia unless it can prove the vehicles...

Netflix tax makes a come back at Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Asked by him for some ideas on how to help fund Canadian television, Pierre Nantel of the NDP was the first to say it -...

Sunburn for April 13; RIP Bob Levy, Rick Baker not running; Ander Crenshaw also not running? HCA settles; What's ...

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Transgender people still not counted in Canada's hate crimes data

NDP MP Randall Garrison has tabled it again as a private member's bill, Dyck said, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's mandate letter includes the instruction...

NDP MP pushes for overhaul of Canada's mental health system

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion quietly issued export permits for the bulk of the shipments tied to a controversial $15-billion sale of combat vehicles to...