April 14, 2016

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System used to deliver medical services to First Nations deeply flawed: doctor

Montreal GazetteYvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, said the Liberal government is looking to reform the program. “We know that...

Donna Skelly wants to be the voice of Ordinary Taxpayers

d Burlingtond BurlingtonThe campaign included robo calls and a last-minute household letter signed by Duvall and Taylor warning of splitting the NDP vote, invoking the...

System used to deliver medical services to First Nations deeply flawed: doctor

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, said the Liberal government is looking to reform the program. “We know that there...

Microsoft sues US gov't

"The NDP have put us on a path of unlimited borrowing and zero timelines for getting our province back to balance," said Opposition Wildrose Leader...

Russian planes buzzing Navy ship adds to international military concerns

In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a low altitude pass by the...

Bernie's Spinal Surgery on CEOs

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam is receiving hosannas for his takedown Wednesday of Bernie Sanders, in which he rapped the presidential candidate's views on corporate America...

Brexit Campaign Offers `Project Fantasy', Pro-EU Darling Says

... we will retain our ability to shape international co-operation over development, human rights, intelligence-sharing and security, climate change, global commerce, peace-keeping, the behavior of...

At Stake in Anita Hill Movie: Joe Biden's Legacy

It was that hearing (along with talk radio) that helped guide a young liberal kid named Andrew Breitbart onto a course that would culminate in...

Trump holds tongue on Verizon strike

(Trump has however, called on the Teamsters, a relatively conservative union that does not belong to the AFL-CIO, to endorse him.) On some issues, Trump's...

Indiana GOP names delegates to Republican National Convention

Curt Smith, president of the socially conservative Indiana Family Institute and a supporter of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The role of delegates is usually a...

Ontario's Chong to seek Conservative leadership

Michael Chong, a Conservative MP from southern Ontario, will enter the race next month to lead the party, Sun Media has learned. The bilingual Chong,...

All 5 Oklahoma GOP congressmen will have primary opponents

Each of Oklahoma's five Republican U.S. House members will have opponents in the fall, as more political hopefuls filed for office Thursday against the incumbents.

Sooke MP plays down leadership bid

Sooke MP Randall Garrison won't run for the leadership of the federal New Democrats. The position became vacant when Tom Mulcair lost a leadership review...

Peschisolido: Port of Vancouver must adjust to changed government in Ottawa

Problems with current port operations occurred recently when port officials issued a building permit for a jet fuel pipeline in Richmond without the knowledge of...

Garland charm offensive leaves key Republicans unmoved

Any one of them would be a prime get: The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee; a known moderate who'd called for a confirmation hearing,...

David Reevely: Released tapes reveal Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren's profanity-filled past

Conservative MP Scott Reid, who attended Men's Night before redistricting moved his constituency farther west, remembers being told, before his first one, that it was...

Bail in or bail out

... of Commons. I can be reached at dan.albas@parl.gc.ca or toll-free at 1.800.665.8711. ... Astute political watchers will know this is very close to the...

Arizona House advances bill trying to nullify national defense laws

Republican lawmakers had their first chance to put proposition 122 into action last session with bills that sought to block funding for the Affordable Care...

Supreme Court rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility

"Canadians want to see their plan for accommodating the significant cost implications of this decision within their current fiscal framework," Cathy McLeod, the Conservative critic...

Provencher Constituents Vocal About Physician Assisted Death

The legislation says medically assisted death ted falk 2015 2 (Provencher Member of Parliament Ted Falk)should be an option for adults suffering intolerably and where...

Sid Miller's Legal Battles, Explained

(subscription) (subscription)... is a lot more dubious. Specifically, the Texas Rangers are interested in a February 2015 trip to Oklahoma that cost tax payers...

Quotes on the Supreme Court's ruling that Metis, non-status Indians are Indians

Toronto StarOTTAWA – Quotes about the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark ruling Thursday that declared that Metis and non-status aboriginals are Indians under the Constitution.

Revenue minister to face questions over CRA's secret deal with KPMG

NDP Finance critic Guy Caron says the minister needs to explain what's going on. He also wants Lebouthillier to clarify comments she made this week...

US stocks eke out gains as investors fret over earnings

Shares of Subsea 7 SA dropped 1.2%, AMEC Foster Wheeler PLC fell 1.2% and John Wood Group PLC shaved off 1%. BP PLC lost 1.9%.

Dominic LeBlanc's Quip About Tory MP's 'Saturday Night At The Arcade' Earns Rebuke

Tory MP Michael Cooper and Liberal Dominic LeBlanc are shown in question period on April 14, 2016. (Photo: Screengrab/CP). Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, a...

Patrick Brown demotes MPP Jack MacLaren from symbolic post

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown insists he has done enough to punish rogue MPP Jack MacLaren. “Obviously, I was upset,” Brown said of MacLaren, who...

Wellesley Religion Listings

John Finney, director of music. Cynthia Gordan, church administrator. We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome people...

QP Thursday: Saturday night at the arcade and I'll show you mine if you show me yours

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Blaine Calkins said Trudeau's own guidelines state that MPs and ministers must avoid conflict of interest or the appearance of a...

Government 'expects' MUN to maintain tuition freeze

Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne said he feels that a tuition offset program, which was increased this year, should be enough for the...

The fight to staunch a street war in Surrey

A round of public anger, and high-level hand-wringing over last year's drug war pushed the previous Conservative government to dispatch an additional 100 Mounties to...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

In 2012, Mr. Bélanger requested that interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae name him as Liberal Advocate for Co-operatives. His first action was to request...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

Mr. Bélanger continued to build on his role as advocate for co-operatives in 2014, when he reached across party lines and formed the All Party...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

(press release) (press release)OTTAWA, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) Board presented the Honourable Mauril Bélanger with its highest...

McLeod lukewarm on proposed assisted dying legislation

KAMLOOPS — Local MP Cathy McLeod says she's disappointed legislation has to be tabled so quickly when it comes to the sensitive subject of doctor-assisted...

Religion confounds US politics

Politico“Can conservatives really believe that, if elected, Trump would care about protecting the family's place in society when his own life is — unapologetically —...

Breaking With Austerity

In a surprising result given the party's history of not forcibly ousting its leaders, delegates at the New Democratic Party's (NDP) convention this past weekend...

The Leap Manifesto is not just a regional irritant, experts say

(subscription) (subscription)The sense that one has to choose between caring about climate change or the economy is one reason why former NDP MP Peter...

@Kady – Former House Speaker calls out Liberals over alleged leak of assisted dying bill

That doesn't entirely close the case, of course — current House Speaker Geoff Regan will come back to the Chamber in due course with a...

Democrats hit brick wall in Supreme Court fight

... a similar formula: Keep the meetings private, tamp down the pomp and succinctly explain afterward that the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death...

Trump's Campaign Manager Won't Be Prosecuted Over Battery Claim

Trump has stood by his aide, initially saying he thought the allegations were made up, but multiple videos of the encounter appeared to show Lewandowski...

Gov. Scott signs 'school choice' education bill, 19 others into law; vetoes dental incentive

(blog)The legislative intervention helps a bloc of conservative school board members -- several of whom have ties to Republican politics -- who broke away...

The Guardian view on Mr Corbyn's newfound enthusiasm for Europe: a mark of more mature leadership

There shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, the Bible says, than ninety and nine and who have no need to...

Gold futures slide for second session on firm US dollar

Shares of Subsea 7 SA dropped 1.2%, AMEC Foster Wheeler PLC fell 1.2% and John Wood Group PLC shaved off 1%. BP PLC lost 1.9%.

Commons Speaker urges Tories to 'act like adults' in Anti-Bullying Day clash

(subscription) (subscription)... Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South, B.C.) prompted a standing ovation from the Liberal caucus, as well as applause from NDP MPs,...

How pot helps 'Real Time' host Bill Maher hit the high notes

He has wisecracked that the conservative magazine The National Review coming out against Donald Trump "is like High Times coming out against me." This is...

Vote Leave: Who's who guide to official Brexit campaign

Vote Leave is backed by leading Conservative figures such as Boris Johnson, Chris Grayling, Iain Duncan Smith and several other cabinet members. Justice Secretary Michael...

How an Army of Pro-Donald Trump Trolls Are Taking Over Reddit

RELATED: John Legend to Donald Trump Jr.: Your dad is racist. "It's so systematic ... "I do love provoking people," Trump told Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins...

A Charmed Life: David Cameron, the fast-tracked Teflon Tory (Part One)

He didn't deserve to become Conservative Party leader in 2005 as his main rivals for the job were better qualified and more experienced and he...

Candidates who don't win on first convention ballot usually go on to lose

Rutherford B. Hayes began to pick up support on the fifth ballot, but Blaine continued to lead right up to the seventh and final ballot,...

'Must have sprained an eye': Nick Whalen's eye roll in House of Commons

Nick Whalen's obviously exasperated feelings came through loud and clear in the House of Commons in Ottawa Wednesday. The Liberal backbench MP for St. John's...