April 16, 2016

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Demands for 'safe' spaces lead to campus debates

(blog) (blog)Around 100 students and faculty packed a Boston College lecture hall April 5 to hear civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate and BC law...

An open race in Southdale constituency

The party seat in the Southdale constituency is up for grabs. Former NDP MLA Erin Selby, a member of the Rebel Five, is one of...

Washington County takes forfeiture funds after failed attempt by Haff

White Creek Supervisor Robert Shay was absent; everyone else voted yes. You can reach Kathleen Moore at 742-3247 or kmoore@poststar.com. Follow her on Twitter @ByKathleenMoore...

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

(blog)Pierre-Luc Dusseault, MP for Sherbrooke, Que., said he's not sure if Mulcair should remain at the helm. This convention was about reconnecting with these...

Selinger, Kinew atop Twitter tabulations

Televised leaders' debate_5 NDP Leader Greg Selinger, left to right, Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari, Green Party Leader James Beddome and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister...

Reporting of government privacy breaches varies widely

(subscription) (subscription)... departments had privacy breaches involving large numbers of Canadians but did not notify the privacy commissioner's office, according to documents tabled in...

Manitoba Election 2016: Burrows riding

Summary: Incumbent NDP MLA Melanie Wight will attempt to get re-elected. She will be defending the seat from four rookie politicians including the daughter of...

Manitoba Election 2016: Selkirk riding

Summary: Selkirk is located in Manitoba's southeastern region. Longtime NDP MLA Greg Dewar is seeking re-election for his seventh term. Boundaries: Selkirk is bordered to...

5 more Attawapiskat children attempt suicide: chief

In a joint statement put out earlier on Saturday, Indigenous Affairs Minister Affairs Carolyn Bennett and NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose riding includes Attawapiskat, said...

LISTEN: Paul Martin, Justin Trudeau & others remember Jean Lapierre at Montreal funeral

CBC.caIn a tearful eulogy, Lapierre's daughter Marie-Anne described her father as a proud man who protected what he loved and those he believed in. "Papa,...

Manitoba Election 2016: Arthur-Virden riding

Last Election: Larry Maguire from the Progressive Conservatives won the seat with 65 per cent of the vote, with the NDP's Garry Drapper garnering 30...

New long-term taxes would pay for Sound Transit expansion

David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com. By Adam Lynn. alynn@thenewstribune.com. LinkedIn ... The politically conservative Shift Washington website is a frequent critic of Sound Transit. In a post...

Alexander Hamilton warned us about the likes of McConnell

Alexander Hamilton, a conservative but a nationalist, in Federalist #22 labeled a minority's “negative upon the majority (which is always the case where more than...

Quebec Liberals deny accusations they're 'anti women'

The government minister responsible for the status of women, Lise Thériault, defended the Liberals' record, and claimed the opposition was playing partisan politics with women's...

Donald Trump gets outmaneuvered by Ted Cruz forces in Georgia

(blog) (blog)The Sixth District gathering was another sign of the Cruz campaign's organizing powers in the vote-rich conservative north Atlanta suburbs. In the March...

Finley named new economic development critic - www.norfolknews.ca/

Finley named new economic development criticwww.norfolknews.ca/With the recent announcement that MP Maxime Bernier will seek the leadership of the federal Conservative party, Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane...

Mourners gather in Montreal to remember Jean Lapierre and his wife

(subscription) (subscription)Marie-Anne Lapierre, daughter of Jean Lapierre and her partner Mathieu Belhumeur follow the urns of Jean Lapierre and Nicole Beaulieu as they arrive...

Former mayor now president of Hants West Liberal Party Riding Association

“It's not like I sit down at Scott (Brison's) table in Cheverie and try to cook up something for West Hants,” he said. “We're all...

Trumpism and Clintonism Are the Future

During this period, the migration from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party of socially conservative, economically populist Democrats, like the supporters of the segregationist...

Anthony Housefather, Chair Of Justice Committee, To Start Studying Assisted Suicide Bill

OTTAWA — Anthony Housefather was already under pressure when he was elected as the Liberal member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Mount Royal.

Why John Kasich can — and needs to — win presidency

As Governor, he led the revitalization of Ohio's economy, achieving growth and sustainability, by applying conservative principles and taking on the status quo, he turned...

Community development nonprofit fights Omaha gentrification

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Headed to the nearby supermercado, Josh Strobel and his dog, Gucci, sauntered out of their revamped Park Avenue apartment building —...

Marijuana in Orlando: Smoke signals, Central Florida 100, April 17, 2016

BOB GRAHAM WEBINAR. Looking ahead: Do you want to help protect Florida's threatened natural resources and shape a better future for our state? Former Gov.

Filling big shoes: Liberal MP Housefather

OTTAWA — Anthony Housefather was already under pressure when he was elected as the Liberal member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Mount Royal.

Plymouth news briefs

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth author Judith Campbell, with Olympia Brown Mysteries, will present “Publishing Your Book - the Ins and Outs” from 2 to 4 p.m.

Pavelski's 2 goals lead Sharks past Kings in opener, 4-3

San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward, left, celebrates a goal by center Tomas syndication.ap.orgSan Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward, left, celebrates a goal...

MLA expenses revealed

Opposition Leader Jamie Fox, shown reviewing papers in the legislature, is one of the MLAs who appears to have claimed nothing at all this quarter.

Trump's Conservative Foes Will Have To Come Around

Fox News and Donald Trump are reaching a detente at last; this week Megyn Kelly went to Trump Tower for an hourlong meeting she described...

Tory leadership race sparks issue of marijuana legalization

As candidates for the Conservative Party's leadership race continue to line up, an issue has emerged that many thought the Tories had put to bed...

Health Minister Jane Philpott 'anxious' to sign new health accord by year's end

That funding formula was drafted by former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty, who imposed the deal on the provinces without much debate. That move ended...

Petition targets visa-free travel for Ukrainians

As of Thursday, more than 399 Manitobans signed their names, including Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire. "We have a ... After that, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James...

The thin controller

Others recall his curious closeness to Peter Mandelson, the two apparently brought together by a love of plotting and a mutual loathing of Gordon Brown.

Let the race begin

Well, the race is on to fill the vacant seat in Medicine Hat… and, really, isn't the Conservative nomination vote the one we're watching. Former...

Merle done it this way, and so are new country traditionalists like Sturgill Simpson

My point about country rebellion essentially being conservative is this: As America became a less agrarian and more suburban nation, and the music attempted to...

Scott Morrison to share Australian Christian Lobby stage with anti-gay extremists

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will share a stage at the Australian Christian Lobby's annual conference with a radio host who compared the advancement of gay...

Where does the federal NDP go from here?

According to Linda Duncan, the lone Alberta MP for the New Democrats, “The LEAP Manifesto is coming from people who aren't exactly part of the...

Canada's New Democrats rebuff Mulcair leader in party vote

(subscription) (subscription)"I think Tom was a very elegant and classy act to say, 'OK, well if you want me to stay, I'll stay, '"...

Teacher shortages 'of greater concern than full-scale academisation'

His criticisms will raise eyebrows, coming from an organisation that through its founder – Philip Harris, has close links to the Conservative party and has...

Fight for 'fairness' takes to Sudbury's streets

A rally was held near Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault's office on Barrydowne Road in Sudbury, Ont. to focus awareness on employee issues and better protections...

Obama on the EU and Mind the Gap man dies

Image copyright Financial Times Image caption Saturday's Financial Times leads on a warning by former Conservative Chancellor Kenneth Clarke that it would be "farcical" for...

Progressive sands shift

... it is abundantly clear that with Tory old guard candidates such as Tony Clement, Peter MacKay, and “out-of-touch as Harper” Jason Kenney potentially leading...

Mulcair deserved better than a knife in the back

He took the reins of power after the sainted Jack Layton, who took the NDP to official opposition status in the last campaign of his...

The heart of dying: A personal journey

Former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher, who is a quadriplegic, eloquently confronted medical opposition to physician-assisted dying in a presentation before the Parliamentary committee late in...

A supreme victory, an emergency debate and setting the Algonquin land claim straight on the April 14 edition of N2N

The political panel with NDP's Charlie Angus and Cathy McLeod of the Conservative party talk about the emergency debate in the House of Commons over...