April 18, 2016

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Canada finally waking up to EMP attack threat

Liberal Sen. Grant Mitchell spoke dismissively about the threat of EMP by trying to shift it into an unrelated debate about climate change. Let's hope...

Emma Stone and Demi Moore were among thousands of voters who accidentally joined an ultra-conservative political ...

Celebrities including Demi Moore and Emma Stone were among thousands of people who mistakenly registered as members of an ultra-conservative political party, an investigation has...

These stars accidentally joined an ultra-conservative party

Irish Examiner - reportIrish ExaminerCelebrities including Demi Moore and Emma Stone were among thousands of people who mistakenly registered as members of an ultra-conservative political...

Amid Chicago Police Controversy, Rev. Jackson Calls On Obama For Help

Speaking Monday afternoon at the Rainbow Push Coalition with clergy, community leaders and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, Jackson said Chicago "is the epicenter of...

Federal budget 2016: Advertising 'leak' shows $16 billion in savings: report

Presenter Paul Murray, who is close to Coalition figures, claimed to have seen the script of a government television advertisement that would run immediately after...

Conservatives, Liberals spar over expenses for Chrystia Freeland's LA stopover

The Conservatives are accusing International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland of charging taxpayers thousands of dollars so she could appear on a U.S. television program in...

Obama's big damage-control tour

Not much of a legacy," tweeted Alan Duncan, a senior member of Cameron's Conservative Party. Rhodes noted that, since the "fair share" conversation between Obama...

Salt Lake City theater punished for mixing alcohol and Deadpool

That's the lesson that a Salt Lake City theater named Brewvies recently learned when it had the nerve to serve alcohol during a screening of...

Freeland says Conservatives 'trying to create a story' about LA trip

Earlier Monday during question period, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins asked why Freeland had travelled to L.A. after the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in the...

Chrystia Freeland Billed Taxpayers For Hollywood 'Vanity' Trip, Tories Allege

Tory MP Karen Vecchio accused the minister of double-billing by "scarfing down gourmet food" on the plane and then claiming per diems for those same...

To win, NDP leaders should reject Leap

The leaders' whereabouts was noted by David McLaughlin, who has been on winning and losing conservative campaigns from Brian Mulroney to Bernard Lord to Jim...

Sexism on the Hill has to stop now

Although in December, Liberal cabinet minister John McCallum apologized to Rempel in the House of Commons for saying to her “we're into sunny ways. I...

Opposition parties push Liberals to let committee probe arms trade

(subscription) (subscription)At least to start a national dialogue,” Ms. Laverdière said in an interview. Tony Clement, the Conservatives' foreign affairs critic, also sits on...

NDP blast Liberals' decision to re-consider joining US missile defence system

Fellow NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice also referenced the Star Wars project in French, saying Canadians rejected the proposal 10 years ago, and adding: “Can't the...

MCT's 'La Cage aux Folles'

But under Carl Beery Moore's direction, the show was fearless. From its risque drag ... But Anne is daughter to local conservative politician M. Edouard...

Canadians still love the Queen

It's particularly hard on mothers with cubs — a possible explanation for the declining numbers of bears in the southern Beaufort Sea population, said Andrew...

NDP says Revenue Department should investigate conflict-of-interest allegations

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency should investigate conflict-of-interest allegations involving KPMG accountants and high-level bureaucrats in the department, the NDP's Peter Julian said Monday.

Sukh Dhaliwal's campaign says report that he received $213638 from Liberal Party to help defeat NDP's Sims is ...

AL Payne, who was assistant manager of Surrey-Newton MP Sukh Dhaliwal's campaign, told The VOICE on Monday that a report that his campaign received $213,638...

HUFFPOST HILL

- Literally The Last Day Of Hillary Clinton Being A New YorkerHuffington PostTexas — perhaps the most deeply political and consequential case the justices...

Scottish Election 2016: the Regional List vote question

This past weekend, psephologist Professor John Curtice, in a study commissioned by the Sunday Herald, recommended SNP supporters not to give both votes to the...

Pas de place sur l'échiquier politique pour le NPD-Québec, selon Thomas Mulcair

OTTAWA - Le chef du NPD, Thomas Mulcair, ne pense pas qu'un autre parti provincial orange a sa place au Québec. De passage à l'émission...

Young professionals, politicians schmooze at CJPAC's 10th annual Action party

(blog)... on hors d'oeuvres, drink sophisticated cocktails (at an open bar, no less) and shake hands with elected members of Parliament and dignitaries, including...

QP Monday: Tragedy in Ecuador, small business taxes and the meaning of transparency

(subscription) (subscription)With no federal leaders present for Monday's question period, the first exchange took place between Conservative MP Denis Lebel with Minister of International...

Single-event sports betting bill to be debated in Parliament

CBC.ca (subscription)Former NDP MP Joe Comartin initially introduced Bill C-290 in 2011 and while it passed in the House with all-party approval. But after arriving...

QP Monday: Tragedy in Ecuador, small business taxes and the meaning of transparency

(subscription) (subscription)With no federal leaders present for Monday's question period, the first exchange took place between Conservative MP Denis Lebel with Minister of International...

If polls are spot on, London may see its first Muslim mayor

Conservative Party candidate Zac Goldsmith (left), who is from a prominent German-Jewish family, and Labour candidate Sadiq Khan, the son of Pakistani immigrants, at a...

Live blog: Democratic candidates for Utah governor face off in KSL debate today

SALT LAKE CITY — Democratic gubernatorial candidates Vaughn Cook and Mike Weinholtz took aim at Utah's Republican-dominated state government more than at each other in...

Lemi Berhanu Hayle Wins the Boston Marathon - Runner's World

Lemi Berhanu Hayle Wins the Boston MarathonRunner's WorldThe uphill miles by Desisa and Hayle were hard, but no faster than Dave McKenzie of New Zealand...

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says she has faced sexism, unwanted touching

A Conservative MP has penned an op-ed condemning the routine sexism she faces in her work as a parliamentarian, and she's calling on perpetrators to...

Stephen Gordon: Where's the transparency, Liberals?

What's even more curious is their stubbornness in sticking to this projection, even as the monthly data published by the Department of Finance show that...

Pickens County uncommitted on Tri-County Tech building project, despite voting to support it

Pickens County Council – which gave unanimous approval to support the project with the exception of the abstention of one councilman who works for Tech...

It's Been 25 Years Since a Council Incumbent Lost

Stallings later resigned after pleading guilty to failing to disclose gifts from then-Padres owner John Moores. In the 25 years since .... Bernal – who...

Debate starts on single sports betting bill

Joe Comartin, a recently retired parliamentarian and the former NDP MP for Windsor-Tecumseh, brought a bill forward to achieve this same outcome in the last...

11th Annual Douglas C. Frith dinner, April 13, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal Senator Jim Munson, former Liberal Senator Raymond Setlakwe, Liberal MP Wayne Easter, and Senate Speaker George Furey. Jean-Marc Carisse. Former Liberal cabinet...

Jason Kenney spreads Calgary riding's wealth to 44 Conservative candidates

While his association mainly sent payments of $5,000 or $2,500, six candidates received $10,000 each from Kenney: Ted Opitz and Roxanne James in Toronto, Wladyslaw...

Supreme Court appears divided on Obama immigration policy

The Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether to revive President Barack Obama's plan to spare from deportation roughly 4 million...

Let's Hear It for Contested Conventions

(blog) (blog)The last convention that began with any real uncertainty about who would win it was in 1976, when Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford...

Mulcair Hints Things May Have Been Different If NDP Convention Wasn't In Alberta

Speaking to Tout Le Monde En Parle, a popular show on Radio-Canada, Mulcair also hinted things might have gone much smoother for his leadership review...

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...

Is the NDP ready for change?

The next day I was back in Toronto, knocking on doors as a federal NDP candidate while pundits were trying to make sense of this...

Romney: Trump Will Win Nomination If Nobody Quits

A continued three-way race for the GOP nomination will allow Donald Trump to clinch the top spot during the first ballot of this July's Republican...

The few, the proud, the maxed-out Donald Trump donors

Daniel Arias, an El Salvadoran immigrant in Florida, is positive Trump will put an end to newcomers “coming here and begging for food stamps.” They...

Industry & Trade

(subscription) (subscription)If the NDP convention and leadership review had been held in Charlottetown instead of Edmonton, would the party be fractured along a federal-Alberta...

Economy & Finance

(subscription) (subscription)Message to the leadership of the Canada Revenue Agency: There is no free lunch. Everything costs something. Revelations by the CBC that CRA...

Economy & Finance

(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...

Energy & Environment

(subscription) (subscription)Former NDP MP Jean Rousseau announced today alongside Green Party Leader Elizabeth May that he will join her shadow cabinet as agriculture critic.

The NDP Convention: A Leap to the Left?

In the lead up to the NDP convention, Manifesto co-author Avi Lewis, former MPs Craig Scott and Libby Davies, and others brokered a compromise plan...

Spare a dollar? Jason Kenney had $183000 for needy Conservative candidates

Jason Kenney Conservative MP Jason Kenney arrives for a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 5, 2015. It's good to be Jason...

Johnstone: Wheat board battle may not be over

1, 2012 — touted as “Marketing Freedom Day” by then-agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and the Conservative government — was a dark day indeed. For pro-board...

Parting Companies

“This fellow's liberal arts education is finally starting to pay off—in the form of condescending, pseudo-intellectual rebukes straight out of his 100-level university rhetoric class.