April 19, 2016

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RCMP union bill C-7 could be amended to drop health benefits changes

Conservative MP Erin O'Toole said injured Mounties must have access to the same health services, no matter where they're posted. "If you look at Ontario,...

Liberals reaffirm pledge to slash wait times at EI call centres

She finally heard back from Service Canada after contacting her local MP, Joyce Murray. “I'm financially stable. I'm not dying for this money. I don't...

Legalizing pot. Will it happen?

Marijuana is serious business in Gignac's world, and when the federal Liberals announced they would legalize marijuana he saw red flags instead of victory signs.

Canada's ruling Liberal government opposes single-game sports betting bill

But Masse's desires ran headlong into a rebuttal from Sean Casey, Liberal MP for Charlottetown, PEI and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice...

Canada defenceless against missile attack, but no 'specific' threats known: NORAD general

But Conservative defence critic James Bezan said North Korea and Iran are continuing to develop ballistic missile technology and Canada needs to be prepared. “They...

Liberals block motion to convene subcommittee on arms trade

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MPs, including Tony Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont.) and Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) voiced their support for Ms. Laverdière's motion. Ms.

Beth Harwell's health care task force to meet twice next week

Steve McManus, R-Cordova; Rep. Roger Kane, R-Knoxville; and Rep. Karen Camper, D-Memphis, the only Democrat. The meetings will be in Room 19 at Legislative Plaza.

NDP Questions If Trudeau's 'Running The Show' After Dion's Decision On Saudi Export Permits

Trudeau said he has been clear since the election campaign that a Liberal government would honour the contract, adding such a step sends a signal...

PS pay change will go ahead only if the government is 99 per cent sure it's ready: official

Brison was testifying about his department's Main Estimates when he was asked by Conservative MP Steven Blaney, former minister of Public Safety and Veterans Affairs,...

The Liberal Government and Our Archaic Relic aka Our Constitutional Monarchy

Hedy Fry, Liberal MP called the act: “kinda cute” saying that this would not accomplish much if it was implemented. Again, apart from this being...

Quebec Liberals demand opposition strip women's critic of portfolio

The Quebec Liberals are calling on the Parti Québécois to strip Carole Poirier of her portfolio if the opposition critic for the status of women...

Ohio Democratic Party bashes John Kasich's 'costly campaign'

So when he goes to Mike's Deli, so do they. State funds from ... campaign stops. Like a batch of hotel rooms booked over a...

Every Single Celebrity Who's Made a 2016 Presidential Endorsement

Caitlyn Jenner: It's no big secret that Caitlyn Jenner is a political conservative, but she took it to the next level when she told the...

A referendum on electoral reform? EKOS finds the Canadian public evenly split

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP and democratic reform critic Scott Reid was at loggerheads with his NDP counterpart, Nathan Cullen, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May...

QP Tuesday: Fundraising and Bill Maher

(subscription) (subscription)Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose finally got to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his justice minister's fundraising event in Toronto in question...

@Kady: Leak of physician-assisted dying bill constitutes possible privilege breach: Speaker

Shortly after the bill was tabled last week, Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer — himself a former speaker — rose on a point of privilege,...

The Mirror Questionnaire With Scottie Nell Hughes (She's Got A Crush On Tucker Carlson)

Say hello to Scottie Nell Hughes, chief political commentator for USA Radio Network. She lives in Nashville but splits a lot of her time between...

Federal budget 2016: Advertising 'leak' shows big changes to tax, super: report

The taxpayer-funded advertising campaign would include families, workers and other archetypes of the voting public reacting to newsreader announcements, Murray said. Senior government ministers would...

Peter Shawn Taylor: The trucks that beat Hitler

“We should not sell arms to a country that engages in a persistent pattern of human-rights violations,” former Liberal justice Minister Irwin Cotler scolded. “Canadian-made...

How The Queen Plans On Celebrating Her 90th Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday with a family gathering and a cake baked by a reality television star, as a new...

Oklahoma House Asks Congress to Call Con-Con

But, Representative Sally Kern (R-Oklahoma City, 93 percent last session on the Conservative Index) called the proposal a mistake. After citing George Washington and James...

Don't be fooled by Michelle Rempel's sudden conversion to feminism

(blog) (blog)The National Post took note of this when she filled in for Peter Kent, defending their government's climate change plans in Question Period.

CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS MP BRIAN MASSE FOR REINTRODUCING SINGLE-EVENT ...

CBC.ca (press release)... Gaming Association (CGA) is pleased that an amendment to permit single-event sports wagering begins debate today, April 19, 2016, in Parliament in...

CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS MP BRIAN MASSE FOR REINTRODUCING SINGLE-EVENT ...

CBC.ca (press release)... Gaming Association (CGA) is pleased that an amendment to permit single-event sports wagering begins debate today, April 19, 2016, in Parliament in...

A to Z: All You Need to Know Is in Our Jazz Fest Guide

Baby Boyz Brass Band, 5/1, PAR, 1:35p: One of the younger brass groups on the second line and festival circuit, Baby Boyz is led by...

Yes Mr. Stanton, there IS an LGBT community

(blog) (blog)Today, Glenn Stanton who is employed by Focus on the Family writes “Is There an LGBT 'Community'?” at First Things. It is a...

Canadians won't accept Leap because it breaks these two rules

But once Joe Oliver – a Conservative cabinet minister for finance and natural resources – was dispatched from Canadian politics, an existential crisis developed. In...

Obama Admin Threatens States That Blocked Taxpayer Funding For Organ Traffickers

So how many alter boys have you f-ed you POS. ... we know that you just CRAVE wieners. your false bravado is pathetic. i would...

Get Ready For 'AmeriGEDDON,' The UN-EMP Attack-Martial Law Invasion Movie We've All Been Waiting For

Now, those fears have been brought to the silver screen with “AmeriGEDDON,” a new film by Mike Norris, son of conservative action star Chuck Norris.

Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bid

Kouvalis has had a long history as a strategist on three levels off government, working as the former campaign manager for both Rob Ford and...

Canada Rethinks Joining US Missile Defense Program

Alexandre Boulerice, a member of Parliament also of the NDP, raised the issue of the US "Star Wars" program from the 1980s. “Can't the prime...

Michelle Rempel's Appropriation of Feminist Rhetoric Leaves out Her Party's Shitty Record

Michelle Rempel is a 36-year-old Conservative MP, former cabinet minister, rumoured candidate for party leadership, and—if her wildly popular National Post op-ed published Monday titled...

Liberals call on PQ MNA to apologize

Over the weekend Lise Theriault issued a statement denouncing Poirier's comments, and on Tuesday she was joined by other Liberal MNAs to criticize Poirier's comments.

WME-IMG Partnership With Frieze Puts Top 3 Hollywood Agencies in Fine Art Fray

And the Hammer boasts CAA's Michael Rubel as board president and UTA's Peter Benedek and Jeremy Zimmer as well as the Gersh Agency's Bob Gersh...

Former defence minister Jason Kenney favours joining US missile defence

WASHINGTON -- Canada's last Conservative defence minister says he'd look favourably on a proposal to join the United States in a missile-defence program -- a...

Trudeau Says He's Listening To Michelle Rempel's Complaints About Sexism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is paying attention to a Conservative MP's complaint about the sexism she routinely faces in her work...

Celgene Corporation (CELG): Credit Suisse Cuts Estimates

Analysts Alethia Young and Eliana Merle remain confident in the company's long-term prospects but expect some weakness in 2017 numbers due to forex headwinds. While...

Leitch leadership bid dealt blow as campaign manager charged with drunk driving

Kellie Leitch answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Ottawa. Leitch's bid for the leadership of...

The Conservative Party may be destroyed by this European madness

In 1846, Robert Peel – the predecessor David Cameron most admires – did what he believed was the right thing by the country in repealing...

Democrats bash GOP for collapse of Puerto Rico bill

House Democratic leaders on Tuesday morning blasted GOP leaders for the collapse of a Puerto Rico rescue package last week amid Republican infighting, accusing the...

Some Liberal backbenchers call for changes to restrictive assisted dying bill

Toronto Liberal MP Judy Sgro said most people she's heard from are "appreciative of the fact that we're going about it in a very careful,...

Red Herring: A Wild Goose Chase That Stinks From Fish

Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the phrase red herring with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more...

OP-ED: Why John Kasich can and needs to win the 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. Kasich turned...

Liberals are inflating by billions of dollars the projected size of their deficits in coming years, PBO finds

But NDP finance critic Guy Caron said the Liberal government is deliberately inflating deficit projections so it can then beat the low fiscal expectations. “We're...

How Bernie's Economic Policies Fit into Economic Theory

Williamson is a very conservative leader of the New Institutionalists and the award was for his theories of institutions. Second, John Kenneth Galbraith was not...

Talking Tactics: The 12th Man and more from match day six

By Weston Jenson @Thewester on Apr 19, 2016, 8:00a 2 ... At home the club is more liberal and on the road they are more...

New York primary today

“Seen Kip Tom's ads calling him a conservative outsider?” the narrator asks. “Like a lot of political ads, it's the opposite that's true. Kip Tom...

Power Sheet - April 19, 2016

Left-leaning judges, particularly Justice Stephen Breyer, have questioned whether Texas and 25 other states had the right to bring the case to court. While conservative-leaning...

Thomas Kidd: Ted Cruz's Traveling Companions Make Him a Non-Option

(blog) (blog)Cruz and his supporters like to say that Cruz is a constitutional conservative. ... Ken is involved with the Wilks Brothers-funded and David...

Donald Trump and the age of rage

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.