April 20, 2016

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Waterloo school board looks for solution to protect young kids from porn

MPP Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex) has called for the implementation of provincial standards. “There needs to be a province-wide solution that .... The Whole Foods Market...

Republicans Are Warming Up to Renewable Energy

In turn, renewables are adding jobs in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas and other conservative states, creating a formidable clean-energy constituency in a party whose...

Conservative, Liberal MPs trade blame in Commons for failed military equipment purchases

Citing the Citizen article, a trio of Conservative MPs launched attacks on the government, accusing the Liberals of cutting the defence budget. “Unfortunately, here in...

Sask. TPP consultation was not sufficient according to protestors

“This is a deal that affects everybody, it's going to affect me and I happen to have things to say about it and I'd like...

Bokhari's future as Liberal leader could be known Thursday

Her father — Liberal MP and former MLA Kevin Lamoureux — went to the legislature around midnight on Tuesday so the two could walk around...

Ireland's Easter Wars

This year marks the centennial of the Easter Rising in Ireland. Beginning on Good Friday, March 25, Ireland launched a six-day commemoration of the key...

Supreme Court hearing to decide Indian Road, Sandwich Towne's fate

MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor West), who represents the neighbourhood, said he believes the homes can be restored if the Supreme Court rules in...

Former Liberal minister serving on military review panel has been advocate for missile defence

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said Graham's comments raise fears a decision on missile defence has already been made. Opposition critics have previously worried the...

Trudeau Rules Out Decriminalizing Pot Before Making It Legal

Last month, NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach challenged Liberal MP Bill Blair on the matter in the House of Commons. Blair, a former Toronto police...

Liberals block NDP motion to create arms exports oversight body

Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement said his party was prepared to field MPs to staff its share of a subcommittee to scrutinize weapons export...

7th District candidate spreads his message

A Lakewood Libertarian and longtime information technology specialist said he thinks his party's “socially liberal and fiscally conservative” policies are an apt alternative for voters...

QP Wednesday: Fiscal discrepancies, marijuana law and Freeland's LA stay

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP James Bezan must have been feeling nostalgic today. When he applauded Manitoba's new premier Brian Pallister on his victory he belted...

We are all to blame

Why cannot municipalities relax zoning bylaws to generate some intensification and different forms of housing? Why cannot our MP, David Tilson, and MPP, Sylvia Jones,...

Bernie faces Southern revolt

NEW YORK — An influential group of Democrats is piling on Bernie Sanders for portraying Hillary Clinton's Southern victories as a product of a conservative...

Marijuana legislation coming next spring: health minister

Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday, Conservative public safety critic Erin O'Toole said the Liberals are making “a bold promise” on marijuana with no...

Manitoba Premier-designate rules out gender parity for cabinet

Manitoba premier-designate Brian Pallister ruled out a commitment to gender parity in his first cabinet only hours after his Progressive Conservative Party won a commanding...

World Watch

While the conservative government has yet to make a final decision, one of the people said the Japanese bid was viewed as having considerable risk,...

Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

The Saganash bill would see implementation of the declaration achieved through a collaborative process. A national action plan would also be developed and implemented. To...

Joe Oliver: How the budget's bank 'bail-in' changes could cost Canadian depositors

Fortunately, not a single Canadian bank had to be bailed out because of conservative bank practices and prudent oversight by the Office of the Superintendent...

Liberals Won Majority Thanks To Young Voters, Poll Suggests

OTTAWA — "You'll need to volunteer yourself for this," reads a tag line at the bottom of a GIF the Liberal party used to mobilize...

Maryam Monsef Brought Justice Minister's 'Race' Into Debate: Tory MP

A Liberal cabinet minister has been accused of suggesting her colleague's racial identity might be behind a Conservative push to have her apologize for a...

Federal Liberals invoke closure on Air Canada legislation

The federal government is invoking closure to end debate on a law that requires Air Canada to perform maintenance in Montreal. Debate on bill C-10...

Down - and out - at KGO, KFOG

On March 31, Owens informed his audience that, after 40 years on the station, he was being moved over to sister KSFO, a très conservative...

Opposition to Petronas LNG 'Extensive,' First Nations Leaders Tell Trudeau

The group was hosted by Bob Zimmer, Conservative MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies who said in a news release that it is critical that...

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

The Treasury Department also announced that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill, but that members of the women's suffrage movement—including...

Derek Saretzky Charged In Death Of Hanna Meketech

"As our investigation into the deaths of Terry Blanchette and Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette was underway, evidence surfaced which led police to consider Mr. Saretzky a suspect...

NDP takes a dangerous Leap to the left

The Leap Manifesto champions a moral crusade to better the world. But it also exposes a dark side, a world view rooted in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's...

Federal marijuana legislation to be introduced in spring 2017, Philpott says

Conservative MP Colin Carrie told the CBC's Susan Lunn that the announcement from health minister Philpott has done nothing but create more chaos surrounding the...

'It turns me on when you're direct:' Female MP lifts lid on parliamentary sexism

Those allegations against Liberal MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti led to the pair being booted from caucus, and sparked a wider debate about gender...

Memories From The Ring

(blog) (blog)For Continental Ore it was useful that Derek Adler was more than six feet tall and had a clear view of the action.

Is Nathan Cullen joining the NDP leadership race?

National PostIt's a soft no so far for Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen on whether he'll run for the national NDP leadership campaign, but he'll...

Veterans Emergency Fund Runs Out Of Money

When a military veteran is in crisis and can't wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to turn, veterans caseworkers and volunteer organizations have been able...

Of Harper's political children, Manitoba leader first to win

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is comfortable with the Liberals' decision to export weaponized vehicles to Saudi Arabia. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion...

Single-event sports betting bill opposed by Federal Liberals

It's a sudden about face by the Liberals, who, when in opposition, voted in favour of a similar bill tabled by former Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MP...

PMQs review: Jeremy Corbyn enjoys his best performance to date

His performance today was his best to date. He picked a subject - forced academisation - that divides both the public and the Conservative Party...

Manitoba PC leader proclaims 'the sky is gonna to be blue' after rout of Salinger, NDP

Huffington Post CanadaSteven Fletcher, a former federal Conservative MP, will be one of the new PC members of the legislature after winning in Assiniboia. The...

Morning Digest: New polls suggest North Carolina Republicans are getting hurt by LGBT debacle

Louisiana is a very conservative state and national Democrats haven't shown much interest in this seat. ... Katie McGinty fired the first shot, accusing Joe...

Federal Liberals oppose single-event sports betting bill

The party said it will vote against Bill C-221, known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, tabled by Brian Masse, the MP for...

McQUARRIE

News Kamloops (press release) - A quiz on biggest spendersNews Kamloops (press release)Case in point, my recent column on Cathy McLeod and the Conservative Party.

Cullen early favourite in NDP leadership race: Poll

Mainstreet picked Cullen and his fellow MPs Niki Ashton, Alexandre Boulerice and Peter Julian along with Ontario NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh and activist Avi Lewis...

Brian Pallister's Manitoba PCs win record-breaking victory

Two of the three seats won by the Liberals were largely the work of well-known local candidates. Former party leader Jon Gerrard was re-elected in...

Manitoba Election 2016: Progressive Conservatives Win Majority

WINNIPEG — An orange dynasty stretching back to the 1990s fell Tuesday as Manitoba voters painted the political landscape a hue of Tory blue. Brian...

Broadheath ward election in Widnes due to be uncontested for third successive year

The last time a Halton Council election was held in the Broadheath ward was in 2012, when cllr McDermott fended off Conservative candidate Duncan Harper.

Plymouth news briefs

Competition for these seats includes: Jay Ferguson, Christine Marie Kane, James Sorenson and Lee Truschelli. (Kane has .... All local Vietnam veterans who are either...

John Kasich to woo Republican National Committee members: Ohio Politics Roundup

John McCain of Arizona, "facing perhaps the toughest reelection race of his career, will skip the Republican presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in July," The...

MP Michelle Rempel paints picture of routine sexism in Parliament

Brosseau agreed that more than a year after two NDP MPs came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Liberal MPs, sexism remains a problem...

Church had moral duty to residential-school survivors, but walked away

Bernard Valcourt, the former Conservative aboriginal affairs minister, found it frustrating that the Catholic Church wasn't living up to its commitments to residential-school survivors. And...

Sunburn for April 20 – Donald Trump takes NY; Carlos Beruff's bad day; Panhandle dominoes; No alimony reform for you

(blog) (blog)The Musical” is available online for anyone's enjoyment, with two acts and 46 songs parodying both the failed presidential campaign of the former...

Nan Goldin & The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency

Thirty years ago, Nan Goldin published her confessional, controversial photographic collection, The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency. In this similarly candid long read, Wyndham Wallace recalls...

Referendum a good way of not getting electoral reform: Trudeau

(subscription)... have been up to the voters' discretion whether the previous governments (for the moment assuming that the CPC would still have won) were...