April 21, 2016

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Common sense takes a beating in Duffy verdict

Nope. Days after he booked that flight, Duffy found the excuse he needed to be able to charge it to the Senate, by arranging a...

Ruth Ellen Brosseau open to NDP leadership

Ruth Ellen Brosseau NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday, May 28,...

Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10

Conservative Mark Strahl and the NDP's Fin Donnelly slammed Tootoo for not waiting for the committee to report on the wisdom of shutting the marine...

Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10

Conservative Mark Strahl and the NDP's Fin Donnelly slammed Tootoo for not waiting for the committee to report on the wisdom of shutting the marine...

Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10

Conservative Mark Strahl and the NDP's Fin Donnelly slammed Tootoo for not waiting for the committee to report on the wisdom of shutting the marine...

Annual report on harassment policy for MPs has yet to be released

Legislators in Ottawa agreed it was necessary to create policies to address sexual harassment complaints in 2014, after two female NDP MPs came forward with...

Duffy acquittal should put spotlight on Harper PMO and Senate rules: NDP

(subscription) (subscription)Duffy's access to a top defence lawyer like Donald Bayne was also a factor in his acquittal, Matthew Dube, NDP MP for Beloil-Chambly...

Obama Praises EU in London Op-Ed Aimed at Swaying Brexit Vote

President Barack Obama intervened as expected in U.K. politics, urging Britons in an op-ed article to reject a so-called Brexit from the European Union on...

Kellie Leitch tears up over role in barbaric cultural practices tip line

Tory leadership candidate Kellie Leitch became visibly emotional while trying to explain her decision to front the launch of the Conservatives tip line for reporting...

Harper's government used 'shocking' tactics in senator scandal, judge says

A judge has acquitted a Canadian senator of charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, in a decision that delivered a scathing critique of...

Amazing race wins Kewatinook

She was one of three Liberal MLAs elected Tuesday, along with River Heights MLA Jon Gerrard and Burrows MLA Cindy Lamoureux. Lamoureux, the daughter of...

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, spar over NC's HB2 - News & Observer (blog)

News & Observer (blog)Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, spar over NC's HB2News & Observer (blog)Campaigning Thursday in Matthews with 9th District congressional candidate Mark Harris, Mike...

'Remedy' for ruling on Bill 115 could be costly

Ontario education unions say it's too early to talk about what they will seek in light of a ruling that found the Liberal government interfered...

Langley's two MPs divided over assisted dying bill

Bill C-14, which is intended to make medically aided dying legal for people with intolerable medical conditions, was criticized by Langley-Aldergrove's Conservative MP Mark Warawa.

Who's donating to Brian Joyce? Brian Joyce.

Ironically, there would not have been any conflict had conservatives not blocked the establishment's plans to abolish the caucuses altogether. “We regret that the structure...

Referendum a good way of not getting electoral reform: Trudeau

(subscription)With intra-party choice, it would have been up to the voters' discretion whether the previous governments (for the moment assuming that the CPC would...

McLeod seeking feedback on assisted-death legislation

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod will hold small roundtable meetings next week on Canada's proposed bill on assisted dying in a bid to gather feedback...

Burnaby MPs voice support for assisted death bill

Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP Terry Beech said he will support Bill C-14, his government's assisted-death legislation, while Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart said he's...

'Absolute six-month minimum' for electoral reform referendum: Chief Electoral Officer

(subscription) (subscription)But again it would not be impossible.” For the NDP, which doesn't see the need for a referendum, the greater concern is that...

When Did Prince Become A Jehovah's Witness? He Was Heavily Involved With His Faith

The world has lost a music genius. On Thursday, less than a week after he was hospitalized with a bad flu, singer/songwriter Prince's publicist confirmed...

NDP, Quebec farmers call on feds to fix milk protein issue immediately

(subscription) (subscription)From left to right: Dairy Farmers of Canada Director Pierre Lampron, NDP Agriculture Critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau, dairy farmer Real Gauthier and NDP...

Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

He used to be more liberal, but now he's a conservative, they explained. He changed his mind. Who cares? My response, as noted in the...

Big bucks spent for Vancouver Granville, Vancouver Centre in 2015 election

... Liberal power broker Prem Vinning, was paid $10,500 to work on Sajjan's campaign and is now the defence minister's senior special assistant. The Elections...

QP Thursday: Birthdays, genocide, and opposition leaders

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Blaine Calkins hammered on about International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland's controversial stopover in L.A. in November. Freeland says the stay was...

Ottawa examines trade deal impacts

(subscription)Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government recognizes the importance of compensation for sectors affected by trade deals, but an announcement would be...

Author of flawed paper backtracks on freight calculations

(subscription)Former Conservative agriculture minister Gerry Ritz also questioned the paper's findings, saying the numbers presented were wrong. “The problem with the whole thesis that...

Residential school survivor turned NDP MP tables bill on Indigenous rights

Romeo Saganash, now the NDP's critic for intergovernmental Indigenous affairs, contributed two decades of work to an international effort to craft the declaration. He has...

Judge dismisses all 31 charges against Senator Mike Duffy

But not everyone saw the Duffy controversy as an indictment of the party or the Conservative government. “In my riding, it was about Mr. Duffy...

The 2016 Presidential Contenders Have Spent $1 Billion

How did Stop Hillary PAC, a scrappy conservative outfit perhaps best known for defying FEC orders to change its name, ever get Trump and Cruz...

Bathroom Brawl: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Clash on Transgender Rights

(blog) (blog)Mr. Cruz, whose campaign has targeted socially conservative voters, said Mr. Trump was bowing down to political correctness. “Donald Trump is no different...

Taiwan Night 2016, April 13

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter and Conservative MP Jason Kenney feed red envelopes to dancing lions to bring good luck. The ... TECO...

Taiwan Night 2016, April 13

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter and Conservative MP Jason Kenney feed red envelopes to dancing lions to bring good luck. The ... TECO...

Canada Should Participate In The US BMD System

A little over a decade ago, Canada -- under Paul Martin's Liberals -- rejected taking part in the United States Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system...

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...

Gordon Brown calls for a more positive case to be made for staying in EU

“I intend to make the positive, principled, patriotic case with all the passion I can for Britain being part of the European Union,” Brown said.

My perspective - This little piggy can't go to market?

Local MP Robert Sopuck, who was a fisheries biologist before going into politics and is the Conservative Party's critic for wildlife conservation and Parks Canada,...

Liberal party biggest backer of Goldsmith-Jones campaign

As reported earlier, Goldsmith-Jones, who captured West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country from incumbent Conservative John Weston, was one of the highest-spending Liberal candidates in...

Liberals could pay off federal debt seven years earlier

The Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog)The Insurance and Investment Journal (press release) (registration) (blog)In the election, Trudeau's Liberals pledged to reverse the...

Australian environment ministers agree urgent action needed on climate change

Both the Federal Liberal National Party Government and Queensland State Labor Government have approved the Adani Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee basin which has...

Former ag officials to Trudeau: Don't build Ottawa hospital on Experimental Farm land

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative cabinet minister and Ottawa MP John Baird announced that 60 acres of Experimental Farm land had been designated as the new...

Ruth Ellen Brosseau Won't Close The Door On Possible NDP Leadership Bid

SaultOnline.comOTTAWA — Ruth Ellen Brosseau's name was thrust back into the spotlight Thursday after she opened the door to a possible NDP leadership bid while...

Ruth Ellen Brosseau won't close the door on possible NDP leadership bid

OTTAWA -- Ruth Ellen Brosseau's name was thrust back into the spotlight Thursday after she opened the door to a possible NDP leadership bid while...

Ruth Ellen Brosseau candidate à la direction du NPD?

L'élection de Ruth Ellen Brosseau avait fait couler beaucoup d'encre. La jeune femme, qui baragouinait alors le français, avait fait un voyage à Las Vegas...

Attorney general's lawsuit against governor goes to court

That was just Steve blowing smoke up your a$$. There is no real "surplus" if you're not paying your bills. The pension fund is a...

The New Joe Cressy Should Get His Medical Marijuana Facts Straight

He was the campaign manager for Mike Layton in 2010 when he ran successfully for council and also managed the successful re-election campaign of Olivia...

Opposition To Sports Wagering Bill

The private member's bill – which is also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act – was introduced by NDP MP Brian Masse,...

Canadians Can't Bet on Sport Because Our Democracy Is a Garbage Heap

SBC News"It is possible, as suggested by many sports leagues, that legalizing single-event sports betting could encourage gamblers to fix games," Liberal MP Sean Casey...

Energy approps returns to Senate floor

VIRGIN ISLANDS AG DEMANDS DOCS FROM ANOTHER GROUP: As part of his investigation into ExxonMobil's climate activities, Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker subpoenaed documents...

Australian Coal Export Plans Will Erase Few Benefits Of Country's Weak Paris Targets

Australia will export a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in its coal in 2016, all but erasing the little benefit it would accomplish if it...

Ex-MP Mike Allen joins Progressive Conservative leadership race

Former MP Mike Allen launched his Progressive Conservative leadership campaign on Thursday with a five-point plan that focused on controlling government spending, creating jobs and...