April 25, 2016

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Andrew Coyne: Funding government projects through public pension plans a terrible idea

The federal government, it is well known, is determined to spend $120 billion on infrastructure over the next 10 years. If traditional definitions of infrastructure...

Ackerman to Ottawa: downturn in Northeast B.C. grows more dire by the day

From left: Acting Dawson Creek Mayor Charlie Parslow, Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Conservative leader...

Tick, tick, tick: the five timebombs threatening Turnbull's campaign

I wonder which Sophie Mirabella story last week annoyed Liberal party HQ more: that she told voters in Indi they missed out on $10m local...

Primaries threaten to upend Democratic establishment

Party leaders don't want to create a faction of disgruntled Democrats akin to the GOP's conservative rabble rousers. “It's hard, you know,” said Democratic Sen.

New target in transgender bathroom debate: Target

A conservative Christian activist group has gathered more than 517,000 signatures from people pledging to boycott Target over its transgender bathroom policy. Target said last...

Line 3 replacement pipeline to boost oil flow to US gets conditional approval

Conservative natural resources critic Candice Bergen urged the government to approve the pipeline as quickly as possible. "The NEB is the strongest regulatory body in...

Former NDP MP Sitsabaiesan leaves party to seek provincial Liberal nomination in Scarborough-Rouge River

On Saturday, Sitsabaiesan announced on Facebook she had decided to stand for nomination - as a Liberal - in the provincial Scarborough-Rouge River riding left...

Can Canada strike proper balance on rights and security?

With Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale currently embarking on a sweeping review of national security policy in Canada, and promising to consult with communities and...

Liberals unveil details of first phase of 10-year infrastructure plan

NDP infrastructure critic Matthew Dube said problems with the design of the fund could still cause problems for cities and provinces, even though the government...

Canada Revenue Agency mailed SIN numbers to wrong people — twice: MP

NDP MP Charlie Angus takes part in an emergency debate on the suicide crisis on aboriginal reserves, particularly in Attawapiskat in Ontario, in the House...

MPs discuss Gateshead dad's meningitis petition on tragic day Kenton teenager lost his life

That was until two-year-old Faye Burdett, from Maidstone, Kent, caught the infection and died on Valentine's Day after an 11-day battle. A flood of support...

Eyolfson says he has no concerns with right-to-die legislation

OTTAWA — Manitoba's doctor-turned-politician in the federal Liberal caucus says he has no reservations about voting in favour of a bill that legalizes physician-assisted suicide...

Is Trump Damaging The GOP Brand On National Security?

Brooks, a fierce conservative and a firm opponent of President Barack Obama, continued that “Trump's foreign policy vacillations make President Obama look like Mr. Reliable...

Alabama GOP Chair is wrong about party's image, success

Talk of impeachment among some Republican lawmakers has actually made things worse by highlighting the level of corruption in our state's government–mainly that of current...

Petition To Save OSCVI

Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller met with the OSCVI Student Council on Monday, and issued this statement afterwards. "I want to thank...

Can Cruz-Kasich strategy really stop Trump?

This op-ed includes language that some might find offensive. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. () The gloves ...

Senior Tories shoot down possibility of a Harper comeback

(subscription) (subscription)Whatever Stephen Harper's plans are, and regardless of a new EKOS poll showing Conservatives would prefer him over other contenders for next party...

Lake Street Dive: Rising in Reverse

Each member hails from a distinctively different region of the country—Price and Kearney are from Tennessee and Iowa, respectively, guitarist/trumpeter Mike “McDuck” Olson grew up...

Matt Gurney: On Canada's 150th birthday, shouldn't we celebrate … Canada's birthday?

During a recent committee meeting, Conservative MP Peter Van Loan noted that a recent report showed only a tiny minority of Canadians could name four...

Bureaucrats blocked Jason Kenney's push to buy navy landing ships

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access to information legislation show former defence minister Jason Kenney received conflicting advice from top civilian and military...

Donald Trump calls Cruz-Kasich deal corrupt

Donald Trump portrayed rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich as weak, pathetic and corrupt on Monday as he denounced their state-by-state deal to try to...

Bonavista delegation meets with AES minister Gerry Byrne

Fitzgerald says the Liberal government's budget is not good. “There's savings out there, but they're going about it in the wrong way. They should be...

Maryland Votes: What You Need to Know for Primary Day

News4's Chris Gordon reports on the race two weeks before the primary election. ... Brown, who was elected to lieutenant governor on a ticket with...

Memories of war, spending money and party business: Politics 204 for April 25

Municipal cash: The city of Winnipeg will take more than $100 million from the sewer and water utility in so-called dividends over the next three...

The silence that still surrounds periods

Donald Trump spawned the hashtag #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult when he complained about tough questions from GOP debate moderator Megyn Kelly, saying she had “blood coming out of...

Federal government resists calls to end Ukraine visa requirements

Representatives from Canada's largest and most influential Ukrainian lobby group made the request during a meeting with Immigration Minister John McCallum this month, arguing that...

Federal Liberals invest more than $200000 in Etobicoke projects for seniors

Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Etobicoke North Liberal MP, announced the project Friday, April 22 on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, federal minister for families,...

Door-knocking pays dividends, says Lamoureux

The Liberal candidate and new MLA for Burrows garnered 2,612 votes in the April 19 provincial election. Lamoureux received 846 more votes than runner-up NDP...

Federal ministers praise Notley but make no pipeline promises at Kananaskis retreat

KANANASKIS VILLAGE — With the cloudy skies overhead matching Alberta's economic gloom, Liberal cabinet ministers meeting in the midst of the Rocky Mountains said the...

Feds don't budge as Notley makes plea for pipeline, EI at cabinet retreat

But on Monday morning, even as ministers said the meeting with Notley was productive, there were no signs that anything was changing for the Ottawa-Alberta...

Concerns raised in Gloucestershire at government's academy conversion plans

Last week, the County Councils Network, which is made up of 37 largley Conservative authorities, including Gloucestershire, warned the plans are being rushed ahead with...

Close call for Maloway in ninth campaign

That was what happened to me federally (when he lost Elmwood-Transcona to Conservative Lawrence Toet in 2011)." Maloway said the Louise Bridge project was specifically...

Michael Coren discusses his change of heart on same-sex marriage

When Coren told conservative supporters to back John Baird, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, in denouncing anti-gay policy in the African country,...

GOP donors fed up -- 'WESTERN WHITE HOUSE' price drop -

Politico- SENATE smackdown tonightPoliticoQUOTE OF THE DAY -- Willie Brown on Kamala Harris in SFChronicle: “The reason I know who is on the $2 bill...

Who will you vote for in the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday, May 5?

Passionately advocating rights and welfare, Terence vice-chairs the Mid Suffolk Disability Forum and is an active campaigner for various charities and organisations including Disabled Activists...

Remain of Leave? – Fierce debate expected as SNJ prepares to host special EU debate in Stroud

Stroud's Conservative MP Neil Carmichael and Green Party county councillor Sarah Lunnon will share the stage to make the case for remaining in the EU.

Jackson hopes to go to D.C.

Andy Harris' seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. After spending time in ... with that,” Jackson said. Jackson, a Harford County resident, said he...

The Leave campaign will struggle to win by playing the immigration card

On the Today programme, his fellow Brexiter Iain Duncan Smith declared: "The reality is that we have to accept people, even criminals." You could ....

EKOS: New poll shows more Tories support Harper than any other leadership candidate

(subscription) (subscription)Stephen Harper may have been swept aside in last year's election by a powerful desire for change, but a new poll suggests that...

Kansas Governor Justifies Kicking 15000 People Off Food Stamps

Sam Brownback (R) came to Washington on Wednesday to discuss his poverty policies at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. At one point, the embattled governor...

Veep's fifth season is a welcome refuge from real-world political absurdity

Amy Brookheimer (Anna Chlumsky) and Dan Egan (Reid Scott) are both back, romantic tension and selfishness personified in full force. Selina's press secretary Mike (Matt...

Teitsma ends 35-year Tory drought in Radisson

That change began when former Conservative MP Lawrence Toet gained control of Elmwood-Transcona from current Elmwood MLA Jim Maloway in the 2011 federal election. "Part...

How the Washington Redskins sealed the deal to get Josh Norman

On the surface, it has the feeling of a classic splash acquisition by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder -- a five-year deal worth $75 million. But...

Toronto MPs to answer immigration questions at town hall meeting in Scarborough

Zahid, a Liberal first elected last fall, is a member of the House of Commons immigration committee, and Virani is parliamentary secretary to Federal Immigration...

May sticks with Remain – but distances herself from Cameron. This speech is a challenge to his authority.

“Prime Ministers like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown went into the Council of Ministers without a positive agenda for what Britain wanted, their advisers briefed...

£1bn European investment loan for UK social housing

(press release) (press release)Shadow secretary of state for housing & planning John Healey MP said the money made it clear “if we want more...

Saudi deal or not, Canada still needs to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty

But Canada's recent Conservative government refused to sign onto the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which opened for signing in 2013 in an attempt to curb...

Daily News Roundup: April 25, 2015

Kukukwes.com - Independent Aboriginal News In Atlantic Canada (registration) (blog)Kukukwes.com - Independent Aboriginal News In Atlantic Canada (registration) (blog)The order to remove chief and council...

Canadian officials want to postpone sunset of grain-by-rail rules

But the new Liberal government, in office since November 2016, determined that it needed more time to consider the provisions. A postponement allows various participants...

The Sprout: Feds move to extend emergency grain regulations

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative government was prepared to fix a loophole that allows a U.S. milk protein to cross the border and be used in...