May 2, 2016

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Fueled by HB2, 'Out Raleigh' expects record crowds

"This is not something we were expecting, not something we saw coming, but for the LGBT community it's going to be a very important lightning...

Mandatory privacy breach notification will 'probably be in force' in late 2017: Insurance Telematics Canada speaker

Bill S-4 would require firms to notify people if their personal information has been lost “and there is a potential to expose us to harm,”...

The Third-Party Temptation

NBCNews.comDo they support Mr. Trump or the third-party conservative? If they are forced to choose, they could alienate enough GOP voters to ensure defeat. Consider...

NB Liquor, province still mum on booze ruling

Conservative MP Dan Albas says rather than allow a costly and slow route through three levels of court appeals, the federal government should refer the...

Here & Now: Don't expect any big budget changes, Dwight Ball says

"We have listened to people in Newfoundland and Labrador, and we're going to continue to do that," Ball said. "When you create a budget, then...

No plan to stop calling Iran a state sponsor of terror, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says

OTTAWA — While Canadian officials have been quietly negotiating with Iran about re-opening Canada's embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says the Liberal...

Rona Ambrose made 'solemn vow' not to run for Tory leadership, Tony Clement says

A former top Conservative cabinet minister — and a potential leadership candidate — says interim leader Rona Ambrose would damage her credibility among her caucus...

Trump pushes Cruz to the brink

The movement is also, apparently, in the mood for World War II references: Quin Hillyer, a conservative columnist, related Indiana to the Battle of the...

Final bidding process stalled for Howe bridge project

“I am concerned,” said local MP Brian Masse (NDP Windsor-West). “Obviously there is urgency to move the project along, but we haven't heard anything. “If...

QP Monday: Surpluses, deficits and dairy farmers

(subscription) (subscription)As multiple members of the Conservative Party continued to drag up Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland's expenses from her November 2015 stop-over...

'Irresponsible representation of the facts' destroying RCMP credibility: Paulson

(subscription) (subscription)He also brushed off suggestions from Conservative public safety critic Erin O'Toole at the time about whether something should be done to make...

'Irresponsible representation of the facts' destroying RCMP credibility: Paulson

(subscription) (subscription)He also brushed off suggestions from Conservative public safety critic Erin O'Toole at the time about whether something should be done to make...

Letters: Doctors on either side of the picket line stand against Hunt's contract

... Chinedu Nwokoro, Dr Selina Swann, Miss Hannah Travers, Dr Abby Farrell, Dr Aleesha Jethwa, Dr Laura Dunn, Dr Claire Botley, Dr Christopher Lawrence, Dr...

Rona Ambrose Won't Seek Permanent Tory Leadership: Spokesman

OTTAWA — Thanks, but no thanks — that's interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose's reaction to a nascent campaign seeking to allow her to run for...

Celebrating the Bard's Crudest Moments

(blog) (blog)Ford, the sitting president, was the standard-bearer for a moderate Republicanism that was waning against a vigorous and ascendant brand of conservatism. Ronald...

Bill Morneau: Tories Still 'Stuck In This Whole Balanced Budget Thing'

But the minister's exchange with Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt was perhaps more memorable. Tory MP to Morneau: How are you sleeping these days? Raitt,...

Kellie Leitch campaigns for Tory leadership on PEI

"I think there are certain values that bring people to this country, and I'm focused on making sure our Conservative Party represents them." Leitch's goal...

Joe Oliver: Liberals keep driving recklessly in reverse trying to damage their Conservative foes

Yet, last December, the minister of indigenous and northern affairs, Carolyn Bennett, announced that her department had stopped requiring compliance with the act. Furthermore, she...

Let public speak on Air Canada maintenance changes, urges NDP

NDP Quebec Lieutenant Alexandre Boulerice will introduce a motion on Monday afternoon at the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities requesting the...

Most of Pa.'s unbound GOP delegates stand with Trump

Matthew Jansen of North Codorus Township, Joe Sacco of Shrewsbury and Marc Scaringi of Cumberland County pledged their allegiance to Trump well before voters headed...

RCMP scandals

(subscription) (subscription)He also brushed off suggestions from Conservative public safety critic Erin O'Toole at the time about whether something should be done to make...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Rona Ambrose needs to keep her 'solemn vow' that she will not seek permanent Tory leadership: Clement

Conservative MP and potential leadership candidate Tony Clement suggests the unity of the Tory caucus depends on interim leader Rona Ambrose sticking to her “solemn...

Kevin Lamoureux: Winnipeg's golden (arches) boy

It's just after 10 a.m. and Kevin Lamoureux is sitting in a corner at the McDonald's on Keewatin Street in Winnipeg. Wearing a grey hoodie,...

Tory MP denies her bill to protect pregnant women would impact abortion rights

(subscription) (subscription)Before echoing Blair, NDP MP Murray Rankin said he couldn't fathom the grief of Jeff Durham, Cassie's husband and Molly's father. Durham has...

Bruce Power's social media campaign works to raise money, break stigma around mental health issues

Huron-Bruce Conservative MP Ben Lobb, Bruce County Warden and Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan, Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith and Grey Bruce Health Centre CEO Paul...

Former Quebec NDP MP Jean Rousseau joins Green Party as critic

Former New Democrat MP Jean Rousseau has joined the Green party and will serve as the party's agriculture–east critic. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and...

Why erotic novel Space Raptor Butt Invasion is up for the prestigious Hugo Award for science-fiction

Brad Torgersen, a leader of the Sad Puppies faction, wrote on his blog in 2015 that “we've seen the Hugo voting skew ideological, as (the...

How the US Congress Keeps Getting Paid to Do Nothing

Translation: The House Speaker would rather French braid Donald Trump's comb-over than waste political capital on this issue. Holding members' pay hostage is not a...

@Kady: Guess who's coming to House committee of the whole?

Those sittings – which, of course, require the presence of the relevant minister – are held in the evening, and are chaired by the deputy...

Terry Glavin: The left confronts its antisemitism

A classic Canadian case involved former New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies' jumbled commentary during an interview following an anti-Israel protest in Vancouver in...

Glavin: The British Left's run-in with anti-semitism a stern warning for NDP

A classic Canadian case involved former New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies' jumbled commentary during an interview following an anti-Israel protest in Vancouver in...

CRUZ DELEGATES CRUMBLE – WHY MARCO hasn't endorsed -- NEW WORRY FOR HILLARY – B'DAYS: “Morning ...

We have added many more middle-of-the-road conservative voices to an already strong stable of liberal voices. And I think that we are a much ....

18-year-old Noah Schneider wins Spring Thaw for first adult golf tournament title

Schneider made the turn at 1-under and after his drive on the dog-leg right 10th hole, told his caddie, Adam Vogel, "All right, let's bend...

Feds Paid $75M Lac-Megantic Settlement To Victims To Avoid Lawsuits

Former transport minister Lisa Raitt said the deal, which involved 24 other defendants who settled, was under negotiation before her Conservatives lost the October election...

Joe Oliver: We, the people, should decide how to elect our members of Parliament

... we should put country before party, defend principle against partisanship and protect the people's primacy over their government. We the people should decide how...

Why Rubio hasn't endorsed Cruz (yet?) – Grayson touts climate change; invests in 'Big Oil' – FL poll: Hillary ...

Rubio has already helped Cruz by renting him his fundraising list, calling him “the only conservative left in the race,” withdrawing his name from the...

Sunburn for May 2 – The best of INFLUENCE; Hillary Clinton's Florida person; NRCC vs. David Jolly; Dana Young ...

(blog) (blog)The newsmagazine used a hidden camera to show members of Congress making phone calls to solicit contributions, which is commonplace in both Republican...

Christopher Pyne To Unleash His New Herpes Virus On Unsuspecting Carp

By 2018, Pyne plans to release a particularly nasty strain of the Herpes virus – ominously called cyprinid herpesvirus-3, with italics and everything – into...

Tories begin planning for byelection

Members of the party met through the riding on the weekend to discuss the byelection for the seat left vacant following the sudden passing of...

Today in History

- May 2mysask.comJack Layton's NDP won a record 102 seats to become the official Opposition for the first time, snatching 57 new seats in...

NM liberal powerhouse remembered for passion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than a hundred people assembled in the backyard of the Lindsay residence on Utah NE a week ago Sunday for a...

NM liberal powerhouse remembered for passion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than a hundred people assembled in the backyard of the Lindsay residence on Utah NE a week ago Sunday for a...

Jeff Kennett to Mike Baird's Cabinet: do as I say, not as I did

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett is the latest conservative political hero to deliver a pep talk to Mike Baird's NSW Cabinet at its regular Thursday...

Opposition blasts Liberals for lack of consultation on security committee

(subscription) (subscription)... his input in how to establish the country's first ever committee of Parliamentarians to oversee top-secret national security agencies. Public Safety Minister...

Duffy's not guilty verdict casts doubt on prospects for legal action against former Senators

(subscription) (subscription)They include former Liberal Senators Sharon Carstairs, Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Bill Rompkey, and Rod Zimmer, and former Conservative Senators Don Oliver and...

The only thing that stops a good guy with a gun is a hole in that guy's pocket: GunFAIL CLXXXI

I'll wind things up with this gentle reminder, even though many of you who hate-read GunFAIL don't need reminding: not all gun enthusiasts are rabid...