May 6, 2016

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Tory leadership campaign needs fresh faces

The only two declared candidates are former cabinet ministers Maxime Bernier, who fared poorly in that poll, and Kellie Leitch, who fared even worse. ...

Foreign firms have unfair advantage over Cancon, committee hears

In an interview, Liberal MP and committee chair Hedy Fry said ongoing hearings on the future of local media have raised a crucial question: “Will...

Dick Cheney and Donald Trump: A Match Made in Torture Heaven

(blog) (blog)“I cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative, nor has he displayed...

Romeo Saganash's tour comes to Saskatchewan

Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (Quebec), addressing members of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council in Fort Qu'Appelle. He is in Saskatchewan to garner...

Conservatives oppose private member's bill to make national anthem gender-neutral

... backlash from Conservative party members. “The public response was strong and it was negative,” Conservative MP Peter Van Loan recalled on Friday. Fellow Conservative...

Tories Block Bid To See Mauril Belanger's Gender-Neutral Anthem Bill Passed

Conservative MPs have thwarted a bid to ensure that dying Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gets to realize his dream of a gender-neutral national anthem. Fellow...

Tories block bid to ensure dying MP sees gender neutral anthem bill passed

OTTAWA -- Conservative MPs have thwarted a bid to ensure that dying Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gets to realize his dream of a gender-neutral national...

Liberation Theology in The Episcopal Church USA: 1970-2016

Following the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori as Presiding Bishop and Primate nine conservative Episcopal dioceses: Fort Worth, Dallas, Quincy, Pittsburgh, San Joaquin, South Carolina,...

Conservatives stall national anthem bill from MP with fatal disease

Liberal MP Wayne Easter said the Conservatives' move to end debate was “really, really, really sad.” He said Mr. Belanger, whose condition has deteriorated dramatically...

Pierre Poilievre calls on NCC to release LeBreton Flats scores

Former Conservative NCC minister Pierre Poilievre is calling on his Liberal successor Mélanie Joly to allow for the release of the scores used to determine...

conscience objections

(subscription) (subscription)It's not every day you hear an MP say they hope their private member's bill becomes redundant. Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he...

Cheryl Gallant accuses Rideau Institute of ties to Russia, Iran, North Korea

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is accusing the foreign policy think tank Rideau Institute of having ties to Russia, Iran and North Korea because...

Trump scorches 'hapless' Lindsey Graham

He said he couldn't back Trump because he doesn't think he is a "reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to...

Conservative MP's bill would protect conscience rights on assisted dying, but not any time soon

(subscription) (subscription)It's not every day you hear an MP say they hope their private member's bill becomes redundant. Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he...

Can Religious Right Leaders' Disgust For Trump Be Overcome By Future Of Supreme Court?

David Gushee, a Christian ethicist and author who has ruffled a lot of feathers with his move to an LGBT-affirming stance, calls the Trump victory...

Trump Endorsement Tracker: Who's In, Who's Out, and Who Would Rather Not Say

(blog) (blog)It is decided: Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nominee. Now, the struggle begins, as GOP Congress members, senators, governors,...

MP tries again to make anthem include Canada's daughters

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair did not support the idea then, but a year later, NDP deputy leader Libby Davies introduced a private members' bill that...

Ambrose won't be seeking permanent leadership

The leadership election will be held on May 27, 2017, and so far only two Conservatives have put their names in. Quebec MP Maxime Bernier...

Can this GOP family find peace? Trump, Ryan to face off

Ryan wasn't alone. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an unsuccessful White House candidate, said he couldn't support Trump, who he said was not "a reliable Republican...

Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns

Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich (21) is out at second as Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Phil Gosselin throws to first during the first inning of a...

Rural Internet service dominates Nassagaweya meeting discussion

Raitt said her Conservative government previously allocated $305 million in grants that Internet service providers could apply for to extend their rural service. The latest...

Feds launch plan to re-imagine Granville Island in 2040

“It's a plan to articulate and to look at the future of Granville Island for the next 25 years,” said Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP...

Seven things we learned from Indiana's primary

Mike Pence, who was unopposed for the nomination in his bid for a second term. That 27 percent drop-off is larger than the 11 ...

Trump or bust as SC Republicans gather Saturday

Washington Post (blog)John Kasich withdrew from the race. Early S.C. supporters say the reaction to Trump clinching ... Trey Gowdy of Spartanburg, who backed U.S.

NB's Public Prosecutions office says cross-border liquor law still in effect

An opposition Conservative MP in Ottawa, Dan Albas, has asked the federal government to send the Comeau ruling straight to the Supreme Court of Canada...

A capital decision

(blog) (blog)Since the polls closed Lady Warsi, the party's former chairman, Steve Norris, its former London mayoral candidate, and Andrew Boff, the Conservative leader...

'Canada is for all of us': Ailing MP Mauril Bélanger makes case for change to O Canada

Cabinet minister and medical doctor Carolyn Bennett sat beside him on one side, with an assistant helping him with his device on his other side.

Justin Trudeau's Washington Trip Included 44 People, Cost More Than $25000

The two documents were tabled Thursday in response to written questions by Conservative MP Blaine Calkins about the cost and size of the Washington delegation...

Bangert: What a beer bet says about Pence's primary

Tuesday night at Preston's, the downtown Lafayette bar where Tippecanoe County Republicans gathered to sort out Indiana's primary, Dave Byers settled up the first chance...

Sadiq Khan on verge of beating Zac Goldsmith in London mayoralty vote

... of London, after a bitter campaign marred by accusations of dog-whistle racism. The Labour MP for Tooting in south London was comfortably ahead of...

Style by degrees: Harvard Business School

3 “Be recognizable to cultivate a public persona that gives you strength, confidence, and joy,” says Sandra Sucher, professor of management practice. ... Reading: Patti...

Liberals on fisheries committee turn their backs on BC coastal communities

Only FOPO member Fin Donnelly (NDP, Port Moody—Coquitlam) dissented. "Closing ranks instead of taking a stand for Canadians on the coast is shameful," said Warnock.

Enbridge Seeks 3-Year Extension for Northern Gateway Pipeline

The Liberal government, which came to power last fall, has signaled opposition to the project owing to potential environmental fallout. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has...

Candice Bergen: Canadians Covering Costs Of Nannies For PM Who Never 'Needed To Work'

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose publicly called on Trudeau to pay for his child care out of his own pocket. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair noted...

Lib Dems sweep the board to increase grip on Cheltenham Borough Council

The tone was set early on when council leader' Steve Jordan's All Saints ward was the first to declare and he held it with some...

Loss of Richards to Tommy John surgery is crippling blow to Angels

Washington Times... (3.41 EA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine in 32 starts since returning) even while contending with other injuries. With regards to Heaney, general...

Trudeau looking into US war-dodger issue but gives no commitments

TORONTO – The Liberal government is reviewing Canada's stance on American war dodgers who have sought refuge in this country rather than fight in Iraq,...

Amir Khan Gambles Everything Against Canelo

(blog) (blog)Many times, we're told be friends, family members and society at large to “play it smart,” which many times translates as “be safe...

PEI's Province House gets another $21M for renos

"The government of Canada recognizes the significance of Province House National Historic Site to the history of Prince Edward Island and Canada, and is committed...

Brenner & Mulhall leave Gephardt to form Rosemont Strategies

Tom Lantos (D-Calif.)]. — Covington & Burling is lobbying for Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co. on its potential transaction with Terex...

Do GOP leaders care about nation? - Foster's Daily Democrat

Do GOP leaders care about nation?Foster's Daily DemocratHowever, it is Sen. Kelly Ayotte who gets the prize for totally failing to understand the possible disastrous...

Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: May 6, 2016

Mnuchin is a former Goldman Sachs partner and worked for liberal mega-donor George Soros's hedge fund." [BuzzFeed] .... Former Attorney General of Canada and past...

QP Friday: Washington, entitlement and pricey state nannies

(subscription)Conservative Candice Bergen said the sense of entitlement doesn't just come from “all these vanity trips,” but she attacked his nannies' expenses, on track...

Why Target Burned $3 Billion by Embracing Left-Wing Ideas About Sex

Those barriers include some things that can be changed (laws, or lack of education, or poverty), some things that can be smashed away (conservative ideas,...

Delusional Cruz Fans Still Gunning For Their Guy

Have you checked Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign app lately? Of course you haven't, because Cruz suspended his campaign two days ago rendering the Cruz...

Obama: White House Contest, Trump's Words Must Be Taken Seriously

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama said the race for the White House shouldn't be reduced to entertainment, in his first remarks on the presidential race since businessman...

INTERNATIONAL: Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the nationalist Jewish Home party, called on Golan to correct his comments or be seen as comparing Israeli soldiers...

Sadiq Khan wins London mayoral race

With almost 80 percent of first-preference votes counted on Friday, Khan, the son of a Pakistani bus driver and a seamstress, is way ahead of...

What Killed Jack McCall? A California Farmer Dies and a Case Against Monsanto Takes Root

26 after a painful and perplexing battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The loss is certain, fixed forever into his family's heartbreak. But questions about why and...

Tories urge government to reconsider relations with Iran

(blog)The Opposition Conservatives slammed the governing Liberals for failing to fully hold Iran accountable during Iran Accountability Week. As parliamentarians marked the annual event,...