May 7, 2016

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Liberals officially swear in Lamoureux, Klassen, Gerrard

Her father, Kevin Lamoureux, is a federal Liberal MP, who had a long run as a provincial MLA prior to winning Winnipeg North in 2010.

UMW graduates class of 2016 at 105th commencement

... 32 Master of Science in Elementary Education degrees, 439 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 58 Bachelor of Liberal Studies degrees, 16 Bachelor of Science in...

All smoke no fire in Lac Megantic settlement

Now it has been reported that Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Treasury Board President Scott Brison have both repeatedly refused to disclose what is...

Christian Conservative Alabama Chief Justice Suspended Over Anti-Gay Marriage Stance — Here's What We Know

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TheBlaze/AP) — Alabama politics are at a low point even by Alabama standards: In a state that trails the nation in many areas,...

HB2 is taking a toll on NC's national image - News & Observer (blog)

News & Observer (blog)HB2 is taking a toll on NC's national imageNews & Observer (blog)The James Taylor lyric “going to Carolina in my mind” has...

Elhart family raises $250K for 'Be Nice' program in Muskegon, looks to further expansion

Jeff Elhart of Elhart Automotive in Holland, along with Larry Hines of Hines Corp. in Muskegon, raised $250,000 from area businesses and individuals to fully...

The road to mega success

His company Chaudhary Group owns Wai Wai noodles, and also a big chunk of Alila Hotels, stakes in a smattering of Taj properties around the...

After Sadiq Khan's victory, the Tooting by-election gives Tories a chance to make up for Zac Goldsmith's campaign ...

Many London Tories (and not a few Labour people too) believe that a combination of Mr Cameron's lacklustre national campaign and Mr Clarke's performance as...

Clinton targets Republicans turned off by Trump

The Indian Panorama (registration)WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald J. Trump's ascent has caused within the Republican...

Justin Trudeau Says He's Selling Canada Abroad. But Is He?

“The prime minister's celebrity-sized entourage apparently did not have room for ministers with actual responsibilities,” Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer told the Commons. “With so...

The triumphs & tribulations of a “pragmatic” progressive governor: Inside the world of Dannel Malloy

Connecticut has, for a long time, been a bastion of east coast centrism. The socially liberal but fiscally conservative ideology of the elite class dominated...

MPs angry about 'unfair' offshore tax schemes

"I've been a member (of Parliament) for quite a long time and I've got as many calls on this issue as I have on any...

Tories block dying MP's bid to see gender neutral anthem bill passed

... the Conservatives are simply delaying the inevitable. Belanger's bill, or another just like it, will eventually pass and the only thing the Tories blocked...

Why Canada's 'no ransom' policy fooled no one: Burman

After all, the long-standing public policy of the government has been to refuse ransom for Canadian hostages. On behalf of the former Conservative government, both...

Plymouth news briefs

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Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland are still waiting to marry

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- A year ago the Republic of Ireland made history, becoming the first country in the world to legislate for same-sex marriages,...

Electing their first Muslim mayor, Londoners choose 'unity over division'

The GuardianWhen the Conservative prime minister, David Cameron, repeated those assertions in Parliament, he was accused of racism. Khan defended his work as a human...

Tories plot their future in Red Deer

But Rod MacKenzie, president of the association, said that on a personal level “I would like to see the PC party strengthened and competitive in...

Coast Guard communications centre in Comox to close next week

The only MP on the committee to oppose the Comox closure was the NDP's Fin Donnelly. Six Liberals MPs including Chair Scott Simms and three...

'Good Wife' made case for fine writing, strong roles for women

Alicia had affairs — most recently with her firm's investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Anderson) — and she's had flirtatious near-misses. Would she pair up...

State, nation and world briefs: 3 blamed for Houston crimes get more than 40 years in prison

Allan Eugene was sentenced Thursday in Houston on a murder conviction in the death of Richard Sepulveda.The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Sepulveda was attacked...

Ontario's energy minister not afraid to court controversy in cabinet's toughest job

Ford cancelled Toronto's light rail plan, and McGuinty and Ford shook hands on an all-underground transit plan. Chiarelli didn't approve, but in an election year,...

Death penalty's futility reflected in cop killer's death

(blog) (blog)The case involved Richard Boyer, sentenced to death in 1984 for stabbing to death an elderly couple in Fullerton, after smoking PCP, getting...

Election results 2016 recap: Sadiq Khan ends day of announcements with landslide victory in London

SNP Conservatives Labour Greens Lib Dems 0 20 40 60 80 Number of seats. 129/129 declared. Labour won its two Westminster by-elections comfortably in Ogmore...

2016: The year of the ballot initiatives

Dean Cortopassi, a farmer and food processor, and his wife are the sole donors behind the Stop Blank Checks Initiative, which would require voter approval...

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Needs More Time, Proponents Say

The Conservatives have long opposed any ban on tanker traffic. Still, Conservative natural resource critic Candice Bergen said the government's delays on the moratorium and...

Windsor's first Ronald McDonald House opens to the public

NDP MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh Percy Hatfield, far left, Ronald McDonald, MPP Lisa Gretzky (NDP-Windsor West), Mayor Drew Dilkens, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario executive...

Daphne Bramham: A 'jewel' in need of polishing, Granville Island gets some needed attention

Maybe it's because Granville Island was the Liberals' idea; maybe it's because the tenants are a bunch of artisans, craftspeople and folks who can't always...