May 9, 2016

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LiveBlogLast Updated 7.25pm AEDTFederal Election 2016 live: Turnbull, Shorten campaign in Queensland

“The fact of the matter is this talk of a Coalition by the Greens is merely an attempt to appease their voters because the truth...

Trudeau defends bringing mother, in-laws on Washington visit, says Obama invited them

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins of Alberta added that it was “too bad there was nobody there to lobby for Keystone XL.” The Liberal government has...

East End Events

By Sharon Scott. A very Happy Mother's Day to all moms this past Sunday!! What would we do without MOMS? JoAnn and Tammy Harris met...

How West Virginia will be won

In Virginia, Clinton won big in Loudoun, but Sanders was a close second in other counties bordering the D.C. exurbs: Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah. Beckley:...

Mandatory Census due tomorrow

One in every four homes will have to fill out the long-form census. The previous conservative government replaced the census with a voluntary survey 5...

Little appetite to amend assisted dying bill - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Little appetite to amend assisted dying billwww.insideottawavalley.com/"This is a bill that gives physicians and it gives nurse practitioners the exceptionability to legally administer a lethal...

Little appetite to amend assisted dying bill - www.kingstonregion.com/

Little appetite to amend assisted dying billwww.kingstonregion.com/"This is a bill that gives physicians and it gives nurse practitioners the exceptionability to legally administer a lethal...

Been and Gone: The writer who created The Dirty Dozen

A move to Granada TV's World in Action programme gave him an opportunity to make a film exposing Poulson's links to government officials and the...

Panama Papers spur global tax tightening as second leak names more people, companies

That appeared to be the case for Stephen Harper's Conservative government when finance minister Jim Flaherty launched a so-called “snitch” program in 2013 that paid...

Business buzz: May 10

The co-chairs for the council are former Elgin-Middlesex-London Conservative MP Joe Preston and Jean Pierre Cantin of the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development...

Joyce points to bush record in federal election pitch

After Mr Turnbull's election campaign speech, Mr Joyce and Senator Nash also faced the media to make their election pitch. The Agriculture and Water Resources...

Military defends letting media show pictures of Canadian special forces in Iraq

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said the Liberal government has an obligation to explain how publishing the faces of Canadian special forces troops does not...

Think tank named after famed Liberal politician, but it will be non-partisan

Chrétien drew laughs from the audience when he greeted Rae with a "Shawinigan handshake," playfully choking the former Liberal parliamentarian and NDP premier of Ontario.

New Democrats join call to ban daycare waitlist fees

With one-third to one-half of daycares in the area charging non-refundable waitlist fees of $20 to more than $200, the pressure is intense on cash-strapped...

RCMP to examine Panama Papers data: Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)“The reality is, Canadians are implicated in the Panama papers, including the former boss of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian...

RCMP to examine Panama Papers data: Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)“The reality is, Canadians are implicated in the Panama papers, including the former boss of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian...

Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

Meanwhile, the ticket holder can seek advice from financial experts and other professionals. The ticket is the largest single .... Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Ed Markey,...

QP Monday: The Fort McMurray response, the Washington manifest and 'O Canada'

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Blaine Calkins said it's “too bad there was no one there to lobby for Keystone XL,” adding that taxpayers work hard...

CBSA mum on whether it will allow Dieudonne, French comic convicted of condoning terrorism, into Canada

(subscription) (subscription)Dieudonne is set to play 10 shows at Espace Mushagalusa, which is located in the Montreal riding of NDP MP Helene Laverdiere. Laverdiere,...

CBSA mum on whether it will allow Dieudonne, French comic convicted of condoning terrorism, into Canada

(subscription) (subscription)Dieudonne is set to play 10 shows at Espace Mushagalusa, which is located in the Montreal riding of NDP MP Helene Laverdiere. Laverdiere,...

Fort McMurray Fire: Tory MP Accuses Liberals Of Taking Advantage Of Tragedy

The body of the email — sent to Liberal Party supporters Thursday — featured a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Ralph...

Trudeau turns down Russian, US, Mexican offers to help fight Fort McMurray wildfires

But Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said Carr should have visited the area already, and questioned why he has yet to sit down with senior...

Feds sue over NC bathroom law — Wal-Mart scrutinized for on-air comments

The pair of lawsuits, and the conflicting state and federal policies, put officials like University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings in a “no-win...

Veteran GOP Congressman John Duncan, Jr., Endorses Donald Trump

Jimmy Duncan has represented the 2nd District of Tennessee - that's Knoxville - since 1988 when he succeeded his father. He's a member of the...

Gardaí confirm they have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Eddie Hutch Snr - http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)

http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)Gardaí confirm they have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Eddie Hutch Snrhttp://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog)The shooting believed to...

Espace Mushagalusa

(subscription) (subscription)A controversial French comedian convicted of condoning terrorism is set to touch down in Canada Tuesday morning and CBSA officials aren't saying whether...

Barack Obama invited Margaret Trudeau to state dinner, prime minister says

House Leader Dominic LeBlanc defended the guest list, adding it was the first time Canada has been honoured with a state dinner in nearly 20...

Mauril Bélanger's brave fight for a more inclusive national anthem: Editorial

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger appeared in the House of Commons on Friday for the second reading of his private member's bill to make “O Canada”...

Saudi cultural delegation heading to Canada raises eyebrows

“If you want to be in [a] position to have a positive impact on any country . . . the best way to do that...

Democrat Chair Joins Planned Parenthood to Bash Pro-Lifers: “They're Out of Touch With Women”

“They're dramatically out of touch with the overwhelming majority of women, certainly, and families,” the Weston congresswoman said. “They don't really care what the majority...

QP Monday: The Fort McMurray response, the Washington manifest and 'O Canada'

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Blaine Calkins said it's “too bad there was no one there to lobby for Keystone XL,” adding that taxpayers work hard...

SOCAN reception and Hill Movie Night, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)SOCAN's Stan Meissner, performers Karim Ouellet and Sam Roberts, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Heritage Parliamentary Secretary Randy...

STEVENS: Alberta's Rachel Notley has shown she is a superstar among premiers

At the NDP national convention in Edmonton, she faced down the muddled idealists of the party's left wing who, with their "Leap Manifesto," would leave...

University of Connecticut

Jamie McCann of Manchester raises her hand in celebration Sunday as graduates file into the arena, prior to the graduation of the College of...

Gov. Asks Court to Say He's Not Violating Civil Rights Law by Making Biological Men Use Men's Room

() - In a legal complaint filed against the U.S. Justice Department today, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory asked a U.S. District Court to help...

A Rebellion Is Growing in the United Methodist Church Over LGBTQ Inclusion

(blog)It's an open question how long the UMC's conservative majority will tolerate this bubbling up of resistance by growing numbers of ministers and bishops.

What's making news in Atlantic Canada

Chretien's Liberal government tried in 2003 to pass a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the bill died when Parliament was prorogued.

Teachers and parents 'disappointed' by Morecambe MP after schools trip to Parliament

An organised event in Williamson Park attracted hundreds of people, as well as camera crews from national news outlets, with workshops, activities and fun creating...

The EU, not Nato, has brought peace to our continent

Molly Scott Cato is Green MEP for the southwest of England, elected in May 2014. She has published ... By Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman...

Ohio State Football: Predicting the Buckeyes' 2016 Win-Loss Record

With road games against College Football Playoff contenders Oklahoma and Michigan State, Big Ten contenders Wisconsin and Penn State and the regular-season finale against rival...

Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis Prompts NDP MP Charlie Angus To Cancel UN Trip

NDP MP Charlie Angus speaks in the foyer of the house of commomns on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (Photo: Sean...

Hillary to be 'interviewed' by FBI, Trump to testify in University lawsuit - plus, domestic surveillance continues

Officials have tried to ease concerns, saying any domestic communications collected are "incidental" to the targeting of foreigners. Late last month, National Intelligence Director James...

Ken Macintosh wants to be Labour's first Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament

Despite his lengthy service as an MSP, including during Labour's coalition government with the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2007, the 54-year-old has never held...

NDP MP Charlie Angus cancels trip to UN, flies to Attawapiskat amid suicide crisis

Charlie Angus, who represents the Ontario riding encompassing Attawapiskat First Nation, was invited to be part of the Canadian delegation but he has cancelled his...

Exclusive: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Religious Extremism, Brexit, and Donald Trump

A transport minister in the Labour government of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Khan came under severe attack during the campaign from his Conservative opponent,...

Many GOP K-12 Policy Vets Cool to Idea of Working for Donald Trump

Education Week (subscription) (blog)Education Week (subscription) (blog)And he's glad that Alexander and other Republicans in Washington were able to get what West sees as a...

Tennessee Football: Predicting the Vols' 2016 Win-Loss Record

Not only do the Volunteers have a slew of talent, but they also have several players who've held key roles on the team since they...

TRUMP'S EMPTY CABINET: Top GOP talent resists serving – FREEZE-OUT for foreign press -- B'DAY: Laura Capps ...

By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com) ... Many conservatives say they will use that vote to keep Trump from reshaping GOP...

Martin Schram: How the Grand Old Party got trumped

One of the great puzzlements of modern presidential politics will forever be that, in the historically bizarre 2016 campaign, it took the Republican Party's establishment...

Morning Digest: Vulnerable GOP Rep. Steve Knight: 'I think that Social Security was a bad idea'

OH-Sen: A conservative super PAC called the Fighting for Ohio Fund (whose donors include pro-wrestling mogul and twice-failed Senate candidate Linda McMahon) is reportedly spending...