May 16, 2016

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Where are key Montana GOP legislative primary races? All over:

HD17: Ross Fitzgerald of Fairfield has support from members of the moderate wing in this three-way contest against David Brownell of Pendroy and Charlie Brown...

Victoria MP asks feds to match affordable housing money

The NDP MP for Victoria, Murray Rankin says the federal government should also chip in when it comes to creating affordable housing in the Capital...

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan grilled by MPs in special Commons session

The minister was answering a question from Conservative defence critic James Bezan, who suggested Sajjan had cut funding to Arctic patrol vessels, the plan to...

UN declaration helps forge new relationship

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced this week the federal Liberal government would drop the former administration's opposition to the United Nations Declaration on the...

John Ivison: Liberals sent scrambling after opposition ambush tests government's majority in vote

Dominic LeBlanc, the Liberal House leader, accused Boulerice of sitting in the lobby adjacent to the House and “playing a stunt.” The rules of the...

Trudeau accused of breaking promise on West Coast marine safety

They need to fix these mistakes. We want our safety back,” said Abram. NDP MP Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam), who served on the committee with...

NDP MLA puts music to public ser…

Island Records recording artist Andrew Cash (brother of Peter Cash of the Skydiggers) was an MP for Toronto-Davenport. Cash's pal Charlie Angus (of the Grievous...

What's Socialism, Dad?

Noah, my 10-year-old son, was reading over my shoulder a powerful story about the state of medicine in Venezuela by Nick Casey in Sunday's New...

Displaced Papaschase Band officially sworn in at Edmonton Ceremony

Edmonton Strathcona NDP MP Linda Duncan attended the ceremony and said she admires Bruneau's determination and now it's up to the Liberal government to give...

Liberal near-miss on Air Canada vote too close for comfort, says Andrew Leslie

National Post“They just figure that they're always going to win because they do have a large majority,” Mulcair said as he described watching Liberal MP...

Justin Trudeau promises 'full protection' with transgender rights bill

I'm going to vote for it," Conservative MP David Tilson told a CBC reporter earlier on Monday, before Trudeau had spoken, when asked about the...

Near-miss on Air Canada vote a 'close call', says Liberal whip

“They just figure that they're always going to win because they do have a large majority,” Mulcair said as he described watching Liberal MP Judy...

Ottawa's economic advisers gather for first time with Morneau, cabinet ministers

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon in Vancouver, B.C., on April 27, 2016. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is presiding...

NDP, Conservatives give Liberals a lesson in House of Commons vote

The Liberals were expecting to hear from NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice on an amendment to the bill, which proposes lifting a long-standing requirement that Air...

GOP establishment split over Trump support

But with the GOP convention fast approaching and Donald Trump the standard bearer of the Republican Party, major figures in conservative politics are emerging to...

Dear Trump Supporters: Your Guy Doesn't Know a Damn Thing About the Debt, And Neither Does His Imaginary Friend

Not only did your guy completely fumble a response on the national debt, but evidence was revealed late last week showing that Trump attempted to...

Ottawa dispatches 40 more staff to Mideast to reduce Syrian refugee backlog

The federal government appears to be taking some steps to hasten the arrival of privately sponsored Syrian refugees, but sponsorship groups who have grown disappointed...

Liberals caught short on key bill; Speaker casts rare tie-breaking vote

Winnipeg Free Press (subscription)The bill, which was tabled by Transport Minister Marc Garneau on March 24, had made it out of committee unamended and was...

NDP will vote against Liberals' electoral reform committee motion: Mulcair

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP will not support Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef's motion establishing a Liberal-majority parliamentary committee on electoral reform, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair...

Liberals scramble to secure Air Canada vote

- Flamborough ReviewThe Flamborough Review (press release) (registration)"They just figure that they're always going to win because they do have a large majority," Mulcair...

The Young Republicans Trying to Bring Sanity to Their Party - YES! Magazine

YES! MagazineThe Young Republicans Trying to Bring Sanity to Their PartyYES! MagazineThis causes a type of “emotional blackmail,” according to political scholar Michelle Alexander, author...

20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week

“Kriegman and Steinberg start their film by catching New York congressman Anthony Weiner at his peak, a crusading liberal politician with the kind of media...

QP Monday: Government advertising, electoral reform, and Liberal disclaimers

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel took the lead in question period today, pressing Treasury Board President Scott Brison on changes the Liberal government brought...

Cousineau 18th at CN Future Links

Terry Cousineau waits for his chance to shoot during the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops on the weekend. Allen Douglas/KTW. Terry Cousineau...

Women walk across militarized Korean border to bring new peace to old conflict

(blog) (blog)"We want a Canadian to be part of this historic women's initiative, and you we can trust,” she said. I jumped at the...

NFL summer subplots: One burning question for each NFC team

However, he fumbled five times (losing four) in part-time work last season (144 carries in 13 games). With Alfred Morris gone, Jones has to cure...

Millennials Now Rival Boomers As A Political Force, But Will They Actually Vote?

"We recorded the highest number of young people participating in Republican primaries this year in almost every state that we looked at by substantial numbers...

Manitoba MP saves the day for Liberal airline vote

OTTAWA - Liberal Manitoba MP Doug Eyolfson saved his party from embarrassment on Monday afternoon by voting in favour of a bill he disagrees with...

Burnaby man's petition asks Canadian government to take action on foreign ownership

The petition is sponsored by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who says high housing prices are starting to scare away businesses in his riding.

@Kady – When it comes to snap votes, you snooze, you (almost) lose, Liberals…

Last week, NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice served notice that his party would be putting forward four proposed amendments to the bill, but when it came...

Watch out for white papers

Co-hosts include Edward An of Google, Javier Martinez of DaVita, Adam Goldberg of Anthem, Dontai L. Smalls of UPS, Alex Ginis of the Credit Union...

Giving $1 to Sanders or Clinton? You're helping set campaign records

Hours after Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman card” in the race for president, her supporters received an email asking them to...

Paul Martin's official portrait unveiling and after-party, May 11, 2016

(subscription)Liberal MPs Hedy Fry and Alexandra Mendes. Cynthia Münster. Scott Bradley, Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, and Kerry Cundal. Cynthia Münster. CBC's Neil Macdonald,...

MP McLeod says electoral-reform committee "a stacked deck"

MP McLeod says electoral-reform committee "a stacked deck"Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod is referring to an all-party parliamentary committee created week to study electoral reform...

Why Democrats increasingly think Donald Trump can deliver them a Senate landslide

Salt Lake Tribune (blog)But as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley has been closely tied to the GOP's strategy to block Garland's Supreme Court...

Harjit Sajjan's explanation about Canadian special forces photos makes no sense

“What is wrong with this government endangering the lives of our soldiers?” asked Liberal MP Marc Garneau. “Is it blatant self-promotion or incompetence? Harper's office...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

Some fish harvesters were protesting the decisions rather than being out on the water fishing, which didn't sit well with Byrne. Long Range Mountains Liberal...

Dion's craven Russian appeasement on Magnitsky

(subscription)Last week I travelled to Ottawa and stood with members of the three main political parties to announce the introduction of the Magnitsky Bill...

Cannes Report: Going Against The Grain On Day Four

Cotillard portrays Gabrielle, a repressed 1950s farmland girl who won't stop flaunting her sexual frustration to whatever men will pay attention, much to the chagrin...

Dealing with Death: MPs reflect on the end of life

... upon their own individual experiences and it's important that we listen to those individual experiences, but at the same time we need to take...

Letters to the editor

I realize several of his votes “for taxes” simply threw control to the county. I am still opposed and submit that most real conservatives are,...

Notre Dame made it through a brutal 2015. Now it's time to contend for a Playoff spot.

He picked up a heavier load down the stretch and thrived, averaging 16.4 carries per game and 7 yards per carry over the final five...

Weekend Roundup Zing!s

(blog) (blog)If you listen to the liberals, America is capitalist and greedy yet half the population is subsidized. ... The Rick Scott Wants What...

YSU 2016 SPRING GRADS

... Andrews Connors Joseph Christopher Cullen Jr. Dominic Joseph DeFelice Daniel James DeLullo Jesse Robert Dobson Lisa Renee Dory Darcie Marie Eggleston Stephanie Jean Fife...

Conservative Michael Chong proposes shift from Harper's environmental legacy

As Chong, who represents an Ontario riding near Toronto, officially launched his leadership bid for the Conservative party, he said he wanted his party to...

Report: Romney Wooing Non-Trump Independent Candidate to Enter Race

A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is...

Ont. MP Michael Chong joins race for Conservative party leadership

The three contestants so far have a head start before the higher profile Conservatives announce their runs. That could include former defence ministers Peter MacKay...

Facebook didn't make Trump a phenomenon – its users did

If the increasingly-not-that-unthinkable happens, if TV screens around the world next January show a sea of red baseball caps swarming in triumph in front of...

May 16, 2016 - Breaking News: Michael Chong Officially Announces Campaign To Become Conservative Leader

(blog) (blog)Michael Chong, our local M.P. for the riding of Wellington – Halton Hills has just announced at a press conference in Ottawa that...

Nathan Cullen leery of running for NDP leadership

CBC.caSKEENA NDP MP Nathan Cullen says he's leaning toward not taking a run at his party's leadership. The long-serving MP whose name was immediately mentioned...