May 17, 2016

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John Ivison: Liberals deny appeasing Russians over human rights law for invitation to Syrian peace talks

Dion has said that he does not like the “ad hoc” nature of Magnitsky law proposed in Conservative MP James Bezan's private members' bill, but...

Conservative Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a lot has changed in the three years since she voted against a proposed bill that would have...

Conservative Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a lot has changed in the three years since she voted against a proposed bill that would have...

Former Wildrose leader Hinman seeking Medicine Hat Tory nomination

Hinman is one of a number of candidates seeking the federal Conservative nomination in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, a seat left vacant by the unexpected death of...

Trudeau tracker: Promised changes to anti-terrorism law C-51 still months away

Since then, the government has appointed Liberal MP David McGuinty to study how other countries, such as the United States and Britain, oversee the activities...

He's 75. He's Conservative. He Supports Transgender Rights.

CBC.caTORONTO—Canada took a very obvious step today and added protections for transgender identity to key sections of the Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

Lawyer for injured Afghan veterans says court action turns 'Liberal election campaign into a lie'

Moreover, all parties voted unanimously in favour of a motion introduced by NDP MP Fin Donnelly last May, which recognized a "stand-alone covenant of moral,...

Social Media CEOs Embrace Black Lives Matter; Censor Critics

In a May 9 Facebook post, an anonymous former “news curator” contractor with the company, fearing retaliation, was quoted as saying that he and other...

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose to support new trans rights bill

OTTAWA -- Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she plans to vote in favour of the Liberal government's proposed transgender rights legislation. Ambrose says she...

Conservative Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind

OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a lot has changed in the three years since she voted against a proposed bill that would have...

Rep. John Duncan Jr. says he has prostate cancer

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., the senior member of Tennessee's congressional delegation, said Tuesday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The...

Tory MP Jim Eglinski Accuses Liberals Of Muzzling Scientists, Everyone Laughs

... Tory MP Marilyn Gladu noted that the word "science" did not appear in the Liberal government's first throne speech. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan responded...

Michael Den Tandt: The Trudeaus are riding the same populist wave as Trump — and it has a dark side

Though income inequality in Canada has waned marginally since 2006 — thanks in part to egalitarian tax policies championed by the late Conservative finance minister...

Mandatory long-form census still grating on some Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)“Last week a long-form census was dropped at my door,” former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro wrote in a Facebook post last week.

Transgender law forces people to 'give up ground' in personal freedoms, critic says

“The Prime Minister has been drinking too much Kool-Aid with the president of the United States,” said Conservative MP and Justice Committee co-chair Ted Falk,...

QP Tuesday: Pipelines, referendums and temporary foreign workers

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Transport Critic Linda Duncan raised her concern over temporary foreign workers who have found themselves caught in the fires of Fort McMurray.

Mandatory long-form census still grating on some Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)“Last week a long-form census was dropped at my door,” former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro wrote in a Facebook post last week.

The Super PAC Experiment That Bankrolled Ted Cruz

NewsweekWhen it became clear one of the first super PACs backing Cruz — Stand for Principle, initially funded by Cruz's college roommate David Panton —...

Toronto school trustee Shan to run for provincial NDP in Scarborough-Rouge River byelection

Balkissoon had held the riding since 2005, and six candidates will battle for the Liberal nomination on June 5, including Piragal Thiru, a party vice...

NDP wants to make it easier for family businesses to be passed on to future generations

Self Storage Industry NewsNorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)OTTAWA – Guy Caron, NDP Finance critic, along with his colleagues, Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Agriculture and Agri-Food), Gord...

Michael Chong enters Conservative leadership race

Michael Chong wants to be leader of Canada's federal Conservative Party, replacing former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who stepped down from the position following his...

Trans Pacific Partnership makes it “quite likely” that Canadians' confidential data would be subject to US Patriot ...

This creates a privacy issue, suggested Guy Caron, NDP MP for Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques, in the House of Commons May 12. “Right now, Canadian data, such...

Many Questions Remain Unanswered Following National Monument Forum

Last night, a crowd of about 1,400 people made their way to Orono to weigh in on Roxanne Quimby's proposed North Woods national monument at...

Toronto political dynasties: The people's choice or the family business?

The Laytons: Toronto Councillor Mike is the latest office-holder in a line that includes his dad, former NDP Leader Jack; his stepmom, former NDP MP...

Defeated Tory candidate topped federal election campaign spending in Saskatchewan

Defeated Conservative candidate Rob Clarke spent nearly four times as much on his federal election campaign as NDP candidate Georgina Jolibois, who defeated him in...

Liberals Signal New Telecom Policy, Promote Open Access

Conservative MP Dan Albas asked how the government plans to respond to the Quebec bill, which he noted raises concerns about state-backed Internet censorship. Canadian...

'Secret' CBC documents from board of directors meetings haven't been made public since last August

“In the past, the CBC used to publish the minutes and documents from the board of directors meetings once a month,” NDP Heritage critic Pierre...

Liberals introduce transgender rights bill

(subscription) (subscription)Wilson-Raybould was joined by Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Sean Casey, Bill Blair and NDP MP Randall Garrison – who had introduced similar legislation...

Liberals introduce transgender rights bill

(subscription) (subscription)Wilson-Raybould was joined by Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Sean Casey, Bill Blair and NDP MP Randall Garrison – who had introduced similar legislation...

Outspoken business reality TV star leads in survey of those likely to vote Tory

Conservative voters would be more likely to choose outspoken TV personality Kevin O'Leary as their party leader among a field of seven declared and potential...

A New Bill Will Ban Discrimination Against Transgender Canadians

Garrison took part in the announcement, praising the government for picking up his bill. But he warned that the government needs to ensure it gets...

Liberals unveil transgender rights law

The law was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Similar legislation has failed to pass Parliament on multiple occasions, including the...

Ontario Fundraising Rules Tightened To Ban Corporate, Union Donations

The independent citizen advocacy group Democracy Watch said individual donation limits are too high to "stop the unethical influence" of wealthy interests. "The proposed annual...

David Rendel 1949-2016

His father was a foreign correspondent for The Times, and he was a great-grandson of civil engineer Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, and a great-great-nephew of...

A new bill is a good start. But gay and trans people need much more

(subscription) (subscription)Take, for example, the legal regulation of transgender women in federal prisons – a portfolio overseen by the Minister of Public Safety and...

Skipping a step in the climate case

Tomorrow — Playbook Breakfast with Secretary Ernest Moniz: POLITICO's Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen and our own Darius Dixon take Playbook live for a...

Kentucky, Oregon, Idaho vote today

Joe Manchin for arguing President Barack Obama has the right to appoint a Supreme Court nominee in 2016. ... “Sanders Nevada revolt puts Democrats on...

Obama administration to unveil major overtime rule Wednesday

Vice President Joe Biden, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D.-Ohio) will announce the rule at an event in Columbus, Ohio. We don't...

The 500 HR club is becoming special again

The answer is Jay Bruce. Now, there are going to be under-30 hitters who join Bruce soon. Giancarlo Stanton might do it before the All-Star...

CFIB backs NDP Bill to allow small businesses to be passed on to next generation

NDP MP Guy Caron's bill proposes amendments to the Income Tax Act that will ease the tax burden on business owners seeking to pass their...

Advice from a Canadian Conservative to American Republicans

shutterstock_246926977 I turned eighteen in 1979, the year Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau suffered his first electoral defeat at the hands of Progressive Conservatives (PC)...

The Daily 202: Failure of Burlington College is a big problem for Bernie and Jane Sanders

The college was placed on academic probation in 2014 by its accrediting agency and it faced cash flow problems due to the imminent loss of...

There is a plausible reason not to hold a referendum, but this isn't it

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals almost lost a procedural vote on their Air Canada bill yesterday, also prompted by a court case, and were saved by...

The Note: The Anti-Trump Playbook

The latest war of words between presumptive U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and British Prime Minister David Cameron is not the first time the New...

Megyn Kelly talks handling Trump's hair

(blog) (blog)He's a conservative commentator." "But he doesn't purport to be, so it's OK," she said, likening Fox to those working on news, mentioning...

NBC plays it safe for the fall, launching three new shows

TV Series FinaleThree sitcoms, Eva Longoria's “Telenovela,” “Undateable” and “Crowded” were also axed. “The Carmichael Show,” the critically well-received comedy about an African American family...

Bill Barnwell's offseason report cards: NFC North

While the Saints have repeatedly gone after high-risk options in free agency and traded up for draft picks, Pace has been relatively conservative in free...

Michael Chong promises a renewed Conservative Party

Michael Chong says it's time for the Conservative Party to renew itself. Chong, the longtime MP for Wellington-Halton Hills who lives just outside Fergus, announced...

News roundup: Republican delegates searching for way to block Donald Trump at convention

(blog) (blog)The Orrin Hatchs and John McCains of the Republican Party may be getting behind Donald Trump, but there's a group of GOP delegates...

Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Key Tech Issues

Bernie Sanders has been one of the fiercest critics of what he calls the anti-competitive practices of Comcast and Verizon, and he has expressed strong...