May 23, 2016

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NDP's right: Little logic in pursuing pot possession cases

“By all means, the government must take the time to craft a responsible framework for legalization but do not ask ordinary Canadians to keep paying...

California Gov. Jerry Brown backs Kamala Harris for US Senate

Jerry Brown backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli ... Sanchez also failed to land the state Democratic Party endorsement in...

U.S., Canadian Officials to Meet on Softwood Lumber

May 20 — Reaching agreement to avoid a new softwood lumber dispute later in 2016 will top the agenda for Canadian and U.S. officials meeting...

Artist Dossier: Gego

“While addressing abstraction as three-dimensional webs, Gego dared to return to the basics of craft, reintroducing notions such as trace and hand marks into the...

Ryan, conservative activists angered by lobbying campaign against Puerto Rico fix

An aggressive lobbying campaign led by a former member of Congress against a bill to resolve Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt crisis is angering members...

God and Country

“Even among stalwart conservatives,” wrote the New York Times, “Mr. Phillips was known for being especially devoted to the ideological principles of the right, including...

Flip-flopping or evolving?

Democrats divided on green, blue issue - Conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute's City Journal magazine delves into the long-standing divide in the Democratic Party between blue-collar labor...

Elbowgate, Canada's Least-Favorite Political Snafu, Just Won't Die

Peter Julian, house leader for the third-place New Democratic Party, called that attempt "draconian." A political horse-trade, however, saw the opposition and government come to...

Garneau to unveil renewed campaign against pointing lasers at planes

(subscription) (subscription)Transport Minister Marc Garneau answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May...

Legislature likely to act on transgender restroom use on final session day

John Whitmer, R-Wichita, said he and other conservative lawmakers will try to run a resolution that would express the Legislature's displeasure with the federal guidance,...

Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: May 23, 2016

"Sheldon Adelson backs Trump trip to Israel after $100m pledge, sources say" by Peter Stone: "Three conservative sources with strong ties to Adelson say that...

Tories look to renew

But Soudas was eventually forced to step down after interfering in the efforts of his partner, then-Conservative MP Eve Adams, to secure the party nomination...

Conspirator list could tip government's hand in Bridgegate

And who is John Doe, the accomplice seeking to block the release of the names? "Anyone who tells ... However, before such evidence can be...

Sunburn for 5.23.16 -

SaintPetersBlog (blog)- The donkeys get togetherSaintPetersBlog (blog)KEY REPUBLICAN DONORS ARE DISAVOWING TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN via Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns of The New York Times –...

All-party committee will study how to sanction Trudeau

NDP MP David Christopherson, a vice-chair of the committee, said that since Trudeau said he would participate, he thinks it would be politically difficult for...

PC leader Patrick Brown takes tour of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood hospital

Wasaga Beach economic and tourism director Andrew McNeill (left) describes the town's vision for a downtown to Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown and Simcoe-Grey MPP...

John Oliver's Justin Trudeau Segment On 'Last Week Tonight' Proves Why #ElbowGate Isn't A Scandal — VIDEO

Oliver was a big proponent of not-Stephen Harper (anyone but the former Conservative PM) in the country's October election, even breaking Canadian law in telling...

FEDERAL ELECTION 2016: Appin Rd upgrade finally a reality

Retired truckie John Plested visits the Leisa Shaw memorial on Appin Rd as he reflects on the fatal crash he was involved in which also...

'Most dysfunctional,' extraordinary week in the House, and despite pulling Motion 6, Liberals still want extended ...

(subscription) (subscription)... thanks to a procedural move by the NDP, who instead of tabling the planned amendments they proposed, had the MP who was...

Progressive Racism: A History of Racial Truth, Dare and Deception

Below is Colin Flaherty's review of David Horowitz's new book, “Progressive Racism," which is volume 6 of The Black Book of the American Left, a...

Edmonton Sikh community celebrates Nagar Kirtan

Both current defence minister Harjit Sajjan and former Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal braved the cold. The turnout, Uppal said, speaks to the importance of...

Framingham State University graduation list

Liberal Studies. Sheila P. Afonseca. Lindsay A. Bard. Andrew Richard Bettina. Lucas dos Santos Caixa. Anthony Joseph Calderone. Christopher Natale Caruso. Ingrid Lena Cohen. Ryan...

In ads, Toomey casting himself as a protector

While Toomey ran amid a conservative midterm wave in 2010, this year's presidential race is expected to bring out a more Democratic electorate, one in...

Two years after legalized same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, 'we ...

Two years after Pennsylvania overturned its same-sex marriage ban, becoming the 19th state at the time to allow everyone to marry, 63 couples have applied...

Canada and Japan talk trade in lead up to G7 summit

(subscription) (subscription)Against this backdrop, Mr. Trudeau will be offering a message of hope at the G7: that sustained government spending, such as the Liberals'...

Stéphane Dion urged to use Saudi arms deal to free Raif Badawi

(subscription) (subscription)Former Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler, Mr. Badawi's lawyer, sat down with Mr. Dion before he left for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he...

Soon It Will Suck To Be Donald Trump

The Republican and movement-conservative Establishments are grudgingly but steadily moving into his camp. When he comes to Washington for meetings with his vanquished ... to...

A new story begins for Hinchcliffe

Fox Sports“I remember asking (his crew) how quick he was and they said he's a tenth and half quicker than us. I was blown away,...