May 27, 2016

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After harrowing cave escape, operator considers safety

In March 2012, eight students and a teacher on a field trip were deep in the cave when a thunderstorm dumped rain on the area,...

MMIW inquiry should be headed by Indigenous women, report says

The federal government has released a summary of what it heard from victim's families and advocates during the consultation phase ahead of an inquiry into...

Conservatives drove Muslims away: party member - InsideOttawaValley.com - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Conservatives drove Muslims away: party member - InsideOttawaValley.comwww.insideottawavalley.com/The Tories did an exhaustive national review after last fall's election, with Van Vugt and longtime MP Diane...

Op-ed: John Williams left an indelible mark on us with acts both large and small

In our historically conservative community, John managed to break down barriers and promote tolerance of all people regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation and...

49ers 2016 seven-round mock draft - Today's Pigskin (blog)

Today's Pigskin (blog)49ers 2016 seven-round mock draftToday's Pigskin (blog)Armed with 12 picks at the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers look to address a...

Federal Court gives NDP hopeful sign in satellite-office dispute

(subscription) (subscription)Former Toronto MP Dan Harris was originally ordered to pay more than $140,000, but late last year was effectively exonerated by the Commons'...

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

He says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will also soon begin a public review of anti-terrorism legislation passed by the previous Conservative government. The Liberals...

The Senate GOP's Trump Survival Plan

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin tried to draw a semantic distinction between “supporting” the nominee and “endorsing” him, whatever that...

State dithers over money for climatologist

The state's part-time climatologist, Robert Lautzenheiser, retired years ago, and the position has remained vacant. Funding for a climatologist has been added — and subsequently...

Conservative leadership: 1 year out, declared and undeclared candidates make their pitch

Then the three declared leadership contenders thus far — Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong and Kellie Leitch — joined deputy leader Denis Lebel to discuss what's...

Liberals Promise Action On Anti-Terrorism Law Is Coming Soon

LeBlanc said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will also "in the coming days'' launch a public review of anti-terrorism legislation passed by the previous Conservative...

Political opportunism, not feminism, driving force behind 'Elbowgate' fallout

(blog) (blog)Even in 2014, when Liberal MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti were accused of sexual harassment and assault by two female New Democrat...

Conservative leadership: 1 year out, declared and undeclared candidates make their pitch

Conservative delegates are about to get a chance to kick the tires of a who's who of party leadership hopefuls. ... LIVE BLOG: Follow the...

Governor joining transgender bathroom lawsuit

But the conservative advocacy group, The Family Foundation, supports Bevin's move. “We are thankful we have a governor who is ... Republican state Senate President...

Rona Ambrose contrasts Laureen Harper with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

OTTAWA — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is praising the quiet style of her friend Laureen Harper, saying she preferred to stay in the background.

Carlos Beruff campaign says he will stay in U.S. Senate race 'no matter what'

(blog)Courtney Alexander, a spokeswoman for Lopez-Cantera's campaign, said the lieutenant governor is focused on winning the seat. “It looks like the press ... Chris...

Milwaukee Schools Forced to Justify $471K Black Lives Matter Initiative to Angry Critics: 'All I've Seen is Hatred'

But the controversial name made national headlines, drawing the attention of conservative talking heads. They called it the Black Lives Matter initiative. Kyle Olson, founder...

#NeverTrump, #NeverClinton lead to search for presidential alternatives

There have been well-publicized third-party presidential challenges over the years, including campaigns by George Wallace in 1968 and Ross Perot in 1992 — yet a...

NDP sees hopeful sign in fight over repaying $2.7M in parlimentary funds for satellite offices

OTTAWA — The NDP says it has received a hopeful signal in its legal dispute over former satellite offices in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City.

Conservative Convention 2016: Tories To Pick A Stance On Same-Sex Marriage

Leadership candidates Maxime Bernier and Kellie Leitch lined up to speak in favour of the motion, as did Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, though...

Katie Telford on what the Liberal campaign was really all about

Whether it was busting old Liberal myths open or busting myths about Liberals with data, often, or whether it was learning to trust ourselves in...

NDP receives hopeful signal in Federal Court battle on satellite offices

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP says it has received a hopeful signal in its legal dispute over former satellite offices in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City.

Boots, Bombs, B-52s -- and the Indefinite Detention of Americans: The Newest NDAA

Women and the Draft: When Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) ... “I've talked to coffeehouse liberals in San Francisco and conservative families who pray three times a...

NDP receives hopeful signal in Federal Court battle on satellite offices

Ex-Montreal MP Isabelle Morin was also on the hook to repay $169,117 in salary paid to an employee, but her bill was reduced to below...

Conservatives reject bid to let Rona Ambrose run for leadership

Conservatives pushing to let interim leader Rona Ambrose run for the full leadership have failed in their attempt to change the party's rules. Delegates, including...

Ambrose emphasizes women, youth, immigrants in speech to Conservative convention

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose used her speech Friday night at the Conservative convention to argue that her party needs to rebuild trust and “expand...

Australia wants Canada to take in refugees held in detention centres on South Pacific islands

“There have been no official talks between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Australian Government to resettle in Canada asylum seekers that are currently...

Come to the Island: Malpeque delegate courts federal Tory leadership hopefuls

Stewart, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against Liberal incumbent Wayne Easter in the Malpeque riding in the last election, is attending the 2016 Conservative convention...

Hypocrisy watch: Dion meets with Saudis to “discuss political, security issues” — but why not feminism?

Justin Trudeau never stops talking about what a feminist he is. But you'll notice he only does this in friendly, Western environments. If the Prime...

Trustee Gordon Gilchrist censured for remarks

The board covers an area (Peterborough city and county, Northumberland County and the municipality of Clarington in Durham Region) that includes three First Nations --...

The RNC's state(s) of disarray

In a court filing late Thursday night, the State Department said it would fight a request for Clinton to be deposed in a lawsuit filed...

You May Already Have Won

It would also be great, Kristol adds, if Joe Lieberman, Paul Ryan, Mitch Daniels, Condoleezza Rice, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Nikki Haley or Susana Martinez...

For Cirque, Disney and others, does standing up for LGBT rights require ethical acrobatics?

Cirque's critics, many of whom were from libertarian and conservative media outlets, pointed out that in September, the company is scheduled to bring its popular...

Conservatives extol robust war chest as good fiscal management at convention

The number is in line with the Liberal budget projection of a $5.4-billion deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt slammed...

Stephen Harper joining Conservative Fund as director

Stephen Harper has given his farewell address to Conservatives as he readies to leave Parliament, but he isn't going far from the party. The former...

Canada Posts Preliminary 2015-16 Deficit of C$1.96 Billion

The budget figure has become a political hot potato: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, elected in October, says the outgoing government left him with weaker-than-reported finances,...

Does Hillary Clinton Still Believe?

“People are attracted to him because Trump is a free man,” the conservative writer Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote perceptively last summer. By “free” he meant...

Power switch: Bill McKibben's climate challenge

McKIBBEN GREW up in Massachusetts and remembers watching his father – a Vietnam war veteran, and later business editor at the Boston Globe – getting...

The Liberals are blowing a chance to ease internal trade

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Dan Albas asked for a reference in the House of Commons a few weeks ago, arguing that legal scholars say the...

Stephen Harper's Conservative praise triggers bad memories for Canadians

Speaking at a Conservative policy convention on Thursday, Harper thanked the party faithful. “While the election last fall did not yield the results we hoped...

Stephen Harper's Conservative praise triggers bad memories for Canadians

Speaking at a Conservative policy convention on Thursday, Harper thanked the party faithful. “While the election last fall did not yield the results we hoped...

NDP hopeful in satellite office legal saga

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Ex-Montreal MP Isabelle Morin was also on the hook to repay $169,117 in salary paid to an employee, but her bill was...

896 graduates recognized at MCC's 52nd commencement

Despite this, the Manchester native on Thursday addressed the crowd at MCC's 52nd commencement as the valedictorian of the Class of 2016. Salamatian earned an...

Turnbull looking for fireworks in long election campaign

(subscription)Liberal campaign headquarters says that while Labor still has big spending announcements to make – Shorten has flagged more money for hospitals – Turnbull...

Changing work culture will boost FedNor: Bains

Bains was asked about an in-house survey obtained by NDP MP Charlie Angus, which found the morale of staff at FedNor had plummeted under the...

Bros in Paradise: Richard Linklater's “Everybody Wants Some!!”

The world is open and full of possibilities, as seen through the eyes of a very earnest freshman pitcher Jake (Blake Jenner). Jake is the...

Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)Mr. Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatars, delivered the message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and senior members of...

Republicans and voting

As New York Republicans went to the polls for their primary April 19, some opponents of Donald Trump clung to the hope that Ted Cruz,...

Critics hijack #ThankYouStephenHarper tribute

An online tribute to Stephen Harper quickly took on a life of its own over social media this week as the former prime minister was...

SSPX's Bishop Fellay: Little by Little Rome Is Giving Us All We Need for Reconciliation

... to some teachings of the Second Vatican Council regarding ecumenism, freedom of religion and aspects of liturgical reform came to a head in 1988,...