May 28, 2016

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Canada's Conservatives Just Got Rid Of A Policy Opposing Gay Marriage

The New Civil Rights MovementOne former Conservative MP even cited dystopian literature in denouncing the proposal. “In George Orwell's 1984 book, people in power actually...

'Freedom and respect': Conservatives strike marriage definition from party policy

Conservative delegates at the party's policy convention in Vancouver have voted to strike the definition of marriage in the party's official policy document. In a...

Conservative Convention 2016: Party Axes Policy Against Same-Sex Marriage

VANCOUVER — The Conservative party wiped a policy opposing same sex marriage off its books Saturday, proof many said that the party is truly setting...

Tatler Tory row as Lord Feldman refuses to fire aide involved in 'plot to blackmail Minister'

Conservative chairman Lord Feldman has clashed with the Cabinet Minister who faced an alleged sex blackmail plot in the 'Tatler Tory' scandal, it was revealed...

SJWs at Yale Claim a Couple of Scalps

And John Hope Franklin notes that in North Carolina, "Without doubt, there were those who possessed slaves for the purpose of advancing their [own] well-being...

Conservatives set to vote on dropping same sex marriage ban from policy

The vote, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, will be the culmination of 2 ½ days of introspection and intense debate among Conservatives at a policy convention...

Sudbury PoV: Glenn Thibeault belongs in cabinet

Sudbury's former federal MP, Thibeault defected from the NDP to run for the Liberals in a 2015 provincial byelection, after the NDP's Joe Cimino suddenly...

Verbatim: Justin Trudeau speaks to Winnipeg convention

(subscription) (subscription)Let's hear it once again for our Liberal caucus and the tireless Liberal volunteers and team who made October 19th happen, together! My...

Conservatives drop same sex marriage ban

But if party members were listening to former leader Stephen Harper's speech Thursday night about the need to stay true to Conservative principles of faith,...

Conservative Party officials get scathing review of 2015 election campaign

The Tories did an exhaustive national review after last fall's election, with Van Vugt and longtime MP Diane Finley criss-crossing the country and holding online...

Elbows down: Tory whip says time to move past incident in the House

FILE - Conservative Party whip Gordon Brown rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this May 19,...

Conservative Convention 2016: Tories Nix Bid To Make Ambrose Eligible For Permanent Leader

The divisive issue of whether to drop a long-standing policy seen as a direct condemnation of same-sex marriage and a rogue campaign to make interim...

McLeod says Conservatives are setting new path

KAMLOOPS — Decisions made at the Conservative convention in Vancouver today, May 28, could set the foundation for the future of the party. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP...

The Missing Piece

Duterte is more authoritarian, for one, and less patient with the trappings of liberal democracy than Estrada. Estrada's base of support came from the urban...

Senate reverses course, approves police-vest funds - Sentinel & Enterprise

Senate reverses course, approves police-vest fundsSentinel & EnterpriseMassFiscal is a conservative nonprofit seen by Democrats as a stalking horse for Republicans, and its executive director,...

Several prominent issues head to summer study committees

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Plymouth news briefs

All local "boots-on-the-ground" Vietnam veterans who are either from Plymouth, now live in Plymouth or are affiliated with a Plymouth-based veterans group should submit their...

Fear and loathing in Trump nation

There is more than a whiff of George C. Wallace, the late racist governor of Alabama and three-time presidential hopeful, permeated Trump's rallies, and the...

Jason Kenney to decide on Conservative leadership bid by summer's end

Jason Kenney is mulling over whether or not he'll put his own name forward as a Conservative leadership candidate, but he says if he does,...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Winnipeg draws protesters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be greeted by protesters in Winnipeg on Saturday when he attends the Liberal Biennial Convention where 2,500 members of the...

Lana Payne: In with a vengeance, out with a murmur

Even many Conservatives didn't like or agree with this ruthless approach to politics. ... Speaking at Jim Flaherty's funeral, Harper noted “Jim, as fiercely partisan...

Lana Payne: In with a vengeance, out with a murmur

Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who finished his political career sitting as an independent after leaving the Harper caucus, was critical of the prime minister's...

DECISION 2016: How Inland voters discovered they were relevant

The Inland region of more than 4 million still includes many voters with conservative values. Well-attended rallies for Donald Trump took place this year in...

Central's Stanko breaks javelin mark at Div. I championships

“I think I just wanted to focus on running a conservative first mile because I'm better when I run even splits,” Gaughan said. “And the...

Tributes for May 28

She is survived by her children, Janet (Sean) Ash of Windsor, Kathy (Holliday) Thomas of Olympia, Wash., and Gary (Amy) Holliday of Eugene, Ore.; nine...

Heimlich inventor save a life; webcam eaglet dies; teacher harasser sentenced

"We saw this idea used in Milwaukee," said Joe Dulin, assistant community development director for the city, who credited Terence Acquah and Raven Fuller in...

Heimlich inventor saves a life; webcam eaglet dies; teacher harasser sentenced

"We saw this idea used in Milwaukee," said Joe Dulin, assistant community development director for the city, who credited Terence Acquah and Raven Fuller in...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

UK White Paper escalates privatisation of higher education

Funding constraints have tightened since the 2010 tripling of tuition fees and associated cuts by the incoming Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, forcing universities to rely on...

Campaigning around the states

The Sydney Morning HeraldBut Labor's Penny Wong, the Liberals' Simon Birmingham, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and independent senator Nick Xenophon didn't really tell voters anything...

Central's Stanko breaks javelin mark at Div. I championships

“I think I just wanted to focus on running a conservative first mile because I'm better when I run even splits,” Gaughan said. “And the...

Reports: ESPN Easing Out Iconic Sportscaster

Should Berman depart ESPN, he would follow Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Mike Tirico, Bill Simmons, and other big personalities out the door in Bristol. But...

High school state track results

- May 27Kansas City StarLiberal, 2; T17. Leavenworth, 2; T17. Wichita Bishop Carroll, 2. Top individuals. 3,200: 1. Misse, BV Southwest, 11:12.35; 2. Flake,...

Canada has to help Egypt and Tunisia before it's too late: Dion

(subscription) (subscription)WINNIPEG – Canada has to help support Egypt and Tunisia if it wants to prevent the troubled countries from the world's next hot...

Elbowgate: much ado about nothing

The NDP, once the moral compass of our nation, the party of Stephen Lewis, Ed Broadbent and Bill Blaikie, has hit a new low. The...

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Now At $82M+, 'Alice' Taking A Spill With $40M Over 4-Day Memorial Day Holiday – Friday PM ...

Currently, 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse is coming in toward Fox's conservative projection of $80M+ over FSSM. Earlier in the week many rivals predicted a...

Radio Derb: Amren Conference–The World Comes To Amren, The Torch Has Been Passed, Etc.

One good thing about being part of a conservative insurgency is that the younger insurgents are respectful of the tribal elders. Jared Taylor, the onlie...

The left won the culture war. Will they be merciful?

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has frequently made the same sort of cheerful concession. ...

Bevin to join restroom lawsuit

“This lawsuit is nothing but a political stunt and an attack on transgender students who are among our most vulnerable,” Harman said. But the conservative...

Potential billion-dollar deal for Metis as feds address historic land dispute

On Friday, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett quietly stepped away from the Liberal party convention in Winnipeg to sign a memorandum of...

'A fabulous moment': Conservative delegates shift to more neutral position on same-sex marriage

Former cabinet minister and police chief Julian Fantino told delegates police have been begging for this to happen. In the end the vote carried, but...

Former Australian Idol host James Mathison to stand against Tony Abbott

“That's my role going forward – to be a standard bearer for Liberal conservative values.” Mathison told the Daily Telegraph he decided to run after...

RALPH R. REILAND: Selective diversity from the far-left elitist

Her mother, Lois Dickson Rice, is a scholar in economic studies at The Brookings Institution, a respected but liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., and...

RALPH R. REILAND: Selective diversity from the far-left elitist

Her mother, Lois Dickson Rice, is a scholar in economic studies at The Brookings Institution, a respected but liberal-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C., and...

Kevin O'Leary Just Might Be 'Pissed Off' Enough To Run For Tory Leader

The question should be clear, O'Leary told CPAC's Peter Van Dusen from the Conservative party convention, where he is testing out the waters for a...

Both sides of pipeline debate play out at Liberal Party convention in Winnipeg

​"​Last time we spoke, Prime Minister Trudeau encouraged me to speak my mind and push hard whenever I felt we might collectively err," said Steven...

Tory convention hears calls for greater inclusiveness

“I'm also a Muslim and this campaign targeted us, unfairly.” Listening in the audience were defeated immigration minister Chris Alexander, who announced a police snitch...