June 2, 2016

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Liberals Wave White Flag On Electoral Reform Committee

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Monsef said the government would support the NDP motion which transfers power on the committee from a majority of Liberal MPs to a majority...

CIJA fumbles on Ontario BDS legislation

The situation had gotten so grievous that Irwin Cotler, then a law professor at McGill, organized the Commission on Economic Coercion and Discrimination. The Commission...

Chinese foreign minister's 'tantrum' sign of troubled relations, ex-ambassador says

"China must learn from other countries that there are acceptable norms of behaviour when dealing with other nations," Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement said...

Tootoo seemed fine at convention: Bagnell

(subscription) (subscription). Yukon MP Larry Bagnell expressed his regret Wednesday over losing a northern colleague after Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo suddenly resigned from the...

Canadian dairy farmers protest trade deals

CTV NewsThe previous Tory administration had negotiated a more than Can$4 billion package for farmers negatively affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership or EU trade deals...

The Edge: Ryan on Trump—Okay, Sure

Ryan Is Ready. The House Speaker endorsed the presumptive Republican nominee, writing in a column for his hometown newspaper that he's “confident” Trump can make...

Paul Ryan comes around: I'll be voting for Trump

FILE – In this April 27, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gives a speech at Georgetown University in Washington. Speaker Ryan's...

Union calls on Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board trustee Gordon Gilchrist to resign over remarks about ...

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

Nouveaux produits: trois prix nationaux pour la Laiterie Chalifoux - Les 2 Rives / La Voix

Les 2 Rives / La VoixNouveaux produits: trois prix nationaux pour la Laiterie ChalifouxLes 2 Rives / La VoixNous pourrons rencontrer des distributeurs prêts à...

William Watson: The cost of a 'free' Liberal membership is enduring endless party propaganda

I have to confess I'm not actually at the heart of the Liberal movement. I did consider voting for their candidate in my riding, Marc...

Stephane Dion Chastised For Staying Silent As Chinese Minister 'Berated' Canadian Journalist

Opposition MPs have called out Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion for keeping quiet as his Chinese counterpart publicly admonished a Canadian journalist after she asked...

Steven Fletcher: 'I was a right-wing naturalist'

As Canada debates a controversial bill on assisted dying, one of the country's influential voices on the file has taken his seat in a provincial...

The Latest: Trump celebrates Ryan endorsement

Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee and the nation's highest-ranking Republican office holder. (AP...

DougCo student activist Grace Davis' coming of age

Jim Geddes, a director on the board, accused her of being used by the teachers' union to advance its agenda against teacher evaluations, pay-for-performance and...

A billionaire of her own?

That very Trump-like braggadocio is likely sweet music to the Clinton campaign's Brooklyn brain trust which has been flailing around for ways to damage a...

Australian election 2016: Turnbull visits South Australia as Coalition faces tough fight in state – politics live

As well as calling in on Cory Bernardi's event Turnbull made himself available for a virtual town hall with the voters of Sturt, which is...

The Libertarian Party Barely Takes Itself Seriously. Why Should We?

“The LP has always been split along [purism] and pragmatism,” said Robert Clarke, a volunteer with the Youth Caucus of the Libertarian Party. ... Thus...

NIAGARA CLOSEUP: The politics of assisted dying

Niagara West Conservative MP Dean Allison recently met with community stakeholders who have an interest in Bill C-14. Calling it one of the most important...

QP Thursday: Monsef in the hotseat, diafiltered milk and press freedom

(subscription)NDP MP Helene Laverdiere also noted that the minister had stood idly by when it happened. “Will the government stand up for human rights...

Tories furious about 'backroom' electoral reform deal

(subscription) (subscription)Reacting to the surprising news on Thursday that the Liberals will support, with a few amendments, the NDP's motion on the establishment of...

Proposal would reduce cost when family buys…

(subscription)The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is lauding a federal private member's bill that would make farm transfers within families easier. Quebec NDP MP Guy...

Ag minister takes heat over GM issue

(subscription)The Conservative agriculture critic says the federal minister has overstepped by asking the agriculture committee to study genetically modified animals. “It's unbelievable,” said Chris...

Stephen Harper's mixed legacy

Last week, the day before Stephen Harper addressed the Conservative party convention in Vancouver, news broke that the former prime minister will soon step down...

Prison farms may re-open

Kingston's two prison farms, shuttered by the federal Conservatives in 2010, may be reopening under the new Liberal government. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale rose...

California Lawmakers Poised To Make It Illegal To Question Global Warming

Allen's bill would make it easier for state and local prosecutors to join an ongoing investigation into ExxonMobil's global warming stance. California Attorney General Kamala...

Health Minister visits Attawapiskat, Kashechewan to see conditions

NDP indigenous critic Charlie Angus, the MP for the riding that encompasses both reserves, says he is pleased Philpott is paying a visit. Angus, who...

Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout

Even in this deeply religious swath of western Kentucky — a state where about half the residents are evangelical — conservative Christians feel under siege.

Liberals to study restoring Kingston, Ont., prison farms

Responding to a question from Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen during question period in the House of Commons, Minister of Public Safety Ralph...

Voters head to polls on Tuesday

In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, Thomas Fiegen of Clarence, Robert Hogg of Cedar Rapids, Patty Judge of Albia and Bob Krause of Fairfield...

Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

How do you solve a problem like The Donald? For Republicans and conservatives, the time for hoping Trump would simply burn himself out, collapse, and...

Politics 204 for June 2

More cash for cities: Canada's mayors plan to push the new federal Liberal government to ensure quick access to new programs offering billions of dollars...

Alsvid seeks back-to-back victories in Aristides

The Aristides field from rail out (with jockey and morning line odds): Toews On Ice (Channing Hill, 8-1), Barbados (Joe Rocco Jr., 8-1), Limousine Liberal...

Conservatives, NDP to force Liberals to vote down small-business tax promise

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives and NDP are planning to force the Liberals to vote against their own election promise to small business owners. Conservative MP...

Canada sees no guarantees on EU trade pact, hard work ahead

OTTAWA, June 2 (Reuters) - There are no guarantees a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union will come into force and a...

Corbyn's 'loud and clear' EU message

Mr Corbyn said the Labour message was "loud and clear", that the Conservative Party was a bigger threat to the country than the European Union...

FSJ For LNG Meets The Prominent Figures Of Ottawa

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ for LNG spent time in Ottawa with the big players in the political world. Alan Yu and his group...

@Kady: Liberals back NDP electoral reform committee, give up majority control

Instead, Liberal MPs will throw their support behind NDP MP Nathan Cullen's counter-proposal to divvy up the seats around the committee table based on the...

Steve Scott celebrates Met PGA Head Professional win - The Journal News | LoHud.com

The Journal News | LoHud.comSteve Scott celebrates Met PGA Head Professional winThe Journal News | LoHud.comApawamis' James Ondo and Mount Kisco's Chris Case finished in...

In Symbolic Rejoinder to Religious Right, Catholic High School Supports Transgender Teacher

While the nation is embroiled in another hot-button culture war issue -- this time over transgender rights -- a Catholic high school in Burlingame, a...

TPP not in the best interest of Canadians says Council of Canadians organizer

Also speaking during Wednesday event was Alex Atamanenko, former NDP member of Parliament for BC Southern Interior and a member of the Canadian Union of...

Canadian Government Votes to Make National Anthem Gender-Neutral

(blog) (blog)Conservative MP Erin O'Toole discredited those attacks, stating, “[Belanger's] a friend and someone I admire greatly and seeing him struggle with ALS is...

Liberals back down on electoral reform committee, support NDP changes

Speaking after Cullen and Monsef, Conservative critic Scott Reid signalled the Official Opposition would not be supporting the amended motion. The Conservatives insist that a...

Kevin Sorbo on JFK: 'This 1960 Democrat Would be a Conservative Today'

(blog) (blog)Actor Kevin Sorbo believes that if John F. Kennedy were alive today, he would be a conservative. Sorbo recently ... He, unfortunately, compartmentalized...

Letter: Sentencing reform helps Utah families

Mike Lee agrees. As noted in the recent Tribune editorial, "Mike Lee can do bipartisan when he wants to," the Utah senator advocated for S2123,...

'Righteous' journalists not entitled to criticize Trump until they clean up their act: Brent Bozell

wrote Brent Bozell — founder of the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog — in an op-ed Thursday. “Indeed, it's a courtesy reserved for...

Kelly McParland: French Socialists run up against union intransigence in battle over labour laws

Some headlines are so predictable they cease to carry any surprise. For instance: “Leafs miss playoffs,” “New government claims treasury in worse shape than expected,”...

MPs Break Out In 'O Canada' After Most Vote For Gender-Neutral Anthem

Nine Conservative MPs voted in favour of Bélanger's bill this week, including leadership candidate Michael Chong who supported making the change last year. Former cabinet...

The Sprout: Feds start process to extend grain train legislation

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal government appears to have started the procedural process to extend C-30, The Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, which sunsets August...

Liberals acting too much like Harper, Trudeau says after electoral reform concession

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is collaborating better with the opposition parties now because he feared they were behaving too much like the...

Councillor Jim Karygiannis harassed, intimidated residents, watchdog finds

Councillor Jim Karygiannis' targeted intimidation of local residents was “shocking” conduct that broke council's rules, a city watchdog has found. But after two separate incidents,...