June 6, 2016

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'We have obligations': Liberal government on defence after reports of Super Hornet purchase

... competition will result in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit, says a senior Defence Department official. In the House of Commons Monday, Conservative defence critic James Bezan...

Top State Department official can't recall discussing Clinton's private server

(blog)Steven Mull, who served as executive secretary to Clinton from 2010 to 2012, made the remarks Friday during a deposition in a Freedom of...

Tories suffering Stockholm Syndrome

On a night when federal politicians are supposed to make fun of themselves -- the annual Parliamentary press gallery dinner in Ottawa Saturday -- why...

Supporters urge Raitt to make a run for Conservative leadership

Bernier continues his campaign Tuesday with an expected outline of his policy on telecom deregulation. Other Conservative MPs considering a bid are Tony Clement, Andrew...

MP says he can't attend Pride flag raising

Despite being invited, Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman, who first elected in 2008, has never attended a Pride flag-raising ceremony. "The reason has ... McColeman was...

Should Canada's national anthem lyrics be gender-neutral?

"It is tragic that this is being done in a fashion where Canadians are being shut out," Peter Van Loan, a Conservative MP, said in...

NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo to seek leadership of federal New Democrats

They include Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, who won just 5.7 per cent of the vote at the NDP leadership convention that picked Mulcair in 2012,...

Parliament could resurrect procedure not seen since 1947 to break assisted-dying bill impasse

NDP MP Murray Rankin said he doesn't care where changes to Bill C-14 originate, as long as the bill is improved. Rankin said that if...

MP Pierre Poilievre backing petition after Liberals reverse Civic hospital plan

Former Conservative MP John Baird announced the original plan back in 2014 following a review of possible locations, but since then the new Liberal government...

Petition to save Garderie Tunneys Daycare could head to Parliament

It already has 459 signatures and is being sponsored by Quebec NDP MP Christine Moore. “It's another way to get the government to act,” said...

'Draft Lisa Raitt' Campaign Urges Tory MP To Run For Leadership

Hamilton SpectatorRaitt is among several members of the Conservative caucus who are considering mounting a bid for the leadership. Three are already registered: Kellie Leitch,...

Assisted Dying Bill C-14 Is Unconstitutional: Leading Expert

NDP MP Murray Rankin rises to question the government during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on December 11, 2012. (Photo: Adrian...

The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Bid the French for President campaign adieu. On Sunday, David French—a lawyer, National Review staff writer, and Iraq war veteran—announced that he would not be...

Elections watchdog Marc Mayrand to step down at year end

... to vote in the 2011 election, overspending by former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro in the 2008 election and the "in-and-out" affair, which saw...

John Ivison: By sole-sourcing Super Hornets, Liberals now look identical to Tories on fighter-jets file

Assuming Postmedia's story predicting the Liberals will buy Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets to bridge a “capability gap” comes to pass — and I have...

Urban Worker Project looks at future of 'good jobs'

Former NDP MP Andrew Cash has founded a new support group called the Urban Workers Project. Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star. Former NDP MP Andrew Cash has...

Liberals hear from critics of RCMP labour bill, hint at changes

The Liberals tabled legislation that would make independent, binding arbitration the dispute-resolution process for bargaining impasses, with no right to strike. A steady stream of...

Trudeau Says C-14 Strikes Right Balance As NDP Ramps Up Critcism

Cowan told HuffPost he believes the bill is unconstitutional. NDP MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet was quick to relay the Senate Liberal leader's concerns in the House...

Liberals hint at changes to RCMP labour bill amid rank-and-file concerns

OTTAWA—The Liberal government is signalling it is open to giving rank-and-file RCMP members a stronger hand in their dealings with top brass. Public Safety Minister...

Federal Liberals have 'dropped the ball' on mining: Angus

The federal Liberals have “dropped the ball” in the north when it comes to the mining sector, said Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus. “The Liberal...

Anbang's Wu Cancels Appearance at NYC Real Estate Conference

Strategic owns luxury resorts across the U.S. including the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California and Manhattan's Essex House. Before it's here, it's on the...

10 sentenced on drug trafficking in Tenn.

Marcus Moore aka “Corry Moore,” 33, of Memphis: 18 months. • Martavious Taylor ... indictment in February. In May, they all were sentenced by U.S.

CTV says morning show replacement has 'contemporary twist'

TORONTO - CTV's long-running "Canada AM" will be replaced with a new show that offers a "contemporary twist" to morning TV, the network said Monday...

Commodities Enter Bull Market as Oil, Soy and Zinc Support Rally

“The market got carried away with itself when it seemed like the 'Remain' camp were extending their lead,” said John Goldie, a senior dealer at...

Canada will get gender-neutral national anthem

"It is wrong for a country to tread on its heritage under history, even when some of those heritage symbols, songs and anthems may seem...

Supporters urge Raitt to run for leadership - www.muskokaregion.com/

Supporters urge Raitt to run for leadershipwww.muskokaregion.com/Raitt is among several members of the Conservative caucus who are considering mounting a bid for the leadership. Three...

Yellen Sees Rates Rising Gradually But Avoids Precise Timing

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has stepped up warnings of the economic consequences of quitting the EU, while former premier John Major took to...

QP Monday: Electoral reform...again and still

(subscription) (subscription)The first original question came about 40 minutes in from Conservative defence critic James Bezan, who asked Trudeau to admit that he is...

QP Monday: Electoral reform...again and still

(subscription) (subscription)The first original question came about 40 minutes in from Conservative defence critic James Bezan, who asked Trudeau to admit that he is...

Journos celebrate 150th anniversary at Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner, June 4, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader Kevin Lamoureux with reporter Rachel Aiello. Rachel Aiello. reporter Laura ... Liberal MP David...

Journos celebrate 150th anniversary at Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner, June 4, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader Kevin Lamoureux with reporter Rachel Aiello. Rachel Aiello. reporter Laura ... Liberal MP David...

News Guide: Montana ballot features full slate of races

Two other justices are running unopposed for re-election: Chief Justice Mike McGrath and Justice Jim Shea. ___ ... The winner of the race between Gail...

Will The Media Fall For Paul Ryan's Sham Poverty Proposals Again?

Reporting on a previous Ryan effort, The Washington Post's Mike DeBonis wrote that, "Paul Ryan turn[ed] the GOP presidential race toward" poverty, an issue he...

Communitarianism, Not Nationalism

They don't read Adam Smith or Edmund Burke, but they come from the same schoolyards and the same playgrounds and towns as we came from.

Cleveland's message to the rest of us on GOP convention: Calm down.

“I have to eat crow because I did not expect Donald Trump to win, but it's real,” said Tracey Winbush, a conservative talk radio host...

Group wants Milton MP Lisa Raitt to run for Conservative Party leadership

The Draft Lisa Raitt campaign was launched Monday (June 6) by a team identifying themselves as “a group of grassroots Conservatives” that's seeking nation-wide support...

WALKs for ALS to Build on Ice-bucket Challenge Momentum Toward Making ALS Treatable

On June 1, opposition Conservative Party Member of Parliament David Tilson, as he has in years past, kicked the month off with a Member's Statement...

Today in History: June 6

Ten years ago: Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson acknowledged a stolen computer contained personal data on about 2.2 million active-duty military, Guard and Reserve personnel...

UVA Appoints Mark M. Luellen as Vice President for Advancement

John A. Griffin, chair of the Board of Visitors' Advancement Committee and a member of the search committee, said Luellen was the ideal candidate to...

Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala, Tuesday, June 1, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)The scene on Lemieux Island on Wednesday, June 1 as the who's-who of Ottawa gathered at the fourth annual Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala. Jake...

Our US neighbor just changed some words in its national anthem and not everyone is pleased

Conservatives opposed to the change have been vocal in their displeasure. “Maybe the botanists will be in an uproar about the shape of the maple...

Chuck Klosterman Talks Trump, Linklater & Not Leaving New York

... the motivations that have cemented a career-long reputation: “The goal of being alive is to figure out what it means to be alive, and...

Common sense says Canada should say no to trade deals

But I'd like to suggest Justin Trudeau and trade minister Chrystia Freeland, take time to think about striking a different note there, like backing off...

Oil Near 'Sweet Spot' Puts U.S. Rig Count Back in Focus: Chart

“The market got carried away with itself when it seemed like the 'Remain' camp were extending their lead,” said John Goldie, a senior dealer at...

The Anti-Trump Riots

HotAir's Larry O'Connor has a roundup of reports on and images of last week's violence, which he aptly describes as follows: “Anti-free speech thugs physically...

Stéphane Dion advocated for referendums on electoral reform in a 2012 policy paper

In a policy paper published in 2012, Stéphane Dion — then an MP for a Liberal Party that had descended to historic lows in the...

Why I Did Not Vote In Favour Of Bill C-14 On Physician-Assisted Dying

Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre Hedy Fry rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Friday November 28, 2014. CP/Adrian...

Pregnant mom's killer could be charged for baby's death, too

(subscription) (subscription)“Our government will not reopen the debate on abortion,” then-justice minister Rob Nicholson said in explaining why the government dropped the bill. “The...

As House continues to sit, NDP MP Niki Ashton says she's campaigning for Bernie Sanders

OTTAWA — Niki Ashton, an NDP MP from northern Manitoba, tweeted Sunday she was heading to North Dakota to campaign for U.S. Democratic Party candidate...

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders appeal for votes as primary day nears

... big advantage in getting outside interests to benefit their campaigns." Traditional Democratic allies like labor unions, consumer attorneys and environmental advocates are now dumping...