June 8, 2016

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Brent Hawkes: 'some complaints are not legitimate'

Numerous public figures have expressed their support for Hawkes, including former Ontario premier Bob Rae, former NDP MPs Olivia Chow and Craig Scott, Pride Toronto...

Alberta carbon tax prompts fierce oil and gas competitiveness debate

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press. Posted Jun 8, 2016 ... CALGARY – The impact of Alberta's new carbon levy on the oil and gas...

The biggest class photo in Parliament Hill's history

It would take 10 minutes for Bregg's camera to pan across the entire scene and shoot it bit by bit. The politicians had their instructions:...

Alberta carbon tax prompts fierce oil and gas competitiveness debate

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press. Posted Jun 8, 2016 9:03 ... CALGARY – The impact of Alberta's new carbon levy on the oil and...

The NDP needs a time out

The dearth of ideas within the rudderless NDP has only become more apparent since the rank and file voted to turf Mulcair. See also former...

NDP: Liberals have broken their diafiltered milk promise

(subscription) (subscription)“Why is the Liberal government protecting American producers instead of Canadian producers?” Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay responded that he'd been meeting in the...

Experts testifying in Ottawa about KPMG warned not to mention offshore tax scheme

Tax experts summoned to Ottawa yesterday to testify about a KPMG offshore tax dodge at the Commons finance committee were left fuming after a last-minute...

Sajjan rebuffs calls for inquiry into Afghan detainees

(subscription) (subscription)The former Conservative minority government repeatedly refused to release information about the scandal, including to a special committee of parliamentarians set up to...

QP Wednesday: Jets, electoral reform and fish

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Mark Strahl posed a question to Dominic LeBlanc, the recently-appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, regarding Irving...

MPs arranging to get rapidly-ailing Liberal MP Bélanger into House for Friday's vote on his gender neutral national ...

(subscription) (subscription)According to the procedural rules governing private members' bills, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who is dying of ALS, has to be physically present...

After Ignoring Warnings During the Primary, Republicans Panic Over Trump

Here's the thing, a number of conservatives loudly sounded the alarm about Trump's behavior months, even years ago. What we're seeing now is exactly what...

Dominic LeBlanc Suggests He May Want Change As Cabinet Shuffle Rumours Swirl

LeBlanc, a veteran New Brunswick MP and close friend of Trudeau, has already asked his parliamentary secretary, Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, to stand in for...

Arthur Kent Wins 'Dud Scud' Defamation Case Against Postmedia

National Post(Photo: Jeff McIntosh/CP). "I find that Mr. Kent is entitled to significantly more than nominal damages. He suffered substantial distress and damage as a...

The Daily 202: Primary wins show Hillary Clinton needs the left less than pro-Sanders liberals think

The Democratic coalition will ultimately unify behind Clinton – as long as she pays a modicum of respect to Sanders, which she will – because...

Rise of Populist Right Doesn't Signal Demise of Globalization

As the industrialized world suffers through its worst economic stretch since the 1930s, voters have flocked to populists decrying the harm inflicted by outsiders. It...

Precision Medicine's Post-Racial Promise

The Ebony senior editor Jamilah Lemieux's account of how she found out through genetic testing that the majority of her genetic heritage is European––despite having...

Scarborough MP Arnold Chan and NDP's Murray Rankin to discuss medical assistance in dying

A Liberal MP from Scarborough and a New Democrat MP from Victora, B.C., are hosting a non-partisan event to look at medical assistance in dying.

Today In History

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs is 58. Actress Eileen Davidson is 57. Bluegrass musician Terry Smith is 56. Actress Helen Hunt is 53. Rock musician Scott...

Voter Guide: Republican US Senate Primary 2016

In another op-ed published June 5th, I made clear the 2nd Amendment is in fact a great equalizer for each and every American, man and...

OPINION: Miles to go on EI promises

Liberal MPs Lawrence MacAulay, Sean Casey, Wayne Eastern and Robert Morrissey made promises on those P.E.I. doorsteps. And all we've heard since are excuses. It's...

Clinton as Democratic nominee leaves female politicians with mixed feelings

There has not been a female prime minister since, although two women have served as interim official Opposition leaders: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose and former...

CLINTON's big day -- SANDERS' tone shift -- HARRIS, SANCHEZ on to November

“Lodi area man who tried to join Islamic State sentenced to 12 years in prison,'' by Sacramento Bee's Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh: “'There is...

Home Theater

But it was precisely this ravel of sentiment that overcame me when I attended the Larry Sultan retrospective last December at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Terence Corcoran: Maxime Bernier joins the battle to end the CRTC's uselessness

Eduardo Lima/The Canadian PressConservative MP Maxime Bernier speaks at the 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Conservative party leader candidate Maxime...

The Daily 202: Primary wins show Hillary Clinton needs the left less than pro-Sanders liberals think

THE BIG IDEA: The scope and scale of Hillary Clinton's victories last night ameliorates much of the pressure that she has been under to pander...

Clinton as Democratic nominee leaves female politicians with mixed feelings

(subscription) (subscription)There has not been a female prime minister since, although two women have served as interim official Opposition leaders: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose...

Bill O'Reilly Reveals Private Calls With Trump, His Megyn Kelly Relationship and Friendship With Jack Nicholson

O'Reilly's penchant to diverge from conservative orthodoxy has made him a unique and influential voice in U.S. media. He has secured ... When Rob Lowe...

Conservative leader welcomes reporters for beer pong and BBQ

(subscription) (subscription)James Bezan with political strategist Rick Anderson, Ms. Friesen and MP Tony Clement. The photograph by Jake Wright. Vice News' Justin Ling...

Hillary Clinton As Democratic Nominee Leaves Canadian Female Politicians With Mixed Feelings

NDP MP Carol Hughes expressed delight at the prospect of Clinton as the Democratic nominee, saying all women need to be supported as they take...

farms and farmers

(subscription)He became fond of the country, then run by Ian Smith's white minority government in defiance of the rest of the world, including its...

Editorial: Ron Johnson should brush up on high court history

Though Democrats held a Senate majority in 1916, there were conservative Democrats who joined with conservative Republicans to oppose the Brandeis nomination. Yet the Senate...

COLIN MACKAY: Provincial Conservatives gearing up

He is not well known, and I doubt many voters could name him as the provincial leader of the PCs. This may be a blessing...

HILLARY CLAIMS HISTORY – GOP 'RACISM' SCARE – TRUMP PLANS SPEECH on 'all the things that have taken ...

Cory Fritz, a Boehner alum now deputy staff director for comms. at House Foreign Affairs and the pride of Gahanna, Ohio, is 31 ... Russ...

Letters: Lest we forget

Alexander McKay, Calgary. I was astonished to read the study of history is no longer a priority in our schools. We live in the age...

Plymouth 'Our Town' news

... Sean Galligan, Emily Garcia, Savanna Gardner, Michael Genduso, Keith Gomes, Hannah Green, Robert Grieco, Breanna Gustafson, Amanda Hibbard, Venessa Hinchliffe, Christina Huffman, Tyler Lawson,...

Plymouth news briefs

Licensed hairstylists from the James Joseph Salon in Plymouth will cut the hair of donors from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 17, the first day...

Cheri DiNovo's not-quite run to lead the federal NDP: Walkom

CTV NewsOther names within the federal caucus, including Quebec MP Alexandre Boulerice and Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, are mentioned as possibilities. But none seems to...

Hillary Clinton's presidential bid leaves mark on Canadian female politicians

There has not been a female prime minister since, although two women have served as interim official Opposition leaders: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose and former...

Inside the #NeverTrump Candidacy that Almost Was By Eliana Johnson

... has itself reflected the craziness of the political season: Kristol wooed General James Mattis, pleaded with Mitt Romney, and begged Ben Sasse, before landing,...

Clinton as Democratic nominee leaves female politicians with mixed feelings

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asks a question during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Friday, April 22, 2016. Female politicians in Canada,...

Seven stories in the news today, June 8

Residents of three neighbourhoods most badly damaged by a Fort McMurray wildfire are expected to get a look at their homes — or what's left...

Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout

AP file photo Parishioners pray during an April 10 service at the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Ky. Religious conservatives could once count on their...

Overview: Incumbents Take All Races Across NJ, Clinton Clinches Nomination

Outspoken conservative incumbent Scott Garrett, whose rhetoric has made some supporters blanch among New Jersey's moderate Republican base, cruised to victory over two challengers in...

Montana backs Sanders, Trump; top governor candidates cruise

An ongoing ideological split between moderate and conservative factions of the Republican Party has resulted in challenges against several incumbents that could determine the direction...

POLITICS FILE: Queen's visit could have been better planned

Ever the showman, Mr Hamilton wasted no time in making waves, using his first-ever speech in the Senedd to make an ill-judged sexist jibe towards...

Hillary Clinton secures Democratic presidential nomination

Michael Garrison, vice chairman of the Riverside County Republican Party's get-out-the-vote committee, said he notified the District Attorney's Office of conservatives in Palm Springs, Moreno...

News Guide: Montana voters decide full slate of races

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

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...

LiveBlogLast Updated 7.00pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 32

Asked why he had met Mr Marshall, and whether he supported Mr Andrews, or the Emergency Services Minister Jane Garrett, who has been sidelined by...

San Jose: Councilman Khamis wins re-election, other races too close to call

In District 10 representing the Almaden Valley region, voters re-elected Khamis, the incumbent who earned a reputation as the fiscally-conservative voice on the council, by...