June 9, 2016

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MP Clement boosts small business

PRESCOTT - Conservative Party MP Tony Clement, who is contemplating a Tory leadership bid, presented himself as a friend of small business and a foe...

Fate of bill to change O Canada lyrics may depend on dying MP's ability to get to House of Commons

However, Bélanger was unable to make it to the Commons for that vote. Conservative MPs Michael Chong, Michelle Rempel, Peter Kent, Deepak Obhrai and Len...

Envoys told to focus on rights reporting

- YorkRegion.comYorkRegion.comForeign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna also addressed the diplomats, who will hear from...

Dion, Ambrose clash over 'genocide' label for ISIS

(subscription) (subscription)I don't know what more they need to see before they believe this is a genocide,” said Ambrose, flanked by members of the...

Tories Thwart Bid To Ensure Passage Of Mauril Belanger's Gender-Neutral Anthem Bill

That request was denied by Conservative MPs on the other side of the House. ... During debate on the bill last month, Tory MP Larry...

Dundee oil decommissioning investment dangled by Nicola Sturgeon

But the First Minister signalled her intention to support the sector when questioned by Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott at Holyrood. She said: “Although we...

QP Thursday: ISIS genocide, fighter planes and assisted dying

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Hélène Laverdière asked the government about Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian professor at Concordia University who was arrested in Iran and is...

Hope fades for Mauril Belanger's anthem bill as Conservatives block motion

The Liberal government attempted to move a motion Thursday that would have permitted to bill to be shepherded by Chief Government whip Andrew Leslie, covering...

Liberals buy more time for dying MP's gender-neutral national anthem bill

The government gave notice of a motion to tweak the bill's title Thursday night. The notice came hours after the Conservatives denied unanimous consent to...

Grain transport act extension debate set for Wednesday

(subscription)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Transport Minister Marc Garneau said April 22 the Liberals would extend the act by one year. Such an extension...

Conservative MP calls for PMO to be questioned over Bill C-14 leak

Blake Richards, the Conservatives' deputy critic for democratic institutions, says he wants to hear from those officials regarding an April 14 report in the Globe...

Taxpayers, start your outrage: You're paying for the Montreal Grand Prix

(subscription) (subscription)At the time, Canadian politicians of all stripes fell over themselves to laud the deal, largely negotiated on their behalf by former federal...

Filibuster of Liberal budget barrels into Thursday afternoon, cancelling question period again

MHA Steve Kent took the floor around 5:30 a.m., praising Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne for his intent listening skills. "I want to...

Goodbye, Beard Guy

NDP premiers Bob Rae of Ontario, Roy Romanow of Saskatchewan, and Mike Harcourt of British Columbia — along with federal leader Audrey McLaughlin — abandoned...

Harper among 9 MPs who still owe disclosure filings to ethics commissioner

Other MPs with paperwork outstanding include Conservatives MPs Candice Bergen and Kevin Sorenson. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose's disclosure was also listed as outstanding on...

Wellesley Religion Listings

John Finney, director of music. Cynthia Gordan, church administrator. We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome people...

Liberals' Syrian Refugee Program Comes In Under Budget In Year 1

OTTAWA — The first year of the Liberal government's marquee program to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees came in about $136 million under budget, the government...

New Democrats urge 'feminist' PM to table pay equity law by end of 2016

New Democrats are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make good on his commitment to advance gender equality by tabling pay equity legislation before the...

The Vatican on the US Presidential Election

“The Vatican always has a keen interest in U.S. presidential elections,” said Jim Nicholson, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See during the first term of...

Tory MP Ted Falk: Liberals Put Themselves Ahead Of Charities By Killing Tax Bill

NDP finance critic Guy Caron said Falk's bill would disproportionately benefit those with high incomes because they are in a "much better position" to donate.

Picasso: The Artist and His Muses

We can identify certain colours with certain periods, and for Françoise, La Femme-Fleur (Woman Flower), there is a lot of green and blue in the...

Who Is Ron Johnson, Anyway?

I think you're confusing Senator Ron Johnson -- the subject of this article -- with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and current Libertarian...

Ex-MP Peter Stoffer 'very disturbed' by Petter Blindheim case

Stoffer worked more than 18 years as the NDP veterans affairs critic and on Thursday he held a news conference with Karen Blendheim Higgins and...

Lelu Island: 101

The district also supports CEAA's draft report, Port Edward officials outlined in a letter approved by Mayor Dave MacDonald and council. ... of Hudson's Hope,...

Lelu Island: 101

Abbotsford News (registration) (blog)The district also supports CEAA's draft report, Port Edward officials outlined in a letter approved by Mayor Dave MacDonald and council. ...

Three new PEDv cases confirmed on Manitoba farms

Larry Maguire, the Conservative member of parliament for Brandon-Souris has raised the issue in the House of Commons more than once, but said he did...

Sir Philip Green's inner circle to be grilled by MPs over BHS amid calls he be stripped of knighthood

Also being recalled are Arcadia directors Lord Grabiner, Chris Harris and Paul Budge, Retail Acquisitions' Eddie Parladorio and The Pensions Regulator's chief executive Lesley Titcomb.

Canadians frustrated over Senate amendments to assisted dying bill: Ambrose

OTTAWA -- Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says changes proposed by the Senate to the Liberal government's proposed new law on medically assisted dying are...

Canada's Supreme Court Just Ruled Some Bestiality Is Legal

Conservative MP Robert Sopuck called it “a Trojan horse that would advance a pure animal rights agenda.” A government representative said he worries the bill...

Senators amend assisted dying bill

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal Senator James Cowan said the amendment would “remove the concerns about the unconstitutionality of the bill” – although other senators like Conservative...

Tilson speaks to Westside Secondary for second annual Diversity Walk

Westside Secondary School's second annual Diversity Walk on June 3 saw Conservative MP for Dufferin-Caledon, David Tilson, speak to students about his recent change of...

Liberals Cite CF-18 'Capability Gap' As Upgrades In Limbo

A nearly $500-million upgrade to the country's CF-18 jet fighters, ordered by the Harper government almost two years ago, is still under study by the...

Nationals eye a Liberal jewel

His Nationals rival, former Victorian upper house MP Damian Drum, 55, acknowledges Dr Stone did “a pretty good job”, but believes there's still a strong...

Joe Scarborough Turns On Donald Trump

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who's gone from Donald Trump courtesan to self-appointed chief Trump prosecutor within about 24 hours, hammered Trump again this morning with his...

Venezuela's economic and political collapse forces Canada to choose sides

Like Clement, the NDP's foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière says the Liberal government should support Almagro: "Canada, as a member of the OAS, should support...

Who gets to catch plummeting northern shrimp stocks off Newfoundland and Labrador?

Conservative MP Mark Strahl claims the panel is a sham. "The Minister of Fisheries' advisory panel to study northern shrimp ... CBC News contacted five...

These Are The Highest-Rated CEOs In America

But while earlier decades cherished the ensemble for its conservatism, today's pajamas differ in terms of comfort, style, and intent. For consumers, the revival is...

Mods rise, Steinberg basks, Trump disrupts, Pugno lost

They include moderate Assembly candidates Cecilia Aguiar-Curry in Yolo and Napa counties, Tim Grayson in Contra Costa County, Madison Nguyen in San Jose, Anna Caballero...

THE CITY: Karygiannis doing his part to play role of council's angry man

Jim Karygiannis is the first-term successor to Toronto's former budget chief, Mike Del Grande — who kept Ward 39 strange for a decade before that,...

Athabasca leaders optimistic about relationship with feds after Ottawa trip

The federal Liberals campaigned on a promise of renewed nation-to-nation discourse with First Nations leaders; those who travelled to Ottawa said this was apparent in...

DUMP TRUMP? Exclusive: The mechanics of how it could happen – HUGH HEWITT on Trump: 'The plane is headed ...

--JON WARD on Yahoo, “Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention”: “One of the central players inside the movement to recruit an independent conservative...

EU referendum: John Major and Tony Blair warn Brexit would 'jeopardise the unity' of the UK

Former Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Tony Blair have warned that a vote to leave the EU would be a "historic mistake" which could...

Leading, not leaving: Gordon Brown makes a positive case for Europe

Their counterpoint is the pro-European Conservative ministers all too often portraying the European Union as something to be tolerated as a necessary evil rather than...

The Pollcast: NDP leadership up for grabs — who wants it?

Former Nova Scotia MP Megan Leslie, who was also considered a potential future leader, said she wasn't interested in the position shortly after Tom Mulcair...

@Kady's Watchlist for June 9 – House debates ISIS 'genocide' while Senate ponders further changes to assisted dying ...

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith teams up with Animal Justice lawyer Camille Labchuk and University of Alberta law professor Peter Sankoff to respond to the anticipated...

The GOP in California is on its last legs: The state keeps getting bluer — and that's a great sign for Democrats ...

Harris won 40 percent of the vote. Sanchez was second with around 19 percent. The token Republican candidate, George “Duf” Sundheim, whose political experience consisted...

The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump's Veep Pick

If the nominee is considered too liberal or too conservative for the party base, he or she picks a balancer to put voters at ease.

Full transcript: POLITICO's Glenn Thrush interviews Joe Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH: I haven't ruled her out. I mean, for me, what scares me with Hillary is the Supreme Court. I mean, I'm a conservative guy.

Canadian airports face longer security lines without more funding, say experts

An extra $29 million in the Liberal government's first budget will help to maintain the current threshold this year. "Based on the long-term funding that...

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

Conspicuously absent was former MP Peggy Nash, who until last October represented the federal counterpart of DiNovo's provincial Parkdale-High Park riding. DiNovo told me she...