June 13, 2016

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Environmental policies must put people first

... have industrialized and become richer. Our modern, industrial way of life is the best friend the environment ever had. Let's fight to keep it...

Canada launches review of its research enterprise

If history is any guide, Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan may have just set loose the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons by appointing former...

Justin Trudeau Is Your Political Woke Bae

If you've been online lately, you probably know a few fun facts about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. For instance, he's really good at yoga.

Hillary Embarks Upon Operation 'Democratic Party Unity'

Arthur had been fired from his position as Collector of Customs for the Port of New York by Republican President Rutherford B. Hayes for refusing...

Gun Store Owner on FL Shooter: Guns Legally Purchased With Full Background Check

Monday during a press conference, Ed Hensen, the owner of St Lucie, FL shooting center where gunman Omar Mateen bought the weapons he used in...

Liberals against NDP push to decriminalize pot before legalization

But New Democrat MP Murray Rankin said that could take two years to come into effect, leaving many Canadians at risk of criminal records for...

House panel will vote on censuring IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Conservative House Republicans want to impeach Koskinen for failing to preserve evidence connected to former IRS official Lois Lerner and then taking four months to...

Orlando gunman 'was a regular at LGBT nightclub Pulse' before attack 'and used gay dating apps'

Ty Smith said he saw Mateen inside at least a dozen times. Sometimes he would go over in the ... Max Boot, an influential conservative...

Susan Juby wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesSusan Juby wins Stephen Leacock Medal for HumourOrillia Packet & TimesThe dinner and awards, hosted by Leacock Associates, were attended by about...

Plastic Bag Bill Snagged On Government Branches In Albany

(blog) (blog)... the anti-fee bill will wait dormant until February. Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat told the Wall Street Journal that tensions over...

QP Monday: Orlando, electoral reform and more electoral reform

(subscription)Conservative MP Denis Lebel began by acknowledging the attack. “Mr. Speaker, horrible, barbaric and senseless terrorist acts for which the so called Islamic State...

QP Monday: Orlando, electoral reform and more electoral reform

(subscription) (subscription)He said after the government “cobbled together” the committee with the NDP, and urged Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef to hold a referendum.

An All-Star Panel Is Going to Tell Canada How to Fix Its Science Funding

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan (second from right) at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Image: Image: ... Many of Canada's young researchers, meanwhile, feel...

Tory MP Bob Zimmer Urged Feds To Reclassify Rifle Used In Orlando Shootings

Conservative MP Bob Zimmer stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. (Photo: Sean...

Across the world, shock and condemnation at Orlando massacre

Senior politicians including London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined the vigil near the Admiral Duncan pub, where three people died and dozens were wounded in a...

Liberal MP calls for decriminalization in the year before legalization

NDP members like Murray Rankin (Victoria), Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) and Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) – all from British Columbia – and several others all called...

@Kady – Katie Telford, Kate Purchase on Conservative leak probe witness wish list

Last week, Alberta member of Parliament Blake Richards served notice that he intends to put forward a formal motion to call two of Prime Minister...

Feds reject NDP motion to decriminalize marijuana for personal use

Conservative MP Colin Carrie opposed the motion, but for different reasons than the Liberals. He accused the Liberals of creating a policy vacuum and the...

The Guardian view: Gordon Brown's EU referendum cavalry is dangerously late

Gordon Brown outlines Leading not Leaving's five-point reform agenda on the EU in Leicester. Photograph: Christopher ... David Cameron's failure to mobilise Conservative voters in...

Duffy, Bishop lead effort to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis to House approval

Long-term fiscal reforms and debt restructuring have always been the key to solving Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis, and I thank the House Natural Resources Committee,...

Entrepreneurship on the Rise Again

"We've come a long way from the bottom of 2009," said David Shulman, senior economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast. "But compared to the historical...

Peter MacKay says he regrets Conservatives' failure to buy new fighter planes

Former Conservative defence minister Peter MacKay says he regrets his government didn't move ahead to replace Canada's aging fighter jets. MacKay says new planes are...

Trump and Hitler: How history repeats itself, and how it doesn't

By Rodney Anderson, Special to the BDN. Posted June 13, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.. Is 2016 the ... On “Meet the Press,” conservative columnist David...

Republicans on hot seat over gun control

could move to block another vote on the proposal. ... Hillary Clinton called for an assault weapons ban as well on Monday, though that legislation...

No to decriminalizing pot: Wilson-Raybould - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

No to decriminalizing pot: Wilson-Raybouldwww.ottawacommunitynews.com/She said the Liberals would therefore not be supporting an NDP motion urging the federal government to immediately decriminalize simple possession...

Struggling Wynne shuffles cabinet, adds 7 new ministers

OurWindsor.caIt's out with the old and in with the new as Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals try to shake off the mid-term blues. Languishing ... Bradley,...

Liberals hope signs will keep drone operators away from airports

(subscription) (subscription)The federal government is hoping its new 'No Drone Zone' signs will shoo operators of unmanned aerial vehicles away from airports and commercial...

Schneider Revives Takeover Talks for Software-Maker Aveva

“This time I think Schneider will move more aggressively to prepare a better offer for Areva shareholders,” George O'Connor, analyst at Panmure Gordon, said by...

NDP bill calls for decriminalization of marijuana

NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin will be speaking to the motion today to keep up the pressure on the government. It's an outright contradiction on...

Peter MacKay Regrets Tory Government Failed To Purchase New Fighter Jets

OTTAWA — Buying a fighter jet that's different from than the one used by Canada's closest allies risks disconnecting the country from the global alliances...

ESSA Architect Q&A: Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

Education Week (subscription) (blog)Education Week (subscription) (blog)When Speaker [John] Boehner resigned, were you worried that his successor would be beholden to the conservative Freedom Caucus...

Premier unveils new look cabinet

Former New Democrat MP Glenn Thibeault is Ontario's new energy minister following a cabinet shuffle by Premier Kathleen Wynne, who also created several new ministries.

Justin Trudeau meets Attawapiskat chief, Indigenous youth in Ottawa

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and and Health Minister Jane Philpott will take part in both meetings, the prime minister's office said in a written...

Health Officials in Md. Try Accommodating Heroin Addicts Instead of Punishing Them

EMSWorld (press release) (blog)Paramedics often revive the same people repeatedly, according to Mark Fletcher, deputy director of the city's Emergency Medical Services. They will hand...

Conservatives push to question PMO officials about assisted dying leak

He says he suspects it was a ministerial communications staffer who leaked the information, while his Conservative MP colleague Scott Reid has theorized the leak...

Brassard says O'Leary's pitch worth a listen

The rookie Barrie-Innisfil MP told he listened to the 'Shark Tank' co-star at last month's Vancouver party convention – knowing of the baggage with...

Wynne shuffles cabinet halfway through mandate

Thibeault was lured from the NDP by Wynne to run as a provincial Liberal in a 2015 byelection in Sudbury, and was rewarded Monday with...

EU referendum live: Gordon Brown compares Leave campaign to Trump's

Gordon Brown has compared the Leave campaign to Donald Trump's in America. In a speech in Leicester he said in many ..... Editorial: Amid Conservative...

Donald Trump's Road to 270: How he made his own race harder

Los Angeles TimesSome Republicans fear Trump will do even worse. That would put victory all but out of reach in states such as Florida, Nevada...

NDP demands immediate decriminalization of marijuana

NDP Youth Critic Anne Minh-Thu Quach says that has meant many young people are ending up with criminal records while the government continues to study...

NC Legislative Update for June 10, 2016

(registration)Robert Pittenger (R-9) but changed dramatically following redistricting. Formerly located around the Charlotte area, ... Malcolm Graham, who ran for the seat in 2014,...

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault named to Liberal Cabinet

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault has been named to Premier Kathleen Wynne's new Liberal Cabinet. The former NDP MP will be in charge of the energy...

TOWIE's Chloe Sims stuns in plunging slip on outing with Robert Tchenguiz

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dominic O'Neill/REX/Shutterstock (5069069as) 'We're healing as a family': 'Devastated' Gordon Ramsay... PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Doting girlfriend Gigi Hadid arrives in... 'I'm really...

Former PM Brown urges Labour to vote for EU

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has long criticized the EU, and some Labour members feel Corbyn has not made a strong case for staying in the...

Morning Digest: A new poll gives Utah Democrat Doug Owens a 6-point lead against GOP Rep. Mia Love

UT-04: On behalf of the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute, SurveyUSA takes a look at the rematch between freshman Republican...

Wine-not change the 2006 wine agreement?

... Pablo Kuczynski — a former World Bank economist who defeated the populist daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori by 42,597 votes out of...

Facebook uses Safety Check in Orlando

With help from Tim Starks, Nancy Scola and Li Zhou. FACEBOOK USES SAFETY CHECK IN ORLANDO — Facebook initiated its Safety Check feature for Orlando-based...

AFL-CIO to endorse Clinton Thursday

Those agreements are drawing attention from a bipartisan group of lawmakers increasingly focused on abuses that are permitted under the H-1B visa system, according to...

Orlando shooting: The health care aftermath

"In 1974, conservatives with college degrees had the highest level of trust in science and the scientific community. Today, they have the lowest." More. AFTER...

We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

(blog) (blog)This looks less likely now that the Liberals have bent enough to get the NDP on side to "start work on electoral reform...