June 17, 2016

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Fall 2016 Adult Announcements: Politics & Current Events

Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line by Heather Hendershot (Oct. 4, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243045-8) is a...

Transparency measure hits a nerve at California Capitol

Led by Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, Assembly Republicans criticized the Democrat's sunshine measure for its supposed loopholes, suggesting that the entire endeavor was at...

Deadline looms for second berth funding

In an interview this week, Clarke said he has spoken to both Cape Breton Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking and provincial Transportation Minister...

Nova Scotia may soon get share of offshore clam quota

Last July, then federal fisheries minister Gail Shea announced that the Conservative government planned to increase the quota from 38,756 tonnes to 52,655 tonnes on...

Cambridge advocate upset by defeat of organ donor registry bill

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht seconded the bill on behalf of his Conservative colleague. Albrecht's late wife Betty donated her organs and other tissues after suffering...

Justin Trudeau preaches pot patience: 'We need to do this right' on legalization

Earlier this week, NDP justice critic Murray Rankin said the existing “patchwork” system is unfair because in cities like St. John's, Nfld., and Vancouver, pot...

Kansas Democrats offer $39 million school-finance plan

“It would endanger several thousand Kansas jobs by taking aim at the job creation fund, money with existing binding obligations to businesses that have created...

Marc Emery: Why did Justin Trudeau put a past kingpin of prohibition in charge of marijuana legalization task force?

But with former Toronto police chief Bill Blair and McLellan heading up the legalization file, is it any wonder NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach rose...

A Brexit would inflame Canada's hot housing market

"This is the beginning of change," said Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP from Saskatchewan who, as Stephen Harper's agriculture minister, spent nearly a decade trying...

Ag committee chair urges government to move on PACA issue

(subscription) (subscription)Canadian fruit and vegetable growers have been trying to convince the federal government to fix the PACA issue since 1985. Former Liberal Agriculture...

QP Friday: Genocidal ISIS, electoral reform and back to incriminating juice

(subscription) (subscription)The minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, responded that if the Conservatives have to ask about a single expensive lunch, that means the government is probably...

Conservative MP Jason Kenney keeping federal, provincial political options open

Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Jason Kenney says when it comes to continuing with the federal conservatives, or making a move into Alberta's political...

No need for inquiry into Afghan detainee torture, Liberals say

The NDP's Foreign Affairs critic, Hélène Laverdière described the Liberal's decision as hypocritical. "Justin Trudeau himself called for an inquiry, but now in government, he...

Chris Varcoe: Leaked forecast says climate plan could cost Alberta billions, but NDP say study invalid

That's what Alberta Treasury Board and Finance officials initially projected last November in an internal analysis conducted for the NDP government — data the province...

Donald Trump as 'Cheeto Jesus,' and the political legacy of a dusty orange snack

In 2012 Joe Scarborough blasted conservative bloggers as being lazy, good for nothing Cheeto-eaters. “You can stay in your mother's ... When Trump boasted about...

Distinguished guest at air cadets review

Former Conservative MP and Canadian Armed Forces member Laurie Hawn inspected the cadets. After he made his way through the ranks Hawn had a few...

Oracle Rising on FYQ4 Beat; Is This the 'Turning Point' for the Stock? - Barron's (blog)

Oracle Rising on FYQ4 Beat; Is This the 'Turning Point' for the Stock?Barron's (blog)Shares of Oracle (ORCL) are higher by 82 cents, or 2%, at...

@Kady: Leak inquiry puts Liberal MPs' independence to the test

House Speaker Geoff Regan sent it to committee for further study. Since then, committee members have gotten a crash course in the relevant principles and...

Tennessee colleges scramble as law allowing guns on campus nears

They worked together with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to secure a change to the bill that put liability on the permit holder...

After Orlando, Democrats Push For Universal Background Checks

Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., Murphy held up a routine spending bill to ... “Congress cannot sit on the sidelines while killers freely...

NDP MP Nathan Cullen shines light on fear politics after death of British MP Jo Cox

Nathan Cullen. "She was doing what she was supposed to; not just having a constituency meeting, but standing up for the things that she believed...

Blackman Barbecue attracts candidates

I am running because we need a committed conservative who is accessible to the people." She also accepted appointment ... I have a rock solid...

CLINTONITES JOIN DNC; Sanders loses leverage – TRUMP TOUTS campaign of 'substance' – BUSH 43: unlikely ...

--Hill+Knowlton Strategies took over P.J. Clarke's on K St. last night for a closer look “inside the greatest political show on earth” with Mark McKinnon,...

An American's very British road trip

“An American explores, on the eve of Brexit! De Tocqueville in reverse! It'll be great!” More visions: I'd be interviewing ... That said, I am...

Around Town: Community listings

Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy's Gala Grand Opening Concert takes place at 7:30 pm Friday, June 17, at Evergreen Theatre. The show includes performances...

On the 4th anniversary of his arrest, supporters renew calls to free Raif Badawi

Four years after Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was arrested, supporters say not enough has been done by Canada to help secure his release. A rally...

Google Wiped Out Dozens Of Harper-Related Search Results After Privy Council Office Requests

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Candice Bergen is angry that the government has had dozens of web pages from Stephen Harper's days as prime minister deleted...

Ziad Aboultaif's Organ Donor Registry Bill Defeated Because Of 'Petty Politics': Conservatives

OTTAWA — The Liberal government rejected a Conservative MP's bill this week that sought to establish a national organ donor registry. The Tories said the...

Trump Courts Governors of States With Skeptical Republican Senators

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a leading Trump ally, said he orchestrated a meeting after Haslam, his successor as head of the Republican Governors Association,...

Democrats bullish in efforts to regain power in Legislature

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats have been itching to regain their majority in the Nevada Legislature since 2014's conservative red wave swept them out of...

Obama Poised To Leave Office With The Taliban More Powerful Than He Found It

John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, spent the last three months investigating the security situation in the country. The results of his...

Justin Trudeau's pipelines predicament: 'Decisions always about trade-offs'

Both Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr have spoken about the federal government's role in getting resources to market, and a Liberal MP was...

Google deletes Harper web results upon Liberals' request

“All of the previous prime minister's archived web content can be accessed via Library and Archives Canada along with other archived government materials,” Treasury Board...