June 20, 2016

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Liberal ministers announce steps to fix Harper's environmental overhaul

Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau would also be overseeing...

Out-of-control Canadian military police terrorized Afghan prisoners in Kandahar, documents indicate

But military police later recommended that information be removed from the material sent to the Conservatives and in the Commons, James Bezan, parliamentary secretary of...

Community column for June 21, 2016

The participating girls were Shayla Andrews, Zaria Brown, Johanna Hilbun, Hannah Istre, Addison Mann, Arizona Mitchell, Karissa O'Neill, Megan Trauernicht, Allysa Wagenecht, Lauren Wesley, Daly...

Senate rejects all gun bills

The Senate voted down four separate gun measures Monday in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history — showing the partisan...

Fixing access-to-information law should be fall's top priority

The information commissioner was called in to investigate this fee-charging scheme, promptly pronounced it illegal, and asked the minister in charge — it was John...

Refusal to admit war veteran upsets member of Norwegian parliamentary committee

Irene Mathyssen, the federal NDP critic for veterans affairs, said in an interview that the Liberals campaigned with promises of creating a more flexible system,...

Prominent politicians have denounced whoever left a pig's head outside a mosque in Quebec City.

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, told The Canadian Press earlier this year that the Liberal government is aware of...

Experts say behavior, not race or religion, should be focus of profiling efforts

On his radio show Monday, conservative Rush Limbaugh noted that Dickerson had brought the issue up, not Trump, but he agreed that profiling would be...

Scheer breaks with Conservative Party neutrality on Brexit; calls for a 'Leave' vote

(subscription) (subscription)While the Conservative Party of Canada has declared itself officially agnostic on the looming Brexit referendum, Conservative MP and former Speaker of the...

Experts say behavior, not race or religion, should be focus of profiling efforts

On his radio show Monday, conservative Rush Limbaugh noted that Dickerson had brought the issue up, not Trump, but he agreed that profiling would be...

Peace, love and a little tax evasion: Founder of Pittsburgh donut business pleads guilty

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory C. Melucci said Razete reported his gross income for 2010 as $16,261, when his actual income from the doughnut business, which...

Liberals kick off widespread review of how natural resource development projects are approved

"Developed wisely, major resource projects can power economies, help solve environmental challenges, support communities and create jobs," said Dominic LeBlanc, fisheries minister. "Without proper oversight...

Crown won't appeal acquittal on election finance charges of Dean Del Mastro's cousin

The Crown will not appeal last month's acquittal on election finance charges of a former Conservative MP's cousin. David Del Mastro was found not guilty...

Nine things to know about National Aboriginal Day

The motion was introduced by former NDP MP Jean Crowder, who, at the time, said it was “one small step.” 8. The Canadian government compiles...

Health Canada program requires trying outdated meds first: psychiatrist

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, told The Canadian Press earlier this year that the Liberal government is aware of...

Politicians, young professionals schmooze at Montreal CJPAC bash

(blog) (blog)That Twitter conversation was between Michael Levitt, Liberal MP for York Centre, and Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP Calgary Nose Hill, as she travelled...

The Cult Next Door

IBLP's supporters over the years—many of whom continue to defend it—include such high-profile conservative stalwarts as Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Rick Perry. (See “IBLP's...

Trudeau moves to strengthen environmental reviews of pipelines

That step was criticized for adding yet another layer to an already lengthy process, with Conservative lawmaker Candice Bergen saying Trudeau's Liberals “have created massive...

Conservative MP says he won't attend Pride march over his 'values of faith, family and community'

WINNIPEG — A Conservative member of Parliament from rural Manitoba says he will not attend a Pride march in his community because of his personal...

Andrew Scheer: A strong Britain is an independent Britain

It's rooted in our shared language and history, and lives on in NATO, the Commonwealth and our longstanding economic and commercial relationship (the U.K. is...

The Sprout: Saudi ag investment fund takes control of former Wheat Board

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal chair of the House agriculture committee is urging Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay to accelerate financial protection for Canadian fruit and vegetable...

Owen Sound Police Raise Pride Flag After City Council Refuses

In an open letter to Owen Sound Hub, Owen Sound MP Larry Miller condemned the Orlando attacks as an act of “radical Islam.” Miller, an...

Kenney, Cullen, May, one Bloc MP and a bunch of rookie Liberal MPs. Meet your electoral reform committee!

Sherry Romanado (Liberal). Ruby Sahota (Liberal). Francis Scarpaleggia (Liberal). Gérard Deltell (Conservative). Jason Kenney (Conservative). Scott Reid (Conservative). Alexandre Boulerice (NDP). Nathan Cullen (NDP). Luc...

Conservatives can win in 2019 but new policies and approach are needed, say leadership candidates

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, (far-left), hosts a barbecue with Conservative leadership candidates Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt. Co-host with Rempel is Banff-Airdrie...

Conservative leadership contenders say they can beat Liberals in 2019 .. but first, a few changes

In an unofficial Calgary kickoff to the Tory leadership campaign, declared and potential candidates Michael Chong, Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement, Lisa Raitt and Andrew Scheer...

Refusal to admit war veteran upsets member of Norwegian parliamentary committee

Irene Mathyssen, the federal NDP critic for veterans affairs, said in an interview that the Liberals campaigned with promises of creating a more flexible system,...

Revamp of Canada Pension Plan centre stage at finance ministers' meeting

... Carlos Leitao, Quebec, Cathy Rogers, New Brunswick, Michael de Jong, British Columbia, (back row, left to right) Allen Roach, P.E.I., Joe Ceci, Alberta, Robert...

D&C - NBA Finals Game 7, Bird vs. LeBron 6-20-16

... that water reduce these Republican member of Ford also on the W yeah and especially a Mulligan write columns that they can run every...

In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, and Randy Boissonnault, top right. Above, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Scott Brison,...

British lawmakers return to Parliament to pay tribute to slain colleague Jo Cox

London () British lawmakers returned to Parliament on Monday and gave moving tributes to their slain colleague Jo Cox, whose shocking killing last week has...

Patrick Brown Faces Difficult Quest To Modernize Ontario Progressive Conservatives

TORONTO — Patrick Brown says anyone who is surprised by his support for carbon pricing and LGBT issues just doesn't know him very well. The...

Details coming on TPP financial services

"Following this initial 100 days of intensive engagement, the United States and Canada have made significant advances in exploring the key issues and priorities," said...

Canada set to announce elimination of entrance visas for all Mexicans

Canada will announce the elimination of entrance visas for Mexicans at the end of the month, during President Enrique Peña Nieto visit to the country,...

Morning Digest: Florida Republicans are just mild about Marco

That might actually be sufficient for Glenn to win the Republican nomination if he can continue to ride the same enthusiasm from Christian conservatives who...

Trump Holding Meeting With Advisers to Reassess Strategy

Now, amid a three-year controversy over the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups, Koskinen, 76, is being re-educated in the exertion of forces, the...

WALL STREET DEMS try to block Warren pick -- 10 HOURS TILL SUMMER – NEW PLAYBOOK ERA DAWNS July 11 ...

Clinton ... would get the chance to flip two Republican seats, giving the liberals a 6-3 majority. .... A message from the 2016 KIDS COUNT...

Kelly McParland: Can Bill Morneau save Canada's pension plan from Ontario?

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty resisted similar pressure because it would mean higher premiums, and smaller paycheques, for working Canadians who can ill-afford it. That...

Senate braces for showdown over gun control

Her measure would also set up a broader list of suspected terrorists that would be used to notify federal authorities if someone on the bigger...

Peter MacKay has the potential to be a liability to the F-35 cause

In November 2011 Conservative MP Julian Fantino outlined the government's F-35 plan. “We will purchase the F-35,” Fantino said. “We're on record. We're part of...

In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, and Randy Boissonnault, top right. Above, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Scott Brison,...

Dan Albas: #FreeTheBeer

After my bill was passed, the then-Conservative government also amended the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to add craft beers and artisan spirits to the...

Making a Killing

The argument moved down the block, and one of DiDonato's friends, a bartender named Thomas V. Kelly IV, lunged at the other group. He was...

The Woman Card

In 1859, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote to Susan B. Anthony, “When I pass the gate of the celestials and good Peter asks me where I...

Do the Liberals have the nerve to fix the tax system?

(subscription)Wayne Easter, the Liberal chairman of the Commons Finance Committee, thinks any reform should go beyond tax expenditures to include a broad review of...

Liberals right to match oversight with new counter-terror tools

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale believes that process is to be found in a new first-of-its-kind-in-Canada national security oversight committee of parliamentarians. The committee, which...