June 22, 2016

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13 Brexit facts that will make Americans feel less embarrassed about their own election

“What we're seeing is a rise in the number of people who are dissatisfied, disapproving, distrusting of political institutions, political parties, the establishment, the media...

Trudeau praises Liberals' achievements since taking power

OTTAWA— Justin Trudeau summed up his first months in government with a self-congratulatory pat on the back for keeping key electoral promises to aid middle-class...

Stephen Harper may have left Parliament for last time

... resumes next fall. The former prime minister has remained all but silent since his Conservative party lost power in the last election, so the...

MPs give advice to their 20-year-old selves

OTTAWA - Emilie Taman spent the better part of four months campaigning to be the MP for Ottawa Vanier. A career lawyer whose mother rose...

Ottawa issues emergency protection order for rare Quebec frog

Twice in recent years, requests for a permanent protection order for the frog were denied, most recently by former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. Last...

Braid: Here's how Jason Kenney could actually win the PC leadership

Jason Kenney as leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives? It's a great idea for a press gallery Christmas skit. For the PC party itself, the...

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy To Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an...

Rep. Steve King Tries, Fails to Unite America by Keeping Harriet Tubman Off the $20 Bill

(blog) (blog)America has cleared the second major hurdle in its quest to get a woman on U.S. paper currency. First, earlier this year, Hamilton...

Cameron Joins Gordon Brown Making Final Appeal to Avert Brexit

The former premier's impassioned speech, in which he evoked Shakespeare as well as European conflicts through the ages, earned him praise from Cameron, whose Conservatives...

Wildrose, addressing Kenney right-unite rumours, says it already has a leader

After the Progressive Conservatives made it clear Tuesday they are looking for a leader but aren't keen to merge, the Wildrose caucus announced Wednesday it's...

Toronto Police Apology for Bathhouse Raids is Too Little, Too Late

The TPS has also regularly placed anti-gay, not to mention racist, people in positions of power, perhaps manifested best by former Toronto police chief and...

Contract frees up funding for friendship centres

(press release) (press release)Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod was among Opposition members who spoke out and pressured the government to renew funding. The problem arose...

Can states separate politics from gun policy? California aims to try.

Jerry Brown (D), the center would become the first such publicly-chartered institute in the nation, says Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program...

What's in the GOP health plan

The paper, which paints a conservative health policy agenda in broad strokes, doesn't get into details like dollar amounts or how many people it would...

How MPs are going to tackle electoral reform this summer

(subscription) (subscription)(Other topics included Green Party leader Elizabeth May's request for locally sourced lunches, and Bloc MP Luc Thériault's inquiry about additional resources for...

Deepak Obhrai Backs Brexit, Blames European Union For Canada's Embarrassment At UN

OTTAWA — Canada lost its bid for a United Nations Security Council seat because of the European Union and the country would be better served...

ASN Morning Read: Well, That Went Poorly!

Michael Bradley has proven he doesn't belong in the starting lineup. I don't blame Klinsmann for this, he is perhaps the best available at this...

Drilling down on Warren for veep

My judgments are I believe widely, though not universally, shared by both progressive and conservative global financial and economic analysts. Put simply, Brexit could well...

CLINTON VETTING WARREN for veep -- DUMP-TRUMP BUMP? A few hundred delegates plan convention chaos -

Politico- B ...PoliticoA1, below fold, “Clinton campaign vetting Warren as it weighs possible running mates,” by Annie Linskey and Victoria McGrane in N.Y.: “Doubling down...

9 MPs form Liberal government's Indigenous caucus

Yvonne Jones, Labrador-Newfoundland. Randy Boissonnault, Edmonton Centre. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Winnipeg Centre. Marc Serré, Nickel Belt. Michael McLeod, Northwest Territories. Dan Vandal, St. Boniface-St. Vital. Vance...

The Subtle Force of Tom Perez

Senate conservatives cast Perez as a dangerous left-winger who pushed a radical legal agenda at the DOJ and supported illegal immigration through his work with...

INTERVIEW: Jason Hsu, the New Face of Taiwan's KMT

Jason Hsu (許毓仁) has gone from his parents' night market food stall in Kaohsiung, to Silicon Valley startups and founding TEDxTaipei. Like many young Taiwanese,...

Stéphane Dion is cabinet's weakest link

(subscription) (subscription)He's a man of great integrity and intellect, but he's a terrible communicator. Trudeau should shuffle him out of foreign affairs. Stéphane Dion's...

Awful Australian election made more awful by awful Facebook Live videos

The 2016 Australian election campaign has so far been the political equivalent of chipping off old nail polish. It seems only right it be accompanied...

Electoral reform committee starts work, will meet over summer

Huffington Post CanadaNDP MP Nathan Cullen said his party wants to make sure “that no matter where you vote or who you vote for, that...

Straight politicians don't understand what it's like to hide their relationships in fear

Instead, we've got an attorney general – and a prime minister – cowed by conservative elements inside their party room. Not prepared to take a...

House Of Commons Had 10 Harassment Cases In About A Year: Report

The multi-party Board of Internal Economy brought in a new policy in December 2014 following sexual misconduct allegations levelled against former Liberal MPs Scott Andrews...

MPs to spend summer working on electoral reform

... to get done by a certain time, and whether we do it … two days a week over seven weeks, or four days a...