July 6, 2016

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Quebec again ponders mandatory GMO labelling

Quebec's agriculture minister has telegraphed an interest in following the lead of a next-door neighbour to require mandatory labelling for foods made with genetically modified...

Trump's dwindling VP options depress senators

Chris Christie and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are believed to be top contenders. Pence, a former House candidate popular with conservatives, is one candidate who...

Tony Blair, Iraq and the struggle for the British left: Why the UK's political soap opera is important

Both major political parties in both countries now find themselves beset by internal division and turmoil, although at least on the surface Britain's ruling Conservatives...

Maryam Monsef Strikes Sunny Tone, Avoids Clear Answers At Electoral Reform Committee

"It's not as simple as yes or no," Monsef responded to Tory MP Blake Richards when asked whether she would support holding a referendum on...

McDonald's to Expand All-Day Breakfast to Keep Sales Boost Going

NHTSA spokesman Bryan Thomas declined to comment Monday on whether the agency would add the Montana crash to its Tesla Autopilot investigation. NHTSA frequently expands...

Jason Kenney Announces Alberta PC Leadership Bid With Support Of Tory Critic

660 NewsPlenty of current and former conservative politicians attended Kenney's event, including MPs Deepak Obhrai, Michelle Rempel and Ron Liepert, and defeated MPs Joan Crockatt...

Public lands lawyers billed Utah for luxury flights, hotels

Mike Noel, R-Kanab and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, hold a ... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawyers hired to help Utah prepare a $14 million...

Allen West explains why he 'can't thank' FBI 'enough' for not recommending charges against Clinton

The conservative firebrand said he "always" had "concern" President Barack Obama would "release the hounds" on Clinton in an effort to replace her as the...

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

FREELAND SAYS BRITAIN SUPPORTS EU TRADE DEAL: International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Britain has assured Canada it will push for speedy ratification of its...

Liberals warned 3 months ago Canada Post strike possible

Public Services Minister Judy Foote was warned three months ago that contract negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW were likely to lead to a strike...

The Vanishing of Canada's First Nations Women

(blog)... a regional chief with the Assembly of First Nations, lamented “a national shame and a national tragedy.” Carolyn Bennett, a liberal member of...

David Reevely: Conservatives fundraising off the backs of Ottawa girls' lemonade stand, facts be damned

Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre trooped out to the canal with a cup of juice to shoot a YouTube video condemning “all the rules and regulations...

In Warsaw, Trudeau to stress Canada's NATO support beyond numbers

(subscription) (subscription)International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland will join the prime minister on Sunday when the Canadian delegation heads to Ukraine for two days of...

Jason Kenney Will Run For Alberta Progressive Conservative Leadership

CALGARY — Conservative MP Jason Kenney says he wants to lead the Alberta Progressive Conservatives and unite voters on the right to stop the "accidental...

Donald Trump Has Zero Chance Of Winning And The Only Thing Hillary Clinton Needs To Focus On

What's more is that white Caucasians cannot be depended on to vote in one primary block. ... attacked the physical appearances of women, including his...

Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

Meanwhile, there's been a steady list of prominent conservatives coming out against him. One pattern that emerges is that the people backing Trump tend to...

UK report slams Iraq war; Tony Blair says he acted in good faith

Sarah O'Connor, whose airman brother died in a plane crash in Iraq in 2005, branded Blair "the world's worst terrorist." The inquiry was set up...

Federal Tories make unprecedented showing at Toronto Gay Pride

TORONTO, July 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Scarcely five weeks after the Conservative Party of Canada struck the definition of marriage as between one man and...

'A catastrophe, overseen by a terrorist, rambling like a madman'

David Cameron, the current Conservative prime minister, who voted for the war, said: "The failures highlighted in this report is not the fault of the...

'Big day' for Pimicikamak as federal government gives $40M for new hospital

Representatives from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Manitoba government were also there, along with Niki Ashton, the NDP MP for the area, and...

Miranda Lambert's bed-and-breakfast closes in Oklahoma

Walking into the Clarion Hotel Ballroom to Paul Brandt's 'Alberta Bound' on Wednesday, Jason Kenney announced he's bound on uniting Alberta conservatives and preventing a...

Court to hear arguments in September on whether Kansas spends enough on schools

“If they uphold the trial court, it's $800 million,” said John Robb, an attorney for the plaintiff districts in the case. That includes $86 million...

Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond.

Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson's claim last week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently accepted "a relationship with Christ" has sent shock waves throughout...

Corner of Fifth Avenue and East Fifty-Seventh Street Renamed in Honor of Bill Cunningham

Harold Koda, the former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute; Alicia Glen, a deputy mayor of New York; and Dean Baquet, the...

How The Independent made the case against the Iraq War – 14 years before Sir John Chilcot

It is, as the Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said in the House of Commons yesterday, all a matter of “means, mentality and motive” when...

Can Stephen Harper's former lieutenant unite conservatives in common cause?

Alberta is something like the birthplace of Stephen Harper's conservatism: the former prime minister was a Liberal in the late 1970s when he moved from...

@Kady's Watchlist for July 6 – Are you ready for your committee closeup, Minister Monsef?

One committee member who won't be at the table for what will doubtless be a lively exchange of views, however, is Conservative MP Jason Kenney,...

Fort Worth Wants to be the Epicenter For Eliminating Medical Error

“If you look at the numbers, if you equate even the most conservative estimation of mortality and patient death from medical error, it's equivalent to...

Plymouth 'Our Town' news

Casey Campbell, of Plymouth, graduated from Emerson College on May 8. .... She was president of Ballroom Dance club, a member of the Liberal Arts...

Plymouth news briefs

“A Chorus Line”: July 7-23, by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban ..... All local "boots-on-the-ground" Vietnam veterans...

Northern MPs battle over broadband funding

The North Bay NuggetNDP MP for Timmins-James Bay Charlie Angus is claiming the federal government is turning its back on broadband investments in the North.

Walk This Way: how Run-DMC and Aerosmith changed pop

(blog) (blog)The song had first been recorded for the band's Toys in the Attic album, and was born on tour when singer Steven Tyler,...

Canada prepares to lift Romanian visa rules to smooth way for EU trade deal

The next move toward ratifying Canada's trade deal with the European Union is set for early next week, when Immigration Minister John McCallum is expected...

LIVE BLOG Last Updated 9pm AEST Federal election 2016: vote count continues

As Mr Joyce readies to renegotiate the Liberal-National Coalition agreement, a damning assessment for the Nationals has dubbed Malcolm Turnbull's election campaign “aloof'' and “presidential'',...

Contract Jobs, 'Flexible' Work Open Door for Employer Abuses

Andrew Cash, co-founder of the Urban Worker Project and a former NDP MP from Toronto, fought to give unpaid interns workplace protection similar to paid...

Leaders summit still holds weight: politicians, pundits

(subscription) (subscription)“It could be a done deal very quickly,” depending on how Republicans do in the election, said Conservative MP Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.).

Keep an open mind, cabinet deputy tells democratic reform committee

(subscription) (subscription)Mark Holland (left), the government's parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, pictured here speaking to Electoral Reform Committee chair Francis Scarpaleggia,...