July 25, 2016

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Feds to ban railcars used in Lac -Mégantic disaster from transporting oil

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed older DOT-111 rail tanker cars — the same ones involved in the Lac Megantic disaster in 2013, will not...

Ke'Bryan Hayes Placed on Disabled List

Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog)Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog)The West Virginia Power placed third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes on the disabled list on Monday,...

John Ivison: Social conservatives determined to play big role in choosing next federal Tory leader

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper was clear that his Conservative Party would not reopen the abortion debate. But what about the next Conservative leader? Pro-lifers may...

Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown talks energy prices, union support ...

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says his predecessor, Tim Hudak, had the right message to win the...Tory leader...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian foreign minister in years

Russia needs to be isolated for its annexation of Crimea and its ongoing support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, said Conservative defence critic James...

Opposition parties want committee recalled to probe Phoenix pay 'debacle'

CBC.ca"We are truly disappointed to see the Liberal members of this committee ignore our request to convene an emergency meeting," said Conservative public services critic...

Military roundtable talk

Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan, fourth from left, has been holding defence policy review roundtable discussions across the province and held one at the Barrie Royal...

Liberal MPs join call for emergency meeting on Phoenix pay system

Spokespeople for the Liberal MPs on the committee initially wouldn't say whether they support the call, with one office referring to Public Services and...

Former Liberal minister Hunter Tootoo finishes addiction treatment

Meanwhile, Liberals remained tight-lipped about Tootoo's reason for leaving Ottawa and his imminent return. Quebec Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia, who was in Ottawa chairing the...

Liberals agree to emergency meeting Thursday over Phoenix payroll mess

MPs will get a chance Thursday to grill senior government officials about the disastrous rollout of the Phoenix payroll system that has left 80,000 federal...

Phoenix Pay 'Debacle' Spurs Opposition Parties To Call For Committee Probe

House of Commons rules require at least four members to sign off on a written request for a meeting, and the committee has three opposition...

Canada meets Russian foreign minister for first time in years

Huffington Post CanadaForeign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion sat down Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov — the first meeting of its kind in years.

Dion sits down with Russian counterpart

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian counterpart in years - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsDion sits down for first meeting with Russian counterpart in yearsCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsNDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian foreign minister in years

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

Beasley won't mess with Philly station personalities, says CEO

(blog) (blog)Why would we get rid of a Preston and Steve or a John DeBella?” (citing the morning show .... DeBella and Preston and...

BULLETIN: 2 killed, as many as 17 shot in FL nightclub -- HOW TO FIX the DNC -- BUZZ: Schriock is frontrunner post ...

MOOD MUSIC – “How Donald Trump Broke The Conservative Movement (And My Heart),” by BuzzFeed's Katherine Miller: “This is the end of the conservative movement.

Prominent Democrats to meet California delegates for breakfast ...

Several big names in Democratic politics will join the 551 California delegates at the Democratic National Convention for breakfast thi...and more »...

Parliament family-friendly? Hardly

The so-called orange wave brought with it the youngest MP elected in Canada — 19-year-old NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, and there were several youthful faces...

Insiders: Obama, Warren will outshine Clinton in Philly

And few, just 10 percent, thought Kaine would have trouble motivating more liberal voters behind Clinton's candidacy. “He is the most qualified to take over...

The people working on Chong's Conservative ...

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill TimesHill Times (subscription)A handful of former Conservative Hill staff are helping out on Michael Chong's bid to become the...

'Senate is not this monolithic rubber stamp anymore,' independent Senate will change legislative process, Hill power ...

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Ont.), parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, disagreed with Mr. Jordan's view that Independent Senators will...

Brexit's most dangerous frontier

Most Irish nationalists and liberal pro-U.K. unionists supported continuing EU membership. ... “Brexit all of a sudden puts you in a box,” said Jonny Byrne,...

Must we learn to accept terrorism as an any-time, any-place occurrence?

If terrorism is one of the enemies at the door, then complacency is the enemy within, warns Dr Aidan Regan, economist at University College Dublin,...