July 27, 2016

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Deepak Obhrai wants to be ring leader of the biggest Tory tent in history

Deepak Obhrai, Calgary Forest Lawn, Conservative leadership race, Stephen Harper, Diwali Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai celebrates Diwali on Parliament Hill with then-prime minister Stephen Harper...

Public Service Minister Judy Foote offers emergency pay cheques amid Phoenix debacle

... the federal government employees who hadn't been paid since the Phoenix payroll system was rolled out earlier this year received a paycheque on Wednesday,...

How Tim Kaine Went From City Council To Vice Presidential Candidate

Tim Kaine participates in a swearing-in with his wife Anne Holton and Vice President Joe Biden in the Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013 in Washington,...

A quick sketch of MP Hunter Tootoo - www.muskokaregion.com/

A quick sketch of MP Hunter Tootoowww.muskokaregion.com/He served for 14 years and was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly until 2013. In October 2015, Tootoo ousted...

MP and former Liberal fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo, at a glance

The Globe and MailIn October 2015, Tootoo ousted former Conservative minister Leona Aglukkaq in the federal riding of Nunavut. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Tootoo...

The Black Hole By Kevin D. Williamson

Devin Friedman's profile of Rob Gronkowski in the June issue of GQ contains a hilarious, and slightly sad, account of an encounter between the football...

Have your say on climate change: MP

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod urges Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo residents to add their thoughts to a federal climate consultation with only a few days remaining.

Churchill grain capacity can be absorbed by Thunder Bay: WGEA

(subscription)Canadian grain shipments shipped through the now shuttered Port of Churchill can be absorbed easily by the Port of Thunder Bay, the Western Grain...

President Obama Is Right: The World Needs More Canada

The Liberals had run on a platform that included stakeholder consultation, deficits to improve city infrastructure, increasing trade and investment agreements, and a new openness...

Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown calls out Ontario ...

A harmonized sales tax will, in fact, apply to consumer hikes resulting from the Ontario government's cap-and-trade...Patrick Brown on Wynne fundraising scandals: “Bad policy was...

Hunter Tootoo Not Returning To Caucus After Addiction Treatment

In 2012, Quebec NDP MP Romeo Saganash took a short "medical leave" after being ejected from an Air Canada flight due to his intoxication. He...

Freight service to Churchill slashed in half

The port and the Hudson Bay Railway, however, constitute an inefficient and risky means of moving grain, said Conservative Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz, the former...

Feds reject city's latest event centre funding bid

- Tbnewswatch.com ...Tbnewswatch.comEvent Centre concept drawings handed out to media during the public consultations for a proposed event centre in the north downtown core.

All together now

For eight years of Obama's presidency, these same people gilded their Facebook pages with the essays and opinions of the very same conservative thought leaders...

Why Jews don't want Trump

This was the case with conservative Jewish columnist Bethany Mandel, who received so many anti-Semitic threats that she went out and bought a gun for...

Feds won't extend mid-harvest deadline on Transport review

(subscription) (subscription)The mid-September deadline, Savoie added, allows Transport Minister Marc Garneau to receive input before the House returns in September and prepare for a...

IFP Announces No Borders, Spotlight on Docs Feature Films for IFP ...

IFP, Filmmaker's parent organization, announced today the 120 feature film projects that will take place in its annual IFP Film Week, taking place September 17 ...and...

'Brilliant' Stephane Dion Should Testify Before Electoral Reform Committee, Tories Say

Cullen also took qualms with the "inference" behind Reid's motion, which he said suggested that someone as "independently-minded" as Dion could be impeded from testifying.

Summerland wineries cheer new interprovincial wine agreement

MP Dan Albas, Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, said the deal is an improvement, but further reforms are needed when it comes to the...

Missing in action: Michigan's primary voters | MLive.com

While Michigan's general election in November will claim its share of headlines, it's the predictably overlooked Aug. 2 primary next Tuesday that's as likely to ...and...

NDP vow to 'get Liberals moving' on C-51 promises; will submit private member's bill seeking its repeal

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale fulfilled another election promise near the end of June by tabling legislation to create a parliamentary committee — with seven...

The Daily 202: What Bill Clinton wanted to accomplish with his long, low-key convention speech

From John Wagner, Ed O'Keefe and David Weigel: “During the roll call of states, Clinton secured the 2,383 delegates needed ... when the South Dakota...

NDP MP Randall Garrison Says Liberals Dragging Feet On C-51 Reform

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the security legislation known as Bill C-51 severely compromised the rights of Canadians while doing little to improve...

Dreaded Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 paid for ALS research breakthrough

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau dumps a bucket of ice water onto Liberal MP Sean Casey for the ALS ice bucket challenge August 19, 2014. (DAN...

Weighing the odds in Conservative leadership race

(blog) (blog)Strengths: He's still just 50-50 to enter the race as the progressive-side founding-father of the merged Conservatives. He's held three senior cabinet gigs...

Sandy Pearlman, punk and metal producer, dead at 72

"He was a great cultural iconoclast," noted Charlie Angus, NDP MP from Timmins-James Bay and former musician with Grievous Angels, via social media — one...

NDP's Garrison will table bill to repeal C-51

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the security legislation known as Bill C-51 severely compromised the rights of Canadians while doing little to improve...

Public servant who wasn't getting paid quits in disgust

The Liberal government is facing mounting political pressure to fix the payroll problems. Members of Parliament are flying into Ottawa for ... "We feel terribly...

Green Party issues apology for tactics in BC riding

Canada Elections Commissioner Yves Côté said flyers distributed in the riding during the campaign's final week suggested the local Green candidate, Jo-Ann Roberts, was in...

Sunburn for 07.27.16 – The Big Dog howls one more time ...

(blog) (blog)There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried...

Jewish Democrats express doubts that US is ready for atheist president

... a conservative Republican, surprised many by referring to atheists in a convention speech. Is America ready for an atheist president? Leach replied: “I don't...

Labour leadership election odds and polls: Can Corbyn win?

Huffington Post UKIt also revealed the biggest gap between the two parties since the end of Gordon Brown's leadership in 2010, with the Conservatives on...

Miramichi Pay Centre gets visit from federal minister Judy Foote

The Public Service Alliance of Canada said thousands of its members experienced problems during the first phase of the rollout, which began in late February,...

Full Transcript: Bill Clinton's Speech at the Democratic Convention

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday that his wife and “best friend,” Hillary Clinton, is the “best darn...

Green Party admits 2015 election poll flyer misled Victoria voters

The flyer said, “It's a Two-Way Race — the Choice is Yours Victoria” and purported to release the “latest polling results” showing NDP candidate Murray...

AEC authorises first payments of election funding, including One Nation

Liberal Party of Australia, $23,464,128.62. Australian Labor Party, $22,355,109.55. Australian Greens, $6,337,258.36. National Party of Australia, $3,158,301.63. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, $1,623,827.11. Nick Xenophon...

MPs of all stripes decry Turkish government's reaction to failed coup

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent, left, Liberal MP and chair of the Canada-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group Judy Sgro, and Turkish Ambassador Selçuk...

The team behind Kellie Leitch's leadership 'exploratory committee'

(subscription) (subscription)Kellie Leitch has filed her papers to run for Conservative Party leadership, and Hill Climbers has learned of a number of people behind...