July 28, 2016

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New federal pay system has a backlog of 80000 problem cases

Steven Blaney procurement critic of the Conservative opposition said: "While the Liberals continue to dodge this serious issue, both opposition parties will work together to...

Former MP Dean Del Mastro's $26M solar venture in Barbados stuck in the dark

OTTAWA — Delays appear to be thwarting the sunny ways of ex-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, who is out on bail as he appeals an...

Tom Hanks to be Honored at MoMA Film Benefit 2016 (Exclusive ...

The actor — who stars in two high-profile films this fall, 'Sully' and 'Inferno' — joins such past honorees as Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino and...

Immigrant detainees ending hunger strikes

Immigrant detainees held in two facilities in southern Ontario began a hunger strike on July 11th, 2016; this was in support of their demand to...

Paul Nehlen Mocks Paul Ryan's Water-Gulping VP Debate ...

Following Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen reminded his Twitter followers of Paul Ryan's ...and more »...

Ag, transportation ministers remain unknowns

- The Western ProducerWestern Producer (subscription)It's hard to figure out Transport Minister Marc Garneau. On the other hand, there doesn't seem to be much...

Transportation stakeholders not wooed by consultation promise ...

(subscription)The Liberals promised to be a more transparent and accountable government. They promised public consultations on major policy decisions — consultations ...and more »...

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(subscription) (subscription)The Globe and Mail is reporting that Liberal MP Hunter Tootoo – recently returned from the political wilderness where he was undergoing alcohol...

Going draconian may be only option

- InsideHalton.comInsideHalton.comWhat are we doing wrong? In spite of extensive public education campaigns, in spite of extraordinary efforts by police and anti-drunk driving advocates,...

Port of Churchill shut down after being refused bailout, premier suggests

The NDP caucus, in a written statement, said it agreed to financial help for Omnitrax last year “to ensure the port stayed open while transitioning...

Dispatch from inside the conventions

George Engelbach, delegate from Missouri, Impersonator of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, poses for a photograph at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, United...

Chilliwack MP's spending sixth highest out of 26 in Lower Mainland ...

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl's expenditures were second highest in the last fiscal year out of the 10 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Members of Parliament ...and more »...

U of T labs get $98-million upgrade from Ottawa, Queen's Park

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailThe Canadian government and Queen's Park are pouring $98-million into hundreds of campus labs at the...

'Indignation' Review: Life and Love in the '50s

... among battled-hardened GI's who, as my colleague John Anderson wrote in his review, not only despise him for his undamaged humanity, but figure he...

B.C. Green Party leader not sold on new real estate tax

“Much of the investment that's happening now in the Lower Mainland is being directed by cash from somewhere else, by people who are already here,”...

159-years of farm craft lost in Canberra

THE non-return of Tasmanian Liberal Richard Colbeck to the federal Senate represents another telling blow for farm representation and rural experience, with 159-years of service...

Doc Patterson brings unique skill set to NAACP

Monmouth Daily Review Atlas - News - Daily ...Monmouth Daily Review AtlasGALESBURG — With the recent police shootings and racial strife, local leaders are being...

6 ways to improve the Red Sox

Bottom line, the projections say Benintendi is easily the Sox' best option in left field, and keep in mind that projections for minor league players...

Montessori teacher wins hotly contested school trustee race

(blog) (blog)Lulka, who was one of 10 candidates in the hotly contested race, finished with 1,464 votes following more than a month of campaigning...

@Kady Liveblog Replay: MPs wrap up electoral reform hearings until August

The witnesses are settling in at the table, and it appears we have our official (semi-official) replacement for Jason Kenney: As expected, it looks like...

Ted Nugent on Prince, spiritual erections, and how Trump and guns will save America

Incendiary classic-rock guitarist, devoted conservationist, and (for the sake of this article) the most outspoken conservative musician in America, often to petulant extremes. Kind of...

Trump, Clinton and the perils of wide-open primaries

(subscription) (subscription)I think what stops them is how little chance they have, running as an independent in a system dominated by parties. ... Brent,...

Donald Trump Invades Scranton, Hoping to Wrest Pennsylvania From Democrats

Donald J. Trump arrived for a rally at the Lackawanna College Student Union in Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday. Credit Todd Heisler/The . SCRANTON, Pa. —...

NDP Says Meetings Between PMO And Parliamentary Budget Officer Were 'Inappropriate'

NDP leader Tom Mulcair and Guy Caron, the party's finance critic, have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern about what the New...

The 27 meanest high school girls in the movies

... "I don't think you're supposed to wear white jeans after 1983." Meanest moment: The trio's Carrie-inspired dog food at the prom plan. Just horrible.

@ The Movies With Mark Hinson

With Steve Carell, Judy Davis, Parker Posey, Blake Lively and Max Adler. Opened Friday. AMC 20: 10:15 a.m., 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15, 10:45. Captain America:...

Too early to know impact on farmers

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, who has worked in agriculture his entire life, said it's too soon to draw many conclusions about the port's future,...

The Morning Roundup: HB 2 Gets Dissed in Philly, Raleigh

Members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and North Carolina congressman G.K. Butterfield spoke to the DNC last night, endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Congressman...

Jeremy Corbyn and the paranoid style

Popular social media figures like Dr Eoin Clarke have even built up the idea that the election result itself was a gigantic fraud. The problem...

OBAMA's message to Dem faithful: 'YES WE STILL CAN' -- Parallel between Biden '16, Bill '08 -

Politico- What HILLARY should ...PoliticoOVERHEARD: As Kelly walked into the pricey CNN space, one onlooker said, “that's the Planned Parenthood lady,” presumably referring to Cecile...

Ryan Cleary says fishermen want him to set up a new union

"Over the past few months, I've gotten calls from fishermen right across the province, from the Northern Peninsula, from the northeast coast, from the south...

@Kady's Watchlist for July 28 – Phoenix payroll problems force emergency committee confab

Health Minister Jane Philpott heads to Halifax for the launch of the MyHealthNS Personal Health Record, while Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking deliver...

Obama says no one more qualified to be president than Clinton... and more

(subscription) (subscription)“After having committed to making the parliamentary budget officer 'truly independent of government,' it is disturbing that political staff from your office —...

Sex allegations led to Tootoo's ouster from Liberal caucus

While in opposition, Mr. Trudeau kicked MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti out of caucus after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour surfaced. The Prime Minister's...

Pence makes play for staunch Wisconsin conservatives in Waukesha address

In his speech, which ran the gamut of freedom of religion, abortion, revamping immigration policies and pushing back against “big government,” Pence hit the conservative...

Chris Cillizza: Here are six theories for why Donald Trump won't release his tax returns

On Monday night, conservative columnist George F. Will offered a new — to me — explanation for Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to release his tax...

Campgrounds facing crippling tax hike

One family-run operation in southwestern Ontario is facing a $250,000 tax bill. “This is penalizing children, seniors and working couples by taking away an affordable...

Presentation on Private members' Bill to protect family owned ...

TRURO – A member of parliament from Quebec is to make a presentation in Truro on Thursday regarding a proposed federal bill aimed at protecting...

Clintons' IRS chickens come home to roost

The division was led by former IRS official Lois Lerner when hundreds of non-profit conservative organizations had their applications for tax-exempt status illegally obstructed. Blackburn...