August 18, 2016

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Mauril Bélanger remembered for his service, devotion to the job

(subscription) (subscription)Parliamentarians across party lines spoke highly of Mr. Bélanger in statements after his death, including Bloc Québécois, NDP, and Conservative party leaders. Governor...

Summer committee meeting on softwood lumber 'waste of time and money,' says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs on the House Trade Committee, including, from right, Linda Lapointe, Steven McKinnon, and Peter Fonseca, voted down a Conservative motion to...

Charlie Angus: Jane Philpott's Limo Tab Shows 'Disconnect' On Indigenous Health Travel

An NDP member of Parliament who represents indigenous people in remote communities says Health Minister Jane Philpott's $1,700 limo bill reveals a troubling "disconnect" in...

The Truth About How Many Americans Are Living on Less Than $2 a Day

(Photo: Richard B. Levine/Newscom). Over the last 20 years, ... “The reports of the death of welfare are greatly exaggerated,” Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation professor...

On Softwood, Canada, U.S. 'Far Apart' On Several Issues: Chief Negotiator

The Conservatives proposed a motion to the committee Thursday that sought to call on International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland to establish a roundtable consisting of...

Granby famous Canadian Francophonie

At first glance, 2016 might reverse the trend. Artists like Mehdi Cayenne (Ottawa), Stephen Fletcher (Regina), Moonfruits (Ottawa) and Rayannah (Winnipeg) all offer original proposals...

The Pollcast: What does the NDP want from electoral reform?

After discussing electoral reform with two Liberal MPs last week, on this week's episode of the Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by two MPs...

Tories Question Impartiality Of Rod Northey, Lawyer Named To Environmental Assessment Panel

That includes $600 to the Banff—Airdrie Federal Liberal Association during the election campaign last summer, a riding northwest of Calgary. The Liberal candidate was Marlo...

Limo company used by Health Minister Jane Philpott offers refund to taxpayers

On Thursday, Conservative health critic Collin Carrie wrote Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson asking for a probe into the minister's "apparent violation of the Conflict of...

Would Clinton's Health Plans Help Struggling Insurers on Exchanges?

“The issues of affordability and insurer participation are related,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Ultimately, I think increasing ...

Jason Kenney makes stop in Sylvan Lake

(registration)Conservative Member of Parliament Jason Kenney made a stop in Sylvan Lake on Tuesday afternoon during his Unity Tour. According to Kenney, who has...

Robyn Urback: Ontario Liberals wasted millions and are now buying radio ads to congratulate themselves

Those rules were brought in by former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty but proved too onerous for Wynne's liking, so they were gutted last June to...

Public Works Lists 29 Historic Canadian Women Who Deserve Buildings Named For Them

Status of Women prepared the list of historic female figures more than four years ago for Rona Ambrose, who at that time was the public...

Conservative group rallies Ryan against Ex-Im rescue

CONSERVATIVE GROUP RALLIES RYAN AGAINST EX-IM RESCUE: Koch-backed advocacy group Freedom Partners urged House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday to block efforts to restore the...

Trump's New Campaign Guru Stephen Bannon: 'Seinfeld' Insider, Polarizing Figure

While there, Bannon also promoted Milo Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart editor who became a rock star among the convention-goers after the gay conservative was banned for...

Sunburn for 8.18.16 — 12 days until Florida's primary election

(blog)But the governor is keeping quiet about who he voted for, including in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate that's pitting Rubio against...

Fingas: Civil liberties no better under Liberals

Faced with that pattern of delay, NDP MP Randall Garrison has announced his intention to introduce a private members' bill to put the contents of...

Examining Politics Podcast: Former ambassador says Putin loves Trump, probably hacked Dems

(blog) (blog)On the eve of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July, Wikileaks publicized hacked documents from the Democratic National Committee, and have since...

Romeo Saganash pitches bill to enshrine UN declaration into law

An NDP member of Parliament is in New Brunswick this week to promote his bill that would enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

Philpott in hot water over limo expenses, CPC leadership race heats up and the Tragically Hip's farewell

(subscription) (subscription)Trudeau, MPs pay tribute to Mauril Bélanger — Senate Committee to issue report on Northern housing crisis when Parliament returns — Philpott to...

David Cross in Making America Great Again (Photo: Gary Miller/Netflix) David Cross in Making America Great Again ...

I was trying to think of another comic who had his own theme song, but the only other example I could find was Larry The...

Trump goes to war against media

(blog)Trump's stunning move to make Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon his campaign's CEO was a decision to shake up his faltering campaign, but...

State rep from Plano tries to stop Jeff Wood execution

CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. It's not often that a staunch conservative loses sleep over imposition of the death penalty, but state Rep. Jeff Leach...

Milwaukee movie guide: What's playing where Aug. 19-25

Modern-day Western directed by David Mackenzie. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. PG-13(some violence, thematic elements, smoking). 107 minutes.Playing:Hillside. Conservative commentator Dinesh...

What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper

Conservative Leader and Prime Minister designate Stephen Harper and his family, wife Laureen Teskey, right, kids Ben, left and Rachel, wave goodbye as they board...

Fin Donnelly and Rivershed Society of B.C. prime next generation to fight for the Fraser River

Fin Donnelly's love affair with the Fraser River began more than two decades ago. As a young man, the Port Moody–Coquitlam NDP MP was a...

Pro-life MP Brad Trost officially enters Conservative leadership race ...

The Conservative Party now has six candidates for the leadership position.and more »...