August 19, 2016

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Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

... do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money. In the end, a tax by any...

Liberal MP Bardish Chagger promoted to House leader

Chagger replaces House leader Dominic LeBlanc who, since the resignation of fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo, had been holding down both posts — House leader and...

The unflappable Ralph Goodale

(subscription) (subscription)Amending the previous Conservative government's anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, is another delicate task on Goodale's plate. The Liberals ... During the Harper years,...

Small Business Minister Chagger becomes House leader in cabinet 'adjustment'

Tootoo resigned from cabinet and the Liberal caucus in May to go into treatment for alcoholism and has since acknowledged he had been involved in...

Fantino joins Deepak Obhrai Tory leadership campaign, to focus on minorities, immigrant communities

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Obhrai said that in addition to Mr. Fantino, his former caucus colleagues Corneliu Chisu and Joe Daniel are supporting him. Mr. Chisu...

Liberals spent almost $100000 to elect now-independent Hunter Tootoo

In Nunavut, Tootoo's Conservative rival spent $80,765.86. Leona Aglukkaq went into the race as the incumbent and a long-serving cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.

Judge: US Steel Canada may pay bonuses, keep benefits suspended

Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel ordered Friday that U.S. Steel Canada may set aside $1.57 million for "key employee" retention bonuses, but that the company does not...

Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger named new government House Leader

Toronto StarChagger was elected in October 2015 after beating out incumbent Conservative MP Peter Braid. He had held the former Kitchener Waterloo seat since 2008.

Donald Trump fundraising event in Minneapolis draws GOP donors, protesters to Convention Center

We're going to give it our greatest shot.” Wearing a blue blazer, open collar and white baseball cap, Trump said he has “so many friends”...

Tories plan to raise limousine issue in Parliament, saying it points to 'pattern of deception' from Liberals

What's in a name? A limousine by any other name would smell as sour, argues Conservative MP Dan Albas, who is promising to raise the...

The Sprout: Ontario farmers protest expanded protections for livestock predators

(subscription)On Twitter, former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (who turns 65 today) also waded into the grain transport debate. Higher food costs are again...

MP sounds warning over softwood talks

(press release)The Trudeau government is leaving the forestry sector vulnerable to another punitive trade dispute with its inability to secure a new softwood lumber...

Tories turfed anti-radicalization specialist, but can't prove they investigated him

Steven Blaney, Canada's former public safety minister, was the one who took Hamdani off the roundtable, but he won't answer any questions about the issue.

Why Canada has so few supervised injection sites

Conservative health critic Colin Carrie says when the Tory government was in power, its major concerns were public health and public safety. “Not just for...

Kelly McParland: Whatever Jane Philpott was thinking, there's a simple cure

660 NewsConservative MP Michelle Rempel, usually a feisty partisan, seemed disinclined to make too much of the situation when the story first broke, describing Philpott...

Liberals Probe Unpaid Internships In Federal Government

The Liberal government wants to know why a dozen federal departments and agencies do not pay their interns. The review was ordered by Treasury Board...

Philip Brown seeks PC nomination in Summerside

A former cabinet minister in the Pat Binns Progressive Conservative government has thrown his hat into the ring for the party's nomination in District 21.

Southern Miss announces graduates

Hattiesburg AmericanUSM held spring commencement exercises on its Hattiesburg campus and the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.and more »...

The Daily 202: Clinton and Trump cave to pressure

University of Virginia runner Robby Andrews qualified for the men's 1500m finals – but was subsequently disqualified – after he stepped off the track. --...

Sunburn for 8.19.16 — 11 days until Florida's primary election ...

(blog) (blog)By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry, Lloyd Dunkelberger and Jim Rosica. CONTINUING OUR HYPER-FOCUS ON THE ...and more »...

Turnbull's backbench muscles up

Liberals up in arms include vocal conservatives such as Eric Abetz and Kevin Andrews; the argument goes beyond the substance to the anger of donors...

Why Shah Rukh Khan and Other Indian Celebrities Have Been Detained at U.S. Airports

“Peter's new role at Paramount Pictures furthers our commitment to grow and strengthen our creative marketing and digital teams,” added Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob...

Around Town: Community listings

Tours start at Henderson House Museum, 6211 Walnut Street with tour guide Linda Nailer. Cost is $5 per person. For more ... Powell River Amateur...

Ontario Tories hold steady lead in latest poll

While the New Democrats are up from last month's poll, Bozinoff suggested the provincial party may still be suffering from the federal NDP's problems in...

The power of the personal apology

Politicians are often terrified to admit they messed up. In May, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to be the House of Commons disciplinarian to...

GOP insiders: Trump's overhaul won't succeed

But criticism of Clinton's response to the story didn't just come from Republican officials and conservative groups — the reliably liberal Boston Globe editorial board...

Trump and Clinton wreck Facebook friendships

The same study also said liberals were about twice as likely to take steps to block, unfriend or hide their friends' postings, compared with moderates...

To boycott or not to boycott? Conservative MPs in tricky spot on electoral reform town halls

(subscription) (subscription)B.C. Tory MP Cathy McLeod could be counted as a fourth. She's done a “riding-wide survey” and said she'd be speaking with her...

Calgary Pride parade wants politicians to prove support

Following controversy after former Progressive Conservative MP Joan Crockatt was slated to march in the parade despite having voted against a federal transgender rights bill,...

Brexit fuels debate over State's minimum wage

The three were trade unionists Patricia King and Gerry Light, who penned one of the minority reports, and Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre,...

Tories accuse the Liberals of turning their back on forestry jobs

660 News - 660 ...660 NewsConservatives are accusing the Liberals of turning their back on the forestry sector. trade.gov. Another setback to the softwood lumber...

Six films open in Lubbock movie theaters

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, left, and Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, left, in a scene from "Ben-Hur." (Philippe...

'Someone has to do this, right?' Among the cows and roughnecks on the Jason Kenney Unity Tour

Kenney ran the numbers on the current legislative session and found that, with the exception of the left-leaning PC MLA Sandra Jansen, the Wildrose and...

Agriculture Minister MacAulay promises "every effort'' to get grain to market

Agriculture Minister MacAulay promises "every effort'' to get grain to marketAgricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan president Norm Hall, who met with MacAulay and Goodale Thursday,...