December 15, 2016

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Asbestos ban should have taken place long ago, ex-MP Pat Martin says

But it's not enough for Pat Martin, who devoted much of his 18-year career as the NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre crusading against the deadly...

NDP's Mulcair sits steady as Liberals, Tories falter

As MPs head home for the holidays, New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair - for that is what he remains, caretaker status notwithstanding -- has a...

Federal minister said talks with Moroun will continue

Infrastructure Minister Amajeet Sohi made the statement Wednesday in the House of Commons in response to questions tabled by local MP Brian Masse (NDP —...

Liberal MPs want CRTC to reverse decision on Super Bowl ads

Bob Nault and Wayne Easter have written letters to several policy-makers saying the decision is costing the Canadian economy tens of millions of dollars, that...

Trudeau Comfortable With Minimum Age Of 18 To Buy Legal Pot

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks Canadians old enough to drink alcohol are old enough to smoke marijuana legally. Trudeau made the point at a press...

Asbestos ban cheered by Manitoba crusader's daughter

Canada's slow response to bringing in new asbestos rules and regulations angers others who have been exposed, including former NDP MP Pat Martin, who worked...

Belanger's bid to tweak O Canada inches closer to the finish line ...

Last May, Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger gave a thumbs up as he receives applause after using a tablet with text-to-speech program to defend his proposed ...and...

Ottawa to target 'backbone' Internet connections with $500-million rural broadband program

In an e-mailed statement Thursday, Diane Finley, the Conservative critic for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said she was concerned about the focus in the...

Liberals cap off parliamentary sitting with holiday party

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau after they addressed supporters at the Liberal caucus holiday party in Ottawa, Wednesday,...

Full asbestos ban, changed codes and regulations expected by 2018

Canada's slow response to bring in new asbestos rules and regulations angers others who've been exposed, including former NDP member of Parliament Pat Martin, who...

Liberals To Ban Asbestos By 2018, Kirsty Duncan Says

Canada has also been one of the last international holdouts in agreeing to list asbestos as a hazardous material under the Rotterdam Convention, a highly...

Dan Albas joins Bernier's campaign

Castanet.net (subscription)Conservative MP Dan Albas will serve as Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier's campaign co-chair for British Columbia. Albas, who represents Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, will join...

Tory MP Scott Reid endorses Andrew Scheer

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Scott Reid is the latest Tory heavyweight to throw his support behind leadership candidate Andrew Scheer. Reid, who represents Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston and...

MPs head home for the holidays, but much work remains

such as this bill: Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has agreed with senators saying the Liberals need more time (and possibly to go back to...

They can't help it: Conservatives from ridings a long way from Ottawa are our most expensive MPs

(See the picture of the electoral map from 2015 below.) Same thing with the NDP. The Northern Quebec ridings of Romeo Saganash and Christine Moore...

A Conservative crime wave: Mirror Politics morning briefing

Stealth taxes were the favourite ruse of Gordon Brown and George Osborne. Philip Hammond proved he is no exception when he raised insurance tax in...

Families facing loss of infants show support for Richards' motion

Jennifer Snelgrove, a mother of four, sits with two of her children, three-year-old Brennan and seven-year-old Joshua. Snelgrove is supportive of Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake...

Shape-shifting weasel Patrick Brown is purging social conservatives from the Ontario PC's

(blog) (blog)Patrick Brown is unlikely to allow another Sam Oosterhoff candidate squeak through—at least, not if he can help it. There are reports that...