December 22, 2016

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Reforms, cabinet shuffle will help Grits avoid slide

But others, such as Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie, are under-used. The Trudeau Liberals prefer not to course-correct on the...

Climate hothead from Penn State can continue suing his conservative critics, court rules

Jonathan Adler writes at The Washington Post that “Donald Trump has not even been sworn in yet, and it's already becoming easier for public figures...

Top 10 stories of 2016: Former Conservative MP Jim Prentice dies in a Lake Country plane crash

Former Kelowna Lake Country MP Ron Cannan, who worked closely with Prentice from 2006 to 2010, was one of many in the immediate aftermath who...

PEI 'taken for granted,' Atlantic Canada critic says in year-end interview

The Liberal Party may hold all 32 of Atlantic Canada's seats in the House of Commons — including the four on P.E.I. — but the...

Unite the right poll: Albertans prefer Brian Jean to Jason Kenney as leader

Overall, the survey suggests 61 per cent of Albertans would vote for a united conservative party led by the current Wildrose leader, versus 53 per...

A conversation with northern Manitoba MP Niki Ashton

When Niki Ashton was first elected MP in 2008, her northern Manitoba riding was performing fairly well economically despite a global downturn. Eight years later,...

Canadian politicians feature families on holiday cards

Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan. Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon (Quebec's Gatineau riding). Conservative MP Larry Miller (Ontario's...

Dozens of 'Hate Groups' Have Charity Status, Chronicle Study Finds

(subscription)"We want to be careful about what we're requiring the public to subsidize through tax exemption and at the same time we want not...

Year in Review 2016 – October: Stopping the Flood

In the Ottawa offices of Labrador MP Yvonne Jones, credited with helping protesters voice their concerns, the hunger strikers declared a historic victory and broke...

POLITICO's must-read briefing on what's driving the day in Washington

A FEW WEEKS LATER, the House Freedom Caucus and the Republican Study Committee -- two conservative caucuses in the House -- are holding a joint...

This bill will save lives. Why are the Liberals against it?

The Liberals have made it clear they will not support the bill. During second reading, Liberal MP Sean Casey, parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister Jody...

Is veteran Tory's bid to run as Liberal in byelection to replace ex-PM a sign of sagging Conservative fortunes ...

(blog) (blog)Richardson has been around in Conservative circles for what seems like forever. As a young man, he served John Diefenbaker as executive assistant...

Speaker recalls #elbowgate, other odd parliamentary moments of ...

In a year that included elbowgate, outrage over the word 'fart' being uttered in the House of Commons and plenty of the usual heckling, Speaker...