December 30, 2016

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In Memoriam: Rex Reed's Farewell to the Stars We Lost in 2016

Music hits some dissonant flats now that we've heard the last of great jazz singers Ernestine Anderson, Bill Henderson, Mose Allison and Mark Murphy—- not...

New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised

Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are among the Olympic stars recognised in a New Year Honours list which also includes big names from...

New Year's Honours 2017: Full list of great and good awarded for services to Britain

The Parliamentary and Political Service Committee has made a number of recommendations, including knighthoods for Julian Brazier, Conservative MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, David Crausby,...

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tories of 'making a mockery of the honours system' after wealthy donor receives knighthood

Sir David has pumped £932,183 into Conservative coffers via his company since 2005, including more than £6,000 of non-cash gifts. ... Labour's ex-Solicitor General Vera...

Q of the Week: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Reader James Miles suggested Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson dress as Elmer Fudd, and John Bianchi said Green Party nominee Jill Stein would be Gaia—“nuff...

Ondaatje, Kaspi, Ignatieff among 100 Order of Canada honorees

Libby Davies, former NDP MP for Vancouver East, is honoured for her defence of social justice and “long-standing commitment to helping marginalized people.” Among those...

Final goodbye: Month-by-month roll call of some of those who died in 2016

Cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-carrying best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip...

Sheriff Clarke: For 8 Years Obama Has 'Rubbed White Peoples' Nose in the Stain of Slavery' -- He Can't Let Go

(blog)In reference to the horrendous number of homicides in Chicago and President Barack Obama's pracice of dividing people by race, Milwaukee County Sheriff David...

'David vs. Goliath': FISH-NL applies for union status, mum on ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caRyan Cleary led the charge as FISH-NL, a breakaway faction of FFAW members, applied to become the certified bargaining agent for Newfoundland and ...and...

MP Report: Frustration mounts over broken promises

- NewsPeninsula News ReviewConstituents call for Canadian government to do more to help bring peace to Iraq and Syria.and more »...

George Michael cause of death investigation inconclusive

Cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-carrying best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip...

End “cash-for-access” immediately, says Green leader | News Talk ...

With a new year ahead and a provincial election looming, B.C.'s Green leader says cash for access events need to come to an end now.

2016 Is Over, At Last | The American Spectator

If you kept your sanity through 2016, you either paid no attention to the presidential campaign or you were heavily medicated throughout the year. January ...and...

And then there were 13: Winnipeg doctor drops out of Conservative leadership race

The National Post couldn't reach another candidate, Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai, after repeated attempts to determine whether or not he is staying in the race.

And then there were 13: Winnipeg doctor drops out of Conservative leadership race

... the stage at the next leadership debate in Quebec City Jan. 17, which is being held entirely in French. A leader will be chosen...

Cheers & Jeers: Year-end edition

(subscription) (subscription)When a 21-year-old Brigham Young University-Idaho student signed up as a Democratic Party field organizer in Bonner and Boundary counties, some of Scott's...

Carrie Fisher's Death More Concerning For Trudeau Than Terror Attack: Blaney

Conservative leadership candidate Steven Blaney criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for reacting faster to an actress' death than to a terrorist attack. Speaking in Quebec...

Counter Extremism Bill could be 'very dangerous'

Belfast Telegraph - BelfastTelegraph ...Belfast TelegraphThe terror law watchdog has warned that new anti-extremism measures planned by the Government could be "very dangerous".Counter Extremism Bill...

Bonner County Daily Bee - Sports, Looking back at 2016: 6 political ...

TWIN FALLS — The presidential election was the biggest political story in the country, and kept people guessing all year. Idaho politics were often affected...

12 Months of Memorable Cases in Georgia

(registration) (registration)Lambert was found fully liable for the accident, while co-defendant Preston Wilson was cleared of liability. Plaintiffs' counsel: ... Plaintiffs' counsel: Michael Goldberg...

Funny ways: The year in weird politics

Plenty of salty language has been thrown around in the House of Commons, but it was Conservative MP Michelle Rempel's use of the word "f-a-r-t"...

Chrystia Freeland set for trade talks with China in 2017

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is tentatively booked to begin talks with China in February as the two countries explore a free trade...

Brian Jones: Ten good things about 2016

Ryan Cleary still standing. Everybody's favourite failed NDP incumbent turned failed PC candidate, Ryan Cleary, shifted to unionism in his attempt to establish FISH-NL (Federation...

Trudeau's Liberals say no donation rules broken in China corruption case

Blaine Calkins, Conservative MP and ethics critic, said the allegations fit in with the so-called “cash for access” questions the Liberals have recently faced in...

2016 Year In Review: A look back at the events that shaped our world (April – June)

18: Furor erupts when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wades through a crowd of opposition members in the House of Commons and elbows NDP MP Ruth...

Jason Kenney channels populism — but not Donald Trump — in Alberta

CBC.caAfter six months of campaigning, Mr. Kenney is far ahead of his opponents in the delegate count as he seeks the leadership of the province's...

Where Are They Now? Powrie's post-election life remains busy

Powrie finished third behind incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and the NDP's Bill Sundhu, but the 30 per cent of the vote he secured represents...

Liberals steer clear of Kerry's Israel comments, reiterate support for two-state solution

The Liberal government is reiterating its support for a two-state solution in the Middle East but did not go to the same extent as U.S.

From Chrystia Freeland To Maryam Monsef, Pundits Weigh In On ...

A panel of former political strategists has singled out International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland as one of the top performing Liberal cabinet ministers last ...and more »...

Picks and pans of Ontario premiers

Seriously, picking among Bob Rae, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne for lousiest premier is like choosing arsenic, cyanide or hemlock. Since we ... Let's start...

Lisa Raitt on running for Conservative leadership as husband battles Alzheimer's

Before launching her bid for Conservative leadership, Lisa Raitt had to decide: Would her husband survive without her? Bruce Wood, Ms. Raitt's long-time partner, was...

Where Are They Now? Sundhu helping BC NDP election team

A little more than a year after his quest to become Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo's next MP came to an end, former NDP candidate Bill Sundhu is gearing...

MD Harmon remembered for strong opinions and commitment to his community

A conservative columnist for the Portland /Maine Sunday Telegram, Harmon died Wednesday in a shooting at his home in Sanford. State and local police are...