April 20, 2017

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Cindy Lamoureux to announce if she'll seek Manitoba Liberal leadership

The party is set to choose a new leader Oct. 21 to replace Rana Bokhari, who resigned after the Liberals captured only three seats on...

Gay men are being persecuted in Chechnya – but Canada says it's not our problem

New York Times“I've run out of patience with the government,” said B.C. MP Randall Garrison, the NDP's critic on LGBT issues. “All we hear is...

A smorgasbord of literary delights at LA Times book festival

... Joyce Carol Oates (“Lives of the Twins” and “A Book of American Martyrs”), Bryan Cranston (“A Life in Parts”), Tippi Hedren (“Tippi: A Memoir”),...

Federal politicians speak out against bullying on Day of Pink

Some, like NDP MP Randall Garrison, explicitly called on the federal government to demand Russia investigate the situation (which Canada's foreign minister did in a...

Heritage committee wants to see CBC over Story of Us 'mistakes'

The motion for the meeting was put forward by Quebec NDP MP Pierre Nantel last Thursday and passed unanimously; the committee includes members from the...

I'm Standing Up For Canadians By Seeking Economic Justice

NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks during a leadership debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Photo: Graham Hughes/CP). Originally, we had planned to drive...

Canada Marijuana Legalization: Feds Looking To Set Up Cannabis Tracking System

OTTAWA — The federal government is coming under fire from the opposition Conservatives for failing to disclose how much a cannabis tracking system will cost...

Conservative leadership hopeful calls for federal support for Ring of Fire

He replaced the embattled Julian Fantino, who drew the ire of veterans across the country, including in Thunder Bay with the closure of the city's...

From the ivory tower to the halls of power: Jean-Yves Duclos

The second hurdle was perhaps the most improbable. Few would have predicted it, but Duclos beat one-term NDP incumbent Annick Papillon by 1,000 votes. The...

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules,...

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

A senior conservative aide said they are particularly pleased with instituting high-risk pools to deal with pre-existing conditions. The hottest policy ..... Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,...

Jack Knox: Who's running in the Island's 14 ridings

... a landslide over Liberal Darren DeLuca, who is running again. Alicia La Rue is running for the Greens, who did not field a candidate...

Jordan Bateman: Mayors oblivious to woes of taxpayers

The B.C. Liberals promised to cap bridge tolls at $500 per year; the NDP promised to get rid of them altogether. New Westminster Mayor Jonathan...

COMMENTARY: Heritage Committee to demand answers for CBC "mistakes"

COMMENTARY: Heritage Committee to demand answers for CBC "mistakes" (subscription)A motion by Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, NDP MP Pierre Nantel and passed by the group demands the CBC...

NDP will set 'different path': Caron

New Democratic leadership hopeful Guy Caron says while the Liberals have replaced the Conservatives as Canada's governing party, they've done little to change how the...

Dairy Trade Spat: Canada replies to Trump

“Trump's words confirm our fears of his presidency. We have had concerns over the NAFTA renegotiation for a long time, “said Agriculture NDP spokesperson Ruth...

Woodworker, 88, again leads effort to help pay for Fulton Church addition

Fulton Church might be small, but members—like Schulz—are an involved and eclectic group, said Dave Bilhorn, who heads the finance committee. They're authors and artists,...