July 21, 2017

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It's not Jagmeet Singh's turban that's the NDP's problem in Quebec

Nor is Ms. Laverdière's backing, helpful though it may be, likely to change the minds of those Quebeckers – a majority of the electorate there,...

As Conservative Party deputy leader, Lisa Raitt hopes women will 'see themselves' in her

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative MP Lisa Raitt considers herself a feminist. The newly named deputy leader of the Conservative Party, a suburban mother of two with extensive...

Editorial: Trashing Khadr deal in US paints bull's-eye on our backs

... the U.S. media, as Peter Kent did with an oped earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal titled “A Terrorist's Big Payday, Courtesy...

Appointments, NAFTA and tax avoidance: how federal politics touched us this week

Borrowing a phrase from his Conservative predecessor Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister Bill Morneau rolled out a "tax fairness" plan this week. It aims to eliminate...

Casey unsure that door-to-door delivery will be restored

Member of Parliament for Charlottetown Sean Casey said he is not as confident as he was two years ago that the Canada Post review will...

Pierre Poilievre's Conservative Party-Branded Shirt Broke Election Rules, Says Watchdog

OTTAWA — If he had to do it all over again, Pierre Poilievre would have worn a suit. Canada's election watchdog said Friday that the...

Liberals quash NDP push to question Justin Trudeau on NAFTA

I think, if we did, that it would provide a lot of security and comfort to Canadians who are feeling extremely nervous about this renegotiation,”...

Town Tall: Fourth of July event squeaked in ahead of France's Bastille Day

This time they'll perform Songbird and the three-movement Primary Colours by B.C. composers Sarah Quartel and Kathleen Allen. They sang the first enchanting work during...

Iwi honing their smarts

An extensive financial analysis by ANZ of 31 post-Treaty of Waitangi settlement iwi and hapu shows all recorded a positive profit in the last reported...

Ottawa-Vanier's new MP says Conservatives exploiting 'emotion' over Khadr deal

(subscription) (subscription)Newly elected Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier Mona Fortier says it's unfortunate Conservative MPs have been talking to U.S. media about the government's out-of-court...

BC NDP cabinet includes bright minds, but there are still political potholes to avoid

Giving a respected human rights advocate an influential position—like former MP Libby Davies or immigration lawyer Zool Suleman or former human-rights commissioner Harinder Mahil or...

Man who drove van off cliff into Lake Erie charged with impaired driving

Councillor Larry Snively eventually reached out to Tracey Ramsey, the NDP MP for Essex, to find out if she could help. Ramsey then contacted the...

Progressive Conservatives hoping for a breakthrough in northwestern Ontario

The PCs haven't represented any of northwestern Ontario's three ridings since Hennessy and Rainy River MPP Jack Pierce were defeated in 1987. The NDP ...

Alberta's conservatives look ahead to bigger battles as ballots are cast for merger

As a sign of the times, and perhaps a testament to the amount of resources being sucked up fighting the NDP on home turf, the...