OPINION: Mayors have priorities askew

New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote went into hair-on-fire mode: “I'm feeling a lot less confident today than I was even a week or two ago...

Canadian Government's Cannabis Legislation Challenged by Opposition

Investing News Network (press release) (registration) (blog)Investing News Network (press release) (registration) (blog)“They want to put a pot registry in, but they are not telling...

Richard Gillett supporters block DFO exit as workers try to leave

Gillett, 45, said he has no plans to quit despite a phone call Thursday night from Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. "He didn't offer me anything...

Investigator in Guergis case admits withholding information from MPs

(subscription) (subscription)In a fresh statement of claim filed on November 16, 2016, she targets only Hamilton, his firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and...

Budget BC: All Soles' Day

Many Finance Ministers to follow continued the tradition, although it must be noted that Conservative Finance Minister John Crosbie, always a character, chose to wear...

Cindy Lamoureux makes leadership bid for Manitoba Liberals

She credited her father, Liberal MP and longtime MLA Kevin Lamoureux, with sparking her interest in politics at an early age. The rookie representative for...

Science minister reflects on 'rebalance'

Tbnewswatch.com - TBNewsWatch.comTbnewswatch.comFederal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan is leading a shift the Liberal government is making across Canada to "rebalance" science in the public...

James Bezan: Canada should start to sell weapons to Ukraine

James Bezan, the Official Opposition Critic for National Defence and member of Conservative Shadow Cabinet, said this in an interview with Ukrinform. "Russia is strengthening...

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,...

Canadian politicians question US immigration during Grand Forks visit

“Some would argue yeah, well, Donald Trump is scaring them over there,” Cramer said, as Ted Falk, a conservative member of Parliament who represents a...

Simcoe North MP throws support behind Lisa Raitt for Conservative leadership - Orillia Packet & Times

Orillia Packet & TimesSimcoe North MP throws support behind Lisa Raitt for Conservative leadershipOrillia Packet & TimesShe said former finance minister Jim Flaherty understood the...

Canadian politicians question U.S. immigration during Grand Forks ...

Conservative Canadian MP James Bezan, left, sits along side U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Tuesday in Grand Forks. Sam Easter / Forum News Service.and more »...

Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt to visit New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW - One of the 14 candidates running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada is coming to Pictou County this month.Stanton endorses...

Ontario's Liberals take a big step to the left

Andrew Steele is vice-president at StrategyCorp, Canada's integrated public affairs, communications and management consultancy. He served as senior adviser to Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. Despite...

Dairy dispute: Conservative leadership hopefuls spar over milk rules

Or would abolishing the supply management system introduce new taxes and kill jobs? It's a polarizing topic among two of the leading Conservative leadership candidates,...

O'Leary adds star power to Delhi leadership event - www.norfolknews.ca/

www.norfolknews.ca/O'Leary adds star power to Delhi leadership eventwww.norfolknews.ca/O'Leary spoke last of five of 14 national Conservative party leader hopefuls seeking support among Norfolk County's grassroots.

John Horgan, other NDP politicians, and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan name their favourite Canadian films

Standing beside Heyman, Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies quipped that The Barbarian Invasions "may even be timely" today, given that Kellie Leitch and Kevin...

Lone challenger of 7-term Alberta chief plans legal action after being stripped from ballot

Liberal MP Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous and northern affairs, said "it is the First Nation's role to ensure that...

Bradley Byrne tops in Alabama in hosting town halls while other lawmakers spurn them

"I don't think Alabama lends itself either less or more to town halls than other states; it's more of a matter of a congressman's personal...

Big Tory slate in Colchester North

Scott Armstrong, co-chair of the central campaign for the Progressive Conservatives, says this is the biggest nomination meeting for his party so far. “We've had...

Why did the Liberals in leaky old Ottawa get so angry about shipbuilding stories?

A clue is found in the interview Treasury Board President Scott Brison gave to the RCMP where he described how the leak apparently prevented a...

Former vets ombudsman expected to confirm entry in NDP leadership

OTTAWA - Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran is expected to confirm Thursday his intention to seek the federal NDP leadership. The retired Canadian Armed Forces...

On this day: April 19

2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th pope of the Catholic Church following the April 2 death of Pope John Paul II. The new...

Taiwan and table tennis: diplomatic parties this week

(subscription) (subscription)Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. Their embassies placed second and third, respectively, in the 3rd Annual Table Tennis Friendship...

Parliament has a power problem: why few staffers report sexual ...

(subscription) (subscription)One contributing factor is staffers are often seen as 'dispensable and lucky to be there,' says one ex-aide. After-hours receptions and other informal...

Jonathan P. Baird: The 1 percent owns the GOP, but progressives have the numbers to thwart their agenda

The arch-conservative billionaires have been spending an almost limitless fortune for a generation to create what has been called a “fully integrated network.” In the...

These are the Russians under sanctions by the West

Then-Ottawa MP Paul Dewar didn't think the sanctions went far enough. Dewar, the NDP critic for foreign affairs at the time, found himself on a...

Conservative hopeful Kevin O'Leary coming to Kelowna

Locally, Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, whose riding includes West Kelowna and part of downtown Kelowna, has thrown his support behind another candidate, Quebec MP and...

Peter MacKay speaking at event with CPC candidate Rick Peterson

(subscription) (subscription)Outsider Conservative leadership candidate Rick Peterson has had a tough time getting noticed in a crowded field of candidates — but he may...

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"“January and February, we were getting updates from the RCMP and (Canada Border Services...

Steven Blaney Is All Worked Up Over Milk And Maxime Bernier

Steven Blaney toasts the audience with a glass on milk during a Conservative Party leadership debate on Feb. 13, 2017 in Montreal. (Photo: Paul Chiasson/The...

In My Opinion: Many hands, warm hearts at Out of the Cold

... many who help keep the doors of St. Aidan's open to those in need of warmth. Out of the Cold's final Monday dinner of...

Liberals follow in Conservatives' footsteps with government by the PMO

For Wayne Easter, no changes should be made to parliamentary rules of procedure without support of the main opposition parties. This is no doubt a...

FactCheck Q&A: the snap election

GQ.com... the government. But it can't have escaped her notice that the Conservatives also have a sizeable lead over Labour in the polls. ... But...