Letters and comments, April 18

Francis Scarpaleggia, a Liberal MP, was chair of the committee. Normally, chairpersons back their committee's decisions, but he and all other Liberals on the committee...

No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move: Liberals ...

The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public Safety ...and...

4-17 5pm What's next for LSU baseball

For a second packing and John Cullen and when John Allen left about Lamotte at the state. Nick went over ..... Can't say I've been...

BC election 2017: Meet the war room operatives running the BC campaigns

Dewar, 64, has deep NDP roots. His brother is former NDP MP Paul Dewar. He was chief of staff to then Manitoba Premier Gary Doer...

Reliving our past

Liberal leader Yvonne Jones said if Kiewit is too busy with current work to devote itself fully to the bidding process, the government should fill...

BC election 2017: Vancouver-Kingsway riding

She now runs a small business. In the 2011 federal election, Nguyen was the Conservative candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway, losing to New Democrat Don Davies. NDP's...

Trudeau's Liberals: A midterm report card

- The Globe and MailThe Globe and MailFrom trade to the military, Canadians have seen enough of the government in action to decide if...

Conservative Leadership Race 2017: Kellie Leitch, Erin O'Toole See Different Paths To Victory

OTTAWA — When Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was speaking in Parliament last week, Kellie Leitch gave her seat to Conservative leadership rival Erin...

The Gargoyle: The week ahead – Politicians take a break, in the nick of time, it seems

The next two weeks of fresh air will certainly do Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant good. On the last day before the House rose, she warned...

Liberals break promise not to use omnibus bills

(subscription)... cynicism among voters, and on that note I believe, yes, this Liberal Government can do better. Dan Albas is the Conservative member of...

Liberal MP Easter says Grits should switch approach on House rule changes to get legislative agenda moving

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter, right, pictured with Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner. Mr. Easter told The that there's not enough getting done in...

Conservative leadership race enters 'horse-trading phase' and candidates are making deals

(subscription) (subscription)have not made any endorsements due to their positions. Conservative MP Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) is also staying neutral because she is a...

Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill Times - The ...Hill Times (subscription)Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal...

More than 23 million eDocs transmitted in 2016: CSIO chair

A “conservative estimate” is that the total efficiency savings created by eDocs across Canada in 2016 is more than $22 million, Whitelaw said Thursday at...

Jordan Bateman: Metro mayors totally oblivious to taxpayers' woes

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...

Worried Canadians have a story, but NDP leadership race isn't telling it

In the current NDP leadership race, Charlie Angus is closest to being a story teller. He speaks with intensity about the government's on-going discrimination against...

Betrayal and beginnings — welcome to party leadership races: Collenette

Stephane Dion, second from left, celebrates his victory as new leader of the federal Liberal Party with former leaders Jean Chretien, Paul Martin, and John...

Letter: A daily search for conservative voice

You may ask me why I continue reading his feeble attempts to disparage John Duncan? I continue to hope he will accidentally, if not on...

MP Peter Julian puts climate change at centre of federal NDP leadership bid

The others are Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Robert Aubin, Brigitte Sansoucy, and François Choquette, as well as Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir. Julian says there are two reasons...

Founder of National Beef, John Jacobson Dies at 106

He served as vice president and director of the Kansas Association of Commerce and Industry for six years, chairman of the United Fund and Red...

Trudeau's support for US action against Syria is astonishing

The situation is made worse by the Conservative and NDP caucuses jumping on board — an opposition showing no alternative critical capacity to argue for...

Canada's Liberal government goes 'bold' and 'risky' by legalization of marijuana

Airlines operating in Canada won't be forcibly removing passengers from overbooked planes, says Transport Minister Marc Garneau. In fact, there will be a new air...

Graham Thomson: Jason Kenney pops back to the surface

But for more than two weeks Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney was, as far as the legislature and mainstream media were concerned, missing in action.

When truth becomes irrelevant, what remains is power

Nothing could illustrate this better than the recent experience of 's own David Menzies while reporting on the Conservative Riding Association of King-Vaughan, northwest of...

Ex-Orange County Exec Diana to run for Wallkill supervisor

Chester Supervisor Steve Neuhaus, another Republican, and Roxanne Donnery, a Democratic county legislator, later declare their candidacies. Nov. ... On Friday, Diana said he'll seek...

BC election 2017: New Westminster

... riding of New Westminster has existed since B.C.'s very first election 1871. An NDP stronghold, New Westminster has gone to the NDP in 15...

Waterloo Region police say they'll be ready for pot legalization

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, meanwhile, said the Liberals are rushing ahead with legalization without fully considering the consequences for Canadians, whether it's protecting people from...

Rona Ambrose To Justin Trudeau: You Heard Malala, Now Step Up For Girls' Education

OTTAWA — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai's call to put advancing girls' education at...

Tony Clement, Ralph Goodale Have Feisty Exchange Ahead Of ...

A pair of veteran members of Parliament had a spirited exchange Thursday over the “integrity” of the former Liberal justice minister who advised the government ...and...

The Delegation for 4.13.17 – Insights from the Beltway to the Sunshine State

(blog) (blog)If Trump opts to keep Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, Wilson says Trump maintains a “poisonous, post-conservative nationalism and thinly-veiled racial and religious...

In Touch With Red Deer – Mountain View Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen

(registration) (registration)The event also featured incredible support from celebrity guest judges, Conservative Party Interim Leader Rona Ambrose, professional bull rider Cody Snyder, and CFL...

Most Canadians want human rights tied to free trade with China: Poll

The treatment of the Chinese people by the Beijing regime is something Canadians care about, said Conservative MP Harold Albrecht. “I think many of my...

NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton visits Red Deer

Asked about how equalization payments may come to the minds of Albertans when they hear the words 'economic justice,' Ashton said, "The discussion around economic...

When it comes to parliamentary reform, everyone's a hypocrite

(subscription)Any attempt at meaningful Senate reform is going to be obstructed by institutional resistance and constitutional limitations; still, appointing independent senators was probably the...

YP MLAs endorse O'Toole for leadership

(subscription)MP has the support of former Yukon Conservative MP Ryan Leef. O'Toole points out that the prime minister has no northerners in his cabinet.

'She challenged us': MPs praise Malala Yousafzai's Parliament speech, opposition urges more funding for girls' education

(subscription) (subscription)Up to this challenge also includes investing money in girls' education...beyond words, we need actual money, and that starts with increasing our international...

No guarantee radical voices won't speak at M103 hearings | FUREY ...

The chair of the House of Commons committee that will be studying Islamophobia in Canada in the coming months offers no guarantee radical voices won't...

Montreal MP Alexandre Boulerice endorses Peter Julian for NDP leadership

OTTAWA -- Montreal-area MP Alexandre Boulerice is supporting caucus colleague Peter Julian in the race for the NDP leadership. Boulerice told reporters today that in...

Anti-abortion group got $56K federal grant from Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Khalid, who unseated Conservative incumbent Bob Dechert in 2015, won with 50 per cent of the vote in her Greater Toronto Area riding...

Patrick Brown is the man with no plans: Hepburn

Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, who has held the party leadership job for two years, speaks during question period at Queen's Park in February. "While...

Alexandre Boulerice endorses Peter Julian in NDP race

(subscription) (subscription)NDP leadership candidate Peter Julian holds a press conference to receive endorsement from NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 12,...

Trudeau throws another promise under the (omni)bus

Speaker Geoff Regan, a Liberal MP, might not caucus with his colleagues, but is he “truly independent” from the interests of the Liberal party? The...

Windsor MP Masse calls for airline traveller bill of rights after United passenger dragged off plane

Masse, along with NDP transport critic Robert Aubin, has called on Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to introduce a "Airline Passenger Bill of Rights" before...

Educate new Senators on how to report sexual harassment: Sen. Hartling

(subscription) (subscription)about the conduct of two of his MPs: Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews. The two men were eventually kicked out of Liberal caucus...

Conservative MPs criticize Gilmore for floating Conservative Party shakeup, take aim at his marriage to Liberal minister

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who left the party to sit as an independent and was defeated in the last election by Mr.

Trudeau's enjoying a weird truce on trade with the Conservatives

(subscription) (subscription)And of course, it's hard to forget that scene in Israel in 2014 when Conservative MP Mark Adler pleaded with Harper's staff to...

'It's a mess': Alexander First Nation finance clerk urges Ottawa to clean up spending rules on reserves

But Conservative MP and Indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod told CBC News band members require access to financial information to make informed decisions about their...

Ottawa has no plans to bump up foreign aid, minister says

NDP international-development critic Robert Aubin said the government needs to stop making excuses and implement a plan to reach the 0.7-per-cent target. “We have no...

Liberal bill would automatically increase user fees for federal services by rate of inflation

But a spokesman for Treasury Board President Scott Brison, who is shepherding the new user-fee regime, says the bill would relieve taxpayers of the unfair...

Liberal Ministers Reveal Experiences With Pot Ahead Of Legalization Bill

Transport Minister Marc Garneau speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on March 21, 2017. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The...