Lisa Raitt makes stop in Whitehorse in race to become Conservative leader

Lisa Raitt announced her northern platform during a quick stop in Whitehorse, Monday evening, as she heads into the final stretch of the race to...

Return Of Developer Tax Break In Cuomo's Budget Has Tenants Furious

"The state legislature approved a giveaway to billionaires in exchange for almost nothing that will be provided to the communities they will build in and...

Filibuster over potential House rule changes 'a waste of everybody's time,' says former Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP and committee chair Larry Bagnell; Liberal MP Scott Simms; Conservative MP Scott Reid; Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski; Conservative MP Phil McColeman,...

Marc Garneau Says Feds Imposing New Airline Security Measures, But Won't Say What Or Why

ReutersOTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal Liberal government has imposed new airline security measures on certain Canada-bound flights — but he's providing...

Garneau announces new security measures for air travellers, but no details

NDP industry critic Brian Masse, who called Tuesday for the government to introduce a passenger bill of rights before the summer, said consumers are frustrated...

Granting agency focuses on 'internal systems' after Canada 2020 sponsorship

Conservative MP Blaine Calkins asked why federal tax dollars were going to an organization whose president, Tom Pitfield, has been friends with Trudeau since childhood...

Noront appoints new directors

Rickford was Kenora's Conservative MP for seven years before being defeated in last election by Liberal Bob Nault. A practicing lawyer and advisor, Rickford specializes...

Mulcair says Trudeau didn't invite him to Vimy Ridge commemoration

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he wasn't personally invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend Sunday's ceremony in France marking the 100th anniversary of...

Civility is rewarded

Then, 150 years after Adams and Jefferson died, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford both vied for the presidency, and no mercy was shown in either...

Insider LeBreton backs outsider candidate O'Leary in race to lead Tories

LeBreton disputes that notion, citing a number of provincial and federal politicians working on O'Leary's campaign, including former Ontario Premier Mike Harris and former Conservative...

Trudeau needs a more aggressive Syria strategy, says Kent

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “pussyfooting” on Syria after U.S. President Donald Trump asked allies...

From the Grain Growers of Canada reception to the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit, it was a busy start to spring

(subscription) (subscription)Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President Jeff Nielsen with Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, at the GGC reception at...

Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for the music, glamour of the Juno Awards weekend

(subscription) (subscription)Yasmina Proveyer, music manager; Derek Andrews, chair of the World Music Advisory Committee; and Donna Murphy, vice-president of operations at the Canadian Independent...

Andrew Saxton: Media is 'biased' against Conservatives

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - iPoliticsiPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Saxton sits down with iPolitics journalist Janice Dickson for an interview in Ottawa on Monday, April 3,...

Liberal MP hosted event for Christian group whose president says Muslims want to 'convert all Canadians'

In January 2015, then Conservative MP Brad Butt tweeted that he was “honoured to speak” at a UCF event. In December 2012, Butt tweeted that...

Conservative leadership results to indicate level of MPs' influence in ...

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative Party will make riding-by-riding leadership results public after each ballot count, says Conservative Party spokesman Cory Hann.and more »...

Conservative MP Tilson tells O'Leary 'to his face' he won't vacate his House seat

(subscription) (subscription)Five-term Conservative MP David Tilson, right, informed Conservative Party leadership front-runner Kevin O'Leary, left, at a private meeting last week that he would...

Contract workers need more job protection as numbers grow, says advocate

Andrew Cash, a former politician, is the co-founder of Urban Worker Project. Cash brought together ... "This is no longer a labour sector that you...

Conservatives wrong to appease Liberals: Goldstein

Toronto SunSome day, Canada's Conservatives are going to learn they will not return to power by appeasing Liberals. But not today.Beyak suffers Senate irrelevance -...

From the ironic to the banal: Conservative leadership candidates' 1st words in House

12, 2012 to his fellow Conservative and parliamentary secretary to the minister of veterans affairs (then Eve Adams, who would later cross the floor to...

Perry: Gorsuch not the main problem for Democrats

President Trump was more of a bystander than a combatant in the political battle over Neil Gorsuch. To his credit, Trump selected someone sufficiently conservative...

Who loses the BC election could be almost as interesting as who wins

Another potential candidate who would attract a lot of labour support is Don Davies, the MP for Vancouver Kingsway. He's given no indication that he's...

Who Are the Americans Identifying as 'Spiritual but Not Religious'?

The ceremony, hosted yearly on the Christian holy day of Good Friday, includes walking from St. James Cathedral, over the Brooklyn Bridge to St. Peter's...

'America is back': John Baird says strike on Syria crucial in sending message

Former Conservative foreign affairs minister John Baird, who had to grapple with the onset of the Syrian civil war while in Stephen Harper's government, says...

Here's how a transportation bill side deal got $427 million for Riverside County

By doing so, Roth and Cervantes, whose Inland districts are more politically conservative than other parts of California, risked the wrath of voters, especially those...

Not even a missile attack can shake House's commitment to low-level dysfunction: Aaron Wherry

Shortly before 11 a.m., 15 minutes after the prime minister had been rumoured to speak, the NDP's Matthew Dubé stood on a point of order...

Gerry Byrne urges western Newfoundland to be ready for economic stimulus in coming years

With some major infrastructure projects coming to the Corner Brook area soon, Gerry Byrne says he is looking into a way to help leverage the...

In Touch with MP Earl Dreeshen

(registration) (registration)My Conservative colleagues and I strongly support the efforts of the United States to prevent Syria's military from launching further chemical...

Taxation, not NAFTA, is Trump's biggest threat to Canadian business, say Baird and Charest

John Baird, who was foreign affairs minister under Conservative prime minster Stephen Harper, agreed with Charest at Friday's event, calling Trump's proposed tax cut “more...

The week in the CPC race: Oliver endorses Bernier, Bernier takes on Scheer

(subscription) (subscription)Former finance minister Joe Oliver threw his weight behind Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier this week. “Good policy and good politics is a...

Prominent Jewish Tories weigh in on leadership candidates

(blog) (blog)... who's also a veteran of the Jewish school funding issue and ran the failed re-election bid of former York Centre Tory MP...

Staff : The Student News Site of St. Olaf College

Staff - : The Student News Site of St. Olaf CollegeOnline edition of the , student newspaper of St. Olaf College.and more »...

California Fights Back

In one overwrought tweet, he suggested that the federal government should cut all funding for UC Berkeley because a protest against a conservative guest speaker...

'We have not seen the work,' says factory GM as Kongsberg Protech Systems announces closing

Kongsberg's Huron Street plant opened in 2011, announced by then-prime minister Stephen Harper and London Conservative MP Ed Holder, pledging to add a global business...

Québec Solidaire vows to woo more anglophone voters

Tyrone Benskin, a former New Democratic Party Member of Parliament, said instead of focusing on how to defeat other parties, QS should “separate itself from...

UP Express subsidy requirement remains a mystery

Metrolinx spokesman Anne Marie Aikins said Thursday that the transit agency needs until the summer to audit the agency's final 2016-17 numbers for the controversial...

Tobacco companies may be working to undermine tobacco control initiatives: Philpott

... and its provincial affiliates held a lobby event on Parliament Hill this week attended by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, House leader Bardish Chagger, Agriculture...

Judy Foote taking leave of absence, cites personal and family ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caJudy Foote will be stepping away from her post as a federal minister on a temporary basis to take care of family matters.N.L.

House committee urges Magnitsky-style law to sanction rights abusers

According to Liberal MP John McKay, who sits on the committee, the measure would give the Canadian government the power to sanction the people who...

Committee backs Magnitsky law for Canada, honours Russian whistleblower

They included lawyer William Browder, whose firm employed Magnitsky; former Liberal MP and human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler; chess legend and Russian democracy advocate Garry...

Brad Trost Pitches '100 Per Cent' Conservatism. And He Really Wants Your Attention

Trost says then-chief government whip Gordon O'Connor also warned him in that meeting not to bring forth an anti-abortion private member's bill. “And I told...

Conservative leadership candidates debate on CTV Power Play: Day 4

Each candidate has one minute to introduce themselves as worthy of the Conservative leadership. Then the questions begin: Each candidate will have one minute to...

Blaine Calkins MP Report

(registration)This is in stark contrast to the previous Conservative government which supported the agriculture sector by passing the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act,...

Liberal minister Bains calls ex-minister Moore to give credit on ...

As provinces and territories prepare to release the text of their much-anticipated Canada Free Trade Agreement on Friday, the federal minister on the file called ...and...

Tory MP Revives Liberal Bill Fighting Forced Organ Harvesting

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis is reviving former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler's private member's bill that makes it a criminal offence for Canadians to receive organs...

'Authoritative' Trib business newsman Jack Markowitz dies at 85

“He gave so much guidance to young reporters,” recalled Joe Napsha, a longtime reporter who worked with Mr. Markowitz. “You'd go out (on assignment)...

Rona Ambrose played role in Robin Camp appointment, former justice minister says

Ms. Ambrose played a key role in the judicial appointment process when the Conservatives held power, according to Peter MacKay. He was the justice minister...

'It's still a little bit surreal': Emmanuella Lambropoulos ready for new career in politics

At the beginning of the week, 26-year-old Emmanuella Lambropoulos was a Montreal high school teacher. Today, she was on Parliament Hill as the newly elected...

Opposition House leaders want new special committee to take over Commons rule changes study, vow to continue ...

(subscription) (subscription)The filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs committee is back on after two days of unsuccessful talks between Government House Leader Bardish...

The unbearable lightness of being Patrick Brown: Cohn

“Patrick Brown, if he wants to bring carbon taxation into Ontario, even though he's a Conservative, I'll campaign against him. I'll work very hard to...