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BC New Democrat leader heads to Vancouver Island for today's campaign

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark was also focused on workers during her campaign yesterday, visiting a North Vancouver sawmill and wood chip plant. Clark defended...

Canadian officials offer condemnation and sympathy after Florida mass shooting

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale rises during question period in the House of Commons Thursday November 21, 2013 in Ottawa. Goodale says there's a fundamental difference...

Local MP calls House of Commons scuffle 'embarrassing'

Kitchener-Conestoga Conservative MP Harold Albrecht says what happened in the House of Commons Wednesday night is embarrassing for Canada. Albrecht is reacting to Prime Minister...

E-petition calls on Liberals to hold inquiry into Afghan torture allegations

Newly-elected NDP MP Craig Scott is applauded as he is presented to the House of Commons by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and MP Olivia Chow...

Ontario man detained as prevention measure now charged with terror offence

by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press. Posted Mar 29, 2016 9:55 am ... Instead Mohamed found himself charged with a crime that carries a maximum...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

Kenney's former job as minister of employment and social development was handed to Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre. .... 8 – Team...

Voter turnout locally highest in Waterloo riding

Of the five federal ridings in Waterloo Region, voter turnout in Monday's federal election was highest in the riding of Waterloo. Elections Canada says close...

Candidates in Kitchener-Centre debate the issues Tuesday night

Five of the candidates took part last night: New Democrat Susan Cadell, Julian Ichim of the Marxist-Leninist Party, Slavko Miladinovic of the Libertarian Party of...

Harper talks about his affordable housing plan during stop in St. Jacobs

The Conservatives are pitching a new permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit for substantial home renovation expenses between $1,000 and $5,000. They also want to expand...

Harper received by welcoming crowd in Kitchener

He was joined by local Conservative candidates Peter Braid (Waterloo) and Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener-Centre). Cambridge-North Dumfries Tory incumbent Gary Goodyear was there as well. “I...

PM Harper to campaign in Kitchener on Wednesday

Federal Conservative Leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a campaign stop in Kitchener late Wednesday afternoon. At 5:15 PM, he'll stop by Bingemans...

Tory cabinet minister first casualty of new battle lines in Saskatchewan

A Saskatchewan sportscaster has snatched the Conservative party nomination away from a longtime Conservative MP - and cabinet minister - who had been seeking to...

Oldest active federal access-to-information requests stretch back to 2009

Liberal MP David McGuinty asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 14, 2013.

A list of some high-profile Conservatives not running for re-election in 2015

James Moore — First elected in 2000 at age 24, the Conservative industry minister announced Friday he would not seek re-election in his lower mainland...

Harper faces tough talk on climate change and security threats at G7

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, who was at the table with his G7 counterparts in April, acknowledged the report, saying Canada takes climate change seriously...

Lawrence Cannon to seek Tory nomination in Quebec City riding: report

Montreal newspaper La Presse reports Cannon plans to seek the Tory nomination in the Quebec City-area riding of Louis-Hebert. The riding is currently held by...

Liberals demand MP John Williamson be expelled from Tory caucus over remarks

That sparked an incendiary exchange during Wednesday's question period — and later Liberal demands for Williamson's removal from Conservative ranks. John McCallum, the Liberal multiculturalism...

MPs squabble over how best to review controversial Conservative anti-terror bill

The Tories called it a charade that the NDP was demanding 25 hearings on the bill and nearly 100 witnesses, considering the party has already...

House of Commons gives green light to combat mission in Iraq

Winnipeg Free Press One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Tuesday to join the war...

Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers

The response was a bitter disappointment to NDP veterans critic Peter Stoffer, who said he endorsed the all-party committee's recommendation in good faith and in...

Baloney Meter: How credible are the plans of parties to tweak EI premiums?

MetroNews Canada 15, the Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats have been engaged in a furious spin war over their varying plans to spend some of the...

Conservative MP Rob Anders a no-show as he loses nomination in Bow River

Canada.com BROOKS, Alta. – In the end he never even showed up to hear the final results. Calgary MP Rob Anders, whose controversies spanned the last...

Cost of satellite ministerial staff soars by 70 per cent during austerity years

CBC.ca OTTAWA – The cost of paying Conservative political staffers working in a network of satellite minister's offices ballooned by 70 per cent during the same...

Premier Couillard says Constitution not a top priority for Quebec

Denis Lebel, Harper's political lieutenant for Quebec, said Sunday the Conservative government isn't interested in a constitutional debate and prefers to focus on jobs. Couillard's...

Fewer hearings held by new social security tribunal; dismissal rate high

CTV News Employment Minister Jason Kenney's office recently announced 22 new part-time hires for the tribunal to help it deal with the backlog. It began its...

Mulcair maligns Conservatives for proposed cuts to health care, marijuana stance

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says the proposed campaign is a thinly veiled attack on his pro-legalization stance, while Health Minister Rona Ambrose scoffed at that...

Baloney Meter: Are Conservatives blowing smoke about Trudeau's pot plan?

CTV News In June, Vancouver MP Wai Young sent around a virtually identical flyer showing a boy about to light a joint next to the words...

Former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson loses bid for seat on county ...

Jackson, who calls herself a tea party conservative, moved to Thompson's Station last year and said she filed as an independent to run for the...

Kingston Liberal MP Ted Hsu says he won't seek re-election in 2015

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Ted Hsu says he won't run in next year's federal election because he wants to spend more time with his two...

Clear the air over charity audits with summer committee hearing, NDP urges

Findlay roundly rejected that request Tuesday in a separate letter to Rankin and Megan Leslie, the party's environment critic. “Your baseless accusation that I have...

Raitt tight-lipped on whether she'll consider a bid to lead Ontario's Tories

CTV News TORONTO – Transport Minister Lisa Raitt remains tight-lipped on whether she's considering a potential bid to lead Ontario's Progressive Conservatives. Asked whether she's thought...

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The NDP's Peter Julian said Monday that as additional information surfaces about Duffy's alleged crimes, it raises questions that reach all the way to Harper's...

Cdns at odds with Harper gov't priorities: Finance Canada focus-group report

NDP environment critic Megan Leslie speaks in the House of Commons on May 29, 2014. Public-opinion research for the federal Finance Department suggests key government...

Home»News»National»Trudeau calls Tory handling of TFW file the most 'anti ...

Nonetheless, Conservatives are raising alarm bells about last week's overhaul unveiled by Kenney and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. The three men who hope to become...

Local Conservative MPP makes Highway 7 pledge

With just a few weeks until the provincial election, one local MPP is reiterating his party's commitment to the Highway 7 expansion between Kitchener and...

Internet providers get low transparency grades amid surveillance concerns

Statistics tabled in Parliament this week following a formal question from NDP digital issues critic Charmaine Borg show telecommunications companies responded to more than 18,000...

Prison service ordered to rethink cuts to program that helps sex offenders

Roxanne James, the Conservative parliamentary secretary for public safety, says minister Steven Blaney has asked the prison service to reconsider the decision. When the Liberals...

Today on the Hill: Harper, Lebel to lift veil on Building Canada Fund

New Democrats Jinny Sims and Robert Aubin will also try to focus the attention of Canadians on what they perceive as shortcomings in the Harper...