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A critic without a seat: Opposition parties forced to get creative on East Coast

Macleans.caThe NDP, for example, has appointed Quebec MP Guy Caron to be their Atlantic watchdog — his eastern Quebec riding is adjacent to northwestern New...

Canada well-positioned to weather fallout from UK decision to leave EU: Trudeau

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel wrote that Canada “will have many roles to play” in maintaining political stability in Europe. “I think related Canadian policy will...

Spotlight of Olympic Games blinds MPs to questions on sexual harassment

NDP MP Pierre Nantel did allude briefly to the scandal during a preamble to one of his questions but didn't ask the executives explicitly to...

Alberta carbon tax prompts fierce oil and gas competitiveness debate

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press. Posted Jun 8, 2016 ... CALGARY – The impact of Alberta's new carbon levy on the oil and gas...

Seven stories in the news today, June 8

Residents of three neighbourhoods most badly damaged by a Fort McMurray wildfire are expected to get a look at their homes — or what's left...

Feds shift stance on veteran seeking admission to Halifax hospital after outcry

Peter Blendheim, whose last name is spelt differently from his father's, says he learned Monday the department has shifted its stance and is declaring Petter...

Parliament Hill cocktail circuit comes with lifestyle challenges for MPs

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Moosehead president says lower taxes are the answer to cross-border beer issue

On Monday, the federal Conservatives called on the Trudeau government to refer the Comeau decision to the Supreme Court for review. Deputy leader Denis Lebel...

Conservative opposition slams Liberals as spendthrifts with tax dollars

OTTAWA – The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister...

Secretive Commons board appeals Federal Court finding in NDP satellite saga

New Democrats also say Commons administrators grossly inflated the amount of money contributed from their office budgets towards the salaries of satellite employees. Former Toronto...

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

He says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will also soon begin a public review of anti-terrorism legislation passed by the previous Conservative government. The Liberals...

Canadian regulator approves sale of genetically modified salmon

NDP Health critic Don Davies said his party believes Ottawa must move to make labelling mandatory. “If it is safe … then labelling should not...

Bad behaviour is nothing new to the House of Commons. Here are some examples

- 680 NEWS680 NewsDecember 2012: Conservative Peter Van Loan and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair got into a shouting match, and went “nose to nose”...

Trudeau looking into US war-dodger issue but gives no commitments

TORONTO – The Liberal government is reviewing Canada's stance on American war dodgers who have sought refuge in this country rather than fight in Iraq,...

Politics running up against policy as Liberals mull Mexican visa lift

Toronto SunImmigration Minister John McCallum said Thursday that the government is mindful of the risks. “We are all working assiduously to deal with those problems...

Government sparks furor after cutting short debate on assisted dying bill

The bill passed by a vote of 235-75, with support from most Liberal, NDP and Bloc Quebecois MPs as well as 20 Conservatives and Green...

Leitch leadership bid dealt blow as campaign manager charged with drunk driving

Kellie Leitch answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Ottawa. Leitch's bid for the leadership of...

System used to deliver medical services to First Nations deeply flawed: doctor

Montreal GazetteYvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, said the Liberal government is looking to reform the program. “We know that...

Quotes on the Supreme Court's ruling that Metis, non-status Indians are Indians

Toronto StarOTTAWA – Quotes about the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark ruling Thursday that declared that Metis and non-status aboriginals are Indians under the Constitution.

Mulcair reaffirms plans to stay put as NDP leader for now, has caucus support

OTTAWA – Tom Mulcair made it clear Wednesday he intends to stay at the helm of the federal New Democrats until the party chooses his...

Mulcair returns to the Commons after emotional, divisive convention

Globalnews.caNDP Leader Tom Mulcair takes part in a debate on the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. ...

Tories urge minister to return money from fundraiser with Toronto lawyers

CTV NewsIn January 2014, Ralph Goodale, then deputy Liberal leader and now minister of public safety, accused Conservative heritage minister Shelley Glover of crossing the...

NDP's Mulcair heads to Edmonton in hopes of quieting critics, keeping job

Peter Stoffer, a Nova Scotia MP who was among several NDP stalwarts who lost his Commons seat last October, said he will support Mulcair, calling...

Liberals to reduce intake of workers, increase family and refugees in 2016

National PostThe Liberals are nearly doubling the number of humanitarian admissions, including tripling the number of spots for private sponsors, compared to the previous Conservative...

Rob Nicholson turns to Rob Oliphant in push for national dementia strategy

The pitch for a national dementia strategy has been on Nicholson's mind ever since former NDP MP Claude Gravelle brought forward an unsuccessful proposal on...

Six-year-old Markham boy still on no-fly list, parents say

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale promised on Jan. 3 that he would review the specifics of the boy's case because airlines ... regulations had been...

Hugs for sympathy, solidarity and strength abound at conservative conference

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Hotel owner denies kicking residents out for Syrian refugees

“We don't tell hotels how to conduct their business, I understand this is a rare event but this is something we wish had not happened,”...

West hurt by low oil prices welcomes possible federal infrastructure money

“Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready,” NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. “While other...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

5 – After an 18-month tenure marred by controversy, confrontation and cries of incompetence, Conservative Julian Fantino was removed from the Veterans Affairs portfolio and...

Atlantic Liberals to have cabinet clout, but may tussle over spending: expert

The Globe and MailLiberal members of Parliament from different parts of the Maritimes offer different priorities when they're asked what they'll advocate for from the...

Chretien on the election warpath, says Harper has shamed Canada

In a blistering, open letter to three newspapers, Chretien accused the Conservative leader of shredding Canada's international reputation as a peace-seeking, progressive and compassionate country.

Peterborough Green candidate asks voters not to vote for him

The reason Beamish is backing out of the campaign is to avoid vote-splitting in the riding which once was held by Dean Del Mastro, former...

Nigel Wright's testimony at Duffy trial grinds campaign caravan to halt

“I think it's still too early to say the credibility of what Mr. Wright's telling us,” said NDP candidate Charlie Angus, long the party's point...

Oshawa conservative targets Orono shooting range as fundraising venue

A fundraiser taking place at an Orono shooting range this weekend is putting a Conservative candidate squarely in the crosshairs. Oshawa MP Colin Carrie is...

Toronto-Centre candidate who said 'Ontarians are idiots' apologizes for old ...

Toronto-Centre is a often seen as a crucial, often Liberal, riding which is currently held by Chrystia Freeland. DiBattista is just one of several next-generation...

Justin Trudeau visits east-end Montreal riding cool to the Liberal Party

MONTREAL – Shoppers at a public market in east-end Montreal were all smiles when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid them a visit, but behind the...

Outgoing minister Peter MacKay to support Conservatives 'where I'm requested'

CALGARY – Regrets? He's had a few, but outgoing Justice Minister Peter MacKay says he's ready to leave the day-to-day politicking behind and focus on...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair visits region key to party's hopes of forming government

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair pets an animal while visiting an agricultural fair Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The soil-rich farmland territory south of...

Pierre Poilievre criticized for announcing child tax benefits wearing party logo

NDP Treasury Board critic Mathieu Ravignat — whose party is arguing the money would be better spent on a national child care program — says...

Federal health care innovation panel finds Canada's medicare system aging badly

“To date, our government has increased health care transfers to the provinces to record levels,” said the emailed statement. Dr. Hedy Fry, the federal Liberal...

Court refuses to stay federal voter ID rule pending full constitutional fight

“Conservatives have changed our election laws to make it harder for Canadians to vote, easier for parties to cheat, and more difficult to catch rule...

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.

Remove two per cent cap on funding for on reserve programs: committee

Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett said she wants the federal government to act on the recommendations. “This is an all-party committee dominated by Conservatives,...

Senate redemption lies in doing duty, defeating anti-union bill: Tory senator

And she's using the scandal over senators' expenses to make her case. The controversial bill, sponsored by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert and backed strongly by...

Five stories in the news today, June 18

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make an announcement in Toronto at a transit complex and will be joined by Finance Minister Joe Oliver. — Public...

Double standard: MPs spare themselves same spending scrutiny given senators

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, $8,050 in living expenses claimed for a property he no longer owned. — Former Liberal MP John Cannis, $106,842 for living...

Footage from inside Centre Block won't be released amid security concerns

There are no cameras in the hall itself, which runs between the Conservative and NDP caucus rooms. ... Heather Bradley, a spokeswoman for House of...

Ex-Tory candidate Zajdel pleads guilty in Montreal to fraud-related charges

Zajdel was involved in federal politics as the Tory candidate in the Montreal riding of Mount Royal in 2011, losing to Liberal Irwin Cotler. He...