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BC Conservatives rally for support

"We're trying to rebuild the infrastructure for the BC Conservative party, and, who knows, we can have a snap election called anytime," said Wayne Hiebert,...

Yu: Message to Ottawa signed, sealed and delivered

As Conservative MP Brad Trost, a member of the committee, put it, the committee tried and failed to paint me into a corner. I opened...

Ackerman to Ottawa: downturn in Northeast B.C. grows more dire by the day

From left: Acting Dawson Creek Mayor Charlie Parslow, Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Conservative leader...

Canada Revenue Agency mailed SIN numbers to wrong people — twice: MP

NDP MP Charlie Angus takes part in an emergency debate on the suicide crisis on aboriginal reserves, particularly in Attawapiskat in Ontario, in the House...

Date set to choose BC Liberal party candidate for Peace River North

Davies also ran for the federal Conservative nomination for Prince George – Peace River in 2011, which he lost to current MP Bob Zimmer. In...

Zimmer, Doherty top spenders in election campaign

Conservative MP colleagues Bob Zimmer and Todd Doherty outspent and outraised their competition both during and in the run-up to the 2015 federal election. Both...

Who were the top spending NDP candidates in the fall federal election?

NDP MP Murray Rankin rises to question the government during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on December 11, 2012. Rankin was...

Davies makes Liberal nomination a two-way race

Davies also ran for the federal Conservative nomination for Prince George – Peace River in 2011, which he lost to current MP Bob Zimmer. peacereporter@ahnfsj.ca.

Northern MPs pan federal budget

Canada and especially smaller communities like Prince George should be concerned by the Liberal spending, said the city's Conservative Members of Parliament. Both Todd Doherty...

Charlie Lake Northeast BC's most Conservative community, elections data shows

As large swathes of the country turned Liberal red on Oct. 19, 2015, Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies stayed solidly blue. Conservative Bob Zimmer held the...

Alberta's royalty review could be a boon for B.C.'s oilpatch

Art Jarvis, of Energy Services BC, says that to stay in the game, some service companies in the B.C. Peace are lowering fees for service...

Alberta royalty review could make B.C. more attractive for drilling: industry group

Art Jarvis, of Energy Services BC, says that to stay in the game, some service companies in the B.C. Peace are lowering fees for service...

Zimmer: Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

I am also looking forward to my new role in the Shadow Cabinet for the Official Opposition as Deputy Critic for Families, Children and Social...

Developing: Zimmer wins seat amid Conservative rout

Conservative incumbent Bob Zimmer has been reelected as the Peace Region's MP, but he'll spend the next parliament seated in opposition. THE RESULTS: 98.7 PER...

In his second race for MP, incumbent Bob Zimmer assumes nothing

With 39 days until Canadians go to the polls, the Conservative incumbent leads the race in most every way. No pollster has sampled voters in...

Fort Nelson First Nation councillor acclaimed NDP candidate

A Fort Nelson First Nation councillor will take on Bob Zimmer and the Conservatives in the 2015 federal election. Kathi Dickie, a former chief, was...

Fracking-linked quake triggers broadside from Green Party

Conservative candidate Bob Zimmer said that while the August 2014 quake was caused by fracking, it was too soon to draw conclusions about last week's...

Matt Shaw vies for Liberal nomination

In that election, the Grits' Ben Levine carried five per cent of the vote, compared to Conservative MP Bob Zimmer's 62 per cent. The Liberals...

NDP look to crack Tory dynasty

1, local opposition parties—second place NDP chief among them—are hoping to make a dent against Conservative incumbent MP Bob Zimmer when residents head to the...

Federal election kicks off; Zimmer with Tories, Keller with Libertarians off ...

So far, incumbent Conservative MP Bob Zimmer is the only confirmed candidate from a major party in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, and has a $100-million...

With election rumours flying, MP announces $100 million in projects

With rumours of an early election flying, Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer seems to be gearing up for the hustings. In seven days, the...

Ches Crosbie among many would-be candidates with controversial nomination ...

Some other recent examples: Eve Adams: Adams crossed the floor to the Liberals in February, citing a falling out with the Conservatives. But the decision...

Snyder: OMG, it's the NDP!

Cameron Conundrum: Also in Britain, the ruling Conservatives were returned in a national election. Before the vote, Prime Minister David Cameron said this was the...

Battle over DND budget as Liberals claim spending on track to historical low

Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray says Kenney further undermines his own credibility by not mentioning that the defence budget was cut by $2.1 billion annually...

Local business roundtable discusses cutting red tape and workforce retention

Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer hosted Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay at his Fort St. John office on Thursday afternoon, inviting local business...

Vote expected late Monday on military mission against ISIL in Iraq, Syria

... the development of social infrastructure, supporting the communities themselves, and that means addressing the structural inequalities underpinning the violence in order to eliminate the...

Controversy over face-covering niqab exposes rift in federal NDP caucus

NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 2, 2013. Controversy...

More than a thousand in Victoria join national terror-bill protest

Toronto Star“This bill must go,” Randall Garrison, NDP MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca shouted from the steps of the courthouse to the crowd that filled...

Powerful camps behind Conservative nomination skirmish in Ontario

Both nomination candidates in the riding of Oakville North Burlington, including MP Eve Adams, withdrew from the extremely bitter race after the party conducted investigations...

'We're back to business as usual,' MP Bob Zimmer tells AHN in wake of attack ...

“To be honest, fear wasn't really a part of it for me,” he said. “It was just trying to be prepared for what was going...

UPDATED: Chaos in the capital; Zimmer reports 'lone gunman is deceased'

“Gunman at Parliament's Centre Block has been shot and killed,” Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Tory MP Bob Zimmer also reported the...

How money influences municipal elections

Her competitor, Don Irwin, only raised about $8,440 and spent about $7,950. Ackerman would win that election by just 60 votes, ... Dan Davies, who...

How money influences municipal elections

Her competitor, Don Irwin, only raised about $8,440 and spent about $7,950. Ackerman would win that election by just 60 votes, ... Dan Davies, who...

Local First Nation chiefs cause a stir in Ottawa

According to MP Jean Crowder, the NDP's Aboriginal Affairs critic, Logan and other chiefs were set to meet with herself and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair...

NDP gather in Harper's back yard, predict voters want change, even in Alberta

Toronto Star Edmonton MP Linda Duncan, the NDP's sole representative in Alberta, said the Conservatives seem "tired" and out of gas. "I think people are just...

Premier David Alward spends night in hospital after having flu-like symptoms

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy, PC Leader David Alward and Liberal Leader Brian Gallant (left to right) pose prior to the New Brunswick leaders debate in...

Former PMs, aboriginal leaders seek to ease tensions between groups

When asked for comment on the new organization, the office of Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt issued a statement that made no mention of it.

Trudeau slammed for LNG comments

Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld, who represents the Northeast, said any slowdown of natural gas development “would devastate us,” saying natural gas production “is what makes...

Cuts to Canada Post hit rural areas in the Peace Region hard

The Conservative government instructed the Crown corporation to make drastic cuts to get back in the black. Canada ... Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer,...

Ombudsmen to look at hassles faced by wounded vets headed to civvy street

A spokeswoman for Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said the Conservative government supports the investigation. "Like the veterans ombudsman and National Defence ombudsman, our government...

Nunavut prison still squalid, drug-ridden a year after watchdog's report

IQALUIT, Nunavut - You won't see it on the itinerary for Stephen Harper's annual northern tour, and it's somewhere the prime minister would probably rather...

New Brunswick political party leaders speak of need to boost employment

MONCTON, N.B. - The need to boost employment was at the forefront of New Brunswick's election campaign Monday as the Liberals promised to improve roads...

New Democrat MP quits party, complains that Mulcair is too pro-Israel

NDP MP Sana Hassainia walks out of the House of Commons with her baby Skander-Jack as she makes her way to meet with reporters on...

Federal government sued over funding for Nunavut land-use plan

A spokesman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the government has provided $3 million a year to the commission for the last 18 years.

Bloc MP Fortin quits; says the party no longer exists under new leader

Toronto Star MONTREAL - The Bloc Quebecois caucus was reduced to three members on Tuesday when MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party, accusing its new leader...