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Federal NDP leadership candidates debate in Victoria

Victoria MP Murray Rankin welcomed hundreds of people who filed into the Victoria Conference Centre to take in the leadership debate. Charles Angus could not...

Clark warns knee-jerk response to softwood duties could undermine talks

VANCOUVER — The softwood lumber dispute sidetracked the British Columbia election campaign Tuesday as every party leader pivoted to address the impact a new tariff...

NDP calls to decriminalize marijuana ahead of next year's legalization bill

... for pot possession involve young Canadians, who should not be burdened with criminal records for the rest of their lives especially when the government...

Coast Guard communications centre in Comox to close next week

The only MP on the committee to oppose the Comox closure was the NDP's Fin Donnelly. Six Liberals MPs including Chair Scott Simms and three...

Deep Bay Derelict Boats Could Shutdown Shellfish Industry

NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) toured the site in Deep Bay where two derelict vessels sank Friday and where another abandoned vessel, a 100-foot tug...

Vancouver Island NDP MPs back Mulcair ahead of party convention

The move came in the form of an open letter to NDP Members posted by Victoria MP Murray Rankin late today. It is supported by...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair brings budget consultation tour to Vancouver Island

Mulcair then headed to Victoria for an event this evening where he appeared with MP'S Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin. The tour comes ahead of...

NDP (nearly) sweep the island

The riding of Courtenay-Alberni last held by retired Conservative James Lunney was won by the NDP's Gord Johns. He defeated Conservative John Duncan who was...

Candidates in Nanaimo-Ladysmith face healthcare issues

And this year really is anyone's race in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, since neither the incumbent Conservative MP for Nanaimo-Alberni James Lunney, or incumbent NDP MP Jean Crowder,...

New Insights West poll shows surging Greens

At the campaign offices of the NDP's Randall Garrison running in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding, there is cautious optimism in the air. “I think interest is going...

Victoria NDP mailing raises questions, debate

With the election campaign on, Islanders can expect to see campaign literature turning up in their mailboxes. Voters in Victoria got one mailing this week...

MP pensions mean Vancouver Island politicians will collect millions

On Vancouver Island — that includes the NDP's Jean Crowder and Independent James Lunney. Those two politicans will receive a severance payment for not running...

Nanaimo's mayor and council raises permanent Snuneymuxw flag at City Hall

It was an significant day for the relationship between the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Several dozen people, including many current and...

Public Works minister Finley touts pre-election military purchases

Finley spoke to the gathering one day after Defence Minister Jason Kenney delivered his keynote address. But while Finley trumpeted military spending projects, it was...

Stephen Harper touts government's economic record in campaign-style speech

The prime minister is in the riding of Cumberland-Colchester to give a boost to incumbent Conservative MP Scott Armstrong. The speech was also attended by...

Federal leaders turn Mothers' Day greetings into political promos

In a fundraising email blast later Sunday, Conservative MP Stella Ambler recalled how much she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and praised the Tory family...

Socialists elected in Canada's oil patch? Alberta election gets noticed in US

The four-person office includes two civil servants, a local staffer and a political appointee: former federal Conservative MP Rob Merrifield. A provincial official said that...

Conservatives seek replacement for hard-hitting federal corrections investigator

"This government does not like critics," said Liberal critic Wayne Easter, a former solicitor general. "For a government that was elected and talked about accountability...

Oct. 19 byelections called for three ridings, same day as expected federal vote

Baird is one of several Conservative cabinet ministers to step down ahead of the expected Oct. 19 federal ballot. International Development Minister Christian Paradis and...

Mulscare: NDP surge in Alberta draws fire from federal Conservatives

Toronto StarIn the House of Commons, Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin called the Alberta NDP plan a recipe for economic disaster. "They will kill jobs...

Two years after Lac-Megantic disaster, new train standards for Canada-US

"Those cars are still on our rails — and they'll still be on our rails for 10 years," said the NDP's Hoang Mai. "So it's...