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End “cash-for-access” immediately, says Green leader | News Talk ...

With a new year ahead and a provincial election looming, B.C.'s Green leader says cash for access events need to come to an end now.

BC vegan unhappy with PEI MP who told her “to have a T-Bone steak” on Twitter

A B.C. woman is unhappy about a social media battle she had with a Prince Edward Island MP last week. Richelle Benoit is a vegan...

Edmonton-Strathcona MP readies dangerous goods train bill

An NDP MP is leading a new charge for improved rail safety cargo regulations in Canada. Edmonton-Strathcona MP Linda Duncan says she's working on a...

E-Petition targets Massey Tunnel replacement for federal environmental review

The proposed $3.5-billion plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge is facing opposition from yet another avenue. Richmond Resident Paul Magnus has...

BC Green leader wants to lower voting age to 16

Andrew Weaver has tabled a private member's bill in the B.C. legislature to lower the voter age from 18 to 16. He says sixteen year...

Kitsilano Coast Guard base gets “soft launch” this weekend

It was a move criticized by many – the shutdown of a Canadian Coast Guard base in Vancouver in 2013 by former Prime Minister Stephen...

BC Health Minister won't ban pay-for-plasma blood donation

“If a company wants to come to British Columbia and employ British Columbians and use British Columbia residents to provide the plasma product we don't...

Alberta MP dies in office

Party Leader Rona Ambrose confirmed the news Wednesday morning, saying the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner representative was “a valued and hardworking member of the Conservative team, and...

No major breakthrough at Health Minister meeting in Vancouver

CTV NewsSome progress, but no new health deal, as Canada's health ministers wrap up their Vancouver meeting. BC Health Minister Terry Lake says progress was...

Local MP begins fight against for-profit blood donor clinic

The federal NDP's health critic is calling on the Liberals to adopt a national ban of for-profit and paid-donor blood clinics in Canada. Vancouver-Kingsway MP...

Pot activist demands moratorium on marijuana arrests

On Friday, marijuana activist Jody Emory will meet Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry, to urge the Liberal government to place a moratorium on pot...

NDP Coast Guard critic says re-opened Kits base needs proper staffing, equipment

The federal NDP's Coast Guard critic says the devil is in the details when it comes to re-opening the Kitsilano Coast Guard base. Fin Donnelly...

E-petition calls for Ottawa to ban Donald Trump in the wake of anti-Muslim ...

It's sponsored by MP Kennedy Stewart. If it gets enough signatures, it must be ... We should start a petition against David Black and Kennedy...

Drex Live: James Moore on the future success of the Conservative Party

Outgoing Cabinet Minister James Moore tells The Vancouver Sun, “the party must embrace a broader and more optimistic nation-building vision to appeal to all Canadians,...

Conservative MP Alice Wong wins third term in Richmond Centre

In what was one of the closer races in BC tonight, Conservative MP Alice Wong squeaked in for a third term as Conservative MP for...

Southern Interior Federal election results a mixed bag

This riding has voted right-ring for nearly 40 years, so it's not surprise here that the Conservatives swept up tidily in this election, despite the...

Liberals unseat Wai Young in Vancouver South

It was a tight-race in the hotly contested urban riding of Vancouver-South, but star Liberal candidate Harjit Sajjan managed to defeat Conservative incumbent Wai Young.

Burnaby New Westminster re-elects NDP MP Peter Julian

While his party didn't make the national breakthrough it had been hoping for, Peter Julian will once again serve as MP for the people of...

NDP MP Don Davies holds on to Vancouver Kingsway

It will be his third term in office. In the last election, Davies cruised to victory, defeating his Conservative rival by 22 percent. The riding...

Another easy win for Conservative MP Ed Fast in Abbotsford

Fast has been in the House of Commons for nine years, and says he “brings a special skill set” to the table. In interviews with...

Liberal party appear poised for major Quebec breakthrough

The first Quebec riding called for the Liberals was Gaspesie–Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, where Diane Lebouthillier beat the incumbent NDP MP, Philip Toone. Trudeau romped to victory...

Away from spotlight of national Conservative campaign, Jason Kenney runs another

TORONTO — Largely away from the spotlight of Stephen Harper's national campaign, Jason Kenney is running another one. While Harper is focused on turning Canadians...

Away from spotlight of national Conservative campaign, Jason Kenney runs another

TORONTO — Largely away from the spotlight of Stephen Harper's national campaign, Jason Kenney is running another one. While Harper is focused on turning Canadians...

Battleground Surrey: Former mayor Watts in surprise tough campaign battle

Ken Hardie is the Liberal candidate in Fleetwood-Port Kells, a riding which has been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 2004. The...

Enriched universal childcare benefit gets sent out today

Criticism has included people saying they'd rather have the three billion dollars go towards a national childcare program, and also that the benefit is taxable,...

Canada's Auditor General wants answers on Kits Base claims

The daughter of a former ship's Captain at the now closed Kitsilano Coast Guard base has asked the Auditor General of Canada to look into...

Specific timeline for new RCMP officers in Surrey now muddled

However Public Safety minister Steven Blaney would not provide anything remotely resembling a specific timeline when asked repeatedly about when those officers would arrive by...

Greens out of Toner in Mt Pleasant

Matt Toner has decided to step aside and support the only person left running to represent the Greens in Mt Pleasant Pete Fry, son of...

Vaisakhi parade takes place in Surrey today

Surrey RCMP will be out in full force as well – not just in the wake of violence over the last few weeks but to...

Updated: MP questions Kinder Morgan ads during civic election campaign

The NDP MP for Burnaby-Douglas thinks Kinder Morgan might be violating laws governing advertising during elections. Kennedy Stewart says he thinks the pipeline company is...

Vancouver East MP joins call for “New Hires” database

A Vancouver opposition MP is joining the call for the federal government to give B.C. access to a database that would help it recover child...

Low on blood? Young Liberals say gay men should be able to donate

... at critically low levels. “It does need to change because there are higher risk categories that can donate.” Kaiser notes all blood in Canada...

Another employee cleared in Health Ministry wrongful dismissal case

Last month, drug researcher Malcolm Maclure was re-hired as a consultant after his wrongful dismissal suit was also settled and Robert Neil Hart, a former...

UPDATED: Mulcair demands action following report into Lac Megantic

While Justice Minister Peter MacKay says has no plans to de-criminalize marijuana, meanwhile, Mulcair accuses the Harper government of being stuck in a time warp.

No action planned after concerns raised over Chinese advertisements

I personally don't, I don't see it as a threat at all.” Vancouver East NDP MP Libby Davies says it's absurd. “I find it really...

Federal government says no plans to change management of Granville Island

We are hearing from a Conservative Member of Parliament for the first time about rumors swirling over the possible change of operational control of Granville...