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Federal NDP hopefuls target BC as fertile ground for growth

The location for the event -- decided before the outcome of the recent provincial election -- is also significant for all contenders who see B.C.

Maxime Bernier raised more than Andrew Scheer in final sprint of Conservative race

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier lost the Conservative leadership race, but he remained the top fundraiser right to the end. Newly released figures from Elections Canada...

'It's a $150-million problem': Brian Masse launching fraud protection campaign

The NDP MP for Windsor West is rolling out a national fraud protection campaign. Brian Masse says "it's a $150-million problem" in Canada. Masse says...

Ontario premier to testify at bribery trial

TORONTO -- Kathleen Wynne will testify as a Crown witness at an upcoming Election Act bribery trial for two Liberals, putting the Ontario premier directly...

Local service to mark National Day of Mourning

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is expected to attend the service along with MP Irene Mathyssen and MPP Theresa Armstrong. Transit workers will be marching...

Federal NDP challenges Trudeau for specifics following pot remarks

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana as an MP but he has not suffered the same consequences as Canadians who are slapped with...

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Lemieux visiting Chatham Sunday night

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Lemieux is looking to gain support when he makes a stop in Chatham tonight. Lemieux's public event will be held at...

Dairy dispute: Conservative leadership hopefuls spar over milk rules

Or would abolishing the supply management system introduce new taxes and kill jobs? It's a polarizing topic among two of the leading Conservative leadership candidates,...

Former vets ombudsman expected to confirm entry in NDP leadership

OTTAWA - Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran is expected to confirm Thursday his intention to seek the federal NDP leadership. The retired Canadian Armed Forces...

No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move: Liberals ...

The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public Safety ...and...

Montreal MP Alexandre Boulerice endorses Peter Julian for NDP leadership

OTTAWA -- Montreal-area MP Alexandre Boulerice is supporting caucus colleague Peter Julian in the race for the NDP leadership. Boulerice told reporters today that in...

Garneau announces new security measures for air travellers, but no details

NDP industry critic Brian Masse, who called Tuesday for the government to introduce a passenger bill of rights before the summer, said consumers are frustrated...

Mulcair says Trudeau didn't invite him to Vimy Ridge commemoration

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he wasn't personally invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend Sunday's ceremony in France marking the 100th anniversary of...

Insider LeBreton backs outsider candidate O'Leary in race to lead Tories

LeBreton disputes that notion, citing a number of provincial and federal politicians working on O'Leary's campaign, including former Ontario Premier Mike Harris and former Conservative...

Conservative leadership candidates debate on CTV Power Play: Day 4

Each candidate has one minute to introduce themselves as worthy of the Conservative leadership. Then the questions begin: Each candidate will have one minute to...

CPC leadership candidate Steven Blaney mixes up Yogi Berra and Babe Ruth

OTTAWA -- At least he had the right team. Conservative leadership candidate Steven Blaney mixed up two famous New York Yankees on Wednesday as he...

Ouellet named first female leader of Bloc Quebecois

Bloc caucus president Louis Plamondon said he was pleased to have Ouellet as the first ever female leader of the party. He added that he...

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Canadian politicians feature families on holiday cards

Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan. Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon (Quebec's Gatineau riding). Conservative MP Larry Miller (Ontario's...

Speaker recalls #elbowgate, other odd parliamentary moments of ...

In a year that included elbowgate, outrage over the word 'fart' being uttered in the House of Commons and plenty of the usual heckling, Speaker...

Minister pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire

The housing woes have a direct impact on all other social issues that affect aboriginal people, said Romeo Saganash, the federal NDP's indigenous affairs critic.

Don Martin's political predictions for 2017

Reality TV star Kevin O'Leary opens big in his bid, but fades in the home stretch and finishes fourth. Several senior Conservative MPs retire over...

Nationalize port of Churchill under port authority, NDP MP Niki Ashton urges

OTTAWA – A New Democrat MP is urging the federal government to nationalize the port of Churchill, Man., which has been closed since last summer.

Rona Ambrose happy in role, no desire to seek leadership | CTV News

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she doesn't second-guess her decision not to run for the party's leadership.and more »...

'We don't have the numbers': Foote contradicts Air Force head over ...

The minister in charge of procurement is contradicting the head of the Royal Canadian Air Force in a disagreement over whether Canada has enough fighter...

Coast guard recommends removal of oil from wreck off Newfoundland coast

In 2013, the coast guard launched a $50 million operation just to remove the fuel seeping from a U.S. army transport ship that sank off...

NDP MP Randall Garrison introduces bill to repeal anti-terror C-51

OTTAWA -- A New Democrat MP has followed through on a promise to table a private member's bill to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures. NDP public...

Sports socks, skin resurfacing among candidates' expenses in 2015 election

Freeland's $532 in hair and makeup appointments exceed those submitted by then-Conservative MP Eve Adams, who was criticized by Liberals for expensing $491 in salon...

Liberals spent almost $100000 to elect now-independent Hunter Tootoo

In Nunavut, Tootoo's Conservative rival spent $80,765.86. Leona Aglukkaq went into the race as the incumbent and a long-serving cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.

Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger named new government House Leader

Toronto StarChagger was elected in October 2015 after beating out incumbent Conservative MP Peter Braid. He had held the former Kitchener Waterloo seat since 2008.

PM: Civil liberties must be balanced with security in battling terrorism

"Trading between security and our freedoms is a false choice," said Matthew Dube, the NDP critic for public safety, in an emailed comment. "The government...

Softwood lumber dispute to get summer study at trade committee

"Softwood lumber is an important part of Canada's forest sector, and the country's softwood lumber producers rely on the exports that they send to the...

Liberals move to reassure Canadians on terrorism

OTTAWA -- The governing Liberals are moving further to reassure Canadians that they have a grip on combating the threat of terrorism in the wake...

Aaron Driver's death reignites debate over peace bonds

Conservative MP Erin O'Toole said that although C-51 was portrayed as “ominous” before last year's election, he believes it offers “balance between allowing the free...

Promoter of controversial summit cartoon denied visa to visit Canada

A spokesman for Treasury Board President Scott Brison, who is responsible for the use of the Government of Canada logo, said the organization didn't have...

Emails reveal scramble to fly minister home for expected assisted dying vote

Despite their strong majority in the Commons, the Liberals did not have enough MPs in their seats to win outright; Speaker Geoff Regan ended up...

New course to teach animal rights law; a sign of the changing times?

Manitoba Conservative MP Robert Sopuck, who has seen over half a dozen iterations of animal rights legislation introduced and rejected, has referred to Bill C-246...

Local NDP MP is expressing concern about leadership process surrounding bridge

The Windsor West Member of Parliament is calling for action. At a news conference Friday, NDP member Brian Masse requested a full evaluation of the...

Tories, NDP urge action after worst 1-month drop in full-time work since 2011

NDP jobs critic Niki Ashton urged the government to fulfil a campaign promise to offer EI premium breaks to employers who hire young people. That...

Jason Kenney to launch 'Unite Alberta Truck Tour' in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney is hitting the road in Alberta to drum up support for uniting Alberta's divided right-of-centre parties. Kenney,...

Weighing the odds in Conservative leadership race

(blog) (blog)Strengths: He's still just 50-50 to enter the race as the progressive-side founding-father of the merged Conservatives. He's held three senior cabinet gigs...

MPs to probe Stéphane Dion's reluctance to discuss electoral reform

Conservative MPs are trying to force a showdown between a Liberal cabinet minister and his colleagues on the electoral reform committee, in a bid to...

Liberal MPs join call for emergency meeting on Phoenix pay system

Spokespeople for the Liberal MPs on the committee initially wouldn't say whether they support the call, with one office referring to Public Services and...

Dion sits down for first meeting with Russian foreign minister in years

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

8 CF-18s sent on month-long training exercise despite reported jet shortage

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said the CF-18s' involvement at RIMPAC is evidence the Liberals have made up talk the military is dealing with a...

Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier favours free-trade deal with China

OTTAWA -- Signing a free-trade deal with China would allow Canada to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...

Ontario indigenous leaders, NDP MP call for new policing agreement

New Democrat Charlie Angus, who represents the huge Timmins-James Bay riding, says officers are "rolling the dice" when they go out in the field with...

Kevin O'Leary sets sights on millennial vote ahead of possible leadership run

The contenders so far – Tony Clement and his caucus colleagues Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Maxime Bernier - are lesser known figures outside the...

Who's running for the Conservative leadership?

With his campaign launch Tuesday, Tony Clement became the fourth candidate to officially enter the race to be the next Conservative leader. The party will...

Tony Clement to launch leadership campaign tonight

Mike Crase, a former executive assistant to former Conservative MP Stella Ambler, is assisting with media relations. Crase is now the chief operating officer of...