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Youthful brains wired for invention

Northern B.C. MP Nathan Cullen is using the contest in his riding. Cullen told us about a “Create Your Canada” bill on asbestos exports that...

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair Talks Politics, Polls, Trump And Justin Bieber

(blog) (blog)It's been a good day for NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. In a new Ipsos poll (conducted Thursday by Global News) The New Democratic...

The day after the shooting: Ottawa in pictures

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan hugs Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as other MPs line. Everyone wanted to thank the man who saved them: NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan...

Den Tandt: Canada is not immune from Islamist terrorism

It may not be as mysterious as all that: outriders, weaklings and losers with pre-existing sociopathy and psychopathy are given licence by their elders to...

Coyne: If assisted suicide is a right, how can it not be for all?

Steven Fletcher, the Conservative MP whose private member's bill would likely serve as the model for federal legislation, has suggested it could be done by...

Den Tandt: NDP's Tom Mulcair gets his opening

After two years of fruitlessly battling the rising tide of Justin Trudeau's popularity, Tom Mulcair has an opportunity to knock a hole in the Liberal...

Coyne: NDP child-care plan may be better politics than policy

As has become the custom in Canadian politics, however, the NDP plan involves a commitment to spend money on other governments' behalf — that is,...

NDP proposes national $15-a-day child care program

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are proposing a national child care program that NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says would cost no more than $15 a...

Maher: The Trudeau clause — government by the boys in short pants

On Wednesday, this was looking like one of the best weeks the Conservatives have had in a while, thanks mostly to Justin Trudeau. Stephen Harper...

Government looks to terrorism studies to stop radicalization

Even though the federal Conservatives have previously scoffed at the need to identify the “root causes” of terrorism, the government has just commissioned several new...

'Radioactive' businessman's former lawyer promises to fight allegations in court

Jacobson, who was close to senior Canadian Conservative politicians and was photographed with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pleaded guilty...

Den Tandt: Trudeau, Liberals squeezed in Iraq debate

Of course you have the half-dozen usual suspects in the Harper cabinet who can speak persuasively without notes, and without stepping in it; John Baird,...

Maher: Time to reform the governance of Royal Conservative Mounted Police

In the House on Wednesday, Robert Sopuck, the Conservative MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, lobbed a softball question to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq about the winter...

Maher: Time to reform the governance of Royal Conservative Mounted Police

The Conservative Party of Canada is a vote-getting machine, like the Liberals and the NDP. Hunters and trappers should know that the Tories are on...

MP Del Mastro's cousin faces charges under Elections Act

MP Dean Del Mastro's cousin and an employee were charged on Thursday with allegedly violating the Elections Act by funnelling money to Del Mastro's campaign...

Pop Forecast for Sept. 29: Gone Girl, Gracepoint, Prince

(For the record: we're now re-making conservative Christian films starring Kirk Cameron from 2000. ... (Hasn't show creator Kevin Williamson killed enough fictional people on...

Canadian government joins 11th-hour search for John A. Macdonald's precise ...

Printed by The Empire, a Conservative party organ founded by Macdonald himself in 1887 and published by David Creighton, a close associate and regular correspondent...

Canadian government joins 11th-hour search for John A. Macdonald's precise ...

The issue is now on the radar of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, who shares Prime Minister Stephen Harper's well-known penchant for Canadian history and...

NDP MP Paul Dewar facepalms on live TV after hearing non-answer from PM's ...

The Conservative MP and parliamentary secretary to the prime minister was on CBC News Network's Power & Politics Wednesday to talk more about the mission...

Government looking to go even tougher on companies who violate temporary ...

Employment Minister Jason Kenney, right, with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on June 20, 2014, on reforms...

Brian Gallant leads Liberals to win majority government in New Brunswick

At that time we will accept the outcome of the election from the New Brunswick population.” Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, a key member of Gallant's...

Justice Dept has sought customer data from online dating sites, children's ...

The disclosure was in response to an inquiry from Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who earlier this year asked federal departments and agencies for details on...

Justice Dept has sought customer data from online dating sites, children's ...

The disclosure was in response to an inquiry from Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who earlier this year asked federal departments and agencies for details on...

Seahawks' Richard Sherman finds comments after loss to Chargers 'hilarious'

He's not really a shutdown corner,” Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen said. “We definitely wanted to come out and show we could go anyway we...

Dealing with foreign fighters who return home must go beyond imprisonment ...

Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter has tabled a motion for the House of Commons public safety committee to conduct an “urgent study” of Canadians...

Senior Liberal embraces benefits of preferential balloting

A senior Liberal is touting the benefits of preferential balloting as his party mulls myriad democratic reforms ahead of the October 2015 election. Deputy leader...

NHL training camps open with several questions waiting to be answered

Especially this year, we have a lot of new guys, so it might take a little bit of time to get adjusted all together. But...

Liberals won't counter NDP and Conservative attacks just yet

“At the moment we're working hard to do our homework to make sure that we get it right,” deputy leader Ralph Goodale said in an...

Liberals won't counter NDP and Conservative attacks just yet

“At the moment we're working hard to do our homework to make sure that we get it right,” deputy leader Ralph Goodale said in an...

Foreign workers applications plummet in sign overhaul is success: Kenney

OTTAWA — Employment Minister Jason Kenney says there's been a significant decrease in applications for temporary foreign workers since the government announced an overhaul of...

Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson clears Conservative MP Mark Adler over ...

There's no reason to investigate Conservative MP Mark Adler for soliciting donations from lobbyists who appear before his committee, the ethics commissioner has ruled. Mary...

Den Tandt: How Justin Trudeau has changed the game in Ottawa

Just over two years ago, when Tom Mulcair was running a centrist, I'm-a-former-Liberal-who-can-win-government leadership bid against the NDP old guard led by Brian Topp, it...

Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson clears Conservative MP Mark Adler over ...

There's no reason to investigate Conservative MP Mark Adler for soliciting donations from lobbyists who appear before his committee, the ethics commissioner has ruled. Mary...

Coyne: Justin Trudeau's appeal has NDP scrambling to the left ahead of election

Instead of the predicted convergence on the centre by the other two parties, leaving the traditionally centrist Liberals with neither votes nor raison d'etre, the...

Nathan Jacobson, businessman with Conservative ties, succeeds in withdrawing ...

In 2011, Jacobson sued York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler, claiming that Adler had failed to pay him back more than $100,000 he invested in...

Nathan Jacobson, businessman with Conservative ties, succeeds in withdrawing ...

In 2011, Jacobson sued York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler, claiming that Adler had failed to pay him back more than $100,000 he invested in...

Businessman close to top Tories poised to resolve U.S. legal problems

In 2011, he sued York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler, claiming that Adler had failed to pay him back more than $100,000 he invested in...

Ten of the most vicious, and game-changing, attack ads in Canadian political ...

This 1988 Liberal Party of Canada ad went after Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's push for a free-trade agreement with the United States. That...

Canada's multiculturalism minister runs into racist Canadian

Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal speaks with the media about Senate reform in the Foyer of the Senate on Parliament Hill Friday February 1, 2013...

Brian Mulroney flashes stiletto, remind us of old fault lines

He won a seat in the House by defeating the Progressive Conservative MP who gave him his first job in politics. Then ... Former Canadian...

Stephen Harper's longevity as prime minister approaches legendary status

Conservative leader Stephen Harper waves to supporters gathered at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, May 2, 2011 as he celebrates the election of...

Canadians split on pick-and-pay cable: poll

Minister of Canadian Heritage Shelly Glover said in a statement that the government remains committed to unbundling Canadians' cable and satellite packages. “We don't believe...

Canadians split on pick-and-pay cable: poll

The Conservative government pledged last fall in its Throne Speech to pursue pick-and-pay cable as part of a consumerist pitch to save Canadians money. But...

Conservatives restrict RCMP's ability to reclassify firearms

In an effort to quell the backlash, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney admonished the “unelected bureaucrats” who ordered the reclassifications and swiftly introduced a two-year...

Federal Liberals ponder mandatory voting, testing grassroots reaction

Whether mandatory voting is adopted as part of the eventual Liberal election platform remains to be seen. But deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale says it's...

In new poll, Rob Ford gains ground on Tory as Chow campaign loses steam

Against all odds, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is gaining ground on mayoral rivals in the latest Forum Research poll that has the scandal-plagued politician in...

Burger King-Tim Hortons merger? Why Canadians should celebrate

The hand-wringing began in tweets and spread to political circles, where Ontario New Democrat Peggy Nash called “on the federal government for greater transparency and...

Den Tandt: Harper promotes Arctic development while indulging historical passion

Most of us have heard the frame of the original story; how Sir John Franklin set out in 1845 with his two ships of exploration,...

Den Tandt: Prime Minister Stephen Harper appears newly energized in this ...

CTV News Indeed, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is using this year's Arctic summer tour – his ninth consecutive such trip – to do something novel, given...

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