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New regulations a failure

It would seem not everyone is happy with changes to federal regulations governing mortgages, taxes and credit unions. North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold and...

Green and blue can mix

Kelowna-Lake Country Green candidate Alison Shaw met with former Progressive Conservative MP Ron Cannan last week. They met to discuss health care, affordability, electoral reform,...

Vets getting new office

The Veterans Affairs office in Kelowna was closed by the Conservative government in February of 2014. "This is one of the first issues I tackled...

Thank you Dan Albas

... very informative tour of the Commons, Senate, Library, and portrait hall. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the facility and the history...

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Castanet.net - Italian NavyCastanet.netWhen Jacqueline Montero takes her seat in Congress next month, she will bring not only an unusual past, but an unconventional agenda...

Pistorius gets six years

When Jacqueline Montero takes her seat in Congress next month, she will bring not only an unusual past, but an unconventional agenda for change in...

Prominent politicians have denounced whoever left a pig's head outside a mosque in Quebec City.

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, told The Canadian Press earlier this year that the Liberal government is aware of...

Court action by veterans

Heaven knows we have had 10 years under Harper, and I don't blame Ron Cannan as his hands were tied just as Steve Fuhrs hands...

Court action has bite

The proposed rules — still subject to change as they have not yet been debated or adopted by the NDP's federal council — would be...

Court action has bite

The proposed rules — still subject to change as they have not yet been debated or adopted by the NDP's federal council — would be...

Unsure how to proceed

A social media campaign is underway to convince longtime Conservative MP Lisa Raitt to run for the federal party leadership, the latest grassroots effort by...

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Let's just be straight with people and be honest." He said the decision was what was best for his family, his constituents and the party...

Stages set for return

The conservative think-tank states that provincial government spending on health care is projected to increase significantly over the next two decades, which it claims will...

Voting on change

Others argued it will drive away the party's socially conservative base, though one self-proclaimed social conservative from a B.C. riding disagreed, telling the convention floor...

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The concern expressed by many is the Liberals in turn announced a 12 person democratic reform committee that has a composition of 6 Liberals, 3...

Cops to record use of force

After the charges were laid, Nicholson's husband, Jim Taylor, said he was informed of the plot after Vey's wife, Brigette, recorded her husband and Nicholson...

Tories look to renew

But Soudas was eventually forced to step down after interfering in the efforts of his partner, then-Conservative MP Eve Adams, to secure the party nomination...

GM fish OK'd for sale

NDP health critic Don Davies is questioning a decision by Health Canada, to allow a U.S. company to sell genetically-modified fish to Canadians. No label...

Sir, it's not Lloyd-Minister

Conservative MP Dan Albas is taking some good natured ribbing from colleagues after a gaffe Friday in the House of Commons. Albas, the MP for...

Best electoral system?

The concern expressed by many is the Liberals in turn announced a 12 person democratic reform committee that has a composition of 6 Liberals, 3...

Dan Albas - May 12, 2016 / 6:00 am | Story: 165543

In other words our new Liberal government is using precisely the same tactics as the previous Conservative government used in order to advance government legislation...

Insurance companies swarm

The former Conservative government feared the declaration could not be reconciled with Canada's existing legal framework — a concern that still exists, says Tory indigenous...

Situation still volatile

Once again, he has been completely contradicted by his own department, which reported that he inherited a $7.5 billion Conservative surplus." Conservative MP Phil McColeman.

Massive convoy flees fire

Once again, he has been completely contradicted by his own department, which reported that he inherited a $7.5 billion Conservative surplus." Conservative MP Phil McColeman.

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Castanet.net - Conservative PartyCastanet.netThe NDP's justice critic pleaded with the Liberal government Friday to ensure that desperately ill Canadians don't have to go back to...

Canadians still love the Queen

It's particularly hard on mothers with cubs — a possible explanation for the declining numbers of bears in the southern Beaufort Sea population, said Andrew...

Microsoft sues US gov't

"The NDP have put us on a path of unlimited borrowing and zero timelines for getting our province back to balance," said Opposition Wildrose Leader...

Bail in or bail out

... of Commons. I can be reached at dan.albas@parl.gc.ca or toll-free at 1.800.665.8711. ... Astute political watchers will know this is very close to the...

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The NDP's budget last fall freed up $2 billion for investments and loans to aid small and medium-sized businesses and Alberta growth companies. But a...

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Opposition NDP Leader John Horgan says the public deserves a greater say on the trade deal beyond the premier's endorsement. "I'm proposing ... Ceci commented...

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"Papa, you would often say it is in troubled waters that you can recognize real sailors," said Marie-Anne Lapierre. "You were, and will forever be,...

More stupid 911 calls

Sources close to Leitch say the move is intended to give her greater flexibility to be out in public raising funds and talking to party...

Forum on assisted dying

The proposed legislation is expected to generate plenty of controversy, and North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold is inviting the public to attend a panel...

Terrorists and thugs

Jennifer St-Germain, who also owns the daycare, said they haven't heard an apology from Rovang. “We never got to see the remorse, our families and...

Terrorists and thugs

It was left to Rev. Andrew Asbil, rector of St. James cathedral, to note the improbable heights of both adulation and infamy that Ford scaled...

Trudeau shoves back over EI

Calgary is on the list, but Edmonton isn't and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has complained that large parts of his province have also been shut...

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NDP MP Guy Caron said workers and employers should determine for themselves how to spend the money in the fund and decide whether to lower...

Conflict over WFN lobby?

In a recent debate in the House of Commons, Conservative MP Jacques Gourde raised the issue. "Mr. Speaker ... Picking up the debate, MP Blaine...

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Kinew is running against Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari and Progressive Conservative Audrey Gordon for the Fort Rouge seat, and the NDP have high hopes that...

On budgets and Friday sittings

... obligations under which they were elected, I will be opposing these changes. I welcome your comments, questions, and concerns on this or any subject...

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The NDP riding association in Vancouver East has proposed a similar vision backed by former MP Libby Davies. At the time of the manifesto's release...

Tories full of hugs, solidarity

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there are a lot of hugs going around. For some, they are in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

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Castanet.net - Google Street ViewCastanet.netArnold went on to win the riding for the Conservatives, stepping into the shoes of fellow Tory Colin Mayes who retired...

Boost for summer jobs

Create a parliamentary oversight committee on national security operations. A chairman has been appointed — Liberal MP David McGuinty — but no committee as yet.

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Mulcair and NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel sent an open letter to Melanie Joly Sunday, days after she gave an interview to The Huffington Post...

Arnold's grand opening

Anyone wanting to talk to newly elected North-Okanagan Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold had best get in the queue. Arnold is ... Arnold has set...

Call now to see Arnold

Anyone wanting to talk to newly elected North-Okanagan Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold had best get in the queue. Arnold is currently out of the...

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Castanet.net - Ron Cannan oustedCastanet.netIt seems Ron Cannan's Kelowna-Lake Country seat in parliament was not safe after all. The veteran MP got swept up in...

Big White in Vogue

Macaulay Culkin had a blast in the classic Christmas movie Home Alone – but being on your own over the holidays can get you down.

Big White in Vogue

Macaulay Culkin had a blast in the classic Christmas movie Home Alone – but being on your own over the holidays can get you down.