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Tootoo cites 'addiction issues';leaves caucus

In November, a month after Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut, he said in an interview...

Fintrac lax on real estate firms, critics say

said David Eby, the NDP housing critic in British Columbia, where some have said the housing market is particularly susceptible to money laundering. ... "The...

Liberals unveil transgender rights law

The law was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Similar legislation has failed to pass Parliament on multiple occasions, including the...

Another view: Trudeau's nannies a petty scandal

Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose said Trudeau should be paying the nanny bill himself, while Tory MP Robert Sopuck of Dauphin-Swan River accused the prime...

After a long campaign, the work finally begins for Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield

Longfield will be taking over former Guelph MP Frank Valeriote's office at 40 Cork Street. Constituency offices are coordinated ... His second job is as...

Let's make 2015 election the last unfair one

Former Kitchener Centre MPP John Milloy's commentary on reforming the electoral system could use a dose of ethics. The piece failed to identify Milloy as...

A crushing defeat

Macleans.caBill Casey, who won as a Liberal in Nova Scotia's Cumberland-Colchester riding, defeating his former Conservative colleague Scott Armstrong, was emblematic of the flight of...

Michael Chong back for fifth term in Wellington-Halton Hills

Wellington AdvertiserBRISBANE — Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong is looking to hold the Liberals accountable from his seat with the opposition Conservatives. "It's still a...

Liberals appear poised for major Quebec breakthrough

Montreal GazetteThe 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...

Guelph pundit will be doing some cramming ahead of Monday's vote

I'm aware Guelph has been held by the Liberals since Brenda Chamberlain wrested it from the PCs in 1993. But let's not forget Chamberlain's successor,...

I envy those decided enough to have used advance polls

And despite real concerns about his party and leader, I always felt good supporting Conservative Michael Chong. It ultimately came down to respect. Even when...

Guelph residents gather at rally against voter suppression tactics

Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote said there was nothing like "corrupt, contemptuous Conservative conduct" to bring other parties together, suggesting the Conservatives were behind the...

Guelph candidates gear up for final week of election campaign

He said throughout the campaign he's been meeting with Liberal MP Frank Valeriote and becoming better connected with various cultural communities in Guelph. He will...

Are Conservatives' notes prepared elsewhere?

29) about a different Conservative candidate and note the remarkable similarity in the responses of Wellington-Halton Hills Conservative candidate Michael Chong and Kovach regarding the...

Chong, Harper names firmly stapled together

In the Wellington-Halton Hills riding, voters who grasp the urgency of removing Stephen Harper from office are looking for the candidate who stands the strongest...

Got campaign fever? Guelph family well-acquainted with party leaders this campaign

The chance meetings don't end there: At a charity cycling event in Guelph, Terrie and Alan met Lloyd Longfield, who is running for the Liberals...

Libertarian candidate jumps into the fray in Guelph as nominations close

His parents were supporters of the Liberal Party, he said, and he ended up volunteering with Frank Valeriote and the Liberal campaign. After doing some...

Harper accused of distraction on niqab issue

It's a controversial issue in many parts of the country, but it plays well in Quebec, where the NDP's so-called orange wave washed away half...

'Old stock' is really code for racism

When you see photos of Harper answering questions in the House of Commons, you can usually see right behind him Tim Uppal, the Edmonton-Sherwood Park...

Be aware of consequences of splitting the vote

If Guelph wants a change in the federal government, and I believe we do, then the only vote that makes sense is a vote for...

Kathleen Wynne expands funding to support sex assault victims in Guelph ...

Accompanied by Longfield and former Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, Wynne met with students and posed for photos in the courtyard outside the University Centre before...

Frank Valeriote to return to Guelph law firm post-election

GUELPH —As Guelph gets ready to elect its next member of Parliament, outgoing MP Frank Valeriote is preparing to step back into life as a...

Guelph robocall victims ask local federal election candidates to take up their ...

But Watson notes a second fraudulent robocall impersonated Liberal MP Frank Valeriote. It was never sent, but found on the same server and it was...

Guelph NDP candidate target of another Conservative online ad

The Conservatives have done it federally for years, attacking current Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and, before him, Michael Ignatieff and Stéphane Dion, she added. Small...

Klevering isn't a single-issue candidate

Therefore, voting for Kornelis Klevering would be to vote for him to be the Guelph MP, and I believe he would make a better MP...

Guelph candidates ready to go as 2015 federal election officially called

Lloyd Longfield, who is running for the Liberal party in Guelph as current MP Frank Valeriote decided not to run again last fall, also said...

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie won't back federal candidates

Guthrie called the robocalls Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote made supporting then mayor Karen Farbridge during the fall municipal campaign "interference." "There was a huge...

Guelph no stranger to long campaigns

It also saw a strong field of mainstream party standard bearers: Frank Valeriote, for the Liberals; Tom King, for the NDP; Mike Nagy, for the...

Guelph's political loyalties may be shifting

- The Guelph MercuryGuelph Mercury"I'm sure we'll see a lot of polls that say a lot of things," said Lloyd Longfield, the Liberal candidate...

Guelph's Marijuana party to enter federal election race

Guelph Mercury - The Guelph MercuryGuelph MercuryWith Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party taking a pro-pot stance, he said it was important for the Marijuana...

We're playing roulette with no national food policy

Back in June, MP Matt Kellway (NDP, Beaches-East York) took two petitions to Ottawa. The first was in support of a pan-Canadian food strategy. It...

Robocalls shouldn't affect Guelph 2015 federal election campaign, Peter MacKay ...

MacKay made the remarks in a brief interview with the Mercury during a visit to Guelph to support local Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach. About 50...

Liberals can hold on to Guelph, says Trudeau at surprise Canada Day visit

The riding of Guelph has belonged to the Liberals since 1993, but it will be left without an incumbent as current MP Frank Valeriote will...

A losing hand: Is Marty Burke now a Liberal?

He still has not accepted the fact that he was defeated — no actually he got thumped — by Frank Valeriote. So we get another...

Is Canada's middle class really in trouble?

For the governing Conservatives, there is no issue. "Every Canadian is better off today than they were under the Liberals," says Social Development Minister Candice...

Crackpot, disproven ideology just won't fly

Liberal zealot Sommerville crows mightily — congratulating her Liberal buddy Frank Valeriote for supporting Liberal voter reform policy announced by Liberal popinjay Justin Trudeau, which...

Valeriote's electoral reform support praised

Liberals for Fair Voting would like to acknowledge the role that Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote has played in contributing to the Liberals' democratic and...

Valeriote's final day as MP sees estate bill become law

"It's now law, and it's remarkable, really," the Liberal MP said, referring to receiving support from a majority government, despite sitting as an opposition member.

Trudeau would end first-past-the-post electoral system, make voting mandatory

And Guelph residents played a significant role in developing that plan, Guelph MP Frank Valeriote said Tuesday. "I'm so grateful to the ... He said...

We could have a political horse race this October

After a 2011 federal election that surely left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, left or right, it was with a sense of relief that...

Guelph Conservatives anticipating beneficial vote-splitting?

Miller will join former long-time city councillor Gloria Kovach of the Conservatives, Liberal candidate and former Chamber of Commerce chief Lloyd Longfield and community activist...

Looking forward to strong federal campaign in Guelph

Guelph has remained a Liberal riding since 1993 with the election of Brenda Chamberlain, followed by Frank Valeriote in 2008. The closest anyone has come...

We must appreciate, protect the value of freedom

Freedom is a tremendously powerful word that we, as often as not, do not understand. That was not the case with the men and women...

Former city councillor Gloria Kovach will run for Conservatives in Guelph

... to Frank Valeriote in 2008. She's the last candidate to announce from the mainstream parties in what's shaping up to be a very competitive...

Will Gord Miller be regarded as parachute candidate in Guelph?

The Guelph riding is supposedly up for grabs, with Liberal MP Frank Valeriote announcing he will step down to spend more time with his children.

Gord Miller's Green candidacy could shake up Guelph federal race

The riding of Guelph will be up for grabs in the federal election as incumbent Liberal MP Frank Valeriote announced last fall he would not...

PMO pulls videos that may show soldier faces

"Why is the prime minister's office breaking rules intended to protect the safety of our Forces, just to make promotional videos for the prime minister?...

Rules blur for MPs on provincial campaigns

Huffington Post CanadaConservative MP Deepak Obhrai stands in the House of Commons during question period in Ottawa, Friday, May 30, 2014. Tory MPs have involved...

Appreciating McCrae's war from experiencing one of his battlefields

... since being elected member of Parliament, it was not until I was named Veterans Affairs critic for the Liberal Party and had the opportunity...

Longfield wins Guelph Liberal nomination

Powell previously ran for the Liberal nomination in 2007 against Frank Valeriote, who is currently the sitting MP for Guelph. "What a team. What a...