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High-profile Conservatives organizing to shift party to centre: activists

(subscription) (subscription)businessman Rick Peterson, and former MP Chris Alexander all responded that they were not involved. The offices of Conservative MPs Michael Chong (Wellington-Halton...

Freeland calls for 23-year-old NAFTA to be 'more progressive' on gender, Indigenous rights

(subscription) (subscription)Committee chair and Liberal MP Mark Eyking (Sydney-Victoria, N.S.) thanked the minister for coming in over the summer, when it's rare for House...

NDP MPs headed to Steel Town to attend caucus, get groove back ...

(subscription) (subscription)The New Democrats are holding their summer retreat next month in Hamilton, where it held most of the area's seats before the 2015...

House conducting investigation of sexual harassment allegations against rookie Alberta Liberal MP Kang

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Hehr unseated incumbent Conservative MP Joan Crockatt by a margin of 1.2 per cent of the vote. Other than the two seats...

House officer, research caucus spending to go public

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP supported the changes, according to Rob Sutherland, chief of staff to NDP Whip Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga, Que.). The NDP has been...

'BC is burning and we're only right at the very beginning,' says MP Doherty as British Columbia's wildfires season ...

(subscription) (subscription)Forest fires have started in the surrounding area including in or around the ridings of Conservative MP Bob Zimmer (Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies,...

At least five ex-Tory leadership candidates still paying off campaign ...

(subscription) (subscription)Andrew Scheer finished his victorious campaign without any debt, but his three closest rivals weren't so lucky. Many of the 16 candidates for...

Oil and gas development won't be the big drivers of future Canadian prosperity

(subscription) (subscription)“The projects mean 39,000 jobs to British Columbia during construction with another 75,000 full-time jobs created once in operation,” the Liberals said. Moreover,...

Conservatives to hold summer caucus retreat in Winnipeg, want to win back six Manitoba ridings lost in 2015

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservatives have 98 seats right now. Conservative MP Rona Ambrose (Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alta.) resigned her seat on July 4. Conservative MP Denis...

Alberta Tory MPs lining up behind Kenney in provincial leadership race

(subscription) (subscription)Blaine Calkins (Red Deer-Lacombe, Alta.) said he would ... Mr. Calkins is the chair of the federal Conservative Party's Alberta caucus, but said...

Jagmeet Singh positions himself as 'growth candidate,' makes gains in vote-rich BC, as rivals attack

(subscription) (subscription)While Jagmeet Singh's opponents portray him as a flash in the pan and commentators are pointing to his potential weakness in Quebec, the...

Trudeau's 14-seat majority could 'easily' be reduced to minority 'or worse' in 2019, say opponents, but Liberals ...

(subscription) (subscription)The riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alta., is vacant following the resignation of former Conservative MP and interim party leader Rona Ambrose. The riding...

And then there were four: Julian quits NDP leadership race, as others look to grab his supporters

(subscription) (subscription)NDP leadership candidate Peter Julian told reporters Thursday in Ottawa that he's leaving the race because his campaign couldn't raise enough money. He...

Top Conservatives brief caucus on Scheer's leadership vote numbers, MPs say they're now satisfied, Bernier didn't ...

(subscription) (subscription)At the party convention in Toronto, several party members, including former Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, told The the party should reconsider its...

Majority of Bloc Québécois MPs question leader Martine Ouellet's judgment

(subscription) (subscription)Bloc Québécois MPs hold a press conference on Parliament Hill on June 7 to express their support for former acting leader Rhéal Fortin,...

'It is unique, but it shouldn't be,' Ashton talks about being pregnant while running for federal NDP leadership race

(subscription) (subscription)The reality isn't new for her party, Ms. Ashton is quick to note, adding that “it's not by accident” three New Democrat MPs...

Conservative leadership convention 2017: in pictures

(subscription)Thousands of Conservatives gathered at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke on May 27 to see the results of a 15-month leadership campaign. MP...

As ballots are counted, some Conservatives criticize complicated ranked-ballot voting system, party to review ...

(subscription)“It needs to be reviewed,” said Kerry-Lynne Findlay, former National Revenue minister in the Stephen Harper cabinet, in an interview with The . ....

Conservative leadership frontrunners' hospitality suites boast biggest crowds, run late into the night

(subscription) (subscription)were there, as well as former Ontario MP Paul Calandra. A lot of media folk also made an appearance, though many of them...

Conservative leadership convention projects 'united' front, but some attendees admit to nervousness, uncertainty in ...

(subscription) (subscription)... including Conservative Senator David Tkachuk; former MP Wladyslaw Lizon; Conservative MP Dean Allison (Niagara West, Ont.); Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw...

More than 60 per cent of Canadians support idea of prime minister's Question Period, half are in favour of ...

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C.), his party's democratic reform critic, told The earlier this month that he doesn't like the...

Kevin O'Leary drops from Conservative leadership race, backs Maxime Bernier

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. O'Leary had the support of four members of the Conservative caucus: MP Guy Lauzon (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Ont.), MP Len Webber (Calgary Confederation,...

Senators, opposition set to challenge pot bill age limits, prison terms in committee

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative health critic Colin Carrie (Oshawa, Ont.) has also taken issue in the past with the 18-year minimum age for legal marijuana, which...

Less than a quarter of caucus undeclared in Conservative race, with a month to go

(subscription) (subscription)as well as MPs Earl Dreeshen (Red Deer-Mountain View, Alta.), Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ont.), Mr. Lake, John Nater (Perth-Wellington, Ont.), and David Sweet...

Taiwan and table tennis: diplomatic parties this week

(subscription) (subscription)Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. Their embassies placed second and third, respectively, in the 3rd Annual Table Tennis Friendship...

Parliament has a power problem: why few staffers report sexual ...

(subscription) (subscription)One contributing factor is staffers are often seen as 'dispensable and lucky to be there,' says one ex-aide. After-hours receptions and other informal...

Liberal MP Easter says Grits should switch approach on House rule changes to get legislative agenda moving

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter, right, pictured with Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner. Mr. Easter told The that there's not enough getting done in...

Conservative leadership race enters 'horse-trading phase' and candidates are making deals

(subscription) (subscription)have not made any endorsements due to their positions. Conservative MP Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) is also staying neutral because she is a...

Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Hill Times (subscription) - The Hill Times - The ...Hill Times (subscription)Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal...

'She challenged us': MPs praise Malala Yousafzai's Parliament speech, opposition urges more funding for girls' education

(subscription) (subscription)Up to this challenge also includes investing money in girls' education...beyond words, we need actual money, and that starts with increasing our international...

Educate new Senators on how to report sexual harassment: Sen. Hartling

(subscription) (subscription)about the conduct of two of his MPs: Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews. The two men were eventually kicked out of Liberal caucus...

Conservative MPs criticize Gilmore for floating Conservative Party shakeup, take aim at his marriage to Liberal minister

(subscription) (subscription)Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who left the party to sit as an independent and was defeated in the last election by Mr.

Filibuster over potential House rule changes 'a waste of everybody's time,' says former Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP and committee chair Larry Bagnell; Liberal MP Scott Simms; Conservative MP Scott Reid; Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski; Conservative MP Phil McColeman,...

From the Grain Growers of Canada reception to the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit, it was a busy start to spring

(subscription) (subscription)Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President Jeff Nielsen with Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, at the GGC reception at...

Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for the music, glamour of the Juno Awards weekend

(subscription) (subscription)Yasmina Proveyer, music manager; Derek Andrews, chair of the World Music Advisory Committee; and Donna Murphy, vice-president of operations at the Canadian Independent...

Conservative leadership results to indicate level of MPs' influence in ...

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative Party will make riding-by-riding leadership results public after each ballot count, says Conservative Party spokesman Cory Hann.and more »...

Conservative MP Tilson tells O'Leary 'to his face' he won't vacate his House seat

(subscription) (subscription)Five-term Conservative MP David Tilson, right, informed Conservative Party leadership front-runner Kevin O'Leary, left, at a private meeting last week that he would...

Opposition House leaders want new special committee to take over Commons rule changes study, vow to continue ...

(subscription) (subscription)The filibuster at the Procedure and House Affairs committee is back on after two days of unsuccessful talks between Government House Leader Bardish...

Rural Liberal MPs 'awfully nervous' about upcoming gun legislation, any tinkering could be trouble

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Larry Miller and NDP MP Matthew Dubé (Beloeil-Chambly, Que.), both members of the House Public Safety Committee, said last week that...

Opposition MPs declare 'war' over feds' efforts to ram through ...

(subscription) (subscription)Members of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee are in the in midst of a filibuster spurred by opposition MPs and prolonged by...

Liberals to meet for two-day caucus this week, some Grit MPs dissatisfied with level of cabinet consultation

(subscription) (subscription)Usually, all political parties meet prior to the start of the post-Christmas parliamentary sitting, but this time Liberals are meeting in the middle...

A night of firsts and girl power at the Museum of History

(subscription) (subscription)Conservatie MPP Lisa MacLeod, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, and Raylene Lang-Dion. The photograph by Cynthia Münster. Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, former Conservative...

Manning Conference featured red-carpet style soirée, while Senators get social...media, that is

(subscription)Conservative MP Kelly Block, former Conservative MP Stella Ambler and Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch. The photograph by Jake Wright. Conservative MP Gerard...

Maxime Bernier backed by Tamils, Sikhs that were instrumental in Patrick Brown's leadership win

(subscription) (subscription)Maxime Bernier, a top contender in the Conservative leadership race, has won over the support of some diaspora groups that were key to...

Conservatives face off against Liberals in charity hockey game

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Marc Miller alongside Conservative MP Robert Kitchen. This is the first Grit vs. Tory game since 2009, when the two teams...

After Quebec mosque attack, MPs of all stripes unite to denounce hate

(subscription) (subscription)Back, from second left, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Sophie Grégoire...

Scheer's Conservative caucus support gives him the advantage, but leadership win not in the bag

(subscription) (subscription)PARLIAMENT HILL—Conservative MP and leadership candidate Andrew Scheer may have the most endorsements from his caucus colleagues on the Hill, but that doesn't...

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

(subscription)His current endorsements from the House of Commons include Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ont.), Sarnia-Lambton, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu; Saskatchewan MP and former agriculture minister...

Liberal membership in Ottawa-Vanier balloons to 3000 ahead of federal nomination in January, 10 candidates lining up

(subscription)She also ran unsuccessfully in the last federal election. Eight-term Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who represented Ottawa-Vanier since 1995 and was a member of...

Ottawa's diplomats shocked by assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov

(subscription)Conservative MP Peter Kent (Thornhill, Ont.), his party's critic for foreign affairs and a member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he condemns...