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Federal Conservative leadership candidates make their pitches in Charlottetown

Five Conservative leadership candidates make a pitch to party members during a Charlottetown Conservative Association fundraising luncheon Friday at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. From left:...

Shea to be roasted

The event, organized by the Egmont Conservative association, will feature friends and former co-workers of Shea's roasting the past federal cabinet minister. Roasters include Pat...

Environmental Coalition and MPs consulting public on climate change

Guy Gallant, second left, was unopposed for the Liberal nomination in Egmont on Wednesday night. He was joined by ... The first one was hosted...

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Bernier staking out his turf in race

On a day-to-day basis, few Parliament watchers pay attention to Levis-Lobtiniere MP Jacques Gourde. On the Hill, his main claim to fame is to have...

Extra five weeks of EI benefits not coming to PEI

But by excluding Prince Edward Island and the rest of Atlantic Canada from this extended benefit program, the P.E.I. Coalition for a Fair EI says...

PEI political leaders divided in opinion on Duffy verdict

But Fox noted he also attends fundraisers with Liberal MP Wayne Easter. He says his sole focus is on Island residents, not on who may...

Liberals' maiden budget showers spending, deficits to spur growth

Cardigan MP and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, centre, watches as Minister of Finance Bill Morneau hands the budget to House of Commons staff prior to...

Book and marajuana sent to Island MPs

Dana Larsen claims to have sent a copy of his book, 'Cannabis in Canada: The Illustrated History,' plus a one-gram marijuana sampling to all 184...

Pushing for TFW solution

Morrissey recalls former Conservative Minister of Employment and Social Development, Jason Kenney one time using a statistic that suggested there were 1,000 people in the...

Undefeated ballot box champion

Robert “Bobby” Morrissey scored a massive victory in the October 19 federal election, unseating seven-year federal cabinet minister Gail Shea by 4,336 votes. Morrissey, who...

UPEI professor thinks Sean Casey best bet to get in cabinet

CHARLOTTETOWN - The selections are still two weeks away from being official, but UPEI Political Studies professor, Dr. Peter McKenna is suggesting Charlottetown MP Sean...

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Trudeau hits the Beach with momentum

CBC.caIn this onetime Liberal stronghold, the comfortable fiefdom of New Democrat Matthew Kellway since 2011, supporters spilled onto the streets awaiting Justin Trudeau's storming of...

Jason Kenney makes whirlwind stop in Summerside to support Gail Shea

He's confident both he and Shea will be back on Parliament Hill after the Oct. 19 vote, part of a re-elected Conservative government. “She is...

PEI dairy industry rallies in front of Gail Shea's office

... ongoing trade negotiations with various Pacific Rim countries and what that could mean for their industry's supply management system. More than 200 people gathered...

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Tragedy casts light on callous Tory policies

NBCNews.comWe should not be tarred internationally by those who represent us on the global stage - Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, whose world is built on...

Housing hot topic at Malpeque candidates debate

Liberal incumbent Wayne Easter, NDP candidate Leah-Jane Hayward and Green Party candidate Lynne Lund were in attendance, while Conservative candidate Stephen Stewart declined the association's...

UPDATED: Signs of Egmont Conservative candidate Gail Shea vandalized

Sometime overnight Wednesday, several campaign signs in Summerside belonging to Conservative Egmont candidate, Gail Shea, were vandalized. “We had a call from somebody driving by...

NDP's Dickieson kicks off 'official' campaign in Summerside

He was also the first candidate to announced his intention to run in Egmont. He was uncontested in his party's nomination race in October, 2014,...

A tale of different provinces

CBC.caMacKay was probably first — and worst — known for committing to fellow Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate David Orchard that he wouldn't form an...

Building the NDP foundation

Gord McNeilly came oh, so close in District 14, Charlottetown-Lewis Point, for the NDP, falling to Liberal incumbent Kathleen Casey by 109 votes. He had...

Federal Budget: Shea, Easter see budget differently

ALBERTON -- Prince Edward Island will receive $12 million more from the federal government in transfer payments this year than in 2014, Federal Fisheries Minister...

MacAulay demands action on Canadian lobster branded as American

It is even more beyond belief that Minister Shea's office thinks that this is just fine because we can 'still stick a maple leaf on...

Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier injured at National War Memorial

The has learned that P.E.I. MPs, Wayne Easter and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea are safe. Ottawa police confirmed they had...

Dickieson the wildcard

Conservative cabinet minister Gail Shea has represented Egmont since 2008, when she eked out a win over Liberal Keith Milligan by less than 100 votes.

Gail Shea non-committal about federal election plans

In the meantime, speculation has been brewing locally she may run for the leadership of the provincial Progressive Conservative party, despite the fact she has...

Gail Shea non-committal about federal election plans

Some federal Conservative ridings have already held nomination meetings and elected their chosen representative, but Shea said Wednesday her riding is in no hurry. “The...

MPs have a crisis of conscience in Commons

The trio included a longtime reformer and author of a private member's bill on parliamentary reform, Michael Chong, retiring Conservative MP Brian Storseth and a...

Tricks of the trade

But it seems so early. Yes, it smells like an election, although in all likelihood we are at least a year away for trudging to...

Dickieson only name on the ballot for Egmont NDP nomination

That year, Dickieson lost his seat to Conservative Eva Rogerson. Shortly after, he stepped down as party leader. Joining Dickieson and party faithful Saturday evening...

Tories, PQ share agenda on media independence

As articulated by no less than Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, the Conservative rationale for this extraordinary measure is that alleged media "censorship" is otherwise curtailing...

Observations on the Scottish referendum on independence

After 307 years of being part of a larger state, almost half the population of Scotland voted for sovereignty, giving the lie to those who...

New Brunswick campaign a dry run of Liberal strategy

CBC.ca Dominic LeBlanc, a New Brunswick MP who is close to Trudeau, co-chaired Gallant's campaign. In Gallant, Liberals had a young, untested, bilingual leader trying to...

Tories feel winds

In accepting the post as Washington envoy for Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, Merrifield became just the latest Conservative MP to turn his or her back...

Mulcair to visit Egmont NDP riding

Under Mr. Mulcair's leadership a stable health care funding model is a top priority. The nominating meeting will be held at the Centre Expo Festival,...

Harper closes the door on his last good chance for early exit

Part state-of-the-government address and part electoral call to arms, the lecture that Stephen Harper delivered to a Conservative crowd essentially made up of his own...

Tories need deft hand with Iraq and Senate

Toronto Sun Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's invitation to his opposition critics to tag along on an exploratory visit to Iraq earlier this month sent a...

UPDATED: Tina Mundy offering in Egmont

... educator Gilles Arsenault, Summerside businessman Robert Gallant, and former provincial cabinet minister and Sea Cow Pond resident, Robert Morrissey in vying for the chance...

Better transparency needed on Iraq

Ottawa Citizen As NATO leaders met in Wales last week, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird brought two opposition critics, New Democrat Paul Dewar and Liberal Marc...

Reconciliation bid deserves mercy from cynics

Toronto Sun They were careful not to brand it as such, but their appearance could be seen as both an indictment of the Harper government (although...

PM turns to world stage to woo voters at home

Toronto Star Reform leader Preston Manning, Liberal leader Stephane Dion and Harper himself travelled to Washington while in opposition. When Mulcair did the same, Conservatives attacked...

Byelection a 'must watch' for strategists, observers

Its author, Conservative MP Michael Chong, has secured the support of some of the opinion leaders within the government caucus. In a free vote it...

Premier will watch New Brunswick election results closely

Now, David Alward is hoping to avoid becoming the second premier to meet that fate. Earlier this year ... While the Liberals have been in...

Bloc's free fall opens up Quebec race

The ruling Conservatives are running a summer road show starring Quebec lieutenant Denis Lebel these days and the prime minister is scheduled to deliver what...

Dion's mission not yet accomplished

Dion is already the second-longest serving Quebec MP in Parliament, after the Bloc Québécois' Louis Plamondon. The two prime ministers he served under have retired,...

Teens quickly jump to the rescue of struggling swimmers

Shanglee Tran (left) and Kennedy Crossland jumped to the rescue Monday, helping two young struggling swimmers to safety at Twin Shores. Swimmers were warned that...

Hits and misses for the week

The Liberal MP now says he's had time to discuss the issue with CFIA management and he reports they seem open to “entertain other possibilities.”...

Civilians forgotten in Canada's stand on Gaza

Both Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau and his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar preached restraint, de-escalation and protection of civilians. One Liberal MP who is...

Bafflegab, bluster from boilerplate room

It is the Conservative government's virtual boilerplate room, where journalists' quests for answers are volleyed with antiseptic, anodyne talking points meant to stop a news...

MacAulay bears brunt of Trudeau mistake

Yet, there is a very good chance that, if he were just beginning his political career in the next election, federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau...

Liberal MP calls for crime prevention program to be saved

OTTAWA – Wayne Easter, Liberal MP for Malpeque, has called for a crime prevention program to be saved, after the Conservative government has cut the...