Kamloops This Week

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Where Are They Now? Powrie's post-election life remains busy

Powrie finished third behind incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and the NDP's Bill Sundhu, but the 30 per cent of the vote he secured represents...

Where Are They Now? Sundhu helping BC NDP election team

A little more than a year after his quest to become Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo's next MP came to an end, former NDP candidate Bill Sundhu is gearing...

MP McLeod plays defence at the Legion

Conservative defence critic James Bezan joined Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP for a luncheon and roundtable discussion at the Kamloops Legion on Lansdowne Street on Saturday morning. ...

Kamloops MP wants the fine print to be easier to read

Kamloops' Conservative MP wants Canadians to be able to more easily read information on medication containers and other items. Cathy McLeod introduced her first private...

MP McLeod lauds Conservatives' new course

The Conservative party's weekend convention was an open and upbeat affair that sets the Tories on a new course, according Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. McLeod...

Actually, Cathy, you, too, sat in a stacked deck

I mean, I expect people from opposition parties to complain, as it's their job, but let's be honest — if a Conservative or even NDP...

McLeod calls PM's actions an 'incredible breach'

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's manhandling of her party's whip and subsequent elbowing of a New Democrat MP inside the House...

Cousineau 18th at CN Future Links

Terry Cousineau waits for his chance to shoot during the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops on the weekend. Allen Douglas/KTW. Terry Cousineau...

MP McLeod says electoral-reform committee "a stacked deck"

MP McLeod says electoral-reform committee "a stacked deck"Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod is referring to an all-party parliamentary committee created week to study electoral reform...

We all should have choice

I recently attended a discussion concerning medical assistance in dying at MP Cathy McLeod's office and itt was very informative. My thanks to ... as...

Fast Eddy goes to Ottawa

Fast Eddy poses with Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and Conservative Party interim leader Rona Ambrose in Ottawa last week. The excitement was audible in Edward...

McLeod seeking feedback on assisted-death legislation

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod will hold small roundtable meetings next week on Canada's proposed bill on assisted dying in a bid to gather feedback...

Sundhu stunned by NDP vote on Mulcair

Bill Sundhu, who finished second to incumbent Conservative Cathy McLeod, was one of about six local New Democrats who travelled to the party's convention in...

FOULDS: Some would vote to vote on voting

Cathy McLeod has been getting criticized by some KTW readers for daring to suggest voters have a say on the system in which they cast...

MP: Be cautious on electoral reform

A strong response so far on a MP mailer from Cathy McLeod aimed at raising awareness and gauging opinion on electoral change shows there is...

Kamloops MP calls on Ottawa to better protect private-property interests

The federal Liberal government should be credited for defending against a First Nations lawsuit targeting lands owned by Ajax mine proponent KGHM, according to Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo...

MP McLeod remembers colleague Hillyer

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod said she knew fellow Conservative Jim Hillyer as a colleague and family man, but learned more about his life after he...

Liberal budget: Make more, get less; make less, get more

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod (Conservative) said the forecast deficits come as the finance department reported what was a $4-billion surplus under her government. “To go...

First Nations bands eye former research station in Kamloops

Lisa Zabek explains the method of alley cropping and the related irrigation opportunities during a 2012 presentation at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station...

Federal environment minister to visit Kamloops this month to talk Ajax

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will likely be in Kamloops at the end of March to meet with city council and First Nations on the...

Federal Liberal environment minister rejects calls for panel review of Ajax mine

Peter Kent, environment minister under the Stephen Harper Conservative government, visited Kamloops and toured the Ajax site in January 2012, but rejected calls for a...

Conservative McLeod outspent all others en route to election victory

Re-elected Conservative MP Cathy McLeod increased her campaign spending last year by about 70 per cent compared to the 2011 federal election, according to information...

Transportation Minister Stone confident Ottawa has road focus

Stone met with federal counterpart Marc Garneau and transportation ministers from the provinces and territories. The new infrastructure minister, Amarjeet Sohi, also outlined plans for...

Should O Canada drop "thy sons"?

Should O Canada drop "thy sons"?While all opposition Liberal and New Democrat MPs and seven Conservative MPs supported the proposed wording change, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP...

Are you aware of possible change to spanking law?

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said Canadians deserve to be consulted before the Liberal government removes a section of the Criminal Code that allows parents...

KGHM Ajax will delay submission of mine application

Previous requests for a panel review were turned down by Conservative environment ministers Peter Kent and Leona Aglukkaq, but council hopes the new Liberal government,...

MP McLeod's choice, Ambrose, takes interim helm of Conservatives

Alberta Conservative MP and former health minister Rona Ambrose (left) is the new interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ambrose visited Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative...

BASS: Welcome back, Cathy McLeod!

“The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP is simply an honest woman, a regular Josephine who happens to have that rarest quality among politicians: When asked a question...

McLeod calls out Cavers for sharing Sluts Against Harper page

Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod said she is “appalled” with a Facebook page that has been shared by Kamloops Coun. Donovan Cavers. The shared page is...

Conservatives promise to allow First Nations to convert property to fee simple ...

The Conservative government has promised to bring in legal changes that would allow First Nations to convert property to a fee simple-like structure. Conservative candidate...

Candidate profile: Problem-solving the focus of Cathy McLeod during her time as MP

For the past seven years, incumbent MP Cathy McLeod has worked outside the lights in the Conservative government. Like Betty Hinton, her Conservative predecessor in...

Prime Minister Harper expected to appear at Horizon North on Monday

Earlier this week, a media representative with the Conservative party said Harper's visit to Kamloops will be open to the public. Both Kamloops (Cathy McLeod)...

Mulcair energizes large NDP crowd in Kamloops

Hundreds of New Democrats jammed into a small ballroom in Kamloops Tuesday night to hear NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair deliver familiar messages and attack the...

Conservatives have indeed show contempt for voters

While reading the Aug. 14 edition of KTW, I found the comments by incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod pertaining to violations of the Elections Act...

Duffy trial makes senator campaigning decidedly local

But, she said, rules make it clear she can use her own time to back Conservative causes. Her expenses must be declared by Conservative candidates.

Divergent views on how to handle marijuana

But, incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod echoed Harper, who said pot use will increase with legalization and worsen health of Canadians. Harper promised to increase...

Kamloops candidates have second-highest spending limit in B.C.

The biggest spender in the past two elections was incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who spent $95,000 in 2011 and $82,000 in 2008. None of...

ELECTION ISSUE: We ask the candidates — What is your stance on Ajax?

Incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said she will take a look at Ajax's submission to the BCEAO and is reserving judgment in support of due...

Federal election: Campaign for your vote begins

Both Sundhu and incumbent Conservative MP Cathy McLeod moved into campaign offices over the weekend that will be opened immediately. “Our campaign has already started,”...

Final funds handed out before election writ drops

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod doled out yesterday what she acknowledged may be the last dollars flowing out of the Conservative government before the election. The...

Election forum hears call for an end to current voting system

Notably absent from the city's first forum before the election was Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who declined to participate. But, Greenwood stood in for McLeod,...

Sundhu: NDP should look at coalition with Liberals

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod declined to attend the forum, which is being organized by Fair Vote Canada and which will focus on electoral reform by...

Child-care benefits: Christmas in July, Scrooge in April?

Local Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who will again represent the party in the Oct. 19 federal election, said the childcare benefit is part of the...

Election 2015: Jobs, economy cited as main issues in campaign

One of those candidates — Conservative incumbent Cathy McLeod — identified all three of her top issues as related to the economy: jobs, balanced government...

Kamloops imam calls Senate committee proposal 'discriminatory'

“Just look at how much talking [on the Internet] goes on without qualification.” Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said she disagrees with any recommendation that...

MP McLeod should reflect on real issues

I received a letter in the mail from the office of our MP, Cathy McLeod. It was asking my opinion on the assisted-suicide issue. Over...

TRU gets $2 million from Ottawa for trades program

Thompson Rivers University on Tuesday received $2 million from the federal government to expand its industrial-training programs. Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, who is also...

Millions from Victoria, Ottawa for water-intake work in Kamloops

A splash of cash from the federal and provincial governments has knocked down the price of an emergency water intake for the City of Kamloops...

Ajax could fall outside Liberals' plan for new environment legislation

A panel review was rejected by former Conservative environment minister Peter Kent. “When you're being hired by the proponent, lots of research shows bias can...

Goodale tells Kamloops Liberals the economy is election issue No. 1

While the Stephen Harper Conservative government has staked its claim on the economy, the reality is poor job prospects for young people, record personal debts...