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New course to teach animal rights law

Manitoba Conservative MP Robert Sopuck, who has seen over half a dozen iterations of animal rights legislation introduced and rejected, has referred to Bill C-246...

Under pressure, Liberals back down on motion

The prime minister asked to read that particular passage because it has long been close to his heart, said Trudeau spokeswoman Kate Purchase. Conservative MP...

Dean Del Mastro loses appeal, sent to jail

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont. courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Tuesday January 5, 2016.

2015 IN REVIEW: Dean Del Mastro saga continued with sentencing, jail stay

On June 25, in Peterborough court, Justice Lisa Cameron sentenced Mr. Del Mastro to one month in custody, four months of house arrest and another...

Del Mastro appealing conviction and sentence at January hearing

Dean Del Mastro walks into Peterborough court with his wife Kelly Del Mastro on June 25 for a sentencing hearing. ... Justice Lisa Cameron also...

Our new MP is 'sitting at the kids' table with the opposition

It took Barry Devolin six years to have it restored. The money should not have been taken out in the ... The Conservatives should not...

A recipe for change: Peterborough's Conservative run ends with Maryam Monsef

Mr. Etherington says he organized the meeting dur to his frustration with former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. Mr. Del Mastro eventually stepped down from...

A recipe for change: Peterborough's Conservative runs ends with Maryam Monsef

Mr. Etherington says he organized the meeting dur to his frustration with former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. Mr. Del Mastro eventually stepped down from...

Liberal in Peterborough; Conservative in Kawartha Lakes-Brock

... Lakes-Brock were shaking hands with the candidates conceding to them. Conservative Jamie Schmale led from the start in H-KL-B and held firm all night.

Outgoing MP considers restoration of Trent-Severn Waterway funding the ...

KAWARTHA LAKES - Barry Devolin said when he made the decision not to run again as MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, it was not without a...

Jamie Schmale seeking to plant political roots

“I've always been interested in politics; seeing the impact at the municipal and provincial levels,” said Mr. Schmale who decided to take it one step...

Investment in the future key to Kawartha Lakes' riding's economic woes

Mike Perry, NDP candidate, is confident there can be more, good-paying jobs in the riding. ... Echoing Mrs. Morrison Nicholls' statement, Mr. Perry believes partnering...

Investment in the future key to riding's economic woes

Mike Perry, NDP candidate, is confident there can be more, good-paying jobs in the riding. ... Echoing Mrs. Morrison Nicholls' statement, Mr. Perry believes partnering...

Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz participates in agriculture roundtable with ...

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz participated in a roundtable discussion on agriculture hosted by Peterborough-Northumberland South federal election candidate Adam Moulton and Peterborough-Kawartha...

Trudeau only main leader on campaign trail

The Acadie-Bathurst riding was once a Liberal stronghold, but while it was been NDP since 1997, the long-time MP Yvon Godin is not running again.

Candidates gear up for marathon election campaign

Although their parties and platforms differ in some ways, Bill MacCallum, David Marquis, Mike Perry and Jamie Schmale - representing the Green Party, Liberals, NDP...

NDP open to coalition to eject Tories; Grits say no

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen, left, and deputy critic Guy Caron hold a press conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament...

MP Marc Garneau visits Peterborough for roundtable on foreign affairs

PETERBOROUGH — Canada should be support organizations doing great work on an international stage, not chop their funding, says Liberal MP and Foreign Affairs Critic...

Sweet Dean Del Mastro ... reader puts Del Mastro troubles to verse

NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus noted that Mr. Del Mastro was picked out of the Conservative caucus "to stand up and speak for the prime...

Over the Back Fence: Is there another Conservative seeking the MP's job?

The Ottawa Hill Times published a story this week stating that an anonymous third person is interested in succeeding MP Dean Del Mastro. Michael Skinner...

Tories looking to Quebec for new energy

"We're able to attract star candidates and that's a good sign," Maxime Bernier, a longtime Conservative MP from Quebec said this week. "It shows that...

Federal parties to determine whether new nomination meetings will need to held ...

PETERBOROUGH — Federal political parties will make the final call on whether nomination votes for a Peterborough by-election will stand, if a general election supersedes...

Canadian Canoe Museum hoping for anniversary funding to help with move to ...

To help highlight the museum's national significance, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin, museum staff and Conservative party hopefuls helped to host Pierre Poilievre, Minister of...

Del Mastro back in court for sentencing on Tuesday

The Crown is also asking Justice Lisa Cameron to consider making Mr. Del Mastro pay back $10,000 to Peterborough's Federal Conservative Electoral District — money...

MP says budget has immediate benefits for families, seniors and small business ...

KAWARTHA LAKES - Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin is aware of criticism of the newly-released 2015 federal budget, including accusations that it is designed to...

Probe sought into NDP use of riding offices

Deputy NDP caucus chair Ruth Ellen Brosseau counters that New Democrat MPs are simply doing their jobs. "Our days of action are legitimate activities that...

CF-18s ready for missions over Syria

Dan Constable, speaking in a conference call from Kuwait on Thursday, said Canada's allies are "excited" that the CF-18 jets will expand their operations beyond...

Fahmy 'crippled' by lack of Canadian passport

When pressed on the matter in the House of Commons, Lynne Yelich, Canada's minister for consular affairs, said the government has a travel document ready...

Take a critical look at the Conservatives who have represented the Kawartha ...

What about our current federal representative Barry Devolin, whose most notable achievement is scooping ice cream for MPs in his failed attempt to win the...

MP Barry Devolin subpoenaed to testify in ex-senator Mike Duffy's trial

KAWARTHA LAKES - Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes - Brock MP Barry Devolin has confirmed he is among a number of Conservatives who have been subpoenaed to testify...

MP Devolin back to work after shooting

Haliburton County Echo MP Barry Devolin. On Thursday and Friday, he says tourists were still being kept from the Hill. But it felt almost like any...

Tories table another massive budget bill

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to...

LIVE: Police hunt other gunmen; 1 victim, suspect dead after Ottawa shooting

Karl Belanger, a senior aide to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, says security told them to remain locked in the Opposition leader's office as there may...

Tory opposition to pot legalization unshaken

Winnipeg Free Press Justice Minister Peter MacKay said Thursday the Conservative government has no intention of heeding the call of the Centre for Addiction and Mental...

Nicholson cagey about extending combat

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is refusing to say whether Canada will bow out of its planned combat role in Iraq after six months...

Cost of satellite ministerial offices soar

... cutting support for seasonal workers, cutting mail service for senior citizens, cutting support for Canada's veterans, while spending millions of dollars on partisan advertising...

Bill to empower MPs gets government backing

Conservative MP Michael Chong holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on December 3, 2013. The Conservative cabinet is poised to...

Olivia Chow reaches out to Ford family

TORONTO - Olivia Chow, whose husband former NDP leader Jack Layton died from cancer, says she's reached out to offer her support to ailing Toronto...

Update on Rob Ford's health expected today

National Post TORONTO - Olivia Chow, whose husband former NDP leader Jack Layton died from cancer, says she's reached out to offer her support to ailing...

Alan Wilson running for mayor of Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH -- A former assistant to Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro is running to be the next mayor of Peterborough. Alan Wilson, past chair of...

Commissioner of Canada Elections, City of Kawartha Lakes reach compliance ...

The Commissioner investigated after Mayor McGee expensed a $600 ticket to taxpayers to attend a Conservative Party private fundraising dinner for then-Peterborough Conservative MP Dean...

Baird arrives in Iraq with NDP, Liberal MPs

Earlier, Baird's unity message was reinforced by opposition MPs Paul Dewar and Marc Garneau, the NDP and Liberal foreign affairs critics, who accompanied Baird at...

Dean Del Mastro Trial: 10 key pieces of evidence

MP Del Mastro says he wanted the software to use in his constituency office in the case he was elected. The plan was to split...

Former Tory minister Marcel Masse dies

OTTAWA - Marcel Masse, a longtime Quebec politician who served in the cabinet of Brian Mulroney, has died at the age of 78. Masse was...

Baseball Capsules

BALTIMORE - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa...

Home News Two federal party leaders accepted Ice Bucket...

Mr. Mulcair was iced while wearing a full business suit on Thursday while in Amherstberg, Ontario. He was also accepting a challenge from NDP colleague...

Home News One federal party leader accepted editor's Ice...

Mr. Mulcair was iced while wearing a full business suit on Thursday while in Amherstberg, Ontario. He was also accepting a challenge from NDP colleague...

Home News Two federal party leaders accepted Ice Bucket...

Mr. Mulcair was iced while wearing a full business suit on Thursday while in Amherstberg, Ontario. He was also accepting a challenge from NDP colleague...

Most appeals granted, benefits tribunal says

The Conservatives said the new system would save taxpayers $25 million annually. With fewer than 70 ... The head of the tribunal, Murielle Brazeau, recently...

Harper embarking on annual northern tour

Toronto Sun WHITEHORSE - Stephen Harper will tour a local college and make an announcement about northern research in Whitehorse on Thursday as he begins his...