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Nova Scotia archeology lab to stay open, says Brison

Treasury Board President Scott Brison tweeted Wednesday evening that the Liberal government was keeping the facility going, saying it “meets conservation and security standards.” MORE:...

First Nation gets clean water after more than five years under advisory

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett speaks as AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde looks on at the Assembly of First Nations annual general...

Jagmeet Singh's Quebec problem

The problem? Singh, a practicing Sikh, wears a turban and kirpan. “To have a leader who'd wear ostentatious signs” of his religious affiliation, “we are...

Is Trudeau's youth council also a Grit recruitment scheme?

says NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach, who sponsored a petition demanding to see the council's meeting minutes. “If it's public money that's invested in those...

Michael Chong on Kevin O'Leary quitting the Tory leadership race

Michael Chong, member of parliament (MP) and Conservative Party leader candidate, speaks during the Conservative Party of Canada leadership debate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,...

These are the Russians under sanctions by the West

Then-Ottawa MP Paul Dewar didn't think the sanctions went far enough. Dewar, the NDP critic for foreign affairs at the time, found himself on a...

Why Liberals want to change how MPs work in Ottawa

Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux of Winnipeg is taking the lead when it comes to defending the government's proposals, in his role as parliamentary secretary to...

For Tory and Liberal MPs, the puck stops here

The result may simply reflect the raw talent on the respective benches in the House of Commons, or perhaps shrewder drafting by the Tories, who...

Justin Trudeau takes in the Tragically Hip show

During his reign, Stephen Harper never made mention of the beloved Canadian rock band. However, the former PM is a rock'n'roller. While country leader, Harper...

Why Canada has so few supervised injection sites

Conservative health critic Colin Carrie says when the Tory government was in power, its major concerns were public health and public safety. “Not just for...

What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper

Conservative Leader and Prime Minister designate Stephen Harper and his family, wife Laureen Teskey, right, kids Ben, left and Rachel, wave goodbye as they board...

Michael Chong's unusual path to Tory contender

Conservative MP Michael Chong walks with his wife Carrie and sons Cameron (left), Alistair and William (right) to a news conference to announce he will...

Selling a PM: The marketing of Justin Trudeau

Jean-Marc Carisse, who photographed three different Liberal prime ministers, shot Jean Chrétien playfully vaulting a fence following a private stroll with Bill Clinton at a...

For the record: What Elizabeth May said on Saturday in Ottawa

I'd also like to introduce to you, a former member of the Conservative Party who's here tonight, but there isn't one. ... The 30 per...

Talking Points: Of diplomatic peaks and polling-booth leaks

Tootoo, who was forced from Liberal caucus, has since apologized for a “consensual but inappropriate relationship” with an unidentified individual. Other prominent Liberal MPs, like...

Maclean's on the Hill: Tom Mulcair on the attack on Nice

A Tunisian-born man allegedly drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, before being shot and killed by police. To...

The Conservative leadership race: who's in, who's out, who's waffling

A small group of conservatives, including some MPs, had been pushing Ambrose to consider making the jump from interim leadership of the party to the...

Tony Clement poised to enter Conservative leadership race

... the Conservatives won power. But he is the only one still in politics. John Baird abruptly resigned his Foreign Affairs portfolio and seat as...

Michelle Rempel: Mexican visa decision was 'short-sighted'

Visas in exchange for beef. Seems like a pretty good deal, right? Not according to immigration critic and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel. On Tuesday, Prime...

How Kathleen Wynne has Ontario going backwards

According to Statistics Canada, the province's manufacturing sector has shed some 347,000 workers since 2003, when the Liberals took office under Dalton McGuinty. During the...

Why Beaumont-Hamel is so close to our hearts

Among the throngs will be Seamus O'Regan, Liberal MP for St. John's South–Mount Pearl; on his lapel he'll wear the island's symbol of remembrance, a...

Nine things to know about National Aboriginal Day

The motion was introduced by former NDP MP Jean Crowder, who, at the time, said it was “one small step.” 8. The Canadian government compiles...

The biggest class photo in Parliament Hill's history

It would take 10 minutes for Bregg's camera to pan across the entire scene and shoot it bit by bit. The politicians had their instructions:...

How the Liberals convinced a hesitant caucus to support C-14

The ended in a 139-to-139 tie that Speaker Geoff Regan broke in favour of the government. “We had to win,” Leslie said, but added that...

Maclean's on the Hill: Nathan Cullen won't lead the NDP

The bill will head to a Senate committee, but the upper chamber has adjourned until June 7, a day after the deadline. Health Minister Jane...

Steven Fletcher: 'I was a right-wing naturalist'

As Canada debates a controversial bill on assisted dying, one of the country's influential voices on the file has taken his seat in a provincial...

The Conservative Party begins the task of reinventing itself

“The past is no place to linger,” Stephen Harper told party faithful in a farewell address at last weekend's Conservative convention. The former prime minister...

Liberals won. Now what? The gap between pomp and policy

In his keynote speech to a Liberal policy convention in Winnipeg, Trudeau switched on his mischievous grin as he noted that the Tories, who happened...

The case for taking our politicians off Twitter

The statements by MPs about the incident were dialled instantly to maximum outrage, with members recounting that the Prime Minister had committed a “physical assault”...

Rona Ambrose contrasts Laureen Harper with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

OTTAWA — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is praising the quiet style of her friend Laureen Harper, saying she preferred to stay in the background.

Katie Telford on what the Liberal campaign was really all about

Whether it was busting old Liberal myths open or busting myths about Liberals with data, often, or whether it was learning to trust ourselves in...

Liberal gas plant scandal trial scheduled for September 2017

David Livingston and Laura Miller, who were McGuinty's chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, were charged after a police investigation into the deletion...

Elbowgate's traumatized victims need your support

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai's one-man show, The Elbow Monologues. But serenity continues to elude. That's why your support is vitally important. We did so much...

In search of a manifesto for the Conservative Party of Canada

Do Conservatives have manifesto envy? In the lead-up to this week's party convention in Vancouver, Conservatives are talking about renewal, transformation and post-Harper change. Early...

What Justin Trudeau lost by losing his cool

Adopting the inevitable parlance of pop psychology, Conservative MP Candice Bergen offered this diagnosis: “He has anger issues and he needs to figure out how...

All-party committee will study how to sanction Trudeau

NDP MP David Christopherson, a vice-chair of the committee, said that since Trudeau said he would participate, he thinks it would be politically difficult for...

A look ahead to this week's Conservative convention

But Soudas was eventually forced to step down after interfering in the efforts of his partner, then-Conservative MP Eve Adams, to secure the party nomination...

An oral history of Elbowgate

Alexandre Boulerice (NDP, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie): “He looked very, very angry and he pushed some people, grabbed the arm of the whip and pulled him saying...

Who said it: A member of Parliament, or an actual child?

As proven by Wednesday evening's impolitic imbroglio on the floor of the House of Commons—when Justin Trudeau elbowed his way through a pack of NDP...

Liberals withdraw controversial Motion 6

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, however, echoed Trudeau when he said it would be a “mistake” to conflate the incident with the motion. “To conflate...

Rempel credits NDP MP for changing her mind on transgender bill

For one, there's her friendship with NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose private member's bill to defend the rights of transgender Canadians was gutted last year...

Near-miss on Air Canada vote a 'close call', says Liberal whip

“They just figure that they're always going to win because they do have a large majority,” Mulcair said as he described watching Liberal MP Judy...

Tories block dying MP's bid to see gender neutral anthem bill passed

... the Conservatives are simply delaying the inevitable. Belanger's bill, or another just like it, will eventually pass and the only thing the Tories blocked...

Trudeau invited 44 people to accompany him to Washington

The two documents were tabled Thursday in response to written questions by Conservative MP Blaine Calkins about the cost and size of the Washington delegation...

Rona Ambrose says she plans to vote against assisted dying bill

But while Ambrose says she's opposed to the legislation as written, that doesn't bind other members of the Conservative caucus who will be allowed to...

The census is back with a swagger

Preparations were already well under way for the 2016 population count. The agency couldn't know who voters would pick, whether the Liberals or NDP would...

Kevin Lamoureux: Winnipeg's golden (arches) boy

It's just after 10 a.m. and Kevin Lamoureux is sitting in a corner at the McDonald's on Keewatin Street in Winnipeg. Wearing a grey hoodie,...

The Friday news briefing

Mike Duffy of 31 expense-related criminal charges while indicting his former political masters in the Prime Minister's Office of Stephen Harper. Only Conservative MP Candice...

Is the NDP ready for change?

The next day I was back in Toronto, knocking on doors as a federal NDP candidate while pundits were trying to make sense of this...

The fight to staunch a street war in Surrey

A round of public anger, and high-level hand-wringing over last year's drug war pushed the previous Conservative government to dispatch an additional 100 Mounties to...