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Still no answers on hospital clean-up

On Thursday, Metro did not receive any reply to a host of questions about the clean-up originally directed to Public Services and Procurement Canada on...

Lack of charges in Mount Polley disaster 'a crime': NDP critic

NDP fisheries critic Fin Donnelly and Jacinda Mack of the Xat'sull First Nation speak at a press conference on the third anniversary of the Mount...

Conservative MP demands independent investigation of deleted-emails matter

The issue has been referred to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Regina Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski raised the issue in the House and said the government...

MPs with kids face challenges without parental leave

Moore's riding is at least a six-hour drive from Ottawa. She says that, given the potentially short lifespan of a stint in the House of...

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"“January and February, we were getting updates from the RCMP and (Canada Border Services...

Four questions for Ottawa's newest Liberal MP

On Monday, Liberal Mona Fortier won the by-election in Ottawa-Vanier with 51 per cent of the vote. She will take over the empty seat of...

New Ottawa Hospital site has groundwater contamination issue: documents

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said this proves the decision to abandon the original proposed site is a mistake. “It confirms that there are increased risks...

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel shares unsettling letter on Twitter ...

The Alberta MP has used her social media platform to speak out on women's issues before.Female MP posts letter attacking her for her clothing choice...

Former Calgary MP Rob Anders campaigned in Arizona for President-elect Donald Trump

So on the day leading up to the election, Anders stopped in at the Republican office in Pima County where he called hundreds of people...

Joe Oliver to run for Ontario Conservatives in 2018 election

“I do believe there's an opportunity to change things and if I can contribute to that in the election and later in the government by...

NDP prevents caucus revolt in Montreal over Tom Mulcair's continued leadership

NDP leader Tom Mulcair goes over notes with party whip Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet prior to a caucus meeting Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN...

MP and former Liberal fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo, at a glance

The Globe and MailIn October 2015, Tootoo ousted former Conservative minister Leona Aglukkaq in the federal riding of Nunavut. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Tootoo...

Trudeau heads to NATO summit with commitments, but questions await

NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue to be an active member in...

Wildrose, addressing Kenney right-unite rumours, says it already has a leader

After the Progressive Conservatives made it clear Tuesday they are looking for a leader but aren't keen to merge, the Wildrose caucus announced Wednesday it's...

Pierre Poilievre introducing House of Commons motion over Civic hospital delay

The Ottawa Hospital and former Conservative MP John Baird announced in 2014 that the new “21st century hospital” would be built on 60 acres of...

Ex-privacy watchdog disappointed with Pan Am Games audit

In a trial set for September 2017, Laura Miller and David Livingston, two former top aides to ex-Premier Dalton McGuinty, face criminal charges for breach...

Clinton as Democratic nominee leaves female politicians with mixed feelings

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asks a question during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Friday, April 22, 2016. Female politicians in Canada,...

Residents fight to save Crab Park from Port of Vancouver expansion

Kwan and NDP MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam Fin Donnelly met with Port of Vancouver's CEO, Robin Silvester, on Friday to present their concerns. Those concerns...

MP Pierre Poilievre backing petition after Liberals reverse Civic hospital plan

Former Conservative MP John Baird announced the original plan back in 2014 following a review of possible locations, but since then the new Liberal government...

Petition to save Garderie Tunneys Daycare could head to Parliament

It already has 459 signatures and is being sponsored by Quebec NDP MP Christine Moore. “It's another way to get the government to act,” said...

Urban Worker Project looks at future of 'good jobs'

Former NDP MP Andrew Cash has founded a new support group called the Urban Workers Project. Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star. Former NDP MP Andrew Cash has...

All-party committee to study Commons fracas consequences for Trudeau

Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer thinks touching another MP — as Trudeau did when he grabbed Tory whip Gord Brown to try and pull him...

Conservatives drop same sex marriage ban in refresh of party, policy

But if party members were listening to former leader Stephen Harper's speech Thursday night about the need to stay true to Conservative principles of faith,...

Conservative win in Calgary-Heritage no sure thing

... the conservative stronghold. Metro reached out to Nkemdirim through various channels but did not receive a reply. * Other Possible Candidates – Names now...

Ottawa's economic advisers gather for first time with Morneau, cabinet ministers

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon in Vancouver, B.C., on April 27, 2016. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is presiding...

Trust issues: Conservatives say they are working hard to regain support in Atlantic Canada

We also have people like Rob Moore, John Ashfield and John Williamson. These people are out in the community making the connections,” she said. “Yes,...

MP Charlie Angus presses Liberal government on Attawapiskat

The Canadian Press. NDP MP Charlie Angus speaks about the Attawapiskat First Nation in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in...

Residential schools deal unveiled in Newfoundland and Labrador: 'It's over'

There was a change in tone after the Liberals took power last fall. Lawyers ... In a statement Tuesday, Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous...

What's making news in Atlantic Canada

Chretien's Liberal government tried in 2003 to pass a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the bill died when Parliament was prorogued.

The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Judy Foote made the comment as she announced a four member panel that will look at the future of the Crown corporation. There was an...

Maple Leafs win NHL draft lottery, will pick No. 1 for first time in 31 years

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan speaks to the media after winning the first selection of the 2016 NHL draft lottery in Toronto on Saturday...

In saying their names publicly, Jian Ghomeshi victims demand to be reckoned with

Writing in the National Post on Monday, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel rips into “everyday” sexism in politics, and demands (rather hopefully) that sexists themselves, not...

American war resisters in Canada wait to see if Liberal government changes course

The Conservative government took extraordinary measures to deport deserters. Former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney issued Operational Bulletin 202, a directive to immigration officials to consider...

Conservative leadership hopefuls preparing to start the race

Next month's Conservative party policy convention will feature a farewell tribute to the former party leader and prime minister, closing the books on the Harper...

Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad says Liberal MP McKay

Protesters demonstrate outside the HudBay Minerals Inc. annual general meeting in Toronto on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter...

Trudeaumania: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes to Halifax

Although Trudeau came here on business – attending the Nova Scotia Liberal Party annual general meeting – he took some time to make a stop...

Canada tops Scotland 9-4 to make 3-4 Page playoff at women's worlds

After Scotland conceded Carey, third Amy Nixon, second Jocelyn Peterman and lead Laine Peters all hugged by the hog line of their sheet as play...

Is your coat made of cat fur? It's harder to find out than you think

Robert Sopuck, Conservative MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, has accused Erskine-Smith, who is vegan, of trying to make activities like hunting and fishing illegal. The Conservative...

Animal protection bill sparks urban-rural spat

A rural Manitoba MP says Bill-C246 is part of a dangerous animal-rights agenda that simply goes too far. Share on Facebook. Reddit this! A. A.

Union Pearson Express ridership spikes after fare reduction

... Express ridership spikes after fare reduction. The UPX airport train is drawing about 5,000 riders a day since it cut its fares, according to...

Niki Ashton mum on whether she will support Mulcair at NDP convention

NDP MP Niki Ashton addresses the media at a national caucus strategy session on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Saskatoon. Ashton is refusing to categorically...

Barriers remain for women seeking political office despite progress made

NDP MP Christine Moore holds her daughter Daphnee as she takes part in voting for a new Speaker of the House of Commons on Parliament...

Political connections of BRT opponents come to the surface

Hallman ran the 2015 election campaign for former Conservative MP Joan Crockatt, and has been bringing door-knocking and campaign expertise to Ready to Engage. The...

What's making news in Atlantic Canada

Members of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union are demonstrating outside Liberal MP Judy Foote's Newfoundland constituency office in Grand Bank. The south coast...

Thomas Mulcair joins rally for Toronto inside workers

Mulcair said in an interview he was in Toronto and thought it important to support Local 79 and the fight against part-time and precarious work.

Inquiry to go beyond missing, murdered indigenous women: Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Bennett made headlines earlier this week when she said the number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada is likely much higher than...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair reflects on election lessons

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Jan 18, 2016, before leaving for Montebello, Quebec,...

Federal pot legalization process needs to involve Toronto: councillor

A small-scale cannabis grow operation with a few plants for personal use in Toronto. Local councilor Jim Karygiannis is worried legalization could lead to the...

Federal government reviewing crime prevention projects

However, CBC News reported in October that the Conservative government allowed $28 million in promised spending for the National Crime Prevention Strategy to lapse over...

Ottawa MP David McGuinty to help lead new security committee

Veteran Ottawa member of Parliament David McGuinty is taking a "leadership role" in a new committee that will review security issues, the Prime Minister's Office...