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Ex-Tory MP weighing bid to run as Liberal in Harper's old riding

OTTAWA — Lee Richardson, a longtime Progressive Conservative Albertan who was a Conservative MP in Stephen Harper's government, is weighing a run to become the...

Ontario MPPs deck the halls of power with Christmas cards

It's a lovely pink card depicting a Christmas tree, cookies, and milk that was drawn by three of his grandchildren, Paisley, Arwen, and Fletcher. Progressive...

Inquest needed, again

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said last week that the practice of segregation in women's prisons must be addressed. That's a promising response, but deeds,...

Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown calls out Ontario ...

A harmonized sales tax will, in fact, apply to consumer hikes resulting from the Ontario government's cap-and-trade...Patrick Brown on Wynne fundraising scandals: “Bad policy was...

Major changes to Canada's immigration system expected in fall, says Minister John McCallum

McCallum's visit to Peel was part of the government's nationwide consultation process to bring essential changes to the immigration policy that was promised by the...

MP Tony Clement visits 'battleground riding' in Peel to announce bid for Conservative leadership

Tony Clement, MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka held a press conference at the Streetsville Legion in his former provincial riding to announce his candidacy for the...

Bud Gregory

Mississauga (blog) - a rattler who softened in his later...Mississauga (blog)Whenever Gregory would roast “the little red rump” as he delighted in calling the NDP...

Fracas fallout: Liberals drop 'draconian' motion

Trudeau apologized for his conduct following an incident in the House Wednesday when he pulled Conservative whip Gord Brown through a clutch of New Democrat...

Muneeba Centre: it takes a village

- and a leaderMississauga (blog)Former Conservative MP Brad Butt, who attended, was lauded for helping secure a $30,000 federal grant for accessibility adaptations. While...

MPs pay tribute as Belanger takes Speaker's chair

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger gives the thumbs-up as he wears the House of Commons Speaker's tricorn hat as Speaker Geoff Regan (right) looks on on...

Mississauga MPs still without office space

But she told The News the decision not to take over the existing space of former Conservative MP Stella Ambler on Lakeshore Road was because...

Somehow we survived the post-Hazel apocalypse

(blog)The Non-Candidate of the Year Award goes to Eve Adams, who did us all a great favour by not running in the $458,000 April...

The niqab issue unveiled our fundamental values

(blog)The niqab issue started and ended in . It began when former MP Wladyslaw Lizon complained that he saw women with face coverings taking...

Mississauga-Lakshore MP-elect says Liberal ties will bind

Finishing second was Stella Ambler with 41.3 per cent of the vote. Ambler, who previously sat as MP for South, broke a lengthy Liberal...

Baseball euphoria overlaps with election at Port Credit debate

All six candidates running in the area – Stella Ambler (Conservative), Sven Spengemann (Liberal), Eric Guerbilsky (NDP), Ariana Burgener (Green), Paul Woodworth (Libertarian) and Dagmar...

Mississauga-Lakeshore candidates vie for support in Clarkson

-Lakeshore candidates Sven Spengemann (Liberal), Stella Ambler (Conservative), Eric Guerbilsky (NDP), Ariana Burgener (Green) and Paul Woodworth (Libertarian) were asked about the matter Tuesday night...

VIDEO: Federal election candidates trade barbs over anti-terror legislation as ...

Much of the attention before this evening's heated exchanges turned to protester Robert Must, who brought signs ridiculing -Erindale MP Bob Dechert for his flirtatious...

Free arithmetic with every debate

(blog)Most polls have the Liberals at 48-50 per cent in the riding, with the Conservatives a close second, he said. “The polls have the...

Broadcast dates released for Mississauga Council approved election debate

The four candidates taking part in the debate are Conservative Stella Ambler, Liberal Peter Fonseca, NDP Farheen Khan and Green Party Chris Hill. Officials in...

Dechert calm under fire at UTM student debate

(blog)Incumbent Conservative MP Bob Dechert, who's served the riding since 2008, yielded little ground as opponents Michelle Bilek of the NDP, Iqra Khalid of...

Federal Election: Mississauga-Erin Mills: Bob...

I joined the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party as a student in 1972, and served actively in the PC Youth Federation, PC Campus Association and in...

Council organized federal election debate to air...

Conservative Stella Ambler, Liberal Peter Fonseca, NDP Farheen Khan and Green Party Linh Nguyen will be featured. Officials in Crombie's office reached out to regional...

Federal Election: Mississauga-Streetsville: Brad Butt, Conservative

For over 30 years, Brad has been an active resident of . Over the years he has served on more than two dozen Boards in...

Rent subsidies for co-ops end when mortgage does and that has residents worried

Conservative MP Brad Butt told The News that the federal government gives about $400 million a year to Ontario for affordable housing. The co-op, now...

Federal Election: Mississauga East-Cooksville: Wladyslaw Lizon, Conservative

Through his work and leadership with the Congress, Wladyslaw delivered results for the Polish community including working with the government to remove the visa requirements...

Federal Election: Mississauga East-Cooksville: Wladyslaw Lizon, Conservative

Through his work and leadership with the Congress, Wladyslaw delivered results for the Polish community including working with the government to remove the visa requirements...

Federal Election: Mississauga-Lakeshore: Stella Ambler, Conservative

The strong economic record of our Conservative government has allowed us to balance the budget while also cutting taxes, resulting in the lowest federal tax...

Mississauga-Streetsville candidates take aim at federal issues

Rogers Cable 10's televised debate featured participants from each of Canada's four main parties: Incumbent Brad Butt (Conservative), Gagan Sikand (Liberal), Fayaz Karim (NDP) and...

Mississauga-Lakeshore candidates skirmish over Canada's involvement in Middle East

... to seek asylum in Greece, panelist Jeffery Percival, chair of the MBOT, asked participating candidates Stella Ambler (Conservative), Eric Guerbilsky (NDP) and Sven Spengemann...

Living in the bubble

This must grate bubble boys like Brampton South MP Kyle Seeback (Conservative) whose letter expressing “grave concerns” about the province's sexual-education curriculum has raised the...

Duffy trial sheds light on PMO's power

Although the centralization and professionalization of federal government communications began under Pierre Trudeau in the 1970s, the "issues management" position is a relatively new one...

Butt's campaign officially underway

MISSISSAUGA – Inside his packed campaign office on Millcreek Drive Saturday afternoon, Brad Butt emphasized that it's essential to stick with a strong Conservative government...

Can the NDP deliver in Never Never land?

(blog)The onslaught of Conservative Party advertising masquerading as promotion of government programs (I didn't know that Stephen Harper was allowed to personally sponsor the...

Evolution of the dirty-double floor-crosser

(blog)Churchill spent four years in British Parliament as a Conservative, before crossing the floor in 1904 to join the Liberals. Twenty years later he...

Small Arms transformation getting $1M from federal fund

... approved up to $1 million for restoration of the historic facility. Local MP Stella Ambler of South, who broke the news, joined by...

Federal infrastructure funds flowing slowly

A $62-million investment in a multi-year effort to clean up the Ottawa River is paying for tunnels that cross two ridings: Ottawa Centre, held by...

Smarter ways to spend defence dollars: report

The Conservative government has acknowledged the procurement process is problematic. Earlier this month ... Kayla Iafelice, a spokeswoman for Public Works Minister Diane Finley, said...

2 hours ago Feds fight telcos for $2.4M in phone fees

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and MP Dominic LeBlanc, right, escort new Liberal MP Arnold Chan in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa...

Senate passes contentious Reform Act

But while Chong was celebrating, a fellow Conservative backbencher, Russ Hiebert, was expressing outrage that his own private member's bill appears doomed in the Senate.

Liberals think financial plan will appeal to Peel voters

MISSISSAUGA — A plan to help middle class families financially along with an energized leader and quality local candidates has the Liberal party poised for...

Senate's extra block's walk butt of NDP joke

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair joked the extra block was $270,000 "per senator's step." Charlie Angus, the party's ethics critic, labelled the real estate spat a...

This time Effie benefits from a floor-crossing

(blog)The Conservative Party of Canada in Oakville-North Burlington has picked a Tory politician from to be their candidate in the next federal election...

Platform seeks help for cities in 2015 vote

"So far, all we're missing is Mr. Harper from the Conservative government," he said. The document says investing in local infrastructure creates jobs and makes...

World looks askance at Canada climate record

Federal NDP environment critic Megan Leslie said it's apparent the Conservative government has no plan, but more striking is that the world is publicly calling...

Mississauga-Streetsville candidates stretch out their election legs at health ...

From left, federal candidates for -Streetsville Chris Hill (Green), Gagan Sikand (Liberal), Fayaz Karim (NDP) and incumbent Brad Butt (Conservative) participated in a town hall...

Migratory birds to benefit from federal conservation grants

South Conservative MP Stella Ambler who sits on the federal environmental and sustainable development committee, said the National Conservation Program under which the grant...

O'Toole says NDP stalling new vets benefits

Veteran Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole makes an announcement related to the Government of Canada's commitment to honour Canadian Veterans and war dead for their service...

Feds fall short on protecting interns: NDP

Details of the measures were spelled out in an omnibus budget implementation bill tabled last Friday and NDP MP Andrew Cash said he was disappointed...

Oct. 19 byelections called for three ridings

Baird is one of several Conservative cabinet ministers to step down ahead of the expected Oct. 19 federal ballot. International Development Minister Christian Paradis and...

Remembrance Day bill gets rough ride

But Conservative MP Rick Dykstra, who has been point man for the government, said they have received "significant push-back" from at least three major veterans...