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Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost will not seek re-election

Since being elected in 2013, Prévost has worked to stabilize the town's precarious financial situation brought on at the hands of a former director general...

Celine Cooper: Ottawa should heed Quebec voices on Saudi arms sales

Irwin Cotler, who served as federal justice minister and Liberal MP for Mount Royal after many years as a McGill University law professor, also has...

Editorial: Trashing Khadr deal in US paints bull's-eye on our backs

... the U.S. media, as Peter Kent did with an oped earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal titled “A Terrorist's Big Payday, Courtesy...

Bloc chief Martine Ouellet puts down revolt against her leadership

Emerging from an emergency caucus meeting of the Bloc's 10 MPs in Ottawa, Ouellet said she apologized to former interim party leader Rhéal Fortin for...

Québec Solidaire vows to woo more anglophone voters

Tyrone Benskin, a former New Democratic Party Member of Parliament, said instead of focusing on how to defeat other parties, QS should “separate itself from...

Former NDP/Bloc MP Claude Patry joins far-right group La Meute

He defected to the Bloc Québécois in 2013, judging the NDP too soft on Quebec nationalism, and did not run in the 2015 election. La...

Editorial: Hillary Clinton's breakthrough

Kim Campbell rose to the highest office in 1993 when she took over the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, but her party lost the election...

Artists must be careful with using anthem for artistic expression: Trudeau

The bill to do so was put forward by Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who currently has Lou Gehrig's disease. His deteriorating condition spurred efforts to...

Opinion: In Ukraine, Justin Trudeau showed he gets it

Fittingly, Trudeau also directed attention to today's Ukraine. The Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement was signed by minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, confirming our...

Another poll, a bigger majority – Trudeau's "sunny ways" seem to work

Another poll, a bigger majority – Trudeau's "sunny ways" seem to workGranted, the Tories and NDP are leaderless, the CPC due to its reversal of...

Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal follows the current where it leads

Other highlights include the wondrous Whitehorse, Joel Plaskett, and Sharon and Bram — the latter tandem carrying on following the passing of Lois Lilienstein last...

Jennifer Campbell's Social Notes: June 4, 2016

... it delivered multifarious amusements throughout the night — expertly introduced in turn by award-winning emcee Isabelle Racicot — that included off-the-charts adorable performances by...

Bill C-10, that eases conditions on Air Canada, sent to Senate

The Bloc Québécois criticized Liberal MPs from Quebec, denouncing “Quebec federal Liberals who condone” job losses. In question ... Transport Minister Marc Garneau did not...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Broken Liberal election promise to cost small business $2.2 billion

The former Conservative government, after supporting an NDP motion calling for a small business tax break, announced in the 2015 budget that it would move...

Does the NDP have a future in Quebec without Tom ...

Compare the situation to what it was a decade ago, when the NDP struggled to win a first seat after years in the wilderness, and...

Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

The Saganash bill would see implementation of the declaration achieved through a collaborative process. A national action plan would also be developed and implemented. To...

CMC Awards Mauril Bélanger with its highest distinction

Mr. Bélanger continued to build on his role as advocate for co-operatives in 2014, when he reached across party lines and formed the All Party...

Garneau takes shot at Tories over Quebec Bridge repair estimates

“The Conservative government – Mr. (Denis) Lebel before – had said (that) it will cost $200 million,” he reminded independent Senator Michel Rivard, who asked...

Documentary focuses on growing civilian-led peace work

... Barry Lazar and reFrame Films, has been making the rounds — with stops including the Rencontres internationals du documentaries de Montréal in November and...

Federal NDP leadership race could jeopardize Horgan's chances in BC, say party insiders

Veteran B.C. MPs Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby-South) did not respond to the survey. The only one of...

Opinion: Stéphane Dion's complicated dance to justify Saudi arms deal

Invented by Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and first performed at the University of Ottawa, it is a heroic attempt at reconciling the desire by...

Last Canadian veterans' hospital in Ste-Anne transferred to Quebec

“There are empty beds at the hospital,” said Lac-St-Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia. “You can't leave beds ... The West Island Liberal MP said the remaining...

Maison Radio-Canada has no heritage value, says Phyllis Lambert

The NDP quickly criticized the minister's decision to keep mum.Hélène Laverdière, NDP Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier–Ste-Marie, which includes the building, said...

As Brussels bleeds, Tory MP slams Trudeau on anti-terror spending

The heavy lifting on that job was left to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and deputy leader Denis Lebel, each of whom took turns denouncing...

Ministers and backbenchers have same fundraising goals: Fournier

Fournier said the objective was reduced for this year, and was $15,000 last year. While Jean Charest was premier, Liberal ministers were expected to bring...

Dan Delmar: Fearful 'antibilinguals' are holding Canada back

... leaders is, to a certain extent, unfair; but Canadian elites have always benefited from a multitude of privileges — linguistic, ethnic, economic, geographic and...

Pointe-Claire residents wondering why mailbox was moved for second time

Liberal MP for Lac-St-Louis, Francis Scarpaleggia stepped in on the grounds that Canada Post was violating the moratorium that was put in place when the...

Can Canada do business with Saudi Arabia and still support human rights?

The day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris – which Saudi Arabia called a cowardly terrorist attack – Badawi, 31, was publicly whipped in...

Former NDP MP Isabelle Morin's debt to House shrinks by $140000

Like Morin, fellow former NDP MPs Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe of the nearby Pierrefonds-Dollard riding and Jamie Nicholls of Vaudreuil-Soulanges also owe about $30,000 each. The MPs...

Trudeau's Liberals: Just not ready for legal marijuana?

... sounding for all the world as if the marijuana file had been dropped in his lap five minutes before showtime and, to a certain...

Canadian military to chop Montreal's only French-speaking curling club

Club members, military officials and local politicians, including local MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet of the NDP, recently met to discuss the situation. After meeting with the...

Opinion: Liberals' foreign policy has yet to match their rhetoric

Laurin Liu was the member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2011-2015), and has served as deputy critic in the Official Opposition for the environment, science and...

Aislin looks back at Stephen Harper

“That same year, the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative parties joined forces and became the Conservative party. Here's an avid Westerner and a business-like...

Did Justin Trudeau just get his first political "mother-in-law"?

Did Justin Trudeau just get his first political "mother-in-law"?At least, that's how things stood until this week, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unexpectedly (as in...

Former Bloc MP, Forces et démocratie leader Jean-François Fortin quits politics

Fortin was elected as an MP for the Bloc Québécois for the riding of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia in 2011, one of only four seats the Bloc...

Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair visit Montreal food banks

The Prime Minister and one of his chief political rivals got into the Christmas spirit Friday as both volunteered at Montreal food banks. Prime Minister...

NDP re-introduces transgender rights bill in the House of Commons

“Transgender and gender variant Canadians deserve the same rights and protections that all other Canadians already enjoy,” said NDP LGBTQ critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) in...

City's refugee coordinator better known publicly for language rights than ...

In response, then-Treasury Board president Tony Clement tabled documents at the end of question period showing Dorais had contributed $500 to former Liberal leader Michael...

West Island MP chairman of federal Liberal caucus

Those are two of Lac-Saint-Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia's priorities as he takes on the elected position of chair of the National Liberal Caucus for the...

Environment minister moves to protect Quebec frogs threatened by development

Nature Quebec and the CQDE, an environmental law group, asked former Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq for the emergency protection order for the La Prairie population...

Trudeau tags Schiefke, Dhillon for parliamentary posts

Dhillon, a lawyer who was raised in LaSalle, where she continues to live, received about 55 per cent of the votes cast in the Oct.

Senator Jacques Demers leaves Conservative caucus

He ultimately chose to remain in office, out of loyalty to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who appointed him in 2009. The straw that broke the...

Opinion: A Quebec Conservative's diagnosis of an electoral defeat

That is certainly true, and it's to the credit of many Quebecers, including the political lieutenant for Quebec, Denis Lebel, and our candidates across the...

Celine Cooper: In the federal election, Quebecers signalled they are looking ...

... Duceppe — who has now steered the Bloc Québécois through seven federal elections — stepped down as party leader for the second time after...

Bill Tierney: Now with Trudeau in office you can almost hear the Train de l ...

And there was Francis Scarpaleggia, our re-elected Liberal MP, chatting with our very own train hero, Lincoln, and Frank Baylis, the new Liberal MP for...

Bill Young: Ste-Anne's Veterans Hospital: We have promises to keep

And, fortunately, his local team includes the well-regarded veteran Liberal member for Lac-Saint-Louis, Francis Scarpaleggia, and the new but experienced Liberal deputy for Vaudreuil-Soulonges, Peter...

Celine Cooper: In the federal election, Quebecers signalled they are looking ...

... Duceppe — who has now steered the Bloc Québécois through seven federal elections — stepped down as party leader for the second time after...

Duceppe to step down as Bloc Québécois leader: Sources

Louis Plamondon, the dean of the Bloc caucus and close Duceppe friend, told Le Devoir Tuesday he had doubts Duceppe would stay. “He (Duceppe) thinks...

Four new faces, four cabinet contenders and four high-profile losers

... Mourani, who opposed the charter, left the Bloc caucus and sat as an independent. A popular MP since 2006, she ran under the NDP...