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Trudeau's office slams Rebel

"It is possible that Rebel reporters have attended media availabilities that we've had, but Mr. Mulcair's never done an interview with them, and he does...

RCMP intercepted more than 7000 asylum seekers in Quebec since July

It would include federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Quebec Immigration minister Kathleen Weil, Ontario Immigration Minister Laura Albanese and Quebec...

Trudeau Liberals change their tune on ozone monitoring

It was a sly reference to the day before, when Kent had told then-Liberal environment critic Kirsty Duncan she should "use more reliable research" after...

Overworked Canadian border agents face 'crisis' as migrants flee Trump

Emmanuel Dubourg, a Liberal MP of Haitian origin, thanked organizations from Montreal's Haitian community for their efforts and said that everyone should also look at...

Scheer faces another 'fake news' eruption

Diotte's fleeting broadside comes just weeks after Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant posted a mock newscast to Facebook, also since deleted, that used the term “fake...

Argentinian judge leads inquiry that could shut down Canadian mine

In Ottawa, Liberal MP John McKay told that Veladero's detractors will soon have a new option. McKay, who had previously proposed accountability legislation for...

Politicians pressed on whether government can, should step in on Bombardier pay

Speer worked for former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty when that government was faced with a decision in 2013 on whether or not to grant...

Canadian politics and its WrestleMania lookalikes

Meanwhile, the NDP must understand that, like wrestling, politics is more than hard work and technical prowess. Being skillful in the ring doesn't always get...

Laurin Liu: Here is the real tragedy of Canada's Senate

There has been no shortage of outrageous headlines coming out of the Senate during the past few weeks, as Sen. Lynn Beyak 'Ben Carson-ed' her...

NFL hopeful the Trudeau government will overturn CRTC Super Bowl ad ruling

Two Liberal MPs, Bob Nault and Wayne Easter, have also asked the CRTC to back down, and have written to several policy-makers warning the decision...

Trudeau Liberals to reimburse Enbridge for hot dogs over pipeline concerns

The NDP's Indigenous affairs critic, Charlie Angus, said he believes this was a mistake as Bennett and other ministers in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet...

Canada pipeline panel apologizes, releases records on meeting ...

Canada's national pipeline regulator released stunning records about private meetings that prompted an apology for making false and misleading statements.and more »...

Deepak Obhrai wants to be ring leader of the biggest Tory tent in history

Deepak Obhrai, Calgary Forest Lawn, Conservative leadership race, Stephen Harper, Diwali Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai celebrates Diwali on Parliament Hill with then-prime minister Stephen Harper...

NDP calls for new lobbying investigation as TransCanada pushes pipeline charm offensive

In a letter addressed to federal lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd, NDP Alexandre Boulerice, who represents a Montreal-area writing, wrote that revelations about the meeting "raised...

Catherine McKenna races to save tiny frog after contractors destroy forest

But their behind the scenes efforts, under the watch of former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, were uncovered in court as a result of the...

Six things everyone should know about Jason Kenney

Conservative MP Jason Kenney has recently tossed his hat into the ring for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. ... While his association...

Liberal ministers announce steps to fix Harper's environmental overhaul

Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau would also be overseeing...

After Tootoo resignation, Dominic Leblanc follows fishy footsteps of his father

Since Canadian voters gave the Liberal government gave a mandate to restore those protections, this means that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be asking Dominic...

Tory leadership contender Michael Chong walks a fine line

Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills in Ontario, tossed his hat into the ring for Conservative leadership earlier this month. He is seen here at...

How I nearly got elbowed out of a Justin Trudeau selfie in Winnipeg

The first political party convention I covered as a reporter was the 2006 Liberal leadership in Montreal when Stéphane Dion came from out of nowhere...

Harper gets rock star treatment at Conservative Convention

Former Conservative MP Wai Young, who lost her seat in Vancouver-South to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, also rejected the widespread misconception that the October election...

Conservative Michael Chong proposes shift from Harper's environmental legacy

As Chong, who represents an Ontario riding near Toronto, officially launched his leadership bid for the Conservative party, he said he wanted his party to...

Complaint slams Canada Post for distributing offensive newsletters

Warman, who has successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile human rights cases, questioned whether the ongoing delivery of the mail is consistent with the "sunny...

As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

"The Liberals are misleading Canadians by saying everything is a win-win, while not accounting for the true economic costs," said a statement from critic Ed...

Trudeau attacked from all sides over pipeline stance

In the Commons, Conservative MPs, led by natural resources critic Candice Bergen, attacked Trudeau for not doing more to promote more oil and gas expansion.

Manifesto prompts accusations of betrayal at NDP convention

The plea was accepted by some New Democrats, including its only Alberta MP, Linda Duncan, a long-time environmental advocate, who thanked Phillips for making an...

NDP youth divided over Mulcair's future ahead of crucial leadership test

But instead, the federal Liberals overtook them, and they dropped to third place, losing more than half of their caucus, including prominent MPs such as...

NDP's Mulcair heads to Edmonton in hopes of quieting critics, keeping job

Other dissenters include former NDP MP Peggy Nash, who ran against Mulcair in 2012. In an opinion piece Tuesday in the Huffington Post, Nash didn't...

Leaders pay tribute to Conservative MP Jim Hillyer after his death

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose wiped away tears as she rose, referring to Hillyer as a colleague and friend with a goofy sense of humour...

Bureaucrats propose to release government secrets: leaked ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeaau and cabinet members in Ottawa on February 16, 2016. Photo by Mike De Souza. Previous story. Canada's public servants are ...Leaked federal...

Harper government broke rules when transferring historic land: watchdog

The government of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper announced the decision to transfer 60 acres of land from the Experimental Farms Area in November...

Government vows to tackle breaches at spy agencies

The NDP's public safety critic Randall Garrison was skeptical, saying that both the CSIS and CSE breaches were a result of C-51, an anti-terror law...

Trump's anti-Muslim comments trigger Leadnow calls for ban on Donald's Canada travel

Kennedy Stewart, the NDP MP for Burnaby South, has thrown his support behind Black's petition and says under legislation because the petition has gathered more...

Environment Canada issued warning to Mount Polley mine before disaster, FOIs reveal

The memo, prepared for former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, said that the department's enforcement branch had issued the written warning to Imperial Metals Corporation...

Justin Trudeau crushes Stephen Harper in new poll on Canadian PM's popularity

Said Anderson: “This underscores one of the central challenges facing the Party, whether it needs to do more to draw in more progressive Conservatives or...

American billionaire set to open Cape Breton coal mine

Such arguments hold no sway with Sydney's White, nor Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal MP for Cape-Breton Canso. White calls the mine a needed boost to...

The path to Alberta's climate deal

Alberta's new NDP government had barely landed in office last spring when it announced a sweeping review of Alberta's climate change policy, sending shock waves...

Kinder Morgan urges NEB to approve its pipeline expansion

NDP Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart said that by not re-starting the pipeline hearing, Liberals were misleading the Canadian public. "I would go as far...

Canada should re-ratify Kyoto, says Elizabeth May

In 2011, following the Durban COP climate talks, then-Conservative Minister of the Environment Peter Kent announced Canada would drop out of Kyoto. “It's now clear...

Harper's poisoned gift puts Trudeau government in a bind

In 2012, NDP MP Charlie Angus called for the revival of the Public Appointments Commission, a body that Harper originally put in place in 2006...

Warren Kinsella dishes on who will be Trudeau's Minister of Environment

Some of the most experienced candidates include former Liberal leader Stephane Dion, who as environment minister in 2005 helped manage the United Nations Climate Change...

Joe Oliver, Leona Aglukkaq and other Conservative ministers defeated

... billing over $6,700 for an Ottawa-Calgary flight. Oliver lost his Eglinton-Lawrence riding to Liberal Marco Mendicino, a lawyer who won the nomination over Eve...

These ridings could make or break this election

... to reclaim Toronto's core for his party for the first time since 2006. East of downtown in Scarborough Southwest, Trudeau's candidate Bill Blair will...

Nine stupid things the Harper government spent tax dollars on

Taxpayers fronted $47,000 for a 2010 Tory press conference during which then-Defence Minister Peter MacKay posed for a “hero shot” in a fake F-35 fighter...

Nine stupid things the Harper government spent tax dollars on

Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso Rodger Cuzner demanded an explanation from the prime minister this spring after breast cancer survivor and new mother Jennifer McCrea...

Chaos at advance polls ignites worries of voter suppression

said Peter Julian, NDP New Westminster—Burnaby MP, on Tuesday. “Mr. Harper's been inspired by those very real attempts to diminish democracy in the U.S. by...

Conservative MPs rack up highest travel costs for taxpayers

But not all Conservatives are high fliers. Conservative Health Minister Rona Ambrose billed only $649 for her trip to Vancouver in 2015, and Natural Resources...

Stephen Harper has duped the country over the niqab issue

Oddly, back in March, Treasury Board President Tony Clement felt there was no problem with niqabs in association with government activities. Although the so-called “research”...

Conservative candidate warns of Liberal brothels [VIDEO]

Toronto StarYoung begins talking about Liberal brothels near the end at 2:20:20. The clip surfaced on Facebook Tuesday after the popular site, Meanwhile in Canada...

Conservative support evaporates in Labrador as Liberals close in

The Conservative's campaign repaid the money to the Receiver General for Canada in 2012 and 2013. Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro of Peterborough was hauled...