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Inside Rebel Media

Levant has been ever present on the edges of conservative life in this country for more than 25 years. A Calgary native, he came of...

Fringe review: The Life Henri

From the Conservative Party's point of view, it is in part forged by electoral necessity. Mark Adler, the Toronto area Conservative, was only slightly exaggerating...

Despite family illness, NDP MP Charlie Angus back on leadership ...

OTTAWA — NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus is shifting back into campaign mode this week after taking a step back to support a gravely ill...

Reevely: Intra-conservative battle in Carleton spills into the open

“For 22 years John Baird and I have kept Carleton deep Tory Blue and now that is at risk,” says the email. “I chose a...

Trudeau slams Conservatives for taking 'domestic squabble' over Khadr to US

Several Conservative MPs have taken to the airwaves and newspapers in the U.S. to denounce the payment, starting Monday with a scathing column by Peter...

Alberta's conservatives look ahead to bigger battles as ballots are cast for merger

As a sign of the times, and perhaps a testament to the amount of resources being sucked up fighting the NDP on home turf, the...

NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh receives first Quebec caucus endorsement

NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh received his first endorsement from a sitting Quebec MP Monday. Hélène Laverdière, MP for Laurier—Ste. Marie, tells the she's...

NDP leadership tracker: Singh adds to growing list of caucus endorsements

Jagmeet Singh has added two more names to his growing list of caucus endorsements this week. Ontario MP Tracey Ramsey threw her support behind Singh...

NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh to get his first endorsement from caucus

Singh, an Ontario MPP and former deputy leader of the provincial NDP, has received support from assorted political figures, including Ontario MPP Michael Mantha, Manitoba...

Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro released from jail as second appeal on election charges heard

Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro was ordered released from jail in Lindsay Thursday as his second appeal on election charges wrapped up in Toronto.

NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau to endorse leadership contender Guy Caron

NDP leadership hopeful Guy Caron will receive the endorsement of well-known Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau on Tuesday. “I support Guy Caron because he understands...

'He actually understood what it meant to be a candidate': Andrew Scheer the ultimate political animal

“I think Andrew has been underestimated several times by different people over the years,” said Barry Devolin, a former Conservative MP who fought Scheer for...

PM no longer under investigation for cash-for-access fundraisers ...

Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson is no longer investigating Justin Trudeau's controversial cash-for-access fundraisers, although she refused to answer ...and more »...

David Pugliese: Why a trial for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman could ...

ANALYSIS. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he supports the decision to remove Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, who until earlier this year held the ...RCMP case against...

'You're privileged': Mulcair blasts Justin Trudeau for 'hypocrisy' on marijuana possession charges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana as an MP but he has not suffered the same consequences as Canadians who are slapped with simple pot...

Liberal MP hosted event for Christian group whose president says Muslims want to 'convert all Canadians'

In January 2015, then Conservative MP Brad Butt tweeted that he was “honoured to speak” at a UCF event. In December 2012, Butt tweeted that...

Tory race update: O'Toole overtakes Scheer, Saxton dares to be dull

Scheer still maintains the support of 23 MPs, but Erin O'Toole, an Ontario MP and relative latecomer to the race, eclipsed that number Friday with...

Conservatives blast Trudeau's 'obvious ethical missteps' despite promised fundraising legislation

QUEBEC CITY — The Trudeau government's new rules to expose — but not eliminate — so-called cash-for-access fundraisers are a smokescreen to cover their ethical...

Michael Den Tandt: 'Mad Max' Bernier will be the next Conservative ...

President-Elect Donald Trump will surprise to the upside as the demands of his office force him to moderate extreme positions. Granted, Trump can hardly do ...and...

And then there were 13: Winnipeg doctor drops out of Conservative leadership race

... the stage at the next leadership debate in Quebec City Jan. 17, which is being held entirely in French. A leader will be chosen...

Ottawa scorecard 2016: The winners and losers under the Trudeau government

After all, the Liberals campaigned on a platform to do just that and the government has, by and large, kept those promises. Science Minister Kirsty...

Peter Julian first to register as NDP leadership candidate but says he's still thinking about it

The NDP's Ontario deputy leader, Jagmeet Singh, is also thinking about a bid. A few favourites said early on they were not considering a bid...

Conservatives call on Trudeau Foundation to ban foreign donations after 10-fold increase in three years

... Prime Minister had the wisdom that I hope he does have, that he would tell his family foundation to stop taking the foreign donations...

They can't help it: Conservatives from ridings a long way from Ottawa are our most expensive MPs

(See the picture of the electoral map from 2015 below.) Same thing with the NDP. The Northern Quebec ridings of Romeo Saganash and Christine Moore...

As the House of Commons shuts down for Christmas, MPs turn to ...

Watch not one, not two, but three MPs adapt the iconic 'The Night Before Christmas' to Canadian politics. And another do the Festivus 'Airing of...

Once touted by the Liberals, a $1.5B project to train Canada's fighter ...

A $1.5 billion project to train Canada's fighter pilots, touted by the Liberal government as an example of how it is improving defence procurement, has...

NDP vow to introduce a bill that would make Liberal ethics guidelines into law

New Democrat ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice told reporters that when the House of Commons returns after the holidays he will table a private member's bill...

Andrew MacDougall: Canada's Conservatives don't need Kellie Leitch to be relevant

When your claim to political fame is a toxic snitch line and discovering Jim Flaherty's dead body, there's no insider route. Leitch's route to power...

Full Pundit: Liberals melt down over electoral reform

But no one, surely, anticipated Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef accusing the committee as a whole of not doing the job she had set out...

Former CPC ministers spent more than $100,000 to 'coach' their staff ...

OTTAWA — A trio of former Conservative ministers authorized more than $100,000 in “personal coaching” contracts to help a handful of their political staff find ...Coaching,...

Ban Donald Trump and save breakfast cartoon characters: Notable petitions sponsored by federal MPs

There was once a time when petitions to the House of Commons would be given a brief mention by a sponsoring MP and then filed...

Peggy Nash: A year later, the NDP regroups

One year ago, I felt like I was running a political marathon near the end of the longest federal campaign in memory. What started out...

Peggy Nash: A year later, the NDP regroups

What started out as the best chance ever for the NDP to become government saw those hopes dashed on the rocks of a poorly executed...

Liberals looking to build wiggle room into mandatory minimums brought in by Conservatives

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is studying the idea of building some wiggle room into the controversial convention of mandatory minimum sentences to avoid unduly...

Tories plan to raise limousine issue in Parliament, saying it points to 'pattern of deception' from Liberals

What's in a name? A limousine by any other name would smell as sour, argues Conservative MP Dan Albas, who is promising to raise the...

Kelly McParland: Whatever Jane Philpott was thinking, there's a simple cure

660 NewsConservative MP Michelle Rempel, usually a feisty partisan, seemed disinclined to make too much of the situation when the story first broke, describing Philpott...

'Someone has to do this, right?' Among the cows and roughnecks on the Jason Kenney Unity Tour

Kenney ran the numbers on the current legislative session and found that, with the exception of the left-leaning PC MLA Sandra Jansen, the Wildrose and...

Robyn Urback: Ontario Liberals wasted millions and are now buying radio ads to congratulate themselves

Those rules were brought in by former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty but proved too onerous for Wynne's liking, so they were gutted last June to...

Stronger anti-terror measures needed after peace bond failed to stop Aaron Driver from making bombs: Goodale

Huffington Post CanadaOTTAWA — Stronger anti-terror measures are needed after a court-ordered peace bond failed to stop jihadist Aaron Driver from making bombs and plotting...

Mauril Bélanger dead at 61: MP was driving force behind making O Canada gender neutral

“You look great up there,” said interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. “You have achieved in a very short period of time what many Speakers ....

Social conservative MP Brad Trost joins federal Conservative leadership race, will defend party's right flank

In 2009, after tourism minister Diane Ablonczy was stripped of responsibility for overseeing a major tourism stimulus fund, Trost said she was being punished for...

Liberals still plan to repeal parts of counterterrorism powers brought ...

The Liberals want to guarantee that all CSIS warrants respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, among other measures.Idle No More demonstrators gather at Ralph...

Alberta NDP calls for review of Jason Kenney's political fundraising as he tries to unite provincial conservatives

EDMONTON — The NDP wants Alberta's chief electoral officer to investigate Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Jason Kenney's political fundraising activities. The NDP says the review...

Green Party losing members, riding associations as BDS controversy highlights infighting

Ex-NDP MP Jean Rousseau, the party's vice president, French, offered a different point of view. He said there's been growth. The Greens are still a...

He registered a company and has all but left politics. So when will ...

'There has been nothing, either no comments from him, or no indication from Mr. Harper when, or if and when, he might resign'My Evolution: A...

Jen Gerson: Putting too tight of a cap on election spending and donations could do more harm than good

So the Alberta NDP was certainly playing to the crowd when Calgary-Shaw MLA Graham Sucha put forward a motion at committee that proposed to cap...

Michelle Rempel: Serious questions about GHG policy

In his column last week, Stephen Gordon spent much time attacking the Conservatives, but did little to further the conversation on carbon taxes and greenhouse...

MP Hunter Tootoo says 'inappropriate' relationship the reason he quit Liberal cabinet, caucus

After the ouster, Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc took over Tootoo's role as the minister for fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. He has...

Hurricane Katrina helped Harper win, and other takeaways from Dimitri Soudas' master's thesis

As a top Conservative aide, Dimitri Soudas helped orchestrate the Conservatives' 2006 election victory. Later, as Stephen Harper's director of communications, he oversaw a media...

Former MP Dean Del Mastro's $26M solar venture in Barbados stuck in the dark

OTTAWA — Delays appear to be thwarting the sunny ways of ex-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, who is out on bail as he appeals an...