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MP sounds warning over softwood talks

(press release)The Trudeau government is leaving the forestry sector vulnerable to another punitive trade dispute with its inability to secure a new softwood lumber...

Electoral reform town hall planned

(press release) (press release)... Cathy McLeod by Oct. 1 so that it can be passed on by mid-October to the House of Commons special...

Keep fighting and writing, May says

News Kamloops (press release) - Kamloops NewsNews Kamloops (press release)About 250 people crowded into St. Andrew's on the Square on a muggy Friday night to...

Have your say on climate change: MP

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod urges Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo residents to add their thoughts to a federal climate consultation with only a few days remaining.

Brexit vote came as surprise, MP says

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod said she, too, thought the Remain side would prevail in the referendum vote. “First of all, I was...

Contract frees up funding for friendship centres

(press release) (press release)Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod was among Opposition members who spoke out and pressured the government to renew funding. The problem arose...

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News Kamloops (press release) - Shame on the ConservativesNews Kamloops (press release)Conservative Senator Claude Carignan explained the Conservatives' position by stating without apology that the...

'Huge challenge' to meet court deadline: MP

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod said Tuesday it will be a “huge challenge” to pass Bill C-14, federal physician-assisted death legislation, in time...

TPP vital for BC business growth, MP says

(press release) (press release)Businesses in Kamloops and B.C. as a whole are banking on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, MP Cathy McLeod told...

Electoral reform plan favours Liberals, MP says

(press release) (press release)MP Cathy McLeod says she's "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's plan to change the voting system without Canadians having the...

MP delivers budget briefing to TNRD

(press release)She highlighted an announcement earlier this week that $13 billion in residual money in the Building Canada fund, set up by the former...

McQUARRIE

News Kamloops (press release) - A quiz on biggest spendersNews Kamloops (press release)Case in point, my recent column on Cathy McLeod and the Conservative Party.

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News Kamloops (press release) - Tories wrote the book on deficitsNews Kamloops (press release)Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was found guilty of election fraud. CSIS...

IN THE HOUSE - RCMP bill 'reasonable' but...

(press release) (press release)Excerpts from a speech in Parliament this week by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod on Bill C-7, amendments to the Public Service...

Big spending lacks framework, MP says

(press release) (press release)Finance Minister Bill Morneau's first budget is big on spending but that's bad news for Canadian taxpayers, the Opposition Conservatives said...

'People of Kamloops worried,' MP tells House

The courts and the people of Kamloops are waiting for Ottawa to take a stand on private property rights in relation to the SSN title...

Politicians must also be seen to be clean

As the NDP's Peter Julian put it so eloquently, "this doesn't pass the smell test." So far, it doesn't appear that Wilson Raybould's husband has...

Cannibalism in US politics makes us look good

When the late Jim Flaherty happened to take on a quizzical facial expression during one of Stephen Harper's speeches when the Conservatives were still in...

MP voices concerns over right-to-die report

“First of all it's important to realize that this is a report making recommendations for legislation,” McLeod said. “I think the dissenting report submitted by...

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- First Nations transparency ignoredNews KamloopsAn excerpt from remarks by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in the House of Commons on Feb. 18. MR. SPEAKER,...

Don't change rules midstream, McLeod says

Changing the rules on environmental assessments in process would be unfair, says MP Cathy McLeod, referring to pipeline reviews as well as one underway for...

One big difference between O'Leary, Trump

He's only a point or two behind Peter MacKay, and well ahead of the likes of Jason Kenney and Lisa Raitt. O'Leary says ... Both...

No rationale to combat withdrawal, MP says

Canada's withdrawal the combat side of the war on ISIL still has no rationale to it, says Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. “They're withdrawing the CF18s,...

No rationale to combat withdrawal, MP says

(blog) (blog)Canada's withdrawal the combat side of the war on ISIL still has no rationale to it, says Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. “They're withdrawing...

Liberals resist Conservative calls to show their cards on pipeline approvals

Calgary Herald (blog)A voteable Conservative motion was debated in the Commons throughout the day Thursday, with the official Opposition demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly...

Liberals to repeal Tory-backed bills on union finances and certification process

Toronto Star (blog)OTTAWA — The Liberal government is repealing two contentious union-related bills, a move it says heralds a new relationship with organized labour after...

Five things to know about the ongoing parliamentary debate over pipeline policy

(blog)Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer opened Thursday's question period in the House of Commons by saying the younger Trudeau plans to "devastate the western...

Dion to travel to Ukraine as Conservatives renew attacks on Russia policy

(blog) (blog)... countries have shared interests. Dion says Canada will also criticize Russia directly for its invasion of Ukraine and its interference in that...

Don't change rules midstream, McLeod says

(blog) (blog)Changing the rules on environmental assessments in process would be unfair, says MP Cathy McLeod, referring to pipeline reviews as well as one...

Conservative leader Rona Ambrose offers sympathy for shootings in Saskatchewan

The Globe and Mail (blog)OTTAWA — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says she is heartbroken over the deaths and injuries resulting from last week's shooting...

One big difference between O'Leary, Trump

Huffington Post Canada (blog)He's only a point or two behind Peter MacKay, and well ahead of the likes of Jason Kenney and Lisa Raitt. O'Leary...

Assisted-death committee warned: beware Canada's jurisdictional patchwork

(blog)OTTAWA — Canada's patchwork of federal, provincial and territorial governments will be a challenge for the senators and MPs tasked with forging a response...

McLeod confirmed as indigenous critic

(blog) (blog)Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod was officially named Opposition critic for indigenous affairs Monday. Conservative Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose noted the appointment while naming...

Cities voiced opposition to federally run homeless count, documents show

(blog)The details are laid out in a May briefing note to Conservative MP Candice Bergen, who was minister of state for social development at...

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News Kamloops (blog) - The real top 25 stories for 2015News Kamloops (blog)That made them among a score of wannabe politicians (remember the Conservative who...

KGHM delays mine application submission

(blog) (blog)“Why have our MP, Cathy McLeod, and our MLAs, Terry Lake, Todd Stone, and Jackie Tegart, failed to secure a panel review and...

Infrastructure minister says new rules, standards will speed up funding flows

(blog) (blog)Sohi defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal in the Alberta riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods by 92 votes in the Oct. 19 election.

MP reads Liberal recipe for runaway costs

(blog) (blog)An usually short speech from the throne was long on promises but suspect for its omissions and fiscal implications, MP Cathy McLeod says...

Election of new Speaker to kick off new session of Parliament

(blog) (blog)Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, who held the post since 2011, isn't running again and will instead act as Opposition House leader. The election...

Throne speech to focus on immediate priorities for new Trudeau government

The Globe and Mail (blog)Halifax Liberal MP Geoff Regan and Toronto Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi are also in the running to be Speaker, along with...

Proposed Harper voting rules to stay dead, new Liberal government says

(blog)TORONTO — The new Liberal government wants more Canadians to vote in elections and won't be reviving measures proposed by the former Conservative regime...

McLeod named indigenous affairs critic

(blog) (blog)MP Cathy McLeod was appointed indigenous affairs critic by interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose. McLeod's appointment to the shadow critic role was among...

Party insiders to take the witness stand at Scud Stud's defamation trial

(blog) (blog)16, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh ... Arthur Kent, 61, alleges Postmedia, the National Post and former columnist Don Martin defamed him when...

City to debate push for full-panel Ajax review

(blog) (blog)Mayor Peter Milobar went so far as to travel to Ottawa to press home the case for a full-panel federal review to Peter...

Ottawa says Montreal can dump 8 billion litres of sewage into river if ...

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Coderre's announcement in early October that the city "had no choice" but to release the...

Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai king of the Conservative caucus, for the moment

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)It's all the result of changes made to the Parliament of Canada Act, put forward...

Judicial recount ordered in Barrie, Ont., riding after narrow election win

The Globe and MailNews Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)... be done at the request of a candidate if there are questions about miscounted or rejected...

RICHMOND - Let's hope Justin has substance

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Opting for a ridiculously long writ period was a mistake by the Conservatives, it backfired...

Liberal majority; McLeod holds riding

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Although he didn't mention it on air, behind the scenes Harper had sent out a...

Taxpayers fed compares party promises

News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)News Kamloops (press release) (registration) (blog)Conservative Cathy McLeod said she's concerned for the long-term. An aging population as well as...