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Mermaids, drag queens, and women warriors entertain with Pride

While some politicians may be content to wear a pink shirt and mingle with the crowds for the occasion, Liberal MP Hedy Fry donned a...

Committee backs Magnitsky law for Canada, honours Russian whistleblower

They included lawyer William Browder, whose firm employed Magnitsky; former Liberal MP and human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler; chess legend and Russian democracy advocate Garry...

Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier favours free-trade deal with China

OTTAWA – Signing a free-trade deal with China would allow Canada to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...

Victim in 2012 election shooting shot through heart, both lungs: pathologist

MONTREAL – Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was shot through the heart the night of the 2012 Parti Quebecois election victory, a forensic pathologist told Richard...

Alberta carbon tax prompts fierce oil and gas competitiveness debate

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press. Posted Jun 8, 2016 9:03 ... CALGARY – The impact of Alberta's new carbon levy on the oil and...

Secretive Commons board appeals Federal Court finding in NDP satellite saga

New Democrats also say Commons administrators grossly inflated the amount of money contributed from their office budgets towards the salaries of satellite employees. Former Toronto...

Conservatives readying for policy conference in Vancouver

Members like Maxime Bernier and Kellie Leitch have submitted their nominations for the Leader of the party and Telford expects them as well as others...

Conservative grassroots looking for change, more power at upcoming convention

“We have grassroots concerns and it's important that the convention hear those concerns,” said Harold Albrecht, an MP whose riding association has suggested several of...

House of Commons gamesmanship is 'war by other means,' says procedural guru

Conservative MP Peter Kent, a former journalist, cut through the fine print during his Thursday intervention in the Commons debate. The Canadian Parliament is built...

Government trump card would make oversight 'a mirage': information commissioner

... she firmly opposes the idea of a ministerial trump card over proposed new order-making powers for her office. The Liberal government is floating the...

Bad behaviour is nothing new to the House of Commons. Here are some examples

December 2011: Peter Kent, then environment minister, was answering NDP MP Megan Leslie's question about the Conservative government's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol...

Assisted death bill's fate in question as Commons consumed with PM's conduct

NDP MP Murray Rankin rises to question the government during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on December 11, 2012. NDP justice...

Quotes about the prime minister and his apology over his behaviour in the House

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...

Liberals drop controversial motion as Trudeau's Commons contretemps reverberates

Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, who chairs the national prayer breakfast, described the mood in the room as one of forgiveness. “I think as one human...

Conservative Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a lot has changed in the three years since she voted against a proposed bill that would have...

Liberal near-miss on Air Canada vote too close for comfort, says Andrew Leslie

National Post“They just figure that they're always going to win because they do have a large majority,” Mulcair said as he described watching Liberal MP...

Edmonton, Saskatchewan, BC now meet requirements for extra EI, documents show

Vancouver SunIn the House of Commons, Rodger Cuzner, parliamentary secretary to Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk, said the government was reviewing the latest unemployment figures and...

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – They can drive, join the army and get married, but 16-year-olds in BC can't vote. BC's lone Green MLA Andrews Weaver...

Residential schools deal unveiled in Newfoundland and Labrador: 'It's over'

There was a change in tone after the Liberals took power last fall. Lawyers for both sides began working in ... “The Government of Canada...

Housing forum in Vancouver focuses on sending a message to BC Liberals

“Housing is a commodity, but it's more than that, housing is a necessity. We're not trading stocks, we're not trading basketballs or running shoes, we're...

On the eve of coast guard station reopening, many questions remain

But Fin Donnelly, the NDP critic for the coast guard, says they've asked the government for details but none have been forthcoming. “They claim that...

Local MP pushing for national pharmacare

That's because unlike other nations, we don't buy our drugs in bulk — and NDP MP Don Davies says we should rethink that policy. “We're...

Ontario pledges to reform political donations but BC won't budge

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the NDP prepares to introduce legislation to limit corporate and union donations, it appears the BC Liberals are rolling in...

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer dead at 41

OTTAWA – MPs of all political stripes consoled and comforted one another on Parliament Hill after learning of the sudden death of Alberta Conservative MP...

Experts, lobbyists begin pre-budget testimony before parliamentary committee

Finance Minister Bill Morneau won't appear before the committee Thursday as planned, but will instead deliver a pre-budget presentation next Tuesday, said Liberal committee chair...

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

Calgary HeraldThat prompted NDP critic Nathan Cullen to say the government can't tell “what a pass or fail would actually look like. A test only...

Canada's electronic spy agency broke privacy law by sharing info: watchdog

Communications Security Establishment Commissioner Jean-Pierre Plouffe waits to appear before the Senate national security committee on the Anti-terrorism act, Bill C-51, Thursday, April 23, 2015...

Diplomats welcome Canada's shift to engage Iran, as Tories pile on questions

Peter Kent, the Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic, flatly rejected the criticism from the diplomats. “I believe that some European countries put aside their concerns...

Baloney meter: Who is to blame for the soaring price of cauliflower?

“The upcoming budget will be an opportunity for the Liberals to take concrete action to reduce inequality,” NDP finance critic Guy Caron was quoted as...

Commons colour code missing in action as House opens all black and blue

Peter Julian, the NDP House leader, wore an eye-watering orange tie. But partisan plumage was not the norm for opening day. Chrystia Freeland, the minister...

Canada has legal 'levers' on Saudi deal, but won't revisit decision: official

Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said the inherent “contradictions” in dealing with Saudi Arabia prevent diplomatic relations from being “neat and perfectly principled.”...

West hurt by low oil prices welcomes possible federal infrastructure money

“Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready,” NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. “While other...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused “huge uncertainty” in the oil and gas industry by banning tanker traffic on B.C.'s...

NEWS 1130's top story of 2015

Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts ran and won as a Conservative in Surrey White Rock, while Jenny Kwan ran and won for the NDP, replacing...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

5 – After an 18-month tenure marred by controversy, confrontation and cries of incompetence, Conservative Julian Fantino was removed from the Veterans Affairs portfolio and...

Some Conservative MPs open to long leadership race into 2017

David Tilson, an MP from just outside Toronto, says after the election loss, the party will have a lot of soul-searching to do before picking...

Conservatives win in Langley-Aldergrove, lose in Cloverdale-Langley City

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – Conservative Mark Warawa is back for another term in Langley-Aldergrove, while an unexpected candidate is taking the first-ever seat in Cloverdale-Langley...

Races were close in Burnaby and New Westminster

As expected, NDP incumbent Peter Julian will lead for another four years in New Westminster-Burnaby. And with the New Democrats now fewer in number, Cameron...

Federal Election Profile: Vancouver East

“Vancouver-Kingsway is one of the most diverse and multicultural ridings in the country,” agrees Don Davies, who has held the riding for the NDP since...

Harper to spend Sunday campaigning in Abbotsford, strongly Conservative riding

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – In his last day of campaigning, Stephen Harper is going to spend his time trying to sway voters in Abbotsford. This...

Federal Election Profile: Burnaby and New Westminster

“It appeared to be an NDP/Conservative race, but as we've seen the fortunes of the NDP slide a little bit and the Liberals, have been...

Federal Election Profile: The Tri-Cities

Voters in Port Moody-Coquitlam are a combination of some people who elected Conservative Cabinet Minister James Moore and those who chose NDP MP Fin Donnelly...

Federal Election Profile: The Langley area

People who live in both ridings claim transit, crime and keeping taxes low are priorities for the region in this federal election. Conservative candidate Mark...

BC ahead of the national average when it comes to women running for office

There are more women in the province running for a seat in the federal election compared to elsewhere around Canada. About 37 per cent of...

Conservatives hope free-trade deal is signed before election campaign kickoff

“I don't think Canada will walk away from the TPP table to save its furniture and bacon on the election hustings,” said Taylor, a former...

NDP open to form government with Liberals to topple Conservatives; Grits say no

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen, left, and deputy critic Guy Caron hold a press conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament...

Only six of 100 promised Mounties in Surrey actually on the ground

News1130 - NEWS 1130News1130According to the federal minister of public safety, the Conservatives are very committed to helping Delta and Surrey fight crime. But the...

Military to get logistics trucks 11 years after first being proposed

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Public Works Minister Diane Finley jointly announced, through a press release, that a U.S. company had won two competitive contracts...

Three private bills up for final vote on last day before Senate rises

One is a transgender rights bill introduced by NDP MP Randall Garrison that was passed with bipartisan support in the House of Commons. The other...

Critics up in arms over federal government's new rules for injection sites

CBC.ca“This law requires that the voices of law enforcement and parents be heard before drug injection sites can be considered to open in local neighbourhoods,”...