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Legal aid lawyers locked in legal battle with province over unionization

... disappointed with the way that Legal Aid Ontario has conducted itself as a government agency by denying its employees the right to associate freely...

Dion sits down with Russian counterpart

NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, meanwhile, said talks are good in principle. However, she also called on the Liberal government to put sanctions on...

Kenney spread riding's wealth to 44 others

The Conservative from Alberta, and former cabinet minister, sits in one of the wealthiest Conservative ridings in the country with a local war chest that...

Nipissing Timiskaming MP ready to usher in new era...

... as a member of Paul Martin's minority government. But then, in 2006, the government swung to a Conservative minority and stayed that way until...

MPs elect Liberal Geoff Regan as Speaker

That new energy seemed to be encapsulated in the moment Nova Scotia Liberal MP Geoff Regan was brought up to his seat as the new...

New term, new role, same outlook for Tony Clement

Clement was re-elected as the Parry Sound-Muskoka MP in the Oct. 19 election, winning over Liberal candidate Trisha Cowie by 2,268 votes. While he regained...

Foreign Affairs critic role 'very gratifying' for...

“It's a big role, it's obviously a key role,” Clement told the News. “When we're talking about the policies to fight ISIS, our policies with...

Aspin stands by accomplishments from lone term

NORTH BAY – To a room of almost 40 people, former MP Jay Aspin said thank you and goodbye. The Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming...

Nipissing-Timiskaming says goodbye to Aspin

Aspin says goodbye. Kathryn Boyle. Conservative Jay Aspin thanks supporters after losing his Nipissing-Timiskaming seat to Liberal Anthony Rota Monday night. next play/pause pre 1/1.

The ballot question for the 2015 election

Tony Clement, the Conservative incumbent, was the only one of the four candidates to give another answer. “The ballot question in Parry Sound-Muskoka is, 'Who...

Parry Sound-Muskoka candidates meet and greet Almaguin

To a group of more than 30 people in the Burk's Falls legion, Liberal candidate Trisha Cowie, New Democratic Party candidate Matt McCarthy, Green Party...

Guns a blazin' at campaign stop

“Jay and I are here to remind voters that the Conservative Party is the party that eliminated the long gun registry and only a vote...

Electoral reform tops May's priorities

OTTAWA — Green Leader Elizabeth May says ending Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system would be her party's first priority in exercising influence in a minority Parliament.

Harper not shy touting mining credit, Jay Aspin

The Conservative leader, accompanied by Nipissing-Timiskaming Conservative candidate Jay Aspin, spoke at Premier Mining on Kirkpatrick Street following a brief private tour of the operation.

Aspin looking to raise the bar again next four...

NORTH BAY – Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin was really on the fence when he was asked to run for the position. Throughout his ... His...

Liberals are moving hard on the ground

Both Rota and Serre have been working the campaign trail from a quieter position as Nipissing-Timiskaming Conservative MP candidate Jay Aspin hosted three cabinet ministers...

Accusation flies of 'trying to buy votes' in Nipissing-Timiskaming

Nickel Belt New Democrat MP Claude Gravelle says he's seen the cash flow firsthand with close to $10 million being announced in the last few...

Election season underway for New Democrat

She says she not concerned by the recent flurry of federal Conservative funding announcements. “I think Jay Aspin is worried about losing this riding. But...

Harper cabinet ministers inundate Nipissing-Timiskaming riding

Major Kevin Carson, right, talks with Hon. Colonel/local MPP Vic Fedeli, MP Jay Aspin and Associate Minister of Defence Julian Fantino at the July 20...

Clement brings expertise to Washington

Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement travelled to Washington to speak about Canada's Red Tape Reduction policies. Clement was invited by Senator Mike Enzi, chairman of...

Harper hosts dinner for Muslim leaders

... Harper speaks as he breaks the Ramadan fast with an iftar dinner with members of the Muslim community and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, left,...

City input sought for Liberal platform

NORTH BAY – Federal Liberal Finance and National Revenue Critic Scott Brison was in the Nipissing-Timiskaming riding last week meeting with the business community and...

Federal nominations under way in Waterloo Region

The riding has been represented by Conservative Harold Albrecht since 2006. For the first time, the region will elect a fifth representative to represent a...

The Conservative government has quietly tightened the lid on federal...

In 2008, Maxime Bernier resigned as foreign affairs minister after acknowledging he left classified documents at the Montreal home of his former girlfriend for more...

Home News Aspin, Gravelle say change will follow Ottawa...

Both Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin and Claude Gravelle of Nickel Belt say changes to security at Parliament Hill will have to come after a gunman...

Nipissing, Nickel Belt MPs safe in lockdown at Parliament Hill

OTTAWA – Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin and Nickle Belt MP Claude Gravelle are both safe in caucus lockdowns following a shooting on Parliament Hill this...

Feds under fire for 'blind luck' ship rescue

Neepawa Press NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen demanded in the Commons to know whether the Conservative government is comfortable with a marine safety plan he said...

New Brunswick election vote count suspended

LeBlanc said the problems raise questions about the decision to use tabulation machines. It was the first time New Brunswick used them for a provincial...

Cost of satellite ministerial offices soar

... cutting support for seasonal workers, cutting mail service for senior citizens, cutting support for Canada's veterans, while spending millions of dollars on partisan advertising...

Rob Ford health update expected Wednesday

His tribulations garnered headlines around the world, with Ford becoming the butt of jokes on late-night television shows. Wynne gently scolded reporters who asked who...

Harper says no root cause for rise of 'vile' ISIL, as Baird attends Paris...

The opposition NDP and Liberal critics, Paul Dewar and Marc Garneau, shared that view while travelling with Baird. New Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi last...

Reader responds to MPs' takes on federal gun reform

I just read both letters, one by Inky Mark ("Owners still criminals to Conservatives") and one by Jay Aspin ("A strong record on reform"). I...

A strong record on gun reform

I read with interest Inky Mark's letter ('Owners still criminals to Conservatives,' Almaguin News August 14, 2014 edition, Page 4) on firearms policy in Canada.

Arceneaux TD leads Lions past Argos

Toronto Star Running back Andrew Harris (foot) didn't play, a huge blow for the Lions considering he accounted for 31 per cent of the club's offence...

Statcan casts doubt on July jobs numbers

The news of a formulation mistake came as Finance Minister Joe Oliver met with guests at a two-day summer retreat in Wakefield, Que., to discuss...

Rota running for a better tomorrow

The former Nipissing/Timiskaming Liberal MP, who lost his seat in the 2011 election to Conservative Jay Aspin by a mere 18 votes, is counting the...

Businesses, critics pan 'gutting' of TFWs

Toronto Star OTTAWA - The Conservative government's controversial temporary foreign worker program got another makeover Friday with limits on where low-paid hires can work and strict...

Production shines light on city

“How is it possible in Northern Ontario that the mayor (Al McDonald – an MPP a little more than a decade ago) the MP (Jay...

MPs at odds over voting rules

“The intent is to give us a better election process,” said Nipissing-Temiskaming MP Jay Aspin. ... He says the Bill targets demographics, like students, First...

Home Sports Two Teams, Two Dreams: The return of hockey to...

Not so trivial pursuit. This winter, in this city of 55,000 on the shores of Lake Nipissing, North Bay's heart is back, and beating strong...