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Local Fair Vote chapter holds rally outside Cobourg MP's office

COBOURG — The local Fair Vote Canada chapter joined the 'Make Every Vote Count' National Day of Action by holding a rally outside local MP...

PBO studies call to hike pension benefits

OTTAWA — A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could hurt Ottawa's...

Rebates could help sell EVs, say officials

Transport Minister Marc Garneau responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 8,...

Trudeau heads to first NATO leaders' summit

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said he supports Canada sending troops to Eastern Europe to help NATO against Russia. However, he was concerned about the...

Duffy judgment shines light on Harper's PMO

Only Conservative MP Candice Bergen was willing to speak with reporters, offering up a stout defence of Harper's leadership while avoiding the specifics of the...

Leitch makes her leadership run official

OTTAWA — Ontario MP Kellie Leitch became the first official candidate in the race for leadership of the Conservative party on Wednesday. She had for...

Newly elected Waterloo MP Bardish Chagger loves...

Last week, she won the riding with a comfortable 29,752 votes, or 49.7 per cent, beating incumbent Conservative MP Peter Braid by more than 10,000...

Jobs number-one focus for Northumberland-Peterborough South's newly elected MP ...

Nationally the results were not favourable for the Conservatives. “We are disappointed with the outcome, but you can't win them all,” he said. “You have...

Will there be changes in today? Election prediction website sees some ...

The latest predictions on the website www.threehundredandeight.com have Liberals Jennifer O'Connell in Pickering-Uxbridge and Mark Holland (Ajax) prevailing, with Conservatives Pat Perkins (Whitby), Colin Carrie...

Election prediction website sees some change in Durham after federal vote

Incumbent Conservative Corneliu Chisu has 35.4 per cent support, Pamela Downward of the New Democratic Party sits with 12 per cent and Green Party hopeful...

Economy the focus of Northumberland-Peterborough South candidates meeting at ...

CAMPBELLFORD -- Conservative candidate Adam Moulton hopes to follow in the footsteps of current MP Rick Norlock, who's retiring, and become his successor in what...

European refugee crisis top of mind during Defence Minister Jason Kenney's ...

COBOURG -- Jason Kenney, minister of National Defence and for Multiculturalism, made a stop in Cobourg to support local federal Conservative candidate Adam Moulton in...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper receives warm welcome in Newcastle

Mr. Moulton told the crowd he would continue the tradition of principled Conservative leadership for the region. He pointed to Durham MP Erin O'Toole, Minister...

Shelter Valley Folk Festival nets $50000 in federal funding

ALNWICK/HALDIMAND -- Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock toured the site of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival in Alnwick-Haldimand Township, to announce that the federal government...

Hold, please: EI callers face 12-minute wait

The figures were tabled in response to a written question from Liberal MP Ralph Goodale. The Liberal critic on the EI file, Rodger Cuzner, blamed...

Free votes on matters of conscience: MP

The NDP say that the vote on Komarnicki's motion will be a free vote. Craig Scott, the party's critic for democratic reform, said he considers...

NDP want tampon tax repeal in budget bill

"Everyone in this House agrees that this $36 million tax grab on women is unfair," NDP MP Irene Mathyssen said Tuesday. "I'm very grateful there...

Last day of voting for Ontario PC leader

It's a two-person battle between deputy PC leader Christine Elliott, the widow of former finance minister Jim Flaherty, and Barrie MP Patrick Brown, a federal...

Canada and US announce new train standards

"Those cars are still on our rails — and they'll still be on our rails for 10 years," said the NDP's Hoang Mai. "So it's...

Federal budget receives praise in Northumberland

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The federal budget is slated to help small businesses, seniors and the manufacturing sector, which MP Rick Norlock believes will positively impact Northumberland-Quinte...

Is Patrick Brown the next great Tory hope for...

National PostBrown, born and raised in Toronto, has been involved in Conservative politics since his days as a teenage student at St. Michael's College School,...

Northumberland MP Rick Norlock recalls shooting in Ottawa

Mr. Norlock was among the members of the Conservative government who barricaded themselves in a room with the prime minister after gunfire echoed throughout Parliament...

Information overload created confusion: Ottawa Police

Toronto Star NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison said, “I was one of the people who was in the NDP caucus room where a bullet nearly...

LIVE: Gunman down, Parliament Hill on lockdown after soldier shot

Macleans.ca Karl Belanger, a senior aide to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, says security told them to remain locked in the Opposition leader's office as there may...

Northumberland-Peterborough South Conservative nomination date set

1 at Port Hope High School for Northumberland-Peterborough South Conservative riding members to vote for the next candidate in the October 2015 federal election, said...

Justin Trudeau shares vision for Canada

With a federal byelection coming up in the Whitby-Oshawa riding to fill the seat previously held by long-time Conservative MP and community champion, the late...

Benefits arbitrators don't get benefits

Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal employment critic, said such complaints aren't surprising. "In today's world, you have to compensate good people and that's who you want...

Unifor aims to defeat Harper Tories

Ironically, the gathering featured a keynote speech by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, who announced his plan to reinstate a minimum wage for workers in federally...

No 'root cause' for rise of ISIL: Harper

Harper also reaffirmed the Conservative government's unwavering support of Israel "through fire and water" as he linked the fight against ISIL's extremism to Canada's support...

Fight over prostitution bill reaches Round 2

OTTAWA - Canada's justice minister is insisting that once passed, the Conservative government's new prostitution bill will mean safer conditions for sex workers. Peter MacKay...

Fair Vote Canada to host multi-partisan panel discussion in Port Hope

According to organizers, the Conservatives have been invited to send a representative to the meeting, since Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock will be in Ottawa...

Analysis: Baird's 'one voice' Iraq foray

Seconds later, amid the sandbags, Kurdish fighters and media cameras, he was shoulder to shoulder with two of his toughest political opponents — Paul Dewar...

Audit raps federal handling of guns, drugs

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison said he wasn't surprised at the general lack of improvement from the last evaluation. "Because since then the Conservatives...

Ontario may deny land transfer for Rouge National Urban Park

A Scarborough MPP and minister overseeing the transfer of provincial land in the valley, Duguid told federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq he cannot recommend that...

Fall book season diverse, robust in Canada

"It is a brilliant mix of mythologies of native beliefs and Christianity and it's very funny as well." "Love Enough" by much-lauded Dionne Brand (Knopf...

Up in smoke: millions spent destroying pot

Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray, who uncovered the data, said she was "stunned" to see the amount spent on the project — especially when many...

Harper embarking on annual northern tour

Before he began his trip, Harper made a pit stop in British Columbia, first to meet business leaders in the Fraser Valley community of Chilliwack...

NDP MP quits over Mulcair's stance on Israel

Toronto Star But still the party's whip, Nycole Turmel, was frustrated in her efforts to get Hassainia to show up for votes and perform other parliamentary...

Nomination period for Conservative candidate position still weeks away

NORTHUMBERLAND -- The decision on who will be the federal Conservative candidate in Northumberland-Peterborough South is weeks away. Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Rick Norlock announced he...

Conservatives defend CRA's charity audits

Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg, a professional accountant and former longtime employee of Revenue Quebec, said the government should have set the record straight with a...

Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock will not seek re-election in 2015

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Speaking to supporters, friends and family at the Northumberland-Peterborough South Conservative Party's Annual BBQ over the weekend, Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock announced...

Ambrose denies anti-pot ads aimed at Trudeau

OTTAWA - Health Minister Rona Ambrose is denying that the federal government's proposed marijuana awareness campaign is aimed at Justin Trudeau. "Telling kids to not...

Hundreds welcome return of 'Prince of Pot'

Emery's support for the Liberals has prompted an aggressive response from the Conservative government. Steven Blaney, federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has...

Baloney Meter: Tories on Trudeau's pot plan

Now, let's look at what the Conservatives are saying. For the record, Fantino is not the ... Similar flyers have also been sent out by...

1 in 6 CF members show disorder signs: study

Still, NDP defence critic Jack Harris described the Statistics Canada findings as "alarming" and said the government needs to take steps to lower the numbers...

Tory race ground rules to be set Saturday

TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservatives will set the ground rules Saturday for their upcoming leadership contest, which could help determine whether undecided potential candidates will...

Wynne pushes feds for infrastructure money

If politicians are saving room in their budgets for immediate benefits like tax cuts, then infrastructure spending is especially vulnerable, she added, in what appeared...

Clear the air over charity audits: NDP

Findlay roundly rejected that request Tuesday in a separate letter to Rankin and Megan Leslie, the party's environment critic. "Your baseless accusation that I have...

Conservative MP's pot flyer riles top Liberal

National Post That's an issue for Liberal Deputy leader Ralph Goodale, who blasted the Conservatives over the flyer, which is similar to ones that have reportedly...

Harper gov't proposes easing gun law

"This is exactly what happened last summer with the Victims Bill of Rights where they held photo opportunities and then it was months before we...