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Trudeau's office slams Rebel

"It is possible that Rebel reporters have attended media availabilities that we've had, but Mr. Mulcair's never done an interview with them, and he does...

RCMP intercepted more than 7000 asylum seekers in Quebec since July

It would include federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Quebec Immigration minister Kathleen Weil, Ontario Immigration Minister Laura Albanese and Quebec...

Ottawa urged to join mussels fight

Local governments, First Nations and agencies gathered in Vernon Wednesday to discuss the looming threat of zebra and quagga mussels if they show up in...

Before the grocery wars, there was a dominant force – Ukrop's

ASH DANIEL Stories of the company's customer service worked their way into Richmond lore: If a customer's car got a flat tire in a Ukrop's...

Trudeau Liberals change their tune on ozone monitoring

It was a sly reference to the day before, when Kent had told then-Liberal environment critic Kirsty Duncan she should "use more reliable research" after...

Overworked Canadian border agents face 'crisis' as migrants flee Trump

Emmanuel Dubourg, a Liberal MP of Haitian origin, thanked organizations from Montreal's Haitian community for their efforts and said that everyone should also look at...

Fraser Canyon MP Sidhu among the region's top spenders

Third was Labrador Liberal MP Yvonne Jones ($549,984). Sidhu told The News his expenses were $68,524 higher than the national average due, in part, to...

Scheer faces another 'fake news' eruption

Diotte's fleeting broadside comes just weeks after Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant posted a mock newscast to Facebook, also since deleted, that used the term “fake...

Argentinian judge leads inquiry that could shut down Canadian mine

In Ottawa, Liberal MP John McKay told that Veladero's detractors will soon have a new option. McKay, who had previously proposed accountability legislation for...

Conservative hopeful Kevin O'Leary coming to Kelowna

Locally, Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, whose riding includes West Kelowna and part of downtown Kelowna, has thrown his support behind another candidate, Quebec MP and...

Civility is rewarded

Then, 150 years after Adams and Jefferson died, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford both vied for the presidency, and no mercy was shown in either...

Perry: Gorsuch not the main problem for Democrats

President Trump was more of a bystander than a combatant in the political battle over Neil Gorsuch. To his credit, Trump selected someone sufficiently conservative...

Politicians pressed on whether government can, should step in on Bombardier pay

Speer worked for former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty when that government was faced with a decision in 2013 on whether or not to grant...

Canadian politics and its WrestleMania lookalikes

Meanwhile, the NDP must understand that, like wrestling, politics is more than hard work and technical prowess. Being skillful in the ring doesn't always get...

Laurin Liu: Here is the real tragedy of Canada's Senate

There has been no shortage of outrageous headlines coming out of the Senate during the past few weeks, as Sen. Lynn Beyak 'Ben Carson-ed' her...

In Memoriam: Rex Reed's Farewell to the Stars We Lost in 2016

Music hits some dissonant flats now that we've heard the last of great jazz singers Ernestine Anderson, Bill Henderson, Mose Allison and Mark Murphy—- not...

NFL hopeful the Trudeau government will overturn CRTC Super Bowl ad ruling

Two Liberal MPs, Bob Nault and Wayne Easter, have also asked the CRTC to back down, and have written to several policy-makers warning the decision...

The Best Music Documentaries of 2016

Regardless of where you stand in the painful battle over the family estate between the children of Frank and his wife Gail, who passed away...

Courts are roadblocks to NC lawmakers' right turn

North Carolina Republicans moved quickly after gaining control of both General Assembly chambers in 2011 and then the governor's office in 2013 to weave conservative...

Trudeau Liberals to reimburse Enbridge for hot dogs over pipeline concerns

The NDP's Indigenous affairs critic, Charlie Angus, said he believes this was a mistake as Bennett and other ministers in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet...

The election isn't rigged, but the presidential debates seem to be

For one, they saw a socially liberal and fiscally conservative ticket that emphasizes free markets and de-emphasizes government. More importantly, they saw an alternative to...

Canada pipeline panel apologizes, releases records on meeting ...

Canada's national pipeline regulator released stunning records about private meetings that prompted an apology for making false and misleading statements.and more »...

Rona Ambrose visiting Sarnia | Sarnia Observer

Rona Ambrose will be in Sarnia next week, part of a series of stops in southwestern Ontario for the interim Conservative Party of Canada leader.

A New Law That Actually Plans to Waste 50 Percent of Overall Spending

Ronald Reagan's transition is well-known for the use of conservative think tanks to provide ideas, particularly the Heritage Foundation's Mandate for Leadership, the “bible” of...

Deepak Obhrai wants to be ring leader of the biggest Tory tent in history

Deepak Obhrai, Calgary Forest Lawn, Conservative leadership race, Stephen Harper, Diwali Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai celebrates Diwali on Parliament Hill with then-prime minister Stephen Harper...

NDP calls for new lobbying investigation as TransCanada pushes pipeline charm offensive

In a letter addressed to federal lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd, NDP Alexandre Boulerice, who represents a Montreal-area writing, wrote that revelations about the meeting "raised...

Catherine McKenna races to save tiny frog after contractors destroy forest

But their behind the scenes efforts, under the watch of former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, were uncovered in court as a result of the...

Six things everyone should know about Jason Kenney

Conservative MP Jason Kenney has recently tossed his hat into the ring for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. ... While his association...

Trump needs NC evangelicals. But will they back him?

Mark Harris, left/center, of First Baptist Church of Charlotte prays with members of his church during the Wednesday night service on June 29, 2016 in...

Electoral reform MPs eerily functional, for now

"Elect" is the wrong word, as there was only one candidate: veteran Quebec Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia. Of the five Liberal members, he's the only...

June 26: Explore the day's history through photos

FILE - In this June 26, 1963, file photo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put their heads together over a television script for their first...

Seeing things differently...

Previous politically-driven attempts to change the lyrics of 'O Canada' have not succeeded, including those of NDP MPs Svend Robinson and Libby Davies, who, like...

Liberal ministers announce steps to fix Harper's environmental overhaul

Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau would also be overseeing...

Gay in Louisville, a march toward acceptance

Outside the house, police paddy wagons idled on the leafy street in what was then, and for many years later, one of very few Louisville...

Montana backs Sanders, Trump; top governor candidates cruise

An ongoing ideological split between moderate and conservative factions of the Republican Party has resulted in challenges against several incumbents that could determine the direction...

[Column / UK referendum briefing] The Tories' last EU battle?

... recent experience; split parties lose elections. It is nearly 25 years since the EU feud began in earnest when Sir John Major, as Conservative...

Residents upset at Lake Norman beach traffic

Residents near Mecklenburg County's new swimming beach on Lake Norman are demanding answers after hundreds of beach-goer cars crammed their streets and driveways. Crowds were...

Why Sue Myrick dumped Robert Pittenger to back his opponent

Sue Myrick is doing all she can these days to help defeat Congressman Robert Pittenger – a fellow conservative Republican and one-time supporter and ally...

After Tootoo resignation, Dominic Leblanc follows fishy footsteps of his father

Since Canadian voters gave the Liberal government gave a mandate to restore those protections, this means that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be asking Dominic...

Tory leadership contender Michael Chong walks a fine line

Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills in Ontario, tossed his hat into the ring for Conservative leadership earlier this month. He is seen here at...

How I nearly got elbowed out of a Justin Trudeau selfie in Winnipeg

The first political party convention I covered as a reporter was the 2006 Liberal leadership in Montreal when Stéphane Dion came from out of nowhere...

Harper gets rock star treatment at Conservative Convention

Former Conservative MP Wai Young, who lost her seat in Vancouver-South to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, also rejected the widespread misconception that the October election...

Sanders backers sue to extend California voter registration

Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, agrees the California presidential primary process is too confusing. She said the county-by-county differences exist in part...

Conservative Michael Chong proposes shift from Harper's environmental legacy

As Chong, who represents an Ontario riding near Toronto, officially launched his leadership bid for the Conservative party, he said he wanted his party to...

Danson returns to NBC schedule with a Thursday night comedy

Ted Danson returns to NBC's Thursday night lineup this fall as part of a conservative scheduling strategy announced Sunday for a network that is holding...

Once unthinkable, Trump now can clinch nomination in California

Cruz can fight back by appealing to the state's sizable conservative base, the same sort of voters who 50 years ago elevated Ronald Reagan and...

Pat McCrory, Jennifer Roberts both getting blamed for HB2

“I'm really sad all this has come about,” says former Mayor Richard Vinroot, a Republican. “But I do think it's not a ... If they...

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant misfires once more

OTTAWA - It is always interesting to see what Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is up to. Last month her office used a photo of slain...

Chamber raises issues with MPs over breakfast

It was one of the issues the Chamber raised during the breakfast that also featured Bev Shipley, the Conservative MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. “We have the...

Sarnia-Lambton MP welcomes Conservative party leadership candidate

Leitch first ran in the 2011 election after persistent encouragement from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Prior to that, Leitch used to spend time in Sarnia...