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Wynne comes out with big plans and big spending in risky Ontario budget

The debt burden grew fast under the New Democrats in the early 1990s, began to shrink under the Mike Harris Tories and shrank more in...

Sherring: Local Liberal hug-in can't disguise tarnish to McKenna's brand

Sir John Carling site chosen as new Ottawa hospital site Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna, alongside Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson (L) and Ottawa Centre MPP...

NCC licks its wounds, moves on from political rejection of hospital site

Carleton Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said the NCC won't lose credibility because of the hospital process. “The NCC was doing what the Liberals told them...

In Sunshine Girl

Stephen Harper Former prime minister Stephen Harper waves as he steps away from the podium after addressing delegates during the 2016 Conservative Party Convention in...

Ottawa 2017 party gets $5 M from Feds

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who was joined for Thursday's announcement by Ottawa-area Liberal MPs David McGuinty and Karen McCrimmon, said the money will help...

How the NDP became the villain

While the Ottawa bubble laid most of the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's unprecedented conduct, many in the public focused on faulting the reactions...

Army of Mom: Military captain campaigns for better daycare benefits

Poilievre said he's already received a reply from one of the Liberal cabinet ministers he wrote. Nevertheless, it's ... "I noticed that he was the...

GONE WITH THE WIND?

A previous investigation into the disappearance of files, in the last days of Dalton McGuinty's premiership, about the decisions to cancel two gas-fired generating stations...

Marin: Wynne running circles around a hapless opposition

And Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown (that's “Patrick who?” by the way) was completing the Boston Marathon at a leisurely 4:16, away from all the...

Are the kids in short pants still running the Conservative Party?

True, MP Michael Chong is poised to join the race any day now, but Chong is not exactly remembered as a caucus stalwart for publicly...

Spare a dollar? Jason Kenney had $183000 for needy Conservative candidates

Jason Kenney Conservative MP Jason Kenney arrives for a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 5, 2015. It's good to be Jason...

With friends like these: Brown wearing MacLaren's buffoonery

... about phantom MacLaren supporters, with several pictures taken from the Internet with fake names and glowing endorsements posted to his website to illustrate what...

Conservatives take U-turn, step back from 'business-first' NRC

Gladu, the MP for Sarnia-Lambton, said in an interview that she and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan both want to balance the NRC's applied industrial work...

MPs, senators get pay hike as Canadians struggle with stagnant wages, rising unemployment

Cabinet ministers, interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose and House Speaker Geoff Regan (who get an extra $81,500 for their roles) will get a $4,400 bump...

Concussion bill Rowan's Law in jeopardy if Liberals prorogue

Ironically, back in 2012, the same very same thing happened to a concussion law when Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature. If it happens again, it...

Is omission of marijuana reform in budget a stall tactic?

However, NDP health critic Don Davies says the omission from Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget should be cause for concern. “Obviously nothing has been costed...

Budget translations started before public consulting ended

"This translation process then continues throughout the development of the budget as policy and fiscal decisions are made and chapters receive their final approval," spokesman...

Poilievre goes country

When Justin Trudeau and his Liberals swept the country and rose to a majority government, life changed instantly and dramatically for Pierre Poilievre. He went...

Job market weakened by unsettling trends

Clearly some of this reflects the aftermath of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget in 2012, when the Conservatives got serious about trimming government spending.

Tory MP Gallant fundraiser letter links Easter ham to slain War ...

Outspoken Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is under fire over an email fundraising campaign that combined the sale of Easter hams and the image of Cpl.Tory...

'I am so proud of Canada': Feds OK visit by liver donor

Kidney donor Colin Jayantha Perera (right) along with his son Danushka Perera and daughter in law Bhagya Perera expresses his gratitude for MP Pierre Poilievre...

Peter MacKay says 'smart' Tories can beat Trudeau

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservatives can "absolutely" beat Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the 2019 general election, potential Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay said in an...

Liberal plan to tax stock options a 'job killer', says Tory MP

“If the Liberal government taxes stock options out of existence, promising startup enterprises will lose one of their best tools to attract bright young people...

No time to waste in choosing hospital site, says MPP Lisa MacLeod

The hospital is now reconsidering the former site of the Sir John Carling building, at the east edge of the farm but not on research...

Political ink: Ottawa politicians show off their tattoos

Conservative MP Cathy McLeod got herself inked for an entirely different, though no less significant reason. While Moore got her tattoo at age 19 as...

MPs debating whether to take Friday off

The Globe and MailThe suggestion was part of a package of ideas presented Thursday to a House of Commons committee by Government House Leader Dominic...

MP Mauril Belanger speaks with electronic aide, a House of Commons first

The veteran Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier lost the ability to speak earlier this month because of Lou Gehrig's disease. But no matter. Using special software...

War museum donations under fire

The acceptance of the money puts the war museum in a conflict of interest, said Pierre Nantel, the NDP's critic for the culture and heritage...

The NDP and cauliflower economics

In a new release Friday, they were particularly steamed about their favourite veggie becoming "inexplicably expensive," along with other fruits and vegetables. "Cauliflower has now...

Trudeau government and public servants: Sweet or sour?

The delay has given the new Liberal government time to plan for the negotiating sessions. Treasury Board president Scott Brison was not available for an...

Trudeau should champion sports betting changes

In 2012, Windsor New Democrat MP Joe Comartin sponsored a private member's bill supported by Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. It was approved by all political...

New Conservative leader has big task

Mind you, nobody has even declared their intention of being that next leader. Former Ottawa go-to minister John Baird, a front runner from the moment...

Here are your top Ottawa stories of 2015

Dr. Christy Natsis and her trial for deadly drunk driving (5.7%): It was a long time coming, but after nearly three years of court proceedings,...

Poilievre named NCC, Treasury critic

Pierre Poilievre will be the federal Conservatives' critical voice when it comes to two files that have a major impact on the city of Ottawa.

Former Harper aide not guilty of influence-peddling

But in the end, Carson attempted to influence the wrong people, because those officials had no direct ability to sway First Nations communities to purchase...

Sherring: Capital could suffer as McKenna only local cabinet MP

But Belanger, a long-time Liberal with cabinet experience, was passed over this time. He was first elected in 1995 and was a ... Also shut...

Krayden: Andrew Leslie would be wrong man to lead DND

Leslie was in a tight race with Conservative incumbent Royal Galipeau who had held the seat since 2006. ... Harper made the same error in...

Pot stocks soar following Justin Trudeau, Liberal win

That the markets reacted so dramatically on the morning after Canadians elected a Liberal majority government, with leader Justin Trudeau campaigning on a promise to...

Reid survives tight battle in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Reid has represented the area since 2000, and was seeking his sixth consecutive term as MP. The newly-created Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston riding sits in traditionally staunch Conservative...

Popular Lauzon makes it 5 straight in Stormont

Eleven years ago, Guy Lauzon was a champion for the Conservative Party, knocking off former Cornwall mayor and Liberal MP Bob Kilger. The MP for...

McCrimmon 'blown away' by trust from Kanata-Carleton

A traditional blue-voting region, the Conservatives tapped Pamic to carry party flag after Gordon O'Connor announced he was retiring from politics. That left a door...

Liberal Greg Fergus unseats NDP's Nycole Turmel in Hull-Aylmer

Liberal Greg Fergus has won over the riding from incumbent NDP MP Nycole Turmel. Turmel was the Chief Opposition Whip for the NDP, and also...

MPs look back at their 'foxhole moment' on the Hill

Cleary remembers seeing the security guard leave the NDP caucus room, closing the door and standing in front of it to guard it. Shortly after,...

Larocque: The art of building a cabinet

From left to right, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are seen at various points during the Globe...

Tory Cheryl Gallant turfed while campaigning in long-term-care home

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is being accused of a "disrespectful" act to some "vulnerable" voters after she crashed a Renfrew nursing home to drum up...

Is Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in play?

Conservative incumbent Pierre Lemieux ended a 44-year Liberal streak in the riding in the 2006 election, winning by an extremely tight 203 votes, and in...

Tories may regret shutting out potential Ottawa candidates

Even more surprisingly than the race in Nepean, Liberals have also been making a surge in the traditionally staunch Conservative territory of Kanata-Carleton. In the...

As the Campaign Turns: Will Tom be undone by a veiled woman? Will Justin ...

CTV NewsThe NDP says Harper sold out Canadian jobs, giving away too many concessions to make a deal and they might not commit to the...

Tories in trouble in some local ridings: Poll

Pontiac, long considered a bellwether riding -- with West Quebec voters electing a candidate from the winning party in each election from 1980 to 2011...

Out of John Baird's shadow? High-profile MP's departure leaves vacuum in riding

Left without an incumbent candidate in the wake of John Baird's resignation from his post as MP, candidates who in the past may have been...