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Liberal MP Mauril Belanger dead at 61

Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger gives the thumbs up as he receives applause after using a tablet with text-to-speech program to defend his proposed changes to...

Thousands celebrate Windsor-Essex Pride

... front of the march with a small Canadian flag; NDP Members of Parliament Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh), Brian Masse (Windsor West) and Tracey Ramsey (Essex);...

Windsor Essex kicks off Pridefest

Other elected officials attending were Essex MP Tracey Ramsey, Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield, and Windsor West MP Brian Masse. Masse praised his NDP colleagues for...

Windsor bike summit hears of cross-border cycling potential

Windsor West MP Brian Masse said bike lanes have been included as part of the request for proposal for the publicly-funded Gordie Howe International Bridge...

Windsor's first Ronald McDonald House opens to the public

NDP MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh Percy Hatfield, far left, Ronald McDonald, MPP Lisa Gretzky (NDP-Windsor West), Mayor Drew Dilkens, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario executive...

Annual report on harassment policy for MPs has yet to be released

Legislators in Ottawa agreed it was necessary to create policies to address sexual harassment complaints in 2014, after two female NDP MPs came forward with...

The Liberal privacy campaign that died with the election: Tim Harper

“We must deny the Conservatives permission to allow the transmission of personal information without the authorization of a judge,'' wrote Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa),...

Hamilton pensioners prepare next move in fight with US Steel

A major fear of opponents has been that if the American company is given the strength of the largest secured creditor, it would shape a...

MP Masse brings back single-sports betting legislation

Windsor West MP Brian Masse is trying his luck by introducing a private member's bill to allow single-event sports betting after the last bill stalled...

Windsor-made videos ask young people to 'Make it Happen'

“One's kind of entrepreneurial, one is more the sporting not-for-profit element, but both have a great, unique story to tell,” said Pilon, who produced the...

Family of Windsor man Salim Alaradi reacts to charges of allegedly supporting terrorism

Since then, Marwa and her family has worked on a campaign to see Alaradi released. They have met with Canadian officials, their MP Brian Masse...

Tony Clement organizers meet to discuss possible leadership bid

The race to select a full-time replacement for Stephen Harper as Conservative leader is quietly heating up. Sources told the Toronto Star that the first...

Throne speech positive in areas, lacking in others: MP Masse

Masse said this throne speech wasn't much different from speeches under the previous Conservative government. Throne speeches typically don't have specifics on the issues discussed,...

Windsor Veterans Affairs office reopening applauded, but details requested

Windsor West NDP candidate and incumbent MP Brian Masse, centre-right, poses for a photo with veterans Mike Lepine, left, Bruce Moncur, centre-left, and Glen Thomson,...

Bringing attention to Canada's political problems: Windsor-Tecumseh's Laura ...

The elementary school teacher acknowledged retiring NDP MP Joe Comartin's own open door policy and his methods of fighting for the people but Chesnik said...

Keeping it Orange: Windsor West incumbent Brian Masse wants to continue ...

Even with polls showing Windsor West incumbent NDP MP Brian Masse likely to take the riding, he's not planning to relax until he gets the...

Immigration and refugee policies centre stage in federal election campaign

For the New Democrats, “the file is incredibly important for a number of reasons,” says Andrew Cash, NDP MP and the party's multiculturalism critic. From...

Keeping Windsor-Tecumseh orange: Cheryl Hardcastle continues push for NDP

Hardcastle is hoping to take over the position from Windsor-Tecumseh's current NDP MP Joe Comartin who has held the position for the past 15 years.

Outgoing MP Joe Comartin thanks local labour...

Though the federal election was the main discussion topic at the 2015 Labour Day parade in Windsor, much attention was paid to outgoing Windsor-Tecumseh MP...

Essex Conservative candidate, Jeff Watson, seeks his fourth re-election

The Conservative candidate has represented the Essex region in Ottawa for eleven years and said that he has changed since he was first elected. “I...

NDP MP Brian Masse launches re-election campaign

With Windsor about to enter week three of the 2015 federal election, Windsor West incumbent MP Brian Masse launched his re-election campaign Saturday. Masse, who...

Windsor-Essex Pride Parade brings out thousands of people in support

... both the Liberal and NDP candidates from across the region marching and riding in cars to show their support. Windsor West MP Brian Masse...

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair tries to win over Ontario

OurWindsor.ca... and it's not anymore,” said Jeganathan, a Tamil-Canadian who lives in North York and recently helped out with a job fair organized by NDP...

NDP leader Tom Mulcair promises change for Windsor and Canada

While at the rally Mulcair also commended MP Brian Masse (NDP-Windsor West) and MP Joe Comartin (NDP-Windsor-Tecumseh) for their work in the region and said...

Thomas Mulcair seeks to ease fears on NDP...

During the 2011 election campaign and in the months that followed, NDP insiders insisted quietly the Clarity Act was there in spirit, if not in...

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate, dollar plunges to lowest since 2009

“If the outlook of the Bank of Canada is confirmed, then we risk actually starting an election campaign in a recession, and the government will...

Iran nuclear deal proves power of diplomacy: analysis

Remember, as you parse the cascading conservative fury, that the United States is in the thrall of its quadrennial clown-car festival, with presidential contender Donald...

Stephen Harper's cult of personality harms Conservative election chances ...

Ottawa CitizenCan it be true? Did the Conservatives refuse to let eminently qualified Newfoundland lawyer Ches Crosbie carry the party's banner in the upcoming federal...

Conservative leader Patrick Brown to march in Toronto Pride parade

Patrick Brown, who successfully courted social conservatives en route to winning the Tory leadership last month, will march in Sunday's Pride parade. The Progressive Conservative...

Is Canada's middle class really hurting? Goar

For the governing Conservatives, there is no issue. “Every Canadian is better off today than they were under the Liberals,” says Social Development Minister Candice...

Gilles Duceppe's return changes election dynamic...

Ottawa CitizenTo wit, more than half a dozen candidates are vying for the privilege of taking on Liberal MP Marc Garneau for the NDP in...

Justin Trudeau starts to turn the corner: Hepburn

It's been so bad for Trudeau that many long-time Liberal supporters fear the party may never regain the enthusiasm and drive it enjoyed when Trudeau...

Conservatives choose retaliation over redress when it comes to aboriginals ...

McArthur has since been promoted, and is now the chief of staff to Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford. Blackstock will donate the $20,000 to charity,...

Conservatives play risky game with politics of division

The enfeebled NDP in Harper's first two campaigns meant he could pound Paul Martin and the hapless Stéphane Dion relentlessly. The enfeebled Liberals under Professor...

Evan Solomon avoids media after firing

Veteran NDP MP Peter Stoffer said he not only consider Solomon an “astute political analyst” but also a friend. “I am sorry for everything he...

A birthday to forget inside a notorious Iranian prison

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar took on Malekpour's case in Parliament, writing in the National Post that “the Iranian authorities have used censorship and...

Terror and the campaign to re-elect Stephen Harper: Walkom

The Globe and MailOn Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to Montreal to re-announce increased funding for the RCMP's anti-terror unit. The campaign to re-elect...

Critics say Fraser Institute letter highlights 'enormous lack of clarity' in ...

“This is a great example of the enormous lack of clarity in the rules governing charities and inconsistency in the application by the CRA of...

Immigration policy will be part of election conversation, opposition says

“I don't think we're doing ourselves a favour by erecting all these barriers and imposing new burdensome conditions,” says John McCallum, Liberal immigration critic. “With...

Three routes to winning new Canadian and ethnic votes

The Conservatives aren't keen to discuss their strategy to win new Canadian or ethnic votes. Repeated requests by the Star to discuss the issue went...

Patrick Brown, Brian Jean are no longer faceless: Tim Harper

Saturday, Brown easily defeated Christine Elliott to become opposition leader in Ontario, toppling an establishment candidate linked to the Harper Conservatives through her late husband...

Ontario PCs prepare to move forward under Patrick Brown

National PostFormer premier Mike Harris said it will take time for MPPs to jell under Brown, who will be the first party leader since John...

Paul Martin building to see repairs after years of concern

In response to a question from Masse, Diane Finley, minister of public works and government services, revealed in January the federal government has spent over...

Conservative MP takes the stand against Mike Duffy as Crown witness

Duffy's daily calendar — entered as evidence — shows he attended political fundraisers that week, for John Duncan, and MPs Dick Harris, Ron Cannan, Cathy...

Toronto Star's View: Harper's pre-election ad blitz is an abuse of taxpayer ...

In the short term the Conservative government is spending $13.5 million through the finance department and tax agency flogging its budget, which featured “handouts to...

Six rookie NDP MPs gear up for an election they hope to win

The so-called orange wave sent 58 rookie NDP MPs from Quebec to Parliament Hill, the majority of whom never hoped to win their seats. The...

Windsor politicians react to Detroit land deal with bridge company

Brian Masse, MP for Windsor West, said the deal is “unfortunate” because although the city is acquiring more land than it's giving up, it's still...

Jo-Anne Gignac vies for Windsor-Tecumseh federal Conservative nomination

The Windsor-Tecumseh riding has been held by NDP MP Joe Comartin since 2000. Comartin announced last June he would not seek re-election. The seat has...

Music copyright changes in federal budget hit a sour note: Geist

The Conservative government's budget this week included benefits for some families, assistance for seniors and future tax reductions for small businesses. While those measures were...

Why Stephen Harper's Conservatives won't give Omar Khadr a break: Walkom

This time, the pawn-master is Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose government announced Friday that it will appeal a judge's ruling to grant the 28-year-old Canadian...