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Long-simmering political feud behind Hubich's SLRB rejection

On a videotape of what seemed to be a boozy 1991 election night — that now-infamous tape where Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski made anti-gay slurs...

Trudeau wants to work with Trump as threat to scrap NAFTA looms

Despite the rural Saskatchewan setting — where the Liberals have not performed well in decades — the Prime Minister was warmly received by the crowd.

Gone and missed: people who left us in 2016

Dick Assman, the humble, but good-natured service station employee who in 1995 briefly became a star on David Letterman's late-night TV shows due to his...

In tough times, it's important to hang together | Regina Leader-Post

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks at a campaign rally in London, Ont. on Oct. 4, 2015. Columnist Greg Fingas writes that it is important for...

Agriculture Minister MacAulay promises "every effort'' to get grain to market

Agriculture Minister MacAulay promises "every effort'' to get grain to marketAgricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan president Norm Hall, who met with MacAulay and Goodale Thursday,...

Fingas: Civil liberties no better under Liberals

Faced with that pattern of delay, NDP MP Randall Garrison has announced his intention to introduce a private members' bill to put the contents of...

Mandryk: Political hypocrisy over impaired driving

Don McMorris may be a good man and father, who is justifiably proud of his political accomplishments and those of his snowboarding sons Craig and...

Local MPs at heart of Phoenix controversy

And by coincidence, Weir and another southern Saskatchewan MP, Conservative Tom Lukiwski, find themselves at the heart of the matter. Weir is the federal NDP's...

Winter traffic safety among University of Regina studies to get federal funding

... as biology, physics, math and engineering “and will undoubtedly produce the next generation of smart, new ideas that will make the economy stronger and...

Carbon capture project repaired at least six times a day on average since May 2013

An emailed statement from SaskPower spokesman Jonathan Tremblay said, “we remain in dispute resolution processes with more than one contractor. All processes are subject to...

Trudeau accused of breaking promise on West Coast marine safety

They need to fix these mistakes. We want our safety back,” said Abram. NDP MP Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam), who served on the committee with...

Two Nigerian students in trouble: the rest of the story

Students, faculty, Wascana Liberal MP Ralph Goodale and the Saskatchewan Party also lobbied Ottawa — to no avail. “It's a circumstance and a situation that...

Bernier begins campaign for Conservative leadership in Regina

Small government, lower taxes and a balanced budget are three things Maxime Bernier wants to bring to the Conservative Party as leader. Bernier, a Quebec...

Romeo Saganash's tour comes to Saskatchewan

Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (Quebec), addressing members of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council in Fort Qu'Appelle. He is in Saskatchewan to garner...

End-of-life bill brings demonstrators to MP's office

Whatever response he got as he visited Saskatchewan this week, Justin Trudeau had few fans in MP Ralph Goodale's office midday Wednesday. Demonstrators filled the...

Regina MP Andrew Scheer rumoured to run for Conservative Party leadership

Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan MP Tom Lukiwski is hoping Scheer takes the step. Some caucus members have encouraged Scheer to run, and while Lukiwski isn't one...

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose urges PM Justin Trudeau to support pipeline projects

Federal Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose finished a tour of EVRAZ's Regina steelworks with a plea to the prime minister to throw his political weight...

Judge dismisses all 31 charges against Senator Mike Duffy

But not everyone saw the Duffy controversy as an indictment of the party or the Conservative government. “In my riding, it was about Mr. Duffy...

Johnstone: Wheat board battle may not be over

1, 2012 — touted as “Marketing Freedom Day” by then-agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and the Conservative government — was a dark day indeed. For pro-board...

Research bucks for U of R

Bringing the cash was federal Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale, who said Friday's ceremony in Regina was being duplicated on 32 other university campuses across...

Mandryk: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks for the right in Canada

The Liberals could only muster 3.6 per cent of the vote — a level it hasn't stooped to since the Grant Devine Progressive Conservatives' first...

'Canada rocks!': Neil Patrick Harris shares Tofino love on Instagram

Their weekend getaway coincided with the start of production in Vancouver on A Series of Unfortunate Events, the new Netflix series inspired by Daniel Handler's...

Tories accuse Liberals of reneging on $4.3B compensation for supply-managed sector

But the spending was never authorized by the former government, meaning the Liberals are not bound to fund the compensation package. International Trade Minister Chrystia...

Johnstone: Liberal budget reminds us what 'activist government' looks like

But Morneau is doing exactly what his Liberal predecessors, Ralph Goodale and Paul Martin, did when they were in his finance minister's shoes: under-promise and...

Federal budget 'slim pickins' for farmers

There was no mention of the $160-million Agri-Food Value Added Investment Fund, which was promised by Liberal Agriculture Minister Lawrence Macaulay. Also absent was an...

Letter: We need full assessment of pipeline project impacts

Re: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski's March 11 letter about the Energy East pipeline. Unlike the former (Harper) government's willingness to push blindly forward and waste...

Fingas: Liberals should support NDP idea on electoral reform committee

Last week, NDP MP Nathan Cullen unveiled a proposal for party representation on the House of Commons committee tasked with a review of Canada's electoral...

Tory MPs try to rebrand party after defeat

“That's a good way to put it,” said re-elected Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback in an interview Tuesday. “It's a little like being down 10-0...

Johnstone: Can Liberals live up to their promise(s)?

Conservative environment critic Ed Fast said the 1.5 C degree target was “symptomatic” of the Liberals' tendency to “over-promise and under deliver.” It's a habit...

Mandryk: Harper labours while Wall learns

By appointing a series of obstreperous attack dogs (jailed Dean Del Mastro, Pierre Poilievre, Paul Calandra) to obfuscate during question period to legitimate questions to...

Mandryk: Tories' problem? It is all about Stephen Harper

The problem with the Conservative campaign is certainly not the lack of hardcore supporters who traditionally vote Conservative, anyway. It's all about those reluctant to...

Mandryk: Right supports nanny state, too

It can be a daily occurrence in government, although purported nanny-state haters – largely, freemarket, free-enterprise conservatives – don't make quite as much of a...

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale gets public safety post in surprise move

Ralph Goodale admits a job as Canada's public safety minister was “not something he'd given a lot of thought about” — until he learned he'd...

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale gets public safety post in surprise move

Ralph Goodale admits a job as Canada's public safety minister was “not something he'd given a lot of thought about” — until he learned he'd...

Observers ponder Liberal Ralph Goodale's next political gig

He hasn't made it, but a senior post in Justin Trudeau's new cabinet — to be unveiled Wednesday — seems certain for Goodale, an experienced...

Liberal government means Sask. Party will court Goodale

Liberal Party candidate Ralph Goodale speaks to supporters after his election win in Regina Wascana on Monday night. Photograph by: Don Healy , . The...

Conservatives win big in federal election in Saskatchewan

Incumbents Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle), Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster), David Anderson (Cypress Hills-Grasslands), Robert Gordon Kitchen (Souris-Moose Mountain), Randy Hoback (Prince Albert) and Kelly Block (Carlton Trail-Eagle...

Door-to-door campaigning matters to voters in Regina-Qu'Appelle riding

Initially, they were not leaning toward the Conservatives, but Scheer's visit may have changed their minds. Liberal Candidate Della Anaquod is also using the last...

Conservatives still leading in Sask. with 34% support, according to new poll

Ward said Regina-Qu'Appelle should be safe for Conservative incumbent Andrew Scheer to reclaim. He expects Regina-Lewvan to be the hardest riding to predict and the...

Conservatives still leading in Sask. with 34% support, according to new poll

Toronto SunLee Ward, political science associate professor at the University of Regina's Campion College, believes Regina's Liberal support is overrepresented by Regina-Wascana incumbent Ralph Goodale.

Conservative candidates pipe up about Saskatchewan's natural resources

Andrew Scheer, incumbent and candidate for Regina-Qu'Appelle, said the local impact of certain issues sometimes get lost during national campaigns. “In Ottawa or in national...

Accusations and economy dominate Regina debates

News Talk 980 CJMEWith all the jabs aimed at incumbent Andrew Scheer and his Conservative party, there was somehow still enough time for every candidate...

Mandryk: Second-term bug ready to bite Wall

Set aside the personal issues (like the 24-year-old video tape showing Wall and his staff acting like jack wagons, and current Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski...

Debate gives Regina students insight into election process

REGINA,Sk: September 24, 2015 -- Photo of a candidates debate at Leboldus High School In Regina Sept. 24, 2015. Ralph Goodale (Liberal), April Bourgeois (NDP),...

Hard feelings linger in Moose Jaw Tory race

But Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback, who served as returning officer during the meeting, says such claims are wrong. ... Lukiwski was the only Conservative...

Mandryk: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's deficit track is bad news

Contrary to the view of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, this is actually very good news. Or at least, it's certainly better news than the six...

Food serves as main course at election forum

None of the Conservative candidates — Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle), Trent Fraser (Regina-Lewvan) and Michael Kram (Regina-Wascana) — fired back at Goodale because they were not...

Johnstone: Trudeau right about small business tax

NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen agreed with his old adversary that Trudeau was “smearing small business as tax cheats,'' and demanded an apology, while Defence...

Johnstone: Trudeau right about small business tax

NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen agreed with his old adversary that Trudeau was “smearing small business as tax cheats,'' and demanded an apology, while Defence...

Mandryk: Heart of the Conservatives has become rather heartless

Does anyone remember this mailout from incumbent Conservative MP Kelly Block, now running in Carlton Trail - Eagle Creek in October 2012? It was headlined...