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Opposition parties want committee recalled to probe Phoenix pay 'debacle'

CBC.ca"We are truly disappointed to see the Liberal members of this committee ignore our request to convene an emergency meeting," said Conservative public services critic...

Unpaid civil servants facing banking fees should be reimbursed, says Foote

... at the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Liberals forced the implementation of a system that was not fully operational, putting in jeopardy the financial stability...

Red tape cutting law is putting safety at risk, must be repealed, says PSAC

The Conservatives had launched into a wide-ranging push to cut red tape, long a source of frustration for small business owners, in 2012 after a...

Veteran cabinet minister, MP Tony Clement expected to seek Tory leadership

Macleans.caOTTAWA — Former Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement is expected to throw his hat into the ring Tuesday to seek his party's leadership. The longtime...

Dying MP's gender-neutral national anthem bill passes third reading in Commons

CBC.caThe Conservatives opposed the bill on the grounds that important pieces of the national heritage shouldn't be trifled with. If they are changed, it should...

Conservatives say no to making Andrew Leslie the sponsor of national-anthem bill

"It's not about (Belanger), it's about the bill itself, and the vast majority of our caucus are opposed to the bill," said Conservative House leader...

Lelu Island: 101

The district also supports CEAA's draft report, Port Edward officials outlined in a letter approved by Mayor Dave MacDonald and council. ... of Hudson's Hope,...

BC VIEWS: Harper-style ads carry on here

The Trudeau Liberal government has begun to rein in federal government advertising, which grew to new heights with the Stephen Harper government's “Economic Action Plan,”...

Conservative Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says a lot has changed in the three years since she voted against a proposed bill that would have...

Air pressure: clamour for federal help for Bombardier grows amid layoffs

Montreal GazetteAnd while Quebec Conservative MP Maxime Bernier called the layoffs "very tough news" for affected families, he said over the long term it might...

Five things to know about the pipeline debate

Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer opened Thursday's question period in the House of Commons by saying the younger Trudeau plans to "devastate the western economy...

Diplomats welcome Canada's shift on Iran

OTTAWA - Some of Canada's top allies are welcoming the Liberal government's decision to re-engage with Iran because they say the hardline stance of the...

Time not on assisted-death committee's side

OTTAWA - Canada's patchwork of federal, provincial and territorial governments will be a challenge for the senators and MPs tasked with forging a response to...

BC seeks relief for aging population costs

After the Conservative majority government was elected in 2011, then-finance minister Jim Flaherty tied health care increases to economic growth, with a minimum increase of...

Homeless census to proceed, despite dissent

The details are laid out in a May briefing note to Conservative MP Candice Bergen, who was minister of state for social development at the...

BC Conservatives look for leader

The B.C. Conservatives were briefly represented in the B.C. legislature in 2012 after Duncan, a long-time Reform and Conservative MP, orchestrated the defection of Abbotsford...

Revelstoke 2015 Year in Review – Part 4

High drama kept voters in Kootenay-Columbia awake into the small hours, as Conservative David Wilks and New Democrat Wayne Stetski traded the lead down to...

Martin defends column in Scud Stud defamation case

National PostTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh. — image ... Martin said his interest grew after reading other columns outlining Kent's criticism of Tory leader Ed Stelmach...

Throne speech to be short, tightly focused

Toronto StarHalifax Liberal MP Geoff Regan and Toronto Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi are also in the running to be Speaker, along with a lone Conservative...

Tootoo's story of personal, political success

Last month, Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq, claiming the federal riding of Nunavut. He now wants to provide the territory a fresh...

Rookie Tories prepare for life in Ottawa

National PostAbout a third of the new Conservative caucus is comprised of rookies, some coming from other political careers like Watts, while others like Karen...

Canada Post halts community mailbox conversion

The Globe and MailConservative MP Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon) said he'll be interested to see if Canada Post balances its budget through more efficiencies or...

Harper fuelled turnout of aboriginal voters

A record 10 aboriginal MPs were elected when the Liberals swept to power Monday, ending the Conservative rule of almost a decade. In Kenora, where...

Conservative leadership hopefuls weigh in

Toronto StarOther names that have been circulating as potential leadership candidates include MPs Lisa Raitt, Kenney, Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Tony Clement. The Conservative...

Election 2015: Thoughts on a wild election night

On top of the Liberal's surprise majority victory, we also got to watch as the local polls swung back and forth between Conservative incumbent David...

Names fly as Conservatives plan for leadership

MP Michael Chong, a politician who earned a reputation for defending the voice of individual MPs and calling for civility in the Commons, is another...

Conservatives sift ashes, look to future

The Globe and MailDuring the flight, he sat alternately with longtime aide Ray Novak and party president John Walsh. In the days to come, the...

Election 2015: NDP takes Kootenay-Columbia

High drama kept voters in Kootenay-Columbia awake into the small hours, as Conservative David Wilks and New Democrat Wayne Stetski traded the lead down to...

Election results: Liberal majority looms as red wave washes into BC

National PostThose results include a sweep for the Liberals in all 32 Atlantic seats, with Conservative cabinet ministers Gail Shea and Bernard Valcourt and Halifax...

Nothing left of Election 2015 but to vote

Montreal GazetteKitchener Centre Conservative candidate Stephen Woodworth said it really matters when a race is this tight. "I know the traditional wisdom is that the...

Conservative intervened in licence bids

In February 2013, Dawson admonished Jim Flaherty, then finance minister, and two parliamentary secretaries — Eve Adams and Colin Carrie — for breaching the Conflict...

A brief history of health spending

These galloping increases continued until the Conservative majority of 2011, after which then-finance minister Jim Flaherty came to Victoria to inform provincial finance ministers of...

RCAF retires only 4 Sea Kings in near future

Ottawa CitizenThe Conservative government, which has struggled to deliver replacement maritime helicopters, went to great lengths last spring — before the election call — to...

Cities debate marijuana dispensary authority

Lower Mainland communities found majority support at last week's Union of B.C. Municipalities convention to bypass legal wrangling over medical marijuana access, as a court...

Kootenay-Columbia a dead heat between Conservatives and NDP, poll says

Revelstoke MountaineerThe results put Conservative candidate David Wilks and NDP candidate Wayne Stetski in a dead heat, with 37 per cent support each amongst decided...