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MacPherson: Saying "fart" in Parliament has long and rich history

MacPherson: Saying "fart" in Parliament has long and rich historyA Conservative who said fart in Parliament was Rick Norlock, former Ontario Provincial Police officer and...

Extent of drinking water contamination unclear after Husky oil spill

Prince Albert Conservative MP Randy Hoback said while he had some concerns about the initial response to the spill, he's since seen “drastic improvements.” At...

'God put conservatives on earth to stop taxes everywhere, forever': Brad Trost

But with major former cabinet ministers in the race like Kellie Leitch, Maxime Bernier and Tony Clement, plus potential entrants like Lisa Raitt, Kevin O'Leary...

Douglas Todd: Are Canadians prepared to pay for elderly immigrants?

Unlike the Australian government, Canada's new federal Liberal government is operating on the assumption that Canadians are ready to spend more on immigrant seniors, even...

Athabasca leaders optimistic about relationship with feds after Ottawa trip

The federal Liberals campaigned on a promise of renewed nation-to-nation discourse with First Nations leaders; those who travelled to Ottawa said this was apparent in...

Editorial: Anti-radicalization work is important

The Minister of Public Safety, Saskatchewan's own Ralph Goodale, assured participants that the Liberal government intends to move ahead with amendments to C-51, making sure...

Setting priorities key to implementing UN declaration on indigenous rights, expert says

Ottawa CitizenThe Liberal government adopted the international declaration earlier this month, when Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said the government is working to implement the...

Defeated Tory candidate topped federal election campaign spending in Saskatchewan

Defeated Conservative candidate Rob Clarke spent nearly four times as much on his federal election campaign as NDP candidate Georgina Jolibois, who defeated him in...

LONG READ: 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...

BC drives national life-and-death debate

Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, NDP): “If we do not have legislation in place by the June 6 date given by the Supreme Court, then we...

Gallery: The Week in Photos (April 22-28)

Here's a look at some of the best StarPhoenix pictures from the past week in and around Saskatoon. A women rides a horse carrying the...

Gallery: Prime Minister and Sask Premier meet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Premier Brad Wall in Saskatoon as part of a two-day stop in the province after a Liberal cabinet retreat...

Protesters feel TPP consultations in Saskatoon 'closed-door' event

Prince Albert Conservative MP Randy Hoback, a member of the standing committee, said his party continues to rally behind the TPP because it will provide...

Port of Vancouver's jet-fuel pipeline approval surprises minister

OTTAWA — The Port of Vancouver has apologized to the federal government for not giving Transport Minister Marc Garneau advance notice that it was issuing...

Government 'bungled' its handling of the resource sector downturn: Scheer

The Liberal government has “bungled” its management of the resource downturn by withholding extended employment insurance benefits from the hub of Saskatchewan's oil extraction industry,...

Sask. stakeholders and politicians weigh in on federal budget

Conservative MP for Regina Qu'Appelle Andrew Scheer said the federal budget missed out on what was fundamentally important to Saskatchewan, as it lacks a resource...

Vaughn Palmer: BC Green party platform is a work in progress

Green candidate Pete Fry, son of federal Liberal MP Hedy Fry, took 27 per cent of the vote, enough to finish second. But the turnout...

Editorial: IT behemoth needs repairs urgently

The response of the Liberal government has been to blame the Conservatives instead of presenting a plan to fix SSC. Public Services Minister Judy Foote...

Year in review: UFC makes its Saskatoon debut in August

... that created three urban-only ridings. One of the closely watched campaigns was that of Conservative candidate Kevin Waugh, a television sports broadcaster who unseated...

MacPherson: Trudeau Liberals breaking promises like pretzel sticks

Only when Justin Trudeau's Liberals were safely elected did they finally concede the target not only was unrealistic but impossible. The 25,000 by Christmas then...

Block, Ritz among Saskatchewan MPs part of the Conservative's new shadow cabinet

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose announced Friday that Carleton Trail-Eagle Creek MP Kelly Block will serve as the Conservative critic for transport. Former minister of...

Long-form census back, along with possible penalties

National PostThe previous Conservative government talked about changing this, but never did. Liberal MP Ted Hsu, who did not seek re-election, also tabled a private...

Optimism greets new ag minister

He replaces Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster, who has held the post since 2007. While the agriculture minister has little impact on day-to-day...

Recount set for northern riding

CBC.caDesnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River was previously held by Conservative MP Rob Clarke. Clarke, the only Saskatchewan incumbent to lose his seat, finished third in the polls. Voter...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Two of those came to victory this month after defeating Conservative incumbents. Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich...

Saskatchewan's first-time MPs look to Ottawa

Two of those came to victory this month after defeating Conservative incumbents. Kevin Waugh, Conservative MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, defeated former foreign affairs minister Lynne Yelich...

Canada's unlikeliest MP: Ruth Ellen Brosseau went from 'Vegas Girl' to NDP ...

We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for...

Conservative grip loosens in Sask

Saskatoon will be represented by two Conservatives - five-time winner Brad Trost and rookie Kevin Waugh - as well as the NDP's Sheri Benson. All...

Saskatoon-Grasswood: Conservative Waugh knocks off Muggli, Bell

There weren't many times I had to introduce myself,” Waugh told reporters at his election night party at the Greenbryre Golf and Country Club. Earlier...

Conservative Brad Trost wins Saskatoon-University riding

What was expected by many observers to be a hotly-contested race, thanks largely to the redrawing of ridings, was instead another clear victory for Conservative...

Editorial: Harper, Tories best choice

Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News (blog)For the past several federal elections, Saskatchewan's electoral map has been bathed almost completely in blue, with a small patch...

Tight battle for first in new Saskatoon-Grasswood riding

Earlier this year, Waugh shocked political observers by beating veteran MP Lynne Yelich in a nomination battle to represent the Conservative Party in the newly...

Tight battle for first in new riding

Earlier this year, Waugh shocked political observers by beating veteran MP Lynne Yelich in a nomination battle to represent the Conservative Party in the newly...

Strategic voting is going to be a big factor in Saskatoon: polls

Leadnow has not yet endorsed a candidate in any Saskatoon riding, but members said they will consult community members this weekend and officially endorse the...

Strategic voting is going to be a big factor in Saskatoon: polls

Leadnow has not yet endorsed a candidate in any Saskatoon riding, but members said they will consult community members this weekend and officially endorse the...

Strategic voting to be big factor

Leadnow has not yet endorsed a candidate in any Saskatoon riding, but members said they will consult community members this weekend and officially endorse the...

Cuthand: Election could be key for First Nations' progress

The Conservative candidates include Leona Aglukkaq, who served as environment minister, Rob Clarke, a former member of the RCMP, and Peter Penashue, former grand chief...

Election could be key for First Nations' progress

The Conservative candidates include Leona Aglukkaq, who served as environment minister, Rob Clarke, a former member of the RCMP, and Peter Penashue, former grand chief...

Fed up with the big three? Try these

Ousted NDP MP Manon Perreault will also try to defend her riding of Montcalm under the FeD banner this time around. Neither separatist nor strictly...

Bracing for battle in greater Toronto

National PostThe Tories are competitive in the three Brampton seats they currently hold - Parm Gill's riding of Brampton North, Bal Gosal in Brampton Centre...

Anne Jarvis: 'As decent a human being as anyone I know'

He started out a Liberal when his sister, a friend of the late Mark MacGuigan, the former Windsor Walkerville MP who became Minister of Justice...

Will snubbing candidates' forums hurt Kelly Block?

Incumbent Conservative candidate Kelly Block has adopted a cautious strategy in skipping all-candidates forums in Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek. That, however, could turn out to be...

Ask about registry

Only Ralph Goodale, the lone Liberal MP from Saskatchewan, stood with Quebec, Jack Layton, Stephane Dion and Gilles Duceppe to maintain the $2-billion dollar boondoggle.

Time short on woman's quest to vote

Romeo Saganash, the incumbent for Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik- Eeyou, said Monday "the niqab is an oppressor's clothing," while last week NDP incumbent candidate Pierre Nantel told constituents...

The team behind the NDP economic machine

The Potential Ministers Among Mulcair's incumbent lawmakers, three represent his go-to public voices on the economy: Guy Caron, who represents a rural Quebec district, holds...

The team behind the NDP economic machine

The Potential Ministers Among Mulcair's incumbent lawmakers, three represent his go-to public voices on the economy: Guy Caron, who represents a rural Quebec district, holds...

Public service 'virtually impotent'

Page calls a May 2012 public accounts committee on the F-35 fighter jet purchase "a low point in the recent history of our democracy" because...

'We lost our innocence'

In this photo provided by Conservative MP Nina Grewal, MPs barricade themselves in a meeting room on Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, 2014 after hearing...

Cooper: Many local candidates inspiring

The Conservative party is notorious for party discipline, but Brad Trost has a track record of not caring what the boys in short pants think,...

Mulcair appeals for tolerance on niqab issue

(The announcement the decision would be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada was made in Trois-Rivieres by Harper's Quebec lieutenant, Denis Lebel.) "The Conservatives...