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Now retired, former MP Joe Preston is elected to Conservative Party National Council

The newly-elected Conservative Party National Council members for Ontario, former Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston, left, Kara Johnson, Matthew John and Matthijs van Gaalen, pose for...

NDP satellite saga in Federal Court as issue continues to bedevil party

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters following a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. A Federal Court hearing...

Department of National Defence funding to the tune of $1.2 million for ...

Members of the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment, The Elgins, and outgoing Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston were on hand for the official announcement Thursday. Preston said...

MP Joe Preston happy to wind down political career with Conservative's first ...

But in this case, not for Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston who, Tuesday afternoon in Ottawa, was on hand for delivery of Finance Minister Joe Oliver's...

Canada will expand anti-ISIS bombing until April 2016: Sources

Hull-Aylmer NDP MP Nycole Turmel came at Kenney with another question about Syria, saying it was her understanding that the motion would be tabled Monday...

Sister of slain soldier testifies in favour of anti-terror bill

Earlier in the day, NDP MP Charmaine Borg presented a petition with more than 100,000 signatures against bill, while Liberal MP Wayne Easter, a former...

Income splitting will cost $2.2B, benefit 15% of Canadian families, budget ...

Liberal revenue critic Emmanuel Dubourg called the report "devastating" for the government. "We remember that (late finance minister) Jim Flaherty disagreed with income splitting, so...

Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston's private member's bill must travel quickly

Joe Preston says he's reasonably optimistic his private member's bill to amend the Statistics Act will pass before Parliament breaks for the summer. But the...

Parliament Hill staying closed to public

"I still want (citizens) in the gallery watching us debate, but let's let the experts do their analysis" on what security measures need to be...

Kremlin-owned energy giant to bolster its image at World Cup in Canada next ...

Conservative MP Eve Adams said last week Canada refuses to "give legitimacy" to the Russian state by sending delegates to Moscow. Yet Gazprom, an international...

Letters give rare insight into post-war hardships

Elgin-Middlesex-London MP JOE PRESTON was reported saying there was no doubt he and fellow Tories would vote this week in support of Canada joining the...

MPs demanding Iran stop executions

"Evil occurs when good people do nothing," Conservative John Weston said. "As Canadians we promote freedom, democracy and humanitarian aid and we will continue to...

Adam Douglas of Port Stanley seeking Conservative Party nomination for Elgin ...

The nomination process is not yet open but potential candidates can declare their intention to seek the nomination and replace retiring E-M-L Conservative MP Joe...

Karen Vecchio seeking federal Conservative nomination for Elgin-Middlesex ...

Karen Vecchio has entered the race to succeed her long-time boss as the federal Conservative candidate for Elgin-Middlesex-London. Vecchio, an executive assistant to E-M-L Conservative...

Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston targets penalty for not filling out ...

Joe Preston is using his final chance to move a private member's bill in the House of Commons to make good on a long-standing election...

Mulcair now satisfied with Speaker's response to heated exchange

Thomas Mulcair said he was "reassured" that Speaker Andrew Scheer used the words "unsavoury" to describe the language of a Conservative backbencher who reportedly cursed...

Tories say Trudeau's opposition to stripping terrorists of citizen is ...

"Conservative MP calls world 'dark and dangerous' in member's statements today; Libs see a light and beauty in the potential of every person," Liberal MP...

MPs' $1.4B summer spending spree

OTTAWA -- From a tuna sport fishing derby to golf tournaments to brain research, Conservative MPs rang up a whopping $1.4 billion bill handing out...

St. Thomas and Elgin to benefit from federal funding

Conservative Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston made the funding announcements Friday. "Across the country we've done this fish habitat rehabilitation money because recreational fishing in Canada...

Nigel Wright: NDP wants prosecutors to take a second look at evidence

The NDP's ethics critic, Charlie Angus, has asked authorities to take another look at the former PMO chief of staff's role in paying for Mike...

Karen Vecchio, executive assistant for MP Joe Preston, leaning toward seeking ...

Karen Vecchio says she's leaning toward seeking the Conservative nomination for Elgin-Middlesex-London when her boss, MP Joe Preston, steps down. But Vecchio says she's focused...

Being MP 'most boring...exhilarating job', says Joe Preston

Joe Preston freely admits that, when he was first elected in Elgin-Middlesex-London in 2004, he had next to no understanding of what a member of...