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VIBERT: Nova Scotia bucks trend, returns Liberals with a majority

All three leaders are old enough to remember a debate degenerating into a shouting match between Premier Russell MacLellan and NDP leader Robert Chisholm back...

EDITORIAL: Trudeau's first full year — so far, so good

Scott Brison, the president of the Treasury Board and the political minister for Atlantic Canada, clearly wants to leverage public policy to grow what used...

PQ member Martine Ouellet considering run at Bloc Quebecois leadership

QUEBEC — One of the most hardline sovereigntists in Quebec's legislature said Thursday she's considering a run at the Bloc Quebecois leadership. Parti Quebecois member...

The Tory leadership race: who is in, out and still testing the waters

Steven Blaney. The Quebec MP was one of just five the Tories managed to elect in the province in the 2011 election and he helped...

WELLS: Cabinet hell-bent on your input

Stephen Harper sought to contrast with the Liberals by refusing to mention innovation. Then he appointed a panel on ... I suppose it depends who...

LEGER: He's a lonely, unelected critic and soon off the public payroll

Scott Armstrong has the loneliest job in federal politics. He's a defeated Conservative MP with no seat in Parliament, paid to defend a party that...

VIDEO: Ellie Black braces for Olympics as community celebrates local hero

“We're all excited to have a Nova Scotian, somebody from this area, representing Canada,” said Geoff Regan, Liberal MP for Halifax West. “This is just...

EDITORIAL: A welcome matters for immigration

Those disturbing numbers have inspired Liberal Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison to encourage Atlantic Canadians to ditch the “come-from-away” label some of them sometimes pin on...

The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale had already asked the R-C-M-P watchdog to revisit the broader issue of bullying and harassment within the force. The government...

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

FREELAND SAYS BRITAIN SUPPORTS EU TRADE DEAL: International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Britain has assured Canada it will push for speedy ratification of its...

Navy needs ships to watch Russia, says Liberal MP John McKay

Judy Foote, minister of public services and procurement, said on June 13 that up to 15 new CSC vessels will replace the navy's present Iroquois-class...

Leaving the House for home

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour rookie MP Darren Fisher said while he's proud of national Liberal initiatives such as the enhanced child benefit, but added he was most...

Nova Scotia may soon get share of offshore clam quota

Last July, then federal fisheries minister Gail Shea announced that the Conservative government planned to increase the quota from 38,756 tonnes to 52,655 tonnes on...

Members of Parliament call for sweeping changes to Access to Information Act

The committee, chaired by Conservative MP Blaine Calkins, advocates pushing ahead with many additional changes in the first wave of reform, including steps to: —...

HÉBERT: Dream replacements for Mulcair are vanishing

For now, many will turn to Peter Julian. The British Columbia MP is the party's current house ... As past executive director of the Council...

Hunter Tootoo is not the first MP to take some time off for substance abuse

Romeo Saganash. The NDP MP from northern Quebec took a break from politics to seek treatment for his alcohol addiction after he was escorted off...

Nova Scotia MPs praise Liberal party's decision to open up membership

Kings-Hants MP and Treasury Board president Scott Brison said the move will help morph the Liberal party into a movement rather than a club. “It...

HÉBERT: Tories poisoned own well in B.C.

More than one ingredient went into the mix of the Conservative debacle. In B.C., as everywhere else, voters were fatigued with the 10-year-old government and...

HÉBERT: Burning bridges with the electoral reform file

Former GTA MP Paul Calandra rose to fame in the House of Commons as Stephen Harper's last parliamentary secretary at a time when the Senate...

What's your MPs' favourite word? App tracks what politicians say and how often, then pops them into word cloud

Whether it's chatting with constituents, talking about an issue on the six o'clock news, or asking a question in the House of Commons, when you're...

HARPER: Liberals hawkish on privacy in opposition, mild in government

“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),...

Peter Stoffer to stay out of the running for NDP leader

Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer said he has no intention for running for leadership of his party now or in the future. Stoffer, who was...

Leslie, Armstrong top spenders in federal election campaign

Scott Armstrong, the Conservative incumbent in Cumberland-Colchester, had the second-highest total in the province, spending $174,229.00. Armstrong was defeated in a landslide by Bill Casey.

Who were the top spending candidates in the fall federal election?

OTTAWA — Top 10 spenders, based on expenses counted as part of candidates' spending limits(*=denotes winner). Gord Miller, Green (Riding: Guelph): $226,402.03. Stella Ambler, Conservative...

Who were the top spending NDP candidates in the fall federal election?

Megan Leslie (Halifax): $169,960.62. Mira Oreck (Vancouver Granville): $167,662.48. Bill Sundhu (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo): $158,523.06. Olivia Chow (Spadina—Fort York): $157,112.21. Jennifer Hollett (University—Rosedale): $155,181.47.

Who were the top spending Liberal candidates in the fall federal election?

Kent Hehr* (Calgary Centre) $191,350.01. Chrystia Freeland* (University-Rosedale): $187,572.60. Chandra Arya* (Nepean): $180,068.97. Bill Morneau* (Toronto Centre): $178,162.01. Pam Goldsmith-Jones* (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky ...

Who were the top spending Conservative candidates in the fall federal election?

Dean Drysdale (Cloverdale—Langley City): $194,990.79. Parm Gill (Brampton North): $194,412.67. Bal Gosal (Brampton Centre): $194,194.83. Erinn Broshko (Vancouver Granville): $193,526.14. Douglas Horne (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam): $193,315.18.

HARPER: Deficit support appears to have age divide

A Commons intervention by Conservative Jason Kenney and his national petition to save us from structural deficits (complete with donation button) look suspiciously like an...

Trudeau headed to Halifax for N.S. Liberal Party's 2016 convention

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to make his first stop in Nova Scotia since the election campaign. A source within the party confirmed Monday that...

Top Tories made campaign contributions to N.S. candidates

Cory Hann, director of communications for the federal Conservatives, made a $500 donation to Cumberland-Colchester candidate Scott Armstrong on Sept. 20, and then another $500...

Contract delays caused layoffs: IMP Aerospace | The Chronicle Herald

IMP Aerospace said Wednesday that 44 workers laid off last week were cut because of a delay in renegotiating their Canadian Forces Cormorant and CP-140 ...and...

Leap Manifesto should be reference point for policy discussions: former NDP MP

OTTAWA — The Leap Manifesto, which is being embraced by more than a dozen NDP riding associations ahead of the party's April convention, should serve...

N.S.-raised Lisa Raitt among group of five potential Tory leadership candidates

OTTAWA — Potential candidates for leadership of the federal Conservatives began staking claims this weekend to policy positions ranging from a call for a referendum...

Potential federal Conservative leader candidates express ideas on panel

Others frequently bandied about include current MPs Kellie Leitch, Jason Kenney, former MPs Peter MacKay and James Moore and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. In no...

HEBERT: Morneau dealt a fiscally weak hand

And Jim Flaherty had to deal with a global economic crisis. But each of them had at least one ace ... The Conservatives and the...

HEBERT: Trudeau's dithering costing his government credibility

But the consultations have led Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to conclude that the tragedy is greater than she initially believed. As a result, the...

LEGER: Sync or swim is the challenge for feds and Atlantic premiers

To that end, Brison, along with Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, Public Services Minister Judy Foote, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and ACOA/Industry Minister Navdeep Bains...

EDITORIAL: Acuity, equity need attention

For now, however, the Trudeau Liberals seem to be falling back on the old safe haven of equal per-capita health transfers for all. That was...

Tories ask DND to fire drug ring suspect

Conservative Defence Critic James Bezan is calling on the Department of National Defence to fire an employee charged with using her position to help cartels...

Mr. PM: Call the anti-ISIS mission exactly what it is

He and his defence critic, Marc Garneau, demanded Harper “come clean” on an advise-and-assist mission that was clearly a combat mission. Now, this week, the...

HARPER: Spy agency, government let us down on privacy

It happened on the watch of former Conservative defence minister Rob Nicholson who, when he was told of the late 2013 breach, retreated into the...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE / JAN. 28, 2016

We here in Cape Breton, a region disproportionately dependent upon tourism, are awaiting news of Cecil Clarke's, Mark Eyking's and Rodger Cuzner's meetings with Sohi.

Mancini new District 6 councillor

... municipal management consultant and former Dartmouth city council alderman; Paul Boyd, a taxicab limousine operator and computer consultant; and Matt Spurway, a former community...

Dartmouth byelection hopefuls include consultant, ex-MP's assistant, ex-councillor, limo operator

Matt Spurway was previously a community assistant to former NDP MP Robert Chisholm, who lost to Fisher in October's federal election. Fisher himself won a...

McKENNA: Harper will hamper Conservatives by hanging around

According to a December article in the National Post, defeated prime minister Stephen Harper is earning some additional praise from the Conservative Party caucus for...

HÉBERT: No compelling case for Mulcair to stay as NDP leader

But if that is true, then it amounts to a devastating judgment on the next generation of New Democrats. Having watched the likes of former...

Government will 'get it right' on getting oil, gas to tidewater, says Carr

Conservative energy critic Candice Bergen said the Liberals have already caused "huge uncertainty" in the oil and gas industry by banning tanker traffic on B.C.'s...

LEGER: First Trump, now O'Leary; will Cherry blossom next?

Toronto StarI can guarantee you that last Thursday morning, good and faithful Conservatives across Canada spit coffee across the breakfast table when they saw the...

Korean peacekeepers deserve benefits, Stoffer says

According to 18-year MP and former NDP veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer, Smith's situation is not unique. Thousands of Canadian troops remained in Korea in...

Agencies target child poverty in Cape Breton

Mark Eyking, Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, said the new federal child benefit program will get cash into people's pockets, likely by the summer. It will...