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Editorial: NDP must show plans for jobs

Sports PerspectivesWith the Greens dead-set against the pipeline and Green Leader Andrew Weaver holding the NDP's slender majority in his hands, Horgan can't afford to...

Les Leyne: NDP golf fundraiser has Greens fuming

CHEKCash for access is the phrase that comes to mind. ... So it's promoting the leader's golf tournament at Bear Mountain this month, which prompted...

Jack Knox: Who's running in the Island's 14 ridings

... a landslide over Liberal Darren DeLuca, who is running again. Alicia La Rue is running for the Greens, who did not field a candidate...

Jordan Bateman: Mayors oblivious to woes of taxpayers

The B.C. Liberals promised to cap bridge tolls at $500 per year; the NDP promised to get rid of them altogether. New Westminster Mayor Jonathan...

Liberal campaign set up volunteers in office rented from Canada 2020

NDP ethics critic Alexandre Boulerice asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 20,...

Editorial: Campaign zeal sullies Greens

According to the flyers, new polling results showed Jo-Ann Roberts of the Greens one point behind NDP candidate Murray Rankin. The poll the party used...

Green Party admits 2015 election poll flyer misled Victoria voters

The flyer said, “It's a Two-Way Race — the Choice is Yours Victoria” and purported to release the “latest polling results” showing NDP candidate Murray...

Trudeau making same mistake as Harper on pipelines, critics say

Accusations that Stephen Harper's Conservative government failed to adequately consult First Nations on Enbridge Inc.'s proposed $7.9 billion Northern Gateway project to Kitimat resulted in...

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...

NDP bill calls for decriminalization of marijuana

NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin will be speaking to the motion today to keep up the pressure on the government. It's an outright contradiction on...

Clinton as Democratic nominee leaves female politicians with mixed feelings

There has not been a female prime minister since, although two women have served as interim official Opposition leaders: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose and former...

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NDP justice critic Murray Rankin called the expert opinion “a real game changer.” If the government is committed to the rule of law, “they have...

Elections watchdog Marc Mayrand to step down at year end

... to vote in the 2011 election, overspending by former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro in the 2008 election and the "in-and-out" affair, which saw...

Murray Rankin: Bill C-14 violates rights of many suffering patients

News1130... for this flawed bill would have been a vote against the charter rights of so many suffering patients. I know some of them by...

All-party committee agrees to accept Trudeau's apology and move on

NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she wants everyone to move on from the incident. "It is my sincere hope that all members will work...

Liberals concede 'risk' of missing Supreme Court's assisted-death deadline

"Even if this bill is passed ... it will be tied up in legal challenges for years to come," said NDP justice critic Murray Rankin.

Elbows down: Tory whip says time to move past incident in the House

FILE - Conservative Party whip Gordon Brown rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this May 19,...

May calls on MPs to settle down, get back to work in wake of fracas

From left: Andrew Scheer, Opposition House Leader, Bloc Quebecois MP Luc Theriault, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Peter Julian, NDP House Leader, hold a...

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...

NDP says Revenue Department should investigate conflict-of-interest allegations

OTTAWA - The Canada Revenue Agency should investigate conflict-of-interest allegations involving KPMG accountants and high-level bureaucrats in the department, the NDP's Peter Julian said Monday.

B.C.'s NDP leader says he would have supported Mulcair

Victoria MP Murray Rankin and Vancouver Island's five other NDP MPs walked into the Edmonton convention on the weekend, having posted an open letter urging...

Victoria's Rankin says Island MPs backed NDP leader Mulcair

Victoria MP Murray Rankin and Vancouver Island's five other NDP MPs walked into the Edmonton convention on the weekend having posted an open letter urging...

Right-to-die crusader 'fundamental' in changing Canadian law: ethicist

Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin, vice-chairman of the special parliamentary committee dealing with the government's response to physician-assisted dying, believes the new bill will be...

Rona Ambrose seeks new path for Conservative party

Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says her party failed to reach youth through social media in the last election. Ambrose, her party's interim leader, was in...

Mining companies need stronger oversight abroad says Liberal MP McKay

CALGARY - Liberal MP John McKay is calling for stricter oversight of Canadian mining companies abroad as plaintiffs increasingly look to Canadian courts to seek...

Vancouver Island NDP MPs want Mulcair to stay as leader

The letter is signed by Island NDP MPs Gord Johns of Courtenay-Alberni, Alistair MacGregor of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, Randall Garrison of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, Sheila Malcolmson of Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Rachel...

Mulcair's moment: When defeated NDP leader decided to stay and fight

Mulcair, having just wrapped up a post-election event in Ottawa with defeated colleague and "extraordinary friend" Paul Dewar, was returning to his hometown of Montreal...

Feds reject Davie unsolicited bid to build icebreakers

CTV NewsOTTAWA - Procurement Minister Judy Foote has rejected a set of unsolicited bids from Davie Shipyard to build or re-purpose a fleet of icebreakers...

Weekend activities raise cash for worthy causes

... group raising money to bring a Syrian refugee family to Esquimalt is holding a sold-out fundraising dinner at Esquimalt United Church's Wheeley Hall at...

NDP leader Mulcair in Victoria, Nanaimo for budget-consultation tour

In Victoria, Mulcair will be joined by NDP MP Murray Rankin and Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison. Mulcair had promised a balanced budget as part...

Legal review of 'gold-plated' Canada-EU trade deal complete: feds

Toronto StarConservative MP Gerry Ritz, a member of the trade committee, said Monday that Verhuel also testified that the modifications to CETA's investor-state dispute settlement...

Murray Rankin: Assisted-dying law will require careful balance

Macleans.caIt's our hope that it will do so in a way that is balanced, that takes real action on palliative care as a priority for...

Greens' May, NDP prod Liberals on Site C dam review

In the House of Commons this week, Green Party and NDP MPs prodded the new government to further review Site C, citing concerns from local...

Derelict-vessels motion in Saanich goes far beyond Island

The bill continues the efforts of former Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder who tried to tried to protect Canada's harbours and waterways from the contamination...

Stolen Sisters march remembers missing and murdered aboriginal women

Carole James, NDP MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, and Victoria MP Murray Rankin arrived together to show solidarity. Praising the federal government for launching the commission...

Victoria MP seeks to improve 'desperate' state of palliative care

The right to quality palliative care has emerged a key concern as Ottawa examines how to implement legislation on doctor-assisted death, says Victoria MP Murray...

Quotes on the human rights tribunal finding on native children

OTTAWA - The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Tuesday that the federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services.

Les Leyne: NDP MLAs sign anti-LNG declaration

TheTyee.caThey signed up, along with NDP MP Nathan Cullen. The unequivocal rejection of the project is on grounds that could easily apply to other sites,...

Victoria man disappointed with delay on federal right-to-die law

Victoria MP Murray Rankin is one of the 11 MPs — six Liberals, three Conservatives and two New Democrat MPs — who will join five...

Deadline eased on right-to-die law

Victoria MP Murray Rankin is one of the 11 MPs — six Liberals, three Conservatives and two New Democrat MPs — who will join five...

Liberals open to broad security revamp, not just 'problematic elements': Goodale

National PostLiberal candidate Ralph Goodale speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The Liberal government is open to...

News Diary: Some events that made news in 2015

8 - Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, who oversaw the funerals of NHL great Maurice (Rocket) Richard and former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during his 22...

Expunge records for possession of pot, Victoria MP urges

The federal Liberal government needs to start taking steps toward fulfilling its promise to legalize marijuana, such as by expunging criminal records for possession, says...

Jack Knox: Ferries make headway as B.C. lobbies for federal cash

Last week, B.C.'s minister of transportation and infrastucture, Todd Stone, made the pilgrimage to Ottawa, where he met Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Transportation Minister...

New Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador swears in 12-member cabinet

The Globe and MailNewfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party Leader Dwight Ball, joined by members of his cabinet, Gerry Byrne, left to right, Perry Trimper, Eddie...

For one MP, arrival of Syrian refugees Thursday a moment for personal reflection

He was elected the Liberal MP for Parkdale-High Park this fall, defeating longtime NDP MP Peggy Nash. Some things have changed since 1972, he said.

University of Northern BC board failed to consult on James Moore: senate

CTV NewsMP Former Conservative MP James Moore speaks during a campaign announcement about Terry Fox Run donations, in Port Moody, B.C., on Sunday September 20,...

Rookie Winnipeg MP says as Speaker, he could influence prime minister

Ouellette, 38, has been open about his ambition to win the Speaker's role, despite never having held elected office before. A virtual unknown until last...

Conservatives name BC MPs to shadow cabinet

Five Conservative MPs from the Lower Mainland have been named as critics in the Official Opposition's shadow cabinet. Veteran Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, the former...

Greens, NDP looking forward to Mount Pleasant byelection

Premier Christy Clark has until early January to call the byelection, necessitated by the resignation of longtime NDP MLA Jenny Kwan. Kwan ran successfully for...