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Butts befriending Bannon? That's his job

Political staff of all partisan stripes have to put aside their personal differences to forge working friendships, to do what's in the best interests of...

Bizarre NAFTA demands a Liberal ploy

Reading through the Trudeau government's 10-point wish list for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) revamp, released Monday by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland,...

Wait—maybe Charlie Angus leads the NDP leadership race

A pair of polls suggest Charlie Angus and Guy Caron may have significant momentum in the NDP leadership race—at least among certain current members—even though...

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron's jobs and growth plan is a political winner

That crucial piece hasn't had a focus point in the NDP leadership race, until last week, when Quebec MP Guy Caron, an economist before entering...

Conservatives score a win in Khadr case

A clever opposition just schooled the Liberals at their own media game. After about 18 months of the Justin Trudeau show, the opposition finally hit...

Bernier as leader would set Conservatives back: Erin O'Toole

The Conservative Party will lose the next federal election with Maxime Bernier and his libertarian-style views leading the way, opponent Erin O'Toole predicts. Bernier's plan...

Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch would pull gas tax cash if Toronto

“If I'm Prime Minister of this country and you have a Sanctuary City, it's at your own peril,” Leitch told a editorial board Wednesday.

Worried Canadians have a story, but NDP leadership race isn't telling it

In the current NDP leadership race, Charlie Angus is closest to being a story teller. He speaks with intensity about the government's on-going discrimination against...

No guarantee radical voices won't speak at M103 hearings | FUREY ...

The chair of the House of Commons committee that will be studying Islamophobia in Canada in the coming months offers no guarantee radical voices won't...

Conservatives wrong to appease Liberals: Goldstein

Toronto SunSome day, Canada's Conservatives are going to learn they will not return to power by appeasing Liberals. But not today.Beyak suffers Senate irrelevance -...

UP Express subsidy requirement remains a mystery

Metrolinx spokesman Anne Marie Aikins said Thursday that the transit agency needs until the summer to audit the agency's final 2016-17 numbers for the controversial...

Widespread 'abuse' of nomination process in provincial Mississauga riding: Former MP

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and former Mississauga MP Bob Dechert served together in former prime minister Stephen Harper's Conservative caucus for years. It looked...

Picks and pans of Ontario premiers

Seriously, picking among Bob Rae, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne for lousiest premier is like choosing arsenic, cyanide or hemlock. Since we ... Let's start...

Toronto council approves road tolls

City council has given Mayor John Tory's tolls the green light. In a 32-9 vote, council endorsed Tory's plan and gave city staff the go-ahead...

Peter Julian and the party of inclusive growth

Before returning to university then getting elected to Parliament, New Westminster-Burnaby NDP MP Peter Julian worked in a series of blue-collar jobs. He keeps a...

Trudeau's ISIS fight changes have turned out right

Former prime minister Stephen Harper wanted to continue Canada's role in the U.S.-led effort by having Canada's CF-18s remain in the bombing missions. ... Some...

Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

... do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money. In the end, a tax by any...

Small Business Minister Chagger becomes House leader in cabinet 'adjustment'

Tootoo resigned from cabinet and the Liberal caucus in May to go into treatment for alcoholism and has since acknowledged he had been involved in...

Trudeau's confused reconciliation agenda

And in May, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett told a United Nations forum Canada would “adopt and implement” UNDRIP. But then in ... Since 1998,...

Driver case will focus Liberal fixes to anti-terror law | Akin ...

Justin Trudeau's Liberals will not — as the Conservatives fear — take away new tools Canadian security agencies have been using to fight terrorist networks...

The green, bad and ugly of winner-take-all elections

On the first night their survey of 100 voters showed NDP candidate Murray Rankin held 36% decided voter support and the Greens held 35%. Forget...

End the silence

Alison Azer says while officials from both the previous Stephen Harper Conservative government and the Justin Trudeau Liberal government have repeatedly assured her everything possible...

Jurors see video of Richard Henry Bain falling to the floor during interrogation

6, 2012, two days after one man was shot to death and and another was wounded on the night of the Quebec election. Bain, 65,...

Did Canada fight for Mohamed Fahmy?

Garry Keller, now serving as chief of staff to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, was at the time of Fahmy's incarceration, the chief of staff...

20th annual Dyke March hits the streets

Thornhill Conservative MP Peter Kent was at the LGBTory tent on Church St. on Saturday and said he is looking forward to marching in Sunday's...

Canada won't much miss Obama

“It flatlined with Obama taking over,” Conservative MP Gerry Ritz said Friday. As Stephen Harper's agriculture minister from 2007 to 2015, Ritz spent much of...

Could the TTC end up running the UP Express?

Related Stories. TTC stops needed on UP Express route: NDP MPP · The long wait for transit relief · UP Express subsidy under fire ...

Fixing access-to-information law should be fall's top priority

The information commissioner was called in to investigate this fee-charging scheme, promptly pronounced it illegal, and asked the minister in charge — it was John...

Liberals right to match oversight with new counter-terror tools

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale believes that process is to be found in a new first-of-its-kind-in-Canada national security oversight committee of parliamentarians. The committee, which...

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

The 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...

Environmental policies must put people first

... have industrialized and become richer. Our modern, industrial way of life is the best friend the environment ever had. Let's fight to keep it...

The petty politics of Trudeau's 'Canada-is-back' gang

For a domestic audience, Dion and other Liberals who use the phrase “Canada is back” intend it to be interpreted as drive-by sneer at the...

All hands on deck: Tories push for extra navy and coast guard shipbuilding help

The charge is being led by former Conservative cabinet minister Steven Blaney who just happens to have a major shipyard in his riding of Levis,...

Wynne's agitprop worse than McGuinty

So how politically partisan is the latest taxpayer-funded ad from Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government, portraying David Suzuki frightening school children about climate change? It's...

Tories suffering Stockholm Syndrome

On a night when federal politicians are supposed to make fun of themselves -- the annual Parliamentary press gallery dinner in Ottawa Saturday -- why...

Councillors of all political stripes flock to PM Justin Trudeau during Toronto visit

In one picture, Councillor Jon Burnside talks animatedly with Trudeau as Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb can be seen laughing off to the side. Another shows...

How the NDP became the villain

While the Ottawa bubble laid most of the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's unprecedented conduct, many in the public focused on faulting the reactions...

Morneau's problem credibility, not deficits

This is not good for Canada which owes its enviable fiscal reputation to the sometimes difficult decisions made by finance ministers stretching back to Liberal...

Liberals want to end jailing of child migrants, Goodale tells senators

OTTAWA -- Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he wants to end the Canada Border Services Agency's practice of detaining child migrants. Goodale told a...

A tale of two religions

(Badawi's family resides in Canada, and his case has been taken up by former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler.) While Islam appears unshakeable for the moment,...

NDP's right: Little logic in pursuing pot possession cases

“By all means, the government must take the time to craft a responsible framework for legalization but do not ask ordinary Canadians to keep paying...

No bang for taxpayers' buck with pot charges

... a day, which are primarily possession charges or plea-bargain arrangements, are served in provincial jails, and are therefore not reflected in federal numbers collected...

Angry at party brass, grassroots Conservatives ready for change

Soudas would end up getting dismissed for interfering in a nomination contest with this then-girlfriend and MP Eve Adams. Adams, too, would get disqualified by...

Liberals to run victory lap in the 'Peg

"There's an excitement, not just as we went from third place to first over the last year or two, the real excitement is about what...

John McCallum's politics of division

Odd, then, that Liberal Immigration Minister John McCallum's comment at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday that a “cultural element” may explain many Syrian refugees lining...

The Bernier Advantage

The Globe and Mail (subscription)So far they place Peter MacKay and Kevin O'Leary out in front with strong support while everyone else, including Bernier, trails...

Bernier bid for Tory leadership focus on freedom, respect

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier nearly jumped off the couch in his Parliament Hill office when I asked him if he could lead the federal Conservatives...

Conservative rails against Trudeau's 'government of death' as anti-abortion rally draws smallest crowd in years

"We seem to focus more on how to be extinguishing life than extending life," said Bev Shipley, a Conservative MP from southwestern Ontario. Alberta Sen.

Will Canada give Iran a free pass?

Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement and Conservative Senator Linda Frum hosted the program in hopes of bringing greater awareness to the problematic elements of...

High River Gun Grab's lessons for Fort Mac

That reassurance is consistent with a statement federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale (whose portfolio includes the RCMP) made on Sunday. When asked if Mounties...