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Victoria Symphony music director takes final bow

In order to mark her final season, Miller is bringing in beloved works and guest artists such as pianists Lorraine Min, Krzysztf Jablonski and Sara...

Rankin describes 2015 as “tumultuous” year in politics

After what NDP MP Murray Rankin describes as a “tumultuous” year in politics, he's looking ahead to the new year where he intends to hold...

Garrison, Rankin named to NDP shadow cabinet

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke MP Randall Garrison has been appointed a prominent role in the NDP shadow cabinet. Garrison was appointed as national defence and LGBTQ issues critic...

NDP Randall Garrison takes Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke after tight race

After a neck-in-neck race, NDP incumbent Randall Garrison has been re-elected to represent residents in the riding of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. Garrison was declared the winner after...

NDP Murray Rankin reclaims Victoria seat

Globalnews.caThe momentum of the Green Party's win in the Saanich-Gulf Islands couldn't spread into Victoria. NDP incumbent Murray Rankin managed to hang on for another...

Questioning candidates of Victoria: Murray Rankin

- NDPVictoria NewsWhat do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why? Every day I listen to people in...

Questioning the candidates of the Victoria riding: Murray Rankin — NDP

The NDP is proud to be proposing a National Strategy on Aging. Our strategy includes coordinated policies that address: income security for seniors –—including expanding...

Questioning candidates of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: Randall Garrison – NDP

The NDP is committed to restoring the retirement age to 65, so people can retire on time. We will also boost the Guaranteed Income Supplement...

Questioning the candidates of the Victoria riding: Murray Rankin – NDP

The Globe and MailUnder Stephen Harper, the number of young people out of work for more than a year has tripled. An NDP government will...

Questioning Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates: Randall Garrison – NDP

The NDP has committed to create 40,000 paid internships for youth. By creating good jobs, young people gain the experience and advanced skills they need...

Victoria group drums up support for voting reform

With the federal election roughly a month away, a local group is renewing the call to change the current voting system to more accurately represent...

NDP support growing in Victoria

Based on recent polls, Lawson said Murray Rankin will take the Victoria seat over conservative candidate John Rizzuti, Green Party's Jo-Anne Roberts and liberal candidate...

Meet the candidates in Victoria — Murray Rankin – NDP

Nestled in a home adjacent to both Victoria and Oak Bay, NDP MP candidate (incumbent) Murray Rankin, holds a certain fondness for the group that...

Meet the candidates in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: Randall Garrison – NDP

First and foremost, Randall Garrison is running in the 2015 federal election to replace Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The NDP MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke said he...

Victoria, Esquimalt-Sooke-Saanich candidates gear up for long campaign period

In Victoria (one of the few ridings that was not affected by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries changes), incumbent NDP Murray Rankin, Liberal candidate Cheryl...

John Rizzuti leads Conservatives into federal election

Other candidates in Victoria are former broadcaster Jo Ann Roberts, who is running for the Green Party; and Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin, a lawyer.

Comprehensive plan needed to help working poor: Victoria MP

A more comprehensive approach is needed to help the working poor and families, says Victoria MP Murray Rankin. Speaking on the release of a ...

Plastics waste ban gains momentum in Greater Victoria

Last month, Victoria MP Murray Rankin rose in the House of Commons to justify an NDP-proposed ban on microplastics under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Comparing Mike Duffy's expenses and diary

What his personal diary says: Duffy spent the previous day in Peterborough with then-Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro; on June 20, drove to Cambray, Ont.,...

NDP promises help for small business

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made a whistle stop in Victoria yesterday promoting middle-class jobs and vowing to help small businesses. Victoria MP Murray Rankin...

Feds send mixed signals on assisted death law

NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin speculated that the government wants to avoid taking action before the election so as not to alienate "the religious right"...

Victoria MP caught in Ottawa shooting drama

Murray Rankin hid under a desk at the Centre Block building at Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday, as an NDP caucus meeting quickly turned into...

Victoria MP gets NDP's top BC spot

Victoria MP Murray Rankin is taking on a new role as the federal NDP's British Columbia caucus chair. Rankin was voted into the position by...

Referendum polls close in Scotland – could 'Yes' vote inspire Quebec separatists?

"I would think it's obviously up to the Scottish people, but I would love to be with my relatives in Glasgow to catch the hype...

Randall Garrison seeks NDP nomination in new riding

Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison will seek the NDP nomination in the new riding of Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke for the upcoming federal election. “Every day I...

LETTER: CRA follows tough rules when it comes to charities

National Post In response to your Aug. 11 editorial, I would like to set the record straight regarding registered charities in Canada. Charities registered under the...

EDITORIAL: Transparency goes both ways

Victoria MP Murray Rankin and his New Democrat colleagues are pressing for an unusual summer meeting of a parliamentary committee to clear the air over...

(VIDEO) Justin Trudeau on 'Transparency Act', abortion and women's rights

In May, Conservative MP Stella Ambler – from the Toronto-area riding in Mississauga, Ontario – said Trudeau's stance could help her party nab Liberal voters.

Garrison tables killer whales bill

Randall Garrison, Esquimalt and Juan de Fuca MP, tabled petitions that called on parliament to save 81 southern resident killer whales. “I received overwhelming support...