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D'Amato: Conservative local votes reveal the party's story

So when the Conservative Party of Canada released the vote totals for all five of our local ridings in Saturday's leadership race, it revealed some...

Waterloo Region police say they'll be ready for pot legalization

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, meanwhile, said the Liberals are rushing ahead with legalization without fully considering the consequences for Canadians, whether it's protecting people from...

National suicide line could save lives, says father who lost his daughter

"Someone would be there to answer the call," said Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht. Currently ... Five years ago, the Conservative MP introduced a bill that...

EU stalls on requiring visas for Canadians

The commission notes that high-level political talks — including a visit last week by Canadian Immigration Minister John McCallum — have demonstrated progress, but they...

Barriers to mental health drugs on reserves

Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, told The Canadian Press earlier this year that the Liberal government is aware of...

Cambridge advocate upset by defeat of organ donor registry bill

Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht seconded the bill on behalf of his Conservative colleague. Albrecht's late wife Betty donated her organs and other tissues after suffering...

Cheri DiNovo's not-quite run to lead the federal NDP: Walkom

Conspicuously absent was former MP Peggy Nash, who until last October represented the federal counterpart of DiNovo's provincial Parkdale-High Park riding. DiNovo told me she...

Some facts about Hunter Tootoo

In the 2015 federal election, Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut. Personal life: Hunter Tootoo is...

NDP's Brosseau: move on from PM's elbow

New Democrat MP David Christopherson shared Brosseau's views as the all-party committee discussed how to respond to the May 18 incident, in which Trudeau tried...

Liberals' action could ease fears about refugees

One of the quickest ways to address this issue is for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Immigration Minister John McCallum to start taking advantage of...

D'AMATO: Vicious online abuse directed at Brosseau reveals ugly truth

He wouldn't have grabbed a fellow MP's arm without permission, nor would he have accidentally collided his elbow into another MP, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who...

Tories' temperatures hot ahead of convention

"We have grassroots concerns and it's important that the convention hear those concerns," said Harold Albrecht, an MP whose riding association has suggested several of...

Liberals had been elbows-up before Justin Trudeau got physical: Tim Harper

The NDP reacted as if its members were being carted off on stretchers, and the Conservatives — the party of prorogation — spent most of...

Liberals drop controversial motion as Trudeau's Commons fracas reverberates

Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, who chairs the national prayer breakfast, described the mood in the room as one of forgiveness. "I think as one human...

Fracas fallout: Liberals drop 'draconian' motion

- The RecordWaterloo RecordOTTAWA — The Bible passage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to read Thursday at the annual national prayer breakfast in Ottawa...

Former MP Peter Braid moves into tech sector

During his seven years as a Conservative MP, Braid developed a reputation as a friendly and effective constituency representative who personally visited homes and businesses...

NDP satellite saga in Federal Court

Ex-Montreal MP Isabelle Morin had been ordered to repay $169,117 in salary paid to an employee, but her bill was slashed to below $30,000 because...

STEVENS: Alberta's Rachel Notley has shown she is a superstar among premiers

At the NDP national convention in Edmonton, she faced down the muddled idealists of the party's left wing who, with their "Leap Manifesto," would leave...

D'Amato: Albrecht is right to demand more discussion on assisted-suicide law

Harold Albrecht, the Conservative MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, is deeply upset, and I don't blame him. This week, the Liberal government in Ottawa used its majority...

Organized crime 'may infiltrate' pot regime

In the House of Commons, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale recently said the new system would do a far better job of stopping the flow...

Hugs for sympathy, solidarity at conservative conference

At a conservative convention in Ottawa this weekend, there were a lot of hugs going around. For some, they were in sympathy. Former Tory MP...

Byelection loss sinks Wynne's plan to gain some momentum

The byelection was called to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of the popular Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott, widow of former federal finance...

Opinion: Assisted suicide a deadly new form of normal

For Conservative MP Harold Albrecht, the language of assumed normalcy that he heard during the committee hearing was "deeply disturbing" because it disregards the profound...

Harper made the mess

I was shocked and dismayed to read Stephen Woodworth's article in the Feb. 6 Record. Was it not ... The economic mess in this country...

Assisted suicide a deadly new form of normal

For Conservative MP Harold Albrecht, the language of assumed normalcy that he heard during the committee hearing was "deeply disturbing" because it disregards the profound...

National food strategy: Are we there yet?

With a new federal government and new Agriculture Minister (Lawrence MacAulay) in Ottawa, many people are deliberating on the notion of a national food strategy...

The Record's view: Tories should look at Michael Chong for leader

Word that Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong is mulling a run at the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada likely proved comforting to those...

West welcomes possible infrastructure money

"Higher priority projects, such as LRT or social housing, may not qualify as shovel-ready," NDP MP Linda Duncan said in a news release. "While other...

Debate preparations came up short: Mulcair

Mulcair said he understands there is a "grace period" after a new government comes into power but he is planning to push for accountability from...

Opinion: Looking back on my sound, albeit cynical, advice for Stephen Harper

19, 2015, I wrote a column suggesting the Harper Conservatives were, or ought to be, considering overriding the fixed-election law to call an early election...

Clouds gathering behind Liberals' sunny ways

The domestic security pledge received only lip service in the Throne Speech, but the mandate letter for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale specifically refers to...

Opinion: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal isn't done until it's done

This said, early indications are that the Liberals will not reopen the partnership agreement, but will "consult" with Canadians before ratification, although the new Minister...

Tories must face facts

Former Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth's criticism of the federal Liberal election campaign as being "the most negative election campaign that I had had witnessed...

Opinion: Harper wasn't solely responsible for negative campaigning, says ...

In doing so, I contradicted one of the key planks of the Liberal negative campaign, which ironically asserted that the Stephen Harper Conservatives, and certainly...

Harper wasn't solely responsible for negative campaigning

In doing so, I contradicted one of the key planks of the Liberal negative campaign, which ironically asserted that the Stephen Harper Conservatives, and certainly...

The refugee backlash cuts close to home for one Liberal MP

It weaved its way through a parliamentary internship, then a post as counsel in the constitutional law branch of the Ontario government, now a member...

Are we ready for him?

The only insult I see here is Bauer's criticism of a very honourable man, outgoing Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth. I voted for Kitchener-Conestoga...

Harper's legacy is less than stellar

The Globe and MailD'Amato says Harper left the Conservative party strong, but Harper ran Parliament as a one-man show. He muzzled his Conservative members and...

D'Amato: Chagger's new job is more important than it looks

After all, Small Business is where her predecessor, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, got parked after that scandal in 2008, in which confidential documents were left...

Sunny times ahead

It was with jaw-dropping astonishment that I read outgoing Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's letter. Has the world turned upside-down without my noticing? Contrary...

A message of fairness

This past federal election was one of the most negative I've ever witnessed. I got the impression from Woodworth's letter that he was trying to...

Will new MPs support Michael Chong's bill to rebalance parliamentary powers?

Already, the NDP is signalling that it likely won't support all or any of the new provisions in the Parliament of Canada Act, which originated...

Conservatives used negative tactics

I am certain that outgoing Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth is an honourable man. However, I have concerns about his attack on his perceived negativity...

Albrecht likes challenge of being Opposition MP

As the only surviving Conservative MP when Waterloo Region otherwise elected all Liberals, Albrecht is bracing for a new challenge in the House of Commons:...

Newly elected MP Raj Saini ready to 'give back' to Kitchener

Saini was part of a Liberal surge that swept across Waterloo Region, unseating three Conservative incumbents, and taking a fourth seat in the new riding...

D'Amato: Stephen Harper has changed our DNA

Two local Conservative MPs who are hard-working and decent — Stephen Woodworth of Kitchener Centre and Peter Braid of Waterloo — have been defeated by...

Bloc Quebecois improves seat count from 2011

Mario Beaulieu, who was replaced by Duceppe as leader this past June, won his riding, as did Louis Plamondon, an ever-present in the Commons since...

Albrecht lone Conservative to hold on in Waterloo Region, winning Kitchener ...

KITCHENER — Conservative incumbent Harold Albrecht is now the only remaining Tory in a mostly Liberal red Waterloo Region as he won the riding of...

Guelph, Wellington-Halton Hills voters stay the course

In the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, the unstoppable Conservative Michael Chong retained the seat he first won in 2004. Chong ran in a five-candidate field.

Conservatives strong in Alberta in early returns

The Conservatives had a lot of turnover heading into the campaign. Eight incumbents retired or, in the case of Rob Anders, couldn't win a party...