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Masse endorses Singh for federal NDP leadership

Windsor West MP Brian Masse has thrown his support behind Windsor native Jagmeet Singh, in his leadership bid for the federal New Democratic Party. Singh...

Cap on private refugee sponsorships leaving families in limbo

Smit said the three local NDP MPs — Cheryl Hardcastle, Brian Masse and Tracey Ramsey — plan to raise the issue and the letter in...

Federal minister said talks with Moroun will continue

Infrastructure Minister Amajeet Sohi made the statement Wednesday in the House of Commons in response to questions tabled by local MP Brian Masse (NDP —...

U.S. border bill should soon aid in pre-clearance for travellers

“(Pre-clearance) already happens in airports, but needs to be extended to other modalities such as rail or nautical travel to enhance the binational travel experience...

Labour, NDP blast federal tax on private health plans

... tax on workplace health and dental insurance plans would hurt middle-class Canadians, critics warned Thursday. “I don't think it's a progressive step forward with...

Military veterans applaud reopening of Windsor office

The three local NDP MPs attended the announcement, and their efforts were acknowledged by Hehr. “A thank you goes to the community for fixing this...

Windsor in Pictures: Aug. 11, 2016 | Windsor Star

Mark Scarlett from Toronto's Brick Yard BBQ grills ribs during the Windsor Ribfest at the Riverfront Festival Plaza on Aug. 11, 2016. JASON KRYK /...

Interim Conservative leader Ambrose aims to end trade barriers on beer

That's what the federal Conservatives are hoping happens with their Free the Beer campaign, which is geared to opening up restrictive interprovincial trade barriers. Interim...

Veterans grateful for kids' questions, respect

NDP Members of Parliament Irene Mathyssen, left, and Tracey Ramsey listen to concerns of area veteran Larry Costello, centre, and Gayle Brown, Royal Canadian Legion...

NDP are Windsor's biggest border problem

However, I must take an exception to the comment by Brian Masse, the Windsor West NDP MP who states that Ottawa is the biggest hurdle...

Windsor in Pictures: July 11, 2016 | Windsor Star

's award-winning photographers covered the city and county Monday. Check out the gallery.and more »...

Veterans' advocates, area MPs seek clarification on re-opening Veterans Affairs' office

Second World War vet Larry Costello and Afghanistan veteran Bruce Moncur, along with NDP MPs Tracey Ramsey, Brian Masse and Cheryl Hardcastle, made the request...

Some political parties don't return calls

I recently made inquiries to our government officials, PM Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, NDP leader Andrea Horwath, and MP Dave Van Kesteren and MPP...

Bike summit embraces a two-wheeled future

Scott said a pilot ferry service is scheduled for Sept. 18 to co-ordinate with open street events in both cities. Brian Masse, the NDP's Windsor...

BC drives national life-and-death debate

And one of those MPs supporting the thrust of the bill, but aggressively challenging her on the details, is Victoria's Murray Rankin, one of Parliament's...

Political strategist Nick Kouvalis fined after pleading guilty to alcohol offence

Locally, Kouvalis was best known as the Tory insider who was accused of threatening to kill former MP Jeff Watson. Watson pursued criminal charges against...

Final bidding process stalled for Howe bridge project

“I am concerned,” said local MP Brian Masse (NDP Windsor-West). “Obviously there is urgency to move the project along, but we haven't heard anything. “If...

NDP MPPs do nothing for Essex County

My Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP brings up a valid point, which most of us here in Essex County should know by now. Hatfield points out that...

Supreme Court hearing to decide Indian Road, Sandwich Towne's fate

MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor West), who represents the neighbourhood, said he believes the homes can be restored if the Supreme Court rules in...

Single-event sports betting bill moves to second reading in Parliament

Windsor-West NDP MP Brian Masse and representatives from the Chamber Community, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Gaming Association gathered on the hill Monday...

Is the absence of Liberal MPPs hurting Windsor?

“It's good (local NDP MPPs) to make their case, but they are not in government caucus and that's problematic. And not only are they not...

Stakeholders head to Ottawa to push single-sports betting

Windsor MP Brian Masse, who is leading the charge, feels hopeful the bill will become law this time around given a number of things have...

Local MPs shocked by party's decision to replace NDP leader

Former NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, centre, toast Walkerville Brewery with MP Brian Masse, right, and Essex NDP MP Tracey Ramsey, left, during a tour of...

Health-care cuts are unacceptable, says Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown

Health cuts, such as chopping the number of registered nurses in hospitals, are unacceptable and will hurt local health care, Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown...

Passenger rail needs Ottawa's support

The Liberal government can pass legislation to give passenger rail priority over freight trains whenever meeting. Doing so would reduce delays and increase ridership. Prime...

Trade deal opens local businesses to new markets, may put local jobs at risk

Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren, who represents Leamington and Chatham, said it's important to think about potential growth once the deal is in effect. His...

Trade minister defends federal budget as being good for Windsor

There was no national auto strategy or new dollars to advance the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, but Tuesday's federal budget still had something in...

Windsor-Essex largely overlooked in budget, observers say

Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse said he would have liked to see more concrete details and goals. “In general I expected to see, especially...

Local MPs glad Ottawa approved raising office budget by 20 per cent

New MP Tracey Ramsey (NDP—Essex) also supported seeing an increase and will likely use the funds to add another employee to her office staff. “I...

Eventually, deficits really do matter

Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland, left to right, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau take part in...

Brown-John: seniors issues in federal limbo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, fifth from left, and Governor General David Johnston, centre, pose for a group photo with the new Liberal cabinet at Rideau...

Windsor West MP Brian Masse will roll the dice today in Parliament on single-event sports betting

The NDP MP said he plans to re-introduce a private member's to legalize single-game sports betting today in Parliament. Masse's Safe and Regulated Sports Betting...

Ambassador Bridge's Moroun wants to 'talk,' Toronto Star reports

Local MP Brian Masse (NDP—Windsor-West) represents the riding where both the Ambassador Bridge and planned Howe Bridge are located. “They can declare all they want,...

Hundreds attend memorial for former Manitoba premier and adopted Windsorite ...

Pawley was the NDP premier of Manitoba from 1981 to 1988 and a driving force in the creation of that province's public auto insurance system.

Gordie Howe bridge costs skyrocketing thanks to tumbling loonie

“I'm not surprised with the dollar sliding that these costs are going up,” said MP Brian Masse (NDP Windsor West). “Every project across Canada that...

Photos: Howard Pawley

A collection of photos of former Manitoba premier Howard Pawley. Pawley died Wednesday in Windsor at the age of 81. Former Manitoba premier Howard Pawley...

Government says former Manitoba premier Howard Pawley has died at 81

Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse was shaken by the news about a man he considered his mentor. “When he came to Windsor, he instantly...

2015: The year that was in Windsor and Essex County

Oct. 19: Local NDP candidates sweep all three Windsor and Essex ridings while Conservative Dave Van Kesteren retains his Chatham-Kent-Leamington riding for the Tories in...

Low loonie hitting charities hard

Brian Masse, NDP MP for Windsor West, said the federal government should consider changes to income tax rules governing charitable donations. “There can only be...

Family of slain pregnant woman takes petition to MP Brian Masse

The father of an unborn child who died when her mother was killed last December was among the family members who handed over 14,000 signatures...

Tender issued to repair exterior of downtown Paul Martin building

Long debated repairs to the downtown Paul Martin building moved a step closer Monday when the federal government issued a tender to fix much of...

Fate of Windsor wilderness on Detroit River remains in limbo

Detroit River Canadian Cleanup has sent a letter to members of the new Liberal government in Ottawa and urged local MP Brian Masse (NDP —...

NDP leader Mulcair names shadow cabinet

All three Windsor-area MPs were given a portfolio Thursday as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair named his shadow cabinet. The longest serving of the local MPs,...

Henderson: Windsor's isolation could last a long time

Area Liberals concede the party's riding infrastructure has crumbled over the years and must be rebuilt from the ground up. Against the labour/NDP machine here,...

High voter turnout boosts NDP in Windsor and Essex ridings

Windsor-Tecumseh saw a boost of 8.4 per cent in the number of eligible voters who set foot at the polls — the highest increase in...

Voters in Essex turned out in droves to turf incumbent Jeff Watson

Out of 79,160 voters, 52,057 cast their vote. Conservative Dave Van Kesteren emerged victorious. In Windsor-Tecumseh, where Cheryl Hardcastle of the NDP took the prize,...

Ramsey defeats Watson in Essex as voters turn backs on Conservatives

“They wanted change, they weren't happy with what they had,” she said at 11 p.m., when the voting results — though not complete — showed...

Hardcastle extends NDP legacy in Windsor-Tecumseh

The NDP kept its hold in Windsor-Tecumseh Monday night amid fears a Liberal sweep would split the vote. Cheryl Hardcastle, former deputy mayor of the...

Most local candidates hit weekend campaign trail hard

Polls have predicted tight races in two local ridings: Windsor-Tecumseh where NDP incumbent Joe Comartin has retired and Essex where Conservative incumbent Jeff Watson is...

Star's View: Conservatives deserve re-election

Conservative MPs Jeff Watson and Dave van Kesteren deserve re-election in Essex and Chatham-Kent-Leamington, and Jo-Anne Gignac promises to be an MP who could make...