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Dozens of MPs also collecting government pensions

(blog) (blog)In addition to Garneau, three other MPs are collecting pensions from the Canadian Armed Forces: Liberal Andrew Leslie (a retired lieutenant-general), Liberal Karen...

Rights groups and opposition urge Liberals to help those fleeing anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya

While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement earlier in April calling on Russia to investigate reports of human rights abuses in its...

Canadian delegation witnesses first-hand divisions of Republican National Convention

The Newfoundland and Labrador senator, appointed in 2013 by Stephen Harper, was part of a delegation that also included NDP MP Charlie Angus, Liberal MP...

Who is Paula White, Donald Trump's 'spiritual counselor'?

As Trump looks to a tough election in November, he needs prominent conservative evangelicals to smooth his way with a constituency that has given 75...

Female MPs give '20-year-old selves' a pep talk

(blog) (blog)Other MPs who share words of encouragement to their former selves include Elizabeth May, Celina Caesar Chavannes, Rachael Harder, Monique Pauzé, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet,...

Silva's Post-Draft Top 150

With the Rotoworld Football team currently in the throes of pre-season magazine writing, Pat Daugherty, Nick Mensio, Ray Summerlin, Rich Hribar, and I will soon...

How 'Citizens United' is helping Hillary Clinton win the White House

But tournament director Jerald Andrews says it “has no connection whatsoever” to the pro-Clinton super PAC. Is PCCC LLC an entity controlled by the Progressive...

Former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro loses appeal in election overspending case

(blog) (blog)Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont. courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Tuesday January...

Collisions with other cyclists are major cause of race injuries

“Although the number of accidents is quite high, luckily most lesions are minor,” said senior author Dr. Alexander Van Tongel of Ghent University Hospital. The...

FDA backs expanded use of medical abortion pill

Trial results for its anticoagulant Betrixaban were a mixed bag, but it could still find its way to market and if not, another drug with...

Autopsy: Unclear if Bobbi Kristina's death was accidental

Brown's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her partner, Nick Gordon, accusing him of giving her a "toxic cocktail" and putting her face down...

Rona Ambrose brands Liberal changes to ISIS mission 'shameful'

(blog) (blog)“We are concerned that the Liberal government has chosen to place Canadian Forces personnel deeper into an open-ended combat military mission in Iraq,”...

Q&A with Wab Kinew, best-selling author, musician and now political candidate

(blog) (blog)Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg...

Will Trump's use of eminent domain come back to haunt him?

The Club for Growth, a mainstream conservative lobby, debuted a television ad in Iowa in October saying Trump supports “massive new power to take private...

Wall emerges as hypothetical front-runner in Tory leadership race

(blog) (blog)The Conservative leadership vote is a long way off but the unofficial race is well underway and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is fast...

MP spouses often lead even lonelier life

(blog) (blog)Keith Hughes, husband of NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) echoes that sentiment. “I do wish we had more time away from politics to...

New Drake Party: Thomas Mulcair gets all the laughs with 'Hotline Bling' dance

(blog) (blog)Appearing in a teaser for an episode of CBC's “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” that aired Tuesday night, the NDP leader can be...

NDP MPs old and new return to much-reduced caucus

(blog) (blog)Kwan was a provincial MLA in B.C. before winning the nomination in her Vancouver riding, which was held for years by Libby Davies...

Canada ex-foreign minister Baird says won't seek Tory leadership

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday he would not run for the leadership of the Conservative Party to replace...

Women still face misogynistic culture in politics

(blog) (blog)Last November, Trudeau kicked two male Liberals out of caucus after allegations they sexually harassed two female NDP MPs. Both Massimo Pacetti and...

Women and visible minorities make election gains

(blog) (blog)Anne Minh-Thu Quach, elected for the NDP in Salaberry-Suroît, is just the third Vietnamese Canadian elected to the House of Commons. Robert-Falcon Ouellette,...

Liberals accused of spreading 'false statements' about Nycole Turmel's health

(blog) (blog)“I am in perfect health,” insists Nycole Turmel, NDP candidate for Hull-Aylmer in Quebec, who wants voters to know she is “looking forward...

UK Conservatives flex muscles but Europe tensions simmer

"Conservatives will be in very good spirit," said Duncan O'Leary, research director at the Demos think-tank. Tim Bale, a professor of political science at Queen...

Paper candidacy of Elizabeth May's daughter angers Quebec mayor

(blog) (blog)The Green Party candidate in Berthier-Maskinongé, Que., is not being welcomed warmly by the mayor of the riding where she is running. Considering...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair Q&A: on poverty, budgets and the political centre

(blog) (blog)In Thursday night's French leaders' debate, NDP leader Tom Mulcair was the top target of the other party leaders, challenging him on issues...

AP Interview: Finance minister says no recession in Canada

Liberal lawmaker Scott Brison said Oliver's denial shows how out of touch Harper and his finance minister are. Brison said whether it was a technical...

Tories to take fight over veils to Canada's top court

This comes after the Federal Court of Appeal threw out a policy trumpeted by the ruling Conservatives as an accomplishment on the eve of elections.

Veterans mobilize to ensure Conservatives aren't re-elected

(blog) (blog)Things reached a low point under then-Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, a former police chief who was accused of being singularly tone deaf...

Canada creates matching fund to aid Syria refugees

Christian Paradis, minister for international development, at a press conference, praised Canadians' generosity, and said the matching funds would "ensure their donations can have the...

Police: 5 family members found dead in Minnesota home

South Lake Minnetonka police went to check on the family at 12:21 p.m. after no one was seen or heard from in days, Interim Chief...

Eve Adams' cryptic Harper tweets set political tongues wagging

(blog) (blog)That can certainly be said of Conservative-come-Liberal MP Eve Adams, who has set political tongues wagging with cryptic tweets taking aim at her...

'The Carmichael Show': A Likable Laugh-Getter

... me of Jerry Seinfeld in the first season of his sitcom, getting used to the format. But like Seinfeld, Carmichael's sensibility still comes through,...

Duke freshman's moral stance against 'Fun Home' part of a larger movement

“I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it,” Grasso wrote of the graphic-novel-turned-Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical that...

9 parties and their stance on Canada Post

(blog) (blog)CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA: Neither the party nor its leader has made clear pronouncements about the cuts, which is expected to save some...

5 major sexual harassment cases in Canada

(blog) (blog)In March 2014, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau evicted MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from the party after seeing an independent report on...

Mulcair affirms support for NDP candidate accused of lying about poverty ...

(blog) (blog)NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is standing behind a Quebec election candidate whose account of his impoverished childhood has been challenged. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, the...

Mulcair affirms support for NDP candidate accused of lying about poverty stricken childhood

(blog) (blog)NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is standing behind a Quebec election candidate whose account of his impoverished childhood has been challenged. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, the...

10 all-time Canadian political gaffes

(blog) (blog)He stuck it out in the election as an independent candidate, but lost to the NDP's Jonathan Genest-Jourdain. 2. 'There are sexual assaults...

Leaders hope aboriginal voters will help swing results

(blog) (blog)There are currently seven serving members of Parliament with aboriginal roots: four with the Conservatives from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut, including cabinet ministers...

Who Won the Republican Presidential Debate?

Bizarrely, by the end of his answer, other candidates on stage were suggesting that Trump should give them some of his sweet billionaire cash, even...

5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

Conservatives have long targeted Planned Parenthood, which provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics across the country. The furtively recorded videos, with hair-raising...

Harper's campaign kickoff in Liberal stranglehold a strategic decision: ex-senator

(blog)Past representatives of the Mount Royal riding include: former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former House of Commons speaker Alan Macnaughton, and the current...

US candidate Huckabee: Obama marching Israelis to 'door of the oven'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has denounced the deal reached by the United States and other world powers on Iran's nuclear program...

Environment Canada Facebook rebrand gets fail from users

(blog)A little suspect…,” wrote Mike Moss. Environment ... NDP environment critic Megan Leslie says removing the word “environment” from the Environment Canada Facebook page...

Conservatives' snub of First Nations gathering a sign of campaigning to come?

(blog) (blog)Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says he would repeal the...

Whataburger takes stand against Texas' new open carry law

In an open letter on the company&#39;s website, Whataburger president and CEO Preston Atkinson said many employees and customers are &quot;uncomfortable being around someone with...

NDP would embrace trade agreements in office, party's trade critic says

(blog) (blog)A government led by Tom Mulcair would have a dramatically different stance on free-trade agreements than the NAFTA-bashing NDP of the 1980s. NDP...

San Francisco shooting: a game-changer for immigration policy?

Duncan Hunter (R) of California is planning to reintroduce legislation to penalize sanctuary cities like San Francisco that do not assist federal authorities with deportation...

Mother Canada war memorial controversy stretches from Ottawa to Cape Breton

(blog) (blog)Morrow of the Standard noted the local Liberal MP, Mark Eyking, is among the project's honourary patrons. MacKenzie, too, thinks there's little potential...

Kevin Vickers' cousin mulling independent run in NB after Liberal Party fallout

(blog) (blog)Vickers said he reached out to Dominic LeBlanc, the Liberal House leader and a friend, for answers but only got doors slammed in...