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Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown in Durham for town hall meeting Aug. 29

DURHAM -- Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, is dropping by Durham for a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 29.

Christine Elliott's appointment as patient ombudsman the right move

She comes to the position as a former Conservative health critic and has served as director or has sat on the boards of Durham Mental...

Drinks are part of Parliament Hill culture

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Tootoo cites 'addiction issues';leaves caucus

In November, a month after Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut, he said in an interview...

Conservatives drop same sex marriage ban

But if party members were listening to former leader Stephen Harper's speech Thursday night about the need to stay true to Conservative principles of faith,...

OPG's Darlington nuclear refurbishment set to bring more jobs to Clarington

There has been growth and there will be even more jobs,” said Conservative Durham MP, Erin O'Toole. “The next decade will be Durham's decade.” In...

Rookie Pickering-Uxbridge MP Jennifer O'Connell settling into new role in Ottawa

“Things have been going really well,” the 33-year-old rookie MP says from her office, between meetings on an April morning. “It's been busy.” The former...

Former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro out of jail

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont., courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on January 5, 2016. Former...

Ottawa to study gap in uncollected taxes

Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the NDP national revenue critic, urged the government to move quickly with its promises to fight tax evasion. "If the government doesn't take...

Conservative leader Patrick Brown says his party...

WHITBY -- Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown was in Whitby on Sunday, Jan. 24 to support candidate Lorne Coe in his bid to claim the...

Trudeau says foreign investment 'key priority'

Treasury Board President Scott Brison shares a laugh with Stephen Poloz, left, governor of the Bank of Canada, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, right,...

Weather affects winter roads for First Nations

NDP indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus, who represents a northern Ontario riding that includes a number of First Nations communities, believes money needs to be...

Jennifer O'Connell is Pickering's newsmaker of the year

In 2015, Ms. O'Connell ran for the Liberal Party in the newly formed Pickering-Uxbridge riding and beat out Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu. “It's been a...

Oshawa MP Colin Carrie to serve as deputy health critic

Mr. Carrie served as the parliamentary assistant to the minister of health from 2008 to 2013 before moving on to the environment portfolio. With the...

Durham MP Erin O'Toole named public safety critic

CLARINGTON -- Durham Member of Parliament Erin O'Toole was announced as the Critic for Public Safety in the Official Opposition shadow cabinet on Friday, Nov.

NDP names critics, prepares for Parliament

"In the end, the direction they will be going towards ... and the way that they will try to implement their priorities and commitments is...

Pickering-Uxbridge riding Liberal Jennifer O'Connell eager for Ottawa

The Pickering Ward 1 Regional Councillor won the federal seat Monday night as the Liberals won a majority government, and she ousted Conservative incumbent Corneliu...

Durham MP Erin O'Toole ready to focus on economy

CLARINGTON -- As Conservative incumbent Erin O'Toole returns to Ottawa, this time as part of the official Opposition, his focus is going to be on...

Oshawa Conservative MP Colin Carrie vows to keep fighting for fiscally ...

OSHAWA -- Heading back to Ottawa as a member of the official Opposition, Conservative Oshawa MP Colin Carrie is vowing to fight for fiscal responsibility.

Oshawa returns Coline Carrie: 2015 federal...

OSHAWA -- Oshawa voters opted to stay blue, returning Conservative incumbent Colin Carrie to Ottawa despite large gains by the Liberals nationwide. It was a...

Jennifer O'Connell wins Pickering-Uxbridge riding for Liberals: 2015 federal ...

PICKERING -- Jennifer O'Connell is trading in her council office for a new one in Ottawa. The Ward 1 Regional Councillor took the seat from...

Election day in Durham, Northumberland

Pickering-Uxbridge candidates are Corneliu Chisu (Conservative), Pamela Downward (New Democratic Party), Anthony Navarro (Green Party), and Jennifer O'Connell (Liberal). Ajax candidates are Chris Alexander (Conservative),...

Oshawa federal election candidates reporting sign vandalism

Laurie Doucet, campaign manager for Conservative Colin Carrie, estimates that 20 per cent of his candidate's signs have been damaged, representing more than 100 signs.

Autoworker retirees host spirited Oshawa election debate

OSHAWA -- Unifor Local 222 Retirees hosted a federal election debate for the candidates in the Oshawa riding. Candidates were Conservative Colin Carrie, Liberal Tito-Dante...

Conservative candidates miss debates in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby

17, open to all Pickering-Uxbridge candidates, the riding's Conservative incumbent Corneliu Chisu did not attend. According to his campaign manager, he had prior commitments. The...

Ajax, Pickering-Uxbridge federal election candidates discuss food security

Neither of the Conservative candidates attended. Pickering-Uxbridge candidate Corneliu Chisu had previous commitments. Ajax candidate Chris Alexander could not be reached for comment. Pickering-Uxbridge NDP...

Federal riding profile for Pontiac

Incumbent: NDP's Mathieu Ravignat, a former social science researcher. Main challengers: Ravignat is being challenged by Liberal Will Amos, regional director of a national environmental...

Durham and Northumberland voter turnouts in elections part of an overall ...

Liberal MP Judi Longfield served voters in Ottawa from 2004 through 2006, when voters chose Conservative MP Jim Flaherty, who remained the representative through to...

At a glance: developments on the campaign

News of a tentative agreement on the far-reaching, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership sucked much of the oxygen out of the federal election campaign on Monday. A...

Durham election candidates square off on youth issues at university debate

OSHAWA -- Durham College, UOIT and Trent University Durham hosted an all-candidates debate for the federal election candidates in the Oshawa and Durham ridings. Taking...

Stop barbaric practices, says Ajax federal election Conservative candidate ...

AJAX -- Ajax Conservative Party candidate Chris Alexander was joined by Simcoe-Grey Conservative Party candidate Dr. Kellie Leitchin his campaign office to announce that a...

Oshawa federal election candidates talk youth issues at Boys and Girls Club ...

OSHAWA -- The Boys and Girls Club of Durham organized a political roundtable centered on youth issues. All four federal candidates from the Oshawa riding,...

Durham Region federal candidates on retirement funds for Canada's seniors

We'd work with the provinces on a plan to increase contribution rates so that Canadians can count on a secure and adequate source of income...

Northumberland-Peterborough South federal election candidates square off at ...

Federal NDP candidate Russ Christianson, Conservative candidate Adam Moulton, Liberal candidate Kim Rudd and Green Party candidate Patricia Sinnott touted their party platforms that largely...

Candidates face off on the issues in Uxbridge

UXBRIDGE -- Candidates debated the issues in front of a packed crowd at the Uxbridge Arena on Sept. 21. In attendance, from left, Conservative candidate...

Clarington MP Erin O'Toole says he was unaware of pornographic tweet favoured ...

CLARINGTON -- Durham Riding Conservative MP Erin O'Toole is double checking his social media feeds after a pornographic tweet was favoured through one of his...

Pickering-Uxbridge federal candidates discuss airport, jobs, environment

Conservative candidate and Pickering-Scarborough East incumbent Corneliu Chisu wasn't able to attend due to a scheduling conflict, according to his campaign manager. When asked about...

Pickering airport doesn't fly at board of trade federal election forum

Corneliu Chisu, the Conservative candidate in Pickering-Uxbridge, said a decision has to be made. “There's been 43 years of inactivity. It has cost taxpayers $200...

'Decline' to vote for decliners

I hope other voters in Durham Region are as angry as I am that Conservative candidates Colin Carrie and Chris Alexander chose to “decline to...

Colin Carrie, Oshawa Conservative candidate, hopes to reclaim his seat

OSHAWA -- In the 2015 federal election, Colin Carrie is looking to continue his hold of the Oshawa riding, something he's done since he was...

Colin Carrie, Oshawa riding Conservative, hopes to reclaim his seat

OSHAWA -- In the 2015 federal election, Colin Carrie is looking to continue his hold of the Oshawa riding, something he's done since he was...

Federal election air wars in Durham: winning voters over 30 seconds at a time

Hill Times (subscription)A Conservative Party ad featuring a group of people evaluating Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's resume and concluding “he's just not ready” has been...

Federal election underway in Durham

In the Oshawa riding incumbent conservative MP Colin Carrie will be running against all new faces, with area teacher Mary Fowler running for the NDP,...

Facts and figures about Regina Lewvan riding

Conservative Ray Boughen, the MP for the old riding of Palliser, chose not to run again. Conservative Tom Lukiwski, who represented Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, is running...

What was said on the campaign trail Friday

"Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Thomas Mulcair's NDP have proposed massive increases in government spending and permanent, large deficits, paid for by tax hikes on middle...

Home mail delivery a 'privileged service'

My News Advertiser (Pickering, Aug. 13) included a flyer attacking MP Corneliu Chisu for not saving door-to-door mail delivery and blaming the Conservative government for...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau campaigns in Ajax

AJAX -- Justin Trudeau threw cold water on the possibility of a Liberal coalition with the New Democratic Party in an effort to defeat Conservative...

Spending limits double for Durham federal election candidates

Meanwhile in Oshawa the Conservatives spent their dollars holding the seat for incumbent Colin Carrie. The campaign spending limit in Oshawa was $93,641.27 and only...

Mixed reaction to Harper's early election call

DURHAM -- Three days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the start of the federal election campaign on Aug. 2, Durham residents had mixed reactions...

Today's cartoon: Eve Adams

There's been much talk about the Liberal nomination battle in Eglinton-Lawrence that took place Sunday. It pitted former Conservative MP Eve Adams against Toronto lawyer...