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Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt speaks in Brantford

After introductions from former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Phil Gillies and Brant MP Phil McColeman, Raitt took to the podium. Following a brief speech introducing...

PC finance critic touts party's return to power

Federal opposition finance critic Lisa Raitt is pretty confident the Progressive Conservative party will keep Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to one term in power. "Let...

Celebrating Canada in St. George

Jones led the event and introduced speakers such as Mayor Ron Eddy, Brant MPP Dave Levac, Coun. Wheat, and St. George Legion president Steve Schmitt.

MPs behaving badly: a brief history

December 2012: Conservative Peter Van Loan and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair got into a shouting match, and went "nose to nose" in the words of...

Need for broader palliative raised in debate on doctor-assisted death

Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman is promising to raise the need for greater availability of palliative care as part of the debate on Canada's upcoming law...

McColeman spends over $141K in re-election

The highest spending Conservative was Stella Ambler in Mississauga-Lakeshore, who spent $221,077.62 in a losing effort. The highest spending NDP was Murray Rankin in Victoria,...

MP PERSPECTIVE: Assisted suicide laws must be limited

Very soon, Canada's Parliament will be debating and voting on legislation that will create a legal framework for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. The...

Nicholson, Oliphant push dementia plan

The pitch for a national dementia strategy has been on Nicholson's mind ever since former NDP MP Claude Gravelle brought forward an unsuccessful proposal on...

McColeman named deputy finance critic

Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman has been named the Conservative Oppositon's deputy finance critic in the House of Commons. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose made the...

Bittersweet election night for Liberal Takacs

Since the start of 2015 and prior to the writ being drawn up, Takacs brought six Liberal MPs to Brantford-Brant for community events – Scott...

Brantford-Brant a sprint to the finish

Montreal GazetteBetween incumbent Conservative Phil McColeman and which challenger, depends on who you ask. “My campaign is in a tight two-way race with the Conservatives...

Stephen Harper has a focus on seniors

“In less than a week Canadians will be deciding which government they trust, to manage and protect government and our fragile economy for the next...

Women at the forefront of all-candidates' debate

Moderator Nora Fueten, a former Green Party candidate, asked the panel how they would address the high rates of poverty in indigenous women and the...

McKee 'elated' with ambassador title win in New Zealand

He gave out promotional items supplied by Tourism Brantford and special Canada pins from Conservative Phil McColeman's constituency office, as well as plugging local points...

Feds open to land claims: McColeman

The federal government has not closed the door to land claims negotiations with Six Nations, says Brantford-Brant Conservative candidate Phil McColeman. A question arose during...

Creating a safe place for those in crisis

Brantford-Brant incumbent Conservative candidate Phil McColeman shared his guilt over feeling he failed a friend who committed suicide a year-and-a-half ago. "I miss him dearly...

Greens tout candidate, platform

Brandt is challenging for the Brantford-Brant riding against Libertarian Rob Ferguson, NDP candidate Marc Laferriere, Conservative Phil McColeman and Liberal Danielle Takacs. Brandt, 32, was...

McColeman greeted by an engaged electorate

Phil McColeman laughs and says he's got three pair of comfortable shoes to wear while door knocking during the election campaign. He'll need them: there's...

Mulcair draws hundreds to NDP rally in Brantford

Laferriere made a strong showing in the election with 16,351 votes, coming second to incumbent Conservative Phil McColeman's 28,045 votes. It's fair to say Mulcair...

First Nations voters could make difference in Brant

It was the second high-profile event in Six Nations for Takacs, who brought Liberal aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett and five Liberal candidates to the...

First Nations voters could change Brant

Incumbent Conservative Phil McColeman won the riding in 2011 with 28,045 votes – 11,694 more than runner-up NDP candidate Marc Laferriere. The AFN analysis shows...

Laferriere to host NDP leader Mulcair

Also expected to attend the rally are deputy NDP leader David Christopherson, Windsor West NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky and Mike DiLivio, federal NDP candidate for...

Brantford-Brant is Canada's most populous riding

Incumbent Conservative Phil McColeman is being challenged for his seat by NDP candidate Marc Laferriere, Liberal candidate Danielle Takacs, Green candidate Kevin Brandt and Libertarian...

Former Liberal to run as Independent

PARADISE, N.L. - With his wife by his side, former Liberal MP Scott Andrews announced he'll run as an Independent in the federal election as...

2015 Canadian federal election: It's on

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially asked Governor General David Johnston to draw up the writ on Sunday, launching an election campaign that will last more...

Liberal campaign busy at the doors

... people so passionate.” Takacs will be vying for the Brantford-Brant seat in Ottawa against Conservative incumbent MP Phil McColeman, second-time NDP candidate Marc Laferriere,...

NDP candidate puts focus on First Nations issues

That's something federal Brantford-Brant NDP candidate Marc Laferriere wants to address. He and British Colombia MP and former aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder spent Tuesday...

Native leaders call for action, not more talk

She believes provinces should step in as the federal Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper refuse to call a public inquiry into murdered and missing...

Liberal youth come together in Brant

They bring energy, excitement, and new ideas.” Takacs is running in the Oct. 19 federal election against incumbent Conservative MP Phil McColeman, NDP candidate Marc...

Federal infrastructure funds flowing slowly

A $62-million investment in a multi-year effort to clean up the Ottawa River is paying for tunnels that cross two ridings: Ottawa Centre, held by...

Takacs opens Liberal campaign office

Guelph MP Frank Valeriote and former Brant MP Lloyd St. Amand spoke up for Takacs as well. “She is well embedded in this community, she...

McColeman opens campaign office

The point was driven home several times at Phil McColeman's campaign launch: it's going to be a tough, hard-fought election. The Conservative Brant MP said...

Pride in the Park

He also said it was nice that event was non-partisan and it was nice to see Justin Trudeau sent his support, Six Nation Chief Ava...

Laferriere opens home base for election

NDP MP for Hamilton-Centre David Christopherson, who was on hand to help open the office, said he was proud to stand by Laferriere. “You don't...

Laferriere kicks off federal campaign

NDP Campaign office open. Victoria Gray. NDP Hamilton Centre MP David Christopherson, left, helped Marc Laferriere open his campaign office on Erie Ave Saturday. next...

Green candidate looks to mobilize young voters

... are October 19. The other federal parties have all selected a candidate. Marc Laferriere is running for the NDP, Danielle Takacs for the Liberals...

Laferriere marks birthday with campaign office

Brantford-Brant federal NDP candidate Marc Laferriere has secured a campaign office ahead of this October's election. Laferriere made the announcement at a birthday party fundraiser...

Scrap anti-terrorism bill: aboriginal voices

Fellow Conservative LaVar Payne dismissed concerns about the legislation's information-sharing provisions as "conspiracy theories." The bill "isn't really about terrorism," but about preserving economic and...

Liberals' Six Nations visit a learning experience

It was the bottom line delivered to Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett, the party's aboriginal affairs critics, and five candidates from local and area ridings during...

Protest of anti-terror legislation attracts local supporters

Dozens of citizens spoke out against new federal anti-terror legislation proposed by the Conservative government outside of Brant MP Phil McColeman's office on Saturday. Protest...

Raitt wants MPs to grill CN over derailments

Under questioning from Hoang Mai, the NDP transport critic, officials said there are now 117 rail safety inspectors on staff — one more than there...

NDP accuses Ottawa of sitting on money

NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

A living lake

Sopuck, the federal representative from the western Manitoba riding of Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, spent Saturday in Brantford with federal colleague Brant MP Phil McColeman. It's a...

A river runs through it

The conference heard from a licensed trapper about wildlife management, the manager of a greenhouse about growing native trees and Conservative MP Robert Sopuck from...

Brown pledges 'fresh start' for Ontario PCs

Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership contender Patrick Brown brought his campaign to Brantford for a third time for a meet-and-greet at the Pearl Street Polish Hall...

McColeman, Levac spar over pensions

Their chumminess sometimes gets them in hot water with their party bosses, so a public disagreement over government's role in looking after people in their...

Olivia Chow joins Ryerson University

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow waves to supporters after John Tory was elected the city's new mayor in Toronto on October 27, 2014. Former MP...