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A Red State's Arts Blues

With his horses foaling, Tony Richards, 63, said that he would not have had time to make the hourlong drive from his corner of the...

Nominations open for Canada 150 award

Though a national Canada 150 awards initiative was not pursued by the federal government, Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards said he wanted to put something...

Op-Ed: Remembering Vimy Ridge

These are the numbers, the statistics. But we must always remember they are not just numbers or statistics; they represent real people, who laid down...

Families facing loss of infants show support for Richards' motion

Jennifer Snelgrove, a mother of four, sits with two of her children, three-year-old Brennan and seven-year-old Joshua. Snelgrove is supportive of Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake...

Richards supports O'Toole | The Crag and Canyon

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Tories Question Impartiality Of Rod Northey, Lawyer Named To Environmental Assessment Panel

That includes $600 to the Banff—Airdrie Federal Liberal Association during the election campaign last summer, a riding northwest of Calgary. The Liberal candidate was Marlo...

Debate continues surrounding anti-terrorism bill

“I think, much like you've seen in the last few months, there have been some pretty horrendous terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States...

MP implores Defence minister to listen

Our previous Conservative government worked hard to reverse the 'decade of darkness' the Chretien Government inflicted on our military. In fact, in our last year...

@Kady Liveblog Replay: MPs wrap up electoral reform hearings until August

The witnesses are settling in at the table, and it appears we have our official (semi-official) replacement for Jason Kenney: As expected, it looks like...

OBAMA's message to Dem faithful: 'YES WE STILL CAN' -- Parallel between Biden '16, Bill '08 -

Politico- What HILLARY should ...PoliticoOVERHEARD: As Kelly walked into the pricey CNN space, one onlooker said, “that's the Planned Parenthood lady,” presumably referring to Cecile...

Prominent Democrats to meet California delegates for breakfast ...

Several big names in Democratic politics will join the 551 California delegates at the Democratic National Convention for breakfast thi...and more »...

Lobbying in Brazil

"For a gay conservative — one who served as a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, no less — the challenge of defending my party...

Small business the 'bright spot ' of Canadian economy

Conservative MP Blake Richards railed against Liberal Government polices he says will hurt Canadian businesses when he spoke to members of the Cochrane business community...

@Kady Liveblog Replay: Two chief electoral officers, no waiting!

Conservative MP Gerald Deltell begins by thanking all the many, many election workers that toil away to make democracy happen before asking Mayrand if he...

Kenney urges support for unite the right movement

Cochrane TimesConservative heavyweight and stalwart unification proponent, Jason Kenney, headlined the evening riling the crowd into frenzied applause on numerous occasions. He was backed by...

Maryam Monsef Strikes Sunny Tone, Avoids Clear Answers At Electoral Reform Committee

"It's not as simple as yes or no," Monsef responded to Tory MP Blake Richards when asked whether she would support holding a referendum on...

Kenney to make announcement on potential PC leadership run soon

Also present at the meeting were Conservative MPs Blake Richards, and Chris Warkentin, along with longtime Conservative Rob Anders. Kenney, known for being a solid...

Local conservatives to discuss PC/Wildrose merger

“I generally see this as a gathering of conservatives that want to see Alberta put on a better path,” said MP Blake Richards, who will...

WHY CHRISTIE and GINGRICH are finalists for VP -- TRUMP'S 'RUDE AWAKENING': Clinton has huge lead in state-by ...

FRAME GAME – “U.S. Democrats' new line on gun control: Do it for national security,” by Reuters' Richard Cowan and Doina Chiacu: “Democrats pushing for...

Liberals to block attempt to question PMO over leak

That also refers to the motions to call Health Minister Jane Philpott and Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, which were presented by Conservative MP Blake...

@Kady – Katie Telford, Kate Purchase on Conservative leak probe witness wish list

Last week, Alberta member of Parliament Blake Richards served notice that he intends to put forward a formal motion to call two of Prime Minister...

Conservative MP calls for PMO to be questioned over Bill C-14 leak

Blake Richards, the Conservatives' deputy critic for democratic institutions, says he wants to hear from those officials regarding an April 14 report in the Globe...

Maryam Monsef willing to stick with 1st-past-the-post elections if Canadians want them

The course correction still wasn't enough for "mighty ticked off" Conservative democratic institutions critic Scott Reid. ... "Wednesday afternoon, both Scott and his deputy critic...

Bros in Paradise: Richard Linklater's “Everybody Wants Some!!”

The world is open and full of possibilities, as seen through the eyes of a very earnest freshman pitcher Jake (Blake Jenner). Jake is the...

Pandemonium in Parliament: A history of confrontations in the House of Commons

However, this confrontation comes just two weeks ago Trudeau was accused of "childish behaviour" by Conservative MP Blake Richards, after the prime minister was said...

QP Thursday: Democratic reform dominates

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MPs Scott Reid, Blake Richards and Tom Kmiec all lined up to try a few different attempts at the same question: Will...

Cannes: Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Producers Developing Margaret Thatcher Assassination Thriller (Exclusive)

The critically acclaimed High Dive – published earlier this year by Knopf – weaves fact and fiction to follow a young IRA volunteer as he...

Warner Bros. Moves Dates for 'Godzilla 2,' 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Richards' Endurance, which has a strategic partnership with eOne, is producing and co-financing the Watergate drama film Felt, starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane. Freeman...

Been and Gone: The writer who created The Dirty Dozen

A move to Granada TV's World in Action programme gave him an opportunity to make a film exposing Poulson's links to government officials and the...

Justin Trudeau accused of 'childish behaviour' in House of Commons

"I rise reluctantly following question period today," Blake Richards explained, "because I think all Canadians would expect our prime minister to always conduct himself with...

Window Closing on Electoral Reform, Warns NDP's Cullen

Other panelists included Conservative deputy critic for Democratic Institutions, Blake Richards; and Liberal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions, Mark Holland. Part of...

Federal budget projects $30B deficit

Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards said running up deficits to pay for infrastructure and social projects was a “huge concern.” “I see a lot of...

Everything you should know about the Reds' spring - Today's Knuckleball (blog)

Today's Knuckleball (blog)Everything you should know about the Reds' springToday's Knuckleball (blog)Keep in mind, this was a bullpen that lost 30 or more games two...

Federal budget projects $30B deficit

Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards said running up deficits to pay for infrastructure and social projects was a “huge concern.” “I see a lot of...

So many #NeverTrump groups, so little payoff

Most of the money is coming from conservative big-money groups and organizations favoring other Republican candidates. These efforts have gone mainly to TV advertising in...

New senators reinvigorate red chamber

It's somewhat amusing to hear hypocritical Conservative critics attack the seven new senators appointed last week to fill vacancies in Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. Tories...

New senators reinvigorate red chamber

It's somewhat amusing to hear hypocritical Conservative critics attack the seven new senators appointed last week to fill vacancies in Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario. Tories...

Tristan's Twenty: High-value picks for fantasy baseball in 2016

There's a significant difference between Richards' fantasy value entering 2015 and 2016: Last season, he entered spring training recovering from a torn patellar tendon in...

LOUIS DESJARDINS: Pull over to text

Veteran Conservative MPs Scott Reid and Blake Richards released a statement last Friday decrying the new senatorial selection process. “Regardless of the merits of those...

NDP, Tories question whether PM's new Senate picks can be truly independent

Conservative MPs Scott Reid and Blake Richards also criticized the appointment process, saying regardless of the appointees' merits, they were still appointed from secret short...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription)Two Conservative MPs are taking issue with the Prime Minister's new senate appointments, saying the new selection process was too secretive. In a joint...

Critics take aim at new senate appointments, say process too secretive

(subscription) (subscription)Two Conservative MPs are taking issue with the Prime Minister's new senate appointments, saying the new selection process was too secretive. In a...

Justin Trudeau's Senate Appointments Include Murray Sinclair, Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Justin Trudeau's Senate Appointments Include Murray Sinclair, Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Chantal Petitclerc, Murray Sinclair among 7 new Trudeau-appointed senators

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

Seven new senators appointed by Trudeau

"Regardless of the merits of those appointed, the new senators were still appointed from secret short lists, created by an unelected, unaccountable board that reports...

@Kady: NDP doubles down on electoral reform consultation proposal

Under questioning by Conservative MP Blake Richards in the House on Thursday, Monsef once again seemed to reject that option, noting that “reducing such a...

MP seeks mandatory jail time, tougher sentences

Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards said he hasn't fully digested the bill and understands there are a few differences than the previous legislation tabled by the Conservative...

What steps should be taken to make Parliament more family-friendly?

However, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt warns against a four-day week, saying it would be unacceptable to most Canadians. Other suggestions include allowing breastfeeding in the...