Ed Fast

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Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control

Of course a new conservative Supreme Court is more likely to make things worse than better. It might hold, for example, that it violates the...

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer visits Lower Mainland

The event was organized by local Conservative riding associations, and a number of B.C. MPs attended. Scheer was introduced by Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa and...

Green Party's Pete Fry to run in Vancouver City Council byelection

(registration) (registration)Fry is the son of federal Liberal MP Hedy Fry – the longest serving female MP in Canadian history for holding onto her...

Abbotsford's Ed Fast thriftiest among Fraser Valley MPs

The second lowest spender in the region was Liberal Dan Ruimy in Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge, who spent roughly $10,000 more than Fast. Conservative Dianne Watts...

Support Mo Brooks to replace Jeff Sessions

Conservative grassroots activists who support President Trump and are angry at the Senate's failure to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare will have their first opportunity...

Mermaids, drag queens, and women warriors entertain with Pride

While some politicians may be content to wear a pink shirt and mingle with the crowds for the occasion, Liberal MP Hedy Fry donned a...

Finding Common Ground, Despite Ideological Divides

Eric Holder, an Obama administration attorney general, warned the N.A.A.C.P. national convention last week in Baltimore that the voting commission's real purpose was to “come...

Justin Trudeau maintains that the fentanyl crisis is still no reason to regulate hard drugs

And in February 2017, Dr. Hedy Fry, the Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre and a member of Trudeau's own party, told the Straight: “This is...

Trump coy on Sessions' future: 'Time will tell'

Trump has been ramping up his public shame campaign against Sessions, one of his earliest high-profile supporters, even as conservatives and some White House advisers...

The Daily 202: Trump's pick to run DOJ criminal division worked for Russia bank

Ted Cruz and Rudy Giuliani are among the names being floated as possible replacements of Sessions. “Giuliani dismissed a report floating his name … and...

Kim Masland wins Queens-Shelburne for Conservatives

Masland is the former chief of staff for longtime MP Gerald Keddy, so election night jitters are not new. But she said it was different...

Tempers flare in Manitoba border town after Conservative MPs visit

A visit by two federal Conservative politicians to the Manitoba border town of Emerson on Friday morning has highlighted the growing divisions in the community...

Nova Scotia Election: Queens-Shelburne candidates

Progressive Conservative: Kim Masland is the coordinator for the Queens County Senior Safety Program. She was the chief of staff to former Conservative MP Gerald...

Now Is The Time To Decriminalize Sex Work

During the electoral campaign in 2015, then-Liberal health critic Hedy Fry told an all-candidates women's equality forum that her party maintained its staunch opposition to...

Exclusive: First Conservative candidate shortlists revealed

The latest date I've yet discovered is Surrey Heath, where Michael Gove will be up for reselection on 5th May, but each association is arranging...

Canadian politicians question US immigration during Grand Forks visit

“Some would argue yeah, well, Donald Trump is scaring them over there,” Cramer said, as Ted Falk, a conservative member of Parliament who represents a...

Taiwan and table tennis: diplomatic parties this week

(subscription) (subscription)Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. Their embassies placed second and third, respectively, in the 3rd Annual Table Tennis Friendship...

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"

Manitoba MP wants data on asylum seekers, claims RCMP has been "gagged"“January and February, we were getting updates from the RCMP and (Canada Border Services...

No guarantee radical voices won't speak at M103 hearings | FUREY ...

The chair of the House of Commons committee that will be studying Islamophobia in Canada in the coming months offers no guarantee radical voices won't...

Perry: Gorsuch not the main problem for Democrats

President Trump was more of a bystander than a combatant in the political battle over Neil Gorsuch. To his credit, Trump selected someone sufficiently conservative...

California Fights Back

In one overwrought tweet, he suggested that the federal government should cut all funding for UC Berkeley because a protest against a conservative guest speaker...

'We have not seen the work,' says factory GM as Kongsberg Protech Systems announces closing

Kongsberg's Huron Street plant opened in 2011, announced by then-prime minister Stephen Harper and London Conservative MP Ed Holder, pledging to add a global business...

Ed Fast Welcomed Back To House Months After Suffering Stroke

Conservative MP Ed Fast speaks in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on March 7, 2017. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP). As he rose for a...

Asylum seekers taking advantage of Canadian generosity, MP Ted Falk says

Asylum seekers who cross from the U.S. into Canada near the border town of Emerson, Man., are abusing the country's generous immigration and refugee system,...

Among deaths in 2016, a heavy toll in pop music

In the thick of one of the most consequential Supreme Court careers of modern times, he left a void in conservative jurisprudence and, more vitally...

Funny ways: The year in weird politics

Plenty of salty language has been thrown around in the House of Commons, but it was Conservative MP Michelle Rempel's use of the word "f-a-r-t"...

Change, tragedy and hope dominate headlines in 2016

The bee line Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservatives made for the premier's office was already in place in 2015, with poll after poll showing the incumbent...

Life after the election

For Republicans, it's time to make good on campaign promises while Democrats, liberals and even some anti-Donald Trump Republicans are doing their best to fight...

Liberals cap off parliamentary sitting with holiday party

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau after they addressed supporters at the Liberal caucus holiday party in Ottawa, Wednesday,...

Conservative MP, former Trade Minister Ed Fast suffers stroke

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP and former Trade Minister Ed Fast has suffered a stroke in his home in Abbotsford, B.C., his office announced Tuesday afternoon,...

Were ageist cabinet choices by Justin Trudeau a factor in slow federal response to fentanyl-linked overdose deaths?

Moreover, the Liberal health critic at the time, Vancouver Centre MP Dr. Hedy Fry, was well aware of the shortcomings of the Harper government's clampdown...

Trump's Cabinet: A Conservative About Face Toward Growth and Change

The conservative Senator from Alabama has been a proponent of hardline immigration enforcement, as has Trump himself. Sessions has also been a particularly sharp critic...

The Eternal and Shameless Politicization of Christmas

(subscription) (subscription)As political rhetoric ticks upward with the festive season, Christmas-themed partisan sparring often turns to comparing finance ministers to Santa Claus or Scrooge.

Manitoba MP questions bill to protect transgender people

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Jim Prentice Voted To Support Same-Sex Marriage When It Was Toughest

Jim Prentice is shown in the House of Commons on Oct. 23, 2006. (Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP). Prentice was one of three opposition Conservative MPs to...

Global Affairs sole-source deal with Streit Group under scrutiny

On May 1, 2015, Conservative trade minister Ed Fast and MP Ted Opitz met with Streit executives and representatives of another company in Vaughan, Ont.,...

Don't despair – devolution offers Labour a chance

Fast forward to now, and the Labour mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, makes waves. If he had been a Labour MP either in the ...

Indiana's Once Controversial Religion Law Shakes Bad Image as It's Put to Use for Good

Ken Falk, legal director for the Indiana ACLU, said if Thomas did not eat the food the jail served, his only option would be to...

Is Iowa Too Nice to Go for Trump?

There are demographic reasons for its mild outlier status in this election: There are few minority voters in the state, but there are plenty of...

Courts are roadblocks to NC lawmakers' right turn

North Carolina Republicans moved quickly after gaining control of both General Assembly chambers in 2011 and then the governor's office in 2013 to weave conservative...

David Bossie: Conservatives Will Be 'in the Icebox for Four Years with Hillary Clinton'

“Look, conservatives haven't been happy and together since Ronald Reagan, so I think what we need to do is put aside the small things, and...

Town hall meeting seeks local input on reinstating... - www.kingstonregion.com/

www.kingstonregion.com/Town hall meeting seeks local input on reinstating...www.kingstonregion.com/“I'm a Saskatchewan farm boy, myself,” he expressed, noting that both MP Gerretsen and former MP Ted Hsu...

Sunburn for 8.17.16 — 13 days until Florida's primary elections

(blog) (blog)MEANWHILE … ED NARAIN USES FACEBOOK LIVE TO CRITIQUE CAMPAIGN MAILERS via Caitlin Johnston of the Tampa Bay Times – Narain used the...

Clinton Foundation tie undermines Hillary

Fast forward three months to April [2009]. ...Doug Band ... It was obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative group, through a Freedom of Information lawsuit,...

Administration has made country less safe

"It's this broader conservative worldview, defined by a widespread acceptance of unsupportable ideas, that helped give rise to Trump. ... Now he wants to import...

Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media? | The Tyee

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.and more »...

Op-ed: We need to restore the strength of the Voting Rights Act

Holder, which gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Writing for the conservative majority at the time, Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged that voting discrimination...

Okanagan trail groups discuss potential for federal infrastructure funding

Don Gemmell with the Trail of the Okanagans group says in an email delegations from the Thompson-Okanagan Tourist Association, from the Columbia, Shuswap and North...

Early data shows $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

(blog)Alan Krueger, former chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, made a similar argument in an op-ed for the New York Times in...

Not Fade Away: Metallica's 'Black Album' Turns 25: Why It Was So Important

The album's opening one-two punch was a powerful one; the songs weren't too fast or scary for a mainstream audience. Another ... “Don't Tread on...