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Keeping the party together

The steady-handed moderates in the party all began to ride off in the sunset, one-by-one. Shelly Glover, John Baird, James Moore, Peter McKay. Some, like...

WaPo Columnist Condemning Sanders' Drug Importation Bill Doesn't Realize Canada Can Expand Its Regulatory ...

The Washington Post ran a column by Leona Aglukkaq, a former member of Canada's House of Commons and Canadian health minister, which complained that Senator...

QIA election brings new vice president to Baffin Inuit org

In 2008, Akesuk was appointed health minister after Leona Aglukkaq stepped down to run in the 2008 federal election for the Conservative party. Akesuk did...

Liberals spent almost $100000 to elect now-independent Hunter Tootoo

In Nunavut, Tootoo's Conservative rival spent $80,765.86. Leona Aglukkaq went into the race as the incumbent and a long-serving cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government.

My Evolution: A Recovery from a Past Life as a Teenage Liberal

Up-and-coming Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper was the spawn of Satan, and he would turn Canada into the Deep South with extremist social conservative values.

Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo leaving caucus over 'addiction issues'

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...

For the record: What Elizabeth May said on Saturday in Ottawa

I'd also like to introduce to you, a former member of the Conservative Party who's here tonight, but there isn't one. ... The 30 per...

A quick sketch of MP Hunter Tootoo - www.muskokaregion.com/

A quick sketch of MP Hunter Tootoowww.muskokaregion.com/He served for 14 years and was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly until 2013. In October 2015, Tootoo ousted...

MP and former Liberal fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo, at a glance

The Globe and MailIn October 2015, Tootoo ousted former Conservative minister Leona Aglukkaq in the federal riding of Nunavut. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Tootoo...

Environment minister tells AFN traditional Indigenous knowledge is key

Former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq raised the ire of some in the conservation movement when she used a similar rationale to defend Canada's polar...

Catherine McKenna Tells AFN Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Key In Climate Fight

Former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq raised the ire of some in the conservation movement when she used a similar rationale to defend Canada's polar...

Catherine McKenna races to save tiny frog after contractors destroy forest

But their behind the scenes efforts, under the watch of former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, were uncovered in court as a result of the...

Ottawa issues emergency protection order for rare Quebec frog

Twice in recent years, requests for a permanent protection order for the frog were denied, most recently by former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq. Last...

Tootoo now an independent MP, knows what it means to fight for life

In October, Tootoo defeated incumbent Conservative Leona Aglukkaq to become the Member of Parliament for Nunavut and the first northerner to take on the role...

AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde shocked by Hunter Tootoo's resignation

Tootoo became the second Inuk to be appointed as a senior cabinet minister after defeating Conservative Leona Aglukkaq in the 2015 federal election. Aglukkaq was...

Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo resigns, seeks treatment for 'addiction issues'

Tootoo tried unsuccessfully to win a federal seat in 1997 as a New Democrat. He went on to serve in the territorial legislature from 1999...

Some facts about Hunter Tootoo

In the 2015 federal election, Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut. Personal life: Hunter Tootoo is...

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...

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...

Canadian minister resigns to seek treatment for addiction

... to being Government House Leader. The 52-year-old was appointed to his position in November 2015. During the October 2015 federal election, Tootoo defeating Conservative...

'There were a number of MPs who stood up and said 'that's too much,' 'upset' Conservative MPs want new national ...

(subscription) (subscription)“I have always supported open, fair, transparent nomination process,” said Ms. Brown who lost the last election but is planning on running in...

As candidates emerge for Conservative Party presidency, a familiar divide emerges

(subscription) (subscription)In Vancouver, the convention will choose the 19-member Council — there's representation for all the provinces and territories and some members, such as...

As candidates emerge for Conservative Party presidency, a familiar divide emerges

(subscription) (subscription)In Vancouver, the convention will choose the 19-member Council — there's representation for all the provinces and territories and some members, such as...

Conservative Party President

(subscription)When the Conservative Party holds its convention in Vancouver in late May, it won't be picking a new leader — it will, however, pick...

Weed Saved My Life After a Decade on Anxiety Meds

Former Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the proposed changes to the MMAR in December of 2012. The old program was to be done away with...

Office set up for former gov't minister Leona Aglukkaq in Whitehorse remains open

Former Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq was the regional minister under the Conservatives for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). As minister in 2012, she...

Weed Saved My Life After a Decade on Anxiety Meds

Former Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the proposed changes to the MMAR in December of 2012. The old program was to be done away with...

After a Decade of Anxiety Meds, Weed Saved My Life

Former Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the proposed changes to the MMAR in December of 2012. The old program was to be done away with...

Ice Melt Increases Indigenous Food Insecurity April 1st, 2016 · 2 min read

At the time, Leona Aglukkaq, the Inuit minister in charge of Canada's Environment Department for the ruling Conservative Party, dismissed De Schutter's criticism, insisting that...

Former Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq may have found second Franklin shipwreck in ice dive

NUNAVUT- Nunavut's former MP, Leona Aglukkaq, thinks she may have found artifacts associated with the HMS Terror, one of the two ships lost with Sir...

APRIL FOOLS: Former Nunavut MP may have found second Franklin shipwreck

Nunavut's former MP, Leona Aglukkaq, thinks she may have found artifacts associated with the HMS Terror, one of the two ships lost with Sir John...

Liberal Hunter Tootoo spent more than Conservative Leona Aglukkaq on election campaign

Out of the three main federal candidates running in Nunavut this past fall, Liberal candidate Hunter Tootoo spent the most — $97,546 — according to...

Sidestepping responsibility

The new rules allowed Conservative Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, in February 2014, to accept B.C.'s environmental assessment process as a substitute for a federal assessment...

Thinking Critically About Security and the Arctic in the Anthropocene

Specifically, the previous Conservative government depicted Canada's sovereignty over the Northwest Passage as endangered, and a resurgent and expansionary Russia as its primary Arctic antagonist...

Parks Canada announces money for Franklin ship visitor centre in Nunavut

Parks Canada announced $16.9 million over five years in funding Thursday for the investigation into Franklin expedition ships and for a visitor and field research...

Food Insecurity: Arctic Heat Is Threatening Indigenous Life

At the time, Leona Aglukkaq, the Inuit minister in charge of Canada's Environment Department for the ruling Conservative Party, dismissed De Schutter's criticism, insisting that...

Controversial ex-environment minister joins TMAC board of directors

TMAC Resources TSX:TMR has appointed Leona Aglukkaq to its board of directors. The last environment minister in Canada's former Conservative cabinet, Aglukkaq figures prominently in...

lloyd axworthy

(subscription) (subscription)Canada was defeated by Portugal for the second of two seats on the council in 2010, which was widely seen as a repudiation...

safe injection sites

(subscription) (subscription)It follows the federal Liberal government signalling an about-face from the previous Conservative government's stance on harm reductions sites. While the Harper ....

Federal Liberal environment minister rejects calls for panel review of Ajax mine

Peter Kent, environment minister under the Stephen Harper Conservative government, visited Kamloops and toured the Ajax site in January 2012, but rejected calls for a...

Adam: Conservatives and climate change just don't mix. But why not?

Most notable in her doubts was Leona Aglukkaq, who, shortly after becoming environment minister, suggested that climate change was “debatable” while discussing melting Arctic ice.

2015 federal election: How did your Northern neighbours vote?

The Conservatives led in Coral Harbour, Kimmirut, Arctic Bay, Qikiqtarjuaq and candidate Leona Aglukkaq's hometown of Gjoa Haven, while the NDP led in Kugaaruk, Pangnirtung,...

British Columbia's carbon tax is not 'working incredibly well'

(blog)... environment minister [Leona Aglukkaq] ... Instead of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, the 2014 Emissions Trend Report says B.C. is actually on pace...

February 15th, 2016 · 2 min read

The idea was that the Conservative government's Arctic record was empty rhetoric on investment in northern communities and on security in the face of Russian...

Ambassador takes icy plunge for Canada

(subscription) (subscription)The Conservative government had come under criticism after hounding Russia for its annexation of Crimea at Arctic Council meetings, which are supposed to...

Taseko sues Ottawa

Those allegedly involved include former environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, her parliamentary secretary, five deputy or former deputy ministers, as well as the president and four...

Inuit treatment centre, one of only two in Canada, to close in March

This all began when Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq killed the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. ... We must never forget what the Conservatives did to indigenous...

PM Trudeau to talk with Indigenous leaders on climate change

At the COP21 global climate change conference in Paris last December, the Trudeau government went to the meeting with greenhouse gas emissions targets that Leona...

The Disneyfication of Canada's national parks

According to the legislation, the first priority of the minister responsible (currently Liberal Catherine McKenna, previously Conservative Leona Aglukkaq) shall be the “maintenance or restoration...

Environment Canada issued warning to Mount Polley mine before disaster, FOIs reveal

The memo, prepared for former Conservative environment minister Leona Aglukkaq, said that the department's enforcement branch had issued the written warning to Imperial Metals Corporation...