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Conservatives Claim PM's Rolling Stone Glory Hurts NAFTA Talks, Energy Workers

Conservatives are claiming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's high-profile Rolling Stone magazine interview complicates NAFTA talks, disrespects Canada's oil workers, and smacks of hypocrisy. A Prime...

As Conservative Party deputy leader, Lisa Raitt hopes women will 'see themselves' in her

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative MP Lisa Raitt considers herself a feminist. The newly named deputy leader of the Conservative Party, a suburban mother of two with extensive...

Conservatives' final leadership debate sees 13 candidates fight to stand out

Each candidate was given one minute to respond to a question and two 30-second rebuttals. In the first group Deepak Obhrai, Brad Trost, Steven Blaney,...

Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt to visit New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW - One of the 14 candidates running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada is coming to Pictou County this month.Stanton endorses...

Lisa Raitt on running for Conservative leadership as husband battles Alzheimer's

Before launching her bid for Conservative leadership, Lisa Raitt had to decide: Would her husband survive without her? Bruce Wood, Ms. Raitt's long-time partner, was...

Lisa Raitt Calls UN Resolution On Israeli Settlements 'Disgusting ...

The Conservative MP criticized the Liberal government for its silence on Israel.and more »...

Conservative Party leadership hopeful MP Lisa Raitt receives Milton mayor's support

Raitt announced her campaign for the Conservative Party leadership on Nov. 3 and is going up against 13 other candidates from across the country, including...

Today's problems can't be solved by more taxes

... do to create prosperity for all Canadians, rather than short-sighted policies that simply spend other people's money. In the end, a tax by any...

Atlantic Canada being treated like a 'backwater' with Supreme Court snub: Lisa Raitt

A top Liberal politician in Nova Scotia says Conservative MP Lisa Raitt is "a bit rich" for criticizing Ottawa's handling of Atlantic Canada given her...

Tory MP Lisa Raitt ponders leadership decision at home in Cape ...

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt returned home to her Sydney, N.S., roots this week where she is expected to make a final decision on...

Lisa Raitt 'leaning positively' towards Conservative leadership bid

The race to succeed Harper lacks a clear front runner now that Jason Kenney has decided to seek the leadership of the Alberta PC party...

Finance critic Lisa Raitt to visit city

Then Raitt, MP for the Ontario riding of Milton, and McColeman will attend the Brantford-Brant Conservative riding association's annual general meeting in the Dominion Telegraph...

MPs give advice to their 20-year-old selves

OTTAWA - Emilie Taman spent the better part of four months campaigning to be the MP for Ottawa Vanier. A career lawyer whose mother rose...

Tories call boosting CPP a 'drastic step' that will cost Canadians thousands of dollars

"I don't believe that the minister of finance has made a case based on evidence as to why we need to take such a drastic...

Raitt questions federal Liberals on rush for pension plan changes

OTTAWA - The Opposition Conservatives are questioning the Liberal government's rush to expand the Canada Pension Plan that could give Canadians more in retirement by...

Supporters urge Lisa Raitt to run for Conservative leadership

OTTAWA - A social media campaign is underway to convince longtime Conservative MP Lisa Raitt to run for the federal party leadership, the latest grassroots...

Group wants Milton MP Lisa Raitt to run for Conservative Party leadership

The Draft Lisa Raitt campaign was launched Monday (June 6) by a team identifying themselves as “a group of grassroots Conservatives” that's seeking nation-wide support...

New child benefit could create issues for divorced parents, Raitt says

... potentially lucrative payments start landing in just over one month, says Opposition finance critic Lisa Raitt. The Liberals' new $23-billion-a-year benefit will replace three...

Conservatives have 'never been more united,' Kenney says at convention

Kenney, who spoke alongside former minister of transportation Lisa Raitt, said this gives him confidence in the party's ability to form a majority government in...

Conservatives extol robust war chest as good fiscal management at convention

The number is in line with the Liberal budget projection of a $5.4-billion deficit for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt slammed...

Harper to break his silence at party convention

The Globe and Mail (subscription)VANCOUVER—As the Conservative party gathers to chart a path to election readiness for 2019, grassroots delegates will finally hear from Stephen...

Ashley Csanady: No, Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi and to suggest as much is insulting to survivors

Justin Trudeau is not Jian Ghomeshi. To make that comparison, however tangentially, as Conservative MP Lisa Raitt appeared to Thursday morning, of the prime minister's...

Ont. MP Michael Chong joins race for Conservative party leadership

The three contestants so far have a head start before the higher profile Conservatives announce their runs. That could include former defence ministers Peter MacKay...

NDP MP's gender equity proposal debated in House

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt says she'll vote against Stewart's bill. She says Parliament needs to be a better workplace before more women want to run...

Rural Internet service dominates Nassagaweya meeting discussion

Raitt said her Conservative government previously allocated $305 million in grants that Internet service providers could apply for to extend their rural service. The latest...

Lisa Raitt Accuses Jody Wilson-Raybould Of 'Spewing Lies' In The House Of Commons

Assistant deputy Speaker Anthony Rota agreed it was "inappropriate language" to accuse a member of lying. Raitt, who is rumoured to be mulling a run...

QP Wednesday: Fort McMurray, that 'balanced budget thing,' and an unCOOL exchange

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt continued on the point, citing Finance Minister Bill Morneau's comment Conservatives are stuck on this “balanced budget thing.”...

Bill Morneau: Tories Still 'Stuck In This Whole Balanced Budget Thing'

But the minister's exchange with Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt was perhaps more memorable. Tory MP to Morneau: How are you sleeping these days? Raitt,...

Feds Paid $75M Lac-Megantic Settlement To Victims To Avoid Lawsuits

Former transport minister Lisa Raitt said the deal, which involved 24 other defendants who settled, was under negotiation before her Conservatives lost the October election...

$7.5B surplus in first 11 months of fiscal year challenges Liberal deficit prediction

Lisa Raitt, the Conservatives' parliamentary finance critic, said the new numbers reveal her party left the Liberals with a solid foundation that continues to generate...

Government won't say what it paid to Lac-Mégantic settlement fund

Lisa Raitt, who was Canada's transport minister at the time, responded to the report by saying the government's role in safety was to put the...

Feds silent on Lac-Megantic legal settlement

Lisa Raitt, who was Canada's transport minister at the time, responded to the report by saying the government's role in safety was to put the...

No, Harper can't come back now — not even if he wants to

(subscription) (subscription)Stephen Harper was the preferred choice of 28 per cent of Tory voters, Peter MacKay was second at 23 per cent, Kevin O'Leary...

Emergency grain regulations to be extended one year: Garneau

(subscription) (subscription)The Emerson report, which was headed by former cabinet minister David Emerson, was fast-tracked by then Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in June 2014...

Emergency grain regulations to be extended one year: Garneau

(subscription) (subscription)The Emerson report, which was headed by former cabinet minister David Emerson, was fast-tracked by then Transport Minister Lisa Raitt in June 2014...

Why an Ottawa Lawyer Filed a Human Rights Complaint About an East Toronto Tabloid

... object to its content.” Liberal Ontario MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches—East York) also lodged a formal complaint later that month with Canada Post CEO Deepak...

Senator Mike Duffy cleared of all charges in expense scandal

But not everyone saw the Duffy controversy as an indictment of the party or the Conservative government. “In my riding, it was about Mr. Duffy...

Judge dismisses all 31 charges against Senator Mike Duffy

But not everyone saw the Duffy controversy as an indictment of the party or the Conservative government. “In my riding, it was about Mr. Duffy...

Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bid

Kouvalis has had a long history as a strategist on three levels off government, working as the former campaign manager for both Rob Ford and...

Conservatives appeal to ethics commissioner over justice minister's $500-a-head law firm visit

In 2010, she found that Conservative labour minister Lisa Raitt did not violate federal conflict-of-interest guidelines when her local riding association held a 2009 fundraising...

MacDougall: Tories need to learn from Trudeau's success in choosing new leader

Conservatives are off to find life after Stephen Harper. Try as I might, I'm having trouble getting excited about the leadership race. The usual suspects...

Milton's Conservative MP weighs in on federal budget

And when it comes to local infrastructure, Raitt said she thinks Halton Region will be pleased that more money is being allocated for affordable housing.

Budget cash for transit, housing repairs 'very sexy, indeed,' mayor says

Conservative MP and finance critic Lisa Raitt said a deficit of nearly $30 billion, which was forecast in yesterday's budget, is troubling because the budget...

5M Conservative leadership spending cap raises ... - iPolitics

Lisa Raitt speaks with the media in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa Thursday, February 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld. A...

N.S.-raised Lisa Raitt among group of five potential Tory leadership candidates

OTTAWA — Potential candidates for leadership of the federal Conservatives began staking claims this weekend to policy positions ranging from a call for a referendum...

Lisa Raitt takes the Maclean's 60-second challenge

We asked Trudeau's parliamentary colleagues from every party to take the same challenge. Conservative MP Lisa Raitt played along, and guess what? On the question...

Bill Morneau Ducks Lisa Raitt's Question On Budget Deficit Cap

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are shown speaking in the House of Commons Tuesday. (Photo: The Canadian Press). Morneau, in turn,...

Raitt: Trudeau's plan for massive deficits threatens jobs and growth ...

Ottawa, ON – Today the Liberal government continued to blame others instead of acknowledging Justin Trudeau's “spending problem”, said Opposition Finance Critic Lisa Raitt. “The...

Conservatives: Trudeau's plan for massive deficits threatens the ...

Opposition Finance Critic Lisa Raitt slams on Tuesday, February 16, the Liberal government for blaming others of the deficit instead of acknowledging Justin Trudeau's “spending...

Your Complete Guide to All the Looks on the 58th Grammy Awards Red Carpet

The Grammys red carpet is the one place that stars feel truly at liberty to not wear the same boring garbage that they have to...