August 18, 2015

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Sen. Patrick Brazeau will not receive salary during election ...

Three senators, from left, Patrick Brazeau, Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy saw their suspensions without pay lifted when the federal election was called. However, the...

Projet Montréal hammers city on controversial Maison Alcan project

Projet Montréal leader Émilie Thuillier quoted from an open letter by Senator Serge Joyal in La Presse imploring Coderre to stop the proposed redevelopment between...

Wright testimony having effect in Conservative Prairie bedrock

One of our senators, Senator (David) Tkachuk, is in the centre of some of those conversations going around with Duffy,” said McIntosh. “That's also sort...

Benjamin Perrin, Former PMO Lawyer, Contradicts Harper On Duffy Scandal

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper's top aide and election director Ray Novak boomeranged back into the centre of the Mike Duffy coverup scandal, as the testimony...

Welcome Hall Mission helps students gear up to go back to school

Among the Montrealers who showed their support for the mission on Tuesday was Jacques Demers, former Canadiens coach and current Canadian senator, who has been...

Joan Crockatt's Calgary Pride Parade Invite Irks Transgender Rights Activist

But an amendment proposed by Tory Senator Don Plett would have exempted places such as prisons, crisis centres, and public washrooms, and change rooms from...

Then and now: Conservative aides contradict themselves on Duffy affair

rabble.ca (blog)Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen, former member of Senate's internal economy steering committee: What she said: "I didn't talk about what I was doing on...

Duffy trial: Wright denies trying to influence Deloitte probe - iPolitics

Volumes of PMO emails introduced in court show Wright initially asked Senator David Tkachuk, head of a powerful Senate sub-committee regulating senators' expenses, to approach...

500+ CMS teacher assistants told jobs could end in two weeks

The state provides the bulk of personnel money for public schools, and the House and Senate have conflicting plans for assistants, who help young students...

Golden anniversary for Gibsons' caring family... - www.insidebrockville.com/

www.insidebrockville.com/Golden anniversary for Gibsons' caring family...www.insidebrockville.com/Senator Bob Runciman, MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark and Gananoque Mayor Erika Demchuk each said a few words before...

Duffy Trial: 8 Things We Learned Monday

Wright insisted he reached out to Gerstein only to get him to help Deloitte talk to the Senate clerk or to Sen. David Tkachuk, head...

West Tisbury Town Column: August 22 - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

West Tisbury Town Column: August 22The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard NewsWendy and Amy will have their usual fiber dyeing booth and Mary Ruth and...

Statement: Senator Enverga celebrates Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver ...

For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C., August 9, 2015 – The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario, joined thousands of fellow kababayans at the...

Welcome Hall Mission to Provide School Supplies and New Shoes to 2600 Children

Senator Jacques Demers, former NHL Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens, returns as spokesman for the event. Having experienced poverty as a child, the senator...

Hillary Clinton's Debt to Feminism

SOURCES: The Center for American Women and Politics; Pay Equity; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Ruth B. Mandel's (Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers) Essay: She's...

Sen. Patrick Brazeau will not receive salary during election after all

Brazeau, who was suspended without pay in November 2013 along with senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin over expenses the Senate deemed were claimed inappropriately,...

Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

MarketWatchJoseph Dunford, Jr., testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill...

Joseph Lieberman: White House tries scaremongering

Tehran TimesI was a member of the Senate when Congress developed a series of bills that dramatically increased pressure on Tehran for its illicit nuclear...

Today in History - Tuesday, August 18

In 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. In 1969, the Woodstock ... Former Vermont U.S. Sen.

Why We Didnt Get President Julian Bond

And while he didn't fulfill the heady expectations of his early rise to national prominence, he and the other civil-rights leaders of his generation—John Lewis,...

Think Your Voting Rights Are Guaranteed? Think Again.

Most famously, they include the great civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.; SNCC leader and now U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th District John Lewis,...

Facing money gap, Hillary Clinton slowly warms to super pac gifts

The Clintons amassed one of the most loyal donor networks in modern politics, with rich friends aiding multiple presidential campaigns, Clinton's Senate run, their family's...

How Walker would replace Obamacare

"On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that will repeal Obamacare entirely and replace it in a way that...

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

That would take 60 votes in the Senate, and Walker's plan does not address how he would undo the law in any other way. The...

Today in History

In 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. In 1969, the Woodstock ... Former Vermont U.S. Sen.

ICYMI: As the Duffy-Wright show goes on … and on … try Stephen Harper's jokes

Amid relentless questioning over Mike Duffy trial fallout, Stephen Harper clings to campaign message. The economy and national security; regardless of the media's questions about...

Jeb Bush on Donald Trump's immigration ideas: 'A plan needs to be grounded in ...

But Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a lead sponsor of the 2013 immigration bill, slammed Trump's ideas as "gibberish" and "nonsensical" because they could "kill...

Mike Duffy trial: What's in a lie?

Hill Times (subscription)Trouble is, Duffy was never going to repay the money himself and several people around Harper knew it. Initially, in February 2013, the...

School districts' spending, pension spiking deepen state's geographic fault lines

But suburban state Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, recently told WTTW Mitchell's bill was “another attempt by Chicago politicians to pick the pockets of...

Calls from 'sheriff's office' are a scam, Lake County authorities warn

Police are warning Lake County residents about a telephone scam in which callers say they're from the Lake County sheriff's office. The calls appear on...

Final vote pending for new Mexican restaurant in Vernon Hills

Plans for an upscale Mexican restaurant in Vernon Hills are expected to move quickly, despite a shortfall of parking spaces, pending official village board approval...

Joan Crockatt's Calgary Pride parade invite irks transgender rights activist

But an amendment proposed by Tory Senator Don Plett would have exempted places such as prisons, crisis centres, and public washrooms, and change rooms from...