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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/8

Attending the event were Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, and senior...

Invoking dead husband in online criticism crosses line, senator says

OTTAWA — Sen. Denise Batters was minutes from boarding a flight home when she noticed two-day old Twitter posts that said she was only in...

Filipinos taking it to the streets

However, when a large group of Filipinos are together, or when no other non-Filipino speakers are around, Tagalog is often spoken," Sen. Tobias Enverga told...

PEI senator believes Duffy not given due process in Senate suspension

Duffy filed a claim in Ontario Superior Court Thursday that alleges his 2013 suspension by the Senate was unconstitutional and a violation of his charter...

Letter: Reflections on the 1997 referendum

More than 20 years ago, on July 31, 1997, a referendum on denominational education was scheduled for Sept. 2 (then 32 days out.) It was...

Acosta, Wilk: don't claim credit for improvements

... Mr. Acosta, the Republican who represents the 38th Assembly District, and Mr. Wilk, who represents the 21st Senate District, did everything they could...

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 26/8

VietNamNet Bridge - News VietNamNetVietNamNet BridgeNghi Son receives first crude oil shipment, Eco-resort project commences construction, US delays antidumping investigation on VN's tool chests, Hoa...

Canada is about to allow gender neutral passports

The bill, C-16, would update the Canadian Human Rights Act. However, it has faced some opposition and is yet to be passes. Conservative Senator Don...

As Hurricane Harvey Approaches, Trump Appoints Deputy Chief of Staff Who Failed to Prepare for Katrina

While serving in the Bush White House, the Senate report notes, Nielsen received an email from emergency planning officials six months before the storm in...

Canada's biggest threat to meeting GHG targets? Reluctance of Canadians to change their lifestyles

Richard Neufeld, a former B.C. provincial politician who chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. The committee has been holding...

Denise Batters Says Personal Attacks About Dead Husband Cross The Line

OTTAWA — Sen. Denise Batters was minutes from boarding a flight home when she noticed two-day old Twitter posts that said she was only in...

Needing Foster Homes, California Seeks to Relax Rules on Criminal Convictions

(subscription) (subscription)By easing the restrictions for criminal convictions, Senate Bill 213, introduced by State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), would help California increase the...

Former GOP senator: Trump has 'corrupted' Republican Party

There hasn't been a more divisive person in national politics since George Wallace," the former pro-segregation Democratic governor of Alabama. To stop what he sees...

Republican ex-Senator Danforth compares Trump to notorious racist ...

In a scathing opinion piece published in the Washington Post, former Missouri Senator John Danforth (R) compared President Donald Trump to the notoriously ...and more »...

Will Trump approve sending lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine?

Kirsten Gillibrand, one of Trump's top Democratic foils in the Senate, said she will "fight back" against new transgender guidance reportedly being considered by the...

The Daily 202: Hurricane Harvey will be Trump's first major natural disaster test

(Read it here.) -- Marshall Shepherd, who directs the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia, lays out four dangers of Hurricane Harvey that...

Canadian senator urges Russian Federation to release Ukrainian political prisoners

Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Canadian Senate Raynell Andreychuk said this in the greetings on the Independence Day...

Trump's Antitrust Nominee, Rife With Conflicts, Puts Democrats To The Test

Yet Delrahim has so far faced little opposition from Democrats. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination 19 to 1 on June 8. Sen. Sheldon...

Tigers sign goaltender Bjorklund to contract

But Tigers general manager Shaun Clouston and his staff went to work and shored up the situation over the next few weeks, sending Matt Bradley...

Ted Kennedy, 'liberal lion of the Senate,' dies at 77, Aug. 25, 2009

On this day in 2009, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and one of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history...

GOP Senator Says Environmental, Health, Safety Regulations Are Pushed By 'Special Interests'

Gardner — who has received more than $1.1 million worth of campaign cash from oil and gas donors — portrayed the industry's fight against local...

Democrats Search for a Response After Charlottesville Violence ...

On Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, called for the disbanding of President Trump's “election integrity” panel, the latest response to ...After Charlottesville, It's Time...

Mike Duffy Suing Senate, RCMP For Nearly $8M In Wake Of Expense Scandal

Duffy's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, said the Senate overstepped its bounds when it took the unprecedented step to suspend Duffy. Greenspon said the decision was tantamount...

TIMELINE: A chronology of PEI Sen. Mike Duffy's expense troubles

National ObserverOct. 17, 2013: Claude Carignan, the government's new leader in the Senate, introduces motions to suspend Duffy, Sen. Pamela Wallin and Sen. Patrick Brazeau...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS | Miami Herald

Best-selling Books Week Ending 8/20/17. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. "The Store" by Patterson/DiLallo (Little, Brown). 2. "Seeing Red" by Sandra Brown (Grand ...and more »...

A chronology of Sen. Mike Duffy's expense troubles

National PostOct. 17, 2013: Claude Carignan, the government's new leader in the Senate, introduces motions to suspend Duffy, Sen. Pamela Wallin and Sen. Patrick Brazeau...

'I would give anything to have my husband back': Sen. Batters responds to Twitter attack

(subscription) (subscription)Denise Batters, wife of Regina MP Dave Batters, who killed himself a few years back while on leave for depression, appears as a...

Conservative senator asks colleague to explain strange Facebook activity

And I think it's important that they make the choices that reflect the values that they believe in," Senator Leo Housakos told on Wednesday.

'Canada should join ballistic missile defence program,” Romeo ...

Romeo Dallaire says Canada should finally embrace ballistic missile defence as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea rise. (Adrian Wyld / THE ...and more »...

Mike Duffy sues Senate, RCMP following acquittal on criminal charges

OTTAWA — Mike Duffy, the Senate and the RCMP are heading back to court with the senator seeking more than $7.8 million in damages stemming...

The Poultry Pin-Up Art That Showed Off Breeders' Best Chickens

Daniel Webster, U.S. senator for the state of Massachusetts, showed a pair of Java chickens, a wild goose and some goslings at America's first poultry...

Mike Duffy suing Senate, RCMP for $7.8M

... Conservative government were named directly, including Nigel Wright, then-chief of staff to prime minister Stephen Harper; Conservative Senator David Tkachuk; and then-leader of the...

Time to join missile defence: Dallaire

OTTAWA — Retired general and senator Romeo Dallaire says Canada should finally embrace ballistic missile defence. Dallaire tells The Canadian Press that the threat posed...

Time to join US ballistic missile defence, says retired general, senator

Senator Romeo Dallaire announces he will retire from the Senate during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Retired...

Mike Duffy sues Senate, government for almost $8-million

Mr. Duffy was suspended from the Senate without pay for almost two years in November, 2013, over concerns about his expenses. Fellow senators Pamela Wallin...

Former Sen. Greg Evers killed in car accident

Holmes County Times Advertiser - News - Washington ...Holmes County Times AdvertiserState Rep. George Gainer: "Senator Greg Evers was a dedicated public servant and an...

Letters: August 24, 2017

Hyeon Soo Lim from North Korea is a credit to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet. Welcome home, Rev. Lim, and thank you, Justin. Betty...

The Daily 202: Trump's border wall brinkmanship may leave Republicans in Congress holding the bag

“He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader's refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016...

Mike Duffy mulls legal action against federal government

Prior to being charged, Mr. Duffy, along with senators Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, was kicked out of the Conservative caucus and suspended without pay...

Municipal politics is all about personalities

In Toronto you had to get council onside first before meeting with Toronto's longest serving Mayor (now Senator) Art Eggleton. This is because Mayor Eggleton...

John Gamble and Sen. David Tkachuk: It's time to build an infrastructure corridor across Canada's north

... to accommodate nation-building infrastructure needs to take place sooner rather than later. John Gamble is president and CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineering...

An astrologer talks about the "27 Club", the eclipse, and much more...

An astrologer talks about the "27 Club", the eclipse, and much more...Jason Hawes & JV Johnson welcome guest Jacy Nova to discuss her work as...

Know Your Enemy: South Carolina Gamecocks

Fun fact: Famous alumni of USC East include Charlie Weis (yep, M.A. 1989), some Blowfish and a Hootie, US Senator Lindsey Graham, and likely Kenny...

The Daily 202: Trump's penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

Last night, the president did so again by attacking Arizona's GOP senators — one with brain cancer and the other who is running for reelection...

Ohio Senate overrides six Kasich vetoes

The Senate on Tuesday voted to override six of Gov. John Kasich's budget vetoes, and more overrides could come in the future if compromises with...

Manitoba voice missing, Senate scholar says

Conservative Sen. Don Plett said his fellow four senators — all of whom Trudeau appointed — have pushed on Manitoba issues, such as Churchill's rail-line...

It's time government revisited idea of a guaranteed basic income

A basic guaranteed income "could well be the beginning of a seminal change in how modern societies inclusively and economically reduce the negative and broad...

Flyers vs. Isles Rookies Game, Quick Hits, Flyers Top 25 in 25: Renberg

(blog)1) For the second straight year, there will be a game between the Flyers Rookies and New York Islanders' rookies. This year's game will...

Conservative MPs, Senators echo Scheer's condemnation of The Rebel, but many stay silent

(subscription) (subscription)That messaging was matched by Conservatives in the Red Chamber, with the party's Senate Leader Larry Smith's (Saurel, Que.) office confirming by email...

Tory, Liberal Senators join chorus opposing justice minister's drunk-driving proposal

(subscription) (subscription)I don't think it's necessary,' Senate Liberal Mobina Jaffer, left, has said of a proposal by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, right, to lower...