Chlorine Gas Sent 13 Kids To Hospital

OTTAWA - An water park east of Ottawa says a filtration error is behind the release of chlorine gas that sent 13 children to hospital.The leak occurred Tuesday afternoon in the wave pool of the Calyps...

Carleton's About Face to Preston Manning: We Don't Want Tory-Dictated Money

A month ago, Ottawa's Carleton University agreed to accept $15 million from a private citizen for a new graduate program. The money came from the personal fortune of an Albertan philanthropist, Clayton H. Riddell, while the idea originated from one of Canada's elder statesman -- former federal Reform party leader, Preston Manning. Now the university has released a statement -- one which suddenly rejects the deal.

Canada's Most Creative Cities

In this exclusive excerpt for HuffPost from Richard Florida's new book, the author reveals that scientists and engineers, architects and designers, artists and entertainers and the growing ranks of professional knowledge workers -- what he labels as The Creative Class" -- now number more than five million in Canada, or roughly 30 per cent of the workforce. So where do they live?

Harper Doesn't Hate Women, He Hates Incompetence

In light of Bev Oda's resignation as an MP and cabinet minister, blogger Rachel Décoste asserted that this was a sign of "a disturbing trend" emerging from Harper's dealings with women that might suggest he "harbours hatred" for the female sex. However the only "disturbing trend" to emerge from the PM's dealings with women is that substantial swathes of the dogmatic left actually believe he hates them.

Turns Out a Real Summer Shuffle Isn't in the Cards

Wednesday, Stephen Harper conducted what can best be described as a micro shuffle as it really wasn't big enough to be called a mini-shuffle. With no warning to the media who cover such items, everyone was taken by surprise. And that's not even mentioning the inevitable disappointment of certain backbenchers.

Careful Where You Light Up In Ottawa

OTTAWA - Smokers in Ottawa will have to think twice before lighting up in parks and on public patios — the city's new anti-smoking rules kick in today.Smoking on city property, parks and beaches and o...

Canada Day Deadly On The Water

At least nine people have drowned, or are presumed to have drowned, in Quebec and Ontario after a long weekend that proved particularly hazardous for people swimming and wading the provinces' lakes an...

A Former Prime Minister's Advice on Running Canada

At a recent talk, John Turner hoarsely reminded his audience that politics are about people; something which seems to have been forgotten. Unlike the current strategies of Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair, the Prime Minister, in order to win, would have to unite and not divide Canada. Only when every region in Canada is on board with an idea can the country truly tackle the challenges it faces.

Why Can't I Know Where My Taxes Are Going in Victoria?

Why aren't our MLAs comfortable releasing their expense reports? Why not follow the example set by Toronto City Hall where councillors publish every receipt online? Are B.C.'s MPs and MLAs hiding something from the taxpayer? MPs and senators and Ottawa have been violating their own documentation and contracting rules, is the same thing happening here in Victoria?

Marathon Showdown In The House

UPDATE: The Speaker of the House of Commons is giving the green light to more than 800 of the opposition's proposed amendments to the government's so-called omnibus bill. But Speaker Andrew Scheer say...
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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer Politics

It is June; summer is here, although Ottawa's weather might make you doubt that. Outside of media-types and pundits, are Canadians breathlessly debating whether or not Bob Rae should break his previous commitment and run for the Liberal leadership? Somehow which brand of mustard to use on your hot dog or hamburger takes on more importance than the leadership of the third struggling party.

Ottawa Body Parts Are From Montreal

Montreal police say Luka Rocco Magnotta is wanted in a homicide investigation in connection to the delivery of a human foot to the Conservative Party of Canada headquarters in Ottawa, and body parts d...

New Charges In Ottawa Terror Case

New charges were laid this week against two men accused of plotting terrorist attacks in Canada following the 2010 terrorism investigation dubbed Project Samossa. Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, 32, and Misb...

The Dirty Secret About MP Pensions

Earlier this year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a report showing that taxpayers put in $23.30 for every one dollar parliamentarians contribute to their pension plans. Politicians are reluctant to step away from the machine multiplying their money. Here are some dirty little secrets about those pensions.

Ex-Mountie Stabbed Ottawa Cop To Death

OTTAWA - A former Mountie has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing of Ottawa police officer Eric Czapnik.Kevin Gregson, 45, remained silent as he was also found guilty of robbery.A...
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