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NDP MP Irene Mathyssen: Prescription Birth Control Should Be Free In Canada

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2016 | 1:10 PM

An NDP MP is pushing to make prescription birth control free in Canada.

Irene Mathyssen, who successfully lobbied the last Conservative government to remove the federal tax on feminine hygiene products, is now sponsoring private members’ motion M-65 urging Liberals to work with the provinces to...

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Michelle Rempel Delivers Moving Tribute To Nadia Murad, Survivor Of ISIL Enslavement

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 5:51 PM

A Conservative MP who led the charge to bring Yazidi victims of genocide and sex slavery to Canada delivered an emotional tribute Tuesday to a woman whose remarkable courage continues to spur action.

Michelle Rempel rose in the House of Commons to honour Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who...

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Joe Oliver Seeking Ontario Progressive Conservative Nomination For 2018 Election

(23) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 11:24 AM

Canada’s former finance minister is returning to politics.

Ex-Conservative MP Joe Oliver, who was defeated in last year's federal election, is seeking an Ontario Progressive Conservative nomination for the 2018 provincial election.

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Joe Oliver speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 30,...

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Gerry Ritz Suggests Chrystia Freeland Needs 'Adult Supervision'

(55) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 4:06 PM

Canada’s international trade minister defended her toughness Monday after a Conservative critic accused her of having a “meltdown” and suggested to the House of Commons she needed “adult supervision.”

Chrystia Freeland faced a number of barbs in question period, mere days after she walked away from negotiations aimed at bringing...

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Steven Blaney Reignites Niqab Debate At Start Of Tory Leadership Bid

(35) Comments | Posted October 24, 2016 | 1:11 PM

A Conservative leadership candidate is reopening a divisive debate over the wearing of niqabs and other face-covering veils.

Quebec MP Steven Blaney announced Monday that, if elected prime minister, he would be prepared to invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to ensure faces...

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Peter Van Loan: Liberals 'Dishonouring' Soldiers Killed In Terror Attacks

(137) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 2:29 PM

Conservatives are accusing the Liberal government of trying to forget about terror attacks on Canadian soil that claimed the lives of two soldiers.

Tory MP Peter Van Loan rose in question period Friday to note that Saturday will mark two years since the shooting on Parliament Hill, when “a jihadist...

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Peter Julian Quits As NDP House Leader To Explore Leadership Bid

(7) Comments | Posted October 19, 2016 | 12:03 PM

NDP MP Peter Julian has resigned as his party’s House leader to explore a leadership run.

Julian announced the news Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the election that saw Liberals form a majority and New Democrats fall back to third place in the House of Commons.

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Liberal Transgender Rights Bill Wins Support Of Some Tory Leadership Hopefuls

(12) Comments | Posted October 18, 2016 | 5:45 PM

The Liberal government’s transgender rights bill is one step closer to law and has won the support of several Conservative leadership contenders.

Bill C-16, which would make it illegal under the Canadian Human Rights Act to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, easily passed...

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Tories Ask If Canada Will Vote For Human Rights Abusers At UN

(22) Comments | Posted October 17, 2016 | 5:20 PM

Conservatives are pushing the Liberal government to tell the world if Canada plans to vote against the re-election of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Cuba to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

But when pressed on the matter in question period Monday, the parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister...

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Jim Prentice Voted To Support Same-Sex Marriage When It Was Toughest

(27) Comments | Posted October 14, 2016 | 3:37 PM

One of the most significant moments of Jim Prentice’s political career happened before he became a respected cabinet minister or Alberta’s 16th premier.

As Canadians of all political stripes remember Prentice, who died tragically in a B.C. plane crash Thursday, some are noting the courageous stand he took in 2005...

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Lisa Raitt Inches Closer To Conservative Leadership Bid By Giving Up Finance Critic Role

(13) Comments | Posted October 14, 2016 | 8:04 AM

Former Conservative cabinet minister Lisa Raitt is giving up her finance critic role to prepare for a possible leadership bid.

Raitt, who represents the Ontario riding of Milton, took to Twitter Friday to share the news and thank interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose for letting her serve in the prominent...

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Trudeau Suggests People Know Where He Stands On Trump Allegations

(24) Comments | Posted October 13, 2016 | 11:29 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t budging from his pledge not to insert himself in the U.S. presidential election, even as Republican nominee Donald Trump faces mounting allegations of sexual assault.

But Trudeau suggested Thursday that people already know how he feels.

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Maxime Bernier Wants To Force Government Officials To Use Uber

(86) Comments | Posted October 11, 2016 | 3:44 PM

A Conservative leadership hopeful aims to bust up what he sees as another “cartel” by forcing federal officials to use Uber and other ride-sharing services.

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, who has sparked headlines with a campaign built around shrinking the size and scope of the federal government, is...

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Stephane Dion Apologizes For How Thumbs-Down Gesture Was 'Interpreted'

(13) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 2:36 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion apologized Friday for making a thumbs-down gesture as a Conservative MP pressed the government to do more to secure the return of four Canadian children abducted to Iran.

The mea culpa, ultimately deemed insufficient by Tories and New Democrats, also included a call for MPs...

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Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's Animal Cruelty Bill Defeated

(152) Comments | Posted October 6, 2016 | 8:33 AM

A private member’s bill from a Liberal MP to strengthen Canada’s animal welfare laws has gone down in defeat after most of his Grit colleagues, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, voted against it.

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s Bill C-246 — the Modernizing Animal Protections Act — was defeated Wednesday in...

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Lisa Raitt Rebukes Liberals For Groaning About Friend's Story

(98) Comments | Posted October 5, 2016 | 5:48 PM

A top Conservative chided members of the government benches Wednesday for appearing to laugh at a personal story she was beginning to tell about a friend.

“Are you kidding me? You’re laughing?” veteran Ontario MP Lisa Raitt asked the Liberals.

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Raitt did not...

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Trudeau Accidentally References Carbon 'Tax,' To Endless Delight Of Tories

(274) Comments | Posted October 5, 2016 | 4:32 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accidentally said the T-word.

In question period Wednesday, Trudeau diverged briefly from his preferred lingo when discussing his government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — “carbon pricing” — and instead called it a tax.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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'Preborn Children' Bill Linked To Tragedy Spurs Difficult Debate

(136) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 5:23 PM

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Jeff Durham had 10 more weeks to get ready for her.

Nervous but practical, he passed the days consumed with renovations to his modest Windsor, Ont., apartment — sanding walls, fixing electrical outlets, touching up the paint...

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Mulcair Asks Trudeau To Deny He's Using Harper's Climate Targets

(45) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 5:22 PM

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deny Tuesday that he's using the same greenhouse gas emission targets as his Conservative predecessor.

Trudeau didn't take the bait.

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Thomas Mulcair speaks in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Oct. 4....

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Tory MP Peter Van Loan To Trudeau: Listen To Canadians 'As Much As' Harper Did On Anthem

(162) Comments | Posted October 3, 2016 | 4:27 PM

A Conservative MP sparked laughter in question period Monday by urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to listen to Canadians "as much as" his predecessor did on the matter of changing Canada's national anthem.

Former House leader Peter Van Loan said Canadians "overwhelmingly" disapprove of changing the English version of the...

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