Federal Politics

Former MP Stockwell Day came back to Penticton to give a speech in support of Helena Konanz in the 2019 federal election. (Western News File)

Federal Conservative candidate takes second shot at running in South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Helena Konanz lost the 2019 federal election to MP Richard Cannings by 800 votes

 

Conservative member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals say Tory effort to set up COVID-19 committee will be a confidence matter

The Tories were originally proposing an ‘anticorruption’ committee

 

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

 

Here’s what to do as Canada Student Loan payments resume, starting today

Graduates like Cytko have a range of options, from requesting to postpone payments to tackling them on a budget

COLUMN: The effects of proroguing Parliament

Only four hours were allotted for debating $50 billion in deficit spending

  • Sep 30, 2020

COLUMN: Examining the federal speech from the throne

MP Dan Albas raises concerns about the latest throne speech from the House of Commons

  • Sep 28, 2020

Virtual voting tests underway as House of Commons set to return for throne speech

The House of Commons sat in a modified hybrid form over the summer

Singh blasts Trudeau, O’Toole for helping big business, super-rich during pandemic

Jagmeet Singh wants the Liberals to extend benefits for unemployed Canadians that he says they are planning to curtail

COLUMN: The future of Weather Radio Canada transmitters

The entire Okanagan VHF weather transmitter network is on a potential list to be decommissioned

  • Sep 16, 2020

Moe asks Trudeau to make oil and gas commitment in upcoming throne speech

Carbon tax case is to be heard at the country’s top court next week

COLUMN: Albas takes new role in shadow cabinet

MP is now Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change

  • Sep 9, 2020

COLUMN: Protecting the privacy of Canadians

Personal information in the government is not as secure as it should be

  • Sep 2, 2020

COLUMN: Federal government changes benefit plan

Canada Emergency Response Benefit will come to an end in September

  • Aug 26, 2020

Okanagan Conservative MP downplays push for fall federal election

But Dan Albas says frustration with scandal-plagued Liberals is growing

COLUMN: Why prorogue parliament?

The most common reason is for the government to outline a new or different direction

  • Aug 20, 2020

COLUMN: Waiting for answers on COVID-19, benefits and WE charity

Recent questions raised in the House of Commons have not yet been answered

  • Aug 13, 2020

Federal parties see drop in donations during height of pandemic

Despite significant financial impacts, political donations have not entirely dried up

COLUMN: B.C. wine will cost more

B.C. wineries already pay a significant amount of taxes to local, provincial and federal governments

  • Jul 31, 2020

COLUMN: A problem with the WE charity

Federal ethics commissioner investigating Trudeau for the third time

  • Jul 15, 2020

COLUMN: Fiscal sticker shock

Deficit and debt increasing while Canada’s credit rating has been downgraded

  • Jul 8, 2020