Politics

Mixed reactions to Bernier’s leadership defeat in his home riding of Beauce

ST-GEORGES, Que. – Quebecers and the “extremely strong” lobby of the province’s professional farmers’ union are to blame for Maxime Bernier’s defeat in the Conservative leadership race, according to an ex-mayor in Bernier’s hometown in Quebec’s Beauce region. Roger Carette, a Bernier supporter who served as mayor of St-Georges from 1994 to 2009, says he …

Controversial Progressive Conservative politician kicked out of caucus

TORONTO – A controversial Progressive Conservative politician was kicked out of the caucus Sunday after a video from 2012 emerged showing him hinting at a hidden agenda and making negative comments about French language rights. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown called it the “final straw” with Jack MacLaren. “Each time Jack MacLaren is caught making …

Politicians reach across the aisle to congratulate new Tory Leader Andrew Scheer

Politicians from across the spectrum took to Twitter to congratulate Andrew Scheer on winning the federal Conservative leadership race. Here is what they are saying: – “Just spoke with ?Andrew Scheer to congratulate him on his election as CPC leader. I’m looking forward to working constructively together,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a tweet. – …

Merkel’s party stays strong in poll

BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political union stays strong against its major rivals months ahead of the federal election, according to a latest poll released on Sunday. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany, led by Merkel, got 38 percent of the voter support while the Social Democratic Party (SPD), headed by ex-President of the …

Duterte meets Putin before leaving, asked for soft loan

President Rodrigo Duterte had a short meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin before he left for the Philippines because of a terror attack in Marawi. Putin on the hand had attended a few commitments and was able to return to the Russian capital Tuesday evening. Duterte had told Putin that he would …

Senate urge oil exploration in West PH Sea

Various Senators had expressed their opinion on the government’s next move in addressing its ongoing territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea. Senators had agreed that with or without the threat of war from China, the government should already start exploring and exploiting the natural resources in the area. In separate interviews, Senate Minority Leader …

Marcelino files affidavit to incriminate De Lima

A six-page affidavit was filed by former Anti-Narcotics enforcement officer Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino containing vital information that could further support the drug charges against currently detained Senator Leila De Lima. Marcelino was detained in the Armed Forces detention center on January last year until his release last week for drug possession charges. Marcelino …

Absentee ballot, recount results trickle in across B.C. following tight election

VANCOUVER – Counting is underway for thousands of absentee ballots that could determine the results of British Columbia’s tight election. Elections BC says the final count is complete in 16 ridings, with the Liberals securing 11 seats and the New Democrats five. Results from the vote on May 9 show the Liberals with 43 seats, …

Pimentel to De Lima: If you are detained, you cannot do some things

MANILA– Senate Pres. Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday reminded Sen. Leila de Lima of her limitations as a detained lawmaker following her request to join voting on landmark measures. De Lima requested to participate in Senate sessions, particularly in the deliberations of measures. However, Pimentel said that according to Senate rules she had to be …

Where the leaders are in the N.S. election

HALIFAX – Where the N.S. leaders are on Monday, May 22. Liberals DARTMOUTH – Liberal leader Stephen McNeil makes an announcement at candidate Joanne Bernard’s campaign headquarters (1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., between Dominos and Subway restaurants, 118 Wyse Rd.) Tories HALIFAX – Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie holds media availability (9:30 a.m., 1482 Queen …

Advertisement