Matt Winterton

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How Harper can get over Senate scandals, and four other news stories to watch this fall

1. The G20 0 likes<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin – who has been making few international friends of late – hosts world leaders at this year’s G20.<p>The gathering in St. Petersburg comes as a growing number of issues place Russia on the defensive as it prepares to host the Sochi Winter Olympics in …

Tories want mining industry transparency. But how?

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p>It wasn't hard, it appears, to get federal, provincial and territorial resource ministers to agree that Canada should require …

Egypt courts hear cases vs. Mubarak, Brotherhood leaders

In parallel trial sessions, Egyptian courts heard cases Sunday against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and top leaders of his archrival, the Muslim …

Harper government lashes out at telcos for 'dishonest' lobbying

Industry Minister James Moore is firing back at the Big Three telecom players' PR effort to press Ottawa into reversing a controversial wireless policy, calling it a "dishonest attempt" to skew public debate through "misleading campaigns."<p>Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. have …

Stephen Harper's defence of Pamela Wallin leaves him on hot seat after damning audit report

[np_storybar title=”Read the audit report and highlights” link=”#1″]<br>[/np_storybar]<p>OTTAWA — The release of a damning audit of Sen. Pamela Wallin’s …

Sun News could never polarize Canadian politics

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p><i>Update: This story has been updated as Sun News Network was denied mandatory carriage in a CRTC decision announced …

YouTube founders take on Vine and Instagram with MixBit video app

As two of YouTube's co-founders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have already played key roles in one disruptive video-sharing service. Now they're hoping to strike gold for a second time with a mobile app called MixBit.<p>Launched as a free download for iPhone today, it's the latest product from their …

Watch Me Do Something Impossible In Three Totally Easy Steps

Here's what the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvard did. In 1934, he got himself a pen and paper and drew four cubes, like this.<p>Then he drew some more, like this.<p>And, then — and this is where he got mischievous — he drew one more set, like this.<p>He called this final version "Impossible Triangle of Opus …

Infographic: The Greatest Security Breaches In Internet History

Hundreds of millions of people have lost their data to hackers, and it’s all big business’s fault.<p>Living Social gets hacked, and 50 million people have their name, address, and date of birth stolen. Credit-card information is safe, we’re assured, but it’s of little comfort. Plastic can be replaced. …

Canadians are not oversensitive!

The contention made in briefing notes prepared for Margaret Thatcher prior to her visit to Canada in 1983 to the effect that Canadians are “inordinately sensitive” is incorrect, inaccurate, hurtful, unfair, uncalled-for, disrespectful, unnecessary, rude, insolent, slanderous and – as any person …

Concerns over legitimacy of Giambrone’s candidacy hurt NDP’s byelection campaign: riding association

The president of the NDP riding association in Scarborough-Guildwood will press the provincial party to provide “information that is owed” regarding …

Linda McQuaig vies for NDP nomination in Toronto Centre

Author and journalist Linda McQuaig has jumped into the race for the NDP nomination in Toronto Centre, adding another media personality to the mix of …

It's off to the (boat) races as Mulcair spends a second day in St. John's - Inside Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair kicks off his second day in St. John's with breakfast at the Rocket Bakery, for which he'll be joined by local MPs Jack Harris …

'Canadians should have first crack at jobs': Ottawa to charge $275 fee for temporary foreign worker applications

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Temporary foreign workers to cost employers $275 each

Employers applying to hire temporary foreign workers will now have to pay a processing fee under promised changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker …

Employers must advertise positions for four weeks before hiring foreign workers as Ottawa toughens temporary worker program

OTTAWA — More details have emerged about new measures to improve Canada’s temporary foreign worker program.<p>The federal government indicated Wednesday …

Slaying the deficit biggest and most elusive check left on to-do-list

OTTAWA — When the Conservatives came to power in 2006, they inherited a hard-earned $13-billion-plus budget surplus from the Liberal government. By …

A nation of $100,000 firefighters

Everyone loves firefighters. They save lives. They are strong and competent. They look good on calendars. People are always happy when they show up.<p>But municipalities do not love firefighters. Across Canada, towns and cities are getting hosed by the skyrocketing costs of their fire departments. …

The Story of a Generation: We Are the Unhireables

We are the Unhireables. We went to college. We got good grades. We stayed out of trouble. We interned. We applied. We interviewed. We did everything we were supposed to do. And no one hired us.<p>This is the story of a generation. My generation. We're in our 20s and early 30s. They call us the …

Whatever Happened to Integrity?

"Character is what we are when no one is looking. It is not the same as reputation or what other people think of us. It is not the same as success or achievement. Character is not what we have done, but who we are." -- Bill Hybels<p>When I let the little twig fall into the cement mixture that day, it …

The Cut-at-all-Costs Congress Needs a Dose of Reality

The <i>war on the poor</i> is real in the 113th Congress.<p>Last month, the House of Representatives reauthorized half of the historically popular and bipartisan farm bill. Following an embarrassingly thin defeat of the full farm bill, House Republican leaders stripped the bill of its food stamp provisions, …

Voting Rights

On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson, with Martin L. King Jr. and Rosa Parks among others standing at his side, signed the Voting Rights Act ("VRA") into law. It was another major accomplishment in the dismantling of the old Jim Crow laws that kept blacks and many other non-white citizens …

Ted Yoho, GOP Congressman, Says Obamacare Tanning Tax Is 'Racist'

At a Saturday town hall meeting in Gainesville, Fla., Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) discussed his conversation with House Speaker John Boehner about a provision in the Affordable Care Act that he considered to be "racist": the plan's 10 percent tax on tanning beds.<p>"I had a little fun with Boehner and told …

Steven Showers Back In Jail As County Removes Huge, Neon Anti-Romney Sign From Front Yard

Steven Showers wasn't home on Monday morning when a work crew showed up outside his Ventura, Calif. house and removed the 14-foot-tall, neon sign warning of former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's "racist heart" from his front yard.<p>Showers, 60, was in jail for the second time in two months …

Cathie Adams, Former Texas GOP Chair: Immigration Reform Will Lead To Mark Of The Beast, 'End Times'

Cathie Adams served as chair of the Texas Republican Party for the larger part of a year between 2009 and 2010. Now she's railing against immigration reform, citing her belief that it will lead to an identification system indicative of biblical End Times.<p>Speaking with Christian radio host Rick …

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, House Speaker Jase Bolger Indicate Support For LGBT Rights Expansion

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for the state's LGBT residents, however, is another law that's missing: one that would protect them from being fired, denied housing, or otherwise …

Obama Poll Watch -- July 2013

<b>More bad news for Obama</b><p>President Barack Obama's job approval polling numbers continued a rather dramatic slide in July, resulting in the lowest public approval yet of his second term. He hasn't quite hit the low point of his first term, but he is getting dangerously close. Whether he can turn this …