National Newswatch

Longtime New Democrat Robinson considers political return in Burnaby riding

Dec 11 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former New Democrat stalwart Svend Robinson says he is strongly considering a return to federal politics, noting his former party is facing challenging times. Robinson, 66, represented the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby for 25 years. He left politics in 2004 after he admitted stealing a diamond ring from an auction, saying he was under too much strain at the time. Since […]

Longtime New Democrat Robinson considers political return in Burnaby riding

Dec 11 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former New Democrat stalwart Svend Robinson says he is strongly considering a return to federal politics, noting his former party is facing challenging times. Robinson, 66, represented the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby for 25 years. He left politics in 2004 after he admitted stealing a diamond ring from an auction, saying he was under too much strain at the time. Since […]

Longtime New Democrat Robinson considers political return in Burnaby riding

Dec 11 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Former New Democrat stalwart Svend Robinson says he is strongly considering a return to federal politics, noting his former party is facing challenging times. Robinson, 66, represented the Vancouver-area riding of Burnaby for 25 years. He left politics in 2004 after he admitted stealing a diamond ring from an auction, saying he was under too much strain at the time. Since […]

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Dec 10 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will examine the transfer of Victoria Stafford's murderer Michael Rafferty from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility — a review that will take place just weeks after Rafferty's accomplice Terri-Lynne McClintic went back to a prison from an Indigenous healing lodge. "I will examine the facts of […]

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Dec 10 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will examine the transfer of Victoria Stafford's murderer Michael Rafferty from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility — a review that will take place just weeks after Rafferty's accomplice Terri-Lynne McClintic went back to a prison from an Indigenous healing lodge. "I will examine the facts of […]

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Dec 10 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will examine the transfer of Victoria Stafford's murderer Michael Rafferty from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility — a review that will take place just weeks after Rafferty's accomplice Terri-Lynne McClintic went back to a prison from an Indigenous healing lodge. "I will examine the facts of […]

British Columbia NDP MP Fin Donnelly says he’s not seeking re-election in 2019

Dec 10 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly has added his name to the growing list of incumbent NDP MPs who will not be seeking re-election in 2019. Donnelly has represented the British Columbia riding Port Moody—Coquitlam, previously called New Westminster—Coquitlam, since 2009. "After much thought and careful consideration, today I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election […]

British Columbia NDP MP Fin Donnelly says he’s not seeking re-election in 2019

Dec 10 2018 — Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly has added his name to the growing list of incumbent NDP MPs who will not be seeking re-election in 2019. Donnelly has represented the British Columbia riding Port Moody—Coquitlam, previously called New Westminster—Coquitlam, since 2009. "After much thought and careful consideration, today I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election […]