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Federal Politics

Federal Politics

Lake, McLeod call on Ottawa to do more on overdose crisis

Cathy McLeod looks back in time as she explains why she wants the federal government to take stronger action on the opioid crisis in...

CMHC supports B.C. government’s loan program —but urges caution

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation supports the provincial government’s program to help first-time buyers enter the housing market, but senior market analyst Taylor...

Big sewer-pipe project may get financial help from Ottawa

The City of Kamloops will spend about $330,000 to fast-track another section of sewer pipe replacement on Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst, in hopes of...

Report recommends modelling pot sales after tobacco rules

A federal task force is recommending the Liberal government bring in a plain-package system similar to tobacco sales when it legalizes marijuana. The final report...

Kamloops to get pair of overdose-prevention sites

Bob Hughes is fine with his agency being the location of overdose-prevention sites that will open on Friday in Kamloops — but not on...

Kamloops MP says electoral-reform process is ‘a mess’

Both a local critic and skeptic of electoral reform agree the chances of voting a new way federally in 2019 is getting slimmer with...

Kamloops seniors’ care home part of proposed sale to Chinese company

While the federal government has yet to weigh in, the Chinese insurance company seeking to buy a majority share in the province’s biggest retirement-home...

Vigil Sunday in Kamloops to oppose pipeline expansion

The organizer of a protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion is hoping to spark a community conversation about the project now approved...

Cheers and jeers from Kamloops council on Trans Mountain approval

The expansion of a major oil pipeline through Kamloops is appearing more likely — and it’s prompting mixed emotions from city hall. Prime Minister Justin...

Federal government approves Trans Mountain pipeline, rejects Northern Gateway

By Bruce Cheadle The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is approving Kinder Morgan's proposal to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta...

Health Minister Lake sees hints, not action, in Ottawa meeting on fentanyl crisis

The keynote speaker at a national conference on the threat of opioids in the country has called the federal government to task for not...

Kamloops council will not take action against proposed pot shop in Aberdeen.

The city will butt out of attempting to regulate where pot shops locate, Mayor Peter Milobar told a group of concerned Mount Dufferin residents...

McLeod backing O’Toole in Conservative leadership race

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is joining nine other Conservative members backing leadership candidate Erin O’Toole. “Certainly I think there’s a lot of fine individuals running,”...

Report details expenses of Canada’s MPs

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod had the highest office expenses of regional federal politicians in April, May and June, according to a report released...

MP McLeod’s poll suggests voters want a referendum on electoral reform

A narrow majority of voters polled in the federal riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo want a referendum on whether Canada’s voting system should change, while 26...

New rules will impact first-time homebuyers

New rules brought in by the federal Liberal government to cool hot housing prices in the country’s biggest markets will take a significant percentage...

Bill aims to tackle fentanyl abuse

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is promoting a private member’s bill from a Conservative colleague intended to combat abuse of fentanyl and other prescription drugs. Conservative...

Kamloops committee recommends proportional representation

A local committee formed to study electoral reform recommends dumping traditional first past the post in favour of some kind of proportional representation. The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo...