Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says his government would consider banning public servants from wearing the niqab, but rejects the suggestion that recent assaults against Muslim women should stifle debate about the issue.
A Conservative candidate in suburban Toronto is defending therapies that attempt to turn gays straight, having penned an editorial that referred to homosexuality as "unnatural behaviour" and heterosexuals as "normal."
Political parties are working to lock down support by urging voters to cast early ballots this Thanksgiving weekend, a crucial point in the campaign as families gather to eat turkey and make up their minds. Electors in advance polls make up a huge number of votes, and they could sway results in a tight election race. […]
One of Stephen Harper's justifications for continuing to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the midst of an election was that only Conservatives have the commitment to free trade to see these things through. How true is that?
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper announced new support for Canada's struggling auto sector this morning in an effort to help it cope with the drastic reduction of tariffs resulting from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate called on Congress to examine fantasy-sports betting services on Tuesday after reports that an employee with access to insider information placed bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to limit debate on a $612 billion defense authorization bill, clearing the way for a vote on passage, although the measure's future is clouded by a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over government spending policy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will "raise the bar" on concerns about currency manipulation with a set of principles to measure the problem.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there were "a number of troubling parts" to the deal for a sweeping Pacific free trade pact, but senators were still examining the agreement reached by 12 countries.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could lose "quite a few" Republican votes in Congress, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee chairman said on Tuesday, adding that the level of concern over the deal was high among conservative lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will put pressure on China to raise its labor and environmental standards as well as boost its intellectual property protections.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department would protect spending on operations and readiness if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016, so procurement programs would sustain most of the impact, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer said Tuesday.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday the U.S. military strike that hit a hospital in Afghanistan raises questions over the U.S.'s continued involvement in that country, 14 years after the U.S. first deployed troops there.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday dismissed the idea of reinstating a Depression-era banking law that has found champions in two of her Democratic opponents, setting up what will likely be a flashpoint in next week's Democratic primary debate.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that opponents had distorted his comment about a tip for a hotel maid and explained he was trying to illustrate the importance of slowing down and valuing every person.
President Barack Obama will visit Roseburg, Oregon, Friday following the mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week that killed 10 people, including the shooter, according to a White House official.