Federal Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he wants to hear the federal government make a commitment to the oil and gas industry in next week’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Moe asks Trudeau to make oil and gas commitment in upcoming throne speech

Carbon tax case is to be heard at the country’s top court next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he wants to hear the federal government make a commitment to the oil and gas industry in next week’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Painful Truth: Damaged reality a real danger

Whether it’s QAnon or tax-avoidance schemes, too many people believe firmly in total nonsense

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Langley-area MPs Tamara Jansen and Tako van Popta backed different candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (file)

Langley Conservative MPs welcome new leader

Erin O’Toole wasn’t first choice of both the party representatives in Langley

Langley-area MPs Tamara Jansen and Tako van Popta backed different candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (file)
FILE – Centre Block is shown through the gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal parties see drop in donations during height of pandemic

Despite significant financial impacts, political donations have not entirely dried up

FILE – Centre Block is shown through the gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)

‘Underwhelming’ support for agriculture industry: BC Fruit Growers’ Association

The association said the federal government doesn’t address the sector’s immediate needs

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association said the federal aid package announced on May 5 is ‘underwhelming’. (Black Press file photo)
Tako van Popta on election night in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley-Aldergrove MP donates pay boost to local charities

Many MPs are donating the automatic pay increase to coronavirus-related causes

  • Apr 6, 2020
Tako van Popta on election night in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast have urged Ottawa to take a different approach to getting Canadians home from India (file)

A new approach needed to get Canadians home from India, MPs say

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast issue joint call

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen and Abbotsford MP Ed Fast have urged Ottawa to take a different approach to getting Canadians home from India (file)
Conservative MP Tamara Jansen of Cloverdale-Langley City. (Files)

Local MPs helping stranded travellers abroad

Politicians are trying to bring home Canadians as global travel is thrown into upheaval

Conservative MP Tamara Jansen of Cloverdale-Langley City. (Files)
Letter

LETTER: Can we debate policies without partisanship?

local letter writer says we could get a lot further in policy development if we put aside politics

  • Mar 14, 2020
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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau attends a rally for her husband Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau in Burnaby, B.C. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Prime Minister’s Office says Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19: PMO

‘I will be back on my feet soon’

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau attends a rally for her husband Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau in Burnaby, B.C. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Prime Minister’s Office says Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen is supporting a Delta hospice that doesn’t want to allow medical assistance in dying for its patients. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley MP Jansen spars with Fraser Health over assisted dying in Delta hospice

The Cloverdale-Langley City MP is supporting a Ladner hospice

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen is supporting a Delta hospice that doesn’t want to allow medical assistance in dying for its patients. (Langley Advance Times files)
Tako Van Popta thanked supporters and volunteers after the new Conservative MP won in Langley-Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New Conservative leader has to push for national unity: Langley MP

Andrew Scheer is stepping down as the party’s leader

Tako Van Popta thanked supporters and volunteers after the new Conservative MP won in Langley-Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa

New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa

Tako van Popta is heading east to take his seat in the House of Commons

New Langley-Aldergrove MP says unity, SkyTrain, business are priorities in Ottawa
Tamara Jansen. (Langley Advance Times files)

Conservative candidate mum on ‘Black Peter’ controversy

Tamara Jansen has not spoken to the media since Thursday

Tamara Jansen. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley, Cloverdale politician Dean Drysdale dies

The businessman and reservist served on Township council

Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was in Abbotsford Saturday for a Tory barbecue. (John Morrow/Black Press Media)

Andrew Scheer comes to Fraser Valley

Langley candidate Tako van Popta also attends Conservative Party barbecue

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was in Abbotsford Saturday for a Tory barbecue. (John Morrow/Black Press Media)
Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: MP Warawa remembered for kindness, faith, convictions

Hundreds of people attended a celebration of life for the late Langley politician

Diane Warawa spoke at the celebration of life of her husband, Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Stacey Wakelin was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Langley-Aldergrove at a weekend nomination meeting. (Tom Ewaskiuk photo)

NDP chooses candidate for Langley-Aldergrove

Almost all the major federal parties have now nominated candidates in the riding

Stacey Wakelin was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Langley-Aldergrove at a weekend nomination meeting. (Tom Ewaskiuk photo)
Outgoing Langley MP Mark Warawa announced his retirement. Now Tako van Popta will be running for the Conservatives in Langley-Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

Tako van Popta to run as Conservative in Langley-Aldergrove

The lawyer will be running in the seat long-held by outgoing MP Mark Warawa

  • May 6, 2019
Outgoing Langley MP Mark Warawa announced his retirement. Now Tako van Popta will be running for the Conservatives in Langley-Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer addresses MPs at the party’s annual winter retreat in Victoria, Jan. 24, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

INTERVIEW: Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Conservative leader leads caucus retreat in Victoria before parliament returns

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer addresses MPs at the party’s annual winter retreat in Victoria, Jan. 24, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)