Liz Truss takes on Tory rebels in battle to rein in benefits

Mel Stride, the chairman of the Tory Treasury committee, told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that more mini-Budget U-turns may be needed. “It may be that there will be even further requirements to liquidate some of these positions,” he said. Esther McVey, the former work and pensions secretary, told a fringe event: “I have … Read more

4th provincial riding tipped for Central Okanagan – Kelowna News

Photo: Contributed Boundary for proposed new Kelowna Center provincial riding A preliminary report released Monday by the Electoral Boundaries Commission recommends a fourth provincial seat for the Central Okanagan. The conclusion was expected as the region is growing at a faster pace than the rest of the country. “The three current Kelowna ridings (Kelowna-Mission, Kelowna … Read more

Tory MPs ‘talking openly’ about removing Liz Truss, former No 10 chief of staff says

Some Tory MPs are “talking openly” about how Liz Truss could be removed, said former chief of staff Nick Timothy, who predicted it would be difficult for the prime minister to survive. The senior Downing Street official, who worked under Theresa May, said it remained “very, very difficult to recover” from the disastrous mini-budget that … Read more

Quebecers go to the polls for the general election

MONTREAL – Quebecers cast their votes Monday after a five-week election campaign dominated by divisive issues such as immigration, climate, cost of living, health care and Quebec identity. The polling stations are open from 9.30 to 20.00 Currently, the Coalition Avenier Quebec (CAQ) polls at 39 percent of voting intentions, according to poll aggregator site … Read more