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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa looks to reclaim ‘lost opportunity’ in Beijing bankLiberal government to pursue joining the AIIB as a priority,” said Don Davies,
Ottawa looks to reclaim ‘lost opportunity’ in Beijing bank
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Liberal government to pursue joining the AIIB as a priority,” said Don Davies, who was the party’s trade critic under the Harper government. For Canadian corporations, AIIB membership would potentially open access to bidding on contracts for... Read more
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CBC.ca
Have the Liberals kept their election promises to Canada's youth?and captures votes. While the Conservatives pointed out that youth unemploymen
Have the Liberals kept their election promises to Canada's youth?
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
and captures votes. While the Conservatives pointed out that youth unemployment in Canada was actually lower under the Harper government than it had been the previous decade under the Liberal government, the Trudeau campaign theme of an... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Pension plan changes spark talkmove in and out of provinces and would still be covered,” Hoggarth said. But t
Pension plan changes spark talk
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
move in and out of provinces and would still be covered,” Hoggarth said. But the province's relationship with the former Harper government wasn't conducive to a partnership on pensions, she said. “So it's great to see what happens when... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canadian navy has become smaller and less combat effective, says former commanderRon Lloyd during the change of command ceremony. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Canadian navy has become smaller and less combat effective, says former commander
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
Ron Lloyd during the change of command ceremony. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) With replacements still years away, the Harper government gave the green light last year to leasing a converted cargo ship for a few years. Norman's speech wasn't... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa keeps under wraps plan to foster ties with Arab Gulf statesthis was added after Mr. Dion’s intervention. Conservative foreign affairs cri
Ottawa keeps under wraps plan to foster ties with Arab Gulf states
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
this was added after Mr. Dion’s intervention. Conservative foreign affairs critic Tony Clement, a member of the former Harper government that was heavily criticized for secrecy, said Mr. Trudeau’s government needs to follow through on its... Read more
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CBC.ca
Jason Kenney planning federal exit amid talk of jump to Alberta: sourcesformer MP Monte Solberg, former Conservative campaign guru Tom Flanagan as well
Jason Kenney planning federal exit amid talk of jump to Alberta: sources
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
former MP Monte Solberg, former Conservative campaign guru Tom Flanagan as well as a number of key figures in the former Harper government: Howard Anglin, Mark Cameron and Ian Brodie. Kenney's decision will be huge, not only in Alberta where the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
So much for saving for ourselves: Business not pleased with CPP hiketo cut small business taxes. Conservatives and other opponents of the expanded
So much for saving for ourselves: Business not pleased with CPP hike
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
to cut small business taxes. Conservatives and other opponents of the expanded CPP prefer to do what the Stephen Harper government did: Set up new ways -- such as the tax-free savings account -- for Canadians to save and shield more... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberal appointments signal intent to diversify Canadian judiciaryday.” In all three promotions from superior courts to appeal courts, Ms. Wilso
Liberal appointments signal intent to diversify Canadian judiciary
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
day.” In all three promotions from superior courts to appeal courts, Ms. Wilson-Raybould shut out judges appointed by the Harper government, reaching back each time to the Liberal era of Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien. (The third of the three... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa refuses to reveal decision on shipping military goods to Thailandactively working towards introducing greater transparency and rigour into the s
Ottawa refuses to reveal decision on shipping military goods to Thailand
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
actively working towards introducing greater transparency and rigour into the system going forward.” The former Harper government allowed exports to Thailand and more than $6-million of goods – likely engines or parts “designed or... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Liberals right to match oversight with new counter-terror toolscommittee’s work is silenced. Criticisms aside, the Trudeau government’s appro
Liberals right to match oversight with new counter-terror tools
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
committee’s work is silenced. Criticisms aside, the Trudeau government’s approach to dealing with the fallout from the Harper government’s controversial C-51 anti-terrorism legislation — the legislation that gave many law enforcement... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Imagine if Stephen Harper had stuffed the Senateto a single question from the Tory bench in Question Period without first prefa
Imagine if Stephen Harper had stuffed the Senate
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
to a single question from the Tory bench in Question Period without first prefacing his answer with a slagging of the Harper government. Had Harper packed the Senate, it would today be a killing field for Liberal legislation. But he didn’t,... Read more
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CBC.ca
New Ontario pension plan could be killed before it's bornthe modern labour environment of casual and contract work providing too few emp
New Ontario pension plan could be killed before it's born
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
the modern labour environment of casual and contract work providing too few employees with workplace pensions. With the Harper government reluctant to boost CPP, Wynne made the creation of a new provincial pension plan a key plank in her... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but only after “specific steps”and international issues, we remain committed to the fact that Russia’s interfe
Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but only after “specific steps”
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
and international issues, we remain committed to the fact that Russia’s interference in Ukraine must cease.” The previous Harper government downgraded relations with Russia in the wake of its unilateral annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in... Read more
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CTV News
Putin says 'specific steps' needed to improve Russia-Canada relationsand international issues, we remain committed to the fact that Russia's interfe
Putin says 'specific steps' needed to improve Russia-Canada relations
CTV News / Posted 9 days ago
and international issues, we remain committed to the fact that Russia's interference in Ukraine must cease." The previous Harper government downgraded relations with Russia in the wake of its unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Local MP Rempel hosting event for declared and undeclared leadership contenderscalling herself an “interested observer” at this point. Calgary Midnapore MP J
Local MP Rempel hosting event for declared and undeclared leadership contenders
Calgary Sun / Posted 10 days ago
calling herself an “interested observer” at this point. Calgary Midnapore MP Jason Kenney, a major player in the Harper government, is also contemplating a leadership run and will make a decision by the end of summer. Kenney won’t be at... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals concerned troops for NATO would mean no peacekeepingto provoke a conflict, but we want to prevent the conflict. That's exactly what
Liberals concerned troops for NATO would mean no peacekeeping
CBC.ca / Posted 10 days ago
to provoke a conflict, but we want to prevent the conflict. That's exactly what we are doing."Defence spending Under the Harper government, Canada came in for a tongue-lashing on the issue of defence spending. Following the Afghan war, the budget... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Veterans turn sights on Liberals after 94-old man rejected for hospital bedDoug Roberts said he was disgusted by the Blindheim decision because he'd campa
Veterans turn sights on Liberals after 94-old man rejected for hospital bed
Calgary Sun / Posted 10 days ago
Doug Roberts said he was disgusted by the Blindheim decision because he'd campaigned against the former Harper government in hopes of a less restrictive attitude towards the funding of veterans' care and housing. Ottawa... Read more
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CTV News
Liberals in crosshairs after 94-old veteran rejected for hospital bedDoug Roberts said he was disgusted by the Blindheim decision because he'd campa
Liberals in crosshairs after 94-old veteran rejected for hospital bed
CTV News / Posted 10 days ago
Doug Roberts said he was disgusted by the Blindheim decision because he'd campaigned against the former Harper government in hopes of a less restrictive attitude towards the funding of veterans' care and housing. Ottawa... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Jeffrey Simpson: Search for new jet becomes a flight of fancystealth threats sure to come from Russia and China. Buying the F-35 would be t
Jeffrey Simpson: Search for new jet becomes a flight of fancy
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
stealth threats sure to come from Russia and China. Buying the F-35 would be to both proceed down the track of the Harper government, heaven forbid, and to break a campaign promise. Moreover, the process has not been “open and transparent”... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canada's CF-18s wearing out as rivals spar over replacement benefitswould have included the wear and tear accumulated during the recent bombing cam
Canada's CF-18s wearing out as rivals spar over replacement benefits
CBC.ca / Posted 11 days ago
would have included the wear and tear accumulated during the recent bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria against ISIS. The Harper government set aside nearly $500 million to extend the life of the CF-18s, a program the Defence Department recently... Read more
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CTV News
Veterans who battled Tories to hold protest against Liberals over treatmentHALIFAX -- It appears the Liberal government has stirred the anger of a veteran
Veterans who battled Tories to hold protest against Liberals over treatment
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
HALIFAX -- It appears the Liberal government has stirred the anger of a veterans' group who just months ago battled the Harper government over Veterans Affairs' handling of applications for care and benefits. The advocacy group Banished Veterans is... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Watchdog to review RCMP response to Maher Arar torture caseSafety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controvers
Watchdog to review RCMP response to Maher Arar torture case
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controversial directives enacted by the Harper government that allow for the sharing of information even when it might lead to torture — directives critics say fly... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Watchdog probes RCMP's response to Maher Arar torture caseSafety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controvers
Watchdog probes RCMP's response to Maher Arar torture case
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controversial directives enacted by the Harper government that allow for the sharing of information even when it might lead to torture -- directives critics say fly... Read more
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CTV News
Watchdog probing RCMP's response to Maher Arar torture caseSafety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controvers
Watchdog probing RCMP's response to Maher Arar torture case
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has already said the review will study controversial directives enacted by the Harper government that allow for the sharing of information even when it might lead to torture - directives critics say fly... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Ottawa should fulfil its ‘sacred’ duty to veteranspolitical circumstances forced them to change tack. In the lead-up to last year
Ottawa should fulfil its ‘sacred’ duty to veterans
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 12 days ago
political circumstances forced them to change tack. In the lead-up to last year’s federal election, beset by critics, the Harper government finally delivered an overdue boost to Ottawa’s grossly inadequate veterans’ benefits. It even tabled a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada now the second biggest arms exporter to Middle East, data showregions engulfed in conflict and notorious for their poor human rights records,
Canada now the second biggest arms exporter to Middle East, data show
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
regions engulfed in conflict and notorious for their poor human rights records,” Mr. Jaramillo said. Adam Taylor, a former Harper government staffer, said Canada should be pleased with its ascension through the ranks of arms suppliers – or indeed... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals consider troop request on NATO's Baltic frontinvolved in a massive drill — Exercise Anakonda — alongside Polish, Turkish and
Liberals consider troop request on NATO's Baltic front
CBC.ca / Posted 12 days ago
involved in a massive drill — Exercise Anakonda — alongside Polish, Turkish and American forces near a base in Poland. The Harper government committed Canada to a regular rotation of ground forces for exercises under the NATO's Operation... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Michael Byers and William Schabas: Trudeau can now get at war crimes truthnow had to struggle “with Stephen Harper’s apparent blindness to compelling evi
Michael Byers and William Schabas: Trudeau can now get at war crimes truth
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 12 days ago
now had to struggle “with Stephen Harper’s apparent blindness to compelling evidence of Afghanistan prisoner abuse.” The Harper government had, indeed, received many warnings about the risks to transferred detainees. Louise Arbour, then serving... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Full speed ahead to buy new Navy warshipsexpected. Even still, the Irving shipyard in Halifax will not start building t
Full speed ahead to buy new Navy warships
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
expected. Even still, the Irving shipyard in Halifax will not start building the vessels until at least 2020. The Stephen Harper government made the original commitment to replace the destroyers and frigates with up to 15 new so-called "surface... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The petty politics of Trudeau’s 'Canada-is-back' ganghas never left and has been a visible and steady presence all through the Harpe
The petty politics of Trudeau’s 'Canada-is-back' gang
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
has never left and has been a visible and steady presence all through the Harper decade. The myth, of course, was that the Harper government hated the U.N., tried to undermine it, and worked to deny its legitimacy on any number of files. It’s a... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Liberal flyer leaves father of Afghan vet 'incensed'caught my eye right away... and I knew it wasn't true," said Bill Paolini, the
Liberal flyer leaves father of Afghan vet 'incensed'
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 days ago
caught my eye right away... and I knew it wasn't true," said Bill Paolini, the father of an Afghan war veteran. The former Harper government did away with lifelong pensions for injured veterans in favour of lump sum payments, a move that a decade... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Talks have started' between Canada and Iran to renew ties: DionNations declined to comment when asked whether the talks were happening between
'Talks have started' between Canada and Iran to renew ties: Dion
CBC.ca / Posted 16 days ago
Nations declined to comment when asked whether the talks were happening between the two country's missions to the UN. The Harper government also added Iran to its list of state sponsors of terrorism. "We have no plans to change this," said Dion,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Canadian F-35 contracts in peril if Ottawa buys elsewherebenefits question, saying only that they would "evaluate their options." Even
Canadian F-35 contracts in peril if Ottawa buys elsewhere
CBC.ca / Posted 16 days ago
benefits question, saying only that they would "evaluate their options." Even going back to 2013, months after the Harper government put the acquisition of the F-35 on hold, company officials were soft-pedalling the consequences, suggesting... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Celebration: No border between ushave been engaged in a battle for cultural and treaty rights. “It’s been a tou
Celebration: No border between us
Juneau Empire / Posted 17 days ago
have been engaged in a battle for cultural and treaty rights. “It’s been a tough number of years,” said Smith of the Harper government. “It was a challenge for the First Nations community to reclaim those cultural components within their... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Jeffrey Simpson: Why can’t our airport screening be better?Chuck Strahl was a well-liked and respected minister in the Harper government.
Jeffrey Simpson: Why can’t our airport screening be better?
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Chuck Strahl was a well-liked and respected minister in the Harper government. One day, as minister of transport, he held a photo op-cum-announcement at the Ottawa airport. He promised measures to speed up screening at airports. A good news... Read more
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CTV News
Parliament's ethics watchdog quietly resumes investigation into Nigel Wrightlife in May 2013, was not charged with offering a bribe to Duffy, although he a
Parliament's ethics watchdog quietly resumes investigation into Nigel Wright
CTV News / Posted 17 days ago
life in May 2013, was not charged with offering a bribe to Duffy, although he acknowledged cutting a personal cheque to the senator in order to pay off contested expense claims and bury a politically embarrassing spectacle for the Harper govern... Read more
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CTV News
Justin Trudeau: U.S., Mexico relationships ‘let fray’pipeline extension proposal, which Obama eventually rejected. There was also t
Justin Trudeau: U.S., Mexico relationships ‘let fray’
CTV News / Posted 17 days ago
pipeline extension proposal, which Obama eventually rejected. There was also tension between Canada and Mexico after the Harper government imposed a visitor's visa on all travellers from Mexico. The Liberals have promised to lift that... Read more
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CBC.ca
RCAF to take until October 2017 to decide on CF-18 upgradeA nearly $500-million upgrade to the country's CF-18 jet fighters, ordered by t
RCAF to take until October 2017 to decide on CF-18 upgrade
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
A nearly $500-million upgrade to the country's CF-18 jet fighters, ordered by the Harper government almost two years ago, is still under study by the military, an evaluation that won't be completed for another 16 months. Capt. Alexandre Munoz, a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Boxed-in Bank of Canada stymied by hot housing and sluggish economythough, the Trudeau government has offered the Bank of Canada more scope to tak
Boxed-in Bank of Canada stymied by hot housing and sluggish economy
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
though, the Trudeau government has offered the Bank of Canada more scope to take action than the previous Harper government did. The Harper government was committed to deficit reduction, which left the Bank of Canada to provide... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Thoughts on electoral reformawarded them 54% of the seats in parliament - and 100% of the power. By 2015 th
Thoughts on electoral reform
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 18 days ago
awarded them 54% of the seats in parliament - and 100% of the power. By 2015 there was a widespread urge to get rid of the Harper government, and many voters, including NDP and Green supporters, voted strategically and supported a Liberal candidate... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperNations have been engaged in a battle for cultural and treaty rights.“It’s been
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 18 days ago
Nations have been engaged in a battle for cultural and treaty rights.“It’s been a tough number of years,” said Smith of the Harper government. “It was a challenge for the First Nations community to reclaim those cultural components within their... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
24 Sussex is good for a party, but Trudeaus not moving in just yet(for subscribers) Colin Robertson (Globe and Mail): “In short, the relationshi
24 Sussex is good for a party, but Trudeaus not moving in just yet
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
(for subscribers) Colin Robertson (Globe and Mail): “In short, the relationship between the foreign service and the Harper government was one of mutual contempt. Now, with that decade of darkness behind us, we need a compendium of best... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Surrender of permits in Canada’s Arctic waters opens path for marine parkof Justice blocked the federal Ministry of Natural Resources from conducting se
Surrender of permits in Canada’s Arctic waters opens path for marine park
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
of Justice blocked the federal Ministry of Natural Resources from conducting seismic tests there. Later that year, the Harper government announced it had begun the process of designating the Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area.... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Vancouver mayor put pressure on pal Trudeau to spike pipelinerelationship and many Canadians' relationship with the federal government is mu
Vancouver mayor put pressure on pal Trudeau to spike pipeline
Calgary Sun / Posted 19 days ago
relationship and many Canadians' relationship with the federal government is much stronger than we had with the (Stephen) Harper government who were not listening to cities and communities and not interested in feedback," Robertson said during a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Diplomats feel as though they are emerging from a decade of darknessand values. Once the best in the world, Canada’s foreign service endured a dif
Diplomats feel as though they are emerging from a decade of darkness
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
and values. Once the best in the world, Canada’s foreign service endured a difficult decade of cuts and contempt under a Harper government that perceived it as whiny, leaky, barely competent and untrustworthy. With its renewed emphasis on... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals miss payment for Canada's inclusion in F-35 consortiumWilliams, a former procurement manager at the Department of National Defence, a
Liberals miss payment for Canada's inclusion in F-35 consortium
CBC.ca / Posted 20 days ago
Williams, a former procurement manager at the Department of National Defence, and one of the most strident critics of the Harper government's plan to acquire the F-35 without a competition. "I don't think anyone would have expected that kind of... Read more
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Calgary Sun
On China, Canada needs to regain its self-respectin China, Canadian exports to China had risen to just 4.42% of all Canadian exp
On China, Canada needs to regain its self-respect
Calgary Sun / Posted 21 days ago
in China, Canadian exports to China had risen to just 4.42% of all Canadian exports. Today, after four years in which the Harper government and now the Trudeau government has hardly said a negative thing about China, just 4.15% of all our exports... Read more
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CBC.ca
Claims that diaspora groups breed extremism rejected in federal studyenlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst, says a newly rele
Claims that diaspora groups breed extremism rejected in federal study
CBC.ca / Posted 22 days ago
enlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst, says a newly released report. The research, ordered by the Harper government in 2014, appears to repudiate Conservative measures that alienated Muslim communities in the months before... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
China’s foreign minister demanded meeting with Justin Trudeauour minister stayed silent,” Ms. Laverdiere said. Ottawa has a history of cate
China’s foreign minister demanded meeting with Justin Trudeau
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
our minister stayed silent,” Ms. Laverdiere said. Ottawa has a history of catering to Chinese press demands. In 2010, the Harper government kept reporters from New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) and the Epoch Times – media outlets often critical of China... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Five things about Harper's reignall sorts of other parts of the world who now made their home in Canada, and to
Five things about Harper's reign
Calgary Sun / Posted 24 days ago
all sorts of other parts of the world who now made their home in Canada, and to find Conservative support.” 2. Why did the Harper government scrap the mandatory long-form census? Short answer: it’s unclear. Flanagan said he, for one, was... Read more
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