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CTV News
Former political heavyweights lecture Liberals on defence policy, tradeindustry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of
Former political heavyweights lecture Liberals on defence policy, trade
CTV News / Posted 3 hours ago
industry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of completing trade deals started by the Harper government, including the European free trade agreement. They also said Canada needs to develop a Plan B if the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals get leadership lecture from high-powered ex-politiciansindustry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of
Liberals get leadership lecture from high-powered ex-politicians
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 hours ago
industry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of completing trade deals started by the Harper government, including the European free trade agreement. They also said Canada needs to develop a Plan B if the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
The value of cracking down on tax dodgersbegan to address the so-called “tax gap,” and their efforts have succeeded beyo
The value of cracking down on tax dodgers
Brandon Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
began to address the so-called “tax gap,” and their efforts have succeeded beyond expectations. Back in 2013, the Harper government was stung by criticism that it had been winking at Daddy Warbucks scofflaws who had been parking undeclared... Read more
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CTV News
Dion official: Canada to join UN anti-torture protocol after more than a decadeapproved by the world body in 2002. Although dozens of countries have signed o
Dion official: Canada to join UN anti-torture protocol after more than a decade
CTV News / Posted 17 hours ago
approved by the world body in 2002. Although dozens of countries have signed on, Canada has not ratified the protocol. The Harper government twice promised to do so, but never did. The new Trudeau government will follow through, says Chantal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada to join UN anti-torture protocol after more than a decadeapproved by the world body in 2002. Although dozens of countries have signed o
Canada to join UN anti-torture protocol after more than a decade
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 hours ago
approved by the world body in 2002. Although dozens of countries have signed on, Canada has not ratified the protocol. The Harper government twice promised to do so, but never did. The new Trudeau government will follow through, says Chantal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Put changes in writing, Afghan vets tell Liberals as lawsuit settlement loomsSupreme Court, where it was filed on behalf of six complainants. The legal tim
Put changes in writing, Afghan vets tell Liberals as lawsuit settlement looms
The Globe and Mail / Posted 21 hours ago
Supreme Court, where it was filed on behalf of six complainants. The legal time-out was intended, at the time, to give the Harper government an opportunity to introduce a series of improvements to the so-called New Veterans Charter, which – among... Read more
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CBC.ca
Senate leaders have 'no appetite' to dole out back pay to Mike Duffysenator if he pushes for back pay, sources said.Duffy's lawyer calls for back p
Senate leaders have 'no appetite' to dole out back pay to Mike Duffy
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
senator if he pushes for back pay, sources said.Duffy's lawyer calls for back pay LeBreton, who was the public face of the Harper government in the Red Chamber before her mandatory retirement last summer, said that senators are masters of their own... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The price we won't paynice to talk in hypotheticals,” says a former government insider who worked on
The price we won't pay
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
nice to talk in hypotheticals,” says a former government insider who worked on hostage files during the Stephen Harper government. “It’s harder when you’re talking about an actual person’s life. Do you want to be the official to sign his... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Canadian rep to Peace Bridge Authority resignssurprised Peace Bridge Authority observers in February when he continued servin
Canadian rep to Peace Bridge Authority resigns
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
surprised Peace Bridge Authority observers in February when he continued serving even after the defeat of the Stephen Harper government by new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He announced he had been reappointed for a year, preserving at least... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Mélanie Joly uses symbolism to help ease perceived Tory slights in Quebecgrants from Montreal to ridings in rural Alberta, which had heaps of Tory loyal
Mélanie Joly uses symbolism to help ease perceived Tory slights in Quebec
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
grants from Montreal to ridings in rural Alberta, which had heaps of Tory loyalty but little arts infrastructure? The Harper government made its own trouble at Heritage by vetoing grants to groups that had received money for years on end. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
National Defence paralyzed by ‘risk intolerance,’ retired admiral saysdetermined which industries are key national security assets. The notable excep
National Defence paralyzed by ‘risk intolerance,’ retired admiral says
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
determined which industries are key national security assets. The notable exception is the shipbuilding industry, where the Harper government made a conscious decision to build both warships and coast guard vessels in the country, rather than... Read more
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CTV News
DND paralyzed as politicians, bureaucrats pass the buck: retired admiraldetermined which industries are key national security assets. The notable excep
DND paralyzed as politicians, bureaucrats pass the buck: retired admiral
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
determined which industries are key national security assets. The notable exception is the shipbuilding industry, where the Harper government made a conscious decision to build both warships and coast guard vessels in the country, rather than... Read more
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CBC.ca
Trump slams NATO's 'free riders': Is that a message to Canada?closer to meeting its goal. The 2016 budget deferred some $3.7 billion in spend
Trump slams NATO's 'free riders': Is that a message to Canada?
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
closer to meeting its goal. The 2016 budget deferred some $3.7 billion in spending for capital projects by five years. The Harper government, too, let billions in planned military spending lapse. The military spending shortfall from non-U.S. NATO... Read more
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CBC.ca
400 rail crossings to get upgrades this year, Ottawa saysper cent to 50 per cent. The $10.9 million is not a marked increase in funding
400 rail crossings to get upgrades this year, Ottawa says
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
per cent to 50 per cent. The $10.9 million is not a marked increase in funding — in fact, it's lower than the funding the Harper government committed in previous fiscal years for the same program — but it represents a high-water mark since the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Serious business or self-promotion? Critics question Trudeau's U.S. tripsto build, or rebuild, I would say, 'cause things have not been very overtly fri
Serious business or self-promotion? Critics question Trudeau's U.S. trips
CBC.ca / Posted 6 days ago
to build, or rebuild, I would say, 'cause things have not been very overtly friendly over the last little while between the Harper government and the U.S. administration," VanNijnatten said, referring to former prime minister Stephen Harper and U.S.... Read more
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CTV News
CRA says private campgrounds not eligible for small business tax rateyour ATV. These are all services,” said Alexandra Anderson, the executive direc
CRA says private campgrounds not eligible for small business tax rate
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
your ATV. These are all services,” said Alexandra Anderson, the executive director of Camping in Ontario. In 2015, the Harper government promised to review the rules after an uproar from small business groups. However, in 2016 the Trudeau... Read more
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CBC.ca
Ottawa's terrorist insurance for airlines ends July 1most of the last 15 years, extensions of Canada's war-risk coverage required a
Ottawa's terrorist insurance for airlines ends July 1
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
most of the last 15 years, extensions of Canada's war-risk coverage required a cabinet order. But in 2014, the Harper government enacted a law that allowed the transport minister alone to make the decision. The same law, the Aviation... Read more
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CBC.ca
Is Liberal budget bill an omnibus at 179 pages?asked a young Reform MP named Stephen Harper in 1994, objecting to a government
Is Liberal budget bill an omnibus at 179 pages?
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
asked a young Reform MP named Stephen Harper in 1994, objecting to a government bill. During its time in office, the Harper government tabled 10 budget bills longer than last week's Liberal bill, several of those numbering twice as many... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Duffy may have gotten off, but not the SenateWhen the Ol’ Duff was first charged with the plethora of criminal offences that
Duffy may have gotten off, but not the Senate
Calgary Sun / Posted 9 days ago
When the Ol’ Duff was first charged with the plethora of criminal offences that would not only hijack his life but put the Harper government on trial in mid-election, Mike Duffy emailed me a request not to pre-judge him. We had known each other a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau urges speedy ratification of Paris climate accordleadership role on climate but the country has a long way to go to meet its 203
Trudeau urges speedy ratification of Paris climate accord
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
leadership role on climate but the country has a long way to go to meet its 2030 GHG targets, which were set by the former Harper government and which activists have decried as insufficient. In his address to the UN, the Prime Minster stressed the... Read more
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CTV News
Kellie Leitch says Conservative Party must unify Canadiansthose questions, especially for young Canadians. Leitch has served as the MP f
Kellie Leitch says Conservative Party must unify Canadians
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
those questions, especially for young Canadians. Leitch has served as the MP for Simcoe-Grey since 2011. Under tfhe Harper government she held the positions of Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the Status of Women. During the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Trudeau to sign Paris climate treaty at UN — but Canadian plan months awaywould be affected, though the economic pain would not be "substantial." That a
Trudeau to sign Paris climate treaty at UN — but Canadian plan months away
CBC.ca / Posted 11 days ago
would be affected, though the economic pain would not be "substantial." That analysis is based on a goal set by the Harper government: a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 greenhouse gas emission levels by 2030. Trudeau's government has already... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Mike Duffy cleared, but Harper PMO feels the judge’s lashAnd rightly so. Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt spared no scorn for
Mike Duffy cleared, but Harper PMO feels the judge’s lash
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 11 days ago
And rightly so. Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt spared no scorn for the sordid machinations of the defunct Harper government and its “mind-boggling” bullying and deviousness on Thursday as he cleared Duffy of all 31 criminal charges... Read more
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BC Local News
Métis leaders react to Supreme Court ruling with pride and hopebeen addressed because we don’t have a land base. It will take a lot of variabl
Métis leaders react to Supreme Court ruling with pride and hope
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
been addressed because we don’t have a land base. It will take a lot of variables. We used to have a health care plan across Canada but that got eliminated by the Harper government; that’s something we’d like to improve, especially for our El... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Métis leaders react to Supreme Court ruling with pride and hopebeen addressed because we don’t have a land base. It will take a lot of variabl
Métis leaders react to Supreme Court ruling with pride and hope
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
been addressed because we don’t have a land base. It will take a lot of variables. We used to have a health care plan across Canada but that got eliminated by the Harper government; that’s something we’d like to improve, especially for our El... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau knows climate deal’s a fraudthe electricity sector (42.5 Mt) in less than 15 years. Suggesting emission cu
Trudeau knows climate deal’s a fraud
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
the electricity sector (42.5 Mt) in less than 15 years. Suggesting emission cuts of this magnitude -- which the Stephen Harper government agreed to, since Trudeau hasn’t changed them -- can be accomplished within these time frames is politically... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada’s subsidizing foreign millionairesand caviar. And don’t forget they use Canada’s free health care and education
Canada’s subsidizing foreign millionaires
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
and caviar. And don’t forget they use Canada’s free health care and education systems, without paying taxes. The Harper government shut down this investor scam in 2012, but the impact is still being felt. Immigration Minister John... Read more
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CBC.ca
Disabled tax filers paying a price for CRA delay, advocates sayToo complicated. The eligibility requirements? Too restrictive. Among those cr
Disabled tax filers paying a price for CRA delay, advocates say
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
Too complicated. The eligibility requirements? Too restrictive. Among those critics is MP Cheryl Gallant who, under the Harper government, put forward a private member's bill to curb what she called the "predatory practices" of some... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bidfor addressing the issue and wishes him and his family all the best. Leitch, t
Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bid
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
for addressing the issue and wishes him and his family all the best. Leitch, the former labour minister in the Stephen Harper government, formally announced her challenge for the leadership of the national party in early April. To date, only... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bidfor addressing the issue and wishes him and his family all the best. Leitch, t
Leitch loses campaign chair in leadership bid
Barrie Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
for addressing the issue and wishes him and his family all the best. Leitch, the former labour minister in the Stephen Harper government, formally announced her challenge for the leadership of the national party in early April. To date, only... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Time to move on from railhelp restart rail service again. On top of that, the ICF is still waiting for $
Time to move on from rail
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 14 days ago
help restart rail service again. On top of that, the ICF is still waiting for $7.5 million that was committed to it by the Harper government, for track upgrades and maintenance. Plenty of municipalities are still in support of having passenger... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Dion takes responsibility for pushing through Saudi arms dealLiberal minister could not say whether or not his party would have made the sam
Dion takes responsibility for pushing through Saudi arms deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Liberal minister could not say whether or not his party would have made the same decision to sign the contract as the Harper government did in 2014. “That I don’t know. Would a Dion government, or a Rae government, or a Trudeau government in... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Berlin brothel bust reveals job hypocrisy: MallickIt was huge, windowless and warm, with strange odours. I still dream about it.
Berlin brothel bust reveals job hypocrisy: Mallick
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 17 days ago
It was huge, windowless and warm, with strange odours. I still dream about it. The Supreme Court of Canada had given the Harper government one year to come up with a new law to make prostitutes safer. Otherwise it would allow brothels in Canada.... Read more
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CTV News
Canada announces funding for Syria's neighbours, grappling with effects of warwill occasionally work side-by-side with the interests of Canadian companies --
Canada announces funding for Syria's neighbours, grappling with effects of war
CTV News / Posted 17 days ago
will occasionally work side-by-side with the interests of Canadian companies -- like the mining sector. That was also a Harper government priority; that's why it lumped the federal development agency into the same department as trade and foreign... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada announces funding for Syria’s neighbours hosting refugeeswill occasionally work side-by-side with the interests of Canadian companies –
Canada announces funding for Syria’s neighbours hosting refugees
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
will occasionally work side-by-side with the interests of Canadian companies – like the mining sector. That was also a Harper government priority; that’s why it lumped the federal development agency into the same department as trade and foreign... Read more
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CBC.ca
Top court rejects 2 key Conservative 'tough on crime' reformscrystal methamphetamine. The sentence imposed stemmed from the so-called "omni
Top court rejects 2 key Conservative 'tough on crime' reforms
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
crystal methamphetamine. The sentence imposed stemmed from the so-called "omnibus crime bill" brought in by the Stephen Harper government in 2012. The Safe Streets and Communities Act, also known as C10, made sweeping changes to Canada's... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Rescind the deal with Saudi ArabiaThe inking of the arms deal with Saudi Arabia by the Harper government was a tr
Rescind the deal with Saudi Arabia
Calgary Sun / Posted 18 days ago
The inking of the arms deal with Saudi Arabia by the Harper government was a triumph of realpolitik over Canada's international human rights obligations. Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world. It has just beheaded 47... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Saudi arms deal? It’s doneJustin Trudeau come clean on a deal that was in fact advocated by, successfully
Saudi arms deal? It’s done
Calgary Sun / Posted 18 days ago
Justin Trudeau come clean on a deal that was in fact advocated by, successfully lobbied for and contracted by the Stephen Harper government. Meanwhile, Liberals who previously argued the Harper Conservatives couldn’t guarantee these vehicles... Read more
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Brandon Sun
April 14, 2016of affairs @03.2 Sound Off Body Copy:Like a school of piranha fish, voters
April 14, 2016
Brandon Sun / Posted 19 days ago
of affairs @03.2 Sound Off Body Copy:Like a school of piranha fish, voters were so determined to rid themselves of the Harper government, that they themselves, during that frenzy, also reduced the NDP as Canada’s official opposition to third... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals accused of lying about Saudi arms dealWednesday, Liberals answered the accusation they misled Canadians by emphasizin
Liberals accused of lying about Saudi arms deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Wednesday, Liberals answered the accusation they misled Canadians by emphasizing that the 2014 contract signed under the Harper government was too costly to break. “The fact is there are jobs in London relying on this. Commitments have been made... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
OFA seeks role in provincial cap and trade plana year. They cut the demand for Canadian-made milk. Farmer groups and the dair
OFA seeks role in provincial cap and trade plan
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 19 days ago
a year. They cut the demand for Canadian-made milk. Farmer groups and the dairy industry were after the previous Stephen Harper government for some time to do something about the problem. "I inherited this issue," MacAulay told the... Read more
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CTV News
Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia: What to knowkey facts of Canada’s largest-ever military export contract. What’s the contra
Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia: What to know
CTV News / Posted 19 days ago
key facts of Canada’s largest-ever military export contract. What’s the contract? The $15-billion deal was made by the Harper government in February 2014. It gave General Dynamics Land Systems a 15-year contract to manufacture light-armoured... Read more
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CTV News
Head of defunct Aboriginal Healing Foundation laments loss of mental-health programscountry. A list of those projects can still be found online here. But the self
Head of defunct Aboriginal Healing Foundation laments loss of mental-health programs
CTV News / Posted 19 days ago
country. A list of those projects can still be found online here. But the self-sustaining foundation was shut down by the Harper government on Sept. 30, 2014. DeGagne, now president of Nipissing University, says what is “most sad” about the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals quietly approved arms sale to Saudis in April: documentsArabia in early April – even though the Liberals insisted they could not interf
Liberals quietly approved arms sale to Saudis in April: documents
The Globe and Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Arabia in early April – even though the Liberals insisted they could not interfere with a “done deal” clinched under the Harper government. On April 8, Mr. Dion approved six export permits covering more than 70 per cent of the transaction,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Federally appointed courts grow restive as Ottawa slow to fill vacanciesin January, 1994. Few legal observers believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wi
Federally appointed courts grow restive as Ottawa slow to fill vacancies
The Globe and Mail / Posted 21 days ago
in January, 1994. Few legal observers believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will stick with the process on which the Harper government put its imprint. That government added a police representative to each committee. It then ensured that the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Still a shell game — Liberals' first budget doesn't add upevery case, we are committed to raising the bar on openness and transparency."
Still a shell game — Liberals' first budget doesn't add up
CBC.ca / Posted 21 days ago
every case, we are committed to raising the bar on openness and transparency." They never stop. They famously dogged the Harper government, at one point in court, and are prepared to take the same approach with this government. DeVries reckons... Read more
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Toronto Star
Saeed Malekpour: the prisoner left behind in IranUnder the Harper government, the House of Commons passed an unprecedented unani
Saeed Malekpour: the prisoner left behind in Iran
Toronto Star / Posted 21 days ago
Under the Harper government, the House of Commons passed an unprecedented unanimous motion to hold the Iranian authorities accountable if anything happened to Malekpour, who was then under a death sentence. The department of foreign affairs, as well... Read more
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CTV News
NDP kicks off convention to decide on Mulcair's leadershipMulcair as Official Opposition Leader hadn't… exposed the lack of transparency,
NDP kicks off convention to decide on Mulcair's leadership
CTV News / Posted 24 days ago
Mulcair as Official Opposition Leader hadn't… exposed the lack of transparency, and the various mistakes that the Stephen Harper government was doing." However, New Democrats have been privately saying they are concerned with Mulcair's apparent... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau meets with Ontario First Nations leaders in wake of fatal fireaboriginal communities. At the least, he said, he welcomed Mr. Trudeau’s posit
Trudeau meets with Ontario First Nations leaders in wake of fatal fire
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
aboriginal communities. At the least, he said, he welcomed Mr. Trudeau’s positive words on First Nations. “The previous Harper government didn’t take that approach,” Mr. Day said. “It was just out of sight, out of mind and it was just total... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau’s openness pledge falls flatJustin Trudeau’s first budget. The PBO is no right-wing spin machine biased ag
Trudeau’s openness pledge falls flat
Calgary Sun / Posted 24 days ago
Justin Trudeau’s first budget. The PBO is no right-wing spin machine biased against Liberals. While it was created by the Harper government, it soon became a thorn in its side. As we previously noted in this space, the PBO is in fact “a watchdog... Read more
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